NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Meet Lucy, the furriest member of the Kealing staff!

posted Nov 15, 2018, 7:59 AM by KMS Hornets

Research shows the positive impact therapy dogs can have on emotional regulation, and as a participant in Austin ISD's Leadership Pathway for Social and Emotional Learning, Ms. Morledge became motivated to include her Labdrador, Lucy, as a part of the Kealing campus community. This fall she and Lucy participated in a program through the Austin Dog Alliance. They passed every test and are now certified as Therapy Dog and handler. We are glad to welcome Lucy to the family. Her first day on campus will be Monday, November 26, 2018. Please see below for the additional information that was sent home with students in Ms. Morledge's class.


NO DRINKING FOUNTAINS: Austin Boil Water Notice

posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:30 AM by KMS Hornets

The City of Austin has issued a boil water notice. All of Kealing's fountains are covered until further notice and we will let our students know not to use the faucets for drinking water. Send your students with water today if you are able to!

Flu Vaccine Consent Form

posted Oct 16, 2018, 11:54 AM by Shauntay Black   [ updated Oct 16, 2018, 12:02 PM by Christina Romero ]

Flu Vaccine Shots are approaching.  The date for Flu Vaccine Shots will be Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  If your student did not come home with a Flu Vaccine Consent form please complete the form attached (English/Spanish) and return it to Mrs. Romero via email (christina.romero@austinisd.org) or have your student return the form to Mrs. Romero.  If you have any questions regarding the form or the Flu Vaccine shot, you may contact Mrs. Romero at the email address or above or at 512-414-2707.

Kealing Community Health Fest

posted Oct 2, 2018, 1:37 PM by Shauntay Black

Kealing Community Health Fest (see attached flyer for details)
Come join Kealing and enjoy a healthful day! 
Saturday, October 13th
10am-2pm
Location: Kealing Gyms
There will be: Health and community vendors, Fun family activities and games, Healthy snacks and a Bounce house. 

SPEAK: Support Parents' Education, Advocacy and Knowledge

posted Oct 2, 2018, 1:21 PM by Shauntay Black

SPEAK: Support Parents’ Education, Advocacy, and Knowledge

Are you the parent of a child with special needs? Do you find yourself confused during ARD meetings? Are you looking to reach out to your
school about the needs of your child but don’t know how?

Texas Law INCLUDE is holding a four-part education and training series for families whose children are in special education. If you are new to the special education process or a seasoned parent wanting more information about how to use the ARD process productively and collaboratively, please join us. All are welcome!

All sessions (please see attachment for details) will be held at Kealing Middle School from 6:00pm-7:30pm
1607 Pennsylvania Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Community Supplies Needed - Donate now until October 5th!

posted Sep 9, 2018, 5:05 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 11:41 AM ]

If you would like to help our faculty and staff supplement their classrooms with Kleenex/Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, Glue Sticks, Notebook Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks and/or Colored Paper that would be great!

Here's what you can do:

  1. Send any of these basic items in with your student and ask them to drop off in the Kealing front office
  2. Can't do this but still want to help? Buy them off our Amazon wish list and have them shipped directly to Kealing (address already selected to ship directly to Kealing). Be sure to select smile.amazon.com and direct your charity to KMAG or Kealing PTA. Either organization will benefit from your shopping!

Here is Kealing's Amazon wishlist: brand and quantities listed are merely suggestions!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING OUR STUDENTS!

Back To School Night - September 4, 2018

posted Aug 26, 2018, 5:20 AM by KMS Hornets

Back to School Night is a great opportunity to meet your students' teachers and visit all of the classrooms that they'll attend each day. Teachers will also give a brief overview of their practices and what learning will take place in their classes during the 2018-2019 school year. Bring your child's schedule to help you get to all of the classes. The full schedule can be downloaded below. We look forward to seeing you there!

5:30 - 6:00 pm                     Information Fair in School Cafeteria
            • Visit Club and Organization Information Booths
            • Join the Kealing PTA
            • Meet & Greet Campus Administrators & PTA Board Members
6:00 - 6:30 pm                     PTA and Principal Welcome in Large Gym

6:30 - 8:00 pm                     Classroom Visits

Fall 2018 Elective Change Requests - Due Friday, August 24, 2018

posted Aug 22, 2018, 12:32 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Aug 24, 2018, 4:02 PM by Kenisha Coburn ]

Students who would like to request a single semester elective course change are required to complete the form which can be picked up in the Program Office. After completing and signing the form, students should return it to the program office no later than 3:00 pm on August 24, 2018.

WARNING: Dropping a course may endanger your required credits. Dropping a course such as, a world language, Fine Arts or Physical Education (without a waiver) may be denied. Make sure you are monitoring the necessary eligibility requirements to complete middle school.

