Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 2 - College and Career Week at McKee

We wear our "stylish" socks to symbolically represent Ralph R. McKee High School students seeking out the multiple pathways to college and a career.

Got our silly socks as we seeek out our destination along the multiple pathways to college and a career. — at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School.

The focus today was on junior to get them to understand the importance of building their portfolio for college and/or career.


Baruch College presentation occurred in the library by Mr. David Stephens. McKee's college adviser/guidance counselor, Ms.Jenny Millz Pecora is on the right. — at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 1 - College and Career Week at McKee HS

Day 1 - 10th grade students heard from presenters: Mike Zinn – Mechanical Engineer;
Mike Shaleesh – Contractor; Mike Pietruch – Graphics/Software Engineer; Henry Rau – Computer Science/Repairs; Robert Widener – Architect / FDNY; Barbara Federico – Advertising; Stephen Mercaldo – Automotive;
Mike Hopkins – Verizon Fleet Operations; Ronald Woody – NYPD to name a few.
Teachers and some students used the symbol of wearing sunglasses to represent the glowing brightness of the future multiple paths of McKee HS students.

Yes, that's me, Ms. Henry, Principal of McKee HS.
 I have to wear sunglasses as the future of the students at McKee HS shines bright like the sun.

Here is a picture of the many presenters who spoke to our sophomores about College and Career options today, Day 1 of McKee's College and Career Week.

Here are some pics, taken by me, of students and staff sporting their sunglasses.
Brigid Howley (l-English instructor) and Jean Donohue (r-lab specialist) sporting sunglasses for Monday, April 27
Mr. Cyrus (student)

Ms. Haleema (student) and Randi Kornberg-Zuckerberg(paraprofessional) 
Laura Mahlooji (l-Social Studies Instructor)  and Kristin Lapenta (r-Science Instructor)
Joe Pietuch (l-presenter) and Leo Gordon (r-Grpahic Arts Instructor)

McKee faculty recognizing the bright futures of students (l-r) Steve Chandler, Karen Davis, Chris App, Joanna Padula,
Ms. Kaylin (student) 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

College/Career Week at McKee April 27 - May 1

Show Your College and Career Pride Every Day of The Week

College Week:

Monday – April 27, 2015 My future’s so bright
Sport your best sunglasses.

Tuesday – April 28, 2015 Silly Sock Day
Are you going to college? Heading to an internship: career?
Wear silly socks to show us that you have to travel to your post-secondary choice.

Wednesday – April 29th, 2015 - Tie it to Higher Education
Wear the coolest tie/scarf

Thursday – April 30th, 2015 - McKee Swag
Sport your best McKee swag.

Friday – May 1, 2015 - College T-shirt Day

Wear favorite college’s t-shirt and show college and/or career pride.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Support Community Day @ Commons Cafe - Fundraiser for McKee's PTA

The infant simulators are coming . . .

Health unit revs up at McKee High School.
The unit involving the infant simulators is coming.  This year, through the wonderful support of the Staten Island Foundation,  Ralph R. McKee CTE High School​ was able to purchase 12 new infant simulators and 3 additional items that show the impact of shaken baby syndrome, chemical substance abuse, and fetal alcohol.
As you can see this will enable Ms. Estephan to distribute and monitor almost a full class set.  The stages of programming, testing, introducing how the infant simulators work is still to be done.

By the way, the infant simulators provide 15 different events that the students must address. Let's see how the two Health classes do spring 2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015

2 from McKee in Girls Who Code NYC Summer 2015

Want to see a cool email two McKee students received:

Congratulations! On behalf of the entire Girls Who Code Team, we are delighted to offer you a spot in the 2015 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at AOL, located at CUNY ASRC 85 St Nicolas Terrace, New York, NY 10027. The program will run from Monday, July 6th to Friday, August 21st, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our selection committee was impressed by the ambition and passion demonstrated in your application and has selected you to join 1,139 other outstanding girls nationwide in becoming the Girls Who Code Class of 2015.

The Summer Immersion Program will be a life-changing experience. For 7 weeks, you’ll be side by side with girls who share your passion for technology. You’ll get exposure to leaders in the industry and learn the computing skills needed to build the products you want to see in the world.

Kudos and congratulations to Chynna Cummings (L) and Chenoa Ebanks (R) who will be participants in Girls Who Code Summer 2015.   Talk about having bringing a big smile to a principal's face.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ivan Carillo, McKee HS graduate, taking a break in Turkey

While coming in to school to do paperwork during spring break, I received this amazing picture from McKee High School graduate, Ivan Carillo. He is in the Air Force, and managed to squeeze in time to take a ride on a camel in Turkey.

These are the moments that give me a second wind to dive into the onslaught of paperwork on my desk.

Friday, April 3, 2015

McKee Information Technology Interns from ASI

     Congrats to (l-r) Ethan Piner and Stephon Barrett,  Ralph R. McKee CTE High School students for receiving acknowledgement for their work as information technology interns at ASI. 

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