The Knightly News

Parent Newsletter - April 2023

Principal’s Message

Hello Knight Families,

Spring is in the air as we approach the beginning of the fourth quarter and spring break. Our spring musical, The Addams Family, was a huge success. We truly appreciate the support from our amazing parents and community members who came out to see the amazing show our students and staff produced. We’ve also kicked off our spring sports season and continue to look forward to seeing you in the stands cheering on our Knights!

April is Autism Awareness Month. It is believed that about one out of 100 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, making it very likely that we will interact daily with someone impacted by autism. Let this be a reminder for us to be inclusive and accepting of those who struggle with autism while also celebrating their strengths and abilities.

April is also the Month of the Military Child. As a recipient of the Purple Star Award, Kellam High School has been recognized for our commitment to meeting the unique needs our military students face. We’d like to thank our military families for the commitment and sacrifices they make every day while serving our country. We encourage you to Purple-Up by wearing purple on April 19!

We also don’t want to forget our amazing library media specialists as we celebrate School Library Month. Ms. Spreder, Ms. Crow, and Ms. Manco do an excellent job in supporting our students, whether they are looking for a great book to read or need assistance with conducting research. They also support our teachers in developing engaging lessons like break-out boxes and creating podcasts.

Wednesday, April 5, is paraprofessional's day and April 3-7 is National Assistant Principal's Week. We are fortunate to have such an amazing staff that ensures Kellam runs smoothly.

As we enter the last quarter of the school year, I encourage you to check in with your students about their grades, attendance, and tardiness. As the weather warms up and the finish line can be seen in the distance, it can be tempting to lose focus. If your student requires additional assistance, please reach out to their teacher, counselor, and/or administrator. Let’s finish the school year strong!

I hope everyone has an enjoyable spring break!

Dr. Ryan Schubart

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @KellamHigh and Facebook: KellamHS. Our website is updated regularly for more information:

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Kellam High School's 2023 Assistant of the Year

Ms. Marianna Parker

PTSA Update




Responsible for leading the PTSA and is the association's presiding officer and official representative.

Vice-President (Membership)

Plans and promotes membership campaigns and events; maintains the membership database


Manages the PTSA finances by keeping accurate financial records and preparing for the annual audit.

GradFest Coordinator

Manages the all-Knight celebration for the Senior Class; coordinates with vendors to secure a venue and sponsorships; organizes Grad-Fest details and logistics; develops and oversees fundraising opportunities.

If you are interested in any of these positions and have any questions/concerns regarding these positions, please get in touch with any PTSA Board Member –

Class of 2023

CALLING The Class of 2023

Copies of the 2022-2023 Kellam PTSA Scholarship Application can be found in the Counseling department or on Scholarship Central.

The deadline for all applications is April 21, 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

For any questions, please feel free to email

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GradFest Bundle’s are now on sale:Buy a Bundle, click here

All GradFest participants must complete this Waiver Form: Get a waiver, click here

To volunteer for the school, you must register via the Volunteer Tracker and submit an application indicating what type of volunteer opportunities you are interested in and at which schools. Once approved, you will then be able to select volunteer opportunities and log your hours

Culturally Speaking:

In April, the Month of the Military Child, we celebrate everything military children mean to our community and show support for their family units. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 19th, Purple Up! Day. Military-connected students are invited to stop by the school counseling office for a sweet treat.

Counseling Update

AP Testing

AP Exams will be administered from May 1 – May 12 at Kellam. Families should review their student’s testing schedule in Total Registration and reach out to Kellam’s AP Coordinator, Juliana Caruso, as soon as possible if there are any known conflicts. Also, please be sure the contact emails and phone numbers in Total Registration for both students and parents are correct, as important testing information, room locations, and logistics will be sent to those contacts in the coming weeks. Please be on the lookout for that communication.

Deadline to register for the AP exams has already passed. If a student wishes to cancel an exam, they should request the cancellation in Total Registration to initiate the refund, minus the $40 cancellation fee.

Class of 2023 Scholarships

As we spring into Scholarship Season, our school counseling department would like to share information to help encourage seniors to search, find, and apply for scholarships.

To search for local scholarships, students are encouraged to utilize our school division’s scholarship website, Scholarship Central and our school’s scholarship listings, Kellam Senior Scholarships. Both resources are updated on a regular basis, so it is important to check the sites regularly for new scholarship opportunities.

We also need your help to identify all students who have been offered a scholarship. This information will be used to determine scholarship totals for the Class of 2023 as well as recognitions for the Senior Awards Program this June. Individual scholarships, money offered from potential colleges, and the GI Bill should be reported. This Google Form provides instructions and additional details: Class of 2023 Scholarship Reporting.

