Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: January 13, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Happy Monday! We are working on 2020 Vision in the new year and one of our goals is to keep our KMS community informed! We have updated our website in the past month and we will be sending out weekly/bi-weekly newsletters.

Please review the information below and let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Your KMS Administration Team

Dr. Rosemary Burns | Grade 8 Administrator

Mr. David Patota | Grade 7 Administrator

Mrs. Michelle Clifford | Grade 6 Administrator

Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students

List of Information & Reminders included in this Newsletter

  1. Generation Citizen | Rhode Island Civics Day
  2. Best Buddies Meetings this week!
  3. National Junior Honor Society Meeting & Save the Date!
  4. Spring Musical Information- NEW INFO!
  5. STAAND Meeting | This Tuesday, January 14th
  6. No Coding Club this week!
  7. "Beyond the Bag" Plastic Recycling Competition
  8. Student Government Meeting this week | Wednesday, January 15th
  9. KMS PTO Updates | Event this week- January 16th!
  10. Caffeine & Conversations with our Admin Team
  11. School Store: Opening Fridays starting January 17th
  12. Bristol 4th of July Button Contest | Deadline January 18th
  13. Athletics Updates
  14. NO SCHOOL | Monday, January 20th
  15. 6th Grade Band | First Performance January 22nd
  16. Screenagers: Next Chapter | Open to the Public
  17. Save the Date | Valentine's Dance
  18. PPAC Art Scholarship | Deadline February 28th

1. Generation Citizen | Rhode Island Civics Day this Friday, January 10th

Civics Day took place at the Rhode Island State House on Friday, January 10th.

Representatives were selected from each class to attend Civics Day and they will give a 6-10 minute presentation of their projects to judges.

There were so many people at the event that were impressed with our students work. Great job to all the students who participated in this day and a big CONGRATULATIONS to 8th Grade Social Students Teacher, Ms. Winter, on winning the teachers Change Maker Award for the State of Rhode Island.

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2. Best Buddies Meetings this week!

Best Buddies - Peer Buddy meeting on Monday, January 13th from 2-3 in Ms. Pansa's room. Best Buddies who are available to help Ms. Pansa in planning events, writing thank you cards and designing T-shirts, please come to Ms. Pansa's room Tuesday, Jan 14th and/or Thursday, January 16th from 2-3.

3. National Junior Honor Society Meeting

There will be a National Junior Honor Society Meeting on Monday, January 13th in Room 123 for the Officers & Executive Council Only.

Save the Date | Induction Ceremony, February 12th

4. Spring Musical


There will be an informational meeting in the auditorium on TUESDAY JANUARY 14TH from 2 - 3 PM.

This is where you can sign up to participate in this year’s show, learn about auditions for acting, singing, and dancing, as well as being part of the crew, and have any questions answered. If you are unable to attend for any reason, please fill out the form that will be available in the front office on Wednesday the 15th and turn it in by Friday the 17th.


Auditions will take place the next week as follows:

6th Graders - Tuesday January 21st 2 - 4 PM

7th & 8th Graders - Wednesday January 22nd 2 - 4 PM

Additional or makeup day TBA if needed.

5. STAAND Meeting | This Tuesday, January 14th

KMS STAAND Meeting this Tuesday, January, 14th @ 2PM. More meeting dates TBA

6. No Coding Club this week!

There will be no coding club this week- January 15th

Coding Club will resume January 22nd and meets every Wednesday.

7. Student Government Meeting this week | Wednesday, January 15th

There will be a Student Government meeting this week on January 15th from 2-3PM

8. "Beyond the Bag" Plastic Recycling Competition | A Win-Win-Win Situation!


When you donate your unwanted plastic materials to KMS not only are you helping to keep thousands of pounds of waste out of landfills, you're also helping us to continue to create beautiful and environmentally responsible outdoor products.

Drop off bins in the front foyer | Contact - with questions

9. Kickemuit Parent Group- KMS PTO

Meeting Dates for 2020!

February 6th

March 5th

April 2nd

May 7th

June 4th

Follow them on Facebook:

KMS PTO Wood Sign Paint Night

Thursday, Jan. 16th, 6:30pm

850 Hope Street

Bristol, RI

Join us for a fun night of painting! You will paint a wooden sign that says HOME with 5 interchangeable pieces for the O in HOME.

About this Event

'HOME' Wooden Sign Paint Night ! HOME sign with 5 pieces to interchange for the letter O. Additional pieces can be purchased at the event for $5.

Light refreshments will be served. The bar will be open to purchase drinks.

Sign up today! Link Below:

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10. Caffeine & Conversation with our Admin Team | January 16th

Caffeine & Conversations is starting this month on January 16th at 9:15AM-10:00AM. We welcome parents to come and meet with our Admin team to voice concerns and pick discussion topics for upcoming meetings.

If you would like to attend, please call or email Melissa Benevides at 401-245-2010 x2006 or

11. School Store | Opening Fridays during Lunch Block | Starting January 17th

The KMS PTO will be opening the school store on Fridays starting January 17th.

12. Bristol 4th of July Button Contest

Applications are in the main office for the 235th Annual Fourth of July Button contest. It is open to Bristol residents only. Deadline is January 18, 2020

13. Athletics Updates

Spring Sports Registration NOW Open until February 23rd

Sign up on Family ID Today!

Spring Season Begins March 2, 2020

Spring Sports offered: Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Track, Club Lacrosse & Intramural Tennis/Volleyball

Important info:

  • Club LAX is run by the Parent Group & requires special insurance that can be purchased at
  • Baseball/Softball fields open as early as April 1st. Practices are at Colt State Park once the fields are open, from 2:30-4:30PM
  • Registration is done through Family ID (link will become active on 1/13/20)
  • All schedules will be on RIPCOA.Org or closer to the start of the season.
  • All students must have be signed up on Family ID, have a RIPCOA risk form and current physical on file with the nurse in order to participate or try out.

Family ID Link

KMS Athletics Info & Forms

Academic Eligibility

Bristol Warren Athletics strives for having hardworking, respectful and responsible Student-Athletes on and off the field. Being a member of a Kickemuit Middle School athletic team is a privilege and the attainment of this carries with it certain traditions and responsibilities. You must remember that as a student-athlete, you represent not only yourself, but also your

team and the entire Bristol-Warren community. You must be committed to balancing your academic, athletic and social responsibilities in order to ensure success for you, your team, and the department of athletics.

Please refer to the student-athlete handbook for Academic Eligibility Participation in Athletic and Extracurricular Activities (pages 8-10).

14. No School | Monday, January 20th in observance of MLK Jr Day

" Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you dong for others?' " -MLK Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

15. 6th Grade Band's First Performance | January 22nd!

The time has come to celebrate all our 6th grade band students have learned this year!

  • What: Sixth Grade Band First Performance
  • When: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 , 2020 arrive at 6:30pm (Performance starts at 7)snow date 1/23
  • Where: KMS Performing Arts Center
  • Who: Our 6th grade band students and their families and friends

Please click link below to view an Important letter from Mr. Brackett & Mrs. Labonte

6th Grade Band First Performance Letter

16. Screenagers Next Chapter | January 28th @ 5:30PM

BWRSD & BWEF are hosting a screening & discussion of Screenagers Next Chapter on Tuesday, January 28th in the Auditorium. 5:30PM Pizza & Refreshments followed by 6:00PM Introduction & Film presentation and then a discussion from 7:15-8PM.

High Stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physicians and filmmakers Delaney Ruston as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.

Source & More Info:

17. Save the Date | Valentine's Dance

The Valentine's Dance will be held on Friday, February 7th- more details coming soon!

18. PPAC Art Scholarship | Deadline February 28th


The Providence Performing Arts Center’s Community Outreach Committee is requesting applications to the 2020 ARTS Scholarships program. The ARTS Scholarships program, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, awards up to $500 in financial assistance to each of 30 winning Rhode Island students (15 from Providence, 15 from other Rhode Island communities) for summer arts education programs.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be aged 11 - 14 by June 1, 2020
  • reside in and attend school in Rhode Island
  • demonstrate artistic ability and interest
  • demonstrate financial need
  • submit a completed application

All applications must be filled out completely and correctly, signed by the student, the parent or guardian, and the student’s sponsor and submitted with supporting materials no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Applications, guidelines, and summer arts program lists are available through the links below or can be picked up at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at 401-574-3105.

Need more information or Spanish translations:

Summer Art Programs 2020: