17
Apr

eNews (04-15-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Seniors – Show us the Money
  • College Exposition
  • College Admissions Panel Night
  • Academy Day 2016
  • ECCHO Internship
  • Post Graduation Training Opportunity
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – Donate
  • Special Needs Field Day – Volunteer
  • PTSA Needs You Next Year
  • PTSA Committee Highlight
  • Amazon Smile for Cash
  • Travel Abroad
  • Hats off to Governor’s Honor Students
  • Math Team Really Adds Up!
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • My Class Connection
  • Dates to Remember

From the Counseling Office

Seniors – Please continue to bring copies of your scholarship award letters to the Counseling Office. We want you to be recognized! There will be a scrolling presentation at graduation. Individual dollar amounts are kept confidential; we are required to submit the total amount for KMHS to the superintendent. Note: Zell/HOPE scholarship info will not be included, as final eligibility is not determined until after graduation.

College Exposition

The members of the South Cobb National Honor Society are hosting a College Exposition on April 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Click here for more info: Download College Expo Flyer

NHS members will present the colleges into which they were accepted. Hear info from the student perspective as they share their stories, explain their journey, and impart meaningful information to their visitors. They will share:

Meaningful, comprehensive information about their schools

Explain what a student should look for when they apply to schools

Give students more realistic and personal views of the schools to which they want to apply

Serve as fountains of helpful knowledge about the often bewildering college application process

Explain what may make their college special (for example, Hofstra University’s 4+4 program that offers automatic acceptance into Hofstra’s medical school).

Scholarship opportunities each school offered

Beyond college applications, the exposition will also give vital information about financial aid. The hope is to demystify topics such as which financial aid documents are needed for schools, when they are needed, what HOPE and Zell Miller are (and what they require), how to read financial aid award letters, and other pieces of information that many students would have loved to have known going into the application process.

College Admissions Panel NightDownload College Forum Flyer for details

When: Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta, GA 30066)

The panel will include admission representatives from the following colleges: Georgia College, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and the University of Georgia

Academy Day 2016 – For students interested in learning more about the Military Academies

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM

You MUST register by 5:00 PM on April 22 to attend. Register online at http://isakson.senate.gov or by calling Nancy Brooks at (770) 661-0999

This is a great opportunity to visit face-to-face with reps from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Coast Guard Academy

ECCHO Internship – summer internship opportunity with Cobb County for rising seniors. For details, click here: Download ECCHO 2016 flyer

Post-Graduation Training Opportunities – (Download Goodwill Cobb Opportunity) In partnership with Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, the Cobb Career, Technical and Agricultural Education division will host a community night highlighting post-graduation training opportunities for students. Goodwill Industries of North Georgia will offer a seven week training program in flooring installation beginning May 31st. Students will learn about the training and scholarship opportunities at one of the two community events to be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at:

North Cobb High School Theater, April 20th

South Cobb High School Media Center on April 21st

Students who successfully complete their training will earn certifications and be guaranteed a job interview with a top flooring company. Certifications include: (1) American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Health & Safety; (2) three National Wood Floor Association degree credits; (3) Wood Floor Training Certification; (4) 10-Hour General Industry OSHA Safety Certification; (5) CFI Certification in Carpet Installation Training-I: Laminate, Resilient; and (6) Carpet Flooring Operation Jump Start Certification from the Micro-Enterprise program.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 25-29

Families – Get ready to assist with some great fun. It is time to show our fantastic KMHS teachers and staff how much we appreciate them. Each day of the week, something special will be happening for teachers including a breakfast on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, and desserts on Thursday. Right now, we are also looking for people to donate sweet treats for Thursday April 28th. All treats must be in no later than 10:00 am that morning. Please click on the link that will take you to the sign up sheet and see how you can help out. The PTSA appreciates your efforts.

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

SPECIAL NEEDS FIELD DAY – GET INVOLVED!

KMHS and the PTSA together are looking for a few good helpers for Special Needs Field Day coming up on May 4 & 5. Students from around the county will come to KMHS for this special event. Five or six volunteers are needed for a few hours each morning. Volunteers may be helping serve snacks, manning a game or various other assignments. If you would like to help out, please e-mail Volunteers@kmhsptsa.org

NEXT YEAR’S PTSA NEEDS YOU!

The KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2016-2017 school year. There are plenty of areas where parents can be involved. Available committees are Hospitality, Membership, Senior Activities, Volunteer on Call (to be called when help is needed) and many more! Click on the following link to see all the volunteer opportunities. Kennesaw Mountain High School » Committees/Volunteers If you love helping kids and want to be involved please email volunteers@kmhsptsa.org or president@kmhsptsa.org to join us for a fun year!

PTSA Committee Highlight:

Membership & Fundraising

Membership: Interested in helping with Membership? It is not a beginning of the school year activity. Here at Kennesaw Mountain this is a year long event. We need help planning the Student Appreciation Days and keeping up with the day to day membership activities. Be a part of this fun committee!!! If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!

Fundraising: The Coordinator will set-up and monitor the grocery & retail store cards and other programs and community business relationships that have incentive events. Other activity fundraisers may include KMHS night at a yogurt shop or local restaurant that provides a way to earn rewards while bringing the school together. If you are interested please contact President@KMHSPTSA.org!

IT’S SO SIMPLE

ONE CLICK & CASH FOR KENNESAW MOUNTAIN

KMHS now has an Amazon Smile account. Amazon donates 0.5% of purchase price if you use a smile account when placing orders. It may not sound like much, but just about EVERYONE uses Amazon and it will add up! And it is really simple. So support Kennesaw Mountain HS PTSA By Shopping At AmazonSmile every time you shop! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2549447

OUTSTANDING TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

Interested in traveling to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in 2018? There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, April 21st at 6 pm in the media center to learn more about this amazing trip. Please contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org and let him know you will be at this meeting.

IT’S A HUGE HONOR…

SELECTED FOR THE

GOVERNOR’S HONORS PROGRAM

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction significantly different from the typical high school classroom designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

GHP is held in mid-summer as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. The interview process is very rigorous and involves interviews at the school, county and state level. Kennesaw Mountain is VERY PROUD of its GHP program finalists for this coming summer. Congratulations!

Courtney Coats – Science


Meredith Johns – Social Studies


Zane Placie – Social Studies


Olivia Seabaugh – Theater Design

KMHS MATH TEAM REALLY ADDS UP!

Congratulations to the KMHS JV and Varsity Math Teams under the guidance of Mrs. Cannon and Mrs. Morlan!

The JV Math Team finished the year FIRST in Cobb County! Students scoring in the top 20 of the County are Daniel Chu (1st), Doran Kidonakis (4th), Mary Kate Gale (6th), Dimitrios Kidonakis (10th), Allen Ayala (12th), Meredith Johns (16th) and Daniel Derby (18th). Daniel Chu also qualified to participate in the 45th annual USA Math Olympiad!

The Varsity Math Team placed 3rd overall in the county. Students in the top 20 of the County are Sean Engelstad (6th), Connor Truono (14th) and Zane Placie (18th). The combined JV and Varsity Math team of KMHS has qualified to attend the State Math Championship Tournament on April 30th in Macon. Competing for KMHS will be Daniel Chu,

Sean Engelstad, Zane Placie, and Connor Truono.

GO MATH MUSTANGS!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Studies show the average time between accidents for experience drivers is 15 years. For a teen, it’s 10 times more frequently. So the question isn’t “Will my student need this training?” The question is “Will you have given your student the training before they need it? Every fatal teen accident in the State of Georgia for the past 3 years could have been prevented by applying the content taught in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Research has proven if your child dies before they’re 20, there’s more than a 50% chance a motor vehicle will be involved in that tragedy. The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

ACT or SAT Test Prep Class

Spring Sundays

Use Spring Sundays to prepare for the upcoming ACT or SAT!

From home…– LIVE/ONLINE – with LIVE Instruction, Student Interaction and Class Recordings! Our class will review KEY math and grammar concepts needed for these tests, as well as test taking strategies and pacing tactics to help students achieve with confidence! Go to MyClassConnection.com to learn more, read our 5 Star Reviews and click on the SAT/ACT tab to register, or email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com with questions or to request to “try out” the first Sunday.

High Stakes’ Test Reviews

6 hours of EOC and Final Exam LIVE Online Reviews are being offered for MATH and Science Courses. EOC Reviews

in Coordinate Algebra, Analytic Geometry and Biology.

