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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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Day 2

Today we will have LEAD during 2nd period. LEAD stands for Listen, Encourage, Advise, and Discuss. The two goals of LEAD are to foster academic success and to build positive relationships. We will have LEAD once or twice a month for the whole year. Every student will be assigned a LEAD teacher and a Conference teacher. This morning, your homeroom teacher will give you your LEAD invitation and instead of 2nd period tomorrow, we will all report to our LEAD classrooms. If your homeroom has not yet received your invites, please send someone to the office to retrieve them from the homeroom teacher’s mailbox. We are excited for you to meet your LEAD teacher today during 2nd period!

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Although it is rare, over 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. We are wearing pink throughout the month of October to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Student Council asks you to help make today our first successful pink out! Thanks for your support in advance and we look forward to seeing you in your pink.

Today the school store will be open during 7th and 8th grade lunches. 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. The school store will be open for 6th grade lunch on Thursday. Come and check it out!

Mathcounts starts today! Any student interested in problem solving! This means you – 6th , 7th, and 8th graders!

Meet in B207 immediately after school! See Miss Gatnarek with any questions!

7th grade Field Hockey had a well earned win over Great Valley yesterday, shutting them out 6-0. Goals were made by Athena Krikelis, Marissa Herring, Sadie Donnell, and Olivia O’Hara. Assists were made by Emily O’Hara, Rachel Sebastian, and Alia Forte. Congratulations ladies! Well done!

The 8th grade Field Hockey team defeated Great Valley yesterday by a score of 5-2. Kennett jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Kennett goals were scored by Sara Fritz, Mary Carroll, and CJ Herring. Rylie McQuiston added an assist. Cameron Gruce made several acrobatic saves to preserve the victory for the Blue Demons. Way to go Kennett!

Good luck to the 8th grade Field Hockey team. They have away games today against Penn Grove.

The Boys soccer teams are away at Fugett today. Good luck boys!

The Girls Soccer is home today also against Fugett. Good luck girls.

The Girls Volleyball team is away at Avon Grove. Go get it!

The Football team is home at the KHS stadium

KMS sports teams, make us proud!.

Have a great day KMS!!

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October, 1, 2019 Day 1

Can you believe it’s October? It is time to get pumpkins and be thinking about Halloween costumes.

Tomorrow we will have LEAD during 2nd period. LEAD stands for Listen, Encourage, Advise, and Discuss. The two goals of LEAD are to foster academic success and to build positive relationships. We will have LEAD once or twice a month for the whole year. Every student will be assigned a LEAD teacher and a Conference teacher. Tomorrow morning, your homeroom teacher will give you your LEAD invitation and instead of 2nd period tomorrow, we will all report to our LEAD classrooms. We are excited for you to meet your LEAD teacher tomorrow!

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Although it is rare, over 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. 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 2nd our first successful pink out! Thanks for your support in advance and we look forward to seeing you in your pink.

Today the school store will be open during 7th and 8th grade lunches. 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. The school store will be open for 6th grade lunch on Thursday. Come and check it out!

Attention all KMS students! Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy challenging math puzzles? Then the KMS Mathcounts Club is for you! Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can join. Our first meeting is tomorrow Wednesday October 2 after school in B207. We meet until 3:30. Please stop by and see Miss Gatnarek with any questions or for more information.

The girls soccer teams played two hard fought games against Downingtown this past Friday. Their next game is home on Wednesday against Fugett.

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls volleyball team on their win over Chichester on Friday! Special shout out to Claire Pruitt for serving 10 straight points to help clench the win! Great job ladies

Good luck to the Field Hockey teams. They have home games today against Great Valley.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Friday, September 27, 2019 Day 6

Good morning KMS Students,

Today is a Kennett Square Power Up Day! This means that every Kennett Square earned today counts as two! Be sure to show your Kennett PRIDE today!

Attention all KMS students! Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy challenging math puzzles? Then the KMS Mathcounts Club is for you! Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can join. Our first meeting is on Wednesday October 2 after school in B207. We meet until 3:30. Please stop by and see Miss Gatnarek with any questions or for more information.

