Kulshan Connect

March 2019

In our Kulshan Community, we are courageous, kind, and committed!

Attendance 360-647-6877

Main Office 360-676-4886 x2

Counseling 360-676-4886 x3

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New! Updated Bellingham Schools Calendar

New! Kulshan Principal Instagram

Seeking Lacrosse & Bicycle Volunteers

We are so excited to introduce our P.E. classes to the engaging sport of lacrosse! Ms. Turner just received notice from U.S. Lacrosse that we have received a grant for 30 soft lacrosse sticks and balls! Yay! And this is where YOU come in - we need parent volunteers! We are inviting parents and community members to support our students for these lacrosse lessons this April. Whether you know the sport or not, your support and supervision can help as students learn! Sign-up and details are on the KMS PE page (www.kulshanpe.weebly.com). In addition, you are invited to join us for our Bike and Pedestrian Safety unit in May. This is a super fun and active way to get involved at KMS! Thank you!

KMS Wrestling and Volleyball Information

Our Wrestling and Volleyball seasons are in full swing. Check here for updates - this is where we post our Wrestling Meet calendar and our Volleyball Match calendar. Coach names and contact information are also available online. Go Thunderbirds!

Wed, March 6: KMS Collaborative Concert at Bellingham High School

Our KMS orchestra will be playing in the collaborative concert at Bellingham High School in the gym on Wed, March 6th. Musicians should show up at 6:30 pm and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. Students should wear a standard orchestra uniform - black slacks or long skirts with white tops. Please remember home instruments, music, and accessories. Mr. Jones' orchestra website is available here.

Tues, March 26: KMS Band Concert

Mark your calendar! We are hosting our KMS Band Concert on Tuesday, March 26. Call time for musicians is 6:20 pm and students should wear all black dress clothes. Contact Ms. Barrett if you have questions.

8th grade High School Orientation Events

Monday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm – Sehome High School

Tuesday, March 5 @ 6:30 pm – Bellingham High School

Wednesday, March 6 @ 6:30 pm – Squalicum High School

Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm – Options High School

BHS Red Raider Welcome Night

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

Incoming Ninth Graders and their parents/guardians are invited to our annual RED RAIDER WELCOME NIGHT to learn about academic and extra-curricular opportunities at Bellingham High School. The evening includes a short presentation in the Performing Arts Center, followed by opportunities to meet with academic department chairs, counselors, club advisors, and athletic coaches. The Student Store will be open with a wide assortment of Red Raider gear available for purchase by check or cash. We’re excited to welcome the RAIDER CLASS OF 2023 to BHS!

SHS Mariners Welcome Night

Monday, March 4, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Sehome High School will be hosting next year’s freshmen and their parents for an evening to explore both the academic and extracurricular opportunities that the school has to offer. We will begin our evening in the Gym and end in the Commons. Staff, coaches, and advisors will be available to share their programs and answer questions as needed. We are looking forward to meeting our newest Mariners. Please note: Sehome is still under construction. There are two parking access points for the school: the entrance on the corner of Ferry and Voltaire and the entrance on Bill McDonald Parkway. We recommend that you plan to be a bit early to get a parking spot and have time to walk to the Gym.

Registering for High School Courses

Our high school counselors are visiting Kulshan middle school classrooms to share information and host information sessions about high school and course offerings. In the next two weeks, our 8th grade students will be choosing their high school classes and entering in alternative classes as well, if they do not receive their first choices. Students will complete the online registration process by the end of March. Students and parents can view our district high school course catalog online at any time through the registration process.

Tuesday After-School Girls Coding Club

Did you know we have a Girls Coding Club at Kulshan? The club is open and looking for members. The club meets Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Kulshan library. Join us!

We have over a dozen clubs at Kulshan!

You can view all clubs here.

The Little Mermaid Musical at BHS

Bellingham High School presents the Disney classic The Little Mermaid, with songs and music by Alan Menken. Follow the tale of the mermaid Ariel who longs to be part of the human world and meet many illustrious characters in her world along the way, including her father King Triton, Sebastian the crab, Ursula the sea witch and Prince Eric. The musical plays at 7 p.m. on March 1, 2, 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. on March 2 and 9. Tickets are sold at the door. Bellingham High is located at 2020 Cornwall Avenue.

7th grade Bus Pass Program

On Monday, March 25, Smart Trips and WTA will be at our school, teaching 7th graders how to ride the bus. All 7th graders will receive a FREE quarterly bus pass, unless parents “opt out.” If you would like your child to receive WTA’s April-May-June bus pass, you do not need to do anything. Your child will get their free pass after completing the “how to ride” instruction in late March. If you would NOT like your child to receive a bus pass, please opt out by contacting our school office by March 15. Here is a short video that gives an overview of our 7th grade Bus Pass Program.

Pre Winter Sports Photos Available

Boys Basketball and Girls Dance photos are on sale in the office until the end of next week. The photos are $3.00 for a 5x7 and $5.00 for an 8x10.

Buy Your 2018-2019 Yearbook Today!

Yearbooks are on sale in the main office. They are $10.00.

KMS Spring Sports: Registration due March 25

Spring Sports Season:

Football (open to all 7th and 8th graders)

Cross Country (open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders)

Girls' Basketball (open to 7th and 8th grade girls)

Our registration deadline is Monday, March 25

The first day of practices is Monday, April 8.

Middle School Philosophy:

We encourage all students to participate in sports while in middle school. Our coaching philosophy is to build teamwork, have fun, and improve personal fitness goals. The main purpose of middle school athletics is sportsmanship, not competition. There are no tryouts; everyone makes the team. Students of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Students find that sports participation is an easy and fun way to get to know classmates and other Kulshan students. If your student wants to participate but does not have proper equipment for the sport (e.g. running shoes, shin guards, etc.), just let us know in Student Services or the main office.

Registration:

If your student is interested in participating in a Spring sport, please complete their Skyward registration and turn in a current physical by the registration due date. (Sports physicals are good for 2 years.) Parents only need to complete this process once, so if your child has already participated in a sport this year, you are good to go. Each season, our athletics registrar sends an email to student asking whether they want to participate in the current sports offered, so your student will need to reply to that email.

ASB fee:

All students participating in sports are required to pay a one-time $10 ASB fee. This fee is good for all athletics and activities for that school year. If the $10 fee is an obstacle, please contact us in Student Services or our main office so we can provide a scholarship for your student.

Contact:

Click here for general Kulshan Athletics information about registration. Or you can contact our Athletics Registrar at lisa.scott@bellinghamschools.org for specific questions.

Kulshan PTSA Meeting

Wednesday, March 27th, 6:15pm

Kulshan Library

Join us for our March parent meeting in the Kulshan Library. We are establishing a Clothing Closet and Food Pantry for families in need at Kulshan. Parent Teddi Anshus and Kulshan Counselor Jen Newbaurer will discuss the need at our school and how we can put some solutions in play!

Kulshan Office Hours

Main office 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Attendance 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Counseling 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM



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