Keefe Regional Technical School
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March 15, 2019
Announcements and Events
Buses will run at the normal time for grade 10 students and then again 3 hours later for all other grades. Students in grades 9, 11 and 12 will start their day in the gym until they are dismissed.
Attention Seniors: Yearbooks for 2019 sales begin. If interested see Mr. Griffin in 205. Deposit $20 Total cost $60.
SPRING SPORTS START ON MONDAY, MARCH 18th!
SAVE THE DATE - MARCH 21, 2019 - MASSBAY ON THE SPOT ADMISSION AT KEEFE! Interested seniors should sign up in the guidance office. Students will have the opportunity to review their MassBay application with an admissions rep and be accepted that day.
Welcoming a few new faces in the main office!
Business Tech students finish strong!
New opportunities and new faces for our School Resource Officer!
We welcome Officer Jay Ball as the new Keefe Tech SRO! Officer Ball brings over 15 years experience in the field to Keefe Tech. Most recently Officer Ball has been working as a Narcotics Detective for the Framingham PD. Officer Ball is originally from Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a father of 2 girls and enjoys traveling and playing hockey. Please introduce yourself to Officer Ball when you see him around KT!
Some great shout outs to our Grade 9 Students in their winter class meeting last week! Keep up the good work!
Fun slideshow that we played while parents of incoming 9th graders joined us for a Parent Information Night!
Academic and Career and Tech Updates
Students in Ms. Leahy's class celebrate Pi Day!
Health Careers, Dental and Plumbing students join forces in CPR training! Post training group picture!
Design and visual are working on the drama production sets - stay tuned for a set reveal!
The sophomore carpentry students delivered cube chairs that they built for the Marie Philip School for the deaf today!
TONS OF NEWS FROM HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT!
Results from the Boston Flower Show!
Please give my congratulations to the students from your metal shop and horticulture group for a lovely exhibit. The judges were impressed by your work and gave the exhibit 91 out of 100 points, a blue ribbon! The judges’ comments read as follows:
“Striking collection of horticultural and metal fabrication with a contemporary aspect.”
The students also won the Advisors’ Award: "For horticultural excellence to an individual, group or garden club for an entry in the Small Bay Window Collection of the Structure Classes of the Amateur Horticulture Competition."
Your exhibit was lovely, well thought out and very cheerful. I appreciate the work you all put in and congratulate you for getting the recognition you all deserve.
Thank you for exhibiting again this year. You and the students will be invited to the Awards Ceremony at Elm Bank in April.
Junior Horticulture students traveled to Providence, RI for the New England Regional Turf Convention last week!
KT FFA Marketing Team - 2nd Place!
Left to right: Jacob Baker, Gabe Cruz, and Sean Heino
Horticulture students looking good before the banquet!
KT Floriculture Team looking determined!
KT Landscape Team ready for competition in 2019!
KT FFA members participating in service project finishing off blankets for those in need.
Important Information for Juniors:
School Counselors will be sending out invitations via student email to Grade 11 College Workshops. Make sure you sign up. Workshops will be help next Thursday 3/21 and Friday, 3/22. Workshop participants will review the college exploration and application process and have the opportunity to login into their Naviance account and begin their search.
College Admission Testing Deadlines:
SAT Date: May 4, 2019 - deadline to register is April 5, 2019 - late registration is April 24, 2019
SAT Date: June 1, 2019 - deadline to register it May 3, 2019 - last registration deadline is May 22, 2019
If you qualify for free/reduced lunch at Keefe Tech you can obtain a fee waiver for this exam from your School Counselor.
Go to the link below to register for the SAT:
Go to the link below to register for the ACT:
Spring College Fairs!
Spring College Fairs!
2019 Boston National College Fair
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210
Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Check out the link below for schools that will be represented!
BPA students find success at the State Leadership Conference!
The Business Professional of America State Leadership Conference was held this past weekend between two snow storms. The Keefe Tech BPA Chapter was represented by 25 student members who competed in a wide range of technology events and judged business competitions over two days. In total the Keefe Tech Chapter took home (11) 1st Place Gold Medals, (11) 2nd Place Silver Medals and (10) 3rd Place Bronze Medals.
Two Keefe Tech members, (Lance Good and Gabriel Sharon) took place in the talent show on Saturday night and sang “God Bless America.” Even though they did not win they earned torch award points for “Patriotism.” Many other students also placed in OPEN EXAMS including Daniel Quackenbush (5 Awards), Jonathan Spalti (2 Awards), Brandon Leung, Liam Dolan, Ethan Ze’evi, Gabriel Sharon, and Dylan Beckerman. BPA adviser, John Rabidou, received the BPA State Merit Scholar Award and Jonathan Spalti who gave a speech at the opening ceremony was elected as a BPA State Officer for the position of Vice President. The Gold and Silver medals winners will now go on to compete at the National Leadership Conference on April 30th - May 5th in Anaheim, California.
