KMS Newsletter

January 2016

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Student of the Month

The character trait was Fairness. Congratulations to the following students:


Alphabetical Order: Ruben Estrella, Joe Horton, Sarah Kosel, Clay Mooney, Meliza Vega Suarez, and Ashton Vallery

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our January Teacher of the Month, Mr. Mitch Moehring. Mr. Moehring teaches 6-8th grade Orchestra at KMS.

Parent Night - Dangers of Social Media

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 6:30pm

455 Baughman Road

Kilgore, TX

Does your child want a homework pass to use on an assignment? Make plans to attend this informative parent meeting on Tuesday, January 26, at 6:30 in the KMS Gymnasium.


Kilgore ISD, Kilgore Police Department, and Smart Start Coalition have partnered together to bring Robert Hackenson, Jr. of Dynamic Influence to "edutain" parents and students. Robert will speak on underage drinking, the role social media plays in youth substance abuse, and specific steps parents can take to keep them safe.


PIZZA will be provided and attendees will be entered into door prize drawings! Please make plans to attend.

January Important Events

January 7 - Boys Away BB Game, Girls Home BB Game vs. Chapel Hill

January 14 - Lifetouch Group Pictures, Girls Away/Boys Home BB Game vs. Gladewater

January 15 - End of 1st Semester/3rd Six Weeks

January 16 - Boys BB Tournament in Troup

January 18 - Dr. Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

January 19 - Staff Curriculum Development - NO SCHOOL for students

January 20 - Beginning of 4th Six Weeks

January 21 - Boys Away/Girls Home BB Game vs. Spring Hill

January 22 - Winter Pep Rally to recognize BB and Tennis

January 23 - Band All Region at Gladewater HS

January 25 - Boys Home/Girls Away BB vs. Bullard

January 26 - 7th Writing Mock STAAR, 8th Math Mock STAAR,

Parent Night at KMS at 6:30 in Gym

January 27 - 8th Reading Mock STAAR, Rob Hackenson, Jr. to speak to students at 2:00

January 29 - Orchestra to Dallas Symphony at 3:30

Academic and One Act Play UIL

Students have been working hard preparing to compete with other schools within our district on February 26-27 at the Academic UIL meet. If you have any questions about academic UIL, please contact our campus coordinator, Mrs. Boone, at kboone@kisd.org


We want to congratulate our Theater Department on receiving 2nd place overall with their production of The Trial of Goldilocks. We appreciate the hard work of the cast and sponsors, Ms. Mann and Mrs. Farmer.

Save the Date

Cheerleader Tryouts for current 7th graders will be the week of April 4 - 8, 2016.

According to Article III of the Cheerleader Constitution and the KMS Student Handbook, candidates must meet the following tryout criteria:



  • Overall average of 80 or above in each core subject
  • 90% attendance requirement
  • No major discipline referrals
  • No outstanding fees
  • Tryout forms must be turned in by deadline
  • Must adhere to tryout practice and rules
  • Must attend required parent meeting