Bronco Bulletin

Keefe Regional Technical School

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September 26, 2019

Upcoming School Events & Announcements

Seniors interested in Yearbook, please contact Mr. Allain in Graphics

or Mrs. Hargrove in Visual Design.


Engineering Club is meeting next Tuesday, 10/1 in room 204. Come help plan STEM Week 2019!


Attention all students: The add/drop deadline to modify your schedule is Friday, September 27th. Guidance will be unable to accommodate schedule changes after this day. Thank you.


10:35 AM Dismissal - Friday, September 27


No School - Monday, September 30


Curriculum Night - Thursday, October 3 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 with specific information about this event. There is no need to check in that evening if you have a copy of your child's schedule. If you need an additional copy, or are in need of language support please stop by the main entrance between 5:30PM and 5:55PM. Thank you!

Attendance Letter for families from District Attorney, Marian Ryan

As students adjust to the beginning of a new school year, it is important that we all work to emphasize the importance of school attendance in their success. Below is a letter for parents and guardians regarding student attendance and truancy. The goal of sharing this letter is to highlight our collaborative efforts to support children and their families throughout the year.

Language Learner Parent Advisory Board!

First meeting is October 30 at 2:15PM, see below!

The KT Boosters Club wants YOU to help out!

The Boosters Club is seeking family volunteers who are able to volunteer their time (even a few hours a week!) to help out at the snack shack, at football games, or at weekend events at Keefe Tech. Volunteers come in all different forms, moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, etc... We need more support for our students!


The Boosters organization raises money each year to provide scholarships to outstanding seniors in each academic and vocational program. At Senior Awards Night last year, the Boosters gave out over $10,000 in scholarships! Please see the flyer below for more information.


If you are able to help out please reach out to Jessica at boosters@jpkeefehs.org!

Booster's Club Fundraiser!

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KT Random Acts of Kindness

A shout out to Tiffany Adams and Evelyn Foster this week for helping clean up after lunch outside. Both stepped it up!
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Free and Reduced Lunch Form Reminder

A reminder for those students who had a free or reduced status for school breakfast and lunch

the previous school year at Keefe 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 11, 2019. Please keep in mind that if you have not already received notification from the Food Service Department of your new status, a new application for this school year should be submitted by October 11, 2019.


Students who have not submitted a new application by October 11, 2019, will be automatically returned to a full paid status.


All NEW students enrolled at Keefe, if you were previously at free or reduced status at your

sending school, you will need to apply with a NEW 19-20 Free and Reduced Lunch Application

before the start of school. Notification letters and or applications have been mailed to all families. If you have not received an application and need one you may download one from the Bronco Bulletin, our Keefe Tech website or pick one up at the school.


If you have any questions, please call Susan Brown, Food Service Director at 508-416-2248

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - English

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Spanish

Free and Reduced Lunch Form - Portuguese

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!

Academic Updates

A round of applause for Ms. Leahy! Algebra is where it’s at! "hear! hear!"

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The Life and Death of Sisyphus with Ms. Rector

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Calculating vectors with Ms Barrasso.

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Population discussion with Ms. Portney.

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Prepping for the Gold Penny Lab with Ms. Flynn

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Library Orientation!

Library Orientation for grade 9 kicked off with a special appearance by Senior Joze Orellana-Vega. Joze told Mr. Beling’s class about his experience in the library all four years at Keefe and encouraged students to stay involved, request books, and visit often. All grade 9 students and their ELA teachers were eager to see the new books and learn about the Independent Reading program in the library. ELL Library Orientation will take place later in the semester so stay tuned for information on that.
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Career and Technical Updates

Culinary Arts!

Question: What do you do when Horticulture brings you lots of crab apples?

Answer: If you are in Culinary, you make Crab Apple Jelly!


These Culinary Arts Juniors sharpened their canning skills this month making tangy Crab Apple Jelly and incredibly delicious Apple Butter. Many thanks to the Horticulture program for bringing in the harvest. What a great lesson!

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Horticulture students travel to the Big E!

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Carpentry students installing new flooring at the entrance of their program!

The flooring is a unique type of end grain flooring purchased from the same company who installed the flooring back when the school opened in 1972.

