23
Jan

eNews (01-22-2016)

January 21, 2016

Dear Parents:

Kennesaw Mountain High School will be participating in EOC retakes from Jan 28thJan 29th. We will offer an EOC review session prior to the retake of all EOC tests. Only students who failed the EOC are eligible to retake the test. The grade on the EOC retake will be recalculated into the final grade for the class. It is mandatory for any student who wishes to retake an EOC to attend the two days of review. If a student failed the class but passed the EOC, he/she will not be allowed to take the EOC.

The classes eligible for EOCT Retakes from first semester are:

9th Grade Literature/Comp American Literature/Comp.

CCGPS Coordinate Algebra GPS Geometry

Biology US History

Economics.

These EOC courses are required for graduation. The school district is allowing retakes of the EOC’s to help students stay on track for graduation and/or raise their grade for those who did not pass the EOC. Please read the statements below for important information regarding our credit recovery program:

Students must attend two (2) tutoring classes. The class schedule for each EOCT is posted below. Classes are from 3:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Unless designated

9th Grade Lit room 306 with Ms. Thomas. Time 3:40 – 5:00pm Monday Jan 25th and Tuesday Jan 26th

Biology room 621 with Dr Jezequel. Time 3:40 – 5:00 pm Monday Jan 25th – Wednesday Jan 27th

US History room 203 with Coach Bettis. Time 3:40 – 5:00 pm Monday Jan 25th – Wednesday Jan 27th

ECON room 208 with Coach Coggins. Time 7:30 am – 8:10 am. Monday Jan 25th – Wednesday Jan 27th

Math room 601 with Ms. Bono. Time 3:40 – 5:00 pm. Monday Jan 25th – Wednesday Jan 27th

There is no charge for these classes.

Parents or students must provide their own transportation.

The EOCT Test are given during the school day on Jan 28th and Jan 29th.

Sincerely,

Billy Richardson

Assistant Principal

23
Jan

eNews (01-22-2016)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Open House this Monday 1/25
  • Food & Toiletry Drive
  • Last Chance at Around Atlanta Coupon Books
  • PTSA Wants YOU in 2016
  • PTSA Senior Scholarships
  • PTSA/Media Center Movie Night
  • PTSA Nominating Committee
  • KMHS Academic Team to Appear on TV TOMORROW 1/23!
  • Yearbooks for Sale – Don’t Miss Out!
  • Last Call Senior Cap & Gowns
  • FAFSA Time for Seniors
  • Scholarship Bulletin
  • Midyear Transcripts
  • ASVAB Registration
  • University of Kentucky Bus Trip
  • Colleges Visiting KMHS
  • 9th Grade Advisement
  • Project 2400 Overflow
  • Honors SAT Test Prep Course Offered
  • National Honor Society Applications
  • Seeking Scholarships?
  • Recycling Event Postponed
  • Construction Class Catalog
  • PTSA & Schwan’s – NEW Partnership
  • Get Involved – Save it Forward
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • MyClassConnection

Open House Coming Monday!

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. Come to the school and meet your child(ren)’s teachers for the upcoming semester. Spend a few minutes in each class. There will also be a job fair in the cafeteria for student summer jobs like lifeguarding and SkyZone etc. Pizza and drinks will be available for sale. Doors open at 5:30. Follow your child’s schedule from 6 to 7:00. PTSA meeting beginning at 7:15.Job Fair and Dinner throughout the evening.

FOOD & TOILETRY DRIVE

AT KMHS Spring Open House

KMHS PTSA is partnering with the Save It Forward Program at Must Ministries for a food & toiletry drive at our Spring Open House on Monday, January 25. All items donated will be provided to students & their families in need in Cobb County Schools. Collection bins will be conveniently placed in the cafeteria during the evening of Open House. Also during Open House, visit the Save it Forward table and learn how you can continue to help Cobb County families in need. Suggested items are below. No expired items please!

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Canned Vegetables

Jello & Pudding Snack Cups

Canned Fruit

Hamburger Helper

Cereal & Pop Tarts

Grits & Oatmeal

Pancake mix & syrup

Canned Soup

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)

Macaroni & Cheese

Rice & Rice-a-Roni

Dried Beans

Instant Potatoes

Any Type of Pasta Noodles

Tomato Sauce & Tomato Paste

Ravioli & Spaghettios

Canned Chili

Canned Tomatoes

Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard

Salad Dressing

Crackers & Cookies

Cake Mix & Frosting

Brownie, Cookie, Muffin Mixes

Corn Bread Mixes

Popcorn

Juices & Juice Boxes

Flour

Sugar

Cooking Oil

Pam Spray

Granola Bars

Fruit Cups & Fruit Snacks

Laundry Detergent

Soap & Body Washes

Deodorant

Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

Shampoo & Conditioner

Diapers & Baby Wipes

Baby Food

Baby Wash, Lotion, etc.

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Lots of Great Places! Lots of Discounts!

Last Chance for $aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

Good Through December 31st 2016!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

THAT IS STILL ALMOST A FULL YEAR FROM NOW. Books will be on sale at the Open House on Monday January 25th. Get a good deal and support your KMHS PTSA at the same time. It’s a WIN-WIN.

NEW PTSA Parent and Student Members –

We WANT YOU in 2016!

PTSA Memberships will be offered January 25th during the Open House. New Members can stop by and join PTSA for only $8.00. You name will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from local restaurants, and will be selected during the PTSA meeting the same night – please plan to attend!

Student Member Appreciation Days are a hit and student members will be “treated” several times this semester – popcorn at lunch, ice pops on hot days, movie ticket drawings, and MORE!

PTSA Memberships will include coupons from our PTSA Sponsors – Chic Fil A, Autobell, MyClassConnection, and more!

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOUR PTSA

Every year local and state PTA’s offer student scholarships. Most of these scholarships require proof of PTSA membership. At KMHS, student Memberships are REQUIRED for any Seniors applying for a PTSA Scholarships this Spring. The PTSA Scholarship is a substantial amount of money and is open to all KMHS seniors. Again – memberships are only $8. If you miss Open House, payment and forms can be dropped off in the PTSA lockbox located in the main hallway outside the Attendance Office. PTSA Membership Form 2015-2016 Good Luck on your applications!

PTSA & Media Center Movie Night

Friday, February 5 PTSA and the Media Center has scheduled a Movie Night! We will be showing Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials. Put the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

PTSA Committee Highlight

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who

will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

KMHS ACADEMIC TEAM TO APPEAR ON

TELEVISION PROGRAM HIGH-Q

Tune your televisions to WSB-TV Channel 2 tomorrow, Saturday January 23rd at 12:30. You’ll see the Kennesaw Mountain Academic Team battle East Cowata High School in an Academic Head to Head.

The team earned a spot on the television trivia tournament after an outstanding performance during the county-wide tournament in the fall. Only two high schools in all of Cobb County qualified for the show. Great job to advisor Ms. Valerie Wolfe and the KMHS Mustangs. The four team members appearing on High-Q are Senior and Captain Ethan Gray, Seniors Trevor Head and Roshan Kudva and Junior Zane Placie. Again, the KMHS episode of High Q airs tomorrow, Sat Jan 23rd at 12:30.

PRESERVE YOUR MEMORIES – YEARBOOK SALES ONGOING

Yearbooks are on sale for $85.00 right now until February 5th. On February 6th, the price will increase to $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Go to: www.jostensyearbooks.com

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER SENIOR CAP & GOWNS

If not already completed, all cap and gown rental orders for graduation can be made at http://www.highschool.herffjones.com. As of January 1, 2016, late fees apply on ALL cap and gown orders and increase per month. Please call Herff Jones at 770-795-1626 with any questions. Cap and gown rental is required for participation in the graduation ceremony.

From the Counseling Office

Seniors: FAFSA time! It’s that time of year for you to fill out your FAFSA with your parents. Remember, the FAFSA is also your application for HOPE/Zell Miller. (It is recommended to fill out both the FAFSA and GSFAPPS). All students attending college and technical schools should complete the FAFSA, regardless of your family income. Many colleges will require a submitted FAFSA to award you scholarships…It’s not just for student loans and grants. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Click here for the Top 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes you should avoid!

Scholarship bulletin: Click here!

Midyear transcripts – Some colleges require you to send a midyear transcript. If you have applied to a college that requires one, remember to come by the Counseling Office to submit your request. Cost: $2 per transcript.

ASVAB Registration

Test date: Thursday, February 25th (during 1st & 2nd block)

Register in the Counseling Office. Deadline to register is February 12th

Cost: FREE

Space is limited!

Who can test? 10th – 12th grade students. Must be at least 16.

Why take the ASVAB?

It helps identify your skills and abilities

Provides Career Exploration information

Links achievement with interest

Assists in planning work related courses

Helps you identify a potential career path

Does NOT obligate students to the military

University of Kentucky – Any junior or senior interested in visiting the University of Kentucky, please stop by the Counseling Office for a permission slip. The Bus trip will be Feb 9th, 2016. All seniors attending the trip MUST aplly to UK but will have the application fee waived. Students who attend this trip will be treated to a full day of activities on campus, starting with breakfast when they arrive.

Departs: KMHS Tuesday Feb 9th @ 3:00 AM. Returning @ 10:00 PM

Fee: $22 to cover cost of food on trip back

Requirements: Current junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Deadline: Permission slip and money due Jan 29th to Mr. Loyd

Space is limited

See Mr. Loyd in the Counseling Office for more information.

Colleges visiting KMHS in the cafeteria during lunch:

February 3:

Columbus State University, Augusta University, Young Harris College

February 4:

Darton State College, Georgia Southern University, Purdue, University Of Alabama, Mississippi State, University of South Carolina, Coastal College of Georgia and Georgia College

9th Grade Advisement

9th Grade Parent Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 4th @ 6:30 p.m. in the theater.

During the week of February 8th, we will conduct 9th grade advisement. A letter will be mailed home with your student’s appointment date and time. Advisement will be conducted arena style with teachers from the various content areas. Course registration will not occur during advisement; students are recommended for their core classes by their teachers, and will see their course recommendations when they complete online elective registration later in the semester. 9th grade advisement allows students and parents to outline a plan of study to see the big picture of remaining graduation requirements.

Project 2400 Overflow

Information on the Project 2400 overflow SAT Prep class for $375 is in the front office, guidance office, and main link desk in the cafeteria.

HONORS SAT PREP COURSE AVAILABLE AT KMHS

Registration Still Open

An Honor’s Level SAT Prep Course by Princeton Review is getting ready to start the Mountain. This program is for MAGNET sophomores and juniors. The course will cover the new SAT format with 13.5 hours of instructional time plus 3 full-length proctored practice tests — all for a total cost of $350. For more information, contact the Magnet Academy Foundation Board at kmhsmagnetacademyfoundation@gmail.com

Calling KMHS Sophomores and Juniors

Time to Apply to National Honor Society

National Honor Society (NHS) is an important organization at Kennesaw Mountain. NHS establishes high standards for membership based upon a student’s outstanding performance in scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Criteria to Become a Member

Scholarship: Sophomores and Juniors who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or above meet the scholarship requirement for membership. Maintenance of a 3.75 GPA is mandatory. Falling to a minimum of 3.6 will place you on academic probation. Falling below that minimum or failure to raise your GPA up to a 3.75 within one semester will result in dismissal.

Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit. To be considered for membership, the student must have performed at least two community service projects and at least two school related service projects during their high school career.

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, original thinkers, dependable, and optimists. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. To be considered for membership, a student must have served in a leadership capacity either in a school organization or a community organization. The student must also be a member of at least two school organizations. Programs of study at KMHS are not extracurricular activities.

Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, cooperates, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a respectable lifestyle. Discipline records for prospective members and current members are checked periodically to ensure the integrity of NHS. Prospective members guilty of any violation of Cobb County School’s discipline policies will not be considered for membership.

Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Morlan in Room 627. Completion of this form DOES NOT guarantee selection. Completed applications must be given to Mrs. Morlan in Room 627 before or after school and must be submitted on or before 8:15 a.m., Friday February 26, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.

SEEKING SCHOLARSHIPS?

Cobb EMC is excited to announce a variety of scholarships for Juniors and Seniors. The scholarships are collectively worth more than $73,000. The 2016 Scholarships applications are available for students. Applications for each scholarship are attached.

High School Juniors:

Washington Youth Tour ($1,500, $1,000 or $500) (Thursday, February 25, 2016 (application deadline)

High School Seniors:

Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship We are proud to offer the Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship, which awards fourteen scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to eligible students with a primary residence served by Cobb EMC. There are two types of scholarships available: College/University and Vocational/Technical College. Please have students apply by Friday, March 11, 2016. The application must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.

Walter Harrison Scholarship ($1,000) Cobb EMC forwards three entries to the statewide selection committee. Cobb EMC had two winners in 2015. The deadline to enter is February 5, 2016.

https://cobbemc.com/content/scholarships

RECYCLING DAY TO BE RESCHEDULED

Due to threats of inclement weather, the recycling event planned by the KMHS Marching Band planned for tomorrow, Saturday January 23rd, will be rescheduled. A new date has not yet been set.

KMHS Construction Class Catalog

All products manufactured by students during the school day in Mr. Whitaker’s classes. Check out our new and updated catalog with new products. Go ahead and start getting your orders in for this semester. Our schedule is filling up fast with orders, so order sooner rather than later!

PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Teaming up Again!

New Schwan’s Campaign starting January 31

Starting January 31st PTSA & Schwans will start a new fundraising campaign! You can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

From January 31 until March 15 we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address.

  1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com
  2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page.
  3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #25771 into the search box.
  4. Click the “Support Now” button.
  5. Shop!

Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #25771.

Come to the PTSA table at Open House to pick up your flyer with all the details.

Did you know…

There are over 58,000 children in Cobb County & Marietta City School Districts that receive Free & Reduced Lunches. What happens to those children when they are out of school? Many of them go home after school, on the weekends and during school breaks to no food to eat. It’s hard for those children to learn when they come back to school hungry.

You can be the solution and help eliminate hunger for those children. Adopt a family now for $12 a month or $144 a year and provide approximately 75lbs of food & toiletries monthly to one family in need through our Save It Forward Food Pantry Program. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help meet the needs of these children.

If you would like your donation to go towards a family at KMHS, please choose SAVE IT FORWARD under the Designation button and write KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HS in the comment section.

Click on the link for the donation form.

Donation Form – MUST Ministries

Thank you for your support! Your investment of time, talents, and resources makes the difference and we couldn’t do it without YOU!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Landed a Plane in the Hudson Lately!

It’s amazing the success we can have at the controls once we’re properly trained. Anyone can handle “Normal Driving Conditions,” but how will your student react when they’re faced with “Emergency Driving Conditions”? 98.5% of the driving population does not have that training. This is when you don’t want your student to follow the crowd … help them stand out by training them how to save themselves.

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 of their decision making abilities and 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 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 and/or SAT Prep Classes held LIVE/

Online from home!

Stop by the PTSA Sponsor table at Open House to enter a drawing for a FREE ACT or SAT CLASS offered by MyClassConnection!

Prep Classes will include Pre and Post Practice Tests and either 18 or 12 hours of content revie, test taking strategy practice & more!

ACT and SAT Winter Break Prep – SOON!!!!!

Feb 14 – 18 (18 hours) *Must register before 2/7

ACT Spring Break! (Condensed Class – 12 hours) ) April 4 -7

ACT Spring Sunday Evening: Feb 14 – March 20 (18 hours)

*Must register before 2/7

SAT Spring Sunday Evenings -(18 hours) March 13 – April 24

Register NOW for Early Bird Advantage at http://www.myclassconnection.com/

More information, schedules and success stories can be found at http://www.myclassconnection.com/

or email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

23
Jan

eNews (01-14-2016)

Table of Contents

  • From the Principal’s Desk; Mid-Year Update
  • From the Counseling Office
  • Scholarships
  • University of Kentucky Bus Trip
  • Project 2400 Overflow
  • Spring Open House – Monday January 25
  • Teacher Meet & Greet
  • Job Fair
  • Food & Toiletry Drive
  • Last Chance for $ave Around Coupon Books
  • More PTSA News
  • Join PTSA & Senior Scholarships (Membership Required)
  • PTSA/Media Center Movie Night
  • PTSA Nominating Committee Needs You
  • General
  • Metal, Paint & Electronics Recycling
  • Honors SAT Prep Class
  • Construction Class Catalog
  • Save It Forward – Adopt a Family & Provide them Food
  • Business Partners
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClassConnections

From the Principal’s Desk…KMHS MID-YEAR UPDATE

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016. It is hard to believe the first semester is behind us and graduation is right around the corner. In an effort to keep the KMHS family informed of the great things occurring at school, please enjoy the following summary of our first semester. Please know we are committed to providing superior customer service and continuing the traditions that have been built throughout the years.

Dr. Trachtenbroit

Graduation date – May 24, 2016 at KSU Convocation Center at 3:30 p.m.

Drama Department- Region One Act Play Champions; 3rd place State

KMHS Marching Band Grand Champions at the LaFayette Marching Classic

Matthew Henson wins 2015 GA Youth Symphony concerto competition

Zach Seabaugh has an amazing run on NBC’s “The Voice”

Girls’ Softball competes in the Elite Eight at state finals

Cheer finishes 11th at the state finals in Columbus

Mr. Berk Alexander wins a $2,500 Cobb Foundation Impact Grant as well as $10,000 in the inaugural Cobb Tank competition. These grants will fund the KMHS Observatory. Ground will be broken in the spring to support this initiative, and KMHS will be the only school in the state of Georgia with an observatory

Shop With A Mustang is a huge success. Approximately 230 students were served on a beautiful Saturday morning at the Avenue at West Cobb. KMHS students raised nearly $50,000 to support this effort

The KMHS student body wins $10,000 in the Landmark Dodge Challenge

Ms. Angela Fiechtl is celebrated as Teacher of the Year by KMHS staff

Ms. Shannon Laffey brings home a gold medal in the balance beam at the Down Syndrome World Gymnastics Championships in Italy

KMHS included in 2015 edition of “America’s Best High Schools That Challenge Their Students to Excellence” reported by The Washington Post

KMHS Academic Bowl Team-one of two Cobb County high schools reaching finals on Hi-Q television show – Airs Sat Jan 23, 12:30 WSB-TV 2

KMHS graduation rate increases by three points

From the Counseling Office

Happy New Year and welcome back to a new semester!

SEEKING SCHOLARSHIPS?

Cobb EMC is excited to announce a variety of scholarships for Juniors and Seniors. The scholarships are collectively worth more than $73,000. The 2016 Scholarships applications are available for students. Applications for each scholarship are attached.

Seniors:

Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship We are proud to offer the Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship, which awards fourteen scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to eligible students with a primary residence served by Cobb EMC. There are two types of scholarships available: College/University and Vocational/Technical College. Please have students apply by Friday, March 11, 2016. The application must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.

Juniors:

Washington Youth Tour ($1,500, $1,000 or $500)

Thursday, February 25, 2016application deadline

University of Kentucky – Any junior or senior interested in visiting the University of Kentucky, please stop by the Counseling Office for a permission slip. The Bus trip will be Feb 9th, 2016. All seniors attending the trip MUST aplly to UK but will have the application fee waived. Students who attend this trip will be treated to a full day of activities on campus, starting with breakfast when they arrive.

Departs: KMHS Tuesday Feb 9th @ 3:00 AM. Returning @ 10:00 PM

Fee: $22 to cover cost of food on trip back

Requirements: Current junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Deadline: Permission slip and money due Jan 29th to Mr. Loyd

Space is limited

See Mr. Loyd in the Counseling Office for more information.

Project 2400 Overflow

Information on the Project 2400 overflow SAT Prep class for $375 is in the front office, guidance office, and main link desk in the cafeteria.

Important Date to Remember

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. Come to the school and meet your child(ren)’s teachers for the upcoming semester. Spend a few minutes in each class. There will also be a job fair in the cafeteria for student summer jobs like lifeguarding and SkyZone etc. Dinner will be available for sale. Doors open at 5:30. Follow your child’s schedule from 6 to 7:10. PTSA meeting beginning at 7:15.

Job Fair and Dinner throughout the evening.

FOOD & TOILETRY DRIVE

AT KMHS Spring Open House

KMHS PTSA is partnering with the Save It Forward Program at Must Ministries for a food & toiletry drive at our Spring Open House on Monday, January 25. All items donated will be provided to students & their families in need in Cobb County Schools. Collection bins will be conveniently placed in the cafeteria during the evening of Open House. Also during Open House, visit the Save it Forward table and learn how you can continue to help Cobb County families in need. Suggested items are below. No expired items please!

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Canned Vegetables

Jello & Pudding Snack Cups

Canned Fruit

Hamburger Helper

Cereal & Pop Tarts

Grits & Oatmeal

Pancake mix & syrup

Canned Soup

Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)

Macaroni & Cheese

Rice & Rice-a-Roni

Dried Beans

Instant Potatoes

Any Type of Pasta Noodles

Tomato Sauce & Tomato Paste

Ravioli & Spaghettios

Canned Chili

Canned Tomatoes

Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard

Salad Dressing

Crackers & Cookies

Cake Mix & Frosting

Brownie, Cookie, Muffin Mixes

Corn Bread Mixes

Popcorn

Juices & Juice Boxes

Flour

Sugar

Cooking Oil

Pam Spray

Granola Bars

Fruit Cups & Fruit Snacks

Laundry Detergent

Soap & Body Washes

Deodorant

Toothpaste & Tooth Brushes

Shampoo & Conditioner

Diapers & Baby Wipes

Baby Food

Baby Wash, Lotion, etc.

