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KMS Students working in an environment that foster students' personal growth in communication, collaboration, creativity and leadership skills. Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month Robotics in KMS Project Lead the Way Kettering Middle School KMS Art Class Collaborative Spaces in KMS Library KMS Project Lead the Way KMS Classroom utilizing Chromebooks KMS Art Class Robotics in KMS Project Lead the Way KMS Courtyard Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School
KMS Students working in an environment that foster students' personal growth in communication, collaboration, creativity and leadership skills. Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month Robotics in KMS Project Lead the Way Kettering Middle School KMS Art Class Collaborative Spaces in KMS Library KMS Project Lead the Way KMS Classroom utilizing Chromebooks KMS Art Class Robotics in KMS Project Lead the Way KMS Courtyard Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School

2017-2018 KMS Morning Announcements

Announcements for Monday, December 11, 2017

From The Cafeteria:
Attention Students:

Past due charges on lunch accounts should be paid ASAP!
Payments can be processed with cash or check to the cafeteria or online. See any cashier at breakfast or lunch for questions about your accounts.

From Coach Kihn:
The Firebird Wrestlers competed at the Centerville Tournament this past weekend. The team did an outstanding job and placed 9 out of 13 wrestlers. Evan T. was a tournament champion with 5 wins. Malachi H. and Heiner S. both placed 4th. 

From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know the US economy depends on semi-trucks to deliver nearly 70% of all freight transported annually?  Trucks transport $671 billion dollars worth of manufactured or retailed goods each year.

There are close to 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States and one in every 15 US workers is employed in trucking.  The average trucker drives over 112,000 miles every year.  The median salary is $40,000 per year, but those who drive for private fleets, such as Walmart, earn over $70,000 annually.  This is also a great career for women, with over 200,000 female long haul drivers in the US.

 

Announcements for Friday, December 8, 2017

From The Cafeteria:
Attention Students:

Past due charges on lunch accounts should be paid ASAP!
Payments can be processed with cash or check to the cafeteria or online. See any cashier at breakfast or lunch for questions about your accounts.

From Coach Bohaboy:
7 Silver Girls played a tough game against Wayne last night. The Birds took an early lead in the first quarter. Their offensive game fell apart a little in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Even with a strong defense at the end of the game...holding Wayne to only 2 pts in the 4th quarter, the Birds couldn’t quite pull off the win. Coach Bohaboy is very proud of the improvement from all of the girls!

From Coach Scott Byer:
7 Navy Girls Basketball lost to Centerville Black last night. The girls handled the Elks full court defensive pressure well all game but were unable to stop them on offense. Great attitude, effort and intensity was on display by ALL girls during the game. The girls next game is Tuesday AT KMS vs. Miamisburg. Go Birds!     

 

Announcements for Thursday, December 7, 2017

From Coach Kihn:

The Firebird wrestlers defeated Dixie and Oakwood last night. Malachi H. and Evan T. both won by pins. Great job wrestlers!

From Coach Jackson:

The 7th grade navy boys basketball team traveled to Beavercreek last night to take on Ankney.  The Birds started out slow on offense but played great defense to keep the game game going back and forth.  The Birds built a lead in the 4th quarter and hit clutch free throws to seal the victory 49-39.

From Mr. Snyder:

The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

November's 8th grade student of the month winners are:

Trenton C.

Hamed E.

Carlee F.

Brady G.

Malachi H.

Shayla H.

Jordyn H.

Ty’Lynn L.

Vanessa M.

Emma M.

and Da’Marquis W.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

 

Announcements for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Are you starting to get chilly now that it's December? Find a Junior Optimist member and ask them if you can buy a hot chocolate mix for just $3.00! We will be decorating the containers and provide all of the yummy ingredients for you to enjoy! We will be selling until Friday December 15th.

From The Cafeteria:
Attention Students:

Past due charges on lunch accounts should be paid ASAP!
Payments can be processed with cash or check to the cafeteria or online. See any cashier at breakfast or lunch for questions about your accounts.

From Coach Williams:
The 8th grade Navy girls hosted Springboro-Blue last night. The girls played tough despite foul trouble in the first half. The lady Birds battled to the end but could not overcome a Springboro 4th quarter lead. Sage C. and Mallory H. scored 14 points. The girls play at Centerville on Thursday. 

From Coach Scott Byer:
The 7 Navy Girls Basketball Team battled hard against Springboro Blue last night at VB. Down 23-15 at half, the girls stormed back in the 2nd half to cut the deficit to 2 points late in the 3rd quarter. Springboro pulled away in the 4th quarter defeating the Birds 40-32. Cali B. lead the way with 19 points. Kara R. played a strong defensive game and Serena B. shot well from the outside. Go Birds!

From Coach Bohaboy:
The 7 Silver Girls played Springboro White last night. The girls started off great with the game being tied after the first quarter. Springboro got hot during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Birds fought back in the 4th, but it wasn’t enough in the end.
7 Silver girls don’t forget our practice today is at KMS. Make sure your parents know to pick you up at KMS.


Mr. Snyder:
The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.
 
November's 7th grade student of the month winners are:
Angelo A.
Mary A.
Caidence B.
Cooper D.
Michael D.
Jacob D.
Trinity F.
Katharine L.
Logan R.
Kaylee S.
Maggie S.
and Nathan W.
 
Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Money for Hello Dolly is due today. Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Today is also our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. 

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Are you starting to get chilly now that it's December? Find a Junior Optimist member and ask them if you can buy a hot chocolate mix for just $3.00! We will be decorating the containers and provide all of the yummy ingredients for you to enjoy! We will be selling until Friday December 15th.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention all 6th and 7th grade student council members: please check your email and the Student Council Google Classroom for important student council information. Our regular Friday morning meetings will continue this Friday and next Friday at 8:00am. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Quack Quack Quack ducks are back. That's right, there are ducks in some empty food barrels in North, South, and Central units. Check out your unit food barrels - if you find a duck, keep it as a reminder to bring in food to help fill the barrels. The Duck Pond Ducks also made an appearance in an empty food barrel - if you left a duck to swim in our student council duck pond it will be returned to you in the near future. Quack!!!

From Scott Byer:
7 Navy Girls Basketball: please board the shuttle to Van Buren after school and go directly to Mrs. Byer's room, #214. There you will eat your pre-game meal and complete homework prior to the home game AT Van Buren against Springboro Blue.

From Mr. Jackson:
The 7th grade boys navy basketball team started play last night as the hosted Lebanon. The birds started out strong by playing great defense and only allowed 3 points in the first half. They continued the great play in the second half to secure the victory. Great job birds!

From Coach Williams:
The 8th grade Navy girls lost to a strong Beavercreek Ankeney team last night. The girls started off slow in the first haft but finished with a strong second haft. Mallory H. led the way with 18 points. Liesl K. added 12 points. The girls are looking to rebound tonight against Springboro. 

From Scott Byer:
The 7 Navy Girls Basketball Team was in action last night AT Beavercreek Ankeney. Down at half 14-9, the girls fought back in the second half applying full court pressure and came within 3 points late in the 4th quarter 24-21. Beavercreek Ankeney pulled away in the end edging out the Firebirds 29-21. Great effort and improvement in the girls second game of the season. The 7 Navy Girls are back on the hardwood tonight AT Van Buren vs. Springboro Blue.

From Mr. Snyder:
If you joined together all the sausages that the logistics industry delivers in a year, they’d reach beyond the moon.  The average food item travels more than 1500 miles before arriving on your plate.

The transportation and logistics industry is made up of 6 sectors and is one of the largest industries in the world, employing a huge number of worldwide workers.  Well-paying jobs can be found in each of the 6 sectors: road, maritime, storage, aviation, rail, and warehouse.
 
From Mrs. Shadoan:
The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.
 
November's 6th grade student of the month winners are:
Husam A.
Sara C.
Carson D.
Anna D.
Asa D.
Kiera G.
Meredith H.
Abby J.
Noah S.
Jaye W.
 
Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Monday, December 4, 2017

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dolly, the Muse Machine Musical. Money is due tomorrow! As always, tickets are first come, first serve! Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Also tomorrow is our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. 

From Scott Byer:
7 Navy Girls Basketball: after school please go directly to Mr. Byer's room in South Unit, #310. There you will eat your pre-game meal and complete homework prior to the away game against Ankeney.

From Coach Randy Kihn:
The Firebird Wrestlers competed at the Ankeney Dual Tournament over the weekend. Evan T. led the way with 5 wins. Malachi H. also picked on 2 wins on the day. 

 

Announcements for Friday, December 1, 2017

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dolly, the Muse Machine Musical. Money is due by Tuesday, Dec. 5. As always, tickets are first come, first serve! Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Tuesday, Dec. 5 is also our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Coach Bohaboy:
The 7th Grade Silver Girls Basketball team faced a good Beavercreek Coy team last night. The girls played well and never gave up. Although the Birds fell a little short in the end, they continue to get better. Coach Bohaboy is very proud of the improvements the girls are making.


From Mr. Snyder:
This month’s career theme will focus on careers in the transportation & logistics fields.  Logistics is defined as “the cost-effective process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient movement and storage of goods from the point of origin to the end-user” and transport is defined as “the movement of products and people from one point to another via air, sea, road and rail”.  Put the two definitions together and you get an integral part of business operations and the supply chain of goods across the nation and world.

 

Announcements for Thursday, November 30, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan: 
Movie Night is TONIGHT in the library after school.  We are watching Wonder Woman...need I say more?!  Have your ride pick you up around 6:15 in front of the Admin building. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dolly, the Muse Machine Musical. Money is due by Tuesday, Dec. 5. As always, tickets are first come, first serve! Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Tuesday, Dec. 5 is also our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Student Council:
It's Holiday Aid Food Drive time! There are barrels in each unit lobby - let's fill them! Give your non-perishable food donation to your advisory teacher so that it can count toward your unit total. It's North vs. South vs. Central - who's going to get the trophy this year??? Do a good deed - donate to the KMS food drive!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan: 
Movie Night is this Thursday, November 30th in the library after school.  We are watching Wonder Woman...need I say more?!  Have your ride pick you up around 6:15 in front of the Admin building. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dolly, the Muse Machine Musical. Money is due by Tuesday, Dec. 5. As always, tickets are first come, first serve! Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Tuesday, Dec. 5 is also our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Coach Bohaboy:
The 7 Silver Girls Basketball team opened their season last night against Lebanon White. The girls did a great job in the first half...keeping the score very close. But, Lebanon came out strong in the third quarter building up their lead. The Birds picked up their play in the fourth quarter, but couldn't catch up to the Warriors. Overall, Coach Bohaboy is happy with the way the girls played, and is looking forward to seeing the girls improve as the season goes on.
The 7 Silver Girls play again on Thursday against Beavercreek at Van Buren. Come out and support your Birds!

From Coach Scott Byer:
The 7 Navy Girls Basketball Team opened their season at home against Lebanon Maroon with an exciting 27-26 victory! Down early, the girls stormed back in the second quarter outscoring Lebanon Maroon 10-4 and responded well to good defensive pressure for much of the second half. Good job, ladies! Come out and support the Firebirds during this basketball season. Go Birds!

From Coach Williams:
The 8th grade lady Firebirds hosted Lebanon Maroon last night at KMS. The girls played a great first haft but couldn't overcome the post play of Lebanon. The lady birds lost to a really good Lebanon team. 

Announcements for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Student Council:
Yesterday might have been Cyber Monday, but did you know that today has been dubbed "Giving Tuesday"?

While many people take advantage of online prices on Cyber Monday, on Giving Tuesday many charities ask people to remember those in need.

So let Giving Tuesday remind you to bring in your food for the KMS food drive. There are barrels in each unit lobby; but make sure you give your donation to your advisory teacher so that it can count toward your unit total.

Please be generous and bring in your non-perishable food items to donate. Be giving - donate to the KMS food drive!

From Mrs. Morgan: 
Movie Night is this Thursday, November 30th in the library after school.  We are watching Wonder Woman...need I say more?!  Have your ride pick you up around 6:15 in front of the Admin building. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Scott & Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members! Tickets are now on sale for Hello Dolly, the Muse Machine Musical. Money is due by Tuesday, Dec. 5. As always, tickets are first come, first serve! Turn in money to Mrs. Scott in Central or Mrs. Chilson in North. Tuesday, Dec. 5 is also our after school meeting from 3:45-4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit room 119. Be sure to have a ride home promptly at 4:45!

From Coach Byer:
7 Navy Girls Basketball: after school please go directly to Mr. Byer's room in South Unit, #310. There you will eat your pre-game meal and complete homework prior to the home game against Lebanon Maroon.

 

Announcements for Monday, November 27, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Student Council:
It's getting darker earlier. Thanksgiving is over. There are giant barrels in each of the KMS unit lobbies... Must be food drive time!!

Every year KMS collects food to be distributed to needy families in Montgomery County. Imagine if you couldn't have breakfast - not because you CHOSE not to, but because you didn't have any food in your house. That's the reality for a lot of kids in our county.

Please be generous and bring in your non-perishable food items to donate. Do a good deed - donate to the KMS food drive!

From Mrs. Morgan: 
Movie Night is this Thursday, November 30th in the library after school.  We are watching Wonder Woman...need I say more?!  Have your ride pick you up around 6:15 in front of the Admin building. Hope to see you there!

 

From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know that during the Dark Ages the most common form of medical care was putting leeches on the patient to suck the “bad blood” out of their bodies?

Do you work well under pressure and crave excitement?  Then you should consider a career as a paramedic.  Paramedics must earn the EMT-basic certification before taking an additional year of courses to become a paramedic.  Most paramedics work with fire departments, but they can also be housed in the military, research labs, police departments, and private companies.

 

Announcements for Thursday, November 16, 2017

From Mrs. Shadoan:
There will be no 7th or 8th grade student council meetings this Friday. Regularly scheduled student council meetings will start up again Friday, December 1, and new student council members are invited to attend.

From the Cafeteria:
Todays Menu is a Thanksgiving Feast

Roast Turkey w/ gravy
Mashed Potatoes w/ gravy
Uncle Ben's Dressing
Cucumber Slices w/dip
Dinner Roll
Fresh Fruit Salad
AND
PUMPKIN PIE

THE CAFETERIA STAFF WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!


From Mr. Snyder:
A study performed in the United States found that surgeons who played video games on a regular basis made 37% less errors and were 27% faster than their non-gaming coworkers.

Did you know dentists were ranked as the #1 job in America by a recent US News report?  An average salary of $152,000, low unemployment rate, and high demand pushed this job to the top of the list.  Nurses ranked as the 2nd best job and physician assistants came in 3rd. 

 

Announcements for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From Mrs. Shadoan:

Congratulations to the 6th graders who have been invited to join student council. If you haven't gotten your invitation to our December 1st student council meeting, please check the list outside the Central Unit Office door. Please send an RSVP to Mrs. Shadoan as soon as possible to let her know if you can attend the meeting. 6th grade student council members will be included in the Yearbook Group Pictures tomorrow, so make sure you're listening for 6th grade student council to be called.

From Coach Scott Byer:

7th Grade Navy Girls Basketball: please go directly to Mr. Byer's room in South Unit, #310 after school. There you will eat your pre-game meal and complete homework prior to the scrimmage at Fairborn.

From Mrs. Shadoan:

There will be no 7th or 8th grade student council meetings this Friday. Regularly scheduled student council meetings will start up again Friday, December 1, and new student council members are invited to attend.

From Mr. Snyder:

Did you know there are over 700,000 doctors and 4,000,000 million nurses in the United States?

