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Students Visit Plumbing Museum

 Posted by on June 21, 2018
Jun 212018
 

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!

Business Class Visits State Street

 Posted by on June 14, 2018
Jun 142018
 

The EL Business class on a field trip to State Street in Boston on June 5th.  They were there as part of Junior Achievement to meet with Global Human Resources Group.

 

Students Learn CPR and First Aid

 Posted by on May 18, 2018
May 182018
 

Protective Services and Early Childhood Education students were recently trained in CPR and First Aid. Students were under the direction of Brewster EMT’s and we thank Brewster for their time and continued support of Quincy Public Schools.

May 182018
 

Protective Services 2 students toured the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse. While inside students learned about symbolism throughout the building, how the courthouse functions, and also had the chance to sit in on an ongoing criminal trial. Thanks to Discovering Justice for the tour.

Students go to Jail

 Posted by on May 11, 2018
May 112018
 

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.

Film Festival

 Posted by on May 7, 2018
May 072018
 

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.

DVC Students Learn Concept Development

 Posted by on April 5, 2018
Apr 052018
 

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.

She completed two activities with the students. One was coming up with quick sketches that represented specific words. The second was a critique of different mood boards she created.

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.

 

QHS CTE Parent Academy

 Posted by on March 28, 2018
Mar 282018
 

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

NEIT Visits DVC

 Posted by on March 19, 2018
Mar 192018
 

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!