MS E.Messenger

October 11, 2019

Upcoming Dates of Interest

Wednesday, October 16th - PTO Parent Coffee 9:00a.m. KMMS Library


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From the Principals

Dear KMMS Parents and Guardians,


Is Middle School hard? Was it hard for you? This recent article (Why Is Middle School So Hard for So Many People?) certainly caught my eye. The author provides a quick overview of the variety of issues children wrestle with in these years that do make it hard - growth spurts, changing friendships, empathy shortages. She also provides a number of links to other resources and books. Enjoy!


And enjoy your weekend!

Mike Comiskey

comiskem@kmsd.edu


(262) 965-6500 x2001

School News & Announcements

SEE THE MS IN ACTION (during a Tuesday Tour)!

Tuesdays from now until June we are here for any family to visit our school and see things in action! Mr. Comiskey or another KMMS leader will accompany you to visit classrooms and learning environments to see first hand the great work happening at our school. Sign up here. If Tuesdays won’t work, please email Mr. Comiskey (comiskem@kmsd.edu) - we’ll find another time. See you soon!


MS GIRLS ACADEMY OPPORTUNITY

Attention 7th or 8th grade girls: A local educational organization is offering a great opportunity for fostering leadership in middle school girls. This Academy will be four days of learning and discussion this fall and winter in Pewaukee. If interested, stop in the office and speak to a principal or counselor to learn more and receive an application form to bring home.


ORDER KMMS YEARBOOK ONLINE:

The Kettle Moraine Middle School yearbook is on sale through our yearbook company for $11. Click on the link below and enter the school # 30037. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, make it payable to KMMS and send it to school with your student.

KMMS 19 - 20 Yearbook


ORDER PICTURES ONLINE:

  1. Go to: www.empirephotos.com/order

  2. Click “School,” then “Event Password”

  3. Enter Event Password: KM2019

  4. Complete your order!

(Please complete a separate order for each student.)


SAFETY INFORMATION


Student Drop Off - The middle parking lot between the Middle School and Dousman Elementary is not a designated student drop off location. Please follow the traffic pattern and drop your child off at the South end of the school at the designated Student Drop off location. There have been some close calls in the parking lot, near misses of students/staff in the crosswalk, and unnecessary congestion due to vehicles not following the correct procedures. Thank you for making this correction and for keeping everyone safe.


Traffic Pattern for Dismissal - If you are arriving at school to pick up your child and do not want to park in the parking lot, please utilize the inner lane around the building in the pick up line. The outer lane is the drive thru lane that must remain open to keep the flow of traffic moving. Do not use the outer lane as a lane to park in and wait for your child. You will be asked to move. If the pick up lane is full and traffic is extending out to Ottawa Ave, you will need to pull in the lot (using the outer pick up lane) and park in the lot.


Here is a link to the traffic pattern map. Thank you for your help in providing a safe environment for everyone.

District News

PARENT RESOURCE NETWORK EVENT


October 16, 2019 6:30-8:00pm, KM High School “Expert Tips On Tech Safety” by Alissa Darrin, Holly Myhre and Officer Jamie Soneberg. Interacting with digital devices is a way of life for us and our kids. We invite parents to join us in learning strategies to keep online interactions for their kids safe, productive, and positive! Parents will receive updates about current trends and apps in the social media world, the realities of generating an electronic footprint and how to empower their children to build a full understanding of the technology they are using. Additionally, parents will learn how to engage in conversations and oversight of technology with their children to provide safety when using digital devices. Recommended for parents of elementary through high school students.

Community Education

KM Community Education provides recreational and educational opportunities for families. Please be sure to visit the website often for updates and new programs. For program information and online registration visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed.


LYBA Basketball- Online registration is now open for recreational basketball at KM for boys and girls grades 1-8. Seasons begin in November and conclude in February. Grade 3-8 will practice one night per week with Saturday games. Grades 1 & 2 will meet on Saturday mornings. Deadline is today!


After School Spanish Starts next week - Cushing only


Bricks 4 Kidz- Wales Elementary -Class runs 11/6-12/18.


Bricks 4 Kidz - Dousman Elementary - Class runs 11/12-12/17

Grades K-5 we learn, we build, we play with LEGO bricks.


Elementary Robotics workshop - Grades 1-5, December 20, 2019

Visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed


KM Wrestling Club - Wrestling club will be held on M/W. Grades K-3 will meet 1/6/20-3/18/20 5:45-6:30 p.m.Grades 4-8 will meet 12/9/19-3/18/20 6:30-7:45 pm

Players will be encouraged to attend 2-3 local wrestling meets that the coach will be in attendance at.


Indoor Soccer Grades K-8 in KM schools Saturday afternoons in January and February.

Community Events & Flyers

Events/opportunities listed on our Community Flyers page are not endorsed by the Kettle Moraine School District. They have been approved for electronic sharing. Visit www.kmsd.edu/communityflyers to see the full list of current flyers. Links to recently-added flyers and upcoming events are included below.