KMS Newsletter

March 2016

Student of the Month

Congratulations to our KMS Student of the Month! The character trait was Citizenship.

Front row: Annalise Reynolds, Chamaya Sammons, Leticia Vallejo
Back row: Raul Barron, Gavin Garrett, Donald Whiteside

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Dawn Poe, our KMS Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Poe teaches 7th grade Math. Way to Go, Mrs. Poe!

March Important Events

March 17 - UIL Luncheon

March 17 - Lifetouch Spring Pictures

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 21 - KMS Spring Bookfair

March 21 - Freshman Preview Night at 6 p.m. at KHS

March 25 - Good Friday - No School!

March 28 - Spring Chocolate Fundraiser Begins

March 29 - Grade 7 Writing STAAR, Grade 8 Math STAAR

March 30 - Grade 8 Reading STAAR

Academic UIL Receives 2nd Place Overall

Congratulations to our Academic UIL Team and Coaches! We are proud of our students and teachers for their hard work and it showed. Kilgore Middle School received 2nd place overall, competing against other schools within our district. We also received 2nd place in 6th and 8th grade. Special thank you to our KMS UIL Coordinator, Mrs. Kristi Boone, for her organization.

We will host a UIL luncheon for all students who participated on Thursday, March 17 during your child's lunch time. Parents of students who placed are also invited and an invitation was sent out.

Great Job KMS UIL - Way to represent!

Freshman Preview Night for 8th Grade Parents/Students

Monday, March 21st, 6pm

711 North Longview Street

Kilgore, TX

KHS Counselors will present an overview of graduation plans and endorsements. KHS Departments and Clubs will have displays available to provide information about their programs to 8th grade students and their parents. For more information, contact the KHS Counselors' office at (903) 988-3901.

STAAR Testing Information

7th and 8th grade will be testing on Tuesday, March 29 and 8th grade will continue testing on March 30. It is important that all appointments be scheduled on a different date, if possible. Lunch times for all grade levels will vary on these dates.

KMS Spring Fundraiser

Our World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser will begin on Monday, March 28. Parent permission slips will be sent home on Monday, March 21. Thank you for your continued support!

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale now and order forms have been sent home. Contact Mrs. Farmer in Room 724 or email for more information.

For the Silent

For the Silent, a nonprofit organization to educate and empower adolescent girls will host a training, I Have a Voice, for 8th grade girls interested in Human Trafficking. The training will be during their lunch time one day a week for the next 10 weeks, beginning the week of March 21. Packets will be available in the front office and will include a parent permission slip. We are excited to join a partnership with this organization.

Lifetouch Spring Pictures

Lifetouch will be here on Thursday, March 17 to take Spring Pictures. Order forms will be going home on Tuesday and pictures must be paid for in advance. Parents can pay online, with cash, or check. Online payment information will be found in the packet they will receive on Tuesday.