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eNews 03/26/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

March 15-January 29 – 5% Schwan’s Fundraiser. Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

March 27 – deadline for rising juniors and seniors to select electives for next year

April 3 - deadline for core class correction & waiver forms

April 6-10 –     Spring Break

April 14 - deadline for submitting application for PTSA “From the Heart” scholarship (seniors only)

April 23,24 – special needs field day

April 27-May 1 - Teacher Appreciation Week

 

School News

 

Honors Evening

Honors Evening is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Susan Gunderman Theatre, followed by a reception with light refreshments. Parents of honored students will receive a written invitation approximately one week before the event, which will be followed up with a telephone reminder the weekend of April 17th. The actual honor will, in some cases, not be revealed until the event, but a Keepsake Program will be available to all after the ceremony.

KMHS Drama Presents Sleeping Beauty

Kennesaw Mountain High School’s award winning Drama Department will present the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty on March 27 and 28 in the school’s Susan Gunderman Theater. This 45 minute children’s production follows a cowardly young prince as he tries to overcome his fears, face Maleficent, and save Beauty before time runs out.  Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the school’s front office between 8:00 am – 3:30 pm starting March 23. Please contact Brandon Morris at brandon.morris@cobbk12.org for more information. Each show will begin at 7:00 pm

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know… Counselors are in the cafeteria during all 4 lunches to assist your student with their elective questions.

 

Calling all scholarship offers!  Has your senior received any scholarship offers?  If so, please have them bring a copy of their award letter to the Counseling Office.  We want them to be recognized!  This includes any scholarships they are not planning to use.

·         April 2 – Deadline for scholarship info to be included in the honors night program.  Any scholarship info received after this date will be used at graduation.

·         Full-rides (full tuition + room & board) – Please let us know by May 1st if your senior received a full-ride academic offer, and have them bring a copy of their award letter to the Counseling Office.

 

Elective Registration for Next School Year (2015-2016)

·         Deadline:  Friday, March 27th

·         It is important that your student choose electives carefully; there will be no elective changes.

·         Students will see their core classes and have until Friday, April 3rd to submit a waiver for a level change.  

·         There is also a core class correction form for the following reasons:  1) Already have credit for the core class, 2) Need a different core class to graduate next year, or 3) Does not meet the prerequisite.

 

A Message From KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Hello Parents!

We have yearbooks left for the 2014-2015 15th year special edition yearbook. This book is amazing, and we don’t want you to miss out on getting your book. Books are $100.00 and remember that order forms can be found in the front office or room 306 and you can also order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com . If you have any questions or concerns, email Ms. Thomas at holly.thomas@cobbk12.org . Order your book before they are sold out!

Thank you so much!

Holly Thomas

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Emergency Food Boxes are available with school social worker Bethany.Miller@Cobbk12.org or call 678-594-8190 ext. 263.

PTSA

Volunteers are needed to bring 8 oz. water bottles, cookies, individual bags of chips and hotdog buns for the KMHS Special Needs Field Day.  Around 1200 special needs students across Cobb County participate in our field day.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.   Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!!!

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PTSA Student Membership

The next PTSA Student Appreciation Day will be on Friday, April 3rd!

The “qualifying” announcement will be made soon!  Read your newsletters each week to look for this!

 

If your student has not joined PTSA this year, it is not too late!

Please visit the PTSA Website http://kmhsptsa.org/?page_id=87for a membership form

and send this and $8.00 membership dues to the homeroom teacher.

 

THANK YOU for supporting YOUR PTSA!

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Attention Seniors: Scholarship Information

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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ATTENTION SHOPPERS!

When shopping for groceries, prescriptions, and/or gift cards, please don’t forget to use your Publix and Kroger shopper cards.  Both stores give 1% back to the KMHS PTSA and it really adds up.  If you don’t have a Publix shopper card, you can pick one up in the front office.

 

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

 

From our Sponsors

MyClassConnection

SAT PREP  Live/ONLINE!  

“Spring” Sundays!

Session 3 to prepare for the June 6th Test

 

Sunday Nights 5:00 – 7:30 pm

April 19th – May 31st

Early Bird Registration going on NOW!

 

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner,

is helping students prepare for the  June SAT.  

 

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

 

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers.

 

Early bird rate of only $225!  

 

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

 

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

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 classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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eNews 03/19/2015

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

Important Dates to Remember:

 

March 15-January 29 – 5% Schwan’s Fundraiser. Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

March 19-      Magnet Open House for Rising 9th Graders, 6:30 pm

March 24-     College Quest Fair at Allatoona High School

March 24-   11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Peace Love and Pizza KMHS Night

April 6-10 -     Spring Break

 

School News

Spanish Immersion Tour

Attention all Parents:

The deadline to register for the Spanish Immersion Tour of Costa Rica is Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Please contact Ms. Mitchell in room 200 for details.  Thank you.

 

KMHS Drama Presents Sleeping Beauty

 

Kennesaw Mountain High School’s award winning Drama Department will present the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty on March 27 and 28 in the school’s Susan Gunderman Theater. This 45 minute children’s production follows a cowardly young prince as he tries to overcome his fears, face Maleficent, and save Beauty before time runs out.  Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the school’s front office between 8:00 am – 3:30 pm starting March 23. Please contact Brandon Morris at brandon.morris@cobbk12.org for more information. Each show will begin at 7:00 pm

 

KMHS Art Club

Upcoming Sidewalk Chalk competition March 25th, at 3:45-5:30. Contact Lauren.Davis@cobbk12.org for more information.

 

From the Counseling Office:

 

Elective Registration for Next School Year (2015-2016)

 

·         Rising 11th and 12th grade students received online elective registration instructions in homeroom on Wednesday, March 18th.  It is important that your student choose electives carefully; there will be no elective changes.

·         Students will see their core classes and have until Friday, April 3rd to submit a waiver for a level change.  

·         There is also a core class correction form for the following reasons:  1) Already have credit for the core class, 2) Need a different core class to graduate next year, or 3) Does not meet the prerequisite.

