KMS Student Item Retrieval and Return June 16-18, 2020

Please click here to view our plan: Updated Student-Item-Retrieval-KMS (updated 6/15/20)

Additional notes:

1.) We recognize that many of you want to see your teachers and say goodbye. Unfortunately, this is not an opportunity to catch up with the staff. All visits must be focused and occur quickly. We cannot wait to catch up with you when school resumes. Also, please make sure you are wearing a mask or facial covering.

2.) Please do NOT come to school if you have any symptoms of illness ( fever, cough, sore throat, headache, unexplained muscle pain, or loss of taste and smell). Also, do NOT come to school if you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or tested for COVID-19 during the past 14 days.

3.) PLEASE bring all library books into the building. We will have tables set up at each location for you to place your library books.

Thank you!

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KMS Will Compete on the ClassH-room!

ClassH-room advertisement

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.

Follow The ClassH-Room on social media:

Also, check out some local examples:

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2019-20 Welcome Back & New Student Orientation

Hello KMS students and parents!

Can you believe it is almost time to go back to school? We have been working diligently here this summer preparing for another great school year! By now you should have received an important mailing from us!

To review the letter that was included in the mailing, please click here Welcome Back Letter to Parents Students 2019-20. All students will be able to view schedules with teacher names and periods on Skyward on Friday, August 16th so be sure to log on!

We are excited to invite all of our sixth grade students, all students who are NEW to our building, and our student guides to our New Student Orientation on Friday, August 16th from 9:30am- 12:30pm. Transportation and lunch are provided for these students. The bus will come 2 hours later than the scheduled time. You will receive a specific pick up time & location on your bus card. To view more detailed information about this day, please click here New Student Orientation Memo.

We hope you are having an awesome summer and we can’t wait to see you all on the first day of school on August 26th!

See you real soon!

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Marking Period 1 Honor Roll

Our first marking period has come to a close and we would like to celebrate all of the students’ hard work and effort. There were 559 students on the honor roll:

Type of Honors Count of Students with Honors
Distinguished Honors (All As) 191
High Honors (All As and 1 B) 142
Honors (As and Bs) 226

Students on Honor Roll receive Kennett Squares for Academic Excellence in the Classroom (Distinguished Honors – 2 Kennett Squares, High Honors – 1 Kennett Square, Honors – 1 Kennett Square).

Also, we would like to wish a special congratulations to our 7th Grade who had the most number of students on the Honor Roll:

Honor Roll Counts by Grade

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Assessment Information

CDTs

In the fall, winter, and spring, students take an online test called the Classroom Diagnostic Tool (CDT) in Math, Language Arts, and Science. It is a tool that helps teachers know where the students are academically and helps them plan for the best instruction possible for our students. The CDT is similar to the Study Island benchmark and ALEKS benchmark that we have used in the past. While results of the CDT will not be part of your student’s marking period grade, we want students to try their best so that we can provide individualized instruction in areas in which they can grow.

For more information about the CDT, please visit The CDT site and click on Parent Resources.

PSSAs

Students in grades 6-8 will take PSSAs in English Language Arts and Mathematics and students in grade 8 will also take PSSA Science. A letter with more specific information will be sent home to parents closer to the testing dates.

2018-19

  • PSSA ELA (3 days) – April 22-24, 2019
  • PSSA Math (2 days) – April 29-30, 2019
  • PSSA Science (2 days) – May 1-2, 2019 *same week as Math
  • Makeups need to be completed by May 3, 2019

2019-20

  • PSSA ELA Window: April 20-25, 2020
  • PSSA Mathematics, Science and Make-ups Window: April 27-May 8, 2020

2020-21

  • PSSA ELA Window: April 19-23, 2021
  • PSSA Math, Science and Make-ups Window: April 26-May 7, 2021

Algebra Keystone Exam

Students who are enrolled in Algebra I will take the Algebra Keystone Exam in the spring. A letter with more specific information will be sent home to parents closer to the testing dates.

2018-19

  • Spring session window: May 13-24, 2019

2019-20

  • Spring session window: May 11-22, 2020

2020-21

  • Spring session window: May 17-28, 2021
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Back to School Night

Mark your calendar! Thursday, September 13, 2018 is BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Kennett Middle School. We look forward to seeing you and providing the opportunity for you to meet your student’s teachers. Students are welcome but do not need to attend.

You will need to know your student’s first period teacher (please ask your student) to begin the evening. A list of all of the 1st period teachers will be available in the lobby. You will receive your child’s schedule in his or her first period teacher’s classroom. All cycles classes will meet in the main gym.

The schedule is as follows:
HR Announcements in 1st period – 6:30pm – 6:42pm
1st period – 6:43pm – 6:54pm
2nd period – 6:55pm – 7:06pm
3rd period – 7:07pm – 7:18pm
4th period – 7:19pm – 7:30pm
5th period – 7:31pm – 7:42pm
6th period – 7:43pm – 7:54pm
7th period – 7:55pm – 8:06pm
8th period – 8:07pm – 8:18pm
9th period – 8:19pm – 8:30pm

Parking reminders:

  • Please try to carpool because our parking lot fills quickly.
  • Parking is available in the front and back of the school.
  • Please be cautious and safe on Sunny Dell Road.

The teachers and administrators look forward to meeting with you on Thursday, September 13!

Here is the letter that was emailed on 9/7 and sent home with kids on 9/11: Back to School Night Letter

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New Student Orientation and Schedules!

