New Student Orientation Success & Schedules

Wow! What a great turn out we had at New Student Orientation today! Thank you to everyone who attended. If you couldn’t make it today and you are a new student, please feel free to stop by the main or guidance office next week to pick up your schedule and locker information.

For returning KMS students, you can view your schedules now on Skyward. Information about Skyward is located here: https://www.kcsd.org/for-parents/family-and-student-skyward-access/. (Skyward login information – your username: six digit student ID; Password: eight digit birthday)

All students, new and returning, will receive a new copy of their schedule and locker information on the first day of school, August 28, 2017. The principals will also be outside by the buses in the morning with lists of homerooms in case a student does not know.

A copy of the letter that we mailed home last week is here in case you missed it: https://kms.kcsd.org/news/2017/08/18/welcome-back-letter/.

We are very excited to see everyone soon!

Check out pictures and video from today on our Twitter – https://twitter.com/KCSDKennettMS!

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Kennett @ the Phillies Game Tickets Deadline Extended!

Ticket orders for the Phillies game will be accepted for one more week! All orders are now due on May 12, 2017!

And Now…

The Top Five Reasons to Buy Tickets for the Kennett Phillies Game:

Number 5: After the game, there is a FREE concert by the Avett Brothers, a popular American band!
Number 4: The highest ticket seller will win their choice of a personal tour of the ballpark for four people before the game or four premium level seats!
Number 3: One of our KMS staff members will be throwing out the first ball!
Number 2: The KMS Eighth Grade Chorus will be singing the National Anthem before the game!
Number 1: It is a great way to spend time with the Kennett community, family, and friends!

Buy your tickets today before we run out! The NEW deadline to order tickets is May 12th! Please call 610-268-5800 with any questions.

Please join us at the Phillies vs. Giants Baseball Game on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 4:05pm at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last year’s event was very fun and successful and we look forward to another great year. As is tradition, the Kennett Middle School Eighth Grade Chorus will sing the National Anthem before the game. All members of the KCSD family are invited to join in on the fun. All KCSD employees and students received a green flyer and order form with the details of the game and how to order tickets. Tickets are only $23 each! Proceeds from each ticket sold at this event will benefit the students at Kennett Middle School.

To purchase tickets, please fill out the order form and send payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card. Online tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.paypal.me/kmsphillies and sending the order form to KMS. For more information, please contact Kennett Middle School at 610-268-5800. Reserve your tickets and meet us at the ballpark! Go Phillies and Go Kennett!

Ticket Order Form: 2017 KCSD ALLIN Night at the Phillies.pdf

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Marking Period Honor Roll 3

 

Marking Period 3 is complete! By now you should have received a report card. Congratulations to the 521 students who made the Honor Roll. They all have received a certificate and a bumper sticker!

  • 184 students earned Distinguished Honors (all As).
  • 105 students earned High Honors (all As & 1 B).
  • 232 students earned Honors (As & Bs).
  • 190 students in Sixth Grade made the Honor Roll!
  • 164 students in the Seventh Grade made Honor Roll!
  • 167 students in the Eighth Grade made Honor Roll!
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Marking Period Honor Roll

Marking Period 1 is complete! Report cards are being mailed home next week.  Congratulations to the 601 students who made the Honor Roll.

  • 233 students earned Distinguished Honors (all As).
  • 141 students earned High Honors (all As & 1 B).
  • 227 students earned Honors (As & Bs)

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KMS Went Pink For Breast Cancer

Kennett Middle School went pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Student Council held a “Pink Out” every Wednesday throughout the month of October where students dressed in pink to support the many survivors of breast cancer within our Kennett community.

In addition, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Annual 5K Run/Walk was held on October 8, and Kennett Middle School joined the fight to raise money for a cure. A Hat Day was held, and when all was said and done, $470.30 was donated by our generous staff and students. Way to go Kennett Middle School!

Kennett Middle School Celebrate Hat Day To Raise Money to Cancer Awareness.

Kennett Middle School Celebrate Hat Day To Raise Money to Cancer Awareness.

Kennett Middle School Celebrate Hat Day To Raise Money to Cancer Awareness.

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October Student Spotlight

Welcome to our new feature, Student Spotlight! Here we will feature our Kennett PRIDE Students of the Month. These are the students who have received the most Kennett Squares in their grade that month. The September PRIDE Students of the Month are Marco King from sixth grade, Mattias King from seventh grade, and McKenna Norton from eighth grade.


