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Apr

eNews 04/17/2014

Honors Evening Ceremony

Invitations to the 2014 Honors Evening Ceremony celebrating over 150 students for academic achievement have been mailed for the event on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Susan Gunderman Theatre. While some students may be aware of their award, other recognitions are not announced until the evening program. Reminder phone calls will be made on Friday-Sunday, April 18-20. Appropriate attire for this event is business casual, and a reception for students and parents will follow outside the theatre, weather permitting. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Mimi Dyer, 678-331-3954.


The Theatre Department of

Kennesaw Mountain High School

is extremely excited to present

Auditory Overload

a fast-paced, toe-tapping, time traveling, musical revue

featuring the SUPER STARS of the 1950’s to now.

Twenty-eight of the school’s most talented performers

will be singing and dancing to the songs of Elvis, Etta James,

Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Janis Joplin,

Sonny & Cher, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Journey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Brittany Spears, Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé,

and many, many more!!!

This is one you don’t want to miss!!!!!

May 1, 2, & 3

at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $7 in advance.

$10 at the door.

Tickets available at the school from 8:00 – 3:30 pm starting April 24.

You may contact coy.dunn@cobbk12.org for more information.


From the Counseling Office:

Senior Scholarship Bulletin: http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html. (Copies are available in the Counseling Office).

Junior scholarship opportunity: Nordstrom Scholarship. Criteria: live and attend school in a state with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store, have at least a 2.7 GPA, volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities, plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.), plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college. www.nordstrom.com/scholarship to apply. Deadline: May 1, 2014 (by 3:00 p.m. PST).


Cobb Youth Leadership is seeking rising juniors. One of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s leadership programs, Cobb Youth Leadership, is accepting applications for next year’s program. The program, similar to Leadership Cobb, features monthly meetings which focus on different aspects of the Cobb County community while developing leadership skills through interactive participation. They are seeking driven, ambitious, and creative students to participate starting in August 2014. To be eligible for the program, all students must be entering into their 11th grade year in high school. Click here to access the online application. Application available through April 25.


Other college information resources:

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/georgia/

www.gacollege411.org


Attention Seniors who are applying for the Georgia PTA Scholarship

If you are applying for a Georgia PTA scholarship the deadline has been extended to Friday, April 25, 2014. Scholarship applications can be found in the counselor’s office.

The applicant AND parent/guardian must be a PTSA member. If you or your parent/guardian do not have a PTSA membership it’s not too late. Send an e-mail to vicepresident@KMHSPTSA.org and we can make arrangements for you to get your membership card.  PTSA memberships are $8.00


Volunteers needed for Hayes Elementary Spring Fling on April 26.  Volunteers are needed from 10:00 – 2:30 and you can earn service hours.  Please contact Beverly Pleinis at bevpleinis@aol.com or 678-860-3202.


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


2nd Annual Running with the Bulldogs 5K/1K – Saturday May 3rd

Please join us for a day of family fun at the Bullard Elementary 2nd Annual Running with the Bulldogs 5K/1K race on Saturday, May 3rd. 5K starts at 8:00 am. 1K starts at 9:00 am. This race is hosted by the Bullard Elementary PTSA and benefits programs for Bullard children and their families. The race starts and finishes at Bullard Elementary School – 3656 Old Stilesboro Road Kennesaw, GA 30152. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K with a maximum of $75 for four or more immediate family members.

The registration deadline is April 21st. You can download a registration form at http://www.cobbk12.org/bullard/ and mail it in. Or you can register online on Active.com. Early Packet Pick up is Friday, May 2nd 3:00 – 7:00 pm in the school gym. Race day registration and packet pick up is 7:00 – 7:45 am. Old Stilesboro Road and the main entrance of the school will close at 7:45 am.

Please contact Margaret Manuel at saludamanuels@comcast.net if you have any questions.


Kennesaw “Softball” Camp

“For Aspiring Fast Pitch Players”

June 2th – 5th 2014

Youth Skills Camp 9am-1:00pm at Kennesaw Mtn. High School

Ages 6-13 Cost-$90.00 (pre-registered)

(100.00 walkup fee)

(Team discounts with 3 or more girls from one team)

$10.00 discount for siblings per child

Hosted By: High School Coaches

Featuring: College and High School Players

Kennesaw Mtn. High

For more information visit our team website’s to download registration forms and learn more about our camp

or email Coach Chapman.

Lisa Chapman www.kmhssoftball.com Lisa.chapman@cobbk12.org


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation. One doesn’t become proficient at LaCrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an on-line class, getting in to a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at LaCrosse by playing LaCrosse! Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”? Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops. We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.


MyClassConnection’s EOCT Evening Online review Classes!

9th grade CCCoordinate Algebra, 10th Grade CCAnalytical Geometry, and Biology

Evening Review Workshops, from home computers!

because learning/reviewing doesn’t stop when the bell rings!

WHAT?    5 evenings (7.5 hours) of teacher-guided review of the EOCT Standards

WHERE?   From the students’ homes – in our Virtual, online classroom!

(Computer, internet connection and speakers are all that are needed)

WHO TEACHES?   GA Math Certified, Highly Qualified Teachers of the Course

How Much Does it Cost?   Only $85

Classes start April 21st!   Deadline to register soon!

For more information, class schedules, and registration please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/ or call MyClassConnection at 770-363-8345.

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Apr

eNews 04/10/2014

What-a-Teach 2014

On Friday, April 11, come see KMHS teachers and students perform in a teacher talent show that raises money for Habitat for Humanity. We have real talent this year, so come enjoy the show!

Friday, April 11, 7:00, KMHS Theater

$5 in advance / $8 at the door

Come see who will be crowned the “Best in the World”!

All proceeds benefit the KMHS Habitat for Humanity Club’s 9th house build this spring.


Would you like to earn community service hours? If so, please consider providing and/or serving food to homeless clients at MUST Ministries this Saturday, April 12 from 10-1 pm. Students can earn up to 5 service hours for participating. Please contact Robin Saunders at 770-862-9081 or columbiarobin@gmail.com for details. This is the last PTSA sponsored MUST Ministries Lunch Day of Service for the school year. Thank you for your food donations and/or service.