We are excited for our New Student Orientation on Friday, August 17th from 9:30am-12:30pm. This is for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who are NEW to our building this year. Transportation and lunch are provided for these students. More detailed information about this event is included in the email we will send you as a follow up to this phone call and is also available on our website under News. If you are interested in being a guide for orientation, please email Ms. Conner, Mrs. MacNamara, or Mrs. Bevan.

Please click here to access the information about the orientation on August 17th: New Student Orientation Memo

For all of our returning 7th and 8th graders, you will be able to see your schedules live on Skyward on Friday, August 17th!

We hope you are having an awesome summer and we can’t wait to see you all on the first day of school on August 27th, 2018!

See you real soon!

Mr. DeAngelis, Mrs. Austin, and Mr. Moore

Estamos entusiasmados por nuestra Orientación para Nuevos Estudiantes el viernes 17 de agosto de 9:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. Esto es para estudiantes de sexto, séptimo y octavo grado que son NUEVOS en nuestro edificio este año. El transporte y el almuerzo se proporcionan para estos estudiantes. Se incluye información más detallada sobre este evento en el correo electrónico que le enviaremos como seguimiento de esta llamada telefónica y también está disponible en nuestro sitio web en Noticias. Si está interesado en ser una guía de orientación, envíe un correo electrónico a la Sra. Conner, la Sra. MacNamara o la Sra. Bevan.

Haga clic aquí para acceder a la información sobre la orientación el 17 de agosto: New Student Orientation Memo

Para todos nuestros alumnos de 7º y 8º grado que regresan, podrán ver sus horarios en vivo en Skyward el viernes 17 de agosto!

Esperamos que tenga un verano maravilloso y no podemos esperar para verlos a todos en el primer día de clases el 27 de agosto 2018!

¡Nos vemos muy pronto!

El Sr. DeAngelis, la Sra. Austin y el Sr. Moore

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Fall Sports for 7th & 8th Grade

Tryouts for football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, and cheerleading will begin in the first two weeks of school. Information about tryouts will be on the morning announcements and are posted on our website at https://kms.kcsd.org/news/category/daily-announcements/.

All Students MUST have a physical and ALL required paperwork MUST be handed in PRIOR TO TRYOUTS. Physicals must have been done after May 31 of the given year. Without a physical (done after May 31) and without paperwork being handed in, a student may NOT try out. For more information, please visit, https://kms.kcsd.org/sports/.

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Welcome Back Letter 2018

In late July/early August we sent home a mailing containing the following:

  • Welcome Back Letter 2018
  • A draft of scheduled courses for the upcoming school year
  • Emergency forms (that need to be edited/corrected and brought back to the HR teacher)
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KMS Updates and Upcoming Events – 6/29/18

The email below was sent on 6/29/18 to all students 5th-8th and staff members.

Hello KMS Families!

The 2017-18 school year is in the books! Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for another awesome year at KMS. We would like to congratulate our eighth graders entering high school and welcome our incoming sixth graders and new students! We hope you are having a wonderful summer so far.

UPDATES/IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Report Cards: Marking period 4 report cards were mailed on June 20, 2018, so they should have arrived at all homes by now. Congratulations to the 534 students who made the Honor Roll this past marking period.

KMS Summer Assignments:

  • Click on this link https://kms.kcsd.org/school-information/kms-supply-lists-summer-assignments/ to access:
    • Summer Reading Information
    • Supply Lists
    • Bingo Bored – Summer is a great time to relax and unwind. However, summer is also a great time to explore, discover, invent, craft, construct, and yes…even learn! We want to see you experience something new this summer so we created a program called Bingo Bored. Bingo Bored is a 5 x 5 activity board filled with opportunities and challenges. KMS students will have until the first full school day to complete as many activities on this sheet as you can. When you return to us in the fall, students will turn in their Bingo Bored to the KMS main office for your credit. For every five (5) activities you have approved, you will earn one (1) Kennett Square. When you complete a full row, column or diagonal and you will earn one (1) Golden Kennett Square. A fully completed board will earn you automatically earn you a LEVEL 1 Kennett PRIDE wristband. Parents and guardians are not allowed to approve more than ten (10) total challenges. When possible, seek the signature of an adult associated with the task such as a business owner, librarian, community event organizer, policeman, etc.
  • Reminder about ALEKS https://www.aleks.com/ – Accounts are active and accessible over the summer! Work to fill your pie and use QuickTables to prevent regression in fact fluency!

KHS Summer Assignments: https://www.kcsd.org/for-parents/summer-reading-list/

Phillies Game: Photos and videos from our KCSD #ALLin Event at the Phillies game are now posted here: https://kms.kcsd.org/news/2018/06/13/kennett-phillies-game-2018/. Thank you to all who purchased tickets!

Daily Announcements: Just a reminder that you can always access our daily morning Live on 5 TV announcements and the cycle day on our website: https://kms.kcsd.org/news/category/daily-announcements/.

KCSD 2018-19 Calendar: https://www.kcsd.org/news/2018/02/18/kcsd-releases-2018-2019-calendar/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • July 9, 2018 – Summer Academy at MDL and Summer School at KHS begin
  • Late July/Early August – KMS Course Placements mailed home; for more information about Course Offerings and Course Placement please visit: https://kms.kcsd.org/school-information/course-offerings-placement/
  • August 8, 2018 from 9:30AM-12:05PM – KHS Freshmen Orientation
  • August 17, 2018 from 9:30AM-12:00PM – KMS New Student Orientation; lunch and transportation provided; more details coming soon!
  • August 17, 2018 – Student schedules go live on Skyward
  • August 27, 2018 – First day of school!
  • September 13, 2018 at 6:30pm – Back to School/Parent Orientation Night

Enjoy your summer! Follow us on Twitter @KCSDKennettMS

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

The KMS Principals

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