Thursday, March 23, 2017

Talk about pictures saying a thousand words. Check out Dawn Messina’s 11th grade Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elective class today, Thursday, March 23, 2017. They used their College Board password and logged onto Whether on mini-iPads, personal laptops, or cell phones all students diligently and intently worked on English or math problems. Differentiation was provided courtesy of the collaboration of Khan Academy and the College Board.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

On Friday - It's about sporting McKee swag

Every Friday, we at McKee wear McKee High School swag. Want to see it. Here it goes.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

HBCU Fair - Jan. 28th, 11-3 at McKee HS

It is that time of year.....

"You don't just tell young folks to graduate from high school, you tell them they have to graduate from college and push them to do so. The goal is to be a college graduate!"
-----Principal Kafele

The Staten Island NAACP 7th Annual Staten Island HBCU Fair 2017

Over 50 high schools from all five boroughs and New Jersey will participate! Workshops and Seminars for parents...

Friday, January 20, 2017

3 McKee HS Students at Divas Behind the Music

3 students were selected to attend a workshop that provided insight into the production aspect of the music industry. Check it out . . .

Hats of to the 4th Platoon

Two snaps up to our men and women in the armed forces. McKee High School's Key Club organized a collection or Military Drive to help give our brave men and women a taste of home. All 19 boxes arrived safely to our Military men and women currently serving in Africa. They will be re-deployed in February to an unknown location. Here's a picture that was sent back and we at McKee wanted to share it with all of you!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Alumni Day at McKee High School - January 6, 2017

It was so cool to see 21 McKee Alumni stop by on January 6th, 2017 to talk about the experiences they are having in their post secondary paths. The current sophomores and juniors benefited from hearing McKee alumni who are in Edward J. Malloy Initiative Apprenticeship program, 4 year colleges, and the military.

MSIT wins Indoor Track and Field SI Championship

This weekend was the Staten Island Indoor track championships. All schools public and catholic compete for the championships. Over the 54 year history of this championship no public school team has ever won until this year. This year MSIT WON!!!!
Coach Crabbe had a feeling. It took a full team effort!

The final scores were:
  • MSIT 124
  • St. Peters 114
  • Farrell 87
  • St. Joes 51
  • Wagner 32
  • Port 26
  • New Dorp 20
  • Curtis 6
  • Tottenville 2

Check out the article in SI Advance:
Hold off St. Peter's for elusive crown

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hezekiah Ortiz - Posse winner of McKee HS

Here is McKee High School's Pathway to AVID student, Hezekiah Ortiz (far right), with his Posse Scholarship Group headed to Lawrence University! He'll be in the entering class of September 2017.

Can I get a whoop-whoop!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Ms. Curcio uses the Tea Party Reading Strategy

Check it out - one of my English Language Arts teachers, Ms. Curcio's used the " Tea party strategy"
(pictures attached).  This research based instructional strategy helps students make predictions based on small chunks of text. It is the first in a series of three activities designed by Kylene Beers.

Tea party and the three strategies that follow are found on the PD tab of Collections. The PD tab is found on the Teacher Resource page.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

FAFSA Completion Event/ Evento de completacion del formulario FAFSA

Financial aid season is upon us and it is time for you and your child to complete their application. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only way that your child will be able to get federal and state grants and aid, low-interest student loans, and some scholarships.

We will be having a FAFSA Completion Event here at McKee High School to help you through all the steps of the application process. With the help of financial aid representatives from St. John's University and Berkeley College, you will be able to leave the event knowing you completed your application and your child will be on their way to getting money towards their education.

Beverages and snacks will be provided and all parents who attend automatically enter their student into a prize raffle. Remember - financial aid is first come, first served and we want to help you get as much money as possible! Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Jennifer Pecora at 718.420.2619 or

Noviembre 2016

Estimados Padres / Tutores de Estudiantes de McKee de 4to año,

La temporada de ayuda financiera está sobre nosotros y es hora de que usted y su hijo completen su solicitud. Completar la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA) es la única manera en que su hijo podrá obtener subsidios y ayudas federales y estatales, préstamos estudiantiles de bajo interés y algunas becas. Incluso si cree que no es elegible, ¡debe llenar la FAFSA porque todas las universidades requieren esta información!

Tendremos un Evento de Conclusión FAFSA aquí en McKee High School para ayudarle a través de todos los pasos del proceso de solicitud. Con la ayuda de representantes de la ayuda financiera de la Universidad de St. John's y el Colegio de Berkeley, usted podrá salir del evento sabiendo que completó su solicitud y su hijo estará en su camino para obtener dinero para su educación.

El evento tendrá lugar el sábado 10 de diciembre a las 12:30 pm. Representantes hablan Inglés y Español.

Consulte la parte posterior de la página para obtener información importante sobre la documentación necesaria para completar la FAFSA.

Se ofrecerán bebidas y aperitivos y todos los padres que asistan automáticamente ingresarán a su estudiante en una rifa de premios. Recuerde - la ayuda financiera es primero llegado, primero servido y queremos ayudarle a conseguir tanto dinero como sea posible! Por favor confirme su asistencia con la Sra. Jennifer Pecora al 718.420.2619 o

Saturday, December 3, 2016

McKee Auto Students Visit Lincoln Tech on 12.1.16

On December 1, 2016, Thursday, 35 Automotive students, from Mr. Sarno's 10th,11th, and 12th grade classes from McKee HS, visited Lincoln Tech in East Plainfield, NJ. This post-secondary trade school, which has partnered with McKee for over 6 years, has seen more then a dozen McKee students complete the program and find meaningful employment in the automotive industry.

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