Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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October 12, 2018

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

School Spirit Week is happening starting on Monday! Get into it! #schoolspirit #ktbroncos


Monday: Monday got you feeling down? A little grouchy? Wear your best groutfit...head to toe gray to show your school spirit!


Tuesday: College and Career Day: Rep your favorite college or your work place/profession of choice.


Wednesday: On Wednesdays we wear Pink: October is breast cancer awareness month support breast cancer research and donate your change at lunch.


Thursday: Celebrate fall with your best flannel!


Friday: Broncos day! Wear your orange and blue to show your Keefe Tech Pride for the Pep Rally!


On Monday, October 15th, the FFA will be heading to a corn maze! We leave after school and will return by 4:30. See Mr. Paul asap for your permission slip! Cost of admission is $5. (Mr. Paul)


Attention Grade 9 students: Monday, October 15, there will be a short meeting in room 111A for all that are interested in being involved with the class of 2022. Snacks will be provided (Mr. Davol and Ms. Porter)

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.

It's that time again for the annual Fall Blood Drive with Metro West Medical Center. Approximately 1 out of 10 people entering the hospital needs blood. Please consider donating on October 31, 8am to 1 pm in the auditorium. Sign up during lunch period. Please call x 323 with any questions.
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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

Congrats to all our students who took an MCAS exam last year! Results went home to families.

Attention Sophomore and Junior Parents!


The Parent/Guardian Report for your child’s results on the 2018 MCAS tests was recently mailed home for your review.


For each test that your child took in spring 2018, the report shows your child’s achievement level-Advanced, Proficient, Needs Improvement, or Failing. In addition, each child receives a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) score. The SGP shows how your child’s progress compares to the progress of other students in the same grade statewide who earned similar MCAS scores in previous years.


The report also provides information regarding how your child’s performance compares to other students at Keefe and in Massachusetts; how your child performed in different reporting categories of the tests; and how your child did on individual test questions. If you have questions about your child’s performance or need assistance understanding the score report, please feel free to reach out to your child's school counselor.

Students in action in art class!

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Career and Technical Updates

Early Childhood Education students go apple picking!

ECE students went to to Tougas Family Farm in Northborough on October 2, 2018. It was a little rainy, but they survived! The students were paired with two preschoolers, ages 3 to 4 that they helped with their apple and pumpkin picking!

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Freshmen cooking arroz con pollo, making bread, calzones, chocolate chip cookies, apple crisp and home made quesadillas for their exploratory week in Culinary!

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Horticulture students renovated the bed to the left of the east end entrance!

Junior students transplanted shrubs and perennials, renovated planting bed lines, added grass areas, and installed a paver brick base in a Spanish Bond pattern. Looks awesome, go check it out!
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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.


Attention seniors: The next SAT date is November 3rd (regular registration has passed, but late registration deadline is October 24th). Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854. Register at http://collegeboard.com.


December 1, 2018 is the next date for the SAT with a registration deadline of November 3, 2018.


Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!


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. You must register to attend. Click on link below:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdALIkseljMVOaq_MaBakN7komGRkd-5x5uJ0U6uyOeHMnYpQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


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

MetroWest College Planning Center hosts "First Fridays" College Planning Workshops

Juniors and seniors had the opportunity to sign up and spend their second Friday afternoon hearing from current college students and exploring their own career paths and the goals. The workshops will continue throughout the year and focus on a variety of topics surrounding the college exploration and application process. Thank you to the students who presented today from the CPC! Welcome back KT grads Samara Paulino and Quenio Batista!
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Athletics

Two Week Outlook:

Friday 10/12/2018

FROSH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL AT ASSABET
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER VS MONTY TECH
GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL VS ASSABET
VARSITY FOOTBALL AT KIPP ACADEMY


Monday 10/15/2018

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL VS MAIN SOUTH


Tuesday 10/16/2018

CROSS COUNTRY VS BAYPATH


Wednesday 10/17/2018

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER VS BLACKSTONE

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL AT ST PETER - MARIAN

Thursday 10/18/2018

GIRLS JV SOCCER VS ASSABETGIRLS

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL AT SOUTH LANCASTER
GOLF - CAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday 10/19/2018

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER VS HOPEDALE

VARSITY FOOTBALL VS MONOMOY

Monday 10/22/2018

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER AT OLD COLONY


Tuesday 10/23/2018

CROSS COUNTRY AT MONTY TECH

Thursday 10/25/2018

GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL VS SOUTH LANCASTER

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Student Spotlight

101 Juniors took the PSAT this past Wednesday!

A record number of grade 11 students signed up to take the PSAT (Practice exam for the SAT) this past Wednesday. Students did an awesome job staying focused and taking advantage of this opportunity. PSAT results will be back mid-December and School Counselors will host workshops to explain the scores and help students create a plan to prepare for the SAT.

Senior Dan Quackenbush's interview aired on CBS Boston! Check out the vide below!

Dan competed at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this week and made it to the second round! Awesome experience and opportunity for an awesome kid!

NYC for the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge!

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Faculty Spotlight

Welcome to our new Keefe Tech Carpentry Department!

Joe Flynn – Carpentry Program – Graduated with a BA from Becker College with Psychology and Health and Fitness Degree’s and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State. Joe has been teaching at Blackstone Valley Tech in their Construction Technology Department for the past 12 years and prior to that was a Phys Ed instructor for 5 years. Mr. Flynn coaches both hockey and baseball for his son's teams!

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Kyle Meath – Carpentry Program - Graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Education and Physical Education. He has been working in the Carpentry field for 24 years and the owner of Meath Building and Remodeling for the past 17 years. Mr. Meath loves sports and visited his son in NYC this summer!

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