Table of Contents
- Seniors – Show us the Money
- College Exposition
- College Admissions Panel Night
- Academy Day 2016
- ECCHO Internship
- Post Graduation Training Opportunity
- Teacher Appreciation Week – Donate
- Special Needs Field Day – Volunteer
- PTSA Needs You Next Year
- PTSA Committee Highlight
- Amazon Smile for Cash
- Travel Abroad
- Hats off to Governor’s Honor Students
- Math Team Really Adds Up!
- Accident Avoidance Workshop
- My Class Connection
- Dates to Remember
From the Counseling Office
Seniors – Please continue to bring copies of your scholarship award letters to the Counseling Office. We want you to be recognized! There will be a scrolling presentation at graduation. Individual dollar amounts are kept confidential; we are required to submit the total amount for KMHS to the superintendent. Note: Zell/HOPE scholarship info will not be included, as final eligibility is not determined until after graduation.
The members of the South Cobb National Honor Society are hosting a College Exposition on April 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Click here for more info: Download College Expo Flyer
NHS members will present the colleges into which they were accepted. Hear info from the student perspective as they share their stories, explain their journey, and impart meaningful information to their visitors. They will share:
Meaningful, comprehensive information about their schools
Explain what a student should look for when they apply to schools
Give students more realistic and personal views of the schools to which they want to apply
Serve as fountains of helpful knowledge about the often bewildering college application process
Explain what may make their college special (for example, Hofstra University’s 4+4 program that offers automatic acceptance into Hofstra’s medical school).
Scholarship opportunities each school offered
Beyond college applications, the exposition will also give vital information about financial aid. The hope is to demystify topics such as which financial aid documents are needed for schools, when they are needed, what HOPE and Zell Miller are (and what they require), how to read financial aid award letters, and other pieces of information that many students would have loved to have known going into the application process.
College Admissions Panel Night – Download College Forum Flyer for details
When: Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta, GA 30066)
The panel will include admission representatives from the following colleges: Georgia College, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and the University of Georgia
Academy Day 2016 – For students interested in learning more about the Military Academies
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM
This is a great opportunity to visit face-to-face with reps from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy
ECCHO Internship – summer internship opportunity with Cobb County for rising seniors. For details, click here: Download ECCHO 2016 flyer
Post-Graduation Training Opportunities – (Download Goodwill Cobb Opportunity) In partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, the Cobb Career, Technical and Agricultural Education division will host a community night highlighting post-graduation training opportunities for students. Goodwill Industries of North Georgia will offer a seven week training program in flooring installation beginning May 31st. Students will learn about the training and scholarship opportunities at one of the two community events to be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at:
North Cobb High School Theater, April 20th
South Cobb High School Media Center on April 21st
Students who successfully complete their training will earn certifications and be guaranteed a job interview with a top flooring company. Certifications include: (1) American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Health & Safety; (2) three National Wood Floor Association degree credits; (3) Wood Floor Training Certification; (4) 10-Hour General Industry OSHA Safety Certification; (5) CFI Certification in Carpet Installation Training-I: Laminate, Resilient; and (6) Carpet Flooring Operation Jump Start Certification from the Micro-Enterprise program.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 25-29
Families – Get ready to assist with some great fun. It is time to show our fantastic KMHS teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. Each day of the week, something special will be happening for teachers including a breakfast on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, and desserts on Thursday. Right now, we are also looking for people to donate sweet treats for Thursday April 28th. All treats must be in no later than 10:00 am that morning. Please click on the link that will take you to the sign up sheet and see how you can help out. The PTSA appreciates your efforts.
SPECIAL NEEDS FIELD DAY – GET INVOLVED!
KMHS and the PTSA together are looking for a few good helpers for Special Needs Field Day coming up on May 4 & 5. Students from around the county will come to KMHS for this special event. Five or six volunteers are needed for a few hours each morning. Volunteers may be helping serve snacks, manning a game or various other assignments. If you would like to help out, please e-mail Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org
NEXT YEAR’S PTSA NEEDS YOU!
The KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2016-2017 school year. There are plenty of areas where parents can be involved. Available committees are Hospitality, Membership, Senior Activities, Volunteer on Call (to be called when help is needed) and many more! Click on the following link to see all the volunteer opportunities. Kennesaw Mountain High School » Committees/Volunteers If you love helping kids and want to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to join us for a fun year!
