Friday, November 8, 2019 Day 3

This week is International Gaming week. We will be celebrating this event in the library during lunches. Come sign up for lunch in the library and play a board game or video game or check out our great books about gaming and coding.

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: Please return your commitment forms to Mrs. McGarvey as soon as possible. Teams are being created and registered.

Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held Wednesday, 11/13 – Friday 11/15. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Coach Gottstein’s room.

Attention all 7th and 8th-grade students interested in wrestling for Kennett Middle this winter.

Please stop by the Main Office to get the hydration test permission slip.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 Day 2

This week is International Gaming week. We will be celebrating this event in the library during lunches. Come sign up for lunch in the library and play a board game or video game or check out our great books about gaming and coding.

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: Please return your commitment forms to Mrs. McGarvey as soon as possible. Teams are being created and registered.

Great Job to all the 7th grade! Our Adopt-A-Family event was a huge success! We would like to announce the winners of the Scavenger Hunt. There were 6 teams that tied for first place with 9,000 points each! Winners, please go to B004 following this announcement to claim your prizes.

Winning Teams were:

Team 1: Lexi S, Lexi B, Alia F, Peyton R

Team 2: David, Bennett, Austin, Josh

Team 3: Avie M, Cam G, Karine T, Madeline O

Team 4: Sara, Claudia, Reese, Kate

Team 5: Gabby, Emily, Sadie, Maita

Team 6: Addie, Asha, Emily

A special prize for correctly answering the final question about the quilt. There are 13 current 7th-grade staff members listed on the quilt (2 of them have since changed their names)

Congratulations to the 2 teams that got this right:

  • Juliet W, Kylie T, Gabby M-C
  • Kevin, Verchiel, Alan, Sammy

Winning teams please go to B004 following this announcement for your prizes. Great Job to all!

Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held Wednesday, 11/13 – Friday 11/15. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Coach Gottstein’s room.

Attention all 7th and 8th-grade students interested in wrestling for Kennett Middle this winter.

Please stop by the Main Office to get the hydration test permission slip.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Day 1

This week is International Gaming week. We will be celebrating this event in the library during lunches. Come sign up for lunch in the library and play a board game or video game or check out our great books about gaming and coding.

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: Please return your commitment forms to Mrs. McGarvey as soon as possible. Teams are being created and registered.

FCA will be meeting in Mr. Bowling’s room this Thursday at 6:50 am. There will be food, fun, and fellowship.

Bring a friend and see you then.

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, 2019, 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.

Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held Wednesday, 11/13 – Friday 11/15. There is a flyer with additional information located outside of Coach Gottstein’s room.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Friday, November 1, 2019 Day 5

7th and 8th grade Students who plan to try out for Basketball & Wrestling –

Please check the board outside of the Cafeteria to make sure your name is listed under the appropriate sport. You must have written parent consent and sports physical to be cleared for tryouts. If your name is not on these lists, see Mrs. Shannon in the nurse’s office today. Tryouts for girls basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Wednesday, November 13 until Friday, November 15. Tryouts for boys basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 19. Hydration Tests for Wrestling will be held on Friday, November 15 in the nurse’s office during the school day. Wrestling practice begins on Monday, December 2.

For 8th grade Students who are going to Washington, DC on Monday – If you need to carry emergency medication such as an inhaler for Asthma or EpiPen for food allergies, be sure to bring it to school on Monday. Students should not be carrying any other medication. Mrs. Shannon will accompany the trip to DC. If you have a question about medication for Monday, please come to the nurse’s office TODAY.

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 slide about the 7th grade Adopt a Family. 7th Grade will have an afternoon of activities on Monday, Nov 4th. During 7th, 8th, and 9th periods. Students can go to the gym, movie shorts, computer games, trivia, a scavenger hunt to name a few. Please give your 6th-period teacher $3 by this Friday.

Beginning today, October 30, Bus 36 will be the Garage Bus. Students going to the Garage should take Bus 36 from outback.

Today is picture retakes. If you need to have your pictures retaken, please bring your packet with you.

Picture retakes will be on the stage starting at 8:00 am.

This is a reminder to all KMS Cross-Country Runners, get ready for some fun this afternoon! Please dismiss at 1:55 pm and be ready to board the bus at 2 pm for our last adventure of the season. Congratulations on your great placement in our last official race. Out of a total of 14 teams, you were right in the running! You’ll see all your scores this afternoon! Can’t wait!

