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eNews 02/26/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 28 - Last date to order yearbooks

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

 

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions.

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know?

The U.S. Department of Education provides tips for filling out your FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out.  You can also find information on avoiding scholarship scams.

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

Kennesaw Mountain NJROTC Clinches National Title

After a grueling two day orienteering meet held over the President’s Day weekend, the Kennesaw Mountain Navy JROTC Orienteering Team returned from California crowned as the U.S. Navy’s JROTC Orienteering Champions for 2015.

Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. Speed and accuracy defines the sport, imagine a cross country team who has no defined trail but must find all of the legs of the race with only compass and map.

The Navy Mustang Orienteers have competed throughout the fall and winter months in a series of meets throughout Georgia culminating in a 2nd place finish at the Navy Southeastern Regional Championship on Jan 24th at Fort Yargo State Park. That finish qualified the team to compete at Navy National JROTC Orienteering Championship held at Vasquez Rocks State Park in the Sierra Pelona Mountains adjacent to the Mojave Desert.

Varsity Runners Jake Hackney, Spencer Human, Meg Richardson, Dylan Knight and John Erskine turned in superb performances over the two day meet; Spencer Human finished 2nd overall and John Erskine 8th overall. The sole Lady Mustang on the team, Meg Richardson finished in the 2ndplace female category in spite of running with an injured hip.

Not to be outdone, the JV squad finished 3rd at the meet. Limited to only 5 runners per course/per team this “JV” team was laden with Varsity talent ensuring a solid finish. Lukas Fiechtl, Patrick Legarretta, Justin Dickerson, Ioan Sofian, and Andrew Burgess-Wise.

Strong performance from the Novice Team of Miles Grable (6th) Jalen Tatum, Colin Woodham (8th), and Ethan Masters (2nd) guarantees future success next season!

The Kennesaw City Council will be recognizing these national champions at the March 2nd City Council Meeting. Well done Navy Mustangs!

Pictures are available here:

http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/jrtgrable/library/2015%20NJROTC%20National%20Orienteering%20Championships?sort=3&page=1

 

CAPT J. S. King  USN (ret)

Senior Naval Science Instructor

Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd

Kennesaw GA 30152

Tel: (678) 594- 8203

 

Prom 2015: A Moment in Time

WHERE:

200 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHEN: From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales are March 4-6 before school and during all four lunches.

Price:

March 4th $55 for KMHS students

March 5-6 $60 for KMHS students

March 4-6 $75 for Non-KMHS students

Dance Contract for KMHS Student

Dance Contract for Non-KMHS Student

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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We Need Your Help!

The School is having Freshman advisement from March 3rd – March 13th.

The Counselors office is asking PTSA’s help to distribute folders, check parents in, and give instructions to the students/parents.   The times are:

8:30 – 10:00, 10:00 – 11:30, and 2:00 – 2:45.

Click on SignUpGenius for Freshman Advisement to sign up if you are available to help any of these times.

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Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Only 18 days left for Schwan’s to donate 20 or 40% to our school!

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

Online/ LIVE from home!

SAT PREP  - Spring Sundays!

LAST Week for “Early Bird” Discount for the May 2nd Test Prep!

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

 

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Each Session is recorded for future review!

 

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

 

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

 

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 28th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the state.  Some stop there and hope it’s enough.  But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.  We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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.

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Spanish Immersion Trip

Attention KMHS Parents.  Would you like for your child to become more fluent in Spanish?  There is a Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica next February break from February 13-20, 2016.  There will be a parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday March 3rd in the Media Center at 6pm.  This is the new meeting date due to the inclement weather this week.  A trip itinerary is attached with additional information about the trip and you can also speak with the trip sponsor, Ms. Mitchell in Administrative office 200.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting next Tuesday evening.

Thank you.

Darlene Hunt Mitchell

Assistant Principal

Kennesaw Mountain High School

(678) 594-8190

darlene.mitchell@cobbk12.org

For more information, check the complete itinerary here.

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 23 - Special Needs Dance

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

 

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions.

 

From the Counseling Office:

From the Counseling Office

Did you know…

  • Counselors are visiting 10th grade classrooms over the next two weeks.  We will cover topics such as dual enrollment, how to read a transcript, HOPE, college and career resources, and more.

