Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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September 13, 2019

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

The weight room is open! The weight room will be available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2-3. All participants will be required to sign in between 2:00and 2:15 in order to be eligible to participate in the days weightlifting routine. Participants that arrive after 2:15 require a pass from a teacher. The gym closes at 3 and all participants are required to go home on the 3PM bus and are not permitted to hangout in the hallways and/or on school grounds.


After-School Program beings Monday, September 16

The official After-School Program will begin in a few weeks and run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM - 3PM. Locations and faculty members running the program will be shared in the near future. This is a great way to stay on top of your work!


English - Ms. Clifford (room 217) and Ms. Petro (room 221)

ELL - Ms. Kellogg (room 304) and Ms. Aguiar (room 311)

Math - Mr. Yarkosky (room 204)

Social Studies - Ms. Conti (room 303)

Science - Ms. Barrasso (room 310) and Ms. Flynn (room 308)


Attention Grade 10: There will be a short class meeting on Wednesday, September 18 after school in room 317. Snacks will be provided!


Attention all students: The add/drop deadline to modify your schedule is Friday, September 27th. Guidance will be unable to accommodate schedule changes after this day. Thank you.


Attention Junior and Seniors: Are you interested in learning about what it takes to get into a school like Wentworth institute of Technology? Wentworth will be visiting this coming Monday,

September 16th at 10:30am. If you are interested in attending, sign up in the Guidance office.


The history club will be meeting in Room 301 Tuesday, September 17 after school.


10:35 AM Dismissal - Friday, September 27


No School - Monday, September 30


SAVE THE DATE!

Curriculum Night - Thursday, October 3 from 6PM - 8PM

Follow your student's schedule, meet your student's teachers, learn about our student support departments and hear from our School Counselors. A mailing will go home with specific information about this event.

Keefe Tech is looking for parents to members for the English Language Learner Parent Advisory Board!

Informational flyer is below.

The KT Boosters Club wants YOU to help out!

The Boosters Club is seeking family 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. Volunteers come in all different forms, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, etc... We need more support for our students!


The Boosters organization raises money each year to provide scholarships to outstanding seniors in each academic and vocational program. At Senior Awards Night last year, the Boosters gave out over $10,000 in scholarships! Please see the flyer below for more information.

If you are able to help out please reach out to Jessica at boosters@jpkeefehs.org!

KT Random Act of Kindness

A shout out to the new head of the Boosters Club and parent of one of our grade 10 students, Jessica Rodriguez Montano. When Mr. Collins was walking to his car this week he noticed that Ms. Rodriguez Montano was selling homemade sandwiches at the snack shack to students when they were getting out of practice. He was so impressed at her thoughtfulness for providing a healthier option for students to recharge that he wanted to share with the Keefe Tech Community. Thanks Jessica! If you see something happening around the building that demonstrates kindness, let us know :)
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Free and Reduced Lunch Form Reminder

A reminder for those students who had a free or reduced status for school breakfast and lunch

the previous school year at Keefe are granted a corresponding temporary status for 30 days

beginning with the first day of school. This temporary status will come to an end on October 11, 2019. Please keep in mind that if you have not already received notification from the Food Service Department of your new status, a new application for this school year should be submitted by October 11, 2019.


Students who have not submitted a new application by October 11, 2019, will be automatically returned to a full paid status.


All NEW students enrolled at Keefe, if you were previously at free or reduced status at your

sending school, you will need to apply with a NEW 19-20 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

before the start of school. Notification letters and or applications have been mailed to all families. If you have not received an application and need one you may download one from the Bronco Bulletin, our Keefe Tech website or pick one up at the school.


If you have any questions, please call Susan Brown, Food Service Director at 508-416-2248

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - English

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Spanish

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Portuguese

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 @keefe.tech.hs if you have something exciting to share about our school community!

Welcome Mr. McIntosh, our new Director of Career and Technical Education!

Mr. McIntosh recently joined the Keefe Tech Administrative team after spending six years as the Construction Academy Supervisor at the Greater Lawrence Technical School. Mr. McIntosh began his career in education at Franklin County Technical School, where he was a metal fabrication teacher for twelve years. Mr. McIntosh earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tony has earned a Master’s of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, and a Post Master’s Certificate of Graduate Study in Career and Technical Education from the University of New England.


Mr. McIntosh and his wife have 3 children, all graduates of a Career and Technical High School. Mr. McIntosh is in his 19th year as an educator and has a new French bulldog puppy at home named Harper. When you see Mr. McIntosh in your CTE Program please say hello and welcome him to Keefe Tech!

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Academic Updates

Mr. Warren’s Entrepreneurship class building prototypes as part of the human-centered design thinking process!

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Literature discussion with Mrs. Sullivan!

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Intro to Fine Arts - Facial Proportions Lesson with Mr. Lamb.

