Graduations are a time of intense emotions – relief, joy, anxiety, excitement, sadness – and mark a significant milestone in a young person’s life. We caution everyone on some sobering information: The percentage of automobile fatalities that involve alcohol jumps from 33% to 40% on graduation night, which is a testament to how drinking and driving spikes when kids are in the mood to party. One-third of those under the age of 21 who die in accidents lose their lives during graduation season and, not surprisingly, the vast majority of these expire in car crashes.
Please – DO NOT drink and drive. DO NOT get in the car with someone who has been drinking, even a little bit. Call a cab, call Uber, call your parents or another trusted driver. The future is too bright and full of promise!
Prevention takes many forms. Having conversations with your children is one free and easily accessible thing to do. Did you know that teens whose parents told them underage drinking is completely unacceptable are 80% less likely to drink! (Source: Drug Free Action Alliance). The power of a few words can make an enormous difference in a teen’s life
The counselors office will close at 8:20 a.m. on May 22, 23, and 24 as they prepare for graduation and work on diplomas.
Our Senior Yard Sign Campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU for your support! PTSA raised $516! This successful fundraiser will be continued with the PTSA next year thanks to you! Hip Hip Hooray Class of 2017!
Graduation tickets will be distributed at the final graduation practice Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Each graduate will receive six tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the commencement ceremony. See the graduation page for full information.
This year’s INCREDIBLE yearbooks are STILL FOR SALE!
There are about 50 left, and the school really wants to sell out!
They are $100 and payment can be check (made out to KMHS) or cash. Pay and pick up in Room 306.
Kennesaw Mountain has been named to the Washington Post’s Most Challenging schools for 2017. **
This year, only 12 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools were placed on this national list. This puts KMHS in the top 5 % of all high schools in the country. Now that’s pretty impressive!
US News and World Report
Kennesaw Mountain High School is proud to announce the distinction of being named the Most Positive School in Cobb County for the 2016-17 school year by Positive Athlete Georgia. This organization celebrates student athletes “…who are making a positive contribution to their communities, overcoming difficult circumstances with a positive attitude, and believe a positive attitude is essential to their success… The Positive Athlete brand was created to remind all athletes that it’s ‘cool to be positive.'” Congratulations to all students and coaches!
Seniors and their families are cordially invited to attend a Baccalaureate service honoring the graduating seniors of Kennesaw Mountain High School.
Please RSVP on the link with how many will attend, including the senior.
Baccalaureate 2017: Baccalaureate 2017
Sunday, May 21 from 3:00p – 5:00p
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church
5145 Due West Rd., Powder Springs, GA, 30127
Seniors should arrive dressed in cap & gown between 2:30 and 2:45.
Baccalaureate is sponsored by FCA.
Refreshments to be served by PTSA immediately following the service.
Would you like to take an expedition in Panama next year? Join us February 17th – 24th 2018 and enjoy seeing Panama and practice speaking Spanish while you are there. To learn more about this outstanding educational tour, see Assistant Principal Darlene Mitchell. Sign-up today for an experience of a lifetime at the best price!
There is a waiting list for anyone interested in the 17-day, 5 country trip to Europe in 2018. Please see Coach G in room 221 or email him at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org for more information.
Then it’s off to China and Hong Kong for an 11 day trip in 2019.
For more information on any of the trips, contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org or stop by room 221.
CONGRATULATIONS ALEC – PROM KING!
We are very proud of our students who recently competed at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Championship. Below are the students who received medals for placing in their events. Chris Martinez will proceed to Nationals in June in Louisville, Kentucky. Only 1st place winners go to Nationals and not all events are represented.
1st Computer Programming: Chris Martinez
1st Mathematical Application 11th and 12: Logan Bontrager
1st Construction Blue Print Reading: Adam Ricketts
2nd Tile: Cristian Mendoza
2nd Drywall: Justin Cardona and Derrick Sumner
2nd Construction Math: Isaiah Hua
3rd Related Technical Math: Aria Scaggs
3rd Mobile Robotics Search and Rescue: Grant Kuehne and Marcus B
Thank you to teachers Cristi Holbrook and Jeremy Whitaker for their guidance, encouragement, and dedication.
Congrats to the Varsity Boys Soccer Team for winning back to back Region Championships. Could not be more proud of this team! They will play next Friday night April 28th at KMHS in the first round of the playoffs. Come out and see the action!
Congratulations to the Lady Mustang Varsity Soccer team for earning Runner Up in the 7A Regionals and qualifying for the state playoff tournament. They will play next Thursday night, April 27th, at KMHS at 5pm. Come out and show your support.
Congrats to our KMHS Tennis team ~ also advancing in the state playoff tournament!