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Keefe Regional Technical School

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March 29, 2019

Announcements and Events

Wednesday, April 3 - 10:35 AM dismissal for students


Attention 9th grade families: We will be doing 9th grade Postural Screening during your gym class the month of April. The purpose of this is to find early signs of possible spinal problems in children in grades 5-9. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify young people who should have further medical evaluation. If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to take the child to a physician as a precaution. The majority of students exhibit no findings. If nothing unusual is found, we will not be contacting you. Female students should bring a sports bra to school for gym class to wear the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits more accurate observation of the back. Screenings will begin the week of April 8-12th. If you have any questions, please contact the nurse's office at (508) 416-2263.


April Vacation: 4/18 - 4/22 - No School


KT Drama Club to present Charlie and Chocolate Factory!


Second Show:

Friday May 3 at 7:00 p.m. for community


Third Show:

Saturday May 4 at 2:00 p.m. for community


We're very busy getting the show ready with designing, creating and painting set pieces, learning lines, getting ads for our program, designing program, tickets, posters, figuring out how to do lights/sound, etc. And trying to get everyone at every rehearsal!! Lots of students who are in this year's production are also in Visual and Design so that is a great help! Carpentry and Plumbing have also been of great help to us so far as well.


Attention Seniors: Yearbooks for 2019 sales begin. If interested see Mr. Griffin in 205. Deposit $20 Total cost $60.

Academic and Career and Tech Updates

ELA MCAS Recap

This week Keefe Tech sophomores participated in the MCAS ELA exam using the Pearson Access Next online platform. Kudos to our students and staff for a great experience thus far! We look forward to our next online exam in May. Be sure to check out our Acceleration Academy for additional support in preparation for the remainder of the spring exams.

Acceleration Academy April Vacation!

A reminder for grade 9 and 10 students: The Acceleration Academy will run during April vacation from April 16-18 from 8 AM - 12 PM for interested students. The goal of the academy is to prepare for the upcoming Math and Biology MCAS exams in May and June. Information will be sent home and sign ups can be completed by calling Ms. Anita Gonzalez at 508-416-2271. Students can also sign up using the link below!
Register Here/Registra aqui/registre-se aqui

Register for the Acceleration Academy today!

Congratulations to the newest KT licensed cosmetologists on passing their state board exams!

Katie Monte

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Anjeh Titafangmbung

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Isabella Reis

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Sophia Swann

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Health Careers Freshmen visit the Framingham Fire Department!

Students had the opportunity to meet with Paramedic Sargent and Firefight Borosso. The students discussed health-related careers in Emergency Medicine and Paramedicine and got a first hand look at all of the equipment in the the FPD Ambulance!
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Health Careers seniors are making decisions about their futures!

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ECE students acknowledge Disability Awareness month

This week our students learned about disabilities. March is Disability Awareness month. The Early Childhood Education and Teaching Program lighted up Keefe Tech in blue and yellow and rocking our mismatched socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21.


Here are some pictures of the activities we did during the week and what the students wore :)

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Culinary students represent at Taste of MetroWest!

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Students present about Keefe Tech, highlighting our Health Careers Program to Hopkinton Middle School 6th graders!

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On Thursday March 21st, 11 students from Mr. Warren's Entrepreneurship class attended NFTE's Youth Entrepreneurship Summit at Babson College!

Students attended workshops and participated in an elevator pitch contest. Jon Spalti won the elevator pitch contest and a prize of $50
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School Counseling

Important Information for Juniors:


School Counselors will be sending out invitations via student email to Grade 11 College Workshops. Make sure you sign up. Workshops will be help next Thursday 3/21 and Friday, 3/22. Workshop participants will review the college exploration and application process and have the opportunity to login into their Naviance account and begin their search.


College Admission Testing Deadlines:


SAT Date: May 4, 2019 - deadline to register is April 5, 2019 - late registration is April 24, 2019


SAT Date: June 1, 2019 - deadline to register it May 3, 2019 - last registration deadline is May 22, 2019


If you qualify for free/reduced lunch at Keefe Tech you can obtain a fee waiver for this exam from your School Counselor.


Go to the link below to register for the SAT:

ACT Date: June 8, 2019 - deadline to register is May 3, 2019 - late registration is May 20, 2019


Go to the link below to register for the ACT:

Spring College Fairs!

Spring College Fairs!


2019 Boston National College Fair

Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center

1 Seaport Ln

Boston, MA 02210


Fair Hours:

Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m


Check out the link below for schools that will be represented!

MassBay on the spot admissions day was a success!

Interested seniors had the opportunity to review their MassBay application in person at Keefe Tech. 26 total seniors were accepted to the community college.
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Students who participate in the Metrowest College Planning Center First Friday Program on the move!

Students had the opportunity to participate in a program at MassBay and Framingham State today surrounding planning for life after high school. Presentations, campus tours, college student panel, small group discussions and lunch on campus were all part of the day! Check out some action photos below!
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They ran into graduate from Keefe Tech at FSU, Iracely Sanchez. Iracely earned her bachelor's degree from FSU last spring and is currently finishing up her master's degree in leadership at Northeastern University!
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Student Spotlight

Student of the Term Winners for Term II! Thank you to Monnick Supply for sponsoring this award!


