We believe that we are an outstanding middle school because we provide a safe, well organized environment, where adults know, like, and understand adolescents.
May 24, 2013
The doors of Kennett Middle School are locked. To access our building, please ring the bell on the wall. We are also asking that you identify yourself, provide your child's name and the reason for your visit. Thank you.
An important message about Cyber-bullying.
Remember once you write it online, you … can’t… take it back!
One Book One School
The One Book One School Assembly is today 8th and 9th period. Seventh period teachers will bring classes down at the end of 7th period. We will welcome author Mark Shulman and celebrate a day of stars!
Attention all Jazz Band students, please report to the Band Room at the beginning of 7th period. Jazz Band students to the Band Room, 7th period.
A Musical Note from Mrs. Barnes:
Congratulations to all the performers in the Choral Concerts this week. You were terrific!
Attention 8th Grade Choir!
The 8th Grade Choir will report to the stage at 12:45 p.m. today to warm up for our performance at the Assembly today.
KMS Poetry Slam
Congratulations to all who participated in yesterday’s eighth grade poetry slam. The winners were: Jack Ryder, Ben Skross, and Jackie Tucker. A great job done by all!
Kennett Wrestling Camp
The Kennett Wrestling Camp for grades 6 through 8, will be held July 8th to the 12th.
Registration can be done on-line at Kennett Wrestling.com
If you have any questions, contact Mr. Johnson in room A204.
Sports -- Kennett HIGH School
All current KMS 8th grade students have been sent an informational letter regarding sports at KHS. Please read the letter carefully and know, if you would like a physical done by the school, you MUST have your paperwork back to KHS by June 3… NO EXCEPTIONS.
KMS Football – for current 6th graders
Attention all 6th grade students interested in playing football next year… lifting begins May 28th for 6th graders only at the KHS Weight Room at 6:30pm. If you have not yet paid to play, please bring your $185 check with you.
Outdoor Volleyball Camp
A reminder to all Middle School GIRLS or BOYS interested in an outdoor volleyball camp this summer: Please see Mr. Bowling in B104 during your lunch period today or tomorrow.
You must have a sports physical done after June 1st. These forms are now available in the Nurse’s Office or outside of the Main Office. You can have your sports physical done this summer by your own doctor or at school.
Sports physicals will be done at KMS on June 4th and 7th. They will NOT be offered again next year.
Consent forms must be returned directly to the nurse by May 29th if you want to have the physical done at KMS. The fee for a sports physical at school is $10. If the cost is a problem, please see the nurse.
Blue Demon Basketball Camp
Blue Demon Basketball Camp will run from June 17 through June 20 at KMS. The camp will offer a strength conditioning regiment,
in addition to skill clinics and individual instruction. The deadline to register is June 10. For more information, go to bluedemonbasketballcamp.com
or see Mr. Reggio with any questions. Thank you.
KHS Volleyball pre-season training
I am writing to invite interested KHS volleyball players to a KHS pre-season intensive training clinic with Delaware United Head Trainer and Coach Marouane Jafir and other club coaches. For those that could not attend the team camp that Volleyball Mom Sophie B. was kind enough to organize, this camp is an alternative option with different hours and different dates that may work with your schedules.
The camp will be held at Wilmington Christian School, in Hockessin, DE. It will be an intensive skills training camp focusing on improving hitting, setting, passing and defensive techniques for improved execution during game situations. Serving skills will also be included to help each player become a more consistent and confident server.
There are three options available, please email me your interests and availability by May 17th and we'll pick the dates that get the most interest.
Option 1: July 30-Aug 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: $160 (minimum 9 players)
Option 2: July 29-Aug 1, 5 p.m to 9 p.m.: $150
Option 3: August 5-8, 5 p.m. To 9 p.m.: $150
Delaware United Coaches Attending:
Marouane Jafir: Head Trainer and coach. (FIVB level I, Cap II certified and former Moroccan national team player)
Mike Zampini: Camp Director and Coach. (USA Volleyball and CPR certified)
Stephanie Zampini: Defensive Specialist and coach. (USA Volleyball Certified and 2010 Delaware player of the year)
Please RSVP: email@example.com
---Field Hockey Clinic
There will be a Youth Field Hockey Clinic on June 3-5th at Kennett High School's Legacy turf field. Any middle school students that are interested in learning or improving in field hockey see Ms. Shumway or get a registration form at the PE office – F110.
