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 From the Counseling Office

HOPE GPA – HOPE requirements and other specifics regarding HOPE are on www.gacollege411.org.  Seniors can apply for HOPE completing the FAFSA after January 1.

Students in grades 10 – 12 can check their HOPE GPA on www.gacollege411.org:

  • Click on Your HOPE GPA on right side of page
  • Sign in to your account or Create an Account (Use your full legal name. Do not use your nickname).
  • You MAY see a screen that asks you to choose either to

use information from my profile OR I do not wish to share my information

  • At the screen HOPE GPA, complete the requested information and click Submit
  • You will see Please Select Your Current High School
  • Click on letter “K”
  • Scroll down to Kennesaw Mountain High School – Cobb

 

College Fair at Turner Chapel – Saturday, October 25th from noon – 3 PM. 

Pre-Fair Workshop from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on “Scholarships, Financial Aid, & Making the Right College Choice.”

Over 60 colleges will be in attendance.  For a partial list of colleges attending and resources:  http://www.turnerchapelame.org/index.php/info/announcement_details/college_fair1/

  • Turner Chapel address:  492 North Marietta Pkwy, Marietta
  • College planning resources and breakout sessions providing information on scholarships, financial aid, essay writing and the overall college application and planning process.
  • Many of the schools are waiving the application fees for students in attendance.

HOMECOMING

“A Night in Paris” – Saturday, October 25th

The Homecoming dance tickets go on sale Monday, October 20th.  The cost of each ticket is $20 on Monday.  On October 21 – 24 the cost of the tickets are $25.00.  Click on the link to print out a copy of the Homecoming Contract.  Contracts must be completed and turned in when you purchase your tickets.  Dress for the dance is semi-formal.

We are in need of donations for the Homecoming dance. Items needed are large marshmallows, pretzel sticks (the skinny straight kind) and Rice Krispie treats (store bought or homemade.  If homemade please put in disposable trays).  These items can be left in the front office.

RED RIBBON WEEK – October 27 – 31

Red Ribbon Week is one of the longest running drug prevention awareness campaigns in the nation. We are in need of donations of Smarties for one of the Red Ribbon Week events.  Bags of Smarties can be left in the front office until the morning of October 31.  Thank you!

Be Smart! Don’t Start.

We have some exciting events scheduled for the week of October 27 – 31.

Monday – Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free.

Visit the PTSA table during lunch on Monday to pledge to be drug free.  In addition to your pledge, answer the question “What Does Drug Free Mean to You”.  Students who answer the question will be entered into a drawing.  Prizes include Starbucks gift card, iTunes gift card and 2 NCG movie tickets.

Tuesday – Tuesday is wear red day.  Let RED OUT!  By wearing red you are showing your support to stop the bullying.  Be More Than A Bystander!  Stop Bullying!

Wednesday –  During homeroom we will be showing a powerful video about the drug addiction problem we have in our community.

Thursday – Stop by the PTSA  table during lunch and pledge not to text and drive. The school with the most students that pledge will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Or click here to pledge now!

Friday- At lunch we will have the drawing for the “What Does Drug Free Mean to You” contest.

Drama Department presents the musical one-act play, AIDA

Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm

The Drama Department will present their competition one-act play, Aida, Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theater.  This is a 53 minute version of the award-winning Broadway musical by Elton John and Tim Rice.  It features 36 actors, singers, and dancers while also showcasing the work of our technical theatre classes (another 60 students).  The cast and crew would love to have your support!!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased from the school store during lunch or at the front office between 8 – 3:30.  The region one-act competition will be on our campus Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 6 pm.  Seven schools will be competing to advance to the state competition.  KMHS will go last around 4:30 pm.  Awards will follow.  KMHS has been the region champions eight of last ten years and placed third at the state competition last year.

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

Support KMHS PTSA

Each time you shop at Kroger with your Plus Card, you support the PTSA!

Already a Kroger Plus Member and enrolled in the KMHS PTSA Rewards Program? THANK YOU! Please go to www.kroger.com to re-assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689.

Already a Kroger Plus Member but have NOT yet linked your card to the KMHS PTSA Rewards Program? Go to www.kroger.com and sign in. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Enroll KMHS PTSA – Use school Code 14689.

Not A Kroger Plus Card Member? Go to www.kroger.com and Register. Please Enroll KMHS PTSA with school code 14689 after registering for a rewards card.

Kroger Rewards add up!  The KMHS PTSA recently received a quarterly check for $225 so please support the PTSA by participating in this easy rewards program.

Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is: www.jostensadservices.com.

By 10/27/14

  • Full page- $450
  • ½ page- $250
  • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging notes and special memories that encompass your senior.

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.

www.jostens.com

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

SAT PREP Online, from home –

Thanksgiving Break or Winter Break!

Taking the SAT on December 6th (or 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content, strategies and pacing?

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of our Holiday Sessions!

Go to www.myclassconnection.com to see the dates and times of the classes.

Take advantage of Early Bird Rates 

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

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 December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA Organization

 

HOMECOMING

“A Night in Paris” – Saturday, October 25th

The Homecoming dance tickets go on sale Monday, October 20th.  The cost of each ticket is $20 on Monday.  On October 21 – 24 the cost of the tickets are $25.00.  Click on the link to print out a copy of the Homecoming Contract.  Contracts must be completed and turned in when you purchase your tickets.  Dress for the dance is semi-formal.

 

RED RIBBON WEEK – October 27 – 31

Red Ribbon Week is one of the longest running drug prevention awareness campaigns in the nation. We are in need of donations of Smarties for one of the Red Ribbon Week events.  Bags of Smarties can be left in the front office until the morning of October 31.  Thank you!

Be Smart! Don’t Start!

We have some exciting events scheduled for the week of October 27 – 31.

