Monday, October 21, 2019 Day 2

Last week our Food Cupboard had a fire and lots so much. KMS as members of this amazing community stepped up and really made a huge impact. We delivered one thousand four hundred pounds of non perishable food items at the end of the day Friday to the food cupboard. It is truly amazing what we can do together when help is needed. We really showed kennett pride!

The state of PA requires Dental Exams for all 7th grade students. Today, our School Dental Hygienist will begin doing dental exams for 7th graders who have not already provided a report from their private dentist. Passes will be given to 7th grade students on MONDAY morning during homeroom for those who need to have their teeth checked briefly in the nurse’s office.

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

The first marking period end a week from today. Next Monday, October 28 is the last day. Make sure you are on track with finishing all assignments. Finish strong!!!

Now over to Ms. Davis for a special announcement.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Friday, October 18, 2019 Day 1

It is inspiring to come to a school everyday filled with such kind, generous, and thoughtful people. There has been an amazing amount of food donated to help families in our own community. The fire caused a huge loss in food but we stepped up and made a huge impact. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping out.

Please return your conference paper to your LEAD teacher so we can schedule a conference time.

The state of PA requires Dental Exams for all 7th grade students. On Monday, October 21, our School Dental Hygienist will begin doing dental exams for 7th graders who have not already provided a report from their private dentist. If you have a dental report from your private dentist at home or in your bookbag, please bring the report to Mrs. Shannon by Monday. Passes will be given to 7th grade students on MONDAY morning during homeroom for those who need to have their teeth checked briefly in the nurse’s office.

HEY KMS,

The Cross-Country Team would like to challenge the building to join them at this Sunday’s 5K MONSTER MASH located at Anson B. Park. Meeting time will be 4 pm at the Park. Bring a friend or two and register on-line. You can even register last minute on race day at the park. If you want to run, but are worried about the entry fee, please see Coach Reinheimer for some help in registering!

Make sure to register as a KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL participant so KMS can earn prize money and bragging rights for having the most runners. PLEASE come out and show your KMS Spirit-bring everybody you know to walk or run and support our middle school. Hope to see you all there this Sunday!

Today is the first KMS dance. Have fun.

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team for their win against Patton.

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

Now over to a video showing student of the month

Thanks again for you amazing generosity. Stay tuned for FLocabulary,

Have a great day KMS!!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Day 5

HEY KMS,

The Cross-Country Team would like to challenge the building to join them at this Sunday’s 5K MONSTER MASH located at Anson B. Park. Meeting time will be 4 pm at the Park. Bring a friend or two and register on-line. You can even register last minute on race day at the park. If you want to run, but are worried about the entry fee, please see Coach Reinheimer for some help in registering!

Make sure to register as a KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL participant so KMS can earn prize money and bragging rights for having the most runners. PLEASE come out and show your KMS Spirit-bring everybody you know to walk or run and support our middle school. Hope to see you all there this Sunday!Come one come all! 

Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US and the first leading cause of cancer death among women globally. In the US today, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors. Thank you for wearing your pink today to support breast cancer awareness!

The state of PA requires Dental Exams for all 7th grade students. On Monday, October 21, our School Dental Hygienist will begin doing dental exams for 7th graders who have not already provided a report from their private dentist. If you have a dental report from your private dentist at home or in your bookbag, please bring the report to Mrs. Shannon by Monday. Passes will be given to 7th grade students on MONDAY morning during homeroom for those who need to have their teeth checked briefly in the nurse’s office.

Attention Kennett Middle School: on Sunday morning The Kennett Food Cupboard suffered an electrical fire that damaged 50% of their current food inventory. Although they will have to remain closed while repairing the damage, they will be hosting a pop-up food pantry in their driveway to try to continue to serve our community members who rely on them.

Here’s how you can help: Kennett Middle school will be holding an emergency canned food drive tomorrow and Friday of this week – please bring in any Non-perishable food items that you can and put them in the collection bins outside of each grade level hallway. Donations will be delivered to the food cupboard this weekend. Thank you for your help!

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

The 8th grade field hockey team defeated Fugett by a score of 1-0. In a battle from the opening whistle, Kennett was able to break the tie with a Mia Matthews goal, assisted by CJ Herring. Thanks to the tremendous effort by the Kennett defense, the lone goal would prove to be enough. Way to go Kennett!

