Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year!

-- APPLY NOW --

To be considered for admission click HERE!

School Committee Meeting - April 21, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Agenda - Click Here | Zoom Information - Click Here

Late buses will start running the week of March 15th

Late buses will run every Tuesday and Thursday and leave the school at 3:30 PM


VISIT US > SCHEDULE A TOUR

Introducing TOUR TUESDAYS - an opportunity for students and families to see firsthand what Pathfinder Tech is all about!

Private tours will be available for interested current 8th or 9th grade students and families every Tuesday from December through April. Morning, afternoon and early evening time slots are are available each month. Advance registration required.

Click Here to Schedule a Tour!

Supplemental online educational resources for parents and teachers

Remote Learning Expectations have been posted in the Announcements section below.

We have celebrated over 40 years of providing quality technical education to the communities of Belchertown, Granby, Hardwick, Monson, New Braintree, Oakham, Palmer, Ware, and Warren.

During that period, we have grown to over 650 students, built a major addition, increased our offerings to include 16 fields, and broadened our service area to more than 25 communities.

We currently are a school of choice.

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPRING EVENT DATES & INFO TO SHARE

~ All events will be held outside and on-campus ~

The National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 19th (rain date Thursday, May 20) as two separate sessions--4:30pm & 6:00pm. Final details are being worked out and will be shared with NTHS students and families soon.

Graduation is set for Friday, June 4th at 4pm (rain dates Saturday, June 5th & Sunday, June 6th). All senior awards and scholarships will be announced and give at graduation! New guidance from the state on graduation ceremonies was released 4/28 and will be factored into our plans; graduation details will be finalized and shared with students and families shortly.

Academic & Vocational Awards for students in grades 9-11 will happen as student only events during the school day on Tuesday, June 8th (rain dates Wednesday, June 9th & Thursday, June 10th). Each grade level will be acknowledged separately and will include announcing and distributing awards to the recipients in the class, followed by a fun photo opp of each recipient to be shared with family and friends, and will conclude with a special treat for all class members.


Congratulations Jacob Marek, a senior in CAD/Pre-Engineering!


Jacob, a resident of Palmer, is the first student in Pathfinder Tech history to receive an Additive Manufacturing certification. This will be the first of many!


We are proud of you Jacob! Keep up the great work!





An event presented by Anna Maria College and the office of

District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.



Don't miss out on the Pathfinder Tech Horticulture Plant Sale!

Students have done an exceptional job this year and there is a large variety of plants available.

MAY 3RD THROUGH THE 28TH

~Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p,m.

~Saturday May 8th & 15th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

~Sunday May 9th & 16th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enter the back parking lot through Panek Street.

Accepting cash, check & credit/debt cards.

Any questions email dupuis@pathfindertech.org



ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS UNDERWAY!


Thanks to all students that applied for consideration for the 2021-2022 school year! We are currently collecting documents and completing student interviews and will begin moving into the final assessments of our in-district applications SOON! Stay tuned!





FUN & INTERACTIVE

PATHFINDER TECH SUMMER CAMPS

FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 3-8!


More detailed program descriptions available in the registration link.


Registration will open April 1.





Attention College Bound Juniors & Families:

FREE COLLEGE FINANCING PROGRAM!






CONGRATULATIONS to our SkillsUSA award winners! We are proud of you!


Automotive Service Technology - GOLD to Edmond Cousineau

Computer Programming - BRONZE to Dameon LaForest

Cosmo Under 500 - BRONZE to Sarah Elder

Diesel Equipment Tech - GOLD to Lily Shaulis and SILVER to Steven Groux

Electronics Technology - GOLD to Micaela Tourtellot and SILVER to Ethan Griswold

Health Knowledge Bowl Team 3 - BRONZE to Spencer Harding, Kaitlyn Osborne, Payton Kelly

Nurse Assisting - GOLD to Makayla Davenport

Power Equipment Technology - GOLD to Ryan Caron and SILVER to Zachary Hipple



THIS JUST IN...

OUR TRIMESTER 2 END DATE HAS BEEN





The end date for Trimester 2 has been extended from Friday, March 19th to Thursday, April 1st.

(Reminder, April 2nd school is closed for Good Friday)




Congratulations Luke Norman, a senior in CAD/Pre-Engineering!


Luke, a resident of Warren, is the first student in Pathfinder Tech history to receive a professional certification in mechanical design.

Way to go Luke, we are proud of you!




PATHFINDER TECH SENIORS:


FREE MONEY is available! Be sure to regularly check the scholarship list! Click the link below to see the current list of scholarships. Scholarships are being added as they become available!


PathfinderScholarshipListClickHere



SENIORS: STCC Virtual Express Accept Day on February 9, 2021!

Benefits:

1. Instant acceptance answer

2. Speak 1:1 with an admissions rep--ask your questions

3. Learn the “next steps”

4. Advice & info to help you to succeed at STCC & beyond

Click here for a Google doc with ALL of the details

This week marks National School Counseling Week to recognize the important work of our school counselors who skillfully aim each and every day to support teachers, students, and families. School counseling can be described as a delicate dance, with counselors serving as advocates for students, yet ambassadors of education, all the while maintaining a watchful eye on the whole child. We are lucky to have some wonderful school counselors at Pathfinder Tech. Thanks for all that you do!

