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Hornet Herald - December 10, 2017

posted Dec 10, 2017, 10:52 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 10:54 AM ]


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

  • 12/13: Girls BB, 7B, 6p
  • 12/13 Girls BB, 8B, 7p
  • 12/14: Girls BB, 7A, 6p
  • 12/14: Girls BB, 8A, 7p
  • 12/15: Yearbook 8th Grade Tribute Ads deadline
  • 12/12-12/15: Fall Finals
  • 12/15-12/19: No Think Tank
  • 12/15-12/19: No Late Buses
  • 12/15: Winter Dance, 6-8p
  • 12/16: Boys Soccer, A, 9a
  • 12/16: Boys Soccer, B, 10:30a
  • 12/18: Girls BB, 7A, 6p
  • 12/18: Girls BB, 8A, 7p
  • 12/18: KMS Advanced Music Production at COTA Winter Wonderland
  • 12/19: Girls BB, 7B, 6p
  • 12/19: Girls BB, 8B, 7p
  • 12/20-1/3: Winter Break for KMS Students
  • 1/4: 1st day of tryouts girls soccer
  • 1/13: MLK Day of Service

Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory. We'll post the news in the Student Life section and in Hornet Herald every week once it's up and running.

Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!

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 at or 512-414-6700.

ALTERNATE SCHEDULE: Monday, December 11, 2017
In order to allow all students to see their teachers before final exams begin on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, we will be operating on a special schedule on Monday, December 11, 2017. The schedule is available for download here

Winter Break - Kealing Students Return on Thursday, January 4
McCallum Vertical Team campuses will be participating in Professional Development on January 3, 2018. Students will return on January 4, 2018. Click here for more information about McCallum Vertical Team District of Innovation Days!

Circuit of the Americas Winter Wonderland
Our Advanced Music Production students will play a concert at the Circuit of the Americas on Monday December the 18th from 6:00pm until 9:30pm.

This is part of the new  COTA Winter Wonderland. As you can see, there are lots of fun things to do!

You could get tickets for our concert night- or any other night in December which is convenient for your family… use this link and code to buy tickets- a portion of the money will benefit our classroom!


(I know, I know- we’re not the Kealing Band, but Circuit of the Americas- what a gig!!!)

Wishing you all a cheerful holiday season!
Aragorn Eissler
Kealing Music Production

Kealing Winter Dance 
AVID Dance: December 15th from 6pm-8pm 
AVID students are hosting Kealing's Winter Dance in order to raise money for field trips in the spring. We are asking for help from parents to chaperone the dance and to donate items to be sold at the dance. Items we are asking for would include: individually wrapper chips (variety), cans of soda (variety), cases of water, and different types of candy. All will be sold and will be going directly to the AVID fund to allow AVID students to see different college campuses. Thank you for any and all help. Any questions, please email

8th Grade Summer International Travel
Current 8th grade students have the opportunity to travel to London, Paris and Madrid this summer with ACIS, American Council for International Studies. The trip will be chaperoned by ACIS, Lindsay Hutchinson and Kelly Morledge and take place July 16-24, 2018. The early registration deadline is January 1, 2018 and the final registration deadline is March 1, 2018. If you have questions about the trip or would like to register your student, please visit the trip website at You can also email questions to Kelly and Lindsay at 

8th Grade Tribute Ads - DEADLINE EXTENDED 


Yearbook staff is selling 8th grade tribute ads to be run in the 2018 Kealing Yearbook. What a special way to celebrate your child's middle school experience, while also supporting Kealing's award-winning journalism program. Start your ad today at or go to for more information. Ad prices start at $30.  


Holiday Appreciation Party
We’re close but STILL NEED YOUR HELP!!! Please sign up for a gift card so that every member of our faculty and staff can have a present at the Holiday Appreciation Party. Amazon makes it simple to buy online and send via email (addressed to: Even if the Amazon spots fill on our sign-up, you can grab a different GC spot and still send Amazon instead! Take a minute and show the Kealing family how much we think they ROCK!!!

Reminder-Sign Up For MLK Service Day Event
Please sign up here to participate in the MLK Service Day event.

Saturday, January 13 from noon-3 pm
  • Pizza & pie from noon-1 pm in Kealing cafeteria
  • Neighborhood/Kealing clean-up and grounds work from 1-3 pm
Let's honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and do some good! 7th and 8th graders will earn NJHS service hours.