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Encyclopedia > Don Bosco Technical Institute
Don Bosco Technical Institute
Motto "Reason , Religion , and Kindness"
Established 1955
Type Private secondary (Parochial)
Principal Rev. Mike Gergen, S.D.B.
Students 950 (as of Winter 06)
Grades 9–12
Location Rosemead, California USA
Mascot Tigers
Newspaper The Tech Times Weekly (defunct)
Website boscotech.edu

Don Bosco Technical Institute is an all-male high school in Rosemead, California, combining college-preparatory academic courses and technological education (technology programs are listed below). Students select four quarter-long technology courses to take during their Freshman year in the high school program, and at the end of that year, they select one of those four to continue with throughout the next three years. Students can graduate in four years with a high school diploma.[1] Image File history File links Don_Bosco_Coat_of_Arms. ... Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions. ... City of Rosemead Seal Location of Rosemead, California Rosemead is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Binomial name Panthera tigris altaica (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of tigers in 1900 (red) and 1990 (green) Synonyms Felis tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Tigris striatus Severtzov, 1858 Tigris regalis pink, 1867 Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four big cats in the Panthera genus. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. ... City of Rosemead Seal Location of Rosemead, California Rosemead is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Look up quarter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ...


School Program

Bosco Tech offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities as well as sports. The sports program includes football, basketball, cross country, track and field, soccer, baseball, tennis, and volleyball. Extracurricular activities include art, cultural awareness, community service, and animation clubs, campus ministry groups, debate teams, honor societies, and musical bands. Although the school may be based on Catholic values, it is entirely interdenominational; students of any faith or religious persuasion may attend.[1] Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... A tennis net Tennis is a game played between either two players (singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponents court. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Cross-cultural communication (also frequently referred to as intercultural communication) is a field of study that looks at how people from differing cultural backgrounds endeavour to communicate. ... Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local community. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ... Debate (North American English) or debating (British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational argument. ... In the USA, an honor society (or honour society) is an organization of rank, the induction into which recognizes excellence among ones peers. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ...

The school is located in the San Gabriel Valley, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Los Angeles, just north of the Pomona Freeway (CA-60) in the city of Rosemead, California. It occupies approximately thirty acres. San Gabriel Valley within Southern California The San Gabriel Valley is one of the principal valleys of southern California. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the geographic center of metropolitan Los Angeles, California. ... The Pomona Freeway is the assigned name of the majority of California State Route 60 (CA/SR-60) between its western terminus at the East Los Angeles Interchange complex and its junction with the Riverside Freeway, California State Route 91 (CA/SR-91) and Interstate 215 (California) (I-215) in... City of Rosemead Seal Location of Rosemead, California Rosemead is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...

A nearly 5 million dollar effort to upgrade and create athletic facilities for the athletes at Bosco Tech were recently completed. Also, new academic buildings are planned to be constructed within the school, providing high-tech classrooms for the teachers and students. The new buildings will enable every teacher in the school to have their own room. The start and completion of the buildings are TBD.


Don Bosco Technical Institute began in 1955, with the help of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Salesian Society, and the industrial leaders of the Greater Los Angeles Area. [1] 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States. ... The Salesians of Don Bosco (or the Salesian Society, originally known as the Society of St. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ...

The school first opened its doors in 1955, following the Salesian trade-school model offering young men a chance to learn a trade. As time went on, and due to its proximity to many Southern California defense contractors, the school grew from a trade school to a technology school. Many young men were excited to have a high school that combined college-prep courses with technology classes.

The school was intended to mimic the average man's work day, until the late 1980s, the hours were from 7:30am to 4:00pm (9 to 5 job). This was very hectic for students who had an after-school job or were involved in an extracurricular activity. Some students till this day, feel their tech is actually somewhat of a job experience to them. At the end of the school year of 2006, the school day hours were shorted to 7:55 am to 3:05 pm.

