Table of Contents
- KMHS Fall Open House
- PTSA Meeting & Membership
- Magnet Foundation
- PTSA Needs You
- Fundraising (Committee Highlight)
- PTSA Survey
- Food & Toiletry Drive
- Free Fair Tickets – Cobb EMC
- Coupon Books = Big Savings
- From the Counseling Office
- Mustang Cheer Tryouts
- Yearbook Sales
- Explore Costa Rica
- Recycle Used Electronics
- Business Sponsors
- Upcoming Events
KMHS Open House!
Thursday, August 27th
This is one stop shopping to take care of all your school business/needs. It’s a night parents and students don’t want to miss.
5:30 -6:00 Club Fair in Cafeteria. Students and parents learn about KMHS clubs and can join or ask questions about any they are interested in.
6:00 – 7:00 Follow your student’s schedule. Meet teachers. Learn more about curriculum, expectations, day to day activities.
7:00 Cafeteria. Join PTSA ($8.00 for membership), pay student dues and visit the local vendor tables, including Tom + Chee, Alive Ministries, Accident Avoidance, Cobb EMC and College Planning.
7:15 Please join us at our 1st PTSA General Membership meeting. We will be introducing our new Executive Board and voting on the budget for the 2015 – 2016 school year. We would love to have your input!
Don’t have time for dinner? Don’t worry – Peace, Love and Pizza will be selling pizza! Eat AFTER you visit teachers. We are trying to make it easy for you to take care of all your school business this single evening!
**If you cannot attend Open House, you can still join PTSA. Just send in dues and the membership form found in the RED Cobb County folders to the front office any day. Membership is for parents and students.
THANK YOU to all of our new members for 2015-16! We are well ahead of last year’s aggressive start and striving for 100% Mustang Membership this year!
Our Student PTSA Members will be participating in Student Appreciation Days each month! Our first event will be held on FRIDAY, September 4th!
All Student Members will be treated to an ICE POP during their lunch hour as well as names entered into a drawing for
2 FREE movie tickets!
(Students will be able to join on this day, as well!)
KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation
Drop by the KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation table at Open House this Thursday to see what we will be doing this year for the magnet program. Sign-up for some new committees and pay your dues and receive our new Magnet Foundation Magnet for your car.
Kennesaw Mountain High
PTSA needs YOU!
The KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2015-2016 school year. There are plenty of areas where parents can be involved. Available committees are Hospitality, Membership, Senior Activities, Volunteer on Call (to be called when help is needed) and many more! Click on the following link to see all the volunteer opportunities. Committees/Volunteers
Committee Highlight of the Week
We need a chair for this committee! Many of the programs and committees sponsored by the PTSA are made possible by dues raised through membership and fundraising. While we don’t participate in traditional fundraising events like elementary schools put on, we do our own version of fun events. The Chair of this committee will set-up and monitor the grocery & retail store cards and other programs and community business relationships that have incentive events. Some of those events may include KMHS night at a yogurt shop or local restaurant that provides a way to earn rewards while bringing the school together. Let us know by clicking on the links above if this sounds like the committee for you!
PTSA “How Can We Help You” Survey
In order to better serve KMHS families, the PTSA would like your input. Please complete a simple survey and turn it in to the PTSA Collection Boxes located in the Attendance Office and/or Cafeteria by September 18, 2015. (Feel free to use the back of the paper for additional comments.)
FOOD & TOILETRY DRIVE KICKS OFF AT FALL OPEN HOUSE
KMHS PTSA is partnering with Alive Ministries for a food & toiletry drive that will kick off at our Fall Open House on August 27. All items donated will be provided to students & their families in need in Cobb County Schools. Please bring items to the Open House or send them in with your student after August 27. Collection bins will be conveniently placed in the cafeteria, bus port entrance, and front entrance. Suggested items are below. No expired items please!
Jello & Pudding Snack Cups
Cereal & Pop Tarts
Grits & Oatmeal
Pancake mix & syrup
Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
Macaroni & Cheese
Rice & Rice-a-Roni
Any Type of Pasta Noodles
Tomato Sauce & Tomato Paste
Ravioli & Spaghettios
Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard
|Crackers & CookiesCake Mix & Frosting
Brownie, Cookie, Muffin Mixes
Corn Bread Mixes
Juices & Juice Boxes
Fruit Cups & Fruit Snacks
Soap & Body Washes
Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes
Shampoo & Conditioner
Diapers & Baby Wipes
Baby Wash, Lotion, etc.
FREE FAIR TICKETS…FREE KMHS FUNDRAISING
Are you a Cobb EMC customer? Do you attend the GA State Fair? Register and come to the Cobb EMC annual meeting on September 19th and receive 4 free fair tickets, to include free parking and unlimited rides, and be eligible for door prizes….KMHS ALSO receives funds for every 20 persons in attendance….Great way to support our MUSTANGS!