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Student Activities

Successful walk for our Health Careers students raising over $150 to support Alzheimer's research!

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Legal and Protective Senior Student Ambassadors!

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2019-2020 GSA Meeting Dates! See Ms. Baker in Health Careers for more info.

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2019-2020 SADD Meeting Dates - See Ms. Baker in Health Careers for more details.

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2019-2020 Art Club Meeting Dates! See Mr. Crisafulli in Design and Visual for more info.

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School Counseling

A reminder to all students that the add/drop deadline to modify your schedule is Friday, September 27th. 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 deadline to register for the November 2nd administration of the SAT is Thursday, October 3rd! Instructions on how to register, as well as fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office. Register at http://collegeboard.com. Keefe Tech's CEEB Code is 220854.


Juniors and Seniors - Save the Dates!


Are you interested in learning about what it takes to get into a school like Wentworth institute of Technology? Wentworth will be visiting this coming Monday, September 16th at 10:30am. If you are interested in attending, sign up in the Guidance office.


College Lunch Visits - A representative from the schools below will be in the cafeteria during lunches if you are interested in learning more about their school and programs.

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Dean College

  • Wednesday, October 30 - Fischer College

  • Thursday, October 31 - Anna Maria College


Wednesday, 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. Confirmed schools as of right now are: FSU; Worcester State University; Fitchburg State university; Keene State University; Bridgewater State University


SENIORS!


Check your email from Ms. Fisichella - Do you need help starting your college application? If so, attend one of the following workshops (space is limited) hosted by your counselor, to start your online application to four year colleges. This workshop is for students who are interested in attending four year colleges, we will be hosting more sessions for students planning to go onto two year colleges later in the year. Link to sign up is in that email!


Keefe Tech is offering the PSAT to all grade 11 students free of charge on Wednesday, October 16th. The PSAT is a practice SAT exam. The purpose of this test is familiarize kids with the format of the real SAT exam and to get an idea of what you might score on the actual SAT test. The SAT is a test that many colleges/Universities require for admission (4 year). Colleges will not receive these scores.


All students are encouraged to take PSAT if they are considering 4 year college after graduation. Please note: this test is very LONG and will be scheduled during a shop week. We ask that students do not sign up for this exam to get out of class and that all students take this exam seriously.


If you would like to take the PSAT, please click on the link below. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 27th. Thank you!

October 17th at 10:30 AM - Framingham State University information session


Monday, October 28 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 30 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.


Families of Juniors and Seniors - Financial Aid Night

Thursday, October 24th 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

NEACAC College Fair at Worcester State University. Sunday, September 29th at 11 am - 1 pm.

SAVE THE DATE! Worcester State University will be hosting a College Fair where you will have access to over 120 college/Universities from around New England and beyond. Free! Visit the link below for more info.

STEM College Fair Info Flyer

Framingham State - Join the Herd Junior Campus Day - Saturday, October 19th!

The Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Development at Framingham State University invites junior to be a part of their annual college readiness programming.


Join the Herd Junior Campus Day will be held at Framingham State University on Saturday, October 19th from 9a.m. - 3p.m.

Sample agenda:

  • Meet with current FSU students
  • Attend a mock class
  • Enjoy lunch
  • Learn how to apply for financial aid

Flyer and link to register are below!


https://admissions.framingham.edu/register/CollegeReadiness2019

FSU offers College Readiness Seminar for Parents!

11th annual "College Readiness for Parents: What Every Parent Needs to Know" seminar being held at Framingham State University. It is scheduled for Thursday, October 17 at 7-9 PM. The focus of this event is NOT on financial aid but on helping parents understand the difficulties students have with the transition to college in order to help build the habits needed to become successful.


Topics to be discussed will be as follows:


  • Expectations and assumptions of college faculty
  • Work/study habits and organizational skills: high school vs. college
  • Why getting good grades now is not a guarantee for future success

If you are interested, please click on the link below to register! Translation available.

Athletics

KT Broncos Game Schedule:

A few highlights from our Boy's Soccer Team!

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After School Program Information

Community Resources & Employment Opportunities

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