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Lots of Great Places! Lots of Discounts!

Last Chance for $ave Around Coupon Books

Good Through December 31st 2016!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

THAT IS STILL ALMOST A FULL YEAR FROM NOW. Books will be on sale at the Open House on Monday January 25th. Get a good deal and support your KMHS PTSA at the same time. It’s a WIN-WIN.

NEW PTSA Parent and Student Members –

We WANT YOU in 2016!

PTSA Memberships will be offered January 25th during the Open House. New Members can stop by and join PTSA for only $8.00. You name will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from local restaurants, and will be selected during the PTSA meeting the same night – please plan to attend!

Student Member Appreciation Days are a hit and student members will be “treated” several times this semester – popcorn at lunch, ice pops on hot days, movie ticket drawings, and MORE!

PTSA Memberships will include coupons from our PTSA Sponsors – Chic Fil A, Autobell, MyClassConnection, and more!

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOUR PTSA

Every year local and state PTA’s offer student scholarships. Most of these scholarships require proof of PTSA membership. At KMHS, student Memberships are REQUIRED for any Seniors applying for a PTSA Scholarships this Spring. The PTSA Scholarship is a substantial amount of money and is open to all KMHS seniors. Again – memberships are only $8. If you miss Open House, payment and forms can be dropped off in the PTSA lockbox located in the main hallway outside the Attendance Office. PTSA Membership Form 2015-2016 Good Luck on your applications!

PTSA & Media Center Movie Night

Friday, February 5 PTSA and the Media Center has scheduled a Movie Night! We will be showing Maze Runner – The Scorch Trials. Put the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

PTSA Committee Highlight

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who

will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

METAL, PAINT & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

The Kennesaw Mountain Band is partnering with Federal Recyclers and holding a metal, paint, and electronics recycling fundraiser on Saturday, January 23, from10am to 2pm in the bus lot at Kennesaw Mountain High School. We will accept a variety of metal items, paint, electronics, and TV and computer monitors. An extensive list of items that may be recycled can be found on the Federal Recycler website at http://federalrecyclers.com/Writings.html but the bottom line is if the item is metal or can be plugged in, you can bring it. Metals and electronics will be accepted by the carload for a flat donation of $10. Donations for paint recycling will range from $1 for a pint up to $10 for a 5 gallon bucket. No need to treat the paint prior to drop off. TVs can be recycled for $20 each and monitors are $15 each. We look forward to helping you reduce the clutter in your home and saving room in our landfills. See you Saturday, January 23!

HONORS SAT PREP COURSE AVAILABLE AT KMHS

Registration Still Open

An Honor’s Level SAT Prep Course by Princeton Review is getting ready to start the Mountain. This program is for MAGNET sophomores and juniors. The course will cover the new SAT format with 13.5 hours of instructional time plus 3 full-length proctored practice tests — all for a total cost of $350. Attached to this newsletter is a registration form. Forms and money can be dropped off in the new Magnet Foundation Drop Box right outside the attendance office in the front hallway. Please be sure your student drops the registration in the Magnet Dropbox and NOT the PTSA Dropbox. (They are next to each other). This will be offered on a first come/first serve basis with registration and money turned in.

KMHS Magnet SAT Prep Course

Honor’s Level by Princeton Review

New Exam Format

Schedule – Winter 2016

Saturday, January 30, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, February 2, 1st Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2nd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 16, Cobb County Schools Break – no class

Tuesday, February 23 3rd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, February 27, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, March 1, 4th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 5th Class 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 6th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 19, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

All tests and classes will be held in room 203.

KMHS Construction Class Catalog

All products manufactured by students during the school day in Mr. Whitaker’s classes. Check out our new and updated catalog with new products. Go ahead and start getting your orders in for this semester. Our schedule is filling up fast with orders, so order sooner rather than later!

Did you know…

There are over 58,000 children in Cobb County & Marietta City School Districts that receive Free & Reduced Lunches. What happens to those children when they are out of school? Many of them go home after school, on the weekends and during school breaks to no food to eat. It’s hard for those children to learn when they come back to school hungry.

You can be the solution and help eliminate hunger for those children. Adopt a family now for $12 a month or $144 a year and provide approximately 75lbs of food & toiletries monthly to one family in need through our Save It Forward Food Pantry Program. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help meet the needs of these children.

If you would like your donation to go towards a family at KMHS, please choose SAVE IT FORWARD under the Designation button and write KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HS in the comment section.

Click on the link for the donation form. Donation Form – MUST Ministries

Thank you for your support! Your investment of time, talents, and resources makes the difference and we couldn’t do it without YOU!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Driver’s ed doesn’t work when taken IN PERSON, never-mind “on-line”. After all, the State has lost such confidence in it, they don’t even require it, and it’s THEIR OWN PROGRAM!

But they’re right … there is no evidence of “driver’s ed” reducing crash rates, and yet, statistically, the Accident Avoidance Workshops reduces crash rates by at least 75%.

If your family deserves the benefits of that, we’d love to have you join us! But make no mistake … we proudly exclaim this is NOT “driver’s ed” … this is driver trainin’ the way it OUGHTA be.

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/SAT Prep Classes held LIVE/Online from home!

Stop by the PTSA Sponsor table at Open House

to enter a drawing for a FREE ACT or SAT CLASS

offered by MyClassConnection!

Prep Classes will include Pre and Post Practice Tests, Content Review and test taking strategy practice, and more!

ACT and SAT Winter Break Prep Feb 14 – 18 (Register by 2/7)

ACT Spring Break! (Condensed Class) April 4 -7

ACT Spring Sunday Evenings Feb 14 – March 20 (Register by 2/7)

SAT Spring Sunday Evenings – March 13 – April 24

Register NOW for Early Bird Advantage at www.myclassconnection.com More information, schedules and success stories can be found at www.myclassconnection.com

or email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

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Dec

eNews (12-18-2015)

Table of Contents

  • KMHS Wins Safe Driving Pledge & $10,000
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops – Sign Up Now
  • My Class Connections – Sign Up Now
  • Spring Open House January 25th
  • GA PTA Partners with Positive Athlete Georgia
  • Seeking Scholarships?
  • Project 2400 Overflow
  • Honors/Magnet SAT Prep Course
  • KMHS Construction Class Catalog
  • Spring 2016 Parking
  • PTSA Nominating Committee Needs You!
  • Help Needed for Copy Volunteers
  • PTSA Coupon Books For Sale
  • Support KMHS While Holiday Shopping

KMHS 1st Place

School with the Most People who took

SAFE DRIVING PLEDGE

We Win $10,000 for Shop with a Mustang Program

Kennesaw Mountain recently won $10,000 in the Landmark Dodge Challenge! This award assisted in funding our Shop With A Mustang program. The Landmark Atlanta Safe Driving Campaign awarded $10,000 to the metro Atlanta high school whose students and community members could make the most safe driving pledges. For over a week, Kennesaw Mountain was neck and neck with the Atlanta Jewish School. Kennesaw Mountain won the big prize but the Atlanta Jewish School took their second place check of $1000 and donated it to the Shop With a Mustang cause. English teacher and Mane Link sponsor, Valerie Wolfe, said in an email to the staff:

“This pledge has been a blessing in more ways than one. By pledging, the students have become more aware of the dangers of driving while distracted by social media, text messages, and phone calls. As an added blessing during this holiday season, the Atlanta Jewish Academy heard about our Shop with a Mustang program, and they decided to donate the $1,000 they won to our cause as well. This selfless act from the Atlanta Jewish Academy is the true meaning of this holiday season…”

Congratulations to both KMHS and The Atlanta Jewish Academy!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

There are still a few spaces left.…Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS. This class goes beyond teaching the rules of driving. It prepares your student and teaches them how to react to the busy traffic in our community. The classroom session is on Tuesday, December 22. The driving portion is Saturday, December 26th or Sunday, December 27th. This driving class is very popular and is filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now! If you are ready to register you may click here

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

For more information and for a complete schedule call

770-262-7009.

ACT or SAT TEST PREP Christmas Break!

Registrations by 12/18 for a $25 refund

Only $175 by 12/18 – (with refund) – $200 thereafter!

“Connect” Online with MyClassConnection, PTSA Business Partner for 4 days of ACT or SAT Test Prep! Our 12 hour courses will be offered December 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

For the ACT, we will spend one day each on Math, Science, English and Reading content and test taking strategies needed to be successful on the 2016 ACT!

The SAT class will cover Critical Reading, Writing and Math sections of the CURRENT SAT for students testing in January, 2016.

Classes are recorded should a student need to miss a day, or review a session. To register, please go to http://www.myclassconnection.com/satact-prep/sat-2015/

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 with questions.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from MyClassConnection!

Important Date to Remember

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. There will also be a job fair for student summer jobs on this evening. Representatives from places like WhiteWater, SkyZone etc will attend.

GEORGIA PTA PARTNERS WITH

HINES WARD &

POSITIVE ATHLETE GEORGIA

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character professional athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to celebrate young athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, give back to their communities, or have an infectious attitude that positively affects those around them. Positive Athlete Georgia believes it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition, and to reward positivity in our communities.

After two years of unprecedented growth in the Atlanta Metro area, Positive Athlete Georgia, with the help of the Georgia PTA, is working to expand this program to include every high school in the state of Georgia. Last year, Positive Athlete Georgia received more than 2,000 nominations of student-athletes. Student-athletes were nominated by parents, coaches, teachers, family members and fans for the athlete’s positive attitude both on and off the field.

Former Georgia Bulldog, Pittsburgh Steelers and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Hines Ward is seeking nominations for high school student-athletes who exemplify positive character, actions and attitude, despite difficult circumstances (illness, disability, poverty), or who give back to their schools and communities in significant ways. This past spring, seven (7) regional awards, as well as the state-wide awards were presented at the College Football Hall of Fame.

For the 2015-16 school year, the Georgia PTA, as well as the Georgia Vision Project (the school superintendents and school boards), and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) are getting behind this movement to increase nominations not only in the Atlanta Metro area, but across the entire state of Georgia. Positive Athlete anticipates receiving between 5,000 and 7,000 nominations in 2015-16, and companies like Delta Air Lines, Northside Hospital, LGE Community Credit Union and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have already jumped on board and are awarding scholarships to these kids.