Today is Picture Day. All students will have their vision checked tomorrow before having your pictures taken. Be sure to bring your glasses or contacts with you.

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Your Kennett Football teams had a fantastic Wednesday with 7th and 8th grade both dominating Coatesville!

The 8th grade offense was led by David Lillis and his 200 yards rushing and 3 total touchdowns!

John Pardo added 69 yards on the ground with 2 rushing touchdowns of his own!

Quarterback Bo Freeberry threw for a TD that went 90 yards to David Lewis

Bo added two two point conversions while Wes Owens rushed for a third two point conversion in the game.

The defense was equally impressive shutting out Coatesville!

The defense recorded two sacks by Ryan Meehan and John Pardo!

On one drive Chase Patalano had 4 straight solo tackles!

8th grade won 38-0!

Your 7th Grade team dominated as well.

The game started with a Kickoff return touchdown by Ian Guyer for 75 yards.

Quarterback Blake Boyer tossed to Ian Guyer for 15 yards and a touchdown!

Guyer added another rushing touchdown and caught the two point conversion tossed by Boyer.

Nate Hulme added an impressive 55 yard touchdown run.

The 7th graders added another 2 point conversion as QB Blake Boyer tossed to Pierce Duckworth who threw out of the backfield to Mitchell Houck!

The defense worked hard holding Coatesville to only one score winning the game 28-6!

Jacob Thompson stripped the ball away from the Coatesville running back and recovered the fumble!

Sacks by:

Landon Kelly

Xavier McGrill

Great job both teams! Everyone got to play and had a lot of fun!

Kennett Middle School football is 5 wins away from their programs 100th victory in only their 8th season of existence!

Great job Kennett Middle School Football!

The 8th grade field hockey team defeated Lionville by a score of 2-1. Up against heavy rains and a 1-0 halftime deficit, the Blue Demons battled back to tie the game at 1, with a goal by Mary Carroll assisted by CJ Herring. With under 3 minutes to go, Greta Burns scored the game winner to seal the victory. Way to go Kennett!

Congratulations goes out to the KMS Cross-Country Team who ran a fabulous race yesterday afternoon! Shoes off to our girls who beat out both Patton and Fugett coming in with a whooping victory of 10 points over Patton and 31 points over Fugett. Way to go girls! In the lead were Quinn Simmons, Juliana Hernendez, Pauline Donnelly, Sadie Maxwell, and Karine Tan. Our boys also need to be recognized for continuing to shave off minutes off their times. Way to run Henry Stenta, Cole Ruhland, Cole Doherty, Marco Brid, and Sam Kjelstrom. Keep pushing forward boys and you’ll soon be in the lead! Don’t forget all team runners, we’ve got our trip to Carousel Park today. Meet in front of the school store and get ready to have some fun!

Coach J and Coach H

Good Luck to the Boys Soccer teams. They are home against Downingtown.

The Volleyball Teams are away at Chichester. Good luck girls!

Have a great day KMS!!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Day 4

Do you have school spirit? Would you like to help school and local community members? Consider joining Student Council! Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. MacNamara and Mrs. Clapp will be holding the first Student Council meeting of the year this Wednesday, September 25th from 2:45 to 3:30 PM in room A205. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in becoming Student Council representatives are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Attention all KMS students! Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy challenging math puzzles? Then the KMS Mathcounts Club is for you! Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can join. Our first meeting is on Wednesday October 2 after school in B207. We meet until 3:30. Please stop by and see Miss Gatnarek with any questions or for more information.

Students, this Wednesday is the halfway point of the first marking period. It is the end of term 1. Check skyward to make sure you are up to date with all of your classes. Time flies when you are working hard!

This Thursday, September 25, the school store will be open during 6th grade lunch. 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 the school store during your lunch time, ask an adult and sign out. The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches next Tuesday, October 1. Come and check it out!

This Friday September 27 is Picture Day. Vision Screenings will be done for all students during that time. Make sure to bring your glasses.

