Info from KMS 4/14/23

Hello KMS Families,

Here is some important information from KMS:

PSSA: As a reminder, administration of the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will take place from April 25 to May 4.

Most tests will be administered from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. However, some students may be assessed in the afternoon if needed. We ask that you avoid making any outside appointments during this time. Your child’s attendance is extremely important.

A state-mandated standardized test, the PSSA is one of many tools that measure student achievement. Every PA student in grades three through eight is assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Every PA student in grades four and eight is also assessed in Science.

While your child has been working diligently with their teachers to prepare, there are also ways that you can help them test their best:

On the Night(s) Before:

  • Set an early bedtime.

On the Day(s) Of:

  • Provide a nutritious breakfast,
  • Ensure they attend school (unless sick),
  • Remind them to ask questions if they do not understand directions and
  • Advise them to do their personal best.

The PSSA will be taken online again this year. Your student will be instructed to leave their district-issued device and charger at school beginning next Wednesday, April 19, through the duration of the testing period.

Families who wish to opt their child out of the PSSA this year due to a conflict with their religious beliefs must first review the test with a proctor before providing confirmation in writing. Please contact the school to schedule an appointment during the following window next week:

  • Monday – Friday, April 17 – 21, from 7 to 10 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

PSSA Help Needed: KMS needs some help with hall monitors during PSSA testing on April 25-27 and May 1-4. Please review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Honor Roll Certificates: Third marking period honor roll certificates were distributed to students on Monday, 4/10. There was a small error in printing. If you would like a corrected certificate, please complete this form.

After the Bell: Registration is open! The Spring After the Bell session begins on April 25. View Spring activities and register here.

New this Spring: After the Bell has partnered with TCHS and is offering Wednesday sessions at the Pennock’s Bridge location. Students will learn about cosmetology, animal science, carpentry, HVAC, and automotive engine tech! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Dressing for Spring: The weather has turned. Please encourage students to dress in layers. Shorts should not be rolled up, and pants/shorts should be worn on the hips. Tops should fully cover the torso.

6th-Grade Physicals: Pennsylvania law requires physical examinations for all students upon entry to the district, grade 6, and grade 11. At this time, there are 140 6th graders who still need to submit a physical form. In order for students to begin 7th grade, we need documentation that they have received the TDAP and meningitis vaccine.

Physical Exams for ‘23-24 Sports at KMS: Sports physicals will be offered at Kennett Middle School on May 22, 23, and 24 for students entering 7th and 8th grade who plan to try out for any sport next year. The cost of a school physical is $15 (cash or check payable to KMS). Please visit our website and access the Parent Sports Letter for more information.

All students must have PIAA consents and sports physicals on file with the school nurse ( prior to the first day of tryouts. The physical must be dated on/after May 1, 2023.

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

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KMS Goes Back to the Ballpark

We’re happy to announce that KMS is going back to the ballpark. Please join KMS students and staff at Citizens Bank Park for an afternoon of baseball when the Phillies take on the Los Angeles Angeles on June 5th at 1:05pm.  Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit Kennett Middle School. Please click on the below link for order forms.

See you “out with the crowd!”

Phillies Tickets Order Form (English & Spanish)

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KMS Welcome Letters 2022-2023

Hi 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade KCSD Students & Families,

Believe it or not, it is time to begin planning for the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited to see our 8th graders advance to Kennett High School, our 6th and 7th graders move forward to the next grade, and we are VERY excited to welcome the current 5th graders from New Garden Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Greenwood Elementary as the next 6th grade class! This fall, Dr. Lorenzo DeAngelis will be the 6th-grade principal and Ms. Lauren Boder will be the 6th grade school counselor. Mr. Jake Moore and Mrs. Jenna Reinheimer will travel with their cohort of students to 7th grade, and Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Barley-Stoudemire will travel with their cohort of students to 8th grade. To help students and families transition to the next grade, we have created Welcome Letters that are specific to the grade your student will be in next year. These Welcome Letters outline course offerings and explain how students are placed into courses. Welcome letters are available below electronically and paper copies are being mailed to all families this week.

Please read your letter carefully and contact KMS if you have any questions.

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

Hola Estudiantes y Familias de KCSD de Grados 5, 6, y 7,

Lo crea o no, ¡es hora de comenzar a planificar el año escolar 2022-2023! Estamos emocionados de ver a nuestros estudiantes de Grado 8 avanzar a Kennett High School, nuestros estudiantes de Grados 6 y 7 avanzar al siguiente grado, y estamos MUY emocionados de dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes actuales de Grado 5 de New Garden Elementary, Bancroft Elementary y Greenwood Elementary como la próxima clase de Grado 6! Este otoño, el Dr. Lorenzo DeAngelis será el director de sexto grado y la Sra. Lauren Boder será la consejera escolar de sexto grado. El Sr. Jake Moore y la Sra. Jenna Reinheimer viajarán con su cohorte de estudiantes al Grado 7 y la Sra. Miller y la Sra. Barley-Stoudemire viajarán con su cohorte de estudiantes al Grado 8. Para ayudar a los estudiantes y sus familias a hacer la transición al siguiente grado, hemos creado Cartas de Bienvenida que son específicas para el grado en el que estará su estudiante el próximo año. Estas cartas de bienvenida describen las ofertas de cursos y explican cómo se coloca a los estudiantes en los cursos. Las cartas de bienvenida están disponibles a continuación electrónicamente y esta semana se enviarán copias en papel a todas las familias.

Lea atentamente su carta y comuníquese con KMS si tiene alguna pregunta.

Sinceramente con Kennett PRIDE,

-Los Directores de KMS

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Covid Vaccine Clinic

To Keep Kennett Healthy, KCSD will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic exclusively for students, staff and their families in partnership with the Wellness Family Pharmacy.

