Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Day 1

We are participating in Toys for Tots. You may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the collection bin in the main office.

Take a look at the 6th-grade Adopt-a-family video.

The school store has new long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies. The school store will be open during 7th and 8th-grade lunches and every Tuesday and during 6th-grade lunches every Thursday. Come check it out!

KMS Students, Unfortunately, we will NOT have Work Wednesday today. If anyone was planning to stay, please go home on the bus instead. We plan to resume next week.

Here is a video about the 7th-grade collection.

FCA will be meeting in Mr. Bowling’s room (B104) this Thursday morning at 6:50 am. There will be food, fun, and fellowship. See you then

Good morning KMS, As temperatures drop and snowfall nears, these announcements serve as a reminder for ALL students and staff to make sure you select your clothing and footwear carefully during the winter months. Please be sure to wear shoes with rubber soles and good treads. Students should dress properly for cold temperatures by wearing jeans without holes in them, winter coats, hats, and gloves. Students are also reminded to be extra safe when waiting for buses in the morning. Be mindful of how close you stand to the road and make sure you do not stand on the ice. Thank you.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Day 6

We are participating in Toys for Tots. You may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the collection bin in the main office.

Take a look at the 6th-grade Adopt-a-family video.

The school store has new long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies. The school store will be open during 7th

and 8th-grade lunches and every Tuesday and during 6th-grade lunches every Thursday. Come check it out!

Congratulations to our middle school robotics team on their performance at a regional practice competition last weekend. Our team placed high in the robot competition rankings. They also received the award for their unique Project Innovation Solution and the Coaches/Mentor award as well! High fives for representing Kennett Middle School well! And we wish them good luck for their next regional qualifier competition, which will be held on Saturday, December 7th.

FCA will be meeting in Mr. Bowling’s room (B104) this Thursday morning at 6:50 am. There will be food, fun, and fellowship. See you then

ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH GRADERS!!! LOOK UP!!! I REPEAT!!! LOOK UP!! We need you to collect food for the Kennett Cupboard Selfies with Santa Food Drive! The things that we need are on Ms. Fellows’ website. If all of the items are collected, Ms. Fellows will dress up as Santa, and you will be able to take selfies with her in the cafeteria the day before winter break! We are counting on you! Thank You!

We have a special guest here for a big announcement. (The ClassH-room participants)

Have a Great Day KMS

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Virtual Reality at KMS!

Virtual Reality, Is this the Future of Education?

The use of virtual reality in the classroom is taking off having been used for years in universities and vocational schools as a key learning tool. And now we find this technology filtering down to secondary and elementary schools.

Today, I experienced what is perhaps the future of education. As a kid, do you remember playing with a View-Master stereoscope replete with a cache of rotary slides? How times have changed!

Original View Master

The District recently allocated funds toward the purchase of 30 virtual reality headsets and accompany Google Pixel devices. The equipment was purchased in the spring of 2019 and set up during the summer. Today I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Faiss’ sixth grade social studies class at Kennett Middle School where this technology was recently deployed.

Using the Google Expeditions application (which can be downloaded for free), students are able to experience a three-dimensional educational experience, which not only transcends the classroom but can also span the globe and even venture into outer space.

Prior to the start of class, I got a first-hand demonstration of virtual reality. After putting the View-Master up to my eyes, Mr. Faiss took me on a virtual tour of Paris. From a vantage point high above, I could see in three-dimension almost every aspect of the city, from the Seine running through the heart of it, to the Eiffel Tower and government buildings, and lastly its highly urbanized areas. Throughout this tour, Mr. Faiss narrated a social studies lesson focusing on these areas. As he highlighted an area, I was able to follow an arrow and zoom into the area being discussed. I must say, the experience was visually stunning, and I felt fully immersed in the experience.

The Student Experience

As his class funneled into his room, Mr. Faiss had placed one View-Master on each student’s desk, and I could sense the excitement from his students. Today’s lesson centered on the Industrial Revolution. Prior to using the VR equipment, Mr. Faiss showed the students a short introductory video. As students donned the View-Masters, the lesson transitioned from agrarian England all the way through automated manufacturing both in England and in the United States.

