NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Seton Student Health Services Parent Satisfaction Survey

posted May 13, 2019, 12:52 PM by Shauntay Black

The SY 2018-19 Seton Student Health Services @ AISD Parent Satisfaction Survey is now accessible through the following link:    

We hope that you have noticed all the changes that we worked at hard implementing last year.  We value the relationship that exists between our program and each school community.  That is why we are asking for your input.  It is our goal to take the feedback from this survey and help strengthen our program, address any concerns, and share your accolades.  The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete.  Please complete by May 24, 2019. 

 

 Thank you for considering our request. 

 

Respectfully, 

Seton Student Health Services at AISD-Your school nurses and clinical assistants

8th Grade Promotion - Register and reserve your seats now!

posted May 7, 2019, 4:11 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated May 7, 2019, 4:29 PM ]

The 2019 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center. Please log in through your student's AISD Cloud account to access the registration form no later than May 14, 2019. Due to limited seating, all families must register to save a maximum of 3 seats in the audience. Read below for additional frequently asked questions related to this event. We look forward to celebrating with all of our 8th grade students!


FAQs:

  1. Who is invited?

    1. 8th grade students at Kealing Middle School and no more than 3 guests per student. There are 400 8th grade students and the PAC can only seat 1200 people. Please register to attend here.


  1. Are students required to attend?

    1. Students are not required to attend but they are highly encouraged to attend this culminating celebration of their middle school career. All students attending must be accompanied by an adult.


  1. What time should students be seated?

    1. Students should arrive no later than 5:45 pm and be seated in their assigned seats by 6:00 pm. Students who have registered will have a reserved seat.


  1. How much does it cost?

    1. There is no cost to attend nor ticket required. Completing the reservation document will help us in our estimations.


  1. How long will the ceremony last?

    1. We expect the ceremony to last no longer than 1.5 hours.


  1. What about transportation?

    1. The PAC has covered parking but it is limited. Kealing Middle School will provide transportation from Kealing Middle School to the PAC and back at no cost. It is strongly suggested to make a reservation for seats here by May 16th. The bus will depart no later than 5:30 pm and return soon after the end of the ceremony. This is not a shuttle!


  1. Do I need to bring anything?

    1. No.


  1. What is the required student attire?

    1. Each student will cross the stage individually we are asking students to dress nicely.


  1. Can I bring balloons?

    1. No! Please respect the rules of the PAC – no balloons, no confetti, no glitter, nor anything that can be thrown in the air in celebration that will fall to the ground. In addition, no outside food or beverages are allowed inside the PAC.


  1. Will there be child care?

    1. No

Shot Clinic - Friday, April 26, 2019

posted Apr 10, 2019, 8:37 AM by Shauntay Black   [ updated Apr 10, 2019, 10:00 AM ]

Consent Forms for School Shot Clinic on April 26th- See forms attached.
Formularios de Consentimiento para Recibir Vacunas en la Escuela el 26 de Abril - Ver formularios adjuntos.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Diane Valahu (512-414-2430 OR diane.valahu@austinisd.org).  Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la enfermera Diane Valahu (512-414-2430 O diane.valahu@austinisd.org).

Free Physicals available for Austin ISD students participating in sports and band

posted Apr 9, 2019, 6:14 PM by KMS Hornets

In partnership with Travis County Medical Society, Austin ISD will offer free physicals for Middle and High School students who want to participate in athletics, cheerleading or high school marching band in 2019-2020 school year.

Beginning next year marching band participation has been added to the state law for students to get physicals. In the 2019-2020 school year, all marching band and dance team participants will be required to obtain a physical examination. 

Pre-registration is required. Students or parents should contact their coach or director for more information. 

Physicals must be dated after April 15, 2019 to be valid for the 2019-20 school year. Forms must be submitted before participation in any activities. Physical forms with parental consent are returned to coaches and band directors.

Busses will transport students after school to the Travis County Medical Society/Austin ISD Physical Clinics.

The clinics are scheduled at the following locations and dates:

•Middle School: April 16, Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road (south)
• Middle School: April 18, Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr. (north)
•High School: April 23, Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr. (north)
•High School: April 30, Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road (south)

Austin ISD Human Sexuality and Responsibility Curriculum

posted Apr 7, 2019, 5:56 PM by KMS Hornets

The training presentation slides can be downloaded below for parents who were unable to attend. Below are additional questions that were posed by parents during the training and the responses.

Can parents have access to the questions posed by students so that they can address them at home? Teachers will gather questions to be posted in Hornet Herald weekly during these units. 

When will this unit of study take place? May.

When will opt out forms be sent home? These forms have already been sent home through science classes.

8th Grade End of Year Field Trip - Shady Springs

posted Apr 5, 2019, 4:33 AM by KMS Hornets

We want our 8th graders to wrap up their middle school experience with a celebration of the hard work and collaboration that it has taken to get them to this point. 8th Grade students are invited to enjoy the camaraderie and friendships that they have developed as Kealing Hornets at Shady Springs Party Barn on Thursday, May 23, 2019 (B day) from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Download the parent letter below for more information. The permission slip, due no later than April 26, 2019, is available below also.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony - CHANGE to May 20, 2019

posted Mar 31, 2019, 9:06 PM by KMS Hornets

Due to unexpected construction at the Delco Center, all May events were rescheduled. As a result, the Kealing 8th grade promotion ceremony is being moved the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please update your calendars accordingly. This is the formal celebration for our 8th grade students as they prepare to embark upon their high school journey.