Final Exam Course reviews in Chemistry, Pre Calculus and Algebra 2. EARLY bird rates of only $75 are good through April 24th.

Upcoming Events & Dates:

April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”

April 15th – Report Card Distribution

April 19th7pm – Honors & Awards Night

April 21st – Mustang 101 Braves Game

April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd-13th – AP Exams

May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day

May 22nd – Baccalaureate

(Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)

May 24th – KMHS Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

12
Apr

eNews (04-01-2016)

 

Table of Contents

  • Seniors – Show Us the Money
  • College Admissions Panel
  • PTSA From the Heart Scholarship
  • State of GA PTA Scholarship
  • PTSA District Scholarship Winners Announced
  • PTSA Needs YOU Next Year
  • PTSA District Spring Conference
  • Be Informed on Educational Issues in GA
  • Travel Opportunity to Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales
  • Yearbooks Sales
  • AdvanceEdParent Survey – Last Chance
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • My Class Connection
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Happy Spring!

 

From the Counseling Office

Seniors – Have you received any scholarship offers?  Please bring to the Counseling Office your award letter or copy of the email sent to you with the offer.  This includes ANY and ALL scholarship offers – including those you do not plan to use!  Deadline:  April 12th

 

Scholarship bulletin:  click here

 

College Admissions Panel @ Kell High School

When:  Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where:  Kell High School

The panel will include admission representatives from Georgia College, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and the University of Georgia

Download College Forum Flyer

 

 

Calling All Seniors!!

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by filling out the application and writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams. Any senior that is a PTSA member can apply. Applications, essays, and letters or recommendation need to be turned in no later than 9:00am on April 11, 2016. From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom.  Front office staff can help you find the box.

Scholarships will be announced on Awards night and will be awarded on April 13th at4:00pm in the media center.

 

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016 graduates.  The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application, please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

 

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.com

 

PTSA District Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Tom Mathis, Sr. Council JoAnn Taylor Scholarship!  They are:

Lindsey Stowell – Allatoona High

Grant Mercer – Harrison High

and our own, Alex Lopez – Kennesaw Mt. High

 

NEXT YEAR’S PTSA NEEDS YOU!

If you are interested in being a Committee Chair or Committee Member for next year, contact Kathy Graham, the PTSA President at president@kmhsptsa.org. Details about the different committee positions are available on the PTSA website at the following link – Kennesaw Mountain High School » Committees/Volunteers.  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available so please take a look and find your place on our board.  The more hands we have to help out, the lighter the work is for everyone.  And it is so rewarding to assist our wonderful students and teachers here at the Mountain.  Please get on board!

 

 PTSA DISTRICT SPRING CONFERENCE

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 28 at NorthStar Church for our 9th District Spring Conference. We have an exciting event planned, starting with our vendor fair at 8:30am and featuring Dr. Donald Green, Georgia Highlands College President as our keynote speaker. Please come to network, gain new information and celebrate your PTSA’S hard work in serving your school community this year. All are welcome!

 

 EDUCATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

BE INFORMED

This fall Georgia voters will be asked to vote on an amendment to Georgia’s Constitution. This legislation is currently referred to as Opportunity School District. The ballot initiative will read:

Shall the constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance? For more information, please click here

http://www.georgiapta.org/news-events/operation-ready-to-learn-resolution/opportunity-school-district

 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO

IRELAND, SCOTLAND, ENGLAND & WALES

 

Have you ever wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland? Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster in Scotland? Visit the world famous train station with the longest name in Wales? Visit mysterious Stonehenge in England? These are just some of the excursions we will be doing in the summer of 2018. Join Coach G in his 10th year of taking students around the world. For more information about the 2017 trip to Costa Rica (5 spots left) or 2018 trip to Europe, please contact him atCorey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org. Sign up is just $50 spots are limited.

 

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale for $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook.

 

AdvancED Parent Survey

School Rating Depends on your Participation

Today is the Last Day!

 

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

Studies show the average time between accidents for experience drivers is 15 years. For a teen, it’s 10 times more frequently. So the question isn’t “Will my student need this training?” The question is “Will you have given your student the training before they need it? Every fatal teen accident in the State of Georgia for the past 3 years could have been prevented by applying the content taught in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Research has proven if your child dies before they’re 20, there’s more than a 50% chance a motor vehicle will be involved in that tragedy.

 

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today.  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

Last Chance!    

ACT Test Prep Class

Spring Break 2016

Use Spring Break to prepare for the

April 9th ( or June 11th ACT!

From home, or while traveling– LIVE/ONLINE –

with LIVE Instruction,  Student Interaction and Class Recordings! Our class will review KEY math and grammar concepts needed for this test, as well as test taking strategies and pacing tactics to help students achieve with confidence! Go to MyClassConnection.com to read our 5 Star Reviews and click on the SAT/ACT tab to register. ACT Session Spring Break to prepare for the April 9th test April 4,5,6,7,8

9:30 am – 12:30 pm $275 Deadline to register TODAY!

 

Upcoming Events & Dates:

April 4-8 – Spring Break

April 13th – KMHS PTSA General Membership Meeting

April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”

April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd-13th – AP Exams

May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day

May 22nd – Baccalaureate (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)

May 24th – KMHS Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

 

The Kennesaw Mountain PTSA, Faculty and Staff

Wish you a Safe & Relaxing Spring Break. 

Enjoy this time with family and friends!

12
Apr

eNews (03-24-2016)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Seniors – Show Us the Money
  • Scholarship Bulletin
  • Elective Registration
  • KMHS PTSA Senior Scholarship
  • Georgia State PTA Scholarship
  • LGE Achiever Scholarship
  • GA State Constitutional Amendment – Be Informed
  • PTSA District Spring Conference
  • Travel Opportunity to Barcelona
  • Travel Opportunity to Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales
  • Yearbooks Sales
  • AdvancED Parent Survey
  • Night of Necessary Noise
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • MyClass Connections
  • Upcoming Dates & Events

 

From the Counseling Office

Seniors – Have you received any scholarship offers?  Please bring to the Counseling Office your award letter or copy of the email sent to you with the offer.  This includes ANY and ALL scholarship offers – including those you do not plan to use!  Deadline:  April 12th

 

Scholarship bulletin:  click here

 

Elective Registration & Core Class Verification –

During homeroom on March 16thth students received the list of elective courses available for each semester plus instructions for completing online registration in StudentVUE

Elective registration will close on Sunday, March 27th.

When students register for elective classes, they will also need to check their core classes for next year, and if parents wish to submit a waiver form for a different placement, they must  do so during elective registration. All waiver or change forms for academic/core classes for the next school year will be due onMarch 31stWaiver forms will not be accepted next fall or spring for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Waiver forms are available in the Counseling Office, Media Center, and here: http://kmhs.typepad.com/curriculum/

Download SY2017 elective form

Magnet students – Please see Edmodo post from Ms. LaRoy for additional info/instructions

 

Calling All Seniors!!

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by filling out the application and writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams. Any senior that is a PTSA member can apply. Applications, essays, and letters or recommendation need to be turned in no later than 9:00am on April 11, 2016. From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom.  Front office staff can help you find the box.

Scholarships will be announced on Awards night and will be awarded on April 13th at4:00pm in the media center.

Good Luck Seniors!!

 

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016 graduates.  The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application, please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

 

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.com

 

2016 Achiever Scholarship

LGE Community Credit Union Scholarship

LGE’s college scholarship program is back! We will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to high school seniors who will be entering college this Fall. To enter, applicants must submit an application along with a short video (less than 60 seconds) answering the question “Why is it important to be smart with your money?” All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 31st. We are also offering up to $125 in new account incentives for scholarship applicants! If the scholarship applicant is not yet a member of LGE, they are eligible to receive $25 for opening a new savings account* and $50 for a new checking account**. New and existing scholarship applicants who are 18 or older are also eligible to receive $50 for a new Visa credit card***.Visit our website at  https://www.lgeccu.org/about/scholarships.html for more details.

 

EDUCATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

BE INFORMED

This fall Georgia voters will be asked to vote on an amendment to Georgia’s Constitution. This legislation is currently referred to as Opportunity School District. The ballot initiative will read:

 

Shall the constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?

