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From the Administration

Project 2400 – Overflow Class Enrollment Instructions

As you know, our Project 2400 lottery has taken place.  If you were not selected or did not participate in the lottery, it is not too late to prepare your student for the spring SAT exam.  In addition to the Project 2400 Class, the Princeton Review will also be offering an “overflow” class at Kennesaw Mountain High School for anyone interested.  This class, which will be available for $375/student (a significant discount off of our standard retail price), will offer the same schedule, materials and resources as the Project 2400 class, and will be taught using the same methods and strategies.  Only the instructor and the room number will be different.

In order to enroll in this overflow class, please visit www.princetonreview.com.  Go to “Find a prep course near you” in the middle of the page, select “SAT” for test type and “Classroom” for instruction type, and enter your zip code.  On the result page, choose the course listed under Kennesaw Mountain High School and click the “Enroll” button to add the course to your shopping cart.  Then enter promo code ATLPSHIP4 and click “Apply” to see the discounted price.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The Princeton Review office at (404) 410-2588.  You are welcome to ask for Chris Benson, but anyone who answers should be able to help you.  The schedule for the class is detailed below:

Class Meetings/Tests

Monday classes from 4pm-6pm and     Saturday tests from 9am-1:15pm

1/26/2015 class      1/17/2015 test
2/2/2015 class      3/7/2015 test
2/9/2015 class      4/18/2015 test
2/16/2015 class
2/23/2015 class
3/2/2015 class
3/16/2015 class
3/23/2015 class
3/30/2015 class
4/13/2015 class
4/20/2015 class
4/27/2015 class

SAT Test Date after class Saturday, May 2, 2015

 

From the Counseling Office:

Office Hours – The Counseling Office will be closed during the break and counselors will not be available to send transcripts or write letters of recommendation.  Please keep this in mind, as there are college and scholarship application deadlines that fall over the break.  Students must submit their requests by this Friday, if they fall into this category.

 

Financial Aid Night

·         When:  January 29, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

·         Where:  North Cobb High School theatre

·         Who should attend?  Parents of seniors and juniors

·         Why?  A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will assist you on filling your FAFSA

 

HOPE Scholarship & Grant – For program details, requirements, and to check your HOPE GPA (students in grades 10-12) visit www.gacollege411.org.

How to check your HOPE GPA:

  • Click on Your HOPE GPA on right side of page.
  • Sign in to your account or Create an Account (Use your full legal name. Do not use your nickname).
  • At the screen HOPE GPA, complete the requested information.
    • If you receive an error message and it will not allow you to check your HOPE GPA, please notify your counselor.  This is especially important for seniors!  Common errors include use of a nickname, incorrect birthday, or incorrect social security number.

 

4th Annual College Discussion Panel hosted by Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry –  Turner Chapel has many students attending a broad range of colleges and universities as Gates Millennium Scholars, Posse Foundation Scholars, and on a variety of merit-based scholarships. Panelists will include undergraduate, law school, and medical school students. In addition to the 12 panelists, there will be a number of college students on hand to speak with parents and students.

  • Students will candidly share insight into their scholarships, the college admissions process, financial aid, the HOPE Scholarship, campus life, academic preparation, and more…
  • You may go to the following link to see a video of one of our past panel discussions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1BMw-4RAM&index=21&list=UURCBpvIKTlJBcgZrFIeXO-w
  • Please RSVP so Turner Chapel may adequately prepare. Students are invited to join for the reception immediately following
  • Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Time: 10:00 am – Noon
  • Location: Turner Chapel AME Church (Chapel) • 492 North Marietta Parkway • Marietta, GA 30060 • (770) 422-6791

 

PSAT Scores – Score reports were distributed through advisement on Wednesday, December 10th

 

Shop with a Mustang —— “Character Counts”

This year the KMHS student Body has sponsored 224 future Mustangs for Christmas. Our Christmas kids will get a Mustang Hoodie, a Hundred dollars in clothes, an opportunity to buy gifts for mom and dad at Santa’s workshop, a pancake Breakfast and a pizza lunch.In total we will spend $175.00 per child.

Here are some of the things our student leaders have done to raise money. Some have made pies and sold them for Thanksgiving in their neighborhoods. Some gave speeches during their Thanksgiving meal to their friends, neighbors, and relatives about the true meaning of Christmas and walked away with donations in the hundreds.  Some told their parents they wanted the money that their parents were going to spend on them for Christmas to donate that money to Shop with a Mustang. Others have worked since August on various fundraising projects  to support the program. We have had students donate money during classes and at lunch. We have parents writing multiple checks and excited about what our students are doing. In all our Mustang Nation raised over $38,000.

Our character education program stresses Martin Luther King’s quote, “Intelligence plus character that is the true goal of education.” Our Shop with a Mustang program is the application of our character education program. We have 656 KMHS mentors ready to take our young Mustangs Christmas shopping this Saturday, 13 December 2014.

We have amazing students making a positive impact on our community. On Behalf of Mane Link and our students we want to thank all the parents and business leaders that devote so much time developing the future leaders of America. Our future is bright with our Mustangs.

 

PTSA

On behalf of KMHS PTSA we would like to welcome our new principal Dr. Mark Trachtenbroit.  We are looking forward to getting to know Dr. Trachtenbroit in the upcoming months.  I know everyone will join us in making him feel welcome at the Mountain!

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The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is working with Ms. Bethany Miller, KMHS Social Worker, to coordinate a “Sponsor -a- KMHS Family at Christmas” initiative.   SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD VERY LOW SPONSOR SUPPORT.  WE NEED YOU!

If you would like to sponsor a family, please contact Dr. Robin Saunders (columbiarobin@yahoo.com). She will provide you with the gender, age, and size of the family member you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions.  Please contact her by December 12th.  Thank you for your CONTINUED support!

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Join us at Peace Love and Pizza on Tuesday, December 16th for KMHS Night!  PTSA will receive a percentage of all purchases made from 3:30 to 10:00 that night.  This includes dine in, carryout or delivery.  All you have to do is order and tell them you are from Kennesaw Mountain High.

Peace Love and Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta.  The delivery phone number is  770-321-5000. Come for dinner, stop by before the game or have it delivered to your home, it’s that easy.  Hope to see you there!

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SAVE THE DATE:  January 29th is the Spring Semester Open House and immediately following is the General Membership PTSA meeting. At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like more information on this Committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org.

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Did you know that you can support the KMHS PTSA simply by going to the grocery store?  

You don’t have to buy any special products.  Here’s all you need to do…

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.  That may not seem like much, but if every KMHS family who shops at Publix uses it every time, it will add up quickly.  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 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 and the funds will come back to the school.

 

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10th.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday, June 14th.  This driving class is very popular and could fill up quickly.  Reserve your spot now!