School administration contends that the school added its 5th year college program. Its college division (Don Bosco College of Science & Technology) began its optional "Five-year" program which gives students the opportunity to complete minimum secondary education requirements in three years followed by a two-year Junior college program leading to an Associate of Science degree, both on the same campus. School Administrators contend that it was also an attempt at keeping graduates from being drafted into the Vietnam War, but a search through early records will reveal that the program was established several years earlier. This program was discontinued at the end of the 2006 school year. Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...

It has always maintained a legacy of academic excellence, but gained the reputation of a "tech" school. Academically, the school sees other local schools (Loyola, Harvard-Westlake ,La Salle, Crespi, St. Francis, Bishop Amat, Serra, Cantwell, and Cathedral) as peers, though none have the technology education offered by the Tech. It also is located close to two other Salesian-based high schools, Salesian in Boyle Heights and St. John Bosco in Bellflower. Its students hail from all over the Greater Los Angeles area; with some students traveling more than an hour’s commute each day to the school. Loyola High School of Los Angeles, is a Jesuit preparatory school for young men. ... La Salle High School is a private Catholic preparatory high school in Pasadena, California. ... Saint Francis High School is an all-boys Catholic preparatory high school in La Cañada Flintridge, California. ... Bishop Amat Memorial High School is a co-ed Catholic high school serving the San Gabriel Valley in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and was founded in 1957. ... Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School, commonly referred to as Cantwell or CSHM, is a Roman Catholic High School located in Montebello, California. ... Boyle Heights is a district just east of Downtown Los Angeles on the East Side of Los Angeles, California. ... St. ... Warning: To anyone who reads this wiki entry and thinks about visiting, or moving to Bellflower, CA. There is a creature known simply as RELYT [1]. The mythical Relyt has been long thought a creation of folklore and long sought by cryptozoologists, however recent sightings have now confirmed that the...

The school has had some success at sports throughout the year (especially cross country and basketball), but the academic rigor of the school has probably limited its success. It used to offer sports such as water polo and wrestling. It has recently received some recognition for golf and football. It's most recognizable rivalries are with Serra High School of Gardena, Crespi High School of Encino and (with an intense reputation) Cathedral High School of Los Angeles. The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cathedral High School is a Roman Catholic College Prepatory High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. ...

More advanced forms of technology formed over the years and many techs were added or reformed. The school has grown in size since its 55' opening and has been recognized for its renowned debate team. It has a special relationship with its "sister schools," Ramona Convent in Alhambra, San Gabriel Mission High School in San Gabriel, and Alverno in Sierra Madre. Ramona Convent Secondary School is an all-female college-preparatory high school. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... // San Gabriel Mission High School, the school with a mission, is an all-girls Catholic high school located on the grounds of the fourth mission of California, which was founded in 1771 by the Franciscan Padres and often used by Father Junipero Serra as his headquarters. ... San Gabriel City Hall San Gabriel is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Sierra Madre is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ...

It was named for the founder of the Salesian Society, Saint John Bosco, who was a 19th century Italian priest who established technical schools to give boys the skills they need to be craftsmen and leaders.[1] Saint Don Bosco, born Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco, and known in English as John Bosco (August 16, 1815 – January 31, 1888), was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and recognized pedagogue, who put in practice the dogma of his religion, employing teaching methods based on love rather than punishment. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Craftsman is an artisan who practices a handicraft or trade; a style of architecture and furniture arising from the Arts and Crafts movement; a military rank within the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, equivalent to a private; and a brand of tools. ...

The current mascot, the Tiger, was adopted after a student vote in 1986. The school did not have an official mascot before this, and the school's students were referred to as the "Techmen." Binomial name Panthera tigris altaica (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of tigers in 1900 (red) and 1990 (green) Synonyms Felis tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Tigris striatus Severtzov, 1858 Tigris regalis pink, 1867 Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four big cats in the Panthera genus. ...

