Decision Day Update!

posted Feb 3, 2017, 9:22 AM by Brenda Turner


The Pathfinder Guidance Department is happy to announce that 31 senior acceptances occurred over the past two days through the annual Springfield Technical Community College & Holyoke Community College Decision Day events!  

Congratulations to the seniors that participated!   

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posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:41 AM by Brenda Turner   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 11:43 AM ]

ATTENTION SENIORS PLANNING 
TO APPLY TO
HCC and/or STCC

Both schools will be coming to Pathfinder for Decision Days, where admissions counselors will meet with you and make acceptances on the spot!!  

STCC is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd 
HCC is scheduled for Friday, February 3rd

You can sign up and get applications in guidance!  
Applications MUST be submitted to guidance, or online, by Monday January 30th

ASVAB RESCHEDULED

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:35 AM by Brenda Turner   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 11:45 AM ]

Due to the weather delay on Wednesday, January 18th, the ASVAB has been rescheduled for Monday, January 30th at 7:50 a.m.  

Congratulations Class of 2017 John & Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients!

posted Nov 7, 2016, 8:11 AM by Brenda Turner   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 8:17 AM ]

                   

We are proud to announce the Pathfinder seniors from 
the Class of 2017 who qualified for the prestigious 
John & Abigail Adams Scholarship:

AUCOIN, STEPHANIE

BOURGAULT, BRANDON

BURNS, GEORGE

CAMPAGNA, TIMOTHY

CHEVALIER, DYLAN

DICKINSON, DEVIN

FENNER, NOAH

FIORE, SHANNON

FRICKE, BETHANY

GRANGER, SAVANNAH

GRIFFIN, ALICIA

HALEY, JACOB

HOULE, CHRISTOPHER

HOZA, ROBERT

KING, MELISSA

LACHANCE, DEVON

MENARD, ELRYCH

NAATZ, PATRICK

NOMPLEGGI, SAMANTHA

OBREMSKI, NATHEN

PETERSON, ALEX

PROFFITT, BRANDON

RIVET, RONALD

RYAN, BRANDON

SCHIPANO, JOSEPH

SHOVER, ALICIA

SNOW, CRYSTAL

TIRRELL, MICHAEL

TOPOR, MEGHAN

TROMBLY, VASILII

TURNER, MARK  


The Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for four years
of undergraduate education at Massachusetts state colleges 
and universities for students who are accepted!

         


The Last of the College Rep Visits!

posted Nov 7, 2016, 6:53 AM by Brenda Turner

College reps visiting pathfinder this year!


Springfield Technical Community College (Spfld, MA ~ 2 yr public)

Monday, November 14, @ 9:00


Holyoke Community College (Holyoke, MA ~ 2 yr public)

Thursday, November 17, @ 9:50

 

Already held:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts/MCLA 9/13     Elms College 9/28     Bay Path University 10/ 11

Wentworth Institute of Technology 10/11     Worcester State University 10/ 12     Western New England University 10/ 14

American International College 10/17     Salem State University 10/ 24     Framingham State University 10/24

Southern Vermont College 10/ 25     UMass Boston 11/ 3


Juniors & seniors sign-up in guidance to attend!

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SAT Reminder for Seniors Who Are College Bound to 4yr Colleges & Universities

posted Nov 1, 2016, 7:54 AM by Brenda Turner

Any senior who is planning to apply directly to a 4 year college, and has not yet taken the SAT, should take the December 3rd exam.  This Thursday, November 3rd, is the deadline to register for that test.  Students can register directly on the College Board website or stop by Guidance for registration and study information.   

*NEW* Pathfinder Parent University

posted Oct 25, 2016, 5:32 AM by Cole Rogers   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 5:32 AM ]

Attention Parents! Guardians! Grandparents! Head back to school and join this free hands-on workshop on November 9th  that allows time for you to try out Google tools. Try out Google classroom, Google Docs, & Google Calendar which our students are using at school. No previous computer skills are necessary! Let’s Google! Registration required.


When is the last time you saw 6 million of something?

posted Oct 20, 2016, 6:11 AM by Cole Rogers

The Pathfinder Penny Project is an initiative of high school seniors enrolled in the "Holocaust & Human Behavior" class at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, Massachusetts.


According to the most credible sources, it is conservatively estimated that 11 million lives were lost in the Holocaust, including 6 million Jews and as many as 1.5 million children. These numbers are difficult to fathom. The Penny Project has many facets, including the effort to help our students visualize these numbers.


We endeavor to raise and collect 6,000,000 pennies, one cent for each Jewish life lost in the Holocaust. The total value of such a haul of pennies is $60,000; a pretty decent chunk of change. Once our mission is complete and our students are able to see the scale of 6 million pennies, the money raised and collected will be donated to a Holocaust and/or genocide-related charity or non-profit organization, as well as toward funding a student field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.


We hope to collect the 6 million pennies as well as countless letters and notes from those of you who are moved or support our project. Share your story, why are you supporting us, and help keep the kids motivated!


If you would like to make a donation to support our students in their Penny Project, you can write out a check to "Pathfinder" and write "Penny Project" on the memo line.


Donations should be sent to:

Penny Project c/o Shaun Moriarty

Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School

240 Sykes Street

Palmer, MA 01069


If you have any questions about the Pathfinder Penny Project, “like” us on facebook at facebook.com/PathfinderPennyProject or contact Holocaust & Human Studies teacher Shaun Moriarty at smoriarty@pathfindertech.org.


College Bound Seniors: Apply for Financial Aid NOW!

posted Oct 6, 2016, 9:52 AM by Brenda Turner

Families of college bound seniors should plan to complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after October 1st.  This year students and parents will use "prior prior" tax information in completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA.  This means that tax return info from 2015 will be used on this year's form. 

It is suggested that families apply using the online FAFSA form.  It is designed to make completing the FAFSA as fast and easy as possible.  A FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available to help organize information before beginning the online form.  A copy of the worksheet has been attached to this announcement.  FYI~the student and parent must each apply for an FSA ID which will serve as their electronic signatures.  (If a student/family does not have internet access, a full paper version FAFSA is available in the Guidance Office--please do not mail in just the Web Worksheet.)  

Any specific questions regarding a student or parents finances and how it should be reported on a specific FAFSA question should be directed to either a college Financial Aid Office or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4FED-AID.  

Free College Fair @ QCC - Saturday, Oct. 8

posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:47 AM by Brenda Turner

Quinsigamond Community College

Free College Fair

Saturday, October 8th

Noon - 2pm

Harrington Learning Center (First Floor)

670 West Boylston St, Worcester

 **  Representatives from 50 colleges will be in attendance!  ** 

 (Pathfinder’s Guidance Office has list of colleges attending.)

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