Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

December 2, 2022

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

Wednesday, December 7th - 10:35 AM dismissal for all students

Save the dates for Winter Break! 12/23 - 10:35 AM dismissal for students and no school from 12/26 - 1/2.

Attention students: Support the Class of 2023 by purchasing a Candy Gram to send to a

partner or friend during the month of December! You can purchase a Candy Gram during lunches. They will be delivered the week before winter break. Please see Ms. Aguiar with questions!

Tickets are selling fast for the Winter Wonderland dance on Friday, December 9th!

Tickets are available for purchase at all lunches.

Student Council's annual food drive has begun! Please bring any donations of canned

goods or non-perishable foods to your shops or room 217 before December 22nd.

Attention all Freshmen: If you are interested in running for any class positions please

see or email Ms. Hogan in room 223 or Mr. Sadowski in room 306 by December 9th.

Positions include Class President, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

Campaigning is already underway and elections will be done via google form sent out

December 12th, so don't delay.

Grade 9 students will be selecting their career and technical programs the week of January 3rd - 6th. School Counselors will be in English classes starting next week to do interest inventories with students and set goals. The last week of exploratory begins on Monday, 12/12.

School Picture Information:





  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Ipass Information:

Information to create and/or login to ipass to view grades and student progress can be found below:

Academic Updates

After School Program Schedule:

Mr. Bresciani's Everyday Fitness class is participating in a Circuit Workout bright and early!

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Mr. Adamiak's Grade 9 Biology students created simulated cell membranes and then tested them.

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Career and Technical Updates

Cooperative Education Program:

There are 31 seniors involved in the Cooperative Education Program. As of January 23rd, juniors will be eligible to go out on Co-op as well. I have been meeting with the juniors this week in their programs to review the Co-op process and encourage them to take part in the program.

For anyone looking for information, the Keefe Tech website has information at: and for job opportunities: I can be reached at 508-416-2229 and

Grade 12 Cosmetology students working on clients in the salon!

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KT students representing at the Girls in the Trade Conference!

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Electrical Seniors enjoy an Open House Day at JATC ( Joint Apprentice and Training Committee) Local 103 Union Hall.

Students toured the state of the art training center.
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Grade 10 Cosmetology students performing manicures on women from Bridges of Sudbury before Thanksgiving!

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Electrical students installing rough wiring for ceiling lights and paddle fans at the Natick House Project

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Mother's helping Mother's visited Cosmetology again this week!

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Early Childhood students on their child care center tour exploring a circle time in the Pre-k classroom.

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ECET Bulletin Board Creation!

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ECET students reflect on their favorite children's book and make their favorite book illustration.

Grade 9 ECE exploratory students prepping for their bulletin board activity.

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Health Office Updates

Substance Abuse Resources for Students and Families:

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.

Financial Aid Information:

Presentations in English and Spanish from our MEFA Financial Aid Night on October 19th are below!

Would you like even more help with your FAFSA form? Use this link to schedule one-on-one Zoom sessions with a MEFA Advisor:

Ongoing workshops: Need to learn about financial aid? The trusted experts at MEFA are hosting FREE webinars to help. Register at, or watch the on-demand recording anytime at

MassBay is offering free dual enrollment courses to grade 11 and 12 students!

Classes Offered:

Medical Terminology | Some Remote Classes Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm - The rest fully online

Cyber Ethics | Fully Online - No scheduled class meetings

Criminal Justice | Fully Online - No scheduled class meetings

Nutrition | Fully Online - No scheduled class meetings

Law and Society | Fully Online - No scheduled class meetings

Social Problems | Remote Classes Mondays 6:00-9:00pm

You have to apply to take one of these courses - here is the link from the flyer:

Apply for MassBay Dual Enrollment

Applications are due by December 23, 2022.

School Counselor Caseloads and additional contact information are below:

Counselor Caseload Information 2022-2023 School Year

Counselor Contact Information 2022-2023 School Year

Need to connect with your School Counselor?
You can make an appointment lots of different ways!

  • Fill out this counselor request form online
  • Stop by the counseling office to fill out an appointment request
  • Email your School Counselor
  • Call your School Counselor
  • Text their google voice number during school hours to connect

Family Mental Health Resources:

Dear parents/guardians:

In looking at the calendar it's hard to believe that we are almost at the holiday break. Holidays are often associated with stress associated with expectations, or missing someone who is no longer around to celebrate with you, or financial constraints, among others. Today also marks the end of term 1, so your child may be stressed out about their grades. I think any time of year can be hard for various reasons, but the advent of the holiday season can turn up the volume a bit.

