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.

November 12, 2019 - Two Hour Delay (Bell Schedule Included)

posted Nov 12, 2019, 3:13 AM by KMS Hornets

To ensure the safety of all students, families, and staff, all Austin ISD classes, activities, and operations - including all bus routes - are delayed two hours today, Nov. 12. Kealing Middle School classes will begin at 9:30 am. The bell schedule is below and can be downloaded on the Kealing bell schedule page. The schedule is a biy odd due to the five lunches but will make announcements at each new class passing period letting students know where they should go. At the moment there are no changes to after school events but we will send updates through School Messenger and post online if there are changes later today.

2019-2020 KEALING MIDDLE SCHOOL 

TWO-HOUR DELAY BELL SCHEDULE


Class Period

Start Time

End Time

A1/B5

9:30 AM

10:27 AM

A3/B7

10:31 AM

12:43 PM

E lunch

10:31 AM

11:01 AM

D lunch

11:05 AM

11:35 AM

C lunch

11:39 AM

12:09 PM

B lunch

12:13 PM

12:43 PM

A2/B6

12:47 PM

1:44 PM

A4/B8

1:48 PM

2:47 PM



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


Class Period

Start Time

End Time

A1/B5

9:30 AM

10:27 AM

A3/B7

10:31 AM

12:09 PM

A2/B6

12:13 PM

12:43 PM

A lunch

12:47 PM

1:17 PM

A2/B6

1:20 PM

1:44 PM

A4/B8

1:48 PM

2:47 PM

School Picture Retakes - Friday, November 1, 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 7:58 AM by Kenisha Coburn

School portraits are in and are being distributed through core science classes. Students who missed having a portrait taken in September or wish to have a retake of their school photo should mark their calendars for portrait retakes THIS FRIDAY, November 1st. Retakes will be taken on the cafeteria stage during ALL LUNCHES. Retake order forms can be found in room 236.

Attention 8th Grade Parents - 1:1 Chromebook Roll-Out

posted Oct 8, 2019, 11:56 AM by Kenisha Coburn   [ updated Oct 8, 2019, 11:57 AM ]

All 8th grade students have the ability to take a Chromebook home starting on October 30, 2019. These 11" convertible Chromebooks, which can function as laptops and tablets, will come with a charger and case. During the week of October 21, all Kealing 8th grade students will participate in lessons focused on managing the new devices and digital citizenship. We encourage parents to read the handbooks below for more detailed information about this new technology.

Consent
For a student to proceed with the Everyone:1 program, a parent or guardian must fill out either the paper consent form found in the handbook or go to the online form within the parent cloud. ​This form must be completed in order for the student to be assigned a Chromebook to be taken home so we ask participating families to submit consent by October 25, 2019. To complete the consent form online, which is preferred, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to my.austinisd.org
  2. Sign into the cloud with the usual log in.
  3. Click the magnify glass and search for “Everyone to one” 
  4. Click the tile and follow the instructions.
Paper consent forms may be returned through Advisory during the week of October 21. Students without signed consent WILL NOT be given Chromebooks.

Student Flu Shot Clinic

posted Oct 8, 2019, 8:19 AM by Shauntay Black

Hello Hornet Parents!

The moment you have been patiently waiting for has finally arrived!  The Flu Shot Clinic for students has been scheduled for Friday, November 15, 2019 from 7:30 AM-12:30PM.  Registration is only by paper consent form (there is no online registration). You will find consent forms attached to this posting and students will also be able to obtain a copy from the Program Office starting Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Consent forms must be returned to Mrs. Romero by Friday, November 8, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding the Flu Shot Clinic, please feel free to contact Mrs. Romero at 512-414-2707. 

Girls Basketball Tryouts

posted Oct 2, 2019, 10:09 AM by Shauntay Black

Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in trying out for basketball, tryouts will be held Friday Oct. 18th, Monday Oct 21st and Tues Oct. 22nd from 3-5pm in the Kealing gym. You must have a completed AISD physical packet. Packet can be picked up from a coach or found online, https://www.austinisd.org/athletics/forms 
If you have questions please contact Coach Brynie-8th grade or Coach Jackson-7th grade. 

Back to School Night Update - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

posted Sep 2, 2019, 6:11 PM by KMS Hornets

Kealing Middle School

Back to School Night

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm


5:30 - 6:00 pm Information Fair in School Cafeteria

  • Visit Information Booths

  • Join the Kealing PTA

  • Meet & Greet Campus Administrators & PTA Board Members


6:00 - 7:40 pm     Classroom Visits (full schedule below)


Bell Schedule

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Information Fair

6:05 – 6:20 p.m. Advisory

6:24 – 6:30 p.m. 1st Period

6:34 – 6:40 p.m. 2nd Period

6:44 – 6:50 p.m. 3rd Period

6:54 – 7:00 p.m. 4th Period

7:04 – 7:10 p.m. 5th Period

7:14 – 7:20 p.m. 6th Period

7:24 – 7:30 p.m. 7th Period

7:34 – 7:40 p.m. 8th Period


Elective Changes Are Available Now

posted Aug 26, 2019, 3:10 PM by KMS Hornets

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 or downloaded below. After completing and signing the form, students should return it to the program office no later than 3:00 pm on August 29, 2019.

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 below.
Description Day Per Avail
INTRO TO PHYSICS AND CHEM A 01 11
BN MS 1 BG HORN A 01 26
STAR WARS A 01 5
BN MS 1 SAXPHON A 01 22
MAKE IT WITH CODE A 01 4
TEEN STORYTELLING A 01 2
CONSPIRACY THEORIES A 01 2
MEDIAN AND ANIMATION A 01 10
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY A 02 11
CULINARY ARTS A 02 11
MATH COUNTS A 02 4
INTRO TO WIND INSTRUMENTS A 03 27
GUITAR 2 A 03 2
CONSPIRACY THEORIES A 03 4
CULINARY ARTS A 03 2
POETRY A 03 5
MEDIAN AND ANIMATION A 03 8
INTRO TO PHYSICS AND CHEM A 04 9
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL A 04 1
INK BLOT A 04 1
ANIMAL STUDIES A 04 1
SKILLS FOR LIVING B 05 2
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL B 05 7
ANIMAL STUDIES B 05 7
SONGWRITING B 05 17
BN MS 1 TRUMPET B 06 16
BN MS 1 BARITON B 06 24
CULINARY ARTS B 06 1
PLAGUE AND PESTILENCE B 06 4
SKILLS FOR LIVING B 07 2
BN MS 1 FLUTE B 07 24
BN MS 1 TROMBON B 07 16
FOOD FOR THOUGHT B 07 7
GARDENING B 08 3
CULINARY ARTS B 08 3
TECH CAREERS B 08 6

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

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