KMS Newsletter

May 2016

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our KMS Students of the Month!

Celia Dono, Estrella Martinez, Ziyun Tang

Michael Huckabee, Chris Ervin, Carl White

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Leah Mann, our teacher of the month! Ms. Mann teaches 7th grade English, theatre arts and communications. Her work on news broadcasts, plays, UIL and writing make her an integral part of our school.

Student Council Gives Back

The Kilgore Middle School Student Council participated in Relay for Life on Friday, April 15, under the derricks in Downtown Kilgore. Over 16 teams participated and have raised over $56,000 for the American Cancer Society.

2016-2017 Student Council Announced

Congratulations to our student council members for the 2016-2017 school year!

KHS Freshman Student Council for 2016-2017

President- Lauren Bryant

Representatives- Sabrina Hardt, Carlie Massey, Dayton McElyea, Kaleigh Sammons

8th Grade Student Council for 2016-2017

Payton Berger, Chase Borders, Idaira Castillo, Cerenity Exline, Jaylon Guice, Brooklyn Hall, Samantha Linkinhoker, Cade Pippen, Emma Taylor, Miah Thomas, Juan Vega, Carter Williams

7th Grade Student Council for 2016-2017

Tessa Audas, Hannah Bonds, Carter Boone, Cason Cox, Thomas Donham, Ethan Drury, Abby Hattaway, Thomas Hattaway, Jake Thompson, Riley Thompson, Averi Woods

KMS Orchestra Competes in UIL Concert and Sight Reading

On Tuesday, April 12, KMS Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras traveled to Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, TX, to compete against other area orchestras in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition.

KMS Intermediate Orchestra received 2's (excellent ratings) on stage for their concert portion and received 1's (superior) for sight reading, earning a plaque.

KMS Advanced Orchestra brought home a Sweepstakes trophy for receiving 1's (superior ratings) in BOTH concert and sight reading. Congratulations on a job well done!

Pa'Sha Day - May 20, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

As many of you are aware, KMS lost a dear family member, Pa'Sha Williams. We want to honor her memory and raise money for her family, scholarships, and Children's Cancer Foundation. Students will be able to purchase tickets to participate in activities and purchase food. More information will be sent home soon!

Career Day - May 20, 2016

We need your help! We are looking for area businesses and individuals to share with our 8th graders about their career. If interested, please RSVP as soon as possible.

We would like to formally invite you to our annual Career Day at Kilgore Middle School on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 9 am until 12 pm in the KMS gym.

We know you are very busy, so we would like to make your participation as easy as possible while taking as little time out of your schedule as we can. I have included in this email a link to a Smore, an online flyer, where you will find all the details about Career Day. Also in the Smore is a link to a Google Doc where you can complete your registration. We need this form completed ASAP, so we can begin planning for you and your business.

Please click the link below to access the Smore:

This event is so important to the future of our children; therefore, we cannot adequately express our appreciation for your continued dedication to this program. The knowledge gained from this event, as well as practiced communication skills, remains invaluable to the youth of today.

Please contact Darla Williams ( or Natalie Johnson ( if you have any questions.

Band Performs for Frisco Roughriders

Our band performed the National Anthem at the Frisco Roughrider game on Saturday, April 30. Way to Go, KMS Band!

KMS Twirlers and Cheerleaders Announced

Congratulations to our KMS Twirlers and Cheerleaders for the 2016-2017 school year!


Head twirler - Olivia Arp 8th grader

Madeline McCrory 8th grader

Hailey Celley 7th grader

Brandelynn Cochran 7th grader

Brittnee Flynn 7th grader

Mackenzie Monts 7th grader


Ramiyah Dunn

Faith Jones

Sarah Kosel

Faith Linkinhoker

Shelby Maring

Estrella Martinez

Chelsea Pierson

Ronda Traywick

Kayla Whatley

Mascots: Ciara Guyton & Madalynn Parrymore


The end of the year is quickly approaching and we have a lot of activities on the calendar.

May 4 - 8th Grade Algebra I End of Course Exam

May 6 - Spring Dance @ 6:00 -8:00 p.m. in the KMS Cafeteria ($5.00 entry and must have ID)

May 9 - Math STAAR Test (modified lunch schedule)

May 10 - Reading STAAR Test (modified lunch schedule)

May 11 - 8th Grade Science STAAR Test

May 12 - 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Test, KMS Choir Concert

May 16 - Band Spring Concert

May 17 - 6th/7th Grade End of Year A/R Trip to Medievil Times

May 20 - Career Day a.m., Pa'Sha Day p.m.

May 23 - Academic All A Banquet at 9:00 a.m. - Invitation will follow

May 24 - Orchestra Spring Concert

May 25 and 26 - 8th Grade Science goes to Planetarium

May 26 - Final 6 Week Incentive (Water Day) - More information to follow

May 27 - Bad Weather Day - NO SCHOOL

May 30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

May 31 - KMS Awards Day, 8th Grade Cookout

June 1 - Student's Last Day, Early Dismissal at 1:00, and KMS Talent Show

June 6 - Summer School Begins (letters will go out on May 13)

June 23 - Last Day of Summer School

KMS Awards Day

We want to invite parents to attend our annual KMS Awards Day on May 31 in the KMS Gymnasium.

8th Grade - 8:30 - 9:30 (cookout to follow)

7th Grade - 9:45 - 10:45

6th Grade - 1:45 - 2:45

KMS Students Place in Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools Contest

Congratulations to Donovan Adkins, Justin Cedillo, Carly Mauldin, and Jimena Pina Munoz for placing in the 2016 Poetry in Schools Contest. These students and their teachers attended the awards ceremony at Region 7 on Tuesday, April 26th. 6th grader Carly Mauldin placed 3rd with her poem titled "An Empty Page". Donovan Adkins, 7th grader, placed 3rd for his poem titled "Pain". 8th graders Justin Cedillo and Kimena Pina Munoz tied for 3rd for their poems "Where I'm From" and "Home".
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