MINICOURSES 5/16, 5/17

It is time for minicourses! Minicourses are 1 or 2 day activity/field trips hosted by KMS Staff! Be sure to ask your student which minicourses they chose, and if there are any fees associated with their choice! As always, school fees must be paid before minicourse fees! If you have any questions, contact the office 283-1700.

FEES/LIBRARY BOOKS

We desire for every student to participate in the end of year activities of their choosing.  In order for this to happen, it is imperative that all fees are paid.  Please check PowerSchool to view outstanding fees for your student, or call the office if you have questions, concerns or are experiencing a financial hardship. 

Library books are due Monday, May 2nd.  Please have your student check their locker, backpack, bedroom, etc. for KMS library books!

2022 Track Schedule* Updated

Friday, April 15th, 2022 3pm – Skyview Invite @ SOHI

Friday, April 22, 2022 3pm – Kenai Invite @ Kenai

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3pm – Kenai/Skyview Dual meet @ Kenai

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Borough Prelims @ KCHS (hosted by Nikiski) 12:30pm Field Events 3:00 Running Events

Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Borough Meet Finals @ KCHS (hosted by Nikiski) 

Running finals begin at 12pm 

YEARBOOKS

Today is the deadline to order yearbooks and have them delivered to the school at the end of the year.  If you would like to order a yearbook, please stop by the office and pick up a flier or go to www.treering.com

If you miss the deadline, don’t worry! You can still have a yearbook delivered to your house!

New to KMS Parent Orientation and Open House 4/7

Thursday, April 7th 2021

If your student will be new to Kenai Middle School next year, this is a perfect time to come and check us out. Parents bring your child to enjoy activities while you learn more about KMS! Student activities Include: Dodge Ball, Climbing Wall, Cake Walk, Jousting, and more!
5:30pm-6:00pm BBQ
6:00pm-7:30pm: Parent Orientation
Come Join The Fun!!

Washington D.C. 2023 – Attention 7th Graders

Attention current KMS 7th graders!!

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 5pm in the Kenai Middle Library for next year’s Washington D.C. trip! This meeting is open to all current KMS 7th grade students and their parents. We had an amazing time this year, and can’t wait to share the opportunity with the next group of students!

TRACK

Track season is just around the corner.  All students are welcome to join the track team.  There will be an informational meeting on Monday, March 28th after school.  If you have already done a sport this year, stop by the office and let us know you would like to do track! If you have not done a sport this year, pick up a sports packet from the office or print one from our webpage.  Practices will take place afterschool until 4pm daily and start date is weather dependent.  There is a $60 fee.

6th Grade Intramurals

It’s time to think about 6th grade intramurals. 6th grade intramural volleyball and basketball are an introduction to the sports and the coaches here at KMS!

Intramurals are open to boys and girls, 6th grade only! You must have a sports packet on file to participate. If you have already played a sport this year, stop by the office and let us know you would like to participate in intramurals. If you have not played a sport this year, stop by the office and grab a sports packet! There is no fee. Practices are after school.

Seasons are as follows:

6th Grade Intramural Volleyball February 28th – March 16th

6th Grade Intramural Basketball March 17th – March 25th

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Feb 17th & 18th

It is time for Parent/Teacher Conferences!

KMS is hosting conferences Thursday, February 17th and Friday, February 18th.  There is no school for students.

Thursday, February 17th is Arena Style Conferences.  Stop by KMS on Thursday from 12:00-4:00pm or 5:00pm-7:00pm to speak with your student’s teachers.  You do not need an appointment on Thursday during conference times.  Teachers will be available in the gym and the commons.

Friday, February 18th is Conferences By Appointment.  If you are unable to meet with your teachers Thursday, you may click on the link below and schedule a conference with your child’s teacher on Friday.  Please follow the link and chose the teacher you wish to meet with.

Click Here

You may also go to our KMS Webpage and click on the green heading TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN-UP LINKS to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you for parent/teacher conferences. 

As always, if you need to meet outside of our scheduled conference times, please email your student’s teachers to set up a time that is more convenient for your schedule.

Thank you, we will see you soon!

Additional Early Release Days

Beginning on Friday, January 21, 2022, schools across the District will implement a 90-minute early release day every Friday (except for Fridays already scheduled for Parent/Teacher Conferences or In-service) until Spring Break.  At that time, we will evaluate the value of the early release days through staff and parent surveys, and student data. In addition, the currently scheduled Wednesday early release days will shift to Friday.

The changes to the District calendar are as follows:

KPBSD FY22 Calendar Additions and Revisions

Wednesday, 1/19/22, Early Release moved to Friday

Friday, 1/21/22, Early Release

Friday, 1/28/22, Early Release

Friday, 2/4/22, Early Release

Friday, 2/11/22, Early Release

Wednesday, 2/16/22, Early Release cancelled; Friday, 2/18/22, Parent–Teacher Conferences

Friday 2/25/22, Early Release

Friday 3/4/22, Previously Scheduled Inservice–No Early Release

WINTER SPORTS *update*

Volleyball will start Tuesday, January 4th.  There will be a short meeting after school to collect sports packet and fees, and then practice will follow.  Volleyball is open to 7th and 8th grade girls.