Sneakers off to our KMS Cross-Country runners who ran a great home race against Peirce and Great Valley Middle Schools. Our team is getting faster and stronger week by week, continuing to cut their times. Special shout-outs go to the following runners for achieving new personal records and dropped times: Marco Brid, Lexi Hoyle, Haylie Jaffe, Mia Jeffrey, Sam Kjelstrom, Sarah Le Gault, Hayden Lyons, Sadie Maxwell, Yoni Mendez, Ally Moltchanov, Alec Salameda, Naz Sarikaya, Sam Spisak, Brendan Wardwell, Sean Kelley, Joey Lozada, Maddie Olivier, Karine Tan, and Jessica Zavala. Way to go team! Practice hard as we only have one more week before our top 7 boys and girls are chosen to represent KMS in the Ches-Mont Championship race.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Day 4

HEY KMS,

The Cross-Country Team would like to challenge the building to join them at this Sunday’s 5K MONSTER MASH located at Anson B. Park. Meeting time will be 4 pm at the Park. Bring a friend or two and register on-line. You can even register last minute on race day at the park. If you want to run, but are worried about the entry fee, please see Coach Reinheimer for some help in registering!

Make sure to register as a KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL participant so KMS can earn prize money and bragging rights for having the most runners. PLEASE come out and show your KMS Spirit-bring everybody you know to walk or run and support our middle school. Hope to see you all there this Sunday!Come one come all! This Sunday the Kennett Education Foundation is sponsoring the Monster Mash Dash. The race is in Anson B Nixon park at 4:30PM. You can walk or run the 5K. We get points for every KMS person in the race. Show your Kennett Pride and come out and participate in this worthy cause.

On Wednesdays we wear pink throughout the month of October to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Student Council asks you to help make tomorrow, October 16th a successful pink out! Thanks for your support in advance and we look forward to seeing you in your pink.

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

Good Luck and Winged Feet to our KMS Cross-Country team who will have their last home meet against Peirce Middle School and Great Valley today. We hope you all come out and support them as they make their way around the 2.1 mile course. KMS, let’s make this race each of your personal bests-give it your all! See you in front of our starting line in your uniform at 2:45 pm today! Race ON!

Boy Soccer is away at Patton Middle School today and the Girls Soccer Team plays Patton here. Good Luck!

Good luck to the Field Hockey ladies heading out to play Fugget.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Monday, October 14, 2019 Day 3

Come one come all! This Sunday the Kennett Education Foundation is sponsoring the Monster Mash Dash. The race is in Anson B Nixon park at 4:30PM. You can walk or run the 5K. We get points for every KMS person in the race. Show your Kennett Pride and come out and participate in this worthy cause.

KMS students will now have the opportunity to become more mindful during their school days. KMS is offering a Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers Workshop, an 8 week, Stress Reduction Series. This Mindfulness series may help increase your focus and attention, help you respond versus react to situations, center and calm yourself, and also help you communicate better with your friends, family, and teachers. Overall, it just might help you stress less!

If you’re interested, please sign up in the Counseling Department office. Once signed up, your school counselor will reach out to you with more information. Hope you all consider signing up for this worthy series!

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

Now over to an announcement from Ms. Davis.

Have a great day KMS!!

Good morning KMS, it’s time for MINDFUL MONDAY! Last week we learned that being mindful is the practice of being in the moment or paying attention to the HERE and NOW and we learned the mindfulness strategy of 3×3 to help us let go of the past or future worries.

Research shows that just by slowing down your breathing can have a powerful effect on relieving stress. When your breathing slows down, so does your heart rate, your muscles relax, and more oxygen gets delivered to your brain.

One thing we can control in most all situations even when situations around us may be stressful is our breathing.

This next mindfulness practice will help you learn to take slow deep breaths any time you feel worry or stress. It’s called 4…3…2…1 (similar to last weeks practice but with breathing this time)

Sitting quietly, use your senses and notice things around you

4 things you can see

3 things you can feel

2 things you can hear

And finally, let’s all take

1 breath together and inhale deeply for 4 seconds, 4…3…2…1 and exhale 4…3…2…1

Also, this is another reminder for KMS students who are interested in the opportunity to become more mindful during their school days. KMS is offering a Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers Workshop, an 8 week, Stress Reduction Series. It just might help you stress less!

Remember, if you’re interested, please sign up in the Counseling Department office. Once signed up, your school counselor will reach out to you with more information. Hope you all consider signing up for this worthy series!

