Valley Tech Launches Engineering Technology

The first class of Valley Tech's new Engineering Technology program proudly gathered under a banner announcing the program's national certification from Project Lead the Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs. Back row, left to right: Thomas Cavanaugh of Mendon, Matthew Bern of Upton, Conner Polymeros of Northbridge, Patrick Kennedy of Mendon, Anthony Cheschi of Milford, and Justin Thayer of Uxbridge.Middle row, left to … [Read more...]

BVT Grads Launch Next Phase of Career Training

UPTON – Equipped with high school diplomas and vocational certificates in their given trades, graduates of the Blackstone Valley Tech Class of 2015 are prepared to take their next steps down diverse career pathways. As the recent graduates pursue post-secondary education, secure employment and apprenticeships in high-demand fields, and enlist in the military, they are doing so with some valuable assistance in the form of scholarships and awards totaling more than $1.2 million in renewable … [Read more...]

BVT Mourns Loss of Army Specialist John Dawson

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District mourns the loss of 22-year-old Army Specialist John Dawson of Whitinsville who was killed in action on Wednesday during an escort mission in  Jalalabad. Dawson was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as a combat medic. In a statement Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick said; "In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Army … [Read more...]

BVT pares down budget after learning state intends to significantly increase minimum contribution of Valley Tech towns

UPTON –  In its version of a fiscal full court press to assist member communities, the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District has approved a budget request containing a minimal 1.65 percent increase. The drastically pared down operational blueprint for Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School was unanimously approved by the District School Committee Thursday evening, a little more than 24 hours after learning that the state intends to significantly increase the … [Read more...]

WMRC News Visits Blackstone Valley Tech

As the father of a Boston chef, Thompson took a special interest in the real-world skills developed by Culinary Arts students through their daily work in the Food Services department. Thompson was joined by Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick in serving lunch to the day's first wave of Valley Tech students. The man behind the microphone became the man behind the serving spoon when WMRC First Class Radio News Director Ed Thompson conducted a hands-on investigation at Blackstone … [Read more...]

BVT first vocational technical high school to offer a re-entry program for students returning from medical leave

The new "BVT Bridge Program" includes a specially designed room in which students returning from extended absences will receive valuable assistance in making a smooth transition back to their classrooms and vocational technical shops. The "transition space" was created through the renovation of an existing room and provided hands-on experience for students in the Construction, Plumbing, and Painting and Design Technologies programs. At no impact to local town assessments, Blackstone Valley Tech … [Read more...]

Blackstone Valley Tech Welcomes Historic Class

Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal Anthony Steele served up some fresh watermelon and corn on the cob at this year's Blackstone Valley Tech Freshmen Barbecue. Steele was one of many administrators, teachers, and support staff volunteering their time to give a warm welcome to new students and families. This year's incoming class of 310 students is the largest in the school's history. UPTON – The annual Freshmen Barbecue on August 14 required a few extra hamburgers and hot dogs, as … [Read more...]