On Friday Night come cheer on YOUR Kennett Demons football team in their District 1 playoff game. Tickets for Friday night’s home football playoff game will be $5.00 for both adults and students. Because it is a District 1 playoff game there is a $5.00 charge for all students.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 Day 4

Make sure that you have handed in your conference sheets to your LEAD teacher. Also, plan to join your family and LEAD teacher and come to the conference. We are going to celebrate you!

Today is HAT DAY! If you are wearing a hat and support breast cancer awareness, please give your first-period teachers $1.00. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Thanks for your support and for wearing pink today!

7th and 8th-grade students who plan to try out for Basketball & Wrestling –

Please check the board outside of the Cafeteria to make sure your name is listed under the appropriate sport. You must have written parent consent and sports physical to be cleared for tryouts.

If your name is not on these lists, see Mrs. Shannon in the nurse’s office today.

Tryouts for girls basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Wednesday, November 13 until Friday, November 15.

Tryouts for boys basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 19.

Hydration Tests for Wrestling will be held on Friday, November 15 in the nurse’s office during the school day.

Wresting practice begins on Monday, December 2.

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 slide about the 7th grade Adopt a Family. 7th Grade will have an afternoon of activities on Monday, Nov 4th. During 7th, 8th, and 9th periods. Students can go to the gym, movie shorts, computer games, trivia, a scavenger hunt to name a few. Please give your 6th period teacher $3 by this Friday.

Beginning today, October 30, Bus 36 will be the Garage Bus. Students going to the Garage should take Bus 36 from out back.

Just a reminder this Friday, November 1, is picture retakes. IF you need to have your pictures retaken, please bring a  packet with you.

Picture retakes will be on the stage starting at 8:00 am.

The 7th-grade girls’ field hockey closed an amazing season with a big win against Upland. The score was 8-0. Goals were made by Olivia O’Hara, Riley DiMascola, Marissa Herring, and Tess Nicholas. Congratulations on a great season ladies. Be sure to turn in your uniforms to Coach DiMascola by the end of the week.

On Friday Night come cheer on YOUR Kennett Demons football team in their District 1 playoff game.

Tickets for Friday night’s home football playoff game will be $5.00 for both adults and students. Because it is a District 1 playoff game there is a $5.00 charge for all students.

Kennett Football competed in their final games of the season yesterday against Lionville.

8th grade won 16-14 with the two scores coming from a Wes Owens pass to Ryan Meehan and a David Lillis run! Converting both extra points was the difference in the game. Wes Owens and David Lillis both ran them in.

On Defense, Alex Gobel grabbed an Interception to take the ball away from Lionville.

Great team win and 8th grade ended their season 7-0-1!

7th grade also enjoyed a win by the score of 22-18.

Ian Guyer passed to Mitchell Houck for the first score of the game and Pierce Duckworth added a touchdown run. Ian Guyer had a monster kickoff return touchdown to open the third quarter for the Blue Demons.

Again extra points proved to be the difference-maker. Blake Boyer threw to Xavier McGreal for one and a big run up the middle by Landon Kelly put the Blue Demons ahead for good.

7th grade ended their season 5-1-1! A great season by KMS football!

Now over to a video on Halloween.

Have a Great Day KMS

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Day 3

Hi students, There will not be Work Wednesday this week. Any students who were planning on staying today should go home on this bus. We will resume next week on November 6th.

Make sure that you have handed in your conference sheets to your LEAD teacher. Also, plan to join your family and LEAD teacher and come to the conference. We are going to celebrate you!

Attention all students: just a reminder that there will be a student council meeting today after school until 3:30 in Mrs. Bevan’s room. If you cannot attend, check our Schoology group for updates. Please see Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. MacNamara or Mrs. Clapp with any questions!

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 31st, is HAT DAY! If you wish to wear a hat and support breast cancer awareness, please give your first-period teachers $1.00. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Thanks for your support and for wearing pink today!

7th and 8th grade students who plan to try out for Basketball & Wrestling – Please check the board outside of the Cafeteria to make sure your name is listed under the appropriate sport. You must have written parent consent and sports physical to be cleared for tryouts.  If your name is not on these lists, see Mrs. Shannon in the nurse’s office today.  Tryouts for girls basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Wednesday, November 13 until Friday, November 15.  Tryouts for boys basketball will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 on Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 19.  Hydration Tests for Wrestling will be held on Friday, November 15 in the nurse’s office during the school day.  Wrestling practice begins on Monday, December 2.

