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KMAG Meeting - 7:30 am
CAC Meeting @ 4:00 pm (Budget and Staffing)
TMEA in San Antonio (Congrats Kealing Orchestra)
Boys Basketball vs. Mendez
Girls Soccer vs. Mendez
Explore Kealing! (10
Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory. Take a look at the videos to keep up with what's newsworthy at Kealing. Check out the broadcasts. They will post weekly in the Student Life section of the Kealing website.
Thanks to our growing list of Kealing PTA Business Supporters!
PRINCIPAL’S LIST ($1000-1999)
Texas Art Portraits
HONOR ROLL ($500-999)
Austin Boxing Babes
Charm School Vintage
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Coco Paloma Desserts
FOLIO Communications Group
Slavonk & Hortus Terraria
Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!
Mr. Williams will be on leave for the remainder of the school year. John Hutka is an experienced assistant principal and will be joining us in Mr. Williams' absence. Mr. Hutka's information will be posted online after his Tuesday start. You may contact him with questions and concerns regarding 8th grade students.
February 28th- National Assessment on Educational Progress (NAEP)- Random selection of 8th graders. Students will be notified February 1st with a note in class.
8th Grade Parents - Mark Your Calendars!
HIGH SCHOOL CHOICE SHEETS/4 YEAR PLANS
Every 8th grader is required, by the district, to complete a choice sheet/four year plan/endorsement selection with their zoned high school. Each school will send counselors who will explain and assist students in completing their choice sheet/four year plan online. The students will also complete a hard copy version which they are required to get signed by a parent/guardian and return to Ms. Lopez, the 8th grade counselor. Please try to ensure that your student is present to meet with their zoned school. Schools who are already scheduled are listed below. If a student is accepted into a specialized program at a high school, like LASA, they will complete the four year plan at a date determined by the program; but they are still encouraged to complete the zoned school’s four year plan. If your school is not scheduled yet, there will be communication sent out when their date is confirmed.
HIGH SCHOOL EVENING EXPOS
Anderson – February 1st @ 5:30-7:30pm McCallum- February 28th@ 6:30-9:30pm
Please visit the Kealing Guidance Website at kmsguidance.weebly.com for continued updates.
Gifted and Talented Nomination
The window for GT parent and teacher nominations is now open. AISD screens students for the GT program using a multi-criteria approach to selection. GT identification is based upon data collected from academic tests, parent and teacher observation surveys, student surveys, and student portfolio work samples. If you would like to nominate your child for GT screening, please complete the parent nomination form and return it to the Program Office by February 10. Nomination forms can be found outside the Main Office. For digital nomination forms or additional information, please contact Lyra Swinney via email at email@example.com or by phone at (512) 841-7746.
Kealing is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club. All 6th graders will have the opportunity to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio. In order to qualify for the free ticket, any 6th grader needs to complete 360 minutes (6 hours) of recreational reading between now and February 24, 2017. Books, magazines, comic books (digital or hardcopy), and eBooks are all possible sources of reading. Homework readings and class assignments cannot be counted. Reading logs have been made available to students in their Language Arts classes and are also available in the Library. All logged reading must be initialed by a parent or teacher. Completed logs can be turned into the Library or to the student’s Language Arts teacher at any time, with February 24 as the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Williams in the library (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Six Flags Read To Succeed for 6th Graders - Participate and earn a Free Six Flags Ticket
Counselor Appreciation WeekPlease help us show our apprehension to our wonderful counselors at Kealing this week. The PTA will provide them with a little something but if your child would like to write a short note or send a small gift, we are sure that would mean a lot to our three awesome counselors, Mr. Aparicio (6th grade), Ms. Roland (7th grade), and Ms. Lopez (8th grade). Thank you for all you do for Kealing, counselors!
Kealing Center StageIt is time to start preparing for Kealing's biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! Kealing Center Stage is set for April 8th, 6:30-10pm at Spiderhouse Ballroom. Please help make this event a success by becoming a sponsor with a financial donation or donating items for our silent and live auctions.
To become a sponsor, sign up today at www.kealingpta.org/kcs. Any contacts to businesses that could be a sponsor? Email email@example.com. Tickets for Kealing Center Stage will go on sale later this month.
Kealing Men Career Path DiscussionKealing Men will be hosting its 3rd annual Kealing Men Career Path Discussion roundtable at Kealing Middle school in the Cafeteria on February 11, 2017 from 10:00 -12:00 Kealing Men will provide the lunch for this occasion as we share with the young men and women of Kealing and the community the different career choices they can make as they look into the future. All Kealing children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
March for EducationAustin Council of PTAs advocates for bills that help YOUR CHILD access better programs and help YOUR SCHOOL attract high quality teachers. The more the merrier, so join us:
Spirit Wear SalesSpirit Wear Sales! PTA will be selling spirit wear to students on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3, in the cafeteria during all lunches. PTA will accept cash or check. You can check out the new styles and also order and pay online at www.kealingpta.org/store.
Zip Hoodies $25
Baseball shirts $20
Kealing stickers/magnets $3
Kealing Center Stage
Mark your calendars for the evening of April 8th for Kealing Center Stage, the Kealing PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year. Kealing Center Stage is a fun-packed evening for parents, teachers, and staff, with food, live music, a silent auction, and more. Planning is under way now for this big event, and tickets will go on sale in February. This event depends on the generous support of parents, local businesses, and friends of the school. There are several ways you can help support this important event today:
Shadow Wranglers Needed Shadowing starts next week and we still need a few more volunteers. Please consider helping out if you can. Slots are about 45 minutes long and your help is greatly needed. Thank you to those who have already signed up. In case you haven't, here's the information again.. From 1/30/17 - 2/28/17 prospective Kealing students will shadow current students to learn about the magnet program. Parents are needed in the mornings from 6:55 - 7:45 and afternoons from 2:15 - 3:00 to help greet, check in and check out shadowing students. You can sign up once or several times to do this quick and easy, but important job.
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