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Academic Atheltes
Congratulations to our athletic teams with a team GPA high enough to submit as a nomination for the FHSAA Academic Team Champion. The qualifying GPA is 3.0 and these teams did an outstanding job.  Commendations to the coaches and all of our student athletes!
Boys Cross Country – 3.433
Girls Cross Country – 3.215
Golf – 3.108
Volleyball – 3.309
Boys Swimming – 3.492
Girls Swimming – 3.550
CareerSource South Florida Work Readiness Course
Congratulations to the students in Mr. Brian Flanigan’s class at Key West High School for successfully completing the 8-week Work Readiness Course! Students were instructed by Jessica Gomez of CareerSource South Florida and Jennifer Wilsnack, KWHS ESE Job Coach, in areas of resume and cover letter writing, workplace behaviors, self-determination, and interview skills. The course concluded with individual mock interviews in which students utilized the skills learned during the course.
KWHS and teacher Ed Smith are extremely proud of this dynamic and talented group for their dedication and excellence!  Pictured are Leo Martinez, Hannah Brown, Firdavs Yuldashev and Jason Beede.  At the recent Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Nationals, Firdavs Yuldashev became the National Champion in Literary Magazine Illustration earning the only superior in that category. He is amazingly talented!  Leo Martinez received  a $20,000 scholarship to elite Savannah College of Art & Design. Hannah Brown and Jason Beede have both competed nationally and received recognition.  
Key West High School, along with 22 families, the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter and several students, are exceptionally grateful this Thanksgiving thanks to Sigsbee School and their generous donation!  Students and staff were excited to receive boxes filled with food and essentials to help them have a wonderful holiday during the upcoming break.  In addition, Sigsbee has been a regular donor to the after school food program, helping to feed students before they go on to after school activities.  Thanks to Sigsbee for their continuous support of our students!

Students that require/request to retake state assessments should be sure they notify their counselor if they plan to participate in the retake sessions.  Passing the Algebra 1 EOC is a graduation requirement and all students that have not passed will participate in the December administration.
FSA & Pearson NGSS Algebra 1 Retakes 11/30 – 12/4/15
FSA Algebra 2 and Geometry Retakes 12/7 – 12/9/15
Pearson NGSS Biology & US History Retakes  12/10 -12/11/15
Makeups for Retakes 12/14 – 12/18/15
Students Working Against Tobacco
SWAT raised awareness of the dangers of smoking and National Smoke Out day with an informational pledge, posters and display of shoes representing the number of Floridians that die each day due to smoking related illnesses.  
We would like to invite parents and the community to Key West High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fair on Dec. 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Students have worked diligently on creative and informative projects and they will be on display.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see how our students are using what they know!
Baseball Donation
Key West High School baseball is grateful to    Dr. Bruce Boros and Advanced Urgent Care for their $2500.00 donation to help the team with expenses for the 2016 season.  Pictured at the check presentation were Coach Chris Valdez, Hunter Mattheessen, Dr. Bruce Boros, Patrick Edwards, and Coach Ralph Henriquez.
Congratulations to KWHS’s 2016 University of Florida Young Leaders Conference Nominees!
Congratulations to KWHS’s 2016 University of Florida Young Leaders Conference Nominees! Students of all grade levels were nominated by the faculty in recognition of their outstanding leadership in school and in the community. The 2016 University of Florida Young Leaders Conference is a 3-day  leadership conference organized and run entirely by qualified UF students in Gainesville, FL in February that has a rich tradition of fostering the nation’s finest leaders. Nominees received a congratulatory notice and conference registration information in class Thursday 11/5. For more information regarding the UF YLC,  please see
Marching Band Receives Superior Rating
The Key West High School Marching Band, the Marching Conchs, received a Superior rating at their annual Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment held at Palm Beach Central HS on October 24th for their performance of their field show based on the music of the classic rock group Queen.  Pictured are band officers front row 2nd Lieutenant Alex Witczak, 1st Lieutenant Eric Higbie, Band Captain TJ Carbone, and in back Drum Captain Luke Berces, Drum Major Eliot Shea Denwood, Director Gary Hernandez, Drum Major Brianna Gibson, and Colorguard Captain Victoria Eads.  Congrats Marching Conchs!  You can hear the music from the show played for the last time at our Fall Concert on November 10th held in the KWHS auditorium at 7:00pm, free admission. This concert serves as our transition from marching band season to concert band season and will feature our Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Drum Line, Colorguard and Marching band in about a one hour long concert.
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.
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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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