27
Aug

eNews (08-26-2015)

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

If you love helping kids and want to be involved please email volunteers@kmhsptsa.org or president@kmhsptsa.org to join us for a fun year!

Committee Highlight of the Week

Fundraising

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.)

2015-2016 Parent Needs Assessment.

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!

Peanut ButterJelly

Canned Vegetables

Jello & Pudding Snack Cups

Canned Fruit

Hamburger Helper

Cereal & Pop Tarts

Grits & Oatmeal

Pancake mix & syrup

Canned Soup

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)

Macaroni & Cheese

Rice & Rice-a-Roni

Dried Beans

Instant Potatoes

Any Type of Pasta Noodles

Tomato Sauce & Tomato Paste

Ravioli & Spaghettios

Canned Chili

Canned Tomatoes

Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard

Salad Dressing

Crackers & CookiesCake Mix & Frosting

Brownie, Cookie, Muffin Mixes

Corn Bread Mixes

Popcorn

Juices & Juice Boxes

Flour

Sugar

Cooking Oil

Pam Spray

Granola Bars

Fruit Cups & Fruit Snacks

Laundry Detergent

Soap & Body Washes

Deodorant

Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

Shampoo & Conditioner

Diapers & Baby Wipes

Baby Food

Baby Wash, Lotion, etc.

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

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)

Cost: $20.00

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:

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

For seniors:

  • 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

Time: 3:30-6:30pm

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

Sherri Gilliam

Student Services Administrator

YEARBOOK SALES

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

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

www.bllblogs.typepad.com/social_work/

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.

Upcoming Events

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

22
Aug

eNews (08-21-2015)

Table of Contents

  • From the Counseling Office
  • SAT/ACT Practice Test
  •  Open House at the Mountain
  • PTSA Membership News
  • KMHS PTSA still needs YOU!
  • Food & Toiletry Drive
  • Order your Yearbook Now
  • Costa Rica Trip
  • Donate Used Electronics
  • My Class Connection
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops

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:

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

For seniors:

  • 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 will go out in homeroom Friday, August 21st.

Financial Aid Night

  • Tuesday, November 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: Harrison High School

FREE KAPLAN SAT/ACT PRACTICE TEST AT KMHS

Kaplan is hosting a free SAT/ACT combo practice test for juniors and seniors:

Sat. Aug. 22, 2015 | 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. current SAT/ACT Combo

The SAT will change this spring so our current 9th through 11th graders are invited to take a free PSATpractice test:

Sat. Sept. 12, 2015– 9-11th graders

To register for either event, click on the link below.

Click Here to Register

OPEN HOUSE AT THE MOUNTAIN

Parents are invited to attend an Open House at KMHS on Thursday August 27th. The evening’s events will begin with a club fair from 5:30 to 6 in the cafeteria. Explore the different clubs and activities your child can get involved with. Next, go to your child’s homeroom, follow his or her schedule and meet the teachers from 6 to 7. A brief PTSA meeting will follow at 7:15 in the cafeteria.

 

Membership News:

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!)

Students and parents can join the PTSA during Open House on August 27th (membership table will be in the lunchroom and at the front doors) or send in the dues and PTSA Membership form found in the RED Cobb County folders to the front office on any day.

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, Community Outreach, or Parent Family Involvement, Volunteer on Call (called when help is needed) and many more! Click on the following link to see all the volunteer opportunities. Committees/Volunteers If you love helping kids and want to be involved please email

volunteers@kmhsptsa.org or president@kmhsptsa.org to join us for a fun year!

Committee Highlight of the Week

Senior Activities – We need a chair for this fun committee! This person would collect all the important information, like when a Senior needs to order cap and gowns, or senior ad information for the year book and make sure it gets out to the seniors in our e-news, Facebook, etc. You would also help with any senior activities that PTSA helps with during the year. Also, we like to give our seniors a treat from time to time. You would arrange for these Senior Treats during lunchtime. If interested please contact either the President or the Volunteer Chair at the

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!