Nominating a high school student-athlete is an easy process. Simply go to the nominations section of the Positive Athlete Georgia website http://georgia.positiveathlete.org/awards/nominations/ and tell Positive Athlete about your nominee. Nominations are being accepted through March 15, 2016.

Any athlete nominated as a Positive Athlete will be eligible to win the Most Positive Athlete in their sport for the state of Georgia. Currently,15 Regions have been created so student-athletes have the opportunity to win Positive High School Athlete awards closer to home.

For more information about Positive Athlete Georgia, go to their website at http://georgia.positiveathlete.org/

SEEKING SCHOLARSHIPS?

Cobb EMC is excited to announce a variety of scholarships for Juniors and Seniors. The scholarships are collectively worth more than $73,000. The 2016 Scholarships applications are available for students. Applications for each scholarship are attached.

High School Juniors:

Washington Youth Tour ($1,500, $1,000 or $500) (Thursday, February 25, 2016 (application deadline)

High School Seniors:

Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship We are proud to offer the Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship, which awards fourteen scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to eligible students with a primary residence served by Cobb EMC. There are two types of scholarships available: College/University and Vocational/Technical College. Please have students apply by Friday, March 11, 2016. The application must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.

Walter Harrison Scholarship ($1,000) Cobb EMC forwards three entries to the statewide selection committee. Cobb EMC had two winners in 2015. The deadline to enter is February 5, 2016.

https://cobbemc.com/content/scholarships

Project 2400 Overflow

Information on the Project 2400 overflow SAT Prep class for $375 is in the front office, guidance office, and main link desk in the cafeteria.

HONORS SAT PREP COURSE AVAILABLE AT KMHS

Registration Still Open

An Honor’s Level SAT Prep Course by Princeton Review is coming Winter 2016 for MAGNET sophomores and juniors. The course will cover the new SAT format with 13.5 hours of instructional time plus 3 full-length proctored practice tests — all for a total cost of $350. Attached to this newsletter is a registration form. Forms and money can be dropped off in the new Magnet Foundation Drop Box right outside the attendance office in the front hallway. Please be sure your student drops the registration in the Magnet Dropbox and NOT the PTSA Dropbox. (They are next to each other). This will be offered on a first come/first serve basis with registration and money turned in.

KMHS Magnet SAT Prep Course

Honor’s Level by Princeton Review

New Exam Format

Schedule – Winter 2016

Saturday, January 30, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, February 2, 1st Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2nd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 16, Cobb County Schools Break – no class

Tuesday, February 23 3rd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, February 27, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, March 1, 4th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 5th Class 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 6th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 19, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

All tests and classes will be held in room 203.

KMHS Construction Class Catalog

All products manufactured by students during the school day in Mr. Whitaker’s classes. Check out our new and updated catalog with new products. Go ahead and start getting your orders in for next semester. Our schedule is filling up fast with orders, so order sooner rather than later!

Spring 2016 Parking

Parking passes will be available on January 4, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Parking Guidelines

Parking Procedures

Parking Application

Truancy Form

PTSA Committee Highlight

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

THAT IS STILL A FULL YEAR FROM NOW. 13-months of savings! If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

Support KMHS PTSA While Shopping

for the Holidays

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

The KMHS PTSA Executive Board

and Committee Chairs

Wish You and Your Family

the Happiest of Holiday Seasons.

Blessings to you until we meet again

in the New Year!

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Dec

eNews (12-10-2015)

Table of Contents

  • From the Counseling Office
  • Project 2400 Overflow
  • Honors SAT Test Prep
  • End of Semester IMPORTANT Information
  • Final Exam Survival Kits for Sale
  • Final Exam Tutoring Available
  • Winter/Spring Open House Date
  • 2016 Graduation Date
  • Senior Deadline TODAY
  • Yearbooks still for Sale
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops over Holiday Break – Sign up NOW!
  • Spring Parking
  • PTSA Committee Highlight
  • Copy Volunteers Needed
  • PTSA Coupon Books for Sale
  • Congratulations Mighty Mustangs
  • *Zach Seabaugh on The Voice
  • *Teacher wins Double Grants
  • Apple for your Teacher
  • Parent Survey
  • KMHS Clothing Closet
  • Support KMHS PTSA While Shopping
  • Sleighbells on the Square – THIS WEEKEND!
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection Workshops

From the Counseling Office

Our office will be closed during winter break and counselors will not be available for letters of recommendation or transcript requests. We will not be accessing email during this time.

Senior Scholarship Bulletin – Click here. Copies are also available in the Career Center (Counseling Office).

Important deadlines: Have an application deadline of January 15th or earlier? All requests must be submitted on your Transcript/Recommendation Request Card in the Counseling Office (with the exception of transcripts you request via 411). For letters of recommendation, a Student Profile Sheet must also be submitted to your counselor. These deadlines are to allow your counselor time to write recommendations.

Need a recommendation only? Monday, Dec 7

Need a recommendation & transcript? Monday, Dec 7

Need a transcript only? Wednesday, December 16 if you need a transcript sent prior to 2nd semester

Cost of transcripts:

Sending to in-state colleges (not on Common App) via www.gacollege411.org – FREE

Through the Counseling Office – $2 each (but your 1st one is free)

Interested in learning more about the Air Force Academy?

US Air Force Academy Info Session for potential candidates – View flyer for details and RSVP info: Download 238-U S Air Force Academy COP flier

Who is this for? All interested high school students and their parents

Why? Meet one-on-one with current Air Force Academy cadets, their parents, and Academy Liaison Officers. Find out what Academy life is really like. Ask your questions about academic majors, military training, clubs, and sports.

When: December 19th from 10 a.m. – noon

Where: American Legion Post 160 (160 Legion Dr SE, Smyrna)

Bus Trip/College Tour for Juniors & Seniors Interested in the University of Kentucky – Go See Blue For Yourself! Students who attend this trip will be treated to a full day of activities on campus, starting with breakfast when they arrive.

When: February 9, 2016. Departs KMHS @ 3:00 AM. Returning approx. 10:00 PM

Fee: $22 to cover cost of food on trip back

Requirements: Must be a current junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students who attend will receive an application fee waiver. All seniors attending the trip must apply to UK.

Deadline: Permission slip and money are due by January 29th to Mr. Loyd

Space is limited. See Mr. Loyd in the Counseling Office for more information and for the permission slip.

Project 2400 Overflow

Information on the Project 2400 overflow SAT Prep class for $375 is in the front office, guidance office, and main link desk in the cafeteria.

HONORS SAT PREP COURSE AVAILABLE AT KMHS

Registration Still Open

An Honor’s Level SAT Prep Course by Princeton Review is coming Winter 2016 for MAGNET sophomores and juniors. The course will cover the new SAT format with 13.5 hours of instructional time plus 3 full-length proctored practice tests — all for a total cost of $350. Attached to this newsletter is a registration form. Forms and money can be dropped off in the new Magnet Foundation Drop Box right outside the attendance office in the front hallway. Please be sure your student drops the registration in the Magnet Dropbox and NOT the PTSA Dropbox. (They are next to each other). This will be offered on a first come/first serve basis with registration and money turned in.

KMHS Magnet SAT Prep Course

Honor’s Level by Princeton Review

New Exam Format

Schedule – Winter 2016

Saturday, January 30, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, February 2, 1st Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2nd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, February 16, Cobb County Schools Break – no class

Tuesday, February 23 3rd Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, February 27, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, March 1, 4th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 5th Class 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 6th Class, 3:45 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, March 19, Diagnostic Test, 8 am – 1 pm

All tests and classes will be held in room 203.

IMPORTANT END OF SEMESTER INFORMATION

Students will soon be given comprehensive final examinations covering the curriculum of each course in which they are enrolled this semester. Our schedule to accommodate final exams is as follows:

Thursday, December 17, 2015 Friday, December 18, 2015

1st period exam 8:20 – 9:51 3rd period exam 8:20 – 9:51

2nd period exam 9:59 -11:30 4th period exam 9:59 -11:30

During the days of final exams, students should make every effort possible to prepare fully for their tests.

School buses will run after exams at 11:30am, both days, December 17th and 18th. Parents who choose to pick up their students at 11:30 AM should anticipate LONG lines of traffic.

Additionally, students must vacate the school campus immediately at the time designated and not return during that school day. Cobb County policy dictates that students being dismissed early may not go on other school campuses, including middle and elementary schools.

Students will be expected to return library books and textbooks and to make payment for lost or damaged books. The textbook room will be open at 7:45 AM Thursday & Friday and will close at 12:00PM Thursday & Friday.

Students may get second semester textbooks on Jan. 4th from 10—12:30 (9th & 10th graders) and from 12:30-3:00 (11th & 12th graders). The textbook room will also be open starting Jan. 6th before school and during lunch periods for students to check out their second semester textbooks.

Students may pay for lost books in Admin. Any student who has lost or damaged textbook or library book charges must clear them prior to receiving additional textbooks and parking next semester.

Because of the difficult task that confronts each teacher in administering and grading final examinations for all students, we are unable to give a student a final examination early. Students who have an excused absence during the final examination period should contact their first semester teachers to schedule a time to make up their missed exams during the first 2 weeks of second semester.

Final Exam Survival Kit

Care Packages for Sale!

The KMHS peer leader group, Sources of Strength, is selling Final Exam Survival Kits. Send your student a care package that includes snacks, a drink and other fun surprises to ease the pain of finals.

Cost: $5

Where do I purchase? From Mr. Loyd in the Counseling Office

When? Sales are open from December 4th-10th

Care packages will be delivered to students Dec 15th or 16th

Tutoring Available

Teacher Tutoring Schedules are available on the KMHS website. Students who need extra help studying for finals should take advantage of this opportunity. Members of Mu Alpha Theta offer math tutoring in room 523 every morning from 7:30 until 8:10 am, and Monday – Thursday after school from 3:35 until 4:05 pm.

Important Date to Remember

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. There will also be a job fair for student summer jobs on this evening. Representatives from places like WhiteWater, SkyZone etc will attend.

Class of 2016 Graduation Information

Kennesaw Mountain High School Class of 2016 will hold graduation exercise on May 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm. This ceremony will be held on the Kennesaw State University campus in the Convocation Building.

Orders and payments for graduation announcements and cap and gown rental can be made at www.highschool.herffjones.com. All orders must be completed by TODAY December 10th, 2015.

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $85.00 until February 5th. At that time, the price will go up to $100.00. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now! Last year, we sold out so make sure you get yours today!! The 2015-2016 Yearbook is going to be amazing.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

You recently read about taking the pledge for safe driving…well…Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS. This class goes beyond teaching the rules of driving. It prepares your student and teaches them how to react to the busy traffic in our community. The classroom session is on Tuesday, December 22. The driving portion is Saturday, December 26th or Sunday, December 27th. This driving class is very popular and is filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now! If you are ready to register you may click here

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

For more information and for a complete schedule call 770-262-7009.

