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Hornet Herald - April 1, 2018

posted Apr 1, 2018, 6:27 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Apr 1, 2018, 6:27 AM ]

Check the website calendar for the most up to date information.

  • 4/5-4/8: Homework Hiatus
  • 4/5: PTA Meeting, 7:30a
  • 4/6: Spring Fling Dance, 6-8p
  • 4/7: New Parent Reception, 1-3p
  • 4/7: Center Stage, 7PM
  • 4/14: New Parent Reception, 9-11a
  • 4/14: Monarch Fest, 9a-12p
  • 4/14: New Parent Reception, 1-3p
  • 5/30: 8th Grade EOY Ceremony, 6:15p
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Honor Roll

ACT Running, Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects, LUXE Property Group | eXp Realty, 

The Tile Guy
Human Financial

Register to be a Kealing Middle School Volunteer
All individuals interested in volunteering at Kealing Middle School must register as a Kealing school-based volunteer and complete a background check through Austin Partners In Education. For more information, contact Dee Gonzales or 512-414-6700.

Save the Date: May 30th is the 8th Grade EOY Ceremony
All 8th grade students and their families are invited to celebrate the end of their middle school careers at the 8th Grade End Of Year Ceremony. At this event, we will recognize each student individually and they will receive a certificate of completion. Students are not required to attend but encouraged!

The ceremony will be held on, May 30th at 6:15pm at the AISD Delco Center. Registration will open May 1st on the guidance department website ( Please expect an invitation to arrive late April and plan on attending this ceremony!

The Spring Fling Dance will be held Friday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the Large Gym! Wristbands are $5 and will be sold Friday, April 6th during ALL lunches and at the door beginning at 5:45 p.m. All proceeds go to fund equipment and supplies for KBTV (Kealing Broadcast Television). If you would like to donate drinks and concession items for the dance, please contact Laurie Pena.

Monarch Fest
Mark your calendars for Kealing's first ever Monarch Fest on Saturday April 14th from 9 am -12 pm! Did you know monarchs are in danger of becoming extinct?
Kealing is a Monarch Heroes school working to create a habitat for these beautiful migrating creatures and to educate the community about what we can all do to help the monarchs. 

The whole family is invited to Monarch Fest where we'll do a monarch scavenger hunt, plant a butterfly-friendly garden, make "insect hotels" and more. The first 20 winners of the scavenger hunt will receive FREE milkweed and nectar plant seeds to start their own butterfly garden! This event is open to the whole community, so please help us spread the word. Students who participate in planting or who help prep for Monarch Fest can earn service hours.

Hope to see you in the Kealing garden on the 14th!

Questions? Want to help out? Email Elizabeth McBride 

Considering Off Campus PE for 2018-19? 
Here is what you need to know!
Students who will be in the 7th or 8th grade for the 2018-19 school year can apply for an off campus physical education waiver. A waiver means the student is participating in 5 or more hours of physical activity with one of AISD approved agencies. Students with waivers do not take PE during the school day, instead they take a different elective when they would have PE scheduled. The deadline to submit an application for the waiver for the fall semester is May 18th and November 15th for Spring 2019. Please visit the following website for additional information.
Upcoming PTA Meetings
  • April 5th, 7:30am Library
  • April 7th - KEALING CENTER STAGE, 7pm at the Thinkery
  • May 24th, 7:30am Library
Kealing Center Stage is HERE and we NEED YOUR HELP!
Kealing Center Stage 2018 is Saturday, April 7th at The Thinkery, 7-10:30pm. There will be music by the all-teacher band, the Spiral Notebooks, dinner, drinks, silent and live auction – and the night promises to be another spectacular gathering in support of our middle schoolers!   Kealing Center Stage is the primary fundraiser for the Kealing PTA and raises critical funds for both the magnet and academy programs.

We need your help to meet this year’s goal to raise $40,000! Please click this link TO:
Buy your TICKETS 
Make your SPONSORSHIP gift
DONATE quickly and easily online 
REGISTER for the silent and live auction

We also need volunteers for the event! If you would like to volunteer (and get a free ticket!), please email us

Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP and invite friends to the Facebook event, and we hope to see you this Saturday!  

Kealing's garden needs your cardboard!
Kealing's school garden could use any extra cardboard you might have lying around. Please leave the cardboard outside the garden shed door whenever it is convenient for you to drop it off. The garden is located off of Pennsylvania Avenue, near the tennis courts. We will use the cardboard  to block weeds from growing in the new garden beds we'll be creating this spring. Contact Kate Martin with any questions. Thank you!

Help Needed for New Parent Receptions 
During the math placement tests for incoming magnet students, KMAG hosts new parents with a reception to help build community and to answer questions for parents.

We need current parents and students (especially 6th graders) who would be willing to come and share their experiences. The reception is informal and covers topics like transportation, backpacks, homework, extracurricular activities, etc. 

If you and your child can help with these events, please email Letty Tarin. We need 5 - 9 students per reception. 

Reception schedule: 
  • Saturday, April 7th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 14th, 9:00 to 11:00 am 
  • Saturday, April 14th,1:00 to 3:00 pm