Monday – Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free.

Visit the PTSA table during lunch on Monday to pledge to be drug free.  In addition to your pledge, answer the question “What Does Drug Free Mean to You”.  Students who answer the question will be entered into a drawing.  Prizes include Starbucks gift card, iTunes gift card and 2 NCG movie tickets.

Tuesday – Tuesday is wear red day.  Let RED OUT!  By wearing red you are showing your support to stop the bullying.  Be More Than A Bystander!  Stop Bullying!

Wednesday –  During homeroom we will be showing a powerful video about the drug addiction problem we have in our community.

Thursday – Stop by the PTSA  table during lunch and pledge not to text and drive. The school with the most students that pledge will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Or click here to pledge now!

Friday- At lunch we will have the drawing for the “What Does Drug Free Mean to You” contest.

From the Counseling Office:

Scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHS:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

Junior Advisement will begin October 20th.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with their student’s appointment date/time.  Students will receive a reminder pass.  If unable to attend, your student should still come their appointment and bring home information.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

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.

www.jostens.com

 

Homecoming Dance Volunteers needed

Chaperones and coat check volunteers are needed for the dance on October 25th. If you can help, or would like more details, please contact, Alison Milans:  Volunteers@KMHSPTSA.org

 

Drama Department presents the musical one-act play, AIDA

Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm

The Drama Department will present their competition one-act play, Aida, Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theater.  This is a 53 minute version of the award-winning Broadway musical by Elton John and Tim Rice.  It features 36 actors, singers, and dancers while also showcasing the work of our technical theatre classes (another 60 students).  The cast and crew would love to have your support!!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased from the school store during lunch or at the front office between 8 – 3:30.  The region one-act competition will be on our campus Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 6 pm.  Seven schools will be competing to advance to the state competition.  KMHS will go last around 4:30 pm.  Awards will follow.  KMHS has been the region champions eight of last ten years and placed third at the state competition last year.

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

College Credit Now Summit

(Download CCN Invitation Poster NC 2014)

When: Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. (opening session will begin in the theater at 6:00; 6:30-8 p.m. rotating sessions)

Where: North Cobb High School

·     Meet college reps (Chattahoochee Tech, GA Highlands, KSU, GA Perimeter)

·     Learn about college credit options available while in high school

·     Learn about 100% paid tuition options

·     Q&A

 

         Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

 

Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

 

K.M.B.O. 1st Annual

CHILI COOK-OFF & SILENT AUCTION

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  6:30PM — 8:00PM

LOCATION:  Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Everyone attending the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction can:

  • Taste chili and vote for your favorite.
  • Find hot dogs/hamburgers available for purchase and we will be having a Bake Sale with yummy desserts!
  • Bid on Silent Auction items, including gift baskets provided by each section of the Marching Band.

For those who would like to submit a Chili for the Cook-off: 

  • Registration form for Chili Cook-off Contestants can be found online at:  KMBO.org

The 2014 KMBO Chili Cook-Off is limited to 25 contestants who will be admitted on a “first come” basis.

  • NO ENTRY FEE and awards will given in several categories!  Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us and support the KMHS Bands Organization.

Questions?  Email fundraisers@kmbo.bandelist.com

 

SAT PREP Online, from home –

Thanksgiving Break or Winter Break!

Taking the SAT on December 6th (or 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content, strategies and pacing?

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of our Holiday Sessions!

Go to www.myclassconnection.com to see the dates and times of the classes.

Take advantage of Early Bird Rates

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Accident Avoidance Workshop

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 December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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LIKE us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA Organization

 

From Dr. Dyer’s Office:

Online AP Exam Registration opened October 6 at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

For complete information about the KMHS Advanced Placement Program, go here: http://kmhs.typepad.com/ap/

 

From the Counseling Office:

Scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHS:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

All sophomores will take the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct 15th.  Juniors who pre-registered will also test.  Passes with testing locations will be given out on Tues., Oct 14 in homeroom.  There will also be posters in the social studies hallway and café with testing locations.

Junior Advisement will begin October 20th.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with their student’s appointment date/time.  Students will receive a reminder pass.  If unable to attend, your student should still come their appointment and bring home information.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

 

Homecoming Dance Volunteers needed

Chaperones and coat check volunteers are needed for the dance on October 25th. If you can help, or would like more details, please contact, Alison Milans:  Volunteers@KMHSPTSA.org

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
    • Full page – $400
    • ½ page-$200
    • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
    • Full page- $450
    • ½ page- $250
    • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

Mustang Pride!!!

The KMHS Cross Country athletes have been invited to compete in the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in Orlando, Florida on October 11, 2014. These cross country athletes are among the best of the best and will be competing against over 125 schools nationwide. Watch us live at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2077022/2014-disney-cross-country-classic.

College Credit Now Summit

(Download CCN Invitation Poster NC 2014)

When: Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. (opening session will begin in the theater at 6:00; 6:30-8 p.m. rotating sessions)

Where: North Cobb High School

·     Meet college reps (Chattahoochee Tech, GA Highlands, KSU, GA Perimeter)

·     Learn about college credit options available while in high school

·     Learn about 100% paid tuition options

·     Q&A

Community Service Hours Opportunity

Cheatham Hill Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18th.If you would like to earn some Community Service hours please email amy@mollomania.com to sign up.  Please include which shift time you would like.  You may work both shifts.