Spring 2016 Parking

Parking passes will be available on January 4, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Parking Guidelines

Parking Procedures

Parking Application

Truancy Form

PTSA Committee Highlight

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

THAT IS STILL A FULL YEAR FROM NOW. 13-months of savings! If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

CONGRATULATIONS MIGHTY MUSTANGS

GREAT RUN FOR KMHS JUNIOR

ZACH SEABAUGH ON THE VOICE

Many KMHS students watched Zach sing both Monday and Tuesday night on NBC’s hit show The Voice. Zach finished 5th in a very competitive field overall, just missing making the final four and the final show next week. We as a community are SO PROUD OF YOU ZACH and all you have accomplished. You represented yourself and the Mustang Nation so well.

KMHS TEACHER WINNER OF COMMUNITY GRANT

Berk Alexander, KMHS physics and astronomy teacher, has recently been awarded two separate grants totaling $12,500 dollars. Mr. Berk was the recipient of a $10,000 Cobb Tank Grant and a $2,500 Cobb Impact Grant. The grants will go toward the setup of a KMHS Observatory. The observatory was donated by a KMHS parent and construction/setup should begin next month. Mr. Berk will soon bring the planets and stars into the classroom and educate the Cobb community about the universe. Way to Go Mr. Berk.

Apple for your Teacher

Superior Plumbing and The Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give a local teacher, from kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and Parents can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ to nominate a teacher. The MDJ staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner. A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

PARENT SURVEY

Kennesaw Mountain High School wants your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at http://bit.ly/kmhsparent. This provides valuable information to the school and is a part of the School Climate rating on CCRPI. Thank you for your assistance!

KMHS Clothing Closet

The KMHS Clothing Closet is in need of LONG jeans – as in inseam length- for boys/men and larger sizes (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc) and jeans for girls/teen ladies. Hoodies are also needed! And, as always- new packages of underwear, boxers and socks for our homeless students.

Support KMHS PTSA While Shopping

for the Holidays

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

This Weekend!!!

The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!

The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.

Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)

8:30 am 5K

9:30 am 1k

9:45 am Tot Trot

9:50 am Awards

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.

Rain or Shine For more info and registration go to active.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Driver’s ed doesn’t work when taken IN PERSON, never-mind “on-line”. After all, the State has lost such confidence in it, they don’t even require it, and it’s THEIR OWN PROGRAM! But they’re right … there is no evidence of “driver’s ed” reducing crash rates, and yet, statistically, the Accident Avoidance Workshops reduces crash rates by at least 75%.

If your family deserves the benefits of that, we’d love to have you join us! But make no mistake … we proudly exclaim this is NOT “driver’s ed” … this is driver trainin’ the way it OUGHTA be.

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

Final Exam REVIEWS!

December 2015

ONLINE LIVE- FULL Course Reviews

for the following Math and Science GA HS Courses:

Biology and Honors Biology Dec 9, 10, 13, 14 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Chemistry & Honors Chemistry Dec 9, 10 , 13, 14 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Math Courses of these names:

Dec 13,14 , 15, 16 6:00 – 7:30 pm

GSE Algebra 1

GSE Coordinate Algebra

Acc GSE Coordinate Algebra /Analytic Geom A

Acc GSE Algebra 1/ Geom A

Math Courses of these names:

Dec 13, 14, 15, 16 8:00 – 9:30 pm

GSE Geometry

GSE Analytic Geometry

ACC GSE Analytic Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra

Accelerated GSE Geometry B / Algebra 2

GSE Algebra 2/Advanced Algebra

The reviews are held online, with LIVE instruction by Georgia Certified Master Teachers! Classes are recorded for later viewing if you miss a class. Fee is only $75 through 12/5, afterwards, $85. For more information about the review content and the schedule, to register and get a “seat”, visit www.myclassconnection.com .

SAT and/or ACT Prep Classes

LIVE/Online during the second week of

Christmas Break!

(SAT is for the January Test, NOT the NEW March test!)

Prep Classes are offered the week of 12/28 – 12/31 – FROM HOME or while traveling! Classes are recorded each day if you need to miss a session. Early Bird Fee is only $175 through 12/9, Afterwards, $200. To check the specific schedules and to register, go to www.myclassconnection.com

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Table of Contents

  • Take the Pledge – Win $10,000
  • From the Counseling Office
  • Thank-you for Thanksgiving & Holiday Donations
  • Sponsor a Child for Christmas
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops – Coming Soon
  • Date to Remember
  • PTSA Committee of the Week
  • Copy Volunteers Needed
  • PTSA Coupon Books For Sale
  • KMHS on the Voice
  • Apple for your Teacher
  • Parent Survey
  • Clothing Closet
  • Support KMHS While Grocery Shopping
  • Sleighbells on the Square 5K
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection Workshops
  • PLEDGE TODAY…Results TOMORROW!

Take the Pledge

Help the School win $10,000

$10,000 dollars is waiting for us! We just need to “sign the pledge” to win it. Yes! That’s right. Kennesaw Mountain has the opportunity to win $10,000 dollars. KMHS is currently participating in a competition sponsored by a car dealership in the Atlanta area. In an effort to promote safe driving habits among teens, students take a “pledge” to be a safe driver, and earn votes towards KMHS. If our school has the most participation by December 5th, we will win $10,000 to be donated towards Shop with a Mustang. Students, friends, family members, go towww.atlsafedriver.com to sign the pledge and watch the video onhttps://youtu.be/rSrlglxKFSc

Remember only the #1 school gets $10,000 and it will be used for Shop With A Mustang. You can vote once an hour. So if you are on your computer remember to go on and take that pledge as often as you can to help SWAM!

From the Counseling Office

Important – Our office will be closed during winter break and counselors will not be available for letters of recommendation or transcript requests. We will not be accessing email during this time.

Seniors, please pay close attention to college and scholarship application deadlines! Below are important deadlines for you to submit your request for transcripts and recommendations. Requests must be submitted on your Transcript/Recommendation Request Card in the Counseling Office (with the exception of transcripts you request via 411).

Important deadlines: Application deadline of January 15th or earlier? These deadlines are important to allow us time to complete your request.

*Need a letter of recommendation only? Deadline: Monday, December 7th

*Need a letter of recommendation & transcript? Deadline: Monday, December 7th

*Need a transcript only? Deadline: Wednesday, December 16th

Cost of transcripts:

*Sending to in-state colleges (not on Common App) via www.gacollege411.org – FREE

*Through the Counseling Office – $2 each (but your 1st one is free)

Reminders to Seniors about transcripts and recommendations:

For Letters of Recommendation – You must submit your Student Profile Sheet to your counselor by December 7th (for deadlines of January 15th and earlier). Remember, you must allow a minimum of 2 school weeks for a letter.

Counselors cannot complete a school report or letter of recommendation until you come in and fill out your transcript/recommendation request card. This includes any requests that are emailed to your counselor (ex: UGA, Common App, etc).

Financial Aid Night @ Allatoona High School

When: Tuesday, December 8th @ 6:30 p.m.

Who should attend? Parents of juniors and seniors

Location: AHS cafeteria (park on the right-hand side of the building and enter through the glass doors directly into the café)

A rep from Georgia Student Finance Commission will provide information on how to pay for college using resources such as Federal Aid, grants/scholarships, student loans, and HOPE

University of Kentucky – Go See Blue for Yourself!

What is it? A bus trip/college tour to the University of Kentucky. Once students arrive, they will be treated to a full day of activities, starting with breakfast.

When: February 9, 2016. Departs KMHS @ 3:00 AM. Returning approx. 9:00 PM

Fee: $22 to cover cost of food on trip back

Requirements: Must be a current junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students who attend will receive an application fee waiver. All seniors attending the trip must apply to UK.

Deadline: Permission slip and money are due by January 29th to Mr. Loyd

Space is limited

Interested in the Air Force Academy? View flyer for details and RSVP info: Download 238-U S Air Force Academy COP flier

THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU! THANK-YOU!

In recent weeks, our KMHS PTSA families have donated toward two very worthwhile causes. Thank-you so much for your sweet treats for the school’s support staff and for your donations to help families in need enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. (More on that below). Pictures of some of our cookie/cupcake trays and Thanksgiving baskets can be found on the PTSA website and on our Facebook page. Thanks for taking part.

Sharing Thanksgiving Smiles!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family. We collected food, gift cards and utility baskets for our KMHS families in need. We are very fortunate to have caring and supportive parents and members here at KMHS. If you would like to get involved in helping families in our community, please consider participating in our KMHS Christmas Adopt-a-Child. We look forward to hearing from you.

Christmas Adopt-A-Child

The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is working with Ms. Bethany Miller, KMHS Social Worker, to coordinate a

“KMHS Christmas Adopt-A-Child”

initiative. For this event, we are concentrating on children, so if you would like to sponsor a child, please contact Tammie Jackson at CommunityOutreach@kmhsptsa.org. She will provide you with the gender, age, size and suggested gift item of the child you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions. Please contact her between now and December 12th if you would like to participate. Thank you for your CONTINUED support!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

You recently read about taking the pledge for safe driving…well…Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS. This class goes beyond teaching the rules of driving. It prepares your student and teaches them how to react to the busy traffic in our community. The classroom session is on Tuesday, December 22. The driving portion is Saturday, December 26th or Sunday, December 27th. This driving class is very popular and is filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now!

If you are ready to register you may click here

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

For more information and for a complete schedule call 770-262-7009.

Important Date to Remember

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. There will also be a job fair for student summer jobs on this evening. Representatives from places like WhiteWater, SkyZone etc will attend.

PTSA Committee Highlight

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

THAT IS STILL A FULL YEAR FROM NOW. 13-months of savings! If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

KMHS ON THE VOICE!

KMHS JUNIOR Zach Seabaugh is on NBC’s hit show The Voice, and he has advanced to the top 9 FINALISTS! We are very proud of you Zach! Don’t forget everyone to tune in to The Voice on Monday to show your support for our fellow Mustang! On Monday, the contestants will go from the top 11 to the top 4 semi-finalists so Zach needs his fan club now more than ever. What an exciting time for KMHS!

Apple for your Teacher

Superior Plumbing and The Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give a local teacher, from kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and Parents can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ to nominate a teacher. The MDJ staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner. A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

PARENT SURVEY

Kennesaw Mountain High School wants your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at http://bit.ly/kmhsparent. This provides valuable information to the school and is a part of the School Climate rating on CCRPI. Thank you for your assistance!

KMHS Clothing Closet

The KMHS Clothing Closet is in need of LONG jeans – as in inseam length- for boys/men and larger sizes (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc) and jeans for girls/teen ladies. Hoodies are also needed! And, as always- new packages of underwear, boxers and socks for our homeless students.

