Table of Contents
- Homecoming Updates & News
- Dance Contract
- From the Counseling Office
- Governor’s Honors Program
- Graduation News – Cap & Gown Rental
- Hurry! Buy your Senior Ad!
- Yearbook Sales
- PTSA Needs You
- PTSA New Lockbox
- PTSA Student Membership Treats/Drive
- Get Creative – Reflections Fine Arts Program
- Holiday Help for Families in Need
- Media Committee Seeking Members
- Magnet Foundation Fundraising Drive
- Looking for College Scholarship Dollars? Check out our Guest Speaker
- Georgia Tech Industrial Design Event
- KMHS Down Under
- KMHS Travels to Costa Rica
- Sleighbells on the Square 5K
- Support KMHS while Grocery Shopping
- Business Partner: Accident Avoidance Workshops
- Business Partner: My Class Connection PSAT, SAT & ACT Workshops
Due to potential weather related conditions please be sure to monitor Twitter, the KMHS Website and phone blasts to check for the potential cancellation of the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night, October 3. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. Assuming Homecoming is able to go on planned…
A Night With the Gods
Saturday Oct 3, 2015
***All students will need a picture ID to enter the dance
This can be your driver’s license, school ID or other identification with photo
Homecoming Help Needed!
A few slots are still available to volunteer to help out during Homecoming night. We need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up the food/drink area at the dance. To volunteer your time, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054caba92e5-kmhs
Did you realize the KMHS PTSA provides all of the snacks and beverages for the Homecoming Dance? Thank-you in advance to everyone who has already signed up to make a contribution.
Students attending the dance must fill out a dance contract.
Upcoming College Fairs:
Performing & Visual Arts College Fair – to see which colleges will be there and to register: www.gotomypvafair.com
Monday, October 5 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Christian College Fair – for more info, go to http://myblueprintstory.com/
October 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Mt. Paran Christian School
College Fair @ Turner Chapel (492 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060)
When: Saturday, October 24th from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
There will be a pre-fair workshop from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on “Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Making the Right College Choice”
FREE! Over 60 colleges will be in attendance.
Breakout sessions: financial aid, scholarships, essay writing, and the college planning process
Last year several students received admissions and awarded full scholarships on site with review of their unofficial transcript and SAT/ACT scores. Many colleges waived application fees.
http://ypdvillage.wix.com/collegefair for more info and a list of participating colleges
For a list of colleges scheduled to visit KMHS during lunch, as well as other info sessions in the area, click here.
PSAT – Wednesday, October 14th in the morning
All sophomores will test. Student Guides with a practice test were distributed through advisement this week.
Any junior who registered for the test should come by the Counseling Office to pick up their Official Student Guide/practice booklet.
Students testing should bring #2 pencils and a calculator on test day.
Free SAT/ACT Workshop for Hispanic/Latino students
KSU is hosting a Free SAT/ACT weekend on October 16 and 17. All materials and food will be provided for both days. Along with the student workshops, there is a bilingual parent orientation that will focus on answering questions on the tests. Students that complete the workshop will receive the opportunity to tour the KSU campus and eat in their award winning dining hall, The Commons. Students must attend both days to receive the tour.
Junior or senior
minimum 2.5 GPA
Hispanic or Latino
Space is limited! Students must register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49aaa62ba02-satact
LAST CHANCE TO PREP for DECEMBER SAT EXAM
The SAT is changing! Whether you are current senior finishing your last round of test taking or Junior who wants to take the current SAT before it changes in March 2016-Kaplan has you covered.
Upcoming SAT Course
Kennesaw Mountain High School
1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Class start date- 10/29/15
Class Days- Thurs./Sat.
Class Time- 4:00 p.m./ 10:00 a.m.
*event code for KMHS students-SAKH15707 $699
$100 off now thru 9/30/15 -promo code EVERY 100
Click Here to Register or call 1-800-KAP TEST ( 527)-8378
Move On When Ready Summit
Georgia’s New Dual Enrollment Program
Monday, October 5th North Metro Campus in Acworth Of Chattahoochee Technical College
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102
Learn about 100% paid tuition, mandatory fees and books!
