13
May

KMHS Football – Community Outreach

The KMHS football Program is proud use it’s Spring Football Game on May 20 as an outreach to the Community…

In conjunction with the “Spring Stampede presented by Pinnacle Orthopedics”, KMHS will host a canned Food Drive to benefit the Daily Bread Food Pantry at Shiloh UMC in Kennesaw…This Food Pantry serves families on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month to provide needy families with essential foods to make sure ALL in our community are able to provide meals for their families…All food donated will go directly to the families in our community as needed…

We will be asking everyone in attendance to bring at least TWO canned food Items as the entry fee for the Spring Game…There is no COST to get in to the game, but the canned food items are requested to benefit and give back to the community…

There WILL BE A CLASS COMPETITION BETWEEN THE RISING CLASSES of KMHS (RISING 12th graders, RISING 11th graders, and RISING 10th graders competing to see which class can bring the most canned food and non-perishable food Items to donate) with the winning class receiving a prize, recognition and most importantly bragging rights at halftime of Spring Game.

Items needed to donate include…

Canned Tuna, Canned Soups, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Boxed Macaroni and Cheese, Boxes of Cereal, and Boxes of Rice-These are not the only items that will be taken, but these are the preferred Items…

Please consider coming out to support our Football Team, who all have been working hard to represent our school with their best efforts for the Spring and especially for the upcoming Fall.

We are blessed with a great community here at KMHS and this is one way to give back to those in need.

Concessions will be provided at the game by Tom+Chee Restaurant

 

13
May

eNews (05-12-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Senior Clearance
  • Senior Final Transcripts
  • Show us the Money
  • FAFSA
  • Hope/Zell Miller Scholarships & Grants
  • Baccalaureate Service
  • Counseling Office Closed
  • Final Exam Care Packages For Sale
  • School Council Nominations
  • Summertime Certificates of Enrollment
  • Last Chance Yearbooks
  • Clinic News
  • End of Year Early Release Dates & Times
  • Next Year’s KMHS PTSA Needs You
  • Amazon Smile Account – Click for Cash
  • Travel Opportunity
  • KidTalk Winners
  • Athletic Registration Changes
  • Mustang Softball Camp
  • Mustang Soccer Camp
  • Play it Safe in the Sun
  • Accidental Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClass Connection
  • Student Summer $$$ Making Opportunity

From the Counseling Office

Senior Clearance begins May 12th and ends May 17th. All Media Center fees, parking fines, and textbooks must be cleared before students are permitted to participate in graduation.

Final Transcripts All colleges and universities require a final transcript as proof of graduation. Seniors may come by the Counseling Office before or after school, or during lunch to request their final transcript. Cost: $2 per transcript; please bring exact amount.

Show us the Money! Seniors, have you received any scholarship offers? By TOMORROW – FRIDAY May 13th, please bring to the Counseling Office a copy of your award letter for any and all scholarship offers you have received – including those you do not plan to use. This info will be used in a scrolling presentation at graduation (minus the amounts). The total dollar amount will be submitted to the superintendent. We must have a copy of your award letter to include it in the presentation. Note: Do not include Zell/HOPE scholarship and grant, as eligibility is not determined until after graduation. HOPE/Zell will not be included in the slideshow.

Info related to graduation:

http://www.cobbk12.org/KennesawMountain/ac_graduation.aspx

FAFSA – All seniors attending college or technical college should complete the FAFSA, regardless of your family income. Most institutions require completion of it, and can impact merit scholarship money in addition to need based grants and loans. Read about the 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes: https://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/

HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship and Grant – Seniors must apply for HOPE/Zell Miller; it is not automatically granted. How do I apply for it? Completion of the FAFSA.

Baccalaureate Service All seniors and their families are cordially invited to attend a Baccalaureate service honoring the graduating seniors of Kennesaw Mt. High School.

When: Sunday, May 22 from 3:00 – 5:00

Where: Burnt Hickory Baptist Church (

5145 Due West Rd., Powder Springs, GA, 30127

Seniors should arrive between 2:30 and 2:45, dressed in their cap and gowns

Click on the link to RSVP with how many will attend, including the senior: KMHS Seniors: Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate is sponsored by FCA and is an optional activity. Refreshments to be served by PTSA immediately following the service.

The Counseling Office will be closed the following days to prepare for graduation:

Friday, May 20

Monday, May 23

Tuesday, May 24

Final Exam Survival Care Packages for Sale!

