The School Governance Council (SGC) is looking for a few more parents. The School Governance Council is a governing body that makes collective and consensual decisions advising, guiding, and counseling the Administrative Team. Currently, the Governance Council consists of parents, students, teachers, and the principal. The SGC meets once a month. Read the article for more details and visit the SGC website. If you are interested in joining, please contact Ms. Ciaffaglione or Mr. Suarez.
Pathways' Clubs and Activities are starting up next Tuesday from 2:15pm-3:00pm. Students can sign up for clubs using the club participation form on the website. Check out all the great videos the teachers and students made to advertise their clubs by clicking on the headline.
Simpson-Waverly is hoisting their 6th annual Health and Wellness Fair for the Hartford community. See the attached flier for all the great offerings and make plans to attend with your family on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 10am-2pm at Simpson-Waverly School on 55 Waverly Street, Hartford, CT
The school counselors in conjunction with Goodwin College and Capital Community College will be holding individual parent assistance workshops on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). These appointments will be available from Monday, October 17th through Friday, October 21st. Prior to the appointment, parents and students need to complete several items and prepare items to bring to the appointment. Please read more to find out the list of items you need to bring. If you would like to make a FAFSA appointment, please call the main office at 860-695-9450.
Attention Summer Interns: Thursday, October 13th is our first annual Internship Presentation Day. Final presentations must be sent to Mrs. Schlagheck by Friday, October 7th. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Schlagheck or Dr. Fitzgerald in the main office.
Pathways News
This summer we were fortunate enough to connect with the Director of Volunteers for Urban Alliance. Urban Alliance is based out of East Hartford and they aim to: "inspire hope, build momentum and provide opportunities for sustainable transformation in the lives of people in the local community." They provide services helping to connect, equip, organize and consult within their network of organizations. Urban Alliance hosted three interns at three distinct organizations; Eva Hallstead-Williams used her creative talents to benefit South Church, Alec Villalobos assisted at the World Vision warehouse and James Escobar assisted with website development and enhancements at Youth Challenge. Read more about their internship experiences in the full article.
Mr. Michael Retano is one of our new Technology teachers this year. He is teaching a section of business communications in the freshmen technology rotation, NFTE Entrepreneurship class, and Robotics. He has extensive experience in teaching machining classes, such as lathe, milling, and grinding, laser engraving, and 3D printing. Over the summer, he was one of the lead teachers in the CPEP Ventures program. This year he will be running a Pathways Robotics Club for students after school - stay tuned for when it will be starting. Read more to learn about Mr. Retano and the great skillset he brings to Pathways. Welcome Mr. Retano!
Students in Mrs. Mullen-Barnett's Lit and Comp II class kicked off their college essay unit by reflecting on the poem "Thumbprint" by Eve Merriam. Student celebrated signs of their own uniqueness by posting their thumbprints as reminders of the identities they want to present in their essays.
Meet Mr. Brian McGovern, a social worker at Pathways. He started with us at Pathways last January, and we are excited that he is back with us again this year. He has his Masters of Social Work from SCSU and also a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish. You can find him on the 3rd floor in the school counseling wing. Read more to find out about his hobbies and interests and his team roles here at Pathways. Welcome Mr. McGovern!

Pathways Academy empowers its diverse community of students to become active participants in our global, technology-driven society.

Through Project-Based and Work-Based Learning, students acquire technological and critical thinking skills that enables them to successfully compete in the growing, fast-paced and rapidly changing world economy.

US News and World Report Bronze 2016
Upcoming Events
School Calendar
  • September 2016
  • October 2016
    • SatOct01 FAFSA is Open for Senior Parents
    • SatOct01 Robotics Club: Bash at the Beach Old Lyme, CT
    • WedOct05 Early Dismissal for Students at 11:15am 7:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    • ThuOct06 College Visit - Eastern Connecticut State University 1:30 PM4th Floor Presentation Space
    • ThuOct06 All School Assembly 1:35 PM to 2:05 PMPathways School Cafeteria
    • FriOct07 1st Quarter Progress Reports are Issued
    • WedOct12 CT Youth Forum Trip with Mrs. Parasiliti 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMEllington High School
    • FriOct14 Freshmen Only: Last Day of Tech Rotation #1
    • MonOct17 Freshmen Only: First Day of Tech Rotation #2
    • TueOct18 College Visit - Wellesley College 1:30 PM4th Floor Presentation Space

Pathways Academy
of Technology & Design

2 Pent Road, East Hartford, CT 06118

T: 860-695-9450 F: 860-569-5569

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