The Sadie Hawkins Dance will be from 7pm-11pm on April 12th in the big gym.

Stay tuned to the morning announcements and other school notifications for more details.


Reflections:

Congratulations to Aleks Willoughby for Film Production. He placed 2nd in the state and was recognized at the awards ceremony at the High Museum of Art.
Thank you for all the participants of the National PTA Reflections Program.
The 2014-2015 Reflections Theme is “The world would be a better place if…,


Honors Evening Ceremony

Invitations to the 2014 Honors Evening Ceremony celebrating over 150 students for academic achievement will be mailed on Tuesday, April 15th for the event on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM in the Susan Gunderman Theatre. While some students may be aware of their award, other recognitions are not announced until the evening program. Reminder phone calls will be made on Friday-Sunday, April 18-20. Appropriate attire for this event is business casual, and a reception for students and parents will follow outside the theatre, weather permitting. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Mimi Dyer, 678-331-3954.


The Theatre Department of

Kennesaw Mountain High School

is extremely excited to present

Auditory Overload

a fast-paced, toe-tapping, time traveling, musical revue

featuring the SUPER STARS of the 1950’s to now.

Twenty-eight of the school’s most talented performers

will be singing and dancing to the songs of Elvis, Etta James,

Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, The Beatles, Janis Joplin,

Sonny & Cher, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Journey, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Brittany Spears, Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé,

and many, many more!!!

This is one you don’t want to miss!!!!!

May 1, 2, & 3

at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $7 in advance.

$10 at the door.

Tickets available at the school from 8:00 – 3:30 pm starting April 24.

You may contact coy.dunn@cobbk12.org for more information.


From the Counseling Office:

Senior Scholarship Bulletin: http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html. (Copies are available in the Counseling Office).

Junior scholarship opportunity: Nordstrom Scholarship. Criteria: live and attend school in a state with a Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack store, have at least a 2.7 GPA, volunteer or participate in community service or extracurricular activities, plan on attending an accredited college or university during all four years over which the scholarship is distributed. (The scholarship is paid out in equal installments of $2,500.), plan on applying for financial assistance in order to attend college. www.nordstrom.com/scholarship to apply. Deadline: May 1, 2014 (by 3:00 p.m. PST).


Cobb Youth Leadership is seeking rising juniors. One of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s leadership programs, Cobb Youth Leadership, is accepting applications for next year’s program. The program, similar to Leadership Cobb, features monthly meetings which focus on different aspects of the Cobb County community while developing leadership skills through interactive participation. They are seeking driven, ambitious, and creative students to participate starting in August 2014. To be eligible for the program, all students must be entering into their 11th grade year in high school. Click here to access the online application. Application available through April 25.


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


2nd Annual Running with the Bulldogs 5K/1K – Saturday May 3rd

Please join us for a day of family fun at the Bullard Elementary 2nd Annual Running with the Bulldogs 5K/1K race on Saturday, May 3rd.  5K starts at 8:00 am.  1K starts at 9:00 am.  This race is hosted by the Bullard Elementary PTSA and benefits programs for Bullard children and their families.  The race starts and finishes at Bullard Elementary School – 3656 Old Stilesboro Road Kennesaw, GA 30152.  The cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K with a maximum of $75 for four or more immediate family members.

The registration deadline is April 21st.  You can download a registration form at http://www.cobbk12.org/bullard/ and mail it in.  Or you can register online on Active.com.  Early Packet Pick up is Friday, May 2nd  3:00 – 7:00 pm in the school gym.  Race day registration and packet pick up is 7:00 – 7:45 am.  Old Stilesboro Road and the main entrance of the school will close at 7:45 am.

Please contact Margaret Manuel at saludamanuels@comcast.net if you have any questions.


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation. One doesn’t become proficient at LaCrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an on-line class, getting in to a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at LaCrosse by playing LaCrosse! Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”? Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops. We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.


EOCT Online Review Classes!

Online, LIVE, evening Review Sessions will be held in late April for 9th grade CCGPS Algebra, 10th grade CC Analytical Geometry, and Biology.

Reviews are open for Core, Honors and Magnet Students, as the tests are the same!

Reviews will be held by Master-level GA Certified High School Teachers.

For information on MyClassConnection’s ONLINE, LIVE evening review sessions for EOCT’s,

please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/

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Mar

eNews 03/27/2014

Pre-Enrollment Forms

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders received an informational letter and Pre-Enrollment form for the next school year on Thursday, March 27th.  Parents are asked to read the letter, check the form for accuracy, and make corrections as needed.  Corrected forms should be returned to the counseling office by April 7th.


Students will once again register online for their elective classes for the 2014-15 school year during the week of April 7th.  During homeroom on Thursday, March 27th, information concerning elective registration was given to all ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders.  When students go online to register for their electives, they will also see their core classes for next school year.  Students may register from a computer at school or at home, and we urge parents to help students as they choose their electives and review their core classes for next year.


The Sadie Hawkins Dance is official! We will have the dance from 7pm-11pm on April 12th in the big gym.

Stay tuned to the morning announcements and other school notifications for more details.


From the Counseling Office

Calling all scholarships!  Has your senior received any scholarship offers?  If so, have them bring a copy of their award letter to the Counseling Office – even for scholarships they do not plan to use.  We’d like to know about ANY and ALL offers, so they can be recognized!  For full-ride scholarship recognition, the deadline is April 11.

Senior Scholarship Bulletin for April, click here:  April2014.  Copies are also available in the Counseling Office. *Remember, the Counseling Office will be closed during spring break.  Counselors will not be available to write letters of recommendation or to send transcripts.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/2014/03/scholarship-opportunity-for-juniors.html.