PC Repair and Troubleshooting
1st Place Dylan Beckerman*
2nd Place John Spalti*
3rd Place Brandon Leung
4th Place John Quintin
System Administration using Cisco
2nd Place Ethan Ze’evi *
Computer Network Technology
1st Place Jonathan Spalti*
4th Place Brandon Leung
5th Place Liam Dolan
1st Place Daniel Quackenbush*
2nd Place Jonathan Spalti*
4th Place Ethan Ze’evi
Network Administration Microsoft
1st Place Dylan Beckerman*
2nd Place John Quintin*
3rd Place Ethan Ze’evi
4th Place Jonathan Spalti
1st Place Daniel Quackenbush*
2nd Place Christian Garcia*
C Sharp Programming
2nd Place Cesar Matos*
3rd Place Lance Good
1st Place Sylvie Bielak*
3rd Place Ryan Swallow
Web Design Fundamentals
2nd Place Nick Teuber*
3rd Place Gabriel Sharon
SQL Database Fundamentals
1st Place Daniel Quackenbush*
2nd Place Gabriel Sharon*
3rd Place Jonathan Spalti
3rd Place Daniel Quackenbush
Presentation Management Team
4th Place John Quintin and Brandon Leung
*Represent Keefe Tech at the BPA National Leadership Conference
Congrats to these grade 9 students who have perfect attendance for the year so far! Keep up the good work!
KT represented at the Massachusetts Student Council convention in Cape Cod!
Family Promise Metrowest 5K Walk - April 6, 2019
Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) is an important organization, which strives to
transform the lives of families with children who are facing homeless by mobilizing a
diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. FPM
partners with local congregations to provide overnight shelter for families who are
homeless in the Metro West area. Volunteers from businesses, community and the
congregations provide meals and hospitality to the families in our program. Your town is
one of ten communities that we serve and have volunteers from.
We are very excited to celebrate our 10 th Annual Walk to End Homelessness. This is a
day that we raise funds and awareness for this growing issue of family homelessness in
The date of the Walk (5K) is : April 6, 2019
Registration opens at: 8:00am
Where: Natick High School , 15 West Street
This is a great family event with music, food, crafts, face painting prizes and more!
Who should we speak to about your school being a part of this day?
If you have any questions please contact either:
Mahitha Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Linda James at email@example.com
Be a part of this day. Help us end homelessness in our community. Check the link to
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Speaker at FSU on Monday, April 8 at 5:30PM
Nursing School Expo - April 8th!
Scholarships are available for CyberMath Academy's summer camps. Interested students can sign up for consideration here. Scholarship amount varies depending on the student’s achievements and/or need and availability of funds. Our camps are open to students in grades 4-12. Application Deadline for scholarships is March 24, 2019.
Two Locations in July 2019:
- Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138.
- Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Student Assistantship Program this summer at Danforth - if you love art, check this out!
Studio Assistantship Program is designed to expose high school students to the administrative functions and educational practices of a visual arts school. In their role as Studio Assistants, participants contribute to the efficiency of school operations, assist instructors with all aspects of teaching and creating, including material prep, classroom management, and critique. Most importantly, studio assistants act as leaders and provide positive and beneficial experiences to Danforth students. Assistants will participate in a variety of classes, which will afford them the experience of differentiated lesson planning and teaching methods. Working with individual students will allow them to see the degree of student learning at different developmental levels.FOR MORE INFORMATION - http://www.danforthart.org/ArtClassesforGrades9-12.html
Summer Employment Opportunity - Lifeguard Certification: We are offering summer employment and lifeguard certification for individuals who are sixteen years of age and older. Our management knows the Company’s greatest resource is our staff, and we strive to build solid teams that will make each workday safe and enjoyable for both themselves and their patrons.
Lifeguarding for High Sierra Pools is more than just a job: it’s the chance to be an integral part of a community and a role model to the youth that swim there. High Sierra Pools’ lifeguards and staff ensure the safety of hundreds of pools and thousands of patrons. We employ year-round professionals as well as qualified seasonal staff focused on our core values of safety, service and teamwork.
Please contact Andrei Nursi, Assistant 617-291-7230 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham is hiring! They are looking for positive and hard-working high school students for our host/hostess positions in our restaurant.
Link to apply:
Can also contact:
T +1 508 270 1914 F +1 508 875 2541
MassBay Summer Stem Starter Academy:
The Summer STEM Sampler Workshops will be offered July 15-19, 2019 at the Wellesley Hills campus. This one week program is designed to give high school students exposure to different areas of STEM. The workshops are a five day exploratory in: Science (Biotechnology Lab Work); Technology (Robotics and Web Design); Engineering (Engineering Design); and Math (interactive, contextualized in STEM). See attached flyer.
Instructions for parents/guardians to sign-up to view student grades.