Friday, February 21, 2020 Day 6

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. The event will be held tomorrow Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Attention all 8th-grade girls and boys basketball players: Don’t forget to turn in your permission slips and t-shirt order forms for the student-faculty basketball game to Mrs. MacNamara, Mrs. Bevan or Mrs. Clapp. If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so ASAP!

Please stay tuned for Student of the Month! (PAUSE)

There will be a softball interest meeting on Tuesday, 2/25 in D103 during lunch for all 7th and 8th-grade girls interested in trying out for softball. Any questions please see Coach Gottstein.

Congratulations to our Treble Choir members. You had an amazing day yesterday at Temple University with campus tours and many different rehearsals. You finished the day singing the National Anthem bursting with Kennett Pride at the basketball game. What a day for you all!

Claudette Colvin, who was born in 1939 is a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. She was the first to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person in Montgomery, Alabama months before Rosa Parks, but her protest was not publicized. Colvin was the plaintiff in the groundbreaking case that ruled Alabama’s bus segregation laws unconstitutional.

Now over to our favorite part of a Friday, Flocabulary!

Have a great day KMS

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Day 5

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

We had LEAD yesterday. Make sure you dig out your conference papers to finish coordinating your conference times.

Attention all Treble Choir members – the day of our Temple University field trip is finally here!

When the bell rings after the 4th period, gather all of your belongings, bring any bags that need to be locked up overnight to the band room, quickly use the restroom and then report immediately to the main lobby. We need to try to be on busses by 10:45. If you have any concerns or problems related to today’s trip, see Mrs. Mancuso during homeroom. Teachers, positive attendance has been entered.

Today in the cafeteria, students will sample new menu items! Taste and decide to love it or lose it! We will call up tables three at a time.

The foods that are available to sample today are Curry chicken with a side of rice and Italian sausage flatbread with a side of cucumbers and tomato salad.

The winning recipe gets added to our menu.

Even though the U.S. banned the importation of the enslaved from Africa in 1808, the high demand for slave labor from the booming cotton trade encouraged Alabama plantation owners like Timothy Meaher (ME-HER) to risk illegal slave runs to Africa. In 1859 Meaher (ME-HER) ordered the sailing of the Clotilda (CLO-TILDA). The Clotilda (CLO-TILDA) is known to be the last ship to bring slaves into the US. It landed in Mobile (MO-BEAL), Alabama in 1860 with 109 Africans.

Have a great day KMS

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Day 4

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Thank you to those of you who purchased a carnation on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Overall, KMS raised a total of $348.25. This money will be donated to Mrs. April Reynolds to support her during her battle against breast cancer. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Today we have LEAD 2nd period. Make sure you take your conference papers to finish coordinating

Wednesday and Thursday this week in the cafeteria, students will sample new menu items! Taste and decide to love it or lose it! We will call up tables three at a time.

The foods that are available to sample on Wednesday are Nashville Hot Chicken with corn and pineapple salsa and Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi with a side of teriyaki broccoli. On Thursday students can sample Curry chicken with a side of rice and Italian sausage flatbread with a side of cucumbers and tomato salad.

The winning recipe gets added to our menu.

William Still a Philadelphia clerk is known as the “Father of the Underground Railroad”. Still was instrumental in helping as many as 800 slaves escape to freedom. He interviewed each person and kept careful records, including a brief biography and the destination for each slave, along with any alias adopted. These records, published after the Civil War, provide the most important documentation of the Underground Railroad.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Day 3

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – come learn, discover, and become part of this year’s theme – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Thank you to those of you who purchased a carnation on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Overall, KMS raised a total of $348.25. This money will be donated to Mrs. April Reynolds to support her during her battle against breast cancer. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Attention Ms. McKenzie’s Friday Zumba crew: Please report to Ms. McKenzie’s today after 4th period. Again, Ms. McKenzie’s Zumba crew report to her today after the 4th period.

News from Foodservice – please join us for a food tasting. When: Wednesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 20th During lunches. Come enjoy a sample of our new recipes and cast your vote for your favorite! The winning recipe gets added to our menu.

Black History Quote of the Day: “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” —Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist

Have a great day KMS

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Friday, February 14, 2020 Day 2

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. You will be receiving a flyer today in your 1st-period class with a QR code included. Use the code to find the direct link for registration. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – come learn, discover, and become part of this year’s theme – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Exciting news! To get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Student Council will be selling carnations at all lunches today and tomorrow. Carnations will be $1 each. This year we are happy to announce that all proceeds of the carnation sale will be donated directly to Mrs. Reynolds (our fearless principal at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center) to help with her courageous fight against cancer.

Students interested in participating on the track team this spring the meeting will be March 9th right after school. Pick up will be at 4 P.M. Dress to run. Practices will be held at Kennett Middle School this year and pickups will be at 4 PM daily except for meet days. You must be able to run for ten minutes consecutively. Start practicing now! Coach Hannah and Coach Luke For more information contact HannahChristopher@comcast.net

Mr. Whisler is out sick school today, Day 2 Band lessons are canceled, I repeat Day 2 Band Lessons are canceled, please check Schoology.

Black History Quote of the Day: “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”Carol Moseley-Braun, a politician and lawyer

Now stay tuned for a history of Valentine’s day video.

Have a great day KMS

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Thursday, February, 13, 2020 Day 1

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. You will be receiving a flyer today in your 1st-period class with a QR code included. Use the code to find the direct link for registration. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – come learn, discover, and become part of this year’s theme – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Exciting news! To get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Student Council will be selling carnations at all lunches today and tomorrow. Carnations will be $1 each. This year we are happy to announce that all proceeds of the carnation sale will be donated directly to Mrs. Reynolds (our fearless principal at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center) to help with her courageous fight against cancer.

Students interested in participating on the track team this spring the meeting will be March 9th right after school. Pick up will be at 4 P.M. Dress to run. Practices will be held at Kennett Middle School this year and pickups will be at 4 PM daily except for meet days. You must be able to run for ten minutes consecutively. Start practicing now! Coach Hannah and Coach Luke For more information contact HannahChristopher@comcast.net

Rosa Parks was a civil rights leader whose refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her bravery led to nationwide efforts to end racial segregation. Parks was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

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KMS – Imagine Brandywine Student Art Exhibit

How Visual Images Can Help Make An Argument–

Kennett Middle School’s Poster Art for Votes for Women: A Visual History

Kennett Middle School students were given the unique opportunity to display their artwork in conjunction with the exhibition of Votes for Women: A Visual History at The Brandywine River Museum of Art. To prepare and inspire the students to create their artwork, they were first introduced to the history and growth of the Women’s Rights Movement with a special emphasis on the Suffrage Movement.

For this project, students looked at the history of poster design, especially images from the Suffrage Movement, and discovered how images can be used as a tool in the arguments for or against women’s rights. Students were then challenged to create their own contemporary posters utilizing typography, drawing, painting, photo manipulation, and collage. Students included both contemporary and iconic imagery to support and enrich their poster art. The students also utilized a powerful tactic used during the Suffrage Movement of enhancing their work by incorporating strong, bold patriot colors of red, white and blue along with the colors of the American Suffrage Movement: purple, white and gold. The completed vintage style poster designs either show support or opposition for a woman’s right to vote.

Artwork At The Brandywine River Museum will be on display from February 1 To June 7, 2020

We invite you to join us for the STUDENT’S OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:30 to 3:30

Light Refreshments Provided

Special performance by “Kennett High School String Quintet.”

Please RSVP to Mrs. Uhl muhl@kcsd.org or Mrs. Clapp aclapp@kcsd.org if you are planning to attend.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Day 6

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. You will be receiving a flyer today in your 1st-period class with a QR code included. Use the code to find the direct link for registration. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – come learn, discover, and become part of this year’s theme – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

This week, work Wednesday is canceled. Students should go home on their buses. We will resume next week.

Students, make sure you get your conference times requests turned into your conferencing teacher. We want to set a conference that works well for you and your family.

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: there will be meetings at all lunches this Wednesday and every Wednesday until the event. Meetings will take place in the library.

FCA meets this Thursday morning in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, at 6:50 am.

Hope to see you there.

Have a great day KMS

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Day 5

Attention all problem-solvers! The last week of February in the STEM world is dedicated to National Engineers Week! To celebrate, local sponsors such as Chemours and the University of Delaware are hosting a STEM Day and inviting YOU to join for an event filled with hands-on activities. You will be receiving a flyer today in your 1st-period class with a QR code included. Use the code to find the direct link for registration. The event will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at Patton Middle School. All are welcome to join – come learn, discover, and become part of this year’s theme – Be A Pioneer of Progress!

Students, make sure you get your conference times requests turned into your conferencing teacher. We want to set a conference that works well for you and your family.

Good morning KMS,  This week, work Wednesday is canceled. Students should go home on their buses. We will resume next week.

Please join me in congratulating sixth-grader, Sarah Myers, for her wonderful job representing our school at the Chester County Spelling Bee yesterday! Sarah was one of 49 spellers from the area and fell only one round short of making the coveted Championship Rounds! Way to go, Sarah! We are very proud of you!

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: there will be meetings at all lunches this Wednesday and every Wednesday until the event. Meetings will take place in the library.

FCA meets this Thursday morning in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, at 6:50 am.  Hope to see you there.

Here is a quote from Michele Obama as we continue to celebrate black history month. “Plenty of folks—including me and my husband—started out with very little. But with good education and a lot of hard work, anything is possible.”

Have a great day KMS.

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