A counselor’s session will be available to explain the details about enrollment!
Georgia Student Finance Commission available for information regarding MOWR and HOPE.
College informational rotating sessions will also be available.
Download flyer and map of campus: Download MOWR
Governor’s Honors Program 2015-2016
The nomination process for the Governor’s Honors Program is currently underway. The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer instructional program designed to provide high-achieving and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia’s public and private high schools, as well as students enrolled in home school, may be nominated by their teachers. If the idea of spending four weeks this summer on a college campus, studying in-depth an academic field of interest with outstanding high school and college instructors appeals to you, speak to one of your academic teachers as soon as possible or swing by Room 327 to see Ms. Dye for more information. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement provides additional information at the GHP website:
As of the 2015-2016 school year, ALL graduation robes will be RENTAL ONLY. Students will keep their mortar board & tassel.
Below are important dates regarding the purchase of graduation announcements and cap/gown rental info.
October 14th 8:30 – 9:15 A.M
Senior class meeting regarding announcements/cap & gown rental (Theater)
October 21st 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Grad announcements/cap & gown rental orders taken during all lunches
October 21st 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Parent Night
Grad announcements/cap & gown orders (Cafeteria)
October 28th 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Grad announcements/ cap & gown rental orders taken during all lunches
November 11th 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Makeup grad orders taken during all lunches
They are only available until the end of October, so it’s important to complete this soon!
Senior Ads are all accessible ONLINE through this website
The prices and deadlines are-
August 3rd-October 5th : Full page- $400.00
½ Page -$200.00
¼ page – $100.00
October 6th– October 26th: Full page – $450.00
½ Page -$250.00
¼ page- $150.00
YEARBOOK SALES – Price goes UP after today
The yearbook price is $80.00 as of Today, October 2nd. The price will go up to $85.00 starting October 3rd – February 5th.
Last year, we sold out so make sure you get yours today.
Please send ALL pictures to Kmhsyearbookstaff@gmail.com .
We are in need of pictures for the following:
Jobs – Students at their jobs
Sports Summer Camps
Any and ALL sports pictures
Kennesaw Mountain High PTSA needs YOU!
The KMHS PTSA would like you to consider chairing or serving on one of our committees for the 2015-2016 school year. There are plenty of areas where parents can be involved. Available committees are 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. Committees/Volunteers
PTSA Now Has A Lock Box!
There’s still time to be part of PTSA! Please drop off membership forms and payment in our secure lock box located on the wall outside the attendance office. Also…THANK YOU to all of our new members for 2015-16! We are well ahead of last year’s start and striving for 100% Mustang Membership this year!
Student Member Appreciation Day!
PTSA Student Appreciation Day was a success and many of these members “chilled out” at lunch with an ice pop this week! We have over 350 student members and 30 showed up! So, if you child is a PTSA Member, please give him or her their Membership Card, or let them know – so they can participate next month! If your child is NOT a member, this is not too late – just grab a membership form from the front office and have it returned to the PTSA box on the wall outside the attendance office!
Be Part of
PTSA’s Reflections Program
2015-2016 Theme: Let your Imagination Fly
Open to all Artists, Writers, Film Producers, Musicians, Dancers & Photographers.
Deadline: Oct 12 2015
Entries from all grades and abilities welcome. See school bulletin boards for incentives in each category. Categories Include Dance Choreography * Film Production * Literature * Music Composition * Photography * Visual Arts
For details, contact: email@example.com
Thanksgiving & Christmas Programs for Families Needing Help This Season
Register with the Center for Family Resources on Monday October 12th from 9am-4pm or Tuesday October 13th from 11am-7pm
Roswell Street Baptist Church located at 774 Roswell St. Marietta, 30060.
