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Keefe Regional Technical School

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November 9, 2018

Announcements and Events

Keefe Tech's National Honor Society is collecting new batteries to help support "Birthday Wishes" - a non-profit organization that provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. Although the organization receives many donations for party supplies and toys, they do not receive batteries for those toys. In 2017, over 5,000 homeless children in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Long Island (NY) were able to celebrate birthdays with "Birthday Wishes." That's over 5,000 donated toys, and a countless number of batteries to help operate those toys. Please help the NHS give a "charge" to others! Batteries can be dropped of in the Main Office, the East Side Room, or in Rooms 219 or 304.

Batteries can be dropped of in the Main Office, the East Side Room, or in Rooms 219 or 304.

The Early Childhood Education and Teaching Program is collecting items for children in need. Please help us by donating new winter gear such as gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, art supplies, sports equipment, books, board games, and puzzles for infants and children in a local child care center. The drop off location will be the Early Childhood Program, rooms 102A and 105. The due date is December 18.

Attention students: Please claim your belongings in the Girl's Locker Room by the end of the week! You will find the items in a clear plastic bag on the bench. Any unclaimed belongings will be donated.

Attention seniors: Please submit baby pictures, pets & people pictures and legacy pictures to Mr. Griffin by December 14, 2018, for inclusion in the yearbook.

Monday, November 12 - No School - Observing Veteran's Day

Wednesday November 14 first block: All students will be participating in the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. Detailed information about this survey was sent home to families last week.

Wednesday, November 14 during all 3 lunches: Representatives from the military will be available during all 3 lunches for any students who are interested in learning more.

Friday, November 16 - No School - 8th Grade Showcase Day

Wednesday, November 21 - 10:35AM dismissal

No school Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

SAVE THE DATE - Term I ends on Friday, November 30th!

Community Food Resource

We are excited to begin a partnership with Daniel's Table in the coming weeks. The mission of Daniel's Table to create food security in the city of Framingham. We are going to be a location of their freezer program, which is a service to provide nutritional meals for people in the community who find themselves in need. These meals are provided free of charge.

Informational flyer is below. If this is a resource that your family or a family you know could benefit from, please connect with our School Counseling Department. Students and families can reach out directly to their School Counselor or contact our Guidance Director at or 508.416.2270.

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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

Follow Keefe Tech on Instagram!

We will be posting a variety of photos and info highlighting our students, faculty, programs, sports teams, clubs and school. Share to if you have something exciting to share about our school community!

Winter Drivers Education Course

Applications are available in the main office or in Room 216.

December 17th 3:00-8:00

December 17th 6:00-8:00(Parent Class)

December 19th 3:00-5:00

December 22nd 7:00-2:30

December 27th 7:00-2:30

December 28th 7:00-2:30

December 29th 7:00-2:30

Program Cost: $650

Certificate Fee Paid Upon Completion of Program $30.00

Save $50 if you pay the entire course fee at the time of registration. ($600.00)
All checks or money orders should be made out to: Keefe Technical School Drivers Education. We now accept Credit Cards: Master Card and Visa (Call the Keefe Tech Business Office for more details).

Payment Options:
$350.00 at the time of registration
Final payment of $300.00 due at the start of driving lessons.

Other arrangements must be approved by the instructors. The fee does not include additional scheduled hours or road test fees. These are additional items.

Contact: John Rabidou: for more details

This is a Mass RMV Certified Program

Academic Updates

Round table reading and discussion of Othello with Mr. Peppersack

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Self Portrait from Intro to Fine Arts with Mr. Lamb

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Football with Ms. Cassullo

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Factoring with Ms. Anniballi

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Mr. Yarkosky's students did a lab where they needed to construct an insulated space and measure the heat loss over time. Check out some pretty cool projects below!

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Career and Technical Updates

Kensi Tufford delivering the new Framingham Police recruitment brochure, that she designed and produced, to Police Chief Steven Trask.

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Plumbing Related with Mr. Flynn - awesome lesson about the inspection process !

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Carpentry seniors building a shed for the community!

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Andrew Wright was not shocked to have his picture taken in Electrical!

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Sparks fly when you're working hard in Plumbing!

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Health Careers Seniors practicing their CPR skills!

ECE students getting ready to celebrate Halloween at the childcare center!

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Student Activities

Upcoming Events!

Project adventure is taking a trip to Central Rock Climbing Gym on Monday, November 19th, after school. Cost is $10. See Mr. Whitcomb to sign up and get your permission slip.

