KMS Updates and Upcoming Events – 6/29/18

The email below was sent on 6/29/18 to all students 5th-8th and staff members.

Hello KMS Families!

The 2017-18 school year is in the books! Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for another awesome year at KMS. We would like to congratulate our eighth graders entering high school and welcome our incoming sixth graders and new students! We hope you are having a wonderful summer so far.

UPDATES/IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Report Cards: Marking period 4 report cards were mailed on June 20, 2018, so they should have arrived at all homes by now. Congratulations to the 534 students who made the Honor Roll this past marking period.

KMS Summer Assignments:

  • Click on this link https://kms.kcsd.org/school-information/kms-supply-lists-summer-assignments/ to access:
    • Summer Reading Information
    • Supply Lists
    • Bingo Bored – Summer is a great time to relax and unwind. However, summer is also a great time to explore, discover, invent, craft, construct, and yes…even learn! We want to see you experience something new this summer so we created a program called Bingo Bored. Bingo Bored is a 5 x 5 activity board filled with opportunities and challenges. KMS students will have until the first full school day to complete as many activities on this sheet as you can. When you return to us in the fall, students will turn in their Bingo Bored to the KMS main office for your credit. For every five (5) activities you have approved, you will earn one (1) Kennett Square. When you complete a full row, column or diagonal and you will earn one (1) Golden Kennett Square. A fully completed board will earn you automatically earn you a LEVEL 1 Kennett PRIDE wristband. Parents and guardians are not allowed to approve more than ten (10) total challenges. When possible, seek the signature of an adult associated with the task such as a business owner, librarian, community event organizer, policeman, etc.
  • Reminder about ALEKS https://www.aleks.com/ – Accounts are active and accessible over the summer! Work to fill your pie and use QuickTables to prevent regression in fact fluency!

KHS Summer Assignments: https://www.kcsd.org/for-parents/summer-reading-list/

Phillies Game: Photos and videos from our KCSD #ALLin Event at the Phillies game are now posted here: https://kms.kcsd.org/news/2018/06/13/kennett-phillies-game-2018/. Thank you to all who purchased tickets!

Daily Announcements: Just a reminder that you can always access our daily morning Live on 5 TV announcements and the cycle day on our website: https://kms.kcsd.org/news/category/daily-announcements/.

KCSD 2018-19 Calendar: https://www.kcsd.org/news/2018/02/18/kcsd-releases-2018-2019-calendar/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • July 9, 2018 – Summer Academy at MDL and Summer School at KHS begin
  • Late July/Early August – KMS Course Placements mailed home; for more information about Course Offerings and Course Placement please visit: https://kms.kcsd.org/school-information/course-offerings-placement/
  • August 8, 2018 from 9:30AM-12:05PM – KHS Freshmen Orientation
  • August 17, 2018 from 9:30AM-12:00PM – KMS New Student Orientation; lunch and transportation provided; more details coming soon!
  • August 17, 2018 – Student schedules go live on Skyward
  • August 27, 2018 – First day of school!
  • September 13, 2018 at 6:30pm – Back to School/Parent Orientation Night

Enjoy your summer! Follow us on Twitter @KCSDKennettMS

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

The KMS Principals

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Friday, May 15, 2018 – Last Day Of School!!

8th grades students, we have loved having you here with us for the past 3 years. You have done so many amazing things. Good luck in you journey at KHS. We will be cheering you on!!

Any 6th or 7th Grade girls interested in playing soccer next year, please stop Coach Gottstein’s room, D103 before the end of the school year for information on tryouts.

Students, schools out for summer! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Read, read, and make sure your read! Please practice your math facts, go on vacation, and have so much fun. Come back ready to have 2018 be the start of the best year yet!

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Kennett Phillies Game 2018

Now an annual tradition at Kennett Middle School, the eighth grade chorus sang the National Anthem at the April 22, 2018 Phillies vs. Pirates baseball game. Sixth grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Melissa Keer, was chosen to throw out the first pitch. Almost 500 Kennett community members and family purchased tickets for this event and a fun time was had by all.