Congratulations First Trimester Renaissance Students!

This student recognition program awards students for achievement (along with zero discipline issues!)

Gold: 4.0 or higher GPA

Silver: 3.0-3.9 GPA

Congratulations to the 82 students who earned Gold status and the 205 students who received Silver status for Renaissance this trimester! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! We are proud of you!

Is your student on a 504 plan or IEP and planning to attend college after graduation?

Westfield State University is providing free information sessions for students and parents in January to better understand what to expect when students with disabilities attend college. Sign-up is required and spaces are limited.

Preparing High School Students for College

Juniors, please be sure to check your school email for a message from your school counselors with information & a quick survey about the January PSAT!

Sample PSAT Score Report

"Get to Know Pathfinder Tech" an Informational Slideshow for Prospective Students & Parents

Please click HERE to see an overview of information about Pathfinder Tech--technical programs, academics, student life and admissions/applications!

First Trimester Report Cards Sent via email to parents/guardians on 12/11

Please check the PowerSchool portal for more detailed information about each grade. Any questions or concerns, please reach out to the individual teacher (theirlastname@pathfindertech.orf). If you did not receive your student's report card, please contact Diana Brown at brown@pathfindertech.org.


Progress Reports for the mid-point of Trimester 1 were emailed to all parents on 10/23! Students may view their P1 grades on their PowerSchool account.

Picture day for Freshmen (9th) and Juniors (11th) are on Thursday, October 22nd.

Picture day for Sophomores (10th) and Senior student IDs (12th) are on Thursday, October 29th.

Please fill out the attached form and bring it in on picture day.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM

Due to COVID-19, this year's Open House will be ONLY for parents/guardians of our CURRENT 9th grade students or NEW 10th grade students. In addition, masks will be required and there will be a maximum of 2 family members allowed per student. The student is welcome to attend! To assist with social distancing, the event will occur in two separate one hour sessions and advance sign-up will be required. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE RSVP GOOGLE FORM. Due to Covid and the need to organize and plan accordingly, please RSVP NO LATER THAN 8PM SUNDAY, 10/4.

Parents of 10th-12th graders are welcome to reach out to their student's teachers directly via phone or email with any questions or concerns about the upcoming year.


We are delighted to share with you this free Diversity series brought to you by Springfield Technical Community College! All events are free & open to the public. To register and access the Zoom link for events click here: https://www.stcc.edu/campus-life/diversity/diversity-speaker-performance-series/?

Grade 9 Welcome.MOV

Grade 9 - Welcome & Info

Mr. Larry Leroux, School Counselor for Grade 9

leroux@pathfindertech.org

Also please refer to the Remote Learning Expectations & the

Grade 9 Start of School Schedule posted below.

Grades 10/11/12 Welcome.MOV

Grades 10, 11 & 12 Welcome Back & Info

Mrs. Erica Dupre & Mrs. Nicole Horton, School Counselors for 10/11/12

dupre@pathfindertech.org

horton@pathfindertech.org

Also please refer to the Remote Learning Expectations & the

grade specific Start of School Schedules posted below.

A message for our graduates:

Your personalized graduation lawn signs will be delivered to your home by Pathfinder teachers and staff over the course of the next week. Also being delivered is a lovely Pathfinder diploma cover that was not shipped in time for our graduation ceremony. If you were unable to attend graduation, your diploma will be part of the delivery as well.

Grade submissions for grades 9-11 are currently being reviewed and finalized. Report cards will be sent electronically to parents the week of June 15th.

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Automotive Technology senior

COLLIN SASSEVILLE

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Hospitality senior

KAYLA SYRIAC

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Hospitality senior

SAMANTHA BATES

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and HVAC senior

NATHAN DUBOIS

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Programming & Web Development senior

NICHOLAS CHAISSON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Warren resident and Collision Repair senior

AUSTIN NOLL

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Hospitality senior

HANNAH SCHIPANO

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Belchertown resident and Electronics Technology senior

HAYDEN RICHTER

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Oakham resident and Health Assisting senior

MACKENZIE MISTERKA

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Warren resident and Advanced Manufacturing senior

OLIVIA NICHOLS

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Barre resident and Hospitality senior

JOCELYN WELLS

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Health Assisting senior

AMANDA BARRETT

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Electrical senior

ANDREW KULARSKI

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Carpentry senior

EVAN RIVERS

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Hospitality senior

MAIKAYLA PEREZ

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Culinary Arts senior

MADISON NORTON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Carpentry senior

JOSEPH PODWORSKI

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and HVAC senior

HUNTER NICOSON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Advanced Manufacturing senior

TIMOTHY MARTELL

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Automotive Technology senior

LEIANNA RACINE

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Health Assisting senior

KAYLA LINDSEY

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Carpentry senior

ALEX BERGERON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Cosmetology senior