Attention all parents of KMHS Students: The KMHS peer leader group Sources of Strength is selling “Final Exam Survival Kit Care Packages” for your students. These care packages may include snacks, a drink, and other fun surprises to ease the pain of finals!! Michael Lloyd will take payments in the Counseling Office during the school day. Cost is $5 and can be paid in cash or check made out to KMHS. Please write your name and your student recipient’s name with payment. You may also write a short message. Sales are close TOMORROW Friday May 13th so place your order TODAY! Senior Care packages will be delivered on May 16th and 17th. All other care packages will be distributed May 23rd. Purchase one today and thank you for your support!!!

School Council Nominations

Nominations for the Kennesaw Mountain H.S. 2016-17 School Council will be accepted beginning May 16 through June 1, 2016. Please send your nominee to mark.trachtenbroit@cobbk12.org. Voting for the School Council will take place at the KMHS front office Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The School Council will be announced on Monday, July 11, 2016. If you have any questions please contact either Dr. Trachtenbroit or PTSA Co-Presidents Kathy Graham or Felicia Cannon.

Summertime Certificates of School Enrollment

Certificates of School Enrollment are required to obtain both a Georgia Learner’s Permit and a Georgia Driver’s License for students under the age of 18. SUMMERTIME CERTIFICATES ARE VALID FROM MAY 23 – AUGUST 15, 2016. Those who ordered their Summer Certificates by May 10th can pick them up in the attendance office on Monday, May 23.

Last Chance Yearbooks

We still have 50 yearbooks for sale on a first come, first serve basis. They are awesome books, complete with an insert and video feature. You can bring in a check (made to KMHS) or cash ($100) to room 306 to Ms. Thomas. If you prefer, you could go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase your book before it’s too late!

Clinic News

All medications must be picked up from the clinic before 11:30 on May 25th. No medications can remain in the clinic over the summer. Any medications remaining after this time will have to be destroyed per CCSD policy. Students may come by the clinic and carry home their own OTC medications. Students may also carry home their own Epipen or autoinjector as well as inhaler. Students may not carry home prescription medications (other than the above). Parents will need to come and pick up prescription medications from the clinic. There are NO post-planning days for the clinic! Again, meds must be picked up BEFORE 11:30 on the last day of school, Wednesday, 5/25!

End of the Year Early Release Dates

All CCSD students will be released early on May 24th & 25th, 2016, at the following times:

11:30 a.m. – High School Release

12:30 p.m. – Elementary School Release

1:30 p.m. – Middle School Release

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!

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

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

Sign up now for an amazing 15-day trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in 2018. Spots are limited and monthly payments will increase for each passing month. $50 registration will lock your spot. Contact Coach G in room 221 or at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org for more information. Have a wonderful and restful summer!

KidTalk Winners!

THREE of our Mustangs have been selected as the Top 10 winners for KidTalk. There were only four high school students chosen to move on to Top 10, and THREE of them are KMHS Mustangs!

Here’s how the rest of the Mustang family can participate and offer support. Simply go the link http://www.kidtalkcobb.com/ listen to these three compelling “talks,” and vote.

Please forward this link to your family and friends. The student with the most votes will give their “talk” in front of district leaders, community members, family, friends, and their peers on July 25.

Changes in Athletic Registration

Kennesaw Mountain High School, in conjunction with the Cobb County School District, has developed a new online Athletic Registration for participation in athletics at KMHS. Parents will use the Athletic Registration to submit the required consent, insurance, and medical information for your student’s athletic registration. Students must be in grades eight through twelve to register for athletics. To access the Athletic Registration Application, login to your ParentVUE account. Two links to the ParentVUE login are available from the Parents’ menu on the Cobb County School District’s home page.

Parent’s Guide to Athletic Registration

Mustang Softball Camp

June 6th – 9th at KMHS

Girls Ages 6-13

Cost-90.00

Registration info found at : www.kmhssoftball.com

4th Annual Mustang Soccer Camp

Boys & Girls Ages 6-13

June 27th-July 1st

8am to 12pm (Half Day)

8am to 4pm (Full Day)

The camp is designed to improve soccer skills and technique through drills, fun activities and scrimmages. Each participant will be grouped by age and/or ability and will receive specialized training from Kennesaw Mountain Boys coaches.

Contact 
Coach Daniel DePlanche

Email: kmhssoccercamp@gmail.com

Phone: 678-758-2259

Play it Safe in the Sun!