--Last Student Day of School
There will be an early dismissal on the last student day, Monday, June 10.
---KMS Sports Sports for 2013-2014 school year
Attention 6th and 7th grade boys & girls who plan to try out for ANY sport at KMS next year.
You must have a sports physical done after June 1st by your private doctor or atschool. These forms are now available in the Nurse’s Office or outside of the Main Office.
Sports physicals will be done at KMS on June 4th and 7th. They will NOT be offered again next year.
Consent forms must be returned directly to the nurse by May 29th. The fee for a sports physical at school is $10. If the cost is a problem, please see the nurse.
ALL 8th Grade Students who want to participate in sports at Kennett High School will receive information from Mr. Thomas, Athletic Director for KHS, about sports physicals in June.
2013 – 2014 School Calendar
**The information as written in the February 21-27, 2013 issue of the Kennett Paper indicating that KCSD Friday, September 13, 2013 will be a day off for the District for observance of Yom Kippur is incorrect. The District will be in session that day, 9/13/2013. The District will be off on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in observance of the Rosh Hashanah Holiday.
Reminder: KMS dances are for KMS STUDENTS ONLY.
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!
TO PLAY: This year KCSD is adopting a
Pay To Play policy which other schools in our league have employed for several
years. 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.
The calendar adopted for the
2013-2014 school year provides for 182 days of instruction. In addition
to the student days, instructional staff members will have 8 in-service
days for 190 days of employment in accordance with the Collective
Bargaining Agreement. The student school year will begin on Monday,
August 26, 2013. The winter holiday will run from Monday, December 23,
2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014, with school resuming on Monday,
January 6, 2014. Spring break will be Monday, April 14 through Friday,
April 18, 2014.
Two inclement weather make-up days have been built into the calendar, and additional days will be made up at the end of the school year or on designated local holidays. The five days designated as “local holidays” are in accordance with the ruling of the Department of Education, and if necessary, can be used as inclement weather make-up days. These dates are Monday, January 20, 2014 (Martin Luther King holiday); Monday, February 17, 2014 (President’s Day holiday); and Monday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (spring break).
Aug 20, 21, 22 -- In-service days
Aug 26 - First Student Day (note: there IS school the Friday before Labor Day weekend!)
Sept 2 - NO School (Labor Day)
Sept 5 - NO School (Rosh Hashanah Holiday)
Oct 14 - NO School (Columbus Day)
Nov 5 - In-service Day (Election Day)
Nov 28 & 29 - NO School (Thanksgiving)
Dec 23 - Jan 3 - NO School (return Monday, Jan 6)
Jan 20 - NO School - MLK Day
Feb 7 - In-service (Snow Make Up #1)
Feb 17 - NO School - President's Day
March 14 - NO School -Snow Make Up #2
April 14 - 18 - NO School - Spring vacation
May 20 - In-service (Election Day)
May 26 - NO School (Memorial Day)
June 12 - Last Student Day (tentative)
June 13 - KHS Graduation
June 13, 16, 17 & 18 -- Inservice Days
The 2012-2013 student school year will begin on Monday, August 27, 2012, and end on Thursday, June 6, 2013, pending no inclement weather make-up days. The winter holiday will run from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013, with school resuming on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Spring break will be Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29, 2013.
One inclement weather make-up day has been built into the calendar – Friday, February 1, 2013 (which will be a staff in-service day if not needed as a make-up day). Additional days will be made up at the end of the school year or on designated local holidays. The five days designated as “local holidays” are in accordance with the ruling of the Department of Education and, if necessary, can be used as inclement weather make-up days. These dates are Monday, January 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King holiday); Monday, February 18, 2013 (President’s Day holiday); and Monday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (spring break).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The following is the procedure for absences, early dismissals and late arrivals at KMS.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org