If you have already played a sport this school year, and have a sports packet at the office, please let the office know to move your packet to volleyball. 

Practice is over at 4:30.  The fee for volleyball is $60.

Wrestling will start with an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, January 5th.  The meeting is after school and will run until 3:15. Wrestling is open to all students.

If you have already played a sport this school year, and have a sports packet at the office, please let the office know to move your packet to wrestling. 

Practices will start afterschool January 6th. The fee is $60.

Cross Country Skiing will start on Wednesday, January 5th.  Practice is after school and will run until 4:15. Cross Country Skiing is open to all students.

If you have already played a sport this school year, and have a sports packet at the office, please let the office know to move your packet to skiing. 

The fee is $60.  The wax room will be open Tuesday, for skiers to place their gear.  PLEASE LABEL ALL GEAR!

ACTIVIT NIGHT 12/10

This Friday is an Activity Night!  Cost to get in is $3 or 3 canned foods.  Students, you must attend school Friday to be eligible for activity night.  Behavioral eligibility lists will be posted Friday at lunch.  If you would like to bring a guest, you must clear it with the office by Wednesday! See you there!

12 Days of Christmas

12/1 – Holiday Kickoff! – Wear Red and Green

12/2 – Tree Topper Day! – Wear reindeer antlers, Santa Hats, etc

12/3 – Ugly Sweater Day!

12/6 – Rockin Around the Christmas Tree! – Holiday Sock Day

12/7 – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas! – Wear White

12/8 – Popping for Joy! Bring a snack to share in advisory

12/9 – Candy Cane Day! – Wear Red and White

12/10 – Christmas Vacation! – Hawaiian Shirts or Vacation wear

12/13 – Mad about Plaid! – Wear Flannel

12/14 – Merry and Bright! – Wear lights, tinsel, garland, etc

12/15 – Be Jolly! – Write a kind note

12/16 – Holiday Outfit! – Wear your holiday outfit

12/17 – Read in! – Be cozy and bring a book, coloring pages or word puzzle

KMS CANNED FOOD DRIVE 12/6 – 12/16

Our KMS canned food drive begins today, and runs December 6th – 16th.  Our canned food drive is a competition, to see which student and which grade level can donate the most canned food to help our local families!  Prizes are as follows:

  • 1 Can = a High Five!
  • 3 Cans = Candy Cane and wear a hat for the day
  • 6 Cans = McDonalds Ice Cream Cone Coupon
  • 10 Cans = Locker Swag
  • 20 Cans = One Get-Outta-Math-Homework Pass
  • 30 Cans = Priority Lunch Pass
  • 50 Cans = Golden Advisory Ticket
  • 100 Cans = End-of-Year Dunk Tank
  • 200+ Cans = Admission into the KMS Canned Food Drive Hall of Fame

BAND CONCERT 12/2

The KMS/KCHS Bands concert/Dessert Auction is this Thursday, December 2nd, at 7PM. Beginning Band/Intermediate Band Students need to arrive at the KCHS Auditorium entrance no later than 5:30pm. KMS Concert Band students should arrive no later than 6:00pm. Dress for the concert is Holiday ugly/tacky sweater, black dress pants (or long black skirt for girls), black socks, and ALL BLACK dress shoes. No high heels or open toed shoes.Doors will open for concert attendees at 6:45pm.

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING 11/9/21

After School Tutorial will be offered from 2:35 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to a limited number of students.  This program is in addition to the regular school day and will focus on lessons assigned to students in their core classrooms.  We will be completing assignments, concentrating on developing successful study skills and participating in goal setting.

Since space is limited, we are offering this on a “first come, first serve” basis and teacher input.  Once this program is filled, we will start a waiting list.  Students missing more than 3 afternoon sessions are subject to being dropped from this program.  If your student will miss a tutoring session, please call the office to excuse him/her.  This program will start on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 and end on Wednesday, March 2nd 2022.  Snacks will be available for students in the afterschool program and limited transportation will be provided.

If you are interested, please fill out the tutoring form and return it to the office before your student participates.

After School Tutoring Form

WILD WEST HARVEST PARTY

Mrs. McCown and Mrs. Newton are taking kids to the Wild West Harvest Party at Solid Rock. 

6th graders will go Wednesday, November 3rd from 2:30 – 5:30.

7th & 8th graders will go Thursday, November 4th from 2:30 – 5:30.

Here’s what you need to know.

Today 11/1 ~ Permission slip packets will be available for pick up at the office

Tomorrow 11/2 ~ Turn in permission slip and $10 fee first thing in the morning.

6th graders turn in slip and $10 fee to Mrs. McCown in the 6th grade hallway.

7th & 8th graders turn slip & $10 fee to Mrs. Newton.

The first 45 students (for each day) to return the form & $10 fee get to go.