 

Did you know…

 

·         Seniors are recognized for the scholarship offers they receive.  They should bring a copy of their award letter to the Counseling Office for any scholarship offers (academic, athletic, ROTC, various organizations, any and all!).

 

QUEST College Fair

·         When: Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8 p.m.

·         Where: Allatoona High School

·         Who should attend? High school students who are interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation—particularly sophomores, juniors, and their parents. Representatives from colleges, universities, and technical schools will be present.

·         For a list of colleges attending and breakout/info session times, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/questcollegefair/. Breakout sessions to include: College 101, Military Academies, NCAA Eligibility, Financial Aid, Transition to College for Students with Disabilities, Georgia Tech, and UGA.

 

Seniors

 

·         Scholarship bulletin – click here!

·         Financial Aid/HOPE/Zell Miller – Don’t forget to apply!  Fill out the FAFSA.  Visit www.gacollege411.org for HOPE/Zell Miller details.

Calling all scholarship offers!  Seniors – Have you been offered any scholarships?  If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  We want to know about ANY and ALL scholarship offers you have received.  Academic, athletic, ROTC, from various organizations… Any and all!  This includes scholarships you have decided not to use.  If it has been offered, tell us about it.  Individual dollar amounts are kept confidential. Why do we need this info?

  • To recognize you at graduation and honors day/night. (Who you are and what offers you received).
  • To get the total dollar amount of scholarships offered to the class of 2015. (The total $ for the senior class is submitted to the Superintendent’s office).

 

School Climate Survey

 

Parents/Guardians,

Each year the state of Georgia requests parents/guardians take a School Climate Survey. Please open the link below to complete this year’s questionnaire. The survey will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation is anonymous and will allow KMHS to better serve the needs of our students based on data retrieved directly from you. Thank you for your assistance. The window for the survey will remain open through March 27, 2015.

 

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

A Message From KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

 

Hello Parents!

We have yearbooks left for the 2014-2015 15th year special edition yearbook. This book is amazing, and we don’t want you to miss out on getting your book. Books are $100.00 and remember that order forms can be found in the front office or room 306 and you can also order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com . If you have any questions or concerns, email Ms. Thomas at holly.thomas@cobbk12.org . Order your book before they are sold out!

 

Thank you so much!

Holly Thomas

 

Help a Student in Need

 

Dear Mustang Family,

 

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

 

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

 

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

PTSA Student Membership

To Celebrate our student members, and PI Day, the PTSA awarded 20 “pies” to students with an F, Q, or Z in their last names on March 13th.

 

The next PTSA Student Appreciation Day will be on Friday, April 3rd!

The “qualifying” announcement will be made soon!  Read your newsletters each week to look for this!

 

If your student has not joined PTSA this year, it is not too late!

Please visit the PTSA Website http://kmhsptsa.org/?page_id=87for a membership form

and send this and $8.00 membership dues to the homeroom teacher.

 

THANK YOU for supporting YOUR PTSA!

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KMHS Night at Peace Love and Pizza!

The next Peace Love & Pizza KMHS night will be Tuesday, March 24  from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm.

Located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta (delivery phone # is  770-321-5000).

They give our PTSA 10% back on all purchases on that day.

The Quest College Fair is the same night at Allatoona High School, so stop by before or after the fair.

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Attention Seniors: Scholarship Information

 

Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

 

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

 

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

 

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

——————————————————

 

ATTENTION SHOPPERS!

 

When shopping for groceries, prescriptions, and/or gift cards, please don’t forget to use your Publix and Kroger shopper cards.  Both stores give 1% back to the KMHS PTSA and it really adds up.  If you don’t have a Publix shopper card, you can pick one up in the front office.

 

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

 

From our Sponsors

MyClassConnection

SAT PREP  Live/ONLINE!  

“Spring” Sundays!

Session 3 to prepare for the June 6th Test

 

Sunday Nights 5:00 – 7:30 pm

April 19th – May 31st

Early Bird Registration going on NOW!

 

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner,

is helping students prepare for the  June SAT.  

 

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

 

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers.

 

Early bird rate of only $225!  

 

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

 

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

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 classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

 

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eNews 03/12/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

March 19-      Magnet Open House for Rising 9th Graders, 6:30 pm

March 24th-   11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Peace Love and Pizza KMHS Night

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

April 6-10 -     Spring Break

 

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions. A $10 per registration late fee will be assessed for AP exams after midnight on March 12. The  final date to register is March 18th. NO EXCEPTIONS. All fees must be paid by Monday, March 23rd. Any fees not paid by that date will result in cancellation of the exam.

 

KMHS Art Club

Upcoming Sidewalk Chalk competition March 25th, at 3:45-5:30. Contact Lauren.Davis@cobbk12.org for more information.

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know?

Here is an upcoming college fair that will be hosted at Allatoona High School.  For more information, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/questcollegefair/

Scholarship bulletin:  Click here.  Copies of the Senior Scholarship Bulletin are also available in the Counseling Office.

·         NEW scholarship that was just added on 3/9 – Hayes Elementary School PTSA Volunteer Service Scholarship.  Deadline:  March 20, 2015.  Download HayesScholarshipApplication2015 or pick-up a copy in the Counseling Office Career Center.

Seniors – Have you received any scholarship offers?  If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office (even for scholarships you have decided not to accept). We want to know about any and all scholarship offers, so you can be recognized!

QUEST College Fair

  • When: Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Allatoona High School
  • Who should attend? High school students who are interested in exploring their educational opportunities after graduation.  Representatives from colleges, universities, and technical schools will be present.
  • For the list of colleges attending and breakout sessions, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/questcollegefair/.

Other College Fairs in the area, including Academy Day:  click here.

Georgia High School Graduation Tests (subject area retests) – Students who need to test have been notified by their counselor, and will receive a reminder notice. Testing will begin promptly at 8:20 AM.

o   Social Studies – March 16

o   Math – March 17

o   Science – March 18

o   English – March 19

 

The Special Dance

One of the ways KMHS developed a culture of servant-leadership is through an initiative we perform for students with special needs.  Believe it or not—it’s a dance. Yep. Each year, our students host a huge dance for kids with special needs around the county; over 700 kids come, and 400 students volunteer to be “mentors” (buddies for the kids, to have fun with them, dance with them and make their day amazing.)

