Kuna Middle School

Weekly News - 9/8/2023

From the Principal

Dear KMS Family,

Students came back from the long weekend rested and ready to go! We had another great week at KMS. All the students looked so nice for picture day.

Please mark your calendar for our Parent Advisory Committee Meeting on Sept. 19th and our PTO meeting on Sept. 26th. We look forward to seeing you then!

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Kavemen!

Partners in learning,,

Shelly Manuel

Principal, KMS

Important Times and Dates

  • Parent Advisory Committee Meeting, Tuesday, September 19 @ 6:00pm KMS Library
  • PTO Meeting Tuesday, September 26 @ 6:00 pm KMS Library
  • Thursday and Friday, October 5-6: No School (October Days)
  • Monday, October 9th: No School (Teacher In Service)
  • Start Time - 7:40
  • End Time - 2:20
  • Early Release every Wednesday at 12:30
  • Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria from 7:15-7:40
  • Students are welcome to hang out or play on the North side of the building.
  • Please do not drop students off before 7:15. There is no supervision prior to 7:15
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KMS Lunch Group

Is your student interested in making new friends or building current friendships? Our school counselor, Ms. Jensen, runs lunch groups everyday after students eat. Groups of 4-6 students will meet once a week for around 9 weeks. Activities are decided by the group and can include Art, Legos, Games, etc. If your student is interested, please contact Caitlin Jensen at cbjensen@kunaschools.org.
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Mrs. Bennee's and Mr. Martin's Science Classes

The 7th Grade Life Science class used microscopes to observe uni and multicellular organisms, ranging from amoebas and Hydras to Fleas. Everything was in a prepared slide and dead so don't worry about students accidentally bringing any fleas home.
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Science Lab with Mrs. Jones

This week in Earth Science, students participated in the Great Chain Race. Teams worked together to build the longest paper chain. They then used the data to practice creating graphs. Creating and analyzing graphs is a critical skill to have in science!
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Wear It Wednesday!!!

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Meet Our Staff

Staff Spotlight - 6th Grade Math Team - Mr. Jones & Ms. Kaufman

Mr. Jones has been with KMS for 6 years and has been teaching for 14 years. He has taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math, Science, and World History. He loves spending time with his family. Him and his wife have a son and daughter. He currently spends most of his time on the floor with them, playing with cars, doing tummy time, going to parks, and swimming. He earned his degree from Linfield College and Eastern Oregon University in Multidisciplinary Studies and Geology.

Mr. Jones' Favorites:

Snack: Gummy Bears/Red Vines, BBQ Chips

Color: Baby Blue

Hobby: Original NES, Chess, Sports

Restaurant: La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie

Store: Amazon

Drink: Water

Book: Shoeless Joe

Candy: Haribo Gummy Bears/Red Vines

Band: Nirvana

Sport: Baseball & Football

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Ms. Kaufman was born and raised in Kuna. She grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Kuna High School. She has one son and two beautiful granddaughters. She loves helping her granddaughters with their goats and horses for 4-H and softball. When she isn't teaching or coaching, she is outdoors, running, mountain biking, and playing many sports. She earned her degree from Eastern Wyoming College in 1983, Graduated from Boise State University in December 2006 with an English Endorsement. KMS is lucky to have her!!!

Ms. Kaufman's Favorites:

Snack: Poppy Seed Muffin

Color: Purple

Hobby: Run, Bike, Paddleboard, Camp

Store: Amazon

Drink: Dr. Pepper

Book: Murder Mysteries

Candy: Red Licorice

Band: Pink

Sport: Softball, Volleyball, Football

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Working Together!

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Parents and Guardians Help us at the KAVE table!

Every Friday students have the opportunity to spend their KAVE Tickets at the KAVE Table. We STILL need Parents/Guardians to run the table. You will need to pass a background check, so please see if there is a day that works for you HERE

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Pep Squad

Pep Squad is off to a fantastic start! Thank you to everyone who showed up to practice this week. We played some fun team-building skills and learned a few cheers. Come show some school spirit with us at KMS games!
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KMS Football Team

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KMS Volleyball Teams

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Students supporting each other during the games!!!

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Cross Country!!!

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Student Birthdays!

Students with birthdays next week! Happy Birthday! We hope you have a great day!!!

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KHS Homecoming Week

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