Spots fill up quickly, so make sure to arrange a ride to school on Tuesday, November 2nd, and turn everything in as soon as you get to school!

You may NOT turn in forms to the office.

RED RIBBON WEEK 10/25-10/27

Next week is Red Ribbon Week! We will have lots of fun activities about living a healthy, drug-free life!

Each day will have a dress-up theme, prizes, and lunch activity.

Plan ahead so that you can join in on all the fun!

Wear RED on Monday 10/25.

Wear BLUE and GREEN on Tuesday, 10/26.

Wear your school-appropriate Halloween costume on Wednesday 10/27.

There is no school for students Thursday 10/28 and Friday 10/29 due to parent/teacher conferences.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES 10/27-10/29

Our KMS parent/teacher sign up portal is now open.  Please use the link below to schedule conferences with your students’ teachers. 

We are scheduling all conferences this year in 15 minute time slots. 

Conferences will be held:

Wednesday, October 27th from 3-6pm. 

Thursday, October 28th from Noon – 4pm and 5-7pm. 

Friday, October 29th from 7:30-11:30am.

There is no school for students Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th.

We hope to see you soon!

A Note from Ms. Johnson

Wow! Hard to believe we are a quarter into school already, time flies when you are having fun! As the Leadership Coordinator, it was so exciting to have such a successful Activity Night. We had 240 students attend, and fun was had by all. Our next Activity Night is tentatively scheduled for December 10th. More information to come!
All 6th graders will receive new schedules at the start of 2nd Quarter. Most students will have a different afternoon exploratory class.
ALL students will receive new schedules following the Winter Break, on January 4th. 7th and 8th grade students will be allowed to access their 2nd Semester Schedules in December, so they can make Schedule Change Requests before the Winter Break.
Lastly, KMS has been selected to participate in the NAEP Assessment (National Assessment of Educational Progress). This assessment affects only select 8th graders, and will take place on January 26th, 2022. More information will be forthcoming, as we get nearer the assessment date.
Here’s to a great 2nd Quarter!

Lost & Found

Our KMS lost and found is full. There are school wide lost and found outside Mr. Tilly’s office and in the commons. Girls and Boys PE also have a lost and found that is full. Please take a look in lost and found to claim your items. Quarterly, the lost and found will be cleaned out! Take a look now, before it’s gone!

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING

After School Tutorial will be offered from 2:35 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays to a limited number of students. This program
is in addition to the regular school day and will focus on lessons assigned to
students in their core classrooms. We will be completing assignments and
concentrating on developing successful study skills.
We are offering tutoring based on teacher input, and on a “first come, first serve” basis. Once
this program is filled, we will start a waiting list. Students missing more than 3 afternoon
sessions are subject to being dropped from this program. Please let the office know if your student is excused from tutoring for the day. This program will start on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 and end on Wednesday, March 2nd 2021. Snacks will be available for students in the afterschool program and limited bussing will be provided. To sign up for After School Tutoring, stop by the office and pick up the necessary forms.

7th and 8th GRADE BASKETBALL 10/4:

7th and 8th grade basketball starts Monday, 10/4! Athletes you will need a completed sports packet in the office to participate.  If you have already played a sport this fall, stop by the office and let them know you have a sports packet on file! Questions? Call 283-1700.

Next week 10/4 – 10/8, Girls will practice early from 2:30-4:00. Boys will go to study hall 2:30-4:00 and have practice 4:00-5:30.

Boys and girls will flip flop early and late practices each week.

8th Grade Future Football Players 9/17

Attention 8th Graders! If you are interested in being a future Kardinal football player join us this Friday, September 17th  for a VIP opportunity @ KCHS! Future Kards will meet at the cage before taking the field.  Please be there no later than 5:15 PM. Future Kard Footballers will receive a free Kardinal Football t-shirt and a VIP sideline pass to support the team on the field during the varsity game. 

6TH GRADE SWIM UNIT 9/7

KMS will be starting our swim unit on Sept. 7th

We will be taking our 8th  hour PE class on Monday and Wednesday and our 9th hour PE classes Tuesday and Thursday.  6th graders please be prepared and bring your swimsuit in ASAP. Please label everything with your name.  Swimsuits are due no later than September 3rd.

We will not have swimming on the 15th due to an early release.

KMS SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK 9/7-9/11

SPIRIT WEEK SEPTEMBER 7TH-11TH 

Show your school spirit and dress up for spirit week.

Tuesday 9/7- Sports Day

Wednesday 9/8- Dress to Impress Day – School Picture Day

Thursday 9/9- Neon Day (Also if you wear your Red/White/Black you can enter the KCHS volleyball game for free, yippee!! Games are at 3,4 & 5 @ KCHS)

Friday 9/10- Purple & Gold Day

KMS Activity Night Rescheduled for Friday, October 1st. 6-8pm. Admission is $3.

Saturday 9/11- Future Kard Day (wear your Red/White/Black to get into KCHS’s football game for free, Go Kards! Games are at 12,3 @ KCHS)