Support KMHS PTSA While Shopping

for the Holidays

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!

The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.

Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)

8:30 am 5K

9:30 am 1k

9:45 am Tot Trot

9:50 am Awards

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.

Rain or Shine For more info and registration go to active.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Driver’s ed doesn’t work when taken IN PERSON, never-mind “on-line”. After all, the State has lost such confidence in it, they don’t even require it, and it’s THEIR OWN PROGRAM! But they’re right … there is no evidence of “driver’s ed” reducing crash rates, and yet, statistically, the Accident Avoidance Workshops reduces crash rates by at least 75%.

If your family deserves the benefits of that, we’d love to have you join us! But make no mistake … we proudly exclaim this is NOT “driver’s ed” … this is driver trainin’ the way it OUGHTA be.

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

Final Exam REVIEWS!

December 2015

ONLINE LIVE- FULL Course Reviews

for the following Math and Science GA HS Courses:

Biology and Honors Biology Dec 9, 10, 13, 14 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Chemistry & Honors Chemistry Dec 9, 10 , 13, 14 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Math Courses of these names:

Dec 13,14 , 15, 16 6:00 – 7:30 pm

GSE Algebra 1

GSE Coordinate Algebra

Acc GSE Coordinate Algebra /Analytic Geom A

Acc GSE Algebra 1/ Geom A

Math Courses of these names:

Dec 13, 14, 15, 16 8:00 – 9:30 pm

GSE Geometry

GSE Analytic Geometry

ACC GSE Analytic Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra

Accelerated GSE Geometry B / Algebra 2

GSE Algebra 2/Advanced Algebra

The reviews are held online, with LIVE instruction by Georgia Certified Master Teachers! Classes are recorded for later viewing if you miss a class. Fee is only $75 through 12/5, afterwards, $85. For more information about the review content and the schedule, to register and get a “seat”, visit www.myclassconnection.com .

SAT and/or ACT Prep Classes

LIVE/Online during the second week of

Christmas Break!

(SAT is for the January Test, NOT the NEW March test!)

Prep Classes are offered the week of 12/28 – 12/31 – FROM HOME or while traveling! Classes are recorded each day if you need to miss a session. Early Bird Fee is only $175 through 12/9, Afterwards, $200. To check the specific schedules and to register, go to www.myclassconnection.com

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Table of Contents

  • Take the Pledge – Win $10,000
  • Hurry! Senior Ads Close Sunday
  • Donate Sweet Treats for Support Staff
  • Sponsor a Family for Christmas
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops – Coming Soon
  • ACT & SAT Test Prep – Sign up TODAY!
  • From the Counseling Office
  • Date to Remember
  • PTSA Committee of the Week
  • Copy Volunteers Needed
  • PTSA Coupon Books For Sale
  • Congratulations Mighty Mustangs
  • *KMHS on the Voice
  • *Student at Special Olympics World Games
  • Apple for your Teacher
  • Research Opportunities
  • Parent Survey
  • Clothing Closet
  • Support KMHS While Grocery Shopping
  • Sleighbells on the Square 5K
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection Workshops
  • Take the Pledge

Help the School win $10,000

$10,000 dollars is waiting for us! We just need to “sign the pledge” to win it. Yes! That’s right. Kennesaw Mountain has the opportunity to win $10,000 dollars. KMHS is currently participating in a competition sponsored by a car dealership in the Atlanta area. In an effort to promote safe driving habits among teens, students take a “pledge” to be a safe driver, and earn votes towards KMHS. If our school has the most participation by December 5th, we will win $10,000 to be donated towards Shop with a Mustang. Students, friends, family members, go towww.atlsafedriver.com to sign the pledge and watch the video onhttps://youtu.be/rSrlglxKFSc

Right now, we are #2. Remember only the #1 school gets $10,000 and it will be used for Shop With A Mustang. You can vote once an hour. So if you are on your computer a while remember to go on and take that pledge as often as you can to help SWAM!

Senior Ads—HURRY! Closing on Sunday!

They are available until this Sunday November 22, so it’s important to complete this immediately!

Senior Ads are all accessible ONLINE through this website

The prices and deadlines are-

October 6 – November 22: 
Full page – $450.00

½ Page -$250.00

¼ page- $150.00

Cap & Gown – Orders and payments for graduation announcements and cap and gown rental can be made at www.highschool.herffjones.com. All orders must be completed by December 18th, 2015

BAKED GOODS NEEDED TO

SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER

PLENTY OF DONATION SPOTS LEFT

The PTSA is making plates of holiday treats for each member of the kitchen, custodial and other non-teaching staff and we need help to bake and/or buy the goodies. Please consider sharing some sweet treats to show these hard-working folks how much we appreciate them. Please bring donations to the front office on or before 9am Wednesday, 12/2/15 (that morning or the day before is preferred for anything freshly baked). Thanks!! There are plenty of spots open so don’t delay. Sign-up today. December 2nd is right around the corner.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054caba92e5-holiday

SPONSOR A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS

The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is working with Ms. Bethany Miller, KMHS Social Worker, to coordinate a “Sponsor -a- KMHS Family at Christmas” initiative. If you would like to sponsor a family, please contact Tammie Jackson at CommunityOutreach@kmhsptsa.org. She will provide you with the gender, age, size and suggested gift item of the family member you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions. Please contact her between now and December 2 if you would like to participate. Thank you for your CONTINUED support!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

You recently read about taking the pledge for safe driving…well…Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS. This class goes beyond teaching the rules of driving. It prepares your student and teaches them how to react to the busy traffic in our community. The classroom session is on Tuesday, December 22. The driving portion is Saturday, December 26th or Sunday, December 27th. This driving class is very popular and is filling up quickly. Reserve your spot now!

If you are ready to register you may click here

<https://www.accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/register.html> .For more information and for a complete schedule call 770-262-7009.

ACT & SAT TEST PREPARATION

CLASSES OVER THANKSGIVING

ACT Class over Thanksgiving Break!

LIVE/ONLINE – no need to drive anywhere!

Prepare for the December 12th or February 6th ACT Test Dates

“Connect” with MyClassConnection for a LIVE/ONLINE ACT Class during the Thanksgiving Break! Our ACT Master Virtual Teachers will review content for both MATH and English Grammar, as well as teach test taking strategies and timing strategies in all four parts of the ACT – English, Reading, Math and Science. You will have a practice test booklet provided to you with minimal homework assignments before each class – The ONLY way to score your best is actual independent PRACTICE after the instruction! All sessions are recorded if you need to miss a day! To register by the deadline please go to www.myclassconnection.com. Attend Sun-Wed (11/22-25) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Fee is only $150! We need a minimum of 7 students to offer the class, so please register TODAY so we can plan.

SAT Class over Thanksgiving Break!

LIVE/Online – No need to drive anywhere

Prepare for the Dec 5th, and January 23rd test dates

“Connect” with MyClassConnection for a LIVE/ONLINE SAT (Current test) Class during the Thanksgiving Break! Our SAT Master Virtual Teachers will review content for both MATH and Grammar, as well as teach test taking and guessing strategies in Reading, Math and Writing. You will have a practice test booklet provided to you with minimal homework assignments before each class – The ONLY way to score your best is actual independent PRACTICE after the instruction! All sessions are recorded if you need to miss a day! To register by the deadline please go to www.myclassconnection.com. Attend Sun-Wed, off THURSDAY, attend Friday, and Sunday(11/22,23,24,25,27,30) Fee is only $175. We need a minimum of 7 students to offer the class, so please register TODAY so we can plan.

From the Counseling Office

KMHS will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving break, and counselors will not be available. Please keep this in mind with upcoming college and scholarship deadlines. Transcripts requested via gacollege411 after noon on Friday, November 20th will not be released (sent to colleges) until we return from break.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Trailblazer Award

Who can apply? All high school seniors. Deadline to submit completed application – December 8, 2015 (no exceptions) to Thankful Baptist Church of Kennesaw. In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., youth are asked to share their inspired thoughts on him as a “man of God.” Essay award winners will be asked to orally present his/her essay at the January 17th celebration. For application, required documents to submit, and more details: Download MLK essay contest

Important Date to Remember

Spring Open House and the 2nd PTSA General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 25, 2016. There will also be a job fair for student summer jobs on this evening. Representatives from places like WhiteWater, SkyZone etc will attend.

PTSA Committee Highlight of the Week

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed. Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016! That’s 13-months of savings! If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

CONGRATULATIONS MIGHTY MUSTANGS!

KMHS ON THE VOICE!

KMHS JUNIOR Zach Seabaugh is on NBC’s hit show The Voice, and he has advanced to the top 11 FINALISTS! We are very proud of you Zach! Don’t forget everyone to tune in to The Voice on Monday to show your support for our fellow Mustang!

KMHS Student at Special Olympic World Games

Shannon Laffey, a Transition Academy student at KMHS, recently competed in the Down Syndrome World Gymnastics Championships in Motara, Italy. Shannon competed amongst her peers from all around the world and won the gold medal in the balance beam as well as three silver medals in the uneven bars, floor and all-around. The Mustang Nation is so proud of you and your accomplishments Shannon! Congratulations!

Apple for your Teacher

Speaking of Superior Teachers, Superior Plumbing and The Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give a local teacher, from kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and Parents can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ to nominate a teacher. The MDJ staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner. A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Below are several research competitions and opportunities. Read about the various competitions, and related scholarship money that your student could win! Help encourage your student to participate!

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology

Intel Science Talent Search

Google Science Fair

PARENT SURVEY

Kennesaw Mountain High School wants your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at http://bit.ly/kmhsparent. This provides valuable information to the school and is a part of the School Climate rating on CCRPI. Thank you for your assistance!

KMHS Clothing Closet

The KMHS Clothing Closet is in need of LONG jeans – as in inseam length- for boys/men and larger sizes (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc) and jeans for girls/teen ladies. Hoodies are also needed! And, as always- new packages of underwear, boxers and socks for our homeless students.

Support KMHS PTSA While Shopping

for Thanksgiving

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!

The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.

Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)

8:30 am 5K

9:30 am 1k

9:45 am Tot Trot

9:50 am Awards

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.

Rain or Shine For more info and registration go to active.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be! Driver’s ed doesn’t work when taken IN PERSON, never-mind “on-line”. After all, the State has lost such confidence in it, they don’t even require it, and it’s THEIR OWN PROGRAM! But they’re right … there is no evidence of “driver’s ed” reducing crash rates, and yet, statistically, the Accident Avoidance Workshops reduces crash rates by at least 75%. If your family deserves the benefits of that, we’d love to have you join us! But make no mistake … we proudly exclaim this is NOT “driver’s ed” … this is driver trainin’ the way it OUGHTA be.