Discount Books Are Back & On Sale Now!
SaveAround 2016, North Atlanta
(and surrounding areas)
When: August 27th, Open house
Where: Cafeteria (PTSA Table)
NOTE:……Will also be selling at the Varsity Home Football games….Get yours now and start saving
Coupons good through Dec 31, 2016….
From the Counseling Office
Click here to check out which colleges are visiting KMHS and which college fairs are coming! Here are some resources to help when exploring different college options:
- For parents: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents
- For students: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
- Download Choosing a College handout
Dual enrollment at KSU – Current sophomores & juniors: Interested in taking college classes in lieu of high school classes, and earning both high school and college credit simultaneously? This program is designed for academically accelerated students. KSU will host 3 info sessions – Sept 15, 24, and 28. For admission criteria, additional info, and to register to attend an info session, click here. Download Honorview Session Handout 2015
- Your HOPE GPA is now available to view on www.gacollege411.org. If you transferred to KMHS this school year from outside of Cobb County School District, your HOPE GPA will become available at a later date.
- You can send transcripts electronically to most in-state colleges via 411. Remember, you must submit your college application before sending your transcript.
- Senior Status Letters were sent home in homeroom Friday, August 21st.
Financial Aid Night
- Tuesday, November 3 @ 6:00 pm at Harrison High School
Mustang Basketball Cheer Tryouts (Varsity & JV)
When: Wednesday, September 30
Where: Small gym
Cheer candidates should wear a white tee shirt, black shorts, and cheer shoes.
Please bring the following REQUIRED documents to tryouts:
Ø Signed tryout packet
Ø 2015-16 Sports Physical
Ø BOTH forms are located on our website www.kmhscheer.com
Student Services Administrator
We are excited about this new year. Yearbooks are on sale right now at Jostensyearbooks.com for $80.00. Buy them at www.jostensyearbooks.com
It’s not too late to still get Senior pictures done, please call to sign up for an appointment. More information is found at this link: http://local.prestigeportraits.com/ga/marietta/1555-williams-dr.html
Also, Senior Ads are here! They’re only open until October, so it’s important you make your ad now!
Senior Ads are all accessible ONLINE through this website: http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A01052333
The prices and deadlines are-
August 3rd-October 5th :
Full page- $400.00
½ Page -$200.00
¼ page – $100.00
October 6th– October 26th:
Full page – $450.00
½ Page -$250.00
¼ page- $150.00
Please let me know if you need any more information! Thank you so much!
Holly Thomas Holly.Thomas@cobbk12.org
EXPLORE COSTA RICA
Have you ever wanted to zip line through the rain forest? How about visit a butterfly sanctuary? Ever dream of experiencing a crocodile jungle safari cruise? Well now you can! Join Coach G and other KMHS students heading to Costa Rica in 2017! Sign up now as monthly payments will slightly increase each month that passes. For more information, please email Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org. Spots are limited!
RECYCLE USED ELECTRONICS
Get new devices for back to school? Please donate your used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School. We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students who are experiencing hardships or emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school. A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year and at the Alive Ministries Food collection table at open house. Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.
Bethany Miller, LCSW
Cobb County School Social Worker
KMHS Ext.#263, Bullard Ext.#260, Hayes, & McClure
From PTSA Business Sponsors-
SAT/ACT/PSAT Online Prep Classes now forming!
Prepare for your first or second time SAT, ACT or PSAT with PTSA Academic Support Partner, MyClassConnection. Classes for the SAT or ACT Prep meet conveniently online on Sunday evenings this fall! Instruction is LIVE, with student/teacher microphone, whiteboard and chat interaction. Students will be given both content review and proven test-taking/timing strategies to do the best possible on these ever-important college admissions’ tests.KMHS PTSA members receive a $30 off advantage if registration is prior to October 1st, for any of the fall classes.
For more information, testimonials, schedules and registration, please visit www.myclassconnection.com and click the PTSA tab for registration.
Read our latest “Road to College” newsletter here!
Accident Avoidance Workshops
Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!
Teen fatalities up 19% … 1 in 4 teens crashes before they’re 17 … cars remain the #1 killer of teens … why? … because “driver’s ed” is still all that’s required.
You need to require more of your student because today’s roads are different … today’s society is different … and frankly, your kid deserves it.
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 back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. 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.
August 27 5:30pm Club Fair & PTSA Membership Drive
August 27 6:00 – 7:00pm Fall Open House – Meet Teachers
August 27 7pm Pizza by Peace, Love & Pizza
August 27 7:15pm – PTSA General Membership Meeting
August 28 7:30pm KMHS @ Sprayberry – Away Game
September 4 7:30pm Mt. View @ KMHS – Home Game
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
September 11 7:30pm KMHS @ Douglas County – Away Game
September 18 7:30pm North Paulding @ KMHS – Home Game
September 21-25 Fall Break