 

For more information, please click here

http://www.georgiapta.org/news-events/operation-ready-to-learn-resolution/opportunity-school-district

 

PTSA DISTRICT SPRING CONFERENCE

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 28 at NorthStar Church for our 9th District Spring Conference. We have an exciting event planned, starting with our vendor fair at 8:30am and featuring Dr. Donald Green, Georgia Highlands College President as our keynote speaker. Please come to network, gain new information and celebrate your PTSA’S hard work in serving your school community this year. All are welcome!

 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO BARCELONA, SPAIN

We are going to Barcelona, Spain during Spring Break 2017, from April 1st -7th. The deadline to enroll is Friday, March 25, 2016. The trip itinerary is attached. If you are interested, please go to the website below and enroll. Students can also get itinerary and enrollment information from Mrs. Darlene Mitchell in room 200. Please contact Ms. Mitchell with any questions or requests for additional information. We are looking forward to a wonderful experience in Barcelona that will be culturally enriching, different, and memorable!!! JOIN US! www.eftours.com/1756315NZ

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO

IRELAND, SCOTLAND, ENGLAND & WALES

 

Have you ever wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland? Search for the elusive Loch Ness Monster in Scotland? Visit the world famous train station with the longest name in Wales? Visit mysterious Stonehenge in England? These are just some of the excursions we will be doing in the summer of 2018. Join Coach G in his 10th year of taking students around the world. For more information about the 2017 trip to Costa Rica (5 spots left) or 2018 trip to Europe, please contact him atCorey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org. Sign up is just $50 and spots are limited.

 

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now!

 

AdvancED Parent Survey

 

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

NIGHT OF NECESSARY NOISE

Next Monday is Harrison Indoor Percussion Ensemble’s” Night of Necessary Noise” featuring performances from the Harrison Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Harrison Varsity and Middle School Winterguard, KSU Percussion Ensemble and musician TJ Shaheen. This is a great event with lots of entertainment and a fabulous way to expose younger students to the art of percussion as well as the guard programs at Harrison.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride,” “Sunday drive,” and “Cruisin.’” WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,” “aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity.  Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

 

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at, driving forever.  If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

 

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today.  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

 

ACT Test Prep Class

Spring Break 2016

Use Spring Break to prepare for the April 9th ACT!

From home, or while traveling – LIVE/ONLINE – with LIVE Instruction. Student Interaction and Class Recordings!

Our class will review KEY math and grammar concepts needed for this test, as well as test taking strategies and pacing tactics to help students achieve with confidence!

Go to MyClassConnection.com to read our 5 Star Reviews and click on the SAT/ACT tab to register

ACT Session Spring Break to prepare for the April 9th test

April 4,5,6,7,8  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

$275 Deadline to register is March 31st!

 

Upcoming Events & Dates:

TONIGHT /March 18th – Movie Night Jurassic World

April 4-8 – Spring Break

April 13th – KMHS PTSA General Membership Meeting

April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”

April 22ndth – Movie Night

April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd-13th – AP Exams

May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day

May 22nd – Baccalaureate (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)

May 24th – KMHS Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

 

12
Apr

eNews (03-18-2016)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Jurassic World – Tonight
  • Seniors – Show Us the Money
  • Move On When Ready Summit
  • Elective Registration
  • AP Exam Registration
  • Trip to Barcelona, Spain
  • KMHS PTSA Senior Scholarship
  • Georgia State PTA Scholarship
  • LGE Achiever Scholarship
  • School Choice
  • Yearbooks Sales
  • AdvancED Parent Survey
  • Girls Who Code
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • MyClass Connections
  • Upcoming Dates & Events

 

 

Tonight – Movie Night: Jurassic World

Don’t Miss It!

 

The next KMHS Movie Night will be TONIGHT Friday, March 18th.  Tonight’s feature will be Jurassic World. Tickets are $3.00 at the door.  Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

Parents and students with a PTSA membership in their name get a free ticket.  One free ticket per each individual membership.

 

From the Counseling Office

Seniors – Show us the money!  Have you received any scholarship offers?  If so, bring your award letter to the Counseling Office.  We want you to be recognized!  This includes any and all scholarship offers you have received; even the ones you do not plan to use.

 

Scholarship bulletin:  click here.

 

Move On When Ready Summit – Want to learn more about dual enrollment (college credit options while enrolled in high school)?

When:  Tuesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where:  Campbell High School (5265 Ward Street, Smyrna)

Click here to download flyer for more details

 

Elective Registration

 

Elective registration began March 16th and will run through March 27th.

Please carefully read the following information regarding scheduling for 2016-2017.

 

Teachers have registered students for core classes next year.  Important:  You were NOT registered for courses during your advisement appointment.  Students received information in homeroom.

While choosing elective courses online, students will be able to view core classes for which they are registered. Review core and elective choices carefully!  Be sure students are registering for classes they want to enroll in!  Need assistance?  Please contact Mrs. LaRoy or Dr. Ingle to set up an appointment, or come see Ms. LaRoy during lunch.

 

If students would like to request a change to their schedule, they will have to do so by March 31.  This includes core classes.  Each year, student class choices are utilized to build a balanced schedule.  In order to create a balanced schedule, it is essential to have correct choices; therefore, only schedule change requests received by March 31, 2016 will be honored.  Reminder, please ask Mrs. LaRoy or Dr. Ingle any questions.

 

AP Exam Registration

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Kennesaw Mountain High School students are encouraged to take AP exams for the AP classes they have completed. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

 

For the 2016 AP exams, students at Kennesaw Mountain High School will register online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

This year each AP exam costs $92.00. KMHS desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Kelly Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org, in room 611 to learn more.

Online Exam registration ends on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visithttp://user.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739 to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page provided at the end. We strongly recommend parents and students are both present while registering to ensure the correct exams are ordered.

 

Kennesaw Mountain High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment. Here are the remaining important dates:

 

Sat Mar 19  2016 at 11:59 PM – Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $10 late fee per registration.

Fri Mar 25 2016 at 11:59 PM – Registration Ends

Mon Mar 28, 2016 at 11:59 PM – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Kelly Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO BARCELONA, SPAIN

 

We are going to Barcelona, Spain during Spring Break 2017, from April 1st -7th. The deadline to enroll is Friday, March 25, 2016. The trip itinerary is attached. If you are interested, please go to the website below and enroll. Students can also get itinerary and enrollment information from Mrs. Darlene Mitchell in room 200. Please contact Ms. Mitchell with any questions or requests for additional information. We are looking forward to a wonderful experience in Barcelona that will be culturally enriching, different, and memorable!!! JOIN US!

www.eftours.com/1756315NZ

 

Calling All Seniors!!

 

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by filling out the application

and writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams. Any senior that is a PTSA member can apply. Applications, essays, and letters or recommendation need to be turned in no later than 9:00am on April 11, 2016. From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom.  Front office staff can help you find the box.

 

Scholarships will be announced on Awards night and will be awarded on April 13th at4:00pm in the media center.

 

Good Luck Seniors!!

 

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

 

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016 graduates.  The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application, please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

 

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.com

 

2016 Achiever Scholarship

LGE Community Credit Union Scholarship

LGE’s college scholarship program is back! We will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to high school seniors who will be entering college this Fall. To enter, applicants must submit an application along with a short video (less than 60 seconds) answering the question “Why is it important to be smart with your money?” All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 31st. We are also offering up to $125 in new account incentives for scholarship applicants! If the scholarship applicant is not yet a member of LGE, they are eligible to receive $25 for opening a new savings account* and $50 for a new checking account**. New and existing scholarship applicants who are 18 or older are also eligible to receive $50 for a new Visa credit card***.Visit our website at  https://www.lgeccu.org/about/scholarships.html for more details.

 

2016-17 School Choice

 

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

 

2015-16 Yearbooks

 

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now!

 

AdvancED Parent Survey

 

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

 

 

GIRLS WHO CODE

Summer Immersion Program

 

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE seven-week introduction to computer science for girls going into 11th and 12th grade.  Each week, you will do a project related to a different aspect of computer science like robotics, mobile app development, and website development. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, go on field trips, and participate in hands-on workshops. The program culminates in a final project where you’ll get to build and share your own product. You will connect code to pursue your passions, see coding in action and make lifelong friendships with a diverse community of thousands of girls.

Beginners are encouraged.  The program runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pmdaily.

Apply now for Summer 2016 in Atlanta at www.girlswhocode/applynow.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

 

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride,” “Sunday drive,” and “Cruisin.’” WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,” “aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity.  Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

 

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at, driving forever.  If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

 

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today.  Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

SAT LIVE Online Prep

Begins Sunday, March 13th for 7 Sundays!