Cheatham Hill Elementary School Bus Port Parking Lot

1350 John Ward Road , Marietta, GA 30064

Shift 1:  3:50 pm – 6 pm

Shift 2:  5:50 pm – 8 pm

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

 

Attention KMHS Families:

Please   join the KMHS Community Outreach   Committee as we serve lunch to   homeless clients at MUST Ministries next Sunday, October 12th from 10 am-1 pm.  Students can either drop-off food   donations or bring food donations to serve in order to earn up to 5 hours of   Community Service.  The Menu for our lunch will be: Rotisserie   Chicken, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Gravy, Rolls, Cookies, and Lemonade. For more information, please contact Dr. Robin   Saunders at columbiarobin@yahoo.com.   Thank you for your participation as we help those in our community who are   experiencing financial hardships. The last two MUST Lunch Days of Service are   scheduled for Saturday, November   8th and Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

 

Families who are experiencing a financial hardship and would   like to participate in the Center   for Family Resources annual Thanksgiving and Christmas programs need to register on Monday (Oct 13) or Tuesday(Oct 14) at the Cobb   Civic Center (770 428 2601; ext   414) between 9 to 4.

 

K.M.B.O. 1st Annual

CHILI COOK-OFF & SILENT AUCTION

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  6:30PM — 8:00PM

LOCATION:  Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Everyone attending the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction can:

  • Taste chili and vote for your favorite.
  • Find hot dogs/hamburgers available for purchase and we will be having a Bake Sale with yummy desserts!
  • Bid on Silent Auction items, including gift baskets provided by each section of the Marching Band.

 

For those who would like to submit a Chili for the Cook-off: 

  • Registration form for Chili Cook-off Contestants can be found online at:  KMBO.org

The 2014 KMBO Chili Cook-Off is limited to 25 contestants who will be admitted on a “first come” basis.

  • NO ENTRY FEE and awards will given in several categories!

 

Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us and support t the KMHS Bands Organization.

Questions?  Email fundraisers@kmbo.bandelist.com

 

SAT PREP for Fall and Winter Test Dates!

Taking the SAT on November 8th or December 6th (or early 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content,strategies and pacing?

 

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of the classes below, both starting this Sunday!

(Session 1 Sun/Wed 7:00 – 9:00 pm from October 12th – Nov 5th)

(Session 2 Sundays only 7:00 – 9:00 pm from October 12th – Nov 30th) (Can’t make this Sunday?  That’s ok – All sessions are recorded for your “catch up” convenience!)

IF you register by Friday of this week, you will get HALF OFF this 16-hour, ONLINE, LIVE Instruction SAT Prep Class!

Students will get this half off price of only $175 by clicking here:

http://www.myclassconnection.com/sat-registration-private-discount/

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the winter weather earlier this year?

Remember the Snowpocalypse that hit Atlanta earlier this 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 December

and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If

you are ready to register you may click here

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

Australia and New Zealand in Summer of 2016?

Do you want to ride the Skyline Gondola in New Zealand? How about touring the City of Sails? Interested in seeing the Sydney Opera House in person? Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling and scuba diving The Great Barrier Reef? Want to see a Koala up close and personal? Well look no further! Coach G has been taking students and adults around the world with People to People and EFTours since 2008 and is putting a fantastic trip back to Australia and New Zealand for the summer of 2016. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00 pm in the media center about this fantastic opportunity to see these amazing sites and much, much more. Spots are limited so if you are interested in this Journey Down Under, please send an email to Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you are interested. These trips are open to both students and adults and are not affiliated with Kennesaw Mountain High School, but with EFTours. If 2016 seems too far away, there are still a few spots remaining for the 2015 Italy and Greece trip!

 

 

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LIKE us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA Organization.

From the Office of Dr. Daniel:

In an effort to protect instructional time and foster student independence, we ask that you refrain from bringing forgotten items to your children during the school day. If items are brought, we do not call into the classrooms. Instead, you can either text your student or email the teacher to let him/her know that an item is in the attendance office. Please keep in mind that students are not allowed to use their cell phones during class time. Since our teachers are teaching all day, they may not check their email until the end of the day so there is no guarantee that the item left for the student will be received prior to the end of the day. In addition, all student early departures should be pre-approved with a parent note prior to the start of the school day.

Also, during the fall break a new interior lobby was constructed.  This is a great addition to our building and is similar to the system in place in the elementary and middle schools.  This new system ensures that all parents and visitors must go to the front office for assistance.

KMHS Academy of Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Open House

Open House for Cobb County 8th grade students and parents interested in learning more about our magnet program for math, science, and technology is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM in the KMHS theatre. This event is heavily attended, so please come early for priority seating. For detailed information about the program, visit www.kmhsmagnet.com.

Kennesaw State University Dual Enrollment Program

Have a 3.0 GPA in your college prep classes?

1100 on Critical Reading & Math portions of the SAT?

Get a head start on college while completing high school.

Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses in lieu of high school courses.  The courses provide dual credit — fulfilling high school graduation requirements as well as credits toward a college degree. Generous state funding covers tuition and most expenses.

Find out more:  Attend an Honor view session

Interested sophomores, juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Honor view information session, a 90-minute program that provides more information about DEHP admissions, course options and funding.

Additional Honor view session added – FINAL SESSION:

Thursday,  October 2nd, 7 p.m.

KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw, (behind Cracker Barrel).

Reservations are required.  Reserve your spot at www.kennesaw.edu/dehp by clicking on “Register for Honorview.”

Final Application deadline is January 15, 2015.

Students must take the SAT or ACT by December 2014 to meet this deadline.

For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/dehp

 

College Credit Now Summit

(Download CCN Invitation Poster NC 2014)

When: Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. (opening session will begin in the theater at 6:00; 6:30-8 p.m. rotating sessions)

Where: North Cobb High School

·     Meet college reps (Chattahoochee Tech, GA Highlands, KSU, GA Perimeter)

·     Learn about college credit options available while in high school

·     Learn about 100% paid tuition options

·     Q&A

 

From the Counseling Office:

Scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

 

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHS:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

 

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

Who will test?

