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Hornet Herald - October 21, 2018

posted Oct 21, 2018, 7:15 AM by KMS Hornets

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

  • Oct. 21 - AISD Candidate Forum on Magnet Topics, 4p, LASA Library
  • Oct. 23-25 - High School Showcase for 8th grade students
  • Oct. 23 - Girl's basketball parent info meeting, 6p, cafeteria
  • Oct. 30 - Reflections Art Contest Deadline
  • Nov. 1 - PTA Speaker on Opiods, 7:30a
  • Nov. 2 - Fall Festival, 6-8p
  • Dec. 1 - Deadline for 8th grade Tribute Ads
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.
High School Showcase visits
Attention 8th graders! 
A representative from all Austin ISD high schools will be on campus October 23rd, 24th, and 25th. During your lunch you will have the opportunity to speak to your home high school representative and other high school representatives to better inform your decision about your high school choice. (There will NOT be a "make-up" date for this event.) 

Chess Club is BACK!
Kealing Chess Club is starting again! Each Thursday from 3 - 4pm, students will meet in Room 512 to learn, play, and improve their chess skills. 

Fall Festival
On Friday, November 2, Kealing students will get the chance to dunk their teachers, throw pies at their teachers, get their faces painted, sing karaoke, and much much more at the 7th Annual Fall Festival! The event is hosted by Kealing Choir, and all proceeds support our choral program. 

The Fall Festival will be held Friday, November 2, from 6-8 pm in the Kealing courtyard and cafeteria. Advance admission wristbands are $4 and will be on sale during all the lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of. Admission is $5 at the door. Families of 5 or more will receive 1 free wristband. Admission is free for children 5 and under. Individual stations range from FREE to $1.50, and concessions will also be available! Families are welcome, so please bring everybody! 

Email Ms. Parks at: if you have further questions. See you at the Fall Festival!

7th Grade Magnet Parents: Stamps Wanted
WANTED: Hey 7th grade magnet parents, if you could please send a postage stamp and maybe an extra one or two with your student to school on Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd, your student will be using it to send a representative of their choosing a letter in their Texas History and Civics class.  Also, some of our students did not know what a postage stamp looks like, so we are having fun crossing that digital divide in our instruction. 
 Please feel free to email Jenna Martin at if you have any questions about the unit or assignment.

8th Grade Tribute Ads
Yearbook staff is selling 8th grade tribute ads to be run in the 2019 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

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Reflections Art Contest 

THEME: Heroes Around Me
  • Dance Choreography, 
  • Film Production, 
  • Literature, 
  • Music Composition, 
  • Photography, 
  • Virtual Arts
Forms and guidelines are at: or on the bulletin board at the front entrance. 
  • Entries are due October 30  
  • Submit entries to the Program Office
  • Kealing judging will be completed and advancing entries will be announced at the Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 15th!
Questions?  Please contact

Austin Phoenix House Prevention Specialists Presentation on Opioids
November 1st 7:30 am, Library.
Opioid use among middle school age students is on a dramatic rise across the U.S.  Prescriptions are among the most misused substances in the U.S.. Please join us for this very important topic.

Magnet AISD School Board Candidate Forum TODAY at 4pm
Please plan on attending the Magnet School Board Forum this afternoon at the LASA library (7309 Lazy Creek Drive). It is very important that we all become informed about the school board candidates, as they may have a significant impact on our magnet education in the near future.

Hosted by PFLASA, KMAG, Fulmore PTA and LASA Student Council The forum is non-partisan event, free and open to the public.

For more information and to save a seat, visit No RSVP is required, but please let us know if you might attend, so we can plan appropriately.
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