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From the Administration
Project 2400 – Overflow Class Enrollment Instructions
As you know, our Project 2400 lottery has taken place. If you were not selected or did not participate in the lottery, it is not too late to prepare your student for the spring SAT exam. In addition to the Project 2400 Class, the Princeton Review will also be offering an “overflow” class at Kennesaw Mountain High School for anyone interested. This class, which will be available for $375/student (a significant discount off of our standard retail price), will offer the same schedule, materials and resources as the Project 2400 class, and will be taught using the same methods and strategies. Only the instructor and the room number will be different.
In order to enroll in this overflow class, please visit www.princetonreview.com. Go to “Find a prep course near you” in the middle of the page, select “SAT” for test type and “Classroom” for instruction type, and enter your zip code. On the result page, choose the course listed under Kennesaw Mountain High School and click the “Enroll” button to add the course to your shopping cart. Then enter promo code ATLPSHIP4 and click “Apply” to see the discounted price.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact The Princeton Review office at (404) 410-2588. You are welcome to ask for Chris Benson, but anyone who answers should be able to help you. The schedule for the class is detailed below:
Monday classes from 4pm-6pm and Saturday tests from 9am-1:15pm
1/26/2015 class 1/17/2015 test
2/2/2015 class 3/7/2015 test
2/9/2015 class 4/18/2015 test
SAT Test Date after class Saturday, May 2, 2015
From the Counseling Office:
Office Hours – The Counseling Office will be closed during the break and counselors will not be available to send transcripts or write letters of recommendation. Please keep this in mind, as there are college and scholarship application deadlines that fall over the break. Students must submit their requests by this Friday, if they fall into this category.
Financial Aid Night
· When: January 29, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
· Where: North Cobb High School theatre
· Who should attend? Parents of seniors and juniors
· Why? A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will assist you on filling your FAFSA
HOPE Scholarship & Grant – For program details, requirements, and to check your HOPE GPA (students in grades 10-12) visit www.gacollege411.org.
How to check your HOPE GPA:
- Click on Your HOPE GPA on right side of page.
- Sign in to your account or Create an Account (Use your full legal name. Do not use your nickname).
- At the screen HOPE GPA, complete the requested information.
- If you receive an error message and it will not allow you to check your HOPE GPA, please notify your counselor. This is especially important for seniors! Common errors include use of a nickname, incorrect birthday, or incorrect social security number.
4th Annual College Discussion Panel hosted by Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry – Turner Chapel has many students attending a broad range of colleges and universities as Gates Millennium Scholars, Posse Foundation Scholars, and on a variety of merit-based scholarships. Panelists will include undergraduate, law school, and medical school students. In addition to the 12 panelists, there will be a number of college students on hand to speak with parents and students.
- Students will candidly share insight into their scholarships, the college admissions process, financial aid, the HOPE Scholarship, campus life, academic preparation, and more…
- You may go to the following link to see a video of one of our past panel discussions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1BMw-4RAM&index=21&list=UURCBpvIKTlJBcgZrFIeXO-w
- Please RSVP so Turner Chapel may adequately prepare. Students are invited to join for the reception immediately following
- Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
- Time: 10:00 am – Noon
- Location: Turner Chapel AME Church (Chapel) • 492 North Marietta Parkway • Marietta, GA 30060 • (770) 422-6791
PSAT Scores – Score reports were distributed through advisement on Wednesday, December 10th
Shop with a Mustang —— “Character Counts”
This year the KMHS student Body has sponsored 224 future Mustangs for Christmas. Our Christmas kids will get a Mustang Hoodie, a Hundred dollars in clothes, an opportunity to buy gifts for mom and dad at Santa’s workshop, a pancake Breakfast and a pizza lunch.In total we will spend $175.00 per child.
Here are some of the things our student leaders have done to raise money. Some have made pies and sold them for Thanksgiving in their neighborhoods. Some gave speeches during their Thanksgiving meal to their friends, neighbors, and relatives about the true meaning of Christmas and walked away with donations in the hundreds. Some told their parents they wanted the money that their parents were going to spend on them for Christmas to donate that money to Shop with a Mustang. Others have worked since August on various fundraising projects to support the program. We have had students donate money during classes and at lunch. We have parents writing multiple checks and excited about what our students are doing. In all our Mustang Nation raised over $38,000.
