Topics: Cape Cod Tech

PLEASANT LAKE — Less than a decade ago, when local fire departments advertised a vacant position, they might get 100 applicants. Today, they sometimes don’t get any. Departments are increasingly short-staffed even though call volume is climbing, and they need a long-term strategy for replenishing the ranks. The answer, or part of it, might be at Cape Tech. On Monday, the regional vocational school held the fir...

Cape Tech Foundation Receives $80,000 Grant For Student Needs

By: William F. Galvin

PLEASANT LAKE  – The Cape Cod Tech Foundation has been awarded an $80,000 grant from T he Cap e Cod Foundation to support capacity building initiatives , educational and men toring programs, scholarships, and other needs of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students. The Cape Cod Tech Foundation was established in 2019 to support the students, teachers and programs at the Pleasant Lak...

HARWICH – The new era of Monomoy football couldn’t have started any better under first-year coach Rob Sliney. Not only did the Sharks prove they could jump out to a convincing early lead, they also displayed their toughness and an ability to overcome adversity when it struck during the squad’s season opener at Cape Cod Tech on Saturday afternoon. After Cape Tech narrowed its deficit with back-to-back touchd...

HARWICH – There are always challenges associated with taking over a new high school athletic program. First-year coaches not only need to quickly discover the personalities of their new players, they also have to become acclimated with their skill sets and talent level to determine the role each player will take on. At Cape Cod Tech, first-year girls soccer coach Mike Bell isn’t just becoming acclimated with h...

HARWICH – The conservation commission is assessing the steps it will take in leasing the 33-acre Main Street (Kelley Road) property when the current lease expires in November. The lease is now held by Leo Cakounes, who said he has an interest in pursuing another lease of the site, which includes 10 acres of cranberry bogs and 23 acres of upland. Cakounes said he wants to work with Cape Cod Regional Technical H...

HARWICH – The Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team recently picked up some new hardware. On June 1, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials’ Board 152 honored the Crusaders as the organization’s Sportsmanship Award recipient for the 2021-22 season. The Falmouth girls team received the organization’s girls award. “Our officials from IAABO Board 152 vote for those Cape school that demonst...

Cape Tech Kids Lend A Hand For Habitat

By: Alan Pollock

WEST HARWICH — When six families move into their sparkling new homes on Murray Lane in the fall, they’ll be surrounded by the handiwork of Habitat for Humanity volunteers – including a host of students from Cape Tech. Habitat provided a pizza lunch Friday for a group of plumbing and electrical students who’ve been working on the new affordable homes. Working on the five houses gave students an excellent opport...

Student Talent On Display At Cape Tech Art Show

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH – The creative talent of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students was on display last Wednesday as participants in the design and visual arts and fine arts programs exhibited their work. The work was also for sale, with funds raised from the event benefiting both the students and the Tom Noonan Scholarship and Toolship Fund. The display of artwork demonstrated how the school's programs tap i...

There wasn’t much for Holly Mastronardi to build upon when she accepted the position to be Cape Cod Tech’s first full-time athletic trainer. After years of hiring emergency medical technicians or paramedics to work its games, Cape Tech made history in January when it hired Mastronardi, a Barnstable native and 2014 Barnstable High School graduate, as its first full-time athletic trainer in school history. “I...

Opportunities Abound At Cape Tech’s Community School

By: William F. Galvin

PLEASANT LAKE — Over the past two years, working through a state grant, approximately 30 Cape residents have had the opportunity to graduate from a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training program at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. Only they’re not high schoolers. The HVAC program is run through The Community School program, which oversees adult education at Cape Tech. The intensive e...

HARWICH – For the first time in a few years, the Cape Cod Tech girls volleyball team is feeling a sense of stability. Between the addition of first-year coach Rachel Crooker and a rejuvenated outlook among the players, the Crusaders began the season with a 4-2 record and continue to improve each time they take the floor. “We had a lot of team issues last year but we have all kind of gotten past that and we’...

HARWICH – Every graduating class is unique. Each group of seniors has its own collection of students who excel in the classroom, on the field, stage or in their own respective area of interest. Each class has its own inside jokes; the students share happy memories and even some sad ones, too. Cape Cod Tech Regional High School’s class of 2021 will always hold the exclusive distinction of being the first class ...

There’s something to be said about heading into the offseason with a victory. That feeling of ending a season on a positive note can carry over into offseason workouts and help set the tone when a new year begins. For the Cape Cod Tech football team, which dropped its first three contests of the Fall II season, Saturday’s meeting at Bishop Connolly was crucial for that reason. The Crusaders made the most of th...

The last time the Cape Cod Tech boys soccer program had a season was in 2019, when the Crusaders finished with a 12-7-2 record after advancing to the semifinals of the Division 4 South sectional tournament. That group was full of experienced upperclassmen — an advantage this year’s group doesn’t possess. The Crusaders boast a young roster during the Fall II season, with just three seniors and two juniors on a ...

Main Street Bogs Eyed For Agricultural Education

By: William F. Galvin

NORTH HARWICH — There may not be much of a future for farming on Cape Cod, but teaching students about agriculture imparts skills valuable in other environmental fields that do have a future on the Cape. That's one of the chief concepts behind a proposal to create an agricultural education center at the 33-acre town-owned Main Street cranberry bogs in association with Cape Cod Regional Technical High School. ...

PLEASANT LAKE — Cape Cod Regional Technical High School students have a history of helping Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, and now they’re looking to take the people who live in Habitat homes for a ride. A bicycle ride, that is. Students at the Pleasant Lake school are repairing and restoring bicycles to give to Habitat residents. The project is part of a SkillsUSA Week community service initiative the schoo...