KHMS News
March 8

KHMS News March 8

03/08/24

March is National Reading Month!
Did you know March is National Reading Month? The Student Council has a few fun events to celebrate reading.

First, we will be holding a reading contest. You will be able to fill out a form for each chapter book you read in March and enter into a raffle. The box and forms are located in the front lobby. Two people will win $25 gift cards to Barnes and Noble.

Also, Mrs. Haines will read mystery book passages over the intercom every Monday and Wednesday starting March 4th during Connect class. Your class will have a chance to guess the title and the author to win candy.

Lastly there will be a Sketch Your Favorite Book Cover contest! There is paper in the front lobby for your artistic creation. When you are finished, please turn your book cover into Mrs. Haines. We will hang up the book covers in the cafeteria as they are turned in. Book covers will be judged and three students will win prizes. Make sure to check out a good book and spend some time reading!

8th Grade Parent Meeting (for Incoming Freshman)
Monday, March 11, at 6:00 pm in the KHHS PAC. The information will cover graduation requirements and scheduling, Freshman Orientation, Freshman Academy, Athletics, and Clubs. For questions, please contact the Kenowa Hills High School Student Services Office at (616) 784-3604.

Additional Info:

  • During the week of March 4 - KHHS Student Services will visit 8th-grade
    social studies classes to present an overview, answer questions, and hand
    out scheduling forms for students to take home.
  • During the week of March 19 - KHHS Student Services will visit 8thgrade
    social studies classes to assist students with 9th-grade course
    selection, requests, and questions.
  • STEM applications are due March 13

Kenowa Hills Middle School Prayer Group
Days and times may be adjusted in the future but for this first meeting please have a ride planned to pick you up at 3:45 pm. Please sign up if you plan to attend at GroupSIgnUpSheet

Disney's Frozen Jr.
The KHHS Fine Arts Department will present Disney’s Frozen Jr. on March 21-23 at 7:00 pm with a special Family Matinee on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be $12 for all performances with one exception. There will be a special Family Matinee performance on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Children, young and old, are welcome at all 4 performances. However, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $8.00 for the Family Matinee performance only. Children under 3 who will be sitting on an adult’s lap are free and do not require tickets (limit one per adult) for the Family Matinee only. Purchase tickets at khps.org/musical.

FinalForms: We are asking ALL parents of athletes to use FinalForms starting this upcoming 2023-2024 athletic season. Participation fees can be paid online with FinalForms, Efunds, cash or check sent to the athletic offices prior to the start of each sports season. Please register at FinalForms and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign all your forms prior to the start of the participating sport. Get Started with the Parent Playbook

ATHLETES INTERESTED IN PLAYING A SCHOOL SPRING SPORT:
KHMS 2024 Spring Sports Info Letter

7/8th grade girls softball, 7/8th grade boys lacrosse, 6th-8th grade co-ed tennis, 6th -8th grade co-ed track & field
**Please pick up a pink Permission to Practice Clearance Form from the Athletic Office PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS/PRACTICE! Permission to Practice Clearance Forms will be issued if you have met the following requirements:

  1. A FinalForms online account created by parent and student (see the above links for letter and Instruction Sheet)
  2. A current MHSAA physical form dated April 15, 2023 or after uploaded to the student's FinalForms account
  3. $70.00 Participation Fee - paid by cash or check in Athletic Office or online through FinalForms or E-Funds

IMPORTANT! For the 2023-24 school year, a sports physical will need to be on file for your student to participate in school sports!! The physical must have a date of April 15, 2023 or after.

6th and 7th Graders!! Spring Football Clinic, Sign-up Today!!
https://football.kenowahillsyouthsports.org/youth-spring-football-clinic.cfm

OLDER NEWS

Attendance:
Our start time is 7:45am! We need your help getting students here on time! Any students arriving 10 minutes after class starts without an excused call/absence will be marked unexcused for the class (not a tardy). Please call the absence line 616-785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. Please call ahead if your student/s need to leave early. We need to limit interruptions into the classroom. Please call in the morning and leave a message if needed, so a pass can be written. Students may not leave class without permission from the office.

Updated Attendance Policy for 2023-2024: All absences count toward attendance numbers, the only exception will be hospital stays. These are some changes we want to highlight:

  1. Vacations during the school day will count toward a student's total absences.
  2. Once students exceed 10% of their absences, they will be flagged by the Kent Intermediate School District.
  3. Students attend approximately 180 days of school each year (10% is approximately 18 days per year. We will begin checking this mark the first week of October.
  4. An example would be on day 30 of the school year, anyone over 3 days will become flagged in the system. Parents will then be notified by the KISD, and a meeting will be held to put an attendance plan in place for the student.

Athletics Participation & Attendance: Athletes must be in school for the entire day in order to be eligible to compete in a scheduled practice or athletic event. In extreme situations, arrangements must be made with the Athletic Director and/or the Building Principal to acquire an excused absence. Scheduled appointments and funerals are an acceptable reason to be pre-excused. A medical/scheduled appointment note must be given to the athletic office if the appointment is during the scheduled school day.

Free and Reduced Program:
Please follow the link below to complete the Education Benefit Form online KHPS Education Benefit Form Although meals will be available at no cost this year, we encourage all families to complete the Education Benefit Form. Families that complete the form and qualify for free or reduced school meals may receive additional benefits including: Waived participation costs for athletics (excluding club sports), reduced fees for high school assessments like AP exams, waived student device (Chromebook) insurance and home internet costs through local providers*Additionally, the number of qualified families increases district funding for student support programs. It is important for all families to apply, whether it seems qualification is likely or not.

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