Peanut ButterJellyCanned VegetablesJello & Pudding Snack CupsCanned Fruit

Hamburger Helper

Cereal & Pop Tarts

Grits & Oatmeal

Pancake mix & syrup

Canned Soup

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)

Macaroni & Cheese

Rice & Rice-a-Roni

Dried Beans

Instant Potatoes

Any Type of Pasta Noodles

Tomato Sauce & Tomato Paste

Ravioli & Spaghettios

Canned Chili

Canned Tomatoes

Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard

Salad Dressing

Crackers & CookiesCake Mix & FrostingBrownie, Cookie, Muffin MixesCorn Bread MixesPopcorn

Juices & Juice Boxes

Flour

Sugar

Cooking Oil

Pam Spray

Granola Bars

Fruit Cups & Fruit Snacks

Laundry Detergent

Soap & Body Washes

Deodorant

Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

Shampoo & Conditioner

Diapers & Baby Wipes

Baby Food

Baby Wash, Lotion, etc.

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

YEARBOOK SALES

We are excited about this new year. Yearbooks are on sale right now at Jostensyearbooks.com for $75.00 and they will increase to $80.00 on August 22nd. 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 that 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

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

www.bllblogs.typepad.com/social_work/

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

AAW Teen Driving Quiz!

A quick quiz for you:

1~ Do you want to be more comfortable with the idea of sending your student out on to Atlanta roads?

2~ When trying to correct your student while driving, do you get the “I know, I know” or “let me drive” attitude from them?

3~ Does your student have more faith in their driving abilities, or think they know more about driving than you feel is justified?

4~ Does your student show little if any interest in driving or is uncertain, timid, or overly-anxious behind the wheel?

5~ Do you want your student to have more than “driver’s ed” in preparation for driving alone?

If you answered “yes” to more of these than you’re comfortable with, we can help with every single one of your above concerns, and then some. The Accident Avoidance Workshops is “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

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.

16
Aug

eNews (08-14-2015)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Upcoming Events
  • Fall Pictures
  • Open House
  • Join PTSA
  • Football & Cheer
  • Enduring Hearts Iron Horse
  • Yearbooks
  • Free Stuff for Teachers
  • Support PTSA – Grocery shopping
  • Schwan’s Home Food Delivery
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

Upcoming Events

August 20: School Pictures

August 27 @ 5:30pm: Club Fair & PTSA Membership Drive

August 27  @ 6:00 – 7:00pm: Fall Open House – Meet Teachers

August 27  @ 7:15pm: PTSA General Membership Meeting

August 28 @ 7:30pm:  Football – KMHS  @ Sprayberry – Away Game

September 4 @ 7:30pm:  Football – 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

 

Fall Pictures

Picture day is on Thursday, August 20th in the small gym. If a student misses pictures that day, they will be able to make up their pictures throughout the day on Friday, August 21st in the small gym.

 

You Won’t Want to Miss the KMHS Open House this year! Thursday, August 27th

The Club Fair starts at 5:30 where students can learn about KMHS clubs and join the ones that interest them. From 6:00 – 7:00 meet your student’s teachers, then come back to the Cafeteria to join PTSA ($8.00 for membership), pay student dues and visit the local vendor tables, including Tom + Chee, Alive Ministries and more!
At 7:15 please join us at our 1st PTSA General Membership meeting immediately following the Fall Open House. 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!

The KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation will have a table set up at Open House on August 27th for parents to drop by to sign-up to help with some of our various teacher or student activities throughout the year.

We also will be collecting family donations for the Foundation. Come and check out what the Magnet Academy Foundation will be working on to make KMHS the best school that it can be!!

KMHS PTSA NEEDS YOU!

During Open House, we hope you will take the opportunity to join PTSA.

For membership questions, please email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2015-2016 school year. Available committees are Hospitality, Membership, Community Outreach, Reflections, Parent Family Involvement, Volunteer on Call and many more!

Go to the KMHS PTSA website or click on this link Committees/Volunteers to look at committee/volunteer descriptions. A Volunteer Form will be available on the PTSA website soon or you can get one in the front office. If you love helping kids and want to be involved, please email volunteers@kmhsptsa.org or president@kmhsptsa.org with any questions.