Cobb Youth Leadership is seeking rising juniors.  One of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s leadership programs, Cobb Youth Leadership, is accepting applications for next year’s program.  The program, similar to Leadership Cobb, features monthly meetings which focus on different aspects of the Cobb County community while developing leadership skills through interactive participation.  They are seeking driven, ambitious, and creative students to participate starting in August 2014.  To be eligible for the program, all students must be entering into their 11th grade year in high school.  Click here to access the online application.  Application available through April 25.


Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams.

  • Any senior can apply.
  • Applications and essays need to be turned in no later than 3:30 pm on April 8, 2014.
  • From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom. Front office staff can help you find the box.
  • Students receiving the scholarship will be awarded on April 17 at 4:00pm in the media center.
  • Application: KMHS PTSA Documents

Good luck Seniors!!


If you are applying for a scholarship that requires a PTSA membership and you realize you don’t have one, it’s not too late!  Send an e-mail to vicepresident@KMHSPTSA.org and we can make arrangements for you to get your membership card.  PTSA memberships are $8.00.


PTSA is still looking to fill the spot of a Co-President and a PR Secretary.  If you would be willing to serve in either of these positions please contact deannaslone@msn.com or any of the officers currently serving.  The PR Secretary job requires attending the monthly Executive Officers meeting during the morning and the rest can easily be done from home.  As a Co-President it’s easier to share the experience than going it alone.  If you would like to get involved, this is a great opportunity.  You won’t be disappointed! :)


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation.  One doesn’t become proficient at LaCrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an on-line class, getting in to a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at LaCrosse by playing LaCrosse!  Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”?  Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.


EOCT Online Review Classes!

Early Bird Registration is now open!

Online, LIVE, evening Review Sessions will be held in late April

for 9th grade CCGPS Algebra, 10th grade CC Analytical Geometry, and Biology.

Reviews are open for Core, Honors and Magnet Students, as the tests are the same!

Reviews will be held by Master-level GA Certified High School Teachers.

For information on MyClassConnection’s ONLINE, LIVE evening review sessions for EOCT’s,

please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/


smileyHave a fun and safe Spring Break!smiley

20
Mar

eNews 03/20/2014

From KMHS Administration:

We are very concerned for the safety of our students that are being dropped off in the faculty parking lot in the morning before school.   The students need to cross two lanes of traffic to get to the curb and the drivers are blocking the crosswalks making it very difficult for students and faculty to cross safely.  We certainly do not want anyone to be struck by a car trying to cross.  We encourage all parents to please drop their student off at the curb and not in the parking lot.  Drivers need to be courteous and   not stop on the crosswalk as this will allow all students and faculty to cross safely.  Also, we have observed students being dropped off in the circle in front of the school and in the middle of Kennesaw Due West Road.  For the safety of your student as well as all KMHS students and staff, please drop all students off at the curb on the side of the building near the faculty parking lot.

We are also concerned that many students are not being picked up in a timely manner in the afternoon after school.  All students need to be picked up by 4pm unless they are under the supervision of a teacher or coach.   All students will be asked to exit the building and will not be allowed to gather in the front lobby of the school.

Thank you for your assistance with this.


Our Mustang Administration and Staff NEED YOU.  They are always working to keep safety a top priority for our families. Morning drop off can be hazardous if we don’t work together in following the precautions that are set in place.   We need parents to help remind and direct traffic to keep all of our students safe as they try to get to the building.

If you would be willing to help in the morning car line (from 7:50 – 8:20 or as much of that time as possible) please contact Alison Milans  (jarsm@comcast.net) to get on the schedule.


Our Drama Department proudly presents,

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

March 21 & 22 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are only $ 5 in advance and $8 at the door.

Call 678-594-8190 ext. 280 for more information.

Fun for the Whole Family!!!!

Come support our award winning Theatre Department!!

Ranked in the “Top Five of America’s High School Drama Programs”

by the national magazine, Stage Directions.


Friday, March 21 is the last day to register for AP exams at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/111739.


Learn About The Budget Concerns for Cobb County Schools

When: Monday, March 24, 2014

Where: McClure Middle School Theater

3660 Old Stilesboro Rd.

Kennesaw, GA

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

For more information: KMHS PTSA Documents


KMHS PTSA Community Outreach Committee, along with Mane Link, Tennis Teams, Track & Field Teams, and the Football Program, are hosting a Toiletry /Personal Hygiene Drive to support the Cobb County “Giving Tree”
The “Giving Tree” serves 29 schools in Northwest Cobb County, helping students in need of essential supplies. They are currently at an all-time low on personal hygiene items that are basic necessities. To respond to their call for help, KMHS will host a Toiletry/Personal Hygiene Donation Drive from Monday, March 17th through Thursday, March 27th. Donation bins will be located in the front hall lobby-near the Attendance Office and also in the Cafeteria. If weather permits, volunteers may be collecting items in the morning carpool drop-off line. The “Giving Tree” is a non-profit organization and relies solely on generosity and donations. So, please support this initiative be donating items such as:

* soap /body wash

* deodorant

* feminine products

* shampoo/conditioner

* lotion

* toothpaste/toothbrushes

* Etc…

Thank you for your support. To learn more about what you can do in your neighborhood to collect for this worthy cause, please contact Robin Saunders (770-862-9081 or columbiarobin@yahoo.com), PTSA Community Outreach Chairperson.


Students will once again register online for their elective classes for the 2014-15 school year during the week of April 7th.  During homeroom on Thursday, March 27th, information concerning elective registration will be given to all ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders.  When students go online to register for their electives, they will also see their core classes for next school year.  Students may register from a computer at school or at home, and we urge parents to help students as they choose their electives and review their core classes for next year.


The Sadie Hawkins Dance is official! We will have the dance from 7pm-11pm on April 12th in the big gym.

Stay tuned to the morning announcements and other school notifications for more details.


Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams.
  • Any senior can apply.
  • Applications and essays need to be turned in no later than 3:30 pm on April 8, 2014.
  • From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom. Front office staff can help you find the box.
  • Students receiving the scholarship will be awarded on April 17 at 4:00pm in the media center.
  • Application: KMHS PTSA Documents

Good luck Seniors!!


