Governor’s Honors Program Now Accepting Applications

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 Berry College, will be in session from June 17 through July 14. 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. Potential fine arts candidates should see Mr. Dunn in the Fine Arts Building. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides additional information at the GHP website:

Help Needed for Homecoming!

The Homecoming Dance has been set for Saturday October 7th.  The theme this year will be New York, New York. Homecoming is always a popular, well attended event for our KMHS students. But we can’t do it without volunteers.  

If you would like to donate food or drink items for the dance, please click here.

If you would like to volunteer to set up, serve, or clean up refreshments, please click here.

If you would like to work coat check, shoe check, or chaperone, or are looking for more information, please contact Hollie:

Volunteering at Homecoming is always exceptional because you get to see the students dressed up in their finest!

KMHS Clubs – This Year Taking Their Own Yearbook Pictures

In an effort to promote creativity and individuality, KMHS club pictures this year will be taken by the individual clubs. For clubs to be featured, the yearbook staff needs to receive the club photo by October 25th along with the names of those students featured in the club itself. Parents, please make sure your students are attending their upcoming club meetings so they don’t miss out on being included in the picture!

Make-Up Picture Day

School picture make-up day is on Thursday, September 21st in the media center during all lunches. This is for students who missed the picture days or those who bought a package and wish to have a re-take. Students will need to bring their original package to school on make-up day if they want a re-shoot.

KMHS at the TOP!!

The 2018 NICHE Report was just released. KMHS is proud to be ranked 15th in the state for all high schools (out of 426 schools).  KMHS ranks 2nd out of the 16 Cobb County high schools. Our national ranking is 542 (out of 17,867 schools-or top 3.1% nationwide).

“This report is a testament to our family, our values and our commitment to our kids. Let’s keep the momentum rolling. Only great things ahead!” ~ Dr. Mark Trachtenbroit, KMHS Principal

A Word From the Social Worker

The mission of MUST Ministry’s Save It Forward program is to eliminate hunger for at-risk students in local schools so they have a greater opportunity to succeed. We partner with schools by providing food and toiletries to children and families in need through the KMHS campus-based food pantry program. Save It Forward (SIF) works very closely with the school social worker to identify children and families in crisis and serve them on a monthly basis throughout the year. One of the unique things about our program is how we empower the community to stock the food pantries by coupon shopping. Please join us by picking up less than $6 of sale items on the weekly shopping list at Kroger or Publix at anytime during the year and dropping the items off to the collection bins in the KMHS front office by Monday each week you choose to donate.  Thank you!

There is also an Adopt-A-Family program. This is a one time or recurring donation to help feed hungry kids and their families. Donations of $12 per month or $144 per year help to provide a family in need 75 lbs of food and toiletries each month. Click for Adopt-A-Family link:


Please donate used electronics!
We are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency KMHS student needs.  Please bring to Mrs. Miller, school social worker in the front office.  We will be collecting: cell phones, laptops, laser & inkjet cartridges (no refurbished), iPads/iPods, tablets/eReaders/notebooks.

ACT/SAT Standardized Test

Attention Students: You can take Kaplan’s New SAT and ACT Combo practice test FREE to help you decide which test is the right one for you to take in its entirety. The combo practice test will be held Saturday August 26th in the Kennesaw Mountain Cafeteria from 8am to 12pm.  For more information, please click on the link below.  Practice Test Information Please note the correct web address is


Student Volunteers Needed – Bullard Fall Festival

Bullard Elementary School is looking for high school student volunteers to help out with the Bulldog Fall Festival.  This year, the Bullard Fall Festival is scheduled for Friday September 9th from 5:30 to 9.  Volunteers will be needed beginning at 5pm.  Volunteers can work from 5-7 or 7-9 or the entire evening.  YES!  High Schoolers will earn community service hours for helping out.  To sign up, please go to