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Hornet Herald - September 9, 2018

posted Sep 9, 2018, 8:21 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Sep 9, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

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

  • Sept 12 & 13 - School Photos (core Science class)
  • Sept 13 - KMAG Meeting, 7:30a THEATER
  • 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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School Pictures - Online Ordering
School pictures will be taken this week on Wednesday 9/12 or Thursday 9/13 in your child's core science class. 

To order,  go to and place your order online. Our order code is: 1819-0073  

Science Olympiad Club
Is your child interested in building airplanes, or learning about human anatomy, or solving "whodunit" cases using forensics? There are over 23 different scientific topics to explore! Join Kealing Science Olympiad club – a competitive after school club that meets Wednesdays and participates in tournaments as a team.

Informational meetings to learn more about the club:
  • Wednesday, Sept 12th, 3pm Room 412 for students & parents. There will be free ice cream for the interested students
  • Saturday,  Sept 15th, 10a-Noon, Domain Whole Foods
Here is a short video that describes Science Olympiad. If you have any questions, please email us.

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.

Ultimate Frisbee Fall Scrimmages!
The Kealing Ultimate Team will be holding informal fall scrimmages on THURSDAYS beginning September 13th. Players must submit a completed waiver and sign up outside Mr. Natenberg's door (Room 235) each week to participate. The team is open to all grades, all programs, girls and boys. Numbers will be limited to 40 players each Thursday during the fall, due to limited coach availability. Contact, or with questions or to get a copy of the Fall Waiver.
*Note that the fall scrimmages are SEPARATE from our official spring season.*

Student Council Informational Meetings
Interested in serving on Kealing's Student Council?  An informational meeting will be held in Ms. Morledge's room, 218, on Wednesday, September 12th from 3:00-3:45.  Ms. Martin and Ms. Morledge are excited to give you the details on how to apply, Student Council's mission, and time commitments. Join us!  We hope to see you there. 
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!

Our KMAG Fundraiser needs You!
Your one time monetary donation to KMAG this fall means an entire school year of excellence! Each dollar you can give makes a difference, no amount is too small! Our magnet faculty relies on this additional funding to bring additional 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 


KMAG Meeting Thursday - Kealing 101
Please join us for our next KMAG meeting, this Thursday, Sept 13 at 7:30am. Mr. Natenberg, our beloved SMIA teacher, will talk about "How to be, do and experience the Kealing Magnet Program". This meeting is open to all magnet families and we hope you can come join the conversation. PLEASE NOTE - LOCATION of this meeting is in the THEATER due to School Picture Day. 

Check Out Our New 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.