Deadline to register this week!

SAT Prep and ACT Prep Spring Break

 or Spring Sundays

 

Join College Prep Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for an SAT or ACT Prep Class to prepare for the April, May and June Tests. Choose Spring Break or Spring Sunday Evenings!

Classes are delivered ONLINE with LIVE Instruction, student interaction, and more!  To learn more and to register, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

 

LIVE/Online instruction new to you? … Want to TRY March 13th class first, before committing to all 7 Sundays?  Email me at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com to set this up.

 

Upcoming Events & Dates:

TONIGHT /March 18th – Movie Night Jurassic World

April 4-8 – Spring Break

April 13th – KMHS PTSA General Membership Meeting

April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”

April 22ndth – Movie Night

April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd-13th – AP Exams

May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day

May 22nd – Baccalaureate (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)

May 24th – KMHS Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

 

11
Mar

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA “From the Heart” Essay

KMHS SCHOLARSHIP APP 2016

11
Mar

eNews (03-11-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Quest College Fair
  • Move on When Ready Summit
  • Senior Information
  • From the Heart KMHS PTSA Senior Scholarship
  • Georgia PTA Scholarships
  • Area Council PTA Scholarship
  • LGE Community Credit Union Scholarship
  • PTSA Executive Board Nominations – We need YOU for next year!
  • PTSA Date Correction
  • Jurassic World Movie Night Friday March 18th
  • Hurry! Purchase Schwan’s Gift Cards by March 15th – 40% goes to school
  • Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night
  • Last Minute Prom Information
  • Spanish Educational Tour to Barcelona, Spain
  • Diaper Drive
  • AP Testing Information
  • School Choice Applications
  • Yearbooks Still On Sale
  • AdvancED Parent Survey – Your Help Needed
  • Girls Who Code
  • Gimme 5 Campaign
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClassConnections
  • Upcoming Events & Dates

From the Counseling Office

QUEST College Fair

When: Monday, March 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Where: Harrison High School Presidential Gym (4500 Due West Road)

QUEST is for high school students who are interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation particularly sophomores, juniors, and their parents. Reps from colleges, universities, and technical schools will be present.

Workshop sessions: Military Academies, College 101, NCAA Eligibility, Financial Aid, Transition to College for Students with Disabilities, Georgia Tech, and UGA

See flyer for workshop times: Download QUEST College Fair

Here are some resources to help you research before/after the college fair:

Download Choosing a College handout

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://www.gacollege411.org/

Other college fairs and colleges visiting KMHS: click here.

Move On When Ready Summit – Want to learn more about dual enrollment (college credit options while enrolled in high school)?

When: Tuesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Campbell High School (5265 Ward Street, Smyrna)

Click here to download flyer for more details

Info for Seniors:

Scholarships – If your senior has received any scholarship offers, please have them bring a copy of their award letter(s) to the Counseling Office. We want them to be recognized! Individual amounts are kept confidential.

HOPE/Zell Miller – Remember, you must apply for it!

How do I apply? Complete the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/)

Read about the 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Where do I check my HOPE GPA? www.gacollege411.org

March Senior scholarship bulletin, click here.

Calling All Seniors!!

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship. Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by filling out the application and writing a short essay on how a college education would help you to fulfill your future dreams. Any senior that is a PTSA member can apply. Applications, essays, and letters or recommendation need to be turned in no later than 9:00am on April 11, 2016. From the Heart box will be located in the mailroom. Front office staff can help you find the box.

Scholarships will be announced on Awards night and will be awarded on April 13th at 4:00pm in the media center.

Good Luck Seniors!!

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016 graduates. The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application, please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.com

Area Council PTA Scholarships Available

The JoAnn Taylor Scholarship Fund was created by the Tom Mathis, Sr. Council PTA to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to education and to provide a financial award for deserving high school seniors within the council’s boundaries. A great emphasis will be placed on the citizenship and community/ school service records of the scholarship recipients since this embodies the philosophy of the PTA. There will be one scholarship awarded to each of our 2015 – 2016 participating high schools: Allatoona High School, Harrison High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and North Cobb High School. The amount of the scholarship will be $1,000.00 each. Additional details and a copy of the application can be found here:

http://tmcpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=17

All applications are due by 2 pm Monday, March 14.

2016 Achiever Scholarship

LGE Community Credit Union Scholarship

LGE’s college scholarship program is back! We will be awarding 5 scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to high school seniors who will be entering college this Fall. To enter, applicants must submit an application along with a short video (less than 60 seconds) answering the question “Why is it important to be smart with your money?” All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 31st. We are also offering up to $125 in new account incentives for scholarship applicants! If the scholarship applicant is not yet a member of LGE, they are eligible to receive $25 for opening a new savings account* and $50 for a new checking account**. New and existing scholarship applicants who are 18 or older are also eligible to receive $50 for a new Visa credit card***. Visit our website at https://www.lgeccu.org/about/scholarships.html for more details.

Kennesaw Mountain HS PTSA Executive Board Nominations

The Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers who are

interested in serving on the PTSA Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. Volunteers should

have availability during the school day. Volunteers are needed in all areas, but those with

experience would be best suited for the Executive Board. If you are interested in volunteering or

wish to nominate someone, please email Nathan Stark at Nathan.Stark@cobbk12.org by

March 18, 2016.

CORRECTION:

It was previously announced that the next PTSA General Membership meeting will be on April 14th.

The correct date is Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00 pm.

Mark your Calendar for our Next Movie Night: Jurassic World

The next KMHS Movie Night will be on Friday, March 18th. Thanks to your help voting with our

survey, the next movie will be Jurassic World. Tickets are $2.00 in advance and $3.00 at the door.

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Parents and students with a PTSA membership

in their name get a free ticket. One free ticket per each individual membership.

***LIMITED TIME ONLY… PURCHASE TODAY

PURCHASE SCHWAN GIFT CARDS

40% GOES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL

From now through March 15 the KMHS PTSA we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address. You can support this new fundraising campaign by ordering Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

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

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

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night

The Hawks and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a night of family fun, Saturday, April 9th as the Hawks take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm at Phillips Arena. PTA members can purchase discounted tickets PLUS our own PTSA will receive $5 back for every ticket purchased!!! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate KMHS on the form. HURRY UP – Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th

WHEN: Saturday April 9, 2016

TIME: 7:30 PM

WHERE: Phillips Arena

COST: Depends on seat selection

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: HAWKS.COM GAPTA

All You Need to Know About Prom…

Click here for all the information about pictures, tickets sales, and contract!

2017 Spanish Educational Tour of Barcelona, Spain

Best of Barcelona Educational Tour 7 days—April 1-7, 2017. Parent/Student informational meeting will be on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30pm in the Media Center. Itenerary

DIAPER DRIVE

The Catholic Christian Club is hosting a diaper drive for the County Pregnancy Center. We will be collecting donations from now through March 18th. There are collection boxes in the cafeteria, 300 commons and 600 commons. Please bring a package of diapers, sizes 2-5. If you sign in with Mrs. Cannon, in room 623, you will receive 1 hour of community service for your donation.

AP Testing Information

If you enrolled in one or more AP courses during the 2015-2016 school year, join the AP Exam information Edmodo group; use join code eamwxn. If you do not have an Edmodo account, go to www.edmodo.com and use the group join code (above) to join. If you have questions, contact Dr. Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org.

2016-17 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now!

AdvancED Parent Survey

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

GIRLS WHO CODE

Summer Immersion Program

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE seven-week introduction to computer science for girls going into 11th and 12th grade. Each week, you will do a project related to a different aspect of computer science like robotics, mobile app development, and website development. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, go on field trips, and participate in hands-on workshops. The program culminates in a final project where you’ll get to build and share your own product. You will connect code to pursue your passions, see coding in action and make lifelong friendships with a diverse community of thousands of girls.

Beginners are encouraged. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm daily.

Apply now for Summer 2016 in Atlanta at www.girlswhocode/applynow.

GIMME 5 FOR EDUCATION

This year our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation. A portion of these funds will also benefit our school. All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools in the Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, staff and students.

Your student will receive an envelope to take home on Wednesday, February 10th. Please make a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it in the envelope to school or the preferred method would be to donate online at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org. Print off your receipt (it will be emailed to you after you donate) and send a copy to Jean Evans in the front office. Thank you for your support.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride”, “Sunday drive”, and “Cruisin’”, WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,”“aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity. Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at driving forever. If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

SAT LIVE Online Prep

Begins Sunday, March 13th for 7 Sundays!

