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Boys Soccer All-Star Game
Congratulations to Steven Hobson and Bobur Ilkhomov on being selected to play in the Fourth Annual POSTYOURT Florida High School Class vs Class All-Star Boys Soccer Games. Games will be held on Saturday, March 14 , 2015  at Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, FL. 
Athlete of the Week
Senior, Lindsey Free was selected for athlete of the week. Lindsey plays defense for the Lady Conchs Soccer Team. During the district play-offs, Lindsey did an outstanding job anchoring down the defense. She has been a part of the soccer team for 4 years and has shown great leadership and dedication to our program. 
Celebrate Literacy Week 2015: Reading Accelerates Success
The week of January 26th- 30th 2015
This year’s theme is “Reading Accelerates Success.” With the support of our educational partners, we hope to boost the enthusiasm of students across Florida concerning literacy and reading. Our theme "Reading Accelerates Success" encourages our students to connect literacy with all kinds of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 
This year we are providing a unique experience to students, in the Media Center, that will help to solidify the importance of literacy and its tie to STEM in the minds of our students.
The Media Center will be offering the following hands-on activities:
K’nex – construction set
K’nex – bridge building
Mega Marble Run 
Maze Mega Stunt Set Marble Run
​Pandabo – balancing game
Jenga – build and balance game
Reading Station – books relating to STEM professions

Sign-up for a time slot with Mrs. Pope (two classes per period maximum).  Join us in the Media Center
for an exciting, mind boggling challenge using hands-on activities!!

Hope to see you the week of Jan. 26th -30th!!
Sincerely,
Phyllis Pope
Monica Fletchall
IBElieve Survey
Dear Members of our Key West High Community,
 
Please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you think about our district behavioral program—IBElieve.  We have been implementing  a monthly focus with a lesson each month and messages of positive behavior during announcements.  This supports our Student Code of Conduct, R2D2 – Respect, Responsibility, Dedication and Determination.

Teacher Feedback:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iBElieveTeacher
Student Feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iBElieveStudent
Parent Feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iBElieveParent  

Your feedback is so important- it helps us to improve our efforts.  Please complete the survey by Jan. 31.
Thank You to FKAA
KWHS would like to say THANK YOU to our friends in the military, as well as those from FKAA and other donors who contributed gifts to some of our students to help them have a merry holiday.  Pictured are members from our local military unit who personally delivered the gifts and spent time getting to know the students.  Our appreciation goes out to teacher Christelle Orr for coordinating the event.
Southernmost VFW Post 3911 Voice of Democracy
Congratulations to senior Kristina Goodwin who was selected as the 2014-2015 Southernmost VFW Post 3911 Voice of Democracy 1st Place Winner.  She received a certificate, medal, and $500 check from VFW Post 3911 Youth Scholarship Chairman Rod Delostrinos.  Her entry will now go on to the next level in the Voice of Democracy competition.
Learnerator
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 Fleasher.Hall@keysschools.com 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
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)
KWHS TV Production UAV test flights
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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