News and Notes for the week of 2/14/2021
Please join us Monday 2/15/21 @6pm for our Campus Improvement Plan Update
Austin's Historic Victory Grill - 1104 East 11th Street
George Washington Carver, Cultural, and Genealogy Museum - 1165 Angelina Street
Juneteenth Memorial - 1165 Angelina Street
Texas African American History memorial - 100 W 11th Street
Principal's Message to Hornet Families for the week of February 14th, 2021
Last week was another great week of teaching and learning. Our excellent educators had a District of Innovation Day on Friday, which gave our staff an opportunity to hear from our 6th grade student council members about ways to make virtual learning more engaging. The teachers had opportunities to share best practices and skills that are working for them in the classroom and online concurrently. I even took the opportunity to model our most recently acquired teaching tool, Pear deck. Pear deck is an application that makes power points interactive which also make virtual learning and on campus learning more engaging.
This week we look forward to A Professional Development Day for the staff where teachers will have opportunities connect with each other, create intervention plans to close achievement gaps, and review incoming magnet applications. We will also host a Campus Improvement Plan Update Monday night at 6pm. Tuesday - Friday scholars will have opportunities to review the course books and make choices for their desired courses next year. Thursday we will meet with our campus leadership to strategize ways to continue creating a great learning experience for our scholars. Saturday we will have our February Service Day on campus with the Kealing Gardens. Last time my family and I had a chance to plant our first tree and I cant wait to see it 10 -15 years from now. As always we are also looking forward to another great week of teaching and learning on our campus.
February Service Day
Kealing It this Past Week!
Upcoming Dates - B- Week!
Monday - February 15th- Staff Development Day
No school for students
Special CAC Course book Review Meeting @ 3:15p
Campus Improvement Plan Update Meeting @ 6pm
Tuesday - February 16th - A Day
Wednesday - February 17th - B Day
4th 6 weeks grades will be posted
Thursday - February 18th - A Day
KMS Campus Leadership Meeting
Friday - February 19th - B Day
Saturday - February 20th
KMS February Service Day
FOOD PANTRY FRIDAY
La Oficina del Especialista en Apoyo para Padres está organizando una despensa de alimentos todos los viernes para cualquier persona que necesite ayuda. La despensa de alimentos está abierta todos los VIERNES que la escuela está en sesión de 8: 30-2: 30. Comuníquese con la Sra. Pérez al 512-414-6700 para obtener más información.
Virtual Registration Sessions
Monday/Lunes 2/22- 9:00 am -10 am
Tues/Martes 2/23 1:30 pm- 12:30 pm
Wed/ Miercoles 2/24 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thurs./Jueves 2/25 2:00 pm- 2:30 pm ( 30 minute session)
Friday-/Viernes 2/26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Junior Achievement of Central Texas
Spring 2021 Girls' Youth Lacrosse
Break Through for 6th Graders!
Breakthrough is looking for 6th graders who will be the first person tin their families to graduate from college, would like school support, and want something interesting to do during the summer time. We now have an online application. For English click here Ahora tiene una aplicación en línea. Para espanõl haga clic en
Breakthrough is looking for 6th graders who will be the first person tin their families to graduate from college, would like school support, and want something interesting to do during the summer time.
We now have an online application. For English click here
Ahora tiene una aplicación en línea. Para espanõl haga clic en
STEM Summer Opportunity for 8th Grade Students - GeoForce Texas!
This year we’re piloting a new GeoFORCE Austin cohort, taking students from schools in and around Austin. Applications are open to 8th grade students thru February. Please visit our website for more information and instructions on applying to the program. If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com.
Link to the GeoFORCE website: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/geoforce/
UT Engineering Days for Girls - Feb. 20-March 1
Friendly Reminder: 2021-2022 Online Enrollment is Open
Book Drive and PTA Service Project
We are asking for any gently used books that you do not want anymore. These books will be donated to Kealing students and students at our feeder schools!
Luckily, we have KMS community members around town who are willing to be drop off sites so that you don’t have to travel all around Kealing. So go through all your books you no longer need or want anymore, and drop them off at one of the designated locations below!
Address Part of Town
5310 Musket Ridge 78759 (183/360/MoPac- Great Hills)
2410 Bridle Path, Austin, TX 78703 (Central)
3101 Beverly Rd, 78703 (Central-Mopac and 35th)
1516 West 29th Street 78703 (Central /Mopac)
1702 Linscomb Ave, 78704 (Central/Zilker)
11617 Georgian Oaks Drive, 78739 (Circle C)
1607 Pennsylvania Ave (EAST)
4518 Sidereal Drive, Austin, TX 78727 (Milwood /Mo Pac and Parmer)
3102 Rexford Dr., 78723 (Mueller/Windsor Park)
5200 Magdelena Dr/78735. (Southwest)
4610 Copano Court, 78749 (Southwest)
5708 Trelawney ln, 78739 (Southwest)
3818 Arrow Dr., Austin TX 78749 (Southwest)
7304 Journeyville Drive, 78735 (Southwest /Lantana/Oak Hill)
5323 Western Hills Drive, 78731 (Central/2222& Mopac)
812 W Gibson St, Austin, TX 78704 (Central/Lamar/Zilker)
6801 Tree Fern Ln, Austin, TX 78750 (North/ Jester Estates)
Thank you to all for helping us promote literacy through Austin!
Kealing Yearbook Scholarships
The Kealing Yearbook Staff is committed to documenting the Kealing middle school experience each year through our award winning yearbook. We are also committed to ensuring that every student who might not be able to afford a yearbook has access to one through our scholarship program. This year's yearbook theme is "We're Kealing It", in other words we want to highlight the various way students and staff are persevering and even thriving during this challenging academic year.
Your generosity will be noted in each of the 650 copies that we produce. Further, as a nationally recognized publication, our book is often seen across the country at conventions and as a publisher’s sample, which may further its reach.
Can you help me raise money for Kealing Middle School Yearbook 2021Scholarship Fund? Together we can keep Kealing It!
AISD Curbside Meal Site
AISD to Continue Free Meals through the 2020-21 School Year
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced an extension of current school meal programs through the 2020-21 school year. Through the federally-funded program, all Austin ISD students will receive free school meals through June 3, the last day of school.
For students participating in remote, off-campus learning, free 7 day meal packs will be available each Thursday at more than 40 curbside locations throughout Austin. While Austin ISD plans to continue curbside service as long as needed, meal sites are subject to change as more students transition to on-campus learning.
Curbside meal sites and more information can be found here
Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard
Austin ISD is committed to putting health and safety protocols in place that will prevent the occurrence and/or spread of COVID-19. However, we must be prepared to quickly and effectively respond to and communicate a lab-confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 at a school or other Austin ISD facility.
The Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated by noon each Tuesday, starting the week of Sept. 21. All lab-confirmed positive cases on campuses will be communicated directly to the campus community. Individuals who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and provided information on the next steps, including a quarantine timeline if needed.