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Hornet Herald - December 8, 2019

posted Dec 8, 2019, 5:27 PM by KMS Hornets


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

  • Dec. 9: PTA Gift Card Holiday Order Deadline
  • Dec. 10: Secret Pals drop-off (teacher last name A-M)
  • Dec. 10: PTA Parent Ed on Vaping, 6p
  • Dec. 11: Secret Pals drop-off (teacher last name N-Z)
  • Dec 11: 8th grade NJHS mtg, 3p
  • Dec 11: Orchestra Winter Concert, 6p
  • Dec. 12: KMAG Meeting, 7:30a
  • Dec. 12: Boy's Basketball Info Mtg, 3pm
  • Dec. 12: CAC Meeting, 4pm
  • Dec. 13: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Party
  • Dec. 18-19th: Boy's BBall Tryouts
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 7: Winter Break for Students
  • Jan 8: School Resumes for Spring Semester
Spring semester schedules with long course descriptions will be handed out in Advisory Monday.
  • Spring Office Aide and Student Aide Applications
  • Forms available in the Program Office on December 6
  • Must be returned to the Program Office by December 12
  • Only 7th and 8th grade students are eligible
  • Talk to you teachers as soon as possible if you are interested!
Spring Semester Elective Change Request Forms
  • Available in the Program Office and on the Kealing website on December 12
  • List of courses with available seats posted on the Kealing website on December 12
  • Elective change request forms can be submitted to the Program Office between December 16 - January 10.

Vaping Parent Education Session-Dec 10th
The PTA is hosting a parent education session on Tuesday, December 10th at 6pm at Kealing. The talk will focus on vaping and be led by Jason Schafer, AISD Health Education Curriculum Specialist. There will be a presentation followed by a question and answer session; we are excited to be able to provide up to date information on this hot topic!
Boys Basketball Info Meeting
All 7th and 8th grade boys who are interested in trying out for the Kealing Basketball teams need to make plans to attend the info meeting on Thursday December 12th at 3 pm in the Large Gym. At this meeting the coaches will discuss required materials (a completed AISD physical packet), correct attire for tryouts (t-shirt, athletic shorts, and court shoes), and coaches' expectations for behavior and grades. If your child is not going to be able to attend the meeting please contact Coach Jones (8th grade) or Coach Gardner (7th grade) to get the information your child will need for tryouts which will take place Wednesday December 18th , and Thursday December 19th.

Yearbook Tribute Ad Deadline - EXTENDED
Good news parents, we have extended the deadline for 8th grade tribute ads to be run in the 2020 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. Order today before space is sold out. 
Kealing PTA Gift Card Holiday Order
 DEC 9
Holiday Gift cards are for sale until Dec 9 at 8:00 am  sharp  Use them for Secret Pals, Teacher Appreciation Holiday Party, grocery cards for holiday entertaining, stocking stuffers or gifts, experiences,  and restaurant cards. We have Amazon, Itunes, Target , Chilis, American Girl, Main Event, Dominos’s, HEB and Starbucks to name a few.  Check them all out here.  

Secret Pals  Tuesday & Wednesday
Thanks so much for signing to shower our wonderful teachers and staff.  Dec 10th and 11th will be our second drop-off week.  Teacher Last Name A-M is Tuesday and Teacher Last Name N-Z is Wednesday.  If you need to see the Teacher Secret Wishes please go to

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Party (Dec 13) Sign-Up   
Click on this sign-up  to see how you can help us make it a special event! We’re collecting gift cards, cookies, and volunteers!!  Our incredible teachers and staff are the heart of our school, please help us shower them with the goodies they deserve!

PS: for those of you who remember the scam affecting schools, booster and PTA’s involving sending gift cards codes that we warned you about: this is NOT a scam, we are asking to send actual gift cards into the school.  If you have any questions please contact Claudia at

KMAG Shadowing and Volunteer Opportunities
Please join us for our upcoming KMAG meeting on Thursday, December 12th! Attend this meeting to learn about KMAG’s coordination of “Shadowing”, a period during which students applying to the Magnet Program may visit, or “shadow” at Kealing for a day. We will also discuss parent involvement and volunteer opportunities.

KMAG (Kealing Magnet Advisory Group) meetings are open to everyone, and generally discuss topics relevant to the Magnet program. All KMAG meetings are from 7:30am to 8:30am and are usually in the library. 

For more information about KMAG, or to make a donation to KMAG to help support the Magnet program, please visit our website at

Save the dates for our future KMAG meetings:
  • 1/16
  • 2/20
  • 4/9
  • 5/7

Shadow Wranglers (parent volunteers) needed!
From 1/28/20 - 2/28/20, prospective Kealing students will shadow current students to learn about the magnet program. Parents are needed in the mornings (6:55a - 7:40a) and in the afternoons (2:15p - 3:00p) to help greet, check-in, and check-out shadowing students. You can sign up one or more times to do this quick-and-easy but important job!

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on Sign Up Genius.
2. Enter your email address (you do NOT need to register an account on SignUpGenius). 
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUpGenius will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

SignUpGenius does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Amy Constant. Please note that Amy is only in charge of obtaining volunteers to help with shadowing. If you have questions about your child shadowing or being a shadow, please contact the Kealing Magnet office. Thank you!