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

Writing Graduation Retest

  • Wednesday, February 25th @ 8:20 a.m         
  • Who will test?  Any juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed the Writing Test.
  • A passing score is required to graduate and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Prom 2015: A Moment in Time

WHERE:

200 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHEN: From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales are March 4-6 before school and during all four lunches.

Price:

March 4th $55 for KMHS students

March 5-6 $60 for KMHS students

March 4-6 $75 for Non-KMHS students

Dance Contract for KMHS Student

Dance Contract for Non-KMHS Student

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

————————————————————————

We Need Your Help!

The School is having Freshman advisement from March 3rd – March 13th.

The Counselors office is asking PTSA’s help to distribute folders, check parents in, and give instructions to the students/parents.   The times are:

8:30 – 10:00, 10:00 – 11:30, and 2:00 – 2:45.

Click on SignUpGenius for Freshman Advisement to sign up if you are available to help any of these times.

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Seniors-  The Tom Mathis Council will be awarding the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship to one senior in each of the high schools in the Tom Mathis Council.

The scholarship amount is $1,000.  Students or the student’s parent much be a PTSA member.  Photocopy of card needs to be included with paperwork.

Community service and citizenship will be considered for applicants.  Forms must be received by Monday, March 2nd to Lori Sweet, Tom Mathis council member.

Applications for the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship can be found at http://tmcpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=17

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  Due to the inclement weather, the dance has been moved to the morning of Monday, February 23th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

PTSA Student Members get 30% OFF if register for either class by February 15th!  

Click the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com for this discount!

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!  

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Landed a plane in the Hudson lately!

It’s amazing the success we can have at the controls once we’re properly trained.  Anyone can handle “Normal Driving Conditions”, but how will your student react when they’re faced with “Emergency Driving Conditions”?  98.5% of the driving population doesn’t have that training.  This is when you don’t want your student to follow the crowd … help them stand out by training them how to save themselves.

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 to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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eNews 02/13/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 16 - Special Needs Dance

February 17 – 8th Grade Parent Night

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

 

From the Counseling Office:

From the Counseling Office

Did you know…

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

Writing Graduation Retest

  • Wednesday, February 25th @ 8:20 a.m         
  • Who will test?  Any juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed the Writing Test.
  • A passing score is required to graduate and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

Catholic Christian Club

The Catholic Christian Club will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service in the theater on Wednesday, February 18th from 7:30-8:00am.  All are welcome.

 

PTSA

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  There’s not much time to donate as the dance is the morning of Monday, February 16th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

 

SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

—————————————————————————————

 

MyClassConnection

PTSA Student Members get 30% OFF if register for either class by February 15th!  

Click the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com for this discount!

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!  

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

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 Atlanta roads because you feel the “absolute minimum” state requirements aren’t enough?

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”.

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 16 - Special Needs Dance

February 17 – 8th Grade Parent Night

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

  • College reps and military recruiters visit KMHS during lunch.  To see who is visiting, click on “Colleges Visiting KMHS/Area” at the top of our blog.  We also list local college fairs.  Reps typically set up a table in the cafeteria by the trophy cases.
  • Scholarship Bulletin – Click on “Scholarships” at the top of our blog.  There are opportunities for students in grades 9-12 listed.  Copies of the senior scholarship bulletin are also available in the Counseling Office.
  • 9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the cafeteria.  We are hosting 2 separate sessions, specific to your student’s graduation requirements.

5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program

7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

  • 9th Grade Advisement will begin March 3rd.  Parents will receive an invitation in the mail with your appointment date and time.
  • Writing Graduation Retest

Wednesday, February 25th

Who will test?  Any junior or senior who has not taken and passed the Writing Test previously.  Counselors will notify students who need to test.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

Catholic Christian Club

The Catholic Christian Club will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service in the theater on Wednesday, February 18th from 7:30-8:00am.  All are welcome.

 

PTSA

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  There’s not much time to donate as the dance is the morning of Monday, February 16th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA is partnering with Schwan’s to offer you high-quality frozen foods and Schwan’s will give back a percentage of the sales to KMHS PTSA.  Schwan’s has been offering high quality frozen foods for over 60 years starting in 1952 with their original ice cream. They now offer over 350 choices, including LiveSmart and gluten free options.