MACKAYLA WELDON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Belchertown resident and Culinary Arts senior

SAEBRA DELANEY

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Hospitality senior

KHYRA CLARK

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Health Assisting senior

CAITLYN SIGOVITCH

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Cosmetology senior

EMILY LATULIPPE

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Hardwick resident and Horticulture senior

KYLIE LEMOINE

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Advanced Manufacturing senior

SAVANNAH HATCH

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Advanced Manufacturing senior

JULIAN HINCKLEY

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Warren resident and Business Technology senior

SAVANNAH HAMILTON

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Cosmetology senior

HAILLE BROOKS

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Monson resident and Health Assisting senior

MEGAN MITCHELL

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Horticulture senior

JADA FONTAINE

Senior Spotlight! Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Horticulture senior

MACKENZIE CHESTER

We are delighted to shine the spotlight on the Pathfinder Class of 2020! Stay tuned as new Senior Spotlight profiles will continually be posted.

Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Automotive Technology senior

JACOB RUSSO

We are delighted to shine the spotlight on the Pathfinder Class of 2020! Stay tuned as new Senior Spotlight profiles will continually be posted.

Please join us in recognizing Palmer resident and Automotive Technology senior

RYON FOSTER

We are delighted to shine the spotlight on the Pathfinder Class of 2020! Stay tuned as new Senior Spotlight profiles will continually be posted.

Please join us in recognizing Ware resident and Business Technology senior

SIERRA CUSSON

A message for Pathfinder Seniors and their families:

Given the announcement yesterday about schools needing to remain closed through the end of the school year, I know that many of you have lots of questions and are eager to hear about the status of spring events--and, of course, graduation. We are as heartbroken as you are that school cannot resume and that all of the awesome spring activities and events cannot occur as planned.

Now that we have official word that schools will not reopen, we can begin to move forward in making decisions and arrangements regarding these events. At this time we do NOT have any specific information to share. We want to give very careful consideration to all options before any final decisions are made. We know how important this is to students and families and we want to ensure that we are taking into account all factors to make the best decisions possible. Mr. Duda will be in touch to share information and details with you as soon as possible. Hopefully, we will have some concrete answers within a week or shortly after.

Students, we are asking you to sit tight, but please know that we understand that this is a difficult time and that this disruption to your senior year is a lot to process. Please feel free to reach out to any of the Pathfinder counseling staff--Mrs. Dupre, Mrs. Horton, Mr. Leroux, Mrs. Connelly, Mr. Orszulak or me--if you would like to talk with someone about your thoughts or feelings.

We look forward to celebrating you in some way, shape or form in the months to come. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!

Mrs. Turner

Director of Guidance


Interested in applying to Pathfinder for the 2020-2021 school year? THERE'S STILL TIME!

Go to https://pathfinder.enrolltrack.com/StudentPortal/# to create your account and get started!

Applications for admission to Pathfinder for the 2020-2021 school year will be under review soon! We are gathering final documents and conducting phone interviews for students who do not yet have complete applications. We appreciate your patience and understanding as things are more challenging and taking longer than usual due to the closure of schools in our state. We are aiming to have letters about admissions decisions sent via email to applicants (who reside in our member towns) within the next couple of weeks. Out of district applications will be reviewed in the weeks to follow. Again, thanks for your patience. Stay safe!

Click HERE to find out more about the FY21 budget!

Congratulations to Pathfinder senior Jacqueline Garvin for being recognized by the Zonta Club of Quaboag Valley with a Girl's Rocket Award at a ceremony held at Ludlow Country Club on January 13th. This award was given to six young women in the local community who have shown the tenacious spirit of Zontian Amelia Earhart in honor of the 100 year anniversary of Zonta International--a global organization whose mission is to empower women worldwide. Sharing in this celebration with Jackie was her parents, School Counselor Erica Dupre, School Adjustment Counselor Kate Connelly and Director of Guidance Brenda Turner. Guest speaker was Grace Gerhardt, a WPI Aerospace Engineering graduate, who is now employed by Pratt & Whitney. Jackie, a senior enrolled in Business Technology at Pathfinder, plans to attend Western New England University next fall to pursue International Business and Engineering. Congratulations Jackie!

Adams Scholarship 2020.pdf

Progress reports for the mid-point of Trimester 1 were distributed to students on Monday afternoon. Remember, these are progress notices and are not part of the student's permanent record. THE FIRST TRIMESTER CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH.

Open House Tomorrow Night!

Just a reminder that tomorrow night (10/2/19) is Open House for families of current students! Our guest speaker will begin at 6:00 p.m. We hope to have a great turnout of parents & guardians!

Open House (10/2/19)

SAVE THE DATE! Our annual Open House for parents of current Pathfinder 9-12 grade students will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m. More details to follow shortly!

Power School info going home today! (9/6/19)

Power School account set-up information for all 9th graders & parents will be going home with students today. Look for a pink letter!

Bus Routes for upcoming school year

Please CLICK HERE to see the upcoming Bus Route's for this upcoming year!

G&B FLYER

Please CLICK HERE for information about Picture Day!