IMPORTANT SCHOOL START-UP INFORMATION

Parking Passes and All Sport Passes will be on sale from 1:00-3:00 pm on Thursday, July 27 in the café.

Completed parking packets can be dropped off in the attendance office beginning 7/25. Please bring an envelope with your name on it along with payment and all necessary documentation. Parking decals may be picked up on July 27, 2017 from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm by showing your photo ID.

Student schedules will be distributed during homeroom on July 31, 2017.

Textbooks will be distributed beginning the first week of school.

National Prevention Week

Graduations are a time of intense emotions – relief, joy, anxiety, excitement, sadness – and mark a significant milestone in a young person’s life. We caution everyone on some sobering information: The percentage of automobile fatalities that involve alcohol jumps from 33% to 40% on graduation night, which is a testament to how drinking and driving spikes when kids are in the mood to party. One-third of those under the age of 21 who die in accidents lose their lives during graduation season and, not surprisingly, the vast majority of these expire in car crashes.
Please – DO NOT drink and drive. DO NOT get in the car with someone who has been drinking, even a little bit. Call a cab, call Uber, call your parents or another trusted driver.  The future is too bright and full of promise!

Prevention takes many forms.  Having conversations with your children is one free and easily accessible thing to do. Did you know that teens whose parents told them underage drinking is completely unacceptable are 80% less likely to drink! (Source: Drug Free Action Alliance).  The power of a few words can make an enormous difference in a teen’s life

Graduation Signs Fundraiser

Our Senior Yard Sign Campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS. THANK YOU for your support!  PTSA raised $516! This successful fundraiser will be continued with the PTSA next year thanks to you! Hip Hip Hooray Class of 2017!

Graduation Tickets

Graduation tickets will be distributed at the final graduation practice Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Each graduate will receive six tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the commencement ceremony. See the graduation page for full information.

Yearbooks For Sale

This year’s INCREDIBLE yearbooks are STILL FOR SALE!
There are about 50 left, and the school really wants to sell out!
They are $100 and payment can be check (made out to KMHS) or cash.  Pay and pick up in Room 306.

KMHS – Most Challenging Schools Recognition

Washington Post

Kennesaw Mountain has been named to the Washington Post’s Most Challenging schools for 2017.  **

This year, only 12 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools were placed on this national list.  This puts KMHS in the top 5 % of all high schools in the country. Now that’s pretty impressive!

US News and World Report
2017 Rankings

US News and World Report

KMHS – Most Positive School

Postitive Athlete Georgia

Kennesaw Mountain High School is proud to announce the distinction of being named the Most Positive School in Cobb County for the 2016-17 school year by Positive Athlete Georgia. This organization celebrates student athletes “…who are making a positive contribution to their communities, overcoming difficult circumstances with a positive attitude, and believe a positive attitude is essential to their success… The Positive Athlete brand was created to remind all athletes that it’s ‘cool to be positive.'” Congratulations to all students and coaches!

 

Baccalaureate 2017 – Sponsored by FCA

Seniors and their families are cordially invited to attend a Baccalaureate service honoring the graduating seniors of Kennesaw Mountain High School.

Please RSVP on the link with how many will attend, including the senior.

Baccalaureate 2017: Baccalaureate 2017

Sunday, May 21 from 3:00p – 5:00p

Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

5145 Due West Rd., Powder Springs, GA, 30127

Seniors should arrive dressed in cap & gown between 2:30 and 2:45.

Baccalaureate is sponsored by FCA.

Refreshments to be served by PTSA immediately following the service.

Travel Opportunities

Would you like to take an expedition in Panama next year?  Join us February 17th – 24th 2018 and enjoy seeing Panama and practice speaking Spanish while you are there.  To learn more about this outstanding educational tour, see Assistant Principal Darlene Mitchell.  Sign-up today for an experience of a lifetime at the best price!

There is a waiting list for anyone interested in the 17-day, 5 country trip to Europe in 2018. Please see Coach G in room 221 or email him at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org for more information.

Then it’s off to China and Hong Kong for an 11 day trip in 2019.

For more information on any of the trips, contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org or stop by room 221.