“It takes a village to raise a child”, African Proverb.   This dance is sponsored by our student government, Mane Link.   North Star Church sponsors and host a reception for the special needs bus drivers, and teachers.  North Star Church provides hundreds of cookies and bottles of water for our guests and mentors.   Our PTSA provides water and the personnel to operate the concessions.   Our students transform our hallways and the gym into a magical dance hall.   Beauty and the Beat’s CEO, Ricky Discenza, provides the music.  

 

Our students are amazing with our special guests.   If you want to really see the impact our students can make on the lives of others?  Then attend this dance next year.  I assure you that you will be on emotional rollercoaster and feel satisfied and fulfilled knowing our Mustangs make a difference in this world.  

 

Thank you for all who participated in our dance.

 

School Climate Survey

Parents/Guardians,

Each year the state of Georgia requests parents/guardians take a School Climate Survey. Please open the link below to complete this year’s questionnaire. The survey will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation is anonymous and will allow KMHS to better serve the needs of our students based on data retrieved directly from you. Thank you for your assistance. The window for the survey will remain open through March 27, 2015.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

A Message From KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Hello Parents!

We have 35 yearbooks left for the 2014-2015 15th year special edition yearbook. This book is amazing, and we don’t want you to miss out on getting your book. Books are $100.00 and remember that order forms can be found in the front office or room 306 and you can also order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com . If you have any questions or concerns, email Ms. Thomas at holly.thomas@cobbk12.org . Order your book before they are sold out!

Thank you so much!

Holly Thomas

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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PTSA Student Membership

Appreciation Days are starting!

On Friday 13th, you may have a stroke of GOOD LUCK!

We want to say “THANK YOU” to our students who support their PTSA!

Certain student members of the PTSA of KMHS will receive a special TREAT during their lunch hour in the front office on March 13th!

IF you are a student member with a F, Q or Z ANYWHERE in your last name, you are a winner this month!

All  students who meet this month’s criteria and are members (not a parent member) may report to the front office at their lunch time to receive the treat!

NO NEED to show your membership card (we have a list of names) but show a picture id to receive the treat!

Want a chance participate in the Appreciation Days in April?

Become a student member by filling out the Membership Form with payment of $8.00 in the front office,

and read the weekly newsletters to find out if you are chosen!

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KMHS Night at Peace Love and Pizza!

The next Peace Love & Pizza KMHS night will be Tuesday, March 24  from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm.  Peace Love & Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta (delivery phone # is  770-321-5000).  They give our PTSA 10% back on all purchases on that day.   Stop by before practice or after the game or just because they have the best pizza around!  Just mention Kennesaw Mountain when you place your order when dining in, for carryout, or delivery.

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Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

——————————————————————–

 

DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Only a few days left for Schwan’s to donate 20 or 40% to our school!

The March 15th 20/40% rewards deadline for our Schwan’s fundraiser is almost here!  But there are still a few more days!

The food is really good and perfect for those nights when you don’t have time to cook from scratch.  Order today to give the maximum donation to our PTSA.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.

And from March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.    This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

SAT “Sunday nights” Prep!

 

LAST CHANCE to Register for the March 15th – April 26th SAT Sunday Night Online Prep Class!

Please go to www.myclassconnection.com to register for this class before the deadline!

You may also consider the April – May Sessions.

 

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.

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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eNews 03/05/2015

‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at KMHS PTSA

Important Dates to Remember:

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

March 24th-   11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Peace Love and Pizza KMHS Night

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

April 6-10 -     Spring Break

 

State Superintendent Woods names

AP Honor Schools for 2015

February 18, 2015 — State School Superintendent Richard Woods today named 609 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools

AP Merit Schools are schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL                                                       COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AP STEM Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AB Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science)

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL                                                       COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AP STEM Achievement Schools are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL                                                       COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

AP Humanities Schools are schools with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL                                                       COBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions.

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know?

Spring break is a great time for students to visit colleges.  Most colleges are back in session when we are on spring break.  You can find a Campus Visit Guide at https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/  under Find Colleges.

Cobb Youth Leadership for current sophomores/rising juniors:

One of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s leadership programs, Cobb Youth Leadership, is accepting applications for next year’s class. The program, similar to Leadership Cobb, features monthly meetings which focus on different aspects of the Cobb County community (health, politics, public safety, entertainment, etc.) while developing leadership skills through interactive participation.

·         They are seeking driven, ambitious, and creative students to participate starting in August 2015. To be eligible for the program, all students must be entering into their 11th grade year in high school.

·         Click here to access the online application.

·         Deadline: Friday, April 24th.  All materials must be received by close of business that day.

Seniors:

·         New scholarship bulletin!  Click here.

·         Have you received any scholarship offers?  If so, please bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  This includes any scholarships you have decided not to accept.  We want you to be recognized!

Financial Aid/HOPE info for Seniors:

·         Tips for filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out.

·         Don’t forget, you must apply for HOPE! It is not automatically granted. Apply by completing the FAFSA.

·         HOPE/Zell Miller – We must have your social security number on file, for you to receive your HOPE/Zell Miller money.  One way to verify it is to check your HOPE GPA at www.gacollege411.org.

Upcoming College Fairs:

·         Atlanta National College Fair – Sunday, March 22nd from 12:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.

·         QUEST College Fair – March 24th @ Allatoona High School. More info coming soon!

·         Black College Fair Expo ( Download BlackCollegeFair2015 flyer). Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria.

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship – Juniors only. For info and to apply: College Prep Scholarship. Gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. Through specialized awards and opportunities such as full scholarships to college summer programs, exclusive invitation-only college admissions conferences, and free test prep courses, the College Prep Scholarship helps them to realize that advantage, and use it to become admitted to our nation’s best colleges on a full scholarship or with generous financial aid. Deadline: March 25, 2015.

 

School Climate Survey

Parents/Guardians,

Each year the state of Georgia requests parents/guardians take a School Climate Survey. Please open the link below to complete this year’s questionnaire. The survey will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time. Your participation is anonymous and will allow KMHS to better serve the needs of our students based on data retrieved directly from you. Thank you for your assistance. The window for the survey will remain open through March 27, 2015.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

 

A Message From KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Hello!

