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King Philip Middle School

Have a great summer!

KPMS Summer Assignments for Math & English

Below are links to the summer assignments in ELA and Mathematics for incoming 7th and 8th graders.


English Language Arts:



Summer Math Assignments:

Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19 marks the holiday of Juneteenth, which is a federal holiday for the first time this year. As explained in more detail in this resource from the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 that federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the emancipation of enslaved people and the end of the Civil War. Learning about Juneteenth is an important way to deepen understanding of slavery’s legacy in the United States; below are some resources that offer a helpful starting point:


  • Learning for Justice emphasizes that “lessons about Juneteenth need to recognize the challenges those who fight injustice have always faced” as well as “jubilant celebrations of culture [and] activism.” They offer some instructional tips about how to approach the day with nuance and thoughtfulness.
  • Teach for America’s website includes a video discussion about the importance of Juneteenth and of culturally responsive teaching more generally, as well as a variety of educative and teaching resources about the holiday.


Excerpt is from the "Commissioner's Weekly Update - News from Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education."

“Celebrate our Differences - Equality Mural” at KPMS

This mural was created by a group of students working towards their Girl Scout Silver Award to celebrate our differences. It is meant to promote equity and inclusivity for all students, especially those who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of color) and/or in the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) community. This mural hopes to inspire equity, acceptance, kindness, love, and respect in the KP community. It shows that everybody is accepted and loved, even though they are from different cultures or places.


Created by Maya S., Lillian J., and Samantha H. (Class of 2025)

Co-Created by Ms. Barrett

2021

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Information for King Philip High School

Summer Work for KPHS

Please follow the link below to access summer work assignments for the high school.

Summer Work for KPHS

King Philip Regional High School Athletics

Interested in participating in HS athletics? KPHS is excited to offer the following sports in the Fall of 2021: Cheerleading, Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Unified Basketball and Girls Volleyball. Football and Golf will start on Friday, August 20th with all other sports starting on Monday, August 23. We anticipate opening registration in mid July and will communicate this information once registration is opened. Please see the following link for additional information: https://sites.google.com/kingphilip.org/kp-athletics/home If you have any specific questions please contact Mr. Brown our Athletic Director at browng@kingphilip.org
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From the Food Services Department

Pandemic EBT Additional Food Support Program

Pandemic EBT Additional Food Support Program

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to families has been extended through summer 2021. Pandemic-EBT is a federal program, jointly administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) and DESE, that promotes increased food security for families whose children receive free or reduced-price school meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program. All students who have received P-EBT will be eligible for summer P-EBT, except for those who graduated in 2020 or moved out of Massachusetts. Eligible students will receive a total of $375 in P-EBT benefits in two equal payments of $187.50 this summer. The first payment will be issued on July 1, and the second payment will be issued on August 1.


Community News

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Norfolk Raffle

NCTV and the Norfolk Lions have teamed up to host a series of online raffles of goods and services donated by local Norfolk businesses! The proceeds of this raffle will go directly to Norfolk residents in need who have been hit hard by COVID-19 or faced other hardships.


Each week, one raffle basket will be featured and tickets can be purchased between Sunday morning and the following Saturday at 3pm. The winner will be drawn and announced on the following Sunday morning!


For more information about the raffle, please go to the following website:

https://www.norfolkmalions.org/neighbors.

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IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

  • Wednesday, September 1 - First Day of School
  • Friday, September 3 - No School, Labor Day Weekend
  • Monday, September 6 - No School, Labor Day

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