The December 26th Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS is sold out!  You are welcome to check with them to see if there are any cancellations closer to the date.

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.

EFTours

Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? How about a gift that you will remember for the rest of your life?

There are a few spots remaining for the Italy/Greece trip in 2015. Come join us while we tour the Roman Colosseum, marvel at The Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and The Spanish Steps all the while eating the most incredible gelato! Then spend the last part of this awesome journey touring Greece and eating authentic Greek food. There’s even an optional 3-day cruise to visit more of the Greek Islands.

If 2015 is too soon, how about joining us for Australia and New Zealand in 2016?  We’ll visit an active geothermal area in New Zealand where the boiling mud pools hiss with steam! We’ll also see the Auckland Sky Tower which is the tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere and ride the famous Skyline Gondola. If that’s not enough, let’s head to Australia and scuba dive/snorkel The Great Barrier Reef and take the most incredible underwater pictures and videos to share with your friends and family. Take a cruise around Sydney Harbour, get a personal tour inside the world famous Sydney Opera House and visit the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere – The Sydney Towers.

For more information, contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org This trip is not affiliated with Kennesaw Mountain High School and is through EFTours.

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MyClassConnection

Final Exams “ONLINE LIVE- Instruction” Reviews!

MyClassConnection, an online academic support company and KMHS PTSA Business Partner is once again hosting the popular evening Final Exam Reviews * for the following Math and Science GA HS Courses:

CCGPS Coordinate Algebra    Dec 14 –17   6:00 – 7:50 pm

CCGPS Analytic Geometry     Dec 14 –17   8:00 – 9:50 pm

Biology                                   Dec. 14–17   6:00 – 7:50 pm             

Chemistry                              Dec. 14–17  8:00 – 9:50 pm

The reviews are held online, with LIVE instruction by Georgia Certified Master teachers.

The Early Bird fee is $65 for all 4 nights before December 11th.

After December 11th, the fee is $80

To register and get a “seat”, visit www.myclassconnection.com .

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or email Julie.Truono@myclassconnection.com

 

SAT Prep

(from home) Over Winter Break!

Prepare for the January and March SAT!

“Connect” with other students and the Master SAT Teachers of MyClassConnection for a complete SAT Course offered LIVE, online, during the upcoming winter break!

Classes meet online on Dec 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, Jan 2nd, Jan 5th

Early Bird offer for KMHS students is good through Dec 15th.

Go to www.myclassconnection.com for class information, student success stories, and registration.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10th.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday, June 14th.  This driving class is very popular and could fill up quickly.  Reserve your spot now!

The December 26th Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS is sold out!  You are welcome to check with them to see if there are any cancellations closer to the date.

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.

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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From Dr. Daniel’s Office

On December 10, 2014, the Cobb County School Board will select the next principal for Kennesaw Mountain High School.  I will remain through the end of the semester to assist with the transition of the new principal before officially leaving to become the Cobb County School District Area 2 Assistant Superintendent. I want to let you know how much my family and I have enjoyed being a part of this wonderful school and community.  Words cannot describe how much I have enjoyed being the principal here for the past eight years.  It has truly been a pleasure getting to know you and working with you for the benefit of our students. I am very grateful to the Kennesaw Mountain students, staff, parents, and community members for their consistent dedication to pursuing excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts, extracurricular programs, and community service. Although there eventually comes a time for each of us to leave this great school, we will always be connected by our time at the Mountain. I am reminded about a statement I make each year at graduation, “Once a Mustang, always a Mustang.”

Thanks so much for the great memories. I look forward to hearing about the future successes and accomplishments of our Mustangs. See you around town.

Go Mustangs!

Kevin

 

From the Counseling Office:

Seniors,

Pay close attention to application deadlines!  Remember, you must give 2 school weeks notice for letters of recommendation.

The Counseling Office will be closed during the winter holiday break, and counselors will not be available. Also, transcripts requested via GACollege411 will not be sent during the break.

Below are some deadlines to keep in mind when requesting letters of recommendation and transcripts:

If your application is due by this date: Deadline to Request Letter of Recommendation & Transcript:
December 15 December 5
January 1 December 5
January 15 December 16

Other reminders about transcripts & letters of recommendation:

  • Mid-year Report – Some colleges require you to send a mid-year report (a transcript that includes fall semester grades).  If you applied to one of these colleges, you must request a transcript to be sent through the Counseling Office (not via GACollege411) in January.  GACollege411 will not be updated with fall semester grades until late January.  Most colleges that use Common App require a mid-year report.
  • Cost of transcripts – Official transcripts cost $2 each.  The first one is free.
  • Recommendation Letters CANNOT be completed until you come in and sign your transcript request/recommendation card.  Even if we receive an email request, we cannot complete it until the card is signed.  (This includes Common App, UGA, etc)  Turn the card in to our clerk, Ms. Lewis.  Do NOT file the card back in the box.

 

KMHS Drama

The Theatre Department will present our 2014 Student Directed One-Act Play Jerry Finnegan’s Sister, by Jack Neary, this Friday and Saturday, December 5-6.

Junior Emma King directs the hilarious, fast-moving comedy that follows Brian and Beth’s relationship from children to young adults.

All performances will start at 7:00 pm and run about 55 minutes. This show will be in the Black Box Theater. Tickets $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased from Mr. Morris or at the front office the week of school from 8:00 – 3:30 pm.

 

PTSA

On behalf of the KMHS Administration and PTSA, we THANK ALL of you who contributed to the “SPONSOR-A-KMHS FAMILY AT THANKSGIVING” initiative!  It was a HUGE SUCCESS! We collected enough food donations to make 15 Thanksgiving Baskets for 15 families at our school who contacted our school Social Worker to indicate they were in need. Thank you for being a BLESSING to others…

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Please join the KMHS Community Outreach Committee as we serve lunch to homeless clients at MUST Ministries this Saturday, December 6th from 10 am-1 pm.  Students can either drop-off food donations or bring food donations to serve in order to earn up to 5 hours of Community Service.  For more information, please contact Dr. Robin Saunders at columbiarobin@yahoo.com. Thank you for your participation as we help those in our community who are experiencing financial hardships.

This is our last scheduled MUST Lunch Days of Service for the school year.  Please let us know if you would like to help schedule and sponsor a day of service for the spring semester.

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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 Dr. Robin Saunders (columbiarobin@yahoo.com).  She will provide you with the gender, age, and size of the family member you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions.  Please contact her by December 12th.  Thank you for your CONTINUED support!

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Join us at Peace Love and Pizza on Tuesday, December 16th for KMHS Night!  PTSA will receive a percentage of all purchases made from 3:30 to 10:00 that night.  This includes dine in, carryout or delivery.  All you have to do is order and tell them you are from Kennesaw Mountain High.

