Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

May 4, 2018

Happy May! The school year is winding down, but we have a busy few weeks ahead. Make sure you enjoy the end of the school year and make third term count. Congratulations to our seniors on their last month of being in High School!


Thank you to all the Student Ambassadors and Faculty who helped make our Welcome Orientation Dinner for the Class of 2022 a success last night! Special shout out to our Culinary Arts Department for an awesome dinner! Flower arrangements looked great and were created by our Horticulture students. We are excited to officially welcome the next group of KT students this August!


Special shout out to our Faculty for Teacher Appreciation Week that begins on Monday! Take moment to thank your teachers for all the work they do. We celebrated early with some ice cream treats this past week.

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Upcoming School Events & Announcements

Prom Tickets are on sale in the Main Office! Tickets are $60. See Mrs. Mulvey or the Junior Class Advisors - Mr. Westerman or Mr. McGrath for more information.


Senior Cap and Gown payments are now being accepted. The cost is $20 - see Mrs. Mulvey in the Main Office to pay for your cap and gown. Cash only, please.


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.


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.


Parent Presentation on Thursday, May 17 at 7PM:

John Morello, actor and headlining comedian most known for creating the critically acclaimed one-man show "Dirt", will be performing for us at 7pm on May 17th in the Keefe auditorium. Dirt is a one-man show that explores the challenges and decisions that young people face every day. Students in the Class of 2021 will have seen the same presentation earlier in the school day on that date. Dirt gets to the heart of issues related to drugs, bullying, and self esteem in a manner that resonates with audiences in a real and meaningful way. Through the portrayal of relatable and memorable characters, John Morello gives voice to those who sometimes feel as though they are not heard and reassurance to those who sometimes feel as though they are not understood. John does not preach, teach, or lecture; instead, he takes students on a journey that challenges them to think about the choices they make and how those choices impact their own lives and the lives of those around them. https://www.johnmorello.com


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:


Wednesday, May 9:

AP Literature Exam at 8AM


Thursday, May 10:

AP Environmental Science Exam at 12PM

Senior Assembly at 8AM


Friday, May 11:

AP Computer Science at 12PM


Tuesday, May 15:

National Honor Society Induction 6PM


Wednesday, May 16:

AP English Language Exam at 8AM


Thursday, May 17:

CTE Senior Finals


Friday, May 18:

CTE Senior Finals

Half Day - A6 (C, A, B)

Prom 6:30 - 10:30PM - Framingham Sheraton


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


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. 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.

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

Skills USA State Conference

Twenty-nine Keefe students participated in the SkillsUSA State competition held at Blackstone Valley Tech, Keefe Tech and hotels in the Marlborough area. Students won medals in Graphic Communications, Legal and Protective Services, Humanoid Robotics, Programming and Web, Cosmetology, Silk Screen Printing, Nail Care and Nurse Assisting. The Gold Medal winners move on to the SkillsUSA National Conference at the end of June in Louisville, Kentucky.


Daniel Quackenbush / Gold


Cameron Mulready / Gold


Carlyn Thoreson / Gold


Isaiah Vasquez / Silver


Maria Lopes Machardo / Silver


Mary-Ann Mufute / Bronze


Alondra Rodriguez / Bronze


Melissa Calvo Vides / Bronze


Jessica de Jesus / Bronze


Erinn Harding / Bronze

https://youtu.be/z8vPz16p6RE
Kevin Luna Torres, a SkillsUSA State Officer from our Culinary Arts Department, seen here shaking Governor Charlie Bakers hand after introducing him at the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Conference held at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton on April 27th.
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Academic Updates

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!
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.

Clubs and Activities

Toastmasters Club welcomes Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer to Keefe Tech!

A crowd of students gathered yesterday after school to welcome Framingham's first Mayor, Yvonne Spicer. Dr. Spicer spoke to students about her background, passions, path to where she is now and her commitment to the people of Framingham. Students shared some fun facts about Keefe Tech. It was a great experience and we look forward to working with Mayor Spicer on the future of Career and Technical Education.
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JET Students go to Fenway Park!

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School Counseling News

A reminder to students signed up to take the SAT tomorrow, May 5th! Get a good night sleep, bring your ticket, pencils, and approved calculator. Good luck!


Next SAT date is June 2, 2018. Students can still register late (extra fee) till May 15th at http://collegeboard.com.


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


Attention Seniors!


MassBay Accepted Students Day at Keefe Tech - Tuesday, May 8th at Keefe Tech in Room 226. All students planning to attend MassBay should attend.

Students attend Youth Summit at FSU!

Students from Keefe Tech attended the first Youth Summit today at Framingham State. The goal of the summit is to create a network of leadership ambassadors from all over the Boston Metro area. Students participated in a variety of workshops including: Networking, mental health, college success, brotherhood/sisterhood empowerment, and financial literacy.
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Enjoy a spring afternoon and support our KT Athletic Teams!

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


Two-week outlook:


Friday 05/04/2018

BOYS VOLLEYBALL AT MAIN SOUTH


Monday 05/07/2018

BOYS VOLLEYBALL VS ASSABET

TRACK-FIELD AT MAIN SOUTH


Tuesday 05/08/2018

VARSITY SOFTBALL AT MARIAN


Wednesday 05/09/2018

VARSITY SOFTBALL AT ABBY KELLEY

VARSITY BASEBALL AT ABBY KELLEY


Friday 05/11/2018

BOYS VOLLEYBALL VS ABBY KELLEY

VARSITY SOFTBALL VS PARKER

VARSITY BASEBALL VS PARKER


Monday 05/14/2018

VARSITY BASEBALL AT MARIAN

BOYS VOLLEYBALL AT WORC TECH

VARSITY SOFTBALL AT BAYPATH


Tuesday 05/15/2018

VARSITY BASEBALL VS TRI-COUNTY

JV BASEBALL AT TRI-COUNTY


Wednesday 05/16/2018

BOYS VOLLEYBALL AT MONTY TECH

TRACK-FIELD AT STATE MEET


Thursday 05/17/2018

BOYS VOLLEYBALL AT WORC NORTH


Friday 05/18/2018

JV BASEBALL AT MONTY TECH

VARSITY BASEBALL VS MONTY TECH

Track and Field Team in Action!

https://youtu.be/s2346gmwfY4

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to Juan Alfaro, Keefe Tech's nominee for the John P. Garrahan Leadership in Diversity Awards. Juan participated in the MetroWest Prayer Breakfast on April 11th with family and Keefe Tech representatives. Juan us a Junior in the Plumbing Program and brings enthusiasm and a positive attitude to everything he is involved in. Juan demonstrates the qualities of kindness, appreciation or diversity and giving back to his community that this award looks for.
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From left to right: Ms. Aguiar, Ms. Kellog, Juan Alfaro, Mr. Gordan, Ms. Soares