Open PTSA Executive Board Positions

It’s time to start planning for next year’s PTSA. The first step is getting an executive board in place.  Many of our current members (but not all) have graduating seniors and there are important spots to fill.  Anyone who may want to even be considered for the PTSA executive board should contact the nominating committee.  The election meeting will be held April 13th. Nominees need to be posted 10 days before that date.  If you are interested, please contact Ken Ealy at ken.EALY@cobbk12.org.

It takes a little from A LOT of people to make the PTSA function well. Please consider joining this great team that does so much for the high school.

Academic Honors

STEM Georgia    AdvancedEd STEM

GEORGIA STEM CERTIFICATION

On January 12, 2012, The Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School become the sixth school in Georgia to earn the state’s STEM certification. The school was RECERTIFIED by the state on March 7th, 2017. 

ADVANCED STEM CERTIFICATION 

On January 31, 2017, The Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School became one of only 37 high schools in the world to have earned the AdvancED STEM certification.

KMHS – ADVANCED PLACEMENT HONORS SCHOOL

February 27, 2017 – State School Superintendent Richard Woods names Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Kennesaw Mountain receives the following AP Honor designations:

AP STEM School
AP Merit School
AP STEM Achievement School
AP Humanities School

CONGRATULATIONS Kennesaw Mountain High School for ALL of your recent academic accomplishments!

Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine

The KMHS Drama Department will present the children’s play, Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine on Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25 at 7:00 pm.

The story follows a boy named Beanie whose book machine malfunctions and villains from the fairy tales fly into his world, and he must figure out a way to trick them back into Storyland.

The story features characters from: The Wizard of Oz, Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, & Peter Pan!!

The show runs about 50 minutes.  Tickets are only $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For further information on tickets please email brandon.morris@cobbk12.org.

2017-18 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Winter/Spring Open House

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Students experience the most success when their school, teachers and parents work together for the best educational experience. Please join KMHS on Monday January 23rd starting at 5:30pm for the Winter/Spring Open House.  You will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule, meet their teachers, and hear the expectations for the upcoming semester.  Students seeking summer employment will also be interested in the Job Fair going on in the cafeteria.  Local companies who need summer help will be recruiting. The PTSA leadership team will be on hand to sign up new members… it’s not too late to join! A PTSA general meeting will be held at 7:25.  Finally, several of our PTSA school business partners will be in attendance. Please stop by and thank them for their support of KMHS.  Below is the schedule of events for the evening.

5:30 to 6pm Job Fair/Business Partners/PTSA in cafeteria

6 to 7:15 Follow your students schedule to meet teachers ***Activities will still be open in the cafeteria for students or for those parents who have an open period in their student’s  schedule.

7:15 Job Fair/PTSA sign ups continue in cafeteria

7:25 General Membership PTSA Meeting in Media Center

Job Fair Participants include Skyzone Trampoline Park,  NAUTIX Lifeguards, Tom and Chee, Little Caesars, 6 Flags over Georgia, White Water/6 Flag, Chick Fil A, Auto Bell, and Menchies Frozen Yogurt.

Menchies will be selling yogurt during the Open House. Bottles of water, bottle wraps, magnets and coupon books will be available for purchase through the PTSA. Thrasher Coffee is providing free coffee for all.

Also – be sure to stop by room 221 during Open House for more information about the 17 day trip to Europe in Summer 2018 (Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland and France) and the 11 day trip to China and Hong Kong in 2019. Seats are limited for both trips!

Semester Parking Passes

Semester parking passes will be available for purchase each day. Please note that purchase procedures must be followed exactly for an expeditious acquisition of the parking decal:

  1. Student has parking application completely filled out
  2. The exact dollar amount (check or cash) accompanies the application
  3. Completed application with exact change brought to Admin I between 8:00-8:15 AM
  4. Student picks up decal during their lunch period

PLEASE NOTE THAT A COPY OF CURRENT INSURANCE ANDDRIVERS LICENSE MUST ACCOMPANY THE PARKING APPLICATION

Parking Guidelines
Parking Procedures
Parking Application 
Truancy Form

Spring Course Extension & Credit Recovery

In the spring we will again operate a 5th period after regular school hours.  5th period was started to assist students to catch up and graduate on time. It will run from January 23 – May 5.

There is one small change to 5th period. There is a $100 fee. We have seen the need for students to have more of a vested interest in the class. If a student is successful and passes the 5th period class they take, we will refund the $100.

Credit Recovery Parent Letter

Application for Course Extension

Application for Course Extension–Year Long Math

Application for 5th Period Credit Recovery

In the spring we will again operate a 5th period.   5th period was started to assist students to catch up and graduate on time. It will run from January 23 – May 5.

National Honor Society Applications Now Available

National Honor Society is now accepting applications for next school year (2017-2018)

Membership Criteria:

  •   10th-11th graders only
  •   Maintenance of cumulative GPA of 3.75
  •   Must have performed at least two different community service projects and at least two different school related service projects during your high school career **
  •   Must have served in a leadership capacity either in a school organization or a community organization
  •   Must also be a current active member of at least two school organizations
  •   Good character & discipline record (no ISS/OSS) Applications are available on the KMHS

    school website or from room 627.

    All applications must be submitted to Mrs. Morlan in Room 627 no later than
    8:15 AM on Friday, February 17, 2017.

    **School service involves events specific to KMHS (Shop with a Mustang, Character Ed Mentor, Special Ed Dance, etc).  Community service involves events not specific to KMHS (church, scouts, charity events not affiliated with or sponsored by a KMHS organization).

    For an NHS Application, click HERE.

KMHS Making the Grade

Greatest Gains

Greatest Gains Award
3-year Average CCRPI Progress Score

Silver Designation
Top 5% (of state)
Kennesaw Mountain High School

Cobb’s 2016 Greatest Gains & Highest Performing Award Winners

On January 5, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced the Greatest Gains and Highest Performing School Awards. Twenty-five Cobb schools are among the 218 schools across Georgia to receive at least one of the awards. Schools earn the Greatest Gains Award with a 3-year average CCRPI Progress score that ranks in the top 7% or higher in Georgia. CCRPI Progress scores represent how much growth students demonstrate on the state assessments from one year to the next.

Overall, the state of Georgia says Kennesaw Mountain High School is earning an A grade!  The state recently released its CCRPI collaborative school review results for the year 2016. KMHS had a 1.6 point increase over our 2015 score which raises our school’s report card grade to a 91.7 for the 2016 academic year.

CCRPI stands for the College and Career Readiness Performance Index – this measures a school based on many factors including test scores, attendance and community satisfaction.