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Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is Robert Pedroza. Robert recently set a new school record while competing at the State Championship and he helped lead the boys team to their 11th place state finish.
Band Donation
Mayor Craig and Cheryl Cates join Key West High School Band Director, Gary Hernandez, at Homecoming game receiving check for $5,750.00 from Krewe of Key West Captain, Val Marmillion. Joining the band were Krewe members Juan Pisani, Bob Harvey, Kimber Tracy and Sugar & Rob Kirk. Photo by: Larry Blackburn Photography (11.03.17).  The band aims to raise $65,000 to replaice their now 18 year old marching band uniforms.
Kiwanis Clubs of District 26 Donation
KWHS received a surprise donation today from the Kiwanis Clubs of District 26.  Members from the Key Largo, South Dade, Kendal and Little Havana Clubs drove down boxes of school supplies and Publix gift cards for our students as a way of helping out after the hurricane.  Students were grateful and on hand to move the supplies into our school store where students can shop for school supplies, personal and household cleaning items for free (contact Mr. Sebastian to shop).   Mrs. Acevedo shared the schools thanks with the Kiwanis contingent as we are appreciative of the continued support.
Anna Mott, a senior at Key West High School, has had the distinct honor of being selected from over 100 submissions as a Top 12 Finalist in the Leaders 4 Life program with a chance to become a Fellow recipient generously awarded by the Asofsky Family Foundation.  The Leaders 4 Life mission is to enable highly motivated Take Stock in Children scholars who have demonstrated strong leadership skills, moral character, and academic success, to excel in a university environment by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to empower them to develop their full potential as leaders for life.  Students who receive fellowships are awarded education funding up to $10,000 per year, leadership training, and professional development.   Finalists receive a laptop computer. 

Anna is a hardworking student who continues to strive towards excellence through her involvement in clubs, interests, and academics. As a member of Academic Challenge and her Class of 2018 Executive Board Treasurer role, Anna demonstrates leadership by contributing her TV Production and technology skills for fundraisers and activities. Anna is always the first to step up to support her peers. She sets and meets her goals and is a wonderful example of a Take Stock in Children Scholar. She hopes that her future holds an acceptance to the University of Florida where she aspires to study forensic pathology. 
Change to School Calendar: End of Quarters
Pending final board approval at the next meeting, the end of the first quarter has been extended until Oct 27th.  The end of the first semester/second quarter will be January 12th.   
Presidential Scholar Nominee
We are proud to announce that our Presidential Scholar Nominee for this year is Channing Gaufillet.  Channing has a weighted GPA of 4.5, is very active in school programs and community service and is a member of the band.  
Congratulations goes to Viren Alwani for being named the CTE Scholar Nominee for his demonstration of instructional technology and leadership through presentations and competitions, his many computer certifications and his dedication to service.  Both are fantastic examples of Conch Pride!
KWHS Honors Former Principals
Key West High School was proud to honor former principals of the school with the unveiling of the Principal Legacy Wall.  Replicating a wall that used to hang in the former KWHS building, it depicts the photos of all of the principals of Key West High School since its 1927, 18 in all.  We were fortunate to have five principals, Bobby Menendez, Alma Olson, John Welsh, Terri Axford, and Amber Archer Acevedo and the family of three principals, Sandy Archer - wife of Glynn Archer, Jr., Sandy Highsmith - wife of Kerry Highsmith and Linda Roberts - wife of Tommy Roberts present as well as former Superintendent Dr. A.J. Henriquez.    Each of them made contributions that are heralded in the yearbooks and Snapper pages.  We enjoyed sharing  memories from their days at the helm and the positive impact, the legacy these principals have left.
    The halls of KWHS have been the place of academic accomplishments, athletic feats, artistic creations, and proud displays of work.  The walls have seen joy, laughter, struggles, fear, tears, elation, and the sounds of kids growing and working together.  As a community school, it is at the heart of the city – a place of pride, an element of change and most of all, the builder of our future.  The saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and that is evident in Key West as families and friends are tightly woven together in a tapestry of all shades and diversities that come together to support the students that enter our doors.  When a person takes on the leadership of such a great place, it comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility and it takes time and dedication every day, not just when the school bells ring.  To become a Key West High School principal means that you are ready to carry on the torch passed on to you to ensure that every student has the opportunity to be the best they can be and that each staff member and parent knows that they are an integral part of the educational success.  Every family becomes a principals family in some way and as such, their own often play the supporting role to allow the principal to put in the long days, attend the many events and ensure that learning is the top priority while managing the daily operations.  It is a position that does come with challenges, but the successes – the growth and achievement, the light that shines in the students eyes make it worthwhile.

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Yearbooks for Sale

Are you a Key West High School alumni?  Did you lose your yearbook to a storm or in travels?  If so, we may have that special memory book!  The Conch, our school yearbook, has several extra additions dating back to the early 1940's.  They are on sale for $50.00 plus shipping.  If you would like to see if your graduation year is available, please email or call 305-293-1549.  If it is in our archives, we can get one out to you right away so you can relive your fabulous days of Conch Pride!
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Welcome to Key West High School, a school of diverse opportunities with high expectations where we strive for students to be the best they can be personally, academically, athletically and socially.
To empower all students to maximize their potential and prepare them with the skills and experiences necessary to be college or career ready and to develop those character traits that will enable them to be productive members of society.
We focus on R2D2: Respect, Responsibility, Dedication, Determination
·        Students are our priority and their learning opportunities are the central focus.
·        All students have the right to a safe and drug-free learning environment.
·        Parents, community members, agencies and the school work collaboratively to provide the support needed for each child to experience success.
·        Relationships are strengthened and perspectives are broadened thorough diversity and equity.
·        Teachers and administrators are leaders and innovators whose primary responsibility is to engage students in high quality learning experiences that result in student achievement.
     CONCH PRIDE - Perseverance Respect Integrity Dedication Excellence
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