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: https://www.mustministries.org/donate#.WZxCv28rLX4

 

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 http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/kmhs_2017

 

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
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aea928a4fa7-bullard4

One Act Play Auditions

Auditions for this year’s competition one-act play, Nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe – The Final Mystery will be Tuesday, August 22  in the theater from 3:40 – 6:00 pm.  The play tells the story of the last five days before Poe’s death, and intertwines some of Poe’s most popular works.Go to kmhsdrama.com for more details.

Fall Open House

 

Kennesaw Mountain will be hosting the fall Open House/Curriculum Night on Monday, August 21st. The evening begins with a club/extracurricular fair from 5:30-6:00 in the cafeteria. Parents will be able to follow their student’s schedule from 6:00-7:05. After 7:05, the club fair will resume. This is a great night to support the PTSA and there will be a PTSA general meeting in the Media Center at 7:15 that evening.

The PTSA will have volunteers available to help explain PTSA support options for you and your students and to discuss all the events and items the PTSA supports and hosts for students and teachers throughout the school year. We hope to see you there!

To have your PTSA form filled out ahead of time, click here.

Eclipse Update

On Monday, August 21, 2017 the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse to occur in the United States since 1918. The Cobb County School District has extended the school day by 45 minutes to ensure the safety of all students, and we plan to make this once-in-a-lifetime event a special educational experience for students. 

*KMHS did not receive all glasses that were ordered.  Students who turned in permission slips in 12th, 11th, and 10th grade will all be supplied viewing glasses.  It is *possible* that 9th grade students who submitted permission slips may not receive glasses and will view the eclipse via a live broadcast in the building. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.  Safety first.

We realize many of you may be planning to observe the eclipse as a family.  Students checking out early on Monday, August, 21st, should have already submitted a note so they may be verified ahead of time. Delays may be experienced if students submit a note on Monday

TRANSPORTATION:

  • Students will be dismissed once all the buses have arrived (approximately 4:15 PM).
  • Schedules should be adjusted for the last period of the day to begin at 1:30 PM. This will allow minimum day students to leave campus before the eclipse.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: 

  • All after-school practice times will be adjusted according to the 45-minute delay in dismissal.

ON-CAMPUS “FIELD TRIP”: 

  • Teachers of students in grades 3-12 may plan outdoor solar eclipse activity with Principal approval.
  • Students MUST have a permission form signed by a parent to participate. A permission slip designed and approved by the district will be available via the students 4th period teacher beginning Monday, August 14th.
  • The school must have a signed permission form for any student who will be outside during peak hours of the eclipse (2:00 – 3:00PM)
  • All safety and security guidelines will be followed as recommended and outlined by NASA in the attached document and at: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
  • KMHS will have approximately 1500 approved viewing glasses for use by students.
  • Any student who does not have a signed permission form may not be outside from2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Teachers are responsible for planning standard based and relevant instructional activities related to the event.

TECHNOLOGY: 

GREAT NEWS! A one hour live broadcast via IPTV will be available from Kennesaw Mountain High School showcasing the observatory/eclipse from 1:45 – 2:45 PM.

NASA has curated a strong collection of informational resources on the eclipse. We recommend accessing this site for eclipse questions you may have regarding safety, timing, resources and more.  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance as we facilitate this educational event.

Mark Trachtenbroit, Ph.D.

Eclipse Day Bell Schedule

1st Period  ​​​​8:20 – 9:58

2nd Period​​​  10:03 – 11:37

3rd Period​​​  11:42 – 1:30

A Lunch  ​​​​11:42 – 12:09

​     B Lunch​​​​  12:09 – 12:36

​     C Lunch  ​​​​12:36 – 1:03

D Lunch​​​​  1:03 – 1:30

4th Period​​​  1:35 – 4:15

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!