Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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January 4, 2019

REMINDER - PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES!

Parent/Teacher Conferences - SIGN UP TODAY! - Wednesday, January 9th from 12PM - 3PM and Thursday, January 10th from 6PM - 8PM

Information went home about parent/teacher conference sign-ups that are happening next week. We are using the same online registration system as last year to for parents/guardians to schedule appointments with teachers. Click below to registerer for a conference!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back from winter break. We hope everyone enjoyed some quality time with family and friends are are looking forward to a great second half of the school year. Below are a few highlights from winter break from our faculty and staff, including some New Year's resolutions!

Mr. Van Luling and Ms. Graham both finished their Master's Degrees!

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From Mrs. Lyskowski - The highlight of my vacation was spending time with my boys. My New Year's Resolution: Get outside more and enjoy them being young and full of energy!

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Ms. Fairclough hiked Mt. Washington!

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From Mr. Vasquez - I'd like to share some photos from the wonderful time I spent with my family at the enchanted village at Jordan’s furniture in Avon, MA!

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Ms. Portney and her husband went to Texas to visit with family over vacation!

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From Ms. Chrisom - New Years Resolution is to be healthy, stay active and stop buying coffee everyday ... make it myself!! Highlights: Family time at the Red Lion Inn with my mom and sisters and celebrating my nieces Christmas wedding!

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Mr. Allain got back out there and took some great nature photos!

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Mrs. Rector's New Year's Resolution Litany Poem!

New Year’s Resolution Litany Poem


In 2019 I Shall Work To Keep My Thumb Green!


because just looking at plants makes me happy and relaxed.

because I love the sight of green all around me.

because leaves and their shapes, contours and colors amaze me.

because flowers and their colors, shapes and shades thrill me!!

because I have a lot of plants inside I need to keep alive this winter until I can put them out in the summer.

because I have a grow light that I can use all winter long.

because I want to carry on where Dad left off.

because I love watching a new leaf and stem form from seemingly nothing.

because I like the challenge of tending, caring for and growing a new life form!

because when I need to give a gift, I’ll always have one.

because plants are life!


~Mrs Rector

Ms. Conti, Ms. Clifford and Ms. Bogusky's kids got together for some winter break fun!

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Dr. Snow spent lots of quality time with her daughter!

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Ms. Cassullo and Ms. Concepcion's dog Sparky was well rested over break!

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Ms. Clifford skiing with her son Danny at SkiWard!

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From Ms. Straton - Olivia and I went to the New England aquarium. We took her to Disney on ice and the playground a lot!

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James Hunter hit the slopes!

If you know an 8th grader who is planning to apply to Keefe Tech for fall 2019 admission, please encourage them to do so prior to January 15th!

Prospective students can apply online at http://keefetech.go2.cte.com or with a paper application that they pick up from their Middle School Guidance Counselor.
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Academic and Career and Tech Updates

Shane McCarthy and Ryan McCarthy E block Badminton champs!

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Horticulture and Landscape Management students visit Pearl Street Cafe to donate holiday centerpieces.

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East Side Room in action - 2018 Holiday Meal!

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DA Marian Ryan presents the "Cut it Out" Program to Cosmetology students.

Informational program on domestic violence awareness for future stylists.
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Save the Dates - Grade 9 Students will be selecting Career and Tech Programs!

We are currently in our last cycle of Career Exploratory. Grade 9 students will participate in a variety of programming prior to selecting their Career and Technical Program beginning next week.


  • Cycle 8 of exploratory runs from Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4 and again from Monday, January 14 - Friday, January 18.
  • Career Interest Inventory and Goal Setting will occur the week of January 7th: 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.
  • Decision Programming Meetings on January 17th and 18th: Students will participated in decision programming workshops to help finalize their CTE Program choice, review non-trad program information and the CTE selection process.
  • Individual Career and Tech Program Selection Meetings will occur the week of January 22-25th: Students will meet individually with their School Counselor and Director of Guidance/Admission 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 and overall performance in school.


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 28th! Students will start their program during an assembly in the auditorium (7:35AM for AM exploratory and 11:00AM for PM exploratory).

School Counseling

Junior College Planning Night - SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, February 7th beginning at 6PM

  • Complete overview of the college exploration and application process
  • Representatives from colleges and universities
  • Opportunity to have questions answered by School Counselors

Seniors who are planning to apply to 4-year colleges and universities should be working on their college applications, completing necessary essays and making sure they have connected with teachers about recommendations. Students should make an appointment with their School Counselor if they have not done so already. Deadlines come up quick and we want to make sure they everyone is on track.


Grade 11 Students who took the PSAT in October! All students should have received an email about their results (see below). School Counselors will also be meeting with students in January to review results and help students create a plan of their next steps surrounding the college process.


How to Get Your Scores


When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.


From your desktop, you can also print your online score report by clicking the View Details button, then clicking Download Report in the top right corner.


Watch this video for more tips to help you access scores

MassBay Dual Enrollment Orientation

Students who signed up to take a dual enrollment course at MassBay this spring semester should make sure they have their follow-up paperwork in and be present at the mandatory orientation on Tuesday, January 8th at 3PM on the Framingham campus.


Classes begin the week of January 22nd.

LAST CALL - Dual Enrollment Spring Course - Cyber Security!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!


CS 106 Security Awareness:

This course provides a basic survey of data, computer, Internet, and wireless security. The security principles: confidentiality, integrity and availability are introduced as well as threats and attacks that undermine these principals. This course introduces students to the steps taken to secure data and information and the liability of individuals and organizations as it relates to data confidentiality and integrity. Other security topics, such as: securing personal information, identifying incidents, and computer ethics are also covered.


Location: MassBay Wellesley Campus - Thursdays from 4PM - 5:30PM beginning on January 24, 2019

Student Activities

SADD members meet in room 313 on January 8, 2019, at 2:15 pm! All new members are welcomed.

Athletics

Winter athletes are starting to compete!

Please check out the team schedules on the website and mark your calendars to support the KT Broncos!


https://www.keefetech.org/student-life/athletics

The Wrestling team (co-op with Assabet) is 6-2. They just finished 10th out of 24 teams at the Framingham holiday tournament.

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Parent/Guardian Resources

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

Instructions for parents/guardians to sign-up to view student grades.