Spotlight on Fifth Grade Visits to KMS

For the last time, the fifth graders of Kennett Consolidated School District entered Kennett Middle School as three separate schools – New Garden Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Greenwood Elementary. The next time these students walk through the doors of the Kennett Middle School, they will be known as the newest sixth grade class and the Class of 2023! During the first week of May 2016, the current fifth grade students visited Kennett Middle School. They were welcomed by current Kennett Middle School students playing instruments and holding doors. After a delightful performance by the chorus, jazz band, and orchestra, they were introduced to the sixth grade teachers, counselors, and principals. Finally, current eighth grade students guided them through the building on an informational tour. Kennett Middle School is excited to welcome the Class of 2023! Below are some pictures of the 2016 Fifth Grade Visits.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Announcements

Attention 6th and 7th grade students! Anyone interested in being a Student Council member for the 2016-2017 school year, please sign up to help with 6th grade orientation on the morning of Friday, August 19th. Student Council will kick off the year with this exciting event! A signup sheet will be outside of Ms. Conner’s room (D113) and Mrs. MacNamara’s room (A201). Thanks!

The May dance for Kennett Middle School students only is Friday, May 20th. The cost is $4. 

The Kennett High School Sophomore Class Office would like to invite all of you to their upcoming Powderpuff Football Game. This is a game where each four grades of the high school play against each other in games of flag football. The game is May 19th at 6:30pm. The spectator fee is $5 and there will be concession stands as well.

Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students- all ceramic projects outside the cafeteria need to be picked up by Friday May 20th. So come and pick up your duck cups, bowls, monster cups, angels and 8th grade self-portrait tiles!

All field hockey players should see Mrs. Shumway for information on field hockey camps & clinics this summer.

The 2016 Blue Demon Basketball Camp is scheduled to run from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30.

To register, go to bluedemonbasketballcamp.com. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Reggio.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Announcements

Attention 6th and 7th grade students! Anyone interested in being a Student Council member for the 2016-2017 school year, please sign up to help with 6th grade orientation on the morning of Friday, August 19th. Student Council will kick off the year with this exciting event! A signup sheet will be outside of Ms. Conner’s room (D113) and Mrs. MacNamara’s room (A201). Thanks!

The May dance for the middle school is Friday, May 20th. The cost is $4. Please make sure to ask your parents to chaperone so that the dance can happen.

The Kennett High School Sophomore Class Office would like to invite all of you to their upcoming Powderpuff Football Game. This is a game where each four grades of the high school play against each other in games of flag football. The game is May 19th at 6:30pm. The spectator fee is $5 and there will be concession stands as well.

Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade students- all ceramic projects outside the cafeteria need to be picked up by Friday May 20th. So come and pick up your duck cups, bowls, monster cups, angels and 8th grade self-portrait tiles!

All field hockey players should see Mrs. Shumway for information on field hockey camps & clinics this summer.

Attention all 6th and 7th grade girls interested in trying out for field hockey in the fall. There will be a brief informational meeting during your lunch on Wednesday, in Mr. Robinson’s room, D101. Please stop by to sign-in to receive information.

Attention 6th Grade students,

Please remember today as you enjoy your international day that you still need to bring your materials to cycles classes.

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Seventh Grade Math Carnival Inspires Love for Math

This article was written by two awesome seventh grade students, Ashley Hoernig and McKenna Norton.

The Math Carnival has become an annual seventh grade tradition at the Kennett Middle School where the students are treated to a day full of fun and interactive math activities and games. The carnival was founded by Mrs. Gretchen Coe, a seventh grade science teacher at Kennett Middle School, and continues to be hosted by her every year. This carnival helps the students to prepare their minds for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Mathematics exam and to recall information that they may have forgotten with fun games rather than practice problems in a packet. It also helps to ensure that the students feel ready and are confident going into the test.

