03 June 2016

Class of 2016 Graduates!

On Friday June 3rd at 6 p.m. Dean Tech held its' commencement ceremony for the Class of 2016. Click here to read the MassLive story and photos by Michelle Williams.

06 May 2016

Edeni Colon Wins Gold Medal

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Congratulations to Edeni Colon, a senior from the Health Assisting Shop, who won a gold Medal for Extemporaneous Speaking at the state’s Skills USA Competition April 28-30th . Edeni’s award is the first state championship level medal in the school’s history. Next, she will be representing Dean at the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, KY. She is the first ever Dean student to earn a spot at this conference.

According to the SkillsUSA website, the organization is “a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.”

The theme was “Connecting Career Skills to Success” Edeni had five minutes to come up with a three minute speech. Edeni gave a very moving speech where she talked to the judges about where she came from, the stigma of being in a low performing school, her struggles with all the changes she has endured, how the people react once she tells them where she is from and where she goes to school. She spoke about her dream to become a doctor, and where she will be attending college. She spoke about her mentors and how much they mean to her. She told them what SkillsUSA means to her and how it has helped her become a leader in her school community. She said she was excited to be graduating this spring but has a strong obligation to come back and help her school in any way she possibly can. She emphasized that her experiences at SkillsUSA showed her she actually could achieve her dreams, that she could make a difference, that she was good enough.

Edeni has won numerous awards this school year. John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Westfield University Merit Scholarship, University of Maine at Farmington Merit and Diversity Scholarship, Elms College Merit Scholarship, St Michael’s College Merit Scholarship, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendent Certificate of Academic Excellence Award, Outstanding Vocational Student Award, Ronald McDonald Athlete of the Year Award, Comcast Leadership Scholarship Recipient and Holyoke Rising Star. She won a four year scholarship to AIC where she will be majoring in physical therapy. 

 
30 March 2016

Humanities Newsletter for April

Each month the Humaniteis Department at Dean will publish a newsletter in Spanish and English so you can be informed about your son or daughter's activities they will be working on in English Lanuage Arts, History, Spanish, English as a Second Language.

Click here to view the newsletter in English or here for Spanish.

 
14 January 2016

Dean Tech senior Jose Berrios reached the 100-win milestone

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No. 9 Dean Tech senior Jose Berrios reached the 100-win milestone Wednesday as the Hawks beat No. 6 Sabis 42-30.

Berrios, normally a 132-pounder, bumped up to 138 pounds and defeated Khalif Sharif by a 14-6 major decision.

Click here to continure reading the MassLive story by Brandon Chase.

 
14 January 2016

Dean Tech Students Learn About Plastics

 

Students from Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Mass., learned about plastics and thermoforming thanks to a Feb. 29 visit from the SPE Plastivan. Click here to continue reading the article from Plastic News Online Magazine.

 

 

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