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Posted 03/25/2017 12:00PM
Miguel Vazquez Jr. Founder and CEO of MV Consulting and a graduate of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, has been awarded the 2017 Global Young Entrepreneur Award for the New England region. This award honors entrepreneurial graduates who launch successful businesses after completing the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) program. Retired Pathways teacher, Mr. John Griffin, Miguel's NFTE teacher at Pathways, and NFTE's 2016 Teacher of the Year, has been by Miguel's side since the first day they met back in 2006, acting as a mentor and a friend. Now, more than a decade later, though retired, Mr. Griffin still bursts with pride when hearing of Miguel's accomplishments. Click more to read the full article.
Posted 03/24/2017 11:09AM
This semester in Ms. Flaherty's Health classes, students have been learning about the issue of teen relationship abuse and its prevalence in our society. Within this unit of study, students created a school campaign around teen dating violence abuse. Read the full article for more information and to see pictures. Great job students and Ms. Flaherty for bringing this issue to the forefront!
Posted 03/24/2017 10:59AM
Support your Senior!! Order a Baseball Jersey for yourself or support of a Pathways student. The deadline has been extended until Monday, March 27th!! Jerseys are $19 without a name on the back or $25 with a name or nickname printed on the back. Images of the Baseball Jersey and order forms accompany this announcement in the full article.
Posted 03/23/2017 04:25PM
After many months of hard work and dedication, sophomore Angelica Ortiz created and finalized a valuable video about the Pathways Academy of Technology & Design's robust internship program. The video highlights the importance of networking and partnerships and how internships and work-based learning skills put students on a path to career and college success. Featuring students, employers, and Pathways' staff and administration, Angelica has captured the nature and purpose of the program. Check out the video in the full article and please share with colleagues, friends, and prospective families. We want everyone to know the wonderful opportunities that are at Pathways.
Posted 03/23/2017 02:15PM
As we see each year, the day visiting companies is truly inspiring, eye-opening and can be transformational for students. One shared that his greatest lesson learned was, "Now I know why chemistry is so important!" and another student walking out of Travelers proclaimed, "Travelers is my dream job!" A meaningful day outside of the classroom is truly worthwhile for those reactions! Read on for the full recap of Job Shadow Day 2017, and see a picture slideshow.
Posted 03/23/2017 11:28AM
The second annual Diversity Day conference is fast approaching -- April 6th -- and that means our students are getting ready to select their desired sessions. Diversity Day is a school-wide conference that takes place during the regular school day. Read more to find the list of all available sessions and for more information.
Posted 03/21/2017 12:00PM
Western Union Scholars Application is available. One of NAF's partners, the Western Union Foundation, has launched a global scholarship program called WU Scholars. It provides $2500.00 scholarships for young people who are studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business in college. See the full article for application details.
Posted 03/17/2017 11:19AM
Thank you to the Pathways families who attended our second College Planning Evening last Thursday, March 9th. We had over 40 families in attendance. Representatives from Southern and University of Hartford presented information about the college planning process. We also had had a raffle for three $500.00 scholarships! We hoped everyone walked away with more knowledge about the college process. Thank you to all the students who participated in this great event! If you have anymore questions, please call your school counselors or the main office at 860-695-9450. Read more for some pictures from the evening.
Posted 03/17/2017 09:09AM
The time to apply for a summer internship is NOW. Interviews will start during the last week of March. Please visit the Pathways' website to see all of the summer internship opportunities. There are many exciting opportunities at a variety of places, including Hartford Steamboiler, Pratt & Whitney, Neighborhood Studios, University of St. Joseph, CT Science Center, and more! See all the details in the full article.
Posted 03/17/2017 08:39AM
The Central Connecticut Chapter of the Society for Information Management is pleased to announce that two scholarships will be available to Pathways students graduating in 2017 who will continue their education at an accredited college or university and who plan to major in Science, Engineering, or Technology, including Information Technology. Read the full article for the application link and other details.
Posted 03/17/2017 08:35AM
The sophomore class is sponsoring a Braided Pastry Fundraiser just in time for Spring Break and Spring holidays. Order forms were given to students on March 17th during Block 1. Extra forms are available in the main office. Order forms are due on March 27th, 2017. For any questions, please contact Ms. Chelsea Usher. Thank you for your support!
