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Athlete of the Week
The athlete of the week is senior, Everett Wagner. Everett placed 3rd out of 58 in the Key West Cross Country XCursion last weekend. Everett set the record time for the senior class on our home course, beating his brother’s time of 18:17 with a time of 18:14.
Parent Academic Nights
There will be a Senior Academic Parent Night on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  Parents and students should attend to hear important information from our counselors about the senior year, graduation, and the college application process. On Tuesday, Sept. 30th there will be a Junior Parent Academic Night for juniors and their parents.  Our counselors will discuss the steps to take now to prepare for the senior year and beyond.
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
May 6, 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)
Parent Resource Center
The parent resource center is up and running! Computers are available for parents to check grades, attendance or to help their child with homework and research project. We also have Citizenship prep books available!
Testing Dates
Fall EOC Retakes:
Algebra EOC Retake 9/16
Biology EOC Retake 9/17
Geometry & US History 9/19
Makeups will be the week of 9/22-9/26/14.

FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake will be on Monday 10/6 -Session 1 and
on Tuesday 10/7- Session 2. 
Make-ups will be the week of 10/13-10/17/14.
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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