Wednesday, June 7, 2017

McKee Science Research Club at NYC Stem Matters Symposium

Four (4) McKee High School students presented at NYC STEM Matters Research Symposium, today, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Joseph Mendoza did a "ted style talk" on propellers in a workshop setting. What a delightful surprise!!! This is so neat.

In the picture above (left to right): Bronson Chow, Peter Desir, Ms. Piscopo (faculty advisor), Joseph Mendoza, and Savion Watson.

Joseph Mendoza will be graduating from McKee on June 27, 2017 and heading off to Clarkson University.


Check it out: https://goo.gl/photos/UkFxFMBVF9faP6u89https://goo.gl/photos/UkFxFMBVF9faP6u89

McKee students enjoy Flag Pole Racing

On the first day of June, the students from McKee High School's Auto Department enjoy a day at the races - that's flag pole racing in New Jersey. Check it out: https://goo.gl/photos/xNv8V9Noyyg44Giw6

Lauryn McCrimmon - SI PTA Fed. Winner from McKee HS

 Kudos and congratulations to Lauryn McCrimmon (2nd row, standing, left) for being the recipient from McKee High School of the Staten Island Federation of PTA Essay Scholarship award. She is pictured with the 2016-2017 PTA President, Ms. Robin Semple-Perallon (1st row, sitting, left), and 2016-2017 PTA Treasurer, Ms. Mary Morris (1st row, sitting, right).


Lauryn was one of 17 students from across the Staten Island High Schools to receive the scholarship.

 The Staten Island Federation of PTAs has been in existence for 90 years.   Ms. McCrimmon graduates from McKee on June 27th, 2017 from the St. George Theater.  For her post-secondary educational path, she will attend the Moore School of Art and Design in August 2017 and major in Fine Arts. 


Monday, June 5, 2017

McKee's Senior Breakfast at The Stone House



McKee HS Senior Breakfast at The Stone House at Clove Lakes, June 5, 2017. Check it out:

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SEP Hackathon at McKee HS on June 3, 2017

SEP Hackathon struck again. The theme: Night of the Living Hackathon. Location: Date: 6.3.17.

An SEP Hackathon gives students the time and tools to experience the design process firsthand through a fun and fast-paced daylong challenge. The Hackathon Challenge on this lovely Saturday, June3, was to develop a computer program, game or digital media that dealt with our rising "Zombie Apocalype" problem!!!

Seeing 17 students come in on a Saturday to participate in a "brain" exercise is a joyous event for a principal to see.

5 prizes were awarded:

Best Creativity aka Mad Scientist was Team Zombie Run

Best Functionality aka Survivalist was Team Senior

Best Graphics aka Doom Painter was Team Bi Tree

Best Articulation of Project Idea aka Governor was Rush Hour 5

Grand Prize Winner: Team Covfefe

National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony into National Technical Honor Society at McKee High School occurred on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  The keynote address was delivered by a graduate, Class of 2011, Tyreek Penn, RN.


He is a 2016 graduate from Adelphi University in nursing.  He passed his state boards and is a fully licensed registered nurse.  What better way to showcase that all professions are possible and to hear from someone at the start of a career than a recent graduate.

Tyreek's speech was touching, and filled with words of advice to the inductees who plan to go to college: "Aim to become a resident adviser.  It is free room and board and will save you from heavy financial burdens from loans in the end." A part that had the "people of a certain age" such as myself laughing in disbelief was when Tyreek looked out into the faces of the inductees and said, "I feel so old."  Hah!

For more of the NHS-NTHS Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2017, check out:



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MSIT Boys Track Wins PSAL City Championships

MSIT Boys Track Team won the PSAL Outdoor City Championship.  


There is s great article on SiLive:  http://highschoolsports.silive.com/news/article/-5554995782107438001/msit-takes-second-consecutive-outdoor-city-title-behind-mvp-mirfield/

Update on McKee 2013 Grad now Hunter 2017 Grad

I positively jump for joy when I see a student achieving another rung on their ladder of goals. Check out Alkaya Massaly, a McKee graduate, Class of 2013, who is now a Hunter College graduate, Class of 2017. He received his BA in Chemistry.


Monday, May 29, 2017

McKee Key Club Organizes 2nd Annual Lift The Rug: Addiction Awareness Campaign




Key Club @McKeeCTHS organized the 2nd annual Lift the Rug: Addiction Awareness campaign by doing push in classroom talks in all of the career and technical education courses, and distributing "lift the rug" red bracelets.

The Key Club organized the events during the week of May 15th to 19th which is considered, according to Mr. Robert Mikos, Director of the New York City Department of Education Office of Prevention Services, Addiction Awareness Week from the "Today I Thrive Initiative" which was started by First Lady Chirllaine McCary.