Did you enjoy STEM week? Come to the Engineering Club Mondays from 2:05 to 2:30 in room 204. See Mr. Yarkosky for details.

School Counseling

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.

Thanks to all the students and parents/guardians for attending Financial Aid Night!

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MassBay is offering FOUR different Dual Enrollment Courses this Spring Semester!

These classes will be on the MassBay FRAMINGHAM campus. Free to eligible students. Including text books. Transportation may be included for those eligible.

Here is the link (the first Step)

Below is a downloadable PDF with the accompanying forms that the students need to complete. High School section should be filled out by student's School Counselor

  • December 14th is the priority deadline
  • January 8th at 3:00pm is MANDATORY Orientation
  • January 22nd is when classes begin

Spring 2019 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings:

Social Problems (SO 115-152) Mondays 6:00pm – 9:15pm 1/28/19 – 5/10/19

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. (This course is funded through CDEP)

Contemporary Nutrition (NS101-162) Tuesday 6:00pm – 9:15pm 1/22/19 – 5/10/19

Course Description: Contemporary Nutrition examines nutritional principles. A study of the main nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals is made. Dietary recommendations for optimal health for different age groups are covered and used to design diet plans. Modern society’s afflictions due to nutritional excesses or deficiencies are covered, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia. Emphasis is given to the use of sound dietary practices as the means for preventing disease. Lecture: 3 hours per week. (This course is funded through CDEP and STEM Starter Academy).

Introduction to Communication (CO 100-115) Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm – 4:45pm 1/22/19 – 5/10/19

Course Description: An introduction to the history and principles of human communication. The course will cover the development of communication from signals, to speech, to writing, and to the mass communication technologies of print, broadcast media, and computers. Contemporary models and theories of human communication will be emphasized. Finally, the course will consider the growing field of communication as both an academic discipline and a career focus. This will enable students to make informed choices about their future study and job options. Lecture: 3 hours per week (This course is funded through CDEP)

Principles of Management (MG 101-015) Tuesday & Thursday 3:30pm – 4:45pm 1/22/19 – 5/10/19

Course Description: Integrates traditional and behavioral approaches to management. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling. Apply decision-making, leadership, communication, coordination, delegation, and authority-responsibility relationships. Appreciation of the technical and conceptual, aspects of organizational thinking. Selected case studies and contemporary examples used to illustrate the application of management principles. Lecture: 3 hours per week. (This course is funded through CDEP)

Dual Enrollment Spring Course

MassBay will be offering a third Cyber Security Course this spring! Priority will be given to students who apply by December 7, 2018! Applying for this course does not guarantee acceptance.

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

Class of 2019 Movie Night was a success!

On Tuesday, October 30th, the Class of 2019 hosted a “Movie Night” in the Keefe Tech auditorium. In the spirit of Halloween, the bone chilling Insidious (2010) was shown. It was a great turnout, with over sixty students attending. It was a great social event, as the kids were able to hang out, be a little silly, enjoy a great movie, all while munching on popcorn, candy, and soda. Proceeds from the event went to the senior class. Due to the success of the event, there is talk of another movie night in the near future!


Congrats to the KT XC Team!

On Wednesday, November 7th, The Keefe Tech Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed in the MVADA Massachusetts State Vocational Cross Country Championships. The JV led off the meet with some really solid performances, with sophomore Owen Sheehy winning the JV D2 race. Junior Briae Hughes then raced her way to a 4th place finish in the Division 2 Varsity race. In the final race of the day, the KT Boys Varsity squad won the Division 2 State Vocational Championship title with a score of 58 points! The varsity squad was led by a 5th place overall finish by Nikolas Giombetti. Congrats to all!
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Till next year KT Soccer!

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Mr. McGrath is preparing for yet another undefeated season as head coach!

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Student Spotlight

Student Ambassadors are the best!

We just finished our fall Middle School presentations and our students did an awesome job connecting with the 8th graders and getting them ready for their Showcase Days. More pictures will be on their way after our second and final 8th Grade Showcase Day next Friday,.
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Faculty Spotlight

Welcome Mr. Lesieur!

Paul Lesieur – Programming and Web Program - Graduated with a BS degree in Computer Science from UMASS Lowell and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Lesieur has been involved in the computer industry for the past 35 years working primarily in the high tech industry in the Westboro and Marlborough area. Mr. Lesieur is also the dad to 8 kids!

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