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Hornet Herald - September 16, 2018

posted Sep 16, 2018, 11:49 AM by KMS Hornets

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

  • Sept 22 - Back to the Future, AISD PAC 10a-1p
  • Sept 27&28 - Homework Hiatus

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.

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No School for Kealing Students 9/24
Kealing Faculty & Staff will have a Professional Learning Day on Monday, September 24 as part of the AISD District of Innovation Plan. Vertical teams are allowed to schedule additional professional development days for staff, thus creating extra holidays for students. Here is a list of AISD schools and the days they have off.

Community Supplies Needed

If you would like to help our faculty and staff supplement their classrooms with Kleenex/Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, Glue Sticks, Notebook Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks and/or Colored Paper that would be great!

Here's what you can do:

  1. Send any of these basic items in with your student and ask them to drop off in the Kealing front office
  2. Can't do that but still want to help? Buy them off our Amazon wish list and have them shipped directly to Kealing (address already selected to ship directly to Kealing).
Be sure to select and direct your charity to KMAG or Kealing PTA. Either organization will benefit from your shopping!

Here is Kealing's Amazon wishlist: brand and quantities listed are merely suggestions!


Bike Club Fall 2018!
Are you interested in the Kealing Bike Club?  If you want to ride with the club this semester and have never ridden with us before, you must attend one of orientations on Thursday 9/20 or Thursday 9/27.  If you have participated in Bike Club in the past, you must get the new permission forms for this school year.  Come talk to Mr. Hendrex (room 215) or Mr. Shoaf (room 516) for more information.

Back the Future
Saturday, September 22nd, 10am-1pm 
A free, fun event hosted by the Austin Council of PTAs. It’s in part a resource fair, in part a day of free activities for families, and in part a chance to connect parents and PTA leaders with some of the great organizations working with students, schools and families in our area. For more information, click here. (Location: AISD Performing Arts Center)

Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
This year’s theme is “Heros Around Me” and the deadline will be the end of October.
See for the guidelines and rules.
Express your artistic talent and tell us what's within reach through Reflections!

Warning Phishing Scam - Do Not Fall for this
In the past view months, emails for PTA Board members on various campuses around AISD have been asking Parents in a direct email to go out and buy gift cards and then to take the picture of the codes on the back and email them back. KMAG and PTA are never going to ask you for the codes. During the teacher appreciation holiday party in December, we may ask for physical gift cards to donate.  We will never describe a big need scenario and then ask you gift card codes! Be on the lookout!

KMAG Fundraiser: Stop Procrastinating!
Only 2 weeks left of the KMAG No Hassle Fundraiser aka Curriculum & Teacher Support Drive! Each dollar you can give makes a difference, no amount is too small! Your one time monetary donation to KMAG this fall means an entire school year of excellence! Our magnet faculty relies on this additional funding to give classroom and extra-curricular activities to our students and to facilitate instruction in the classroom.   Does your employer match charitable donations?  We can help get that ball rolling!  Go to

Check Out Our KMAG Facebook Group
Calling all current Kealing Magnet parents — please join our KMAG Facebook Group and say hi! KMAG is here to facilitate another way to connect with parents. Join the conversation! 

Please note, to join the group, you must be a current Kealing Magnet Family and/or a graduated Kealing Magnet Family and you must answer 3 questions before accepted.

Our Facebook Group is quite the community now! We have been sharing lots of videos and stories on our Facebook group, so please check it out. 

While the conversations on FB are great, not everyone is a Facebook user? Keep current with KMAG news via our website... type in your email to get updates.