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Athlete of the Week
Kara Berces, who plays #4 singles, won her match against Marathon, Tuesday, March 18 which improved her record for the season to 8-1, the best on the team.  On her Wednesday match against Coral Shores, she had to move all the way up to the #1 spot. She lost at the #1 spot ending the regular dual match portion of the season with an 8-2 record but she played excellent not being at that spot all season. She is the only senior on the girls tennis team.
Microsoft Certifications
Congratulations to Rob Taylor who scored a perfect 1000 on his Microsoft Certification Test!  Key West High now has two students, Bianca Bernhard and Michael Cassidy, who have passed all three tests and are fully Microsoft certified.  Congratulations teacher, Mr. Archer, and all of the students who have passed area tests.
Testing Calendars
Superior & Excellent Ratings!
Congratulations to the Symphonic Band for earning a straight Excellent rating on stage and a Superior in sight reading at their annual Florida Bandmasters Association District Music Performance Assessment. An awesome job with a challenging program and the first concert MPA for most of our members. Wind Ensemble earned a straight Superior rating with a performance that had many exemplary moments. 
KWHS Division of the Drop Savers Contest Winner
Congrats to Raven Niekerk for winning first place in the KWHS division of the Drop Savers contest!  The contest is sponsored by the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority who uses the artwork in some of the media publications.  Raven is pictured with FKAA representatives Tara Davila and Pam Oropeza.
Girls State Delegate
Key West High School is proud to announce that  Julia Passarelli has been selected as the Girls State Delegate and Jordan Maun has been selected as the alternate to represent KWHS at the July 2015 Girls State Florida Program.  We’re very proud of the accomplishments of these young ladies and those that were considered.  We appreciate our local American Legion Auxiliary for offering the opportunity to our students.
FHSAA Academic All-State Team
Congratulations to senior Anthony Henriquez who was selected as Key West High School’s nominee for the FHSAA Academic All-State Team.  Anthony is a two sport athlete, playing football and baseball, while maintaining a weighted 4.47 GPA.  He will be attending the University of Florida in the fall.
National Counselor’s Week
National Counselor’s Week was recently celebrated and Key West High recognized their outstanding counselors!  This fantastic department is responsible for assistance and support to our students and they do a tremendous job to enable our students to be successful.  We are thankful for our wonderful staff including Helen Rowe, Debbie Morales, Gavin Townsend, Linda Missert, Vicki Cooper, Becky Davila and Rebecca Provost.
CPR Certifications
Key West High School is excited to share that  there are now have 27 new lifesavers on campus! Members of Mr. Jimmy Forbus’ Health Career classes have studied, practiced and prepared for the CPR test and thanks to  Brynn Morey and Keith Harris of FL Keys AHEC, they had the opportunity to officially test for the certification.   27 students passed and are now officially CPR certified.   “It was fantastic to watch these kids in action,”  said Mr. Forbus.  “Hopefully, they will never have to use it but I’m confident in their ability to make a difference should the need arise.”  
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
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.
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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