Video of the National Anthem – Directed by Ms. Felicia Mulé

Video of the First Pitch thrown by Mrs. Melissa Keer

Pictures from the day:

 
 
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Day 6

Anyone interested in running cross-country next school year, please join the cross-country coaches in the cafeteria for a brief afterschool meeting this Thursday, June 14th. We will meet in the café from 2:45-3:15 pm to review possible running plans, next year’s potential schedule, sports physical protocol, and team expectations. Can’t wait to meet all of you!! Sincerely, Coach J.

Any 6th or 7th Grade girls interested in playing soccer next year, please stop Coach Gottstein’s room, D103 before the end of the school year for information on tryouts.

You lost it… we found it. We have enough lost clothing to dress a small country. Lost and found items will be in front of the school store until Thursday June 14th then they will be donated to the mission. Go grab your cute stuff that someone bought you!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Day 5

Attention students, did you still want a yearbook? Mrs. Lozada will be selling yearbooks in her room, B001. She’ll be selling them for 6th Grade at lunch and during the assembly Tuesday 6/12. But you can see purchase one anytime Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. The cost is $30 cash or check made payable to KCSD

Attention all 6th and 7th grade students: Orientation for new and incoming 6th grade students will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in being a guide, please see Mrs. Bevan in A205, Mrs. MacNamara in A103 or Ms. Conner in D113 to sign up before the end of the school year. Additional information will be provided this summer as orientation approaches.

You lost it… we found it. We have enough lost clothing to dress a small country. Lost and found items will be in front of the school store until Thursday June 14th then they will be donated to the mission. Go grab your cute stuff that someone bought you!

Today is Poetry Slam for all 8th grade students. 8th graders presenting at today’s slam should go directly to the gym from lunch. All other 8th grade students should report to 5th period. Students will leave their bags in 5th period and then report to the gym with their 5th period teacher. All students are expected to sit with their 5thperiod teacher. Thank you.

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Friday, June 8, 2018 Day 3

7th Grade, Please stay tuned for a video about your summer reading. This is a great opportunity for you. Don’t miss it!!!

Attention students, did you still want a yearbook? Mrs. Lozada will be selling yearbooks in her room, B001.

8th Grade starting during lunch on Friday 6/8

7th Grade starting during lunch on Monday 6/11

6th Grade starting during lunch and during the assembly Tuesday 6/12

Anytime Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. The cost is $30 cash or check made payable to KCSD

Attention all 6th and 7th grade students: Orientation for new and incoming 6th grade students will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in being a guide, please see Mrs. Bevan in A205, Mrs. MacNamara in A103 or Ms. Conner in D113 to sign up before the end of the school year. Additional information will be provided this summer as orientation approaches.

You lost it… we found it. We have enough lost clothing to dress a small country. Lost and found items will be in front of the school store until Thursday June 14th then they will be donated to the mission. Go grab your cute stuff that someone bought you!

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary on Friday.

Have a great day KMS

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 Day 2

7th Grade, Please stay tuned for a video about your summer reading. This is a great opportunity for you. Don’t miss it!!!

Attention students, did you still want a yearbook? Mrs. Lozada will be selling yearbooks in her room, B001.

8th Grade starting during lunch on Friday 6/8

7th Grade starting during lunch on Monday 6/11

6th Grade starting during lunch and during the assembly Tuesday 6/12

Anytime Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. The cost is $30 cash or check made payable to KCSD

Attention all 6th and 7th grade students: Orientation for new and incoming 6th grade students will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in being a guide, please see Mrs. Bevan in A205, Mrs. MacNamara in A103 or Ms. Conner in D113 to sign up before the end of the school year. Additional information will be provided this summer as orientation approaches.

Attention 7th grade girls: if you are interested in playing volleyball next year in 8th grade, there will be a brief informational meeting in Ms. Conner’s room during 7th grade lunch this Thursday June 7th. If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in playing next year, please stop by and let Ms. Conner know!

8th Grade students! Tomorrow is your final Field Day. Make sure you dress in the color your LEAD team chose. Wear sneakers, we will have so much fun!!!

