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Hornet Herald - April 9, 2017

posted Apr 9, 2017, 7:33 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Apr 9, 2017, 7:44 PM ]
Good Afternoon Kealing Community,

We have more recognition this week! Our choir the Fine Arts UIL season with all 1s for the Varsity Mixed Choir and Varsity Girls Choir. Strong work, Ms. Parks and choir students. Ms. Scott and Ms. Waggoner traveled to the National Scholastic Press Association Conference last week. The Inkblot placed 4th in Best of Show for HIGH SCHOOL literary magazines. The Kealing Vespa Yearbook brought home the Pacemaker Award for national achievement in a high school competition. We're proud of the work the students do to put out these high-quality publications. 

Thanks to all of you who came out to Spider House Ballroom Saturday to support Kealing Center Stage. The Spiral Notebooks (Mr. Webster, Mr. Jackson, Ms. Henderson, Mr. Eissler, and Mr. Barton) kept us all entertained and dancing throughout the evening. A number of silent and live auction items were sold and we look forward to the improvements that this PTA support will bring in the future. Kudos to Arthur D'Andrea and the rest of the PTA Fundraising Committee for their work in planning such a successful event!

We have an opportunity and we need your help. Kealing is in the running for a $20,000 grant that will allow us to make some needed changes to the neighborhood park that is adjacent to Kealing. Help us by texting Kealing to 35350 or going online to vote at You can vote every day during the month of April from every cell phone and email address that you have access to. Share with friends and family too!

We have a short week this week so don't forget to keep your students home on Friday, April 14.

Kenisha Coburn


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

April 13
KMAG Meeting @ 7:30 am
CAC Meeting @ 4:00 pm
April 14
NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day
April 22
New Student Spanish for Spanish Speakers Test @ 8:00am
Mark Your Calendar!! - Kealing Homecoming and 30th Year (Re)opening Celebration @10:00 am

Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory.  Take a look at the videos to keep up with what's newsworthy at Kealing. Check out the broadcasts.  They will post weekly in the Student Life section of the Kealing website.

Thanks to our growing list of Kealing PTA Business Supporters!
PRINCIPAL’S LIST ($1000-1999)
Texas Art Portraits 

HONOR ROLL ($500-999) 
Austin Boxing Babes 
Charm School Vintage 
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects 
Olive Garden 
Snarf’s Sandwiches 

SCHOLAR ($250-499) 
Code Studio 
Coco Paloma Desserts 
FOLIO Communications Group 
Human Financial 
Slavonk & Hortus Terraria

Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!
Kealing 30th (Re)opening Anniversary
Who:     All Hornets (past, present, future)
What:    30th Anniversary Celebration 
When:    April 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for games, tours, music, spaghetti lunch, and fun as we mark this milestone with members of the Hornet community. Also, we will display Hornet memorabilia as a part of the event.  If you have old photos, uniforms, t-shirts, et cetera that you are willing to donate for the display, please drop them by campus by April 18. Email with questions.

Help Kealing Park win a $20k grant!
Kealing Park (the park that adjoins Kealing MS) has been selected as one of the three finalists for the Austin “Meet me at the Park” campaign. The project with the most votes will be awarded the $20,000! If awarded the grant, our very own Kealing Parks & Rec elective is planning on working with the Austin P&R department to complete the project! You can vote every day in April by texting Kealing to 35350* or by visiting (requires a sign in and must be 18). 

*Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 35350 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Promotion. Text HELP for information. If you enter via text messaging, you will receive four (4) text messages in response to your entry from an automated system. Consent is not required to buy goods and services. To view the Sponsor's Mobile Privacy Policy, To view Mobile Terms and Conditions, visit Please spread the word and vote often! Cara Crouch Parks & Recreation co-instructor

Girl Power Fundraiser
Ms. Stewart’s Girl Power class will be doing a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) the week of April 10th. Students will be collecting donations on the stage at lunch from Tuesday through Thursday. If you donate $2 or more you will get a pink wristband, and if you donate $20 or more then you will get an awesome pink camo bracelet. Girl Power students hope students and adults alike will donate and support breast cancer research!

8th Grade Chaperones Needed!
We are in need of chaperones for the 8th grade Magnet San Antonio Museum Extravaganza on Wednesday, April 19 and the Kealing 8th grade End of the year celebration at Shady Springs on Tuesday, May 30. Email to sign up. Thanks!

BookSpring Read-a-Thon
Please congratulate Will Bridgeman, Nate Heffron and William Jacimiak. Together these three students raised almost $750 during the read-a-thon. This money is used to buy books for children in Austin. Extra kudos to William Jachimiak for being the top reader and fundraiser for Kealing's participants. Thanks for your hard work Will, Nate and William

Model UN
The first Model UN meeting will be after school on Tuesday, April 18 in room 215 (Mr. Hendrex's room). Weekly meetings will occur on Tuesdays until the competition on May 16. Please see Ms. Shoaf (rm 516) or Mr. Hendrex (rm 215) for more information. 

Librarian Appreciation Week
This week is Librarian Appreciation Week! Please, if you get the chance, extend a big thank you for all our librarian does for Kealing. Small notes of appreciation from your student are always welcome and a sweet way to show thanks for all the help from Ms. Williams this year. The PTA will also show appreciation of all of her hard work with a small gift. Thank you!

PTA Board Nominations Are In
The Nominating Committee has met and is putting forth the following slate of officers to represent Kealing PTA for the 2017-2018 school year. We will also accept nominations from the floor if anyone else is interested in serving: 
  • President - Kristin Gossett 
  • Vice President Meggan Carcasi 
  • Treasurer - Jayne Rosso 
  • Secretary - Nicole Miller

McCallum Transition Camp 
If you are an 8th grader who will be attending McCallum in the fall, you need to sign up for transition camp. The camp will be held June 6 or 7th. Please visit the McCallum website or the Kealing Counselling website where we will provide the flyer and registration information. Visit A few printed flyers will be available with Ms. Rivera in the counseling office.

STEAM Summer Camp at Small Middle School
Registration is open for the Small Middle School STEAM summer camp. Click here for more information.