Sleighbells on the Square 5K/1K/Tot Trot

The 16th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K/1K/Tot Trot will be held this year on Saturday, December 10. This festive event for the whole family takes place on the Marietta Square where the 5K will start and finish. The race attracted more than 1000 participants last year, raising more than $30,000 for the Cobb Children’s Emergency Fund. The Fund provides emergency grants to Cobb County School Social Workers to help support student households facing financial emergencies or crises. The Fund provides support for Cobb families in need in areas that are often not addressed by traditional charities; assisting with utility bills, clothing, medicine, and housing in order to help local families get back on track.

Race day activities include appearances by Disney Characters and Santa, face-painting for the kids and jingle bells for runners’ shoes. Festive holiday attire is encouraged. Strollers and dogs are allowed. The 5K starts at 8:30am, the 1K at 9:30am, Tot Trot at 9:45am and the awards ceremony is at 9:50am. Free Parking is available in the parking decks around the Marietta Square.

The 5K is a chip-timed Peachtree Qualifying race. Registration is available online at Active.com. The cost for registration is $20 for Youth, $25 for Adults through November 27. $30 for registration November 28- December 8. Tot Trot registration is just $10 through Dec 8. Race day registration is $35 for the 5K and 1K and $15 for the Tot Trot. There is also registration for Phantom Runners for $30 to support in spirit and get a t-shirt but not run.
All participants who register before Nov 28 are guaranteed a long-sleeve technical t-shirt.

More information can be found on the Sleighbells on the Square page at Active.com or www.cobbcountybar.org .
Sleighbells on the Square is presented by the Cobb County Bar Association to support the Children’s Emergency Fund, a 501c3.

KMHS Drama Earns State One-Act Play Title

Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Drama Department placed first in the State One-act Play Competition in Warner Robins Saturday, November 12 in the new 7A classification.  The new 7A class is compiled of the state’s largest 44 high schools.

Kennesaw Mountain presented the heart-warming comedy, The Boys New Door, by Tom Griffin after winning their 3 -7A Region beating Hillgrove, North Cobb, McEachern, and North Paulding for the opportunity to advance to the state competition.

The play tells the story of four mentally challenged men who lived together and the emotional toll it takes on their caretaker.  It sounds serious, and it does have dramatic moments, but there is also many comical scenes.

At the region competition, senior Matt de Leon received Region Best Actor while senior Landon Ebuna, and junior, Carson Colenbaugh were selected to the Region All-Star Cast.

At the state competition, KMHS received a standing ovation and praise from the three judges.
Director, Coy Dunn said. “I am extremely proud of this group.  They have worked hard and continuous improved week after week.  They are a very talented group of actors, but they are also an awesome group of young people.  It’s been a lot of fun getting to work with them.”

Shop With A Mustang Donations

Donations are still being accepted for Shop with a Mustang.  Student organizations at KMHS would like to have enough money to take 200 underprivileged children shopping on Saturday December 17th. Donations of any dollar amount are being accepted through next Friday, December 9th. Donations can be dropped off in Room 316.

Shop with a Mustang, commonly known as SWAM, is an annual program organized by the students of Kennesaw Mountain where underprivileged elementary school students are taken Christmas shopping by high school mentors every December.

Each year, the staff and students of KMHS along with the rest of the community are encouraged to donate to this worthwhile cause. For the past several years, SWAM supporters have been able to come together and fundraise a whopping $45,000 each year. SWAM has made an impact nationally, expanding to 32 high schools and 3 universities.

Mane Link and the other organizers of SWAM would greatly appreciate your donations.  Shop with a Mustang would not be possible without the influence of those in the community who make the wellbeing of children a priority

 

KMHS Christmas Adopt-A-Child

The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is working with Ms. Bethany Miller, KMHS Social Worker, to coordinate a “KMHS Christmas Adopt-A-Child” initiative.   If you would like to sponsor a child, please sign up on our sign-up genius below or contact Tammie Jackson at CommunityOutreach@kmhsptsa.org.  She will provide you with the gender, age, size and suggested gift item of the family member you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions.  The last day to donate gifts is December 16th. We will distribute gifts on December 19th. Thank you for your CONTINUED support!

Safe Driving Pledge

For the second year in a row, Landmark Automotive is asking teens to take the Safe Driving pledge.  Those who take the pledge will be counted toward a contest.  The high school with the highest number of pledges taken will be awarded 10,000 dollars.  KMHS won this money last year and because we gave it toward the Shop with a Mustang community service project, we ARE ELIGIBLE to win again!  We are currently in second place so we need your help. Please click HERE  to fill out the pledge.  You may pledge once an hour.  Teens, parents, grandparents can all take the pledge.  The contest ends on Sunday December 4th at 11:59 EST.

Driving is a privilege, not a right. What better way to earn this driving privilege by discussing the importance of safe driving amongst Atlanta area teens, parents, and mentors? Last year, Landmark. Automotive’s Teen Safe Driver Pledge was an overwhelming success. It’s a win-win for students, parents, and everyone who drives a vehicle. Please take the time to follow through on this commitment to safety.

Landmark Automotive is proud to reward the most dedicated high school with a $10,000 donation; but contributing to the safety of our loved ones will be an even greater gift.

Run With a Mustang

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Run With A Mustang is a 5K fun run/walk to support Shop With A Mustang. The race is November 12, 2016 on the KMHS XC trail at 8 AM. Registrations will be accepted the morning of the race for $20 (without a t-shirt).

We will provide Gatorade, water, and bananas for free but we will also be selling Chick-Fil-A in the tennis court parking lot.

The Boys Next Door

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Your LAST CHANCE to see The Boys Next Door is Thursday Night,Nov 10th, at 7pm.  This show won first place at the regional One Act Festival.  Support KMHS Drama and the students who have worked on this production while enjoying great entertainment.  This show is about four mentally challenged men who live together and are supervised by a man who is becoming burned out due to the emotional toil the job takes. It may sound serious and depressing, but the play is more of a heartwarming COMEDY and will make you laugh, and maybe cry, but it will certainly make you examine how we treat others who are different. The play is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Too Much Halloween Candy?

Bring in your leftovers and it will be put to good use for PTSA senior treats!  Drop off in the front office either TOMORROW (Wednesday) or Thursday this week.  Candy will be used for Senior Treats on Friday so DON’T DELAY! THANK-YOU!

Thanksgiving – Adopt A Family

The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is teaming up with KMHS Social Worker, Bethany Miller, to help those within our community in need during the holidays.  If you would like to provide a Thanksgiving Meal to another KMHSFamily in need, please contact Tammie Jackson at communityoutreach@kmhsptsa.org by November 7th.  She will send you instructions and the list of Thanksgiving items to purchase for our Thanksgiving Baskets.

If you would like to help but aren’t sure if you can provide an entire basket, please contact Tammie and she can partner you with another family or two.

Baskets will be distributed to families on November 17th. Thank you for giving a helping hand and for being a true blessing to families within our community.