Kuna Middle School

Weekly News - December 2, 2022

Upcoming Events & Information

  • Early Release @ 12:15pm - Dec. 7th
  • Kuna Christmas Parade - Dec. 10th (6pm - KMS Band will perform)
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Looking Ahead

  • KMS PTO/PAC Meeting - Dec. 12th (6pm - KMS Library)
  • Kuna Christmas Choir Concert - Dec. 13th (7pm)
  • KMS/FMS Combined Orchestra Concert - Dec. 19th (7pm - KMS Gym)

  • Winter Break - Dec. 21st -Jan. 3rd (NO SCHOOL)
  • Teacher In-Service Day - Jan. 4th (NO SCHOOL)
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Sports Schedule

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Staff Spotlight - Mr. Kendall & Mrs. O'Dell

Mr. Kendall joined KMS this year as a 7th grade life science teacher. He was born in Spain and has lived all over the world, even joining the Navy so he could continue to travel. Mr. Kendall met his wife while stationed in Japan and eventually retired from the Navy. He has taught in Alaska and Nevada and is excited to be in Kuna. Mr. Kendall has his degree in Education and History and hopes to earn his Master's from BSU. KMS is thankful to have Mr. Kendall join the 7th grade science team!

Mr. Kendall's Favorites

Snack - pizza

Color - blue

Hobby - woodworking

Fast Food: pizza

Store - Cabela's

Drink - Diet Dr. Pepper

Candy - Reese's

Band - Real McKenzies

Sport - fishing

Mrs. O'Dell teaches 8th grade language arts at KMS. She is a Kuna native and has been teaching middle school for 11 years. Mrs. O'Dell is married and has a wonderful rescue chihuahua. She loves to play hockey and spent some time in Iceland competing earlier this year! She also is the mascot of the Idaho Steelheads! Mrs. O'Dell graduated from BSU with her Bachelor's in Writing and her Master's in English Education. KMS 8th graders are lucky to have Mrs. O'Dell.

Mrs. O'Dell's Favorites

Snack - sugar cookies

Color - black, haha!

Hobby - hockey

Fast Food - milkshakes

Store - Target

Drink - Starbucks

Book - Lord of the Flies

Candy - caramel

Band - 90's alternative

Sport - Hockey!

Students in the Community

Thursday night the Ada County Prosecutor's Office had their annual Christmas Party. Sixth grade alto saxophonist, Anthony Armon, performed for the party! One of the prosecutors told him Careless Whisper is one of her favorites and that she was proud of him! Way to take your new music skills out into the community Anthony, we are proud of you!
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Library Elves

Mrs. Morgan had some elf help this week decorating for Christmas and bringing joy to the library.
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Earthquake Resistance

Mrs. Navarro's 8th grade earth science classes had the opportunity to make models out of spaghetti and marshmallows to see how well their buidings resist earthquakes. Students followed the process and protocol for testing their models on shaking tables to simulate the movement of an earthquake.
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Butter Making

Right before Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Orr's class made butter. Each student used a small container and tight fitting lid with heavy cream inside. They began the process of shaking their containers until buttermilk separated and a ball of butter was formed. It took about 10-15 minutes of shaking, but each student was successful in making their own butter and then got to test it out on a piece of bread. Delicious!
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