Deadline to register this week!

SAT Prep and ACT Prep Spring Break

or Spring Sundays

Join College Prep Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for an SAT or ACT Prep Class to prepare for the April, May and June Tests. Choose Spring Break or Spring Sunday Evenings!

Classes are delivered ONLINE with LIVE Instruction, student interaction, and more! To learn more and to register, please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

LIVE/Online instruction new to you? … Want to TRY March 13th class first, before committing to all 7 Sundays? Email me at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com to set this up.

Upcoming Events & Dates:

TOMORROW March 12th – Prom

  • March 14th – Quest College Fair – Harrison High School
  • March 18th – Movie Night Jurassic World
  • April 4-8 – Spring Break
  • April 13th – KMHS PTSA General Membership Meeting
  • April 15th – Magnet “Mustang Hunt”
  • April 22ndth – Movie Night
  • April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 2nd-13th – AP Exams
  • May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day
  • May 22nd – Baccalaureate (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)
  • May 24th – KMHS Graduation
  • May 25th – Last Day of School
04
Mar

eNews (03-04-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Quest College Fair
  • Move on When Ready Summit
  • Senior Information
  • AdvanceED Parent Survey
  • Georgia PTA Scholarships
  • Area Council PTA Scholarship
  • Kennesaw Mountain PTSA Scholarship
  • PTSA Executive Board Nominations – We need YOU for next year!
  • Hurry! Purchase Schwan’s Gift Cards by March 15th – 40% goes to school
  • Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night
  • AP Testing Information
  • School Choice Applications
  • Yearbooks Still On Sale
  • Girls Who Code
  • Gimme 5 Campaign
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClassConnections
  • Upcoming Events & Dates

From the Counseling Office

QUEST College Fair

When: Monday, March 14th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

Where: Harrison High School Presidential Gym (4500 Due West Road)

QUEST is for high school students who are interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation – particularly sophomores, juniors, and their parents. Reps from colleges, universities, and technical schools will be present.

Workshop sessions: Military Academies, College 101, NCAA Eligibility, Financial Aid, Transition to College for Students with Disabilities, Georgia Tech, and UGA

See flyer for workshop times: Download QUEST College Fair

Here are some resources to help you research before/after the college fair:

Download Choosing a College handout

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

https://www.gacollege411.org/

Move On When Ready Summit

Want to learn more about dual enrollment (college credit options while enrolled in high school)?

When: Tuesday, March 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Campbell High School (5265 Ward Street, Smyrna)

Click here to download flyer for more details

Info for Seniors

Scholarships – If your senior has received any scholarship offers, please have them bring a copy of their award letter(s) to the Counseling Office. We want them to be recognized! Individual amounts are kept confidential.

HOPE/Zell Miller – Remember, you must apply for it!

How do I apply? Complete the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/)

Read about the 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Where do I check my HOPE GPA? www.gacollege411.org

Senior scholarship bulletin, click here.

AdvanceED Parent Survey

Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey. The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about Kennesaw Mountain High School. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis. Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. You may use any personal device to complete this survey. The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1. The link to access the survey is http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913.

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

Thank you for taking time to respond.

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016

graduates. The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to

deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support

to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application,

please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.com

Area Council PTA Scholarships Available

The JoAnn Taylor Scholarship Fund was created by the Tom Mathis, Sr.

Council PTA to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to education and

to provide a financial award for deserving high school seniors within the

council’s boundaries. A great emphasis will be placed on the citizenship

and community/ school service records of the scholarship recipients

since this embodies the philosophy of the PTA. There will be one

scholarship awarded to each of our 2015 – 2016 participating high

schools: Allatoona High School, Harrison High School, Kennesaw

Mountain High School, and North Cobb High School. The amount of the

scholarship will be $1,000.00 each.

Additional details and a copy of the application can be found here:

http://tmcpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=17

All applications are due by 2 pm Monday, March 14.

KMHS PTSA SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Every year local and state PTA’s offer student scholarships. Most of these

scholarships require proof of PTSA membership. At KMHS, student Memberships

are REQUIRED for any Seniors applying for a PTSA Scholarships this Spring. The

PTSA Scholarship is a substantial amount of money and is open to all KMHS

seniors. Again – memberships are only $8. If you missed Open House, payment

and forms can be dropped off in the PTSA lockbox located in the main hallway

outside the Attendance Office. PTSA Membership Form 2015-2016 Good Luck

on your applications!

Kennesaw Mountain HS PTSA Executive Board Nominations

The Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers who are

interested in serving on the PTSA Executive Board for the 2016-17 school year. Volunteers should

have availability during the school day. Volunteers are needed in all areas, but those with

experience would be best suited for the Executive Board. If you are interested in volunteering or

wish to nominate someone, please email Nathan Stark at Nathan.Stark@cobbk12.org by

March 18, 2016.

CORRECTION:

It was previously announced that the next PTSA General Membership meeting will be on April 14th.

The correct date is Wednesday, April 13th at 4:00 pm.

VOTE NOW!

The next KMHS Movie Night will be on Friday, March 18th. We had a great time at the last movie

and wanted your opinion on what you want to see next time. Click on the link to vote which movie

we will show. Movie Night at KMHS Survey Tickets are $2.00 in advance and $3.00 at the door.

Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. Parents and students with a PTSA membership

in their name get a free ticket. One free ticket per each individual membership.

***LIMITED TIME ONLY… PURCHASE TODAY

PURCHASE SCHWAN GIFT CARDS

40% GOES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL

From now through March 15 the KMHS PTSA we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address. You can support this new fundraising campaign by ordering Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com

2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page.

3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #25771 into the search box.

4. Click the “Support Now” button.

5. Shop!

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

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night

The Hawks and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a night of family fun, Saturday, April 9th as the Hawks take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm at Phillips Arena. PTA members can purchase discounted tickets PLUS our own PTSA will receive $5 back for every ticket purchased!!! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate KMHS on the form. HURRY UP – Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th

WHEN: Saturday April 9, 2016

TIME: 7:30 PM

WHERE: Phillips Arena

COST: Depends on seat selection

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: HAWKS.COM GAPTA

AP Testing Information

If you enrolled in one or more AP courses during the 2015-2016 school year, join the AP Exam information Edmodo group; use join code eamwxn. If you do not have an Edmodo account, go to www.edmodo.com and use the group join code (above) to join.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org.

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now!

GIRLS WHO CODE

Summer Immersion Program

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program is a FREE seven-week introduction to computer science for girls going into 11th and 12th grade. Each week, you will do a project related to a different aspect of computer science like robotics, mobile app development, and website development. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, go on field trips, and participate in hands-on workshops. The program culminates in a final project where you’ll get to build and share your own product. You will connect code to pursue your passions, see coding in action and make lifelong friendships with a diverse community of thousands of girls.

Beginners are encouraged. The program runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm daily.

Apply now for Summer 2016 in Atlanta at www.girlswhocode/applynow.

GIMME 5 FOR EDUCATION

This year our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation. A portion of these funds will also benefit our school. All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools in the Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, staff and students.

Your student will receive an envelope to take home on Wednesday, February 10th. Please make a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it in the envelope to school or the preferred method would be to donate online at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org. Print off your receipt (it will be emailed to you after you donate) and send a copy to Jean Evans in the front office. Thank you for your support.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride”, “Sunday drive”, and “Cruisin’”, WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,”“aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity. Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at driving forever. If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

PSAT Scores are in! … NOW WHAT?

FREE Webinar/Online Info Session

March 6th 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Connect” with PTSA Academic Partner, MyClassConnection, to learn about the PSAT Scores of your Sophomores and Juniors!

Featuring: What do the numbers on the PSAT score report mean to my student? How do my student’s scores compare to his/her peers?

What specific information can we use from the scores to prepare for college admissions and for the SAT? What are my chances of becoming a National Merit Finalist and being eligible for a lot of college money? How does the PSAT prepare me for the SAT (or even the ACT?) NOW WHAT…??

To self register for this FREE Online Webinar, click here:

http://www.e-lectazone.com/tools/event.asp?id=149809837964734

(Seats are limited to a first come, first registered basis.)

Go to www.myclassconnection for more information.

SAT Prep begins Sunday, March 12th for 7 Sundays!

Deadline to register approaching.

