Principal's Message

March 2020

Kingsway Regional Middle School

Brian Tonelli, School Principal

Ed Dubbs, Assistant Principal, 7th Grade

Emily Virga, 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 sixth 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 250 parents and guests come out to support the event. This year we even brought in 100 12th graders to view the presentations. Lastly, our Renaissance club participation increased greatly over last year's second marking period; 479 students were treated to a DJ Dance Party, a movie, and an afternoon of fun!

March proves to be just as productive. Our #1DragonFamily theme this month will focus on caring, and we have a multimedia production in store for the students on March 5. Additionally, our band and chorus concerts are slated for this month; 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 13.

8th Grade Hollywood Red Carpet Semi-Formal Dance

Communication

Mid Marking Period Grades: Progress Reports will be available to view in PowerSchool on March 6. 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 29. More information is forthcoming. To find out more about the program, please click on the following link: http://www.krsd.org/renaissance-ms


NJSLA Testing Window: NJSLA testing will be administered from May 11 to May 19, 2020. Students will be tested in the morning by grade level. A detailed schedule as to when your child will be tested is forthcoming.


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


Talent Show: The Middle School Talent Show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.


March Madness: The fifth annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament will take place on Thursday, March 19. The tournament will run from 2:30 - 5:30 PM, and registration cost will be $30.00 per team. Please encourage your child to get involved. All proceeds go to our Academic Assistance Program.


Kindness Challenge: KRMS will hold a Pajama Day fundraiser on March 27. Students will make a donation to wear their pajamas, and all of the proceeds will go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Please encourage your child to participate.


Pictures: Click here to view pictures from February 2020.

African American Experience

Miscellaneous

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, or 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 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 16. All permission slips will be due on March 27. Any student who exceeds eight unexcused absences, loses his/her good student standing three or more times, or owes an obligation, will not be permitted to go on the field trip.




IMPORTANT DATES

3/5 Assembly/Volleyball Tournament

3/6 Progress Reports

3/10 MS Spring Band Concert

3/13 MS Talent Show

3/18MS Spring Chorus Concert

3/26 Board Meeting

3/27 Field Trip Permission Slips Due

Renaissance Sponsors: Thank you to the following 2019-20 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

Logan Super Fitness

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown