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We believe that we are an outstanding middle school because we provide a safe, well organized environment, where adults know, like, and understand adolescents.

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Announcements

 

May 26, 2015

 

Basketball Open Gym

Tomorrow's (Wednesday, May 27) KMS Boys Basketball Open Gym has been cancelled.

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Schools To Watch celebration

On  Friday May 29th, for the Schools To Watch celebration, wear a Kennett Blue shirt.  It would be great to have the crowd in a sea of blue!!

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Jazz Band

We have our final rehearsal after school today for 3 to 5 pm.  If you have any questions or can’t make the rehearsal, please see Mr. Whisler before the end of the day.

Just a reminder:

The Full Band/Orchestra Rehearsals are Thursday and Friday of this week.

Concert Band will rehearse Thursday 1st through 3rd Period

Symphonic Band will rehearse Thursday 7th through 9th Period

Fundamental Band will rehearse Friday 1st and 2nd Period

Orchestra will rehearse Friday 3rd and 4th Period

 Any questions about the rehearsals please see Mr. Whisler or Mrs. Williams as soon as possible. 

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KHS Football

Attention all 8th grade students playing football next year:  Mini camp begins on Tuesday May 26th.  The bus will leave KMS at 3pm and take you to KHS.  You will need to be picked up at KHS after camp. 

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8th Grade Field Trip

If you are not going on the eighth grade field trip but would like to purchase an eighth grade DVD, please give $2 to your history teacher.  If you are going on the trip, the $2 for the DVD was included in your field trip money.  Any questions, please ask Miss Levi.

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KMS Student Art Work

Students it is time to pick up your art work and take it home! Please come to the art room and get your work.

8Th grade students remember to give your tribal mask to your teacher or take them home.

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KMS Girls Lacrosse

Windbreakers and pinnies are in. Please stop by Mrs. Fairchild’s room to pick them up. They will only be available on your way to lunch. Do not stop down during your classes.

 Pick-up games are still being held on Wednesdays until 4:30 pm. Sixth graders interested in playing lacrosse for KMS next year are invited to attend. We would like to see more of the 8th grade team out there the next few weeks. Stop by Mrs. Fairchild or Ms. Maybray’s room if you need more information.

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KMS Sports Physicals 2015-2016

6th and 7th grade boys & girls who plan to try out for ANY sport or cheerleading at KMS next year. 

You must have a sports physical done after June 1st by your private doctor or at school.  The PIAA forms are available in the Nurse’s Office, outside of the Main Office & on the KCSD website.

Sports physicals will be done at KMS on June 2 and 4. They will NOT be offered again next year.

Consent forms must be returned directly to the nurse by this Friday, May 22th if you plan to have a physical done at school.  The fee for a sports physical at school is $10. If the cost is a problem, please see the nurse.

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Kennett HIGH School sports physicals

All students interested in trying out and/or participating for any sport NEXT school year at KENNTT HIGH SCHOOL must have a completed PIAA CIPPE Form (i.e., physical form) and the KCSD Participation Form and Fee turned into the Athletic Director’s office prior to the first day of practice/try-outs for your particular sport.  All physical exams must be performed on or after June 1stand only 1 physical is needed for the entire year.

 

School physicals will be given on 2 TUESDAYS: JUNE 23rd and 30th.  To receive a school physical, the forms can be picked up in the main office or downloaded from our website.  The COST of a school physical is $10 (cash or check payable to KHS) and it is non-refundable.  The completed forms and the non-refundable $10 must be returned to the athletic office by Friday, June 5th.  We will notify you as to which day and what time you physical will be. 

 If you do not receive a school physical, you must still have a physical completed and the forms completed by your private doctor and returned to the Athletic Director’s office by the first day of practice for your particular sport.

 Questions?  See Mr. Thomas or Mrs. Graves in the HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Office.

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Youth Field Hockey Clinic

There is a youth field hockey clinic on June 1st- June 4th. See Mrs. Shumway to sign up or for more information.

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KHS Girls Basketball

Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for basketball next year at Kennett High School:  Please see Mr. Cattano at some point this week.

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KMS Basketball Open Gym

 Open Gym will be held in the main gym on Wednesday, May 13 for 6thand 7th grade boys interested in trying out for the KMS Boys Basketball teams next year.  Open Gym will run from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Students must provide their own transportation and be picked up promptly at 4 p.m.   If you have any questions, please see Mr. Reggio.

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KMS 8th Grade Assembly  

Rita Ross, Holocaust survivor, presented at KMS on April 17th.  Click on the link below to view the recording.   https://connect.kcsd.org/display/kms/KMS+Speaker%2C+Rita+B.+Ross  

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Blue Demon Basketball Camp

The 2015 Blue Demon Basketball Camp is scheduled to run from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2. To register, go to bluedemonbasketballcamp.com.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Reggio.   