From January 30 through March 15, KMHS PTSA will earn 20% on all orders.  If you place another Schwan’s order between March 16, 2015 and January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% of the order total to KMHS PTSA.  Purchases of eCertificates, sold in denominations of $25, earn 40% back for KMHS PTSA.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.  All food and eCertificate orders should be placed through the fundraiser link for KMHS PTSA.  Anyone can use our link or search for Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or campaign 15353 to place an order.  If you have relatives living out of state or elsewhere in the greater Atlanta area, their purchases can help KMHS PTSA too.  Their local Schwan’s driver will make the delivery.

Delivery right to your door, no waiting at school or forgetting to pick up your order!  Best of all, you get to pick the day and time within a 2-hour window.  You do not need to be home, they will pack your order in high quality reusable freezer bags with gel packs and you can pay by credit card when you place your order.  Delivery dates and time vary when you place your order, but are usually available within a few days or a week.

Order as many times as you would like during the campaign.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

SAT PREP  - Spring Sundays!

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

PTSA Student Members get $50 off if register for either class by February 15th.

(Click the PTSA tab of the MyClassConnection website.)

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the

“Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation.  One doesn’t become proficient at Lacrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an online class, getting into a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at Lacrosse by playing Lacrosse!  Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”?  Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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.

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eNews 01/29/2015

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

 

Important Dates to Remember:

January 29 –   Spring Semester Open House  6:00p-7:00 pm

January 29 -   PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:15 pm

January 29 -   Final orders – caps and gowns –  seniors

January 30 –  Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Campaign Begins

February 3 -   Peace Love & Pizza KMHS Night 3:30 – 10:00 pm

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  Seniors can apply using the FAFSA or going to www.gacollege411.org.  The application is free.

Financial Aid Night:

  • When: January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions.

HOPE

  • Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.
  • How do I apply?  Senior year, fill out the FAFSA or apply through www.gacollege411.org
  • HOPE program details can be found at www.gacollege411.org
  • Your HOPE GPA currently does not include fall semester.  Once it is updated, we will send out a notification.

Seniors… Have you been offered any scholarships?  If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  We’d like to know about any and all offers you have received – including the ones you do not plan to use!

Colleges Visiting KMHS – Did you know that colleges visit KMHS during lunch?  Click here to view the calendar.  Check back frequently, as we are always adding more colleges.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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Open House – Thursday, January 29th 6:00p – 7:00p

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PTSA Homeroom Contest Ends tonight!

Please stop by our PTSA table tonight while at Open House and get a student membership for your students!

They will NOT want to miss the Student Member Appreciation Days/Treats that begin in February!

More details to come!

 

School Store

The Mustang School Store will be open on January 29th during Open House.  Reminder – the store only accepts cash or checks.

 

PTSA Memberships

It’s not too late to get your PTSA Membership. Visit the PTSA table at Open House.  Memberships are only $8.00.  Seniors, remember, some scholarships require a current PTA membership.  Credit Cards, checks or cash will be accepted at the table.

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

Peace Love and Pizza

Visit the Peace Love and Pizza table at Open House starting at 7:00.

 

PTSA General Membership Meeting January 29th 7:15 pm

The PTSA General Membership meeting is at 7:15 p.m after Open House. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria.

At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org

 

Coming Soon

PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Teaming up!

Starting January 30th you can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home!  Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3! Come to the PTSA table at Open House to pick up your flyer with how you can order OR click here for more information on ordering and delivery service information.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

 

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students prepare for the May and June SATs.

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

PTSA Student Members get $50 off if they register for either class by February 15th.

(Click the PTSA tab of the MyClassConnection website.)

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the

“Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the winter weather last year?

Remember the Snowpocalypse that hit Atlanta this time last year.  Cobb County Schools, along with others, let their students out early.  From just ONE of those schools, 12 students crashed on the way home, and 1 flipped their car.  The Accident Avoidance Workshops was FLOODED with registrations from parents the week after. My question is … why?

You certainly wouldn’t wait until your house burned down to decide to buy insurance … so why wait until they crash to teach them how not to crash?

Train them how to handle emergencies BEFORE you subject them to that inevitability!  Trust me, … they’re worth it!

Don’t bet your kid’s life on the hopes they’ll survive their first crash … register today!

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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.

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Jan

eNews 01/22/2015

 

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

 Important Dates to Remember:

January 28 –   Deadline for ASVAB registration

January 29 –   Spring Semester Open House  6:00p-7:00 pm

January 29 -   PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:15 pm

January 29 -   Final orders – caps and gowns –  seniors

January 30 –  Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Campaign Begins

February 3 -   Peace Love & Pizza KMHS Night 3:30 – 10:00 pm

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  Seniors can apply using the FAFSA or going to www.gacollege411.org.  The application is free.

