Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Day 6

This is a very exciting time of year. Please remember that you can wear festive attire next Thursday, the day before break. Bring out your best holiday sweater or your santa hat. We will enjoy holiday music in the cafeteria that day as well.

FCA will NOT be meeting at KMS tomorrow. Instead, there will be a breakfast at the Garage in Kennett this Thursday starting at 6AM. The speaker will be Brandon Slay, a USA Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. There will be transportation back to the middle school after the breakfast.

We are still collecting toys to donate to families less fortunate. Please bring your donations into the main office.

Stay tuned for Which State Is It Wednesday with _________________.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Day 5

Attention What’s Cool About Manufacturing Students, There will be a meeting today after school in the TV studio (F-111) to edit the video. Questions or concerns ask mr. Powell or Mr. Malkasian.

FCA will NOT be meeting at KMS this Thursday. Instead, there will be a breakfast at the Garage in Kennett this Thursday starting at 6AM. The speaker will be Brandon Slay, a USA Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. There will be transportation back to the middle school after the breakfast. If you have any questions, please see Emma Schmidt or Kayleigh Zubrod.

There will be a mandatory meeting for the yearbook club after school today until 3:30 in Mrs. Lozada’s room. Please plan on attending.

Today is buzzword Tuesday. Please stay tuned for the word.
(Have a great day KMS.)

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Monday, December 12, 2016 Day 4

Attention What’s Cool About Manufacturing Students, There will be a meeting tomorrow after school in the TV studio (F-111) to edit the video. Questions or concerns ask Mr. Powell or Mr. Malkasian.

In sports, the wrestling team had a good showing this weekend, with a 4th place Team Finish at the Chichester Invitational Tournament.

Paul James Pebly and Kevin Torres both placed 4th .

Kennett had two finalist in Darrale Barrett taking 2nd place and Terrance Winters as our soul champion on the day in the 200 pound weight class.

There will be a mandatory meeting for the yearbook club on December 13th until 3:30 in Mrs. Lozada’s room. Please plan on attending.

Our Motivational thought for the day is… Be the reason someone smiles today!

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Friday, December 9, 2016 Day 3

We wanted to thank the 1st marking period crew that worked so hard in the TV studio. With all new equipment and many new components they took on the challenge and crushed it! Thanks so much! We will miss you! New group, we are excited you’re here.

We are excited to share the students of the month. We will share these fabulous students with you now. Please enjot the video.

There will be a mandatory meeting for the yearbook club on December 13th until 3:30 in Mrs. Lozada’s room. Please plan on attending.

Please stay tuned for Flocabulary Friday.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 Day 2

“The following announcement is for all Lego League team members: there will be a team meeting and practice each day this week until Today. Please make it to as many meetings as possible. Today will be our final meeting before the competition on Saturday! If you have questions please see Ms. Tomaino! We are looking forward to a successful week!”

Today is the first day of term 4 which is the second half of the second marking period. Make sure you do every single homework assignment every single night.

There will be a mandatory meeting for the yearbook club on December 13th until 3:30 in Mrs. Lozada’s room. Please plan on attending.

Please stay tuned for THis Day in History.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Day 6

“The following announcement is for all Lego League team members: there will be a team meeting and practice each day this week until Thursday. Please make it to as many meetings as possible. This Thursday will be our final meeting before the competition on Saturday! If you have questions please see Ms. Tomaino! We are looking forward to a successful week!”

Wednesday December 7th is the end of term 3 which means progress reports are pulled from skyward.

Today we are excited to have LEAD 2nd period. We are going to be working on a service outreach activity. The thought for the day is, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” This quote is from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Be thinking what kind things have you done for someone else lately? Wouldn’t this world be a better place if we extended ourselves to others a little more. Let’s do this!

Our first Career Exploration Session about careers in the fields of science and engineering was a huge success! The next Career Exploration Session will occur on Thursday, December 8th with a focus on careers in law enforcement. If that is an area of interest for you or you just want to learn more about that field, be sure to sign up! Sessions are limited to 15 students. The sign-up sheet is posted on the window of the Counseling Office. DON’T MISS OUT! See any of the School Counselors with questions.

Please stay tuned for Buzzword Tuesday.  The word is boundary.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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Friday, December 2, 2016 Day 4

Tis the season to be thankful and extend ourselves to those less fortunate. Each grade is preparing for this years adopt a family fundraisers. Make sure you remember your donations that go to this very good cause! How else can you support those in need? You can bring a new toy in and donate it to Toys for Tots. The main office has a collection box.

Next week Wednesday December 7th is the end of term 3 which means progress reports are pulled from skyward.

This Friday the KMS PTO is hosting the December DANCE today, December 2nd, from 7-9 at the Kennett Middle School. The dance is for Kennett Middle School students ONLY.

Attention All 7th Grade students, Our adopt a family event has been bumped back. THe new date of Are You Smarter than your 7th grade teacher is Friday December 9th during 6th and 7th periods. Bring in your money, you won’t want to miss it!