All sophomores, and any juniors who registered by the deadline

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

 

Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDITION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

Prep class registration deadlines:

SAT only October 3rd

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane

nannyrusjody@gmail.com

770-843-0681

 

Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

 

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

Homecoming Dance Volunteers needed

Chaperones and coat check volunteers are needed for the dance on October 25th. If you can help, or would like more details, please contact, Alison Milans:  Volunteers@KMHSPTSA.org

 

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
    • Full page – $400
    • ½ page-$200
    • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
    • Full page- $450
    • ½ page- $250
    • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

 

PTSA

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

Attention KMHS Families:

Please   join the KMHS Community Outreach Committee as we serve lunch to homeless   clients at MUST Ministries next Sunday, October 12th from 10 am-1 pm.    Students can either drop-off food donations or bring food donations to   serve in order to earn up to 5 hours of Community Service.  The Menu for our lunch   will be: Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Gravy, Rolls, Cookies,   and Lemonade. For more   information, please contact Dr. Robin Saunders at columbiarobin@yahoo.com. Thank you   for your participation as we help those in our community who are experiencing   financial hardships. The last two MUST Lunch Days of Service are   scheduled for Saturday, November   8th and Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

 

K.M.B.O. 1st Annual

CHILI COOK-OFF & SILENT AUCTION

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  6:30PM — 8:00PM

LOCATION:  Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Everyone attending the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction can:

  • Taste chili and vote for your favorite.
  • Find hot dogs/hamburgers available for purchase and we will be having a Bake Sale with yummy desserts!
  • Bid on Silent Auction items, including gift baskets provided by each section of the Marching Band.

For those who would like to submit a Chili for the Cook-off: 

  • Registration form for Chili Cook-off Contestants can be found online at:  KMBO.org
    • The 2014 KMBO Chili Cook-Off is limited to 25 contestants who will be admitted on a “first come” basis.
    • NO ENTRY FEE and awards will given in several categories!  Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us and support the KMHS Bands Organization.

Questions?  Email fundraisers@kmbo.bandelist.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the winter weather earlier this year?

Remember the Snowpocalypse that hit Atlanta earlier this 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 December

and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If

you are ready to register you may click here

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

Australia and New Zealand in Summer of 2016?

Do you want to ride the Skyline Gondola in New Zealand? How about touring the City of Sails? Interested in seeing the Sydney Opera House in person? Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling and scuba diving The Great Barrier Reef? Want to see a Koala up close and personal? Well look no further! Coach G has been taking students and adults around the world with People to People and EFTours since 2008 and is putting a fantastic trip back to Australia and New Zealand for the summer of 2016. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00 pm in the media center about this fantastic opportunity to see these amazing sites and much, much more. Spots are limited so if you are interested in this Journey Down Under, please send an email to Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you are interested. These trips are open to both students and adults and are not affiliated with Kennesaw Mountain High School, but with EFTours. If 2016 seems too far away, there are still a few spots remaining for the 2015 Italy and Greece trip!

 

LIKE us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA Organization.

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KMHS Academy of Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Open House

Open House for Cobb County 8th grade students and parents interested in learning more about our magnet program for math, science, and technology is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM in the KMHS theatre. This event is heavily attended, so please come early for priority seating. For detailed information about the program, visit www.kmhsmagnet.com.

Kennesaw State University Dual Enrollment Program

Have a 3.0 GPA in your college prep classes?

1100 on Critical Reading & Math portions of the SAT?

Get a head start on college while completing high school.

Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses in lieu of high school courses.  The courses provide dual credit — fulfilling high school graduation requirements as well as credits toward a college degree. Generous state funding covers tuition and most expenses.

Find out more:  Attend an Honor view session

Interested sophomores, juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Honor view information session, a 90-minute program that provides more information about DEHP admissions, course options and funding.

Additional Honor view session added – FINAL SESSION:

Thursday,  October 2nd, 7 p.m.

KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw, (behind Cracker Barrel).

Reservations are required.  Reserve your spot at www.kennesaw.edu/dehp by clicking on “Register for Honorview.”

Final Application deadline is January 15, 2015.

Students must take the SAT or ACT by December 2014 to meet this deadline.

For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/dehp

Governor’s Honors Program 2014-2015

The nomination process for the Governor’s Honors Program is currently underway.  The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer instructional program designed to provide high-achieving and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia’s public and private high schools, as well as students enrolled in home school, may be nominated by their teachers.  This year’s program, located at a Georgia university, will be in session from June 21 through July 18.   If the idea of spending four weeks this summer on a college campus, studying in-depth an academic field of interest with outstanding high school and college instructors appeals to you, speak to one of your academic teachers as soon as possible or swing by Room 327 to see Ms. Dye for more information.   The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides additional information at the GHP website:

https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program.

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in the academic  and technology areas of GHP on Thursday, September 25, at 3:40 in Room 327.

From the Counseling Office:

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

Who will test?

All sophomores, and any juniors who register by the deadline indicated below.

Juniors –

Why take the PSAT?

  • Great practice for the SAT
  • Required for Governor’s Honors
  • Compete for National Merit Scholarships

Cost: $16

As of 3:30 PM on Friday, September 5, registration for the PSAT will be open to juniors. Registration will close on Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 PM. Please use the link below to register:

https://user.totalregistration.net/register/psat/get_student_email_status.php?ceeb=111739&isSchool=1

You may pay by debit or credit card online or mail a check, cashier’s check or money order to Total Registration. Please understand that a limited number of fee waivers are available only if you are of a free or reduced lunch status. These are not guaranteed and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Your student may pick up a PSAT study guide in the counseling office. Please email Kristin.kneeland@cobbk12.org with any questions.

College Info Sessions:  Which colleges are visiting KMHS?  Is there a college fair in the area?  Click here .

