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    Keefe Tech Top Shop 2019!

    Great event to end the school year before the start of final exams!  The Student Council hosted another successful Top Shop event. 

    Thanks to the Student Council for sponsoring the Top Shop event again this year! Students spent the day on Friday, June 7th, competing in a variety of activities with their CTE Programs. There are not many opportunities to get the entire student body and faculty together, and this is one of them. Thanks to everyone who made this day possible! A special shout out to Sarah Clifford and Jami Conti, Student Council Advisors for organizing this event.

    The Winner of the 2019 Top Shop Competition is the White Team! Congratulations Culinary Arts and Programming and Web Development!

    Welcome Class of 2023 - Accepted Students Day!

    We are very excited to welcome students into the Keefe Tech Class of 2023!  Accepted Students Day was a great opportunity for students to meet members of the class from other schools before summer break, as well as ask questions about our Career and Technical Programs before selecting their programs of interest.

    Members of the Keefe Tech Class of 2023 participated in an Accepted Students Day on Thursday, June 6th.  Students were picked up at the Middle Schools and started the afternoon in a mini activities and athletics fair in the student cafeteria.  Students then had the opportunity to meet some of their future classmates in smaller groups with one of our faculty leaders and attend a Career and Technical Program fair in the gym.  

    All students selected the 8 programs they are interested in exploring next year and ended the afternoon with a pizza party!  Parents of incoming students joined us for a meet and greet Parent Information Session in the East Side Room Restaurant.  Thank you to all the faculty volunteers and Student Ambassadors that made this event for the Class of 2023 possible.  We will see our incoming grade nine students on Thursday, August 22, 2019 for Freshman Step-Up Day!

     

    Keefe Tech Class of 2019 is ready for their future!

    Graduates of the Keefe Tech Class of 2019 are moving on to college, competitive employment in their career and technical fields and the military.  We are proud of their accomplishments at Keefe Tech and excited to see what they will do in the future! 

    Congratulations to the Keefe Tech Class of 2019!  On Saturday, June 1, 2019, 151 students graduated from Keefe Regional Technical School.  

    Credit to the Framingham Source for the beginning part of our story (click here for their full article)

    The ceremony began with a welcoming from senior class president, Elsi Sofia Meija.

    “Congratulations to my class of 2019,” she said. “We can finally say we did it.”

    After the welcoming, School Superintendent Jonathan Evans made a few brief remarks to the class.

    He first gave recognition to the teachers, as well as the people and family in the student’s lives.

    In his address to the graduates, Evans congratulated them on their achievements, as well as emphasized willing to be open to learning new things.

    “As we send you off into the world, we do so with pride and confidence that you are ready for what lies ahead,” he told them.

    Following a brief congratulatory message from the school’s committee chair Ed Burman, the salutatorian and National Honor Society President, Max Foster, and the valedictorian, Daniel Quackenbush, spoke to their classmates.

    Foster told his classmates to look how far they have come, and take pride in what they have achieved.

    “If you take anything from this speech today, it’s that you couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of yourself,” he said, trying to hold back tears. “These experiences that you have had at Keefe Tech will help you now and in your lives to come.”

    In his speech, Quackenbush said that the thing that sets Keefe Tech students apart from others is that they chose their own destiny, even if it means not getting a traditional education.

    “While plans, passions, and people change, that kind of personal insight into your own needs is rare in eighth grade, and having the courage to act on it is impressive,” he said. Mr. Quackenbush also encouraged his classmates to hold on to that same independent attitude once they start their career. “Don’t miss all of the opportunities that are around you. See them and seize them” he told his classmates proudly.

    The ceremony concluded with the graduates walking down the aisle, and receiving their diplomas, with much cheering and applause from their friends, family members, and fellow classmates.

    Fun facts about the Class of 2019:

    Over 50% of our graduating seniors are leaving with college credit through participating in dual enrollment programs at local colleges and universities, articulation agreements in their CTE program and/or qualifying scores on AP exams. 

    Over 60% of our students will be attending college in the fall.  A few colleges students are attending are: UMASS Amherst, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bentley University, Merrimack College, Brandeis University, Monsserat College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, Rochester Institute of Technology, Framingham State University, MassBay Community College

    A few interesting college majors that graduates are enrolling in: Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Doctorate of Pharmacy, Illustration, Game Design, Psychology, Construction Management, Arboriculture and Community Forest Management

    Many of our students are also going on to pursue careers and apprenticeships directly out of their CTE Programs.  A sampling of places of employment are: Framingham Parks and Recreation, Twin Pines Construction, Connerney Plumbing and Heating, A.S. Jones Electrical, Rosado and Sons Landscape Construction, Electrical Union Local 103.

    Lastly, four graduate will be moving on to the military to defend the freedom we all enjoy in the army, army national guard and marines. 

    Congratulations to the Keefe Tech Class of 2019!  We wish you lots of success and happiness in your future!

    Senior Awards Ceremony - Class of 2019!

    Over a third of the senior class was represented at our Senior Awards Ceremony on May 29, 2019.  Students received a total of 113 awards!  Congratulations to a well deserving group of students who are headed into very bright futures.  

    Cosmetology students treat local seniors to complimentary manicures!

    Keefe Regional Technical School Cosmetology students were pleased to treat area senior citizens to complimentary manicures on Wednesday, May 15 at the school’s on-site salon. 

