Tuesday, June 27, 2017

McKee graduates 137 on June 27, 2017

Today is a day full of smiles.

137 students graduated from McKee High School from the St. George Theater, June 27, 2017.

Check out the photos on Staten Island Live site:

Friday, June 23, 2017

McKee AVID Site Team in Tampa, Florida

McKee High School's AVID Site Team was in Florida, June 20th through June 23rd, 2017.

Participating in a summer institute is a time to delve into "the work" of understanding, and exploring and expanding metacognition and how to make that process real in the classroom so that students gain ownership.

Note: AVID power in the polo shirts.
Along with participating in highly interactive immersion in AVID methodologies, the McKee Site Team generated a plan for 2017 to 2018 and had discussions that focused on empowering students to be college and career ready.

Today, Friday, the last day, and note the early risers (l-r: L. Curcio-ELA teacher, N. Mullen-AP Humanities, B. Howley-ELA teacher, M. Wright-ISS teacher).
I am excited to see what they will turnkey into the teacher team meetings for 2017-2018.

Along with the serious academic work, the McKee AVID Site Team sent a text to me to kinesthetically display collaboration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz_7hc8vm-56U2dGNmh3ZlJFVGg4cUZfYk5lRGhpUXZ3Nnk4/view?usp=sharing

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:

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