7:00 PM - 11:59 PM V FB (H) King's Academy - Senior Night
12:00 PM - 11:59 PM Swim (H) Barbara Goleman
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM V FB (A) American Heritage Delray
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM V FB (H) Archbishop McCarthy - Homecoming
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM SAC Meeting
Recently, the KWFD KWHS Fire Academy had their certification test from the American Heart Association CPR/AED Student Training and Certification. There was 100 % participation and certification by all the students and an excellent job was done by the instructors. Thanks to instructor, Captain Jason Barroso, and all of the fire fighters that work with our academy students.
Two students were selected as Presidential Scholars, Sean Robinson as an Academic Scholar and Liam Young as a Career/Technical Scholar. Both young men excel in academic achievement, service to the school and community and character. Robinson is an officer in NJROTC and carries a weighted GPA of 4.5 with a rigorous course load that includes AP classes. Young has a 4.51 weighted GPA with courses that include AP and CTE classes. Congratulations to both of these scholars and the nominees that include Francesca Carbone, Jonathon Guillame, Ashley Grimanelis, Max Grimm, Candace Matthews, Luke Raspotnik and Daniel Walsh.
Megan Atwell recently represented KWHS at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA, and earned an Award of Excellence. During the experience, Megan was personally tell by some of the greatest living mind to medicine, was able to watch live surgery, and collaborated with peers who she or her passion ability and potential. We are very proud of her accomplishment!
Morales Rojas is National Hispanic Scholar (see picture) Melody Morales Rojas has been recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar . This distinct honor is given to students across the country for outstanding academic achievement placing them in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.
Key West High School and the Monroe County School District are proud to announce that Emerson Farris has been named as a Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinguished honor is a result of Emerson scoring in the top 16,000 on the PSAT among the nation’s 1.6 million high school graduating seniors that entered. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar Title. Fariss is a member of the Academic Challenge Team and the Jazz Band and is looking to attend a university such as UVA or Princeton next fall. He loves learning and hasn’t decided on a firm major. “I’m interested in a lot of things so I’m looking at a Liberal Arts program to start college,” said Fariss. Of the recognition, he stated, “It’s nice to be distinguished among my peers.”
Key West High School is proud to recognize Luke Raspotnik and Daniel Walsh as Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise and have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. “These students represent a valuable national resource and we hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. Both Walsh and Raspotnik are active students in the school community with Walsh a leader is school clubs and Raspotnik a member of the marching band.
Sergio Olivera represented Key West High School at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston this past summer. This exciting experience provided him with the opportunity to share his passion, ability and potential while being taught by some of the greatest living minds in medicine.
Safety is first at KWHS and we have taken several steps to ensure our campus is safe. Our SRO, Officer Del Cid, is on campus from start to finish of each school day with additional officers on campus during lunch. The extra police are there to build relationships, mentor the students and help to maintain a safe environment. Staff are throughout the campus at supervision stations during the day and we ask all visitors to check in at the office for clearance. The gates on campus are locked at 7:45 and reopened before school is out with the front gate the main entrance point. Students have been through an Active Threat presentation to help them make decisions should they ever face such a situation at school or anywhere. This presentation is available for viewing by parents on our website. We have practiced fire drills and lock down drills as well as spent a day dedicated to character education lessons, all in an effort to promote a healthy, positive, safe environment for our students to be their best. Our See Something, Say Something campaign urges students to tell an adult on campus if they hear, see or suspect something that is suspicious, doesn’t seem right or if they are concerned about a person’s well-being. The Text Tip number for anonymous reporting is 305-432-3311.
We are proud to announce that Key West High School earned an “A” Grade from the Florida Department of Education! We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers and staff! We persevered through a year with more obstacles than usual and stayed committed to excellence. Our Conch Pride is shining brightly!
Students were part of an Active Threat presentation provided by teachers on Friday. The information is part of our safety protocols and the presentation elicited awareness and informative conversations about what students and staff should do if there were to be an active threat on campus.