NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
This page includes announcements that are posted on the Kealing homepage. Click here to view the complete weekly announcements as shown in Advisory.

First Day Room Assignments

posted Aug 18, 2019, 6:47 PM by KMS Hornets

On the first day of school, Tuesday, August 20, 2019, students will report to check-in rooms to receive their final schedules and campus maps. 7th and 8th grade students will find their rooms with the help of staff members. 6th grade students will be picked up by teachers and escorted to their rooms. See the attachment below for initial room assignments. These will also be posted throughout the building.

Missed New Parent Orientation? Click here to view the slides.

posted Aug 11, 2019, 6:55 PM by Kenisha Coburn   [ updated Aug 11, 2019, 7:02 PM by KMS Hornets ]

The New Parent Orientation slides can be downloaded below. All parents who were unable to join us last week are encouraged to take a look!

Kealing Volleyball Camp - Location Change and Important Information

posted Jul 13, 2019, 5:54 AM by KMS Hornets

Pass, Set, Spike! Who wants to play some Volleyball? All Kealing incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to sign up for volleyball camp! This camp is for students who are interested in learning and mastering fundamental volleyball skills. Campers will participate in volleyball drills that focus on passing, setting, hitting, strategy and game play. We hope you join us this summer for an exciting week of volleyball.

Date:                    July 29 - Aug 1 (Mon-Thurs) 
Location:            Gus Garcia 7414 Johnny Morris Rd, Austin, TX 78724  The Kealing gym is out of commission due to construction.
Time:                    8:30 am -12:30 pm each day. 
Cost:                     $65.00 per camper. (Scholarships are available if needed upon request)
Payment:             Online (preferred in advance); at registration, cash or checks payable to Kealing Athletics.
What to bring:    Athletes will need to wear t-shirts, athletic shorts, and athletic shoes. 
                                **7th and 8th grade campers will need to bring a completed athletic physical on the AISD athletic physical form

Registration begins @ 8:00 am on Monday, July 29. For more camp information contact Coach Brynie at Jaime.brynie@austinisd.org or 414-2718

Mark Your Calendar: 2019-2020 Additional Kealing No School Days

posted Jun 25, 2019, 3:43 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Jun 25, 2019, 3:44 AM ]

In addition to the days shown on the Austin ISD Calendar, Kealing students will not attend school on the following dates:
  • October 11, 2019
  • January 7, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
Click here to view District of Innovation Days for other Austin ISD schools.

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.

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