The 70-th anniversary.
Our teachers and students have prepared for their 70-th anniversary for more than a year. During the last few years all meetings and arrangements at the Technical School were devoted to this date.
Administrative teaching staff and the Methodical Council announced a competition among the Subject commissions and classrooms.
So in 2000 a Subject commission of management and marketing became the winner and in 2001 Russian and Literature classroom took the first place. The winners were awarded with valuable presents which help to improve educational process. ( TV sets, cameras and so on.).
Different kinds of sports competitions were held among the students as great attention is given to sports activities at our Technical School. Sport is an essential part of our daily life. School teams were a great success at the competitions held among the educational institutions of our town.
Amateur art activities are very popular among our students who made glad not only their classmates and teachers but the inhabitants of Pyatigorsk too. Our students became the winners of the festival "The Students' Spring 2000".
We have a traditional contest "The Student of a year". In 2001 a third year student of the Management Department Andreasyan Tamara was the winner.
The Preparatory Committee was headed by Deputy Directors O.V. Kovalyova and A.M. Kartashov.
A.V. Poplavskaya with a group of students studied thoroughly the history of the Technical School. They worked at the archives, met and corresponded with graduates and former teachers. The result of this work was a Technical School Museum which renewed its work on the 27-th of April, 2001, the day of our anniversary. The museum tells us about the history of the Technical School.
Our sponsors among whom were former graduates M.M. Mosheev, A.N. Bonus, E.D. Mardahayev, U.A. Timoshenko, some enterprises PLC "Holod", sanatorium "Rodnik" and many others gave a real help in celebrations.
The jubilee celebrations lasted from April 20 till 27. During this week, a lot of events took place at our Technical School: students' art exhibition, the exhibition of cookery, graduates' meeting; photo- exhibition and many others.
Students' art exhibition was really remarkable. The students of the 1 4 courses and of all specialties took part in it. The visitors were impressed by works greatly. The exhibits were made of different materials: wood, straw, glass, bone, stone. Their works were distinguished by a romantic perception of life and nature. The artistic language was simple and clear. But what impressed mostly is the variety of genres: painting, sculpture, embroidery, knitting, musical compositions, batik and many others. Subject-matter was various: "Students' life", "Nature", "Folk motifs", "Study of local lore", "Abstract Art", "Portraits". It was pleasant to know that out students are interested in old traditions. But they are also good at making new ones.
And we are sure now that there are a lot of gifted, talented, keen people here. They reflected in their works world view, readiness to mystification, practical jokes, disposition, analysis, vigilance.
The cookery exhibition was organized during this week too. With the help of the teachers the students did their best. It was a great success. The dishes of the Culinary Association of Caucasian Mineral Waters were also represented there.
All in all the students showed 27 special banquet dishes, made at a high professional level. While making sweet dishes and pastry the students showed fantasy. Everything looked very realistic. The tarts "Fruit basket" and "Opened book" were awarded a prize. The exhibition was in limelight. Its motto was "Art of cookery is the source of delicious and healthy food". The Association of Culinary Experts of KMV. (president A.N. Sobolev) also represented the dishes of high culinary trade. The jubilee panel made of multicolored macaroni foods attracted special attention.
The exhibition showed that the students and teachers of Technological Department work with enthusiasm and love for their profession.
As you know well served table is the top of hospitality. An attractive food service style adds to the attractiveness of meal. Another important part of the meal service is correct table setting. Any meal will be tasty when eaten at a nicely covered table and you shouldn't limit your fantasy here.
Anniversary celebrations at our Technical School gave rise to imagination of 3-d year students of the Department of "Service organization at public catering establishments". They created their own compositions of holiday tables. Their fantasy in choosing the theme of tables settings was unique.
Competent judges with A.N. Sobolev a President of Culinary Association of KMV at the head had to appraise the creative work of future specialists in the sphere of service.
The students represented holiday tables under different subject-matters: "Easter", "Awakening of Spring", "Day of Humor", "Victory Day", "Mother's Day". The students selected all the elements of setting to their taste: sets, candles, originally folded napkins, flowers. Unusual accessories added a special nuance of individuality to their tables. Each table had its own unique style.
Over 400 graduates and guests visited the anniversary celebrations. The week was concluded with a festival where gathered graduates of all generations, honored guests, teachers and students of the Technical School. The history met with the present. Reminiscences of teachers veterans, graduates alternated with the best items of amateur art activities of students.
The assistant of the Head of the administration of Pyatigorsk I.V. Kalinsky, the representatives of higher educational institutions, technical schools, organizations and enterprises of KMV congratulated the Technical School.
The Head of the Personnel and State Service Department of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Russian Federation V.M. Makarov congratulated the body of the Technical School with the anniversary and gave the teachers awards of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation.
43 teacher and workers of the Technical School were awarded on that date.
The History of the Technical School
At the bottom of the mountains of Mashuk and Beshtau there is a world popular health resort town of Pyatigorsk. It was founded 221 years ago. Now it is widely known in Russia and abroad.
There is the oldest technical school in Pyatigorsk. the Technical School of Trade and Economy there. It is situated in Universitetskaya Street in the shade of chestnuts. It celebrated the 70-th anniversary in 2001 .
Its history began in 1931 when a Decision № 107 of Narcomsnab College of December 15, 1931 to found a technical school of Rostorgovlya in the North Caucasus was made. There were 90 students in 1931. The first graduation was in 1934.
During the fascist occupation the town was ruined (9.08.1942 11.01. 1943). The building of the Technical School was completely destroyed as well. But according to the decision of Pyatigorsk Town Council began its work again in 41, Universitetskaya Street, just the very place the school is situated nowadays. Now it is a newly built modern school consisting of three buildings. It was done with the help of students.
In 1963 there was built a new four storied hostel, where 120 students live now. There is a library, a reading-room, a rest-room there. Tea-parties, "Ogonkis", meetings with interesting people, debates, reading conferences are often held here.
In 1970 twelve teachers were rewarded with medals "For Valiant Labor" for their large contribution to the development of teaching and educational process, 14 teachers were marked with the sign "Excellent Teacher of Socialist Competition" of the Ministry of Trade of the Russian Federation.. 12 teachers were rewarded with the Lenin Jubilee medals.
In 1972-1974 with the help of students a new three storied building was attached to an old one.
Chemical and technological laboratories, students' canteen for 120 places and the pride of the technical school - a gymnasium are placed there.
For great success in communist education of youth, for taking an active part in mass defensive work, for spreading political and scientific knowledge among the population, for physical culture development and sports in our town the Technical School was rewarded with diplomas of the Central Committee of the Leninist Young Communist League of the Soviet Union, Ministry of Education of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), territorial Party Committee, town Party Committee, territory executive committee, by the board of administration of territorial branch of all-union society "Znanie" etc.
By the order of Ministry of Education of the RSFSR № 145 06.03.1984 "About affirmation of basic special colleges on the territory of Stavropol and Krasnodar regions" Pyatigorsk Technical School of Soviet Trade was confirmed as basic among special educational institutions of Stavropol region.
For training skilled specialists for trade and public catering establishments the Technical School was rewarded according to its deserts with diplomas of managing department of Stavropol territory executive committee, territorial Party Committee and the town Party Committee.
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