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.

Friday, December 2, 2016

4 McKee Students awarded Allen Hauber scholarships

Six high school students were awarded Allen Hauber scholarships at the annual 2016 Building Awards honor which honor the best in design and construction. Hauber was a valuable member and executive vice president of NARI-HIC of Staten Island. He died in September 2014. 
The recipients from McKee High School, from left to right, were Michael Rispoli, Joseph Mendoza, Ferdinand Guzman, Gabriella Perallon. The two students on either end of the picture were from Notre Dame Academy.

The ceremony was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The who's who of building, engineering, construction, design and electrical were present. The event was lovely.

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