Choice Sheets - Current 6th and 7th grade changes due March 29

posted Mar 14, 2019, 4:08 AM by KMS Hornets

Paper copies of student choice sheets for all current 6th and 7th grade students will be delivered through Advisory March 14-15, 2019. These will be populated with the courses students selected online. Click here to watch a brief video that explains the steps students need to take to make any final changes to their choice sheets. 

Choice sheets are vital in our design of the master schedule so we encourage students to take this final check seriously. Middle school is designed for exploration and we encourage our students to choose based on their interests. Parents and guardians, please take a look at your student's choices. Signed copies should be returned no later than March 29, 2019.

Austin ISD Facility Master Planning Meetings This Week

posted Mar 4, 2019, 10:33 AM by Kenisha Coburn

Facility Master Planning Meetings are coming this week! Stop by if you would like to have an opportunity to give feedback on the critical decisions that are coming up for our district. Read below for more information.
  • Wed, March 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at LBJ ECHS, Cafeteria
  • Thurs, March 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Crockett ECHS, Cafeteria
  • Sat, March 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Austin HS, Cafeteria
This year, AISD is working to update our district’s Facility Master Plan (FMP) to support and strengthen district-wide priorities in the areas of:
  • Athletics and Fitness;
  • Career and Technical Education, including a range of pathways for students to explore industry opportunities; and,
  • Fine Arts, including the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as Creative Learning. 
The process of developing master plans for these 3 areas is primarily funded by the 2017 Bond program. Future bond programs or other financing would likely be necessary to make major improvements or additions to AISD facilities. We are gathering the insights and perspectives of academic departments, as well as school and community stakeholders—including our Austin ISD community, our students, teachers and AISD staff, families and partners.

Concurrently, work is being conducted to review the way the district calculates a school’s permanent capacity, and a strategy is being developed to reduce the district’s reliance on portable buildings for educational purposes.

To learn more about these processes visit the FMP 2019 webpage.

Your insight and perspectives are critical to this process. We look forward to receiving your input as we shape the future of AISD to ensure we fulfill the promise of a high-quality public education in Austin for all students.

If you have already received this information in other ways, I apologize for the duplication. Thank you again for your participation!

Calling All Future Kealing Academy Families! - Keep reading for 2019-2020 information.

posted Jan 22, 2019, 4:20 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 9:41 AM by Kenisha Coburn ]

To offer you more information as you make plans for the 2019-2020 school year, we would like to invite you to a few upcoming events that highlight the Kealing Middle School Academy experience.  These events are designed to provide families who reside in the Kealing Middle School attendance zone with information about what programs are available to their students.  Please mark your calendars for these opportunities this semester. Visit our website at www.kealingmiddleschool.org to get a head start learning about our school community and feel free to contact Christina Romero at christina.romero@austinisd.org or 512-414-2707 if you have any questions about these events.

Kealing Academy Campus Visit

We are excited to welcome all students from our feeder schools on a field trip to Kealing on January 25 to see the campus and learn about some of the exciting opportunities they will have as Hornets.

Kealing Academy Choice Sheet Day

Though Kealing counselors will visit all of our elementary feeder campuses to help future Hornets complete choice sheets, we believe it is valuable for parents and guardians to participate in the process. Join us on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am to meet some of our staff members, learn about course offerings, ask questions about what to expect in the scheduling process, and complete choice sheets for the 2019-2020 school year!

Student Shadowing We are excited to offer 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students who live in the Kealing Middle School attendance zone the opportunity to spend the day as a Kealing Academy student. The shadowing window is March 4–12 and April 15-26. Students will have the opportunity to experience core classes and electives. Visit www.kealingmiddleschool.org/academy/academy-shadowing for more information or to sign up.

Optional Math and Spanish Placement Tests

Spanish Placement Test – March 30, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am

This optional test is designed for students who have participated in a dual language program, have significant prior instruction in Spanish, or who speak Spanish as a native language. The assessment requires no advanced preparation and is designed to help ensure that students are appropriately placed in Spanish language courses. It is required for students who plan to enter a course beyond Spanish I. Visit to register.

Math Placement Test – Choose from one of the dates.

Option 1: April 27, 2019    9:00 – 11:00 am                Option 2: May 4, 2019    9:00 – 11:00 am

This optional test is designed for all students who are interested in a course that content beyond the 6th grade TEKs. It is recommended for all students who score at the “masters” level on the previous year’s STAAR math tests. This test is open to any student who has shown success in math and is interested in acceleration with increased depth. No registration is required for this test.

Kealing Community Learning Walks

What is a Learning Walk?

  • A community learning walk is an opportunity for invited guests to tour the campus and visit our classrooms. It’s a chance to learn more about Kealing, the instructional practices, and how we ensure that all students are learning and growing.
  • Tours begin in the library for questions and answers. Then guests visit Kealing classes.
  • After touring the classrooms, there is an opportunity to ask and receive answers to any questions about our school, our faculty, and our instructional practices.

How do you sign up to join a Learning Walk?

Learning Walks will take place from 9:30 – 11:00 am on the following dates:

March 4, 2019         April 16, 2019         April 23, 2019         March 4, 2019         April 18, 2019         April 25, 2019

Visit here to sign up for a learning walk. 

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