The Yearbook copy count has been submitted ! We have ordered 75 extra, so please make sure to put in your order.

You can order them until supplies last online at www.jostensyearbooks.com  OR you can bring a check and an order form to Ms.

Thomas in Room 306. This is an incredible book and you won’t want to miss it.

Thank you so much!

Holly Thomas

 

Prom 2015: A Moment in Time

WHERE:

200 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHEN: From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales are March 4-6 before school and during all four lunches.

Price:

March 4th $55 for KMHS students

March 5-6 $60 for KMHS students

March 4-6 $75 for Non-KMHS students

Dance Contract for KMHS Student

Dance Contract for Non-KMHS Student

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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PTSA Student Membership

Appreciation Days are starting!

On Friday 13th, you may have a stroke of GOOD LUCK!

We want to say “THANK YOU” to our students who support their PTSA!

Certain student members of the PTSA of KMHS will receive a special TREAT during their lunch hour in the front office on March 13th!

IF you are a student member with a F, Q or Z ANYWHERE in your last name, you are a winner this month!

All  students who meet this month’s criteria and are members (not a parent member) may report to the front office at their lunch time to receive the treat!

NO NEED to show your membership card (we have a list of names) but show a picture id to receive the treat!

Want a chance participate in the Appreciation Days in April?

Become a student member by filling out the Membership Form with payment of $8.00 in the front office,

and read the weekly newsletters to find out if you are chosen!

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We Need Your Help!

The School is having Freshman advisement from March 3rd – March 13th.

The Counselors office is asking PTSA’s help to distribute folders, check parents in, and give instructions to the students/parents.   The times are:

8:30 – 10:00, 10:00 – 11:30, and 2:00 – 2:45.

Click on SignUpGenius for Freshman Advisement to sign up if you are available to help any of these times.

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KMHS Night at Peace Love and Pizza!

The next Peace Love & Pizza KMHS night will be Tuesday, March 24  from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm.  Peace Love & Pizza is located at 3960 Mary Eliza Trace in Marietta (delivery phone # is  770-321-5000).  They give our PTSA 10% back on all purchases on that day.   Stop by before practice or after the game or just because they have the best pizza around!  Just mention Kennesaw Mountain when you place your order when dining in, for carryout, or delivery.

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Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Only 10 days left for Schwan’s to donate 20 or 40% to our school!

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

SAT “Sunday nights” Prep!

LAST CHANCE to Register for the March 15th – April 26th SAT Sunday Night Online Prep Class!

Please go to www.myclassconnection.com to register for this class before the deadline!

You may also consider the April – May Sessions.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the state.  Some stop there and hope it’s enough.  But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.  We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 28 - Last date to order yearbooks

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

 

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions.

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know?

The U.S. Department of Education provides tips for filling out your FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out.  You can also find information on avoiding scholarship scams.

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

Kennesaw Mountain NJROTC Clinches National Title

After a grueling two day orienteering meet held over the President’s Day weekend, the Kennesaw Mountain Navy JROTC Orienteering Team returned from California crowned as the U.S. Navy’s JROTC Orienteering Champions for 2015.

Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. Speed and accuracy defines the sport, imagine a cross country team who has no defined trail but must find all of the legs of the race with only compass and map.

The Navy Mustang Orienteers have competed throughout the fall and winter months in a series of meets throughout Georgia culminating in a 2nd place finish at the Navy Southeastern Regional Championship on Jan 24th at Fort Yargo State Park. That finish qualified the team to compete at Navy National JROTC Orienteering Championship held at Vasquez Rocks State Park in the Sierra Pelona Mountains adjacent to the Mojave Desert.

Varsity Runners Jake Hackney, Spencer Human, Meg Richardson, Dylan Knight and John Erskine turned in superb performances over the two day meet; Spencer Human finished 2nd overall and John Erskine 8th overall. The sole Lady Mustang on the team, Meg Richardson finished in the 2ndplace female category in spite of running with an injured hip.

Not to be outdone, the JV squad finished 3rd at the meet. Limited to only 5 runners per course/per team this “JV” team was laden with Varsity talent ensuring a solid finish. Lukas Fiechtl, Patrick Legarretta, Justin Dickerson, Ioan Sofian, and Andrew Burgess-Wise.

Strong performance from the Novice Team of Miles Grable (6th) Jalen Tatum, Colin Woodham (8th), and Ethan Masters (2nd) guarantees future success next season!

The Kennesaw City Council will be recognizing these national champions at the March 2nd City Council Meeting. Well done Navy Mustangs!

Pictures are available here:

http://s1381.photobucket.com/user/jrtgrable/library/2015%20NJROTC%20National%20Orienteering%20Championships?sort=3&page=1

 

CAPT J. S. King  USN (ret)

Senior Naval Science Instructor

Kennesaw Mountain High School

1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd

Kennesaw GA 30152

Tel: (678) 594- 8203

 

Prom 2015: A Moment in Time

WHERE:

200 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHEN: From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales are March 4-6 before school and during all four lunches.

Price:

March 4th $55 for KMHS students

March 5-6 $60 for KMHS students

March 4-6 $75 for Non-KMHS students

Dance Contract for KMHS Student

Dance Contract for Non-KMHS Student

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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We Need Your Help!

The School is having Freshman advisement from March 3rd – March 13th.

The Counselors office is asking PTSA’s help to distribute folders, check parents in, and give instructions to the students/parents.   The times are:

8:30 – 10:00, 10:00 – 11:30, and 2:00 – 2:45.

Click on SignUpGenius for Freshman Advisement to sign up if you are available to help any of these times.

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Kennesaw Mountain PTSA would like to announce the “From the Heart” Scholarship.  Seniors are eligible to earn scholarship money just by writing a short essay on how a college education

would help you fulfill your future dreams.

Students must meet the following criteria:

·       Any senior in good standing can apply.

