Watertown Student Completes Evening Workforce Skills Course Aimed at Adults

Minuteman High SchoolPictured here are adult students who completed the MTI Automotive Technology program in the spring of 2022: (from left) Anthony Luca of Arlington, Declan Gallagher of Watertown, Brandon Perry of Peabody, instructor William O’Neill, Andrew Caron of Bedford, Armand Pishdochian of Waltham, and Samuel Cluett of Acton. The following information was provided by Minuteman High School:

Twenty-three adult students from the Greater Boston area recently completed evening courses in automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology, and electricity at Minuteman Technical Institute in Lexington. These students have gained critical knowledge in trades with high demand for skilled workers and that provide long-lasting, economically sustainable careers. Minuteman Technical Institute (MTI) – the adult evening division of the Minuteman Regional Technical School District – offers 10-month and 15-week career technical education programs throughout the year. The 15-week programs are tuition-free for most applicants due to support from the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet.MTI is accepting registration for tuition-free 15-week programs that begin in September: CNC Machine Operator, Carpentry Pre-Apprentice, Facilities Manager, Robotic Technician, and Welding.

Six Watertown Students Make Honor Roll at BC High School

Boston College High School announced the list of students who made the honor roll in the third and fourth quarters of the 2021-22 school year. See the following release from BC High about the Watertown students who earned honors. Third Quarter Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the Third Quarter Honor Roll at Boston College High School:

Rory Kennelly, High Honors (Class of 2023)James O’Connor, High Honors (Class of 2023)Isaac Campolongo, High Honors (Class of 2024)William MacKerron, High Honors (Class of 2025)Emiliano Pedroza, High Honors (Class of 2025)Mason Lombard, Honors (Class of 2023)

For High Honors a Sophomore, Junior, and Senior must have at least a 3.80 quality point average and all grades “C+” or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 quality point average and all grades “C+” or higher. For Honors a Sophomore, Junior, and Senior must have at least a 3.20 quality point average and all grades “C-” or higher.

Superintendent Gets Good Grades in Annual Review

Charlie BreitroseWatertown Superintendent of Schools Dede Galdston. Watertown Superintendent Dede Galdston received good marks on her annual performance evaluation from the School Committee. The School Committee discussed their job review for the leader of the Watertown Public Schools on Monday night. On the overall performance, Galdston received two “exemplary” evaluations (the top mark) and five “proficient” (second highest), said School Committee Chair Kendra Foley. “This is a very positive evaluation.

Watertown Schools Seeking Crossing Guards for School Year

The City of Watertown released the following job description:

The City of Watertown seeks to hire School Crossing Guards to work under the supervision of theWatertown Police Department. Responsibilities include monitoring vehicle and pedestrian traffic at assigned crossings to assist school children crossing the streets, while providing for the orderly movement of traffic. Must be able to communicate effectively with school children, parents, and drivers, ensure that children cross the street properly and safely. Must be able to stand for the entire shift and to tolerate exposure to all types of weather conditions, maintain a high level of awareness, be reliable and can use judgement and work independently. Required Qualifications

High School diploma (or GED).

Council Approves $4 Million to Help Cover Rising Cost of High School Project

Ai3 ArchitectsAn illustration of what the outside of the new Watertown High School will look like. The cost of constructing the new Watertown High School has risen since the budget was sent to state officials, and one of the steps to cover the gap of $14.47 million was taken Tuesday when the City Council approved transferring $4.175 million

City Council President Mark Sideris, who chairs the School Building Committee, said that the rising cost of construction was a major part of the increase in the project budget over the $138.6 million budget approved by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. “We on the School Building Committee have been working since 2018 on school projects. Our first set of projects went very well, and are still on, or slightly under, budget and came in earlier than expected,” Sideris said. “When we got to the high school COVID happened.