One of the advantages of a career in healthcare is job security.  With the baby boomer generation aging and the government giving health care access to more families, the number of skilled healthcare workers needed is growing much quicker than the average for all US jobs.  Jobs in healthcare will always be needed and can never be outsourced.

The following students were the October Perfect Attendance winners:

6th Grade:    Blake H.

                     Abigail T.

7th Grade:    Anthony T.

                     Tatsanee P.

8th Grade:    Caleb B.

                     Aaron B.

 

Announcements for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Congratulations to the 6th graders who have been invited to join student council. If you haven't gotten your invitation to our December 1st student council meeting, please check the list outside the Central Unit Office door. Please send an RSVP to Mrs. Shadoan as soon as possible to let her know if you can attend the meeting. 6th grade student council members will be included in the Yearbook Group Pictures on Thursday, so make sure you're listening for 6th grade student council to be called.

From Coach Hall:
7th grade Boys Silver basketball will end practice early tonight at 530.  Make sure to call / text your parents to let them know.

From Mr. Byer:
Since the cold weather has arrived, 7th and 8th grade Intramurals will be moving from the soccer field into the classroom! TODAY come to Mr. Byer's classroom, South Unit room 310 from 3:45-5:00 for a fun time of mind challenges through riddle solving, board games, and word puzzles. Have a ride ready to pick you up at 5:00 outside of South Unit!

Announcements for Monday, November 13, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
Since the cold weather has arrived, 7th and 8th grade Intramurals will be moving from the soccer field into the classroom! On Tuesday, Nov. 14th come to Mr. Byer's classroom, South Unit room 310 from 3:45-5:00 for a fun time of mind challenges through word puzzles, riddle solving, and board games. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

 

Announcements for Friday, November 10, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
Since the cold weather has arrived, 7th and 8th grade Intramurals will be moving from the soccer field into the classroom! On Tuesday, Nov. 14th come to Mr. Byer's classroom, South Unit room 310 from 3:45-5:00 for a fun time of mind challenges through word puzzles, riddle solving, and board games. Hope to see you there!

From Mr. Snyder:
Tomorrow is Veteran's Day - a holiday celebrating those people who have fought hard to protect this country and make sure that all of us have freedom.

Veteran's Day began after World War I to recognize those who served our country. In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb of this Unknown Soldier, on a hillside overlooking Washington DC, became the focal point of respect and honor for America's veterans. In our country, memorial gestures to honor Veterans take place on November 11, giving recognition to the celebrated ending of World War I fighting at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). Realizing that peace is preserved by ALL veterans, Congress requested to make this a day to honor those who have served America in ALL wars. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day.

KMS would like to recognize and honor our KMS veterans: Mr. Mark Clayton, Mr. Jeff Duncan, Mr. Jeff Hysinger, Mrs. Theresa Thompson, Mr. Scott Helms, Mrs. Krista Berning, and Mr. Jim Davis. Thank you sincerely for your service to our great country!
___________________________________________________________

The earliest recorded formal hospital with physicians that treated the ill comes from the 5th century BC in Sri Lanka near India.

The amount of training required for healthcare jobs varies widely in the field:
Doctors & surgeons typically need 8 years of college and medical school
Registered nurses require a 4-year degree
Medical assistants require 2-year degrees
Nurse aides need a high school diploma and a training class

 

Announcements for Thursday, November 9, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
Since the cold weather has arrived, 7th and 8th grade Intramurals will be moving from the soccer field into the classroom! On Tuesday, Nov. 14th come to Mr. Byer's classroom, South Unit room 310 from 3:45-5:00 for a fun time of mind challenges through word puzzles, riddle solving, and board games. Hope to see you there!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

From Coach Callinan:
Due to the early dismissal today, wrestling conditioning has been cancelled.  We will start our official practice days this Friday after school until 6:00.

From Mr. Byer:
Since the cold weather has arrived, 7th and 8th grade Intramurals will be moving from the soccer field into the classroom! On Tuesday, Nov. 14th come to Mr. Byer's classroom, South Unit room 310 from 3:45-5:00 for a fun time of mind challenges through word puzzles, riddle solving, and board games. Hope to see you there!

From Coach Scott Byer:
7th grade NAVY girls basketball players: if you are not going home immediately after school today, you MUST stay in Mr. Byer's room, South Unit, room. #310 after school. You will have study tables in Mr. Byer's room until practice begins at 4:00 in the small gym.

From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know 11 of the top 20 fastest growing occupations nationwide are in the healthcare industry?

This month’s career theme will focus on the wide variety of professions in the healthcare industry.  From nurses & doctors in hospitals to paramedics in the fire squad to biotechnologists researching cures for diseases, there are hundreds of jobs to explore in the healthcare professions.  Learn about these different types of jobs and more at ketteringschools.org by following the Career Month link.

Announcements for Monday, November 6, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

Announcements for Friday, November 3, 2017

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 6th graders interested in joining student council: today is the last day to submit your application and NO late applications will be accepted. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Remember, you MUST talk to your parents before filling out the student council application and today is the last day to complete it. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Student Council:
Today is the last day to donate candy for trick-or-treat for troops. Advisory teachers, please check your email for a link to let Mrs. Shadoan know that you have candy donations. Keep your donations and student council members will pick them up by lunch time today. Thank you for your support of trick-or-treat for troops.

