Keefe Regional Technical School
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August 29, 2019
Welcome back! We have had a busy first week of school and are very happy to have all of our students, faculty and staff back for another year at Keefe Tech! We hope everyone had a restful and exciting summer with family and friends. We are once again planning to publish our online newsletter every two weeks throughout the year.
We have a lot of exciting things happening this school year and our goal is to highlight our student successes, what is happening in our programs and classrooms, and make sure our whole school community has access to important information. Thanks for reading and feedback is always welcome!
Upcoming School Events & Announcements
No School - Friday, August 30 and Monday, September 2
REMINDER GRADE 9 STUDENTS - Tuesday, September 3 - Students who are scheduled for AM Exploratory should report to the auditorium at the start of the day. Students scheduled for PM Exploratory will report to the auditorium after lunch. Each program will be dismissed from there with Career and Tech instructors. Students will receive a copy of their career exploratory schedule for the year.
3PM buses begin on Tuesday, September 3 - For students staying after school with teachers.
Project Adventure will be fishing Thursday, September 5th. See Mr. Paul in horticulture ASAP for your permission slip!
Friday, September 7th: The Student Council will be hosting an activities fair for all grade 9 and upper class transfer students at the end of the school day. Students can learn about the different clubs and activities offered at Keefe Tech and sign up for what they are interested in!
There will be an alumni soccer game on September 7th from 9:30-12:00. See Mr. Bruno with questions.
The start date for the weight room is Monday, September 9th. The weight room will be available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2-3. All participants will be required to sign in between 2:00and 2:15 in order to be eligible to participate in the days weightlifting routine. Participants that arrive after 2:15 require a pass from a teacher. The gym closes at 3 and all participants are required to go home on the 3PM bus and are not permitted to hangout in the hallways and/or on school grounds.
After-School Program beings Monday, September 16
The official After-School Program will begin in a few weeks and run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM - 3PM. Locations and faculty members running the program will be shared in the near future. This is a great way to stay on top of your work!
No School - Monday, September 30
SAVE THE DATE!
Curriculum Night - Thursday, October 3 from 6PM - 8PM
Follow your student's schedule, meet your student's teachers, learn about our student support departments and hear from our School Counselors. A mailing will go home with specific information about this event.
Keefe Tech is looking for parents to members for the English Language Learner Parent Advisory Board!
Boosters Club seeking new members!
Free and Reduced Lunch Form Reminder
The staff at Keefe’s student cafeteria hope you all had a great summer vacation. We are very
excited to welcome you all back along with the Class of 2023. We wish you all a happy and
healthy school year.
A reminder for those students who had a free or reduced status for school breakfast and lunch
the previous school year at Keefe are granted a corresponding temporary status for 30 days
beginning with the first day of school. This temporary status will come to an end on October 11, 2019. Please keep in mind that if you have not already received notification from the Food Service Department of your new status, a new application for this school year should be submitted by October 11, 2019.
Students who have not submitted a new application by October 11, 2019, will be automatically returned to a full paid status.
All NEW students enrolled at Keefe, if you were previously at free or reduced status at your
sending school, you will need to apply with a NEW 19-20 Free and Reduced Lunch Application
before the start of school. Notification letters and or applications have been mailed to all families. If you have not received an application and need one you may download one from the Bronco Bulletin, our Keefe Tech website or pick one up at the school.
If you have any questions, please call Susan Brown, Food Service Director at 508-416-2248
The Cafeteria Staff
Free and Reduced Lunch Form - English
Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Spanish
Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Portuguese
We will be posting a variety of photos and info highlighting our students, faculty, programs, sports teams, clubs and school. Share to @keefe.tech.hs if you have something exciting to share about our school community!
Faculty Spotlight - Summer Fun!
The Keefe Tech faculty and admin are ready for the 2019-2020 school year, but we had a great summer! A few highlights from our staff!
Class Presentations #kindness
Class assembly for grade 12 students will be held on Tuesday, September 3 during second period and the following week on Tuesday, September 10 for grade 9 students during second period.
The 2018-2019 school year is kicking off with new and exciting opportunities for students!
We're beyond thrilled to expand our Fine Arts program, under the direction of Mr. Lamb. Students are continuing their education, with the development of Ceramics II as an additional art elective offering. Likewise, Mr. Warren, has created a great opportunity for students with the continuation of his entrepreneurship course. We are excited to offer Entrepreneurship II as a complement to the introductory course offered in current and previous school years.
Our AP program is expanding and evolving at a great rate. We are so proud that our students are taking advantage of this opportunity and committing to a more challenging and rigorous curriculum. This year we are offering AP Calculus with Ms. Frank and AP Psychology with Mr. Cummings. Both instructors have worked diligently to prepare a top-notch curriculum for our excited students.
Wishing all the Broncos a great school year!
Career and Technical Updates
All of the CTE programs are up and running and prepared for another exciting school year.
A big welcome to the Class of 2023 as they prepare to explore eight of the career area programs here at Keefe Tech! All of our CTE programs and grade 9 instructors are looking forward to working with you as you complete this process.
We have added new CTE instructors in the following career area programs: Dental Assisting, Desing and Visual Communications, Metal Fabrication, and Legal and Protective Services. Please welcome all of the new instructors to the Keefe Tech community.
Students in our Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry career area programs will be working on a variety of off-campus building projects this school year. Plumbing and Electrical will begin the school year working on renovating a home in Holliston in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Plumbing, Electrical, and Carpentry will all be working to build a new home from the ground up for the Garino family of Ashland this school year. Project updates and photos will be shared moving forward.
Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to start thinking about Cooperative Education. Please see your career area teacher for additional information about eligibility and opportunities. Mr. Packard is our Coop Coordinator and his office is located across from the library.
SAVE THE DATE - GRADE 9 Activities Fair - Friday, September 7 at 1:30PM in the Gym!
Class Officers for the 2019-2020 School Year!
President: Gabe Sharon
Vice President: Greg Rigot
Treasurer: Jonathan Spalti
Secretary: Hilda Mogollon
Class of 2021:
President: Tiffany Adams
Vice President: Skye Bradford
Treasurer: Chantal Barroso
Secretary: Crystal Soeiro
Class of 2022:
President: Owen Riis
Vice President: Sylvia Azama
Treasurer: Lily Sullivan
Secretary: Alexa Ciola
A reminder to all students that the add/drop deadline to modify your schedule is Friday, September 27th. Guidance will be unable to accommodate schedule changes after this date. Thank you!
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 October 5th administration of the SAT is Friday, September 6th! Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://collegeboard.com. The next SAT date is November 2nd (registration deadline is October 3rd). Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854.
Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!
Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 PM - Massachusetts State University Forum
Representatives from multiple state universities will be at Keefe Tech to talk about their schools and programs and answer your questions. Confirmed schools as of right now are: FSU; Worcester State University; Fitchburg State university; Keene State University; Bridgewater State University
Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 AM - PSAT
This is the practice SAT exam that will be offered to all interested Juniors free of cost. If you are thinking about a 4-year college or university this exam should be on your list. Letters will go home to parents/guardians and students can sign up in the Guidance Office.
October 17th at 10:30 AM - Framingham State University information session
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.
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.
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
STEM College Fair Info Flyer
Keefe Tech fall sports is underway with a total of seven different programs:
Football, boys soccer, girls soccer, golf, cheerleading, girls volleyball, and boys/girls cross country.
It's never too late to sign up for any of these teams so please see Athletic Director Mr. Kane if interested. Mr. Kane's office is located on the first floor across the hall from the Early Childhood Program.
Looking to support the KT Broncos? Go to the website for updated game schedules!