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Upcoming Events
Today
- JV Softball (A)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Softball (H)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
NFL Golden Football
Key West High was honored to have George Mira personally present the NFL Golden Football to his alma mater Wed. afternoon.  KWHS became one of an elite group of schools placed on the NFL High School Honor Roll in recognition of George Mira’s Super Bowl VI appearance.  His career includes All American and All Coast honors as a high school player, a Heisman candidate two years in a row as a quarterback at the University of Miami, and eight years in the NFL including two Super Bowl appearances.  Being among an elite group of high schools recognized was elevated by having George Mira personally share his thoughts and reflections with the Conchs football team, family, former teammates and community members at the presentation.
Athlete of the Week
Soccer player Jeremie Tilus was selected for athlete of the week for his goal-winning kick at the district semifinal game, which advanced the boys soccer team to the championship. ​
Athlete of the Week (Past)
Nick Piraino was selected athlete of the week for his outstanding comeback weekend. Last weekend was his first tournament since his surgery and he went 5-0 for the district duals wrestling match. 
Exxon Mobil Grant
Key West High School was one of five schools honored to receive a $500.00 grant from Exxon Mobil through our local Dion’s Quik Marts.  Gilda Niles, from Dion’s Oil, awarded the schools with their checks.  The Educational Alliance, through Exxon Mobil, has a long history of supporting educational programs that focus on improvements  in education, fundamentally by encouraging the next generation to pursue studies and careers in fields involving math and science.  The receiving schools appreciate Mrs. Niles, Dion’s Quik Marts and Exxon Mobil for their efforts in promoting academic excellence for our students.  Pictured are Mike Henriquez (HOB), Amber Archer Bosco (KWHS), Lesley Holmes (Poinciana), Mrs. Gilda Niles of Dion’s and Fran Herrin (GAE).
Testing dates to keep in mind:
FSA Writing Component for 9th and 10th graders & Retakes February 29th – March 11, 2016
FSA/ELA Grade 10 Reading Retake  March 28th – April 8th, 2016
NGSSS Assessments – FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake March 28th – April 8th, 2016
FSA/ELA Grade 9 & 10 Reading  April 11th – May 6th, 2016
FSA EOC Assessments – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2  April 18th – May 13, 2016
NGSSS EOC Assessments – Algebra 1 Retake March 28 – April 8th, 2016
NGSSS EOC Assessments – Biology & US History April 18th – May 20, 2016
Congratulations to the Key West High School Academic Challenge Team
Congratulations to the Key West High School Academic Challenge Team, who were the First Place winners in the Monroe County School District Championship held on Tuesday, January 11.  Marathon High School placed 2nd and Coral Shores High School placed 3rd.   Key West High School will represent Monroe County in the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in Orlando on April 21-23, 2016.  Many thanks to the coaches and judges who assisted in the competition as well. KWHS is proud of this team and their hard work and wish them well at the next level!
 
Pictured, from left:  Betsy Ford (KWHS team coach), Olivia Johnson, Eric Higbie, Brian Coward, Jessica O'Farrill, Jarod Barnhart, Jill Hutcheson, and MCSD Superintendent Mark Porter.
DISTRICT SUNSHINE STATE SCHOLAR- BRIAN COWARD
                 Monroe County School District’s 2015-2016 Sunshine State Scholar, junior Brian Coward of Key West High School, is an extraordinary student who is academically gifted, particularly in the area of STEM where he thrives in the highest level of rigor for preparatory coursework including Advanced Placement (AP) Physics and AP Calculus as well as Dual Enrollment courses at Florida Keys Community College. His current weighted GPA of 4.447 and his his academic accomplishments have earned him induction to the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the honors mathematics society, and membership to the KWHS Academic Challenge Team.
                Beginning his college and career planning early on, Brian took his first SAT as a sophomore and earned the extraordinary score of a 1990 for a 10th grader where he scored 760 in mathematics alone. Recognized for his outstanding performance and potential in the STEM field, Brian was selected to participate in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM Program in 2015 and was a semi-finalist in two STEM competitions during the program. In addition to his scholarly achievements, Brian is an accomplished athlete, a dedicated volunteer with a total of 133 hours of documented community service hours to date, and a natural leader who has earned the respect of peers and faculty alike.  He has been recognized with school-level Conch Pride Awards and nomination and participation in the National Youth Leadership Seminar in 2013, as well as the University of Florida Youth Leadership Conference in 2015. An avid world-traveler as well as a scholar, Brian continues to develop a global perspective and is currently seeking opportunities to study engineering abroad while in high school through the Experiment in Living Program. After graduation, Brian plans to attend a competitive 4-year college or university to focus on engineering, potentially mechanical.
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!
AHEC CLINICS OFFER NO COST CARE
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.
 
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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