Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

May 18, 2018

We hope everyone going to the prom tonight has a great time! All families should have received Term III Progress Reports in the mail. The end of the year is approaching quickly! Students should make sure they are on track with their courses. A reminder that all students need to be in compliance with our attendance policy to earn credit for their courses and move into the next grade levels.

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE! Any student wishing to reserve a yearbook may do so with a $20 deposit or by paying the full amount of $60. See Mr. Griffin (jgriffin@jpkeefehs.org) for more information.


The Keefe Tech Literary Magazine CRAZYHORSE is looking for this year's submissions. If you would like to publish a poem, short story, photograph, or picture, please email your work to Mrs. Sullivan by Friday, May 25. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Sullivan in 219.


Attention Underclassmen: Join us for the Underclass trip to Six Flags, Saturday, June 9, 2018.Tickets are $46 per person. Reservations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis, no exceptions. Students must be in good standing and may pick up permission slips with Mr. Collins. Completed slips must be returned to Mr. Griffin with payment. Any questions see Mr. Griffin in room 205. Last day to buy a ticket is Monday, 5/21!


WANT TO HELP YOUR STUDENT WITH THEIR MATH HOMEWORK?

Follow this link to a variety of math resources that can help your student with their math homework! https://www.smore.com/d953p


May 2018 Calendar:


Tuesday, May 22:

Senior Finals Reviews


Wednesday, May 23:

Math MCAS - late arrival for Grade 9, 11 and 12 students

Senior Academic Finals - D, E, F


Thursday, May 24:

Math MCAS - late arrival for Grade 9, 11 and 12 students


Friday, May 25:

Last Day for Seniors (Senior Make-Up Final Day


Monday, May 28:

Memorial Day - No School


Wednesday, May 30:

Senior Awards Night at 6:30PM - Seniors who are receiving an award will be invited to this event via a mailing. Award recipients must be present at the event to obtain their scholarship.


Thursday, May 31:

Class of 2018 Senior Trip. They will be going to Holiday Hill Resort in Prospect, CT. The trip will go from 7 AM- 6 PM on Thursday May 31st. Seniors going on the trip need to be at the gym end at 7AM on the 31st! There will be swimming, free food all day, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing, kayaking, tennis, ping pong, and many other activities. See Ms. Pagano with questions.


Beginning of June 2018 Events:


Friday, June 1:

Graduation Rehearsal @12:30PM - Seniors should enter by the cafeteria and need to report to the Auditorium. Following rehearsal there will be a Senior BBQ. Seniors will receive 4 graduation tickets with their cap and gown at rehearsal.


Saturday, June 2:

Graduation for the Class of 2018 - All graduating seniors need to be in the Auditorium by 10AM. Graduation begins in the Gymnasium at 11AM. There will be a breakfast for our graduates in the East Side Room beginning at 9AM.


Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 & 7:

Science MCAS (regular school hours)

After School Program Locations

The After School Program runs every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Teachers will be available after school to assist students in all subject areas.

Helpful guide to sign-up for IPARENT/ISTUDENT

Interested in checking in on your student's progress? Sign up for iParent! View assignments, grades, attendance, schedule, progress report, and biographical info.

Career and Technical Updates

Business Professional of America members compete in Dallas!

This year the Keefe Technical School Chapter of Business Professionals of America attended the National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas. John Quintin and Jonathan Spalti representing the Information Technology Program and Bradford Shapleigh, Cameron Mulready and Daniel Quackenbush representing the Programming and Web Program took part in workshops, certification exams and course related competition events.


Jonathan Spalti earned certifications in Microsoft Operating System Fundamentals and Network Fundamentals. Cameron Mulready earned a certification in Microsoft Operating System Fundamentals and Daniel Quackenbush earned a certification in Microsoft Security Pro Fundamentals. In addition, Daniel Quackenbush earned four medals including a Gold Medal in Computer Programming Concepts.


The students were accompanied to the conference by co-advisors Mr. Mark Hamilton and Mr. John Rabidou. The Keefe Technical School Chapter also earned a Certificate of Achievement for Membership Explosion by increasing it membership by 36% over previous years. In addition to the conference the students enjoyed a Texas Ranger baseball game, toured the JFK assassination route, toured the historic city of Grapevine, spent a day at Six Flags Amusement Park and enjoyed the Texas BBQ and Steakhouses. Next year the 2019 National Leadership Conference moves to Anaheim, California and the Keefe Technical School Chapter is looking to improve upon this year accomplishments.