Throughout the lesson, students were engaged, and I witnessed a lively interaction between Mr. Faiss and his students. Students were actually able to ‘see’ England in the pre-industrialized era and follow this vein of European and American history through mechanization, urbanization, and into the present-day. Throughout the lesson, as Mr. Faiss focused on certain key topics, students were able to train their VR on the same topic. As the lesson progressed, it became more of a question-and-answer session testing students’ knowledge relating to what they were viewing and how it relates to modern society. All in all, a very interesting lesson.

By: Steve Rinehart, KCSD Technology Department

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Monday, December 2, 2019 Day 5

Unfortunately, the 7th-grade field trip was canceled due to weather concerns. We will keep you posted on the new schedule for the trip.

Attention 8th-grade field hockey players: There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in playing high school field hockey during lunch on Monday, Dec. 2nd. Report to the table outside of the cafeteria during lunch to get information or see Mrs. Shumway with any questions.

We are participating in Toys for Tots. You may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the collection bin in the main office.

The school store has new long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies. The school store will be open during 7th and 8th-grade lunches every Tuesday and during 6th-grade lunches every Thursday. Come check it out!

Congratulations to our middle school robotics team on their performance at a regional practice competition last weekend. Our team placed high in the robot competition rankings. They also received the award for their unique Project Innovation Solution and the Coaches/Mentor award as well! High fives for representing Kennett Middle School well! And we wish them good luck for their next regional qualifier competition, which will be held on Saturday, December 7th.

Attention all Boys’ Soccer players, your sports pictures have arrived! Any 7th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mrs. Bonacquisti. Any 8th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mr. Lynch.

Attention Field Hockey ladies – if you ordered pictures, they are in. 8th graders see Coach Robinson and 7th graders see Coach DiMascola

Have a Great Day KMS

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Day 3

Hi students, Due to the adjusted schedule, we will not have Work Wednesday this week. Do not stay after school. We will resume next week. Thank you!

ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH GRADERS!!! LOOK UP!!! I REPEAT!!! LOOK UP!! We need you to collect food for the Kennett Cupboard Selfies with Santa Food Drive! The things that we need are on Ms. Fellows’s website. If all of the items are collected, Ms. Fellows will dress up as Santa, and you will be able to take selfies with her in the cafeteria the day before winter break! We are counting on you! Thank You!

Here is a video about the 6th grade Adopt a family event.

Since we are participating in Toys for Tots here is the objective of this program. Toys for Tots was created to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children. They also want to unite all the members of the local community in a common cause for three months each year for a local toy collection and distributions. Here at KMS, we have a collection bin in the main office. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys in the main office through Thursday, December 12th.

Attention all students and staff: Kennett Middle School has the opportunity to be featured on a Students vs. Teachers Trivia Show called The ClassH-Room on Fox 29 Philadelphia.

We will select three seventh or eighth-grade students and three teachers to represent KMS! The taping of the show is on March 28, 2020, at 9:00 am. The winners of the show will receive $500 to be used towards a school event, project, or program of their choice! 7th & 8th students, who are interested should sign up in your homeroom by November 27, 2019. Teachers who are interested, please sign up in the mailroom by November 27, 2019. Selected students and teachers will be announced the week of December 2, 2019. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Austin.

If you’re interested in seeing the show, you can check-out episodes of the ClassH-Room on Fox 29 every weekday at 6:30 pm. You can also follow the ClassH-Room on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But right now, stay tuned for a clip of the show to see if you’re interested. And now stay tuned for a clip. (VIDEO)

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be on December 10th, 13th, and 17th. All boys’ must-have forms turned into Mrs. Shannon in order to participate. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Mr. Robinson’s or Mr. Augustine’s room.

Attention all Boys’ Soccer players, your sports pictures have arrived! Any 7th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mrs. Bonacquisti. Any 8th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mr. Lynch.

Attention Field Hockey ladies – if you ordered pictures, they are in. 8th graders see Coach Rob and 7th graders see Coach DiMascola

All Kennett Middle School wrestlers are invited to join the high school wrestlers traveling to Downingtown West for a scrimmage. We will leave on Saturday, November 30th at 8:00 am from the Kennett High School front steps. We will return around 11:45 am. The KMS wrestlers will practice with other middle school wrestlers from Downingtown and Unionville. ​Please attend – this will give you some good wrestling experience.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Monday, November 25, 2019 Day 2

Since we are participating in Toys for Tots here is the objective of this program. Toys for Tots was created to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children. They also want to unite all the members of the local community in a common cause for three months each year for a local toy collection and distributions. Here at KMS, we have a collection bin in the main office. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys in the main office through Thursday, December 12th.