·       Student must be a current member of PTSA. (photocopy of card should accompany application)

·       Letter of recommendation for school staff member or community leader

·       Acceptance to a college

·       Applications are due to PTSA box in front office no later than 3:30 pm on April 14, 2015.

Please use attached form to apply.  Good luck seniors!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Only 18 days left for Schwan’s to donate 20 or 40% to our school!

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

Online/ LIVE from home!

SAT PREP  - Spring Sundays!

LAST Week for “Early Bird” Discount for the May 2nd Test Prep!

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

 

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Each Session is recorded for future review!

 

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

 

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

 

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 28th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

When your student completes the 30 hours of driver’s ed classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel, and 40 hours of parent-supervised driving, you’ve just equipped them with the absolute minimum amount of training required by the state.  Some stop there and hope it’s enough.  But for those of you who insist they achieve more than the “minimum” skill level, call the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We fill in the gaps, and extend their abilities.  We’re “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

The Workshops are coming back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Spanish Immersion Trip

Attention KMHS Parents.  Would you like for your child to become more fluent in Spanish?  There is a Spanish Immersion Trip to Costa Rica next February break from February 13-20, 2016.  There will be a parent/student informational meeting on Tuesday March 3rd in the Media Center at 6pm.  This is the new meeting date due to the inclement weather this week.  A trip itinerary is attached with additional information about the trip and you can also speak with the trip sponsor, Ms. Mitchell in Administrative office 200.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting next Tuesday evening.

Thank you.

Darlene Hunt Mitchell

Assistant Principal

Kennesaw Mountain High School

(678) 594-8190

darlene.mitchell@cobbk12.org

For more information, check the complete itinerary here.

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 23 - Special Needs Dance

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

March 12-       Last day to register for AP Exams without a fine

Now through March 15- Schwan’s 20% Fundraiser

 

The AP Exam Registration

The AP Exam Registration site it open at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/111739

The last day to register without a late fee is March 12, 2015. The very last day to register is March 18, 2015. See Dr. Dyer in Room 611 if you have questions.

 

From the Counseling Office:

From the Counseling Office

Did you know…

  • Counselors are visiting 10th grade classrooms over the next two weeks.  We will cover topics such as dual enrollment, how to read a transcript, HOPE, college and career resources, and more.

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

Writing Graduation Retest

  • Wednesday, February 25th @ 8:20 a.m         
  • Who will test?  Any juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed the Writing Test.
  • A passing score is required to graduate and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Prom 2015: A Moment in Time

WHERE:

200 Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHEN: From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales are March 4-6 before school and during all four lunches.

Price:

March 4th $55 for KMHS students

March 5-6 $60 for KMHS students

March 4-6 $75 for Non-KMHS students

Dance Contract for KMHS Student

Dance Contract for Non-KMHS Student

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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We Need Your Help!

The School is having Freshman advisement from March 3rd – March 13th.

The Counselors office is asking PTSA’s help to distribute folders, check parents in, and give instructions to the students/parents.   The times are:

8:30 – 10:00, 10:00 – 11:30, and 2:00 – 2:45.

Click on SignUpGenius for Freshman Advisement to sign up if you are available to help any of these times.

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Seniors-  The Tom Mathis Council will be awarding the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship to one senior in each of the high schools in the Tom Mathis Council.

The scholarship amount is $1,000.  Students or the student’s parent much be a PTSA member.  Photocopy of card needs to be included with paperwork.

Community service and citizenship will be considered for applicants.  Forms must be received by Monday, March 2nd to Lori Sweet, Tom Mathis council member.

Applications for the JoAnn Taylor Scholarship can be found at http://tmcpta.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=17

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  Due to the inclement weather, the dance has been moved to the morning of Monday, February 23th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

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DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

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SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

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Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

PTSA Student Members get 30% OFF if register for either class by February 15th!  

Click the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com for this discount!

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!  

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Landed a plane in the Hudson lately!

It’s amazing the success we can have at the controls once we’re properly trained.  Anyone can handle “Normal Driving Conditions”, but how will your student react when they’re faced with “Emergency Driving Conditions”?  98.5% of the driving population doesn’t have that training.  This is when you don’t want your student to follow the crowd … help them stand out by training them how to save themselves.

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

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Feb

eNews 02/13/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 16 - Special Needs Dance

February 17 – 8th Grade Parent Night

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

 

From the Counseling Office:

From the Counseling Office

Did you know…

Seniors, have you been offered any scholarships?

If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  (Even for the scholarships you do not plan to use).  We want you to be recognized!  We list the names of the scholarships you have been offered in a slideshow at graduation.

Writing Graduation Retest

  • Wednesday, February 25th @ 8:20 a.m         
  • Who will test?  Any juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed the Writing Test.
  • A passing score is required to graduate and to participate in the graduation ceremony.

9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the KMHS cafeteria. We are hosting 2 separate sessions:

  • 5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program
  • 7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

9th Grade Advisement – Begins March 3rd.  Parents will receive a letter in the mail with your student’s appointment date/time.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

Catholic Christian Club

The Catholic Christian Club will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service in the theater on Wednesday, February 18th from 7:30-8:00am.  All are welcome.

 

PTSA

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  There’s not much time to donate as the dance is the morning of Monday, February 16th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

DONATE UNUSED COUPONS

We are excited to announce that KMHS is partnering with Alive Ministries.  Alive Ministries’ mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.  Alive Ministries partners with schools providing food and toiletries to children and families in need. One way Alive Ministries obtains food and toiletries is through couponing.

Please donate your unused coupon inserts to help feed children in need! Coupons can be dropped off in the front office in the box marked “DONATE COUPONS”.   Please do not cut out the coupons.

 

SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Our Schwan’s fundraiser is in full swing.  From January 30-March 15, Schwan’s will donate 20% of all food orders to the KMHS PTSA.  From March 16 through January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% on all food orders.  Schwan’s gives 40% back on the purchase of eGift certificates which can be used immediately upon purchase.  Consider buying an eGift certificate and giving Schwan’s a try.  This is a great way to support the KMHS PTSA while feeding your family.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

PTSA Student Members get 30% OFF if register for either class by February 15th!  

Click the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com for this discount!

