Monday, October 4, 2016 Day 1

We wear pink on Wednesdays!!!!! Show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink tomorrow!!!

Attention all eighth grade students. Are you interested in film making? We are looking for producers, camera operators, sound technicians, editors, script writers, and interviewers to work on a documentary competition. If this sounds interesting to you please see Mr. Powell in D105 or Mr. Malkasian in the TV studio. We will hold an informational meeting Thursday October 6th in the TV studio.

Attention boys and girls soccer players. Any soccer player who is interested in getting spirit wear, must turn their order forms and money in to Coach Saikin by tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th.

There will be an open meeting for anyone interested in checking out the KMS Battlebots Club on Wednesday October 5th from 2:35-4:30 to see what we are about: Robot Sumo, constructing an Ultimate Battlebots Arena with the help of Engineering College Students, field trips and more await you this year! Please meet in the Library immediately after school on Wednesday October 5th to see and hear more about this exciting club.

Attention Artist, here is a chance to show off your skills and make a statement with The Celebration of Peace poster contest, sponsored by The Kennett Lions Club. The contest is open to students who are 11, 12 or 13 years old. There is a $500 cash prize for the winners. Interested students need to see Ms. Conner or Mrs.Uhl for more information.

CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS JOIN US FOR THE KMS FCA – FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES – KICKOFF HUDDLE THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 AT 6:50 AM. WE WILL MEET IN MR. BOWLING’S ROOM, B104. BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED (INCLUDING DOUGHNUTS!!) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE EMMA SCHMIDT OR KAYLEIGH ZUBROD IN 8TH GRADE.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 Day 6

Attention all eighth grade students. Are you interested in film making? We are looking for producers, camera operators, sound technicians, editors, script writers, and interviewers to work on a documentary competition. If this sounds interesting to you please see Mr. Powell in D105.

There will be an open meeting for anyone interested in checking out the KMS Battlebots

Club on Wednesday October 5th from 2:35-4:30 to see what we are about: Robot Sumo, constructing an Ultimate Battlebots Arena with the help of Engineering College Students, field trips and more await you this year! Please meet in the Library immediately after school on Wednesday October 5th to see and hear more about this exciting club.

CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS JOIN US FOR THE KMS FCA – FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES – KICKOFF HUDDLE NEXT THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 AT 6:50 AM. WE WILL MEET IN MR. BOWLING’S ROOM, B104. BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED (INCLUDING DOUGHNUTS!!) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE SEE EMMA SCHMIDT OR KAYLEIGH ZUBROD IN 8TH GRADE

“Attention 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball teams: There will be NO practice today afterschool, please go home on the bus. Enjoy the long weekend and the Kennett Homecoming activities. Miss Davenport and Mrs. Colgan will see you at practice on Tuesday.”

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Announcing: an All In Against Drugs Night for KCSD Parents

Parents:

Please join us in the High School Auditorium for an evening program on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:45 P.M. as part of our fight against drug abuse.

KCSD will host an All In Against Drugs Night for all district parents (grades K to 12). Featured will be a video created by the FBI called “Chasing the Dragon,” which graphically illustrates the horrors of opiate drug use. Though we have no knowledge that this is an issue in our community, stories about opiate drugs have been in the news, and we want to give you an opportunity to learn more about the problem.

Also on the program will be presentations by FBI agent and Unionville parent Kevin McShane and Kennett High School counselor Fran Ryan. They will offer valuable advice about keeping our children drug-free and safe.

You will receive an “All In” t-shirt and a t-shirt to take home for each of your children. Though we must limit attendance at this program to adults only, you will learn how you can view this video at home with your children.

All of us at KCSD urge you to attend. We want to be your partners … to help you stay well-informed … to help you be better prepared … so that you can help your children make positive choices and avoid starting on a pathway to drug abuse.

I look forward to seeing you on Oct. 18.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Superintendent

Kennett Consolidated School District

Announcing: All In Against Drugs Night for KCSD Parents (grades K-12)

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Kennett High School auditorium

Join us …

  • See a video created by the FBI called “Chasing the Dragon,” which graphically illustrates the horrors of opiate drug use.
  • Learn more about keeping children drug-free and safe from FBI agent and Unionville parent Kevin McShane and Kennett High School counselor Fran Ryan.
  • Receive a free “All In” t-shirt and a t-shirt to take home for each of your children.
  • Learn how you can view this video at home with your children.

KCSD and parents … partners in preventing drug abuse among our children and young people.

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Advisory Program LEAD Continues to Flourish at KMS

LEAD is a mentoring program that was started in 2013 at Kennett Middle School. LEAD stands for Listen, Encourage, Advise, and Discuss. The two goals of LEAD are to build positive relationships and to foster academic success.

