Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

June 15, 2018

This is the last Bronco Bulletin of the year! If you would like to provide any feedback about the bulletin please feel free to send an email with what you hope to see more of next year. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful, safe, and fun summer!

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

June 2018 Calendar:

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 is also up on the school website.

Summer School Registration Information

Framingham Library visits the last KT lunch of the year!

Students had the opportunity to sign up for a library card on Thursday during lunch. The public libraries in our communities are wonderful resources for kids and adults of all ages. We encourage students and families to check them out this summer and make summer reading a priority :)
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Reasons Why Keefe Tech is Awesome

We held our Accepted Students Day last Thursday and had an amazing turnout of faculty and Student Ambassador volunteers welcome our incoming students. CTE teachers and ambassadors set up tables representing their areas, and the students rotated through a "CTE Fair" before selecting the 8 programs they are interested in exploring next year. Fall coaches hosted a sign-up fair as students arrived from their Middle Schools.

Many students entered a raffle by sharing their reason for wanting to attend Keefe Tech and below are a few examples. I wanted to share some of their words as we close this school year and get ready to welcome a new group of students into our community.

It really stands out to me, my dad went here and out of all the schools I toured, this was the best. Plus, I love hands-on stuff - McAuliffe student

To learn about a specific career - Walsh student

To experience something new that I haven't done before - Walsh student

I feel it is a really good school for what I need - Robert Adams student

To work towards a better future - Kennedy student

For a jump start on a career and college - McAuliffe student

More opportunities for me at this school - Fuller student

I want to attend Keefe Tech because the teachers seem really nice and I want to try something new - Robert Adams student

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Career and Technical Updates

Attorney General, Maura Healey and Mayor Spicer, visit the Health Careers Program!

Attorney General, Maura Healy and Famingham Mayor, Yvonne Spicer, spent time with our Health Career grade 10 and 11 students engaging in a discussion about the Opioid Crisis. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about what is being done to support families both in the community, across the state, and nationwide.
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Academic Updates

Environmental Science Class on the move!

After an in-class activity about pollution sensitive and pollution tolerant macroinvertebrates found in fresh water, Mrs. Locke's Environmental Science class headed over to Farm Pond to collect samples of organisms. The students later identified the collected organisms back in the classroom.

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Student Activities

Project Adventure hits the water!

Sean Heino, Bryan Sosa, and Kevin Soto at Hopkinton State Park June 14th.
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Congratulations to next year's Class Officers!

Class of 2019:

President: Elsi Mejia

Vice President: Max Foster

Treasurer: Christian Espana

Secretary: MacKenzie Burpee

Class of 2020:

President: Emilie Avelar

Vice President: Nick Tueber

Treasurer: Jonathan Spalti

Secretary: Emily Bernard

Class of 2021:

President: Ian Mahr

Vice President: Ryan Swallow

Secretary: Sylvie Bielak

Top Shop 2018!

Thanks to the Student Council for sponsoring the Top Shop event again this year! Students spent the day competing in a variety of activities with their CTE Programs. There are not many opportunities to get the entire student body and faculty together and this is one of them. Thanks to everyone who made this day possible!

The Winner of the 2018 Top Shop Competition is the Red Team! Congratulations Carpentry and Legal and Protective Services!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Congratulations to our recent Keefe Tech graduates! We had a wonderful rehearsal, senior BBQ, senior breakfast, and graduation ceremony the first weekend of June. Thank you to all the faculty and staff who helped make these events a great success.

Our graduates are going on to do amazing things next year. Over 65% of our graduates will be pursuing post-secondary education in the fall at a variety of colleges and universities, including, MassBay Community College, Boston College, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, UMASS Amherst, UMASS Lowell, and Framingham State University. Students are majoring in programs such as, Nursing, Aerospace Engineering, International Relations, Computer Science, Automotive Technology, Animal Science, Biology, Art Education, and Culinary Arts.

Two students will be joining the Armed Services and approximately 30% of our graduates are using their technical training and beginning their careers at companies such as, Green Plumbing and Heating, Kerivan Lane, ROAR Worchester Air, Framingham Parks and Recreation, J&G Electric, McCullough Plumbing & Health, and CCL Mechanical.

We wish the Class of 2018 the best of luck and are confident that their 4-years at Keefe Tech have prepared them to be successful as they pursue their future endeavors.

Congratulations KT Class of 2018!

Fall Dual Enrollment Course - Sign-up before the end of the school year!

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. There is still time to sign up!!!