Connecticut Technical High School System

TECH TIMES
100 Years of Excellence in Education

September/October, 2011

Description: e-HouseConnecticut Technical High School System Leading the Nation Green Building Training
During a special ceremony today, the State of Connecticut’s Technical High School System unveiled the nation’s first green construction learning laboratory built on-site at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School, 735 Slater Road, New Britain, Connecticut.  The E-House is part of the state’s technical high school system’s ‘green’ approach to provide clean energy curriculum and hands-on experience for its architectural, carpentry, electrical and plumbing departments’ faculty and students.  Two more E-Houses will open in 2011 at Wolcott Technical High School (Torrington) and Grasso Technical High School (Groton).
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CTHSS Teacher of the Year Announced
Description: Michelle-FormatoThe Connecticut State Technical High School System (CTHSS) has named Michelle Formato as the system wide Teacher of the Year. Michelle is a mathematics teacher at Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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CTHSS Student Congress Holds First Meeting of the 2011-2012 School Year to Elects Officers
Description: Student-Congress-9-2011The Student Congress of the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) held its first meeting of the 2011-2012 school year on September 13, 2011 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Superintendent Patricia A. Ciccone addressed the students speaking about the importance of the Student Congress and its contributions towards improving the school life for all students and staff. She expressed her gratitude for their contributions to school climate improvement. Students had the opportunity to ask the Superintendent about a wide range of pertinent topics.
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CT Aero Tech Students Participate in Summer Internship Program
Description: AeroThis summer a group of students from the Connecticut Aero Tech School in Hartford worked as interns with the Bombardier Aerospace Hartford Service Center technicians performing a wide variety of maintenance tasks. This was a paid internship that spanned approximately seven weeks over the summer. The students came away with a greater understanding of the complex systems that make up a modern state-of-the-art aircraft. They were very much impressed with the knowledge, professionalism and work ethic demonstrated by the technicians they worked with. The experience reinforced and greatly expanded the knowledge and skills they have gained during their time in our program.

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Prince Tech Science Instructor Selected by NASA to Watch Jupiter Probe Launch
Description: IMG_2931One of our Astronomy/Biology science teachers had a literal “blast” during his summer vacation. Although Chris White has been a science teacher at Prince Technical High School in Hartford for six years, the past eight years he has been one of only a dozen people in the State of Connecticut who share the title “Solar System Ambassador” given to him by the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena California.
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O’Brien Tech Students Participating in ECMC Scholars Program
Description: ecmc-1We are proud to announce that Emmett O’Brien is one of 8 Connecticut public high schools to receive a grant to participate in the ECMC Scholars Program.  Ten juniors have been selected as candidates to go through a rigorous 2 year mentoring program in their junior and senior years of high school.  If they succeed in the program, they can earn up to $6,000 for college.  By reaching students early in high school, the ECMC Scholars Program gives students the skills and resources to realize their college goals.   
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CTHSS Schools Celebrate International Peace Day
Description: International-Day-of-Peace-2011-001Many CTHSS schools participated in celebrating International Peace Day on September 21st. Check out some of the activities students and staff were involved in on this day.

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