From the Counseling Office:

Seniors – Tell Us About Your Scholarships!

·        Use this form when submitting a copy of your award letter: Report of Scholarships form (also available in the Counseling Office)

·        Please continue to bring us a copy of your scholarship award letters for any and all scholarship offers you receive. We would like for you to be recognized.

·         Full-ride Scholarship Recognition – Any senior that has been offered a full-ride scholarship should bring a copy of their award letter to their counselor. Full-ride=full tuition plus room and board (renewable for all four years of college). DEADLINE: Friday, April 11th.

Senior Scholarship Bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html.


If you are applying for a scholarship that requires a PTSA membership and you realize you don’t have one, it’s not too late!  Send an e-mail to vicepresident@KMHSPTSA.org and we can make arrangements for you to get your membership card.  PTSA memberships are $8.00.


PTSA still looking to fill the spot of a Co-President and a PR Secretary.  If you would be willing to serve in either of these positions please contact deannaslone@msn.com or any of the officers currently serving.  The PR Secretary job requires attending the monthly Executive Officers meeting  during the morning and the rest can easily be done from home.  As a Co-President it’s easier to share the experience than going it alone.  If you would like to get involved,  this is a great opportunity.  You won’t be disappointed! :)


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the state.  Some stop there and hope it’s enough.  But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.  We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.


EOCT Online Review Classes!

Early Bird Registration is now open!

Online, LIVE, evening Review Sessions will be held in late April

for 9th grade CCGPS Algebra, 10th grade CC Analytical Geometry, and Biology.

Reviews are open for Core, Honors and Magnet Students, as the tests are the same!

Reviews will be held by Master-level GA Certified High School Teachers.

For information on MyClassConnection’s ONLINE, LIVE evening review sessions for EOCT’s,

please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/

14
Mar

eNews 03/13/2014

Learn About The Budget Concerns Cobb County Schools Face

When: Monday, March 24, 2014

Where: McClure Middle School Theater

3660 Old Stilesboro Rd.

Kennesaw, GA

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

For more information: KMHS PTSA Documents


Sidewalk Chalk Competition!

Wednesday, March 19, 3:30 – 5:30 on the Front Walk

Register by Monday, March 17

Please see attachment for more information


Our Drama Department proudly presents,

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

March 21 & 22 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are only $ 5 in advance and $8 at the door.

Call 678-594-8190 ext. 280 for more information.

Fun for the Whole Family!!!!

Come support our award winning Theatre Department!!

Ranked in the “Top Five of America’s High School Drama Programs”

by the national magazine, Stage Directions.


KMHS PTSA Community Outreach Committee is hosting a Toiletry /Personal Hygiene Drive to support the Cobb County “Giving Tree”
The “Giving Tree” serves 29 schools in Northwest Cobb County, helping students in need of essential supplies. They are currently at an all-time low on personal hygiene items that are basic necessities. To respond to their call for help, KMHS will host a Toiletry/Personal Hygiene Donation Drive from Monday, March 17th through Thursday, March 27th. Donation bins will be located in the front hall lobby-near the Attendance Office and also in the Cafeteria. If weather permits, volunteers may be collecting items in the morning carpool drop-off line. The “Giving Tree” is a non-profit organization and relies solely on generosity and donations. So, please support this initiative be donating items such as:

* soap /body wash

* deodorant

* feminine products

* shampoo/conditioner

* lotion

* toothpaste/toothbrushes

* Etc…

Thank you for your support. To learn more about what you can do in your neighborhood to collect for this worthy cause, please contact Robin Saunders (770-862-9081 or columbiarobin@yahoo.com), PTSA Community Outreach Chairperson.


Please be reminded that an AP Exam registration late fee ($10 per exam) begins on Monday, March 17 at 11:00 PM.

Final date for registration is 11:00 PM, Friday, March 21.

www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739


Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams.

  • Any senior can apply.
  • Applications and essays need to be turned in no later than 3:30 pm on April 8, 2014.
  • From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom. Front office staff can help you find the box.
  • Students receiving the scholarship will be awarded on April 17 at 4:00pm in the media center.
  • Application: KMHS PTSA Documents

Good luck Seniors!!


From the Counseling Office

Scholarships – Click here for the scholarship bulletin: http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html. (copies are also available in the Counseling Office Career Center). There are scholarships listed that a KMHS senior is guaranteed to win. Several local scholarships are also listed. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Seniors – Please continue to bring us a copy of your scholarship award letters for any and all scholarship offers you receive. We would like for you to be recognized.

Full-ride Scholarship Recognition – Any senior that has been offered a full-ride scholarship should bring a copy of their award letter to their counselor. Full-ride=full tuition plus room and board (renewable for all four years of college). DEADLINE: Friday, April 11th.

Georgia High School Graduation Test (subject tests) – Passing score on the GHSGT or EOCT in each content area is required for graduation and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

· March 17th – Social Studies

· March 18th – Math

· March 19th – Science

· March 20th – English

QUEST College Fair

  • When: March 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Hillgrove High School (4165 Luther Ward Rd, Powder Springs)
  • For high school students interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation.
  • Representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, and military academies will be in attendance.

Workshop Sessions:

  • Military Academies — 6:00-6:45 p.m.
  • NCAA Eligibility — 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • College 101 — 6:00-6:50 p.m.
  • Financial Aid — 7:00-7:50 p.m.

Download flier: Download QUEST flier_March 2014


WE WANT YOU!

Looking for parents to serve as officers of the 2014-15 PTSA Executive Committee. This is a great way to be involved in your school and community. A great place to serve and get connected. You won’t regret it.

Please send an email to Julie Truono (julie.truono@myclassconnection.com) or any current PTSA Officer to let them know what your interest may be.


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Landed a plane in the Hudson lately!

It’s amazing the success we can have at the controls once we’re properly trained. Anyone can handle “Normal Driving Conditions”, but how will your student react when they’re faced with “Emergency Driving Conditions”? 98.5% of the driving population doesn’t have that training. This is when you don’t want your student to follow the crowd … help them stand out by training them how to save themselves.