MyClassConnection,  PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.  

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!  

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

AAW Teen Driving Quiz!

A quick quiz for you:

1~ Do you want to be more comfortable with the idea of sending your student out on to Atlanta roads?

2~ When trying to correct your student while driving, do you get the “I know, I know” or “let me drive” attitude from them?

3~ Does your student have more faith in their driving abilities, or think they know more about driving than you feel is justified?

4~ Does your student show little if any interest in driving or is uncertain, timid, or overly-anxious behind the wheel?

5~ Do you want your student to have more than “driver’s ed” in preparation for Atlanta roads because you feel the “absolute minimum” state requirements aren’t enough?

If you answered “yes” to more of these than you’re comfortable with, we can help with every single one of your above concerns, and then some.  The Accident Avoidance Workshops is “driver trainin’ the way it oughta be”.

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Feb

eNews 02/05/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 16 - Special Needs Dance

February 17 – 8th Grade Parent Night

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

March 2 -        9th Grade Parent Night

March 7 -        KMHS Prom

 

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

  • College reps and military recruiters visit KMHS during lunch.  To see who is visiting, click on “Colleges Visiting KMHS/Area” at the top of our blog.  We also list local college fairs.  Reps typically set up a table in the cafeteria by the trophy cases.
  • Scholarship Bulletin – Click on “Scholarships” at the top of our blog.  There are opportunities for students in grades 9-12 listed.  Copies of the senior scholarship bulletin are also available in the Counseling Office.
  • 9th Grade Parent Night – March 2nd in the cafeteria.  We are hosting 2 separate sessions, specific to your student’s graduation requirements.

5:30 p.m. – for parents of students in the magnet program

7:00 p.m. – for parents of students not in the magnet program

  • 9th Grade Advisement will begin March 3rd.  Parents will receive an invitation in the mail with your appointment date and time.
  • Writing Graduation Retest

Wednesday, February 25th

Who will test?  Any junior or senior who has not taken and passed the Writing Test previously.  Counselors will notify students who need to test.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

Catholic Christian Club

The Catholic Christian Club will be hosting an Ash Wednesday service in the theater on Wednesday, February 18th from 7:30-8:00am.  All are welcome.

 

PTSA

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Special Needs Dance

Volunteers are needed to bring cookies and 8 oz. water bottles for the KMHS Special Needs Dance.  Around 1200 special needs middle and high school students across Cobb County participate in the dance.  Please bring these items to the front office.  Due to potential allergies please make sure that cookies do NOT contain peanut products.  There’s not much time to donate as the dance is the morning of Monday, February 16th. Thanks for helping with this worthwhile cause!!

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

SCHWAN’S FROZEN FOODS HOME DELIVERY

Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA is partnering with Schwan’s to offer you high-quality frozen foods and Schwan’s will give back a percentage of the sales to KMHS PTSA.  Schwan’s has been offering high quality frozen foods for over 60 years starting in 1952 with their original ice cream. They now offer over 350 choices, including LiveSmart and gluten free options.

From January 30 through March 15, KMHS PTSA will earn 20% on all orders.  If you place another Schwan’s order between March 16, 2015 and January 29, 2016, Schwan’s will donate 5% of the order total to KMHS PTSA.  Purchases of eCertificates, sold in denominations of $25, earn 40% back for KMHS PTSA.

Use this link to place an order: https://www.schwans-cares.com/c/15353.  All food and eCertificate orders should be placed through the fundraiser link for KMHS PTSA.  Anyone can use our link or search for Kennesaw Mountain High School PTSA or campaign 15353 to place an order.  If you have relatives living out of state or elsewhere in the greater Atlanta area, their purchases can help KMHS PTSA too.  Their local Schwan’s driver will make the delivery.

Delivery right to your door, no waiting at school or forgetting to pick up your order!  Best of all, you get to pick the day and time within a 2-hour window.  You do not need to be home, they will pack your order in high quality reusable freezer bags with gel packs and you can pay by credit card when you place your order.  Delivery dates and time vary when you place your order, but are usually available within a few days or a week.

Order as many times as you would like during the campaign.

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

SAT PREP  - Spring Sundays!

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students

prepare for the May and June SATs.

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for

seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

PTSA Student Members get $50 off if register for either class by February 15th.

(Click the PTSA tab of the MyClassConnection website.)

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the

“Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

This is not driver’s education … this is driver’s preparation.  One doesn’t become proficient at Lacrosse by taking a 30-hour classroom, watching videos, taking an online class, getting into a simulator, or reading books … they become proficient at Lacrosse by playing Lacrosse!  Nobody expects their child to know how to react in Emergency Driving Conditions if they’ve never practiced Emergency Driving Conditions, … and yet, how many parents send their kids on to Atlanta roads, completely unprepared for Emergency Driving Conditions, knowing full-well they didn’t get that training in “driver’s ed”?  Enter the Accident Avoidance Workshops.  We teach your student how to handle emergencies, by exposing them to emergencies … there is no better way … period.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

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Jan

eNews 01/29/2015

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Important Dates to Remember:

January 29 –   Spring Semester Open House  6:00p-7:00 pm

January 29 -   PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:15 pm

January 29 -   Final orders – caps and gowns –  seniors

January 30 –  Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Campaign Begins

February 3 -   Peace Love & Pizza KMHS Night 3:30 – 10:00 pm

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  Seniors can apply using the FAFSA or going to www.gacollege411.org.  The application is free.

Financial Aid Night:

  • When: January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions.

HOPE

  • Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.
  • How do I apply?  Senior year, fill out the FAFSA or apply through www.gacollege411.org
  • HOPE program details can be found at www.gacollege411.org
  • Your HOPE GPA currently does not include fall semester.  Once it is updated, we will send out a notification.

Seniors… Have you been offered any scholarships?  If so, bring a copy of your award letter to the Counseling Office.  We’d like to know about any and all offers you have received – including the ones you do not plan to use!

Colleges Visiting KMHS – Did you know that colleges visit KMHS during lunch?  Click here to view the calendar.  Check back frequently, as we are always adding more colleges.