Financial Aid Night:

  • When: January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions.

Transcripts:

Seniors, please do not use gacollege411 to send transcripts at this time; it is not updated with fall semester grades.  We will send out a notification as soon as it is updated.  Students must come to the Counseling Office to request transcripts to send to colleges, for the time being.

ASVAB Registration

  • DEADLINE to register:  January 28.
  • Where?  Counseling Office
  • Test date:  Wed., Feb 4 at 8:30 AM in the Cafeteria.
  • The ASVAB is used to determine qualification for enlisting in the United States Armed Forces and it is also a career/skills test for all students wanting to take it who are at least 16 years of age.

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs Basketball

January 16, 2015

 

Dear Mustang Family,

As our respective seasons begin to wind into the final month, I wanted to take an opportunity to reach out to the parents and players of our future Lady Mustangs regarding the off-season.  In Cobb County and Region 4-AAAAAA, we are blessed to compete against some of the top players and teams in the state on a nightly basis.  With that comes great opportunity, but also the necessity to put in appropriate work to prepare ourselves to compete at a high level.  In this letter, I would like to outline a few upcoming opportunities that could benefit our youth players in preparing to help on the high school level in the future.

My goal would be for every player in our Lady Mustang program, from high school all the way down, to play basketball on a regular basis throughout the year.  With this in mind, I strongly encourage all players to find an AAU/YBOA team that they can participate on.  We have a number of AAU/YBOA teams in the Cobb County area that offer teams each Spring.  Players can typically play somewhere between 30-40 games in an AAU/YBOA season as well as  getting regular practices and other opportunities to develop their skills in the process.  Taken from a long term view, these additional basketball experiences allow for tremendous off-season growth for players of all ages and I strongly encourage any player planning to play in high school to begin playing on the AAU/YBOA circuit as early as they can.  If you need any help finding a team, you are welcome to contact me or any of the coaches on my staff to help point you in the best direction.

I also understand that not everyone is able to fit an AAU/YBOA team into their schedule and/or budget, so this Spring we will be offering our first year of Lady Mustang Skill Development Clinics.  Starting on Tuesday, March 3rd, we will be leading skill development sessions for any interested girls, grades 1-8.  Our sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday from March 3-May 15 (with the exception of the week of Spring Break), running from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The clinics will be broken up into two segments, an hour devoted to skill development and thirty minutes for playing in pick-up style games to gain game experience.  The cost will be $150 per player and I will lead each clinic, assisted as needed by my assistant coaches, current and former high school players, and/or other basketball community representatives.

Overall, these clinics offer a great opportunity for me to work with and get to know our future players as well as for individual players to develop their basketball skills and make new friendships.  On the back of this letter you will find a flyer with our full schedule for the clinics and additional information about how they will run.  If you are planning to sign up, it would be a great help to pre-register (form attached) or shoot me an email to let me know you plan to come (jeffrey.mayr@cobbk12.org) so that I can figure out how much help I will need running the clinics.  We will also happily take walk-up registrations at the door on March 3rd if that option works best for you.

I look forward to working with each of you, and please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance in helping our future Lady Mustangs prepare for their high school basketball experience.

Best Regards,

Jeff Mayr

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Click here for the flyer on the Skills and Drills Clinic and registration form

PTSA

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Open House – Thursday, January 29th 6:00p – 7:00p

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 PTSA Student Membership Homeroom Contest!

Our PTSA January STUDENT Membership Drive Contest is on!  Bring It On!

 

FREE Car Washes and Doughnuts!

Please help your student’s homeroom win a doughnut party in February by supporting the KMHS PTSA!  The top 3 homerooms with new student memberships will win a doughnut party and the teacher will win THREE Car Washes!  Stop by the PTSA Membership table at Open House to get a membership for your students, or send a membership form with $8 in to the front office before the end of January!

Student Members will also be able to participate in PTSA STudent Member Treats starting soon!

 

School Store

The Mustang School Store will be open on January 29th during Open House.  Reminder – the store only accepts cash or checks.

 

PTSA Memberships

It’s not too late to get your PTSA Membership.  Visit the PTSA table at Open House.  Memberships are only $8.00.  Seniors, remember, some scholarships require a current PTA membership.  Credit Cards, checks or cash will be accepted at the table.

