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 Goes Back to the Ballpark

We’re happy to announce that KMS is going back to the ballpark. Please join KMS students and staff at Citizens Bank Park for an afternoon of baseball when the Phillies take on the Los Angeles Angeles on June 5th at 1:05pm.  Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit Kennett Middle School. Please click on the below link for order forms.

See you “out with the crowd!”

Phillies Tickets Order Form (English & Spanish)

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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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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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Principal’s Message May 28th, 2021 & Summer Learning

Hi KMS Families,

We are nearing the end of the 2020-2021 school year. We are so grateful that we have been able to end on a high note with in-person and virtual instruction. Here are some important notes about the end of the school year and summer learning opportunities.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Ms. Dian McKinney, 7th grade ELA teacher, was recognized as the GRAND WINNER of Chester County for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. Way to go Ms. McKinney!! We are so proud to have you represent KMS!

June Calendar: Click here to access our June calendar. The last day of school is Tuesday, June 15th. This will be a half-day and students will dismiss KMS at 11:30 a.m.

KMS Summer Academy: Invitation letters have been sent home to students who have qualified for Summer Academy. Please be sure to complete, sign, and return your invitation to KMS as soon as possible. This will run from Tuesday, July 6th through Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Kennett High School. If you have questions, please email Mr. Nev Lynch ( and Mrs. Erin Miller (

Summer PreAlgebra: For information about pre-algebra including registration, click here.

Summer Coding Opportunity:

Message from Nurse Shannon: Pennsylvania requires private or school dental exams for all students in 7th grade. The dental hygienist will briefly examine 7th-grade students on Friday, June 4 if parents have not already submitted a private report from their dentist to the school nurse. If you prefer to send a private dental exam, they must be received in the nurse’s office by June 3. Private exams can be sent via email or FAX 610-268-5892. For questions, call Diane Shannon at 610-268-5874.

Book and Item Collection for In-Person Students:

  • Books & Materials: Teachers will collect books and materials during the final days of school.
  • KCSD Chromebooks/Laptops: Students will submit their District Chromebooks, chargers and hotspots (if applicable) to PRIDE teachers during the final few days of school. Students requesting to maintain their device and/or hotspot for the summer must complete the “Summer Device Request” section of the Collection Form and devices will be redistributed within 1-2 weeks.

Book and Item Collection for Virtual Students:

  • All Materials: Virtual students are to return all KCSD books (library and textbooks), District Chromebooks, chargers and hotspots on Monday, June 14th from 2:45-3:45 pm.
    • Members of the Technology Department will be present to receive and inventory the devices during the dates and times identified above.
    • Students will walk their schedules and drop off items to their teachers.
    • Students requesting to maintain their device and/or hotspot for the summer must complete the “Summer Device Request” section of the Collection Form and devices will be redistributed within 1-2 weeks.
    • Office staff will be available to assist 6th graders who do not know the layout of our building well.

End of the Year Student Awards: KMS will be printing and mailing certificates for our PRIDE Students of the Year and Distinguished Honor Roll. We will not be having assemblies this spring. These certificates will be mailed home to families.

Thank You PTO: The middle school staff would like to thank our PTO for everything they did this year. The treats and meals were so delicious and we all enjoyed them. THANK YOU!!

We wish everybody a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Sincerely with Kennett PRIDE,

-The KMS Principals

Hola Familias de KMS:

Nos acercamos al final del año escolar 2020-2021. Estamos muy agradecidos de haber podido terminar con una nota alta con instrucción en persona y virtual. Aquí hay algunas notas importantes sobre el final del año escolar y las oportunidades de aprendizaje durante el verano.

¡¡FELICIDADES!! La Sra. Dian McKinney, maestra de ELA de séptimo grado, fue reconocida como la GRAN GANADORA del condado de Chester por el premio Citadel Heart of Learning. ¡¡Así se hace, Sra. McKinney !! ¡Estamos muy orgullosos de que represente a KMS!

Calendario de junio: Haga clic aquí para acceder a nuestro calendario de junio. El último día de clases es el martes 15 de junio. Este será medio día y los estudiantes saldrán de KMS a las 11:30 a.m.

Academia de Verano de KMS: Se han enviado cartas de invitación a casa a los estudiantes que han calificado para la Academia de Verano. Asegúrese de completar, firmar y devolver su invitación a KMS lo antes posible. Esto se llevará a cabo desde el martes 6 de julio hasta el jueves 5 de agosto de 2021 de 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. en Kennett High School. Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Nev Lynch ( y a la Sra. Erin Miller (

Pre Álgebra de verano: Para obtener información sobre pre álgebra, incluido el registro, haga clic aquí.

