Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Day 3

Reminder to all Power Hour students… Power Hour will be every Tuesday and Thursday for the next eight weeks and starts on Tuesday, January 24 right after school. Report directly to the cafeteria after school, check in with After the Bell, eat your snack, and wait for your teachers to arrive. The sixth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Gottstein and Mrs. McGarvey, the seventh grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Conner and Mrs. Bujak, and the eighth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. McKenzie and Mrs. Wolfe. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Levi in the office. If you cannot make a day of Power Hour, you need to turn in a signed note from your parents to the After the Bell office or Ms. Levi. We are excited to begin Power Hour and we have more spots if anyone is still interested!

FCA huddle will be happening this Thurs (1/26/17) @ 6:50AM. We will meet in Mr Bowling’s room. Encourage a friend to join you!! Yummy breakfast is served! All are welcome!

This is a reminder for all student taking the ACCESS test, today Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th you will report to the small gym after breakfast.

For the rest of KMS students, ACCESS testing is just like PSSA except for English Language Learners. THey are testing in the small gym and library Tuesday and Wednesday. We must be silent in the hallways in those areas. Students traveling to the F wing especially to Mr. Malkasians class, Ms. Shumways class, and the girls locker room please come down the main hallway by the office and then down the F wing so we can keep the halls quiet. We want you to come down past the office.

Wednesday February 1st we are hosting a night at the Liberty Marketplace. This is supporting Jeff Hostetter who was our security officer. Mr. Hostetter had to stop working because he has a terrible eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Proceeds from purchase 5 to 8 Feb 1st will go to support he and his wife.

Congratulations to all who auditioned and petitioned for roles in Bye Bye Birdie! Although the Cast and Company roles are not completely assigned and determined, it has been decided that NO CALL BACKS will be necessary. There will be NO CALL BACKS tomorrow after school. The Cast and Crew List will be posted as scheduled at 7:15am this Friday, January 27.  Please remember that ALL 8th Graders involved in the musical will meet NEXT Tuesday, January 31; all 7th Graders will meet NEXT Thursday, February 2; and all 6th Graders will meet NEXT Friday, February 3. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Uster or Mrs. Coe.

Please stay tuned for Buzzword Tuesday.   Eccentric

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Monday, January 23, 2017 Day 2

Reminder to all Power Hour students… Power Hour will be every Tuesday and Thursday for the next eight weeks and starts on Tuesday, January 24 right after school. Report directly to the cafeteria after school, check in with After the Bell, eat your snack, and wait for your teachers to arrive. The sixth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Gottstein and Mrs. McGarvey, the seventh grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Conner and Mrs. Bujak, and the eighth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. McKenzie and Mrs. Wolfe. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Levi in the office. If you cannot make a day of Power Hour, you need to turn in a signed note from your parents to the After the Bell office or Ms. Levi. We are excited to begin Power Hour and we have more spots if anyone is still interested!

Remember today is the start of the 3rd marking period. You will start your new marking period cycle and your science and social studies win will switch. Make sure you start the marking period strong and then continue the great effort.

This is a reminder for all student taking the ACCESS test, tomorrow Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th you will report to the small gym after breakfast.

For the rest of KMS students, ACCESS testing is just like PSSA except for English Language Learners. THey are testing in the small gym and library Tuesday and Wednesday.. We must be silent in the hallways in those areas. Students traveling to the F wing especially to Mr. Malkasians class, Ms. Shumways class, and the girls locker room please come down the main hallway by the office and then down so we can keep the halls quiet. We want you to come down past the office.


Wednesday February 1st we are hosting a night at the Liberty Marketplace. This is supporting Jeff Hostetter who was our security officer. Mr. Hostetter had to stop working because he has a terrible eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Proceeds from purchase 5 to 8 Feb 1st will go to support he and his wife.


Congratulations to all who auditioned and petitioned for roles in Bye Bye Birdie! Although the Cast and Company roles are not completely assigned and determined, it has been decided that NO CALL BACKS will be necessary. There will be NO CALL BACKS tomorrow after school. The Cast and Crew List will be posted as scheduled at 7:15am this Friday, January 27.
Please remember that ALL 8th Graders involved in the musical will meet NEXT Tuesday, January 31; all 7th Graders will meet NEXT Thursday, February 2; and all 6th Graders will meet NEXT Friday, February 3. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Uster or Mrs. Coe.

Please stay tuned for clips from Friday’s Boys Basketball and the cheerleaders first game!

Thanks, stop by the next home game this Friday.
(Have a great day KMS.)

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Friday, January 20, 2017 Day 1

Reminder to all Power Hour students… Power Hour will be every Tuesday and Thursday for the next eight weeks and starts on Tuesday, January 24 right after school. Report directly to the cafeteria after school, check in with After the Bell, eat your snack, and wait for your teachers to arrive. The sixth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Gottstein and Mrs. McGarvey, the seventh grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. Conner and Mrs. Bujak, and the eighth grade Power Hour teachers are Ms. McKenzie and Mrs. Wolfe. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Levi in the office. If you cannot make a day of Power Hour, you need to turn in a signed note from your parents to the After the Bell office or Ms. Levi. We are excited to begin Power Hour and we have more spots if anyone is still interested!