Peace Love and Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta.  The delivery phone number is  770-321-5000.  Come for dinner, stop by before the game or have it delivered to your home, it’s that easy.  Hope to see you there!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office. Thank you for your support!

 

FINAL EXAM Online Evening Reviews!

“Connect” with MyClassConnection

GA-Certified MATH and SCIENCE Master teachers are providing comprehensive course reviews for CCGPS Coordinate Algebra, CCGPS Analytical Geometry, Biology and Chemistry.

Reviews are appropriate for both on-level and advanced students, as the Core Standards within the State Curriculum will be reviewed. Study Guides and review notes will be provided to guide instruction.

Classes meet from the convenience of your home computer, with LIVE instruction and student interaction.

December 14 – 17th

Visit www.myclassconnection.com to see the class times, EARLY BIRD offer, and registration. “Seats” are limited.

 

SAT Prep

(from home) Over Winter Break!

Prepare for the January and March SAT!

“Connect” with other students and the Master SAT Teachers of MyClassConnection for a complete SAT Course offered LIVE, online, during the upcoming winter break!

Classes meet online on Dec 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, Jan 2nd, Jan 5th

Early Bird offer for KMHS students !

Go to www.myclassconnection.com for class information, student success stories, and registration.

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS.  The classroom session is on Friday, December 26.  The driving portion is Saturday the 27th or Sunday the 28th.  Some of the driving sessions are filling up so 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.

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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From the Counseling Office:

The Counseling Office will be closed during Thanksgiving break, and counselors will not be available until December 1st.

  • Transcript Requests – Deadline before Thanksgiving:  the end of 3rd period on Thursday, 11/20.  This includes sending transcripts using www.gacollege411.org.

 

Planning Ahead! Financial Aid Night

  • When:  January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where:  North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • Who should attend?  Parents of juniors and seniors
  • A rep from Georgia Student Finance Commission will assist you on filling out your FAFSA

Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  Completing FAFSA (after January 1) is the recommended method to apply.

 

Elton John’s Aida – Nov. 20 – 22

Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Theatre Department will present the musical Aida on November 20, 21 at and 22 at 7:00 pm in the school’s Susan Gunderman Theater.

The musical was written by pop icon Elton John and Broadway legend Tim Rice – the same team who created The Lion King.

The musical play tells the story of a forbidden love that flourishes in a time of hate. In the midst of a war between Egypt and Nubia a young military captain is intrigued by one of his recent captives. Unknown to the captain, the prisoner is the Nubian Princess, Aida.

Tickets for the musical are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at the school store during lunch, from Mr. Dunn or at the front office the week of school from 8:00 – 3:30 pm.The play runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

Congratulations!

A big congratulations to Coach Ken Ealy for being Kennesaw Mountain’s Teacher of the Year!  He, along with other teachers in our Council were honored at a luncheon at the Tom Mathis Council meeting last week. PTSA appreciates all you do for our students!

Congratulations to the KMHS Marching Band for winning the Bands of America AAA Championship in Indianapolis on Saturday.

 

SAT Prep Classes

Students, are you too busy during the school week to take an SAT Class?  Here’s an opportunity for you!

SAT “Thanksgiving Break” 15 – hour course!

“Connect” in a LIVE-Instruction, Online Course!

(Classes can be joined from any location – and all class recordings will be available.)

Grab a friend, and join the Lassiter students already signed up!

KMHS Students get a 22% OFF fee for this class if register before Saturday!

Only $175 (Regular rate is $225)

Register at www.myclassconnection.com

Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 if questions.

SAT Prep –Upcoming Test dates are Dec 6,Jan 24, March 14, May2, June 6

 

- A course taught by our SAT Master Teachers  -Working from the CollegeBoard SAT book complemented with additional resources, your student will achieve much more on the SAT this school year!

 

Assignments will be given on “off” days.

Course includes the three SAT scored sections of Math, Critical Reading and Writing ~

 

 

 

 

For 10th, 11th and 12thgraders taking the SAT in the near future.

Session 1 –  Thanksgiving:

Deadline to register is November 21st,

 

Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, Nov 23  5:00 – 7:30 pm EST , and M, T, W, F

 

10:00 am – 12:30 pm  EST (off Thanksgiving Day)

 

$225

 

Register atwww.myclassconnection.com

 

 

For General information, teacher bios and student successes, go to www.myclassconnection.com.

KMHS Foundation

The Kennesaw Mountain High School Foundation had a wonderful event at California Dreaming on Tuesday night. Thank you to Greg Carter, operator, for hosting the event.  Many came by to visit with Dr. Daniel and wish him continued success as he takes the next step as Area 3 Superintendent.

We are very pleased that we raised over $2000 for the Foundation at the event which will directly impact our students and teachers at Kennesaw Mountain High School. If you were unable to attend the event and would like to make a donation to the Foundation, or if you would like to learn more, please visit www.kmhsfoundation.org

PTSA

Join us at Peace Love and Pizza on Tuesday, December 16th for KMHS Night!  PTSA will receive a percentage of all purchases made from 3:30 to 10:00 that night.  This includes dine in, carryout or delivery.  All you have to do is order and tell them you are from Kennesaw Mountain High.

Peace Love and Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta.  The delivery phone number is  770-321-5000.   Come for dinner, stop by before the game or have it delivered to your home, it’s that easy.  Hope to see you there!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office. Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the

price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS.  The classroom session is on Friday, December 26.  The driving portion is Saturday the 27th or Sunday the 28th.  Some of the driving sessions are filling up so 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.

 

GET LOUD!!!

Kennesaw Mountain Parents and Teachers receive special pricing on Security monitoring or a new Security System (for New Customers Only)

$50.00 Goes to our PTSA when you sign up and mention you are from Kennesaw Mt. High.

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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KMHS FOUNDATION

Dear Mustang Family,                                                                                              Nov 12, 2014

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Kennesaw Mountain High School Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the staff and students of KMHS.   Our goal is to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and learning, promote innovative instruction in the classrooms and ensure a successful educational environment for our students.

As a newly formed foundation, our mission is to support the following programs:

• Fund additional teacher allotments to reduce class size

• Fund and advocate for the expansion of academic programming including career tech programs

• Fund student and teacher recognition programs and grants

• Fund facility enhancements to create a state-of-the-art academic campus

In order to make these programs a success we need the support of our Kennesaw Mountain families, the community, businesses and alumni. Please visit our website www.kmhsfoundation.org for sponsorship opportunities. Your donations may be made online or by check sent to the school marked KMHS Foundation. All donations are tax deductible.