- Picture ID for applicant
- Social security card OR birth certificate for every person in the household
- 4 weeks of paystubs or letter from employers
- Tanf, unemployment, workmans’ comp. Social Security, SSI, or child support documentation
- If no income, bring separation notice
- Cobb County residency proof: lease, utility bill
Media Help Needed
The KMHS Media Committee is looking for 1 or 2 more parent representatives for this committee. We meet 2-3 times per year, after school in the media center. If you are interested and available to attend meetings, please contact Sherri Holcomb (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nan Lanford (email@example.com). Thanks for your help!
KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation
Thank-you to all Magnet parents who have financially supported the Academy Foundation so far! We appreciate YOU! The KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation is working hard behind the scenes to make sure your Magnet student has a great experience this year. We are raising funds to support teachers’ needs and wish lists beyond what the county is able to cover. The foundation sponsors enrichment activities for Magnet students and staff. If you have not done so already, please consider making your Magnet program donation. All checks should be made payable to KMHS Magnet Academy Foundation and can be mailed to the school or dropped off at the Front Office. If you prefer, you can make your donation online through paypal (open your paypal account first) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please do not send cash). To find out more about the KMHS Magnet Foundation, or to donate, you can also look for the Magnet foundation tab on the KMHS magnet website. We are currently seeking parent volunteers to assist us with student activities. Please contact the above address if you would like to help or have any questions.
Chaffee Viets will be speaking at KMHS on Wednesday, Oct 7 at 6:30 pm. He is the Director of the President’s Scholarship Program (PSP) at Georgia Tech. His presentation is called “Finding Your Niche.” He will speak to what the prestigious scholarship programs around the country are looking for in students and also how a student finds the right college fit for him/her-self. Chaffee Viets has spent 17 years working with the nation’s best and brightest college students, joining GT and the President’s Scholarship Program in August 2011. He has experienced scholarship programs as both participant and administrator, and is keenly aware of the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities highly talented students encounter. Chaffee earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from North Carolina State University and spent most of his professional career there. He has also worked for Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill Scholars Programs and just finished a two-year term as President of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program Administrators Association.
Outstanding Industrial Design Event at Georgia Tech
Industrial Design is a fast-growth field where creativity and math / science meet to create exciting new products which we use daily in business and our lives as consumers.
The national organization of Industrial Designers called IDSA are sponsoring an event for high school students which gives then an immersion into this fascinating discipline. Students will be tutored by Georgia Tech faculty and graduate students as well as sponsoring organization Kimberly-Clark to devise solutions to help address cleanliness issues they encounter on a daily basis. They will also be asked to design and build a product. This is a very hands-on event.
Last year, several KMHS students participated and the feedback was very positive. One of our students received an award for their work and is now considering Industrial Design as a major in college.
WHEN: October 10-11, 2015
WHERE: Georgia Tech School of Industrial Design
COST: Nothing, space is limited so registering as soon as possible is encouraged
SIGN UP & REGISTRATION: atlantadesignoutreach.org
KMHS Down Under
All aboard for Australia and New Zealand in 2016! Some of the highlights of this amazing journey will include swimming and snorkeling in The Great Barrier Reef, a backstage visit at the Sydney Opera House, visiting one of the world’s most spectacular Geothermal Wonderlands in New Zealand and so much more! High school credits can be earned on this trip.
This trip is not endorsed by Kennesaw Mountain High School and is through EFTours. Hope to see you there!
Costa Rica 2017 Trip
The Costa Rica 2017 trip sign up has started. For more information on this amazing, all-inclusive trip, please visit http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1722619WY and/or contact Coach G at Corey.Goldstein@cobbk12.org.
15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5K
The 15th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k is Saturday, December 12, 2015 and is a Peachtree Qualifying Race and USATF certified, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association. A festive run for everyone as we raise money for the Children’s Emergency Fund. The Children’s Emergency Fund assists Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students and their families with emergency financial needs. View Sponsorship Information.