SAT Prep and ACT Prep Spring Classes

Join College Prep Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for an SAT or ACT Prep Class to prepare for the April, May and June Tests.

Choose Spring Break or Spring Sunday Evenings!

Early Bird Rates will expire this week for the March 13th Session!

Classes are delivered ONLINE with LIVE Instruction, student interaction, and more! To learn more and to register, please visit www.myclassconnection.com. (LIVE/Online instruction new to you? … Want to TRY March 12th class first, before committing to all 6 Sundays? Email me at julie.truono@myclassconnection.com to set this up.

Upcoming Events & Dates:

March 12th – Prom

March 14th – Quest College Fair – Harrison High School

March 18th – Movie Night

April 4-8 – Spring Break

April 13th – KMHS PTSA General Membership Meeting

April 15th – Movie Night

April 25th-29th – Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd-13th – AP Exams

May 4th & 5th – Special Needs Field Day

May 22nd – Baccalaureate (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)

May 24th – KMHS Graduation

May 25th – Last Day of School

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Quest College Fair
  • Mini Camp College Workshops
  • PSAT Scores
  • Test Day Help
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Scholarship Bulletin
  • Share your Scholarship Offers
  • State of GA PTSA Scholarship Available
  • Area Council PTSA Scholarship Available
  • KMHS PTSA Scholarship Available
  • Schwan’s Gift Cards – 40% Back to KMHS
  • Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night
  • Future Movie Night?
  • How Can We Help You Survey?
  • KMHS Student Recognized
  • National Honor Society – Last Chance
  • AP Testing Information
  • Prom Information
  • School Choice Applications
  • Yearbooks Still On Sale
  • Gimme 5 Campaign
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClassConnections

From the Counseling Office

Visit our blog! http://kmhs.typepad.com/schoolcounseling/

QUEST College Fair

Monday, March 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Harrison High School Presidential Gym (4500 Due West Road)

QUEST is for high school students who are interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation – particularly sophomores, juniors, and their parents. Reps from colleges, universities, and technical schools will be present.

Workshop Sessions: Military Academies, College 101, NCAA Eligibility, Financial Aid, Transition to College for Students with Disabilities, Georgia Tech, and UGA

See flyer for workshop times: Download QUEST College Fair

FREE Mini Camp College Workshop (The ABC’s of applying to college) – Click here to download flyer

What: GREAT opportunity for college bound students! Open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors. This event is sponsored by the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling, ACT, National Society of High School Scholars, and Georgia State University to help high school students apply to and pay for college. College admission reps from across the U.S. will lead workshops on:

The college search process

Standardized testing

Completing applications & writing essays

Scholarships & financial aid

Who: Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors

When: Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Where: Georgia State University (registration and parking are free)

Deadline: Register online by March 4 at

http://www.sacac.org/mini-camp-college-workshops

PSAT scores – Score reports will be distributed on Friday, February 26th through advisement for any sophomores and juniors who took the test last semester. Students will receive an access code that allows them to view a detailed score report online, as well as link their College Board to Khan Academy to receive free personalized SAT online tutorials. For more details, click here.

Test Day Help

To help students feel prepared for upcoming SAT and ACT test days, Kaplan will be hosting free last-minute prep for the first administration of the new SAT® on March 5th and the ACT on April 9th. These Cram Sessions are intensive, 60- and 90-minute online classes taught by expert Kaplan instructors. Students will learn the most important material to boost their scores on every section of the New SAT and ACT and will walk into the test day feeling prepared and confident. The sessions will give students:

An overview of the test format, structure, and scoring

Score raising strategies

A study schedule leading up to test day

Free SAT and ACT Cram Sessions for the March 5th SAT and April 9th ACT will be hosted from February 27th-April 6th. Students can register at: www.kaptest.com/freecram.

Move on When Ready (Dual Enrollment) – Want to learn more about taking college courses while in high school? Click here. For info on summer opportunities, click here; Download flyer.

Scholarship bulletinclick here. There are scholarship opportunities listed for students in grades 9-12.

Seniors – Have you received any scholarship offers? If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office. We want you to be recognized – even for scholarships you have decided not to accept! In previous years, we have used this info at honors night and graduation. Individual dollar amounts are kept confidential. The total dollars for the class of 2016 will be submitted to the superintendent’s office.

State of Georgia PTA Scholarships Available:

Georgia PTA is pleased to announce scholarships available to eligible 2016

graduates. The Georgia state PTA was thrilled to award many scholarships to

deserving students last year and looks forward to providing just as much support

to the class of 2016! If you have any questions or would like an application,

please send an inquiry to the following e-mail addresses.

scholarship@georgiapta.org

sophroniaq@me.comScholarship

Area Council PTA Scholarships Available

The JoAnn Taylor Scholarship Fund was created by the Tom Mathis, Sr.

Council PTA to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to education and

to provide a financial award for deserving high school seniors within the

council’s boundaries. A great emphasis will be placed on the citizenship

and community/ school service records of the scholarship recipients

since this embodies the philosophy of the PTA. There will be one

scholarship awarded to each of our 2015 – 2016 participating high

schools: Allatoona High School, Harrison High School, Kennesaw

Mountain High School, and North Cobb High School. The amount of the

scholarship will be $1,000.00 each.

Additional details and a copy of the application can be found here:

http://tmcpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=17

All applications are due by 2 pm Monday, March 14.

KMHS PTSA SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Every year local and state PTA’s offer student scholarships. Most of these

scholarships require proof of PTSA membership. At KMHS, student Memberships

are REQUIRED for any Seniors applying for a PTSA Scholarships this Spring. The

PTSA Scholarship is a substantial amount of money and is open to all KMHS

seniors. Again – memberships are only $8. If you missed Open House, payment

and forms can be dropped off in the PTSA lockbox located in the main hallway

outside the Attendance Office. PTSA Membership Form 2015-2016 Good Luck

on your applications!

***LIMITED TIME ONLY… PURCHASE TODAY

PURCHASE SCHWAN GIFT CARDS

40% GOES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL

From now through March 15 the KMHS PTSA we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address. You can support this new fundraising campaign by ordering Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

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

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

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night

The Hawks and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a night of family fun, Saturday, April 9th as the Hawks take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm at Phillips Arena. PTA members can purchase discounted tickets PLUS our own PTSA will receive $5 back for every ticket purchased!!! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate KMHS on the form. HURRY UP – Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th

WHEN: Saturday April 9, 2016

TIME: 7:30 PM

WHERE: Phillips Arena

COST: Depends on seat selection

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: HAWKS.COM GAPTA

MOVIE NIGHT SUCCESS!

The first PTSA/Media Center Movie night was a success! We watched Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in the cafeteria. It was a “cheap” date night and you got to see a first run movie! We are thinking of doing another movie night in March. The movie will be rated either PG or PG-13. Coming soon… we will have a way for you to “vote” on the movie(s) you would like shown. We already have a great choice for April. Stay tuned for the big movie reveal.

PTSA “How Can We Help You” Survey

In order to better serve KMHS families, the PTSA would like your input. Please complete a simple survey by clicking on the link http://goo.gl/forms/AHqwjSo5FZ. Paper copies of the survey will be available in the front office and can be left in the PTSA lockbox. The lockbox is located in the main hallway outside of the attendance office.

KMHS Student Recognized

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) recognized Kennesaw Mountain High School student Ryan Cobelli and Wheeler High School student Arvin Poddar as the winners of the 2016 Congressional App Challenge for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. Teammates Cobelli and Poddar created a specially designed app called Gradespark – a free online grading system that allows students to easily calculate and manage their grades for multiple classes. As the winning app, GradeSpark will be featured on StudentAppChallenge.us, and exhibited on a digital display at the U.S. Capitol. “A consistent theme I hear when visiting businesses across our district is the need for highly skilled employees with a focus on STEM,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “We have extremely talented students in our district who are involved, competing, and furthering scientific knowledge. It is a pleasure to represent such talented students whose futures look bright.” The Congressional App Challenge was established by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013. This competition is part of a nationwide event that allows high school students to compete by creating and exhibiting their app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on the platform of their choice. Apps were judged on quality of idea, including creativity and originality; implementation of the idea, including user experience and design; and demonstrated excellence of coding and programming skills.

National Honor Society – Last Chance

Application and Criteria

Applications are due to Mrs. Morlan in room 627 by 8:15 am on Friday February 26, 2016. That is TOMORROW!

Late applications will not be accepted.

