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Hornet Herald - February 17, 2019

posted Feb 17, 2019, 12:48 PM by KMS Hornets
Feb. 18 - NO School for All AISD Students
UPCOMING EVENTS

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

  • Feb. 18 - NO School for All AISD Students
  • Feb. 19/20 - Secret Pals
  • Feb. 20 - PTA Coffee Cart
  • Feb. 20 - Student Council 3pm
  • Feb. 21 - KMAG Meeting, 7:30a
  • Feb. 21-22  Homework Hiatus
  • Feb. 22 - 6th grade Read to Succeed forms due
  • Feb. 25 - PTA Rally Day
  • Mar. 2 - Kealing Community Learning Walk, 9:30a
  • Mar. 18-22 - Spring Break
CAMPUS NEWS
NAEP Testing
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. A random selection of grade 8 students will take either the reading or math test on February 21st here at Kealing. There is no need to prepare for this test, but attendance is very important. Letters and emails have been sent out to those student who will take part in the test. Please help us in completing this event by making sure your student attends school on February 21st.

Elective Choice Sheets for 2019-20 SY
Counselors will be going to 6th and 7th grade social studies classes to complete elective choice sheets for the 2019-20 school year beginning February 25th until March 7th.

Please look at Kealing Website under Student Life here to look at the choice sheets and course descriptions to help your student pick their elective classes before counselors come to their class. If you have specific questions about choice sheets, please reach out to your grade level counselor. 

6th Grade - Six Flags Read to Succeed
All 6th graders have been invited to participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.  Six hours of reading signed off by a parent or teacher by February 22, 2019 will get a 6th grader a free ticket to Six Flags San Antonio - good for much of this coming summer.  Reading logs have been distributed to English classes and are also available in the Library.  Completed logs can be turned in any time before the due date to ELA teachers or to the box set up in the Library.  Tickets will be given to the students after they have been made available by Six Flags, usually in May.

Kealing CAC
Interested in serving on the Kealing CAC?
The Kealing CAC has three openings for new members. These members will serve for the rest of this school year and also next school year. One vacancy is for a parent member. A parent member must have a currently enrolled student and cannot also be an employee of the district. Another vacancy is for a business representative member. A business representative must be able to speak on behalf of the business. The business cannot be a public-sector agency but can be a non-profit entity. The business representative may also be a parent. The third vacancy is for a community representative. The community representative must live within the district, be at least 18 years of age, and shall not also be a parent or district employee. 

To apply, please complete and email the CAC application to Principal Kenisha Coburn at kenisha.coburn@austinisd.org.  The application is available here.
CAMPUS NEWS (CONTINUED)
Boys' Lacrosse Registration is Open!
Registration for the Kealing Boys' Lacrosse team is open! Visit the registration page here to get started, or check out the KMS Lacrosse website for more information. All grade levels are allowed to play, and no prior experience is necessary! Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30 at Kealing, and Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 at Chalmers Field (W. Cesar Chavez). Games will begin in March and take place on the weekend. If you have questions about the team or registration, contact Kelly Morledge.
PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS
#EveryMemberCounts
We are getting so close the goal of 650.  We currently have 591 members.  30 more family memberships would get us to goal.  Please help us help TX PTA get to more than 500,000 members.  JOIN PTA  Thank you so much!

Secret Pals - February 19 and 20
SSSH’h Secret Pals.   
If you signed up in the fall, go to www.kealingpta.org to view your teachers wish list.

Please drop off in the Program Office
Teacher Last Name A-M Drop off on Tues.
Teacher Last Name N-Z Drop off on Wed.

Rally Day Feb 25
Priorities Caucus: 9:30 am:  Hear presentations from influential policymakers on several of Texas PTA's legislative priorities with time reserved for Q&A with each guest. 

This opportunity to engage with state-level leaders will equip PTA members with the information and confidence to discuss the most pressing issues with your elected officials, both at Rally Day and back home in your community. 

For more information please go to www.kealingpta.org or contact Jayne at  president@kealingpta.org

Coffee Cart 
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
7 am to 9:15 am
To say “thank you” to Kealing’s awesome faculty and staff, Kealing PTA will be doing the coffee cart service on Wednesday Feb 20th from 7am - 9:15am. We hope you can join us. We will have three coffee carts covering the building. We are looking for smiling faces and cheerful spirit. Fresh bakery and packaged cookies are needed. Please sign up the shifts and goodies here.

Kealing Center Stage
Get visibility for your business while supporting Austin’s favorite middle school when you sponsor or donate an auction item to Kealing Center Stage! Every dollar helps, and platinum sponsors even get their name on the marquee! Want to learn more? Visit KCS webpage or OR sponsor/donate here

KMAG ANNOUNCEMENTS
Shadow Wranglers (PARENTS) Needed
We especially need help: 

Mornings: 2/20, 2/22, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 Afternoons: 2/19, 2/20, 2/27, 2/28
HELP! 

Shadowing season is going strong, but we have a few days when we need help! Do you remember when your student shadowed? How great an experience that was! We are so lucky to be able to offer that for our prospective students but we need your help. It's less than 1 hour of volunteer time! But we do need multiple people, for both drop off and pick up for many days! Can you help out? Sign up for as many slots as you can do! Easy job for those that drop off in the am or pick up in the pm! Parents are needed in the mornings from 6:55 - 7:45 and afternoons from 2:15 - 3:00 to help greet, check in and check out shadowing students. 
 
 SIGN UP HERE.

KMAG Meeting Thursday
Join us Thursday, 2/21 at 7:30am for a KMAG Meeting. Ms. Coburn will give a formal overview of the budget. Ms. Patel and Ms. Coburn will talk about the new scheduling process. Please note that this meeting will not be recorded due to the budget discussions. See you there!

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