Principal's Message

March 2019

Kingsway Regional Middle School

Brian Tonelli, School Principal

Emily Virga, Assistant Principal, 7th Grade

Ed Dubbs, Assistant Principal, 8th Grade

A Message from the Principal's Desk:

Greetings Kingsway Community,

Kingsway Regional Middle School students were treated to several valuable experiences throughout the short, yet busy month of February. The month kicked off with our fifth annual Black History Month Student Showcase entitled, The African American Experience. The entire eighth grade student body did an outstanding job researching and presenting their projects, and we had over 200 parents and guests come out and support the event. Lastly, our Renaissance club participation increased greatly over last year's second marking period; 420 students were treated to an afternoon of fun at Dave & Buster's.

March proves to be just as productive as our school will host a hockey tournament that will serve as a fundraiser for the Mentoring Program. Additionally, our band concert and our chorus concerts are slated for this month as well; the students are certainly prepped and ready to perform. Finally, Kingsway's most talented teens will take center stage at the annual Kingsway Regional Middle School Talent Show on March 15th.

Communication

Mid Marking Period Grades: Progress Reports will be available to view in PowerSchool on March 8. If you would like to set up a parent conference with your child's team, please contact the guidance office at extension 3095.


Renaissance Program: Our third marking period celebration will take place on May 24. We will be leaning on the students to provide us with ideas for the next celebration; parent participation is certainly welcomed. More information is forthcoming. To find out more about the program, please click on the following link: http://www.krsd.org/renaissance-ms


PARCC Testing Window: PARCC testing will be administered from May 13 to May 15, 2019. Students will be tested in the morning by grade level, and a detailed schedule as to when your child will be testing in forthcoming.


Freshman Advisement: The guidance department is currently holding freshman advisement meetings with all eighth grade students. Students are provided with a list of their freshman courses which is also available for viewing on Power School. If you have any questions, please contact your child's guidance counselor, Mrs. Theresa Kupsey at Kupseyt@krsd.org.


Floor Hockey Tournament: The Middle School Floor Hockey Tournament will be held on Friday, March 22, beginning at 4:00 pm in the Middle School East and West Gymnasiums. Students must form teams of 3 players and the cost of each team is $30. Permission slips will be available beginning on March 4 and will be due no later than March 20. Payment must be made in full by March 22. Students can get permission slips in Room B7.


Talent Show: The Middle School Talent Show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15. Please note that students who would like to attend must be accompanied by an adult.


Assembly: Steered Straight will be coming to Kingsway Middle School on March 26 to present their Straight Talk Assembly. This assembly will teach students how to recognize and appropriately manage acts of bullying. It will look at bullying from every angle: the aggressor, the victim, and the bystander. Students will leave being able to identify bullying and knowing how to respond appropriately.

Steered Straight will also have an assembly on March 26 at 6:30 PM in the Middle School West Gym that will be open to parents and the community. The assembly is entitled, "Vaping me Crazy".


Pictures: Click here to view pictures from February 2019.

Miscellaneous

School Store: We are pleased to announce the opening of Martell’s Corner (school store) at Kingsway Regional Middle School. The store hours of operation will be from 7:08 A.M. (as students get off the bus) to 7:24 A.M. on Fridays. The mobile school store will be located in the cafeteria; students may obtain passes when they report to their morning location after arrival. Cash and checks (made payable to the Kingsway Education Foundation) will be accepted. The following items will be available: Hoodies, tee shirts, baseball caps, lanyards, pencils, string bags, and socks.


Obligations: Please be aware that students who owe obligations (i.e. textbooks, library books, physical) will not be permitted to stay after for clubs, activities, dances. Additionally, students who have outstanding obligations will not be able to attend the end of the year field trip if these obligations are not settled. Please contact Mrs. Walsh at extension 3095 if you have any questions regarding your student's obligations.


PowerSchool: When viewing your child's grades in PowerSchool, if you see a dash in the assignment column, that indicates that the assignment has been given, and it is in the process of being graded. The dash does not indicate that your child has failed to turn in the

assignment.


Field Trips: Information about payments for the 7th and 8th grade field trips will be given out to the students during the week of March 18. All permission slips will be due on March 29. Any students who exceed eight unexcused absences, will not be permitted to go on the field trip.


IMPORTANT DATES

3/8 Progress Reports

3/15 MS Talent Show

3/19 MS Spring Band Concert

3/21 MS Spring Chorus Concert

3/21 Board Meeting

3/22 Floor Hockey Tournament

3/26 Assembly

3/29 Field Trip Permission Slips Due

Renaissance Sponsors: Thank you to the following 2018-19 Renaissance sponsors.

Premier Sponsor

Botto's Italian Line Restaurant

Creamy Acres

Landmark Home Builders

Nathaniel Boerlin Scholarship Fund


Major Sponsor

Innovative Orthodontics

Spicy Affair

Ray’s Pizza

Swedesboro Diner

Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe


Contributing Sponsor

Apel Psychological Services

KD National Force Security

Logan Super Fitness

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown