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Hornet Herald - April 15, 2018

posted Apr 15, 2018, 7:39 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 2:23 PM ]
April 20th is Kealing Day of Action

Through Kealing Day of Action, students will be able to participate in town hall meetings, have an opportunity to visit with representatives from many organizations with different focuses, and participate in five activities developed by student leaders that allow Kealing students to address the issues that matter to them. This day is an exercise in civic education through which our students’ voices will be encouraged and valued.

Before Friday, Kealing students will learn about Action Civics through Advisory lessons prepared in the Generation Citizen course. They will also have an opportunity to write questions about the topics they choose to pose to our town hall panelists. The town hall will include a variety of guests like members of the Texas Legislature, the Austin ISD School Board, the Austin Police Department, the League of Women Voters, and the Austin Chapter of the NAACP. 
The Central Texas Food Bank, Think Bilingual Austin, Safe Austin, The Kindness Campaign, The Golden Hornet, and Lemonade Day are just a few of the community organizations who will be present to tell students about their work during the gallery walk. The format will allow students to visit the tables that they choose. In preparation for students’ questions related to the April 20 National Student Walkout for gun safety, we hope to also include organizations with various viewpoints who focus on gun safety. Texas Gun Sense and Moms Demand Action are confirmed and we await confirmation from a few others.

Please feel free to follow along with the Advisory plans for the week so that you can discuss Action Civics at home. Later this week, Friday’s activities will be posted on this Advisory page too, along with the complete list of Town Hall panelists and organizations with booths.

We will operate a C Schedule on Thursday, April 19 so students will attend all classes for a shorter period of time.  Please help your student plan accordingly.

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

  • 4/19: Special Schedule (C Day)
  • 4/19: Coffeehouse Social 3-5p
  • 4/20: Day of Action 
  • 4/26: CAC 4pm
  • 5/3-4: Homework Hiatus
  • 5/3: Student Council Mtg, 3p
  • 5/30: 8th Grade EOY Ceremony, 6:15p
Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!

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: 20% Time Showcase
Please join us on Wednesday May 2nd from 4-6pm at Kealing as 8th grade magnet English students showcase the work they've been doing during 20% Time, our independent project initiative. They will be sharing through demonstrations, TED talks, performances, a gallery, and a marketplace. Students, families, and community members are welcome! 

New Kealing T-Shirts!
As part of an English project, one of our 8th grade students designed a new Kealing t-shirt and now has them available to buy! Shirts (and sweatshirts!) can be purchased online between now and Sunday, April 29th and will be delivered to students in early May. All profits will benefit the Kealing Lacrosse program. Please visit the website at to see the t-shirt options and to order. If you have any questions, you can direct them to Kelly Morledge at
Upcoming PTA Meetings
  • May 24th, 7:30am Library

Last KMAG Meeting: May 10th, 2018 7:30a

KMAG 2018-2019
KMAG is looking for many positions for next year. Each position is a small time commitment and we would love your help.

If you are interested in helping, please email

1. Audit Committee: Review the Treasurer books/records at the end of the school year for compliance.

2. Committee Chair: Oversee all the KMAG committees and serve as a conduit of information between the individual committees, the Magnet staff/Admin and the KMAG Board.

3. Fundraising Chair: KMAG raises funds to support classroom and extracurricular academic activities. An annual fundraising communication is distributed to the Kealing community in the early fall. Sub-chairs work on parent communications and employer matching programs.

4. Videographer: Videos the monthly KMAG meetings. KMAG has the video camera and tripod. Please know that our future KMAG meetings will not be recorded without this position being filled.

5. 6th grade Field Trip Chair/Committee - This committee works with grade-level teachers to coordinate and support the Magnet 6th grade class trips, which typically take place in spring