DR. PAUL PAWLOWSKI, Department Coordinator
Dr. Pawlowski attended Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA; graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Art education. Upon graduating he started a Custom Home Construction business where he built multiple homes in the South Shore area over a twelve year period.
In 1995 Dr. Pawlowski received a Doctoral degree in Technology Education from West Virginia University.
He joined the Hingham High School in September 1997.
Since beginning in Hingham Dr. Pawlowski has received over $10,000 in HEF grants that has been used to purchase new Industrial Lathes and a Wood Planning machine. Dr. Pawlowski teaches Woodworking at the High School and the TRACES program at the depot building.
Mr. Malerbi studied at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA; graduating with an education degree in Technology/Engineering. While attending college he started a small shop in 2007 building furniture and cabinetry, focusing on custom designs and builds.
Mr. Malerbi joined Hingham High School in September 2016. He has updated the auto shop with a computerized diagnostic system for use on consumer vehicles and supplied the community with woodwork provided by the students for the holiday fair.
Grade 7 - 2 periods
This exploratory course provides the student with a basic introduction to woodworking using a variety of hands-on activities. The student will develop the necessary skills to use a variety of hand and power tools safely. Creativity is encouraged through the design and construction of various projects including individual, mass production and problem-solving activities.
WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY I
Grades 9-12 (2.5 credits)
This course provides the student with an introduction to woodworking using a variety of hands-on activities. The students will develop the necessary skills to use a variety of hand and power tools safely. Then they will advance to a class structure project. Creativity is encouraged through the design and construction of various projects including individual, mass production and problem solving activities.
WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY II
Grades 10-12 (2.5 credits
)In this course, an entire semester is devoted to student-selected projects of major proportions. The students may choose to pursue areas previously experienced such as furniture making, household accessories, sports equipment, etc., or explore completely new areas such as wood carving, laminating wood and plastics, advanced wood finishing procedures, boat building, pattern making, upholstering, or the study of lumber, its products, and related materials. This course may be repeated for full credit with instructor’s approval.
Grades 10-12 (5 credits)
A student selecting this program will spend one half of the school day at an off-campus site in a supervised work/training experience. During the second half of the school day, the student will schedule a minimum of three classes at Hingham High School. Construction Technology will provide an opportunity to explore a wide range of construction skills in trades such as architectural design, carpentry, electricity, welding, sheetmetal fabrication, machine shop, interior design, and decorating. Hands-on experiences will be offered, and students will assist in the renovation of structures and other construction projects