Springfield Educator Named as High School Principal

The head of a vocational school in Springfield has been hired as the new principal for the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. Gilbert Traverso was chosen for his leadership and people skills, superintendent James H. Weiss said.

Two Finalists Announced in High School Principal Search

Gil Traverso, principal of the Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy in Springfield, and David Maxwell, associate principal at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, are both in the running for the top post at the regional high school.

High School Vocational Program Receives State Grant

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has received a $14,000 grant from the state for its health assisting vocational program.

Vineyard Student Wins Congressional Art Contest

Regional High School student Isabelle Crawford was named “best in show” in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her photograph of an oak tree in North Tisbury will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

High School Courts Renamed in Honor of Ned Fennessy

In a ceremony Saturday, the regional high school tennis courts were named after the coach for his 23 years of service. Mr. Fennessy retired following the 2013 season, after he helped the tennis team to its second straight division three state championship.

High School Sailors Head to National Invitational

After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.

Heads Up! Forensics Project Helps Student Chart Future Path

Last week, days before she was to present her senior project presentation and less than a month before the regional high school seniors graduate, Mariah Campbell looked unflappable, walking from a science classroom to an art lab while carrying a head named Henry under her arm.

No I in Team; On the Field Or in the Editing Room

Clifton (Paul) Robinson, a two-sport varsity athlete at the regional high school, came off the field for his senior project to do a sports documentary with the help of mentors at MVTV.

Island Students Growing Up Green

Colorful rows of flowers, vegetables and herbs were taking shape this week at Martha’s Vineyard High School, where the 20th annual plant sale, organized by the school’s horticulture, aquaculture and landscaping department, will begin Thursday and run through next week.

Student Sleuths

Students from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School women’s studies class open the exhibit Women and Crime: Victims and Perpetrators at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum on May 19.