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.


EOCT Online Review Classes!

Early Bird Registration is now open!

Online, LIVE, evening Review Sessions will be held in late April

for 9th grade CCGPS Algebra, 10th grade CC Analytical Geometry, and Biology.

Reviews are open for Core, Honors and Magnet Students, as the tests are the same!

Reviews will be held by Master-level GA Certified High School Teachers.

For information on MyClassConnection’s ONLINE, LIVE evening review sessions for EOCT’s,

please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/

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As a reminder, our next MUST Ministries Community Service Lunch is scheduled for this Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10 am- 1 pm. Please contact Robin Saunders if you or your teen would like to participate.  Teens can earn up to 5 service hours each time they participate. Thanks for helping those in our community who are experiencing hardships.

Robin Saunders, Community Outreach Chair

770-862-9081, Columbiarobin@yahoo.com


Our Drama Department proudly presents,

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

March 21 & 22 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are only $ 5 in advance and $8 at the door.

Call 678-594-8190 ext. 280 for more information.

Fun for the Whole Family!!!!

Come support our award winning Theatre Department!!

Ranked in the “Top Five of America’s High School Drama Programs”

by the national magazine, Stage Directions.


Congratulations to our Literary Team who won the Region for the 11th year in a row!!!

KMHS finished with 58 points, North Cobb – 38, Hillgrove – 30, Harrison- 29

 

Heading to state competition and new region champs are:

Cailean Robinson – First, Girls Dramatic Interpretation

Logan Vaupel – First, Boys Extemp Speaking

Erin Reynolds – First, Girls Extemp Speaking

Shelby Bice – First, Girls Essay

Tori Tracy, Clarissa Tracy, Ashton Packer – First, Trio

Jessie Conner, Nathaniel Ingrahm, Kenan Mitchell, Adam Stegall – First, Quartet

Zach Seabaugh – 2nd, Boys Solo

Trevor Winnett – 2nd, Boys Dramatic Interpretation

Lauren White – 3rd Girls Solo

Andrew Henderson – 3rd Boys Solo

The State Competition will be at Warner Robins on Saturday, March 15.

KMHS has been the State Literary Champs for the past seven years in a row.  It’s truly a reflection of what a great school we have!!


Register today for AP exams @ www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739! Register for second semester exams before the March 21st deadline. Remember that each exam costs $89 with a one-time $15 administrative fee and a 3-hour course in college runs anywhere from $500 to $2400 (UGA and GA Tech have a flat rate for 1-6 hours). Be smart!


From the Counseling Office:

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships

·         Updated scholarship bulletin:  Click here. Copies are also available in the Career Center.

·         Seniors – Have you been offered any scholarships?  Bring a copy of your award letter to your counselor – even for scholarships you do not plan to use.  Also, let us know if you have been offered a full-ride.

 

Colleges Scheduled to visit KMHS & college fairs:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

QUEST College Fair (Download flier: Download QUEST flier)

  • When: March 17th from 6:00 – 8:00      p.m.
  • Where: Hillgrove High School (4165      Luther Ward Rd, Powder Springs)
  • For high school students      interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation.
  • Representatives from colleges,      universities, technical schools, and military academies will be in      attendance.

Workshop Sessions

  • Military Academies — 6:00-6:45      p.m.
  • NCAA Eligibility — 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • College 101 — 6:00-6:50 p.m.
  • Financial Aid — 7:00-7:50 p.m.

 

Georgia High School Graduation Test – Who will test? Seniors that have not meet the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Additionally, juniors who entered high school between fall 2008 and June 2011 will test, if they have not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Students testing will be notified by their counselor.  Tutoring is recommended, especially for seniors.  Meeting this testing requirement with a passing score is required to graduate and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

·         March 17 – Social Studies

·         March 18 – Math

·         March 19 – Science

·         March 20 – English


Please see counselors for forms to apply for the following PTSA Scholarships.

 

JoAnn Taylor Scholarship sponsored by Tom Mathis Council for Seniors:

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to each high school in the Tom Mathis Council.

Student or student’s parent must be a PTSA member. Photocopy of card needs to be included.

Community service and citizenship will be considered for applicants.

Forms must be turned in by Friday, March 14th, 2014.

 

Georgia PTSA Scholorship:

Graduating seniors can apply.

Must be member of PTSA. (Photocopy of card needs to be included.)

Demonstrates some need of financial aid.

Deadline: Postmarked before or on March 14th, 2014.


Congratulations to Kenan M. for winning the 2 NCG movie tickets.

Thank you Kenan for being a member of KMHS PTSA!


WE WANT YOU!

Looking for parents to serve as officers of the 2014-15 PTSA Executive Committee. This is a great way to be involved in your school and community. A great place to serve and get connected. You won’t regret it.

Please send an email to Julie Truono (julie.truono@myclassconnection.com) or any current PTSA Officer to let them know what your interest may be.


Prom 2014

March 8th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm
755 Club at Turner Field, Atlanta

Tickets will be on sale as follows in the cafeteria during all 4 lunches:

  • Wednesday, March 5 for $55      for KMHS students and $75 for non-KMHS students
  • Thursday, March 6 and Friday,      March 7 the cost is $60 for KMHS students and $75 for      non-KMHS students

Permission slips for prom will be available starting February 24 at the Mane Link desk.

Please note anyone attending prom is required to have a photo id in order to gain entrance to the 755 Club. This is a requirement of the facility. If you do not have an id when you arrive you will be turned away. There are no refunds.


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?  How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.


EOCT Online Review Classes!

Early Bird Registration is now open!

Online, LIVE, evening Review Sessions will be held in late April

for 9th grade CCGPS Algebra, 10th grade CC Analytical Geometry, and Biology.

Reviews are open for Core, Honors and Magnet Students, as the tests are the same!

Reviews will be held by Master-level GA Certified High School Teachers.

