KWHS teamed up with all of the area middle schools (HOB pictured) to begin the transition to high school. Students explored “Why Key West High” as Student Activities Director, Jessy Archer, reviewed of all the opportunities our students have to create an individual educational path for success. Assistant Principal, Mike Michaud, let the group know vital policy and procedural information, while Guidance Counselor, Wanda Spencer reviewed graduation requirements, course options, and how to register for classes, which happens before spring break. All of this information will be reviewed again at our KWH Showcase on Wednesday, March 12th at 5:45 in the Glynn Archer Center of Performing Arts. After a brief information session, the campus will be open to tour and explore our curriculum, electives, NEW industry certification pathways, clubs, and athletics. Parents and students will also be able to meet teachers, sponsors, coaches, and current students. There are many exciting, new options for the 2014-2015 school year. Don’t miss out!
Athlete of the Week
Senior, Andy Perez was chosen for athlete of the week for his outstanding performance against district opponent, Gulliver Prep. Andy hit a grand slam to help his team get the big district win.
Congratulations to the new KWHS Hispanic Club officers!
~Caylee Levine, Treasurer
~Isabel Valdez, Secretary
~Isabel Valdez, Secretary
~Leslie Rodriguez, President
~Kristin Ayala, Vice-President
Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 3rd @ 2:30 in Ms. Blanco's room 4-212. See one of the class officers if you have any questions.
Also, if you would like to receive text message updates from the Hispanic Club, go to the following Remind 101 link: http://www.remind101.com/join/kwhsh
Iberia Bank Branch Manager Mary Chase presented Key West Baseball with a donation for the Chas Freeman Memorial Pre-Season Classic. On hand for the first game were Chas Freeman's sons Andrew and Cade, Principal Amber Bosco, Coaches Ralph Henriquez and Chris Valdez and mascots Conchy Conch and Billy the Marlin.
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.
Reminder: The last day to order a yearbook with personalization is January 27th, 2014.
The last day to reserve a copy of the yearbook without personalization is April 12, 2014.
The cost is $85.00 and you may place an order at www.yearbookordercenter.com; order #17196 or call 1 866 287 3096.
There will be a very limited supply of extra copies available for sale at the time of distribution, so please order your copy today.
Cost is $85.00.
Early release days have been approved.
In addition to the District Calendar, Key West High School will observe the following early release days:
June 4-6 Final Exams
The only reason alternate exams are given is with a medical note or an emergency situation. Please make arrangements for students to be in attendance during exam days.
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
Key West High School is a SACS Accredited and AVID Certified School