Friday, November 21, 2008

McKee hosts Blood Drive

This semester's blood drive in the auditorium went smoothly on Monday, November 17, 2008. I have to thank the efforts of Ms. Joy Feldman, our COSA, and Ms. Kathy Eberlein, the AP Pupil Personnel Services. There was an amazing spread of food. Teenagers loved the snacks. I will get the statistics as to the final tally.

Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Here . . . ARIS

ARIS . . . It actually works!
Greetings McKee Community:
Check out what Mr. Pedersen says when he clicked on the link to ARIS.

Ms Henry -
"Thanks for the heads up on ARIS finally getting off the ground. Its quite a bit different than what it was supposed to be, but it IS very intuitive/easy to use and almost.... FUN! (eek!) I'm actually going to . . . explore students being able to use my ARIS blog for resources and communication. The way these pages mesh so seamlessly with the NYCDOE database, Wiki and other web entities suggests that this portal will become quite useful and an efficient resource for years to come."

What is ARIS? It stands for Achievement Reporting and Innovation System and now it has been revised as a tool that is actually relevant for increasing student success.
Click on the title, picture or right - ARIS. When you see LOGIN - type in your Outlook User ID. Your Passwword is the Outlook Password. It is so cool.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Look At The Company We Keep!

We are in good company. Check out the neat article by the Staten Island Advance writer, Amisha Padnani. Click on the title or right here on "More Island high schools get A's from Department of Education" for a snapshot of our progress report grade and the work we do at Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical High School.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Kudos - McKee Chess Club

Congratulations to the McKee Chess Club for lending a helping hand at the ING sponsored NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2008.

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