Scholarships –Click here for scholarship info and  free search engines.  Also, check with the college(s) you are applying to for scholarships.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

 

Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDTION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

 

Prep class registration deadlines:

SAT only October 3rd

 

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane

nannyrusjody@gmail.com

770-843-0681

 

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

 

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
    • Full page – $400
    • ½ page-$200
    • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
    • Full page- $450
    • ½ page- $250
    • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.

 

Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

PTSA

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

PSAT Prep this upcoming week!

The PSAT will be given at KMHS to all sophomores  (and Juniors who registered on their own) on October 15th!

PSAT results are used to help the student prepare for the SAT, to provide information about the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and to screen Juniors for National Merit Scholarship opportunities! You can PREPARE for the PSAT in a convenient, online class held in the evenings  (from home) from 9/28 – 10/2.  

Deadline to register is Saturday, 9/27.

go to www.myclassconnection.com to register for the PSAT online Prep Class.

SAT Prep offered Online with LIVE Instruction –  from home!

3 scheduling options:

Sunday Evenings, Thanksgiving Break, and Winter Break!

Early Bird fees expire soon!

visit www.myclassconnection.com to find out more and to register!

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?  How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 26th 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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College Credit Now Summit

Learn about opportunities available for your student to earn college credit while enrolled in high school, as well as receive 100% paid tuition.  Meet college reps, learn about college options available while in high school, Q&A.

When:  Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Kell High School theater (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta)

 

Writing Graduation Test

·         When:  Wednesday, September 24.  Students will report to advisement at 8:20 and receive a pass with their testing location.

·         Who will test?  All juniors, and any seniors who have not taken and passed the test

·         Passing the Writing test is required for graduation and to participate in the graduation ceremony

 

Governor’s Honors Program 2014-2015

The nomination process for the Governor’s Honors Program is currently underway.  The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer instructional program designed to provide high-achieving and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia’s public and private high schools, as well as students enrolled in home school, may be nominated by their teachers.  This year’s program, located at a Georgia university, will be in session from June 21 through July 18.   If the idea of spending four weeks this summer on a college campus, studying in-depth an academic field of interest with outstanding high school and college instructors appeals to you, speak to one of your academic teachers as soon as possible or swing by Room 327 to see Ms. Dye for more information.   The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides additional information at the GHP website:

https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program.

There will be an informational meeting for students interested in the academic  and technology areas of GHP on Thursday, September 25, at 3:40 in Room 327.

School Pictures

The final make-up day for pictures is September 25th.

From the Counseling Office:

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

Who will test?

All sophomores, and any juniors who register by the deadline indicated below.

Juniors –

Why take the PSAT?

  • Great practice for the SAT
  • Required for Governor’s Honors
  • Compete for National Merit Scholarships

Cost: $16

As of 3:30 PM on Friday, September 5, registration for the PSAT will be open to juniors. Registration will close on Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 PM. Please use the link below to register:

https://user.totalregistration.net/register/psat/get_student_email_status.php?ceeb=111739&isSchool=1

You may pay by debit or credit card online or mail a check, cashier’s check or money order to Total Registration. Please understand that a limited number of fee waivers are available only if you are of a free or reduced lunch status. These are not guaranteed and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Your student may pick up a PSAT study guide in the counseling office. Please email Kristin.kneeland@cobbk12.org with any questions.

College Info Sessions:  Which colleges are visiting KMHS?  Is there a college fair in the area?  Click here .

Scholarships –Click here for scholarship info and  free search engines.  Also, check with the college(s) you are applying to for scholarships.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

 

Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDTION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

 

Prep class registration deadlines:

SAT only October 3rd

 

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane

nannyrusjody@gmail.com

770-843-0681

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

 

Senior Ads

 Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
    • Full page – $400
    • ½ page-$200
    • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
    • Full page- $450
    • ½ page- $250
    • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.

 

Yearbook

 The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

PTSA

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

 Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?  How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 26th 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 09/11/2014

College Credit Now Summit

Learn about opportunities available for your student to earn college credit while enrolled in high school, as well as receive 100% paid tuition.  Meet college reps, learn about college options available while in high school, Q&A.

When:  Tuesday, September 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Kell High School theater (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta)
Writing Graduation Test:

·         When:  Wednesday, September 24.  Students will report to advisement at 8:20 and receive a pass with their testing location.

·         Who will test?  All juniors, and any seniors who have not taken and passed the test

·         Passing the Writing test is required for graduation and to participate in the graduation ceremony
School Pictures

The final make-up day for pictures is September 25th

 

Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDTION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

Prep class registration deadlines:

· SAT only October 3rd

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane
nannyrusjody@gmail.com
770-843-0681
Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
  • Full page – $400
  • ½ page-$200
  • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
  • Full page- $450
  • ½ page- $250
  • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.
Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

 

From the Counseling Office:

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

Who will test?  All sophomores, and any juniors who register by the deadline indicated below.

Juniors –

Why take the PSAT?

  • Great practice for the SAT
  • Required for Governor’s Honors
  • Compete for National Merit Scholarships

Cost: $16

As of 3:30 PM on Friday, September 5, registration for the PSAT will be open to juniors. Registration will close on Thursday, September 25 at 3:30 PM. Please use the link below on Total Registration.net to register.

https://user.totalregistration.net/register/psat/get_student_email_status.php?ceeb=111739&isSchool=1

You may pay by debit or credit card online or mail a check, cashier’s check or money order to Total Registration. Please understand that a limited number of fee waivers are available only if you are of a free or reduced lunch status. These are not guaranteed and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Your student may pick up a PSAT study guide in the counseling office. Please email Kristin.kneeland@cobbk12.org with any questions.
College Info Sessions:  Which colleges are visiting KMHS?  Is there a college fair in the area?  Click here .

