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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 muhl@kcsd.org or Mrs. Clapp aclapp@kcsd.org if you are planning to attend.

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Wednesday, February 12, 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. 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!

This week, work Wednesday is canceled. Students should go home on their buses. We will resume next week.

Students, make sure you get your conference times requests turned into your conferencing teacher. We want to set a conference that works well for you and your family.

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: there will be meetings at all lunches this Wednesday and every Wednesday until the event. Meetings will take place in the library.

FCA meets this Thursday morning in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, at 6:50 am.

Hope to see you there.

Have a great day KMS

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Tuesday, February 11, 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. 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!

Students, make sure you get your conference times requests turned into your conferencing teacher. We want to set a conference that works well for you and your family.

Good morning KMS,  This week, work Wednesday is canceled. Students should go home on their buses. We will resume next week.

Please join me in congratulating sixth-grader, Sarah Myers, for her wonderful job representing our school at the Chester County Spelling Bee yesterday! Sarah was one of 49 spellers from the area and fell only one round short of making the coveted Championship Rounds! Way to go, Sarah! We are very proud of you!

Attention all Reading Olympics participants: there will be meetings at all lunches this Wednesday and every Wednesday until the event. Meetings will take place in the library.

FCA meets this Thursday morning in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, at 6:50 am.  Hope to see you there.

Here is a quote from Michele Obama as we continue to celebrate black history month. “Plenty of folks—including me and my husband—started out with very little. But with good education and a lot of hard work, anything is possible.”

Have a great day KMS.

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Monday, February 10, 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. 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!

Students, make sure you get your conference times requests turned into your conferencing teacher. We want to set a conference that works well for you and your family.

Good morning KMS,

This week, work Wednesday is canceled. Students should go home on their buses. We will resume next week.

We still have many 8th-grade students who need to turn in permission slips for the trip Friday, February 21st trip to TCHS. If you have not turned it in write a reminder in your agenda book. You do not want to miss the fun.

Dental Exams are being done in the nurse’s office for 60 students between 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. today. Teachers will give passes to these 7th-grade students’ first period. They are the exams that were previously scheduled for last Monday.

FCA meets this Thursday morning in Mr. Bowling’s room, B104, at 6:50 am.

Hope to see you there.

6th grade please stay tuned for an advisory right now. 7th and 8th-grade classrooms please turn off your televisions so you are not interrupted.

Have a great day KMS.

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Friday, February 7, 2020 Day 3

Good morning. It is the final day of National School Counseling Week. Like everyone at our school, the school counseling staff is here to help you succeed. We are here to help you become resilient learners who find ways to overcome challenges, to think and act for yourselves, to take responsibility for your mistakes and celebrate your successes so you can do better and be better each day.

Resilience requires courage that starts inside you. As Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final and failure is not fatal, but courage is what counts.” The great Nelson Mandela believed that courage was the triumph over fear.

Your school counselors, are here to help you develop that courage, that grit that is so necessary for all parts of your life. Their door is open, and they are here to listen and to help.

Thank you for celebrating National School Counseling Week and have a terrific and safe weekend!

Attention 8th Students! The deadline for the TCHS field trip is coming soon. Mrs. Stoudemire does not want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity. If you lost your permission slip and need another copy, stop by the Guidance Office TODAY!!!! See Mrs. Stoudemire with questions.

Thanks, _______________ here are some announcements just for you KMS.

Here is a quote from Michelle Obama.

“I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid. Do you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of you boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.”

It’s time for Friday Flocabulary!

Have a great day KMS.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 Day 2

Good morning. We are celebrating National School Counseling Week. Today, let’s talk about how resilience can contribute to healing and well-being.

Christopher Reeve played one of the greatest heroes of all-time – Superman – in four movies. But a horse-riding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, proving humans are more vulnerable than the characters they play on stage and screen. Reeve devoted the last decade of his life to finding a cure for paralysis, raising millions of dollars through his foundation.

He once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” His resilience and grit in the face of tragedy, not his costume or his on-screen superpower, are what made him a true hero.

What can you do to help others who are struggling or in need? What can others do to help you become more resilient in your life? Give this some thought and go see your counselor if you’d like to talk. Be someone’s hero today.

Attention 8th Students! The deadline for the TCHS field trip is coming soon. Mrs. Stoudemire does not want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity. If you lost your permission slip and need another copy, stop by the Guidance Office TODAY!!!! See Mrs. Stoudemire with questions.

In honor of Black History month, we will be regularly including information, facts, videos to help give KMS students and staff a better understanding of the purpose and history of the month. Today we will share two great quotes.

“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”

—Susan L. Taylor, journalist

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

—Booker T. Washington

Have a great day KMS.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Day 1

Good morning. This week, we are celebrating National School Counseling Week. Did you know that your attitude can help you take on the challenges and obstacles you face in your daily life?

We all know people who are grumpy. Or negative. Or ungrateful. They find it easier to complain about their obstacles than to work through them. But as Michael Jordan once said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”

Babe Ruth, one of the greatest baseball players ever, had a similar attitude. “Every strike,” he said, “brings me closer to the next home run.” And he hit 714 home runs, a record that stood for almost 40 years.

