Info from KMS 4/14/23

Hello KMS Families,

Here is some important information from KMS:

PSSA: As a reminder, administration of the annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) will take place from April 25 to May 4.

Most tests will be administered from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. However, some students may be assessed in the afternoon if needed. We ask that you avoid making any outside appointments during this time. Your child’s attendance is extremely important.

A state-mandated standardized test, the PSSA is one of many tools that measure student achievement. Every PA student in grades three through eight is assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Every PA student in grades four and eight is also assessed in Science.

While your child has been working diligently with their teachers to prepare, there are also ways that you can help them test their best:

On the Night(s) Before:

  • Set an early bedtime.

On the Day(s) Of:

  • Provide a nutritious breakfast,
  • Ensure they attend school (unless sick),
  • Remind them to ask questions if they do not understand directions and
  • Advise them to do their personal best.

The PSSA will be taken online again this year. Your student will be instructed to leave their district-issued device and charger at school beginning next Wednesday, April 19, through the duration of the testing period.

Families who wish to opt their child out of the PSSA this year due to a conflict with their religious beliefs must first review the test with a proctor before providing confirmation in writing. Please contact the school to schedule an appointment during the following window next week:

  • Monday – Friday, April 17 – 21, from 7 to 10 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

PSSA Help Needed: KMS needs some help with hall monitors during PSSA testing on April 25-27 and May 1-4. Please review the available slots here and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Honor Roll Certificates: Third marking period honor roll certificates were distributed to students on Monday, 4/10. There was a small error in printing. If you would like a corrected certificate, please complete this form.

After the Bell: Registration is open! The Spring After the Bell session begins on April 25. View Spring activities and register here.

New this Spring: After the Bell has partnered with TCHS and is offering Wednesday sessions at the Pennock’s Bridge location. Students will learn about cosmetology, animal science, carpentry, HVAC, and automotive engine tech! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Dressing for Spring: The weather has turned. Please encourage students to dress in layers. Shorts should not be rolled up, and pants/shorts should be worn on the hips. Tops should fully cover the torso.

6th-Grade Physicals: Pennsylvania law requires physical examinations for all students upon entry to the district, grade 6, and grade 11. At this time, there are 140 6th graders who still need to submit a physical form. In order for students to begin 7th grade, we need documentation that they have received the TDAP and meningitis vaccine.

Physical Exams for ‘23-24 Sports at KMS: Sports physicals will be offered at Kennett Middle School on May 22, 23, and 24 for students entering 7th and 8th grade who plan to try out for any sport next year. The cost of a school physical is $15 (cash or check payable to KMS). Please visit our website and access the Parent Sports Letter for more information.

All students must have PIAA consents and sports physicals on file with the school nurse ( prior to the first day of tryouts. The physical must be dated on/after May 1, 2023.

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

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KMS Welcome Letters 2022-2023

Hi 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade KCSD Students & Families,

Believe it or not, it is time to begin planning for the 2022-2023 school year! We are excited to see our 8th graders advance to Kennett High School, our 6th and 7th graders move forward to the next grade, and we are VERY excited to welcome the current 5th graders from New Garden Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Greenwood Elementary as the next 6th grade class! This fall, Dr. Lorenzo DeAngelis will be the 6th-grade principal and Ms. Lauren Boder will be the 6th grade school counselor. Mr. Jake Moore and Mrs. Jenna Reinheimer will travel with their cohort of students to 7th grade, and Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Barley-Stoudemire will travel with their cohort of students to 8th grade. To help students and families transition to the next grade, we have created Welcome Letters that are specific to the grade your student will be in next year. These Welcome Letters outline course offerings and explain how students are placed into courses. Welcome letters are available below electronically and paper copies are being mailed to all families this week.

Please read your letter carefully and contact KMS if you have any questions.

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

Hola Estudiantes y Familias de KCSD de Grados 5, 6, y 7,

Lo crea o no, ¡es hora de comenzar a planificar el año escolar 2022-2023! Estamos emocionados de ver a nuestros estudiantes de Grado 8 avanzar a Kennett High School, nuestros estudiantes de Grados 6 y 7 avanzar al siguiente grado, y estamos MUY emocionados de dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes actuales de Grado 5 de New Garden Elementary, Bancroft Elementary y Greenwood Elementary como la próxima clase de Grado 6! Este otoño, el Dr. Lorenzo DeAngelis será el director de sexto grado y la Sra. Lauren Boder será la consejera escolar de sexto grado. El Sr. Jake Moore y la Sra. Jenna Reinheimer viajarán con su cohorte de estudiantes al Grado 7 y la Sra. Miller y la Sra. Barley-Stoudemire viajarán con su cohorte de estudiantes al Grado 8. Para ayudar a los estudiantes y sus familias a hacer la transición al siguiente grado, hemos creado Cartas de Bienvenida que son específicas para el grado en el que estará su estudiante el próximo año. Estas cartas de bienvenida describen las ofertas de cursos y explican cómo se coloca a los estudiantes en los cursos. Las cartas de bienvenida están disponibles a continuación electrónicamente y esta semana se enviarán copias en papel a todas las familias.

