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District Announcements
District Survey on School Start Times is ready for responses from Monroe County School District Parents

In answer to parents’ concerns School Board members have proposed that the district conduct a survey to get input on school start times.  The survey response period begins on December 1st; it is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.  It is very important that parents complete the survey at the link below to express their thoughts on this important topic. You need to fill out only one survey even if you have children in more than one school. The survey will direct you to questions regarding both schools. The preferred method is to take the survey online; however, paper and pencil versions of the survey will be available at your child’s school as well. As a convenience, if you are unable to complete the survey at home, you may go to the Parent Education Center at each school to complete the survey on a computer or you can complete a paper and pencil version as stated above. School staff will advise you how to complete the paper and pencil version. We would like to get as many parents to participate in the survey as possible, so that we will have the best information to use for planning any changes which may be in order. You will assist us in responding to your needs by completing the survey today. The survey link is below. The deadline for completing the survey is Dec. 22nd. Thank you.
Holiday Concerts
The Key West High School Band and Choir will hold their combined Holiday Concerts on Wednesday December 14th and Thursday the 15th at 7:00pm in the KWHS auditorium. Admission is free; however, donations will gladly be accepted at the door. Both concerts are the same program and will feature the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Combined Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Colorguard, Conchettes, Freshmen Girls Choir, Mixed Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Choir, Mistys, VIPs, several soloists, and all 200+ musicians in a special combined piece.  Please join us for a special night of musical joy to ring in the holiday season!
Focus Parent Portal (Student Grades & Info)
Parent Portal has now been opened.  Information on how parents can register is available in the front office, in our newsletter and on our website.  Open registration for parents is available through the month of December.  After Jan. 1, parents requesting access to portal will need to have school authorization, so please register now.  This access will allow parents to monitor grades and attendance.  Please contact the office if you need further assistance.  Click here for directions.
After school support sessions are now available!  Students who need assistance or extra support have many opportunities to get help from teachers.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, teachers are available for Power Hour during the last 20 minutes of lunch.  In addition, the computer lab is open daily from 2:30-3:30 and the library is open every afternoon except Wednesday with teachers on hand to provide homework help and research assistance.  We have now expanded our support to include specialized sessions in several different curriculum areas.  Students do not need to attend the specific teachers class to attend the support sessions.  With mid-terms approaching and the semester nearing a close, students should take advantage of every opportunity to ensure they are mastering their coursework by getting help from the many different sessions offered.
Midterm Exam Schedule
Exams – Dec. 16 (Friday) Full school day with special bell schedule to allow for 7th period exam.
Dec. 19 (Monday) Early release, 1st and 2nd period exams
Dec. 20 (Tuesday) Early release, 3rd and 4th period exams
Dec. 21 (Wednesday) Early release, 5th and 6th period exams
Dec. 22 (Thursday) Early release bell schedule, make up exams will be proctored in media center 

Click here for the bell schedules.
Fire CPR Training
University of Florida Young Leaders Conference
Congratulations to KWHS’s selections and alternates based on faculty feedback for the 2017 University of Florida Young Leaders Conference in Gainesville this February! Featured with Mrs. Acevedo in the photo are our selections, T.K. Perkins (9th), Francesca Carbone (10th), Nayelin Jimenez (10th), Avery Zuelch (11th), and Aidana Gumarova Mercier (11th), and our alternates, Melody Morales-Rojas (10th), Taylor Olive (11th), and Jasmine Sander (9th), for the program. Nominated for their outstanding characteristics and actions of leadership as demonstrated through their academic performance and student and community activities, Key West High School is proud to have these students represent the Conch Community.
City of Key West Graduates Young Ambassadors
The first-ever Key West Youth Ambassadors Class graduated eight Key West High School students. This amazing group learned about City government and conducted its own City Commission meeting. Congratulations, Youth Ambassadors, KWHS and the City of Key West are proud of the future you represent. (L to R) Viran Alwani, Ryan Keene, Raylyn Faatuai, Jacob Elomina, Talia Santiago, Jared Perez, Daniela Ane and Amber Rogers with Commissioner Sam Kaufman. A huge thank you also goes out to Lisette Carey, who coordinated the class and Ambassadors Tiffany Pellicier and Gigi Varnum for their tireless volunteer work!
KWHS's Sunshine State Scholars

It is Key West High School’s pleasure to announce that juniors Camden Switzer, Nominee (right), and Mariel Wiley, Alternate (left), have qualified and have been selected to represent KWHS at the District level as our 2016-2017 Sunshine State Scholars for their excellence and interest in the STEM field. Camden plans to pursue study and a career in the medical field in her post-secondary plans while Mariel plans to pursue Strategic Design and Management, an emerging field that includes technology, after high school graduation. Both students have earned outstanding cumulative GPAs, PSAT, SAT, and AP scores, and participate in a rigorous STEM-related curriculum. Congratulations Camden and Mariel! 
Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar
Key West High School is pleased to announce that sophomores Ryan Keane, Selection (left), and Amber Hernandez, Alternate (right), will both represent KWHS at the 2017 Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar in Boca Raton, FL this Spring. Selected from a pool of candidates nominated by the faculty, Ryan and Amber’s applications demonstrated exemplary school and community participation as well as developing leadership potential. Other outstanding applicants for the opportunity included Owen Allen, Francesca Carbone, Jade Castillo, Kristian Sisco, Daniel Walsh, and Blake Wilson. Congratulations Ryan and Amber! 
This is just a reminder that the Monroe County School District and Keys AHEC have partnered again this year to provide its students no cost primary care medical services.
As cold and flu season is just around the corner children may soon start feeling ill. If your child is in need of a physical, has an ear ache, a sore throat or has other medical needs we encourage you to take of advantage of this free service (please see flyer below).
The Keys AHEC Physician Assistant will be able to see you right away and provide the treatment your child needs.
At Key West High School, service is offered on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in room 1-102.  At Horace O’Bryant School, service is offered on Monday – Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m located in room 1-100. If you have not already filled out a registration form, you may do so at the time of the appointment, or download the one before ahead of time (see form below).
Please call (305) 293-1549 x54357 for more information or (305) 743-7111, Ext. 210 for an appointment.

AHEC FLYER         

Registration Form in English

Registration Form in Spanish
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Yearbooks for Sale

Are you a Key West High School alumni?  Did you lose your yearbook to a storm or in travels?  If so, we may have that special memory book!  The Conch, our school yearbook, has several extra additions dating back to the early 1940's.  They are on sale for $50.00 plus shipping.  If you would like to see if your graduation year is available, please email or call 305-293-1549.  If it is in our archives, we can get one out to you right away so you can relive your fabulous days of Conch Pride!
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Welcome to Key West High School, a school of diverse opportunities with high expectations where we strive for students to be the best they can be personally, academically, athletically and socially.
To empower all students to maximize their potential and prepare them with the skills and experiences necessary to be college or career ready and to develop those character traits that will enable them to be productive members of society.
We focus on R2D2: Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Determination
·        Students are our priority and their learning opportunities are the central focus.
·        All students have the right to a safe and drug-free learning environment.
·        Parents, community members, agencies and the school work collaboratively to provide the support needed for each child to experience success.
·        Relationships are strengthened and perspectives are broadened thorough diversity and equity.
·        Teachers and administrators are leaders and innovators whose primary responsibility is to engage students in high quality learning experiences that result in student achievement.
     CONCH PRIDE - Perseverance Respect Integrity Dedication Excellence
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