Our character education program stresses Martin Luther King’s quote, “Intelligence plus character that is the true goal of education.” Our Shop with a Mustang program is the application of our character education program. We have 656 KMHS mentors ready to take our young Mustangs Christmas shopping this Saturday, 13 December 2014.
We have amazing students making a positive impact on our community. On Behalf of Mane Link and our students we want to thank all the parents and business leaders that devote so much time developing the future leaders of America. Our future is bright with our Mustangs.
On behalf of KMHS PTSA we would like to welcome our new principal Dr. Mark Trachtenbroit. We are looking forward to getting to know Dr. Trachtenbroit in the upcoming months. I know everyone will join us in making him feel welcome at the Mountain!
The PTSA Community Outreach Committee is working with Ms. Bethany Miller, KMHS Social Worker, to coordinate a “Sponsor -a- KMHS Family at Christmas” initiative. SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD VERY LOW SPONSOR SUPPORT. WE NEED YOU!
If you would like to sponsor a family, please contact Dr. Robin Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will provide you with the gender, age, and size of the family member you will be paired to sponsor, along with the necessary delivery instructions. Please contact her by December 12th. Thank you for your CONTINUED support!
Join us at Peace Love and Pizza on Tuesday, December 16th for KMHS Night! PTSA will receive a percentage of all purchases made from 3:30 to 10:00 that night. This includes dine in, carryout or delivery. All you have to do is order and tell them you are from Kennesaw Mountain High.
Peace Love and Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta. The delivery phone number is 770-321-5000. Come for dinner, stop by before the game or have it delivered to your home, it’s that easy. Hope to see you there!
SAVE THE DATE: January 29th is the Spring Semester Open House and immediately following is the General Membership PTSA meeting. At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like more information on this Committee please email email@example.com.
Did you know that you can support the KMHS PTSA simply by going to the grocery store?
You don’t have to buy any special products. Here’s all you need to do…
Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. That may not seem like much, but if every KMHS family who shops at Publix uses it every time, it will add up quickly. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.
Kroger shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689. Not A Kroger Plus Card Member? Go to www.kroger.com and Register. Please Enroll KMHS PTSA with school code 14689 after registering for a rewards card. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger and the funds will come back to the school.
The yearbook is $85.00 from October 13th- February 1st and the
price will increase to $100.00 on February 2nd until the end of the school year.
It’s going to be an amazing book! We will not be ordering many extras, so make sure to put your order in ASAP!!
Accident Avoidance Workshops
Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!
When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the
state. Some stop there and hope it’s enough. But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops. We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.
Sign up now for the next Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS. The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10th. The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday, June 14th. This driving class is very popular and could fill up quickly. Reserve your spot now!
The December 26th Accident Avoidance Workshop at KMHS is sold out! You are welcome to check with them to see if there are any cancellations closer to the date.
If you are ready to register you may click here
For more information and for a complete schedule call 770-262-7009.
Looking for the perfect gift for the holidays? How about a gift that you will remember for the rest of your life?
There are a few spots remaining for the Italy/Greece trip in 2015. Come join us while we tour the Roman Colosseum, marvel at The Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and The Spanish Steps all the while eating the most incredible gelato! Then spend the last part of this awesome journey touring Greece and eating authentic Greek food. There’s even an optional 3-day cruise to visit more of the Greek Islands.
If 2015 is too soon, how about joining us for Australia and New Zealand in 2016? We’ll visit an active geothermal area in New Zealand where the boiling mud pools hiss with steam! We’ll also see the Auckland Sky Tower which is the tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere and ride the famous Skyline Gondola. If that’s not enough, let’s head to Australia and scuba dive/snorkel The Great Barrier Reef and take the most incredible underwater pictures and videos to share with your friends and family. Take a cruise around Sydney Harbour, get a personal tour inside the world famous Sydney Opera House and visit the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere – The Sydney Towers.
For more information, contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org This trip is not affiliated with Kennesaw Mountain High School and is through EFTours.