Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

October 20, 2017 Vol. 4

We are into the second half of term I and the school year continues to keep moving! Many fall athletic programs are finishing up over the next few weeks. We hope you are enjoying the editions of the Bronco Bulletin and encourage you to reach out if you would like to see more on specific topics and happenings around school. Thanks for reading!

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

Term I progress reports were distributed to students on Thursday morning (10/19). Copies are in the process of being mailed home. Grades are available to check on ipass. Please note that we are asking families to update medical information for your student by filling out and sending back the form included in the progress report mailing. Thank you in advance!


Seniors!

If any seniors were absent on Wednesday, September 20th they should see Mrs. Mulvey in the main office to fill out their cap and gown paperwork. Seniors are reminded to return their superlative sheets to Mr. Griffin in room 205 ASAP!


Keefe Tech Reality Fair - Friday, October, 27

Seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a reality fair with local business representatives. Students will learn how to manage their money and plan for their expenses based on mid-level positions in their Career and Technical area. Students will participate in lessons in their Career and Tech Programs prior to going to the fair.


Friday, November 3 - 8th Grade Showcase Day (no school for students - except Student Ambassadors)

Student Ambassadors and faculty will showcase our Career and Technical Programs and school to 8th grade students from Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick.

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.

Fall Pep Rally Recap!

Fall teams represented, class competitions in dodge ball, musical chairs, donut eating and tug-o-war. Congratulations to our fall athletes on their accomplishments this season!
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Career and Technical Updates

Career Trees!

Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 go through multiple lessons surrounding future planning to help determine what type of career is most interesting to them and the education they need to make it a reality. Below are grade 11 students in Design and Visual working on their "Career Tree" to evaluate the types of job experiences they would like pursue in their future.

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Examples of Career Trees for Career and Tech Programs

Students explore entry-level, technical-level and professional-level careers in their field of study to help determine their desired future path and level of education needed.

Early Childhood Education

Grade 11 Early Childhood students take the children they work with at the Tir Na Nog Childcare Center to Franklin Park Zoo on October 6th! Students in ECE are working on a portfolio of one student and got to spend the day with them exploring the zoo.
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Health Careers

Grade 11 Health Careers students are participating in the Sage and Seekers Program. Sage and Seekers is an Inter-Generational Program. The Sages are elders from the community who come in twice a week, every other week, for one hour and fifteen minutes. They are paired up with a Seeker, our Junior Heatlh Career students. Stories are shared, wisdom is gained. At the end of the 5th week, each student will write a Tribute about their Sage. This is presented to the entire group on the 6th week of the program.

Business, Info and Programming

Students from Business Technology, Information Technology, and Programming and Web Development attended a workshop at Framingham State University on Friday, October 13, sponsored by the University's Computer Science Department. The workshop focused on careers in technology and featured representatives from IBM, Meditech, ca technologies, MathWorks, and BOSE.

Academic Updates

In the Classroom!

Students in Mr. Cummings's Grade 12 Law and Society class preparing slides for a video presentation on the Constitution.
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Students in Mr. Machado's grade 9 Algebra I class solving inequalities.
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Grade 12 AP Computer Science Students compete in Physics Olympics!

This October, a team from Keefe Tech won third place in one of events at the Yale Physics Olympics pentathlon. The Yale Physics Olympics is a competition dating back 20 years drawing over 70 teams from all around New England. The Physics Olympics test students’ creative thinking, scientific knowledge, and problem solving. Keefe students demonstrated their creative thought and technical know-how on a pendulum based challenge, earning Keefe Tech its first time on the podium in 5 years of attending the Yale Physics Olympics.
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From left to right - James Deanault, Zachary Cole, Cameron Mulready, Will Cummins, - all grade 12 student and Mr. Yarkosky, AP Computer Science Teacher

Clubs and Activities

30 student volunteers from Keefe Tech groups such as Leadership Through Service, Skills USA, Business Professionals of America, and the Health Careers Program came together to assist Senator Karen Spilka's Senior Health and Wellness Fair this past Saturday. Thank you students for supporting the seniors in the community!


The Photography Club meets every Monday in Graphic Communications with Mr. Allain after school!


A reminder that the Newspaper Club meets every Thursday in room 106 with Ms. Fairclough after school! There are always snacks and it is a great way to get involved in sharing what is going on at Keefe Tech. Writing, reporting, photography are all a part of it!


Calling all Cheerleaders! If you are interested in being on the cheerleading competition team, there will be a meeting to discuss the mandatory requirements on Tuesday, October 24th, immediately after school in Room 309.


Reminder: All BPA Members need to get their dues to either Mr. Hamilton or Mr. Rabidou by Friday, October 27th.


Leadership Through Service: We need your help! We are in the process of planning for our 9th year of Leadership through Service. We need to recruit willing current students who have demonstrated the potential for learning valuable leadership, team building, communication, and decision-making skills. Our expectation is that these students will develop and lead community service learning opportunities for the Keefe Tech community throughout the year. Students should be willing to learn how to lead.


We have developed the following criteria for the prospective student leaders:


  • Energetic Positive influence among peers
  • Desire to “do good” Desire to improve culture at Keefe
  • Engaging Respectful
  • Willing to, and capable to do, work Currently juniors or sophomores


If you think you possess these qualities and can help carry out this initiative please see Mr. Allain in Graphics or Mr. Rabidou in Info Tech (room 324).


Drama Club is back and had their initial kick-off meeting in room 106 with Ms. Fairclough. Please connect with her if you are interested in participating.

