Table of Contents
- Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship
- Scholarship Bulletin
- College Expo
- College Admissions Panel Night
- Academy Day 2016
- ECCHO Interships
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- *Sweet Treats Needed
- *Volunteers Needed
- Special Needs Field Day
- PTSA Scholarship Winners
- PTSA Needs You Next Year
- PTSA Membership & Fundraising – A Spot for You
- Open an Amazon Smile Account – Contribute to the PTSA
- Oversees Travel Opportunity – Meeting TONIGHT
- KMHS up for High-5 Teacher Award
- Support KMHS Drama
- And the Winner is… Drama Department Awards
- Regional Champs – Boys Varsity Soccer
- State Bound – JV/Varsity Math Team
- New Courtyard Grill
- Accident Avoidance Workshops
- Upcoming Dates & Events
From the Counseling Office
We have posted several college info sessions that will be hosted in the area. Click here. Please note that some require you to register to attend.
HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship – remember, you must apply for it. It is not automatically granted! Completing the FAFSA is the recommended way to apply.
Thank you for bringing in/emailing scholarship offers you’ve received so far! Please continue to do so. This info will be used in a scrolling presentation at graduation (minus the $ amounts). The total dollar amount will be submitted to the superintendent. Note: Zell/HOPE scholarship info will not be included, as final eligibility is not determined until after graduation.
If you have been offered a full-tuition scholarship AND have accepted it, please come see or email Ms. LaRoy (Angela.Laroy@cobbk12.org). We will also need a copy of your award letter.
Scholarship bulletin, click here.
The members of the South Cobb National Honor Society are hosting a College Exposition on April 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Click here for more info: Download College Expo Flyer
NHS members will present the colleges into which they were accepted. Hear info from the student perspective as they share their stories, explain their journey, and impart meaningful information to their visitors.
College Admissions Panel Night – Download College Forum Flyer
When: Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta, GA 30066)
The panel will include admission representatives from the following colleges: Georgia College, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and the University of Georgia
Academy Day 2016 – For students interested in learning more about the Military Academies
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM
You MUST register by 5:00 PM on April 22 to attend. Register online at http://isakson.senate.gov or by calling Nancy Brooks at (770) 661-0999
This is a great opportunity to visit face-to-face with reps from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy
ECCHO Internship – summer internship opportunity with Cobb County for rising seniors. For details, click here: Download ECCHO 2016 flyer
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 25-29
Families – Get ready to assist with some great fun. It is time to show our fantastic KMHS teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. Each day of the week, something special will be happening for teachers including a breakfast on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, and desserts on Thursday. Right now, we are also looking for people to donate sweet treats for Thursday April 28th. All treats must be in no later than 10:00 am that morning. Please click on the link that will take you to the sign up sheet and see how you can help out. The PTSA appreciates your efforts.
If you would like to volunteer your TIME for either Tuesday’s lunch or Thursday’s desserts, please go to the following link to sign up. It would be great to donate a sweet treat and some time!
SPECIAL NEEDS FIELD DAY – GET INVOLVED!
KMHS and the PTSA together are looking for a few good helpers for Special Needs Field Day coming up on May 4 & 5. Students from around the county will come to KMHS for this special event. Five or six volunteers are needed for a few hours each morning. Volunteers may be helping serve snacks, manning a game or various other assignments. If you would like to help out, please e-mail Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org
KMHS PTSA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS…
The Kennesaw Mountain PTSA is proud to set aside a portion of its budget each year to support the academic endevours of our outstanding students. This year’s winners of the PTSA “From the Heart” Scholarship are:
Alex Lopez – 3rd place
Haley Biggins & Ciara Lawrence – 2nd place
David Wright – 1st place
NEXT YEAR’S PTSA NEEDS YOU!
The KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2016-2017 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. Kennesaw Mountain High School » Committees/Volunteers If you love helping kids and want to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to join us for a fun year!
PTSA Committee Highlight:
Membership & Fundraising
Membership: Interested in helping with Membership? It is not a beginning of the school year activity. Here at Kennesaw Mountain this is a year long event. We need help planning the Student Appreciation Days and keeping up with the day to day membership activities. Be a part of this fun committee!!! If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!
Fundraising: The Coordinator will set-up and monitor the grocery & retail store cards and other programs and community business relationships that have incentive events. Other activity fundraisers may include KMHS night at a yogurt shop or local restaurant that provides a way to earn rewards while bringing the school together. If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!
IT’S SO SIMPLE
ONE CLICK & CASH FOR KENNESAW MOUNTAIN
KMHS now has an Amazon Smile account. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchase price if you use a smile account when placing orders. It may not sound like much, but just about EVERYONE uses Amazon and it will add up! And it is really simple. So support Kennesaw Mountain HS PTSA By Shopping At AmazonSmile every time you shop! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2549447
OUTSTANDING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
Interested in traveling to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in 2018? There will be an informational meeting TONIGHT Thursday, April 21st at 6 pm in the media center to learn more about this amazing trip. Please contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you will be at this meeting.