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Ms. Aguiar's ESL 1 Freshmen class practicing US Geography!

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Independent reading with Mr. Beling and Conducting research with Mrs. Clifford!

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Character traits discussion with Ms. Aguiar.

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Did you know Mrs. Straton sings the Macromolecule song to her students to help them remember the content!?

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Inexhaustible Energy Sources with Mr. Yarkosky.

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Intense game of Friday kickball with Ms. Cassullo!

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Academic photo shoot in action!

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Career and Technical Updates

Skills Capital Grant Ceremony - Mr. Van Luling submitted a successful application on behalf of the Horticulture and Landscape Management Program that resulted in a $150,000 in new equipment for our students!

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Metal Fab in action!

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Dental Assisting students modeling how they learn!

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Plumbing and Electrical students hard at work!

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Quick game of guess that CTE Program?

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Student Activities

Student activities are up and running! We had a successful grade 9 and transfer student activities fair last week! Check out some photos below!
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Support the Walking Broncos! Students from Health Careers and Plumbing will be participating in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Patriot Place this Saturday!

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Behind the scenes with our Student Ambassador Reps at their photo shoot!

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2019-2020 GSA Meeting Dates! See Ms. Baker in Health Careers for more info.

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2019-2020 SADD Meeting Dates - See Ms. Baker in Health Careers for more details.

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2019-2020 Art Club Meeting Dates! See Mr. Crisafulli in Design and Visual for more info.

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School Counseling

A reminder to all students that the add/drop deadline to modify your schedule is Friday, September 27th. Guidance will be unable to accommodate schedule changes after this date. Thank you!


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.


Attention seniors: The deadline to register for the November 2nd administration of the SAT is Thursday, October 3rd! Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://collegeboard.com. Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854.


Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!


Are you interested in learning about what it takes to get into a school like Wentworth institute of Technology? Wentworth will be visiting this coming Monday, September 16th at 10:30am. If you are interested in attending, sign up in the Guidance office.


College Lunch Visits - A representative from the schools below will be in the cafeteria during lunches if you are interested in learning more about their school and programs.


  • Tuesday, September 17 - Western New England College

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Dean College

  • Wednesday, October 30 - Fischer College

  • Thursday, October 31 - Anna Maria College


Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 PM - Massachusetts State University Forum

Representatives from multiple state universities will be at Keefe Tech to talk about their schools and programs and answer your questions. Confirmed schools as of right now are: FSU; Worcester State University; Fitchburg State university; Keene State University; Bridgewater State University


Keefe Tech is offering the PSAT to all grade 11 students free of charge on Wednesday, October 16th. The PSAT is a practice SAT exam. The purpose of this test is familiarize kids with the format of the real SAT exam and to get an idea of what you might score on the actual SAT test. The SAT is a test that many colleges/Universities require for admission (4 year). Colleges will not receive these scores.


All students are encouraged to take PSAT if they are considering 4 year college after graduation. Please note: this test is very LONG and will be scheduled during a shop week. We ask that students do not sign up for this exam to get out of class and that all students take this exam seriously.


If you would like to take the PSAT, please click on the link below. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 27th. Thank you!

October 17th at 10:30 AM - Framingham State University information session


Monday, October 28 at 12:00 PM - UMASS Forum

Representatives from all the UMASS's will be at Keefe Tech to discuss their programs and schools.


Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 AM - ASVAB Exam

Any student who is planning to move forward with a career in the military will need to take this exam. If you are thinking about the military as an option you can take the exam at Keefe Tech before making any commitments.


Families of Juniors and Seniors - Financial Aid Night

Thursday, October 24th from 6PM - 8PM.


  • The School Counseling Department hosts a financial aid night for students planning to attend a 2 for 4-year college/university when they graduate from Keefe Tech.
  • A representative from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority will present important information

NEACAC College Fair at Worcester State University. Sunday, September 29th at 11 am - 1 pm.

SAVE THE DATE! Worcester State University will be hosting a College Fair where you will have access to over 120 college/Universities from around New England and beyond. Free! Visit the link below for more info.

STEM College Fair Info Flyer

Athletics

Fall Sports Update from Mr. Kane!

Keefe Tech fall sports are thriving in the early stages of the season. The girls volleyball program has over sixty girls participating and offers a freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity team. They are the defending Colonial Athletic League champions and presently boast an overall record of 3 wins and only 1 loss. The boys varsity football team won their home opener as well as the boys soccer and golf teams. It looks like it's going to be a great season for all our athletic teams this fall.

Highlight Video Boys Soccer and Golf - 2019!

KT Broncos Game Schedule:

Student Spotlight

Check out Shane McConnell's Eagle Scout Project!

Shane is a senior in Metal Fab and constructed a bike rake to be used at Keefe Tech. It is awesome and going to be orange and blue! Way to give back to the KT community!
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Community Resources & Employment Opportunities

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