KMS Student & Parent Newsletter


Welcome to the 2nd Semester

Killian Families,
We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2nd semester of learning here at KMS! This is a good time to check in with your children on what worked well the first semester and what did not. Families can create habits and routines for checking grades, looking at the teachers' weekly learning plans, looking through Canvas, and staying ahead of the work instead of playing catch up. Please help your child remember their ID each day and to have a charged iPad. We appreciate your support and do not hesitate to reach out if there is something that we can do for you!

1st Semester Report Cards

Report cards will be posted in the “Portfolio” area of Skyward this afternoon. Students who are still making up their exams due to illness before the break will have updated report cards posted on Thursday afternoon.

8th Grade Expo at HHS-9

Attention 8th Graders and Class of 2026 Hebron Hawks, we cannot wait to meet you at our Information and Activity Expo coming up a week from today on Wednesday, January 19 at the Hebron 9th Grade Campus. You only need to attend one of the informational meeting sessions at 4:45 pm or 6:15 pm. Our Activity Expo will run from 5 pm to 6:15 pm between our two information meetings. We will have Hebron lanyards for sale and snacks available for purchase. In addition, there are other informational opportunities you might be interested in as outlined in the information in the email or also available under our News Section of our webpage at Due to the large attendance of this event, we ask that you attend with only one parent or family member if at all possible. We are so excited to meet you next Wednesday!

7th & 8th Grade Registration (current 6th & 7th graders)

Counselors will be presenting registration information to 6th and 7th grade students during Advisory on Wednesday, January 12th. The registration window opens on Thursday, January 13th and closes on Wednesday, January 19th. Parents will be receiving more information and instructions through email from counselors this week!

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An honorary life membership is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by our PTA. It is a special way to honor truly dedicated individuals. We are fortunate to have many enthusiastic volunteers at Killian, and so we need your input. Who do you know that has made worthwhile contributions to the well-being of our children?

Parents, teachers, students…

If you know someone who deserves this honor, the Life Membership Committee would like to know. The person does not need to be a PTA member. The only rule is that they are associated with Killian. Nominees can be from the community, such as a police officer, crossing guard, teacher, or parent. We are looking for nominees that have done good things for the benefit of children.

Please find the nomination form at

You'll include a brief explanation about why you feel your nominee deserves this honor. Please return the signed form to the Killian office or send to The deadline is Friday, January 14, 2022.

Please contact Chinyere Etufugh at (646) 221-3425 or if you have any questions.

Speaker & Alternate Schedule on 1/18

We are excited to share with you that our PTA sponsored a speaker to come in on January 18th. We will practice as much social distancing as possible with staggered seating for our students. The speaker will present to each grade level at a separate time. The topics are focused around motivating students to be the best version of themselves and how to deal with peer pressure. If you are not comfortable with your child attending the speaker presentation in person, please email me and we will have your child in a classroom watching it on webex. In your email, please include your child's name and grade level.

Upcoming Dates

Jan 10 7th Grade GBB v. Shadow Ridge at KMS

Jan 10 7th Grade BBB at Shadow Ridge

Jan 13 8th Grade BBB v. Shadow Ridge at KMS

Jan 13 8th Grade GBB at Shadow Ridge
Jan 19 7th Grade BBB v. Huffines at KMS

Jan 19 7th Grade BBB at Huffines

Jan 20 8th Grade GBB v. Huffines at KMS

Jan 20 8th Grade BBB at Huffines
Jan 24 7th Grade GBB at Creek Valley

Jan 24 7th Grade BBB v. Creek Valley at KMS

Jan 25 5th Grade Parent Night at KMS

Jan 26 7th Grade Social

Jan 26 3rd Semester 1st Progress Report Grading Period Ends

Jan 27 8th Grade GBB v. Creek Valley at KMS

Jan 27 8th Grade BBB at Creek Valley

Jan 31 7th Grade BBB at Arbor Creek

Jan 31 7th Grade GBB v. Arbor Creek at KMS

Feb 3 8th Grade GBB at Arbor Creek

Feb 3 8th Grade BBB v. Arbor Creek at KMS

Feb 7-11 Basketball Tournament

Feb 11 6th Grade Field Trip to Dallas Zoo

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January Birthdays!

Mr. Valiga 1/5
Coach Truckenmiller 1/10
Mrs. Mitchell 1/14
Ms. Connelly 1/15

Mrs. Herring 1/17

Mrs. Hicks 1/17

Mrs. Fenner 1/23

Mrs. Sheridan 1/26
Custodian Laguna 1/24

Mr. Altamero 1/30

Parent University Presentation

If you were unable to make the last Parent University, you can view it here.