KMHS STAFF MEMBER UP FOR HIGH-5 TEACHER AWARD
Kennesaw Mountain Teacher for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and sign language classes, Wendy Ross, is up for a Top Teacher Award sponsored by our local Atlanta Fox5 News Station. If she receives the most votes, the school will get a donation of $2500! Voting continues through tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd. You can vote as many times as you like, the more the better. Here is the link : http://www.fox5atlanta.com/high-5-teachers
SUPPORT KMHS DRAMA… and HAVE FUN DOING IT!
Come relax and laugh as our Drama Department presentS the fun, romantic comedy, If A Man Answers, next weekend, April 28 – 30 at 7:00 PM. The play is based on the comedy novel by Winifred Wolfe, and was then made into a movie in the 1950’s starring Sandra Dee.
When a newly married wife follows her mother’s advice to train her husband like a dog, she is shocked to find out how well it works…that is until her husband realizes what she is doing in this light-hearted romantic comedy.
The play is in three acts and last about an hour and forty-five minutes with two five minute intermissions between acts. It is double cast with one cast performing Thursday night and another cast performing Friday and Saturday nights. We have 25 actors on stage and two tech theatre classes working behind the scenes. They would LOVE to have you come out and see what they have been working on.
Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available in the front office and from Mr. Dunn in room 915.
This play is not recommended young children due to length and adult themes.
DRAMA DEPARTMENT AWARDS
The Georgia High School Musical Shuler Awards announced the nominees for this year’s awards and Kennesaw Mountain’s production of Little Shop of Horrors received THREE nominations and FOUR Honorable Mentions out of the 60 schools who participated.
Congratulations to Carson Colenbaugh for a BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR nominee. Patricia Jacobson for a BEST MUSIC DIRECTION nominee.
Michael Huebner and the Little Shop Orchestra for a BEST ORCHESTRA nominee.
Also receiving Honorable Mentions were:
Landon Ebuna for LEADING ACTOR
Brie Wolfe for LEADING ACTRESS
Coy Dunn for CHOREOGRAPHY
and Kennesaw Mountain for BEST PRODUCTION.
The awards will be at the Cobb Energy Center TONIGHT April 21 at 7:30 pm. You can watch them live on PBS.
Hats off to the Varsity Boys Soccer Team for winning the Regional Title game against Harrison High School last Friday night. The boy’s will host the first play-off game this coming week. Stay tuned and plan to attend the game to cheer the Mustangs on to Victory.
Also competing soon will be the KMHS Math Team. The combined JV/Varsity KMHS Math Team qualified to attend the State Math Championship Tournament on April 30th in Macon. Competing for KMHS will be Daniel Chu,
Sean Engelstad, Zane Placie, and Connor Truono.
NEW COURTYARD GRILL
Thank-you to KMHS Junior and soon to be Eagle Scout Zane Placie for choosing KMHS for his Eagle Scout Project. Zane recently built a permanent barbecue pit/grill in the KMHS Courtyard to be used for school gatherings, events and tailgates. Check it Out!
Accident Avoidance Workshops
Studies show the average time between accidents for experience drivers is 15 years. For a teen, it’s 10 times more frequently. So the question isn’t “Will my student need this training?” The question is “Will you have given your student the training before they need it? Every fatal teen accident in the State of Georgia for the past 3 years could have been prevented by applying the content taught in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Research has proven if your child dies before they’re 20, there’s more than a 50% chance a motor vehicle will be involved in that tragedy. The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June 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.
The next Accident Avoidance Workshops at KMHS will be June 7th – Classroom Session and June 11th and 12th – Driving Sessions.
ACT or SAT Test Prep Class
Use Spring Sundays to prepare for the upcoming ACT or SAT!
From home…– LIVE/ONLINE – with LIVE Instruction, Student Interaction and Class Recordings! Our class will review KEY math and grammar concepts needed for these tests, as well as test taking strategies and pacing tactics to help students achieve with confidence! Go to MyClassConnection.com to learn more, read our 5 Star Reviews and click on the SAT/ACT tab to register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request to “try out” the first Sunday.
High Stakes’ Test Reviews
6 hours of EOC and Final Exam LIVE Online Reviews are being offered for MATH and Science Courses. EOC Reviews
in Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry and Biology.
Final Exam Course reviews in Chemistry, Pre Calculus and Algebra 2. EARLY bird rates of only $75 are good through April 24th.
Upcoming Events & Dates:
April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2nd-13th – AP Exams
May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day
May 22nd – Baccalaureate
(Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)
May 24th – KMHS Graduation
May 25th – Last Day of School
June 7 – Accident Avoidance Classroom at KMHS
June 11 & 12 – Accident Avoidance Driving Sessions