Lea atentamente su carta y comuníquese con KMS si tiene alguna pregunta.

Sinceramente con Kennett PRIDE,

-Los Directores de KMS

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Covid Vaccine Clinic

To Keep Kennett Healthy, KCSD will host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic exclusively for students, staff and their families in partnership with the Wellness Family Pharmacy.

Please join us Thursday, November 18th from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in the Kennett High School Reynolds Gym. Pfizer first, second and booster doses will be available at no cost for all aged 5 and above. Register soon, as space is limited!

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Fall Conferences, Winter Sports, and MP1 Report Cards

Hi KMS Families,

Here is some important information from Kennett Middle School:

New Attendance Clerk: KMS welcomes Mrs. Yazmin Emmanuelli as our school’s new Attendance Clerk! Please join us in welcoming her!

Marking Period 1 Report Cards: Marking period 1 ended on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021. The office will be mailing (postal service) report cards home on Monday, November 17th, 2021. Report cards will not have teacher comments. Comments will be provided during Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences: KMS will have Fall Conferences on Friday, November 19th, Monday, November 22nd, and Tuesday, November 23rd. Please access the KMS Half Day Bell Schedule here. Your student’s conferencing teacher has been in touch with you already about conference dates/times. All families have the option to attend their conference either in-person or virtually through Microsoft Teams. Please be sure to communicate your preference with your student’s PRIDE teacher. All interpretation services will be provided virtually. During your conference, you will receive comments from teachers regarding your child’s performance so far this school year as well as a student self-evaluation.

Winter Sports: It is hard to believe, but winter sports are right around the corner. In order to try out for any sport, there is a Sports Packet that needs to be completed, signed, and submitted to our school nurse before a student is able to participate in tryouts. All athletes are required to have a physical done after May 31 of this year.

Below, please find information specific to each KMS winter sport:


  • Hydration tests for all students interested in participating in wrestling will be done at 1:30 on Thursday, November 18.
  • On November 18, Coach will also be here during hydration testing to give wrestling participants information.
  • If interested in wrestling, please have your student stop by the KMS office for a Hydration Test permission slip.
  • This permission slip must be returned to the KMS Office by Tuesday, November 16.
  • Coach Mike Rochester:

Girls Basketball:

  • Monday, November 15th: Both 7th and 8th girls will attend tryouts from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • Tuesday, November 16th: 7th Grade girls ONLY from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • Wednesday, November 17th: 8th Grade girls ONLY from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • 7th Grade: Coach Lauren Gottstein:
  • 8th Grade: Coach Jeffra Leo:

Boys Basketball:

  • Try-outs will be held on December 6, December 7, and December 8 from 2:45 – 4:30.
  • 7th Grade: Coach Wayne Robinson:
  • 8th Grade: Coach Dan Augustine:

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

Hola familias de KMS:

Aquí hay información importante de Kennett Middle School:

Nueva secretaria de asistencia: ¡KMS le da la bienvenida a la Sra. Yazmin Emmanuelli como la nueva secretaria de asistencia de nuestra escuela! ¡Únase a nosotros para darle la bienvenida!

Calificaciones del período 1: El período de calificaciones 1 terminó el martes 9 de noviembre de 2021. La oficina enviará por correo (servicio postal) las boletas de calificaciones a casa el lunes 17 de noviembre de 2021. Las boletas de calificaciones no tendrán comentarios de los maestros. Se proporcionarán comentarios durante las conferencias de otoño entre padres y maestros.

Conferencias de otoño entre padres y maestros: KMS tendrá conferencias de otoño el viernes 19 de noviembre, lunes 22 de noviembre y martes 23 de noviembre. Acceda al horario de campana de medio día de KMS aquí. El maestro de conferencias de su estudiante ya se ha puesto en contacto con usted para informarle sobre las fechas y horarios de las conferencias. Todas las familias tienen la opción de asistir a su conferencia en persona o virtualmente a través de Microsoft Teams. Por favor asegúrese de comunicar su preferencia con el maestro PRIDE de su estudiante. Todos los servicios de interpretación se proporcionarán de forma virtual. Durante su conferencia, recibirá comentarios de los maestros sobre el desempeño de su hijo en lo que va del año escolar, así como una autoevaluación del estudiante.