It's no coincidence, therefore, that December is national "Stress Free Family Holidays month." I like the fact that this designation helps to remind us to remain calm, try to stay in the moment, and also use our toolbox of coping strategies to actually enjoy this time of year a little bit. For some ideas for family de-stressing, offers some ideas for kids of all ages, not just the high schoolers:

I have probably also included this relaxation exercise before in a prior issue of the Bulletin, but this is a good resource. Progressive muscle relaxation exercises are a proven way to relax your body, then your mind, no matter where you are. It's simple, effective, and a good tool to use for all sorts of occasions. Attached is the worksheet in this issue.


Julia Fairclough LICSW, SAC

Adjustment Counselor

Student Activities


Keefe Technical School Business Professional of America Chapter attended the Fall Leadership Conference this past week at the Hogan Center at Holy Cross College in Worcester. Students from Programming and Web and Information Technology attended the conference.

Evan Lewis, a Junior in the Information Technology Program, serves as a State Officer and helped design and run the workshops at the event. Bennett Kazanjian, President of the Local Chapter, presented on the status of our membership drive and current events and community service projects for the 2022-23 school year.

The students attended workshops on how to prepare for interview skills, building leadership skills through service and how to activate torch award points for services they attend or participate in. Students will be participating in a Community Service Project this weekend, November 19-20 in Framingham. Students will be raking leaves and doing fall clean-ups for the Framingham Council on Aging.

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SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference:

Congratulations to our SkillsUSA Members who earned special recognition at the Fall Leadership Conference this past weekend.

A gold medal in Workplace Skills Display went to Kayla McLean, Tricia Richard and Jacob Casteneda

A silver Medal in Technology Skills Presentation went to Matt Kelly, Alex Belis and TJ Nickerson.

A Rising Star Medal was awarded to Joe Green

A Safety Pin in recognition of safe practices at the Community Service Project was awarded to Jake Lynch.

Great job representing Keefe Tech!


KT Broncos Game Schedule:

Never too late to give another shout out to our October Student Athletes!

Nate Duarte and Kayla McLean
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Check out photos from Fall MSAA Cheer Game Day State Competition!

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KT vs. Minuteman Thanksgiving Day win - check out a few photos from the game!

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Winter sports are here!!

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Community Resources/Job Postings

Out-Patient Counseling - Advocates Walk-In Hours:


No matter what age, insurance, language spoken, etc- we will set you up with an intake and review service options.

Framingham Clinic:

Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm;

Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm;

1st and 3rd Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm

354 Waverly Street, Framingham MA


Marlboro Clinic:

Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm;

Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm;

2nd and 4th Sundays 9:00am-1:00pm

340 Maple Street, Marlboro MA


For questions, please contact the Advocates Community Counseling Intake Department at 508-661-2038 or

Informational Flyer in English

Informational Flyer in Portuguese

Informational Flyer in Spanish

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State Programs and Local Food Resources:

Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe - The Pearl Street Cupboard & Café provides monthly groceries to Framingham residents. Individuals and families in need are provided with a monthly supply of nutritious foods like chicken and fish, produce, dairy, bread and grocery items to prepare meals at home. A community meal is served 7 days each week for residents of Framingham and surrounding towns.

Daniel's Table - Daniel's Table distributes food to Framingham residents with children 18 and under and persons over 60 years of age.

Project Bread - Project Bread connects people and communities in Massachusetts to reliable sources of food while advocating for policies that make food more accessible—so that no one goes hungry. If you are in need of food security, call 1-800-645-8333.

Metrowest YMCA Food Distribution - The MetroWest YMCA believes that fighting food insecurity makes their community stronger. As part of their commitment to healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility, they provide year-round grocery distribution at the Framingham Branch and meal distribution at various community sites throughout the summer.

  • Grocery distribution takes place on Monday's and Friday's from 3:00pm - 5:00pm (while supplies last) at the Metrowest YMCA. No membership is required to access these resources.

A Place to Turn - A Place To Turn is committed to providing emergency food and clothing to our neighbors in the MetroWest community. We will serve those in need in an atmosphere of caring and mutual respect.

Salvation Army Framingham - On Tuesdays and Thursdays, clients arrive at 12 to stock up on fresh produce, bread, sweets and miscellaneous items donated from Trader Joe's, BJ's, Stop & Shop, Wegmans and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

SNAP Benefits Application - SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as food stamps and is run by the Department of Transitional Assistance. 1 out of 9 people in Massachusetts receive SNAP benefits. Apply for SNAP in 20 minutes or less.

WIC - The Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program keeps pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under 5 healthy. WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.

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