     Sophomores of the Cosmetology Program invited Callahan Senior Center in Framingham to send clients to the salon at Keefe Tech to enjoy the complimentary services as a way of giving back to the community through their skills. Keefe’s Cosmetology Program has a longstanding relationship with Callahan Senior Center, with students visiting the center to offer services for many years. 

    "It was a great opportunity for sophomores to practice their skills," said Marianne King, Lead Cosmetology Instructor.  "Students were engaged with their clients and it is our hope that the connections students made today will turn into clients they will continue with over the next two years.”

    This marked the first time Callahan Senior Center clients had visited the school’s salon. “Having the seniors over to our campus allowed for us to service more clients and show them the salon space and services our students provide throughout the school year,” King added. 

    According to Norma Shamah, a senior from Framingham who received a complimentary manicure, “It is a wonderful service for the senior citizens, as well as excellent practice for the students. Interchange of conversation is the best."  

    "This is a really educational opportunity, and it was great to have the hands-on experience,” said Tiffany Adams of Framingham, a Keefe Tech Grade 10 Cosmetology student. 

    Keefe Regional Technical School’s Cosmetology Program is a dual-licensing program for students meeting the State Board of Cosmetology’s age requirements. In the 1,000 hour-course curriculum, students learn how to cut, style, perm, color and highlight hair. Cosmetology students also learn basic facial procedures and manicure procedures to prepare them to take the Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology Exam. Students are encouraged to express personal creativity using the latest techniques, trends and name-brand products and provide hair, nail and skincare services to clients in a full service interactive salon and spa environment, while working alongside professional cosmetologists to explore quality salon services and management. 

    The Cosmetology Department operates a salon for the public and students work on clients from the community as part of their training. 

    Keefe Technical Students Awarded Scholarships for the IBEW Local 103 Apprenticeship Program

     

    KEEFE TECH SENIOR TO BE FEATURED ON CBS FOR AWARD-WINNING APP

    Keefe Regional Technical School senior Daniel Quackenbush of Framingham was recently interviewed by WBZ CBS Channel 4’s Kate Merrill about his award-winning “What The Fish” app.

    Quackenbush, a student in Keefe’s Programming and Web Development CTE program, created and developed the app in his Entrepreneurship class during the 2017-2018 school year. He presented his concept at the NFTE New England Regional Business Plan competition in May, where he won the first place award of $1,500.

    According to Keefe Tech Entrepreneurship teacher Matthew Warren, his class curriculum teaches 21st century skills including collaboration, problem solving, creativity, communications and being socially responsible.

    I'm thrilled that Dan has created this plan and accomplished so much with it.  He is a brilliant young man and a great representative of Keefe Tech and all we do here,” said Warren.

    Quackenbush will present at the upcoming 12th annual NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 11 in New York City, where 40 NFTE alumni from across the US who won their spring regional business plan competitions will compete.

    The CBS interview with Quackenbush is scheduled to air during the week of October 8, 2018.

     

    Future Farmers of America

    Arbor Day Event

    Marketing Plan Team will be attending the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis October 21-28th.

     

    Recognized Educators over the Years

    Educator of the Year 2018 - Valerie Rector
    students and teacher
    Educator of the Year 2017 - Diane Piccioli
    Educator of the Year 2016 - Doug Paul
    Educator of the Year 2015 - Margaret Ellis

     

    Dental Assisting Program Grand Opening

    Keefe Regional Technical School held the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 9, 2017 to celebrate the opening of Keefe Regional Technical School’s Dental Assisting Program.

    The ceremony included welcoming remarks, and a tour of the new program area. The Baker-Polito Administration awarded Keefe Regional Technical High $397,150 in funds from the Workforce Skills Capital Grant Program.  Keefe Regional Technical High School has used the funds from the grant to roll out a new Dental Assisting Program, including purchasing four dental patient chairs, panoramic X-ray technology, including development capability, sterilizers and autoclaves.

    This is an exceptional new opportunity for the students of Keefe Regional Technical School

    Graduation 2018

    FRAMINGHAM — A year after moving here from Zimbabwe, Mary-Ann Mufute remembers walking into Keefe Regional Technical School overwhelmed and afraid. But four years later, she confidently stood in front of her classmates at graduation to give a speech as salutatorian.  

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    News Library

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    Keefe Tech Graduation 2018 June 3, 2018

    Keefe Tech Baseball June 1, 2018

    Addressing the gender divide in trades May 13, 2018

    Law Day April 28, 2018

    Keefe Tech's Athletic Director retiring after 33 years Oct 6, 2017

    Keefe Tech grad helps on Colombian farm Sept 26, 2017

    Keefe Tech Top Students Class of 2017 June 8, 2017

    Keefe Tech Graduation June 3, 2017

    Keefe Tech Students Win with Career Tech Skills at State SkillsUSA Contest May 8, 2017

    Keefe Tech, McAuliffe Student Art May 4, 2017

    Keefe Tech Plumbing Program All Star April 11, 2017

    Keefe Tech Awarded State GRant to Roll Out New Dental Assisting Program March 10, 2017

    Keefe Tech Students Win 36 Medals at District SkillsUSA Conference March 6, 2017

    Reality Fair Oct 28, 2016

    Keefe Tech offers first ever AP Courses Sept 28, 2016

    NFTE Business Plan Competition Jun 7, 2016

    Keefe Tech Student Wins First Place at NFTE Business Plan Competition June 2, 2016

    Keefe Tech students build up for workforce Mar 3, 2016

    Drama Club Feb 2, 2016

    Wrestling Team Dec 17, 2015

    Keefe Tech Reality Fair Oct 16, 2015