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Hornet Herald - October 29, 2017

posted Oct 29, 2017, 7:44 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 7:47 AM ]


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

  • 11/2: Principal's Coffee, 7:30a
  • 11/2: PTA Meeting, 8:15a
  • 11/2: School Pictures RETAKES
  • 11/2: Student Council Meeting, 3pm
  • 11/2: BB Girls 8A, 6p
  • 11/2: BB Girls 7A, 6p
  • 11/2: BB Girls 8B, 7p
  • 11/2: BB Girls 7B, 7p

Kealing Broadcast Television is a student developed news program that airs every Tuesday through Advisory.  This year's news team is learning the tricks of the trade and will be broadcasting in about four weeks. We'll post the news in the Student Life section and in Hornet Herald every week once it's up and running.

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

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 at or 512-414-6700.


McCallum Choir Cabaret
The McCallum Choir presents it's annual Cabaret show Nov. 9-12th.  This year's theme is A Star is Born. Thursday-Friday shows are at 7pm and 2pm on Sunday.

Seasonal Giving at Kealing Middle School- Students Helping the Community- 11/30 & 12/1
Kealing Middle School will be hosting a Seasonal Giving challenge the last week of November during Advisory classes. Students will be invited to help support their community by providing food items, toys, new clothes, or creating cards of encouragement. All donated items will be distributed to students and families to create a happier, healthier winter season.

Any questions or donations may be forwarded to Amber Hill or 512-841-1180.

Writing Coach Volunteer Opportunity
Are you a proficient informational writer?  Are you interested in volunteering to support Kealing students?  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 skills. 

Volunteers should be available for one class block of coaching at least one day per week.  There will be training opportunities in October, November and December to help prepare the volunteers.  Complete this form if you are interested in helping to support our students.  Please forward this to anyone who you think might be interested in this opportunity!

Please contact Mr. Longoria with questions.

Yearbook Needs Your Photos
The Kealing yearbook wants to include your photos, AND enter you into a prize drawing. How to submit?  There are 3 easy ways. 1) email your photos to  2) Tag us on Instagram @kealingvespa #KMSyearbook  3) Download Replayit from the app store, it's our own photo sharing app. Submit today, and you'll be entered to win exciting prizes.  

8th Grade Tribute Ads - On Sale Now
Yearbook staff is selling 8th grade tribute ads to be run in the 2018 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.  

Join the Green Team!
All students are invited to join the Kealing Green Team! We meet in Ms. Martin's room on Thursdays after school. Students propose and execute sustainability projects to help make Kealing more environmentally friendly and hopefully win an Eco-Schools award from the National Wildlife Federation.  Questions? Email Ms. Martin

KMAG Volunteer Opportunities 
Our next KMAG meeting will be held on November 9th at 7:30am in the library. We will be discussing high school options. We are still looking for parent representatives from Austin High and the Anderson IB program to attend. We currently have representatives from McCallum, Bowie, and LASA. Please let us know if you would be willing to help us out. These are the 5 high schools that the majority of our students attend, and we would love to have them all represented.

We are also looking for parent volunteers for the new student incubator project. We will need judges and coordinators. Please contact Steve Rosen at  if you are interested in helping!

Upcoming PTA Meetings: 
  • November 2nd 7:30 am - Principal’s Coffee 
  • December 7 Speaker: Mental Health and Your Teenager (early warning signs and how to start a dialogue) 

Due November 3rd in Programs Office Reach Your Creative Potential with the PTA REFLECTIONS. Create an original artistic piece that reflects on this year’s theme: “Within Reach”. Students can enter a piece on dance choreography, literature, film production, photography, visual arts or music composition. Contact for more info or visit here

PTA Membership 
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] 2017-2018 Join and PAY ONLINE now >> OR Download 2017-2018 Membership Paper Form: ENGLISH | SPANISH | FACULTY 

Austin ISD trustees in June called for a Nov. 7 election for a $1.05 billion bond proposal. Austin ISD is hosting a series of informational open houses to learn more about the 2017 Bond and how it could affect each campus. 

For more details about the bond—including school-specific projects—please visit, email or call 512-414-9595.