Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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December 14, 2018

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 or with a paper application that they pick up from their Middle School Guidance Counselor.
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Announcements and Events

This is the last Bronco Bulletin of 2018! We wish all of our Keefe Tech community a happy and healthy winter break and hope that you are able to spend time with family and friends.


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.

Project Adventure is going rock climbing on Wednesday, December 19th. See Mr. Whitcomb in Room 210 to sign up, and get a permission slip.

The annual food drive has begun! Non-perishable items can be donated in CTE Programs, room 217 or room 301.

Winter Break Schedule:

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:35AM dismissal

Monday, December 24, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2018 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 2, 2018 - All students and staff return to school - Day B6

Parent/Teacher Conferences - Save the Date(s)! - Wednesday, January 9th from 12PM - 3PM and Thursday, January 10th from 6PM - 8PM

Information went home about parent/teacher conference sign-ups in the coming weeks. 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!

Successful Career Night Open House!

Thank you to all the Student Ambassadors, faculty, and parent volunteers who joined us at our career night for prospective students and families. It was a great event welcoming future students to our school, sharing what we do best, and what career and technical education is all about. A special thanks to Mr. Beling for getting the event some press in the Framingham Source!
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Academic Updates

Classical Conditioning with Mr. Cummings in AP Psychology. Students were great sports!

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Calculating Atomic Radius with Mrs. Flynn in Chemistry!

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AP Lang students collaborating in teams on developing synthesis with Mr. Beling.

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Binomial Theorem and Pascal’s Triangle to expand polynomials with Ms. Leahy.

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Building atoms in chemistry with Mr. Mulcahy.

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Career and Technical Updates

Congratulations to our Health Careers seniors on their Pinning Ceremony!

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, seniors in our Health Careers Program participated in their pinning ceremony. A pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing profession. All students who participated in the ceremony have passed their Certified Nursing Assistant exam and many are already working in the field through Cooperative Education placements.

Students were presented with nursing pins by their Health Assisting Instructors. Family and friends attended the event and celebrated the success each student has had in the program and their commitment to the profession of nursing and caring for others. Congratulations to our Health Careers seniors!

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Health Careers Seniors Visit the Boston Public Library!

Grad 12 students in Health Careers were given a private tour of Boston Public Library. "We wanted the students to see this jewel, as so many are choosing to attend colleges and universities here at home in our beautiful city!," Ms. Baker, Health Assisting Instructor.

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Career exploratory students in Legal and Protective Services participated in a student interview activity. Students used fact scenarios in either the role of an officer or a student.

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Carpentry juniors and seniors building a district customer's shed in Framingham.

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Culinary Arts freshman making calzones, roll up sandwiches, and a showing from Gordon Ramsey all in Career Exploratory!

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Programming and Web freshman trying out virtual reality in career exploratory!

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Save the Dates - Grade 9 Students will be selecting Career and Tech Programs!

We are approaching our last cycle of Career Exploratory after the winter break. Grade 9 students will participate in a variety of programming prior to selecting their Career and Technical Program beginning the week of January 7th! Lots more details to follow in the New Year!

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.

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

Calling all last minute sign-ups for Dual Enrollment Courses!

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 - Cyber Security!

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

Students volunteer at Framingham tree lighting ceremony doing the faceprinting for kids in the community!

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Student Council sponsors Advocates Holiday Party!

Members of Student Council and members of Business Professional America volunteered their time last night to host a holiday party for adults in the community with disabilities. Attendees participated in crafts, shared a meal together, danced to the tunes provided by Mr. Griffin and got to see the tallest Santa in metro west! Thanks to Ms. Clifford and Ms. Conti for organizing the party and spreading holiday cheer to many members of the community!
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Winter athletes are starting to compete!

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

Boys Basketball in action from Thursday's game!

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Student Spotlight

Congratulations to our Fall 2018 CTE Students of the Term!

Students and their families celebrated their accomplishments at a luncheon at the East Side Room this week. Students also received a gift certificate to Monnick Supply. A huge thank you to the staff of Monnick Supply for sponsoring this celebration of student success at Keefe Tech.

Students of the Term are pictured below from left to right. Jeynardo Gomez, Carpentry, Joze Orellana-Vega, Legal and Protective Services, Jacob Baker, Horticulture and Landscape Management and Josvardo Gomez, Culinary Arts.

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Parent/Guardian Resources

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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