Kennedale Wildcat News
Friday, December 21, 2018
KHS Senior Awarded Impact Scholarship from University of Texas at Austin
The Impact Scholarship recognizes students who are making an impact in their communities through their demonstrated leadership, academic success, perseverance and commitment to their schools and communities. A total of 30 outstanding students get awarded the Impact Scholarship each year and how wonderful that one of our Wildcats was chosen for this honor!
KHS Student Council Making a Difference
Breaking Out In Mrs. Hamilton's Class at KJHS, by Jennifer Hamilton
We’re “Breaking Out” at the Junior High! Have you “Broken Out” yet? Students in Mrs. Hamilton’s 7th grade Pre-AP Science classes had the chance to test their skills to see if they could “Break Out”. Based on the popular escape rooms, the breakout boxes had a series of puzzles that students had to solve to unlock various locks on a box so they could access whatever was inside the box. Some of the boxes had the next clue inside and others had a key to open a lock. Students had to work together to solve the clues, which required them to apply their knowledge of weathering, erosion and deposition. Answering clues required critical thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting, and collaboration. They literally had to think outside the box, all while working under the pressure of a 45-minute time limit, and trying to be the first team to Break Out. Way to go Wildcats!
School Board Honors Retiring Superintendent
In the Spotlight is Cari Blackstone, Principal of Arthur Intermediate
Color - Green
Candy - Peanut M&M's
Book - Bringing Up Boys
Movie - Pretty in Pink
Subject - Writing
Animal - Kenny my dog
Hobbies: Movies, sporting events, and concerts
Texas Living Museum at R.F. Patterson Elementary, by Priscilla Patterson
Second Grade Students at Patterson Elementary Celebrate Good Choices, by Nancy Johnson
At Patterson Elementary, students are recognized for their good choices, by being awarded Dojo/Pride Points. For the 2nd six weeks, second grade students had the opportunity to choose from a menu of awards. Some chose the Pride Party, which was a Cookie Decorating Party. Students were able to show their creative side, by getting to choose from a variety of tasty, decorative toppings. They had a blast! Students are already working hard and anxiously awaiting the next Pride Party.
Check out who was recognized for a W.O.W. Award in November and December!
JFD and RFP Elementary 2nd Graders Compete in Reading Bee, by Melissa Gerik
Every year, our second graders from Delaney and Patterson compete in the North Texas Reading Bee located at the Metro Opportunity Center in Fort Worth. This year the competition took place on December 8 and students were expected to ready fluently as well as answer comprehension questions over the stories they read. At Delaney Elementary, our top second graders that competed for a finalist spot in the Reading Bee were Jayla Garner, Maiya Hendricks, Ava Brown, Braxdon Mushinski, and Kaylee Stoehr. At Patterson, the top second graders were Tiago Christe, Araceli Howe, Cooper Denton, Yassir Boyjarfaoui and Kamia Nation.
The finalist for the competition was Maiya Hendricks( JFD) who represented Kennedale ISD in the reading bee competition and the runner up was Tiago Christe.
We are so proud of these students.
Busy Season for J.A.A. Choir, by Cari Blackstone
The James A. Arthur Choir has been performing the entire month of December. Their first performance of the season was at the City of Kennedale Annual Tree Lighting. Their performance included traditional holiday songs as well as ”Santa’s Job is a Snap!” The JAA Choir then went on to perform at the Kennedale High School Band’s Annual Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair. The grand finale of their tour was their performance at Six Flag’s Holiday in the Park. The students sang their holiday songs and then spent time enjoying the park. There will be more performances by the JAA Choir in the Spring.
History Lesson at Arthur Intermediate, by Viola McLaughlin
The 5th graders at James A. Arthur Intermediate have been learning so much about American History. The past six weeks they began the journey with all the settlers that moved West along with exploring all the trials and tribulations that came their way. The students have been very engaged as we had discussions about the difference of economies in the North and the South and how these economies affected the way they lived.
Students had a choice in how they demonstrated their knowledge and many of the students chose to complete a diorama showing different experiences they may have had while traveling West. Others created brochures that would entice settlers to hire their company to assist in the move and some created authentic journals of their journey. Thank you to the teachers for making learning about history so fun!
J.A.A. Intermediate Whiz Quiz Team Preparing for Busy Schedule, by Janet Farid
JAA’s Whiz Quiz Team has been busy practicing two times each week to prepare for the upcoming season. The boys and girls are working hard to improve their reaction time on the buzzer, and to increase their knowledge base so they will be ready to answer more questions than our opponents will from Mansfield. We invite everyone out to cheer for JAA’s Whiz Quiz Team.
2018-2019 Whiz Quiz Schedule
January 15, 2019 Asa Low @ James A. Arthur Intermediate
January 22, 2019 Donna Shepard @ James A. Arthur Intermediate
January 29, 2019 James A. Arthur Intermediate BYE Week
February 05, 2019 Mary Lillared @ James A. Arthur Intermediate
February 12, 2019 James A. Arthur Intermediate @ Della Icenhower
February 19, 2019 James A. Arthur Intermediate @ Cross Timbers
February 26, 2019 James A. Arthur Intermediate @ Mary Orr
**All matches begin at 5:00 p.m.**
Spring Musical at J.A.A. Will Be Aladdin Jr.
Friday, April 5th, 7pm
KHS Performing Arts Center, 901 Wildcat Way, Kennedale, TX 76060
James A. Arthur Intermediate’s spring musical has been announced. The students will be performing Aladdin Jr. Cast members include Mitchell McBroom as Aladdin and Alexia Berry as Jasmine. The performance will be Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Kennedale High School Performing Arts Center. We hope to see you there for this annual event that always delivers
Kinder Students Holiday Party at Patterson Elementary
School Board Proclamations for December
Wildcat Marching Band
The KHS WIldcat Marching Band under the direction of band director, Erol Oktay finished 5th in the state of Texas in the UIL Class 4A Marching Band Contest in San Antonio! With over a third of the band being freshman we are sure to great things from the band in the years to come!
Top 2nd Grade Reader in KISD Recognized
Maiya Hendricks, second grader at Delaney Elementary competed in the KISD Reading Bee on November 6th, and then went on to compete in the Texas Reading Bee on December 8th in Fort Worth. Maiya finished in the top 10 in Fort Worth and we are so proud of her!
KHS Lady Kat Volleyball
The Lady Kat Volleyball Team finished the season as the 2018 Class 4A Area Champions. This young team led by head coach Kelly Carl are sure to be the ones to watch next season. Congratulations to the Lady Kat Volleyball Team!!