Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: January 9, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. 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. Rhode Island's Top Underwater Robotics Seaperch Team
  2. Jr. DECA
  3. Adult/Student Mentoring Meeting
  4. Generation Citizen | Rhode Island Civics Day
  5. National Junior Honor Society Meeting
  6. "Beyond the Bag" Plastic Recycling Competition
  7. KMS PTO Updates
  8. Caffeine & Conversations with our Admin Team
  9. School Store: Opening Fridays starting January 17th
  10. Bristol 4th of July Button Contest | Deadline January 18th
  11. Athletics Updates
  12. Spring Musical Information
  13. Screenagers: Next Chapter | Open to the Public

1. Congratulation's KMS Robotics! RI's TOP Underwater Robotics Seaperch Team!

In December, the students below competed in teams of 2-4 at the SeaPerch Derby at New Bedford High School. KMS won the top 3 awards! They won 1st Place in the Mission, 1st Place in the Obstacle Course and 1st Place Overall Middle School.

Congratulations to:

Gabriel Lane, Logan Sartrys. James Thibaudeau, Selena Goncalves, Gracie Burke, Timothy Hazard, Liam Reich, Adam Garies, Ryan Farrell, Priya Enjeti, Grayson Lautieri, Lucien Chidester,, Alex Calvert, Mia Cabral and Aidan Enjeti.

And a special thank you to Ms Krawczyk, Mr. Sharp and Mr. Pavia!

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2. Junior DECA

Madison Rodriques & Sierra Maturi, Seniors at Mt Hope, created a Junior program for the Mt Hope DECA Chapter as their DECA project. Junior DECA was offered to all 7th & 8th Grade students to participate in after school. This program "prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management." It also helps students with team building, public speaking, preparing & giving a presentation and much more.

Seventeen students participated in the competition and were awarded completion certificates. In February, Madison & Sierra are planning to host a shadow day at Mt. Hope High School where the Jr. DECA students can shadow students in the marketing pathway and take a class in marketing management, marketing foundations, broadcasting, video production or finance.

Congratulations to all the students who completed the program and placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd on the test and in the role play competition. Also a huge THANK YOU to Madison & Sierra for coming down to share their knowledge of the DECA program.

3. Adult/Student Mentoring Meeting

There will be an Adult/Student Mentoring meeting after school in room 132 on Thursday January 9th. if you're unable to attend please email Ms. Ryone @

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

Civics Day will take place at the Rhode Island State House on Friday, January 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm.

There are representative selected from each class to attend Civics Day and they will give a 6-10 minute presentation of their projects to judges. This portion of the day is set up like a Science Fair and student will speak to 4-8 community members over the course of an hour!

Lunch will be provided!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please review this FAQ page to find information about lunch, what students should wear, how to prepare and what to bring

5. 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.

6. "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

7. Kickemuit Parent Group- KMS PTO

Meeting Dates for 2020!

January 9th

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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8. 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

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

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

10. 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

11. Athletics Updates

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).

Spring Sports Registration Opens January 13th - February 23rd

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

12. Spring Musical

Here is the announcement you have been waiting for! If you want to be part of our spring musical production, whether acting, singing, dancing, stage crew, set crew, or costume crew, stay tuned for another announcement by week’s end. We plan to meet next week - day and time TBA - to discuss the audition schedule and any questions you may have.
Auditions will take place the week of January 20th and rehearsals will begin the following week. The show is scheduled for March 20th, 21st, and 22nd.
We can’t wait to see you all and start our new season!

13. 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.

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