Weekly Warrior for Families

September 8, 2023

No School for students on Friday, September 15

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, September 14 (3:00 PM - 6:00 PM) and Friday, September 15 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM). Teachers will reach out to parents to schedule conferences for those students that they need to conference about at this time. If you do not hear from a teacher but would still like to schedule a conference, please do so by calling the counseling office at 378-2435.


~ Join us as KCS kicks off an attendance Initiative ~

We know, you know, we all know how vitally important being at school is! We want to partner with you on this and knock down any barriers that are keeping them from attending school regularly. We look forward to working together to see that your child gets to school everyday.
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Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday September 25th - Wednesday 27th from 3-5. You must have an updated physical to try out. If you have any questions see Coach Turner.

Be Kind To Your Mind Club (Drug Abstinence Club ) - First meeting Monday, September 11th

JSMS has a new club called Be Kind to Your Mind (Drug Abstinence Club). This club's mission is to provide a safe space to learn about the risks of addiction and commit to not using drugs or alcohol while gaining tools and skills to fight peer pressure and temptation. The purpose is to ensure all students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and strength needed to stay away from drugs and work toward a bright future. This will begin the second week of September (for those students that sign up and bring back a permission form). Meeting times will be on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 P.M in room 103. Your child can pick up a permission form for this at any time in the office. If you have questions about the club, contact Sadie Frady (sfrady@k12k.com).

Ice Cream on Friday

Fridays couldn't be sweeter thanks to the FRI-YAY snack cart. PTO will be set up during activity period (when students walk the track) selling a snack on Fridays during the school year. For the entire month of September, on Friday, your student can buy a pre-packaged ice cream treat for $2.00. Our snacks will change monthly depending on the feedback we get from the students. The snack cart is cash only!

Also, if you would like to help volunteer during these times, please use the sign up link below.

Fri-Yay: Fri-Yay snack days (signupgenius.com)

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Morning drop-off / Afternoon pick-up

We're happy to report that our slight tweak in drop-off/pick-up has been successful. Students are unloading (AM) and loading (PM) at a faster rate, and most of all, it is safer. Thank you for being a key part of this!

Reminder: please be mindful of our neighbors on Wateree, Oak, and Yadkin Streets during morning drop off and afternoon pickup. We want to ensure that our carlines do not block our neighbor's driveways.


Come join us! Our next meeting will be Monday September 18, 2:45-4 in the library. Permission form must be on file. Please see Mrs. Williamson in the Library for a form.


Robotics will have their next meeting on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2:45 - 4pm in the library. Permission form must be on file. Please see Mrs. Williamson or Ms. Leonard for a form.

Reminder as temperatures change...

We are nearing the time of year where it may be cooler in the morning but hot when your child goes outside to walk the track and/or participate in PE/Wellness class. Please talk to them about dressing in layers rather than resorting to the clothes closet for these needs. We try to utilize the clothes closet for a true need (dress code, spills, clothing need, etc).

Also, the air conditioner will remain on for a while, so the classrooms may seem cool for some. Remind your child to bring a light jacket/hoodie to keep in their backpack, as needed. Again, we try to utilize our jacket/hoodie supply for true needs.


Yearbooks are now on sale. They will remain on sale until September 15, Jostens is offering 4 free icons with the purchase of a customized yearbook. Click here to reserve your copy of the yearbook!

7th Grade Trips

7th grade will be taking trips in December and May. This week, students received a form outlining the behavior requirements for these trips. Students are required to return these forms, signed by a parent or guardian, to their homeroom teacher. All forms were due by August 31.

8th grade Washington DC trip

Information and paperwork has been shared with all 8th grade students. If they did not receive this paperwork they can ask their History teacher for their copy. The First Payment was due on Thursday, September 7. If you missed this opportunity, please return the payment/paperwork ASAP to the front office. The first payment is $250 and needs to be turned in with all paperwork filled out.

Clothes closet needs

We are in need of the following:

  • girls shorts (dress code appropriate), elastic waistband preferred
  • leggings
  • joggers/sweatpants (girls/boys)
  • hoodies (size M, L, XL)
  • tennis shoes, rubber sole shoes (not heels/wedges or dress shoes please)

Water bottle filling stations

We are blessed to have several water bottle filling stations located throughout the school. It is encouraged for students to bring a water bottle with them to stay hydrated. Also, this helps students from missing class time if they have water with them rather than making trips to the water fountain.

Family Life

Wellness/PE has started Family Life through KCS (Mrs. Baker). Your child will be participating at some point during this school year. If the parent wishes for the student to opt out of this program, the student must bring a signed parent note with them to school.

Games Club

The next Games Club meeting will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 3:00-4:00. See Mr. Olson in room 326 for a permission form. Students need to be picked up at 4pm.


