Automotive Technology & SkillsUSA

Congratulations to Bob Nienhouse and his Automotive Technology students and their success at the annual NH Automotive Technology student competition!  Here are the awesome results:

Austin Gane – Gold Medal – SkillsUSA NH State Champion in Automotive Service

Tanner Hyslop, Mike Kertanis, Charles Adams – Team of 3, Gold Medal State Champions in Automated Manufacturing Technology

Dylan Faucher, Kelsey Glidden, Michael Jenness – Team of 3, Silver Medal in Automated Manufacturing Technology

Our gold medalists will be moving on to represent New Hampshire at the SkillsUSA National Conference in June :)


Girls in Technology Day

This years Girls in Technology Day was a huge success.  15 Spaulding girls went to UNH for the annual Girls in STEM workshop.  Girls participated on various hands on activities that showed how females can excel within the Stem fileds.  Some workshops included making solar power cells out of blueberries (that performed better than traditional solar panels), how structural engineers design to withstand earthquakes,  and how nuclear power is generated.  Girls also networked with a variety of business and gained insight on how to build a path to a successful career.  As an added bonus students also got a personal tour of the environmental engineering lab at UNH.  Students saw how lobsters communicate and the brain functions of a sea slug.  Overall very exciting day for both the students and instructors.

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Blended Learning Workshops





The Spaulding High School Blended Learning team presents on integrating technology into the course curriculum. Great workshops!  Great facilitators!  Great learning!  Thank you Chris, Erich, Erin, and Lee for your teacher leadership!



SkillsUSA Engineering Team

Two Spaulding High School senior engineering teams competed in the state skills USA competition for Automated Manufacturing.  Dylan Faucher, Michael Jenness, and Kelsey Glidden were team A and Tanner Hyslop, Mike Kertanis, and Charlie Adams were team B. They were given just 4 hours to manufacture a part with CAD and CNC technology. Both teams excelled in the competition! We are looking forward to taking our state champs onto nationals in Louisville this June.  Wish them luck, they have big shoes to fill from last years national gold team from SHS.


Friday’s at Frisbie Medical Mentoring Program

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Friday’s at Frisbie Medical Mentoring program is a collaboration between Frisbie Hospital and Rochester Schools Extended Learning Opportunities program . The Medical Mentoring Program offers a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in the healthcare industry.
Structured over a 4 session bi-weekly schedule, students will be provided with valuable firsthand experiences, professional mentoring, and job-shadowing opportunities that help students make educated decisions about their futures.
Students are selected for the Friday’s at Frisbie Medical Mentoring Program based on their academic performance, personal character and in-depth application process.  Since the number of Medical Mentoring positions is limited, priority is given to upper-class students to allow participation in our program before graduation.
Our Medical Mentoring program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated an interest in the medical field and who have taken at least one semester of any Health Occupations course or for students who have successfully completed Chemistry and/or enrolled or completed AP Biology for the upcoming school year.
Students will spend four sessions of a half-day participating in lectures, observing mentors in their day-to-day work environments, including fast-paced clinical and various hospital settings. A high degree of professionalism, maturity and responsibility is required for this program, and students upon acceptance will undergo orientation. GREAT WORK Mr. Graziano!

HYPE 2016

Approximately 1,100 students from high schools across New England gathered at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for HYPE 2016 (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts). The Essential Question for HYPE was “to what extent is freedom of speech influenced by power, control, and fear?” All students had the opportunity to learn from UNH professors, a panel of Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists and journalists, and in Socratic dialogue with their peers at other high schools.  35 Spaulding students took on leadership roles at the event by facilitating these discussion groups, often by themselves. This was the culmination of nearly 10 months of collaborative work with their partners at Souhegan High School (some of which will be shown in a documentary, which should be completed later this summer),  Thank you Mr. Dietel for your leadership and mentoring!  The planning for HYPE 2017 begins next week!

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