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

Peace Love and Pizza

Visit the Peace Love and Pizza table at Open House starting at 7:00.

 

PTSA General Membership Meeting January 29th 7:15 pm

The PTSA General Membership meeting is at 7:15 p.m. after Open House.  The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria.

At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org

 

Coming Soon

PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Teaming up!

Starting January 30th you can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home!  Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

                  1-Shop using the Kennesaw PTSA link – - – 2-place your order and – - – 3-choose your delivery date!  

For 45 days Schwan’s will donate 20% of all KMHS orders to our PTSA (40% for e-Gift cards!)  For the rest of the year we will earn 5%.

Come to the PTSA table at Open House to pick up your flyer with how you can order.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

MyClassConnection will discount the Spring SAT Class by $100 for ALL Student PTSA Members!

SAT Sundays –  Spring Classes

“Connect” with PTSA Academic Business Partner, and the Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for SAT Sundays to prepare for Spring SATs!  

Classes are held Online, “LIVE” –  from the convenience of your homes!

(PTSA Student Members register before February 28th on the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com.)

For Information and Early Bird Registration, go to www.myclassconnection.com,

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345, julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the “Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

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 to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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.

 

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Jan

eNews 01/15/2015

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

Important Dates to Remember:

January 19 -   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – School Closed

January 28 –   Deadline for ASVAB registration

January 29 –   Spring Semester Open House  6:00p-7:00 pm

January 29 -   PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:15 pm

January 29 -   Final orders – caps and gowns –  seniors

February 3 -   Peace Love & Pizza KMHS Night 3:30 – 10:00 pm

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

From the Counseling Office:

Info for Seniors:

Did you know….

  • Counselors sit at a table in the cafeteria during all four lunches periods.  This allows easy access to career, college, scholarship, and other information.

Reminders for Seniors

  • Transcripts – Please do not use gacollege411 to send transcripts until further notice.  It is not updated with fall semester grades.  All transcript requests should go through the Counseling Office until gacollege411 is updated.  Cost:  $2 per transcript (1st one is free).
  • HOPE – It is not automatically granted.  Students must apply for it.  Visit www.gacollege411.org for program details.  The FAFSA is the recommended method to apply for HOPE.  The FAFSA is a FREE application.
  • Scholarships –Click here for the newest scholarship bulletin! Copies of the senior bulletin are available in the Counseling Office Career Center.

ASVAB Registration (must be at least 16 years of age)

  • Why take it?  The ASVAB is used to determine qualification for enlisting in the United States Armed Forces AND it is also a career/skills test for all students wanting to take it.
  • DEADLINE to register:  January 28th
  • Where?  Counseling Office front desk (before school, during their lunch, or after school)
  • Cost:  FREE
  • The ASVAB will be administered on Wed., Feb 4 at 8:30 AM in the Cafeteria

Financial Aid Night

  • When:  January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:  North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions.

H & R Campus Supply will be taking final orders for cap/gown and announcements on January 29th during all four lunches.

 

PTSA

Reflections: Congratulations to John Arnett for being recognized at the Tom Mathis Council award ceremony. John’s entries placed 1st in Visual Arts and 2nd in Literature. Both entries have moved on to the State level.

Thank you for participating in the National PTA Reflections Program.

The 2015-2016 Reflections Theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”

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Attention Kroger Shoppers!

Keep using your Kroger card for grocery, gift card, and gasoline at your local Kroger store!  We’ve just received a check for $232.30 for the last quarter of 2014 so your support is adding up!

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Pizza Lovers!

The next Peace Love & Pizza KMHS night will be Tuesday, February 3 from 3:30-10:00 pm.  Peace Love & Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta (delivery phone # is  770-321-5000).  They give our PTSA 10% back on all purchases on that day.  Just mention Kennesaw Mountain when you place your order when dining in, for carryout, or delivery.

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Save the Date –  January 29th

January 29th is the Spring Semester Open House starting at 6:00 and immediately following is the General Membership PTSA meeting. At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like more information on this Committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org.

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PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Teaming up!

Starting January 30th you can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home!  Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!  1-Shop, 2-place your order and 3-choose your delivery date!  For 45 days Schwan’s will donate 20% of all KMHS orders to our PTSA (40% for e-Gift cards!)  For the rest of the year we will earn 5%.  Stay tuned for how you can order!

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Shop at Party America and help Kennesaw Mountain High PTSA!!!