 

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

National Honor Society Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 school year.  You must be a current 10th or 11th grader with a minimum GPA of 3.75.  You must also be involved with multiple school and community organizations and you must have demonstrated leadership.  Applications are due by February 27th to Mrs. Morlan in room 627.

For more information about requirements, click here

For application form, click here

 

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

 

Help a Student in Need

Dear Mustang Family,

Please join the efforts to stock a clothing closet for our students in need!  We would LOVE to have all sizes of clothing, coats, very gently used shoes, hygiene items and re-gifted brand new underwear/socks that you can donate from your children and/or extended family and friends!

At any time of the year you may drop off washed items to the school social work office just past the front office in the guidance suite  #159.  ( I also take electronics at box in attendance office to raise $ to help families with emergencies,  and non-perishable food items).

Bethany Miller, LCSW

Cobb County School Social Worker

678-594-8190 ext. 263- Kennesaw Mtn. High

678-594-8252 ext. 1623-Pine Mtn. Middle

http://simpson.typepad.com/knapparder/

www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

 

PTSA

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Open House – Thursday, January 29th 6:00p – 7:00p

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PTSA Homeroom Contest Ends tonight!

Please stop by our PTSA table tonight while at Open House and get a student membership for your students!

They will NOT want to miss the Student Member Appreciation Days/Treats that begin in February!

More details to come!

 

School Store

The Mustang School Store will be open on January 29th during Open House.  Reminder – the store only accepts cash or checks.

 

PTSA Memberships

It’s not too late to get your PTSA Membership. Visit the PTSA table at Open House.  Memberships are only $8.00.  Seniors, remember, some scholarships require a current PTA membership.  Credit Cards, checks or cash will be accepted at the table.

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

Peace Love and Pizza

Visit the Peace Love and Pizza table at Open House starting at 7:00.

 

PTSA General Membership Meeting January 29th 7:15 pm

The PTSA General Membership meeting is at 7:15 p.m after Open House. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria.

At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year. If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org

 

Coming Soon

PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Teaming up!

Starting January 30th you can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home!  Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3! Come to the PTSA table at Open House to pick up your flyer with how you can order OR click here for more information on ordering and delivery service information.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

————————————————————————

MyClassConnection

 

MyClassConnection, KMHS PTSA Academic Business Partner, is helping students prepare for the May and June SATs.

Our classes are held conveniently ONLINE, from home on Sundays!

We will “connect” online, with LIVE Instruction from Master SAT Prep Teachers for seven Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Choose from March 15th – April 26th, or April 19th – May 31st!

PTSA Student Members get $50 off if they register for either class by February 15th.

(Click the PTSA tab of the MyClassConnection website.)

Non-student PTSA Members can attend for an early bird rate of only $225!

To find out more, to read our successes, and to register please visit www.myclassconnection.com.

Contact: Julie Truono 770-363-8345

julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the

“Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

 

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Was your student prepared for the winter weather last year?

Remember the Snowpocalypse that hit Atlanta this time last year.  Cobb County Schools, along with others, let their students out early.  From just ONE of those schools, 12 students crashed on the way home, and 1 flipped their car.  The Accident Avoidance Workshops was FLOODED with registrations from parents the week after. My question is … why?

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

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

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

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

22
Jan

eNews 01/22/2015

 

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 Important Dates to Remember:

January 28 –   Deadline for ASVAB registration

January 29 –   Spring Semester Open House  6:00p-7:00 pm

January 29 -   PTSA General Membership Meeting 7:15 pm

January 29 -   Final orders – caps and gowns –  seniors

January 30 –  Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Campaign Begins

February 3 -   Peace Love & Pizza KMHS Night 3:30 – 10:00 pm

February 6 -   Cabaret and Coffee

February 16 - Presidents’ Day – School Open

February 25 – Year Book sales must be final

From the Counseling Office:

Did you know…

Seniors must apply for HOPE; it is not automatically granted.  Seniors can apply using the FAFSA or going to www.gacollege411.org.  The application is free.

Financial Aid Night:

  • When: January 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: North Cobb High School (theatre)
  • A member of Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to answer your FAFSA and financial aid questions.

Transcripts:

Seniors, please do not use gacollege411 to send transcripts at this time; it is not updated with fall semester grades.  We will send out a notification as soon as it is updated.  Students must come to the Counseling Office to request transcripts to send to colleges, for the time being.

ASVAB Registration

  • DEADLINE to register:  January 28.
  • Where?  Counseling Office
  • Test date:  Wed., Feb 4 at 8:30 AM in the Cafeteria.
  • The ASVAB is used to determine qualification for enlisting in the United States Armed Forces and it is also a career/skills test for all students wanting to take it who are at least 16 years of age.

Kennesaw Mountain Chorus

Cabaret and Coffee – A talent and variety show, hosted by Kennesaw Mountain Chorus, will be held on February 6 at 7:00 pm in the Susan Gunderman Theatre.  Come out and support the students of Kennesaw Mountain and enjoy coffee and dessert after the show in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.  Advance tickets go on sale January 26.  See Mrs. Jacobson in the chorus room for tickets.

Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs Basketball

January 16, 2015

 

Dear Mustang Family,

As our respective seasons begin to wind into the final month, I wanted to take an opportunity to reach out to the parents and players of our future Lady Mustangs regarding the off-season.  In Cobb County and Region 4-AAAAAA, we are blessed to compete against some of the top players and teams in the state on a nightly basis.  With that comes great opportunity, but also the necessity to put in appropriate work to prepare ourselves to compete at a high level.  In this letter, I would like to outline a few upcoming opportunities that could benefit our youth players in preparing to help on the high school level in the future.

My goal would be for every player in our Lady Mustang program, from high school all the way down, to play basketball on a regular basis throughout the year.  With this in mind, I strongly encourage all players to find an AAU/YBOA team that they can participate on.  We have a number of AAU/YBOA teams in the Cobb County area that offer teams each Spring.  Players can typically play somewhere between 30-40 games in an AAU/YBOA season as well as  getting regular practices and other opportunities to develop their skills in the process.  Taken from a long term view, these additional basketball experiences allow for tremendous off-season growth for players of all ages and I strongly encourage any player planning to play in high school to begin playing on the AAU/YBOA circuit as early as they can.  If you need any help finding a team, you are welcome to contact me or any of the coaches on my staff to help point you in the best direction.