Remember Monday is the start of the 3rd marking period. You will start your new marking period cycle. Make sure you start the marking period strong and then continue the great effort.

Wednesday February 1st we are hosting a night at the Liberty Marketplace. This is supporting Jeff Hostetter who was our security officer. Mr. Hostetter had to stop working because he has a terrible eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Proceeds from purchase 5 to 8 Feb 1st will go to support he and his wife.

Today will be the last day to audition. Every student who wants to perform on stage MUST go through the audition process. Please sign up today for your 20-minute audition appointment outside of the Guidance Office. What you need to prepare is on the KMS Musical wiki on KCSD Connect.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Uster in A004 or email her at huster@kcsd.org

8th Grade students will go straight to LEAD after 5th period. We will leave belongings there. Have a great trip to the high school.

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary Friday.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 Day 6

We wanted to wish our many KMS students taking midterms good luck. Today is the last day. You can do it!!!

Wednesday February 1st we are hosting a night at the Liberty Marketplace. This is supporting Jeff Hostetter who was our security officer. Mr. Hostetter had to stop working because he has a terrible eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Proceeds from purchase 5 to 8 Feb 1st will go to support he and his wife.

This Thursday and Friday will be the last days to audition. Every student who wants to perform on stage MUST go through the audition process. Please sign up today for your 20-minute audition appointment outside of the Guidance Office. What you need to prepare is on the KMS Musical wiki on KCSD Connect.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Uster in A004 or email her at huster@kcsd.org

Please stay tuned for This Day in History.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Students Help Community in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kennett Middle School students honored Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy this past week by participating in a community building event. In celebration of Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Student Council organized a school-wide Penny War. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed against one other to collect the most change to benefit Change for Change. Change for Change is a district-wide initiative to make a difference in the lives of local community members. In total, Kennett Middle School raised over $400. All donations will benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard.

Change for Change Donations

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Art Class at Kennett Middle School

Every marking period students at Kennett Middle School have a live animal visit the Drawing Lab. This lesson allows students to put into practice the observational drawing skills that they have been working on. Drawing from observation (rather than from a photograph) helps to develop critical thinking skills, as well as gives the students an opportunity to draw an interesting and unique animal. Students have drawn goats, mini ponies, a calf, chickens, a parrot, a pig, rats, quails, rabbits, and most recently, pigeons and a chinchilla.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Day 5

Attention students: With your help last week Student Council raised a total of $404 for Change for Change benefiting the Kennett Food Cupboard. As of Friday, there was a tie between both 7th and 6th grades. We are excited to announce the winner is 6th grade! You will be rewarded with hot chocolate during lunch later this month. A BIG thanks to all those who participated!

We wanted to wish our many KMS students taking midterms good luck. It is difficult but push through and do your best!!

Students remember that Friday is the last day of the 2nd marking period.

Wednesday February 1st we are hosting a night at the Liberty Marketplace. This is supporting Jeff Hostetter who was our security officer. Mr. Hostetter had to stop working because he has a terrible eye disease that is causing him to go blind. Proceeds from purchase 5 to 8 Feb 1st will go to support he and his wife.

This Thursday and Friday will be the last days to audition. Every student who wants to perform on stage MUST go through the audition process. Please sign up today for your 20-minute audition appointment outside of the Guidance Office. What you need to prepare is on the KMS Musical wiki on KCSD Connect.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Uster in A004 or email her at huster@kcsd.org

Please stay tuned for Which State is it Wednesday.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Day 4

Attention students: With your help last week Student Council raised a total of $404 for Change for Change benefitting the Kennett Food Cupboard. As of Friday, there was a tie between both 7th and 6th grades. We are excited to announce the winner is 6th grade! You will be rewarded with hot chocolate during lunch later this month. A BIG thanks to all those who participated!

Students remember that Friday is the last day of the 2nd marking period.

Attention students interested in auditioning for this year’s musical, Bye Bye Birdie:  This Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will be the last days to audition. Every student who wants to perform on stage MUST go through the audition process. Please sign up today for your 20-minute audition appointment. What you need to prepare is on the KMS Musical wiki on KCSD Connect.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Uster in A004 or email her at huster@kcsd.org

There will be a Yearbook meeting today until 3:30 in Mrs. Lozadas room

Please stay tuned for buzzword Tuesday.  (Prune)

(Have a great day KMS.)

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KMS Spelling Bee 2017

Kennett Middle School’s Spelling Bee took place on January 10 at 6:30 in the school’s cafeteria. The event included spellers from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The Bee went into the fourteenth round, when Blake Ciresa, a sixth grade student, correctly spelled “ferocity” for the win! Jay Mehta, a seventh grade student, was the runner-up.

Blake will represent Kennett Middle School at the Chester County Spelling Bee at the Chester County Intermediate Unity in Downingtown on February 22. The night was filled with the sound of letters uttered and words spoken, support from family and friends, a few laughs, and countless examples of sportsmanship and kindheartedness. Congratulations to all participants!

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