Take care of yourself and peace out KMS!

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Friday, October 11, 2019 Day 2

Next Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

KMS students will now have the opportunity to become more mindful during their school days. KMS is offering a Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers Workshop, an 8 week, Stress Reduction Series. This Mindfulness series may help increase your focus and attention, help you respond versus react to situations, center and calm yourself, and also help you communicate better with your friends, family, and teachers. Overall, it just might help you stress less!

If you’re interested, please sign up in the Counseling Department office. Once signed up, your school counselor will reach out to you with more information. Hope you all consider signing up for this worthy series!

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

Kennett H.S. boys basketball team is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is open to boys and girls from 6th – 8th grades. If interested see Mr. Augustine for more details.

Yesterday afternoon, the “Pinked Out” 8th grade field hockey team defeated Patton by a score of 3-0. Kennett goals were scored by CJ Herring and Sarah Fritz. The front line of Greta Burns, Rylie McQuiston, Katie Rafferty, Sierra Tellman, Kailey Kierstead, and Noelle Foester kept the pressure on Patton throughout the game. Mia Matthews, Mary Carroll, Whitney Walker, Emma Shiley, Jaylee Kilgore and Taylor Fisher controlled the middle of the field. The defense of Ashley Winkler, Kaitlyn Snoke, Elle Krikelis, Maya Smith, Mia Fragale, Elle McCracken, and Taylor Hardin limited Patton to 3 shots on goal. Goal Keeper Cameron Gruce kept Patton off the board to preserve the shutout. Izzy Friedrich made sure there was always the correct time on the clock. Way to go Kennett!

8th Grade Football blanks Chichester 30-0. Bo Freeberry threw a touchdown pass to Chase Patalano for the first score of the game. David Lilis added 2 touchdown runs while

Wes Owens broke a long run of his own for the 4th touchdown of the game for the Blue Demons. 2point conversions were good from John Pardo and David Lillis. On defense Alex Gobel grabbed a big interception.

7th grade also won with a shut out by the score of 12-0. Blake Boyer found the end-zone with a 2 yard run and Boyer adds a touchdown pass to Ian Guyer for the second score of the game. Defense and special teams was huge yesterday as Tyler Biel and Nate Hulme both recovered fumbles for the Blue Demons and the entire Blue defense stood up tall on the goal line keeping Chichester off the scoreboard.

Kennett Middle School Football recorded wins 98 and 99 yesterday. Next up Unionville!

Go Blue Demons!

The girls soccer team lost a hard fought game to Avon Grove yesterday afternoon. Their next game is home on Tuesday vs. Patton.

Stay tuned for flocab and Happy Friday!

Have a great day KMS!!

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 Day 1

Next Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

KMS students will now have the opportunity to become more mindful during their school days. KMS is offering a Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers Workshop, an 8 week, Stress Reduction Series. This Mindfulness series may help increase your focus and attention, help you respond versus react to situations, center and calm yourself, and also help you communicate better with your friends, family, and teachers. Overall, it just might help you stress less!

If you’re interested, please sign up in the Counseling Department office. Once signed up, your school counselor will reach out to you with more information. Hope you all consider signing up for this worthy series!

There will be a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic held at the Kennett High School Cafeteria today from 2:40 –6:30 PM. Seasonal flu vaccines will be administered at no cost to Kennett Students and their families, Staff, or Members of the Community as long as you bring your insurance card. Vaccines are free if you have no insurance. There is no pre-registration necessary and all members of the Kennett community are welcome. High school students do not need a parent in attendance as long as the consent is completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. Consents are available on the website in English and Spanish and will also be available at the Clinic. Remember to bring your insurance card!

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

There has been a change in time and location of the girls soccer game today. The first game will begin at 3pm in the Avon Grove High School stadium. Any questions see Coach Saikin.

The girls soccer team beat Coatesville by a score of 5-0, in a team effort. Their next game is today, at Engle Middle School.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Day 6

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

There will be a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic held at the Kennett High School Cafeteria located at 100 East South Street in Kennett Square on Thursday, October 10 from 2:40 –6:30 PM. Seasonal flu vaccines will be administered at no cost to Kennett Students and their families, Staff, or Members of the Community as long as you bring your insurance card. Vaccines are free if you have no insurance. There is no pre-registration necessary and all members of the Kennett community are welcome. High school students do not need a parent in attendance as long as the consent is completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. Consents are available on the website in English and Spanish and will also be available at the Clinic. Remember to bring your insurance card!