I also understand that not everyone is able to fit an AAU/YBOA team into their schedule and/or budget, so this Spring we will be offering our first year of Lady Mustang Skill Development Clinics.  Starting on Tuesday, March 3rd, we will be leading skill development sessions for any interested girls, grades 1-8.  Our sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday from March 3-May 15 (with the exception of the week of Spring Break), running from 6:30-8:00 pm.  The clinics will be broken up into two segments, an hour devoted to skill development and thirty minutes for playing in pick-up style games to gain game experience.  The cost will be $150 per player and I will lead each clinic, assisted as needed by my assistant coaches, current and former high school players, and/or other basketball community representatives.

Overall, these clinics offer a great opportunity for me to work with and get to know our future players as well as for individual players to develop their basketball skills and make new friendships.  On the back of this letter you will find a flyer with our full schedule for the clinics and additional information about how they will run.  If you are planning to sign up, it would be a great help to pre-register (form attached) or shoot me an email to let me know you plan to come (jeffrey.mayr@cobbk12.org) so that I can figure out how much help I will need running the clinics.  We will also happily take walk-up registrations at the door on March 3rd if that option works best for you.

I look forward to working with each of you, and please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance in helping our future Lady Mustangs prepare for their high school basketball experience.

Best Regards,

Jeff Mayr

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Kennesaw Mountain High School

Click here for the flyer on the Skills and Drills Clinic and registration form

PTSA

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Open House – Thursday, January 29th 6:00p – 7:00p

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 PTSA Student Membership Homeroom Contest!

Our PTSA January STUDENT Membership Drive Contest is on!  Bring It On!

 

FREE Car Washes and Doughnuts!

Please help your student’s homeroom win a doughnut party in February by supporting the KMHS PTSA!  The top 3 homerooms with new student memberships will win a doughnut party and the teacher will win THREE Car Washes!  Stop by the PTSA Membership table at Open House to get a membership for your students, or send a membership form with $8 in to the front office before the end of January!

Student Members will also be able to participate in PTSA STudent Member Treats starting soon!

 

School Store

The Mustang School Store will be open on January 29th during Open House.  Reminder – the store only accepts cash or checks.

 

PTSA Memberships

It’s not too late to get your PTSA Membership.  Visit the PTSA table at Open House.  Memberships are only $8.00.  Seniors, remember, some scholarships require a current PTA membership.  Credit Cards, checks or cash will be accepted at the table.

 

Bottle Wraps

Get your KMHS Bottle Wraps at the School Store or at the PTSA Membership Table.

 

Peace Love and Pizza

Visit the Peace Love and Pizza table at Open House starting at 7:00.

 

PTSA General Membership Meeting January 29th 7:15 pm

The PTSA General Membership meeting is at 7:15 p.m. after Open House.  The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria.

At this meeting we will form the Nominating Committee whose job will be to find candidates for the PTSA Executive Board for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you would like to volunteer to be on this committee please email president@kmhsptsa.org

 

Coming Soon

PTSA & Schwan’s Home Food Delivery Teaming up!

Starting January 30th you can support PTSA and order Schwan’s Groceries from the comfort of your home!  Ordering is as easy as 1-2-3!

                  1-Shop using the Kennesaw PTSA link – - – 2-place your order and – - – 3-choose your delivery date!  

For 45 days Schwan’s will donate 20% of all KMHS orders to our PTSA (40% for e-Gift cards!)  For the rest of the year we will earn 5%.

Come to the PTSA table at Open House to pick up your flyer with how you can order.

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Sign up now for the next KMHS Accident Avoidance Workshop.  The classroom session is on Wednesday, June 10.  The driving portion is Saturday, June 13th or Sunday June 14th.  Reserve your spot now before the sessions fill up!

  

Thank you for supporting KMHS PTSA!!

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MyClassConnection

MyClassConnection will discount the Spring SAT Class by $100 for ALL Student PTSA Members!

SAT Sundays –  Spring Classes

“Connect” with PTSA Academic Business Partner, and the Master Teachers of MyClassConnection for SAT Sundays to prepare for Spring SATs!  

Classes are held Online, “LIVE” –  from the convenience of your homes!

(PTSA Student Members register before February 28th on the PTSA tab of www.myclassconnection.com.)

For Information and Early Bird Registration, go to www.myclassconnection.com,

or call Julie Truono at 770-363-8345, julie.truono@myclassconnection.com

 

Free Webinar

“To SAT or ACT…THAT is the Question!”

Sophomores and Juniors, Do you often wonder if you should take the SAT or the ACT?  

..and what’s all the hype about the “NEW SAT”?

“Wonder” no more!  

“Connect” with Test Prep Experts of MyClassConnection for a FREE Online Webinar from your home computer on February 8th, at 8:00 pm for an interactive discussion on the two tests, the “Re-Designed SAT”

and the student learning styles that lend themselves better for one test over the other!

To register for the FREE event, go to www.myclassconnection.com today before seats are filled!

 

Yearbook

ALL yearbook sales MUST be final by February 25th.

You can either pick up an order form in the front office OR go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

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

GET LOUD!!!

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

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

678-GET-LOUD

www.LOUDsecurity.com

 

Accident Avoidance Workshops

Driver trainin’ the way it ought’a be!

Question: If there was a captivating program you could attend with your student, that would reduce the likelihood of them being involved in an accident by more than 75%, would you attend?  And if so, how much would that be worth to you?  How does less than ½ of your insurance deductible sound?

Whether building confidence in new drivers, or knocking the hot-rods down a few pegs, the Accident Avoidance Workshops’ goal is to save lives by positively impacting new drivers’ development, in both their decision making abilities and the physical skills necessary to maximize on their own vehicle’s capabilities without losing control of their vehicle, or themselves.

The Workshops are coming to back to Kennesaw Mt. High School this June and spaces will go quick! Click here for more information and for a complete schedule, or call 770-262-7009.  If you are ready to register you may click here.

 

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