Thursday, April 27, 2017 Day 2

Student who were involved in the “What’s cool about manufacturing” video contest please report to the TV studio immediately after TV announcements.

Attention 8th Grade Students: The students, teachers, and staff at TCHS Pennock’s Bridge can’t wait to meet and greet you Friday! Please take the time to check the bus assignment list that is posted on at the entrance to the 8th grade wing or on the window of the Counseling Office. We will depart KMS promptly at 11:30 AM. Please see Mrs. Stoudemire with any questions.

Next week the 8th grade will take the PSSA Science. A few classes need to be relocated because the 8th grade wing will be unavailable during period 1-4 so please pay special attention:

Mr. Lynch’s 1st and 2nd period will go to C201 (Mrs. Wessleman’s room)

Mr. Nisenfeld’s 1st period will go to C003 (Mrs. Keer’s room)

Mr. Fox’s 2nd, 3rd, & 4th period will go to C108 (Mr. Reggio’s room)

The yearbook order deadline has been extended AGAIN until 4/28/17! If you still need to order a yearbook, do it now! See outside Mrs. Lozada’s room, B001 for the website and information on ordering.

Attention all KMS Students. Did you know that 52,000 service members have been physically wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, or that an unprecedented number of servicemen and women have sustained wounds of such severity that they will require lifelong assistance with things that we do every day that we take for granted? My name is Christian Dahms, and as the son of a former serviceman who has taken care of many of these people, I know the seriousness of this situation. So, starting this Thursday, April 27th, we will doing a fundraiser called Hoops For Troops. We will be selling raffle tickets during all lunches for an opportunity to participate in a school-wide basketball trivia Kahoot! Tickets cost 1$ each and will be sold Thursday April 27th through Tuesday, May 2nd. The Kahoot game will be based entirely on basketball trivia. 20 tickets will be pulled at random on Tuesday, May 2nd and those students will be the winners! They will get to participate in the Kahoot Basketball Trivia game during 9th period on Friday, May 5th. AND…the top 3 winners of the Kahoot game will get to play a 3 on 3 game of basketball against Mr. DeAngelis, Ms. Levi, and Mr. Moore. This all goes down on May 5th, which is next Friday, so make sure you buy your tickets asap! Remember-The more tickets you buy, the better your odds are of getting selected as one of our 20 winners! And- Even if you are not into basketball, we will still accept monetary donations to benefit our cause without the purchase of a ticket. All donations for this fundraiser, Hoops For Troops, will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Help us support the brave men and women who lay their lives on the line for our safety. Thank you. Christian Dahms

Now over to Joe Bertz with a sports report.

“The softball team won a rival game against Unionville on Friday by a score of 7-4. The team was lead by multiple hits from Lexi Cicconi, Hannah Slicer, and Genevieve Ebaugh and a homerun from Amber Kahrs. Next game is Tuesday at Chichester”

Joe announced the home and away games.

Please stay tuned for This Day In History.

Have a Great Day KMS!

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Marking Period Honor Roll 3

 

Marking Period 3 is complete! By now you should have received a report card. Congratulations to the 521 students who made the Honor Roll. They all have received a certificate and a bumper sticker!

  • 184 students earned Distinguished Honors (all As).
  • 105 students earned High Honors (all As & 1 B).
  • 232 students earned Honors (As & Bs).
  • 190 students in Sixth Grade made the Honor Roll!
  • 164 students in the Seventh Grade made Honor Roll!
  • 167 students in the Eighth Grade made Honor Roll!
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Friday, April 21, 2017 Day 4

Calling all those KMS Students that are interested in the Health Career Field, there is a lunch and learn offered on Friday, April 28. You can come and learn about exciting careers in health careers that include: nursing, nutrition, sports medicine, sports psychology and more. Sign up outside the guidance office to secure your spot at this information session.

Today is HAT DAY, if you would like to wear a hat bring at least one dollar to your homeroom teacher to support research to cure muscular dystrophy, if you would like to join the run for our sons race this Saturday checkout the flyers located above the water fountains.