Students, tomorrow we do not have school. The day off is to observe Yom Kippur.

Next Friday, October 18, is the first Kennett Middle School Dance. The dance is 6:30 to 8:30. Talk to your parents about signing up to help out through the bottom of the bookbag.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Monday, October 7, 2019 Day 5

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like to go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

Students, remember next Wednesday we do not have school. The day off is to observe Yom Kippur.

There will be a Community Flu Vaccine Clinic held at the Kennett High School Cafeteria located at 100 East South Street in Kennett Square on Thursday, October 10 from 2:40 –6:30 PM. Seasonal flu vaccines will be administered at no cost to Kennett Students and their families, Staff, or Members of the Community as long as you bring your insurance card. Vaccines are free if you have no insurance. There is no pre-registration necessary and all members of the Kennett community are welcome. High school students do not need a parent in attendance as long as the consent is completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. Consents are available on the website in English and Spanish and will also be available at the Clinic. Remember to bring your insurance card!

The 8th grade girls soccer team lost a tough game to Great Valley on Friday. Goalie Niayja Brooks made several key saves to keep the game close. Also playing strong defense for Kennett were Brooke Sutton, Katie Gibson, Jarleny Aguilar, and Melanie Castro. The next girls soccer game is Tuesday, October 8th home against North Brandywine.

A reminder to all girls soccer players, make sure you get your clothing orders turned in to Coach Saikin immediately.

Attention all girls soccer players. Practice today is cancelled. Again, there is no girls soccer practice today.

7th grade Volleyball News: Captains Hailey Kahrs and Alison Geary lead the 7th grade volleyball team to a victory over Stetson on Friday.

Defense moves by Gracia Bedolla Almanza, Princess Mendoza, Ella Kochendofer, and Sara Simmons keep the team in the game. Fast moves by Rebecca Baldwin, Avery Burnham, Bridget McManamon, Sarah Mullins, Ella Sheehan, and Jenna Phillips brought home the win.

Congratulations girls.

Now over to Ms. Davis with an announcement.

Have a great day KMS!!

Good morning KMS- It’s time for Mindful Monday. What IS mindfulness? It is the act of being in the HERE and NOW or in the current/present moment.

Keeping your mind in the past or future can be distracting and/or stressful. Worrying about something that has already happened keeps our mind in the past. Worrying about what might happen or “what if”, keeps our mind in the future. Learning to be in the moment or HERE and now can help reduce our stress and help you focus.

Let’s try a mindful practice now called 3×3

It works by being aware of your surroundings and noticing:

3 things you hear (someone moving, air blowing, someone talking)

3 things you feel (soft fabric, warm hands, hard floor)

3 things you see (notice colors, shapes, something hanging on the wall)

Practice this anytime you want to improve your focus or reduce a stressful feeling.

In addition to Mindful Mondays, KMS students will now have the opportunity to become more mindful during their school days. KMS is offering a Mindfulness for Middle Schoolers Workshop, an 8 week, Stress Reduction Series. This Mindfulness series may help increase your focus and attention, help you respond versus react to situations, center and calm yourself, and also help you communicate better with your friends, family, and teachers. Overall, it just might help you stress less!

If you’re interested, please sign up in the Counseling Department office. Once signed up, your school counselor will reach out to you with more information. Hope you all consider signing up for this worthy series!

Take care and peace out KMS!

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Friday, October 4, 2019 Day 4

The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th grade lunch every Thursday. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would to like go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. Come and check it out!

Students, remember next Wednesday we do not have school. The day off is to observe Yom Kippur.

Shoes off to the KMS Cross-Country team who ran a valiant race against Lionville Middle School in the drizzling rain. While Lionville girls and boys surpassed our runners with impressive best times of 13 minutes for 2.1 miles, our runners never stopped fighting to gain ground and overcome runners. Special shout-outs go out to Sam Kjelstrom, Cole Elliot, Yoni Mendez, Ben Chandler, Ashton Ellis, Tony Spaziani, Jess Zavala, Olivia Piltz, and Maddie Olivier for taking at least 2 minutes off their best times! Way to go runners! Runners, please stay tuned for today’s dismissal time from your coach. There may be a change to our trail run at Cheslen Preserve today!

Now over to Mrs. Matthews with an announcement.

Have a great day KMS!!

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