Keefe Regional Technical School
May 18, 2018
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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)
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.
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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.
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
Health Careers in the Community!
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!)
Yoga students in the studio!
In the Classroom!
KT Students participate in Teen Dating Violence Prevention App Focus Group
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:
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!
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.
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
Course: Race and Ethnic Relations Dates and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 29 - July 3
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.
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!
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!
JV BASEBALL AT MONTY TECH
VARSITY BASEBALL VS MONTY TECH
JV BASEBALL AT NASHOBA
VARSITY SOFTBALL VS NASHOBA
VARSITY BASEBALL VS NASHOBA
VARSITY BASEBALL VS MARIAN
TRACK-FIELD AT CAL MEET
VARSITY SOFTBALL VS MARIAN
JV BASEBALL VS TRI-COUNTY
VARSITY BASEBALL AT TRI-COUNTY
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.
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - May 15, 2018
New NHS Members
Maria Davila Guerra
Nicol Correa Acuña
Erika Parada Martinez
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!