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Sidney Goldman, President of the Dartmouth Club of the Florida Keys, recently presented Hannah Brown with the  Dartmouth College Alumni Book Award. 
An important goal of the Dartmouth Club of the Florida Keys is to promote awareness of opportunity for higher education to our local students.  With that in mind, the Dartmouth Alumni Book Award is presented annually to an outstanding eleventh grade student in Monroe County who have demonstrated highest academic success, high moral character and made a positive impact on the life of the school, community and excelled in non-academic areas.  Hannah was Key West High’s distinguished selection this year.
Our Teachers of the Year and retirees were recognized recently at the Monroe County School District Employee Recognition event in Marathon.  It was a pleasure for Principal Amber Bosco to recognize Jim Forbus, Beginning Teacher of the Year, John Moeller, retiree and Teacher of the Year, Tami Dannacker, Inclusion Teacher of the Year and Sandy Klimowich, retiree.  We truly appreciate Mr. Moeller, Mr. K, as he is known to his students, and Mrs. Gaston (not pictured) for their years of dedicated service to our students!
Seniors – Regular school days (alternative bell schedule to allow for the 90 minutes):  May 22  1st, 3rd and 7th   May 26 3rd and 4th   May 27th – 5th and 6th   May 28 – Make up exams
Underclassmen:   June 2nd – 7th period (full day, alternative bell schedule to allow for the 90 minutes); June 3-5 are early release days, 11:30 a.m.  June 3 – 1st and 2nd period   June 4 – 3rd and 4th period   June 5th –5th and 6th period.
There is no make-up day scheduled for underclassmen so be sure students show up for their exams.

All students currently enrolled in state year-long EOC courses (Algebra 1, Biology, US History and Geometry) do NOT have to come for an exam as their EOC counts for the final exam grade.  
All Algebra 2 students will take the PERT during their exam period to assist with placement for next year. 
All AP classes will have an exam (project or exam as determined by the course teachers).
Only all senior classes and those approved will take exams on the senior schedule.  Teachers will notify those classes.
Senior Exam Schedule - Run all classes
Final exams for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors: June 2 (not an early release day), June 3,4,5, 2015 (early release days).
      May 22 - Friday    
Period 1 Exam     7:35 to 9:05
Period 3       9:10 to 9:55
Period 2 Exam     10:00 to 11:30
Lunch       11:30 to 12:05
Period 4       12:10 to 12:55
Period 7 Exam     1:00 to 2:30
      May 26 - Tuesday    
Period 3 Exam     7:35 to 9:05
Period 5       9:10 to 9:55
Period 6       10:00 to 10:45
Period 1       10:50 to 11:35
Lunch       11:35 to 12:10
Period 2       12:10 to 12:55
Period 4 Exam     1:00 to 2:30
      May 27 - Wednesday  
Period 5 Exam     7:35 to 9:05
Period 1       9:10 to 9:55
Period 2       10:00 to 10:45
Period 3       10:50 to 11:35
Lunch       11:35 to 12:10
Period 4       12:10 to 12:55
Period 6 Exam     1:00 to 2:30
Mr. Jim Forbus and his Health Careers students made a splash when they visited FIU this week. Students enjoyed seeing the FIU facilities and programs.  Health Careers is an expanding program at Key West High and we look forward to its second year.
Prudential Knight Spirit of the Community Bronze Medal
Sydney Hamilton received the Prudential Knight Spirit of the Community Bronze medal at a recent awards ceremony.  This distinguished honor is bestowed on only a select number of student across the state of Florida who have exemplified extraordinary community service in their area.  Sydney is the founder of Sydney’s Hope, dedicated to helping the lives of children diagnosed with cancer.  She has also been selected as an ANNpower Vital Voices fellow. As such, she will be flown to Washington D.C., all expenses paid, this June to attend a 4 day leadership conference.  The application process was very involved and highly competitive  as there are only 50 young women chosen from throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to participate.  As an Annpower fellow, Sydney will be eligible to apply for grants to further her social causes such as Sydney’s Hope.
Representative Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) had the privilege of welcoming students from Key West High School to Tallahassee recently to participate in the Florida House of Representative Page & Messenger Program.    Fiona Tennyson and Kristin Ayala, both students at Key West High School served as messengers.  

“It is such an honor to have these wonderful students from my home-district make the long trip up to Tallahassee to participate in this program,” said Rep. Raschein.  “This is a once in a lifetime experience to get an up close view of state government in action, and I hope they will bring back what they learned and share it with their classmates.  And maybe some of them will go on to be future leaders of our great state!”

The Page & Messenger Program is a long-standing tradition in the House. Throughout session, participating students enjoy the opportunity to assist House Members during the Capitol's busiest time. The Page & Messenger Program offers students a fun and educational experience that will not quickly be forgotten.  The students were selected based on essays submitted through their schools to Representative Raschein’s office
Teachers of the Year
Key West High School is proud to recognized our teachers of the year.  Selected by their colleagues, they are tremendous assets to our Conch Community for their dedication and service to our students, parents and staff.  John Moeller, our Teacher of the Year, is an outstanding science teacher,  three sport coach and volunteers countless extra hours driving a bus to help our students get safely to athletic events and field trips. His positive rapport with students and staff are evident in all that he does.  Tami Dannacker is our Inclusion Teacher of the Year, working with our exceptional education students both in her own classroom and mentoring others to help them be the best they can be.   Jim Forbus is our Beginning Teacher of the Year.  His enthusiasm in teaching our new Health Career classes has created a growing program that students are excited about being a part of.  We are fortunate to have these excellent professionals working with our students every day.  They represent the wonderful staff at Key West High School and are true examples of Conch Pride!
Testing Calendars
This is just a reminder that the Monroe County School District and Keys AHEC have partnered 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.
The Keys AHEC Physician Assistant will be able to see you right away and provide the treatment your child needs.
Medical Services are available at the following sites:
HOB School Monday thru Thursday a half hour before school to a half hour after school. 
Sugarloaf School on Friday a half hour before school to a half hour after school. 

No appointments are necessary to access the clinic so just walk in.  If you need more information, please call Keys AHEC 305-743-7111 ext 206.
Learnerator offers over 20,000 practice questions for all major AP, SAT, and ACT tests.  Contact your AP teacher for the school code to sign up for Learnerator!
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!
Early Release Days
The following Early Release Days have been approved for Key West High School with a dismissal time of 11:30 a.m..  The majority of these days will be utilized for Professional Development for staff.  Mid Term and Finals Exam dates are indicated below.  Early Release Days:
Sept. 18, 2014
Oct. 9, 2014
Nov. 6, 2014
Jan. 28, 2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Mid-Term Exams:  Dec. 16 (not an early release day), Dec. 17, 18, 19, 2014 (early release days) Student must take exams.  Any alternate dates will be for medical reasons only.
Senior Final Exams:  (not early release days)  May 22-28
Final exams for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors:  June 2 (not an early release day), June 3, 4, 5, 2015 (early release days)
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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