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Hornet Herald - September 29, 2019

posted Sep 29, 2019, 2:02 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Sep 29, 2019, 2:05 PM ]
Hey Hornets,

It's Homecoming Week and we're looking forward to seeing the Kealing Pride all over campus. Our football teams take on Lively Monday night at House Park and our volleyball teams take Lively on Tuesday, with 8th grade playing at home. We will kick off the week with pep rallies to celebrate our Athletes and give all of our students an opportunity to show their spirit. To make this work, we will operate a Pep Rally Schedule Monday and Tuesday. The schedule is all flipped around but don't worry, we'll make announcements at each transition to help students head in the right direction.

I hope to see you cheering on our Hornets Monday and Tuesday this week!

Kenisha Coburn
Kealing Middle School

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

  • Sept 26-Oct 31: Ultimate Frisbee Scrimmages
  • Homecoming Week Dress Up Days
    • Sept 30: Hornet Pride Colors: Red, Black & White Day
    • Oct 1: Twin Day
    • Oct 2: Internet Meme Dress Up Day
    • Oct 3: PJ Day
    • Oct 4: Silliest Socks, Hats, Mis-matched clothing Day
  • Oct 3 PTA Meeting, 7:30am, Library
  • Oct 3 Student Council Info Meeting, 3-3:30p, Library
  • Oct 3 Bike Club Orientation Mtg, 3pm, Rm 215
  • Oct 4: Homecoming Dance, 6-8p
School Safety- Do not open doors to let anyone in the building. Everyone who does not have a badge or key is required to enter through the front door. Students at the end of the school day should report directly to their after school activities (office hours, clubs, detention). Once students exit the building they will not be allowed to reenter.
Tardy Sweeps- Kealing Administration will conduct unannounced tardy sweeps throughout the school year to ensure students maintain punctuality. Students outside of class after the bell rings will be administered detention during lunch or after school.
Get ready to celebrate and dance the night away!  The Homecoming Dance will be held Friday, October 4th from 6-8 p.m. in the large gym.  Wristbands are $5 and will be sold during all lunches on Friday, October 4th and at the door before the dance begins!  There will be games in the small gym and plenty of drinks and snacks for sale.  This is the FIRST dance of the year and you don't want to miss it!  All proceeds go to support the Kealing Theatre Program!  

Fall Ultimate Frisbee Update!
Kealing Ultimate Frisbee fall scrimmages will be moving to TUESDAYS as of October 1st! Due to limited field space, we're moving our meeting time from Thursdays to Tuesdays in October, 3:00-4:45pm. All other details regarding sign-up and schedule remain the same: This club is open to girls and boys, all grades, all programs. Players must complete a waiver and sign up for each week. Waivers are available in Room 210 (Kepner) or 235 (Natenberg), and sign-up sheets will go up outside Coach Natenberg's door every Thursday morning to allow players enough time to arrange their Tuesday plans. Contact,, or with questions!
Homecoming Week Dress Up Days
The BEST way to show your Hornet Pride and Spirit during Homecoming Week is to DRESS UP!  
  • Monday, September 30th is "Monday Fun Day!"-Have some FUN, by dressing up in your best Hornet Pride colors, RED, BLACK and WHITE!
  • Tuesday, October 1st is "Double Trouble Tuesday!"-Find a friend and dress exactly alike like twins!
  • Wednesday, October 2nd is "Wacky Wednesday!"-Find your favorite internet meme and dress up like it!
  • Thursday, October 3rd is "Hit the Snooze Thursday!"-Get comfy and dress in your favorite PJ's.
  • Friday, October 4th is "Head over Heels Friday!"-End Homecoming Week on a mis-matched note, by wearing your silliest socks, hats and mis-matched clothing!

Student Council Informational Meeting
There will be a brief Student Council informational meeting in the library on Thursday, October 3rd from 3:00-3:30.  We will go over application requirements and Student Council expectations.  All applications are due on Thursday, October 17th.  Applications will be available in all Social Studies classrooms on Thursday, October 3rd.  Students can turn in applications to their Social Studies teachers once complete.  Please email Jenna Martin at if you have any questions.  

This week our students will be celebrating Kealing Pride. It's Homecoming Week! Keep track of what's happening in Advisory by visiting the Advisory webpage.

Austin ISD’s Central Texas Dyslexia Conference 2019
We are gearing up for the 5th Annual AISD Central Texas Dyslexia Conference. This conference is a free event for community members, parents, and educators. This year, the conference will be held on Saturday, October 19th. Please visit the conference website for speaker information schedule, and registration. Check out the flyer. For additional information, please contact Leandra Trevino at (512)414-6647.

Kealing Bike Club!!!
Interested in the Kealing Bike Club? If your student wants to ride with the club this semester and has never ridden with us before, they must attend the orientation after school on Thursday 10/3 in room 215.   If your student has participated in the Kealing Bike Club in the past, they do not need to attend the orientation, but they must get the new permission forms for this school year. See Mr. Hendrex (room 215) or Mr. Shoaf (room 516) for more information.
We Are Still Looking for PTA Members!

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:  ENGLISH  SPANISH 
Secret Pals Sign Up!
This a great way to secretly spread a little joy to  our wonderful teachers and staff.  Families choose a teacher and then secretly spoil them four times a year; October, December, February and April. Shhhh...PALS are kept a secret!  We have compiled a spreadsheet with the teachers secret wishes’ that you can use to plan your surprise.  We will be showering them next  week on October 9 & 10, so please sign-up here for your Pal today! 
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Back to the Future!
Please join us for a day of free family fun and valuable information. We will have activities for all ages, food, performances, giveaways and a chance to meet groups that want to connect with your family and your school. The event is open to the public. We hope to see you there!  For more information please click here

ACPTA Back the Future 2019
September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard