On May 1st the Junior Plumbing class took a trip to The Plumbing Museum. This museum is located in Watertown MA. Our host Linda Veiking is great. She had a lot of plumbing history knowledge to share. The students and I had a great time!
Two classes of Protective Services 1 students visited the Nashua St. Jail this week. Students toured the facility with Lt. Ayuso and learned about the booking process, saw an active unit, and spoke to an inmate about the consequences of your choices in life. Thank you to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept.
On May 3 the Film and Television Production class held a film festival in the Adams Lecture Hall. This was an event where student produced films and documentaries were viewed. The films included: Quincy High Then and Now by Amber Norton and Gina Marcello, A Very Short Film by Andrew Artinian and Bobby Stevenson, Again by Alexis Marshall, Tim Burton by Shane Stokes, and Wes Anderson by Isabella Allegro.
Merry Perry of Merry Perry Design taught a lesson to Ms. McGinnity’s Design & Visual Communication students yesterday. She explained to them her process of concept development. She walked them through the brainstorming process and then on to mood boards and how she made her final presentation to a client.
The students left with a better understanding of how concepts are created in real world industry. This will be very helpful to their development as designers in many fields.
On Monday, March 19, 2018, Quincy High School Career and Technical programs hosted their first Parent Academy. This academy was for Construction Technology, Plumbing Technology, Electrical Technology, and Metal Fabrication/Welding. The theme was “Connecting Students and Parents with Career and Technical Education Guiding Students Through Construction Trades.”
Begin your career with the Career and Technical Programs
Lisa McNamara from the New England Institute of Technology visited the Design & Visual Communications students on Friday. She explained to the students what life in college would be like. She had a great discussion with them about what the pros and cons of college are.
QHS has a great Articulation with NEIT. Students who complete Ms. McGinnity’s DVC course get 3 automatic credits. If they get their Adobe Certified Associate certification in Photoshop they can get another 3 credits. NEIT will also examine student portfolios for additional credit on an individual basis. What a great deal!