The Cougar Chronicles

February, 2014

Much Love to Cougar Nation!!!

Greetings! Happy Early Valentines' Day! I hope all is well. Here is what's going on this month and beyond! Our students are making incredible gains in all areas! Thank you families for all your support. Kerr is a great place! Cougar Pride!!!

Jeans' Days in Cougar Nation

The reward for most improved attendance will end on February 21, 2014 (end of the 4th six weeks). If Cougar Nation wins again we will be sure to notify both students and parents. However, if we do not win, students will be required to wear standardized dress on Fridays during the 5th six weeks.

MAD Club

The MAD Club will visit the Life Skills class on February 13, 2014 @ 9:40 am. On Valentines' Day the MAD Club will visit Trinity Mission @ 9:40 am. MAD Club will have a meeting on March 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am in room 319. The Making A Difference club is a wonderful club that gives students the opportunity to serve and give back.

Presidents' Day = Student Holiday/School Closed

Monday, Feb. 17th, 8:30pm

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

Have a great day off Cougar Nation!!!

DRAMA SELECT

Two terrific plays on one day. The students of Drama Select will perform the plays Ann Frank & Cave Cat starting @ 6:00 pm at Centennial H.S. on February 8, 2014.


The UIL One Act Play will have its rehearsal day on February 27, 2014 @ 1:30 pm at Aledo H.S. They will perform their play the following day on February 28, 2014 @ 12:00 pm at Aledo H.S. Mrs. DuBose has our actors ready and they are going to do awesome!!!


Drama Select auditions will be in April but the audition materials will be available March 3rd.

MSTAR Middle of the Year (MOY) Math Screener

Wow, our students made terrific gains according to the MSTAR math screener. In 7th & 8th grade our students made an average gain of 25 points on their screeners and our 6th grade made an average gain of 40+ points on their screeners. We have adjusted our advisory classes and our intervention times to exit our students that made significant gains and to include our students that showed struggles in certain areas. Our math teachers are rocking it! Way to go Cougar Nation! Cougar Pride!!!

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Meeting

Friday, Feb. 21st, 8-8:30am

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

This meeting will take place in the library.

KMS CHOIR

The KMS Choir will have a pre-UIL Rehearsal & Concert on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 starting @ 4:00 pm and lasting until 9:30 pm at Centennial H.S. The KMS Choir will have their UIL competition on March 5, 2014. These Cougars sound awesome and Mrs. Glenn has them ready to go conquer the world. Cougar Pride!!!

END of the 4th SIX WEEKS = FEBRUARY 21, 2014

KMS COUGAR BAND participates in BAND CONTEST

Friday, Feb. 28th, 9am

7501 Teasley Ln

Denton, Texas

Mrs. Klein & Mr. Sharp have our Cougars sounding awesome! Competition season is upon us! I know our kiddos will make us proud as usual. Cougar Pride!!!

TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MARCH 3-7, 2014

Kerr Middle School will have its Open House on March 4, 2014 from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm. This is a come and go event. Please mark this event on your calendar. We would love to see you.

Project Based Learning (PBL) Fair a Huge Success

We had a terrific turn out for our first PBL Fair. The 7th grade Science teachers did a wonderful job of coordinating this first effort. We learned a great deal of how to set this up in the future. Our students did an absolutely fabulous job. We had many faculty members go around and ask the students several questions, some they weren't prepared for and they rose to the occasion! We will continue to fine tune our PBL practices. However after talking with many students it is evident that this is the way they prefer to learn. Way to go 7th grade science!

STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, March 6th, 8-8:30am

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

The meeting will take place in Rm. 119.

KMS Cheerleading Tryouts

From March 3-5, 2014 there will be a Cheer Clinic in preparation for cheerleading tryouts in the Pit @ 4:15 pm. Cheerleading tryouts will be on Friday, March 6, 2014 starting @ 4:30 pm. Families will not be permitted inside the building while tryouts are taking place. Thank you.

Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) Day

Friday, March 7th, 8:30am

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

Attendance @ School in Cougar Nation

I am sure you aware of what an awesome job our school is doing when it comes to school attendance. Our students have won a district attendance recognition each six weeks this year. While attendance is important every six weeks, these next couple of weeks are especially important with the STAAR test fast approaching! Our focus is never on the STAAR, however student performance on this accountability measure is scrutinized by the state and performance determines whether or not 8th graders get promoted and where 6th & 7th graders are placed next year. We have the smartest students in the world! Our fantastic staff continues to prepare our Cougars to do their best! Please do your part and make sure our children are at school.

SPRING BREAK - STUDENT HOLIDAYS

Monday, March 10th, 8:30am to Friday, March 14th, 4pm

Burleson, TX, United States

Burleson, TX