Hi students, Due to the adjusted schedule, we will not have Work Wednesday this week. Do not stay after school. We will resume next week. Thank you!

ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH GRADERS!!! LOOK UP!!! I REPEAT!!! LOOK UP!! We need you to collect food for the Kennett Cupboard Selfies with Santa Food Drive! The things that we need are on Ms. Fellows’ website. If all of the items are collected, Ms. Fellows will dress up as Santa, and you will be able to take selfies with her in the cafeteria the day before winter break! We are counting on you! Thank You!

Here is a video about the 6th grade Adopt a family event.

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be on December 10th, 13th, and 17th. All boys’ must-have forms turned into Mrs. Shannon in order to participate. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Mr. Robinson’s or Mr. Augustine’s room.

Attention all Boys’ Soccer players, your sports pictures have arrived! Any 7th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mrs. Bonacquisti. Any 8th-grade player that ordered pictures should see Mr. Lynch.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Friday, November 22, 2019 Day 1

Let’s take a look at a slide about breakfast.  There will be no breakfast during the conference week.  Breakfast will continue on December, 2, 2019.

Since we are participating in Toys for Tots here is the objective of this program. Toys for Tots was created to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children. They also want to unite all the members of the local community in a common cause for three months each year for a local toy collection and distributions. Here at KMS, we have a collection bin in the main office. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys in the main office through Thursday, December 12th.

ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH GRADERS!!! LOOK UP!!! I REPEAT!!! LOOK UP!! We need you to collect food for the Kennett Cupboard Selfies with Santa Food Drive! The things that we need are on Ms. Fellows’ website. If all of the items are collected, Ms. Fellows will dress up as Santa, and you will be able to take selfies with her in the cafeteria the day before winter break! We are counting on you! Thank You!

Here is a video about the 6th grade to adopt a family event.

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be on December 10th, 13th, and 17th. All boys’ must-have forms turned into Mrs. Shannon in order to participate. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Mr. Robinson’s or Mr. Augustine’s room.

Yes, it’s Flocabulary on Friday!

Have a Great Day KMS

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8th Grade Adopt a Family Event

Student Reading Poem

Student Reading Poem

Students Dancing

Students Dancing

Volleyball Game

Volleyball Game

On Friday, we had our annual Student-Faculty volleyball game.  It’s a great event that raises lots of money for families in our community.  We laughed and cheered our way through the afternoon. In addition, we had a dance performance by several teachers and many of our 8th graders between each of the volleyball games. We also had a student rap his poem that he wrote in his Language Arts class. It was a celebration of great things at KMS and we raised money. There was a lot of Kennett PRIDE!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 Day 6

Since we are participating in Toys for Tots here is the objective of this program. Toys for Tots was created to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children. They also want to unite all the members of the local community in a common cause for three months each year for a local toy collection and distributions. Here at KMS, we have a collection bin in the main office. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys in the main office through Thursday, December 12th.

ATTENTION ALL SEVENTH GRADERS!!! LOOK UP!!! I REPEAT!!! LOOK UP!! We need you to collect food for the Kennett Cupboard Selfies with Santa Food Drive! The things that we need are on Ms. Fellows’ website. If all of the items are collected, Ms. Fellows will dress up as Santa, and you will be able to take selfies with her in the cafeteria the day before winter break! We are counting on you! Thank You!

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be on December 10th, 13th, and 17th. All boys’ must-have forms turned into Mrs. Shannon in order to participate. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Mr. Robinson’s or Mr. Augustine’s room.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Day 5

We are participating again this year in Toys for Tots. We are partnering with the Kennett Food Cupboard. Since 1947, U.S. Marines have been looking after America’s needy children at Christmas through this program. Last year our local Toys for Tots provided toys for over 550 children in our area. Here at KMS, we have a collection bin in the main office. We are collecting new, unwrapped toys in the main office through Thursday, December 12th.

FCA will meet in Mr. Bowling’s room B104 on Thursday, November 20th, beginning at 6:50 a.m.

Boys Basketball Tryouts will be on December 10th, 13th, and 17th. All boys’ must-have forms turned into Mrs. Shannon in order to participate. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Mr. Robinson’s or Mr. Augustine’s room.

Have a Great Day KMS

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