7:00 PM - 9:00 PM V Softball (H) Marathon - Senior Night
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM JV Baseball (H) South Dade
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Conch Pride Awards
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM V Baseball (H) South Dade
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Drama Club Practice
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM JV Baseball (A) Coral Shores
Hayley Tucker has been doing some amazing things as she learns more about our oceans and coral reefs. She recently went to Belize to learn about the coral fragmentation process with Dive N2 Life in hopes to help the coral restoration here in our own waters. She has lobbied at Capitol Hill with the National Parks Conservation Association and Dive N2 Life and she recently went to the Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Initiative Conference. She’s heading to Grand Cayman Islands to work on a dissertation team with Kama Cannon, was invited to do an internship this summer with Edie Fraser and will be part of a youth study group to spend a week at Dry Tortugas studying a myriad of sea life. We look forward to her sharing some of her experiences with our students as she gains knowledge and experiences that can bring awareness and help to our Florida Keys.
Eileen Ellington is a junior at KWHS and a Girl Scout who is going after her Girl Scout Gold Award this year. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn though a high school level Girl Scout creating a project that makes a lasting impact on my community. Her dedication and leadership in tackling issues important to her in our island community have driven her to founding a nonprofit music program, E Sharp Music, which will be open to all interested Lower Keys youth. She is collaborating with local organizations and businesses - most notably, the Key West Theater – to complete this project. She is asking for your help in completing a survey to select their interests that pertain to music, preference of workshop formatting, grade level, and school of attendance. The survey will be open from April 15, 2019 through May 13, 2019. Please complete the survey which will benefit her project and more importantly, provide musical opportunities for kids.
We are very grateful to Keys Auto Center! They donated approximately $80,000 worth of parts to our Automotive Training Center. In addition, they will be loaning us some heavy equipment and participating in our student mentor/apprenticeship program. Students will be working in their service center gaining hands-on training from ASE certified technicians
Dillon Black and William Cannell became the first students in Monroe County to earn their Autodesk Inventor certifications. These hardworking students are in Ms. Kugeares’ Applied Engineering class. They will also each be receiving a check for $250 from Monroe Computes!
In our continuous efforts to make our campus safe, we are beginning new security measures on Mar. 25, the day we return from Spring Break. It is important that students have their school ID on them at all times during the school day. If they do not currently have one, they can see Sebastian in the office. Implement a one way entrance for students through the front gate during the school day. Students that enter or leave campus at any time throughout the day, must use the front gate and show their ID. Any student without an ID will have to check in through the attendance office. Students should not enter campus through the office unless they need to check in with attendance. Implement district procedure of all classroom doors remaining locked during the school day. Students should arrive on time to class. The doors will be locked during the school day. All business should be taken care of during the transition time as out of class passes will be limited. Students who enter tardy will have a 15 minute detention per our previous tardy policy. Students who do not have a class MUST report to the media center for the entire period if they remain on campus. Students should continue to report anything or anyone that seems unusual. See Something, Say Something provides adults to report to or the use of Text Tips for anonymous reporting (305-432-3311). Our SRO and SSO will continue to do campus security checks throughout the school and around the perimeter. All visitors must check in at the office.
Taurean Perkins is Monroe County School District’s Sunshine State Scholar nominee for the Florida Department of Education. The three MCSD high schools nominate a student every year to participate at the state level in the Sunshine State Scholar “think tank” to discuss tough Florida challenges. The program takes place every summer. Students from school districts across the state will meet in Orlando this year, to discuss tough challenges facing Florida, and ways they believe STEM can help solve the problem. Taurean, or T.K. as he is known on campus, is a junior at Key West High School. Born and raised on the island, he’s seen the changes and growth in tourism and the population during his lifetime alone. T.K. said as a civil engineer, he hopes to assist in enhancing the public transportation network. “This is one of America’s greatest challenges. For the most part, our automobiles are effective at getting us from point A to point B. However, there are many issues that make our roads and transit systems quite unsatisfactory.” T.K. said he plans to attend a university to study structural and mechanical engineering. He has already had hands-on experience in his area of interest. In his nomination, he described the privilege of having the opportunity to shadow an electrical engineer at Opal, a German automobile company. Aside from his strong participation in STEM, T.K. is also an athlete, a leader, a committed community server, and an artist. College Adviser to T.K. and Key West High School students, Lydia Estenoz said T.K. is an exemplary student, completing more than 600 hours of community service, receiving recognition as an AP scholar, and a competitive athlete participating in track, basketball and football. Mrs. Estenoz said his innovative ideas, passion for STEM and drive will continue to be cornerstones in his career. “His approach is always based on the reliability of science, but with a push towards testing new ideas that address multiple problems in a
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.