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Hornet Herald: September 30, 2018

posted Sep 30, 2018, 3:10 PM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 5:40 PM by Kenisha Coburn ]

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

  • Oct. 3 - 7th grade student council meeting, 3p, room 218
  • Oct. 4 - Principal Coffee & PTA Meeting, 7:30a, Library
  • Oct. 5 - Community Supplies Deadline
  • Oct. 5 - Spring Musical Application Deadline
  • Oct. 9 - Boy's Soccer Info Session, 3p, Library
  • Oct. 10 - 6th grade Stem Club Mtg, 3-4p
Community Supplies Needed - LAST CALL

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!


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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Beginning in October, there will be no Think Tank on Fridays. This shift is due to the low Friday participation.Think Tank and late buses will still operate Monday through Thursday but students should have an alternate plan if they are staying for Friday events. 

WANTED: 7th Grade Student Council Members
Calling all interested 7th graders!  We have extended the deadline to Monday, October 1st for all interested 7th grade students to apply for Student Council. We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Come by Ms. Morledge's classroom, room 218, to grab an application. We will be doing lots of exciting activities to help promote our Kealing community.  We will also go on a fun end of the year field trip to celebrate our work!  Please contact Ms. Martin at  if you want more information. 

Kealing Girls’ Lacrosse Fall Practice Schedule
The Kealing Girls’ Lacrosse program will be hosting three practices throughout the fall as a way to introduce new players to the sport and for old players to brush up on their skills. These practices are a great way to test out the sport before fully committing to the competitive season, which takes place in the Spring. These practices are open to all Kealing students, all grade levels and no prior experience is necessary! We will have equipment available so no need to go buy anything. Just come dressed in athletic gear appropriate for the weather and with a full water bottle. Practices will be held at the Kealing fields on:
  • Sat, Oct 20th (9am-11am)
  • Sat, Nov 10th (9am-11am)
  • Sun, Dec 2nd (9am-11am)
Prior to attending the first practice, please fill out the liability form, found here. Any questions can be directed to Kelly Morledge.  See you on the field!

Boys Soccer Informational Meeting
For any 7th and 8th grade boys who are interested in trying out for the Kealing Boys Soccer Team, there will be a mandatory informational meeting after school on Tuesday, October 9th.

What: Boys Soccer Informational Meeting
When: October 9th, 3:00 - 3:45 pm (students are responsible for arranging after school transportation)
Where: Kealing MS Library

For more information, please visit or see Coach Hague (room 223) or Coach Garcia (room 211)

CTE After School Club
Hey Hornets! Do you have all of your gift ideas fully decided for the Holidays? If not maybe I can help! This small reminder from Mr. Reams the CTE teacher in room 109. The CTE after school program can help! If you like making things with your hands or with some of the many power tools we could make that special little something that your mother or father or even your grandparents will cherish forever! The CTE after school program has a limited number of slots open to all Kealing Hornets. The program will start next week on select Mondays and Tuesdays after school. Stop by today to pick up a permission slip! Open to all Kealing students and you don't have to be enrolled in a class to participate! Stop by room 109 today!

Kealing Lacrosse Fundraiser-Buy a T-Shirt Today!
As a way to support Kealing’s Club Lacrosse program for both boys and girls, the club will be selling t-shirts! There are 4 different styles available at varying costs. Shirt styles and cost can be viewed online and inventory viewed hereThis website is simply for viewing shirt designs and all shirts must be purchased in person through Ms. Morledge in room 218. There are limited quantities and no new orders will be placed, so get your order in quick! You can reserve a shirt by filling out this form and bringing payment to room 218 within two school days. Shirts will be saved for two school days, before being released to someone else. Checks made out to Hornet Youth Lacrosse and cash (preferably exact change) will be accepted as payment. No credit cards. These shirts are different than the Kealing spirit wear, and all profits will go to the Lacrosse program. Thanks for supporting Kealing Lacrosse!

6th Grade UT STEM Club
Hello! We are excited to get our 6th Grade UT STEM Club started for this year. Each week, students will participate in fun science experiments. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct 10th, in room 417. Students should plan on coming each Wednesday to UT STEM Club. All 6th graders are welcome to join in the science fun!  Students need to stop by McD (room 417) or Garcia (112A) to get a sign-up packet. Yay STEM! 

Spring Musical Auditions
Applications and audition sign ups for this year's Spring Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, are now available! Come by the Black Box (room 232) or visit Ms. Pena Brooks' website for more information. Completed applications are due by 3pm on Friday, October 5th. No late applications, no exceptions!

PTA Membership & Donation 
We still have 245 members to meet our goal, please take a few minutes and sign up for a PTA Membership or two

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]
2018-2019 Join and PAY ONLINE now
Download 2018-2019 Membership Paper Form: 

Principal Coffee and Kealing PTA Meeting Thursday @ 7:30 am, Library

Secret PALS Signup!
We still have over 20 teacher waiting for their super secret pal

This a great way to secretly spread a little joy to  our wonderful teachers.  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 over 60 teachers secret wishes’ that you can use to plan your surprise.  We will be showering them on October 9 and 10, so please Sign up here for you Pal soon!   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Julie at

Kealing Spirit Wear on Sale this Thursday and Friday
Buy online at our Spirit Store, then have your kiddo come pick up their shirts at lunch up on the stage in the cafeteria on the 1st Thursday and Friday or each month.   We have retro cotton shirts and hoodies, dri fit shirts and hoodies, baseball shirts, Kealing magnets and decals.

No More Hassling!
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the KMAG No Hassle Fundraiser.

Our annual drive has ended but we take donations anytime. If you are unsure if your company matches donations, please contact us at We have a list of companies that do match!

Finally, as you may know, we have been sharing lots of videos with you. We have one last one to share of Ms. Coburn...
It can be seen in our Facebook Group (Current Magnet Families, join now but answer 3 questions) or if you are not a Facebook user, 
Keep current with KMAG news via our website... type in your email to get updates.

AISD School Board Candidate Forum - Coming Soon!
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 4:00-6:00pm at the LBJ/LASA Library:  Meet the Candidates! 

On November 6th, 2018, five of the nine seats on the Austin Independent School District school board are up for general election. 

This is your opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on issues related to the magnet community, and our opportunity to educate the candidates about the magnet programs within AISD. 

Hosted by PFLASA, KMAG, Fulmore PTA and LASA Student Council
The forum is non-partisan event, free and open to the public.

For more information and to save a seat, visit  No RSVP is required, but please let us know if you might attend, so we can plan appropriately.