From Coach Bohaboy:
Coach Bohaboy would like to congratulate the following girls on making the 7 Silver Girls Basketball team:
Cierra H., O'Malley Q., Kylee L., Annabel S., Sarah S., Megan S., Asaiah W., Mary A., Tara B., and Alexis J.
Coach Bohaboy is looking forward to a great season!
Reminder: we have our first practice this Saturday at VB from 9-10:30.

 

Announcements for Thursday, November 2, 2017

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 6th graders interested in joining student council: tomorrow is the last day to submit your application. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Applications will only be accepted through tomorrow- Friday, November 3 and NO late applications will be accepted. 6th graders MUST talk to their parents before filling out the application. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Student Council:
Today is the last day to donate candy for trick-or-treat for troops. Advisory teachers, please check your email for a link to let Mrs. Shadoan know that you have candy donations. Keep your donations and student council members will pick them up by lunch time tomorrow. Thank you for your support of trick-or-treat for troops.

 

Announcements for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's time for 6th graders to get involved in student council! We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, school-spirited 6th graders to help with projects to make us even prouder to be Firebirds. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 3 and NO late applications will be accepted. 6th graders MUST talk to their parents before filling out the application. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Student Council:
Did you go trick-or-treating and get candy that you don't want? If so, why not donate it to our local military moms group to be shipped to our overseas troops?!? It's time to trick-or-treat for troops... give your candy to your advisory teacher who will send it to Mrs. Shadoan in North Unit. Candy will be collected through tomorrow, Thursday, November 2. Thank you for your donations!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine Members:

Tickets for A Christmas Story in December are on sale now. Tickets are $25.00. The deadline to purchase these tickets has changed from November 7th, because students are not in school that day, to this Friday, November 3rd.

There is a limited number of tickets to this show, so if you planned to attend A Christmas Story, you need to pay by this Friday, November 3rd. Tickets are sold first come, first served. Don't forget.

Also, tickets for Hello Dolly, The Muse Machine Musical in January, are on sale. The deadline to purchase these tickets is right after we return from Thanksgiving break.

So, don't wait until the last minute. Reserve your ticket to A Christmas Story by bringing in 25.00 by this Friday! 


Mr. Snyder:

The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

October's 8th grade student of the month winners are:
Zoya B.
Ally B.
Eric C.
Matthew D.
Jacob E.
Emi G.
Allison G.
Niclas K.
Ellie L.
Dominic L.
and Micah L.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Tuesday, October 31, 2017

From Mr. Foust:
Boys Basketball open gyms are tonight at KMS:
     8th grade 5:30-7
     7th grade 7-8:30

From Student Council:
Are you planning to go trick-or-treating this week? If so, you should trick-or-treat for troops. That doesn't mean you don't get to keep your candy, but if there's candy that you don't want, why not donate it to our local military moms group to be shipped to our overseas troops?!? It's time to trick-or-treat for troops... bring your candy in to your advisory teacher anytime through this Thursday, November 2. Thank you in advance for your donations!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's time for 6th graders to get involved in student council! We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, school-spirited 6th graders to help with projects to make us even prouder to be Firebirds. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 3 and NO late applications will be accepted. 6th graders MUST talk to their parents before filling out the application. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

Mr. Snyder:
Did you know the Rubik's cube is the best-selling product of all time and the iPhone is second?  Some of the best Ohio colleges to study business at include:
Case Western
The University of Dayton
and The Ohio State University
Visit the Career Month resources at ketteringschools.org for lists of the best business schools.


The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

October's 7th grade student of the month winners are:
Nadia B.
Drew B.
Connor C.
Peyton D.
Cameron E.
Youcef H.
Grayson H.
Aliyah J.
Mason L.
Josue N.
Andrew P.
Maddie P.
Kiley P.
Sierra W.
and Branson Z.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Monday, October 30, 2017

From Mr. Foust:
Boys Basketball Open Gyms tomorrow Tuesday 10/31
8th grade-5:30-7:00
7th grade-7:00-8:30

From PTA:
6th Graders, your Halloween Social is TODAY right after school. Feel free to dress up but no masks or face paints. Cost is $4 and we will be having pizza. See you all there!

Sixth Graders attending the Social today:
Please remember you are to leave EVERYTHING in Central Unit before going to the cafeteria for the social. You may pick your things up on your way to your cars. Again, you must leave EVERYTHING in Central.

From Student Council:
Are you planning to go trick-or-treating this week? If so, you should trick-or-treat for troops. That doesn't mean you don't get to keep your candy, but if there's candy that you don't want, why not donate it to our local military moms group to be shipped to our overseas troops?!? It's time to trick-or-treat for troops... bring your candy in to your advisory teacher anytime through this Thursday, November 2. Thank you in advance for your donations!

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is over, but it is not too late to get that great book you wanted!
You can still shop at our online Book Fair which is going on until October 31st. Go to scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.  All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's time for 6th graders to get involved in student council! We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, school-spirited 6th graders to help with projects to make us even prouder to be Firebirds. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 3 and NO late applications will be accepted. 6th graders MUST talk to their parents before filling out the application. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

Mr. Snyder:

The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

October's 6th grade student of the month winners are:
Jeffrey C.
Stevie D.
Shelby H.
Allie H.
Angelina J.
Mateus Marques D.
Carson N.
Alejandro P.
and Freddie W.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Thursday, October 26, 2017

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

Girls 7th and 8th grade Basketball tryouts start Monday 10/30 in the KMS Main gym...7th Grade girls 6-7pm and 8th Grade girls 7:30-8:30pm

From Mrs. Trummer:
Today is the last day of Book Fair.  We are open tonight during the Parent Teacher Conferences until 8:00.  Bring your parents and come shop!  Get some great books and read!!!

