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Hornet Herald - September 3, 2017

posted Sep 3, 2017, 4:02 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 4:02 PM ]

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

  • 9/4 - No School
  • 9/5 - Back to School Night 6p
  • 9/6 - VB: Kealing vs Covington 7B 6p
  • 9/7 - Principal's Coffee 7:30a Library
  • 9/7 - PTA Meeting 8:15a Library
  • 9/7 - Spirit Gear at lunch
  • 9/7 - VB: Kealing vs Means 7A 6p
  • 9/7 - VB: Kealing vs Means 8A 7p
  • 9/8 - Wear College Colors Day
  • 9/8 - Spirit Gear at lunch

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.

During the 2016-2017 School Year, we had a strong group of Kealing PTA Business Supporters! We are now kicking off the program for the 2017-2018 school year.

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

Wear Your College Colors Day
Celebrate your Alma mater or any other favorite COLLEGE team by wearing your COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY colors on Friday, September 8th.

Quiz Bowl Parent Volunteer Request
Seeking a parent to help organize Quiz Bowl event entry and transportation. Must be able to attend all Quiz Bowl tournaments that Kealing has entered in.

Teacher Assistant/Office Aide & Elective Change Information
TA and Office Aide applications will be available until the end of the day 8/22 in the PROGRAM OFFICE. They are due, asap. The last day TA/OA applications will accepted will be 8/31.

Student must be in 7th or 8th grade to be a TA or Office Aide. Students will give up one of their electives in order to become a TA or office aide. TA's assist teachers in organization, possibly grading and any other task a teacher needs help with. An office aide runs errands for the office; like walking passes to classes to retrieve students and making deliveries to classrooms. TA's & Office Aides must be responsible and have little to no discipline issues.

Elective change forms will be available on Monday, August 28th and will be due 8/31. Only lateral elective changes will be made. For example, if you want to change your 3rd period you must look for an elective available during 3rd period. On the 28th, there will be a posters by the main hallway detailing which elective has space available. Remember, there must be space in a class in order for a student to be put in the class.

Please also note that some electives have prerequisites that a student must meet to be enrolled in the class. NO Yearlong elective   requests to be removed will be honored. 

We try our best to honor the elective requests in the order which they are received. We will be making changes until September 8th and we will notify you if we were unable to fulfill your request.

Think Tank Begins
As a reminder, all students must be picked up at 2:47 pm unless they are participating in an after-school, supervised activity on campus. Think Tank begins this week and opens at 3:30 pm for those who are on campus due to after school events. All Think Tank students must be picked up by 5:00 pm or prepared to take a late bus. 

Kealing Clubs
The Kealing Club List is here, under the Student Life tab on the Kealing website. We will update this list as the year progresses and new clubs are added. 

Calling All Runners
Kealing now has a Cross Country Club and we want you to join! It is available for grades 6-8 (6th graders run as part of the Run Club).  Our goal for the club is to give our Kealing students the opportunity to improve their fitness,  set personal goals and achieve them, compete with their friends for Kealing Middle School, and learn to love the sport of running.

Middle school cross country races are 2 miles and the Run Club events for 6th graders will be various distances. We will train/compete 2-3 times a week.  The time commitment is not much and will not prevent kids from playing another sport or joining another club. Practices are held Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3-4:15 with an occasional optional Sunday morning run. Meets will be held on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings and are not mandatory.  

For more information, please see the Kealing Cross Country Club website or email the Club Coach, Matt Kleiman or the Club Sponsor, Shannon Jones

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 >>


Download 2017-2018 Membership Paper Form: 

Kealing Spirit Wear is here!
Check out our Spirit Store  for Kealing Hornet hoodies, t-shirts, baseball shirts, stickers, and other goodies. Look for the Spirit Wear table at Back-To-School Night on September 5th; online orders also accepted (your child will need to pick up the items during lunch in the cafeteria).

Kealing Gear Pickup & Sales
If you ordered your gear online, your child can pick it up during their lunch period on September 7th & 8th! Kealing Gear sells every first Thursday and Friday of every month.

KMAG No Hassle Curriculum and Teacher Support Drive
The KMAG Curriculum Donation and Teacher Support Drive is underway! Every fall KMAG reaches out to our community to request additional funding to supplement that which is provided by AISD and provide students and teachers with supplemental textbooks, special equipment, and consumable materials needed to sustain the caliber of academics found in the Kealing Magnet Program. In lieu of several fundraisers, KMAG asks for a single monetary donation in the fall during a four-week NO HASSLE Curriculum and Teacher Support drive. Our 2017-18 goal of $50,000 will support a KMAG budget that includes technology upgrades, teacher professional education, funding for classroom supplies, and extra-curricular activities.

Please join us in asking yourself how much you can give to help keep the Kealing Magnet Program excellent. Please visit the KMAG Donate page to make your contribution today!
Be sure to check out some of the videos of what KMAG has funded in the past on our website.

KMAG BookPeople Event
KMAG will be hosting a fundraiser through BookPeople September 1 through September 17. Buy your student’s required reading books and stock up on fall reading for yourself and your family while contributing to KMAG! Required reading lists for the new school year will be coming home with your student at the end of this week. BookPeople will donate 20% of all sales during the fundraiser period to KMAG (flyer must be presented at time of purchase). If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Bridgeman

If you have never been to BookPeople for this event, go to the 2nd floor and look for this table... all the books are together for easy shopping!

Thanks for your support of this wonderful program!

MacTheatre presents Catch Me if You Can
This big-hearted musical adventure is based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love … and in deep, deep trouble! 
September 28-October 1 & October 5-8, 2017 Tickets may be purchased in advance at Student tickets are $7; adults are $16, and seniors are $12. 

Please note: Although Catch Me If You Can is not a classic "family show," there is nothing objectionable in the script and songs, and the musical's peppy vibe will appeal to school-age kids.