News and notes for the week of 5/16/2021
KMS Mask Opt - In Form
If you have not already done so, please complete the Mask opt in form if you would like for your scholar to exercise this privilege on campus.
KMS Parent Opt In - English
8th Grade Celebration
With the end of the school year approaching the plans for celebrating our 8th graders is full swing! Details about the celebrations can be found within the 8th Grade Celebration Survey and R.S.V.P. form found below. To help us plan a safe, joyful experience for all our 8th graders we need for you to respond to the survey NO LATER than May 17th.
8th Grade Celebration survey and R.S.V.P. form:
Thank you for your continued support this year!!
The 8th Grade Team
Principal's Message to Hornet Families for the week of May 16th, 2021
My heart is filled with gratitude this afternoon for the opportunity to serve this community.
Special thanks to Mr. Estes, Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Williams for their contributions last week with testing. Because of their efforts we wrapped up a smooth week of testing. It was great to have so many scholars on campus and it really makes me look forward to next year when the scholars will be back in the building. We also had a moment to thank Officer Melton for his commitment to our campus and the safety of our students during National Police Week. The May service day went really well, we had a pile of crushed granite delivered Friday evening. Special thanks to Mrs. Bealko and Mrs. Bergman for organizing over 30 volunteers to come out and help weed the flower beds in the front of the school and spread the granite. The transformations were really nice, look below for the pictures. This week we look forward to another great week of teaching and learning on our campus and the Big Book Give Away Saturday morning (more information below).
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Twitter - @KTXHornets
Webpage - www.Kealingmiddleschool.org
KMS 2020- 2021 Summer Calendar (Specifics coming soon)
- 6th Grade Reading Summer Camp: 6/7 - 8/5, Sign up here: KMS 6th grade reading camp
- KMS Summer Intensive : 6/7 - 6/14
- Credit Recovery Summer School:6/14 - 6/30
- Advanced Math Bootcamp: 6/14 - 6/25
- 8th Grade Algebra Readiness Camp: 6/14 - 6/18
- Creative Writing Camp: 6/28 - 7/1
- STARBASE Camp: 6/28 - 7/1 (*Registration closed - at capacity)
- Pre Algebra Summer Camp: 7/5 - 7/30 (Please sign up using this link)
- Reading Camp: 7/5 - 7/30 (*Registration closed - at capacity)
- Advanced Math Bootcamp: 7/19 - 7/23
- KMS Summer Band Camp: 8/2 - 8/5
- 6th grade orientation: 8/10
- 7th grade orientation: 8/11
- KMS Orchestra Camp: 8/2 - 8/6
- KNN Bootcamp: 8/2 - 8/6
Entries must be submitted by Thursdays weekly to be included in the upcoming week's communication.
The May service day was one of our best ever!
Who's Kealing it!
Still Kealing It! - Best of Austin Winner
David Brendan Hall is a Kealing Alum who is making a difference in Austin, TX.
Special thanks to Mr. Webster for bringing this to our attention. Way to make us proud Mr. Hall.
"His eye for what captures the moment/climate is incredible. He also knows how to depict both tragic and beautiful images the way they should." – Cliff Chong
Upcoming Dates - A Week!
Monday - May 17th A Day
Tuesday - May 18th - B Day
Wednesday -May 19th - A Day
Thursday - May 20th- B Day
Ultimate Frisbee Practice @ 3p - 4:30p ,
- Contact Coach Kepner (email@example.com), Coach Natenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Crouch (email@example.com) with questions.
Friday - May 21st - A Day
Popsicle Party for Perfect Attendance @ 2:40p on the track!
Saturday - May 22nd
One Large Book Event
One Large Book Event - Free book give away!
Kealing Science Olympiad Team is headed to Nationals!
Please join us in congratulating the following team members and wishing them luck for the National Tournament: Student Name Student Name Guha Ekambaram Emma Dhupar Khush Lalchandani Isabel Liu Nawar Muhib Izna Ladhani Sahasra Adapa Kevin Li Sashwat Singh Ishant Yenamandra Triyatha Jammula Aadhya Chagarlamudi Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for being a part of this awesome team for school year 2021-22.
Summer Fly Fishing Camp
Online Enrollment for 2021-2022
Complete enrollment here:
Kealing Ultimate Frisbee: In-Person Practices!
Who: All interested Kealing students! All grades, all programs, all genders welcome.
When: Thursdays -- April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th
3:00 - 4:30 pm (no late buses; players must arrange their own drop-off and pick-up)
Where: Kealing Football Field
Must Bring - Mask, full water bottle, appropriate clothes and shoes to run!
Must Do - Fill out this Google Form https://forms.gle/CtC76D3ajcQykPBj6
Contact Coach Kepner (email@example.com), Coach Natenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Crouch (email@example.com) with questions.
7th Grade Accelerated Math & Algebra Readiness Summer Bridge camps
These virtual camps are designed as an opportunity for students to deepen their algebra readiness skills in preparation to take Accelerated Math 7 or Algebra I in the 2021 - 2022 school year.
Dates: Wednesday, July 14th - Thursday, July 29th (No Fridays)
Time: 10:00 -12:00 pm
Platform: Zoom & BLEND
Students will participate in synchronous learning via Zoom from 10:00 am - 11:00 am each day with a teacher. In addition to synchronous learning, students will complete Blend modules to support their continued learning from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. Summer Bridge teachers will stay connected during this asynchronous time to answer questions. It is important that students make a commitment to attend all 10 days and complete all Blend modules to maximize the benefits of participating.
Space is limited to 100 students for Algebra Readiness and 50 students for 7th grade Accelerated. Please share registration flyers with students and families who would most benefit from this opportunity.
Please contact Danielle Perico at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tarrah Thompson at email@example.com for additional information.
Transition With Kindness
AISD Mental Wellness for Families Smores
We are excited to announce that our third 2-sided flyer with mental health resources/strategies
will be distributed to parents/families during Austin ISD food distributions next week. We plan
to create a new Mental Wellness flyer/Smore every two weeks. These
resources are part of a collaboration between Child Study Systems, Social and Emotional
Learning, Health Services, Family and Community Engagement, and Austin ISD Communications.
Please click here to learn about Austin ISD's efforts to engage and support our communities.
Around our school this past week!
Special thank you to Officer Melton for his service to our campus on National Police Appreciation Week!
AISD Curbside Meal Site
AISD to Continue Free Meals through the 2020-21 School Year
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced an extension of current school meal programs through the 2020-21 school year. Through the federally-funded program, all Austin ISD students will receive free school meals through June 3, the last day of school.
For students participating in remote, off-campus learning, free 7 day meal packs will be available each Thursday at more than 40 curbside locations throughout Austin. While Austin ISD plans to continue curbside service as long as needed, meal sites are subject to change as more students transition to on-campus learning.
Curbside meal sites and more information can be found here
Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard
Austin ISD is committed to putting health and safety protocols in place that will prevent the occurrence and/or spread of COVID-19. However, we must be prepared to quickly and effectively respond to and communicate a lab-confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 at a school or other Austin ISD facility.
The Austin ISD COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated by noon each Tuesday, starting the week of Sept. 21. All lab-confirmed positive cases on campuses will be communicated directly to the campus community. Individuals who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and provided information on the next steps, including a quarantine timeline if needed.
Support Kealing and order your spirit wear today! Orders can be picked up during school hours February 4th and 5th (first Thursday and Friday of the month).