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Keefe Regional Technical School

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February 15, 2019

Announcements and Events

Have a great break - February Vacation: 2/18 - 2/22

Acceleration Academy - English MCAS - February 19, 20 and 21 from 8AM - 12PM

The Acceleration Academy is a free program developed to optimize student success in the area of English Language Arts in preparation for the March 2019 MCAS and is open to all current grade 10 students. We will see all students attending the program on Tuesday of break. Check-in at the main entrance.

Wednesday, 2/27/19 - 10:35 AM dismissal for students (District SkillsUSA Competition)

Course Selection for the 2019-2020 School Year:

School Counselors will begin meeting with students next week regarding the course selection process for the 2019-2020 school year. Academic instructors have made course level recommendations for students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Course verification will be shared with parents/guardians once this process is complete.

Framingham State's Education Club is running a teacher panel for students interested in becoming a teacher!

See flyer below for details. Date of the panel is Thursday, February 21 from 6:30-8PM.

Academic Updates

KT Students work on Healthy Relationships Awareness App

Over the past 18 months our students have been working diligently developing a healthy relationships awareness app. Our students received an invitation from the Office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan for the launch of the app.

The launch took place on February 1st because February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness month. Our students attending the event that took place at the Wakefield Teen Center.


Ashley Famania (class of 2018)

Briae Hughes (missing from the picture)

James Hunter

Catalina Lima

Cal Marden (missing from the picture)

Catalina and James with Attorney General Marian Ryan!

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Camera ready!

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Mrs. Clifford’s freshmen class reading Room by Emma Donoghue.

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100 days, 100 books, countless smiles!

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Much to celebrate! 100th day of school and celebrating our New England Patriots Championship. George has all the new gear!

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Career and Technical Updates

100th day of school activities in Early Childhood!

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Early Childhood Education seniors working on Early Childhood Safety and teaching the sophomores about it. Check them out in action below!

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Grade 11 students from multiple CTE Programs are participating in the Laborer's Training Program.

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Mr. Tom Lemon from the Laborers Training program teaching our junior students CPR.

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Grade 11 students in action with the Laborer's Training Program pouring cement bases.

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School Counseling

Thanks to all the parents and students who attended our Junior College Planning Night! Special thanks to our graduates Emily Procopio and Kevin Guzman for helping present on their experience and provide translation.

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Senior Scholarship Packet deadline to submit was today!

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.


Deadline to register if Wednesday, February 20 (during school vacation). Classes begin on Thursday, February 28 in room 220 with Ms. Sullivan from 5:30PM -8PM.

Verbal SAT Prep Course will run on Thursdays from 5:30PM - 8PM beginning February 28, 2019 and ending May 2, 2019.


Student Oppotunities

Student Assistantship Program this summer at Danforth - if you love art, check this out!

Studio Assistantship Program is designed to expose high school students to the administrative functions and educational practices of a visual arts school. In their role as Studio Assistants, participants contribute to the efficiency of school operations, assist instructors with all aspects of teaching and creating, including material prep, classroom management, and critique. Most importantly, studio assistants act as leaders and provide positive and beneficial experiences to Danforth students. Assistants will participate in a variety of classes, which will afford them the experience of differentiated lesson planning and teaching methods. Working with individual students will allow them to see the degree of student learning at different developmental levels.


Summer Employment Opportunity - Lifeguard Certification: We are offering summer employment and lifeguard certification for individuals who are sixteen years of age and older. Our management knows the Company’s greatest resource is our staff, and we strive to build solid teams that will make each workday safe and enjoyable for both themselves and their patrons.

Lifeguarding for High Sierra Pools is more than just a job: it’s the chance to be an integral part of a community and a role model to the youth that swim there. High Sierra Pools’ lifeguards and staff ensure the safety of hundreds of pools and thousands of patrons. We employ year-round professionals as well as qualified seasonal staff focused on our core values of safety, service and teamwork.

Please contact Andrei Nursi, Assistant 617-291-7230 or with any questions.

MassBay Summer Stem Starter Academy:

The Summer STEM Sampler Workshops will be offered July 15-19, 2019 at the Wellesley Hills campus. This one week program is designed to give high school students exposure to different areas of STEM. The workshops are a five day exploratory in: Science (Biotechnology Lab Work); Technology (Robotics and Web Design); Engineering (Engineering Design); and Math (interactive, contextualized in STEM). See attached flyer.

Student Activities

Jam session with Thiago, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Fogarty and Mr. Whitcomb!

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Chess Club and Magic the Gathering in action!

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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone, from the homecoming committee ❤️ Carnations for cupid was a huge success and we would love to thank everyone for buying flowers🌹 hopefully everyone got their flowers but if there was a problem feel free to talk to anyone on the homecoming committee! Thank you again hopefully you all had fun:) 💕

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Open House at Framingham GLASS for LGBTQ and youth of color. Check out the info fyler below.

Student Spotlight

Skills USA seniors participate in SAIL Conference on February 7th!

From Advisor Mr. Allain: SkillsUSA sponsored a great conference for a group of our seniors involved in the organization. This conference was focused on our seniors who will graduate with seemly limitless opportunities for quality employment largely due to the drastic skills gap in today’s workforce. The education they receive at Keefe Tech has been effective at combining relevant workplace skills with CTE and academic standards.

SkillsUSA business partners and program graduates shared several timely resources and experiences that support the framework of the SkillsUSA mission, which includes personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. All of the information was designed to assist our seniors with successful transition from CTE to college and careers, ensuring every SkillsUSA graduate is Job-Ready, Day One.

Pictured below from left to right:

Stephen Forde, Plumbing, Harrison MacDonald, Plumbing, Katilyn Sok, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Christian Espana, Health Careers, Elsi Mejia, Health Careers, McKensi Tufford, Graphic Communications, Miranda Vespa, Health Careers

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The girls’ basketball team will have one more game. We will be playing the KT Women’s Basketball Team on Tuesday, February 26th, at 2:45. Practice for all will be held on Monday, February 25th, from 2:00-3:00 in the gym.

The Keefe Tech cheerleaders came in 2nd place at the Wildcat Invitational competition in Gardner last weekend. They received the highest competition score that a Keefe Cheer team has received to date!

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Check out these volleyball league champs with their new shirts and sweet banner!

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Spring sports sign-ups are happening!

Anyone who still would like to sign up for baseball, can see Mr. Rosano in Room 203.

There will be a mandatory baseball meeting in room 203 at 2:05 on Wednesday, February 27th. Please see Mr. Rosano if you cannot attend the meeting. (Mr. Rosano)

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

A shout out to Ben Westerman for being a team player this Valentine's Day helping deliver flowers for the homecoming fundraiser. Way to go cupid!
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Parent/Guardian Resources

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

Instructions for parents/guardians to sign-up to view student grades.

If you are in need of temporary food assistance please see information below about our partnership with Daniel's Table.