Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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September 28, 2018

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

After-School Program has started!

Looking for some extra help from teachers? You are in luck! The official After-School Program will begin on Monday! The program runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM - 3PM. This is a great way to stay on top of your work!


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

Math - Mr. Yarkosky in room 204

Social Studies - Ms. Conti in the library

Science - Ms. Flynn in room 308


State University Forum - Tuesday, October 2nd at 12PM - Interested juniors and seniors can sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfN76rOhqgqw-0G2OU2AjhZU-TBp4pcBuPKGCnbwrGtz-tbPA/viewform?usp=sf_link


The Leadership Academy meeting has been changed to Tuesday, October 2nd, at 2:05 in the Room 226. Any student interested, should attend this informational meeting.


Curriculum Night - Thursday, October 4 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 went home with specific information about this event. Please see schedule below.

Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 AM - PSAT

This is the practice SAT exam that will be offered to all interested Juniors free of cost. If you are thinking about a 4-year college or university this exam should be on your list. Deadline to sign up was today, September 28. Students who are registered will be doing the pre-administration for the exam next week.

Thursday, October 23 from 7-9PM - Ashland High School Auditorium and Cafe

COMMUNITY EVENT - FIND YOUR VOICE


Sponsored by Ashland's Decisions at Every Turn Coalition.

Events covers the basics of empowerment - see the flyer below for more details.

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.

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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

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!

Free and Reduced Lunch Form Reminder

A reminder for students who had a free or reduced status for school breakfast and lunch the previous school year 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 12, 2018.

Please keep in mind that if you have not already received notification from the Foodservice Department of your new status, a new application for this school year should be submitted by October 12, 2018.


Students who have not submitted a new application by October 12, 2018, will be automatically returned to a full paid status.

Academic Updates

AP Environmental Science

Our AP Environmental Program with Ms. Portney is excited to pilot WE Service. In AP with WE Service courses, students plan and take part in service learning activities to strengthen their understanding of AP course content and skills. This year’s community service project will focus on clean water. We are excited for this extended learning opportunity!
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Students Visit the Library!

During the month of September, our Library welcomed all the Freshmen English classes, ELL and several upper grade students for Orientation, and to kick off Keefe Tech’s vibrant Independent Reading program. Students and their teachers got to tour the different areas, learn about the various collections and services, as well as check out a book of choice!
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Intro to Engineering students had to design and test a cable car using limited supplies and timeline.

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Career and Technical Updates

Carpentry juniors installing hardwood floors at the house project in Natick!

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Plumbing juniors working hard at the house project!

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Student Activities

This past Saturday, the following students participated in the Alzheimer's Walk at Patriot Place. Our Keefe Tech Team, the "Walking Bronco's," raised $150.00 towards finding a cure for Alzheimer's! Great day with a great group of students from the Health Careers, Graphic Design, and Legal and Protective!

Erika Martinez
Emilie Avelar
Ashley Sok
Jefferson Pineda
Natalia Rivera
Unique Linnell
Emily Bernard
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School Counseling

A reminder to all students that the add/drop deadline to modify your schedule was today, September 28th. 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 next SAT date is November 3rd (registration deadline is October 5th). Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854. Register at http://collegeboard.com.


Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!


Friday, September 28 - Keene State representative will be in the student cafeteria


Tuesday, 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.


Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 AM - PSAT

This is the practice SAT exam that will be offered to all interested Juniors free of cost. If you are thinking about a 4-year college or university this exam should be on your list. Letters will go home to parents/guardians and students can sign up in the Guidance Office.


Wednesday, October 16 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 17 - Wentworth Institute of Technology representative will be in the student cafeteria


Monday, October 30 from 10:35AM - 11:35AM - Framingham State University Information Session

This session is for seniors who are highly interested in applying to Framingham State this year.


Tuesday, October 31 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.


Tuesday, October 31 - University of Maine representative will be in the student cafeteria


Families of Juniors and Seniors - Financial Aid Night

Thursday, November 8th 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

Athletics

Team Updates

The girls varsity volleyball team is coming off a huge win vs. league rival Blackstone Valley Tech. We are presently in first place in the Colonial Athletic small division and look forward to continuing the winning streak. After losing two close games to start the 2018 season, the boys football team came up with a big win this past Friday night beating Madison Park by a score of 32 to 14.


Believe it or not the fall season is winding down and we're starting to gear up for winter sports. Sign up will be happening during lunch in the next couple of weeks so be get ready to join a team! Keefe offers boys and girls basketball teams, wrestling, hockey, and cheerleading this winter season. The first official practice is Monday, November 26, so mark your calendars!

Varsity Girl's Volleyball defeats Valley Tech!

On Friday, September 21st the Keefe Tech Girls' Volleyball team defeated last year's league champs Blackstone Valley in dramatic fashion. After losing the first set 25-21, the Broncos won three straight sets, claiming a tie with BVT for first place in the Colonial Athletic League. Junior hitter Jenna Lerminiaux led the way with 7 kills and 3 aces, including the game winner in set 4. Also contributing were setters Kailyn Sok and Amanda Lamberti and junior hitter Jayuanna Leggett. However, coach Matt Warren says that this was an all around team effort with every player contributing to the win.
https://youtu.be/f4HFuf4SRzk

Cross County won their meet on Wednesday 15-50. Congrats to Sam St. George on wining the race!

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Student Spotlight

Senior Dan Quackenbush was interviewed by CBS Boston this week after his win this spring at the regional NFTE competition for his app, "What the Fish?" Interview will air around Columbus Day, we will keep you posted!
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Grade 11 students are participating in the Sages and Seekers Program. Students will be connecting with a seeker in the community to gain wisdom through conversation over the next 8 weeks.
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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

We are excited to have three additional Keefe Tech graduates as new members of our faculty and staff for the 2018-2019 school year!


Arielys Rosario–Attendance and School Climate/Safety Secretary.

Ms. Rosario is a 2013 graduate of Keefe Tech, from the Business Tech program. Ari graduated from Nichols College in 2017 with a general business degree with a minor in psychology. In college, she worked in the admissions office, and has also worked as a customer care representative at “Long Term Solutions”.

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Jeffrey Bruno – Teaching Assistant in Special Education

Mr. Bruno is 2013 graduate of Keefe Technical School and 2017 graduate of Lasell College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History. Mr. Bruno began as a substitute teacher at Keefe on a part-time basis while at Lasell and moved to a full-time position after completing his degree. Mr. Bruno will also be coaching hockey and volleyball this year.

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Eric Vasquez – Automotive Teaching Assistant

Mr. Vazquez is a graduate of Keefe Tech from the Automotive Program, and graduated from New England Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Automotive Management. He has been working our Summer Discover Program for the past 4 years. Eric has been working at Firestone and will continue on part time.

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