The schools telecommunications outage is due to an optic fiber carrier line break, no estimate of return service yet.
Smith will be offering night courses beginning this spring.
See the course descriptions of our first classes below.
Please tell your friends and hopefully we will see you back on campus!
Content Development for Websites
The Content Development for Websites course will introduce students to the concept of Website Content Management System (CMS) technology. Web CMS provides website authoring designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. Web CMSs allow client control over website appearance, content, files, and documents. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, and audio that displays content or interacts with the user. Web CMS is a low cost, easy to customize, easy to use approach to website management.
The Content Development for Websites course will start by showing students how to capture high quality digital photographs by using manual camera settings to adjust for various subjects and lighting. The class will then learn how to import, edit, and retouch their photographs and format and export them for the web. Each student will create an animated photo gallery and banner for posting as features for a web page. The class will create graphics for their website using electronic drawing software. Students will finish the course by filming and editing short videos formatted for the web. During the entire course, each student will create a free CMS website to use for posting all completed course work.
Adobe Photoshop digital image editing software
Adobe Illustrator electronic drawing software
Adobe Flash animation software
iMovie Apple video production software
Garageband Apple sound production software
Digital cameras (supplied by student)
Digital video cameras (supplied by student)
Flash drives (supplied by students)
USB cables for digital cameras
Course Location and Times
The Content Development for Websites course will meet in the Graphic Communications Department each Monday from 4:30 to 6:30pm from March 3 to May 12, 2014. To meet course demands, an additional meeting each Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm can be scheduled. The class will not meet during the week of April 21, 2014.
Course Fee: $300.00
Registration deadline: February 28, 2014
Click here for registration form
The classes will run for three consecutive Thursdays; April 3, 10, and 17 4:30pm-7:30pm and will be instructed by Chef Nelson Lacey.
The first week will focus on soups and appetizers and you will prepare Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli and New England Clam Chowder.
The second week you will prepare a dinner for two; mixed green salad with pan fried goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette, Chicken Francaise with herbed rice and roasted vegetables.
The third week will conclude in the bake shop where you will learn how to prepare homemade bread and pizza.
Chef Lacey will teach you the secret to creating the perfect New York Style pizza dough and his famous roasted tomato sauce.
Course fee: $120.00 per person.
Registration deadline: March 28, 2014
Click here for registration form
Courses will be held at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
located at 80 Locust St, Northampton, MA 01060.
please call 413-587-1414 x3402 for more information
Also, please join us for our mini series of workshops for parents (some titles and times have changed):
- Strategies for Supporting Children with Anxiety: April 1st at 4:30PM
- Students on the Autism Spectrum: Succeeding within a Chapter 74 Program: April 29th at 4:30PM
- Assistive Technology: Learning about Apps that Can Help Students Succeed: May 20th at 4:30PM
The rapidly growing SAFE HOMES Program empowers parents and guardians to create a safe environment for their teens and their teens’ friends by setting clear expectations about drug and alcohol use in their homes.
For more information and to sign up, go to:
The Program will not run a the following dates.
November 27th & 28th
Students must bring in notes from guardian if planning to leave the program early.
Last day of Program will be June 5, 2014
For more information please click here to access the School Nurse page.
Click here for the brochure.
The news was nothing but good at Smith Vocational Technical High School. Once considered a low achiever, students and staff learned they had risen to the highest ranking in the state.
When Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Systems results were released Friday morning, teachers announced the Northampton school had jumped from a Level 3, which had put it among the lowest-performing 20 percent of schools in the state, to Level 1, which is the highest rank the state assigns.
Click here for entire article.
Juniors ~ Please note:
The Practice SAT or "PSAT" will be held Wednesday October 16th here at SVAHS.
Click this link for the registration, return registration form and payment to the Guidance Office.
Furniture/Cabinet making!We will be offering a new shop next year.
We are very excited! Spread the word!
Voc-Ed’s Whole New World
Jay P. Goldman, Editor