Warm weather means students of all ages are spending more time outdoors. Too much time in the sun can cause pain and permanent harm. The Georgia PTA is pleased to announce a joint initiative with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Rite Aid. Please see the attached flyer with important information. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers medical expertise giving you an easy way to remember the ABC’s of Awareness. Rite Aid is reaching out to families across the state to offer $2.00 off a bottle of all Coppertone, Bain de Soleil and Solercaine sunscreen products. Visit your local Rite Aid to take advantage of this offer by detaching the coupon from the flyer.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Your kids will try to convince you that everything else is more important than their safety. Playing sports in school, playing music in band, last minute studying for a test … whatever.

Of course, none of that would matter if they didn’t survive their first crash, so fortunately, you are responsible for their decisions until they’re 18. You don’t have to fall for it. Prioritize your student’s life first … and all the “extracurricular” stuff second. It will be a lesson in priorities they will never forget. 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 Prep – 1 Week Cram for June 11th test!

June 2,3,6,7,8 9:30 am- 12:30pm

Early Bird Rate of only $225 until May 15th!

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.

Email julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

or call 770-363-8345 with questions.

Chemistry, PreCalc and Algebra 2 Final Exam Reviews!

Only $85! Reviews are LIVE/Online from home! Student Study Guides will be used as requested. Final Exam Course reviews May 16 – May 19, evenings in Chemistry, Pre Calculus and Algebra 2.

Register for an Online LIVE Review at www.myclassconnection.com.

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

STUDENT SUMMER $$$ MAKING OPPORTUNITY

If you’re looking for a chance to work hard, earn money, feel rewarded, and develop leadership skills; consider joining the Scrubs Squad! This cleaning company offer part-time flexible hours, cleaning and business training in marketing, sales, operations, and customer service. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license is required. You must also be a team player and self-starter. If you are interested in the Scrubs Squad, send your resume to jobs@scrubscleaningpartners.com.

UPCOMING DATES & EVENTS

  • May 22nd – Baccalaureate
  • (Optional Activity Sponsored by FCA & PTSA)
  • May 24th – KMHS Graduation
  • May 25th – Last Day of School
  • June 7 – Accident Avoidance Classroom at KMHS
  • June 11 & 12 – Accident Avoidance Driving Sessions
13
May

eNews (05-02-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Complete FAFSA
  • Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship
  • UGA Information Session Tonight
  • Special Needs Field Day – Wed/Thurs this Week! Help & Donations Needed
  • Thank-you for Supporting our Teachers
  • PTSA Needs You Next Year
  • Travel Opportunity
  • Soccer Season Continues
  • KidTalk Winners!
  • Math Team Ranks #4 in State of GA
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClass Connection
  • Upcoming Dates & Events

From the Counseling Office

Seniors:

Complete FAFSA! All college bound seniors should complete the FAFSA, regardless of your family income.

HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship – remember, you must apply for it. It is not automatically granted! Completing the FAFSA is the recommended way to apply.

Thank you for bringing in/emailing scholarship offers you’ve received so far! Please continue to do so. This info will be used in a scrolling presentation at graduation (minus the $ amounts). The total dollar amount will be submitted to the superintendent.

Note: Zell/HOPE scholarship and grant info will not be included, as final eligibility is not determined until after graduation. Deadline: May 13th.

If you have been offered a full-tuition scholarship AND have accepted it, please come see or email Ms. LaRoy (Angela.Laroy@cobbk12.org) by May 3rd. We will also need a copy of your award letter.

Scholarship bulletin, click here.

UGA Info Session TONIGHT

When: Monday, May 2nd @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mt. Paran Christian School, Kennesaw, GA

What: Keys to the Dawg House is a UGA Office of Admissions Event partnered with the Atlanta Area UGA Alumni Chapter to bring you “key” information on the process of admissions for UGA. Would you like to know more about the admissions process and what are the most important factors that the admissions counseling staff look for in an application? Well, this is the program for you and your parents. You MUST register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keys-to-the-dawg-house-2016-mount-paran-tickets-24410815406

SPECIAL NEEDS FIELD DAY

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY THIS WEEK

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

Also, donations are being accepted for Special Needs Field Day. Bottles of water, bags of individual chips, frozen ice pops (the school can freeze), and cookies can be dropped off at the Front Office and marked for Special Needs Field Day.

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

Thank-you to all parents who helped in any way during last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week activities. Teachers and staff were treated to breakfast Monday, a catered lunch Tuesday, mini-massages on Wednesday, homemade desserts donated by parents on Thursday and hotdogs on the new courtyard grill on Friday (with plenty of desserts again!) Thank you to everyone who made this special week possible. We appreciate our KMHS Teachers & Staff

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!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY

Sign up now for an amazing 15-day trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England in 2018. Spots are limited and monthly payments will increase for each passing month. $50 registration will lock your spot. Contact Coach G in room 221 or at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org for more information. Have a wonderful and restful summer!