As a reminder, After-The-Bell starts next week on Tuesday April 25th

The yearbook order deadline has been extended AGAIN until 4/28/17! If you still need to order a yearbook, do it now! See outside Mrs. Lozada’s room, B001 for the website and information on ordering.

The new Kennett High School football coach, Josh Kaufman, will be having an introductory meeting on Monday, April 24th in the high school auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please come out to meet the new coach and welcome to our community. Middle school student athletes and parents as well as high school student athletes and parents are all welcome to attend.

The 8th grade lax team lost a hard game to Patton 7-9, but 7th grade boys lacrosse played an exceptional game and won 13-3.

“Attention Reading Olympics.. We will be meeting today at all lunches. Please be sure to attend. Thank you.”

April 26 from 5 to 8 PM is our next night at the market! The market at liberty place will give back 15% of all proceeds to our school! Come hang out with friends and celebrate the end of PSSA’s! There are a few new businesses in the market, so please come out and check them out!

School Law requires scoliosis screening for all students in 7th grade. Scoliosis Screening will be done during 7thgrade gym classes on April 24, 25, & 26 for students who did not already have this screening performed during a physical examination or sports physical. The purpose of the screening is to detect possible curvature of the spine.

This is an important message from the KMS principals about PSSA Math testing:

PSSA Math starts this Monday, April 24, 2017! On Monday morning, all students should report directly to the testing location where they took PSSA English Language Arts. Remember to get a good night’s sleep on Sunday night and eat breakfast on Monday morning, If you own your own graphing calculator, please remember to bring it to school with you on Monday morning. There are no morning announcements next week and we will begin testing promptly at 8:00am. We will test on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the morning and have a modified schedule in the afternoon. It is very important that you arrive to school on time. You are allowed to bring approved snacks, mints, gum, and water to your testing location. On Monday morning, your test administrator will reread the Code of Conduct for Test Takers and the Electronic Device Letter. It is very important that you do not have a cell phone, iPod, iPad, Apple watch, etc. in the testing room. Remember to bring a book to read after you finish your test. We are so excited to see how much you have learned this year and we know that you will show your best Kennett PRIDE and academic excellence!

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary Friday

Have a Great Day KMS!

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KMS #ALLin Events

The Kennett PRIDE Committee, Kennett Middle School Team Leaders, and the KMS Principals have collaborated to develop a new initiative which we will call our #ALLin Events. Three areas of common concern among middle school students are Attendance, Learning, & Laws. The #ALLin events serve to address these three areas and increase student accountability and resilience.

Starting this marking period, Kennett Middle School will challenge all students to meet criteria for Attendance, Learning, and Laws. The attendance criteria requires that students have zero unexcused absences or tardies. The learning criteria requires students to have all of their grades above C-. Lastly, the laws criteria requires that students avoid behavior infractions. Students will be given #ALLin status updates in LEAD that inform them whether or not they are meeting the above criteria midway through the 4th marking period. For students that are meeting all three (3) criteria, they will be considered #ALLin, and must maintain that status until the end of the marking period. Students who are not currently meeting all three (3) criteria will not be considered #ALLin. However, all students who are not #ALLin have an opportunity to climb out of the “out” status and into the “in” status.

Students who miss the attendance criteria should submit signed absence and tardy notes to the attendance window in a timely manner. Students who miss the learning criteria should meet with their teacher(s) and develop a plan to improve their grade. Students who miss the laws criteria must complete an extensive behavior reflection form and have it signed by their principal, counselor, teacher, and parent(s).

At the end of the 4th marking period, we will determine which students have met all three (3) criteria for our #ALLin events. Those students who meet all three (3) criteria will be considered #ALLin. Students who do not meet all three (3) criteria will not be considered #ALLin. The first # ALLin event that KMS will host will be this year’s Field Day. In order to attend this year’s Field Day, a student must be #ALLin. If a student is not #ALLin, he or she will remain inside of the building during Field Day to complete missing work. Again, the #ALLin events serve to address the areas of Attendance, Learning, and Laws, and aim to increase student accountability and resilience. If you have questions, please call 610-268-5800.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 Day 3

The new Kennett High School football coach, Josh Kaufman, will be having an introductory meeting on Monday, April 24th in the high school auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please come out to meet the new coach and welcome to our community. Middle school student athletes and parents as well as high school student athletes and parents are all welcome to attend.

