Keefe Regional Technical School
June 1, 2018
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Last day as high school seniors at graduation rehearsal!
Upcoming School Events & Announcements
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.
Penny Wars has started! Support your Top Shop team! The winning team will earn 75 points toward Top Shop! If you have questions, see Ms. Petro in 221 or Mrs. Sullivan in 219.
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
June 2018 Calendar:
Friday, June 1:
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)
Monday, June 11 - Full day of school with finals review - A1 schedule for all students
Grade 10 Awards Ceremony - 8:00AM
Tuesday, June 12 - A Week Finals (A,B,C) 10:35AM Dismissal
Grade 9 - A week only classes (history/electives)
Wednesday, June 13 - A Week Finals (D,E,F) 10:35AM Dismissal
Grade 9 - A week only classes (history/electives)
Thursday, June 14 - Full day of school with finals review - B1 schedule for all students
Grade 11 Awards Ceremony - 8:00AM
Grade 9 Awards Ceremony - 9:40AM
Friday, June 15 - Top Shop! 10:35AM Dismissal
Monday, June 18 - B Week Finals (A,B,C) 10:35AM Dismissal
Grade 9 ELA, Math and Science finals
Tuesday, June 19 - B Week Finals (D,E,F) 10:35AM Dismissal
Grade 9 ELA, Math and Science finals
Wednesday, June 20 - Last day of school - 10:35AM Dismissal
Finals Make-Up Day
Grade 11 students with a 90 or higher average are exempt from final exams.
Boosters Club seeking new members!
Start planning your summer reading! Information will be up on the school website.
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.
Interested in checking in on your student's progress? Sign up for iParent! View assignments, grades, attendance, schedule, progress report, and biographical info.
Congratulations Mrs. Rector on being the 2018 Keefe Tech Educator of the Year!
Career and Technical Updates
Carpentry students in action at the house building project!
Legal and Protective Guest Speaker
Plumbers visit the Plumbing Museum
NFTE New England Regional Business Plan Competition
Dan Quackenbush won the NFTE New England Regional Business Plan Competition this past Wednesday in Boston. His business, "What the Fish?" is an app that identifies fish you catch and provides information about the fish (regulations etc.) He won $1,500 and an all-expense paid trip to NYC in October where he will present in the national competition. He did an amazing job and was treated like a star afterwards. Many local entrepreneurs attended and were impressed with Dan and his app. Congratulations Dan!
SADD - WAVE Club 2017-2018 Recap!
KT SADD- WAVE club had a very successful season. The club had the most members yet and are working on ways to encourage more students to join. The WAVE- (We Are The Voice club) was involved in fundraising, community service and supporting the entire school community. The students have great ideas to bring wellness programs into the school and encourage school spirit with school wide events. The club will be hosting a WAVE recruiting party in Sept 2018 as we encourage students to become an active supporter of our great school.
KT- Vip fundraiser- The fundraiser involved students selling tickets for a drawing to choose the KT VIP. Student would like to use the money to bring in interactive and dynamic wellness programs for the student body to attend. It was a great success and the club will be holding another KT VIP event at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
KT VIP - Spotlight - KT VIP winner received
- Sweatshirt with name and KT VIP embroidered
- Can go to the front of the lunch line (2 weeks)
- Gets 1 lunch a week from the East Side room
The first winner was Freshman, Idalina Marques. She was very happy with her VIP status and loved to show off her new KT VIP sweatshirt.
Senior Trip 2018!
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Senior Awards Night
We had a wonderful Senior Awards Night this past Wednesday. Over 100 scholarships were awarded to a deserving group of 57 seniors, totaling over $151,000!
We hope that these scholarships are able to support our students moving forward into higher education and those who are beginning their careers. Thank you to our Guidance Department for working with students to complete scholarship applications and collaborating with outside benefactors. Another huge thank you to our Booster's Club for sponsoring 26 in-house awards, as well as the KTEA for sponsoring 14 scholarships!
Still time to sign up for....Summer Dual Enrollment Courses!!
Free College Courses are the best!!! 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 - SEE YOUR COUNSELOR ON MONDAY, JUNE 4 if you are interested!
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.
Boy's Volleyball season recap!
The Keefe Tech Boys’ Volleyball team is having a great season, going 11-5 so far and qualifying for the state tournament for the first time since 2012. Led by Captains Wanelger Guzman and Sean Lammerding, the Bronco’s have had a tremendous season scoring come from behind victories against Fitchburg, Doherty, and league rival Assabet Valley Tech. Sean is leading the way with 144 kills placing second all-time in that statistic and Wanelger has over 100 assists this season. One surprise this season has been the rise of senior Marcus Vaz who is new to the sport but is leading the team in serving percentage. Other contributors include senior captain Alex Brizuela, hitter Caio Gravina, setters Iam Rodas and Angel Brizuela and defensive specialists Jonathan Soares and Lucas DaSilva. Coach Matt Warren is optimistic about the future of the team as several underclassmen are returning next year.
Sign ups are happening for Fall Athletics!
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.
For all those interested in cross country next fall, there will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, June 4th, right after school in room 220.
Golf sign-ups will be held during lunches this week. See Mr. van Luling or Ms. Petro with questions.