SOCCER SEASON CONTINUES

CONGRATULATIONS to our Boys Varsity Soccer Team for their first round play-off victory last Tuesday. The Mustangs will also host the second game of the play-offs, TOMORROW NIGHT, TUESDAY MAY 3RD at 8pm. Come out and root the Mustangs on to another great victory on their road to the state title!

KidTalk Winners!

THREE of our Mustangs have been selected as the Top 10 winners for KidTalk. There were only four high school students chosen to move on to Top 10, and THREE of them are KMHS Mustangs! Here’s how the rest of the Mustang family can participate and offer support. Simply go the link http://www.kidtalkcobb.com/ listen to these three compelling “talks,” and vote. Please forward this link to your family and friends. The student with the most votes will give their “talk” in front of district leaders, community members, family, friends, and their peers on July 25.

KMHS MATH TEAM RANKS IN THE STATE’S TOP 5

Congratulations to the KMHS Math Team who traveled to Macon, GA on Saturday to compete in the 2016 Georgia State Math Tournament. Participation in the tournament was by INVITATION ONLY, so only TOP TEAMS even qualify. Among those top teams, Kennesaw Mountain earned 4th place in the TEAM COMPETITION. (Daniel Chu,

Sean Engelstad, Zane Placie and Connor Truono). Individual awards were earned by Daniel Chu, (5th place overall) and Sean Engelstad (15th place overall). Way to go!

Accident Avoidance Workshops

DRIVER TRAINING NEEDN’T BE BORING!

Educators know kids learn better when they’re having fun … so how effective can “driver’s ed” be if your student complains about how boring it is? Just how comfortable will you be sending them out on the road with the absolute minimum required training? They will learn more in the Accident Avoidance Workshops. Don’t let what you know about “driver’s ed” set your expectation of the Accident Avoidance Workshops. This is not “driver’s ed” … this is “driver trainin’ the way it ougth’a be”. We will completely and forever change the way both you and your student look at driving.

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 Chemistry, Pre Calculus and Algebra 2

Upcoming Events & Dates:

  • 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
  • June 7 – Accident Avoidance Classroom at KMHS
  • June 11 & 12 – Accident Avoidance Driving Sessions

13
May

eNews (04-22-2016)

SPECIAL BULLETIN

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

&

FINAL YEARBOOKS SALES

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

If you would like to volunteer your TIME for either Tuesday’s lunch or Thursday’s desserts, please go to the following link to sign up. It would be great to donate a sweet treat and some time!

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

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

Also, donations are being accepted for Special Needs Field Day. Bottles of water, bags of individual chips, frozen ice pops (the school can freeze), and cookies can be dropped off at the Front Office and marked for Special Needs Field Day.

LAST CHANCE YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks will be coming in next week and we hope to distribute them Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th.

If you still haven’t ordered yours, you can order them online at www.jostensyearbooks.com . Currently, we have 140 left, but we sold out last year. If you do not pre-order online or bring in $100 cash or check (made to KMHS), then it is not guaranteed.

13
May

eNews (04-21-2016)

Table of Contents

  • Hope/Zell Miller Scholarship
  • Scholarship Bulletin
  • College Expo
  • College Admissions Panel Night
  • Academy Day 2016
  • ECCHO Interships
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • *Sweet Treats Needed
  • *Volunteers Needed
  • Special Needs Field Day
  • PTSA Scholarship Winners
  • PTSA Needs You Next Year
  • PTSA Membership & Fundraising – A Spot for You
  • Open an Amazon Smile Account – Contribute to the PTSA
  • Oversees Travel Opportunity – Meeting TONIGHT
  • KMHS up for High-5 Teacher Award
  • Support KMHS Drama
  • And the Winner is… Drama Department Awards
  • Regional Champs – Boys Varsity Soccer
  • State Bound – JV/Varsity Math Team
  • New Courtyard Grill
  • Accident Avoidance Workshops
  • MyClassConnection
  • Upcoming Dates & Events

From the Counseling Office

We have posted several college info sessions that will be hosted in the area. Click here. Please note that some require you to register to attend.

Seniors:

HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship – remember, you must apply for it. It is not automatically granted! Completing the FAFSA is the recommended way to apply.