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Smokers fabricated by our Metal Fabrication and Joining students!

L-R Ebelin DeLeon, Carlos Davila, Shane McConnell, Eliza Borrelli-Lewis, AJ Shepard, Brendon Sellers, Mr. Fogarty, Madison Griffen, Derrick Hollis, Joe Kaske, Brad Lincoln and Kyle Duffy

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Health Careers in the Community!

Sophomores in the Health Careers Program went to the Jewels of Framingham Celebration at the senior center, celebrating Framingham residents who are turning 90 this year and older. They also had the opportunity to meet the mayor and other representatives from the city of Framingham.
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Business Tech Seniors!

3 students pass their MS Office Specialist certification tests in Business Technology!


Seniors Joseph Gibbs and Bridgette Paredes passed the Microsoft Access exam.


Junior Laendra Magalhaes passed the Microsoft Excel exam.


(Bridgete is pictured below, everyone else was camera shy!)

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Academic Updates

Yoga students in the studio!

Students in the Keefe Tech yoga electives attended classes lead by Roberta Weiner at the Prana Center located in Holliston. The students experienced a one hour class involving relaxation, yoga poses, and breathing exercises. The yoga classes would like to extend a thank you to Principal Snow for her support!
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In the Classroom!

Students in Ms. Flynn's Chemistry class learning about saturation and creating crystals.
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Ms. Warren's Entrepreneurship students presenting their business plans.
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KT Students participate in Teen Dating Violence Prevention App Focus Group

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On Friday May 4, 2018 the following students represented Keefe Tech at the Teen Dating Violence Prevention App Focus group with the District Attorney, Marian Ryan:


Ashley Famania

Briae Hughes

James Hunter

Cataline Lima (missing from the picture)

Cal Marden (missing from the picture


A focus group, made up of students in the Middlesex County, attended the third meeting related to the creation of a Teen Dating Violence Prevention App. Our students were the sounding board and finalized the concepts they came up with the last meeting, in April. They also finalized the design of the icon for the app. Currently, they completed phase one of the project and look forward to continuing phase two in September.

STEM Opportunity this summer at MassBay!

MassBay is offering an Introduction to Coding, Robotics, Electronics & Technology this summer June 25 - July 19, 2018, Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 2:00. The program is for rising Juniors, Seniors & graduated Seniors. The cost is $100 (scholarships available). Mentoring and career counseling provided to give students an opportunity to explore careers in technology and engineering. See the attached brochure for more information!

Clubs and Activities

School Counseling News

Next SAT date is June 2, 2018. Registration is closed.


Next ACT is June 9, 2018. Last day for regular registration is today! Late registration goes till May 18th at http://act.org.


Thanks to MassBay for hosting a great Accepted Students Event at Keefe Tech last week. Welcome back to our 2013 graduates, Jimmy Casey and JT Locke, who spoke about their experience at MassBay and their plans for the future.

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Summer Dual Enrollment Courses

FSU and MassBay are offering summer session dual enrollment courses!


FSU Course at the College Planning Center (right on their campus).


Course: Race and Ethnic Relations - An examination of the cultures of various racial and ethnic groups from national, international, and historical perspectives; an overview of the theories relevant for an understanding of the outcomes of intergroup contact.


Dates and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 29 - July 3


Application is attached to this email. You can also pick one up in the Guidance Office. If you are interested please have your application in by next Friday, May 18th.


MassBay Course on Framingham Campus:


Social Problems (SO 115)

Course Description: Examines selected problems affecting life in contemporary

society. Topics may include aging, crime and delinquency, drugs, race/ethnicity,

and minority issues. Develops awareness and understanding of why and how

problems arise, and the means for dealing with them. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Dates and Times: Thursday 10:00am – 1:45pm from July 10 - August 16


The priority application deadline is Wednesday, May 30th - MassBay Dual Enrollment Application

FSU Dual Enrollment Application

Course: Race and Ethnic Relations Dates and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 29 - July 3

MassBay Dual Enrollment Application Link

Course: Social Problems (SO 115) Dates and Times: Thursday 10:00am – 1:45pm from July 10 - August 16

Fall Dual Enrollment Course

MassBay is going to offer a second Cyber Security course at Keefe Tech this fall. Students do not have to have participated in the course they offered this spring.


Deadline for applications is Friday, June 1st in the Guidance Office. MassBay will review all applicants before guareenting you a space in the course. If interested please get your application to me or your Guidance Counselor before the deadline.


