Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the Winter Break and are returning well rested, ready for an exciting Spring Semester. Here is the first Hornet Herald of 2017!
IN THIS EDITION
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Welcome Back - Start the day in Advisory
Start the day in Advisory
KMAG Meeting @ 7:30 am
CAC Meeting @ 4:00 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Lamar (7th Home)
Girls Soccer vs. Lamar (@ Lamar)
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!
Dream Flags - Volunteers and Donations NeededKealing Middle School students will create dream flags, inspired by the Tibetan prayer/peace flag tradition, to line the hallways of our school. Each student will write their dream or wish for our community and world on a piece of cotton muslin. Their message will be glue to a larger piece of fabric that will be strung and displayed in lines together from our ceiling hallways. The ‘dream flags’ will serve a visual reminder of our individual and collective dreams as a Kealing community.
How can you help?
Donate Materials in the Program Office:
Recognize Your 8th GraderYearbook staff is really trying to get the word out about eighth grade tribute ads--a new edition to our publication this year. These ads, very similar to the ads families and friends might place at the end of a playbill, will be printed in Kealing's 2016-17 yearbook, to be cherished forever.
Ads can be placed by parents for their children, or placed by groups of friends who get together to commemorate this special occasion.
Prices start at just $30. The deadline is 1/15. Order today at: www.jostens.com
Watch this short KBTV feature for more information.
Kealing Science Olympiad SuccessKealing Science Olympiad team participated at an invitational on Dec 10th. There we 24 competing teams from schools all over Texas. The Kealing Team A won 2nd place and Team B won 8th place. Please congratulate these students for their hard work and team effort.
Chess ClubChess club will meet this Wednesday January 4th in room 512 after school until 4:00. All grades and abilities are welcome!
Kealing chess club will register and pay the entry fee for Kealing students who would like to participate in the scholastic chess tournament at Casis Elementary on Saturday, January 28th. If you would like to play in the tournament and represent Kealing, please see Mrs. Girardeau in room 512 this week. For more information, please contact Ms.DJ Cardamone at email@example.com or Ms. Girardeau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Grade STEM ClubAfter School 6th grade STEM Club registrations will be available soon for the Spring Semester. Student who participated for the Fall Semester are invited to return. All 6th graders interested are encouraged to ask their Science teachers for registration packets. Please contact Jo Garcia if you have any questions or need more information ( 512-841-1136 - Room 107).
The Facility Condition Assessment and the Educational Suitability Report are now available. These reports give an overview of Kealing's current campus conditions and will help inform the district's long-range facility planning as we work to envision the future of Austin ISD.
The minutes from the Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee (FABPAC) Meeting meetings can be found here. They include the recommendations presented by the consultants. AISD is working diligently to make informed recommendations that will inform the next 20+ of improvement in the district. Stay tuned for more info!
Environmental Committee Green TipThe KMS PTA Environmental Committee will be giving you a Green Tip each week in the HH from now until the end of the school year. This week's tip comes from a blurb that can be found in your Austin Energy bill. Did you know there is a Shop Zero Waste movement in Austin to keep products out of landfills? For local environmentally friendly gifts this holiday season check out austintexas.gov/shopzero.
MLK Day of Service Sign Up
If you're planning to attend the MLK Day of Service event on Saturday, January 21st, please sign up here so we can plan for attendance. We look forward to seeing our families working together to impact the Kealing campus and community at large.
Reflections Competition Winners
Lois Lee, "My Wonderland Story Lives On" (Visual Arts)
Cathrine Watson, "Burning Pages"(Literature)
Thank you to all the students for sharing their inspiring pieces with us for this year's PTA Reflections Art Contest. Good Luck Lois and Cathrine!
Shadowing Volunteer Needed
The KMAG Shadow Committee is looking for a volunteer to set up Sign Up Genius for our parent volunteers' shifts. This should be set up by mid-December. We will have all of the dates/shift times for you. This is an easy task one can do from home. This person, ideally, will monitor it as well during the shadowing period in late January and February in case volunteers are having issues signing up for shifts. Please let us know if this interests you (Rob_Molly_Kohler@sbcglobal.net)
Molly Kohler and Gina Vance
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