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Upcoming Events
Today
- Track (A)
3:30 PM
Tomorrow
2/23/2017
- Band Concert: PreMPA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Grant
Key West High School would like to thank Dion Fuels and Exxon Mobil Corporation for the $500.00 grant provided through the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program.  This grant opportunity exists due to the partnership between our local Dion/Exxon service stations and it will be utilized for materials in the science and math areas.  We appreciate Dion Fuels representative Gilda Niles, who presented the check to Principal Acevedo, for the work she does to help obtain this grant for our school as well as for other schools throughout the district.
Athlete of the Week
Junior, Alvin Howard is athlete of the week for the Conchs! Alvin was a key component for the Conchs Basketball Team, scoring a team high of 20 points in the district semi-final game to advance his team to the district championship. 
Circle K Donation
Circle K has donated $1000 to the KWHS Senior Class through the Fuel Our Schools program. Next Spirit Night will be March 3rd from 4-8. Come out to Circle K on Kennedy, fuel up, and ten cents from every gallon will be donated back to KWHS.
American Legion Boys State
KWHS is pleased to announce our 2017 American Legion Boys State representatives, pictured here with Mrs. Acevedo. From left to right: Juniors Theo Dorel (alternate), Jack Mahoney (delegate), Finnian Valle (delegate), Wilcox Hallahan (delegate), and Trenton Saner (alternate) were part of a pool of 11 candidates nominated by a KWHS faculty member or administrator and underwent the interview selection process conducted by the local American Legion to earn their delegate or alternate status.  Our 3 delegates will be sent to Tallahassee in June by the American Legion to participate in Florida’s Premier Youth Leadership Program. Congratulations, Theo, Jack, Finnian, Wilcox and Trenton!
KWHS Fire Explores-Agility Test
KWHS Fire Explores first intro to physical agility test, KWHS Fire Explores successfully completed each required evolution.  KWHS Fire Explores who participated in the event and seen in photos below: Tyler Gerich, Cody Tickle, Jalen Albury, Neil Kennedy, Jordan Figueroa, Deon Bacon, Grevert Soza, Alex Christiansen. KWFD Instructors:Capt. Jason Barroso, Capt. Michael Budde, Capt. Joey Hughes, Capt. Gregory Barroso, Paramedic/FF Carlos Barba, L-1 Lt. Jake Perry.

 
FBA District 20 Honor Band
Six of our Key West High School Band Members were selected to participate in the Florida Bandmasters Association District 20 Honor Band Annual Concert, where renowned conductor Col. Arnald D. Gabriel led the District 20 High School Honor Band.  Col Arnald D. Gabriel, a 91 year old WWII Vet and former Conductor/Commander of the United States Air Force Band, is a truly remarkable conductor who inspired all who witnessed his passion when working with these young musicians.  You can read more about him by clicking here: http://colgabriel.com/about.html   Band members Brian Maguire, Andrew Maguire, Sergio Gonzalez,Alex Witczak, Ian McMahon, and Kelsey Morris can be seen in the photos below. 
Operation Graduation Class of 2017
Operation Graduation Class of 2017’s next meeting
is February 23rd @6pm in the Media Center.
Parents can join the remind 101 group by texting @82gb39 to 81010.
Literacy Week
Key West High School is participating in Florida’s Celebrate Literacy Week.
Within our school schedule we are sharing our favorite books, counting our minutes of reading and learning more about how literacy works through activities in the Media Center. Mrs. Sarah Smith has created a library scavenger hunt and book talk that English classes will be participating in this week. The photos below are students from Ms. Shoemaker’s classes.
 
   Another activity suggested. Find a friend that…
Students will have another student write the title he/she have read and his/her name
 
I read a book with a sad ending.
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a book that took place in the future.
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a mystery.
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read an adventure book.
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a fantasy book.
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a book that was part of a series.
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a book about animals.
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a book that had a boy as the main character.
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a non-fiction book.
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
I read a magazine.
 
 
 
Sign: ______________
 
 
Band Donation
Members of the Key West Marching Band receive $2,500 grant from the Krewe of Key West Mardi Gras organization to promote community youth music education. Presenting the check is current King of the Krewe, Frank Wormuth.
Support Personnel of the Year
Congratulations to our Support Personnel of the Year!  The staff selected several of our members for outstanding recognition for their knowledge, dedication and positive attitude.  Maggie Quintana (Teacher Support), Yomar Hernandez (Instructional Technology), Fleasher Hall (Clerical) and (not pictured) Carl Csombok (Maintenance) were chosen because they are true examples of Conch Pride, going above and beyond their job duties to do what they can to make our students and staff successful.  They are all true assets to our Conch Community!
Advanced Placement Program Information
Please scroll through this informational PDF regarding our Advanced Placement program.  This information is important to current AP students and potential AP students, as scheduling is just around the corner.  
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COURSEWORK SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
After school support sessions are now available!  Students who need assistance or extra support have many opportunities to get help from teachers.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, teachers are available for Power Hour during the last 20 minutes of lunch.  In addition, the computer lab is open daily from 2:30-3:30 and the library is open every afternoon except Wednesday with teachers on hand to provide homework help and research assistance.  We have now expanded our support to include specialized sessions in several different curriculum areas.  Students do not need to attend the specific teachers class to attend the support sessions.  With mid-terms approaching and the semester nearing a close, students should take advantage of every opportunity to ensure they are mastering their coursework by getting help from the many different sessions offered.
AHEC
This is just a reminder that the Monroe County School District and Keys AHEC have partnered again 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 (please see flyer below).
The Keys AHEC Physician Assistant will be able to see you right away and provide the treatment your child needs.
 
At Key West High School, service is offered on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. located in room 1-102.  At Horace O’Bryant School, service is offered on Monday – Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m located in room 1-100. If you have not already filled out a registration form, you may do so at the time of the appointment, or download the one before ahead of time (see form below).
 
Please call (305) 293-1549 x54357 for more information or (305) 743-7111, Ext. 210 for an appointment.

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Registration Form in English

Registration Form in Spanish
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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 Fleasher.Hall@keysschools.com 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!
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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.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
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.
                                              
SCHOOL BELIEFS
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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