As a kick-off fundraiser, we are selling personalized Legacy Bricks that will be paved in the KMHS courtyard.  Now through December 5th, we are offering the opportunity to purchase a personalized 4” x 8” brick for a student rate of $50 or an 8”x 8” brick for $100.  Please fill out the brick form attached with your payment.  

If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, please contact Deborah Hill.  You can make a difference in the education of our children and the leave a legacy at Kennesaw Mountain High School!

Sincerely,

Deborah Hill

Foundation President

770-361-9200

 

 

Dr. Kevin Daniel

Principal

678-594-8190

 

Please click on the link below for the brick form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dXqapjYXwHFSV9utfWPHanLYCFmgiCSTo8EOmzDE5Qg/edit?usp=sharing

Farewell Dinner for Dr. Daniel

All KMHS families, friends and the community are invited to join us for a “Farewell Dinner for Dr. Daniel”!  This is our opportunity to show him how thankful we are for all he has done to help our children and Kennesaw Mountain High School.

Date:  Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014

Time:  5pm-8pm

Location:  California Dreaming

745 Chastain Rd. NW

Kennesaw, GA  30144

Reservations are recommended:  770-428-2055

15% of the proceeds will be donated back to the KMHS Foundation to support Kennesaw Mountain High School

From the Administration

Attention All Juniors and parents:

Do you need help raising your SAT Scores?

Would you like to save $974 on a Princeton Review Course?

Can your parents attend a mandatory informational meeting?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us for the

2015 Project 2400 Parent Information Meeting

Monday, November 17th at 6pm

Kennesaw Mountain High School – Cafeteria

 

Thanksgiving Sharing (Adopt-a-Family)

ATTENTION KMHS FAMILIES:

The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is teaming up with the KMHS Social Worker, Bethany Miller, to 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 Robin Saunders at columbiarobin@yahoo.com by November 17th. After contacting her, she will send you the list of Thanksgiving items to purchase for our Thanksgiving Baskets.  Baskets will be distributed to families on November 20th. Thank you for giving a helping hand and for being a true blessing to families within our community.

PTSA

Attention Seniors:  Balfour will be at the school November 18th and 19th during lunch to take graduation announcement orders.

 

Red Ribbon Week Winners!

Congratulations to the Red Ribbon Week “What Does Being Drug Free Mean to You” drawing.  Arianna B. winner of a Starbucks gift card, Emily V. winner of an iTunes gift card and Ryan Y. winner of NCG movie tickets.  Thank you to all that participated in telling us what being drug free means to you!

 

Reflections:

Congratulations to John Arnett, KMHS Reflections winner for 1st place Literature and 1st place Visual Art. Thank you to all those who participated.

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office. Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

Support KMHS PTSA

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.  That may not seem like much, but if every KMHS family who shops at Publix uses it every time, it will add up quickly.  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 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 and the funds will come back to the school.

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!

jostensyearbooks.com

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf> for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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From the Administration

Do you want to learn ways to manage your money?

Do you want tips on conserving money and saving money?

Do you want to learn about credit and how to use it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us…

Saturday, November 8th at 10am

KMHS Media Center

Financial Empowerment Workshop

 

From the Counseling Office

Georgia High School Graduation Test (subject area retests) – November 10th – 13th

Any student who needs to take the GHSGT has been notified by their counselor.  This only applies to a limited number of students who entered high school prior to June 2011.  Testing will begin promptly at 8:20 a.m., and students will receive a reminder with their testing location this week.

 

Senior Scholarship Bulletinhttp://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

HOPE Scholarship & Grant Programs – To view information regarding the HOPE program and its specific requirements, visit www.gacollege411.org.  Students in 10th – 12th grade can check their HOPE GPA at this site as well. (9th grade HOPE GPA’s will be available next semester).  How to check your HOPE GPA:

  • Click on Your HOPE GPA on right side of page
  • Sign in to your account or Create an Account (Use your full legal name. Do not use your nickname)
  • At the screen HOPE GPA, complete the requested information and click Submit

Planning ahead… Financial Aid Night will be hosted at North Cobb High School this year on January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.  A member from Georgia Student Finance Commission will assist parents of seniors on filling our your FAFSA.  Parents of juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

 

IMPORTANT regarding HOPE

  • We MUST have your social security number on file for you to receive HOPE scholarship or grant.
  • When do I apply for HOPE?  After January 1 of senior year.  FAFSA is the recommended method.  Financial Aid Night will be hosted at North Cobb High School on January 29th @ 7 p.m.
  • Letters of recommendation or other school reports (for college or scholarship applications)
  • Counselors will not complete online requests until students fill out their yellow transcript request card.
  • Request cards are in the Counseling Office by our clerk.
  • Cards should be turned in to our clerk, once you fill it out.

KMHS Athletics

Sport Passes have been reduced to $35 for students and $50 for adults!

 

Positive Athlete Program

The Positive Athlete program started up in Pittsburgh with former Georgia Bulldog and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward.  We have parents, coaches, teachers and fans of high school student-athletes throughout the state nominating kids for overcoming difficult circumstances (cancer, homelessness, gangs), or giving back to their schools and communities in positive ways.  The kids are awarded at their schools and county levels (including a Cobb County program that includes all high schools located within Cobb County, where students have the opportunity to win scholarship money).

Ultimately, the 25 most positive high school athletes in the state are crowned by Hines and other high-profile professional athletes representing the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Dream, UGA and Georgia Tech in June of 2015. We anticipate over 2,500 nominations from over 250 high schools in 2014-15.  (Highlight Video of Last Year’s Statewide Awards)

I want to emphasize that these awards are NOT performance awards associated with on the field exploits. When someone nominates a student athlete to be recognized as a Positive Athlete, any information about their statistics or athletic performance awards is deleted. We want to recognize the kids that are doing great things off of the field, and portraying the “7 Definitions of a Positive Athlete”:

1. Optimistic

2. Encouraging

3. Servant Leader

4. Heart For Others

5. Admits Imperfections

6. Always Gives 100%

7. Puts Team First

We are very excited that Kennesaw Mountain is on board with the program, and I am personally excited to read about all of the awesome kids that attend Kennesaw Mountain!

The only way to nominate a student-athlete is through our website at the following address: http://georgia.positiveathlete.org/awards/nominations/

The process takes 5-10 minutes — but that 5-10 minutes results in not only that student-athlete having an opportunity to win scholarship money, but also something that the nominee can put on their job applications, college applications, and resumes.

 

PTSA

Don’t Text And Drive!

We need your pledges!  The school with the most pledges will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Everyone 16 and over can enter.  The contest runs through November 14.  Tell your friends and family to join you in pledging to Don’t Text and Drive!  Click here to pledge.