Scholarships –Click here for scholarship info and  free search engines.  Also, check with the college(s) you are applying to for scholarships.
Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more.  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html
PTSA 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!
Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets. 

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?  How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 26th 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 08/28/2014

Open House Tonight

Open House is Thursday, August 28th. It will begin with a Club Fair in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:00. The Actual Open House will be from 6-7. Parents will follow students’ class schedules for 1st– 4th blocks, with 5 minutes to transition between classes.

A PTSA membership table will be in the cafeteria from 5:00 until 6:00 and from 7:00 – 7:30. Memberships are $8.00 per person. We will also have volunteer sign-up sheets and the Parent Survey/Needs Assessment available. We are now accepting credit card payments for your PTSA memberships!

New to KMHS – Bottle wraps with KMHS logo will be available at the membership table at Open House! Get yours and show your Mustang spirit!!!

At 7:00, right after you visit with your student’s teachers, KMHS’ 1st PTSA meeting of the 2014-15 school year will take place. The main item on the agenda is the adoption of this year’s PTSA budget. It is a short meeting but a very important one. We would love to see you there!

 

Lights of Hope Ceremony

Please join the Davis Direction Foundation at the Lights of Hope ceremony at Kennesaw Mountain High School’s front lawn on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM.  The Lights of Hope is a national ceremony that will begin National Recovery Month for Addiction.  Participants will be asked to bring their own candles and a lighter to this brief ceremony:  a red candle for someone who has an active addiction, a white candle for someone who is recovering from addiction,  a black candle in memory of someone who was an addict, or a green candle for a family affected by addiction.  We’ll light candles to remember those loved and lost, celebrate those in recovery, encourage those in active addiction, and support the families along the journey.

 

Class of 2015

Hello Senior Parents!

What an exciting year this is for your seniors! The deadline for Senior Portraits has been extended until September 4, 2014. Even if you are getting your Senior Pictures from a different source, you must go to through our Lifetouch offices to get a formal and an informal taken for the yearbook (the sitting fee is $30.00.) Make-up day will only be those who have not gotten their picture taken or dislike their picture and if they have already gotten their picture taken, there is no fee of $30.00. The make-up day is going to be on September 4th, during school.

Marietta Studio

1555 Williams Dr

Suite 104

Marietta, GA 30066

678-569-1315

 

Educator and PTA Member Appreciation Day at Zoo Atlanta

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce to its membership that this year’s Zoo Atlanta Educator/PTA Members Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, September 6, 2014.

If you have not yet joined PTA for the 2014-15 year, we encourage you to do so. In addition to free admission for one PTA member per household each year on Educator’s day, families can also receive $10.00 off Zoo memberships, or Rare Care animal sponsorships as well.

Each household will get free admission for one PTA member (must present current year membership card), and discounted tickets can be purchased at the link below. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance ($5.00 off) by accessing the discounted web link, and walk up discounts of $4.00 off general admission can be arranged by contacting: sgraison@zooatlanta.org

 

Kennesaw State University Dual Enrollment Program

Have a 3.0 GPA in your college prep classes?
1100 on Critical Reading & Math portions of the SAT?
Get a head start on college while completing high school.

Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses in lieu of high school courses.  The courses provide dual credit — fulfilling high school graduation requirements as well as credits toward a college degree. Generous state funding covers tuition and most expenses.

Find out more:  Attend an Honorview session

Interested sophomores, juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Honorview information session, a 90-minute program that provides more information about DEHP admissions, course options and funding.

2014 Honorview Dates:

Saturday, September 6th, 10 a.m.; Monday, September 8th, 7 p.m., and Tuesday, September 23rd, 7 p.m.

All sessions will held in KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw, (behind Cracker Barrel). Reservations are required.  Reserve your spot at www.kennesaw.edu/dehp by clicking on “Register for Honorview.”

Final Application deadline is January 15, 2015.  

Students must take the SAT or ACT by December 2014 to meet this deadline.

For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/dehp

 

Football Season Tickets

Get your Kennesaw Mountain Football Season Tickets this week before the first home games. Ticket prices can be found at

http://www.kmhsmustangfootball.com/season-tickets.

Tickets are available at the Stampede Shop in the KMHS Stadium at these times: Tuesday, from 6:00-7:30 pm

Thursday, from 5:30-6:00 pm (9th/JV pre game) and again during halftime

Friday (for Varsity home games), from 6:45-7:30 pm (pre game) and again during halftime

Or email kmhsmustangfootball@gmail.com for alternate pick up arrangements.

 

KMHS Night at Fast Eddie’s, Monday, September 8th

Join other Mustangs at Fast Eddie’s Sports Café, 3330 Cobb Parkway, Acworth on Monday, September 8th and support KMHS!  Mention KMHS and Fast Eddie’s will donate 10% back to the KMHS Football Booster Club!  Thank you for your support!

 

CHADD Parent Support Group

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

When: September 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Sprayberry 2.0 (2670 Kinjac Dr, Marietta 30066)

See attached flyer for more information

 

Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

 

PTSA Membership

Have you purchased your PTSA membership yet? We would love for parents AND students to join and have a voice and a vote in our Parent/Teacher/Student Association!

For every student membership purchased the student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to the NCG-Acworth theater. Drawing will be held at the end of August. Forms can be found in the front office or on the PTSA website. Get your membership today!

 

Publix and Kroger will give back to the PTSA a percentage of your regular grocery purchases.

For Publix – pick up a key tag in the Front Office.

For Kroger – After July 31 the store wiped away your school designation. Please go back in to choose our PTSA so we can start receiving the rewards. If you are signing up for the first time, the instructions are found on the PTSA website under Documents. Our school code is 104689.

