Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria the magazine used leaves Framingham High School, Marian High School and Keefe Technical Regional High School, all based in Framingham, off of the list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year …
Monday, March 25, 2013
"We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals," said Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at Keefe Tech John Brochu.
Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham was the host site for the District III Massachusetts SkillsUSA Conference this month. Keefe tech welcomed more than 600 students from 10n Massachusetts career technical schools who competed in over 80 contests, which included a written SkillsUSA employment skills test, a written trade knowledge test and a safety test. And the host school performed extremely well. “We were the first district to have the competition and we did very well. Our students won eight gold, five silver and six bronze medals. We are very proud of how our students performed and couldn’t have asked for a better turnout," said John Brochu, Massachusetts SkillsUSA Championship Director and Career Technical Coordinator at …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thirteen Keefe Tech students will attend a National Leadership Conference in Florida in May.
Twenty-eight Keefe Regional Technical School students competed in the annual BPA (Business Professionals of America) State Leadership Conference held in Framingham and Marlborough from March 2-4. Of those, 20 students earned certificates in several competitions, winning 26 awards overall. Junior Beatriz Alves was elected as an Officer-at-Large on the Massachusetts State Officer team. Business Professionals of America is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. Thirteen Keefe Tech students will attend the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) to be held in Orlando, Florida from May 7 through May 12. “Our …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
More than 1,000 people dined and drank their way through 50 booths at the 3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest, presented by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.
Who hasn't heard someone complain about hospital food? Tuesday night, many were talking about MetroWest Medical Center's food but it was a good thing. Taste attendee Leslie Singer Useloff said she "loved the 'hospital food' from Metro West Medical Center." She was not the only one. MetroWest Medical Center won "best appetizer" for its Margarita Shrimp and "best presentation" at the 3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest at the Sheraton Tuesday night. The event, which attracts more than 1,000 attendees and 50 of the area's best restaurants and brewers, is presented by MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. Award winners Tuesday night, besides the medical center were: Pepper's Fine Catering won best dessert for its Peach Almond Cake. The bite sized dessert …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Framingham Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, Jan. 4: 9 crashes, breaking & entering and man arrested on animal cruelty 6:50 a.m. Juvenile problem reported at Edmands House, 11 Edmands Rd. Framingham Police advised. 8:08 a.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Brook and Water streets, with no injuries. 8:26 a.m. Police investigation at Keefe Tech, 750 Winter St. 9:19 a.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at Edgell and Belknap roads. Tow truck knocked down a pole. Verizon and NSTAR notified. Framingham Fire dispatched. 10:05 a.m. Hit & run crash reported at 11A Hartford St. 10:26 a.m. Police investigation reported at Framingham High School, 115 A St. 11:36 a.m. Undesirable reported at Sober Housing/SMOC, 75 Hollis St. 12:35 p.m. Motor vehicle crash reported at 496 Cochituate Rd…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
During the competition, Daniel De Oliveira of Framingham received a penalty on his score in error. He contacted SkillsUSA officials, contested the score, and after their review, he was declared the national bronze medalist in Welding Sculpture.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Class of 2012 Keefe Regional Technical School graduate Daniel De Oliveira of Framingham was honored with a special award ceremony, where he received his national SkillsUSA bronze medal in welding sculpture at Keefe Tech last month. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing high school and college students for careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations through local, state, and national programs and competitions. The Welding Sculpture contest is designed to assess the ability of the competitor to design and produce a sculpture of that design, as well as give a presentation regarding all aspects of his or her creation of the design. Unlike other national SkillsUSA medal winners, De Oliveira didn’t receive…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Keefe Technical scores were below the national and state average.
Framingham High School seniors' SAT scores increased, going against a national trend of lower scores on the college-entrance exam. SAT scores at Framingham High in 2012 were higher in reading, math and writing than scores in 2011, according to results released this week. And Framingham High students scored better than students across the Commonwealth and the nation. In 2012, 295 Flyers took the SATs. Their scores were 512 in critical reading, 552 in math, and 515 in writing. (Total average of 1,579) The SAT exam is divided into three sections: reading, writing and math. The maximum score in each is 800 points. In 2011, Framingham students' average scores were 503 in reading, 538 in math and 510 in writing. The statewide average this year …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Report of a Keefe Technical student, who partial amputated his finger tips. Ambulance, Framingham Fire Department on scene.
Report of a Keefe Technical student, who partial amputated his finger tips. Ambulance, Framingham Fire Department on scene. Incident happened just after 11 a.m. We have few details at the moment.
Monday, June 11, 2012
For first time Framingham school has three gold winners, including Daniel De Oliveira of Framingham, a senior in the metal fabrication program and Andrew Franquiz of Framingham, a junior in the health careers program.
Three Keefe Regional Technical School students won gold medals in their career technical fields at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, and will now represent their school and state at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO at the end of June. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing high school and college students for careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations through local, state, and national programs and competitions. The gold medal winners are Daniel De Oliveira of Framingham, a senior in the metal fabrication program, Mackenzie Fairbanks of Hopkinton, a junior in the electrical program, and Andrew Franquiz of Framingham, a junior in the health…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation is sponsoring a vegetable garden at Keefe Regional Technical School in Framingham.
Keefe Regional Technical School, with financial help from the Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation, is starting a school vegetable garden. Keefe Tech Superintendent James Lynch welcomed members of the Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation last month to a groundbreaking ceremony for a school vegetable garden made possible by their generous grant. Following a luncheon at the Keefe Tech student-run restaurant, The East Side Room, Lynch, Principal Jonathan Evans, Vocational Coordinator John Brochu, and Landscape and Design instructor Doug Paul escorted representatives from the Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation to the newly-installed vegetable garden on the school campus for the groundbreaking. …