From PTA:
6th Graders, your Halloween Social is Monday, October 30th right after school. Feel free to dress up but no masks or face paints. Cost is $4 and we will be having pizza. See you all there!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's time for 6th graders to get involved in student council! We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, school-spirited 6th graders to help with projects to make us even prouder to be Firebirds. The link to the digital application is on both the KMS Student Links page and the in the KMS section of the district website. Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 3 and NO late applications will be accepted. 6th graders MUST talk to their parents before filling out the application. Please email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Student Council:
It's almost time to Trick-or-Treat for troops! If you're planning to go trick-or-treating over the next few days, why not donate some of your candy to our troops? Our local branch of the Blue Star Mothers will take your candy donations and use them in care packages to be shipped to our overseas troops. Bring your candy to your advisory teacher anytime through next Thursday, November 2. Thank you in advance for your donations!

Announcements for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

From Mr. Foust:

Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

Girls 7th and 8th grade Basketball tryouts start Monday 10/30 in the KMS Main gym...7th Grade girls 6-7pm and 8th Grade girls 7:30-8:30pm

From KMS Counselors:

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, tomorrow is United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs Day! Wear red, white, and blue to show others you are drug free! Any student that participates in this theme day will receive a Red Ribbon Week Magnet to display on the inside of their locker. 

From Mrs. Trummer:

Book Fair is going on NOW!  Bring an extra 50 cents and buy a sucker….you could win a book or poster at the end of the book fair.  Hope to see you all there sometime this week!

From Coach Kihn:

Attention 7th and 8th graders, it's time to put away the playstation, and stop snapchatting! Wrestling season is here!

There is a preseason meeting on Wednesday October 25th, after school in the wrestling room. First practice starts November 10th.

Wrestling has been an elite sport in all Kettering athletics, and now is the time for you to join the legacy that is Kettering wrestling! It starts here, it starts with you! 

From PTA:

6th Graders, your Halloween Social is Monday, October 30th right after school. Feel free to dress up but no masks or face paints. Cost is $4 and we will be having pizza. See you all there!

From Mr. Byer:

Intramural soccer is cancelled for today. Listen to announcements next week for what is planned next for 7th and 8th grade intramurals!

From Community Based Students:

Your Box Tops were collected last Friday and KMS did an AMAZING job and brought in over 1900!!!

Standings are as follows:

Central:    Mrs. Reed - 1st Place with 315

                  Mrs. Byers - 2nd Place with 301

South:       Mrs. Melvins - 1st Place with 571

                  Mrs. Morgan - 2nd Place with 315

North:    Mrs. Convers - 1st Place with 521

              Mrs. Chilson - 2nd Place with 207

Tomorrow during Advisory will be our last pick up for the Box Top Contest.  So bring in as much as you can.  

Remember the winning Advisory from each unit will receive Donuts next week!  The Community Based Program thanks you!!

Announcements for Tuesday, October 24, 2017

From Student Council:
Today is the final day for STOCK-tober donations. Homeroom teachers, please tally your total donations and check your email for the link to send your number to Mrs. Shadoan, then send your donations to your unit lobby to be picked up before the end of advisory. Student council thanks you for your donations!

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From KMS Counselors:
In honor of Red Ribbon Week, tomorrow is Mix It Up day! Wear your mismatched clothes tomorrow and let others know you won't let drugs mix you up! 

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is going on NOW!  Bring an extra 50 cents and buy a sucker….you could win a book or poster at the end of the book fair.  Hope to see you all there sometime this week!


From Coach Kihn:
Attention 7th and 8th graders, it's time to put away the playstation, and stop snapchatting! Wrestling season is here!

There is a preseason meeting on Wednesday October 25th, after school in the wrestling room. First practice starts November 10th.

Wrestling has been an elite sport in all Kettering athletics, and now is the time for you to join the legacy that is Kettering wrestling! It starts here, it starts with you! 

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

From Mr. Byer:
For any seventh and eighth grader interested in playing intramural soccer, we will be playing again after school this Wednesday. Come to room 310 South Unit after school. We will be playing until 5:00. Have your ride ready to pick you up at 5:00. Hope to see you there! 

From PTA:
7th and 8th Graders, your Halloween Social is TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 24th right after school.  Feel free to dress up but no masks or face paints.  Cost is $4 and we will be having pizza.  See you all there!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine Members:

This is just a reminder that our meeting is tomorrow after school until 4:45 in Mrs. Chilson's room, North Unit, Room 119. Please make sure you have a ride home worked out before coming to the meeting. You must be picked up in front of North Unit.

If you haven't joined Muse Machine yet, there's still time. Our next in-school performance is right around the corner - November 9th. Only Muse Members will be attending this performance.

Plus, once you're a member, you can buy tickets to any of the out-of school performances. Our next show is "A Christmas Story" at the Victoria Theater. The deadline to purchase tickets is December 7th. It's not too late! Join Muse Machine today!

