This week at KJHS...

helping families to stay connected. February 7, 2014

No School on February 10 and 17!

The Flu and Whooping cough

KJHS has been hit hard with students having either the flu or the whooping cough. Letters are located on the Kenilworth website with more information about whooping cough and the flu.

Remember, when students are absent, their grades may look like they have gone down. Students have time to make up work and PE when they return from their illness.

Please remind your student when they return to school from being sick that they need to check in with their teachers for work. Students or parents can also email teachers to get work while students are at home.

Hopefully the flu season will end soon and we can all get back to being healthy!

Friday, 2/7 is NEON DAY!

What do the Common Core state standards mean for our children?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are intended to be the next step toward providing every student with a powerful education. What are the benefits of CCSS?

  1. The foundation for success in the 21st century will be the ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and to communicate and collaborate effectively. CCSS will provide opportunities for students to acquire and perfect these "21st century skills" so they can be prepared to succeed in higher education and compete in the global economy.
  2. CCSS will encourage and facilitate the integration of technology into the classroom, both as a resource to support student learning and as a means of leveling the playing field by offering all students access to the world of information.
  3. CCSS will replace exclusively multiple-choice assessments with more project-oriented and critical-thinking assessments that require students to use their knowledge they have acquired to demonstrate their learning.
  4. CCSS defines conceptually rich standards aligned across states and on par with the high standards of nations whose students have had the greatest educational success. The new standards place more emphasis on deep understanding and real-world application.
  5. CCSS focuses a coordinated, multi-state effort on preparing students for success in college and career pursuits while giving local schools and classroom teachers more support for designing strategies that will empower their students' learning.

Dance- February 7th from 6-8pm

Dance tickets are on sale this week at lunch. They are $3 Monday-Thursday and $5 on Friday. Permission slips are available on the Kenilworth Website and at the student windows. The theme is Neon or Pink and White.

PTSA meeting Wednesday, 2/12 at 7pm in the Library.

Saying NO and Staying Close

You are invited to attend a free special event for parents on Tuesday, February 11th 5:30-6:30 in the Casa Grande High School Library. This event titled "Saying No and Staying Close" will cover practical tips on how to set expectations and provide limits with your teenager while maintaining a positive relationship. The talk given by Nicole Renae, MFT will discuss successfully addressing difficult behaviors and drug and alcohol use. Resources and ideas for further support will also be provided. Again this event is Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30 in the Library at Casa Grande High School. If you have questions you may call Nicole at 778-4959.