All students at Kennett Middle School are assigned to a LEAD teacher. This teacher has regular contact with the student and his or her parents about the student’s academic, social, and emotional progress throughout the year. In most cases, LEAD teachers are the students’ conference teachers for Fall and Spring Conferences. These teachers may also may facilitate informal conferences with students and parents throughout the year.

LEAD is an advisory period that occurs during the school day. Twice a month on Tuesdays, LEAD occurs during a period of the day that rotates each month. On our first LEAD of the year, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, all students and teachers reported to their LEAD classrooms. Teachers receive a lesson plan that they deliver to the students. The theme of the first LEAD was Team Building!

In accordance with the District initiative, SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol), the lessons include both content and language objectives. The content objective for the lesson was “Students will be able to comprehend the purpose of and goals of LEAD (foster academic success and build positive relationships)” and the language objectives were “Students will be able to list and analyze their grades on the LEAD Grade Progress Chart using Skyward, to memorize the names of all LEAD group members by completing a teacher-led name game activity, and to create a LEAD banner using the template provided to represent the group.”

Each LEAD period, students chart their current grades and look for patterns, increases, and/or decreases. Their LEAD teacher helps the student to make a plan for improvement and/or celebrates their successes. LEAD teachers are also a sounding board for students who are struggling in a particular class or subject and can help them problem-solve a solution.

After the students analyze their grades, the LEAD lesson is delivered. Each month has a particular theme. The themes for 2016-2017 are September: Team Building; October: Personal Responsibility; November: Respect/Preparing for Fall Conferences; December: Integrity; January: Dedication; February: Bullying; March: Preparing for Spring Conferences and PSSA; April: Excellence; and May: Goal Setting & Reflection. The themes are chosen by the LEAD Committee and are based on need at that particular time of year and on our positive behavior system, Kennett PRIDE (P = Personal Responsibility, R = Respect, I = Integrity, D = Dedication, E = Excellence). Throughout the year, students will complete interactive activities led by their LEAD teacher on the aforementioned topics.

Students, teachers, and parents have come to look forward to LEAD each year and we hope to continue to develop and improve this worthwhile and engaging program!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 Day 5

Attention all eighth grade students. Are you interested in film making? We are looking for producers, camera operators, sound technicians, editors, script writers, and interviewers to work on a documentary competition. If this sounds interesting to you please see Mr. Powell in D105.

There will be an open meeting for anyone interested in checking out the KMS Battlebots

Club on Wednesday October 5th from 2:35-4:30 to see what we are about: Robot Sumo, constructing an Ultimate Battlebots Arena with the help of Engineering College Students, field trips and more await you this year! Please meet in the Library immediately after school on Wednesday October 5th to see and hear more about this exciting club.

The KHS Humanitarian Club’s is hosting a Fall Fest, which is a fundraiser for the Kennett Food Cupboard, and this year it will be a part of the homecoming celebration. The Fall Fest will take place after the Homecoming Parade tonight beginning around 6:30 and concluding at 8:30. The fest will include music, games, food, and a bonfire. The admission to the fest is $5 or 5 cans, all proceeds go directly to Kennett Area Community Services. If you would like to participate in the festival you can sign up outside our KMS Guidance office.

Now stay tuned for This Day In History Thursday video.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Day 4

The KHS Humanitarian Club is hosting a Fall Fest, which is a fundraiser for the Kennett Food Cupboard, and this year it will be a part of the homecoming celebration. The Fall Fest will take place after the Homecoming Parade Thursday evening beginning around 6:30 and concluding at 8:30. The fest will include music, games, food, and a bonfire. The admission to the fest is $5 or 5 cans, all proceeds go directly to Kennett Area Community Services. If you would like to participate in the festival you can sign up outside our KMS Guidance office.

The girls soccer team put forth another great team effort and defeated South Brandywine yesterday. Solid defense, strong passing, and great shooting contributed to the team’s win. Player of the match Taylor Heimann scored 2 of Kennett’s goals, as well as led the defense to preserving the shutout. The next girls soccer game is this Thursday, home against Chichester.

The 8th grade field hockey team defeated Octorara yesterday by a score of 2-0. The Kennett offense was on the attack much of the game when Grace Phillips was finally able to put the ball in to goal early in the second half to take a 1-0 lead. Emma Schwarz put the game out of reach with a terrific aerial shot from the top of the circle. Octorara fought hard until the end, but the Blue Demon defense shut the door with Anna Tresoldi in goal earning the shutout. Way to go Kennett!

Now stay tuned for Which State Is It Wednesday.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Day 3

We are so excited that LEAD starts today!!!. The teacher’s cannot wait to tell you who your LEAD teacher is. You will find out this period. We have LEAD 2nd period.

The Kennett High School is excited about the upcoming homecoming festivities. For the first time, the Humanitarian Club’s is hosting a Fall Fest, which is a fundraiser for the Kennett Food Cupboard, and this year it will be a part of the homecoming celebration.