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 slide about the 7th grade Adopt a Family. 7th Grade will have an afternoon of activities on Monday, Nov 4th. During 7th, 8th, and 9th periods. Students can go to the gym, movie shorts, computer games, trivia, a scavenger hunt to name a few. Please give your 6th period teacher $3 by this Friday.

Beginning today, October 30, Bus 36 will be the Garage Bus. Students going to the Garage should take Bus 36 from out back.

Congratulations to the KMS Cross-Country Team for a fabulous season. They raced their last race of the season yesterday. Runners, great job by all!! Please make sure to take the stickers off your uniforms before washing and drying them. Place the dried uniforms in a Ziploc baggie with your full name on the bag. If you turn your uniform in before the end of the day on Wednesday, please go home on the bus. All uniforms must be turned in by Thursday! Parent pick-up if staying Wednesday is no later than 3:30 pm. Remember our banquet is on Friday late afternoon. Please make sure to rsvp for you and your family on the sign-up genius that will be sent out. Reminder, all runners have an early dismissal at 2 pm on Friday to attend the banquet. Hope to see you and at least one of your family members on Friday evening!

The 8th-grade field hockey team defeated Upland by a score of 1-0, closing out the season with a perfect 10-0 record. With the game scoreless midway through the 2nd half, Whitney Walker lifted a pass that found the stick of CJ Herring who deflected the ball in for the goal. Kennett kept the pressure on throughout the game with the front line of Sarah Fritz, Emma Shiley, Greta Burns, Rylie McQuiston, Katie Rafferty, Elle Krikelis, Kailey Kierstead, and Noelle Foester. Mia Matthews, Mary Carroll, Jaylee Kilgore, Ashley Winkler, and Taylor Fisher controlled the middle of the field. The defense of Izzy Friedrich, Kaitlyn Snoke, Maya Smith, Mia Fragale, Elle McCracken, and Taylor Hardin limited Upland to 3 shots on goal. Goal Keeper Cameron Gruce kept them off the board to preserve the shutout. Congratulations on a fantastic season. Way to go Kennett!

Have a Great Day KMS

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KMS Helps the Community

Recently the Kennett Food Cupboard had a fire and lost 50% of their goods. 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 week to the food cupboard. That was what the school could pull together in two days. It is truly amazing what we can do together when help is needed. We really showed Kennett PRIDE!

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KMS Will Compete on the ClassH-room!

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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 be promoting this on our morning announcements!

We will select 3 seventh or eighth grade students and 3 teachers to represent KMS! The taping is on March 28, 2020 at 9:00am. The winners of the show will receive $500 to be used towards a school event, project, or program of their choice!

Seventh and eighth grade students who are interested should sign up in your homeroom by November 27, 2019. Teachers who are interested should up in the mailroom by November 27, 2019. The three students and three teachers will be randomly selected and announced during the week of December 2, 2019. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Austin.

Check out episodes of the ClassH-Room on Fox 29 weekdays at 6:30 pm.

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Monday, October 28, 2019 – Day 1

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.

Attention all 8th-grade students – We are a week away from our trip to Washington, D.C. If you didn’t pick a group last week, please be sure to check in with your ELA teacher.

The first marking period ends Today, Monday, October 28. Look at Skyward make sure you have turned in everything. Good luck heading into marking period 2, which will begin tomorrow.

Lastly, be sure that you have handed in your conference sheets to your LEAD teacher.

Good morning KMS! It’s time for Mindful Monday. Here’s a Mindfulness tip to start your week. Did you know music can help you be mindful? If you have racing thoughts or need to stop overthinking, put on some songs that you love and listen; really listen, to the music, with your eyes closed (unless you’re walking of course as you don’t want to walk with your eyes closed). Calming music can have a direct effect on the part of the nervous system in charge of things you don’t have to think about like breathing, heart rate, and digestion. This may be why music is now being used therapeutically in emergency rooms as well as pain management and stress reduction programs. Do you have a favorite way to destress or something that you do that works for you when stressed? Think about if you have ever used a mindfulness strategy and found that it helped you. You can share these with your friends or just focus on them yourself.

Remember to use music or other mindfulness strategies to help reduce racing thoughts or overthinking.

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