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Marco King

Marco, a sixth grade student, reports that his favorite subject is Science because he has a great teacher who teaches him amazing things. When asked about his favorite part of Kennett Middle School, he said, “I like all of the clubs and that you can do many things during lunch. I also like how all of my teachers are always prepared and ready to teach many things.” When Marco is not in school, he enjoys playing outside. His advice to students who strive to be a Kennett PRIDE Student of the Month is to “try your best and be nice everywhere you go.”

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Mattias King

Mattias, a seventh grade student, shares that his favorite subject is Math because it “makes sense.” He shares that his favorite part about Kennett Middle School is his teachers and that outside school he enjoys playing soccer. His advice to other students who strive to be a Kennett PRIDE Student of the Month is “if all you want to do is show off, don’t bother.” What a great reminder to “just be yourself!”

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McKenna Norton

McKenna, an eighth grade student, loves American History because her teacher makes it “fun and interesting” and she enjoys learning new content. Her favorite thing about our school is the teachers because they are “truly passionate about what they do.” Outside of school, McKenna is very active playing tennis, learning Mandarin, read, and attend her church youth group. McKenna advises students to show their Kennett PRIDE by “always being polite and appreciating the little things your teachers do for you.”

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Betsy the Cow Visits KMS

Another memorable day at Kennett Middle School yesterday…

Betsy the Cow joined us for a live drawing lab in art classes. Our always adventurous and ever-remarkable KMS art teachers with the help of the father of seventh grade student, Penny Romanelli, arranged for Betsy to spend the day at KMS. Betsy is a 4 month old calf who weighs about 180 pounds.

The live drawing lab has become a tradition in Mrs. Uhl’s and Ms. Conner’s art classes featuring animals such as ducks, bunnies, a pig, horses, goats, an owl, a parrot, rats, and chickens. What an awesome experience for our students!

Click here to watch the Betsy the Cow video!

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Advisory Program LEAD Continues to Flourish at KMS

LEAD is a mentoring program that was started in 2013 at Kennett Middle School. LEAD stands for Listen, Encourage, Advise, and Discuss. The two goals of LEAD are to build positive relationships and to foster academic success.

All students at Kennett Middle School are assigned to a LEAD teacher. This teacher has regular contact with the student and his or her parents about the student’s academic, social, and emotional progress throughout the year. In most cases, LEAD teachers are the students’ conference teachers for Fall and Spring Conferences. These teachers may also may facilitate informal conferences with students and parents throughout the year.

LEAD is an advisory period that occurs during the school day. Twice a month on Tuesdays, LEAD occurs during a period of the day that rotates each month. On our first LEAD of the year, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, all students and teachers reported to their LEAD classrooms. Teachers receive a lesson plan that they deliver to the students. The theme of the first LEAD was Team Building!

In accordance with the District initiative, SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol), the lessons include both content and language objectives. The content objective for the lesson was “Students will be able to comprehend the purpose of and goals of LEAD (foster academic success and build positive relationships)” and the language objectives were “Students will be able to list and analyze their grades on the LEAD Grade Progress Chart using Skyward, to memorize the names of all LEAD group members by completing a teacher-led name game activity, and to create a LEAD banner using the template provided to represent the group.”

Each LEAD period, students chart their current grades and look for patterns, increases, and/or decreases. Their LEAD teacher helps the student to make a plan for improvement and/or celebrates their successes. LEAD teachers are also a sounding board for students who are struggling in a particular class or subject and can help them problem-solve a solution.

After the students analyze their grades, the LEAD lesson is delivered. Each month has a particular theme. The themes for 2016-2017 are September: Team Building; October: Personal Responsibility; November: Respect/Preparing for Fall Conferences; December: Integrity; January: Dedication; February: Bullying; March: Preparing for Spring Conferences and PSSA; April: Excellence; and May: Goal Setting & Reflection. The themes are chosen by the LEAD Committee and are based on need at that particular time of year and on our positive behavior system, Kennett PRIDE (P = Personal Responsibility, R = Respect, I = Integrity, D = Dedication, E = Excellence). Throughout the year, students will complete interactive activities led by their LEAD teacher on the aforementioned topics.

Students, teachers, and parents have come to look forward to LEAD each year and we hope to continue to develop and improve this worthwhile and engaging program!

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Students Celebrate the Mushroom with a Pop-Up Art Show

Our art classes started to celebrate our community and the famous Mushroom Festival early this year! On September 5, 2016 students were painting, drawing, and printmaking real mushrooms. This pop-up art show is on display for a limited time in the main hallway and can be viewed in the photos below.

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