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Keefe Regional Technical School

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March 15, 2019

Announcements and Events

Schedule Reminder: Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 are late entry days for students in grades 9, 11 and 12 due to state testing. All grade 10 students will arrive at the normal time and check in outside the cafeteria before going to the ELA MCAS testing locations. Free breakfast will be available for all grade 10 students both mornings.


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 all students: Please come support the class of 2022 on Monday, March 18th. The class will be holding a fundraiser at the Framingham Chipotle from 4-8. Come buy some dinner! Tell the person at the cash register that you are there for the class of 2022 fundraiser. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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!

Welcome back Dr. John Drottar! Dr. Drottar will be filing in for Dr. Snow while she is on maternity leave as our Interim Principal. Dr. Drottar is no stranger to Keefe Tech and has worked at Keefe Tech as both the Interim Academic Coordinator and Interim Principal. Dr. Drottar brings many years of experience both as a Math Department Head and Principal of Milton High School. Please say hello when you see him in the hall!
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Business Tech students finish strong!

Sofia Rivas Romero, grade 12 Business Tech student, will be working in the main office as a member of the support staff for the remainder of the school year. Congratulations Sofia!
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Ethan Nater, grade 12 Business Tech student, will be working in the main office as a member of the support staff for the remainder of the school year. Congratulations Ethan!
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New opportunities and new faces for our School Resource Officer!

We are sad to she her go, but are wishing our School Resource Officer, Shelly Hughes, success in her new position with the Framingham Police as a Crime Scene Investigator. Officer Hughes has been the SRO at Keefe Tech for the last 9 years and has been a great addition to Keefe Tech and wonderful resource for our students and families.


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!

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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!

Shout out to Student Ambassadors Briae Hughes, Andrew Wright-Capello, Damian Guzman, Natalia Rivera, Kaitlyn Sok and James Hunter for being a part of our students panel and presenting to over 90 families! #publicspeaking #theywereawesome #forgottotaketheirpciture #theylookedsharp

Academic and Career and Tech Updates

Students in Ms. Leahy's class celebrate Pi Day!

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Health Careers, Dental and Plumbing students join forces in CPR training! Post training group picture!

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Design and visual are working on the drama production sets - stay tuned for a set reveal!

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The sophomore carpentry students delivered cube chairs that they built for the Marie Philip School for the deaf today!

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TONS OF NEWS FROM HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT!

Results from the Boston Flower Show!

Direct from the organization:

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!

Students had the opportunity to sit in on continuing education seminars on sports turf management, golf course management, and grounds management. Students were also able to explore the trade show and meet industry professionals.
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KT FFA Marketing Team - 2nd Place!


Left to right: Jacob Baker, Gabe Cruz, and Sean Heino
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Horticulture students looking good before the banquet!

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KT Floriculture Team looking determined!

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KT Landscape Team ready for competition in 2019!

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KT FFA members participating in service project finishing off blankets for those in need.

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School Counseling

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:

ACT Date: June 8, 2019 - deadline to register is May 3, 2019 - late registration is May 20, 2019


Go to the link below to register for the ACT:

Spring College Fairs!

Spring College Fairs!


2019 Boston National College Fair

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

1 Seaport Ln

Boston, MA 02210


Fair Hours:

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!

Student Spotlight

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


Computer Security

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


C++ Programming

1st Place Daniel Quackenbush*

2nd Place Christian Garcia*


C Sharp Programming

2nd Place Cesar Matos*

3rd Place Lance Good


Java Programming

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


Entrepreneurship

3rd Place Daniel Quackenbush


Presentation Management Team

4th Place John Quintin and Brandon Leung


*Represent Keefe Tech at the BPA National Leadership Conference

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Congrats to these grade 9 students who have perfect attendance for the year so far! Keep up the good work!

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KT represented at the Massachusetts Student Council convention in Cape Cod!

Raising money for the Special Olympics doing the Polar Plunge!
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Looking sharp before the dance!
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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Congratulations to Ms. Patricia Mulvey on her retirement! Ms. Mulvey's leaves the main office after more than a decade of service. We wish her the best in her retirement!
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Community Events

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

our communities.


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 mahithar@yahoo.com or

Linda James at lnsj@verizon.net


Be a part of this day. Help us end homelessness in our community. Check the link to

https://familypromisemetrowest.salsalabs.org/10thannualwalktoendhomelessness2

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Speaker at FSU on Monday, April 8 at 5:30PM

Check out the flyer below for more information regarding the speaker and presentation.

Nursing School Expo - April 8th!

Sorry for the bad photo, but this is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing admission to a nursing program.
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Student Opportunities

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 anirsa@highsierrapools.com 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:

https://www2.appone.com/Search/Search.aspx?ServerVar=stepstonehospitalityinc.appone.com

Can also contact:

ITZEL FEENEY

Sales Coordinator
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.

Parent/Guardian Resources

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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

If you are in need of temporary food assistance please see information below about our partnership with Daniel's Table.