Please join us Thursday, November 18th from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Kennett High School Reynolds Gym. Pfizer first, second and booster doses will be available at no cost for all aged 5 and above. Register soon, as space is limited!

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Fall Conferences, Winter Sports, and MP1 Report Cards

Hi KMS Families,

Here is some important information from Kennett Middle School:

New Attendance Clerk: KMS welcomes Mrs. Yazmin Emmanuelli as our school’s new Attendance Clerk! Please join us in welcoming her!

Marking Period 1 Report Cards: Marking period 1 ended on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021. The office will be mailing (postal service) report cards home on Monday, November 17th, 2021. Report cards will not have teacher comments. Comments will be provided during Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences: KMS will have Fall Conferences on Friday, November 19th, Monday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 23rd. Please access the KMS Half Day Bell Schedule here. Your student’s conferencing teacher has been in touch with you already about conference dates/times. All families have the option to attend their conference either in-person or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Please be sure to communicate your preference with your student’s PRIDE teacher. All interpretation services will be provided virtually. During your conference, you will receive comments from teachers regarding your child’s performance so far this school year as well as a student self-evaluation.

Winter Sports: It is hard to believe, but winter sports are right around the corner. In order to try out for any sport, there is a Sports Packet that needs to be completed, signed, and submitted to our school nurse before a student is able to participate in tryouts. All athletes are required to have a physical done after May 31 of this year.

Below, please find information specific to each KMS winter sport:


  • Hydration tests for all students interested in participating in wrestling will be done at 1:30 on Thursday, November 18.
  • On November 18, Coach will also be here during hydration testing to give wrestling participants information.
  • If interested in wrestling, please have your student stop by the KMS office for a Hydration Test permission slip.
  • This permission slip must be returned to the KMS Office by Tuesday, November 16.
  • Coach Mike Rochester:

Girls Basketball:

  • Monday, November 15th: Both 7th and 8th girls will attend tryouts from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • Tuesday, November 16th: 7th Grade girls ONLY from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • Wednesday, November 17th: 8th Grade girls ONLY from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • 7th Grade: Coach Lauren Gottstein:
  • 8th Grade: Coach Jeffra Leo:

Boys Basketball:

  • Try-outs will be held on December 6, December 7, and December 8 from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • 7th Grade: Coach Wayne Robinson:
  • 8th Grade: Coach Dan Augustine:

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

Hola familias de KMS:

Aquí hay información importante de Kennett Middle School:

Nueva secretaria de asistencia: ¡KMS le da la bienvenida a la Sra. Yazmin Emmanuelli como la nueva secretaria de asistencia de nuestra escuela! ¡Únase a nosotros para darle la bienvenida!

Calificaciones del período 1: El período de calificaciones 1 terminó el martes 9 de noviembre de 2021. La oficina enviará por correo (servicio postal) las boletas de calificaciones a casa el lunes 17 de noviembre de 2021. Las boletas de calificaciones no tendrán comentarios de los maestros. Se proporcionarán comentarios durante las conferencias de otoño entre padres y maestros.

Conferencias de otoño entre padres y maestros: KMS tendrá conferencias de otoño el viernes 19 de noviembre, lunes 22 de noviembre y martes 23 de noviembre. Acceda al horario de campana de medio día de KMS aquí. El maestro de conferencias de su estudiante ya se ha puesto en contacto con usted para informarle sobre las fechas y horarios de las conferencias. Todas las familias tienen la opción de asistir a su conferencia en persona o virtualmente a través de Microsoft Teams. Por favor asegúrese de comunicar su preferencia con el maestro PRIDE de su estudiante. Todos los servicios de interpretación se proporcionarán de forma virtual. Durante su conferencia, recibirá comentarios de los maestros sobre el desempeño de su hijo en lo que va del año escolar, así como una autoevaluación del estudiante.

Deportes de invierno: Es difícil de creer, pero los deportes de invierno están a la vuelta de la esquina. Para probar cualquier deporte, hay un paquete de deportes que debe completarse, firmarse y enviarse a la enfermera de la escuela antes de que un estudiante pueda participar en las pruebas. Se requiere que todos los atletas se realicen un examen físico después del 31 de mayo de este año.

Lucha Libre:

  • Las pruebas de hidratación para todos los estudiantes interesados ​​en participar en la lucha libre se realizarán a la 1:30 del jueves 18 de Noviembre.
  • El 18 de noviembre, el entrenador también estará aquí durante las pruebas de hidratación para dar información a los participantes de lucha libre.
  • Si está interesado en la lucha libre, pídale a su estudiante que pase por la oficina de KMS para obtener un permiso de prueba de hidratación.
  • Este formulario de permiso debe devolverse a la oficina de KMS antes del martes 16 de noviembre.
    Entrenador Mike Rochester:

Baloncesto para Chicas:

Lunes, 15 de noviembre: Tanto las niñas de séptimo como de octavo asistirán a las pruebas de 2:45 a 4:30.
Martes, 16 de noviembre: Niñas de 7mo grado SOLAMENTE de 2:45 a 4:30.
Miércoles 17 de noviembre: niñas de 8 ° grado SOLAMENTE de 2:45 a 4:30.
7mo grado: Entrenadora Lauren Gottstein:
Octavo grado: Entrenador Jeffra Leo:

Baloncesto para Chicos:

Las pruebas se llevarán a cabo el 6 de diciembre, el 7 de diciembre y el 8 de diciembre de 2:45 a 4:30.
7mo grado: Entrenador Wayne Robinson:
8vo grado: Entrenador Dan Augustine:

Atentamente con Kennett PRIDE,

-Los Directores de KMS

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