Keefe Regional Technical School
January 5, 2018 - Volume 9
Upcoming School Events & Announcements
Grade Level Class Assemblies will be held over the next couple weeks to review information for the second half of the school year specific to each class.
Tuesday, January 9 at 8AM - Grade 10 Assembly
Wednesday, January 10 at 8AM - Grade 11 Assembly
Thursday, January 11 at 8AM - Grade 9 Assembly
Tuesday, January 16 at 8AM - Grade 12 Assembly
Attention Students and Faculty - On January 9, 2018 from 6-7PM, you are Invited to join Senator Karen Spilka in a conversation with the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy about exSEL: Excellence through Social-Emotional Learning, a network bringing together school districts across Massachusetts to design and implement policies and practices that promote social-emotional learning (SEL). To see more details about this event and RSVP please click the link below.
Warren Conference Center
529 Chestnut Street
Ashland, Massachusetts 01721
More information about the event can be found at this website.
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (12PM - 3PM) and Thursday, January 11, 2018 (6PM - 8PM). We are excited to once again offer online sign-ups for parent and teacher conference meetings in January.
Letters were mailed home to parents before Winter Break with specific sign-up information. The scheduler is open for you to begin making conference appointments (direct link is below).
Conferences can be scheduled with academic teachers, vocational teachers, special education teachers, and guidance counselors. Please be advised that appointments can be scheduled only as time allows. Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis.
The scheduler is open for you to make conference appointments.
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.
From our Nurses's Office
Career and Technical Updates
Grade 9 Career and Technical Program Selection
- January 8 - January 12: Career Interest Inventory and Goal Setting: In English classes students will work with the School Counselors to explore the web-based program, Naviance. Each student will complete an interest inventory by answering a series of questions about their likes and dislikes. Students will also set both short and long term goals.
- January 16 - 20: Individual Career and Tech Program Selection Meetings: Students will meet individually with their School Counselor to select their Career and Technical Program. Paperwork will go home about placement for parents/guardians to confirm. The order of program selection is determined by the grades students earn in their 8 exploratory cycles.
We ask that parents/guardians sign the paperwork confirming their student's placement and that students return the next day to their English teacher.
Students will start in their Career and Technical Program on Monday, January 29th! Students will start their program during an assembly in the auditorium (7:35AM for AM exploratory and 11:00AM for PM exploratory).
Design and Visual Communications
Plumbing Students in the Community
Students in the Plumbing Department have recently completed working on a Habitat for Humanity home in Holliston. Students are shown below drilling and installing the venting for the home.
In the Classroom!
Clubs and Activities
Health Careers students sing for residents at Bethany Assisted Living!
Chess Club / Magic the Gathering in Action!
Student Council Food Drive!
The Photography Club meets every Monday in Graphic Communications with Mr. Allain after school!
School Counseling News
Save the Date for Junior College Planning Night - Thursday, February 8 from 6PM - 7:30PM. Presentation will be offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Childcare will be available for parents will younger kids who wish to attend. Representatives from Framingham State, Suffolk University and MassBay will be there to provide additional information about their institutions, as well as the difference between 2-year colleges, 4-year public colleges and 4-year private colleges. Any grade 11 students thinking about college should attend with their parents/guardians. An invitation will be mailed home, but feel free to register below!
College Application Deadlines and Dual Enrollment
Attention Seniors! Make sure you are aware of your college application deadlines!
Upcoming Application Deadlines:
January 15, 2018:
Worcester State University - Nursing (BSN) and Occupational Studies
Many more competitive private colleges and universities have January regular decision application deadlines. Students should make sure they are aware of these dates if these schools are on their list.
February 1, 2018:
UMASS Dartmouth - Nursing Majors
Fitchburg State University (to be considered for Merit based scholarships)
February 15, 2018:
Framingham State University
Bridgewater State University
March 1, 2018:
Worcester State University
The next ACT and SAT testing dates:
SAT - March 10, 2018 - Regular Registration Deadline is February 9th. Register at http://collegeboard.com
ACT - April 14, 2018 - Regular Registration Deadline is March 9th. Register at http://act.org
Fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
There is still time to sign up for the FSU Dual Enrollment Course and MassBay Cyber Security Course!
Framingham State University Course Offering:
Cultural Anthropology - Monday and Wednesday from 6PM - 7:45PM at the MetroWest College Planning Center
Course Description: This course is an exploration of how culture influences us to believe, think, and act. Both Western and non-Western ideas and practices are explored. Students are introduced to the methods used by anthropologists in the study of culture.
MassBay Spring 2018 Dual Enrollment STEM Course on our campus:
(CS 106) Cyber Security Awareness course is:
- A 10-week, 2 credit, hybrid course (on-line & in-class) - 2 credit course
- Course Dates - March 19 - May 10 on Thursdays at 4PM
- 15 hours of class time (1.5 hours per week) 15 hours online, plus homework
- Taught by a MassBay adjunct faculty member and offered at Keefe Tech - Room 215
- Required for the Cyber Security Certificate program at MassBay
Cultural Anthropology course at the MetroWest College Planning Center. Applications due to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, December 20th.
Any additional interested students should submit their application ASAP! Course will be offered from 4PM - 5:30PM on Thursdays at Keefe Tech.
Game schedule for winter teams has begun!
We encourage students and families to come out and support our winter athletes and teams!
Friday 01/05/2018GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL VS MONTY TECH AT 4PM
KT WRESTLING VS PENTUCKET/WOONSOCKET AT WATERTOWN QUAD AT 9:00AM
JV HOCKEY VS HUDSON - 7:20PM
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL VS BLACKSTONE VALLEY
KT WRESTLING AT WORCESTER TECH AT 5:30PM
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL AT BAYPATH
KT WRESTLING AT NATICK PRACTICE 3-5:00PM
JV HOCKEY VS HOPEDALE - 7:20AM
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL VS WORCESTER TECH
KT WRESTLING VS NASHOBA TECH - 5:30PM
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL AT AMSA
KT WRESTLING AT NASHOBA REGIONAL - 4:00PM
Keefe Tech Ice Hockey Team
Winter Cheerleading Team!
Fatima Gonzalez, an ELL sophomore at Keefe Tech created an outstanding project for her Zoology class with Mrs. Cavicchio. The assignment was to create a real life story including 5 insects from A Bug’s Life finding additional information through research. (Separate research rubric)
The assessment portion of the assignment was to write a story including new personal names for the invertebrates and assign the insects a job. Students also had to create a visual description of how all the animals interact with each other within the environment. The story should be depicted through a kinesthetic project. (Ex. Poster, comic strip, movie, power point, clay molds, etc...)
Fatima fulfilled all the requirements of the rubric and more. She used several materials to create a three dimensional story that was vibrant, interesting and funny. She showed pride in her work and was thrilled at the positive response she received from her teacher and fellow students.
Excellent job, Fatima! A+