Why Choose Pathfinder Tech?
Celebrating over 40 years!
We have celebrated over 40 years of providing quality technical education to the communities of Belchertown, Granby, Hardwick, Monson, New Braintree, Oakham, Palmer, Ware, and Warren.
We currently are a school of choice.
“All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district.”
Pathfinder Tech At A Glance
Everybody say 'Cheese!' Picture day is next week and the following week on: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 and Thursday, October 14th, 2021. If you want to order a picture package the link can be found here: order.grynnandbarrett.com/login and the password to order photos is: 7H2V3Q9
All students must sit for a photo if you wish to receive a FREE Pathfinder student ID. You are NOT required to purchase a photo package.
Staff is encouraged to sit for a photo to use for the yearbook. You may go any time during the day or after school.
Seniors, if you wish to receive a FREE Pathfinder student ID, you must sit for a photo. You may also use this for your senior portrait if you have not taken them yet!📸
The Programming and Web Senior Class assisted the Pathfinder Tech IT Department today to upgrade the computers in our Advanced Manufacturing Technical Area. The students removed the old PC's, set up the new PC's, installed new hard drives and loaded all of the necessary software. The new PC's are all set and ready to go!
Our next #ThrowbackThursday Alumni highlight is Scott Madison who graduated in 1975 from our Electronics program. Scott works for Tilson Technology Management as a Senior Consulting Engineer and Manager of Technical Due Diligence
Scott found that his experience in the Electronics program motivated him to pursue his interest in electronics and provided a supportive, accepting educational environment.
His fondest memory of Pathfinder Tech was the community atmosphere. The class of 1975 was a small class in a brand new school, which in turn presented a unique relationship between students, teachers, and administration. His favorite classes while here were his technical program and history. Some of his most notable accomplishments since graduating are his three wonderful children and wife of 43 years, and his 44 years in the broadband telecommunications field where he served as the Vice President of two companies.
Scott's words of wisdom to our current students or students who may be considering coming here for high school are: "Vocational education provides more than just training, it offers the opportunity for development of technical, intellectual, and interpersonal skills through direct, real life experience."
Scott's staff shoutout: "Dr. Paist, John Avery, Angela Bergeron, Rodney Gray, Ted Galas, and Richard Sinkoski were all positive influences."
Western New England University (WNE) will be holding a NEACAC college fair for high school students who are considering a college education to start their process of looking for schools. This event will be Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students will be able to obtain promo materials from various colleges and be able to start discussions with admissions departments! If you would like more information go to: www. wne.com/visit