The week was topped off by presentations. 

Check out the pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/gD54a57hgZpEkeag7

Sunday, May 28, 2017

McKee HS Prom 2017 Pictures


McKee High School Prom 2017 at the Island Chateau. Check out these lovely photos posted on the Staten Island Advance site: http://www.silive.com/prom/2017/05/prom_2017_mckee_high_school_pa.html

McKee Students win SICIL Essay Contest

Kudos and congrats to McKee students Cezia Urioso (l) and Luis Zeferino (r) for winning an essay contest through the Staten Island Center for Independent Living (SICIL). The McKee students were honored at the Staaten on May 17, 2017, and each received a check for $100.

Cafe McKee Students Use "Roots & Shoots" Sponsored Garden

Ms. Glickman's 5th period science class is involved in the CTE program called Cafe McKee. 
The alternate assessment students are responsible for running a "deli." In the setting they are guided to learn skills that follow the curriculum of VESID in customer service, accounting, budgeting, and supply acquisition.
To connect to the CTE program, Ms. Glickman has the students participating in a "roots to shoots" initiative so that they will grow their own herbs to enhance their selection for breakfast at Cafe McKee.
On Friday, 5.26.17, they planted, oregano, basil, red bell pepper. They also acquired a plant stand and different flowers.
Check out Roots to Shoots which offered the grant, to which Ms. Glickman applied, in order to fund the Cafe McKee garden:https://www.rootsandshoots.org/co…/roots-shoots-students-nyc.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

McKee Auto Students Visit Brookdale Community College

28 McKee HS students visited the Automotive Program and toured the entire campus of Brookdale Community College of New Jersey.




The students also spoke to 2016 McKee grad Luis LaPente about his experience at Brookdale. Luis has finished the one year program. Each program leads to top automotive companies looking at the pool of recent graduates and selecting candidates to be further trained and eventually hired for their company.  


Hip Hop Summit + Sundog Theater at McKee

Sundog Theatre teamed up with the National Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to stage a “Teen Summit to End Gun Violence” Tuesday, May 23, at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School.

The event runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. McKee is at 290 St. Marks Pl., and the entrance is around the block on Belmont.

Among others, the Summit will feature original rap and spoken word performances by students from McKee High School


 who have been part of an anti-gun violence initiative, known as Art as a Catalyst for Change, a project coordinated by the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council and funded by City Council Member Debi Rose (D-49th District) and City Council Member Laurie Cumbo.



Prizes included NIKE Sneakers, gift cards, Hip-Hop Books, a Demo Recording Contract and Concert Tickets.  


DJ Ralph McDaniel; Host of Video Music Box
It also featured an expert panel discussion related to the initiative and possible solutions.


The event was presented in cooperation with New York’s Power 105.1-FM hip-hop radio station.
DJ Bam Bam

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stopping by PS 18's Career Day

A few McKee seniors went to the Career Day at P.S. 18 and spoke to students about what they have learned at McKee High School in their career fields. 
The students that went were:
Keif Gonzalez Jr
Mark Bethea
Reinalys Morales
Joseph Mendoza
Chynna Cummings

Diamond Hopkins

Check out the album: https://goo.gl/photos/oFSGpSPbBobvASrZ6

The email below from the counselor at PS 18 is a review:

Just want to thank you for yesterday. As always, your students were a big hit! Thank you to you, your colleague and to everyone that attended.  All of my students I'm talking with  today, tell me that  "the teenagers" were their favorite.  Please thank them for us, we know its a busy time for you all and that we appreciate them giving us their time. They truly have such a positive impact.
Thanks again!
Stephanie DeSabato

Guidance Counselor  P.S. 18

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Staten Island Career Day NYC at McKee High School



On May 2, 2017, junior classes from Graphic Arts, Automotive Technology, Computer Systems Networking and Software Engineering attend a panel discussion at the Staten Island Career Day held at McKee High School. 


The event was organized through the collaborative efforts of representatives from Pencil, Grant Associates, and Code/Interactive. 
There was a panel discussion facilitated by Principal Henry, and then breakout sessions for students to have in depth discussions about the steps taken for the business people to pursue their dreams.

Decision Day Celebration (5.1.17) at McKee HS

Check out the pictures of the Decision Day celebration at McKee High School that happened on May 1, 2017.






Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Wednesday 4.25.17, McKee High School held it's College Fair. The event was organized collaboratively between the guidance counselors and a guidance intern, Ms. Kristina Crowell: 
15 college representatives showed up - from private universities and colleges to CUNY to Community College.  

300 students attended the event.



Nothing like friendly competition particularly when posed with the question regarding the level of fitness for Armed Services.








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