For information on MyClassConnection’s ONLINE, LIVE evening review sessions for EOCT’s,

please visit http://www.myclassconnection.com/

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WE WANT YOU!

Looking for parents to serve as officers of the 2014-15 PTSA Executive Committee. This is a great way to be involved in your school and community. A great place to serve and get connected. You won’t regret it.

Please send an email to Julie Truono (julie.truono@myclassconnection.com) or any current PTSA Officer to let them know what your interest may be.


Register today for AP exams @ www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739! Register for second semester exams before the March 21st deadline. Remember that each exam costs $89 with a one-time $15 administrative fee and a 3-hour course in college runs anywhere from $500 to $2400 (UGA and GA Tech have a flat rate for 1-6 hours). Be smart!


From the Counseling Office:

College Credit Now Summit (http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=6179) – Cobb County students and families can learn how to earn college credit while enrolled in Cobb high schools at the College Credit Now Summit March 4 at Campbell High School. Representatives from Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University and the Georgia Department of Education will be on hand to provide information and answer questions in a small group setting.

When:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:30—8:30 p.m.

Location: Campbell High School (opening session meets in theater) 5265 Ward Street Smyrna, GA 30080

  • Meet College Representatives
  • Learn about college credit options available while in high school
  • Ask questions in small groups
  • Hear about Move on When Ready, Accel, Joint & Dual Enrollment
  • Learn about 100% Paid Tuition Options
  • Discuss Georgia Student Finance Commission information

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHShttp://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

Scholarship Bulletinhttp://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

Georgia High School Graduation Test – There have been date changes to the March subject area Georgia High School Graduation Tests.  Who will test? Seniors that have not meet the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Additionally, juniors who entered high school between fall 2008 and June 2011 will test, if they have not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Students testing will be notified by their counselor.  Tutoring is recommended – especially for seniors!  Students should turn in this tutoring form to Ms. Labroad and indicate they need tutoring for the GHSGT and specify which area(s):  click here.  Students must meet the EOCT/GHSGT requirement with a passing score to participate in the graduation ceremony and to receive a high school diploma.

  • March 17 – Social Studies
  • March 18 – Math
  • March 19 – Science
  • March 20 – English

JoAnn Taylor Scholarship sponsored by Tom Mathis Council for Seniors:

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to each high school in the Tom Mathis Council.

Student or student’s parent must be a PTSA member.  Photocopy of card needs to be included.

Community service and citizenship will be considered for applicants.

Forms must be turned in by Friday, March 14th, 2014.

 

Georgia PTSA Scholorship:

Graduating seniors can apply.

Must be member of PTSA. (Photocopy of card needs to be included.)

Demonstrates some need of financial aid.

Deadline: Postmarked before or on March 14th, 2014.


Prom 2014

March 8th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm 755 Club at Turner Field, Atlanta

Tickets will be on sale as follows in the cafeteria during all 4 lunches:

  • Wednesday, March 5 for $55 for KMHS students and $75 for non-KMHS students
  • Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 the cost is $60 for KMHS students and $75 for non-KMHS students

Permission slips for prom will be available starting February 24 at the Mane Link desk.

Please note anyone attending prom is required to have a photo id in order to gain entrance to the 755 Club. This is a requirement of the facility. If you do not have an id when you arrive you will be turned away. There are no refunds.

Tuxedo Special:

For all of those who have not yet reserved prom tuxedo rentals, you can help Kennesaw Mountain High School Baseball by getting your prom tux rental from King Tux Rentals in Kennesaw. They have generously offered to donate $10 for every tux rented from them for prom. Additionally, they are discounting their already lowest tux rental price by $10. You can get driving directions from their website at http://kingtuxrentals.com/directions.html or call (678) 401-4999 for more information.


Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program. We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled! Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up. It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll. If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com. Thank you for your support!


The Catholic Christian Club is hosting its annual Ash Wednesday service on March 5th, 2014 in the Kennesaw Mountain High School theater from 7:30-8:00 am. The service will be conducted by Deacon Bruce Reed from St. Joseph Catholic Church. Faculty, staff, students, and families are welcome to attend.


Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the recent winter weather?

Cobb County Schools let kids out early for the recent storm.  From just ONE of those schools, 12 students crashed on the way home, and 1 flipped their car.

We have been FLOODED with registrations from parents this past week because their kids crashed.  My question is … why?

You certainly wouldn’t wait until your house burned down to decide to buy insurance … so why wait until they crash to teach them how not to crash?

Train them how to handle emergencies BEFORE you subject them to that inevitability!  Trust me, … they’re worth it!

Don’t bet your kid’s life on the hopes they’ll survive their first crash … register today!

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

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WE WANT YOU!  

 

Looking for parents to serve as officers of the 2014-15 PTSA Executive Committee.  This is a great way to be involved in your school and community.  A great place to serve and get connected.  You won’t regret it.

 

Please send an email to Julie Truono (julie.truono@myclassconnection.com)  or any current PTSA Officer to let them know what your interest may be.   

Freshman Advisement & Parent Night

 

Advisement Dates:  February 24th – March 4th.  Freshmen will be assigned appointments and parents are invited to attend.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail informing them of their student’s appointment date/time.  If the parent cannot attend, the student will complete the Advisement appointment and bring home completed materials.  During advisement, you will meet curriculum specialists to review graduation requirements and to create a four-year academic plan for the remaining semesters of high school.  This plan does not “register” your student for classes, but will provide a blueprint for future registrations. School counselors and special education lead teachers will also be available to address any other questions that you may have. 

 

Freshman Parent Night:  February 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the KMHS cafeteria.  Counselors will review graduation requirements and other important high school information.

 

Register today for AP exams @ www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739! Register for second semester exams before the March 21st deadline. Remember that each exam costs $89 with a one-time $15 administrative fee and a 3-hour course in college runs anywhere from $500 to $2400 (UGA and GA Tech have a flat rate for 1-6 hours). Be smart!

 

Win 2 NCG Movie Tickets

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership!

 

STUDENTS – Buy a membership and your name will go in the drawing for 2 NCG Movie tickets!