 

Who Can Enter

                     
• MUST BE LEGAL GEORGIA RESIDENTS, 16 YEARS OR OLDER. CAN ENTER ONLY ONCE.

• THE WINNING HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON GOOD DAY ATLANTA NOVEMBER 20, 2014.

• ALL ENTRIES FROM INELIGIBLE ENTRANTS WILL BE VOID.

ENTRY PERIOD 12:01 AM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH 11:59 PM NOVEMBER 14, 2014.

                     

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

Support KMHS PTSA

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.  That may not seem like much, but if every KMHS family who shops at Publix uses it every time, it will add up quickly.  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 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 and the funds will come back to the school.

 

         Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which  includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

 

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

www.jostens.com

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY

Paulding Education Foundation

http://www.pauldingeducationfoundation.com/

Event: 5K Fun Run and Carnival

At Taylor Farms Park: 1380 Pine Valley Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Saturday, November 8th at 8am.

Volunteers Needed for 6am & 11am shifts

Both shifts available.

6am-11am and 11am-4pm shifts

For more information please contact Mike Serge at mike@akron.com.

 

SAT PREP Online

SPECIAL Offer for KMHS Students! Holiday Discounts!!!

SAT PREP – ONLINE!

LIVE Instruction/ONLINE

- from the convenience of your home- over Thanksgiving or Winter Break!

SAT Prep taught by Master-Level SAT Teachers!

Register by Friday, November 7th to get 22% off

Click this link for the special rate:

http://www.myclassconnection.com/sat-registration-private-discount/

Thanksgiving Break SAT Prep

Sunday, Nov 23  5:00 – 7:30 pm,

and M, T, W, F (off Thursday) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Winter Break SAT Prep

Sunday Dec 28th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm  and

Dec 29th, 30th, 31st,  Jan 2nd, Jan 5th 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Special Offer!!

$175 if register by November 7th; $225  after

For information about our teachers, classes and student successes -

please go to www.myclassconnection.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the

state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.

We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf> for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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Message from the Principal

I want to thank you for your support and well wishes for my new job as the next Area 2 Assistant Superintendent.  The job will not officially begin until a new principal is hired for Kennesaw Mountain High School.  This process will take approximately one month.   Therefore, I want to make sure that you know I am still at the Mountain and available to you as needed.

This week you may notice a drop for the 2014 KMHS Graduation Rate.  As we looked at the data carefully, we realize that we sometimes don’t receive the official documentation regarding a withdrawal, which causes a decrease in our graduation rate. Please make sure that you follow up and submit the proper documentation if/when you ever do withdraw from our school.

Also, this week we were recognized as an AJC leader in the Advanced Placement programs in Georgia and recently had the highest gain in SAT scores in Cobb County. Great job to our staff and students on this wonderful recognition!

 

From the Administration

Do you want to learn ways to manage your money?

Do you want tips on conserving money and saving money?

Do you want to learn about credit and how to use it?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us…

Saturday, November 8th at 10am

KMHS Media Center

Financial Empowerment Workshop

 

KMHS Athletics

Sport Passes have been reduced to $35 for students and $50 for adults!

 

Positive Athlete Program

The Positive Athlete program started up in Pittsburgh with former Georgia Bulldog and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward.  We have parents, coaches, teachers and fans of high school student-athletes throughout the state nominating kids for overcoming difficult circumstances (cancer, homelessness, gangs), or giving back to their schools and communities in positive ways.  The kids are awarded at their schools and county levels (including a Cobb County program that includes all high schools located within Cobb County, where students have the opportunity to win scholarship money).

Ultimately, the 25 most positive high school athletes in the state are crowned by Hines and other high-profile professional athletes representing the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Dream, UGA and Georgia Tech in June of 2015. We anticipate over 2,500 nominations from over 250 high schools in 2014-15.  (Highlight Video of Last Year’s Statewide Awards)

I want to emphasize that these awards are NOT performance awards associated with on the field exploits. When someone nominates a student athlete to be recognized as a Positive Athlete, any information about their statistics or athletic performance awards is deleted. We want to recognize the kids that are doing great things off of the field, and portraying the “7 Definitions of a Positive Athlete”:

1. Optimistic

2. Encouraging

3. Servant Leader

4. Heart For Others

5. Admits Imperfections

6. Always Gives 100%

7. Puts Team First

We are very excited that Kennesaw Mountain is on board with the program, and I am personally excited to read about all of the awesome kids that attend Kennesaw Mountain!

The only way to nominate a student-athlete is through our website at the following address: http://georgia.positiveathlete.org/awards/nominations/

The process takes 5-10 minutes — but that 5-10 minutes results in not only that student-athlete having an opportunity to win scholarship money, but also something that the nominee can put on their job applications, college applications, and resumes.

 

PTSA

Thank you!!!

We wish to express our gratitude to everyone who donated food and/or volunteered to help with the Homecoming Dance!  Your contribution was essential in making the night a great success for all!

Sincerely,

KMHS PTSA

 

Red Ribbon Week

Parents ask your student about the video that was shown in homeroom Wednesday.  The video showcases excerpts from the symposium about drug abuse in our community. Please watch the Davis Direction Foundation video.

 

Don’t Text And Drive!

We need your pledges!  The school with the most pledges will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Everyone 16 and over can enter.  The contest runs through November 14.  Tell your friends and family to join you in pledging to Don”t Text and Drive!  Click here to pledge,

Who Can Enter

• MUST BE LEGAL GEORGIA RESIDENTS, 16 YEARS OR OLDER. CAN ENTER   ONLY ONCE. • THE WINNING HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON GOOD DAY ATLANTA   NOVEMBER 20, 2014.

• ALL ENTRIES FROM INELIGIBLE ENTRANTS WILL BE VOID.

• ENTRY PERIOD 12:01 AM SEPTEMBER   1 THROUGH 11:59 PM NOVEMBER 14, 2014.

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

Support KMHS PTSA

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.  That may not seem like much, but if every KMHS family who shops at Publix uses it every time, it will add up quickly.  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 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 and the funds will come back to the school.

 

Extra Halloween Candy

Parents: Are you wondering what you can do with the Halloween Candy you weren’t able to give away to the neighbor kids?

Consider donating it to the KMHS PTSA for Senior Treats. A bin will be available in the front office from November 3rd through November 7th. All unused wrapped candy is appreciated and will be recycled during surprise Senior Treats Day! Thank you in advance for your generous donations.

 

         Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which  includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

 

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

www.jostens.com

 

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY

Paulding Education Foundation

http://www.pauldingeducationfoundation.com/

Event: 5K Fun Run and Carnival

At Taylor Farms Park: 1380 Pine Valley Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Saturday, November 8th at 8am.

Volunteers Needed for 6am & 11am shifts

Both shifts available.

