News and notes for the week of 5/9/2021
Kealing Middle School STAAR Testing Calendar
Principal's Message to Hornet Families for the week of May 9th, 2021
This past week there were numerous outpourings of support for the amazing teachers on our campus. Parent volunteers showed up daily and brought donations for our amazing educators. I want to thank Maraba DiRaddo, Dr. Mikelson, and our amazing assistant principal Mrs. Pfeiffer for their coordination in making this past week special for teachers. I would also like to thank Mr. Estes and the testing team for creating such a smooth testing environment for our scholars.
This upcoming week we have PTA Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday, Testing Tuesday through Friday, and our final service day on Saturday May 15th. This year is rapidly coming to a close and we are finalizing our end of year celebrations, look forward to more communication regarding these events.
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KMS 2020- 2021 Summer Calendar (Specifics coming soon)
- 6th Grade Reading Summer Camp: 6/7 - 8/5, Sign up here: KMS 6th grade reading camp
- KMS Summer Intensive : 6/7 - 6/14
- Credit Recovery Summer School:6/14 - 6/30
- Advanced Math Bootcamp: 6/14 - 6/25
- 8th Grade Algebra Readiness Camp: 6/14 - 6/18
- Creative Writing Camp: 6/28 - 7/1
- STARBASE Camp: 6/28 - 7/1
- Pre Algebra Summer Camp: 7/5 - 7/30
- Reading Camp: 7/5 - 7/30
- Magnet Math Bootcamp: 7/19 - 7/23
- KMS Summer Band Camp: 8/2 - 8/5
- 6th grade orientation: 8/10
- 7th grade orientation: 8/11
- KMS Orchestra Camp: 8/2 - 8/6
- KNN Bootcamp: 8/2 - 8/6
Entries must be submitted by Thursdays weekly to be included in the upcoming week's communication.
Major events this past week!
Upcoming Dates - B Week!
Monday - May 10th B Day
Tuesday - May 11th - A Day
STAAR Algebra I - 6th & 7th Grade
STAAR Math 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
PTA Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday -May 12th - B Day
STAAR Reading exams 6th, 7th, and 8th
STAAR Algebra I - 6th & 7th Grade
Thursday - May 13th- A Day
STAAR Algebra I - 8th grade
Ultimate Frisbee Practice @ 3p - 4:30p ,
- Contact Coach Kepner (email@example.com), Coach Natenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Crouch (email@example.com) with questions.
Friday - May 14th - B Day
STAAR Make Up Exam
Saturday - May 15th - Kealing Service Day
LASA Softball Recruiting All Skill Levels
Volunteer for the Last Kealing Grounds and Garden Work day of the School Year on MAY 15TH!
Kealing Science Olympiad Team is headed to Nationals!
Please join us in congratulating the following team members and wishing them luck for the National Tournament: Student Name Student Name Guha Ekambaram Emma Dhupar Khush Lalchandani Isabel Liu Nawar Muhib Izna Ladhani Sahasra Adapa Kevin Li Sashwat Singh Ishant Yenamandra Triyatha Jammula Aadhya Chagarlamudi Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for being a part of this awesome team for school year 2021-22.
Bike Raffle Winners!
Kealing yearbook students won quite a few awards from ILPC (Yearbook UIL) this weekend.
2020-2021 Yearbook Individual Achievement Awards
- Theme Selection and Development - Lane Sepehri, Isa Matamoros, Shania Nixon, Adele Tversky, Jaynie Lee
- Captions - Robin Little, Sofia Castano, Emily Alpuche
- Headlines - Kayla Le, Malvika Pradhan, Lanie Sepehr
- Index Spread - Lily Tisdale and Clara Kreege
- Ad Spread - Lanie Sepehri
- Feature Spread - Peyton Phan
- Student Life Spread - Lil Tisdale , Kealing Middle School.
- SPORTS-FOCUSED SPREAD - Sofia Castano
- ACADEMIC-FOCUSED SPREAD - Clara Kreeger
- PEOPLE SECTION SPREAD - Isa Matamoros
- CLUB/ORGANIZATIONFOCUSED SPREAD - Bo Wang
- BLENDED COVERAGE SPREAD & INFOGRAPHIC - Sofia Castano & Isa Matamoros
- STUDENT LIFE FEATURE STORY - Sophia Porter & Lillian Tisdale
- ACADEMIC FEATURE STORY - Lanie Sepehr & Kayla Le
- SPORTS FEATURE STORY - Sofia Castano
- CLUB/ORGANIZATION FEATURE STORY - Reina Zou & Sophia Porter
- PERSONALITY PROFILE STORY - Sophia Porter & Amelia Coleman
- SPORTS ACTION PHOTO - Robin Little
- SPORTS FEATURE PHOTO - . Jaynie Lee
- ACADEMIC PHOTO - Lexie Manuel
- STUDENT LIFE PHOTO - Lexie Manuel & Jaynie Lee
- CLUB /ORGANIZATION PHOTO - Allison Bergh
- PORTRAIT - Jaynie Lee
- PHOTO PORTFOLIO - Jaynie Lee
Summer Fly Fishing Camp
PTA Meetings Rescheduled
Unfortunately, we have to delay our regularly scheduled meetings by one week.
