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Hornet Herald - November 6, 2016

posted Nov 6, 2016, 3:58 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Nov 6, 2016, 4:17 PM ]

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November 6
Daylight Savings Time Ends (Fall back - we gain an hour!)
November 8
Election Day!
November 10
KMAG Meeting @ 7:30 am
CAC Meeting @ 4:00 pm
Girls A Basketball vs. Martin (7th @ Home)
Last Day of the Six Weeks
November 12
Kealing Thanksgiving Community Lunch 
(11:30 am - 2:00 pm)

Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory.  Take a look at the videos to keep up with what's newsworthy at Kealing.
Check out the broadcasts.  They will post weekly in the Student Life section of the Kealing website.

Thanks to our growing list of Kealing PTA Business Supporters!
PRINCIPAL’S LIST ($1000-1999) 
Opal Divine’s 
Texas Art Portraits

HONOR ROLL ($500-999) 
Austin Boxing Babes 
Catellus Austin, LLC
Charm School Vintage
Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
Olive Garden 
Snarf's Sandwiches

SCHOLAR ($250-499) 
Coco Paloma Desserts
Code Studio 
FOLIO Communications Group 
Human Financial 
Slavonk & Hortus Terraria 

Click here to find out more about the Kealing Business Supporters Program!

Image result for writing clipartWriting Coach Volunteers Needed 
Are you a proficient informational writer? Are you interested in volunteering to support Kealing Academy students? If this is you, we need your help! In order to help our students improve as writers, we are soliciting writing coach volunteers. Students will be focusing on expository writing, which has the primary goal of delivering information about an issue, subject, method, or idea. Volunteer writing coaches will conference one-on-one with students to improve their writing. Each volunteer will be assigned to a classroom, working under the teacher's guidance to support ongoing instruction. Students will bring a piece of writing to the session, and the volunteer will provide feedback and encouragement.

Click here for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

Added Late Bus Areas
Starting on Monday, November 1, the late buses will be serving the following additional areas Monday through Thursday:
  • 5:41 P.M. BAKER @ W 40TH ST & AVENUE B
Students will need to check in at Think Tank in the cafeteria by 5:05 pm to be able to ride the late bus.

Image result for thanksgiving clipartAnnual Thanksgiving Celebration
Please mark your calendars for Kealing’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Celebration on Saturday, November 12th from 11:30am-2pm. Bring your entire family and join residents from the community for a delicious Thanksgiving meal in the Kealing Cafeteria. We have three important volunteer needs for this big event. (Note that this is also a great community service opportunity for your middle school and high school kids): 
  1. Sign up to help with a one-hour shift at the event on the 12th. We need around 45 volunteers to help serve the food and greet our neighbors. Can you volunteer to help? Sign up here.
  2. Bring a Thanksgiving dessert of your choice. You can deliver your dessert to the Kealing program office on Friday anytime between 7:15am and 3pm, or bring it to the event on Saturday the 12th.
  3. Help us with our grocery list for the meal. Bring your items to Kealing program office by Wednesday, November 9th. To sign up to bring a dessert or help out with our grocery list, click here.
Robotics Club Meeting
Mondays from 3:00 pm to 4 pm in Ms. Johnson’s Room 120. Each week the students will design a robot to accomplish tasks such as getting through a maze, making art, dancing, etc. The goal is to simply have fun and learn robotics and programming along the way. No previous computer coding experience is required, and the club provides robots and 

AISD Future
The Facility Condition Assessment and the Educational Suitability Report are now available.  These reports give an overview of Kealing's current campus conditions and will help inform the district's long-range facility planning as we work to envision the future of Austin ISD.   We will keep you updated as the District moves forward with this process.
PTA Membership
Hornet Parents - Thank you to the 573 parents who have supported our staff and students by joining the Kealing PTA. It's not too late to become a member - click here to join online now, scholarships are still available.

MLK Day of Service
Mark your calendars for the MLK Day of Service January 21, 2017 noon-4pm in the KMS cafeteria and grounds. The Kealing PTA is teaming up with Huston Tillotson and Blackshear Elementary for a free peace through pie social lunch and grounds afternoon/neighborhood clean-up. Contact parent volunteers Theresa Spicer ( and Laura DiCarlo ( if you'd like to help plan or volunteer day of.

Volunteer Opportunity
Hi all!! 
How would you like to help our amazingly awesome Kealing teachers make more time to be amazingly awesome???? We are trying to initiate a group of parents who are interested in donating some time each week to help out by making copies for the teachers/staff. It's a simple job but it goes a long way to freeing up the teachers' time for things like.....teaching!!! Just sitting in front of the school waiting for your child to finish an after school club? Come inside and make some copies! Stopping by for the KMAG or PTA meeting? Why not hang around and make some copies! Even if it's just a scheduled one hour/week or impromptu will go a long way to help out. We are creating a simple system so even if you just pop into the school you will easily know what and how many copies to make! This is a real on the ground way to help our teachers and staff lighten their loads! If you have any interest, please contact Meggan Carcasi at or Emily Long at Give us a rough idea of what day/times you might be available.

Anderson High School
Principal Sammi Harrison invites you to visit Anderson High School to learn more about our outstanding academic and extracurricular activities including: 
  • Prestigious International Baccalaureate Program
  • Award-winning Fine Arts *Nationally Recognized Speech & Debate 
  • One World Schools Foreign Language Program *Leading Career and Technology Strands 
  • Successful Athletic Teams 
We hope you will join us! Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:00-10:30 am Anderson Library Note: Guests should park in the visitor parking spaces located in the circle drive off Mesa and enter through the blue gate to the library located to the left of the main entrance or at Westover Church and walk across the street and enter through the blue gate. For a full list of upcoming Anderson events, visit > Prospective Student link on the front page. 
For more information, please contact Sarah Frankenfeld at or 414-7953.

LASA Showcase
The annual Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA) HS Showcase is coming up soon and is an opportunity for interested students and parents to walk LASA’s halls, meet teachers and students, and explore this unique high school. 
Wednesday, 16 Nov., 6-8:30 PM
LASA (7309 Lazy Creek Dr., Austin, TX 78724) 

For more information, please call 512-414-5272, watch the “LASA video”  or check the LASA website at