Kuna Middle School

Weekly News - November 18, 2022

Upcoming Events & Information

  • Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 21-25th (NO SCHOOL)
  • Early Release @ 12:15 - Nov. 30th
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Looking Ahead

  • Kuna Christmas Parade - Dec. 10th (6pm - KMS Band will perform)
  • KMS PTO/PAC Meeting - Dec. 12th (6pm - KMS Library)
  • Kuna Christmas Choir Concert - Dec. 13th (7pm)

Sports Schedule

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Canned Food Drive Success!

Congratulations to Mr. York's advisory class for bringing in the most canned food items this week! It was a close race and KMS students donated a total number of 1,315 canned goods to donate to the Kuna Food Bank.

Thank you to everyone who donated food to help out our community! We are so grateful for the effort from each Advisory class!

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Elephant Toothpaste

This week we practiced recognizing a chemical reaction by identifying chemical properties. We also learned about catalysts, which are used to speed up a chemical reaction. To wrap up our investigations on chemical reactions and catalysts, we made elephant toothpaste! This is a fun activity that can be done at home! All you need is yeast, warm water, dish soap and hydrogen peroxide. Try it this weekend at home!

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Buttery Books

On the week of November 7-11th, our library hosted "Buttery Books" for our students. Mrs. Morgan and her TAs sold popcorn bags to students for one dollar each to support getting new books for our library! The total raised for the week was $396.25. Mrs. Morgan has been the librarian at KMS for 17 years. "I never get tired of hearing, 'Thanks, that was the best book recommendation' or 'Thanks for helping me find a book I loved.'" Morgan is hoping to host more "Buttery Books" throughout the school year. Buttery Book sales allows the library to purchase more books to keep middle schoolers happy and reading. "Our library would not survive without the (book) fairs we hold," says Morgan as she thanks all the staff and students who helped with this fundraiser. "I too love reading and have read many of the books we have purchased for our students" she says. If you have a book recommendation, leave a note on Morgan's desk, email her or let her know in person. The KMS library always takes book donations as well, so check your shelves at home! Let's keep our library stocked full of good books! Oh, and popcorn!
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Scratch Art Statistics

Sixth grade students in Mrs. Kaufman's math class are learning about statistics.

The graphs are from surveys the students created in WIN Time last week. The scratch art was a fun project to wrap up their ratio unit. Students created a ratio table from a drawing they did. They wrote the ratio three ways, and some added coordinate planes, tape diagrams and double number lines. Way to go, sixth graders!

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Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Brown & Mr. York

Mrs. Brown teaches 7th Language Arts and Dual Language at KMS. This is her seventh year teaching, and she also coaches volleyball in the fall. Mrs. Brown is married with three boys. She loves to spend her time staying active and traveling with her husband. Mrs. Brown has her Bachelor's in English Education and her Master's in Bilingual Education. She is a huge asset to Kuna Middle School, and we are thankful for all she does!

Mrs. Brown's Favorites

Snack - string cheese, chips and salsa, fruit

Color - green

Hobby - reading, hiking, dancing, working out

Fast Food - Jersey Mike's, Panda Express

Store - Amazon

Drink - Diet Coke

Book - realistic fiction (The Best of Me)

Candy - Kit Kat

Sport - volleyball

Mr. York in part of the wonderful PE and Health department at KMS. He comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and with a Bachelor's from Northwest Nazarene University. Mr. York loves to be active with his family. He also loves biking, baseball, hiking, and traveling to see new places. Mr. York is also a coach for various sports at KMS and a trusted mentor for many students. Thanks for all you do, Mr. York!

Mr. York's Favorites

Snack - almonds

Color - green

Hobby - biking

Fast Food - Burgerville

Store - Express

Book - anything by John Grisham

Candy - protein shake

Band - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sport - baseball

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