Course Description - Scripting (3 credits):

This course introduces fundamental programming concepts. Students learn to design and implement platform- independent scripts. Students will learn scripting for system-administration, database communication, and to provide user interactivity through the use of multimedia resources. By the end of the course, students will have a concrete understanding of programming in several important scripting contexts.


Class will meet on Thursdays from 3:30PM-6:15PM from September 6th to December 13th at Keefe Tech.

MassBay Cyber Security Fall 2018 Course Information

In collaboration with MassBay we are running a section of the Cyber Security Course this fall. Students need to sign up by June 1, 2018. Course begins in September. Interested students should connect with the School Counselor.

Sophomores visit FSU!

A group of 10th graders went to Framingham State on Monday to participate in the College Planning Center's College for a Day program. Students heard from a panel of current FSU students (including Keefe Tech alum class of 2017 Samara Paulino Rosa), wrote about their short term and long term goals and made vision boards, and toured the campus. The 10th graders had a great time, and are looking forward to working more with the CPC and college students in the fall.
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Spring Athletics are coming to a close. Still a few events to catch!

We encourage students and families to come out and support our spring athletes and teams!


Two-week outlook:


Friday 05/18/2018

JV BASEBALL AT MONTY TECH

VARSITY BASEBALL VS MONTY TECH


Monday 05/21/2018

JV BASEBALL AT NASHOBA

VARSITY SOFTBALL VS NASHOBA

VARSITY BASEBALL VS NASHOBA


Wednesday 05/23/2018

VARSITY BASEBALL VS MARIAN

TRACK-FIELD AT CAL MEET

VARSITY SOFTBALL VS MARIAN


Thursday 05/24/2018

JV BASEBALL VS TRI-COUNTY

VARSITY BASEBALL AT TRI-COUNTY


Fall Athletics:


There will be a brief meeting for all Girls Volleyball players after school on Thursday, May 24th, in room 202. If you plan on playing volleyball in the fall, make sure you attend this meeting.


Attention football players: All returning players must see Coach Marini in the gymnasium to update their contact information. Any new players who would like to sign up, needs to see him as well.

Student Spotlight

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - May 15, 2018

The Keefe Tech NHS Chapter welcomed new members into the organization this past Tuesday evening. Co-advisors, Alice Kellogg and Kate Sullivan are proud to announce the newest members of the KT NHS Chapter, as well as wish the chapter's graduating seniors the best of luck with their future plans.


New NHS Members

Grade 11

Dylan Beckerman

Maria Davila Guerra

Nicole Dunajski

Elsi Mejia

John Quinton


Grade 10

Emilie Avelar

Aislinn Claffey

Nicol Correa Acuña

Alejandra Diaz

Briae Hughes

James Hunter

Amanda Lamberti

Jenna Lerminiaux

Unique Linnell

Anna Mason

Sean Morrison

Erika Parada Martinez

Alondra Rodriguez

Gabriel Sharon

Ashley Sok

Matthew Sostilio

Jonathan Spalti

Robert Steele

Nicolas Teuber

Carlyn Thoreson


NHS Graduating Senior Members Plans for After Graduation

Erick Aguilar - employed in his CTE field of Automotive

Taylor Bent - Framingham State University

Melissa Calvo Vides - Roger Williams University

Gustavo Cortez - Massachusetts Bay Community College - Automotive Program

William Cummins - University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Will Doolin - Quinsigamond Community College

Maria Eduarda Lopes Machado - Massachusetts Bay Community College

Kevin Luna Torres - Suffolk University, ROTC

Kelsey Martinez - Regis College

Sean McGillicuddy - employed in his CTE field of Electrical

Francisco Medina Garcia - National University Polytechnic Institute

Mary-Ann Mufute - Boston College

Cameron Mulready - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bridgette Paredes - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

James Phipps - Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Samantha Poole - Fitchburg State University

Gabriella Rivas - University of Vermont

Thalia Rodriguez - University of Bridgeport

Angie Rosa - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Marcus Vaz - Worcester State University

Rania White - University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Congratulations to our new National Honor Society Members and best of luck to our soon to be graduates!

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Rotary Scholarship Winners

There will be many scholarships given out to members of the Class of 2018 at our upcoming Senior Awards Night on May 30th. Five Keefe Tech seniors celebrated this past Monday at a Rotary Scholarship Luncheon in the East Side Room. Keefe Tech scholarship recipients are pictured with seniors from other are high schools below. Kassandra Tiburcio, Thalia Rodriguez, Will Doolin, Gabriella Rivas, Mary-Ann Mufute.
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