King Philip Middle School Newsletter
February 2, 2020
Let's Talk about Anxiety: Community Viewing of "Angst"
Through the generous support of KyleCares, the King Philip, Norfolk, Plainville & Wrentham School districts will host Angst, an Indie Flix original documentary, to raise awareness around anxiety. With an emphasis on children and adolescents, the film provides parents a candid look at symptoms of anxiety and tools for coping, while increasing help seeking and hope. Discussion with a panel of school and community professionals will follow the viewing.
The documentary is suitable for children ages 10 and up who may wish to attend with their parent.
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: King Philip Regional High School Auditorium, 20 Franklin Street, Wrentham
Childcare is available for parents during the event, through the signup form here.
KPHS Curriculum Night & Listening Tour
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: HS Auditorium
KPMS STEM Teacher, Sue Hall, Awarded National Certification
Sue Hall, STEM teacher at KPMS, has completed all requirements and been awarded National Certification in STEM Education. Her extensive portfolio, which was based on the Next Generation Science Standards, demonstrated proficiency in creating an environment for learning, building scientific understanding, and engaging students in science and engineering practices.
In addition, one of the papers Mrs. Hall authored is being presented at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation conference in July. Mrs. Hall’s paper focused on using sports to teach STEM. Incorporated in the paper is the use of KPMS Disc Golf course to model planetary distances.
Reminder: Spring MCAS Testing Dates at KPMS
Please mark your calendars for the following MCAS testing dates in Spring 2020!
Grade 7 MCAS ELA - Tuesday & Wednesday, April 7 & 8
Grade 8 MCAS ELA - Tuesday & Wednesday, April 14 & 15
Grade 7 MCAS Math - Wednesday & Thursday, April 29 & 30
Grade 8 MCAS Math - Tuesday & Wednesday, May 5 & 6
Grade 8 MCAS Science - Tuesday & Wednesday, May 12 & 13
Healthy Weight and Your Child
Upcoming Important School Dates
- Tuesday, February 4 - Early Release, Teacher Professional Development
- Thursday, February 13 - King Philip Regional High School Curriculum Night, 6:00 PM (HS Auditorium)
- Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21 - Winter Break
- Tuesday, March 3 - Early Release, Teacher Professional Development
- Wednesday, March 4 - Progress Reports Published, Term 3
- Monday, March 16 - End of Trimester 2
- Tuesday, March 17 - Start of Trimester 3