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Keefe Regional Technical School

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October 11, 2019

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

Monday, October 14th - No School


Starting on Tuesday, October 15th, KT will begin the 2019 Homecoming week! Tuesday is “Decade Day” Dress to represent your favorite decade of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. 3 homecoming games are happening that afternoon: varsity boys soccer, freshmen girls volleyball, and cross country.


There will be a 10th Grade class meeting on Tuesday, October 15th from 2-2:30PM in Room 317. We will be discussing plans and ideas for a potential all-school dance. Snacks will be provided. See Mr. Davol or Ms. Porter if you have any questions.


The Chess Club and Magic the Gathering will meet Thursday, October 17th at 2:05PM in room 102. All those who are interested are welcome to join! Come ready to play!


Any student interested in Yearbook club see Mr. Allain in Graphics or Mrs. Hargrove in Visual Design.


Students interested in being SkillsUSA officer for Keefe Tech see Mr. Allain in Graphics or Mr. Flynn in Plumbing.


On Thursday, October 17th, representatives from the military will be at all 3 lunches to answer any student questions and provide information on their programs.


It's that time of the year for the Health Careers Fall Blood Drive. Did you know one in seven people entering a hospital need blood. Please consider donating on Tuesday, November 5th. Sign up at all 3 lunches today!


On Friday, October 18th, KT will be capping off our 2019 Homecoming week with KT class day. After the pep rally, we will be hosting a BBQ, intramural tournaments, and faculty games. Sign ups for kickball, gaga ball and 4 square will be during lunch today.

The Guidance Department Hosts Financial Aid Night!

Get MONEY for college! Grade 11 and 12 students, the Keefe Tech Financial Aid night is just around the corner! Learn how to get financial aid for college. Please plan to join us on Thursday, October 24th at 6 pm. Sign up in guidance of with the form below!


This is definitely an event that parents/guardians should attend if your student is thinking about going to a 2 or 4 year college when they graduate.

Happy National Principals Month to Dr. Snow!

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Language Learner Parent Advisory Board!

First meeting is October 30 at 2:15PM, see below!

Booster's Club Fundraiser!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Form Reminder

Students who have not submitted a new application by today, October 11, 2019, will be automatically returned to a full paid status. If you still need to do this forms are below

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - English

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Spanish

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Portuguese

Academic Updates

Welcome to our new Academic Faculty!

Welcome Ms. Erickson!

Nicole Erickson- Math Dept.
Nicole received her bachelors and master’s degrees at Worcester State University in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She began as a long-term substitute at Worcester Technical High School and has spent the last four years teaching 8th grade math at Cameron Middle School in Framingham. Outside of school Nicole enjoys outdoors traveling and hiking with her rescue puppy.


A fun fact about Ms. Erickson:

If she wasn't a math teacher, her dream job would be to own her own restaurant! She loves to travel and cook cuisines from other countries and regions.

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Welcome Ms. Masso!

Kaitlin Masso- Math Dept.

Kaitlin is from Rhode Island and attended Texas A&M University where she received her bachelor’s in education. After graduating, she entered the Air Force where she worked in nuclear missile operations as a combat commander and instructor. After moving back home, Kaitlin worked as a teaching assistant and long-term substitute at Blackstone Valley Tech. She enjoys baking, archery, and hiking with her dog.


A fun fact about Ms. Masso:

She has traveled to almost all 50 states!

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Welcome Mr. Spencer!

Daniel Spencer- ELL and Spanish Department

Daniel graduated in from Blackstone Valley Tech and attended initially attended MassBay for automotive, then computer science, before transferring to Framingham State and deciding to be a teacher. Daniel has a degree in English and has worked with adult ESL programs as has experience in the Framingham Public Schools with the ESL department. Daniel is excited to continue working in Framingham! In his free time Daniel enjoys cooking.



A fun fact about Mr. Spencer:

In his free time, he is a student of Jiu Jitsu!

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Welcome Ms. Barrasso!

Anna Barrasso- Science Dept.

Anna has always loved Science and studied chemistry in college. For several years she worked as a research associate in academic and industrial laboratories. In these positions she often trained others in various instruments and chemical techniques, which attracted her to the idea of teaching. She obtained her teaching certificate and began teaching Illinois before moving with her family to Massachusetts. Anna most recently taught Chemistry at Worcester Tech.


A fun fact about Ms. Barrasso:

She is always on the hunt to buy and wear science themed t-shirts and tops!

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Welcome Ms. Cucinotta!

Lauren Cucinotta – Health/PE

Lauren has a Bachelors degree from Bridgewater State University and Masters degree from Springfield College. She has experience teaching Health and PE in both the Pembroke and Brookline Public Schools and has also been a personal trainer through the YMCA. In her free time she enjoys being active, traveling, cooking and spending time with her nieces and nephew


A fun fact about Ms. Cucinotta:

She played college softball and completed the Boston Marathon in 2016!

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Career and Technical Updates

Early Childhood Juniors working on their preschool activities!

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Early Childhood Juniors at the Childcare Center!

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Horticulture grade 10!

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This is what is looks like to build a house!

Carpentry students starting the floor framing of the new house project in Ashland.
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Student Activities

Homecoming Week 2019

KT HOMECOMING WEEK: “Spirit Days”


10/15: TUESDAY

“Decade Day”

Dress to represent your favorite decade of the 70s, 80s, 90s, or 00s!


10/16: WEDNESDAY

“College and Career Day”

Dress to show off your future college or career plans!


10/17: THURSDAY

“Character Day”

Dress as your favorite movie, TV, celebrate or internet character!


