Connecticut Technical High School System

TECH TIMES
100 Years of Excellence in Technical Education

May/June, 2010

Platt Tech Wins 2010 Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition
The team from Platt Tech (Jordan Boots and Conner McCreery) won this year’s state Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition. The event took place on May 14, 2010 at Maneeley’s in South Windsor. Boots and McCreery along with their instructor Kirk Stankiewicz will represent Connecticut in the National competition in June in Michigan.
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CTHSS Instructors and Community Colleges Working Together to Provide Green Tech Training
The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) is working together with the Connecticut Community Colleges to provide programs in Weatherization and Building Analyst to instruct individuals designated by the five workforce regions in Connecticut. The effort is just one of many to provide more training in Green technologies across the state.
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What’s in a Name?
Find out who the Tech High Schools were named after?

 Did you ever wonder who your school was named after? Some are easy. Most citizens of Connecticut know that Ella Grasso was governor of Connecticut and if you remember your American History you know that Oliver Wolcott was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as Governor. But most of our schools are named after individuals who made important contributions to Connecticut in many ways but are not as well known.
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CTHSS 100th Year Celebration – Friday October 29, 2010
SAVE THIS DATE! Connecticut Technical High School System will be celebrating 100 years of educational excellence on Friday, October 29th at the Aqua Turf in Southington. More information will be available soon.

We would like your participation in our Centennial Celebration. Please send any ideas, facts, articles, trivia, historical information, old pictures, etc. that you may have to
Tech.Times@ct.gov.  If you need to mail documents to us, please send them by InterOffice Mail to the attention of Julie Gottlieb in Central Office.

CTHSS Schools Now Have Digital Video Streaming
Instructors in the CTHSS Schools now have Discovery Education Streaming Video available. Discovery Education streaming integrates seamlessly into any curriculum with 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 41,000 content-specific clips tied directly to state and national standards.  Discovery Education streaming offers videos and resources from award-winning producers such as Discovery Education, Discovery School, Standard Deviants, Weston Woods, Sunburst Technology, ASCD and more!  To get started

1.    Go to www.discoveryeducation.com

2.    Select the Passcode/New User tab and enter your school’s passcode (available from your school’s Library Media Specialist.

3.    Click on Submit to create your username and password

Summer Grilling and Food Safety Tips

With summer vacation just around the corner, Susan Alston and Katie Atkinson from the Nutrition and School Meals program would like to share some useful tips on summer grilling and preparing food safely.

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Tech Schools Win Spring Sports Championships
Constitution State Conference Spring Sports Champions:
Boys Tennis – Abbott Tech
Boys Track and Field – Platt Tech
Softball – Platt Tech
Baseball – Windham Tech
Golf – Norwich Tech

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