Although the Math Carnival began in 2004, many changes have occurred since then! For example, in the 2004 Carnival, math teachers held small game stations only in their classrooms with about five game stations per classroom with small prizes. The Carnival also only took half a day, instead of the full day that seventh graders today enjoy. In 2005, the entire seventh grade participated in 21 games total, instead of participating by classroom, and the event took the entire day. In 2006, students earned tickets to raffle for larger prizes. In this year’s Carnival, held on April 1, there were a total of 24 game stations and numerous prizes, including gift cards and large stuffed animals. Additionally, while the original event in 2004 only used 50 volunteers, this year relied on the help of 100 volunteers, 70 of which whom were high school students. One thing that has stayed the same, however: the motivation for this fun annual event!

Among all of the games at 2016’s Carnival, favorite games included a duck pond game and bean bag toss. In the duck pond game there was an inflatable pool filled with rubber ducks and students would use a net to catch up to five ducks. Using numbers written on the bottoms of the ducks, players had to order them from least to greatest and find the median, mode, range, and interquartile range.

During the bean bag game, students had to order numbers on the beanbags from least to greatest, but the numbers could be fractions, decimals, or whole numbers. After the numbers were ordered on the bean bags, the student had to throw them into cans set about three feet away.

The reward for playing these games was the many prizes available after the carnival. There were several different ways to win or “buy” prizes. Students could earn a blue ticket by participating in each station in the carnival, so at the end of the day a total of 24 blue tickets was possible. Students could use these blue tickets to “buy” smaller prizes like an inflatable beach ball or a homework pass. Students could also be awarded prizes by winning them through a raffle which had larger prizes like large stuffed animals or gift cards. To be awarded an orange ticket for the raffle, the volunteer running the particular game station could give as many tickets as they felt the students deserved. For example, if a student correctly answered the problem given, the volunteer could give an orange ticket that could be used in the large raffle at the end of the day. Overall, the math carnival has many important components to it that make it all happen in the end, like the volunteers giving up their time to help and people to bringing in money for the prizes.

Ever since its humble beginnings in 2004, the annual Kennett Middle School Math Carnival has been inspiring a love of learning and math in students. The founder, Mrs. Coe, believes that “math is definitely important … even outside of career options, a good foundation of math will help students with their everyday lives.” The Math Carnival has definitely inspired many seventh graders to pursue math more seriously and provide greater confidence going into the PSSA exams! The support from principals, teachers, parents, and volunteers to help increase our love of math and seventh graders’ performance on the PSSAs is definitely appreciated!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 – Announcements

The softball team won their final game of the season with an impressive 12-3 victory over Stetson Middle School. Hannah Slicer had 14 strikeouts while Brooke Emmi and Ainsley Albert lead the team on offense. Congratulations to the girls softball team on a 7-4 season. With a special thanks to all the 8th graders, including Brooke Emmi and Ainsley Albert who led the team in hits, runs and RBIs.

KMS PTO dance

Friday, May 20

7:00-9:00

Remember the dance is for KMS students only.

Students, it is very important for you to tell your parents to volunteer for the dances. Without chaperones we are unable to have dances. Please ask your parents to sign up to volunteer for the May 20th dance.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – Announcements

Marvi Ali, a 7th grade student founded a non-profit organization called ZuMantra whose purpose is to help poor women become financially independent by selling their handmade jewelry, shawls and handbags. All profits return to these poor women. Marvi will have a table today at lunch and Monday as well so be sure to check out her products and remember to bring money on Monday!

The following high school teams will be having their senior recognition games at KHS the next few weeks. Please come out and support these student-athletes as they are finishing their playing careers in their respective sports.

Wednesday, May 11th: Softball will play Unionville @ 6:00 pm at the KAU softball fields.

Wednesday, May 11th: Baseball will also play Unionville @ 7:00 pm at the KAU baseball field.

There is no cost for any Kennett student to attend. Come out and support our Blue Demon teams.

KMS PTO dance will be Friday may 20 from 7:00-9:00. Remember the dance is for KMS students only.