Take a moment to think about your attitude. Do you approach things positively or negatively? Do you reach out to others for support? Reach out to your school counselors.

Attention 8th Students! The deadline for the TCHS field trip is coming soon. Mrs. Stoudemire does not want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity. If you lost your permission slip and need another copy, stop by the Guidance Office TODAY!!!! See Mrs. Stoudemire with questions.

Anyone interested in playing field hockey at Kennett High School next year should attend an informational meeting at 7:30 am on Thursday, February 6th in F109.

In honor of Black History month, we will be regularly including information, facts, videos to help give KMS students and staff a better understanding of the purpose and history of the month. Today we will share two great quotes.

Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”

—Coretta Scott King

The time is always right to do what is right.”

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have a great day KMS.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Good Morning, KMS

Today is Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Today is Day 6

Good morning. We are celebrating National School Counseling Week. One of our goals is to help you learn new skills to help you succeed. Facing your fears is one of those skills, and it’s one we all have to practice.

Determination, self-confidence, and bravery – all of which are characteristics of resilience – can be hard. But being brave, determined and self-confident starts with standing up to fear. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We gain strength and courage by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.” Or, as comedian Tina Fey put it, “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide over-thinking it. You have to go down the chute.”

If you ever want to chat about your fears and ways to overcome them, feel free to stop by the school counseling office, we are here to help!

Attention 8th Students! The deadline for the TCHS field trip is next week. Mrs. Stoudemire does not want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity. If you lost your permission slip and need another copy, stop by the Guidance Office TODAY!!!! See Mrs. Stoudemire with questions.

Anyone interested in playing field hockey at Kennett High School next year should attend an informational meeting at 7:30 am on Thursday, February 6th in F109.

In honor of Black History month, we will be regularly including information, facts, videos to help give KMS students and staff a better understanding of the purpose and history of the month. After the weather, we will have our first fact.

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Monday, February 3, 2020 Day 5

Good morning, today is the first day of National School Counseling Week. Our focus for the week is “Resilience,” the inner strength that helps you overcome the challenges and obstacles you have in life to help you become a better human.

Maya Angelou, the great writer, and poet faced a lot of struggles and traumas during her childhood. She moved from one family to another, where she witnessed and was a victim of violence. But she never gave up pursuing her dreams. She once said, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Your school counselor is here to help you work on the skills that will help you become resilient so you can pursue all of your dreams. Let’s make today great!

National African American History Month in February celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history.

National African American History Month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. This organization is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (“ASALH”). Through this organization Dr. Woodson initiated the first Negro History Week in February 1926. Dr. Woodson selected the week in February that included the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two key figures in the history of African Americans.

In 1975, President Ford issued a Message on the Observance of Black History Week urging all Americans to “recognize the important contribution made to our nation’s life and culture by black citizens.” In 1976 this commemoration of black history in the United States was expanded by ASALH to Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, and President Ford issued the first Message on the Observance of Black History Month that year. In subsequent years, Presidents Carter and Reagan continued to issue Messages honoring African American History Month.

In 1986 Congress passed Public Law 99-244 (PDF, 142KB) which designated February 1986 as “National Black (Afro-American) History Month.” This law noted that February 1, 1986 would “mark the beginning of the sixtieth annual public and private salute to Black History.” The law further directed the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe February 1986 as Black History Month with the appropriate ceremonies and activities. President Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation 5443 which proclaimed that “the foremost purpose of Black History Month is to make all Americans aware of this struggle for freedom and equal opportunity.” This proclamation stated further that this month was a time “to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans in every field from science and the arts to politics and religion.”

In January 1996, President Clinton issued Presidential Proclamation 6863 for “National African American History Month.” The proclamation emphasized the theme for that year, the achievements of black women from Sojourner Truth to Mary McLeod Bethune and Toni Morrison. In February 1996 the Senate passed Senate Resolution 229 commemorating Black History Month and the contributions of African American U.S. Senators.

Since 1996, Presidents have issued annual proclamations for National African American History Month. On February 1, 2011 President Obama issued a Proclamation reflecting on this year’s theme of “African Americans and the Civil War” as we commemorate the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War.

The theme of this year’s observance, “African Americans and the Vote,” coincides with the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which gave African American men the right to vote. This Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1870, prohibits the government from denying or abridging a citizen’s right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Today, this guarantee is enforced primarily throughout the Voting Rights Act of 1965, an enduring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights movement.

Quote of the Day: Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

Attention 8th Students! The deadline for the TCHS field trip is next week. Mrs. Stoudemire does not want any of her Lovebugs to miss out on this great opportunity. If you lost your permission slip and need another copy, stop by the Guidance Office TODAY!!!! See Mrs. Stoudemire with questions.

Anyone interested in playing field hockey at Kennett High School next year should attend an informational meeting at 7:30 am on Thursday, February 6th in F109.

Have a great day KMS!

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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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