AP Testing Information

If you enrolled in one or more AP courses during the 2015-2016 school year, join the AP Exam information Edmodo group; use join code eamwxn. If you do not have an Edmodo account, go to www.edmodo.com and use the group join code (above) to join.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org.

All You Need to Know About Prom…

Click here for all the information about tickets sales and contracts.

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.

2015-16 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $85.00 until February 5th. On February 6th, the price will go up to $100.00. This book is the BEST book yet, and last year we sold out. Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Please click on this link to buy your yearbook now!

GIMME 5 FOR EDUCATION

This year our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation. A portion of these funds will also benefit our school. All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools in the Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, staff and students.

Your student will receive an envelope to take home on Wednesday, February 10th. Please make a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it in the envelope to school or the preferred method would be to donate online at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org. Print off your receipt (it will be emailed to you after you donate) and send a copy to Jean Evans in the front office. Thank you for your support.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride”, “Sunday drive”, and “Cruisin’”, WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,”“aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity. Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at driving forever. If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

PSAT Scores are In! NOW WHAT???

Students and Parents are invited to “connect” with PTSA Academic Support Partner MyClassConnection in a
FREE LIVE Online WEBINAR to learn about the scores and what they mean for this year’s Sophomores and Juniors!

WHEN: Sunday, March 6th 8:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Self- register here: http://www.e-lectazone.com/tools/event.asp?id=149809837964734 to receive your FREE Login access.

Featuring:
What do numbers on this score report mean to my student?

How do my student’s scores compare to his/her peers?

What specific information can we use from the scores to prepare for college?

Admissions and for the SAT?
What are my chances of becoming a National Merit Finalist and being eligible for a lot of college money?
How does the PSAT prepare me for the SAT (or even the ACT?)

NOW WHAT…??

Questions can be answered by Emailing Julie.truono@myclassconnection.com or at www.myclassconnection.com

 

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Table of Contents

  • KMHS – Ranked in the Top 20 Best Georgia Public High Schools
  • Counseling Office Closed During Winter Break
  • Scholarship for Juniors
  • Scholarship for Seniors
  • Scholarship for Grades 9-12
  • Join the AP Exam Information Group
  • Time to Fill out FAFSA
  • Gimme 5 for Education Campaign
  • Movie Night Success… Let’s do it Again!
  • Thank-you for Dance Donations
  • PTSA – How Can We Help YOU Survey
  • PTSA & Schwan’s – NEW Partnership
  • Georgia PTA & Atlanta Hawks Night
  • PTSA Senior Scholarships
  • PTSA Student Member Benefits
  • National Honor Society Applications
  • Get Involved – Save it Forward
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • MyClassConnection

NEWS WORTH REPEATING!

HATS OFF TO THE MOUNTAIN!

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NAMED IN TOP 20

BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA!

The 2016 Best Public High Schools ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a public high school. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the school.

2016 TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA

  1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology Lawrenceville Township, GA
  2. Columbus High School Columbus, GA
  3. Northview High School Johns Creek, GA
  4. Lambert High School Big Creek Township, GA
  5. Johns Creek High School Johns Creek, GA
  6. Walton High School Northeast Cobb Township, GA
  7. North Gwinnett High School Suwanee-Duluth Township, GA
  8. South Forsyth High School Big Creek Township, GA
  9. Brookwood High School Snellville-Grayson Township, GA

10.Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Augusta, GA

11.Milton High School Milton, GA

  1. Buford High School Buford, GA
  2. DeKalb School of the Arts Atlanta-Decatur Township, GA
  3. Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee-Duluth Township, GA
  4. Decatur High School Decatur, GA
  5. Savannah Arts Academy Savannah, GA
  6. North Oconee High School Bogart Township, GA

18.}Chattahoochee High School Johns Creek, GA

19.Kennesaw Mountain High School Kennesaw, GA

20.Chamblee Charter High School Chamblee, GA

Congratulations

to the entire school community on this OUTSTANDING ranking!

From the Counseling Office

Office hours – Important: The Counseling Office will be closed during the break. Counselors will not be available.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors:

Cobb EMC Washington Youth Tour.

Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2016 (application deadline). Application: click here. The scholarship offers $1500, 1000, and a 500 dollar award for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively. The 1st and 2nd place students applying will also receive on top of their scholarship money a paid trip to Washington D.C., estimated at a value of 3,500 dollars. The 1st place student will receive an opportunity to be interviewed for a paid internship over the summer, working under the Marketing and Corporate Communications department.

Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors:

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

https://cobbemc.com/content/scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity for Grades 9-12:

Kids Who Care Awards – Deadline: Extended to March 1st. Application: click here. Outstanding students in grades 9-12 who have a special commitment to volunteerism. Students receive a scholarship for $1,100 and will be featured on 11 Alive. For more info: http://www.11alive.com/life/community/kidswhocare/default.aspx

Students – taking an AP exam this semester?

If you enrolled in one or more AP courses during the 2015-2016 school year, join the AP Exam information Edmodo group; use join code eamwxn

If you do not have an Edmodo account, go to www.edmodo.com and use the group join code (above) to join. If you have questions, contact Dr. Ingle, kelly.ingle@cobbk12.org

Seniors – Don’t forget to fill out your FAFSA!

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

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

GIMME 5 FOR EDUCATION

This year our school is participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation. A portion of these funds will also benefit our school. All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets.

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools in the Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, staff and students.

Your student will receive an envelope to take home on Wednesday, February 10th. Please make a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it in the envelope to school or the preferred method would be to donate online at www.cobbschoolsfoundation.org. Print off your receipt (it will be emailed to you after you donate) and send a copy to Jean Evans in the front office. Thank you for your support.

MOVIE NIGHT SUCCESS!

The PTSA/Media Center Movie night was a success! We watched Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in the cafeteria on Friday, February 5th. It was a “cheap” date night and you got to see a first run movie!

We are thinking of doing another movie night in March. The movie will be rated either PG or PG-13. Coming soon… we will have a way for you to “vote” on the movie(s) you would like shown. We already have a great choice for April. Stay tuned for the big movie reveal.

THANK-YOU FOR SPECIAL ED DANCE DONATIONS

Thank-you for the donations of water and cookies to the Special Education Dance. The event was very popular with visiting students and our own student volunteers. Kennesaw Mountain is proud to host such a fun and loving community event.

PTSA “How Can We Help You” Survey

In order to better serve KMHS families, the PTSA would like your input. Please complete a simple survey by clicking on the link http://goo.gl/forms/AHqwjSo5FZ. Paper copies of the survey will be available in the front office and can be left in the PTSA lockbox. The lockbox is located in the main hallway outside of the attendance office.

PURCHASE SCHWAN GIFT CARDS

40% GOES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL

***LIMITED TIME ONLY… PURCHASE TODAY

From now through March 15 the KMHS PTSA we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address. You can support this new fundraising campaign by ordering Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

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

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

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night

The Hawks and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a night of family fun, Saturday, April 9th as the Hawks take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm at Phillips Arena. PTA members can purchase discounted tickets PLUS our own PTSA will receive $5 back for every ticket purchased!!! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate KMHS on the form. HURRY UP – Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOUR PTSA

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

More PTSA Student Member Benefits

Student Member Appreciation Days are a hit and student members will be “treated” several times this semester – popcorn at lunch, ice pops on hot days, movie ticket drawings, and MORE! -TODAY – is one of our student appreciation days! It’s not too late to become a student member.

Calling KMHS Sophomores and Juniors

Time to Apply to National Honor Society

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

Criteria to Become a Member

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

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

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

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

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

Did you know…

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

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

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

Click on the link for the donation form.

Donation Form – MUST Ministries

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

Accident Avoidance Workshops

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride”, “Sunday drive”, and “Cruisin’”, WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,”“aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity. Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at driving forever. If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

ACT and/or SAT Prep Classes

held LIVE/Online from home!

Prep Classes will include Pre and Post Practice Tests

and either 18 or 12 hours of content review and test taking strategy practice, and more!