Deportes de invierno: Es difícil de creer, pero los deportes de invierno están a la vuelta de la esquina. Para probar cualquier deporte, hay un paquete de deportes que debe completarse, firmarse y enviarse a la enfermera de la escuela antes de que un estudiante pueda participar en las pruebas. Se requiere que todos los atletas se realicen un examen físico después del 31 de mayo de este año.

Lucha Libre:

  • Las pruebas de hidratación para todos los estudiantes interesados ​​en participar en la lucha libre se realizarán a la 1:30 del jueves 18 de Noviembre.
  • El 18 de noviembre, el entrenador también estará aquí durante las pruebas de hidratación para dar información a los participantes de lucha libre.
  • Si está interesado en la lucha libre, pídale a su estudiante que pase por la oficina de KMS para obtener un permiso de prueba de hidratación.
  • Este formulario de permiso debe devolverse a la oficina de KMS antes del martes 16 de noviembre.
    Entrenador Mike Rochester:

Baloncesto para Chicas:

Lunes, 15 de noviembre: Tanto las niñas de séptimo como de octavo asistirán a las pruebas de 2:45 a 4:30.
Martes, 16 de noviembre: Niñas de 7mo grado SOLAMENTE de 2:45 a 4:30.
Miércoles 17 de noviembre: niñas de 8 ° grado SOLAMENTE de 2:45 a 4:30.
7mo grado: Entrenadora Lauren Gottstein:
Octavo grado: Entrenador Jeffra Leo:

Baloncesto para Chicos:

Las pruebas se llevarán a cabo el 6 de diciembre, el 7 de diciembre y el 8 de diciembre de 2:45 a 4:30.
7mo grado: Entrenador Wayne Robinson:
8vo grado: Entrenador Dan Augustine:

Atentamente con Kennett PRIDE,

-Los Directores de KMS

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Friday, October 29th

Good Morning, KMS.

Today is Friday, October 29, 2021. Today is Day 1

Cross-Country Team,

I full heartedly agree with the High School Coach, Coach Ram, who sent your parents a message on the level of competitive play at Thursday’s County Championship race. The way all team members finished filled my heart with Kennett PRIDE! The top runners representing KMS included: Ryann Borden, Dana Diokno, Sasha Ingle, Natalie Lucas, Ella DePietro, Kaylee Araton, and Cassie Coats for the girls and Luke Ganly, Trenton Kjelstrom, Carson Brewer, Josh Poulton, Chase Gibbons, Will Richardson, Ben Kessinger, and Quin Williams.

Team, don’t forget we have an early dismissal today. Also make sure to turn in your last-minute spirit wear order forms and submit your uniforms by this Monday, Nov. 1. See you soon! Coach J.

Happy Friday KMS! Today is a Kennett Square Power Up Day! This means that all Kennett Squares are worth double! Please have your Kennett PRIDE on display and try to earn a Kennett Square today!

Marking Period one ends on Tuesday, November 9th. Please make sure you are checking your grades on Skyward and speaking with your teachers.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s Red Ribbon Week activities and joined in the fight against drugs and alcohol.

As always, please wear your mask so it is fully covering your nose and mouth at all times.

Have a great day KMS.

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Tuesday, October 26

Are you wearing fun socks today? Today for Red Ribbon Week, we are socking it to drugs and alcohol. Don’t forget your hats tomorrow as we put the cap on drugs.


Students, have you heard that you should never open a door and let an adult into our school? Even if the adult has a KCSD Badge?

All KCSD employees will be able to use their FOB to get into the building. They won’t need help from the student. There is never a need for a student to open a door and let an adult into our school.

For example, if a student is reading on a bench at the bottom of the B wing and an adult knocks on the back doors, waives, and asks the student to open the door, the student should never open the door. The student should notify another teacher.

Please do not open the door to let an adult into our building.


Congratulations to the Girl’s Volleyball Program on completing their season this past Friday.

Both teams saved the best for last in their last home game against Patton.

The 8th grade team played their best game all season, it was a good day.

The 7th grade team pulled out a nail biter 3 game set for the WIN.

Coach Leo and Coach Gambino are proud of how much growth both teams showed throughout the season.

Remember…team pictures are tomorrow. Please bring BOTH uniforms to turn in. We will be wearing BLUE for our pictures. Our picture time is 12:55. REMEMBER: Bring BOTH uniforms and your smile!

