Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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November 30, 2018

Announcements and Events

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


Term I ends today, Friday, November 30th!


Mr. Warren's Entrepreneurship classes will be selling merchandise from New York's Wholesale District during all three lunches on Monday, 12/3, and Tuesday, 12/4. Bring your money and get some Holiday shopping done!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:35AM Dismissal for students - Career Night/Open House from 5:30PM - 8PM for prospective students and families.


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

Information will be sent 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.

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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

Academic Updates

Creating awesome Instagram profiles for cell biology with Ms. Portney!

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Thankful for teamwork in PE playing basketball with Mr. Marini!

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And relay races to check out heart rates with Ms. Cassullo!

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Engaging in thoughtful classroom discussions about The Scarlet Letter with Ms. Sullivan!

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Entrepreneurship students head to NYC!

On Thursday, November 30th, students in Mr. Warren’s Entrepreneurship classes went to New York City’s Wholesale District on a buying trip. NFTE, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship provided Keefe students with a $25 loan to buy merchandise that will be resold here at school on Monday 12/1 and Tuesday 12/2. Students are responsible for paying back the loan, but may keep all the profits. By participating in this trip, students learn negotiating, economics of one unit, partnering, and about marketing and sales. Students bought products like hats, ties and gloves, phone chargers, and other tech accessories. Although it was a long day, everyone had a good time and valuable learning experience!
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Career and Technical Updates

Culinary Arts Field Trip Recap!

Students of Culinary Arts took a field trip to the Hallsmith Sysco Plant in Plympton, MA where they were taken on a tour of the distribution center. They were able to taste many of the up coming trends in the food service industry prepared by one of the Sysco's Executive's Chefs.
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Horticulture students go to the Framingham Highway Dept. Equipment Operation Day on 11/27!

The Framingham Highway Department hosted Horticulture students for an equipment operation day. Student were given a tour of headquarters and were instructed in the operation of skid steers, front end loaders, and the bucket truck.
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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: jrabidou@jpkeefehs.org for more details

This is a Mass RMV Certified Program

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 abogusky@jpkeefehs.org or 508.416.2270.

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.

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) https://goo.gl/forms/ufQz9UM2MOotKtVj1


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

The senior National Honor Society officers attended the Fall NHS Conference at Holy Cross on November 15th!

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Skills USA Competition Recap!

Astreel Sanchez, Grade 11, Early Childhood Education and Teaching and Anna Mason, Grade 11, Health Careers both earned medals! Astreel's group, “technica,” of about 200 people got first place against “workplace” and “personal” groups. Anna earned a silver medal for that because she was in the personal group. Anna also earned first place with her small group against around 600 competitors, as well as earning a leadership award! Great job ladies!
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Great CTE friends and celebrating birthdays!

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Keefe Tech students attend Michele Obama's Book Tour Date in Boston with Ms. Soares-Moreno!

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Four students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, at the TD Garden in Boston on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Keefe Tech Guidance Counselor Krishna Soares attended “An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” along with seniors Anderlande Gelin (Health Careers) and Anjeh Titafangmbung (Cosmetology) and juniors Fatima Cerin Gonzalez (Health Careers) and Liza Silva Brito (Design and Visual), all of Framingham. Ms. Obama’s appearance was held as part of a 10-city book tour for her recently published memoir, Becoming.


“Michelle Obama was so inspiring to me because she reminded us that there are many routes to our destination. We don’t need to always follow the same path to reach our goals,” said Keefe senior Anjeh Titafangmbung of her experience listening to Ms. Obama’s advice.

Junior Fatima Cerin Gonzalez noted, “Michelle reminded me that it doesn’t matter if we are black or white or from a different country, we all share common experiences in life.”

According to Anderlande Gelin, also a senior, “Michelle inspired me when she told us to enjoy our youth, don’t stress too much about a defined career path while we are still so young, and to expand our knowledge through experiences.”


“Michelle was so casual, funny, and inspiring. I felt like she was a friend talking to me,” summed up junior Liza Silva Brito. “Mrs. Obama is truly an inspirational woman, but the true magic of the evening was being able to witness first hand her ability to relate to all from young to old and across races. I am really thankful for ASCA for the opportunity to attend this event," said Keefe Tech Guidance Counselor Krishna Soares.


Ms. Soares was chosen by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as one of five local school counselors selected through a random drawing to receive the opportunity to attend the event with some students. According to ASCA, it is important to Mrs. Obama that her events are accessible to as many people as possible, which is why in partnership with Live Nation, Mrs. Obama gave away a number of complimentary tickets to people around the country. ASCA was one of the designated organizations to offer tickets to Boston area members. ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development and provides advocacy to school counselors around the globe.

Athletics

Winter sports are off to a great start!

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


https://www.keefetech.org/student-life/athletics


Some fun pictures of fall sports banquets below!

KT Football Banquet!

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KT Soccer Banquet!

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Student Spotlight

Thank you to our awesome Student Ambassadors!

Throughout the month of November we hosted 8th graders from all 9 in-district middle schools on 3 different days. The showcase model we use would not be possible without the help from 150 Student Ambassadors! Our students welcome 8th graders into their program, introduce their instructors, lead demonstrations, share why Keefe Tech is a good fit for them, and their plans for the future. Check them out in action below!
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