All participants will receive a long sleeve technical performance shirt. Jingle bells on shoes encouraged!
The course begins and ends at the Marietta Square. Participants will proceed through historic Marietta neighborhoods, returning to the Square for the award ceremony.
Contest for the School with the Most Participant: $600 will be awarded to the High School, Middle School and Elementary School with the most participants, $200 will be awarded to the 2nd place High School, Middle School and Elementary School. Family and friends can participate.
Schedule of Events:
7:00 Registration (10 E. Park Square)
8:30 am 5K
9:30 am 1k
9:45 am Tot Trot
9:50 am Awards
Directions: From I-75 go west on North Marietta Parkway (Exit 265). Continue to Church Street and take a left (just before the bridge) heading to the Square.
Parking: Parking will be in the Cobb County Parking Deck and in lots around the Square. There is no fee for parking on the weekends.
Rain or Shine
For more info and registration go to active.com
Support KMHS PTSA While Grocery Shopping
Publix shoppers should present their Publix Partners card to the cashier before she/he finishes ringing up your groceries and/or prescriptions. The cashier will scan the card and approximately 1% of your total grocery bill will go back to the school. If you don’t already have a Publix card, you can pick one up in the front office at the school. Anyone can support the KMHS PTSA – parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors – so pick up an extra card and pass it on. The card will scan at ANY Publix store in Georgia and the funds will come back to our school.
Kroger requires that each year shoppers re-assign their school designation for rewards. Please follow the instructions below and choose KMHS PTSA as your rewards recipient.
Shoppers should enroll their Kroger Plus card in the KMHS PTSA Rewards program. Simply go to “MY ACCOUNT” at www.kroger.com to assign KMHS PTSA for this school year. Use School Code 14689. Not A Kroger Plus Card Member? Go to www.kroger.com and Register. Please Enroll KMHS PTSA with school code 14689 after registering for a rewards card. After you’ve enrolled in the program, use your card every time you shop at Kroger for groceries or gas and the funds will come back to the school.
Not sure if it is worth the effort? During the 2014-15 school year, the KMHS PTSA received over $2,000 from Publix and Kroger combined.
Schwan’s Home Food Delivery
Help support the fundraising efforts of Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA. We will earn 5% of your purchase amount. 1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com 2. Click on “Find a Campaign” on the home page. 3. Enter Campaign ID: Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or #15353 into the search box. 4. Click the “Support Now” button. 5. Shop! Or call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID #15353. The campaign period ends January 30, 2016.
Thank you for your support!!!
From Our Business Partners:
Accident Avoidance Workshops
Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!
Teen fatalities up 19% … 1 in 4 teens crashes before they’re 17 …cars remain the #1 killer of teens … why? … because “driver’s ed” is still all that’s required. You need to require more of your student because today’s roads are different… today’s society is different … and frankly, your kid deserves it. Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves. The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this December and spaces will go fast. Don’t delay, sign up today. Click here
http://accidentavoidanceworkshops.org/pta/invite/AAW_KennesawMt_12.22.15.pdf for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009. If you are ready to register you may click here
SAT and ACT Prep – LIVE/Online!
Classes are being formed for students taking the November, December and January tests! By request, we have added Thanksgiving Break classes and Christmas Break Classes to the mix!
Register now for the Early Bird Specials! Classes are taught by Master Level Math and Reading/Language Teachers with over 5 years of teaching test prep and strategies. Classes are held ONLINE with LIVE instruction and students can attend from the convenience of home. All classes are recorded should a student miss a class for any reason. For information and to register, go to www.myclassconnection.com
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October 2: Tonight Homecoming Game
October 3: Homecoming Dance
October 7: Guest Speaker Chaffee Viets
October 12: Reflections Entries Due
October 12 thru 15: Hearing & Vision Testing
October 14: PSAT Testing at KMHS
October 14: Senior Meeting Regarding Cap & Gown Rental
October 21: Senior Parent Night Regarding Cap/Gown Rental