Wrestling conditioning will begin on September 18th from 3-4 pm. Contact Mr. Winstead bwinstead@k12k.com with any questions.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer Warriors will meet on the below scheduled Wednesday's at 7:15AM in the library. Participants must have a completed permission form prior to attending. They can pick these permission form up from the office.
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Junior Spirit Shaker Opportunity

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Weightlifting Opportunity for Middle School

Middle School Weight Lifting will be offered from 3:15-4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the DB Weight Room. Students can ride the bus from Sevier to D-B if needed. Training will occur in the second floor weight room of the Alumni Field House. Parents will need to arrive for pick up from DB by 4:10pm. Open to any KCS middle school student with a physical and KCS medical packet on file. Students do not need to be involved in a sport to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Luethke dluethke@k12k.com or Zack Fleming zfleming@k12k.com

YMCA Afterschool Program

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact:

Katie Hagood

Senior Director of School Age Childcare




General Information

  • Please keep your contact information updated. This can be done through your Aspen Parent Portal or by contacting LeAnn Franklin 378-2435 in the counseling office. It's vitally important that we have current contact phone numbers and a correct address for each student. If your email changes be sure to let us know that as well.

  • You MUST present an ID when visiting Sevier or checking out your student.

  • Please try to have after school arrangements communicated with your child prior to them arriving to school.

  • Students attending sporting events need to remain with their guardian. Students that are dropped off without an adult with them will not be allowed to enter the sporting event.

Canvas Parent Information

Please click here for detailed parent information. You can also refer to the flyer below.

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KCS Middle School Cell Phone Policy

Students’ cell phones and other electronic devices are to be turned off and not visible upon a student’s arrival to school (upon entering the building) until the end of the student’s school day. Students must store their cell phones and other electronic devices in their backpacks (exceptions may be granted for medical or other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the building principal or designee). Cell phones may be confiscated if this rule is violated. When confiscated from students, parents will be asked to retrieve the cell phone from the school administration.

  • 1st offense - The item will be confiscated and kept at the school for a minimum of five (5) consecutive school days. To retrieve the confiscated item, a parent or guardian must contact the appropriate administrator.

  • 2nd offense - When a student has a second offense during the current semester, the item will be confiscated for a minimum of ten (10) school days. A parent or guardian must retrieve the confiscated item from the front office.

  • 3rd offense - When a student has a third offense during the current semester, the item may be confiscated for the remainder of the school year. A parent or guardian may retrieve the confiscated item at the end of the school day on the last day of the school year.

Hello from our PTO

Hello Warrior Families!

JSMS PTA transitioned to a PTO at the end of last school year. What does that even mean? It means that membership is FREE now! It also means that we get to keep 100% of all our donations and are not required to send any funds to the national organization. We are working hard to finalize all the transition details. Be on the lookout in the next Weekly Warrior for more membership information.

Need some swag? We have created an online shop where you can order at your convenience. We outsourced a local vendor for our spirit shop this year and we couldn't be happier. Go check it out! It's more than just tees. We have our very own Stanley Dupe! Visit the link below to order!

Sevier Swag (commonsku.com)

We do have a few spots to fill in our slate of officers. We are looking for a President (or President co-chair) position. If you are interested in helping serve on this board, please reach out to Jessica Slaughter at jessns1015@gmail.com. We look forward to working with you!

Community Opportunity

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September 11 - September 15, 2022

Monday, September 11

  • Be Kind to your Mind Club in room 103 from 3-4. Pick up permission slip forms in the front office. A form must be signed by a parent/guardian before you can attend the meeting.
  • Cross Country Practice at Sevier 3-4
  • Football Practice 3-4:30

Tuesday, September 12

  • Middle School Weight Lifting 3:10-4:10 at the DB Weight Room. Students can ride the bus from Sevier to D-B if needed. Open to anyone with a physical on file. If you have any questions, see Coach Luethke.

  • First Baptist Church Tutoring. Van will pick you up at the bus stop!

  • Volleyball Game vs. T. A. Dugger at Sevier

  • Robotic Club in the Library until 4

  • Football Practice 3-4:30

  • Cross Country Meet, Conference Championship Domtar Park ~ Girls 5:00/ Boys 5:30

Wednesday, September 13

  • Cross Country NO PRACTICE. JV runners turn in uniforms during SEL or after school
  • There will be a Sequoyah Scribe staff meeting on Wednesday from 2:50 to 3:30 in the auditorium. All staff members are required to attend. The editors will meet until 5:00 pm.
  • Football Practice 3-4:30

Thursday, September 14

  • Cross Country Pizza Party 3:00-3:45 ~ ticket to enter is uniform (top 7 will not turn in their uniform at this time)
  • Middle School Weight Lifting 3:10-4:10 at the DB Weight Room. Students can ride the bus from Sevier to D-B if needed. Open to anyone with a physical on file. If you have any questions, see Coach Luethke.
  • Volleyball Game vs. Greeneville at Sevier
  • There will be no Games Club this week. Games Club will resume on Thursday, September 21st.

  • 7th & 8th grade pep band members stay after school for the game
  • Football Game vs. Liberty Bell @ DB

Friday, September 15

  • Parent Teacher Conference Day (No Students)
  • Cross Country - No Practice

Save the Date

  • Wrestling conditioning will begin on September 18th from 3-4 p.m. Contact Mr. Winstead (bwinstead@k12k.com) for info
  • Girls Basketball tryouts will be held on Monday, September 25th - Wednesday 27th from 3-5. You must have an updated physical to try out. If you have any questions see Coach Turner.
  • Yearbooks are now on sale. Only until September 15, Jostens is offering 4 free icons with the purchase of a customized yearbook. Click here to reserve your copy of the yearbook!
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