Oportunidad de codificación de verano:

Mensaje de la enfermera Shannon: Pennsylvania requiere exámenes dentales privados o escolares para todos los estudiantes de séptimo grado. El higienista dental examinará brevemente a los estudiantes de séptimo grado el viernes 4 de junio si los padres aún no han presentado un informe privado de su dentista a la enfermera de la escuela. Si prefiere enviar un examen dental privado, debe recibirlo en la enfermería antes del 3 de junio. Los exámenes privados pueden enviarse por correo electrónico o por FAX 610-268-5892. Si tiene preguntas, llame a Diane Shannon al 610-268-5874.

Colección de libros y artículos para estudiantes en persona:

  • Libros y materiales: los maestros recolectarán libros y materiales durante los últimos días de clases.

  • Chromebooks / laptops de KCSD: Los estudiantes enviarán sus Chromebooks, cargadores y puntos de acceso (si corresponde) del distrito a los maestros de PRIDE durante los últimos días de clases. Los estudiantes que soliciten mantener su dispositivo y / o punto de acceso durante el verano deben completar la sección “Solicitud de dispositivo de verano” del Formulario de recolección y los dispositivos se redistribuirán dentro de 1-2 semanas.

Colección de libros y artículos para estudiantes virtuales:

  • Todos los materiales: Los estudiantes virtuales deben devolver todos los libros de KCSD (biblioteca y libros de texto), Chromebooks del distrito, cargadores y puntos de acceso el lunes 14 de junio de 2:45 a 3:45 pm.

    • Los miembros del Departamento de Tecnología estarán presentes para recibir e inventariar los dispositivos durante las fechas y horas identificadas anteriormente.

    • Los estudiantes caminarán sus horarios y dejarán artículos a sus maestros.

    • Los estudiantes que soliciten mantener su dispositivo y / o punto de acceso durante el verano deben completar la sección “Solicitud de dispositivo de verano” del Formulario de recolección y los dispositivos se redistribuirán dentro de 1-2 semanas.

    • El personal de la oficina estará disponible para ayudar a los estudiantes de sexto grado que no conozcan bien el diseño de nuestro edificio.

Premios Estudiantiles del Fin Del Año: KMS imprimirá y enviará certificados para nuestros estudiantes PRIDE del año y el cuadro de honor distinguido. No tendremos asambleas esta primavera. Estos certificados se enviarán por correo a las familias.

Gracias PTO: El personal de la escuela intermedia quisiera agradecer a nuestro PTO por todo lo que hicieron este año. Las delicias y las comidas eran deliciosas y todos las disfrutamos. ¡¡GRACIAS!!

Deseamos a todos un fin de semana de vacaciones seguro, relajante y agradable.

Atentamente con Kennett PRIDE,

-Los Directores de KMS

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TCHS & Franklin Mint

On Friday, February 21, our eighth-grade students had the opportunity to tour the Chester Country Technical College High School (TCHS). The students were greeted by students and staff in the school cafeteria before exploring the various course options that TCHS has to offer. Students were given hands-on experience with everything from cosmetology to auto repair and everything in between. A good day was had by all and that wasn’t even the half of it.

The other half of the day, the 8th grade was fortunate enough to receive financial literacy training from the Franklin Mint. By providing real-world examples, students garnered a new understanding and appreciation for the intricacies of sustaining a personal budget. It was a rewarding day that will certainly serve all of our students well as they head into the future.

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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 or Mrs. Clapp if you are planning to attend.

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Empty Bowls

The “Empty Bowls Project” is an international grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. The mission is to create positive and lasting change through the arts. This dinner helps support the Kennett Food Bank. KMS Students glazed and donated over 36 bowls for this event. This is the 9th annual Empty Bowl dinner. It is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Here are some pictures of students preparing the bowls:

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KMS Spelling Bee

It was a fabulous Tuesday evening as spellers from sixth, seventh, and eighth grade gathered in the cafeteria to celebrate words! To all who participated, your school is very proud of your hard work and effort. And we are looking forward to honoring you by name at a future, school-wide assembly!

Seventh-grader Hannah Sweetman spelled her way into third place at the Bee! Vienna Gurev, an eighth-grade student and spelling bee veteran, took second place! And the winner of this year’s KMS Spelling Bee was sixth-grader Sarah Myers! She will be representing our school at the Chester County Spelling Bee on February 10th! Congratulations to our place winners, wonderful job to all spellers, and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who made last night’s competition possible!

Happy spelling to all!

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8th Grade Adopt a Family Event

Student Reading Poem

Student Reading Poem

Students Dancing

Students Dancing

Volleyball Game

Volleyball Game

On Friday, we had our annual Student-Faculty volleyball game.  It’s a great event that raises lots of money for families in our community.  We laughed and cheered our way through the afternoon. In addition, we had a dance performance by several teachers and many of our 8th graders between each of the volleyball games. We also had a student rap his poem that he wrote in his Language Arts class. It was a celebration of great things at KMS and we raised money. There was a lot of Kennett PRIDE!

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