KMS Newsletter

April 2014

KMS Student of the Month

Character Trait for March- Courage

Front row: Luis Baldazo, Brayden Vancil, Emily Pettiette
Back row: Jackson Mauldin, Elisabeth Latham, Gennie Bingham

Catch of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Cindy Edmonds! Mrs. Edmonds teaches 7th grade science and will be retiring at the end of the year. We will miss Mrs. Edmonds and appreciate her service to KISD.


If you are wanting to volunteer on our campus and have not filled out an application, please see Millicent Dickey at the administration office at (903) 988-3900. All volunteers need to check in with the front office when arriving. We appreciate our volunteers!

Important 8th Grade Parent Meeting

Course Selection Information Night at Kilgore High School

Monday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m.

For more information go to:

What is your favorite restaurant?

Students in Mrs. Gearheart's math class took a survey of favorite restaurants and converted to decimal, percent, fractions, and pie chart!

Athletic Update

Track is in full swing. All track teams are competing well. The 7th grade girls and boys have won their last two track meets.

The District Track meet is Friday, April 4. Good luck to all that participate!

Good Friday - School Holiday

School holiday on Friday, April 18 for Good Friday. School will resume on Monday, April 21.

Mark Your Calendar

STAAR Testing

Tuesday, April 22 - 6th/7th grade Math

Wednesday, April 23 - 6th/7th grade Reading

Thursday, April 24 - 8th grade Social Studies

Friday, April 25 - 8th grade Science

Please ensure your child has adequate sleep and a healthy breakfast. Attendance for these assessments is mandatory. If your child cannot attend due to illness, please notify the front office.

Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

Reminder - the street parallel to the practice football field is one way during the hours of 6:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Morning Drop Off Procedures

Students should be dropped off in the front of the building. They should exit their vehicle any where along the front of the building. There is room for approximately 10 cars to unload. This will help speed up the drop off process.

Afternoon Drop Off Procedures

Students can only be picked up in the designated area in the front of the school. We are having problems with students walking to other parking lots to be picked up. Since the safety of your child is our number one priority, we are only able to monitor your child in the front of the school. Once they walk off school grounds, we are not responsible for them.

Thank you for your help in ensuring our students are safe!

KMS Attendance Policy

Phase 1:

1) Student will attend D-Hall (parents will be notified)

2) A letter will be sent to parents explaining the attendance law and consequences.

Phase 2: If tardies and/or absences still occur,

3) Student will attend Saturday School

Phase 3: If tardies and/or absences still occur,

4) Truancy will be filed with the court on the student (if 12 or older) and the parent.

Failure to Comply with Compulsory Attendance

School employees must investigate and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law. A student absent without permission from school; from any class; from required special programs, such as additional special instruction, termed “accelerated instruction” by the state; or from required tutorials will be considered in violation of the compulsory attendance law and subject to disciplinary action.

A court of law may also impose penalties against both the student and his or her parents if a school-aged student is deliberately not attending school. A complaint against the parent may be filed in court if the student:

· Is absent from school on ten or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year, or

· Is absent on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period.

If the student is age 18 or older, the student’s parents will not be subject to penalties as a result of their child’s violation of state compulsory attendance law. [See policy FEA(LEGAL).]