Party America is a locally owned and operated company. Michelle and Reed Chambers, owners of Party America, believe in supporting their community.

While Party America offers low prices, a tremendous selection and magnificent customer service, they are also proud to actively support our community.

The program is simple. They will contribute 5% of ANY purchase at Party America to Kennesaw Mt. High School PTSA. The person making a purchase simply needs to tell the cashier they wish to designate KMHS PTSA to receive the donation. ALL purchases qualify, personal or otherwise, not just purchases for that particular organization.

At checkout don’t forget to tell the cashier that you are supporting Kennesaw Mtn. High School PTSA

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Thank you to everyone who signed up for the December Accident Avoidance Workshop.  It was sold out!!

Sign up now for the next KMHS Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday the 13th or Sunday the 14th. Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

SAT PREP  - Spring Sundays!

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is offering 3 schedules of Sunday SAT Prep for students taking the SAT either in March, May or June!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Early bird rate is only $200!

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register,

please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

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 to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! 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.

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eNews 01/15/2015 addition

All aboard for Australia and New Zealand in 2016!

We will have our last meeting for our Journey Down Under trip to Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. We will be discussing some of the highlights of this amazing journey which includes swimming and snorkeling in The Great Barrier Reef, a backstage visit at the Sydney Opera House, visiting one of the world’s most spectacular Geothermal Wonderlands in New Zealand and so much more! Deadline for signing up will be February 13th and high school credits can be earned on this trip.

Please email Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org to let him know you will be in attendance as we are expecting a packed house and want to make sure there are enough seats available. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Those who attend the meeting and register, will be eligible for a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Monthly payments are as low as $286/month. This trip is not endorsed by Kennesaw Mountain High School and is through EFTours. Hope to see you there!

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Jan

eNews 01/08/2015

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

From the Administration

Dear Parents:

Kennesaw Mountain High School will be participating in credit extension through remediation for students who did not pass one of the following classes during the Fall 2014 Semester:  9th Grade Literature/Comp., American Literature/Comp., CCGPS Coordinate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, CCGPS Geometry, Biology, US History, and Economics.  These courses are EOC courses and are required for graduation.  The school district is allowing up to two weeks of remediation and credit extension to help students stay on track for graduation.  Please read the statements below for important information regarding our credit extension program:

  • All classes will be delivered via the Novanet program.  There will be no direct instruction although teachers will be available to assist students with question during class.
  • Classes will take place from 3:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday in Room 217 and 219.
  • Students with a class average of 65%-69% may be placed in this two-week course, beginning Jan 12th and ending Jan 23rd.
  • Nova NET can be accessed at home.  Students are encouraged to work at home and bring questions to class.
  • Students will be allowed to do credit repair in only one course.
  • There is no charge for these classes.
  • Students and parents will sign a contract to receive this opportunity.
  • Students must be in attendance every day with no exception.  One absence will remove a student from the program.  There will be a strict tardy policy as well.
  • Once a student has mastered the skills to reach a 70% average in the course, he/she will be finished with the remediation class and will not be required to attend the remaining days.  For example, if a student has a 69 average in the class, it probably won’t take as long to master the skills needed as a student who has a 65 average in the class.
  • Parents or students must provide their own transportation.
  • Applications must be turned in by January 9th at 3:30 PM.  Applications are to be turned into Admin 1.
  • Applications can be found on our Web Page, in Admin 1, or through your PTSA online weekly newsletter.

Sincerely,

Billy Richardson

Assistant Principal

Credit Recovery Contract: Click Here

From the Counseling Office:

Seniors – Please do NOT use www.gacollege411.org to send mid-year transcripts to colleges.  It is not updated at this time to reflect fall semester grades.  Once 411 is updated, we will send out a notification.

Financial Aid Night

  • When:  January 29th @ 7 p.m.
  • Where:  North Cobb High School theatre

PTSA

We Need You to Serve!

The Nominating Committee will be selected on January 29th at the PTSA General Membership meeting.  This committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year.  If you are interested in serving please email Kathy Graham at President@KMHSPTSA.org

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When shopping for groceries, prescriptions, and/or gift cards, please don’t forget to use your Publix and Kroger shopper cards.  Both stores give 1% back to the KMHS PTSA and it really adds up.

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SAVE THE DATE:  January 29th is the Spring Semester Open House and immediately following is the General Membership PTSA meeting. At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like more information on this Committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org.

