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Hornet Herald - November 17, 2019

posted Nov 18, 2019, 3:54 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Nov 18, 2019, 3:59 AM ]


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

  • Nov 20: Kealing Spelling Bee, 3pm, Theater
  • Nov 21: Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 5:30-7pm, Cafeteria
  • Nov 21: NJHS Induction, CHANGE - 6:30pm Theater
  • Nov 21-22: Homework Hiatus
  • Nov 23-Dec 1: Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • Dec. 1: 8th grade yearbook ads deadline
  • Dec. 2: School resumes (A Day)
  • Dec. 10: PTA Parent Ed on Vaping
Monday students will participate in practice rounds of the Spelling Bee. The "real bee" will take place Wednesday after school. Students will also spend some time this week thinking about the upcoming Holiday Break. As usual, follow along on the Advisory page to see what's happening!

How do I check my student’s grades and attendance?

The system you may hear teachers refer to as TEAMs has a parent interface often referred to as ParentConnect or Parent Self Serve. It can be accessed here and you must have an Austin ISD Cloud login to access the system. This is the place to view live attendance and most up-to-date grades. If you have trouble accessing the system, feel free to reach out to the technology support line by calling 512-414-9187. Support is available weekdays from 7 am - 5 pm. You may also send an email to

How do I change which AISD messages I receive via phone, text, and/or email?

AISD uses a tool called school messenger to send emails, texts, phone calls for various things from emergencies to cafeteria balance. You can select how to receive these messages by doing this:
  1. Go to the parent cloud: 
  2. Then type in "messages" in the search box (magnifying glass icon)
  3. You will be able to check and set/clear all of your messages.
Kealing's Annual Community Thanksgiving dinner.
Save the date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 5:30-p.m-7:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the dinner. We will be asking for a few donations , but we will update on what our needs will be for that day. 

NJHS Induction Info
New National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) members were added to our blend course on Thursday, November 7th. Please accept your invitation to the blend course ASAP. New inductees still need to complete the "finalize your membership" form under the course announcements. Online forms and member dues are due by Friday, November 15th, if you plan to attend the Induction Ceremony. If you do not plan to attend, your forms and dues are due by the firm, non-negotiable deadline of Monday, December 3rd. New inductees that do not submit their finalization form by Monday the 3rd will be removed from the blend course. 

Inkblot submissions
Hey Hornets! Inkblot is now ready for your submissions. If you have any original and unpublished artwork, photography, writing, or any other creative works and you want to share it, you should submit it to Inkblots' very own magazine. Submitting is easy. All you have to do is find the submission box in any ELA class or submit online at: www/
Thank you and remember to submit to Inkblot!

Kealing Spelling Bee
The official Kealing Spelling Bee will be after school on Wednesday, November 20th, in the theater.  All Kealing students are invited to compete or cheer on their fellow students from the audience.  Our school champion the last two years made it all the way to nationals, but she has gone on to high school - who will take her place as our winner?  To practice for the bee, you can get a copy of the word list from Ms. Strickland, either in person outside Rm 203 or by emailing and asking for the list.  (Due to copyright issues, we are not allowed to post it online.)  

Yearbook staff is selling 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. Deadline is 12/1
Next KMAG Meeting - Dec. 12th

Join the PTA Today!
All Kealing parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and community members are encouraged to join the Kealing PTA. 
$10 Individual (one membership), $19 Family (two memberships) 
(Membership scholarships available)
Download 2019-2020 Membership Paper Form:

SAVE THE DATE - Vaping Parent Education Session-Dec 10th
Our next parent education session will be on 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!