 

Announcements for Monday, October 23, 2017

From Student Council:
October still has a couple weeks left, but STOCK-tober is almost over. Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your food donations to help STOCK the South Community food pantry. Show that you care about people in our area who are less fortunate by bringing in food donations. You only have a couple more days to remember, so don’t forget your STOCK-tober donation!

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From KMS Counselors:
In honor of Red Ribbon Week and showing others we are drug free, tomorrow is camouflage day. Remember, "Be all you can be! Be drug free!" 

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair starts today!  Bring an extra 50 cents and buy a sucker….you could win a book or poster at the end of the book fair.  Hope to see you all there sometime this week!

From Coach Hall:
7th and 8th grade boys interested in basketball, there will be an open gym on Monday 10/23 at Van Buren...7th grade from 4-5:30pm and 8th grade from 5:30-70pm...There will be a shuttle from KMS to Van Buren for the 7th graders only...Have your rides pick you up at Van Buren.
 

From Coach Kihn:
Attention 7th and 8th graders, it's time to put away the playstation, and stop snapchatting! Wrestling season is here!

There is a preseason meeting on Wednesday October 25th, after school in the wrestling room. First practice starts November 10th.

Wrestling has been an elite sport in all Kettering athletics, and now is the time for you to join the legacy that is Kettering wrestling! It starts here, it starts with you! 

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

No need to sign up. Just come with your computer, OR come old school with paper and pencil. This is "The Write Time" to conjure up that poem, story, or song that you have swirling around in your head. Haven't got an idea what to write about just yet, I will have prompts ready for you when you get here... if you need one.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Mr. Byer:
For any seventh and eighth grader interested in playing intramural soccer, we will be playing again after school this Wednesday. Come to room 310 South Unit after school. We will be playing until 5:00. Have your ride ready to pick you up at 5:00. Hope to see you there! 

From PTA:
7th and 8th Graders, your Halloween Social is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 24th right after school.  Feel free to dress up but no masks or face paints.  Cost is $4 and we will be having pizza.  See you all there!


From Mrs. Snyder:

Did you know the world’s first bank was founded in 1472 in Tuscany, Italy and is still in operation today?  Most business jobs require 4-year college bachelor’s degree to earn the highest wages.  The average salary of both business and marketing majors is about $54,000.

 

Announcements for Friday, October 20, 2017

From Student Council:
October still has a couple weeks left, but STOCK-tober is almost over. Tuesday, October 24th is the last day to bring in your food donations to help STOCK the South Community food pantry. Show that you care about people in our area who are less fortunate by bringing in food donations. You only have a couple more days to remember, so don’t forget your STOCK-tober donation!

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From Band Instructors:
Sixth Grade BAND students-
Please take your chromebooks to band all week. This is for band only - not orchestra.

Thank you!

From Mr. Helms:
Attention all students participating in the Virginia trip fundraiser, please pick up the order forms in your unit office or Mr. Jackson's room 308 south unit.  

From KMS Counselors:
Next week is Red Ribbon Week! The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs.The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug - Free America!!

Next week we will announce theme days you can participate in. Please show your support for our Red Ribbon Week and proudly demonstrate you are drug free! 

From Miss Mittelkamp:
Marble Rollercoasters, wind-powered mini cars, 3D printer creations. These are just some of the projects STEM Club will be working on this year! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 KMS STEM Club. Our first meeting will be October 31st and we meet on Tuesdays until 5 but you must fill out the application! STEM Club is open to any sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who is interested but only the first 24 students to fill out the form will be accepted. You can find the informational flier with a link to the application in your unit lobby. It's going to be a lot of fun and you don't want to miss out so get your application in by Monday, October 23rd!

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming to the Library October 23rd thru the 26th!

You can get ahead start on shopping by visiting our online Book Fair which is going on now until October 31st. Go to scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.

All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!


From Coach Kihn:
Attention 7th and 8th graders, it's time to put away the playstation, and stop snapchatting! Wrestling season is here!

There is a preseason meeting on Wednesday October 25th, after school in the wrestling room. First practice starts November 10th.

Wrestling has been an elite sport in all Kettering athletics, and now is the time for you to join the legacy that is Kettering wrestling! It starts here, it starts with you! 


From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

No need to sign up. Just come with your computer, OR come old school with paper and pencil. This is "The Write Time" to conjure up that poem, story, or song that you have swirling around in your head. Haven't got an idea what to write about just yet, I will have prompts ready for you when you get here... if you need one.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Coach Hall:
7th and 8th grade boys interested in basketball, there will be an open gym on Monday 10/23 at Van Buren...7th grade from 4-5:30pm and 8th grade from 5:30-70pm...There will be a shuttle from KMS to Van Buren for the 7th graders only...Have your rides pick you up at Van Buren.

From Mr. Snyder:
Picture retakes are on Monday, October 23rd for any student who did not have picture taken earlier this year or who would like their picture retaken.  Please return your original photo package if you are having picture retaken.  Order forms are available in unit offices.  

Report cards will be sent home on Monday, October 23rd.  

 

Announcements for Thursday, October 19, 2017

From Student Council:
October still has a couple weeks left, but STOCK-tober is almost over. Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your food donations to help STOCK the South Community food pantry. Show that you care about people in our area who are less fortunate by bringing in food donations. You only have one more day to remember, so don’t forget your STOCK-tober donation!

