Knightly Notes McKamy MS
August 13, 2023
Message From the Principal
Dear Knight Families,
The temperatures may have been scorching outside, but we had a pretty cool first week inside at McKamy. We will settle into a routine as we have our first full week with a regular schedule. We will end the week with our 6th Grade Social on Friday, August 18, 4:15-6:00pm which is sponsored by McKamy PTA. To order a ticket for your child or to volunteer to chaperone, scroll to the CAMPUS NEWS section below. Please pick up children at the bus loop at 6:00pm. Students will not be allowed to walk home at 6:00pm.
Tennis students will report to the FMHS Tennis Complex at 7:45am on August 14, and will take a school bus to McKamy for arrival during 1st period. There is a tennis tryout on Monday, August 14, 5:00-6:30pm at the FMHS tennis complex for students who are new or who did not make the team in the Spring.
There are only three more days to vote for McKamy as Best Public Middle School of Denton County. McKamy has been nominated again for the 9th year in the row, and we have won this honor for the past 8 years thanks to your support. Voting closes August 16th. Students can vote too.
HERE is our 2023-2024 McKamy Bell Schedule. Monday, August 14 is an 8-Period Day.
The last day to request schedule changes is Wednesday, August 16. To request a schedule change, please email your child's counselor: Ms. Elizabeth Wright (WrightBE@lisd.net) for all 8th Graders and all 7th Graders with last names A-M; or Ms. Jennifer Mills (MillsJ@lisd.net) for all 6th Graders and all 7th Graders with last names N-Z. Note that many classes are full so some changes may not be possible.
Order your McKamy Yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com. Select McKamy.
$35 by September 11. $40 after September 11.
8th Grade Dedications (must order yearbook separately):
$125 for Half Page
$75 for Fourth Page
$35 for Eight Page
Use Yearbook SNAP to upload your own great photos for the yearbook! Use Access Code BEALIGHT to share your photos with our Yearbook Staff. Download the Yearbook Snap App:
McKamy PTA 6TH GRADE SOCIAL
Attention 6th Grade Students and Families! The 6th Grade Back-to-School Social is this Friday, August 18th, 4:15-6:00pm. This is a fun event and opportunity for our students to hang out and get to know each other. We'll have one of our favorite DJs, DJ McCrae, to entertain and get everyone dancing. Tickets are $5 and include pizza, snacks and drinks. Purchase tickets here: https://mckamymspta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/3215
We also need volunteers, chaperones and donations! Want to help? Sign up here (must be VOLY approved): https://mckamymspta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/112799?fbclid=IwAR2e4ubTdp2qBYKMW5vI4TYTP8T_INtwmp7RgPb0BjACKhQMmSQmWTcyb6A
McKamy History Teachers, Ms. Vo (our Librarian/Media Specialist), and Mr. Herrmann (our Campus Technician) did an incredible job assisting students as they reset their passwords on Friday. We think all our students have new passwords now for the new 2023-2024 school year.
If your child has not yet reset his or her password, s/he can log into: https://lhub.lisd.net to verify they know their LISD password and can access LHUB. Students who have not updated their password since July 1, 2023 will need to change their password by August 13, 11:59pm. They can log in to THIS SITE to change their password prior to August 13. We will assist any remaining students. We need to have 100 percent of our passwords reset this week.
If your student is new to LISD, a password has been assigned to your child and can be retrieved using this guide - click HERE.
Emergency Contacts in Skyward
Emergency contacts listed in Skyward are people the school can call if we cannot reach parents or guardians. Emergency contacts are not allowed to pick up your child unless you email (EyerS@lisd.net) or call our office (469-713-5991) in advance. This policy includes: medical or dental appointments, travel, and bad weather. Please help us comply with this LISD security policy by giving us advance notification of emergency contact pickups.