Student Activities Update

Student Activities Update

The Student Activities department is working to create opportunities for our students to connect and be a part of all that Kellam has to offer. Please visit our Student Activities Resource Guide to explore opportunities in activities and athletics. You can also visit Kellam Student Activities Info Site for additional information on our organizations. Be sure to watch for updates in this newsletter and follow us on social media. You can also visit the Kellam Touch Pro to see the accomplishments of our present and past students.

Twitter: @KellamHigh

Instagram: kellamhigh

Facebook: Floyd E. Kellam High School

  • Senior Scoop

Use this link, Kellam Senior Scoop, to find important information for seniors. It will be updated regularly and is located in the resources on the HKL Grade 12 Schoology Group page.

There is a Senior Class Meeting on April 19 during Advisory. Graduation information will be shared, and cap and gowns will be given out during lunch that day.

ALL CAPS AND GOWNS MUST BE ORDERED BY APRIL 20 TO ENSURE DELIVERY FOR GRADUATION. Orders can be placed at or by calling 1-800-Jostens.

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      • Activity Bus Schedule

      Click the link to access the schedule: Activity Bus Schedule and Routes

      • Tickets for Sporting Events

      All tickets to attend Varsity and JV Football games are available for purchase through GoFAN. Tickets can be purchased at You can attend Field Hockey, Volleyball, Golf, and Cross Country without purchasing a ticket during the regular season. Tickets for ALL FALL, WINTER, and SPRINGS SPORTS will be required for region and state events and available for purchase on GoFan. There will not be cash accepted at the gate; however, purchasing a ticket using a credit/debit card will be available at Beach District Events.

      Beach District Passes can also be purchased at Beach District passes are accepted for all regular season games at any VBCPS High School.

      Pass Prices:

      $60 for 3 or less

      $50 for 4 or more

      For easier purchasing and viewing tickets for validation, download the GoFan App in the iTunes or Google Play Store.

      Tickets for regional games will be available on The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. ALL REGIONAL EVENTS WILL REQUIRE A TICKET FOR ADMITTANCE.

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    All state tournament information is available on the VHSL Website.

    • Athletic and Academic Team Eligibility Requirements

    All participants in a VHSL activity or sport must have passed the equivalent of 5 classes the previous semester and be enrolled in the equivalent of 5 courses for the current semester/term. Please review this presentation for an explanation of eligibility requirements with the hybrid A/B and 4x4 schedule.

    Kellam High School Eligibility

    • Athletic Schedules

    All sports schedules are available on the Beach District Website:

    Kellam Athletic Schedules

    All competitions that occur in the gym or the football stadium will be live-streamed on the NFHS network. Use this link to access the Kellam site: Kellam NFHS Network Page.

    • Fall team sport tryouts

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    Use this link to access and purchase.

    One Lunch Reminders

    Students are not permitted to leave the building or access student vehicles during One Lunch.

    If students have an early dismissal request, a parent must complete the Kellam Form and sign out properly. Should students leave the building without permission, they are subject to search upon their return.

    Please review all rules and expectations for One Lunch here. If you have an emergency or special need, please see a member of the security team or your administrator. For Academic Support and One Lunch Student Activities, please see our calendar here. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Portugal and Spain Summer 2024

    Have you heard about the upcoming educational travel experience to Portugal and Spain in Summer 2024 with EF Educational Tours? Your student is invited to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity! When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and we would love to have your student join us on this once in a lifetime adventure.

    Please click here for more information, such as the trip itinerary, and to enroll on the trip:

    If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sayers at or Ms. Rice at! We look forward to traveling with your student!

    Want to go to Europe?

    The deadline to join the summer trip to Europe is quickly approaching. This 12-day adventure will take students to five countries, including Germany and Austria. This is the fifth trip Mr. Zanetti has taken students on, so contact him at to learn more about this incredible opportunity.

    Upcoming Events

    Stay connected to our calendar and mark yours!

    Click HERE for all Beach District and VHSL sporting events involving YOUR Kellam Knights.

    Mark your calendars:

    April 3 - Last day of Quarter 3

    April 3 -7 National Assistant Principal's Week

    April 4 - Staff Day (No School for Students)

    April 5 - Paraprofessional’s Day

    April 10-14 - Spring Break

    April 19 - Purple-Up for Month of Military Child

    May 8-12 - Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 6 - Ring Dance

    May 31 - Love for VB Day

    June 5-8 - Senior Exams

    June 9 - Senior Day

    June 9 - Senior Prom

    June 13-16 - Grade 9-11 Exams

    June 13 - Athletic Celebration (6 PM)

    June 17 - Graduation (5 PM)

    Stay in the know: Previous newsletters can be accessed here:

    The Knightly News

    The Knightly News is a collaborative effort involving several members of the Kellam staff and community. For direct questions, please contact Ryan Schubart, at or 648-5100.