The Cougar Chronicles

Principal - Parent Newsletter, April 2014

April, 2014 is in Full Effect!

With spring & April comes testing. Our students just finished the first round of STAAR testing. The students worked hard and did their best. I was very pleased with their efforts. The next round of STAAR testing will be the week of April 21, 2014. I am confident that our students will do well. They are very well prepared. Cougar Pride!!! Here is what else is going on this month.

Parents of 6th Graders - Your Children Need their Vaccinations

All students entering the 7th grade next year (2014-2015) are required to show proof of the following shots or an appropriate exemption form prior to the start of the school year. In order to enroll or stayed in enrolled students/parents must show proof these shots prior to the start of school. Students that have not received their shots will not be able to pick up their schedules for the 2014-2015 school year. The shots are:


Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) Booster - 1 dose within the last 5 years.

Chickenpox (Varicella) - 2 doses unless student has had the disease (A Chickenpox Waiver form must be attached to shot record if your student has had the disease).

Meningitis Vaccine - 1 dose


To avoid delays in enrolling or receiving your new schedule, please bring, mail (517 SW Johnson Ave. Burleson, TX 76028), fax (817-447-5742) the new shot record to Mrs. Suzanne Hadley, KMS School Nurse before the beginning of school. If you have questions please contact Nurse Hadley @ (817) 245-0750.

Drama Select

Parents of 6th & 7th graders who wish to participate in Drama Select and One Act Play must attend a parents' meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm in the Drama Room. Students must complete a Drama Select Audition Form that can be found at http://fc.burlesonisd.net/~cdubose/?OpenitemURL=S06E73D85 . Drama Select auditions will be on April 14 & 15 @ 4:15 pm in the Drama Room. Finally, Theatre Night Live (TNL) will take place on April 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm. Actor's call for TNL will be @ 5:00 pm.

Quad County District Track Meet

Monday, April 7th, 3pm to Tuesday, April 8th, 3pm

1007 S Main St

Weatherford, TX

Kerr MS Track Athletes will be competing on Monday & Tuesday in Weatherford, TX. On Monday, all field events and the 2400 race will take place. On Tuesday, all running events will take place. We are so proud of all our athletes. Cougar Pride!!!

The Kerr Cougar Band - UIL Competition

Both our 7th & 8th grade bands begin UIL competition. The 7th grade band will compete on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2:05 pm. The 8th grade band will compete on Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 3:55 pm. Both competitions will take place at Centennial H.S. Both bands sound awesome! We know they are going to do awesome! Cougar Pride!!! Band students will sign up for Solo and Ensemble competitions which will take place on May 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm.

STAAR Testing

Tuesday, April 22nd, 8:30am to Thursday, April 24th, 4pm

Texas, United States

TX

All grade levels will be testing on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 & Wednesday, April 23, 2014. For specific tests see the Kerr M.S. website homepage @ http://www.burlesonisd.net/home/?q=middle-schools/kerr .

Physical Day, 2014 for all BISD Athletes

On April 26, 2014 starting at 9:00 am - 11:30 am KMS athletes can go to Centennial HS and get their physical for the upcoming school year. The physicals are $15 and only cash will be expected. Please contact Roddy Smith at rsmith@burlesonisd.net with any questions.

No School on April 18, 2014 for Good Friday

Friday, April 18th, 8:30am

Burleson Independent School District, United States

TX

Students and Staff will have a holiday. School will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.

Tennis Anyone???

The Kerr Cougar Tennis Team is in full swing (pun intended, sorry). The Tennis team will take on Alvarado on April 17, 2014. The matches will be @ Kerr MS. Next up, the Tennis team will take on H.F. Stevens of Crowley @ H.F. Stevens on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This is an awesome group of kids. Come on out and support them. Cougar Pride!!!

End of the 5th Six Weeks = Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 4pm

Burleson Independent School District, United States

TX

Parent Meeting for Parents of Incoming 6th Graders 2014-2015

The 6th grade team, counselors, and KMS administration will host a parent meeting for parents of future Kerr Cougars (current 5th graders). The meeting will be in the gym that faces Dian St. called the Pit. The meeting will be on Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm. Please contact the Kerr MS counselors with any questions @ (817) 245-0750.

Kerr Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest

Thursday, April 10th, 4:30-9:30pm

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

Russell Farms Art Show

http://www.russellfarmartcenter.com/ The art show will be on April 12, 2014 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. We have some fantastic artists. Cougar Pride!!! :)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Meeting

Friday, April 25th, 8pm

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

Members will meet in the library.

VASE Competition - Visual Arts Scholastic Event

The VASE competition will be on April 19, 2014 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am at Hillwood Middle School in Keller ISD. Good luck Cougars!

Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) 8th grade Bake Sale

Friday, April 25th, 4pm

517 SW Johnson Ave

Burleson, TX

This will be Kerr's last designated FMNV day for the 2013-2014 school year. 8th grade & their parents will be selling treats before & after lunch in the Mall area in order to raise money for the 8th grade end of the year dance.

Making A Difference (MAD) Club

The members of the MAD Club will travel to Trinity Mission on April 10, 2014 @ 9:40 am. On April 17, 2014 the MAD Club will visit the Life Skills room @ 9:40 am. Keep up the wonderful work MAD Club.