Publish Date: December 1, 2023
Contact AP-DP Ms. LaDeidre Jackson at 531-299-4016 w/ questions regarding the Parent Portal
IPAD EXCHANGE UPDATE
All students received a new iPad during the distribution in October. Be aware if a student’s iPad is damaged, lost or stolen, insurance will be used to replace the iPad. Insurance costs 20 dollars and can be paid in the main office at KSTM or via the parent portal. Communications will be going home to those without insurance. Anytime a replacement is needed, if insurance is not paid, then a fine of $540 dollars will be placed on student accounts in the event an iPad has been damaged, lost or stolen. Administration will work with families individually on a case-by-case basis.
If you have any questions, contact the instructional facilitator, Kelcey Schmitz, at 531-299-8027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Learning Food Drive December 4-20, 2023
Ms. Pouncil's Service-Learning class with Ms. Taylor's ACP Program students will be having a FOOD DRIVE during the month of December.
- Non-Perishable Food Items will be collected via Advisement from December 4th to December 20th
- All Advisements will receive a box to collect items. If you wish to drop off any items for the Food Drive please drop them off to the Main Office at KSTM.
- The TOP THREE Advisements to bring in the most items for the Food Drive will win a DONUT PARTY for the advisements
- The Donut Parties will take place on December 21st
KSTM Spirit Week will take place for KSTM Staff and Students from December 11th to December 15th, 2023. Announcements will be made regarding the themes. The KSTM first Semester Pep Rally will be held on December 15th, 2023, at 1:45 in the KSTM Gym. The Pep Rally will feature the Parade of Teams for for all Fall and Winter '23 KSTM Teams, a performance by Omaha North's Drill team, and the annual 8th grade athletes vs. Staff Volleyball game.
WINTER SPORTS SCHEDULE (Oct. 23 - Dec. 19)
Contact AD Odell Santos with questions regarding winter sports at 531-299-3774
Counseling Corner - December
It's already time to start thinking about the 2024-25 school year! OPS partners with a variety of community organizations to offer students scholarship opportunities, learn skills, and connect with resources before, during, and after school. Go over these programs with your students and discuss which programs would be a good fit!
8th grade students have begun considering their options for high school selection. They used the Find My School link to identify options for next year and were given an informational booklet on the Pathways offered for each high school. High school open houses begin in January so please have conversations with your students regarding schools and programs they are interested in learning about. Open house dates and times can be found here.
6th grade families, we are working through an influx of incidents and conversations with students and families regarding conflicts and posts on social media. In response, along with supporting students individually, we visited all 6th grade social studies classrooms and taught a lesson regarding who they choose to be on social media. Please encourage students to block/report accounts and conversations that include threats or make them feel uncomfortable/unsafe. As you are having conversations with your students about using social media appropriately, use these four tips as a guide.
As another support, we are so excited to be partnering with Omaha-based nonprofit, Smart Gen Society for a FREE workshop on how to keep your students safe online. Topics discussed will include how to communicate with your students about online safety and ways to protect their safety, your family's privacy, and mental health. Save the date for two session opportunities during spring conferences. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 6th at 5pm or Thursday, March 7th at 2pm right here at King Science Middle School!
Alex Hixson, 6th and 7th Grade School Counselor
Kim Thomspon, 8th Grade School Counselor
KSTM CODE OF CONDUCT REMINDERS
Attention Students: There are 415 minutes in the school day, and every minute counts! Tardies to class disrupt the classroom, interrupt the lesson, and put students at risk of falling behind. Beginning this week any student who has 3 tardies during the week will be assigned an afterschool detention the following week. BE RESPONSIBLE, WILDACTS ! Get to class on time.