The 8th grade girls soccer team beat Lionville yesterday by a score of 1-0 in their final game of the season. The goal was scored by top striker, Ava Schlosser. Zoey Ernst topped off her incredible season with another shutout, supported by the strong defense that held on tight to that one goal lead. The girls finished the season with a winning record.


The 7th grade girls soccer team tied Lionville by a score of 1-1 with a last minute goal from Ryann Bennett, assisted by Ella Johnson off of a beautiful corner kick by Brianna Handlin. The girls became the only team to score against the Lionville 7th grade team ALL season. Big thanks to Lorenza Arriagada Turrent and Claire Cofran for chipping in to play goalie for the 7th grade team. Lorenza had a great save on a penalty kick to keep Kennett in the game.

To all the girls soccer players – great season. We are so proud of you!

As always, please wear your mask so it is fully covering your nose and mouth at all times. And one last thing, Don’t forget your hats tomorrow as we put the cap on drugs.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Today is Thursday, October 14, 2021

Today is Day 2

Did you know that the Kennett High School Homecoming Parade is this Friday, September 15? If you are interested in marching with KMS, we will line up behind in the KHS lower parking lot at 6pm to march at 6:30.

The parade route will take us up Broad Street and back down Union Street, so we can watch kick off at 7pm

I don’t know if I’m more excited to march in the parade, watch the football game, the crowning of the King and Queen, or hear the amazing KHS marching band. All I know for sure is that I will definitely be there. Will you?

As always, please wear your mask so it is fully covering your nose and mouth at all times.

Have a great day KMS.

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Tuesday, October 12

Good Morning, KMS.

Today is Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Today is Day 3

Our KMS 7th grade FH team showed great grit and determination as they fought for a win against rival Avon Grove. Great defense played by Vivian Skidd, Sienna Centrella, Karoline Olintz, and goalie Abby Turnbull. Our dynamic midfield diamond played by Margo Swartz, Maggie Kelly, Katie Hanrahan, and Kira Tinney was aggressive and shined throughout. Last, but not least, our intimidating front-line attack was dominated by Eme Hall, Cat Chiomento, and Ellie Peltz.

Each of the 11 players dug deep and played well to win 2-1. Congrats ladies. Let’s keep this record going!

The girls soccer team beat North Brandywine yesterday by a score of 2-0, with goals from Ava Schlosser and Claire Cofran. Zoey Ernst reeled in another shutout. The girls’ next home game is tomorrow against Avon Grove. Come out and cheer them on!

The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

As always, please wear your mask so it is fully covering your nose and mouth at all times.

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Friday, October 8th

Thank you, Nurse Shannon, for organizing the vaccine clinic yesterday after school. We are proud of you. And we’re all safer because of your efforts.

On Monday, both the 7th grade and 8th grade boys soccer teams defeated Fugett. The 8th grade team won by a score of 5-1 and the 7th grade team won by a score of 5-2. Both Alex and Parker played well in goal. Our next home game is Monday, October 11th here at KMS against North Brandywine Middle School. Come out and support both teams!

The amazing girls 7th and 8th grade field hockey teams rocked their way to wins against Great Valley! Congrats ladies. Go Blue Demons. Kennett defeated Great Valley 2-1 in 8th Grade Field Hockey action. Kennett was led by goals from Rhyan Braun and Stella Houghton. Maeve Wells and Evy Guzzio picked up the assists. The Kennett attack of Morgan Carter, and Molly Kauffman kept the pressure on the entire game. Saige Pfeifer, Taya Wuchter and Sarah Dahms controlled the mid-field. The defense of Anya Kauffman, Abby Rosenberg, Ella Freedman, Molly Spisak, and Bryn Schoenthal kept the Great Valley offense at bay, limiting the shots on goalkeeper Charlotte Mack who made 3 saves. Way to go Kennett!

The girls soccer team tied Great Valley on Tuesday with a score of 1-1. Ariana Peterson had her first goal of the season! The team’s next home game is next Wednesday. Be sure to come out and support them!

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade Girls volleyball teams. They both beat Stetson Yesterday.

8th Grade won decisively in two very closely matched games. 25 to 23 and 26 to 24. The triumphant return of Casey Kennedy to the floor provided a spark of energy that fired up the entire team. GREAT TEAM WIN! So proud of our athletes!

7th Grade battled and won the game in 3 matches. Strong serving from Lila Edwards, Ana Swed and Kamryn Small led the 7th Grade team to victory. After a 19-25 loss they fought back to win 25-20 forcing the third match. In a back and forth battle, Kennett took the win 15-13. Another Great Win! Go Kennett. Their next game is home vs. Engle on Wednesday, October 13th. Come out and support the team.

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