We believe that we are an outstanding middle school because we provide a safe, well organized environment, where adults know, like, and understand adolescents.
March 7, 2014
KMS Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, March 11, Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13 are KMS Parent Teacher Conference days. KMS students will be dismissed at 11:30 on these days.
KMS Student Faculty Game
The Student Faculty Game has been rescheduled to April 25.
KMS Spring Sports
ALL sports physicals and consents must be submitted to the school nurse by FRIDAY, MARCH 7th You must have your forms in before participating in ANY try-outs.
Girls Softball Tryouts will be held on Friday 3/14, Monday 3/17 & Tuesday 3/18 until 4:30pm. Please see Coach Gottstein for tryout information. Forms will be outside of D103.
Due to Monday's snow, this week's practice schedule has been changed.
7th Graders should come to practice Tuesday and Wednesday (3/5).
8th Graders should come Thursday (3/6) and Friday (3/7).
Practice will end at 5pm each day, please have a ride here on time.
If you have any questions please see Ms. Staley in the main office or e-mail Coach James directly.
Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining the KMS track team there will be an informational meeting after school on MONDAY, 3/10 from 2:45-3:15 in room B203.
KMS Boys Lacrosse
7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing KMS Lacrosse indoor practice Monday, March 10 3pm - 5pm in the BIG gym.
Garage Community Center
GARAGE Community + Youth Center is hosting their Annual Fundraising Banquet. PLEASE come support a local community resource and receive a free dinner! Hear directly from staff, students, and local businesses about their impact in the community! Please rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. It will run from 6:30-8:30 pm on March 13, 2014. The GARAGE is located at 115 South Union Street in Kennett Square. You don't want to miss it!!
Girls Night Out
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: Friday Night, March 14, from 2:35-7:30 pm. All KMS girls are invited to attend an evening of fun and empowerment workshops. Small fee of $10.00 covers the cost of dinner, activities, and a t-shirt. Contact Jenna Reinheimer at email@example.com with questions or to receive a permission form.
Girls Take Charge
There is a GIRLS TAKE CHARGE Leadership Workshop this summer at Villanova University. The cost is $319 until the end of March. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. This workshop is only offered one week during the summer at Villanova University. Dates are June 24-June 27, 2014 from 9-3 pm. There is also a 8th-12th grade Girls Overnight from 6/23-6/26. Learn more about the Girls Take Charge Summer Leadership Program to determine whether your daughter might benefit from this interactive, highly engaging and meaningful program. There are currently 10 spots left for the middle school program.
Also, a reminder that 7th grade Girl's Leadership Group has their annual empowerment workshop at Radnor Middle School on March 15, 2014. They will be departing from Kennett HIGH SCHOOL at 9:30 am and returning by approximately 3 pm on Saturday. Please remember to turn in the permission form to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
---KCSD Kindergarten Registration
The Kennett Consolidated School District welcomes you to our district. Note: Students must have attained the age of 5 years on or before September 30th for kindergarten. All registrations will be processed in the Student Registration Office located at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center by appointment only beginning March 1st thru 31st. You may schedule your appointment by calling (610) 444-4235. Registration packets are available for pickup in the Mary D. Lang Main Office after February 17th.
El Kennett Consolidated School District le da la bienvenida al distrito. Nota: Para asistir a kindergarten, los estudiantes deben tener los 5 años cumplidos el 30 de septiembre. Las inscripciones serán procesadas en la Oficina de Inscripción ubicado en el Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center comenzando el 1 de Marzo hasta el 31 de Marzo. Es necesario obtener una cita. Puede pedir una cita llamando al (610) 444-4235. Los paquetes de Inscripción pueden ser recojidos en la Oficina de Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center después del 17 de Febrero.---
You may now purchase Kennett apparel from Kelly Sports via the KMS Athletics webpage. The KMS Main Office has a limited supply and selection of some of the items being sold. Please stop by the office or check out the selection on the KMS Athletics page.---
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!
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.
2014-2015 School Calendar
Next year’s school calendar dates are posted on the KCSD Home page.
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) **we nowHAVE school on Feb 7 as a make up
Feb 17 - NO School - President's Day
March 14 - NO School -Snow Make Up #2** we now HAVE school 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
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 email@example.com