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Hornet Herald - December 3, 2017

posted Dec 3, 2017, 8:19 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 8:19 AM ]


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

  • 12/6: 7th grade NJHS Mtg, 2:55p, Library
  • 12/7: PTA/KMAG Meeting, 7:30a
  • 12/7: Spelling Bee, 3p, Room 120
  • 12/7: Girls Soccer Mtg, 3p, Room 106
  • 12/7: 8th grade NJHS Mtg, 2:55p, Room 515
  • 12/7: Girls BB, 7A, 6p
  • 12/7: Girls BB, 8A, 6p
  • 12/7: Travel Meeting 8th graders, 7p, Library
  • 12/7: Girls BB, 7B, 7p
  • 12/7: Girls BB, 8B, 7p
  • 12/9: Boys Soccer, A, 9a
  • 12/9: Boys Soccer, B, 10:30a
  • 12/15: Yearbook 8th Grade Tribute Ads deadline
  • 12/15: Winter Dance, 6-8p
  • 12/12-12/15: Fall Finals
  • 12/15-12/19: No Think Tank
  • 12/15-12/19: No Late Buses
  • 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.

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!

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

Summer International Travel Opportunity for 8th Grade Students
We are excited to share with you an opportunity for current 8th grade students to travel internationally this summer! This trip is organized by the American Council for International Studies, or ACIS. Students will be accompanied on the trip by an in-country tour guide provided by ACIS and chaperones Lindsay Hutchinson and Kelly Morledge. The 2018 trip will take place in July and travel to London, Paris and Madrid.
Please join us on Thursday, Dec 7th at 7pm in the Kealing Library for an informational meeting about this opportunity. We will review travel dates, cost and have a representative from the travel company present to answer any questions. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Kelly and Lindsay at for more information including next steps on how to sign up.

Girls Soccer Meeting
We will have a brief meeting on Thursday, December 7th at 3 PM in room 106 for all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for soccer. The first day of tryouts will be Thursday, January 4th, and you must have an up to date physical on file.

School Wide Spelling Bee
Come one and all, open to all interested spellers. The Kealing School Wide spelling bee will be held after school on Thursday, December 7th starting at 3:00 in Ms. Johnson's room, 120.

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.  

KMAG Meeting Next Week
Our next meeting will be held in conjunction with the PTA General Meeting on December 7th at 7:30am in the library. There will be a teen mental health presentation about understanding the difference between “bad behavior” and symptoms of a mental health condition, recognizing early warning signs, and communicating effectively. Please join us for this important presentation.

PTA General Meeting
December 7th at 7:30am in the Library
PTA & KMAG joint presentation Teen Mental Health Presentation
  • Understand the difference between “bad behavior” and symptoms of a mental health condition. 
  • Recognize early warning signs. 
  • Communicate and partner with families effectively. 

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.