6am-11am and 11am-4pm shifts

For more information please contact Mike Serge at mike@akron.com.

 

SAT PREP Online, from home –

Thanksgiving Break or Winter Break!

LIVE Instruction/ONLINE – from the convenience of your home- over Thanksgiving or Winter Break!

SAT Prep taught by Master-Level SAT Teachers!

Thanksgiving Break

(Winter Break Schedule on Website)

Sunday, Nov 23 5:00 – 7:30 pm, and M, T, W, F (off Thursday) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

PTSA Newsletter Special Promotion!

Please click here for the discount offer

http://www.myclassconnection.com/sat-registration-private-discount/

$175 if register by November 10th,  $225  after

To find out more about the SAT Teachers, classes, and student successes, please go to

www.myclassconnection.com.

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 doesn’t 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, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go quick! 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.

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 From the Counseling Office

HOPE GPA – HOPE requirements and other specifics regarding HOPE are on www.gacollege411.org.  Seniors can apply for HOPE completing the FAFSA after January 1.

Students in grades 10 – 12 can check their HOPE GPA on www.gacollege411.org:

  • Click on Your HOPE GPA on right side of page
  • Sign in to your account or Create an Account (Use your full legal name. Do not use your nickname).
  • You MAY see a screen that asks you to choose either to

use information from my profile OR I do not wish to share my information

  • At the screen HOPE GPA, complete the requested information and click Submit
  • You will see Please Select Your Current High School
  • Click on letter “K”
  • Scroll down to Kennesaw Mountain High School – Cobb

 

College Fair at Turner Chapel – Saturday, October 25th from noon – 3 PM. 

Pre-Fair Workshop from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on “Scholarships, Financial Aid, & Making the Right College Choice.”

Over 60 colleges will be in attendance.  For a partial list of colleges attending and resources:  http://www.turnerchapelame.org/index.php/info/announcement_details/college_fair1/

  • Turner Chapel address:  492 North Marietta Pkwy, Marietta
  • College planning resources and breakout sessions providing information on scholarships, financial aid, essay writing and the overall college application and planning process.
  • Many of the schools are waiving the application fees for students in attendance.

HOMECOMING

“A Night in Paris” – Saturday, October 25th

The Homecoming dance tickets go on sale Monday, October 20th.  The cost of each ticket is $20 on Monday.  On October 21 – 24 the cost of the tickets are $25.00.  Click on the link to print out a copy of the Homecoming Contract.  Contracts must be completed and turned in when you purchase your tickets.  Dress for the dance is semi-formal.

We are in need of donations for the Homecoming dance. Items needed are large marshmallows, pretzel sticks (the skinny straight kind) and Rice Krispie treats (store bought or homemade.  If homemade please put in disposable trays).  These items can be left in the front office.

RED RIBBON WEEK – October 27 – 31

Red Ribbon Week is one of the longest running drug prevention awareness campaigns in the nation. We are in need of donations of Smarties for one of the Red Ribbon Week events.  Bags of Smarties can be left in the front office until the morning of October 31.  Thank you!

Be Smart! Don’t Start.

We have some exciting events scheduled for the week of October 27 – 31.

Monday – Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free.

Visit the PTSA table during lunch on Monday to pledge to be drug free.  In addition to your pledge, answer the question “What Does Drug Free Mean to You”.  Students who answer the question will be entered into a drawing.  Prizes include Starbucks gift card, iTunes gift card and 2 NCG movie tickets.

Tuesday – Tuesday is wear red day.  Let RED OUT!  By wearing red you are showing your support to stop the bullying.  Be More Than A Bystander!  Stop Bullying!

Wednesday –  During homeroom we will be showing a powerful video about the drug addiction problem we have in our community.

Thursday – Stop by the PTSA  table during lunch and pledge not to text and drive. The school with the most students that pledge will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Or click here to pledge now!

Friday- At lunch we will have the drawing for the “What Does Drug Free Mean to You” contest.

Drama Department presents the musical one-act play, AIDA

Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm

The Drama Department will present their competition one-act play, Aida, Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theater.  This is a 53 minute version of the award-winning Broadway musical by Elton John and Tim Rice.  It features 36 actors, singers, and dancers while also showcasing the work of our technical theatre classes (another 60 students).  The cast and crew would love to have your support!!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased from the school store during lunch or at the front office between 8 – 3:30.  The region one-act competition will be on our campus Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 6 pm.  Seven schools will be competing to advance to the state competition.  KMHS will go last around 4:30 pm.  Awards will follow.  KMHS has been the region champions eight of last ten years and placed third at the state competition last year.

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

Support KMHS PTSA

Each time you shop at Kroger with your Plus Card, you support the PTSA!

Already a Kroger Plus Member and enrolled in the KMHS PTSA Rewards Program? THANK YOU! Please go to www.kroger.com to re-assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689.

Already a Kroger Plus Member but have NOT yet linked your card to the KMHS PTSA Rewards Program? Go to www.kroger.com and sign in. Scroll to the bottom of the page to Enroll KMHS PTSA – 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.

Kroger Rewards add up!  The KMHS PTSA recently received a quarterly check for $225 so please support the PTSA by participating in this easy rewards program.

Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is: www.jostensadservices.com.

By 10/27/14

  • Full page- $450
  • ½ page- $250
  • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging notes and special memories that encompass your senior.

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

www.jostens.com

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

SAT PREP Online, from home –

Thanksgiving Break or Winter Break!

Taking the SAT on December 6th (or 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content, strategies and pacing?

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of our Holiday Sessions!

Go to www.myclassconnection.com to see the dates and times of the classes.

Take advantage of Early Bird Rates 

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?

How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

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, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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HOMECOMING

“A Night in Paris” – Saturday, October 25th

The Homecoming dance tickets go on sale Monday, October 20th.  The cost of each ticket is $20 on Monday.  On October 21 – 24 the cost of the tickets are $25.00.  Click on the link to print out a copy of the Homecoming Contract.  Contracts must be completed and turned in when you purchase your tickets.  Dress for the dance is semi-formal.

 

RED RIBBON WEEK – October 27 – 31

Red Ribbon Week is one of the longest running drug prevention awareness campaigns in the nation. We are in need of donations of Smarties for one of the Red Ribbon Week events.  Bags of Smarties can be left in the front office until the morning of October 31.  Thank you!

Be Smart! Don’t Start!

We have some exciting events scheduled for the week of October 27 – 31.

Monday – Love Yourself.  Be Drug Free.

Visit the PTSA table during lunch on Monday to pledge to be drug free.  In addition to your pledge, answer the question “What Does Drug Free Mean to You”.  Students who answer the question will be entered into a drawing.  Prizes include Starbucks gift card, iTunes gift card and 2 NCG movie tickets.

