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Priority Processing 12th grade
Date: 8/4/2014
Priority Processing 11th grade
Date: 8/5/2014
Priority Processing 10th grade
Date: 8/6/2014
Keppel 101 Freshmen Orientation
Date: 8/7/2014
Location: Mark Keppel HS Palm Court - Time TBA
Priority Processing 9th grade
Date: 8/7/2014
Professional Development - Teachers
Date: 8/11/2014
School opens
Date: 8/13/2014
Location: First day of school is a regular schedule. It is not a minimum day.
PTSA Sponsors the Practice SAT
Date: 8/23/2014
Labor Day - School Holiday
Date: 9/1/2014
Back to School Night
Date: 9/4/2014
AP Biology '14-'15 Scavenger Hunt
Students enrolled or plan to enroll in AP Bio for the upcoming school year, please go to http://msngs.weebly.com/ap-biology.html to download your "Summer Fun Fest" instructions. You need the AP Biology textbook to complete the "Fun Fest," and Ms. Miller (Bookroom lady) will be available from June 16 to June 27, 8am-2:37pm, to check out the book to you.
Are you planning on taking AP Environmental Science (APES) in the 2014-2015 school year? Are you "Bored" with summer already? Want to get a head start on the 1st few weeks of school. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/mseggermansscience/apes-home-page and click on APES Summer Work. This work will be due with in the 1st two weeks of school and there is quite a bit. All directions are there. This allows us to get a jump start on the year.

If you have any questions please email me. eggerman_april@ausd.us

Ms Eggerman
Summer Hours for Guidance Office
New Enrollments: Tues., Wed, Thurs, 7:30am - 2:00pm.
Swim Coach of the Year
Coach Perez has been named the 2014 recipient of the California Coaches Association Boys' Swimming Coach-of-the-Year Award. This is a much deserved recognition of his coaching excellence and dedication to the sport of swimming. We are very proud of him.
Allen Dennis, lead night custodian, was honored as Classified Employee of the Year for Alhambra School District. We are very honored to have him at Keppel.
Class Reunion 1959
MKHS Class of 1959 55th Reunion Sunday October 19, 2014 Santa Anita Golf Course 10:00-4:00. Entertainment at 11:30. Cost $30.00.
Academic Pep Rally
Seniors were honored on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the annual Academic Pep Rally.

Scholar Athlete: This award is given to a senior who has demonstrated an outstanding ability to balance academic and athletics. The student has four years of excellent grades and has proven to be a leader and a top athletic contender in competition.
The awards were presented to Fernando Colmenero and Alisha Mah

The Phoenix Award: This award is given to a senior who has demonstrated a drastic positive change in their academic maturity throughout the four years in high school. The student has turned themselves around dramatically.
The Award Recipient - Gene Osuna Hernandez

Soar Award: This award is given to the senior whose GPA has truly soared from freshman year.
Award Recipient: Matthew Salazar

Perfect Attendance: This award is given to the seniors whith no tardies or absences throughout their high school career.
Award Recipient:
Tsz Lee

Inspirational Award: This award is given to the student who has overcome the most adversity and simultaneously maintained outstanding grades and citizenship in high school. The student is literally an inspiration for all Aztecs.
Award Recipient: Andy Pham

Iron Aztec: This award is given to a senior who has succeeded academically, participated as a leader on our campus, and has served to help better our community. This student has taken rigorous courses, is involved in campus extracurricular activities, and has dedicated countless service hours to help better the lives of the people of our community.
Award Recipient: Justin Chiu

A BIG thank you to ASB for organizing and presenting the Academic Pep Rally! Once again, they did a great job.
Mark Keppel - Silver Medalist in US News and World Report
Just released on April 22, 2014, MKHS is a silver medalist on the US News and World Report, Best High Schools. For a detailed report, please go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/22/us-news-releases-2014-best-high-schools-rankings
WASC Visit Summary
I would like to thank all of you for your contribution to the success of the WASC process. The visiting committee spent four days visiting classrooms and talking with all stakeholders. The process is not over yet as the recommendation for the term of accreditation will not be announced until the first week of June.

The team noted many school-wide areas of strength, including:
Positive environment with respectful and driven students
Strong parental support
Teacher professionalism
Safe and clean environment for learning and success
Courteous and helpful counseling department and support staff
Strong communication between school and parents
Strong academic tradition
Widespread implementation of the SLOs.

The team has identified areas that need to be strengthened:
Teachers need to intensify the shift from teacher-driven instructional practices, to student-centered instructional practices as necessitated by the instructional shifts of the CCSS.
The school needs to establish an institutionalized collaboration structure to balance the relationship between curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
MKHS needs to continue to maximize student use and engagement through increased integration of technology into the curriculum.

Each of these recommendations will enhance our success in our school's identified areas in the school-wide action plan.
To improve student proficiency skills towards meeting or exceeding the Common Core aligned standards in all content areas
To improve CAHSEE scores to meet AYP targets school-wide and in all subgroups
To increase the use of technology as an instructional tool
Our Webstore is now active!!
Avoid long lines at the Student Bank during registration. Buy your ASB, Senior Pack, Transportation, PE clothes, etc, now online! Look for the "Visit Our WebStore" button just above the Upcoming Events.
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