Thursday, August 21, 2014

They Loved Your GPA, Then Saw Your Tweets

Click here to see a great article that offers advice that all students need to know and recognize. 
The short version: always watch what you post or you will jeopardize your college admissions and career prospects.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014-2015 Bell Schedule at McKee High School


Regular Schedule
2014-2015
Mon, Tues, Thurs., Fri.
Minutes in Class

Bell Schedule A
2014-2015
Wednesday
Minutes in Class

Period

End



Period

Begin
      
End
0
7:02
AM
7:45
AM
43 min.

0
8:00
AM
8:31
AM
31 min.
1
7:47
AM
8:30
AM
43 min.

1
8:33
AM
9:04
AM
31 min.
2
8:32
AM
9:15
AM
43 min.

2
9:06
AM
9:37
AM
31 min.
3
9:17
AM
10:03
AM
46 min.

3
9:39
AM
10:10
AM
31 min.
4
10:05
AM
10:48
AM
43 min.

4
10:12
AM
10:43
AM
31 min.
5
10:50
AM
11:33
AM
43 min.

5
10:45
AM
11:16
PM
31 min.
6
11:35
AM
12:18
PM
43 min.

6
11:18
PM
11:49
PM
31 min.
7
12:20
PM
1:03
PM
43 min.

7
11:51
PM
12:22
PM
31 min.
8
1:05
PM
1:48
PM
43 min.

8
12:24
PM
12:55
PM
31 min.
9
1:50 PM
2:33
PM
43 min.

9
12:57
PM
1:30
PM
31 min.





PDP*
1:35
PM
2:50
PM
75 min.
*Teacher Team Meetings / PD Every Wednesday: 1:35 PM – 2:50 PM


Monday, August 11, 2014

7 Habits of People with Remarkable Mental Toughness.

Worth reading. Quick Summary: Grit. Calm. No whining. Learn and go on.
You don't have to be born mentally tough. Here's how you can develop the vital trait.
INC.COM

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ms. Gemma Smith - Internship Coordinator at McKee + Huff Post Contributor

Check out McKee's own internship coordinator, Aileen Gemma Smith's article in the Huffington Post:
or

McKee Students - Summer 2014 Interns at ASI



It's way cool to see two McKee students interning with ASI, a data company that works with NYCDOE, at McKee for part of their training. From left to right, Edmond Nimeneh (graduate of Anthem Institute); Tayyeb Ahmed (2014, now at City College of Technology); Aya-Fatima Nguessan (2015), and Mr. Charis Kollie (Senior Technician of ASI).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

School Starts 9/4/14 + School Supply List for Fall 2014

School Starts 9/4/14 + 

School Supply List for Fall 2014

 Welcome Back + School Supply List for Fall 2014
Greetings Parents, Guardians and Caregivers:

The fall term at Ralph R. McKee CTE High School will begin on 
Thursday, September 4, 2014. It will be a full day of school! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at mckee@schools.nyc.gov.The summer reading list is at www.mckeecths.org. www.mckeecths.org. To help your child be a better learner, please acquire the following school supplies:

Required Contents:
• Good quality 3-ring 8 ½” x 11” binder; 2.5” or 3” with pocket inserts OR Laptop
• 5-6 colored tab subject dividers to separate classes
• Zipper pouch to store supplies (A 3-hole puncher)
• Notebook paper (Some notebook paper is now available in Cornell note style)
• 2 or more Pens
• 2 or more Pencils
• TI 84 Plus calculator
• Agenda/daily planner/calendar 
• Backpack

Suggested Contents:
• Pencil sharpener (hand held with a top to collect shavings)
• Highlighters
• 1-2 zipper pouches (for supplies)
• Notebook dictionary and/or thesaurus
• Ruler
• Flash drive
• Pocket folders


Regards,
Sharon Henry
Principal

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Introducing Girls to what a Superhero can be

Check out this article -  the point - More Young Ladies Need to embrace STEM

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Introducing Girls to what a Superhero can be

I watched a few videos that were posted on Edutopia.org about encouraging girls around STEM.  This video is just great.  

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"She Start It" - Documentary

Worth a watch:

Adriana Gascoigne
8:07pm Aug 4
She Started It is a documentary on women tech founders in the US and Europe that aims to highlight successful role models for young women, to encourage more girls towards entrepreneurship in the technology industry.

Shot on location in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, NYC and Europe – their goal has been to reveal the issues why there are still so few women in this field, and highlight the stories of the ones that do exist but who are kept out of the spotlight. A new movement is under way around women in technology and women entrepreneurs and they are documenting its very beginning - http://bit.ly/1on77uH
She Started It is a documentary on women tech founders in the US and Europe 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Internships in the "StartUp" World

McKee Students - Why internships are key experiences to have for social, emotional and academic growth. Worth a read.. . .
Lots of folks in the start up world share Jason's view- interns have potential, should be treated with respect and get to learn things that matter.
Together we can create a lot of opportunities to help more students- happy to leverage the folks who are friends and colleagues in the startup world to create more opportunities for students. 
...Continue Reading
Jason Saltzman, founder and CEO of AlleyNYC: I remember my first internship and how excited I...
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What does it take to be a leader?

Check out this article. It's a quick read about what constitutes a great leader.  It may surprise you!


http://www.inc.com/walter-chen/google-isn-8217-t-looking-for-stanford-and-mit-grads-it-8217-s-looking-for-this-.html

Empower Yourself Young Ladies

Calling all McKee High School Female Students. Heads up. Time to step up and claim the opportunities that can be yours with sweat and hitting the books. Check it out a neat article from Alley Watch:
It’s summer. School’s out and for many of the students, the city is a playground. Some participate in internships but what if, instead of internships, you start a program where they can learn what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and start a business?
That’s precisely what the New York c...
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Jump start raising funds for McKee - Head to Five Below - August 8-10, 2014

Getting school supplies for the upcoming year is right around the corner.
Here is a quick fun way to raise funds to support PTA scholarships for McKee High School students.



Print out and bring it with you when you stop by Five Below on August 8-10th.


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