Class of 2015
Prestige Portraits should have sent information about a summer senior portrait appointment to each student. The deadline for a minimum of one formal and one casual pose to be included in the yearbook is September 4th. If you did not get an appointment date/time or need to change the one you have, call 678-569-1315.
Summer Community Service
ATTENTION KMHS FAMILIES: If your student would like to earn up to five hours of community service this summer by serving homeless clients at MUST Ministries, please contact our PTSA Community Outreach Chairperson-Robin Saunders (email@example.com). We have scheduled the Summer Community Service project for Monday, July 21 from 10 am-1 pm. Please contact Robin for full details. Also, if you would like to serve on this PTSA committee for the 2014-2015 school year, please let her know. Thank you!
Mustang Way / Freshman Orientation
The transition from 8th to 9th grade can be difficult for many students who graduate from middle to high school. In the ninth grade students are confronted with a new environment, rules, an exciting culture, and accountability. Course requirements are complex and demanding. The campus is challenging to navigate. Suddenly the student is the youngest kid on the block.
The transition to a new school can be frustrating and overwhelming for the student. Students are unsure of the expectations of the school, the teachers, and the students. This frustration translate into lost opportunity of building a strong GPA from day one.
Here are a few recommendations to help your 9th grade students adjust to high school.
- Have your ninth grader attend MUSTANG WAY! The Mustang Way is a great way to learn about our school. This is a half-day seminar presented by our student leaders about the expectations of the school, the teachers, and the student body. This is your opportunity to talk with current students and ask questions to get ready for the best time of your life. This program is for students only and has had a positive influence on previous freshmen adjusting to high school. E-mail William.richardson@cobbk12 to sign up or ask questions.
- Parents and students attend FRESHMAN orientation on July 31 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Students will get their schedule and meet their teachers. Students can pick up their books and the Parents can join PTSA, meet coaches and the Administrators, get information on how to get information on your students classwork, homework, monitor grades, and investigate ways to get involved in the school.
- Freshman walk is on the 3rd of August from 2 to 4 pm. This is the last opportunity for you and your freshman to walk the school before school starts on August 4th. Teachers will not be here but the student government will be here to answer questions and assist your freshman to find the best way to get to each class.
Students who participate in these events are familiar with the school and the expectations and start their high school life excited and calm.
Summer Reading Requirement
The Kennesaw Mountain High School English department believes that reading is an important activity that should not end when school is dismissed in May. To that end, we ask all students to read at least one book before taking their next English class and to complete an assignment while reading it or after starting the new semester, depending on the requirement for the specific English class. Assignments are typically due within a few days of the beginning of the semester in which students take English.
Please click here: https://sites.google.com/site/kmhssummerreading/home to find out what book(s) you should read in order to be prepared and to begin your semester successfully. Reviews on Amazon.com provide a good overview if you are wondering what the various books are about–but beware of spoilers!
Have you ever dreamed about touching the Roman Colosseum? Seeing the Sistine Chapel with your very own eyes? Eating authentic Italian and Greek food? How about climbing the Acropolis in Athens? Well wish no more because now you can! Coach G is putting together a wonderful trip to Italy and Greece for the 2015 summer. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to see these magnificent sites as well as many, many more, please contact him at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org for more information. Spots are limited, so don’t wait too long!
Kennesaw Mountain PTSA is looking for parents to serve on our committees for the 2014-2015 school year. We have many places to serve. There is even a place for you if you have a full time job!
We need committee chairs and members. Being a part of PTSA is a great way to be involved in your school and community. We need YOU!
If you are interested in a particular committee or just volunteering in general, please e-mail Kathy Graham at President@KMHSPTSA.org
Discount Cards are in. If you would like one this year please let Coach Andy Scott know and he will be glad to personally bring one to you. Cost this year is $20.
These are just a few of the participating sponsors: Little Caesars, Texas Roadhouse, Tom+Chee, Stevi B’s, California Dreaming, etc. Thanks in advance for your support of our program.
Coach Andy Scott, 478-542-4438 (cell), www.kmhsmustangfootball.com
Summer MATH BRIDGE Online Camp!
For students who have completed 9th Grade Coordinate Algebra and entering 10th Grade Analytic Geom/Coordinate Algebra
(Or need a timely Algebra Review for the PSAT, SAT or ACT)
“Connect” with your peers for 6 hours the week of July 21st to REVIEW and WARM UP for your 10th Grade Math Course!
We will Review the Critical Skills of Graphing Parent Functions, Solving Equations, Solving Quadratics by Factoring,
Working with Radicals, Simplifying with Exponents, and MORE!
(Bring your summer packet questions, too!)
To register for the July 21-25, 10 am – 11:15 am ONLINE LIVE Class,