PTSA Committee Highlight:
Membership & Fundraising
Membership: Interested in helping with Membership? It is not a beginning of the school year activity. Here at Kennesaw Mountain this is a year long event. We need help planning the Student Appreciation Days and keeping up with the day to day membership activities. Be a part of this fun committee!!! If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!
Fundraising: The Coordinator will set-up and monitor the grocery & retail store cards and other programs and community business relationships that have incentive events. Other activity fundraisers may include KMHS night at a yogurt shop or local restaurant that provides a way to earn rewards while bringing the school together. If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!
IT’S SO SIMPLE
ONE CLICK & CASH FOR KENNESAW MOUNTAIN
KMHS now has an Amazon Smile account. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchase price if you use a smile account when placing orders. It may not sound like much, but just about EVERYONE uses Amazon and it will add up! And it is really simple. So support Kennesaw Mountain HS PTSA By Shopping At AmazonSmile every time you shop! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2549447
OUTSTANDING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
Interested in traveling to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in 2018? There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, April 21st at 6 pm in the media center to learn more about this amazing trip. Please contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you will be at this meeting.
IT’S A HUGE HONOR…
SELECTED FOR THE
GOVERNOR’S HONORS PROGRAM
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction significantly different from the typical high school classroom designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
GHP is held in mid-summer as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. The interview process is very rigorous and involves interviews at the school, county and state level. Kennesaw Mountain is VERY PROUD of its GHP program finalists for this coming summer. Congratulations!
Courtney Coats – Science
Meredith Johns – Social Studies
Zane Placie – Social Studies
Olivia Seabaugh – Theater Design
KMHS MATH TEAM REALLY ADDS UP!
Congratulations to the KMHS JV and Varsity Math Teams under the guidance of Mrs. Cannon and Mrs. Morlan!
The JV Math Team finished the year FIRST in Cobb County! Students scoring in the top 20 of the County are Daniel Chu (1st), Doran Kidonakis (4th), Mary Kate Gale (6th), Dimitrios Kidonakis (10th), Allen Ayala (12th), Meredith Johns (16th) and Daniel Derby (18th). Daniel Chu also qualified to participate in the 45th annual USA Math Olympiad!
The Varsity Math Team placed 3rd overall in the county. Students in the top 20 of the County are Sean Engelstad (6th), Connor Truono (14th) and Zane Placie (18th). The combined JV and Varsity Math team of KMHS has qualified to attend the State Math Championship Tournament on April 30th in Macon. Competing for KMHS will be Daniel Chu,
Sean Engelstad, Zane Placie, and Connor Truono.
GO MATH MUSTANGS!
Accident Avoidance Workshops
Studies show the average time between accidents for experience drivers is 15 years. For a teen, it’s 10 times more frequently. So the question isn’t “Will my student need this training?” The question is “Will you have given your student the training before they need it? Every fatal teen accident in the State of Georgia for the past 3 years could have been prevented by applying the content taught in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Research has proven if your child dies before they’re 20, there’s more than a 50% chance a motor vehicle will be involved in that tragedy. The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.
ACT or SAT Test Prep Class
Use Spring Sundays to prepare for the upcoming ACT or SAT!
From home…– LIVE/ONLINE – with LIVE Instruction, Student Interaction and Class Recordings! Our class will review KEY math and grammar concepts needed for these tests, as well as test taking strategies and pacing tactics to help students achieve with confidence! Go to MyClassConnection.com to learn more, read our 5 Star Reviews and click on the SAT/ACT tab to register, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request to “try out” the first Sunday.
High Stakes’ Test Reviews
6 hours of EOC and Final Exam LIVE Online Reviews are being offered for MATH and Science Courses. EOC Reviews
in Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry and Biology.
Final Exam Course reviews in Chemistry, Pre Calculus and Algebra 2. EARLY bird rates of only $75 are good through April 24th.
Upcoming Events & Dates:
April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”
April 15th – Report Card Distribution
April 19th – 7pm – Honors & Awards Night
April 21st – Mustang 101 Braves Game
April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2nd-13th – AP Exams
May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day
May 22nd – Baccalaureate
(Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)
May 24th – KMHS Graduation
May 25th – Last Day of School