The yearbook order deadline has been extended AGAIN until 4/28/17! If you still need to order a yearbook, do it now! See outside Mrs. Lozada’s room, B001 for the website and information on ordering.

Calling all those KMS Students that are interested in the Health Career Field, there is a lunch and learn offered on Friday, April 28. You can come and learn about exciting careers in health careers that include: nursing, nutrition, sports medicine, sports psychology and more. Sign up outside the guidance office to secure your spot at this information session.

This Friday is HAT DAY, if you would like to wear a hat bring at least one dollar to your homeroom teacher to support research to cure muscular dystrophy, if you would like to join the run for our sons race this Saturday checkout the flyers located above the water fountains.

On Tuesday, the 8th grade girls lacrosse team beat Stetson to earn their first win of the season. The game was tied at half time and a strong second half earned them the win. The team was led in goals and draw controls by Emma Schwarz and Taylor Heimann – with 3 goals apiece. Also contributing on offense with goals were Greta Wolff, Holland Sellers, Julia Kosara, Devon Johnson and Ellie Matthews. Paige Brown had a good game in goal and was supported by strong defensive play of Olivia Sparacino, Isabella McLaughlin, Maddie Sallurday and Ally Davis.

“Attention Reading Olympics.. We will be meeting this week on Friday, April 21 at all lunches. Please be sure to attend. Thank you.”

April 26 from 5 to 8 PM is our next night at the market! The market at liberty place will give back 15% of all proceeds to our school! Come hang out with friends and celebrate the end of PSSA’s! There are a few new businesses in the market, so please come out and check them out!

Please stay tuned for this day in history.

Have a Great Day KMS!

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Wednesday, April , 19, 2017

FCA will have a huddle this Thursday, April 20th at 6:50 am. We will meet in Mr Bowlings room.

Bring a friend. See you Thursday.

The new Kennett High School football coach, Josh Kaufman, will be having an introductory meeting on Monday, April 24th in the high school auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please come out to meet the new coach and welcome to our community. Middle school student athletes and parents as well as high school student athletes and parents are all welcome to attend.

There will be Work Wednesday this week. Please report to the library after school. You need to arrange a ride to pick you up at 4:00pm.

“The softball team won it’s second game of the season yesterday beating Downingtown 10-0. The team was lead by 4 different players driving in 2 runs apiece including a 2-run home run by Lexi Cicconi, a 2 run single by Anna Regester, and a 2 run double by Hannah Slicer. Genevieve Ebaugh pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts. Next game is Friday at Unionville.”

The 8th Grade baseball team defeated Downingtown with a score of 5 to 1.

The 8th Grade girls lacrosse team had a great win against stetson!

It was a great day for Kennett Middle School Athletics.

The Picture This book meeting for Thursday April 20th after school has been canceled. Please stop by D109 to pick up your trip permission slip and a copy of your book by Friday April 21st.

See Mrs. Uhl, Mrs. Jest or Ms. Conner if you have any questions.

April 26 from 5 to 8 PM is our next night at the market! The market at liberty place will give back 15% of all proceeds to our school! Come hang out with friends and celebrate the end of PSSA’s! There are a few new businesses in the market, so please come out and check them out!

Have a Great Day KMS!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Day 1

FCA will have a huddle this Thursday, April 20th at 6:50 am. We will meet in Mr Bowling’s room.

Bring a friend. See you Thursday.

Today we have LEAD 7th period. We will get a chance there to look at grades and plan for your success.

There will be Work Wednesday this week. Please report to the library after school. You need to arrange a ride to pick you up at 4:00pm.