 

Kennesaw Youth Football and Cheer – Registration Until August 17

It’s not too late to register for football or cheerleading through Kennesaw Youth Football Association. Competition squad available for cheerleaders and games through November for football. Practice at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Last day to register is Monday, August 17. Ages 5-12 years. More info at www.kyfamustangs.com.

 

Volunteers needed for the Enduring Hearts Iron Horse 15K and 5K Express!

Date: Sunday August 30th

Location: Town Center Mall – 400 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Time: Volunteers should report by 5:45-6:00 am

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now. Students receive 4 free icons when they individualize the book (which is a $20 value for FREE). Please click on this link: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1217719/Kennesaw-Mountain-High-School/2016-Yearbook/20150701134147940141/CATALOG_SHOP/

to buy your yearbook now! They are only $75.00 for a limited time ONLY. Last year, we sold out so make sure you get yours today.

Free Stuff for Teachers

440 Glover Street | Marietta, Georgia 30060

Next Event: Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

Support KMHS PTSA While Grocery Shopping

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year in the month of August that shoppers should re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689. Not A Kroger Plus Card Member? Go to www.kroger.com and Register. Please Enroll KMHS PTSA with school code 14689 after registering for a rewards card. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Question: 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 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.

06
Aug

eNews (08-06-2015)

Table of Contents

  • Upcoming Events
  • News from the Counselor’s Office
  • Marching Band Yard Sale
  • Yearbook Ordering Information
  • PTSA Membership – Please Join
  • Free Stuff for Teachers
  • Iron Horse Run
  • Electronic Donations
  • Schwan’s Home Food Delivery
  • Support PTSA  – Grocery Shopping

 

Upcoming Events

August 8:  Band Indoor Yard Sales (cafeteria)

August 20-21: School Pictures

August 27 @ 6:00 pm: Fall Open House – Meet Teachers, Join PTSA & Attend PTSA General Membership Meeting

August 28 @ 7:30 pm: Football – KMHS @ Sprayberry – Away Game

September 4  @ 7:30 pm: Football – Mt. View @ KMHS – Home Game

 

From the Counseling Office

Who is my student’s counselor?

A – Z  All Magnet:  Angela LaRoy

A – Z (9th Grade/Non-Magnet):  Michael Loyd

10th – 12th/Non-Magnet:

A – G: Brittney Phillips

H – M: Colleen Garcia

N – W: Jackie Brown

X – Z: Michael Loyd

 

Great guide for all things college related:  College Board has great info on getting ready for college – ranging from visiting colleges, applying, exploring careers, and more!

For parents:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents

For students:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Seniors – Please do not sure gacollege411 to request transcripts at this time.  It is not updated with spring and summer grades.  Once it is ready to use, we’ll send out a notification.

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Angela LaRoy

School Counselor

Kennesaw Mountain High School

(678) 594-8193 x232

Fax (678) 594-8223

http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling

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Kennesaw Mountain Marching Band Annual Yard Sale

The annual Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band Yard Sale on August 8! Sale time is from 8am-2pm at Kennesaw Mountain High School in the cafeteria. We have a very large, pre-screened collection of furniture (lots), small appliances, kitchenware, books, household items, sports equipment, clothes, toys, yard equipment, and more. If you need it, we might have it. Come support excellence in music education at The Mountain! See you there! yardsale@kmbo.bandelist.com for more info.

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now. Students receive 4 free icons when they individualize the book (which is a $20 value for FREE). Please click on this link: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1217719/Kennesaw-Mountain-High-School/2016-Yearbook/20150701134147940141/CATALOG_SHOP/

to buy your yearbook now! They are only $75.00 for a limited time ONLY. Last year, we sold out so make sure you get yours today.

 

 KMHS PTSA

KMHS PTSA thanks all teachers, staff, parents and students who have already joined the KMHS PTSA for 2015_16.  We are off to a great start as we strive to reach our 100% goal for each group! KMHS PTSA 2015-16 is already ahead of last year’s quick start!

WHY join the KMHS PTSA?

History has shown that a strong PTSA is an important component of a healthy school.