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

Test Prep Opportunities offered for

Final Exams – My Class Connection

Our Very Popular Exam Reviews are BACK and fill up quickly!!!

Don’t hesitate to register! Online/LIVE TEST PREP for FINAL Exams! December 2015 “ONLINE LIVE- Instruction”

Complete Course Review for the following Math and Science

GA HS Courses:

Biology and Honors Biology Dec 9,10,13, 14 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Chemistry & Honors Chemistry Dec 9,10,13, 14 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Math Courses of these names: Dec 13,14,15,16 6:00 – 7:30 pm

GSE Algebra 1

GSE Coordinate Algebra

Acc GSE Coordinate Algebra /Analytic Geom A

Acc GSE Algebra 1/ Geom A

Math Courses of these names: Dec 13, 14,15,16 8:00 – 9:30 pm

GSE Geometry

GSE Analytic Geometry

ACC GSE Analytic Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra

Accelerated GSE Geometry B / Algebra 2

GSE Algebra 2/Advanced Algebra

The reviews are held online, with LIVE instruction by Georgia Certified Master Teachers! Classes are recorded for later viewing if you miss a class. The Early Bird fee is only $75 before November 23rd

After November 23rd, the fee is $85. Please go to www.myclassconnection.com to register.

21
Nov

eNews (11-13-2015)

Table of Contents

  • From the Counselors Office
  • Help Shop with a Mustang
  • Baked Goods for Support Staff
  • Important Senior Deadlines
  • Copy Volunteers Needed
  • PTSA Committee of the Week
  • PTSA Bulletin Board – Help Wanted
  • PTSA Student Appreciation Day Ahead
  • PTSA Coupon Books For Sale
  • Congratulations Mighty Mustangs
  • *KMHS on the Voice
  • *One Act Winners
  • *Softball Sensation
  • *Student at Special Olympics World Games
  • *Teacher of the Year
  • Apple for your Teacher
  • Research Opportunities
  • Tutoring Available
  • Parent Survey
  • Clothing Closet
  • MUST Toy Shop
  • Sleighbells on the Square 5K
  • Support KMHS while Grocery Shopping
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection Workshops

From the Counseling Office

Colleges visiting KMHS, info sessions, and college fairs – click here!

SAT vs ACT – here’s a chart that compares the tests. The SAT is changing in March. Most college bound students will take the SAT and/or ACT in their junior year. For additional information and to register for the SAT and ACT, go to: www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org. Khan Academy has partnered with College Board to provide free online SAT prep.

Seniors – transcripts and letter of recommendation requests…. KMHS will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving break, and counselors will not be available. Please keep this in mind with upcoming college and scholarship deadlines. If you have a deadline of December 1st or sooner, please submit your request for transcripts/rec’s by Tuesday, November 17th. Remember, for letters of recommendation, you must turn in a Student Profile Sheet to your counselor. Transcripts requested via gacollege411 after noon on Friday, November 20th will not be released (sent to colleges) until we return from break.

Help Shop with a Mustang

Kennesaw Mountain has the opportunity to participate in a competition sponsored by a car dealership in the Atlanta area. In an effort to promote safe driving habits among teens, students take a “pledge” to be a safe driver, and earn votes towards KMHS. If our school has the most participation by December 5th, we will win $10,000 to be donated towards Shop with a Mustang. Students, friends, family members, go towww.atlsafedriver.com to sign the pledge and watch the video onhttps://youtu.be/rSrlglxKFSc

BAKED GOODS NEEDED TO

SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER

The PTSA is making plates of holiday treats for each member of the kitchen, custodial and other non-teaching staff and we need help to bake and/or buy the goodies. Please consider sharing some sweet treats to show these hard-working folks how much we appreciate them. Please bring donations to the front office on or before 9am Wednesday, 12/2/15 (that morning or the day before is preferred for anything freshly baked). Thanks!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054caba92e5-holiday

Attention Seniors

Cap & Gown – Orders and payments for graduation announcements and cap and gown rental can be made at www.highschool.herffjones.com. All orders must be completed by December 18th, 2015.

Senior Ads–Due Date Extended

They are available until November 22, so it’s important to complete this soon!

Senior Ads are all accessible ONLINE through this website

The prices and deadlines are-

October 6 – November 22: 
Full page – $450.00

½ Page -$250.00

¼ page- $150.00

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA Committee Highlight of the Week

The Nominating Committee helps choose a roster of candidates for PTSA officers for the next school year. Members of the Committee are selected and confirmed at the January PTSA General Membership meeting, with the Chair elected after the committee is formed.

Please consider being on this important committee. We need 5 committee members and 1 alternate to meet and decide who will be nominated for the Executive Committee next school year. If you are interested please send an email to president@kmhsptsa.org.

PTSA Bulletin Board

The PTSA is looking for someone who is creative/artistic to update/decorate our PTSA bulletin board near the Front Office. It is usually a once a month duty to decorate and update the board with current events and activities. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Graham at president@kmhsptsa.org.

PTSA Student Member Appreciation Day Coming Soon!

On November 19th, ALL PTSA Student Members who report to our table will receive a treat during the lunch period, AND get a chance to win 2 NCG Movie Tickets. Please let your students know if they are members – or allow them to join today! Membership forms are in the front office and can be returned to the PTSA Box on the wall outside of the attendance office. Thank you for supporting the KMHS PTSA, so we can support YOUR student!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

CONGRATULATIONS MIGHTY MUSTANGS!

KMHS ON THE VOICE!

KMHS JUNIOR Zach Seabaugh is on NBC’s hit show The Voice, and he has advanced to the top 12 FINALTISTS! We are very proud of you Zach! Zach was the state champion Boys Soloist at the Georgia High School Literary Meet last spring. Our literary team (an event where teams compete in theater, vocal, and writing events) won first place overall at that competition. We have won the state title 8 years in our 15 year history! Way to Go Literary Team and Good Luck Zach.

ONE ACT WINNERS

The KMHS production of Anatomy of Gray won the Regional One Act Festival held at Kennesaw Mountain High School in October.

CONGRATULATIONS to our theatre department, the cast and crew for another job well done!

SENSATIONAL SOFTBALL

The softball team had another successful year winning over 20 games again and qualifying for the State tournament as the 3 seed from our region!

The Lady Mustangs then went on a run and made it to the Elite 8 for the 4th time in the last 5 years! The teams run ended at the Elite 8 but we are very proud of the continued tradition of success of being one of the Top softball programs in the STATE each year! We wish our seniors Amber Johns and Kelly McGrail success as they both will go on scholarship and be playing in College next year!

KMHS Student at Special Olympic World Games

Shannon Laffey, a Transition Academy student at Kennesaw Mountain High School, represented Georgia and the United States at the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles this past August where she won two medals in the uneven bars and floor exercise. She is now headed off to compete in the vault, bars, beam and floor at the Down Syndrome World Gymnastics Championships in Motara, Italy November 13-15th. We wish Shannon a safe journey and the best of luck to her. Go for the gold, Shannon!

KMHS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Angela Fiechtl. Thank you so much for all you do for our students!

Apple for your Teacher

Speaking of Superior Teachers, Superior Plumbing and The Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give a local teacher, from kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and Parents can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ to nominate a teacher. The MDJ staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner. A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

TUTORING AVAILABLE

If you are interested in checking when your student’s teachers offer tutoring….please click on http://www.cobbk12.org/KennesawMountain/tutoring.aspx

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Below are several research competitions and opportunities. Read about the various competitions, and related scholarship money that your student could win! Help encourage your student to participate!

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology

Intel Science Talent Search

Google Science Fair

PARENT SURVEY

Kennesaw Mountain High School wants your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at http://bit.ly/kmhsparent. This provides valuable information to the school and is a part of the School Climate rating on CCRPI. Thank you for your assistance!

KMHS Clothing Closet

The KMHS Clothing Closet is in need of LONG jeans – as in inseam length- for boys/men and larger sizes (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc) and jeans for girls/teen ladies. Hoodies are also needed! And, as always- new packages of underwear, boxers and socks for our homeless students.

November Holiday Registration at MUST Toy Shop

The following documents are required to qualify for an appointment:

1. Picture ID for the parent or guardian

2. Proof of residency (October or November utility bill in your name)

3. Birth Certificate for each child

4. Current report card for all school aged children/ under school age will need a shot record

Additional helpful information:

Social Security Card, & Birth Certificate or Passport for the adult

Household income for the last 30 days

MUST Ministries, Marietta Location

1407 Cobb Parkway North

Marietta, GA 30062

Rear Entrance of Building

The following appointments are left in November

Mon November 16 – Thurs November 19 (each day) from 5 to 8pm

15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!

The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.

Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)

8:30 am 5K

9:30 am 1k

9:45 am Tot Trot

9:50 am Awards

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.

Rain or Shine For more info and registration go to active.com

Support KMHS PTSA While Grocery Shopping

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount.
1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com
2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page.
3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box.
4. Click the “Support Now” button.
5. Shop!
Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353.
The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Driver’s ed doesn’t work when taken IN PERSON, never-mind “on-line”. After all, the State has lost such confidence in it, they don’t even require it, and it’s THEIR OWN PROGRAM! But they’re right … there is no evidence of “driver’s ed” reducing crash rates, and yet, statistically, the Accident Avoidance Workshops reduces crash rates by at least 75%.

If your family deserves the benefits of that, we’d love to have you join us! But make no mistake … we proudly exclaim this is NOT “driver’s ed” … this is driver trainin’ the way it OUGHTA be.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 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 Class over Thanksgiving Break!

LIVE/ONLINE – no need to drive anywhere!

Prepare for the December 12th or February 6th ACT Test Dates

“Connect” with PTSA Business Partner, MyClassConnection for a LIVE/ONLINE ACT Class during the Thanksgiving Break!

Our ACT Master Virtual Teachers will review content for both MATH and English Grammar, as well as teach test taking strategies and timing strategies in all four parts of the ACT – English, Reading, Math and Science. You will have a practice test booklet provided to you with minimal homework assignments before each class –

The ONLY way to score your best is actual independent PRACTICE after the instruction! All sessions are recorded if you need to miss a day! To register before the deadline of 11/19, please go to www.myclassconnection.com. Attend Sun-Wed (11/22-25) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Fee is only $150! (We need a minimum of 7 students to offer the class, so please register TODAY so we can plan.)

SAT Class over Thanksgiving Break!

LIVE/Online – No need to drive anywhere

Prepare for the Dec 5th, and January 23rd test dates

“Connect” with PTSA Business Partner, MyClassConnection for a LIVE/ONLINE SAT (Current test) Class during the Thanksgiving Break!