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KMS Football

Weightlifting program began for current 7th and 8th graders (who intend to play football) on Monday March 23rd from 6-7 PM, and will continue from that day, every Monday and Thursday from 6-7 PM. If there is no school on the days of lifting then there is no lifting.  

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Kennett Education Foundation

HATS OFF To Our Staff

Looking for a great way to thank your teacher or staff member during the Holiday’s?

The Kennett Education Foundation’s Honor a Teacher or Staff Member (HATS) program lets you honor anyone working in the Kennett Consolidated School District.  Parents or children may recognize any of our staff, including bus drivers.

You can participate in HATS OFF by going to http://www.kennetteducationfoundation.org

A donation is not required but will be gratefully accepted and will go towards innovative, KEF supported classroom program.

Once your request is received, the staff member will receive a certificate announcing that they have been honored by you, including any comments you made about them. The staff member is not informed of the amount of your donation, only that they have been honored. 

The HATS OFF program is a yearlong program; you may honor a teacher, administrator or staff member at any time.

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GNC SCHOLASTIC PARTNERSHIP WITH KCSD

 

GNC prides itself on being the leader in sports nutrition. We strive to provide an experience that will always exceed customer expectations. Through a partnership with your school community, we hope to offer great customer experiences, exceptional values, and vast selections of health products for your faculty and students.  The first full weekend of each month, Kennett Square GNC Franchise Operator, Bobby Rosen will offer faculty, students, and students parents a 20% retail discount for ALL in-store products. In addition to this savings for faculty and students, the store will be donating 10% of all student, faculty, and parent sales during this event back to Kennett Consolidated School District.   For more info, contact Bobby Rosen at rrosengnc@yahoo.com

 

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Giant School Rewards

Log on to www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus and choose "Designate Your School" from the A+ menu to register your card online. Then, each time you shop at Giant between October 7th - March 30th with your BonusCard, you will earn CASH for Kennett Middle! You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Giant website. KMS will receive a check at the end of the program.

Taking just a minute of your time to register your Card can make a huge difference to our school. We need your support! Please be sure to register Kennett Middle School using ID # 06473 at www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus . Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. It could mean the world to our children!


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KMS Sports

PAY TO PLAY:  

Once your student-athlete has made a KMS team, his/her coach will provide the Pay to Play information ($30/sport).  This fee must be paid before your student is able to participate in practices/games.  Additionally, the PIAA is mandating students and parents read and sign a Sudden Cardiac Arrest information sheet. This form will be provided to your student athlete by their coach and the signed form MUST be returned to your coach.


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Box Tops for Education

Just a reminder that KMS is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Please bring your Box Tops to the Main Office.  This program helps support the KMS Math Carnival and the KMS Musical. Thank you.
 

Bus Passes

This is a reminder that due to the number of students assigned to each bus, the school is not able to grant bus passes.  This policy has been posted on our webpage for the past few years. In the event of extenuating circumstances, parents are requested to call transportation to arrange for their child’s permission to ride another bus.  The KCSD transportation department’s number is 610-444-6618.


Latex and Nut Allergies

Due to students with allergies to latex, latex balloons, gloves or other latex items are not permitted at Kennett Middle School. Due to food allergies, do not send items containing any type of nuts or peanut butter when sending snacks for a classroom, sports, dance or other events at KMS.


Message from the KMS Nurse

Sick Child - If your child needs to go home from school due to illness, you will be contacted directly by the school nurse.  If you receive a call or text from your child stating they are sick and need to be picked up from school, please contact the school nurse at 610 268 5874


Mr. Carr’s Corner…

Success
BESSIE STANLEY
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.


Absence, Early Dismissal, Late Arrival procedures

The following is the procedure for absences, early dismissals and late arrivals at KMS.

Absences
If your child is absent on a given day, please call the school, (610) 268 5878, to notify us. Additionally, a note MUST be sent in upon your child’s return to school; without the note, your child’s absence will be considered unexcused.

Early Dismissals
If you know you will be picking your child up during school hours, please send a note in with your child on that day stating the time they are to be dismissed from class. The school will issue your child a pass to come to the office at that time. You must come into the Main Office to sign your child out.

Late Arrivals - In the event your child will be late to school, your child MUST sign in with the Attendance Secretary, located in the Guidance Office.  Please send your child in with a note stating the reason for their tardiness. Pick ups AFTER the school day - If you choose to pick your child up after the school day, the arrangement is between you and your child.  KMS does not need a note for after school pick ups.

For more details on the above items, please refer to the Student Handbook that was sent home with your child.


Pinnacle Access Information

You may access information regarding Pinnacle Parent access on the KCSD home website, in the "For Parents" section. If you have a technical question, including questions on your log in: please send an email to iss@kcsd.org

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