What does the KMHS PTSA do?  Lots of things!  Among the many:

  • Supports your awesome teachers with annual luncheons, breakfasts, Teacher Appreciation Events, and more!
  • Funds  Teacher Grants for classroom needs.
  • Provides for Senior Scholarship monies.
  • Plans and hosts Road to Success, school wide informational meeting in Fall.
  • Provides weekly ENews to keep you informed of the school happenings.
  • Provides Homecoming activities and treats.

 

You will find a conveniently placed membership form in the Cobb County red folder that went home with your students this week – check the backpacks!  Please read the backside of the form to see the exciting Student Appreciation incentives for this year!  We hope to have ALL students on board with the PTSA this year as they continue to help us make 2015-16 the best year ever at The Mountain!  Just have your student drop off the form and dues to the front office!  Joining the PTSA does not obligate you to serve any volunteer hours or to attend certain events.  It is just your way to support the PTSA school-wide efforts on behalf of parents, students, and teachers. It also allows you to vote on PTSA issues if you choose. THANK YOU!

 

For membership questions, please email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

If you hope to be more involved… KMHS  PTSA NEEDS YOU!

KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2015-2016 school year. Available committees are Hospitality, Membership, Community Outreach, Reflections, Parent Family Involvement, Volunteer on Call and many more!

Go to the KMHS PTSA website or click on this link Committees/Volunteers to look at committee/volunteer descriptions.  A Volunteer Form will be available on the PTSA website soon or you can get one in the front office. If you love helping kids and want to be involved, please email volunteers@kmhsptsa.org or president@kmhsptsa.org with any questions.

 

Free Stuff for Teachers

440 Glover Street | Marietta, Georgia 30060

Next Event: Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

MATERIALS ARE FREE!

HOWEVER, DONATIONS ARE NEEDED TO HELP MEET OPERATING EXPENSES. CASH OR CHECKS ARE WELCOME!

 

We have plenty of binders!

TEACHERS MUST PRESENT SCHOOL ID or other official documentation to be admitted (such as letter from administrator on school letterhead, etc.) **Only one person admitted per ID**

HOME SCHOOL PARENTS MUST PRESENT LETTER OF INTENT AND PICTURE ID **Only one person admitted per ID**

Due to space limitations, NO HELPERS will be allowed in the storehouse.

Helpers may wait at the exit to help load materials.

NO CHILDREN OF ANY AGE are allowed in the storehouse to due to safety restrictions.

BRING YOUR OWN BAGS!!

This event is being made possible by a coalition of volunteers who have worked hard to collect, sort and organize manufacturers’/businesses’ surplus, rejects and overruns to provide materials free to teachers for classroom use and to help reduce the amount of waste going into landfills.

Many thanks to the Cobb County School District for providing warehouse space for this endeavor!

©2014 Teacher’s Supply Store. All Rights Reserved. 440 Glover Street  |  Marietta, Ga. 30060  |  (770) 426-3300

 

Volunteers needed for the Enduring Hearts Iron Horse 15K and 5K Express!

Date: Sunday August 30th

Location: Town Center Mall – 400 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Time: Volunteers should report by 5:45-6:00 am

 

We will need a total of 48 volunteers to help with registration and packet pickup, on-course water/aid, finish line medal handlers, manual timing support, and SAG support.

 

The race benefits local Marietta-based non-profit Enduring Hearts, which funds pediatric organ transplant longevity research, and your volunteer hours at this race can qualify for community service credit requirements for high school/college degree requirements!

Thanks!

Ankur Chatterjee

Director

Enduring Hearts

Healthy Kids | Stronger Hearts | Longer Lives

3600 Dallas Highway | Suite 230-350 | Marietta, GA 30064

678.306.6601 main

 

Get New Devices This Summer?

Please donate 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.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.   

 

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

Corinne Bontrager Practice Coordinator McKinsey Marketing & Sales Practice Cell:  770-539-1978

 

Support KMHS PTSA While Grocery Shopping

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions.  The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school.  If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school.  Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on.  The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

 Kroger shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program.  Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689.  Not A Kroger Plus Card Member? Go to www.kroger.com and Register.  Please Enroll KMHS PTSA with school code 14689 after registering for a rewards card.  After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort?  During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.  

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