 

Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDTION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

Prep class registration deadlines:

· SAT only October 3rd

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane
nannyrusjody@gmail.com
770-843-0681

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see the “KMHS PTSA” website for rules and forms.

 

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”.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 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.

PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, and ACT Content Review

Evening/Sunday Classes ONLINE.

LIVE Classes starting soon!

To find out more and to register during the Early Bird period,

please go to www.myclassconnection.com

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345.

From the Counseling Office

College Info Sessions: Which colleges are visiting KMHS? Is there a college fair in the area? Click here .

Scholarships –Click here for scholarship info and free search engines. Also, check with the college(s) you are applying to for scholarships.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews! Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

 

 

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eNews 08/21/2014

Open House

Open House is Thursday, August 28th. It will begin with a Club Fair in the Cafeteria from 5:30-7:00. The Actual Open House will be from 6-7. Parents will follow students’ class schedules for 1st– 4th blocks, with 5 minutes to transition between classes.

A PTSA membership table will be in the cafeteria from 5:00 until 6:00 and from 7:00 – 7:30. Memberships are $8.00 per person. We will also have volunteer sign-up sheets and the Parent Survey/Needs Assessment available. We are now accepting credit card payments for your PTSA memberships!

New to KMHS – Bottle wraps with KMHS logo will be available at the membership table at Open House! Get yours and show your Mustang spirit!!!

At 7:00, right after you visit with your student’s teachers, KMHS’ 1st PTSA meeting of the 2014-15 school year will take place. The main item on the agenda is the adoption of this year’s PTSA budget. It is a short meeting but a very important one. We would love to see you there!


Class of 2015

Hello Senior Parents!

What an exciting year this is for your seniors! We ask that ALL senior pictures are COMPLETED by September 1, 2014. Even if you are getting your Senior Pictures from a different source, you must go to through our Lifetouch offices to get a formal and an informal taken for the yearbook (the sitting fee is $30.00.) Make-up day will only be those who have not gotten their picture taken or dislike their picture and if they have already gotten their picture taken, there is no fee of $30.00. The make-up day is going to be on September 4th, during school.

Marietta Studio

1555 Williams Dr

Suite 104

Marietta, GA 30066

678-569-1315


Kaplan SAT/ACT Practice Test and Parent Workshop

Free ACT/SAT Combination Practice Test
Kennesaw Mountain High School (sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep)

Saturday August 23, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parent giveback night & score return
Thursday September 4, 2014, 6:00 pm

Click here to register


From the Media Center

Students and parents have access to many resources through the KMHS Media Center and the Cobb Digital Library. We invite you to read about the services we offer and watch the short informational video found at http://kmhs.typepad.com/media_at_the_mountain/about.html. If you have any questions or if we can provide assistance regarding media center services, please email nan.lanford@cobbk12.org or sherri.holcomb@cobbk12.org. We look forward to hearing from you and working with your students.


From the Counseling Office

College Info Sessions: Which colleges are visiting KMHS? Is there a college fair in the area? Click here .

Scholarships –Click here for scholarship info and free search engines. Also, check with the college(s) you are applying to for scholarships.

Georgia High School Graduation Test

  • · Any current student who needs to take any subject area GHSGT’s will be notified by their counselor.
  • · Writing Test – Wednesday, September 24

o Who will test? All juniors, and any seniors who have not taken and passed the test

o Passing the Writing test is required for graduation and to participate in the graduation ceremony

Senior Letters

  • · Senior Letters will be distributed through advisement on Friday, August 22. These letters contain important information on your senior’s minimum graduation requirements.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews! Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html


Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $75 for a limited time only—you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com


Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see the “KMHS PTSA” website for rules and forms.


We need you!

PTSA is looking to fill a Co-Vice President position on the PTSA Executive Board. If you are interested please contact Kathy Graham at President@KMHSPTSA.org by August 29.


Membership

Have you purchased your PTSA membership yet? We would love for parents AND students to join and have a voice and a vote in our Parent/Teacher/Student Association!

For every student membership purchased the student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to the NCG-Acworth theater. Drawing will be held at the end of August. Forms can be found in the front office or on the PTSA website. Get your membership today!


Parent/PTSA Needs Assessment

PTSA needs your help by either joining a committee or filling out an assessment, or both! Please click on this link to access the Parent/PTSA Needs Assessment. This is your PTSA and we would like to know your ideas of how we can better serve the parents, teachers and the students. You can drop the assessment in the front office or the attendance office.


Publix and Kroger will give back to the PTSA a percentage of your regular grocery purchases.

For Publix – pick up a key tag in the Front Office.

For Kroger – After July 31 the store wiped away your school designation. Please go back in to choose our PTSA so we can start receiving the rewards. If you are signing up for the first time, the instructions are found on the PTSA website under Documents. Our school code is 104689.


Hillgrove PTSA offering ACT and SAT classes

The PTSA at Hillgrove is happy to announce that we will be offering an ACT Prep class IN ADDTION to our SAT Prep class this year!!! We are able to continue offering a low price of $125 for PTSA members and $150 for non PTSA members.

Most colleges will accept both tests for admission, but make sure to check with your individual college of choice to confirm. There are pros and cons to both tests; some people choose one over the other or both! For more information about which test is best for you, please check out the link below or talk with your school counselor.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/10/21/how-to-choose-between-taking-the-act-sat

Prep class registration deadlines:

  • · ACT only August 22nd !!!Deadline is extended!!!
  • · SAT only October 3rd
  • · ACT & SAT combination August 22nd !!!Deadline is extended!!!

All classes will be 4 hours in length and start between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. More specific times will follow.

ACT: 9/6, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4

SAT: 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15

Information and Registration Form

Jody Vane
nannyrusjody@gmail.com
770-843-0681


Educator and PTA Member Appreciation Day at Zoo Atlanta

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce to its membership that this year’s Zoo Atlanta Educator/PTA Members Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, September 6, 2014.