Left to right:

Gabriella Buentello, Grade 10 Cosmetology, Ruby Martinez, Grade 10 Dental Assisting, Jefferson Pineda, Grade 11 Health Careers, Alec Chan, Grade 10 Automotive Technology

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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Congratulations to Mr. Yarkosky and Ms. Pagano on their acceptance into a summer program at WPI. Check out the link below!

Community Events

Family Promise Metrowest 5K Walk - April 6, 2019

Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) is an important organization, which strives to

transform the lives of families with children who are facing homeless by mobilizing a

diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. FPM

partners with local congregations to provide overnight shelter for families who are

homeless in the Metro West area. Volunteers from businesses, community and the

congregations provide meals and hospitality to the families in our program. Your town is

one of ten communities that we serve and have volunteers from.

We are very excited to celebrate our 10 th Annual Walk to End Homelessness. This is a

day that we raise funds and awareness for this growing issue of family homelessness in

our communities.


The date of the Walk (5K) is : April 6, 2019

Registration opens at: 8:00am

Where: Natick High School , 15 West Street


This is a great family event with music, food, crafts, face painting prizes and more!

Who should we speak to about your school being a part of this day?


If you have any questions please contact either:

Mahitha Reddy at mahithar@yahoo.com or

Linda James at lnsj@verizon.net


Be a part of this day. Help us end homelessness in our community. Check the link to

https://familypromisemetrowest.salsalabs.org/10thannualwalktoendhomelessness2

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Speaker at FSU on Monday, April 8 at 5:30PM

Check out the flyer below for more information regarding the speaker and presentation.

Nursing School Expo - April 8th!

Sorry for the bad photo, but this is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing admission to a nursing program.
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Student Opportunities

Whole Foods Culinary Career Fair on Wednesday 4/10 from 2-5pm in our Framingham store! Looking for:

  • Cooks
  • Dishwashers
  • Food runners
  • Evening supervisors
  • Buyer
  • Chef/Kitchen Mgr.

For more information: https://wholefoods.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/wholefoods/job/MA-Framingham---Framingham/Framingham-Food-Service-Sanitation-Job-Fair_Req-20190304269


Student Assistantship Program this summer at Danforth - if you love art, check this out!

Studio Assistantship Program is designed to expose high school students to the administrative functions and educational practices of a visual arts school. In their role as Studio Assistants, participants contribute to the efficiency of school operations, assist instructors with all aspects of teaching and creating, including material prep, classroom management, and critique. Most importantly, studio assistants act as leaders and provide positive and beneficial experiences to Danforth students. Assistants will participate in a variety of classes, which will afford them the experience of differentiated lesson planning and teaching methods. Working with individual students will allow them to see the degree of student learning at different developmental levels.

FOR MORE INFORMATION - http://www.danforthart.org/ArtClassesforGrades9-12.html


Summer Employment Opportunity - Lifeguard Certification: We are offering summer employment and lifeguard certification for individuals who are sixteen years of age and older. Our management knows the Company’s greatest resource is our staff, and we strive to build solid teams that will make each workday safe and enjoyable for both themselves and their patrons.

Lifeguarding for High Sierra Pools is more than just a job: it’s the chance to be an integral part of a community and a role model to the youth that swim there. High Sierra Pools’ lifeguards and staff ensure the safety of hundreds of pools and thousands of patrons. We employ year-round professionals as well as qualified seasonal staff focused on our core values of safety, service and teamwork.

Please contact Andrei Nursi, Assistant 617-291-7230 or anirsa@highsierrapools.com with any questions.


The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham is hiring! They are looking for positive and hard-working high school students for our host/hostess positions in our restaurant.


Link to apply:

https://www2.appone.com/Search/Search.aspx?ServerVar=stepstonehospitalityinc.appone.com

Can also contact:

ITZEL FEENEY

Sales Coordinator
T +1 508 270 1914 F +1 508 875 2541


MassBay Summer Stem Starter Academy:

The Summer STEM Sampler Workshops will be offered July 15-19, 2019 at the Wellesley Hills campus. This one week program is designed to give high school students exposure to different areas of STEM. The workshops are a five day exploratory in: Science (Biotechnology Lab Work); Technology (Robotics and Web Design); Engineering (Engineering Design); and Math (interactive, contextualized in STEM). See attached flyer.

Parent/Guardian Resources

IPASS Parent Portal Sign-Up Information

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

If you are in need of temporary food assistance please see information below about our partnership with Daniel's Table.

Housing Rehab Program for Framingham Residents

Program provides 0% payment deferred loans to can assist low- and moderate income Framingham homeowners to rehab their homes. If the residents stays in their unit for 20 years they don’t have to pay back the funds. Flyer is below.


Contact information:

Eliot Yaffa

Community Development Administrator

City of Framingham

150 Concord St., Suite B3

Framingham, MA 01702

P: (508) 532-5457

F: (508) 532-5739

emy@framinghamma.gov