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Hornet Herald - May 5, 2019

posted May 5, 2019, 8:19 AM by KMS Hornets


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

  • May 8 - Algebra EOC
  • May 9 - CAC Meeting 4p
  • May 10 - Summer Breeze Dance, 6-8p
  • May 13-16 - STAAR Testing (see calendar)
  • May 15 - OCPE Deadline for Fall
  • May 20 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony *** DATE CHANGE/LOCATION CHANGE
  • May 23 - PTA Mtg & Principal's Coffee, 7:30a
  • May 23 - 7th grade Field Day
  • May 23 - 8th grade EOY Celebration at Shady Springs
  • May 24 - Last day of school
Last chance to pre-order a yearbook
Yearbooks will be delivered on Friday, May 10th. This is your last chance to pre-order for 40$. The price for any remaining books will go up! Don't delay. Order at or stop by room 236. Hurry. We typically sell out and you won't want to miss this year's amazing book.

Help KMS Students Prepare for Summer Reading!
Greetings, Kealing Family! 

The English Language Arts Department is hosting a year-end book swap as a way to get exciting, new books into students’ hands before summer break. If you have have any gently used middle school level books, feel free to bring them in and donate them to this project. We are looking for chapter books and graphic novels that will interest middle school-aged students, ideally between a 700 to 1300 Lexile level. Before the end of the year, ELA classes will visit the book swap, and students will have a chance to take home at least one book to read over the summer.

We will collect book donations from Monday, May 6 until Friday, May 17. If you have books to donate, feel free to bring them in and drop them off at the front office, or your child can also drop them off at the library. If you have any questions, feel free to email Chris Hague at


Summer Breeze Dance
Summer is coming! Let's celebrate! The Summer Breeze Dance will be held Friday, May 10th from 6-8 p.m. in the large gym! Wristbands are $5 and will be sold on Friday, May 10th during all lunches and at the door before the dance.  This is the LAST dance of the school year! So don't miss out!

Off-Campus P.E. (OCPE) for the Fall Deadline (7th & 8th graders)
Off Campus Physical Education or PE Waivers for the Fall semester must be submitted to AISD no later than May 15, 2019. Students will need a counselor's signature before they can submit their application. PE Waiver applications WILL NOT be accepted after May 15th. See AISD's website here for more info.
Interested in Serving on the Kealing CAC?
The Kealing CAC has openings for new members for the 2019-20 school year. There are vacancies for parents, business representatives, and a community representative. A parent member must have a currently enrolled student and cannot also be an employee of the district. The 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 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  The application is available here. Applications will be accepted until May 24.

The final Kealing CAC meeting for 2018-19 will be Thursday, May 9th at 4 pm in Kealing Library. All are welcome!
We need volunteers and lots of them! It's hard to believe we are almost out of Middle School! The past 3 years have gone by so fast! Please join us as we embark on our final events as KMS 8th grader parents! Complete this form to indicate which event(s) you are interested in helping with! 

GRADUATION: Graduation will be held at the AISD Performing Arts Center on 5/20 and is open to all 8th grade students. We will need assistance setting up decorations on 5/20 from 12-3 and clean up after the ceremony. 

SHADY SPRINGS: This event is on 5/23 and open to all 8th grade students (450) at KMS! Obviously this is a HUGE group as we need as many parent volunteers as possible to keep this event fun and safe for everyone! You will receive a detailed email closer to the date! Thank you for all your support! Questions? Contact: Angi Menell 

KMAG 2019-2020 & THANK YOU
Please welcome the 2019-2020 KMAG Board:
  • Co-Chair: Tara Huntress
  • Co-Chair: Will Scott
  • Co-Treasurer: Becky Casares
  • Co-Treasurer: Rosie Truelove
  • Secretary: Nancy Bachschmid
Congratulations and we can't wait to see what KMAG does next year! 

Special thanks go to the outgoing board - some of which have done this job for multiple years. Thank you so much. 

Co-Chair: Rohit Vij 
Co-Chair: Geeta Suggs
Co-Treasurer: Rajal Regan
Co-Treasurer: Luisa Williams

Of course, KMAG couldn't have done any of the things we do without the following volunteers that headed up our committees:
Angi Menell, Bryan Wayt, Sabrina De Veylder-Pahwa, Gayathri Ramanathan, Adrienne Longenecker, Indu Ramachandran, Meredith Drees Sepehri, Melissa Tanis, Andrea Brauer, Stacey VanDeGraaf, Min Tang, and Geeta Suggs

To all that are leaving Kealing... thank you for everything, congratulations on your student's accomplishments! To everyone else, enjoy the last few weeks and have a great summer.
Secret Pals - May 6 and 7
This is the last chance to spoil your teacher as their Secret Pal for this school year!
  • Monday May 6th for Teachers with names ending A-N
  • Tuesday May 7th for Teachers with names ending M-Z
1. Put the first AND last name of teachers on your gift. 
2. Parents may reveal who they are at delivery or on an attached card. 
3. Hand gifts into the Programs Office.
4. If you send a gift card via email directly to your teacher, let me know so I can cross them off my list.
5. Thank you to all of you who participated so faithfully and generously! You made a difference. The teachers were really touched and greatly encouraged,

Here is the link to the favorites.

Kealing PTA needs…
  • a Secret Pal Coodinator
  • 3 people to review the treasurer’s  work  (approx. 3 hours in July) for next year. 
  • MLK Chair ( this really helps our NJHS students get their school volunteer hours in)
Please send a email to

Thank You for the awesome parents who provided the food for the May Teacher Luncheon
Thank you to the crew of parents to made the awesome homemade Chinese food for the May Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.  The teachers and staff loved it!

May 23 is Volunteer Appreciation from Kealing PTA at 7:30 am in the Library.
Come and join us !   We will be done in time for all the parents who are volunteering at the 8th grade graduation party to head off for that celebration.