Thursday, July 31, 2014

Internships in the "StartUp" World

McKee Students - Why internships are key experiences to have for social, emotional and academic growth. Worth a read.. . .
Lots of folks in the start up world share Jason's view- interns have potential, should be treated with respect and get to learn things that matter.
Together we can create a lot of opportunities to help more students- happy to leverage the folks who are friends and colleagues in the startup world to create more opportunities for students. 
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Jason Saltzman, founder and CEO of AlleyNYC: I remember my first internship and how excited I...
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What does it take to be a leader?

Check out this article. It's a quick read about what constitutes a great leader.  It may surprise you!


http://www.inc.com/walter-chen/google-isn-8217-t-looking-for-stanford-and-mit-grads-it-8217-s-looking-for-this-.html

Empower Yourself Young Ladies

Calling all McKee High School Female Students. Heads up. Time to step up and claim the opportunities that can be yours with sweat and hitting the books. Check it out a neat article from Alley Watch:
It’s summer. School’s out and for many of the students, the city is a playground. Some participate in internships but what if, instead of internships, you start a program where they can learn what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and start a business?
That’s precisely what the New York c...
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Jump start raising funds for McKee - Head to Five Below - August 8-10, 2014

Getting school supplies for the upcoming year is right around the corner.
Here is a quick fun way to raise funds to support PTA scholarships for McKee High School students.



Print out and bring it with you when you stop by Five Below on August 8-10th.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Complete a School Meals Application Online


Children need healthy meals to learn. The Office of School Food offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast is at no charge to all students and lunch costs $1.75.

Some students may be eligible for free meals. To determine if you qualify for free meals before the start of school on September 4, 2014, complete a School Meals Application online this summer. In applying online, you will avoid the hassle of submitting a paper form in September.

You can apply online using any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. Please keep in mind that families are responsible for the full price of lunch while the lunch application is being processed.

Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted. Your privacy is important to us, so all information provided on your application will be kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.

What you will need to provide during the application process:
  • The names and incomes of every member of your household
  • The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household. (Optional)
  • The last 4 digit of your social security number and electronic signature
  • A valid email address or phone number for the Office of School Food to communication about the status of the application. (Optional)
The entire process should take 15-30 minutes depending on the size of your household and the information you are required to enter. By submitting your application online your processing time is shortened in comparison to paper application submissions. Therefore, you can expect a quicker approval.

If you are ready to get started, CLICK HERE to begin the online process.

Any questions, please contact The Office of School Food at (877) 363-6325 or visit: http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/public1/default.aspx

Have a safe and relaxing summer!

The Office of School Food

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Link to June 2014 Graduation Ceremony Photos

June 25th, 2014 was the commencement ceremony at the St. George Theater where McKee High School celebrated the hard work and accomplishments of the senior class. Please take a look at the photos of our proud scholars receiving their diplomas. This link will be available for the next 60 days. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

McKee HS Graduates 109 on June 25, 2014

Click here to see the coverage of the June 25, 2014 ceremony at the St. George Theater of McKee High School.
Parents standing at the processional. 

Ms. Lapenta signing the National Anthem.

 Surprise guest speaker, Doug E. Fresh stopped by to offer Congratulations to the McKee graduates.


 Borough President James Oddo was the key note speaker at the graduation.

Greeting the S-e-e-e-n-i-o-r-s!!!


Christina Daquieno - Valedictorian                          Joshua Lindeman - Salutatorian

During the salutatorian speech, Joshua Lindeman chose a visual method to reflect on his as well as other students' freshman look and year:








Friday, June 20, 2014

NY1 stops by Mr. Pedersen's Software Engineering Program Class on 6.16.14

It is June 16th, 2014, the last day of classes. Lindsay Christ, the education reporter from NY1 stops by to see Mr. Pedersen's Software Engineering Program Class. Check it out:





 




Saturday, June 14, 2014

McKee HS Prom, June 12, 2014

McKee High School's prom was held at the Vanderbilt in South Beach, Staten Island. The teme: masquerade. The real theme: dress up, look fabulous, and having fun. I absolutely adore the energy in this picture:

Of course, there's always time to take a selfie:


 Check out more pictures that appeared on the Staten Island Advance website here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

McKee HS Students At June 7th SEP Showcase

11 McKee High School students, from the 3rd period Software Engineering Program (SEP), traveled to the island of Manhattan to participate in the June 7th SEP Showcase sponsored by the NYC Department of Education. The students built "fun" robots, linked their web pages to one another and generally discussed some of the projects and challenges they encountered in their first year in the course.

The leader (aka teacher) was Mr. Jeff Pedersen, Check it out.





Thinking Power!

McKee HS Students Tour Digital Edge


45 students from McKee HS visited Digital Edge in Bloomfield in Staten Island. It was an eye opening experience that provided opportunities for our students to make connections between the content studied at McKee in the CISCO Networking Academy class and the real world.


Senior Awards Night - June 11, 2014

It's Senior Awards at McKee High School, June 11, 2014, right before the last award of the evening. It was time for a little activity and I felt that as the principal, who has shaky hands and is possibly the worst photographer in the world, when would I have such a clear opportunity to take a photo. I used my Ipad out and had the honorees flash their pearly whites and awards.
The class of 2014 applauded all who received awards with fervor and enthusiasm.




Friday, May 30, 2014

A Googler Visits McKee

A Googler, stopped by to talk to the Software Engineering Class at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School on Friday, May 30, 2014. Time to sport the Google shades.

The Googler spoke about the connection between coding, STEM, and post secondary institutions that lead to careers. An "ah-ha" moment was experienced by McKee students seeing and hearing someone who attended a local college now working at an international company.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 CItywide Graphic Arts Competition

6 students were finalists from McKee in the 2014 Citywide Graphic Arts Competition.


Two students from McKee High School walked away with prizes.
Check it out:


PACKAGE DESIGN




To see the complete results click here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

McKee Students Present at the PS 18 Career Day

A team of  students did presentations at PS 18 about the different career and technical education programs they studied at McKee High School. Students from the following CTE programs were present: Engineering, Graphics, Automotive Technology, Construction, CISCO, & Cosmetology. All students spoke about the 2 year or 4 year year post-secondary plans and the careers they will explore. Check out the smiles..              

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