We are having the FCA huddle AGAIN this Thursday morning starting at 6:50 am. Anyone can come, invite a friend. It is held in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104. Hope to see all of you this Thursday at 6:50.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Day 3

Do you have school spirit? Would you like to help school and local community members? Consider joining Student Council! Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. MacNamara and Mrs. Clapp will be holding the first Student Council meeting of the year this Wednesday, September 25th from 2:45 to 3:30 PM in room A205. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in becoming Student Council representatives are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Attention all KMS students! Do you like solving problems? Do you enjoy challenging math puzzles? Then the KMS Mathcounts Club is for you! Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can join. Our first meeting is on Wednesday October 2 after school in B207. We meet until 3:30. Please stop by and see Miss Gatnarek with any questions or for more information.

Students, this Wednesday is the halfway point of the first marking period. It is the end of term 1. Check skyward to make sure you are up to date with all of your classes. Time flies when you are working hard!

After-The-Bell starts today!

You have received your confirmation letters in homeroom. Look over the forms carefully and share them with your family. Questions or changes – please come visit After-The-Bell in C106 or outside of the cafeteria during lunch.

Still need to turn in your form – that is fine drop it off to C106.

This Thursday, September 25, the school store will be open during 6th grade lunch. The school store sells school supplies and spirit wear. You can bring cash or checks made out to KMS. If you would like go to the school store during your lunch time, tell an adult and sign out. The school store will be open for 7th and 8th grade lunches next Tuesday, October 1. Come and check it out!

Both boys soccer teams got their first victory against Chichester on Friday afternoon. 8th grade goals were scored by Ethan Wentzel, William Lopez, Ronaldo Avalos, Wes Presnell, and 2 goals from Martin Hernandez. 7th grade goals were scored by Jake Brutscher, Deyvi Ramos-Luna, Juan Garzaron, Leo Marquez, Thomas McAndrew, Chase Esser, and Brandon Quintero. The teams have home games on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week, so come support KMS!

This Friday September 27 is Picture Day. Vision Screenings will be done for all students during that time. Make sure to bring your glasses.

We are having the FCA huddle AGAIN this Thursday morning starting at 6:50 am. Anyone can come, invite a friend. It is held in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104. Hope to see all of you this Thursday at 6:50.

Have a great day KMS!!

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Monday, September 23, 2019 Day 2

Do you have school spirit? Would you like to help school and local community members? Consider joining Student Council! Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. MacNamara and Mrs. Clapp will be holding the first Student Council meeting of the year this Wednesday, September 25th from 2:45 to 3:30 PM in room A205. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in becoming Student Council representatives are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Students, this Wednesday is the halfway point of the first marking period. It is the end of term 1. Check skyward to make sure you are up to date with all of your classes. Time flies when you are working hard!

After-The-Bell starts tomorrow on Sept. 24th.

You have received your confirmation letters in homeroom. Look over the forms carefully and share them with your family. Questions or changes – please come visit After-The-Bell in C106 or outside of the cafeteria during lunch.

Still need to turn in your form – that is fine drop it off to C106.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the gardens on Saturday. They are looking fabulous.

Vision Screenings will be done for all students on Picture Day, this Friday September 27.

Now over to a special guest, Welcome…

Good morning KMS! My name is Ms. Davis and I am similar to your school counselor. Typically, I can be found in the counseling office. As I am new to KMS, I encourage all of you to introduce yourself if you see me around. I am here this morning to introduce MINDFUL MONDAY! Today it is the 1st MINDFUL MONDAY! Being mindful is paying attention to the HERE and NOW. Now, what is Mindful Monday? It’s a time where you learn about the practice of mindful strategies like breathing, moving, and new ways of changing our thinking. Mindfulness practice can improve memory, concentration, the ability to focus, and even test performance. Lastly, mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression.

Stay tuned every Monday for Mindful Monday Moments! We will practice a mindful strategy next Monday. Again, I am Ms. Davis and see you on Monday!!

Take care and peace out KMS!

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