Last Thursday night Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy hosted a General Advisory Council [GAC] meeting where chairs of all Program Advisory Committees [PAC’s] for vocational shops attended along with shop department heads, leadership from the Roger L. Putnam Technical Fund, School Committee members, Springfield School Superintendent, Daniel J. Warwick, and Head of the Teachers Union to name a few.
Several shop Heads gave speeches recognizing students in their shop program. The principal, Mr. Gil Traverso, gave a speech and so did the Mayor of Springfield, Domenic Sarno. Mayor Sarno shared that the media wasn’t in attendance and charged those in attendance to share the positive about what was happening at Putnam.
So Mayor Sarno is the genesis of this blog, doing my part, sharing some of the positive of Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy.
1. The new Putnam School building is incredible and if you have a chance you should take a tour.
2. The students in the Putnam Music program provided excellent song for those in attendance.
3. The highlight of the night was the Culinary Arts department which provided excellent food and service. In fact, the Culinary Arts department is open for lunch most days when school is in session, so stop in for a meal.
Since I graduated from the Putnam print shop in 1977, my next blog will discuss Graphics, my personal favorite.
Is to provide a world class academic and technical education that will prepare all students for post-secondary success in the global marketplace.
Putnam graduates will continue to be lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens. http://www.putnamacademy.com/
Springfield School’s Mission: To provide the highest quality of education so that all of our students are empowered to realize their full potential and lead fulfilling lives as lifelong learners, responsible citizens and leaders in the 21st Century. http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/AboutOurDistrict.asp