If you have not yet joined PTA for the 2014-15 year, we encourage you to do so. In addition to free admission for one PTA member per household each year on Educator’s day, families can also receive $10.00 off Zoo memberships, or Rare Care animal sponsorships as well.

Each household will get free admission for one PTA member (must present current year membership card), and discounted tickets can be purchased at the link below. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance ($5.00 off) by accessing the discounted web link, and walk up discounts of $4.00 off general admission can be arranged by contacting: sgraison@zooatlanta.org


CHADD Parent Support Group

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

When: September 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Sprayberry 2.0 (2670 Kinjac Dr, Marietta 30066)

See attached flyer for more information


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 December 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.


PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, and ACT Content Review

Evening/Sunday Classes ONLINE.

LIVE Classes starting soon!

To find out more and to register during the Early Bird period,

please go to www.myclassconnection.com

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345.

 

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eNews 08/14/2014

From Administration

Our first semester Open House will be Thursday, August 28th from 6:00 until 7:00 PM followed by a PTSA meeting in the Media Center at 7 PM.  To make you aware of the various interest clubs/activities we have, we will also have a Club Fair in the cafeteria from 5:30 until 7:00 PM.  Your child will bring home his/her schedule on August 27th.  We hope that you will bring the schedule to Open House because on this night, we will ask you to follow your student’s schedule from first period through fourth period.  Ten minutes will be allowed in each class, and bells will ring to indicate the end of the period.  Each teacher will have a short presentation that will inform you about the curriculum of the course and the teacher’s expectations. 

Unfortunately in a high school, we typically have numerous extra-curricular activities that take place each evening so we have several teams that have games or competitions on August 28th.  Some of our coaches will, therefore, not be present at Open House; these coaches include: Corey Goldstein, Cindy Faulkner, Lisa Chapman, Jimmy Whittemore, Eric Blair, Dana Rogers, Lexi Bultman, Holly Thomas, Danielle Weaver, Brittany Betten, Andy Scott, Jeff Bettis, Chris Walker, Wade Stewart, Mike Candela, Steve Keuls, and Mike Pfeister.  Additionally, Dr. Gammill and Dr. Jezequel teach classes at KSU and will not be at KMHS for Open House.  If your child is in one of these teachers’ classes and you have questions or concerns, please email the teacher for more information about his/her class. 

We look forward to seeing you at Open House!


School pictures

Picture day is Thursday August 21 and Friday, August 22.  Students should have brought home the package options from Lifetouch last week.


Class of 2015

A couple of things for Seniors:

•             Senior pictures must be done by 9/1/14 and the retakes will be 9/4/14. Right now we are at 52% participation so PLEASE encourage the students to get their picture taken. If they go to lifetouch.com they can make an appointment.

•             Senior Ads in the yearbook will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is: www.jostensadservices.com. A direct link will be sent out soon to each parent of a senior in the school!

    By 10/6/2014

Full page – $400

½ page-$200

¼- $100

    By 10/27/2014

Full page- $450

½ page- $250

¼ page- $150


Kaplan SAT/ACT Practice Test and Parent Workshop:

Free ACT/SAT Combination Practice Test Kennesaw Mountain High School (sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep)

Saturday August 23, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parent giveback night & score return Thursday September 4, 2014, 6:00 pm

Click here to register


Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $75 for a limited time only—you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com


Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see the “KMHS PTSA” website for rules and forms.


Certificate of Attendance Information

Certificates of Attendance are required to obtain both a Georgia Learner’s Permit and a Georgia Driver’s License for students under the age of 18. Certificates expire in 30 days.

Apply in the Attendance Office every Tuesday from 7:45-8:20 am. There is a $2.00 processing fee. Please note it may take three days to process this request.

THE FIRST DAY TO ORDER A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE FOR THE FALL 2014 SEMEMSTER IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 19TH


We need you!

PTSA is looking to fill a Co-Vice President position on the PTSA Executive Board. If you are interested please contact Kathy Graham at President@KMHSPTSA.org.


Membership

Have you purchased your PTSA membership yet?  This is PTSA’s only fundraiser and we need your help to fund the events we will have this year.  We would love for parents AND students to join and have a voice and a vote in our Parent/Teacher/Student Association!

For every student membership purchased the student’s name will be entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to the NCG-Acworth theater.  Drawing will be held at the end of August.

Forms can be found in the front office or on the PTSA website. Get your membership today!


Parent/PTSA Needs Assessment

PTSA needs your help by either joining a committee or filling out an assessment.  Please click on this link to access the Parent/PTSA Needs Assessment.   This is your PTSA and we would like to know your ideas of how we can better serve the parents, teachers and the students.


Publix and Kroger

… will give back to the PTSA a percentage of your regular grocery purchases. 

For Publix – pick up a key tag in the Front Office.

For Kroger – After July 31 the store wiped away your school designation. Please go back in to choose our PTSA so we can start receiving the rewards.  If you are signing up for the first time, the instructions are found on the PTSA website under Documents.  Our school code is 104689.


 Kennesaw Mountain High School

Huge yard sale

This Saturday, 8/16/14

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1898 Due West Road Kennesaw, GA. 30152

 Furniture,jewelry,small appliances,games,electronics,household items, toys, clothing, books, arts & crafts, c.d.s, DVDs, sports equipment, musical instruments, baby items and MUCH MUCH MORE!

 All items must go! No early birds please.

We are also doing a recycling drive. If you have any old, torn or stained clothing, shoes, belts, linens or stuffed animals you would like to donate, please bring them with you to the Yard Sale.


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PSAT Prep, SAT Prep and ACT Content Review/Prep

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