You lost it… we found it. We have enough lost clothing to dress a small country. Lost and found items will be in front of the school store until Thursday June 14th then they will be donated to the mission. Go grab your cute stuff that someone bought you!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Day 1

There will be no Work Wednesday this week or next week. Please go home on the bus.

Please stay tuned for a video.

Attention students, did you still want a yearbook?

Mrs. Lozada will be selling yearbooks in her room, B001.

8th Grade starting during lunch on Friday 6/8

7th Grade starting during lunch on Monday 6/11

6th Grade starting during lunch and during the assembly Tuesday 6/12

Anytime Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

The cost is $30 cash or check made payable to KCSD

There are several athletes who have not returned their track uniforms to the office. Please return it as soon as possible in a bag with your name attached. All track uniforms bust be returned. Thank you- Coach Hannah

Attention all 6th and 7th grade students: Orientation for new and incoming 6th grade students will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in being a guide, please see Mrs. Bevan in A205, Mrs. MacNamara in A103 or Ms. Conner in D113 to sign up before the end of the school year. Additional information will be provided this summer as orientation approaches.

Attention 7th grade girls: if you are interested in playing volleyball next year in 8th grade, there will be a brief informational meeting in Ms. Conner’s room during 7th grade lunch this Thursday June 7th. If you can’t make the meeting but are still interested in playing next year, please stop by and let Ms. Conner know!

Kennett’s Annual STEM Night is tonight Wednesday, June 6th! We are so proud of our students’ work -from 3D models and orthographic sketches to developed apps from MIT app inventor to robotic elevators and cars, many students have worked hard to achieve unique and innovative ideas for projects. We would like to encourage anyone who would be interested, to submit their project for a chance to be featured during this year’s STEM night event. Please see Mr. Powell or Mrs. Bonacquisti for a chance to have your work featured! STEM night is just around the corner so act fast!

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KMS Can’t Stop the School to Watch Feeling!

Every day at KMS is a great day but May 31, 2018 was exceptionally fun!

In the morning, all students and staff received white Kennett PRIDE t-shirts courtesy of the KMS PTO and then we had the Kennett High School Class of 2018 Senior Stroll. It seems like just yesterday the seniors were here at the middle school. Please check out some pictures on our KMS Twitter page.

To top off a great day, in the afternoon we had our Schools to Watch celebration assembly. We are so proud to be redesignated as a Pennsylvania School to Watch and to be one of 38 middle schools in PA and 450 middle schools in the country to receive this designation. It is our students, families, staff, and community that make Kennett so special. We even had a special visitor at the end of the assembly who accompanied us to the buses… The Phillie Phanatic! Pictures on Twitter!

We have a feeling here that we just can’t stop… please enjoy our celebration video that we played at the assembly today: Kennett Middle School – A School to Watch – Can’t Stop the Feeling! Video.

Thank you to everyone who made the day a success!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Day 6

Sports physicals will be done today in the nurse’s office between 8:15 – 1:00. Students will receive passes in homeroom and should arrive promptly for their scheduled time, unless it interferes with a test.

There are several athletes who have not returned their track uniforms to the office. Please return it as soon as possible in a bag with your name attached. All track uniforms bust be returned. Thank you- Coach Hannah

Attention all 6th and 7th grade students: Orientation for new and incoming 6th grade students will be held on Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in being a guide, please see Mrs. Bevan in A205, Mrs. MacNamara in A103 or Ms. Conner in D113 to sign up before the end of the school year. Additional information will be provided this summer as orientation approaches.

Kennett’s Annual STEM Night is this Wednesday, June 6th! We are so proud of our students’ work -from 3D models and orthographic sketches to developed apps from MIT app inventor to robotic elevators and cars, many students have worked hard to achieve unique and innovative ideas for projects. We would like to encourage anyone who would be interested, to submit their project for a chance to be featured during this year’s STEM night event. Please see Mr. Powell or Mrs. Bonacquisti for a chance to have your work featured! STEM night is just around the corner so act fast!

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