Our SAT Master Virtual Teachers will review content for both MATH and Grammar, as well as teach test taking and guessing strategies in Reading, Math and Writing. You will have a practice test booklet provided to you with minimal homework assignments before each class – The ONLY way to score your best is actual independent PRACTICE after the instruction! All sessions are recorded if you need to miss a day! To register before the deadline of 11/19, please go to www.myclassconnection.com. Attend Sun-Wed, off THURSDAY, attend Friday, and Sunday(11/22,23,24,25,27,30)

Fee is only $175 (We need a minimum of 7 students to offer the class, so please register TODAY so we can plan.)

05
Nov

eNews (11-05-2015)

Table of Contents

  • From the Counselors Office
  • Project 2400 SAT Prep
  • Recap of Red Ribbon Week
  • Donate Leftover Halloween Candies
  • Baked Goods for Support Staff
  • Copy Volunteers Needed
  • PTSA Bulletin Board – Help Wanted
  • PTSA Student Appreciation Day Ahead
  • Coupon Books For Sale
  • Apple for your Teacher
  • Research Opportunities
  • Tutoring Available
  • Parent Survey
  • Marching Band Champions
  • Clothing Closet
  • MUST Toy Shop
  • Sleighbells on the Square 5K
  • Support KMHS while Grocery Shopping
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection Workshops

From the Counseling Office:

Senior Scholarship Bulletin: click here

Did you know the Counseling Office has an email blast? Subscribe here. Receive information on scholarships, test prep, and various opportunities and reminders to students.

Important info for seniors – Herff-Jones will be accepting final orders for graduation announcements and cap and gown rentals Wednesday, November 11th during all lunches. Orders and payments for graduation announcements and cap and gown rental can also be made at www.highschool.herffjones.com . All orders must be completed by December 18th, 2015.

The Cobb Schools Foundation and the Cobb County School District Present:

Project 2400 SAT Preparation

The Cobb Schools Foundation and the Cobb County School District Present: Project 2400. Our Project 2400 Parent Meeting will be Monday, November 9th at 6pm in the KMHS Cafeteria and is mandatory for all 11th grade students who want to participate in Project 2400.

Project 2400 is an SAT Preparation course taught by The Princeton Review designed to help high school juniors increase their SAT score.

Course Details

24 hours of in-class instruction

3 full-length practice tests

Princeton Review instructors and 
materials

Course Requirements

Student must be a current junior

Parent and student must attend Project 2400 information meeting

Tuition: $25.00 (retail value $999)

Average score increases from past Project 2400 classes from Practice Test 1 to Practice Test 3 have been approximately 170 points! Score improvement up to 760 points*. *Results will vary with each individual student {C}{C}

Project 2400 is only made possible through fundraising efforts of the Cobb Schools Foundation and in partnership with the Cobb County School District. For more information, or to make a donation to help sustain the program, please visit www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org

**This is a test preparation course for ALL college bound students and is different from the advanced/Honors standardized test course being offered through the Magnet Academy Foundation. Registration for the Magnet Foundation Prep Course opens tomorrow, Friday Nov 6th. Refer to your Magnet Academy Newsletter for more information.

Thank you for Supporting

Red Ribbon Week at The Mountain

A Natural High is doing what you love – saying YES to your passion and NO to artificial highs. It is what

Empowers You and Inspires Others.

Here are a few student responses about their Natural High.

“My natural high is being around my friends and family because being with them and knowing I have people to depend on is better than taking any drug.”

“My natural high is just hanging with my friends, talking to them, making sure they are ok.”

“My natural high is music. Whether it’s playing an instrument or just listening to songs, it just sets me free.”

“My natural high is the joy in life. The everyday laughs you get. Meeting your friends and family.”

“My natural high is achieving my goals and working hard in school.”

“My natural high is volunteering because seeing others becoming happy because of my extra work makes me happy! It’s addictive!”

PTSA wants Your Leftover Halloween Candy!

Wondering what to do with your leftover Halloween candy? Senior treats are coming up again in November and PTSA could use your donations. Candy must be individually wrapped. Drop off candy in the front office by November 10th. As always, PTSA Thanks you so much!!

BAKED GOODS NEEDED TO

SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER

The PTSA is making plates of holiday treats for each member of the kitchen, custodial and other non-teaching staff and we need help to bake and/or buy the goodies. Please consider sharing some sweet treats to show these hard-working folks how much we appreciate them. Please bring donations to the front office on or before 9am Wednesday, 12/2/15 (that morning or the day before is preferred for anything freshly baked). Thanks!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054caba92e5-holiday

HELP NEEDED for COPIES

Thank you to the parents who have graciously offered to help make copies for teachers. This is a job to be completed at the school. You can sign up for certain dates and times that may fit your schedule. If you would like to be added to the Group List, please contact Alison Milans:

Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org. Thank you!

PTSA Bulletin Board

The PTSA is looking for someone who is creative/artistic to update/decorate our PTSA bulletin board near the Front Office. It is usually a once a month duty to decorate and update the board with current events and activities. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Graham at president@kmhsptsa.org.

PTSA Student Member Appreciation Day Coming Soon!

On November 19th, ALL PTSA Student Members who report to our table will receive a treat during the lunch period, AND get a chance to win 2 NCG Movie Tickets. Please let your students know if they are members – or allow them to join today! Membership forms are in the front office and can be returned to the PTSA Box on the wall outside of the attendance office. Thank you for supporting the KMHS PTSA, so we can support YOUR student!

PTSA is selling

$aveAround 2016 Coupon Books!

The book is $20.00 and includes coupons from some of our favorite places in North Atlanta and our surrounding areas. Good until December 2016!

If you are interested in getting a book contact President@kmhsptsa.org to make arrangements or send $20.00, your contact info and student’s homeroom teacher and place in the PTSA Lockbox located outside the attendance office. Purchased books will be sent to your student in their homeroom.

Apple for your Teacher

Superior Plumbing and The Marietta Daily Journal have teamed up to give a local teacher, from kindergarten to 12th grade, an iPad each week of the 2015-2016 school year. Students and Parents can go to http://mdj.secondstreetapp.com/2015_apple_teacher/ to nominate a teacher. The MDJ staff will select a winner from the nominations each week and present the iPad to the winner. A photo of the weekly winner with their students will appear in the Marietta Daily Journal print and online editions.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Below are several research competitions and opportunities. Read about the various competitions, and related scholarship money that your student could win! Help encourage your student to participate!

Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Siemens Competition in Math Science and Technology

Intel Science Talent Search

Google Science Fair

TUTORING AVAILABLE

If you are interested in checking when your student’s teachers offer tutoring….please click on http://www.cobbk12.org/KennesawMountain/tutoring.aspx

PARENT SURVEY

Kennesaw Mountain High School wants your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at http://bit.ly/kmhsparent. This provides valuable information to the school and is a part of the School Climate rating on CCRPI. Thank you for your assistance!

Congratulations to KMHS Marching Band

On October 14th, KMHS Marching Band competed and won the Bands of America Regional Competition at Jacksonville State. They also swept all of the captions, Outstanding Musical Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, and Outstanding General Effect. Earlier in the day they captured the AAA Class coming in first and sweeping all the captions in preliminaries.

On October 24th, the band competed in the 34th Annual LaFayette Marching Classic in Fayetteville. Kennesaw Mountain was named the Grand Champion and for a second time this season won all the captions (Music, Visual and General Effect).

The bands’ show was titled “The Path to Zero”.

KMHS Clothing Closet

The KMHS Clothing Closet is in need of LONG jeans – as in inseam length- for boys/men and larger sizes (10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, etc) and jeans for girls/teen ladies. Hoodies are also needed! And, as always- new packages of underwear, boxers and socks for our homeless students.

November Holiday Registration at MUST Toy Shop

The following documents are required to qualify for an appointment:

  1. Picture ID for the parent or guardian
  2. Proof of residency (October or November utility bill in your name)
  3. Birth Certificate for each child
  4. Current report card for all school aged children/ under school age will need a shot record

Additional helpful information:

Social Security Card, & Birth Certificate or Passport for the adult

Household income for the last 30 days

MUST Ministries, Marietta Location

1407 Cobb Parkway North

Marietta, GA 30062

Rear Entrance of Building

Appointments will be held in November

Mon November 9 – Thurs November 12 (each day) from 5 to 8pm

Mon November 16 – Thurs November 19 (each day) from 5 to 8pm

15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K

The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.

All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!

The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.

Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)

8:30 am 5K

9:30 am 1k

9:45 am Tot Trot

9:50 am Awards

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

View 5K Route

Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.

Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.

Rain or Shine

For more info and registration go to active.com

Support KMHS PTSA While Grocery Shopping

Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.

Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.

Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. 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. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.

Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.

Schwan’s Home Food Delivery

Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.

Thank you for your support!!!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Where would you be without your kids? Seriously … where WOULD you be if they didn’t survive their first accident … as too many of them don’t? Please … on your kids’ behalf, I beg of you … give them a fighting chance. I have received “that” phone call … I don’t want you to get it too. If you want MORE out of your student … then give them MORE training, especially at the one thing most likely to take their lives before they’re 20. Football practice IS NOT more important. The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December 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.

SAT and ACT Prep LIVE/Online!

Convenient and affordable classes are being formed for students taking the November, December and January tests! We will keep our Early Bird PTSA Specials through Monday, November 8th.

Classes are taught by Master Level Math and Reading/Language Teachers with over 5 years of teaching test prep and strategies.

Classes are held ONLINE with LIVE instruction and students can attend from the convenience of home. All classes are recorded should a student miss a class for any reason.

For information and to register, go to www.myclassconnection.com

Questions? Email Juile.truono@myclassconnection.com for immediate reply, or call 770-363-8345

and wait 24 hours for a return call.

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Special “Holiday Help” Edition

 

PTSA wants Your Leftover Halloween Candy!

Wondering what to do with your leftover Halloween candy? Senior treats are coming up again in November and PTSA could use your donations. Candy must be individually wrapped. Drop off candy in the front office by November 10th. As always, PTSA Thanks you so much!!

Thanksgiving Sharing (Adopt-a-Family)

This is Time Sensitive… Please Give Today!

ATTENTION KMHS FAMILIES

PLEASE help those within our community in need during the holidays. If you would like to provide a Thanksgiving Meal to another KMHS Family in need, please contact the KMHS PTSA through Tammie Jackson & Thomescina Sims at communityoutreach@kmhsptsa.org by

November 10th. They will send you instructions and the list of Thanksgiving items to purchase for our Thanksgiving Baskets. Baskets will be distributed to families on November 19th. Thank you for giving a helping hand and for being a true blessing to families within our community. This is a BIG need and we have had few people respond so far. Please share your blessings this Thanksgiving season.

This event is a partnership between the KMHS Community Outreach Committee and KMHS Social Worker, Bethany Miller.

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