Tuesday – Tuesday is wear red day.  Let RED OUT!  By wearing red you are showing your support to stop the bullying.  Be More Than A Bystander!  Stop Bullying!

Wednesday –  During homeroom we will be showing a powerful video about the drug addiction problem we have in our community.

Thursday – Stop by the PTSA  table during lunch and pledge not to text and drive. The school with the most students that pledge will win the Don’t Text and Drive contest sponsored by Fox 5 Atlanta, Montlick & Associates and SafeAmerica.  Or click here to pledge now!

Friday- At lunch we will have the drawing for the “What Does Drug Free Mean to You” contest.

From the Counseling Office:

Scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHS:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

Junior Advisement will begin October 20th.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with their student’s appointment date/time.  Students will receive a reminder pass.  If unable to attend, your student should still come their appointment and bring home information.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

Yearbook

The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.

www.jostens.com

 

Homecoming Dance Volunteers needed

Chaperones and coat check volunteers are needed for the dance on October 25th. If you can help, or would like more details, please contact, Alison Milans:  Volunteers@KMHSPTSA.org

 

Drama Department presents the musical one-act play, AIDA

Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm

The Drama Department will present their competition one-act play, Aida, Oct. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theater.  This is a 53 minute version of the award-winning Broadway musical by Elton John and Tim Rice.  It features 36 actors, singers, and dancers while also showcasing the work of our technical theatre classes (another 60 students).  The cast and crew would love to have your support!!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased from the school store during lunch or at the front office between 8 – 3:30.  The region one-act competition will be on our campus Saturday, November 1 from 9 am – 6 pm.  Seven schools will be competing to advance to the state competition.  KMHS will go last around 4:30 pm.  Awards will follow.  KMHS has been the region champions eight of last ten years and placed third at the state competition last year.

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

 

College Credit Now Summit

(Download CCN Invitation Poster NC 2014)

When: Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. (opening session will begin in the theater at 6:00; 6:30-8 p.m. rotating sessions)

Where: North Cobb High School

·     Meet college reps (Chattahoochee Tech, GA Highlands, KSU, GA Perimeter)

·     Learn about college credit options available while in high school

·     Learn about 100% paid tuition options

·     Q&A

 

         Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

 

Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

The KMHS Baseball Booster Club is holding its annual golf tournament on Monday, November 10 at Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth. Come out for a day of fun while supporting Mustang Baseball! The cost is just $110, which includes the green fee and cart, a light breakfast, lunch after the round and gifts for each golfer. Please see the Registration Form for more details.  This fundraiser will help the 2014 Region Champion Mustangs continue to excel and advance further in the state playoffs in 2015. You can contact Jerry Bontrager at jerbont@gmail.com or 678-524-6896 for more information or with any questions you may have. GO MUSTANGS!

 

K.M.B.O. 1st Annual

CHILI COOK-OFF & SILENT AUCTION

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  6:30PM — 8:00PM

LOCATION:  Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Everyone attending the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction can:

  • Taste chili and vote for your favorite.
  • Find hot dogs/hamburgers available for purchase and we will be having a Bake Sale with yummy desserts!
  • Bid on Silent Auction items, including gift baskets provided by each section of the Marching Band.

For those who would like to submit a Chili for the Cook-off: 

  • Registration form for Chili Cook-off Contestants can be found online at:  KMBO.org

The 2014 KMBO Chili Cook-Off is limited to 25 contestants who will be admitted on a “first come” basis.

  • NO ENTRY FEE and awards will given in several categories!  Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us and support the KMHS Bands Organization.

Questions?  Email fundraisers@kmbo.bandelist.com

 

SAT PREP Online, from home –

Thanksgiving Break or Winter Break!

Taking the SAT on December 6th (or 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content, strategies and pacing?

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of our Holiday Sessions!

Go to www.myclassconnection.com to see the dates and times of the classes.

Take advantage of Early Bird Rates

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Accident Avoidance Workshop

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?

How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

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, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own

vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or

themselves.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

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

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LIKE us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA Organization

 

From Dr. Dyer’s Office:

Online AP Exam Registration opened October 6 at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

For complete information about the KMHS Advanced Placement Program, go here: http://kmhs.typepad.com/ap/

 

From the Counseling Office:

Scholarship bulletin:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/senior-scholarship-bullet.html

College Fairs & Colleges Visiting KMHS:  http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling2/college-fairs-and-lunch-v.html

PSAT

Test Date:  October 15

All sophomores will take the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct 15th.  Juniors who pre-registered will also test.  Passes with testing locations will be given out on Tues., Oct 14 in homeroom.  There will also be posters in the social studies hallway and café with testing locations.

Junior Advisement will begin October 20th.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with their student’s appointment date/time.  Students will receive a reminder pass.  If unable to attend, your student should still come their appointment and bring home information.

Subscribe to the Counseling Office enews!  Receive information on college fairs/colleges visiting KMHS, summer programs, scholarships, financial aid night, and more. http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/join-our-listserve.html

Yearbook

The Yearbook will be on sale for $80 for a limited time only—through 10/12/2014 – you do not want to miss out because it’s going to be one of the best books yet!

Reflections

Reflections theme for 2014-2015 is “the world would be a better place if…

Deadline is October 15, 2014.

Please see KMHS Reflections for rules and forms.

 

Homecoming Dance Volunteers needed

Chaperones and coat check volunteers are needed for the dance on October 25th. If you can help, or would like more details, please contact, Alison Milans:  Volunteers@KMHSPTSA.org

Senior Ads

Hello Senior Parents! It’s that time of the year again to buy your Senior Ad s to make your Senior feel special and remembered.  All of the pictures, notes, and pictures must be in by the date for the amount that they want to pay. If it isn’t, all of the information will be lost. Senior Ads will have 2 deadlines and they will be completed differently this year—all online! The online site is:  www.jostensadservices.com.

  • By 10/6/2014
    • Full page – $400
    • ½ page-$200
    • ¼- $100
  • By 10/27
    • Full page- $450
    • ½ page- $250
    • ¼ page- $150

You can build your page with pictures, encouraging loves and special memories that encompass your senior.

Buy your book at: www. jostensyearbook.com

 

Spirit Bottle Wraps

KMHS Bottle Wraps are now on sale in the School Store!  Show your school spirit by purchasing a water bottle wrap or it can also be worn as a spirit arm band!  It comes with a bottle of water!

 

Membership

It’s not too late to purchase a PTSA membership.  Each membership is $8.00 and we accept cash or check.  Forms can be found at PTSA  Membership Form 2014-2015.   Forms and payment can be given to your student’s homeroom teacher or dropped off at the front office.  Thank you for your support!