10/18: FRIDAY

“KT Class Day”

9th and 10th grade wear BLUE

11th grade wear ORANGE

12th grade wear WHITE

A few highlights from Mr. Fulham's unofficial Dungeons and Dragons Club!

Stop by room 301 after school on Thursdays if you are interested!
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A few pictures of our Student Ambassadors from trainings last week!

Metal Fab!

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Health Careers!

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Electrical!

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Horticulture!

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Plumbing!

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Programming!

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Culinary Arts!

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Cosmo!

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Auto!

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Legal!

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School Counseling

Seniors who are planning to apply to 4-year colleges and universities should be working on their college applications, completing necessary essays and making sure they have connected with teachers about recommendations. Students should make an appointment with their School Counselor if they have not done so already. Deadlines come up quick and we want to make sure they everyone is on track.


Attention seniors: The deadline to register for the November 2nd administration of the SAT was Thursday, October 3rd! Late registration with an additional few goes till October 22nd. Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://collegeboard.com. Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854.


Next SAT date is after that is December 7th, with a regular registration of November 8th!


Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!


College Lunch Visits - A representative from the schools below will be in the cafeteria during lunches if you are interested in learning more about their school and programs.

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Dean College

  • Wednesday, October 30 - Fischer College and Becker College

  • Thursday, October 31 - Anna Maria College


Keefe Tech is offering the PSAT to all grade 11 students free of charge on Wednesday, October 16th. The PSAT is a practice SAT exam. The purpose of this test is familiarize kids with the format of the real SAT exam and to get an idea of what you might score on the actual SAT test. The SAT is a test that many colleges/Universities require for admission (4 year). Colleges will not receive these scores. Students who are registered to take this exam should report to the Auditorium on Wednesday after announcements to check in.


October 17th at 10:30 AM - Framingham State University information session, register below!

Attention Juniors and Seniors - Metrowest College Planning Center "Third Thursdays" Program begins on Thursday, October 17 from 12:30 PM - 2PM. Please register below if you are interested in participating in this 6-series program focused on college exploration and readiness. Focus will be on supporting first generation college students, but all are welcome.

Monday, October 28 at 12:00 PM - UMASS Forum

Representatives from all the UMASS's will be at Keefe Tech to discuss their programs and schools. Interested students can register in the guidance office, or with the form below.

Families of Juniors and Seniors - Financial Aid Night

Thursday, October 24th from 6PM - 8PM.


  • The School Counseling Department hosts a financial aid night for students planning to attend a 2 for 4-year college/university when they graduate from Keefe Tech.
  • A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority will present important information

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 AM - ASVAB Exam

Any student who is planning to move forward with a career in the military will need to take this exam. If you are thinking about the military as an option you can take the exam at Keefe Tech before making any commitments. Interested students should see Mrs. Lyskowski is the Guidance Office.

STEM College Fair Info Flyer

Framingham State - Join the Herd Junior Campus Day - Saturday, October 19th!

The Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development at Framingham State University invites junior to be a part of their annual college readiness programming.


Join the Herd Junior Campus Day will be held at Framingham State University on Saturday, October 19th from 9a.m. - 3p.m.

Sample agenda:

  • Meet with current FSU students
  • Attend a mock class
  • Enjoy lunch
  • Learn how to apply for financial aid

Flyer and link to register are below!


https://admissions.framingham.edu/register/CollegeReadiness2019

FSU offers College Readiness Seminar for Parents!

11th annual "College Readiness for Parents: What Every Parent Needs to Know" seminar being held at Framingham State University. It is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 7-9 PM. The focus of this event is NOT on financial aid but on helping parents understand the difficulties students have with the transition to college in order to help build the habits needed to become successful.


Topics to be discussed will be as follows:


  • Expectations and assumptions of college faculty
  • Work/study habits and organizational skills: high school vs. college
  • Why getting good grades now is not a guarantee for future success

If you are interested, please click on the link below to register! Translation available.

Opportunities to learn about MassBay!

MassBay Community College will be hosting Information for Families in different languages. We aim to reach a broader audience, including students’ families to share information about MassBay resources and program offerings.


  • Haitian Creole: Saturday, November 2, at 10am
  • Portuguese: Saturday, December 7, at 2pm

Information flyers are below.

English Version

Translated Version

Juniors and Seniors participating at the Massachusetts State University Forum!

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Student Spotlight

Shout out to AJ Shepard!

AJ is a grade 12 student in the Metal Fab program, currently on coop working for the town of Berlin. AJ was recently honored by both the Board of Selectmen and Highway Department of Berlin for his involvement with the "On the Job Training Program." AJ was thanked for his professional and personable attitude and strong work ethic. Check out some if the action photos of AJ on the job below. Congrats AJ!
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Athletics

KT Broncos Game Schedule:

Shout out to our Golf Team!

MVADA Vocational Golf Championship

Matt Sostilio, Ryan Fangel, Morgan Reno, Danny Goyette, Shane McCarthy

Ryan Fangel was 4th place low medalist in the small school division with an 82.
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The KT Boosters Club wants YOU to help out!

The Boosters Club is seeking family volunteers who are able to volunteer their time (even a few hours a week!) to help out at the snack shack, at football games, or at weekend events at Keefe Tech. Volunteers come in all different forms, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, etc... We need more support for our students!


The Boosters organization raises money each year to provide scholarships to outstanding seniors in each academic and vocational program. At Senior Awards Night last year, the Boosters gave out over $10,000 in scholarships! Please see the flyer below for more information.


If you are able to help out please reach out to Jessica at boosters@jpkeefehs.org!

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