The new meeting dates and times will be:
- Tuesday, May 11 at 4-5pm: PTA Executive Board meeting
- Thursday, May 13 at 4:30-5:30pm: PTA Membership Meeting
We expect that these meetings will not take the entire hour. We are approving the budget for 2021-22.
Model UN Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers
What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
In MUN, students learn about diplomacy and international relations among other things. Students also learn about current events and history, and participate in simulations where they act as a delegate from a certain country and present their views on the chosen topic.
For rising 7th and 8th Graders
1715 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
For Questions: Katmachar@gmail.com
Visit our website https://jrausmun.weebly.com
Online Enrollment for 2021-2022
Complete enrollment here:
Kealing Ultimate Frisbee: In-Person Practices!
Who: All interested Kealing students! All grades, all programs, all genders welcome.
When: Thursdays -- April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th
3:00 - 4:30 pm (no late buses; players must arrange their own drop-off and pick-up)
Where: Kealing Football Field
Must Bring - Mask, full water bottle, appropriate clothes and shoes to run!
Must Do - Fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/CtC76D3ajcQykPBj6
Contact Coach Kepner (email@example.com), Coach Natenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Crouch (email@example.com) with questions.
7th Grade Accelerated Math & Algebra Readiness Summer Bridge camps
These virtual camps are designed as an opportunity for students to deepen their algebra readiness skills in preparation to take Accelerated Math 7 or Algebra I in the 2021 - 2022 school year.
Dates: Wednesday, July 14th - Thursday, July 29th (No Fridays)
Time: 10:00 -12:00 pm
Platform: Zoom & BLEND
Students will participate in synchronous learning via Zoom from 10:00 am - 11:00 am each day with a teacher. In addition to synchronous learning, students will complete Blend modules to support their continued learning from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. Summer Bridge teachers will stay connected during this asynchronous time to answer questions. It is important that students make a commitment to attend all 10 days and complete all Blend modules to maximize the benefits of participating.
Space is limited to 100 students for Algebra Readiness and 50 students for 7th grade Accelerated. Please share registration flyers with students and families who would most benefit from this opportunity.
Please contact Danielle Perico at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tarrah Thompson at email@example.com for additional information.
Transition With Kindness
AISD Mental Wellness for Families Smores
We are excited to announce that our third 2-sided flyer with mental health resources/strategies
will be distributed to parents/families during Austin ISD food distributions next week. We plan
to create a new Mental Wellness flyer/Smore every two weeks. These
resources are part of a collaboration between Child Study Systems, Social and Emotional
Learning, Health Services, Family and Community Engagement, and Austin ISD Communications.
Please click here to learn about Austin ISD's efforts to engage and support our communities.
Around our school this past week!
Special Thank You to the Kealing Community for an amazing Teacher's Appreciation Week! We had plenty of parent donations!
Bike Day at KMS !
More events on campus this week!
Mr. Estes and the testing committee created a smooth testing experience for our scholars!
Nurse Mansolo enjoyed Nurse's appreciation day!
Ultimate Frisbee Practice was packed!
AISD Curbside Meal Site
AISD to Continue Free Meals through the 2020-21 School Year
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced an extension of current school meal programs through the 2020-21 school year. Through the federally-funded program, all Austin ISD students will receive free school meals through June 3, the last day of school.
For students participating in remote, off-campus learning, free 7 day meal packs will be available each Thursday at more than 40 curbside locations throughout Austin. While Austin ISD plans to continue curbside service as long as needed, meal sites are subject to change as more students transition to on-campus learning.
Curbside meal sites and more information can be found here
Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard
Austin ISD is committed to putting health and safety protocols in place that will prevent the occurrence and/or spread of COVID-19. However, we must be prepared to quickly and effectively respond to and communicate a lab-confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 at a school or other Austin ISD facility.
The Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated by noon each Tuesday, starting the week of Sept. 21. All lab-confirmed positive cases on campuses will be communicated directly to the campus community. Individuals who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and provided information on the next steps, including a quarantine timeline if needed.
Support Kealing and order your spirit wear today! Orders can be picked up during school hours February 4th and 5th (first Thursday and Friday of the month).