Because of the bad weather, the drawing has been extended until Friday, February 28.

There is not much time before the drawing, so

please complete a form and return to the front office with cash or check.

Forms are available on the KMHS PTSA website at the link below.

All students who have purchased a membership this year will be entered into the drawing.

KMHS PTSA

 

From the Counseling Office:

 

Georgia High School Graduation Test:  Meeting this testing requirement is required to graduate AND to participate in the graduation ceremony. Click here for more details.  Tutoring is recommended, especially for seniors! For tutoring info, click here or see your counselor. 

Who will test?  (Counselors will notify students who are testing)

·         Writing Test – Any junior or senior that has not taken and passed the test.

·         Subject Tests (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) – Any senior that has not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Juniors that entered high school between fall 2008 - June 2011 and have not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement.

Retest Dates:

·         Writing – February 26

·         Subject Area Tests:

·         English – March 17

·         Math – March 18

·         Science – March 19

·         Social Studies – March 20

 

Senior Scholarship Bulletin & HOPE – To view new SENIOR scholarship bulletin, click here.  Don’t forget, you must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  For more info on HOPE and to apply, go to www.gacollege411.org.

 

Prom 2014

 

March 8th from 7-11pm
755 Club at Turner Field, Atlanta

Tickets will be on sale as follows in the cafeteria during all 4 lunches:

  • Wednesday, March 5 for $55 for KMHS students and $75 for non-KMHS students
  • Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7 the cost is $60 for KMHS students and $75 for non-KMHS students

Permission slips for prom will be available starting February 24 at the Mane Link desk.

Please note anyone attending prom is required to have a photo id in order to gain entrance to the 755 Club. This is a requirement of the facility. If you do not have an id when you arrive you will be turned away. There are no refunds.

 

The Catholic Christian Club is hosting its annual Ash Wednesday service on March 5th, 2014 in the Kennesaw Mountain High School theater from 7:30-8:00 am.  The service will be conducted by Deacon Bruce Reed from St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Faculty, staff, students, and families are welcome to attend.
Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

Was your student prepared for the recent winter weather?

 

Cobb County Schools let kids out early for the recent storm.  From just ONE of those schools, 12 students crashed on the way home, and 1 flipped their car.

We have been FLOODED with registrations from parents this past week because their kids crashed.  My question is … why?

 

You certainly wouldn’t wait until your house burned down to decide to buy insurance … so why wait until they crash to teach them how not to crash?

Train them how to handle emergencies BEFORE you subject them to that inevitability!  Trust me, … they’re worth it!

Don’t bet your kid’s life on the hopes they’ll survive their first crash … register today!

 

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

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SPECIAL NEEDS VALENTINES DANCE

KMHS, again, will be hosting the Special Needs Dance for Cobb County.

We are asking for donations of small water bottles.

Please bring in what you can by Monday, February 10, to the Mane Link Desk area.

Thanks so much.

 

 

National Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  You must be a current sophomore or junior with a GPA of at least 3.75.  There are also leadership, community service, and school service requirements.  A detailed explanation of membership criteria and an application can be found on the KMHS PTSA website (please see the link below).  Applications are due by February 21, 2014.

National Honor Society

Register today for AP exams @ www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739! Register for second semester exams before the March 21st deadline. Remember that each exam costs $89 with a one-time $15 administrative fee and a 3-hour course in college runs anywhere from $500 to $2400 (UGA and GA Tech have a flat rate for 1-6 hours). Be smart!

 

Thank you to all the families who have signed up for the Kroger Community Rewards program.  We have earned $237 from the first quarter and that is with only 48 cards enrolled!  Think how much money we could earn for our school and students if more families signed up.  It’s FREE and easy and once you have registered your Kroger Plus card it is automatically applied to the Kennesaw Mountain PTSA every time you shop at Kroger.  Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to enroll.  If you have any problems with the sign up process, feel free to contact Sue Nedvidek at Nedvideks@hotmail.com.   Thank you for your support!

 

From the Counseling Office:

 

PSAT Results – 10th and 11th grade students who took the PSAT in October received their score report and test booklet in homeroom last week. 

 

Georgia High School Graduation Test:  Meeting this testing requirement is required to graduate AND to participate in the graduation ceremony. Click here for more details.  Tutoring is recommended, especially for seniors! For tutoring info, click here or see your counselor. 

Who will test?  (Counselors will notify students who are testing)

·         Writing Test – Any junior or senior that has not taken and passed the test.

·         Subject Tests (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) – Any senior that has not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement. Juniors that entered high school between fall 2008 -                                                                                    June 2011 and have not met the EOCT/GHSGT requirement.

Retest Dates:

·         Writing – February 26

·         Subject Area Tests:

·         English – March 17

·         Math – March 18

·         Science – March 19

·         Social Studies – March 20

 

ASVAB Test – Sign up in the Counseling Office!

·         DEADLINE to register: Monday, February 10th

·         Test Date: Thursday, February 27th (during 1st and 2nd periods)

·         Who can test? 10th – 12th grade students (16 years and older)

·         Cost: FREE!

Why take the ASVAB?

·         It helps identify your skills and abilities

·         Provides Career Exploration information

·         Links achievement with interest

·         Assists in planning work related courses

·         Helps you identify a potential career path

·         Does NOT obligate students to the military

 

Senior Scholarship Bulletin & HOPE – To view new SENIOR scholarship bulletin for February, click here.  Don’t forget, you must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  For more info on HOPE and to apply, go to www.gacollege411.org.

 

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

 

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation.  One doesn’t become proficient at LaCrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an on-line class, getting in to a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at LaCrosse by playing LaCrosse!  Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”?  Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

 

WINTER BREAK SAT PREP!

 

Connect with fellow students ONLINE during Winter Break for a complete SAT Prep Course!

Class will meet online with LIVE instruction and class interaction via microphones and whiteboards at these times:

2/13 ,2/14, 2/15, 2/17, 2/18 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Classes are recorded if a session must be missed!