Any 8th Grade student who has not paid for the volleyball game should go to A-107 right away to turn in your money.

Our first Career Exploration Session about careers in the fields of science and engineering was a huge success! The next Career Exploration Session will occur on Thursday, December 8th with a focus on careers in law enforcement. If that is an area of interest for you or you just want to learn more about that field, be sure to sign up! Sessions are limited to 15 students. The sign-up sheet is posted on the window of the Counseling Office. DON’T MISS OUT! See any of the School Counselors with questions.

Please stay tuned for Flocabuary Friday.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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First-Annual KMS Thanksgiving

Two weeks ago, just before Thanksgiving, the Kennett Middle School Multiple Disabilities Students and Teachers organized a school-wide Thanksgiving. The first annual feast, which was designed with the intent of bringing the entire school together, parents, students, and teachers alike, went off without a hitch. Special education teacher Mr. Joe Lentz spearheaded the event and expressed his sincerest thanks to all those involved, “Thank you all for helping to make Friday one of the most rewarding, memorable experiences our students, staff, and parents have had this year! With all of your generosity and support, students were able to step outside of their comfort zones to communicate with their peers and family members they don’t always get to see, and genuinely show enthusiasm for being part of the amazing family we have here at Kennett Middle School! On behalf of my staff, students, and I, we THANK YOU for all you do!”

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Kennett Middle School Represented at National Conference

In early October, Kennett Middle School science teacher Mrs. Joy Rosser traveled to Austin, Texas, to present at the 43rd Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.

Her session, titled “Igniting the Middle Level: The Power of Educators,” targeted administrators, counselors, media specialists/librarians, parents, principals, teachers, and team leaders. Mrs. Rosser had previously presented this material locally through the Chester County Intermediate Unit and the Kennett Consolidated School District.Joy Rosser

The Association for Middle Level Education is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages ten to fifteen, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world.

“Personally, I was thrilled to learn that my proposal had been accepted for this year’s conference,” Mrs. Rosser states. “Professionally, presenting at the conference was a wonderful opportunity for me to showcase the positive culture of Kennett Middle School.”

The goal of Mrs. Rosser’s presentation was to engage attendees in conversations about how who they are and what they say enhances their students’ learning experiences.

“Educators are the catalysts for their classroom and school,” Mrs. Rosser explains. “I wanted attendees to leave my session with the motivational and optimistic wisdom to ignite the spark that will help them to make a positive difference in their students and their schools. I want to empower educators with a greater sense of purpose and confidence for their students’ benefit.”

Mrs. Rosser’s session engaged attendees in discussions around juggling and balancing multiple roles, counseling parents, inspiring colleagues, and motivating students. Together, they explored obstacles in daily teaching and strategized through challenges in order to improve retention so that teachers bring their best energy every day for their students.

“We were so proud to have Joy represent Kennett Middle School and the state of Pennsylvania at the national convention,” Mr. Lorenzo DeAngelis, Kennett Middle School’s principal, comments. “Joy is truly a dedicated and hardworking individual with tons of passion to ‘ignite’ our students and staff.”

Mrs. Rosser serves as a member of the southeast regional board and the state board of the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education. In addition, she is the secretary of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s board of directors and is a member of the Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch State Team.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2016

Tis the season to be thankful and extend ourselves to those less fortunate. Each grade is preparing for this years adopt a family fundraisers. Make sure you remember your donations that go to this very good cause! How else can you support those in need? You can bring a new toy in and donate it to Toys for Tots. The main office has a collection box.

Please enjoy this 6th grade video.

Next week Wednesday December 7th is the end of term 3 which means progress reports are pulled from skyward.

FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will be having its next huddle this Thurs, Dec 1 @ 6:50AM. We will meet in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104. Please try to be on time. Breakfast will be served! This week’s talk will be student-led – discussing a topic that most middle schoolers can relate to. Bring a friend! We invite all KMS students to come and check it out!! Please see Emma Schmidt and Kayleigh Zubrod with any questions about what FCA is.

Attention All 7th Grade students, Our adopt a family event has been bumped back. THe new date of Are You Smarter than your 7th grade teacher is Friday December 9th during 6th and 7th periods. Bring in your money, you won’t want to miss it!

Please stay tuned for a video for the 8th grade adopt a family video.

This Friday the KMS PTO is hosting the December DANCE. That’s this Friday, December 2nd, from 7-9 at the Kennett Middle School. The dance is for Kennett Middle School students ONLY. Tell your parents we still need several parent volunteers to make sure this dance can happen.

Our first Career Exploration Session about careers in the fields of science and engineering was a huge success! The next Career Exploration Session will occur on Thursday, December 8thwith a focus on careers in law enforcement. If that is an area of interest for you or you just want to learn more about that field, be sure to sign up! Sessions are limited to 15 students. The sign-up sheet is posted on the window of the Counseling Office. DON’T MISS OUT! See any of the School Counselors with questions.

Please stay tuned for This Day in History Thursday.

(Have a great day KMS.)

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