Attention all students:  If you attended the Picture This field trip AND contributed artwork for the alphabet books for Mary D. Lang, you should attend a meeting Thursday after school in D109 to discuss our trip in May to read to the kindergartners and to receive your copy of the book. The meeting will be over by 3:30. See Mrs. Uhl, Miss Conner, or Mrs. Jester if you cannot attend.

April 26 from 5 to 8 PM is our next night at the market! The market at liberty place will give back 15% of all proceeds to our school! Come hang out with friends and celebrate the end of PSSA’s! There are a few new businesses in the market, so please come out and check them out!

Please stay tuned for buzzword Tuesday.  “Famous”

Have a Great Day KMS!

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Monday, April 17, 2017 Day 6

Welcome back KMS! What beautiful weather we had for a much needed spring break! We are in the home stretch. It is the 4th marking period and need to focus and finish this year with our very best effort! Make sure to do every single homework assignment every single night!

Tomorrow we have LEAD 7th period. We will get a chance there to look at grades and plan for your success.

8th Grade teacher please check your mailbox for PSSA make-up slips. Students please still attend your 2nd period class.

Attention all students:

If you attended the Picture This field trip AND contributed artwork for the alphabet books for Mary D. Lang, you should attend a meeting Thursday after school in D109 to discuss our trip in May to read to the kindergarteners and to receive your copy of the book. The meeting will be over by 3:30. See Mrs. Uhl, Miss Conner, or Mrs. Jester if you cannot attend.

Please stay tuned for this past Friday’s Flocabulary.

Have a Great Day KMS!

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Friday, April 7, 2017 Day 5

Congratulations KMS, you’ve completed your first week of PSSAs. Thank you for your hard effort and your flexibility with the schedule changes. It was great to see so many students showing their Kennett Pride all week!

Hopefully you remember hearing a lot about the documentary “What’s so cool about manufacturing” that 5 KMS students were making over the last few months. You may even remembering voting in computer class to support their efforts. Well, on Wednesday night the awards ceremony was held at the campus of Penn State Great Valley. With 13 Schools competing only 6 were awarded prizes. The viewers choice award was the last award of the evening. A total of 24,000 votes were cast for this award which is more than 5 times the amount cast all of last year in the same contest. This year, your very own Kennett Middle School won the Viewer Choice award with a grand total of 7,000 votes – 3 times the amount of any other submission in this years contest.   If you see Aidan Cairns, Robby Rauscher, Catt Seamon, Baden Saatloff, or Luke Summa please congratulate them on their hard work and for bring back some fine hardware to KMS! Congratulations everyone!  With more than 3 times the amount of votes than any other school we won the viewers choice award.

Attention 7th grade students who missed PSSA testing on Monday or Tuesday of this week. Please report to the Library Classroom 2nd period to complete make-ups today. You will receive a pass to return to class once you’ve finished testing.

Staff, students who are completing testing with me on Friday will return to the classroom with a pass following their testing. The front office will have my verified list of students that began testing with me during 2nd period. Thank you.

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“The KMS softball team started off the season yesterday with a bang beating Stetson by a score of 19-1. The team batted around in the first inning scoring 6 runs and then sent 15 batters to the plate in the 3rd inning scoring 10 more runs. Leading the team were Amber Kahrs and Anna Regester each with 2 hits while Genevieve Ebaugh pitched a no-hitter. Next up the team faces Pierce Middle School on Thursday at home.”

Today, is the last day before Spring Break. But, today is also a Kennett Square Power Up day. If you receive a Kennett Square today it will count as two in your overall count. Let’s have a record day!

Dental exams will be done in the nurse’s office TODAY during 3rd and 4th period. Passes will be distributed during first period. The dental hygienist will be checking the teeth of some new students in 6th and 8th grade and 7th graders who were absent last Friday and 7th graders with last names R – Z who have not already provided a private dental exam.Please arrive promptly for your scheduled dental exam.

Before we sign off this morning we have two important announcements. First, please stay tuned for the March Student of the month video then a very special announcement from Mr. Moore!

OK KMS, please stay tuned for a very special message from Mr. Moore.  (#allin event details)

Have a great spring break KMS!

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