Students, it is very important for you to tell your parents to volunteer for the dances. Without chaperones we are unable to have dances. Please ask your parents to sign up to volunteer for the May 20th dance.

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Spotlight on Kennett PRIDE Tie-Dye Level Winners

The following students have earned 25 Kennett Squares for displaying the behaviors of Kennett PRIDE. They were awarded their Kennett PRIDE tie-dye wristbands by the three principals during one of their classes. Congratulations to the students and their families! We are so proud of you! We will continue to update this list as more students earn their 25 Kennett Squares. To learn more about Kennett PRIDE, go to https://sites.google.com/a/kcsd.org/kennett-pride/.

Sixth Grade:

Luke Augustine

Seventh Grade:

Carly Cicconi

Clara Garcia

Jimmy Romero

Eighth Grade:

Lauren Wilson

Gemma Morrison

Emily Taylor

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Monday, May 9, 2016 – Announcements

Marvi Ali, a 7th grade student founded a non-profit organization called ZuMantra whose purpose is to help poor women become financially independent by selling their handmade jewelry, shawls and handbags. All profits return to these poor women. Marvi will have a table today at lunch.

The following high school teams will be having their senior recognition games at KHS the next few weeks. Please come out and support these student-athletes as they are finishing their playing careers in their respective sports.

Tuesday, May 10th: Girls Lacrosse will play Sun Valley @ 7:00 pm at the stadium.

Wednesday, May 11th: Softball will play Unionville @ 6:00 pm at the KAU softball fields.

Wednesday, May 11th: Baseball will also play Unionville @ 7:00 pm at the KAU baseball field.

There is no cost for any Kennett student to attend. Come out and support our Blue Demon teams.

Anyone interested in meeting the new high school volleyball coaches can attend a “Meet the Coach” night on Tuesday, May 10that 6:00 pm in the high school gymnasium. Anyone attending the meeting may enter through the gym lobby near the stadium entrance. The meeting will last approximately 30-45 minutes.

KMS PTO dance will be Friday may 20 from 7:00-9:00. Remember the dance is for KMS students only.

Students, it is very important for you to tell your parents to volunteer for the dances. Without chaperones we are unable to have dances. Please ask your parents to sign up to volunteer for the May 20th dance.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 – Announcements

Attention Middle School: TODAY is the LAST day that for pre-ordering yearbook. ALL money and forms need to be turned in TODAY.

Marvi Ali, a 7th grade student founded a non-profit organization called ZuMantra whose purpose is to help poor women become financially independent by selling their handmade jewelry, shawls and handbags. All profits return to these poor women. Marvi will have a table today at lunch and Monday as well so be sure to check out her products and remember to bring money on Monday!

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Tonight and tomorrow your friends, classmates, and students will be performing Annie! 4½ months of work are now ready to be shared! Please come support the 100 Cast and Crew members at 7:00 tonight, and 1:00 and 7:00 on tomorrow. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. Tickets will be on sale at all lunches and at the door.

Drama Council please go to Mrs. Uster’s room before going to lunch today. Drama Council please go to A004 before lunch. Thank you!

KMS PTO dance will be Friday may 20 from 7:00-9:00

Remember the dance is for KMS students only.

Students, it is very important for you to tell your parents to volunteer for the dances. Without chaperones we are unable to have dances. Please ask your parents to sign up to volunteer for the May 20th dance.

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Marking Period 3 Honor Roll

 

MP 3 Honor Roll

_full_honor-roll-shutterstock_15800314We are very proud to announce that 479 KMS students made the Honor Roll this marking period!

146 students received Distinguished Honors which requires all grades of A- or better.

105 students received High Honors which requires all grades of A- or better with the exception of one course grade of a B-, B, or B+.

228 students received Honors which requires all grades of B- or better.

Honor Roll students will receive a certificate and credit for 1 Kennett “Square” for Excellence in the Classroom. Congratulations to those students! We are very proud of your hard work!

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