Welcome back to the River Valley Technical Center. New student orientation is on Tuesday, August 30th from 4:30-5:30pm in the Atrium. We will introduce the faculty, go over first day routine, give a quick overview of RVTC services, and tour the center and your program area. Light refreshments will be provided. The first day of classes for all students is on August 31st. The morning session runs from 7:45am - 9:45am and the afternoon session is 11:40pm-1:40pm. Upon your arrival, please head to the Atrium. The Atrium is the central gathering point for all students each day. As an RVTC student, you will be part of a school community that values hands-on, project based learning experiences, 21st century employability skills that will prepare you for life after high school, student leadership and a great school atmosphere. We believe you are making a great choice in preparing for your future. We hope you will take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities you will have at RVTC, such as participating in job shadow and internships, participating in Career and Technical Student organizations, and earning college credits.
New Information Technology Instructor Kristen Wilson
With an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Education Technology, Kristen Wilson joins the faculty of the River Valley Technical Center after working for many years as a teacher at Leland and Gray high school. She was hired last spring and visited the Tech Center and the Information Technology program on several occasions. Ms. Wilson said she is excited to meet new and returning IT students who she found to be interested, motivated and filled with curiosity and determination. She is also intrigued by the advisory board her program has and how she will be able to connect with businesses in the region to ensure what she is teaching in her program matches what the industry needs. She sees this connection with business as an opportunity for personal growth and learning as well as a networking opportunity for students.
Welcome Career Tech Counselling Coordinator Nicole Rohrer
As students enter the atrium for their tech programs this fall, they'll be greeted by at least one new face. Nicole Rohrer, RVTC's new Career Tech Counselling Coordinator, has joined the faculty of the River Valley Technical Center. Ms. Rohrer who has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and English from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters in Education from the University of Central Florida, comes to RVTC after serving as school counselor of a large Title I school in Florida. She said she is looking forward to helping students in an environment where she can truly help make a difference in their lives. "Kids want to be here and they're earning tangible certifications. They're excited about their future opportunities." Said Rohrer. She said she is looking forward to meeting students in the morning and afternoon and will have an open door policy in her office just off the atrium.
Aaron Douglas Dependability Awards
The River Valley Technical Center awarded the Aaron Douglas Outstanding Dependability award to level I and level II students. The Aaron Douglas Outstanding Dependability Award is named in honor of a former Horticulture and Natural Resources Program student from Green Mountain Union High School, who displayed outstanding dependability in the face of very challenging circumstances. In order to be considered for the Aaron Douglas Outstanding Dependability Award a student must first have a 97% or better attendance rate. This is the first threshold for the Aaron Douglas Outstanding Dependability Award. The following is the remaining criteria: prepared to work each day, dresses appropriately, follows instructions, completes tasks, is true to his word. Aaron lost his battle to cancer while he was attending the River Valley Technical Center, a few years ago.
2016 National Technical Honor Society
A National Technical Honor Society ceremony was held at the River Valley Technical Center on Wednesday, May 25th, where twelve new students were inducted. Scott Farr, Director, welcomed parents and friends. Diane Gomes, RVTC counselor was the advisor. Students went through a candle lighting ceremony followed by the pledge. The 2016 members inducted were: Jennifer Anders, a senior from Springfield High School, enrolled in Human Services; Kolbi Briere, a junior from Springfield High School, enrolled in Human Services; Sofia Gulick, a sophomore from Springfield High School, enrolled in Technology Essentials; William Hudson, a junior from Green Mountain Union High School, enrolled in Human Services;