 

Recycle and Donate your Electronics

Please donate used electronics! Mustangs are recycling used electronics to raise funds to help with emergency student needs from Kennesaw Mountain High School.  We will collect cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges, iPods, video games & consoles, scientific and graphing calculators, DVDs and GPS devices, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops to raise money for students whose utilities have been shut off or are experiencing other emergencies that would impact their ability to attend and succeed in school.  A collection box will be set up in the front office throughout the school year.  Please see Mrs. Miller, the School Social Worker, to donate larger items like laptops and tablets.

Mustang Pride!!!

The KMHS Cross Country athletes have been invited to compete in the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic in Orlando, Florida on October 11, 2014. These cross country athletes are among the best of the best and will be competing against over 125 schools nationwide. Watch us live at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2077022/2014-disney-cross-country-classic.

College Credit Now Summit

(Download CCN Invitation Poster NC 2014)

When: Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. (opening session will begin in the theater at 6:00; 6:30-8 p.m. rotating sessions)

Where: North Cobb High School

·     Meet college reps (Chattahoochee Tech, GA Highlands, KSU, GA Perimeter)

·     Learn about college credit options available while in high school

·     Learn about 100% paid tuition options

·     Q&A

Community Service Hours Opportunity

Cheatham Hill Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18th.If you would like to earn some Community Service hours please email amy@mollomania.com to sign up.  Please include which shift time you would like.  You may work both shifts.

Cheatham Hill Elementary School Bus Port Parking Lot

1350 John Ward Road , Marietta, GA 30064

Shift 1:  3:50 pm – 6 pm

Shift 2:  5:50 pm – 8 pm

Senior Class International Flag Donations

Attention Senior Class Families:

Members of the 2015 Senior Class have offered to donate International Flags to KMHS to represent our school’s rich diversity. While the Senior Class is strongly encouraged to participate in this donation initiative, all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to contribute. If you are interested in donating a 3′x5′ flag, please contact Justin Saunders at Justin.saunders5@yahoo.com to make sure your donation idea/country is not a duplication.  After verifying it will not be a duplicate, you can place your order directly at www.1-800flags.com/our-customers. To ensure uniformity of quality and size, please make sure to order the 3′ x 5′ Indoor Flags with two grommets from this specific online flag company. No country duplicates, size variations, or material variations will be accepted. All Flag Donations are due to the Front Office by DECEMBER 1, 2014.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For more information, please contact Robin at 770-862-9081.

 

Attention KMHS Families:

Please   join the KMHS Community Outreach   Committee as we serve lunch to   homeless clients at MUST Ministries next Sunday, October 12th from 10 am-1 pm.  Students can either drop-off food   donations or bring food donations to serve in order to earn up to 5 hours of   Community Service.  The Menu for our lunch will be: Rotisserie   Chicken, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Gravy, Rolls, Cookies, and Lemonade. For more information, please contact Dr. Robin   Saunders at columbiarobin@yahoo.com.   Thank you for your participation as we help those in our community who are   experiencing financial hardships. The last two MUST Lunch Days of Service are   scheduled for Saturday, November   8th and Saturday, December 6th, 2014.

 

Families who are experiencing a financial hardship and would   like to participate in the Center   for Family Resources annual Thanksgiving and Christmas programs need to register on Monday (Oct 13) or Tuesday(Oct 14) at the Cobb   Civic Center (770 428 2601; ext   414) between 9 to 4.

 

K.M.B.O. 1st Annual

CHILI COOK-OFF & SILENT AUCTION

DATE:  Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time:  6:30PM — 8:00PM

LOCATION:  Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Road

Kennesaw, GA 30152

Everyone attending the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction can:

  • Taste chili and vote for your favorite.
  • Find hot dogs/hamburgers available for purchase and we will be having a Bake Sale with yummy desserts!
  • Bid on Silent Auction items, including gift baskets provided by each section of the Marching Band.

 

For those who would like to submit a Chili for the Cook-off: 

  • Registration form for Chili Cook-off Contestants can be found online at:  KMBO.org

The 2014 KMBO Chili Cook-Off is limited to 25 contestants who will be admitted on a “first come” basis.

  • NO ENTRY FEE and awards will given in several categories!

 

Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us and support t the KMHS Bands Organization.

Questions?  Email fundraisers@kmbo.bandelist.com

 

SAT PREP for Fall and Winter Test Dates!

Taking the SAT on November 8th or December 6th (or early 2015?)

Haven’t prepared as much as you would have liked to, or want more help with content,strategies and pacing?

 

“Connect ONLINE” with others for one of the classes below, both starting this Sunday!

(Session 1 Sun/Wed 7:00 – 9:00 pm from October 12th – Nov 5th)

(Session 2 Sundays only 7:00 – 9:00 pm from October 12th – Nov 30th) (Can’t make this Sunday?  That’s ok – All sessions are recorded for your “catch up” convenience!)

IF you register by Friday of this week, you will get HALF OFF this 16-hour, ONLINE, LIVE Instruction SAT Prep Class!

Students will get this half off price of only $175 by clicking here:

http://www.myclassconnection.com/sat-registration-private-discount/

“See” you soon!

To find out more about the Company, the Prep, the Successes, and the Master SAT Teachers, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Questions?  Call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345 or EMail at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the winter weather earlier this year?

Remember the Snowpocalypse that hit Atlanta earlier this year.  Cobb County Schools, along with others, let their students out early.  From just ONE of those schools, 12 students crashed on the way home, and 1 flipped their car.

 

The Accident Avoidance Workshops was FLOODED with registrations from parents

the week after. My question is … why?

You certainly wouldn’t wait until your house burned down to decide to buy insurance … so why wait until they crash to teach them how not to crash?

Train them how to handle emergencies BEFORE you subject them to that inevitability!  Trust me, … they’re worth it!

Don’t bet your kid’s life on the hopes they’ll survive their first crash …register today!

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

and spaces will go quick! Click here

<http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/KennesawMt_14.12.26.pdf>

for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If

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Australia and New Zealand in Summer of 2016?

Do you want to ride the Skyline Gondola in New Zealand? How about touring the City of Sails? Interested in seeing the Sydney Opera House in person? Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling and scuba diving The Great Barrier Reef? Want to see a Koala up close and personal? Well look no further! Coach G has been taking students and adults around the world with People to People and EFTours since 2008 and is putting a fantastic trip back to Australia and New Zealand for the summer of 2016. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00 pm in the media center about this fantastic opportunity to see these amazing sites and much, much more. Spots are limited so if you are interested in this Journey Down Under, please send an email to Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you are interested. These trips are open to both students and adults and are not affiliated with Kennesaw Mountain High School, but with EFTours. If 2016 seems too far away, there are still a few spots remaining for the 2015 Italy and Greece trip!

 

 

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