School Counseling News

Over 80+ juniors and seniors attended a presentation on October 18th with representatives from UMASS Boston, UMASS Dartmouth and UMASS Lowell. Lots of great information about theses 3 state universities!


Seniors who are planning to apply to 4-year colleges and universities should make sure they are connected with the Guidance Google Classroom!


College bound seniors 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.


Lots of fall Open Houses are happening at college and universities - visiting campus is one of the best ways to decide if a school could be the right fit!


Attention seniors - Testing Deadlines: Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854.

The deadline to register for the December 2, 2017 SAT Administration is November 3, 2017. Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers, are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://collegeboard.com.


The deadline to register for the December 9, 2017 ACT Administration is November 3, 2017. Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers, are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://www.act.org.


Military Visits for the 2017-2018 School Year

All branches of the United States Military are invited to provide information to interested students each year. We offer table setups in our cafeteria for recruiters to bring information about their specific branch and opportunities available. The dates are Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and Wednesday, April 11, 2017 from 10:35AM - 12:25PM.

Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!

Families of Juniors and Seniors - Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, November 8th from 6PM - 8PM.

Register for this event here: https://www.mefa.org/rsvp/


  • A mailing will be going home to all grade 11 and 12 parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • The School Counseling Department hosts a financial aid night for students planning to attend a 2 for 4-year college/university when they graduate from Keefe Tech.
  • A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority will present important information


College Lunch Visits & Presentations*

The Guidance Department is coordinating a variety of college/university school lunch visits this year. This a change from multiple presentations being held during class time. Interested students should bring questions and plan time to visit the college representatives during their lunch block. College and University tables will be located in the area between the cafeteria and auditorium. Specific presentations will be scheduled based on student interest. Below is the current list of colleges and universities scheduled.


Western New England College - October 31

Mass Maritime Academy - November 6 *Presentation at 12:30pm - sign-up will be posted

Fall Military Visit - November 8

Johnson and Wales - November 13

Wentworth Institute of Technology - November 14 *Presentation - sign-up will be posted

Massachusetts College of Art - November 30 * Presentation - sign-up will be posted

Boys Soccer 2017

An update from Coach Kramer!


The 2017 Keefe Tech Boys Soccer team is having a terrific season thus far. After a rough start where the Broncos found themselves with a 2-2 record, the team has rebounded by winning 7 of their next 8 matches, including several difficult non-league opponents.


The core of this year’s team is made up of ten seniors, many of them who have been waiting the past few years to contribute to the Varsity Program. Leading the way for the Keefe Tech Broncos this year is senior co-captain, Erik Mijangos. The dynamic senior forward from Framingham is the team’s leading scorer and is also one of the top scorers in the Colonial Athletic League. In addition to Erik Mijangos, senior co-captain Thiago Oliveria from Framingham is holding down the defense with his tenacious style of play in the backfield and limiting opposing teams to minimal amounts of shots on net.


With only a few weeks remaining in the regular season, the boys soccer team has hopes of making it to the State Vocational Tournament and in addition, making a deep run into this year’s Massachusetts State Championships.

MetroWest Daily News: Broncos win on last-minute blast

Boys Varsity Soccer win against Assabet

KT/Marian Football

Come support the football team in their last home, league game this Friday night at Framingham State. Kick-off is at 7:00!!


As always, we encourage all members of the Keefe Tech Community to come out and cheer on our fall athletic teams! Go Broncos!

Varsity Golf Team

Golfers competed at the CAL League Championship yesterday at Gardner Municipal Golf Course.

Left to right: Cameron Mulready, Harry Macdonald, Dylan Beckerman, Will Dimidis, Matt Sostilio
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Girls Volleyball

A special congratulations to the 3 seniors participating in Girls Volleyball!


From left to right: Angela Rodriguez, Kelsey Martinez and Vanessa Torres (all with their moms)

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Two-Week Lookout - Upcoming Athletic Events:

Thanks to everyone you has come out to an event or game this year. You can always visit our webpage (keefetech.org) to get up to date game schedules.


Friday 10/20/2017

BOYS JV SOCCER VS MONTY TECH

VARSITY FOOTBALL VS CATHEDRAL


Monday 10/23/2017

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER VS OLD COLONY


Tuesday 10/24/2017

CROSS COUNTRY AT ASSABET


Wednesday 10/25/2017

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER AT NASHOBA TECH


Thursday 10/26/2017

CROSS COUNTRY AT CAL CHAMPIONSHIP


Monday 10/30/2017

JV FOOTBALL AT AUSTIN PREP

CROSS COUNTRY AT STATE VOCATIONAL MEET


All November games/events are TBD based on locations and team qualifications.

Faculty and Student Spotlight

Grade 11 and 12 students participate in College Planning Seminar

The College Planning Seminar series is underway again! Once a month, staff and college students from the College Planning Center at Framingham State University come to Keefe and work with juniors and seniors who are from other countries or who will be the first in their families to attend college. A variety of topics are covered, ranging from college applications and financial aid, to time management and reading a syllabus. This is the second year of the series, and we are looking forward to a great year!

Meet Mr. Mulcahy!

Our new Physics and Chemistry teacher, Jim Mulcahy received his Bachelor's in Physics from Worcester State College. He taught for many years at West Boylston Middle High School, and most recently at Southbridge Middle High School. He also just recently got married and in August drove nearly 1000 miles to see the eclipse!
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