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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Immigration Forum at McKee on 4.22.17

The phrase of the day was "Si se puede!" Cesar Vargas, the Co-Director of the Dream Act Coalition was the guest speaker at the Immigration Forum held at McKee High School.

Disseminating information to negotiate red tape equals education.

SI LGBTQ Youth Summit at McKee on 4.22.17

The Hetrick-Martin institute held it's first Staten Island LGBTQ Youth Summit @McKeeCTHS on Sat., 4.22.17. Respect + connection + information = inclusive learning environment.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

9th and 12th Grade Partake in 4 Programs at Snug Harbor

What's a principal to do with the 9th and 12th grade on April 5th, SAT Day? Listen to the idea of her COSA and have the 9th and 12th grade partake of four educational programs offered at Snug Harbor. The four programs were:
--> Wetlands Energy in which students understand the ecological importance of the natural terrain in the area.

--> Heritage Farm Sprout to Mouth in which students tour a farm started by sailors using sustainable farming methods.

-->Chinese Scholars Garden in which students participate in Calligraphy or Art to maximize their appreciation of understanding written language.

-->Historical in which students tour the landmarked buildings of Snug Harbor.  The entire complex is a testament to being one of the largest "adaptive reuse projects" in the United States.

The weather held. The temperature was 60 degrees. 

Educational + inspirational + vocational + aspirational = a neat time had by all at the Snug Harbor cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Monday, April 3, 2017

McKee's Electrical Students Tour CSI's Electrical Engineering Department

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the 10th and 11th year Electrical Design and Installation Program students toured CSI's Electrical Engineering Department. The students from Mr. Cintron's classes participated in various hands on activities, which introduced them to a range of engineering branches incorporating the skills they are learning at McKee High School. In addition, students participated in a discussion involving college planning.
Talks have begun to develop an articulation with CSI and McKee's Electrical Program with possible college credit-baring electrical engineering classes being offered to our students while attending McKee.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mask Art Class for Parents at McKee HS on 4.1.17

Check out the mask making art class that occurred on 4.1.17 for parents at McKee High School on April 1, 2017.

College Planning Workshop for Parents of Sophomores & Juniors

10th and 11th grade parent meeting about college planning facilitated by counselors: Ms. Pecora and Ms. Licata on 4.1.17
Student Showcase participant Kris Lopez from @McKeeCTHS being interviewed by @fox5ny about his homemade arduino gameboy!

Color me sunshine happy.

Friday, March 31, 2017

61 McKee High School students visited 4 colleges in 40 hours thanks to Project Boost and Staten Senator Diane Savino. Check it out. The colleges were SUNY Delhi, SUNY Oneonta, Morrisville State College, SUNY Binghamton.
At Oneonta

At Oneonta

At Oneonta

At Binghamton

At Binghamton

At Morrisville

At Morrisville



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Talk about pictures saying a thousand words. Check out Dawn Messina’s 11th grade Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elective class today, Thursday, March 23, 2017. They used their College Board password and logged onto khanacademy.org. Whether on mini-iPads, personal laptops, or cell phones all students diligently and intently worked on English or math problems. Differentiation was provided courtesy of the collaboration of Khan Academy and the College Board.

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