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)
- 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)
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!
Mrs. Morgan had some elf help this week decorating for Christmas and bringing joy to the library.
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.
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!