The Fall Fest will take place after the Homecoming Parade Thursday evening beginning around 6:30 and concluding at 8:30. The fest will include music, games, food, and a bonfire. The admission to the fest is $5 or 5 cans, all proceeds go directly to Kennett Area Community Services. If you would like to participate in the festival you can sign up outside our KMS Guidance office.

Congratulations to the girls soccer team for defeating North Brandywine yesterday. It was a great team effort that led to the win. Player of the match Maddie Sallurday, who scored the first goal of the game in under 25 seconds, showed great composure and sportsmanship throughout the entire game. Good luck today girls in your away game against South Brandywine.–

There is still time to join the Yearbook Club. There will be a mandatory meeting on tomorrow until 3:45 in Mrs. Lozada’s room B001. See Mrs. Lozada to sign up.

Now stay tuned for Tuesdays Buzzword from Mirriam Webster.

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Monday, September 26, 2016 Day 2

The Kennett High School is excited about the upcoming homecoming festivities. For the first time, the Humanitarian Club’s is hosting a Fall Fest, which is a fundraiser for the Kennett Food Cupboard, and this year it will be a part of the homecoming celebration. The Fall Fest will take place after the Homecoming Parade Thursday evening beginning around 6:30 and concluding at 8:30. The fest will include music, games, food, and a bonfire. The admission to the fest is $5 or 5 cans, all proceeds go directly to Kennett Area Community Services. If you would like to participate in the festival you can sign up outside our KMS Guidance office.

We are so excited that LEAD starts tomorrow. The teacher’s cannot wait to tell you who your LEAD teacher is. You will find out first period tomorrow…The first LEAD period is 2ndperiod.

If you missed having your vision checked on Friday, please come to the nurse during lunch or sometime during the day to have you eyes checked.

Attention girls soccer players. The girls soccer team has a home game today, against North Brandywine. Girls make sure you have your white jerseys and white socks.

Also, all girls and boys soccer players who are ordering spirit wear, need to get their clothing orders in to Coach Saikin by this coming Wednesday.

There is still time to join the Yearbook Club. There will be a mandatory meeting on tomorrow until 3:45 in Mrs. Lozada’s room B001. See Mrs. Lozada to sign up.

Now stay tuned for a motivational video about the amazing Elena Delle Donne.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 Day 1

Next Thursday is progress report time. That means next Thursday your grades are pulled from SKYWARD and progress reports are printed. Make sure you check your grades and be sure all of your work is up to date.

All students will have their vision tested in the Library ClassroomTODAY when you have your Pictures taken. Please remember to bring your glasses to the gym when you have your picture taken.

Any girls or boys soccer players who did not get a clothing order form at practice can get one from Coach Saikin in B007. Also, any players interested in ordering any soccer clothing can stop by Coach Saikin’s room to see samples.

One last announcement. If you’re interested in “Picture This” please remember there is only1 day left to turn in permission slips to attend the trip to the Brandywine River Museum!

There is still time to join the Yearbook Club. There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday September 27th until 3:45 in Mrs. Lozada’s room B001. See Mrs. Lozada to sign up.

This is a reminder for Band students on the Day 1 Lesson Rotation. Mr. Whisler will not be in the building today so all Day 1 Concert Band lessons are canceled. Day 2 Lessons will resume on Monday. Mr. Beech will be here, orchestra students still need to report to their Day 1 lessons today. Once again, no BAND lessons today.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 Day 6

Attention KMS students, next Thursday, a week from today is progress report time. That means next Thursday your grades are pulled from SKYWARD and progress reports are printed. Make sure you check your grades and be sure all of your work is up to date.

All students will have their vision tested in the Library Classroom tomorrow when you have your Pictures taken. Please remember to bring your glasses to school on Friday and bring your glasses to the gym when you have your picture taken.

If you have lost or broken your glasses, please see Mrs. Shannon today!

Any young lady that participated in the Girls Take Charge Summer Leadership Camp, please stop by the Counseling Department office after announcements today to pick up your invitation for this Saturday’s workshop. Permission RSVP’s must be returned by Thursday morning. Ask for Mrs. Reinheimer to get a copy of the official invitation.

Any girls or boys soccer players who did not get a clothing order form at practice can get one from Coach Saikin in B007. Also, any players interested in ordering any soccer clothing can stop by Coach Saikin’s room to see samples.

There is still time to join the Yearbook Club. There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday September 27th until 3:45 in Mrs. Lozada’s room B001. See Mrs. Lozada to sign up.

Picture day is tomorrow, Friday. You will have your picture taken during language arts class in the small gym. We are able to use the small gym tomorrow because no classes meet in there. Don’t forget you still need to change for PE classes if you have PE on day 1.

If you’re interested in “Picture This” please remember there are only2 days left to turn in permission slips to attend the trip to the Brandywine River Museum!

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