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Peace Love & Pizza

A big thank you to the families who participated in our first KMHS Peace Love and Pizza night!  We received 10% from the orders of those who mentioned they were from Kennesaw Mt.  We are planning another night at the beginning of February.  Stay tuned for further details!

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MyClassConnection

FREE Car Washes and Doughnuts!

Ask your students how they can help their Homeroom Teachers win Car Washes and a doughnut party for themselves!

Our PTSA January STUDENT Membership Drive Contest is on!  Bring It On!

SAT Sundays –  Spring Classes

“Connect” with PTSA Academic Business Partner, and the Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for SAT Sundays to prepare for Spring SATs!

Classes are held Online, “LIVE” –  from the convenience of your homes!

For Information and Early Bird Registration, go to www.myclassconnection.com,

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345, julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

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Dec

eNews 12/18/2014

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

From the Administration

Dear Parents:

Kennesaw Mountain High School will be participating in credit extension through remediation for students who did not pass one of the following classes during the Fall 2014 Semester:  9th Grade Literature/Comp., American Literature/Comp., CCGPS Coordinate Algebra, Advanced Algebra, CCGPS Geometry, Biology, US History, and Economics.  These courses are EOC courses and are required for graduation.  The school district is allowing up to two weeks of remediation and credit extension to help students stay on track for graduation.  Please read the statements below for important information regarding our credit extension program:

  • All classes will be delivered via the Novanet program.  There will be no direct instruction although teachers will be available to assist students with question during class.
  • Classes will take place from 3:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday in Room 217 and 219.
  • Students with a class average of 65%-69% may be placed in this two-week course, beginning Jan 12th and ending Jan 23rd.
  • Nova NET can be accessed at home.  Students are encouraged to work at home and bring questions to class.
  • Students will be allowed to do credit repair in only one course.
  • There is no charge for these classes.
  • Students and parents will sign a contract to receive this opportunity.
  • Students must be in attendance every day with no exception.  One absence will remove a student from the program.  There will be a strict tardy policy as well.
  • Once a student has mastered the skills to reach a 70% average in the course, he/she will be finished with the remediation class and will not be required to attend the remaining days.  For example, if a student has a 69 average in the class, it probably won’t take as long to master the skills needed as a student who has a 65 average in the class.
  • Parents or students must provide their own transportation.
  • Applications must be turned in by January 9th at 3:30 PM.  Applications are to be turned into Admin 1.
  • Applications can be found on our Web Page, in Admin 1, or through your PTSA online weekly newsletter.

Sincerely,

Billy Richardson

Assistant Principal

Credit Recovery Contract: Click Here

From the Counseling Office:

Attention Seniors:

Midyear Reports – Some colleges require a midyear report.  (a transcript that includes your fall semester grades).  This includes colleges you apply to via Common App.

  • When should you request your mid-year report?  January
  • How?  Come by the Counseling Office and submit your request on your transcript request card, and turn the card in to Ms. Lewis
  • Can I send my midyear report using GACollege411?  Not at this time.  Transcripts on 411 will NOT be updated with fall semester grades until late January.  We will send out a notification once it is updated.

Transcript cost – $2 each; however, your 1st transcript is free.

 

Counseling Office Hours – IMPORTANT… Counselors will not be available during the break!  Any requests for transcripts (including via 411), letters of recommendation, or any other forms will not be completed until after we return from break.

PTSA

Good Luck Dr. Daniel!

On behalf of PTSA we would like to thank Dr. Daniel for his many years of service to KMHS. His obvious love of students and staff made him a standout among principals.  We will miss him more than he will know.  We are very excited for the new opportunity in your career, but you will always be a Mustang.  In your own words “It’s a Good Day to be a Mustang!”  Good luck Dr. Daniel, we love you.

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When shopping for holiday meals, prescriptions, and/or gift cards, please don’t forget to use your Publix and Kroger shopper cards.  Both stores give 1% back to the KMHS PTSA and it really adds up.

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SAVE THE DATE:  January 29th is the Spring Semester Open House and immediately following is the General Membership PTSA meeting. At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like more information on this Committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org.

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Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10th.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday, June 14th.  This driving class is very popular and could fill up quickly.  Reserve your spot now!

The December 26th Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS is sold out!  You are welcome to check with them to see if there are any cancellations closer to the date.

If you are ready to register you may click here

<https://www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/register.html> .

For more information and for a complete schedule call 770-262-7009.

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