 

Early Bird Registration will end on Sunday, 2/9.

Fee $275 Early Bird.  $300 regular.

For more information about our course, testimonials, and registration, visit www.myclassconnection.com 

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345.

By popular demand

Now Forming EVENING, ONLINE Quiz and Test Review classes

With GA Certifed Master Teachers

For CC Coordinate Algebra (9th), CC Analytical Geometry (10th), and Chemistry.

Core classes, Honors and Magnet Classes.

We are only looking to see if there is enough interest, so if you would like to hear MORE (no commitment),

please answer this quick survey by Sunday, 2/9.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8DPVLFF

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On January 27, 2014, the Academy of Math, Science & Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School will present Some STEMtastic Evening, an event for Cobb County middle and high school students and parents to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)-related careers. The program will begin at 6:30 PM in the theatre with a keynote address by Dr. Gilda Lyon, STEM Georgia Director, followed by three, 15-minute breakout sessions with 30+ professionals. We anticipate a large crowd, so please consider arriving early for priority seating.

 

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.

STUDENTS – Buy a membership and your name will go in the drawing for 2 NCG Movie tickets!

The drawing will take place the first week in February.

There is not much time before the drawing, so

please complete the form and return to the front office with cash or check.

Forms are available on the KMHS PTSA website at the link below.

All students who have purchased a membership this year will be entered into the drawing.

KMHS PTSA Forms

 

Men and Women of Distinction will be hosting a Financial Literacy Program on Thursday, January 30th, at 3:45 in the Media Center. 

Please come and learn the best ways to manage your money.

National Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  You must be a current sophomore or junior with a GPA of at least 3.75.  There are also leadership, community service, and school service requirements.  A detailed explanation of membership criteria and an application can be found on the KMHS PTSA website (please see the link below).  Applications are due by February 21, 2014.

National Honor Society

 

Project 2400 and Princeton Review SAT Prep Classes:

 

The first class for students who were selected for Project 2400 and additional students who are participating in the Princeton Review is on January 27th from 3:45–5:45. The first practice test will be on January 25th from 9 AM until 1:15 PM at KMHS.

 

 

The coordinator the Hillgrove PTSA SAT prep class has opened it up to nearby high schools. The class has been offered for several years with great success and reviews!  Students can become HG PTSA members and register for $6 + $125 or they can just pay the $150 for non-members.  The instructors are from Allatoona  and Harrison High Schools.  All profits from this class will go towards scholarships to Hillgrove Senior High School students.  For more information:  Hillgrove SAT Registration

 

 

From the Counseling Office:

Seniors – Transcripts & Midyear Reports — Many colleges require you to send a midyear report (transcript with fall semester grades).  Don’t forget to come by the Counseling Office to request your midyear report to be sent.  For out-of-state schools (that are not on Common App), bring the address of the admissions office.  Cost:  $2 per transcript.

 

ASVAB Test – Sign up in the Counseling Office!

·         Test Date:  Thursday, February 27th (during 1st and 2nd periods)

·         DEADLINE to register:  Monday, February 10th

·         Who can test?  10th – 12th grade students (16 years and older)

·         Cost:  FREE!

Why take the ASVAB?

·         It helps identify your skills and abilities

·         Provides Career Exploration information

·         Links achievement with interest

·         Assists in planning work related courses

·         Helps you identify a potential career path

·         Does NOT obligate students to the military

 

On Fridays, the Counselors will be available in the Career Center during all lunches to answer your college & scholarship questions.

 

Scholarship Bulletin – View scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html.  Many scholarships require essays and letters of recommendation.  Be sure to read the scholarship application requirements ASAP so you do not miss deadlines.  Two school weeks are required for letters of recommendation.

 

Join the Counseling Office listserv!  Click here (http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html) to subscribe.  Receive information about colleges visiting KMHS, college fairs, testing, scholarships, and other opportunities.

 

Visit the Counseling Office blog for information on various opportunities for students:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/

 

Cabaret and Coffee – Friday night, January 31 at 7:00 p.m., come and enjoy a talent and variety show featuring Kennesaw Mountain students.  Cabaret and Coffee will be in the Susan Gunderman Theater.  Enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for advance tickets.
Georgia Parent Survey

The state of Georgia is requesting that all parents participate in an online survey about local schools.  Results from each survey will go directly to the Georgia Department Of Education for analysis.  This survey is anonymous and will only take 5-10 minutes to complete.  Parents may access the survey from their personal computers, tablets, or smartphones.  Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey:

Georgia Parent Surveyhttp://admin.doe.k12.ga.us/gadoe/sla/gaparents.nsf/Survey.xsp.  When you move your mouse over the link, please follow the instructions for accessing the survey.  You will find two drop down menus as you access the site; you will need to select the Cobb County School District from the first drop down menu and Kennesaw Mountain High School from the second menu.

Thank you for your participation.

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question” 

For Mustangs, FREE Online, LIVE WEBinar that will help you answer that all important question!

Connect with our Master Teachers and SAT/ACT Test Prep Writers as we uncover the mysteries of the ever-so-feared college prep tests!

We will share the hidden differences in the tests, debunk the myths that exist about the tests,  and profile the student strengths that lend themselves to better performance on one test over the other.

And, what about the dreaded Essay? Is that a reason to forgo the SAT altogether? Maybe not! …

Additionally, we will share a diagnostic tool that your student can take to determine which test may be a better fit!

Our one- hour FREE Webinar is open to students, parents, teachers and counselors!

January 28th from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm in our Virtual Classroom

Go to www.myclassconnection.com to register so we can send link and log -in to you!

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Landed a plane in the Hudson lately!

It’s amazing the success we can have at the controls once we’re properly trained.  Anyone can handle “Normal Driving Conditions”, but how will your student react when they’re faced with “Emergency Driving Conditions”?  98.5% of the driving population doesn’t have that training.  This is when you don’t want your student to follow the crowd … help them stand out by training them how to save themselves.

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming right to Kennesaw Mt. High School this April!  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

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