Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Day 2

March is Youth Art Month- Help the Art Department kick off the celebrations by attending Kennett Middle School’s – IMAGINE BRANDYWINE STUDENT ART EXHIBIT Votes for Women.

Our students’ opening reception is Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:30 to 3:30

Come and enjoy light refreshments and a special musical performance by “Kennett High School String Quintet.” This is all happening at The Brandywine River Museum.

Please see Mrs. Uhl and Mrs. Clapp for details.

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!

FCA will be meeting in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, this Thursday at 6:50 am. All are welcome.

Attention all students and homeroom teachers: It’s time for a friendly homeroom competition!

Every two weeks we will announce the homerooms that have handed in 100% of student absence notes. Those homerooms have no students that owe any absence notes from that two week time. Those winning homerooms will get a ticket entered into a raffle for a future pizza party. They will also be the homerooms that won the two-week race, so they get bragging rights for the next two weeks as we watch them cross the finish line ahead of the rest of the school.

The KMS secret judges decided to count a warm-up race and announce what homerooms have come in the lead for the two weeks between February 3rd and February 14th. These homerooms had zero missing absence notes during that time, so congratulations to the following winning homerooms:

Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. Reeves

Mrs. Pye

Ms. Burton

Mrs. Warren

Mrs. Brenna

Mrs. Bevan

Mr. Faiss

Mrs. Coe

Mrs. Matthias

Mrs. Uster

You don’t get a ticket yet, but you can hold your hands up in celebration because you are the first group to come in the finish line before the race even started. So, to you and the rest of KMS, let’s get on the track and hand in our absence notes! We’ll see you next time with the next group of homeroom winners!

Here is today’s Black History Month fact, 1866 The “Black Codes” were passed by all white legislators of the former Confederate States. Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, conferring citizenship on African Americans and granting them equal rights to whites.

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

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KMS Treble Choir Spends the Day at Temple University

Our KMS Treble Choir had a very exciting day. This group of seventh and eighth grade singers is an auditioned, extracurricular ensemble that performs 8-12 events each year throughout the area.

On February 20, 2020, Treble Choir took a field trip to Temple University for a full day of choral activities. They got to observe a rehearsal and sing with Dr. Paul Rardin’s Concert Choir – the top singing ensemble on TU. They will spend an hour or more in a workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, a middle school choral specialist. She used that time to work specifically with our students to develop their singing skills and fine-tune music for their other performances this year. After the workshop, students will get a guided tour of the campus. Then they closed the evening by singing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Temple vs. UConn men’s basketball game. What an amazing opportunity for these students and their fearless leader Mrs. Mancuso!

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Monday, February 24, 2020 Day 1

March is Youth Art Month- Help the Art Department kick off the celebrations by attending Kennett Middle School’s -IMAGINE BRANDYWINE STUDENT ART EXHIBIT Votes for Women.

Our students’ opening reception is Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:30 to 3:30

Come and enjoy light refreshments and a special musical performance by “Kennett High School String Quintet.” This is all happening at The Brandywine River Museum.

Please see Mrs. Uhl and Mrs. Clapp for details.

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!

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.

Although Charles Hamilton Houston’s (1895-1950) death preceded the widely accepted start of the Civil Rights Movement by four years, his influence on the movement can’t be denied. Houston was a Harvard educated lawyer who was instrumental in challenging the racially discriminating Jim Crow laws which led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to declare racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional

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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!

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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.

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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

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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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