ACT and SAT Winter Break Prep – SOON! Feb 14 -18 (18 hours)

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

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

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

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

or email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

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eNews (02-05-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Movie Night at the Mountain – All Welcome
  • Buy Your Yearbooks – Prices Go UP TOMORROW
  • Special Needs Dance – Donations Needed
  • Student Club Hosts Ash Wednesday Service
  • KMHS High-Q Online
  • KMHS – Ranked in the Top 20 Best Georgia Public High Schools
  • PTSA – How Can We Help YOU Survey
  • PTSA & Schwan’s – NEW Partnership
  • Georgia PTA & Atlanta Hawks Night
  • PTSA Senior Scholarships
  • PTSA Student Member Benefits
  • 9th Grade Advisement
  • FAFSA Time for Seniors
  • Last Call Senior Cap & Gowns
  • ASVAB Registration
  • Twitter Chats for AP Tests
  • National Honor Society Applications
  • Seeking Scholarships?
  • Get Involved – Save it Forward
  • Accident Avoidance Workshop
  • MyClassConnection

Movie Night at the Mountain!

Join us Friday, February 5th at 7:00 pm for KMHS movie night! Students, families, teachers, and community members are welcome! PTSA and the Media Center have partnered to show Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. This movie is rated PG-13. Admission is FREE for PTSA members! All others pay only $2! Popcorn, soft drinks, water, and cookies will be available for purchase. The movie will be shown in the cafeteria. Chairs will be provided or you can bring your own!

Buy your YEARBOOK TODAY – Prices GO UP Tomorrow!

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

Special Needs Dance Donations Needed

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance. Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students from across Cobb County participate in the dance. Please bring these items to the front office. Due to potential allergies please make sure cookies do NOT contain peanut products. There’s not much time to donate as the dance is the morning of February 8th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

Student Club Hosts Ash Wednesday Service

The KMHS Catholic Christian Club will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service in the Theater on February 10th from 7:30-8:00am. All are welcome.

KMHS Academic Team High-Q Online

If you missed Kennesaw Mountain on the television program High-Q, you have a second chance. You can now watch the full High Q program online. Go to www.wsbtv.com and click on the community link. Then the High Q link. Right now we are the featured game. Hit play and ENJOY!

HATS OFF TO THE MOUNTAIN!

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NAMED IN TOP 20

BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA!

The 2016 Best Public High Schools ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a public high school. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the school.

2016 TOP HIGH SCHOOLS IN GEORGIA

  1. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology Lawrenceville Township, GA
  2. Columbus High School Columbus, GA
  3. Northview High School Johns Creek, GA
  4. Lambert High School Big Creek Township, GA
  5. Johns Creek High School Johns Creek, GA
  6. Walton High School Northeast Cobb Township, GA
  7. North Gwinnett High School Suwanee-Duluth Township, GA
  8. South Forsyth High School Big Creek Township, GA
  9. Brookwood High School Snellville-Grayson Township, GA

10.Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Augusta, GA

  1. Milton High School Milton, GA

12.Buford High School Buford, GA

13.DeKalb School of the Arts Atlanta-Decatur Township, GA

14.{C}Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee-Duluth Township, GA

15.{C}Decatur High School Decatur, GA

16.{C}Savannah Arts Academy Savannah, GA

17.{C}North Oconee High School Bogart Township, GA

18.{C}Chattahoochee High School Johns Creek, GA

19.{C}Kennesaw Mountain High School Kennesaw, GA

20.{C}Chamblee Charter High School Chamblee, GA

Congratulations

to the entire school community on this OUTSTANDING ranking!

PTSA “How Can We Help You” Survey

In order to better serve KMHS families, the PTSA would like your input. Please complete a simple survey by clicking on the link http://goo.gl/forms/AHqwjSo5FZ. Paper copies of the survey will be available in the front office and can be left in the PTSA lockbox. The lockbox is located in the main hallway outside of the attendance office.

PURCHASE SCHWAN GIFT CARDS

40% GOES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL

***LIMITED TIME ONLY… PURCHASE TODAY

From now through March 15 the KMHS PTSA we will earn 20% of all food purchases. Even better we will earn 40% of each $25 gift card purchased. You can either give the gift card away or use it yourself. Either way we get 40% of $25.00! One gift card purchase per email address. You can support this new fundraising campaign by ordering Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home! Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

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

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

Georgia PTA and Atlanta Hawks Family Fun Night

The Hawks and Georgia PTA have teamed up for a night of family fun, Saturday, April 9th as the Hawks take on the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm at Phillips Arena. PTA members can purchase discounted tickets PLUS our own PTSA will receive $5 back for every ticket purchased!!! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Be sure to indicate KMHS on the form. HURRY UP – Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9th

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOUR PTSA

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

More PTSA Student Member Benefits

Student Member Appreciation Days are a hit and student members will be “treated” several times this semester – popcorn at lunch, ice pops on hot days, movie ticket drawings, and MORE! It’s not too late to become a student member.

From the Counseling Office

9th Grade Advisement

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

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

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

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

ASVAB Registration

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

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

Cost: FREE

Space is limited!

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

Why take the ASVAB?

It helps identify your skills and abilities

Provides Career Exploration information

Links achievement with interest

Assists in planning work related courses

Helps you identify a potential career path

Does NOT obligate students to the military

Twitter chats for AP Statistics, AP World History, AP Literature&AP Lang

APSTAT Twitter Chat

Be sure to Follow @CobbAPSTAT for good tips and review for the Exam!

In all, 5 Twitter Chats will be held. You may ask questions from units you have studied in your classroom, how to write FRQ responses, AP Exam logistics, success tips, and more. Be sure to have questions prepared to drive the conversation! Both students and teachers are welcome!

AP World History
APWH Twitter Chat
Be sure to Follow @CobbAPWorld for good tips and review for the Exam!

Looking to get your questions answered from the first units of AP World? Scared about the essays and want to know the tips for success on the AP Exam? Sign up for the AP World History Twitter Chat! The first will be held TONIGHT January 28th from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Be sure to have questions prepared to drive the conversation! Student driven, teacher supported!

AP Lit 
Have questions about AP Lit? Looking for tips and suggestions for how to approach any AP Lit course? Check out the Cobb AP Lit Twitter Chat. There will 5 chats this semester. The topics are below, but student questions will drive the conversation, so be sure to bring questions to the chat. 
Topics include how to make the most of any AP Lit course, challenges
February (TBD) – How to tackle the multiple choice section
March (TBD) – Poetry Essay
April (TBD) – 2 chats – Prose Essay and Open Ended Essay
#cobbaplit

AP Lang Have questions about AP Lang? Looking for tips and suggestions for how to approach any AP Lang course? Check out the Cobb AP Lang Twitter Chats on Thursdays throughout the semester starting at 7:30 PM. There will 5 chats this semester. The topics and dates are below, but student questions will drive the conversation, so be sure to bring questions to the chat. 
• February 4: General Hospital: Help about reading comprehension, interpretation, and general rhetoric overview, how to make the most of any AP Lang course, challenges
• February 25: The World is a Text: The wonderful world of rhetorical analysis
• March 10: Marrying Sources: Synthesis FREs and relationship words
• March 24: Thank You for Arguing: Argument construction 
• April 14: Multiple Choice Madness #cobbaplang

Calling KMHS Sophomores and Juniors

Time to Apply to National Honor Society

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

Criteria to Become a Member

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

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

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

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

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

SEEKING SCHOLARSHIPS?

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

High School Juniors:

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

High School Seniors:

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

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

https://cobbemc.com/content/scholarships

Did you know…

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

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

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

Donation Form – MUST Ministries

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

Accident Avoidance Workshops

When we grew up, the driving terms were things like “Joy Ride”, “Sunday drive”, and “Cruisin’”, WE COULDN’T WAIT to get our license … remember? Today, driving is associated with terms like “Road Rage,” “Multi-tasking,” “Distracted Driving,” “flipping off,” “cutting off,”“aggressive driving,” “hit and run” and so on. One can’t help but feel bad for our kids … they really missed out on a fun chapter of humanity. Is it any wonder why they don’t want to drive?

The Accident Avoidance Workshops will change your entire family, and the way they talk about, and look at driving forever. If you want your teen to have an ADVANTAGE on today’s roads … register today.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here.

ACT and/or SAT Prep Classes

held LIVE/Online from home!

Early Bird Discounted Rates will expire TODAY 2/5.

Prep Classes will include Pre and Post Practice Tests

and either 18 or 12 hours of content review and test taking strategy practice, and more!

ACT and SAT Winter Break Prep – SOON! Feb 14 – 18 (18 hours)

*Must register before 2/7

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

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

*Must register before 2/7

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

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

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

or email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

ACT/SAT Free Class Winner will be announced next week! Thank you to all who stopped by at Open House and registered!

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