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Hornet Herald - November 11, 2018

posted Nov 11, 2018, 9:15 AM by KMS Hornets


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

  • Nov. 14 - Student Council Mtg, 3p
  • Nov. 15 - OCPE Deadline
  • Nov. 15 - Community Thanksgiving Celebration, 5:30-7:30p, Cafeteria
  • Nov 19-23 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 28 - New Inductee NJHS Ceremony
  • Dec. 1 - Deadline for 8th grade Tribute Ads
  • Dec 13 - Music Production performs at COTA
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 or 512-414-6700.

NEW THIS YEAR - All AISD Volunteers must sign the AISD Confidentiality Form at the school you are volunteering. Ms. Gonzales will have them at KMAG and PTA meetings or you can contact her.
Thanksgiving Community Celebration
You are invited to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 15th at 5:30pm in the Kealing Cafeteria. We look forward to seeing everyone!

PE waivers - 7th and 8th graders
Off Campus Physical Education or PE Waivers for the Spring semester must be submitted to AISD no later than November 15, 2018. Students will need a counselor's signature before they can submit their application. PE Waiver applications WILL NOT be accepted in January.

CyberHornets Lead Texas in First Round of Cybersecurity Competition
On November 3 and 4, 45 Kealing students on 9 teams kicked off the first round of the 2018-19 CyberPatriot national cyber defense competition.  One team, "The Agents," had a perfect score to lead all 97 Texas middle schools; three other Kealing teams also finished in the Texas top 10.  In only our second year to compete, 8 Kealing teams finished in the top 25% of all 700 US middle schools.  More rounds will take place in December, January, and February.  Go CyberHornets!

New NJHS Members
Attention 7th and 8th graders who have received and returned the candidate form for NJHS, please check your Blend to see that you’ve been added to the NJHS course. Read the announcements for important information on finalizing the steps to becoming a member. Make sure to turn in your fee to Ms. Chambers by Friday, November 16th and see Ms. Chambers for any questions. Keep in mind, if you didn’t complete all components of the candidate form, this message does not apply to you because you were not invited to NJHS. On a side note, the induction ceremony for new members will take place on November 28th.

Music Production students to perform at the COTA Winter Wonderland
Music Production students are going to perform at the COTA Winter Wonderland on  Thursday, Dec. 13th from 6:30- 8:30.

There are many fun activities for the family- ice skating, singing trees, camel rides! 

Read more about COTA Winter Wonderland here

If you purchase tickets through this link, $2 each will benefit the Music Production classroom. 

Please consider attending on the 13th and supporting our composers!
The code is: KEALING  

Thank you and have fun!!
Teacher/Staff Appreciation Party Sign-Up

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!


We have 174 more memberships or 87 more family memberships to go. 

We are asking you to  Back the future of all children by joining Kealing PTA. Thank you for your commitment to be the strongest possible voice for all kids!
  • $10 Individual (one membership), 
    $19 Family (two memberships)
    [Membership scholarships available]
2018-2019 Join and PAY ONLINE now
Download 2018-2019 Membership Paper Form: 
Texas PTA adopts priorities for next Legislative Session 
Texas PTA has adopted priorities for the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature that begins on January 8, 2019. Top priorities include:
  • Public school funding reform to make funding more equitable and adequate to meet the needs of all students
  • Literacy by third grade 
See for the complete list
Save the Date: 
Next KMAG Meeting: Dec. 6, 7:30am