Posted 03/15/2017 09:00AM
DATE CHANGE: CAPT Science Testing for Sophomores will take place on Wednesday, April 5th. All sophomore families received an informational letter about the testing last week. If you need another copy of the letter, please read the article to download one. It is very important that all sophomores are present on April 5th to complete testing. Please call the main office for any questions.
Posted 03/14/2017 01:53PM
Operation Prom 2017 will be held at Hartford City Hall on Sunday April 9th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Students must register for this free giveaway event at http://www.operationprom.org
Posted 03/09/2017 01:42PM
SAT School Day for all juniors will be held on Wednesday, April 5th. This week we sent home a mailing to junior parents with all the information about the upcoming SAT test. To download the information electronically, please click read more and find more resources for SAT success.
Posted 03/08/2017 01:00PM
There will be two public forum sessions on student safety efforts at Hartford Public Schools. Please see the attached information with all of the details.
Posted 03/07/2017 02:00PM
There are many exciting, interactive, and challenging summer programs being held at Central Connecticut State University over the summer for students in grades 3-12. Read the article to find a list of all programs.
Posted 03/07/2017 01:18PM
This week a group of students began their Spring Internships through Hartford Student Internship Program (HSIP). They will be working in various roles in a paid internship through early May to complete 60 hours. They will be engaged in valuable and professional real world skills. They will presenting about their experiences in late May to encourage other students to pursue internships in the future. Please read the full article to see the student list and their internship placements. Congratulations to all!
Posted 03/07/2017 01:00PM
Hartford Public High School's Academy of Engineering & Green Technology will be sponsoring an Earth Day Cleanup/Celebration on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 8:00am until 12:00pm at Hartford Public High School. This is a great opportunity for students who need community service hours. Please contact the main office at Pathways if you are interested in participating and need more information.
Posted 03/06/2017 08:43AM
BOP Team 181 was 1 of 42 teams competing in the Waterbury District Competition this weekend. They were selected by the 3rd-seeded alliance. During eliminations, they were completely undefeated and ended up winning the Waterbury District competition. Read the full article to hear about the student success and see pictures.
Posted 03/03/2017 08:22AM
Congratulations to Ms. Amybeth Gustavson who was named by her colleagues as Pathways Academy of Technology & Design's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Gustavson has been with Pathways Academy since 2011 as a Special Education Teacher and serves as a department leader now. One colleague said, "Ms. Gustavson is a leader and teacher who gives 100% to her students, her department, and her fellow staff." She will be honored at the annual HPS Teacher of the Year Banquet in May 2017.
Posted 03/02/2017 10:21AM
This week in advisory, students in grades 9-11 are selecting their course preferences for the 2017-2018 school year. This is an important part of our scheduling process, so students be choose their selections wisely. Ms. Clark and her TV Production students produced incredible course videos that highlight our Technology & Design tracks. Check them out in the full article.
Posted 03/02/2017 09:16AM
Senior students are participating in CPR classes here at Pathways for the next several weeks. Students learned the crucial goal that CPR can save lives if done before the paramedics arrive. Students earned CPR Hands-on training certifications at the end of each session. Thank you Ms. Usher for orchestrating this important skill certification for students. Read the full article to see more pictures.
Posted 03/02/2017 09:00AM
Intern candidates at Pathways had the opportunity to prepare for interviewing and an upcoming summer internship at the Internship Preparation Event held on March 2. About 40 students participated in the sessions and another 80 will and have participated in other sessions. Read the full article for more details.
Posted 02/28/2017 03:44PM
Class of 2015 Alumni, Tobi Graham was featured on the Lenovo Scholar Network this week to talk about college life and he offered advice to high school students. Halfway through his sophomore year at Eastern Connecticut State University, Tobi is majoring in business information systems and is heavily involved on campus as he aspires to make an impact on his classmates and community. Read the full article to learn more.
Posted 02/24/2017 10:17AM
Congratulations to all the students who performed at the Pathways Got Talent Show on Thursday, February 23rd. Student performers included: Tucker McMann, Enogieru Ohenhen, Sawyer Baran, Laila Yost, Ve'Shawn Henry-Melius, Sean Clarke, and BENSH - Stephen Pawlak, Rex Thurstan, Nick Smith, and Jordan Charlow. Thank You to Mr. Givoni and Ms. Sarafin and the freshmen class for organizing and supporting this terrific show for the school community. Read the full article to see pictures.

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