Thank you for bringing in/emailing scholarship offers you’ve received so far! Please continue to do so. This info will be used in a scrolling presentation at graduation (minus the $ amounts). The total dollar amount will be submitted to the superintendent. Note: Zell/HOPE scholarship info will not be included, as final eligibility is not determined until after graduation.

If you have been offered a full-tuition scholarship AND have accepted it, please come see or email Ms. LaRoy (Angela.Laroy@cobbk12.org). We will also need a copy of your award letter.

Scholarship bulletin, click here.

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.

College Admissions Panel Night Download College Forum Flyer

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

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

If you would like to volunteer your TIME for either Tuesday’s lunch or Thursday’s desserts, please go to the following link to sign up. It would be great to donate a sweet treat and some time!

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

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

KMHS PTSA SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS…

The Kennesaw Mountain PTSA is proud to set aside a portion of its budget each year to support the academic endevours of our outstanding students. This year’s winners of the PTSA “From the Heart” Scholarship are:

Alex Lopez – 3rd place

Haley Biggins & Ciara Lawrence – 2nd place

David Wright – 1st place

CONGRATULATIONS!

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 TONIGHT 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.

KMHS STAFF MEMBER UP FOR HIGH-5 TEACHER AWARD

Kennesaw Mountain Teacher for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and sign language classes, Wendy Ross, is up for a Top Teacher Award sponsored by our local Atlanta Fox5 News Station. If she receives the most votes, the school will get a donation of $2500! Voting continues through tomorrow, Friday, April 22nd. You can vote as many times as you like, the more the better. Here is the link : http://www.fox5atlanta.com/high-5-teachers

SUPPORT KMHS DRAMA… and HAVE FUN DOING IT!

Come relax and laugh as our Drama Department presentS the fun, romantic comedy, If A Man Answers, next weekend, April 28 – 30 at 7:00 PM. The play is based on the comedy novel by Winifred Wolfe, and was then made into a movie in the 1950’s starring Sandra Dee.

When a newly married wife follows her mother’s advice to train her husband like a dog, she is shocked to find out how well it works…that is until her husband realizes what she is doing in this light-hearted romantic comedy.

The play is in three acts and last about an hour and forty-five minutes with two five minute intermissions between acts. It is double cast with one cast performing Thursday night and another cast performing Friday and Saturday nights. We have 25 actors on stage and two tech theatre classes working behind the scenes. They would LOVE to have you come out and see what they have been working on.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available in the front office and from Mr. Dunn in room 915.

This play is not recommended young children due to length and adult themes.

DRAMA DEPARTMENT AWARDS

The Georgia High School Musical Shuler Awards announced the nominees for this year’s awards and Kennesaw Mountain’s production of Little Shop of Horrors received THREE nominations and FOUR Honorable Mentions out of the 60 schools who participated.

Congratulations to Carson Colenbaugh for a BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR nominee. Patricia Jacobson for a BEST MUSIC DIRECTION nominee.

Michael Huebner and the Little Shop Orchestra for a BEST ORCHESTRA nominee.

Also receiving Honorable Mentions were:

Landon Ebuna for LEADING ACTOR

Brie Wolfe for LEADING ACTRESS

Coy Dunn for CHOREOGRAPHY

and Kennesaw Mountain for BEST PRODUCTION.

The awards will be at the Cobb Energy Center TONIGHT April 21 at 7:30 pm. You can watch them live on PBS.

GOOD LUCK!

Hats off to the Varsity Boys Soccer Team for winning the Regional Title game against Harrison High School last Friday night. The boy’s will host the first play-off game this coming week. Stay tuned and plan to attend the game to cheer the Mustangs on to Victory.

Also competing soon will be the KMHS Math Team. The combined JV/Varsity KMHS Math Team 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 MUSTANGS!

NEW COURTYARD GRILL

Thank-you to KMHS Junior and soon to be Eagle Scout Zane Placie for choosing KMHS for his Eagle Scout Project. Zane recently built a permanent barbecue pit/grill in the KMHS Courtyard to be used for school gatherings, events and tailgates. Check it Out!

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.

The next Accident Avoidance Workshops at KMHS will be June 7th – Classroom Session and June 11th and 12th – Driving Sessions.

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 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

June 7 – Accident Avoidance Classroom at KMHS

June 11 & 12 – Accident Avoidance Driving Sessions

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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

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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!

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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

 

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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

 

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Kennesaw Mountain PTSA “From the Heart” Essay

KMHS SCHOLARSHIP APP 2016

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