Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

June 1, 2018

Class of 2018 graduation ceremony is tomorrow! All graduates need to be in the auditorium by 10AM. Breakfast will be available in the East Side Room beginning at 9AM. Ceremony begins promptly at 11AM in the gymnasium. We look forward to a great morning for our graduates! If you have any pictures from the ceremony you would like to share in the next Bronco Bulletin please send them to

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Last day as high school seniors at graduation rehearsal!

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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.


Follow this link to a variety of math resources that can help your student with their math homework!

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!

The Boosters Club is seeking parent volunteers who are able to volunteer their time (even a few hours a week!) to help out at the snack shack, at football games, or at weekend events at Keefe Tech. The Boosters organization raises money each year to provide scholarships to outstanding seniors in each academic and vocational program. At Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, the Boosters gave out over $10, 000 in scholarships! These scholarships would not be possible without parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering to work with the Boosters – any amount of time you could give would help them reach their yearly fundraising goal. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Paula Lammerding ( or Paula Forristall (
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Summer Reading List 2018

Start planning your summer reading! Information will be up on the school website.

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.

Congratulations Mrs. Rector on being the 2018 Keefe Tech Educator of the Year!
The School Council is excited to announce Mrs. Valerie Rector as the 2018 Keefe Tech Educator of the Year! Mrs. Rector has been a teacher at Keefe for over 20 years, beginning in the ESL Department and currently as an English teacher. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations this year. A special thank you to the Booster's Club for sponsoring a special this initiative with a prize for Mrs. Rector.
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Career and Technical Updates

Carpentry students in action at the house building project!

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Legal and Protective Guest Speaker

Officer Ed Burman of the Framingham Police met with grade 10 students in Legal and Protective Services to review the safety equipment Officers use when on patrol.
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Plumbers visit the Plumbing Museum

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Academic Updates

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!

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Student Activities

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.

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The WAVE students also supported a New Beginnings Fundraiser held on May 30th at Dairy queen. The New Beginning Program, founded by Bill Phillips is a Drug and Alcohol prevention program that has helped thousand of students and families in MA and New England to overcome the struggles of addiction. The WAVE students were extremely helpful in making this a huge success and were treated to a delicious ice cream to end the evening. The students were very honored and proud to be a part of such an important event.
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Senior Trip 2018!

Seniors travel to Holiday Hill is Prospect, CT for a day of fun in the sun. Thank you to Ms. Jennie Pagano their Class Advisor for all organizing this special day and to Mr. Jeff Beling for helping chaperone the fun.

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

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.

Miguel Perez winning the 200 meters at CAL championships! Had a banner day, winning the 100, Long jump, and placing 2nd in the triple jump!
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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.

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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.