Beginning in the Fall of 2006, the college division of Bosco Tech will cease operations due to perceived lack of interest in the program and lack of funding. Upon this being announced in October 2004, controversy erupted from underclassmen who were promised the choice of taking the program. In recent school years, the number of applicants to the school has gone down. In response, many reforms have been proposed, including going co-ed. October 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: October 2004 in sports Events Deaths in October • 29 HRH Princess Alice • 25 John Peel • 24 James Cardinal Hickey • 23 Robert Merrill • 19 Paul Nitze • 18 K. M. Veerappan • 16 Pierre Salinger • 10 Christopher...

The school's sophomore counselor, Brad Stolz, appeared on the weekly Tiger TV broadcast with video from his recent trips from 1976 to 2006. Notable trips include Madagascar (during the December 2004 tsunami), Aruba, South Africa, Fiji, and New Zealand. In March 2006, he was interviewed by Pope Benedict XVI as to whether his college friend, William Joseph Levada, should become cardinal. This ended when Tiger TV was dissolved and replaced by the Bosco Television Network. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Papal Arms of Pope Benedict XVI. The papal tiara was replaced with a bishops mitre, and pallium of the Pope was added beneath the coat of arms. ... William Joseph Levada William Joseph Levada, (born 15 June 1936, Long Beach, California) is a Roman Catholic bishop, the Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, currently serving in the Roman Curia as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. ...

Bosco Tech continues to serve young men in the science of technology, Don Bosco's teachings, and offers a sense of brotherly love throughout the years.

Technology programs

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One of the school’s original cheers saluted the inherent "geek" status of the students at a technical high school. Look up geek in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Secant, tangent, cosine, sine
Three point one four, one five nine
Slide rule, slide rule, sis boom bah
Bosco Tech, beat them raw!

The world famous rock band "Van Halen" played at a Bosco Tech music show in 1972. Bosco Tech had to pay the then "garage-band" $200 hundred dollars to play at the Tech's show. Secant is a term in mathematics. ... In mathematics, the word tangent has two distinct but etymologically-related meanings: one in geometry and one in trigonometry. ... In mathematics, the trigonometric functions are functions of an angle, important when studying triangles and modeling periodic phenomena. ... In mathematics, the trigonometric functions are functions of an angle, important when studying triangles and modeling periodic phenomena. ... When a circles diameter is 1, its circumference is π. The mathematical constant π is an irrational real number, approximately equal to 3. ... The slide rule (often nicknamed a slipstick) is a mechanical analog computer, consisting of at least two finely divided scales (rules), most often a fixed outer pair and a movable inner one, with a sliding window called the cursor. ...

Notable Alumni/Students

Surveys show that seventy-three percent of Bosco's graduates are working in engineering, math, science or technology-related professions. Some, however, have made a name in other professions.

  • Michael Garciaparra - Drafted by Seattle in the supplemental 1st round (36th overall) of the 2001 June draft with the pick awarded to the Mariners. Brother of Nomar Garciaparra from St. John Bosco High School.
  • Jay Hernandez - Actor (Attended but did not graduate) [2] [3]
  • Joseph Pizzorno - President and co-founder of Bastyr University in Bellevue, Washington.
  • Alex Meruelo - President and CEO of Meruelo Enterprises, Inc., Cantamar Property Management, Inc. and founder of La Pizza Loca, Inc.
  • Wayne Engelstad - NBA Basketball player
  • Nick Spano

St. ... Jay Hernandez (born Javier Hernandez on February 20, 1978 in Montebello, California) is a Mexican-American actor. ... Bastyr University was established as the John Bastyr College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1978 in Seattle, Washington (USA) by Sheila Quinn, Joseph Pizzorno ND, LM, William Mitchell ND, and Les Griffith ND, LM. It is named for the late John Bastyr, ND, DC (1912-1995), a pioneering naturopathic physician and... Nick Spano (born March 16, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Donnie Stevens in the hit Disney Channel Original Series Even Stevens. ...

See also

  • Category:Salesian schools

External links

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  1. ^ a b c d "DBTI Website". Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
  2. ^ Jay Hernandez at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "Jay Hernandez Biography", filmscafe.com Website. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.



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