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quoteThe entire Kennett Middle School staff believes that it is an honor and privilege to educate and care for the most prized possessions of our community, your children. We are a school that creates a well-balanced learning environment with high academic and behavioral standards.

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Announcements

Welcome to Kennett Middle School, a Pennsylvania School to Watch!

Click here for the 2015 Schools to Watch Celebration "On Top of the World" video   

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Important Dates -  

August 24-27 Teacher In-service 8:30am-1:00pm
August 31 - First Day of School
Sept 2 - PTO Meeting 7pm
Sept 7 - District Closed; No School 
Sept 11 - PTO Coffee 9:30am
Sept 14 - No School 
Sept 16 - Café 6pm-7pm and Back to School Night 7pm-9pm
Sept 18 - Sixth Grade Fun Day 3pm
Sept 23 - No School 
Sept 25 - Picture Day

KMS School Dances (for KMS students only) – 7pm-9pm  - Oct 23, Dec 4, Feb 26, May 13 

 

NEW for 2015-2016! Gradebook Access for Students and Parents

 Last year students and parents were able to view grades online using Pinnacle.  This year our district is moving to a program called Skyward.  Because of the setup and transition associated with this new program, unfortunately we do not anticipate that students and parents will be able to access grades online during the first few weeks of school.  During this time, if students and/or parents have a question about grades, please contact individual teachers.  We will post the date when the grades will be available online and follow up with a letter with your new login information. We appreciate your patience and look forward to the new Family Portal in Skyward! 

 

Honors placement letters and PSSA scores

Letters regarding KMS honors placement have been processed and mailed.  Regarding individual student PSSA scores, we have yet to receive the PSSA Parent Letters from the state of Pennsylvania.  We appreciate your patience and expect the letters sometime in September.  Thank you and please call 610-268-5800 if you have any questions! 

 

 

KMS Sports     

Try-outs for KMS sports will begin Tuesday, September 8.  In order to try-out for sports, students MUST have a physical, done after June 1, 2015, on file with the school nurse. Students will be unable to participate in try-outs without a physical (done after June 1, 2105) and without the sports packet submitted to the KMS school nurse.  

 

  

 

KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2015

To all,

We are getting closer to the start of the football season and I wanted to share some important dates with all of you. I also wanted to let you know what equipment we supply and what equipment you will need to bring.

The information provided below is a preliminary schedule however I don’t expect anything will substantially change.

August 17th

1:30-3:00 Equipment distribution and locker assignment.

3:00-3:30 Team meeting (players).

3:30-5:30 Practice (helmets, shorts, and t-shirts).

August 18th

3:00-3:30 Team meeting

3:30-5:30 practice (helmets, shorts, t-shirts).

August 19th, 20th, and 21rst

3:00-3:30 Team meeting

3:30-5:30 practice (helmets, shoulder pads, shorts)

-         There will be no contact the first week  -

August 24th - 28th

3:00-3:30 Team meeting

3:30-5:30 Practice (Full pads)

-         There will be full contact this week   -

Equipment

We supply:

-         Practice pants and jerseys.

-         Thigh pads, knee pads, and hip and tailbone pads. (we do not supply a girdle for the hip and tail bone pads).

-         Shoulder pads

-         Helmet

-         Mouth pieces

-         Game pants and jersey (might not be distributed until right before our first game).

-         Lockers (no locks)

You supply

-         Cleats

-         Girdle (some of these come with pads in them which is fine).

-         T-shirt to wear under shoulder pads.

-         Special mouth pieces for braces.

-         Lock for your locker!!

-         The fee to play is $185.00

We will distribute the equipment right outside our locker room which is located behind the visitor bleaches at the High school varsity field. As soon as all the kids have their equipment we will assign lockers to everyone. This will be their locker for the rest of the year and they will store their equipment every day so they don’t have to haul it back and forth. (That being said you may want to have a talk with your son about bringing home their sweaty clothes once in a while to wash them)…..there is a unique smell that emulates from the locker room at times.

Once school starts the kids will be bused to the High school at the end of each school day. Weekday practices are from 3:30-5:30 and you will pick your son up at the high school field. We will have all of our games on Wednesday starting with the eighth grade at 3:00 and starting the 7th grade game immediately following (usually about 4:15). Thursdays are our film days and practice will end at 4:15 typically. We are working on trying to get a scrimmage scheduled with Fuggett Middle school however I have not been given the official time or date.

I am really looking forward to another successful season. We will continue our lifting on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 for the next couple weeks on a strictly voluntary basis, so please feel free to have your son join us.

Don’t forget to have all the physical forms completed before August 17th and turn in to the middle school or bring to practice on the 17th. The forms can be found on the KCSD website.

Thanks,

Coach Beeson

beesonm@boylesflooring.com 

 

PS- as the year goes on I will be needing some parent volunteers to work the chains at our home games and also will be looking for someone to film and announce the games. Please let me know if you are interested.

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KMS, A School to Watch

Click here for the 2015 Celebration video


 

 

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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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  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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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

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.

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