NEWS & EVENTS
Joint Committee Meeting 7:00pm
On the Circle 6:00pm
- Outside of Main Entrance
Joint Committee Meeting 7:00pm
BASD Stadium 6:30pm
(Rain date June 3rd)
• SCHOOL CALENDAR
• LUNCH CALENDAR
Auto Collision Student Wins Scholarship
Congratulations to Aiden Piccuirro for winning a 25% scholarship to
the Automotive Training Center through the Stephen C. Hiscox
Scholarship Program. Aiden will be starting school this summer at
ATC in the Automotive & Hi-Performance Technology Program. There
were over two hundred and fifty high school seniors that tested. The
eleven finalists interviewed with an independent scholarship
committee comprised of professionals in the auto industry.
"We are thrilled for Aiden to start school with us at ATC and know he will be successful throughout his time with us." -ATC
Casilio Concrete Unveils New Cement Truck Designed by BAVTS Student
Casilio Concrete brought their truck by the
campus on September 30th to celebrate the
wrap design created by now BAVTS Alum,
Eric Navarijto, a graduate of the Commercial
Art program in 2020. Eric created the design
for Casilio in the Spring of his senior year and
the design was finalized and installed over
What's the Buzz?
Raising honey bees at BAVTS began as an idea one year ago with the intent of creating a community service model to educate students and the public about their importance. Today, it is a reality!
The project is spearheaded by Laura Donaldson, Secretary for
School Operations, who took a Beekeeping course taught by Master
Beekeeper, Dr. Vince Alloyo at DelVal University in Chalfont, PA.
“Armed with basic knowledge, a lack of fear and a general
enthusiasm, I dove in.” Donaldson said.
The beauty in this project is that multiple programs at BAVTS were
involved in the initial set-up from the Building Trades who constructed
the frames for the hives, to Commercial Arts students who spent
weeks painting the exterior of the hives and the Masonry students
who installed solid level blocks as foundations for the hives.
From March to May, Donaldson took care of the bees. She supplied
them with jars of sugar syrup and the Baking class assisted by
making bee pollen patties to supplement their food source. This was
all necessary to keep the bees alive until natural vegetation and plants began to flower and produce pollen.
After months of caring for the bees, Donaldson got her first honey harvest in late August. Assisted by Culinary Arts instructor, Chef Dario Chavez, who demonstrated easy methods to sterilize and prepare the jars for filling, and Welding instructor, Kurt Samson, who helped by welding the extractor legs to a sturdy cart for the extraction process, honey was produced. Year one produced 239, 9oz. jars!!!
This is just the beginning for the BAVTS Honey Bees! A herb/vegetable/flower garden should be considered to enhance the overall program, and farm to table methods including honey harvest could be incorporated into the culinary program. Beyond the honey, beeswax is the by-product of the honey and can be extracted and used to make numerous useful items such as salve, furniture wax, candles, etc.