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Walk a Day in Your Child’s Shoes … Join us for Open House Sept. 4
     See how your child spends their day by attending our Open House Thursday, September 4.  This year, we will begin the evening with an open courtyard from 6:00-6:15 for parents to get their child’s schedule as well as information about the new Florida Standards, clubs and athletics.  There will be a special session during that time for our ELL parents in the Media Center.  Our military liaison and life skills counselor will be there, the volleyball team will be selling food and the choir will be performing.  At 6:15, the bell will ring and parents will begin the rotation through their child’s day.  Time spent in each class period will allow teachers an opportunity to share expectations, curriculum, grading rubrics and methods of communication.  This is valuable information to help your child be successful.
      A bon fire will be held in the backyard after the class visits at 7:45 p.m..  The band, Conchettes, cheerleaders and the football team will show their Conch Pride with the bonfire as the background.  Please make plans to spend Thursday at Key West High and learn more about why we are the best place for kids to learn!

*Parents – Please be aware that Key West High School does not promote or condone “Coffin Night” activities.  Students who have signed a Pride and Commit contract (athletes, groups and officers) may have consequences if they are reported for breaking any laws or rules after hours.  Students who cause a disturbance or destroy property may have to deal with law enforcement. 
 
College Day Photos
Key West High School students had a great time at Area 7's NJROTC Basic Leadership Training Camp (BLTC) this year.  Area 7 BLTC is a rigorous outdoor adventure camp focused on team building and leadership skills.  It includes:  rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, swimming, physical fitness, archery, air rifle, orienteering, military drill, academics, COPE (cooperative-outdoor-personal-experience), and a community service project.  Students that attended included Aleigha Kinsey, Gianna Rigali, Dakotah Macdonald, Cameron Castleman, Keenan Austin, and Charles Moore.

Key West students shined at the graduation and awards ceremony.  There were 5 platoons and a total of 121 students from all over Florida at the camp.  
Two students, Gianna Rigali and Aleigha Kinsey, earned the prestigious HONOR CADET award for their respective platoons.
Charles Moore won the Iron Man medal for most push-ups in a minute (64).  Aleigha Kinsey and Keenan Austin won the Team Orienteering challenge.  Aleigha Kinsey was also the top scorer in her platoon for the Air Rifle challenge.

"This year was a great success and I hope to have even more students attend next year," said Mrs. Morgante.
Conchettes to Represent Key West in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Six Key West High School Conchettes have been selected to perform in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.   Having attended the Marching Auxiliaries Summer Dance program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Conchettes were given instruction in a variety of dance genres including kick line, contemporary and hip hop.  Due to their dance ability, team work, and attitude, Tristin Blackwell, Riley Falconer, Daniela Pena, Marina Perez, Morgan Pierce, and Talia Santiago were selected by their instructors to receive an invitation to perform with the Spirit of America Dance Productions in this year’s Macy’s Parade on November 27.  The group has set up a gofundme.com account as a fundraiser.  We are very proud to have this Key West High contingent represent the Conchs in the Macy’s Day Parade!

KWHS TV Production UAV test flights
Common Core Standards
Parents, this district website has information that will help you understand and support the Common Core Implementation
Have a few extra hours a week? KWHS is calling for volunteers!
There are students who could use a mentor, copies to be made, bulletin boards that could use sprucing up and we could use your help.  If you are interested in spending a few hours a week at KWHS to help out in the office or in a classroom, we would appreciate the help.   See Office Manager Tiffany Freeman and she will match you with a great opportunity.
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.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
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.
                                              
SCHOOL BELIEFS
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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