NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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. 

January 7-8, 2019 - Alternate Bell Schedule

posted Jan 6, 2019, 3:23 PM by Kenisha Coburn

Kealing students will start the new semester in Advisory to ensure that they have their schedules and are able to follow them. The regular bell schedule will resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


January 7-8, 2019 - Special Bell Schedule

Class Period

Start Time

End Time

Length

Advisory (Includes Announcements)

7:30 AM

7:55 AM

25 min

A1/B5

7:59 AM

9:29 AM

90 min

A2/B6

9:33 AM

11:03 AM

90 min

A3/B7

11:07 AM

1:11 PM

126 min

B LUNCH

11:07 AM

11:37 AM

30 min

C LUNCH

11:52 AM

12:22 PM

30 min

D LUNCH

12:41 PM

1:11 PM

30 min

A4/B8

1:15 PM

2:47 PM

93 min


The bell schedule below applies only to courses assigned to A Lunch.

A LUNCH

Advisory (Includes Announcements)

7:30 AM

7:55 AM

25 min

A1/B5

7:59 AM

9:29 AM

90 min

A2/B6

9:33 AM

10:33 AM

60 min

A LUNCH

10:33 AM

11:03 AM

30 min

A2/B6

11:07 AM

11:37 AM

30 min

A3/B7

11:41 AM

1:11 PM

90 min

A4/B8

1:15 PM

2:47 PM

92 min

Semester 2 Elective Course Change Requests

posted Dec 14, 2018, 1:11 PM by Sapna Duchesne   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 4:44 PM by KMS Hornets ]

Elective Course Change Request Forms were available Friday 12/14 after-school and will be available in the Program Office all next week.  
DEADLINE to turn into Program Office: January 11th  

  Attached below is a list of courses by period that are currently available for course change requests.  Please note that classes during A3 and B7 may have restrictions due to lunch scheduling. 


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

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