 Elective Change Requests that will not be approved include (but are not limited to):

  1. The drop request is for a course that was a top 10 choice on the student’s choice sheet.
  2. Changing the course may negatively impact the student’s middle school completion status or track.
  3. The course being requested is full or conflicts with the student’s current course selections. Requested elective changes must be during the same class period!
  4. The requested course is a class previously completed.
  5. The dropped class is a yearlong elective.
  6. The elective change deadline has passed.
The list of available courses by class period is available for download at the bottom of the page.



August 20, 2018 - First Day Bell Schedule and Schedule Pick-Up Locations

posted Aug 19, 2018, 8:08 AM by KMS Hornets

August 20, 2018 Bell Schedule

Class Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

SCHEDULE PICK-UP

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

40 min

A1

8:14 AM

9:40 AM

86 min

A2

9:44 AM

11:09 AM

85 min

A3

11:09 AM

1:18 PM

125 min

B LUNCH

11:09 AM

11:39 AM

30 min

C LUNCH

12:00 AM

12:30 PM

30 min

D LUNCH

12:48 PM

1:18 PM

30 min

A4

1:22 PM

2:47 PM

85 min


The schedule below applies only to those with A lunch. Students will receive lunch assignments from their teachers on the first two days of school


Class Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

SCHEDULE PICK-UP

7:30 AM

8:10 AM

40 min

A1

8:14 AM

9:40 AM

86 min

A2

9:40 AM

10:30 AM

50 min

A LUNCH

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

30 min

A2

11:04 AM

11:39 AM

35 min

A3

11:43 AM

1:18 PM

95 min

A4

1:22 PM

2:47 PM

85 min

The first day schedule pick up locations are below. They will also be posted around campus on the first day. All 6th grade students will be escorted from the small gym to the schedule pick up location.

Last Name Range Grade Teacher Room
Aardema --- Barman 06 Rost 509
Barnhill --- Bullock 06 Warshauer 510
Bunton --- Cravotta 06 McCormick 511
Cruz Martinez --- Espinoza 06 Kinsman 512
Estabrook --- Gay 06 Crouch 513
Ghani --- Higgins 06 R. Jackson 514
Huynh --- Korattur 06 Morgan 515
Kreeger --- Martinez 06 Shoaf 516
Martinez Perez --- Moreno-Gonzalez 06 Stewart 517
Mounce --- Plair III 06 Comeau 518
Plasse --- Salamon 06 Neill 500
Salmon --- Sommers 06 Z. Jones 412
Song --- Trujillo Zaragoza 06 Monks 413
Tshomo --- Williams 06 Applegate 414
Williams --- Zou 06 McDonald 417
Acker --- Ary 07 P. Hill 201
Arzola --- Brown 07 Yasskin 202
Brown Jr --- Clifton 07 Strickland 203
Cole III --- Durr 07 Ventura 205
Eckel --- Geng 07 Tyson 206
Gershon --- Hernandez 07 Fletcher 207
Hernandez Jr --- Johnson 07 Hutchinson 208
Jones III --- Lapina 07 M. Hart 209
Larson --- Loya 07 Kepner 210
Lucas --- McKaskle 07 E. Garcia 211
McKenna --- Navarro-Garibay 07 Hendrex 215
Neal --- Perez III 07 Ratcliffe 216
Perkins --- Richardson 07 Carolan 217
Rios --- Scott 07 Morledge 218
Sepehri --- Tan 07 H. Jones 219
Tapia Turcios --- Velazquez 07 T. Hill 220
Vergis --- Yama 07 Fernandez 225
Ybarra --- Zoweil 07 Word 226
Abbas --- Bohmer 08 J. Smith 104
Bolduc --- Chu 08 Ewald 105A
Church --- Del Toro Castellano 08 Tenorio 105B
DePalma --- Fox 08 Jaworski 106
Franco --- Haney 08 Bruch 107
Harbert --- Jones, G. 08 Reams 108
Jones, S. --- Kleiman 08 Matson 110
Kokinda --- Longi 08 Spears 112B
Lopez --- Mikhailov 08 N. Garcia 123B
Miller --- Penn 08 Tasneem 113
Perez Jr --- Ramon 08 Barton 114
Ramos --- Russell 08 Slapak 115
Sadibo --- Spencer 08 Chambers 116
Spicer --- Taylor 08 Bergman 117
Tea --- Waggoner 08 McClellan 118
Wang --- Zoghby 08 A. Johnson 120

2018-2019 New Hornet Parent Orientation

posted Aug 10, 2018, 8:14 PM by Kenisha Coburn

We enjoyed welcoming our New Hornet Parents this week. The orientation slides are below for those who were not able to join us or who want a second look.

2018-19 Parent Orientation ‎‎(Final)‎‎.pptx

 
Responses to additional questions:
  • All students will receive maps on the first day of school.
  • At the end of the day, students are able to exit from the front and back of the building. They choose based on their method of transportation.

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