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From Band Instructors:
Sixth Grade BAND students-
Please take your chromebooks to band all week. This is for band only - not orchestra.

Thank you!

From Mr. Helms:
Attention all students participating in the Virginia trip fundraiser, please pick up the order forms in your unit office or Mr. Jackson's room 308 south unit.  

From Miss Mittelkamp:
Marble Rollercoasters, wind-powered mini cars, 3D printer creations. These are just some of the projects STEM Club will be working on this year! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 KMS STEM Club. Our first meeting will be October 31st and we meet on Tuesdays until 5 but you must fill out the application! STEM Club is open to any sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who is interested but only the first 24 students to fill out the form will be accepted. You can find the informational flier with a link to the application in your unit lobby. It's going to be a lot of fun and you don't want to miss out so get your application in by Monday, October 23rd!

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming to the Library October 23rd thru the 26th!

You can get a head start on shopping by visiting our online Book Fair which is going on now until October 31st. Go to scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.

All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!

From Coach Kihn:
Attention 7th and 8th graders, it's time to put away the playstation, and stop snapchatting! Wrestling season is here!

There is a preseason meeting on Wednesday October 25th, after school in the wrestling room. First practice starts November 10th.

Wrestling has been an elite sport in all Kettering athletics, and now is the time for you to join the legacy that is Kettering wrestling! It starts here, it starts with you! 

From Mrs. Morgan:
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!!!

Do you like to write? Do you feel like you never have time to write? Let's make time! Come check out "The Write Time" this and every Wednesday morning starting at 8:00 to 8:30 in Mrs. Morgan's room 317, South Unit. If you ride a bus and can't get here that early, come straight from the bus.

No need to sign up. Just come with your computer, OR come old school with paper and pencil. This is "The Write Time" to conjure up that poem, story, or song that you have swirling around in your head. Haven't got an idea what to write about just yet, I will have prompts ready for you when you get here... if you need one.

Remember - It's the Write Time at the Write Place - Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30 in room 317, South Unit.  

From Mr. Snyder:
Picture retakes are on Monday, October 23rd for any student who did not have picture taken earlier this year or who would like their picture retaken.  Please return your original photo package if you are having picture retaken.  Order forms are available in unit offices.  

Announcements for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

From Student Council:
Did you remember your STOCK-tober donation today? Have you donated yet? It's time for VB and KMS to join together to help the South Community food pantry. Do you know what item your advisory is collecting? Is it canned fruit, or pasta? Is it juice, or oatmeal? STOCK-tober only lasts one week, so your time is running out. Don't forget your donations for STOCK-tober!

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From Mrs. Morgan:
Hello Movie Club... I've missed you! Last movie, we had a packed house in the library. I hope we can do that again.

TONIGHT we will watch Ender's Game.  This is a Sci-Fi action-packed thriller!

Bring your friends and come hang out with Mrs. Morgan TONIGHT in the Library!!

Have your ride pick you up in front of the school by 5:45.  Can't wait to see you there.


From Band Instructors:
Sixth Grade BAND students-
Please take your chromebooks to band all week. This is for band only - not orchestra.

Thank you!

From Miss Mittelkamp:
Marble Rollercoasters, wind-powered mini cars, 3D printer creations. These are just some of the projects STEM Club will be working on this year! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 KMS STEM Club. Our first meeting will be October 31st and we meet on Tuesdays until 5 but you must fill out the application! STEM Club is open to any sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who is interested but only the first 24 students to fill out the form will be accepted. You can find the informational flier with a link to the application in your unit lobby. It's going to be a lot of fun and you don't want to miss out so get your application in by Monday, October 23rd!

From Mr. Helms:
Attention all students participating in the Virginia trip fundraiser, please pick up the order forms in your unit office or Mr. Jackson's room 308 south unit.  

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming to the Library October 23rd thru the 26th!

You can get a head start on shopping by visiting our online Book Fair which is going on now until October 31st. Go to scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.

All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!

From Mr. Snyder:
Picture retakes are on Monday, October 23rd for any student who did not have picture taken earlier this year or who would like their picture retaken.  Please return your original photo package if you are having picture retaken.  Order forms are available in unit offices. 

 

Announcements for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

From Mr. Jackson:

Attention all students who plan on going on the Williamsburg trip, the first payment to reserve your spot is due Tuesday, October 17. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Helms.

From Student Council:

Good morning KMS! It's pretty chilly this morning, isn't it? With colder weather comes higher heating bills and less food for many Kettering families, so let's stock the shelves of our local food pantry. KMS is joining forces with VB for STOCK-tober. Bring in items to your homeroom and help local families. We'll only be collecting through this Friday so mark it in your planner. It's time for KMS and VB to work together for good... it's STOCK-tober! Advisory teachers- please remind your students what your advisory has been asked to collect.

From Mr. Foust:

Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From Mrs. Morgan:

Hello Movie Club... I've missed you! Last movie, we had a packed house in the library. I hope we can do that again.

This Wednesday will watch Ender's Game.  This is a Sci-Fi action-packed thriller!

Bring your friends and come hang out with Mrs. Morgan this Wednesday in the Library!!

Have your ride pick you up in front of the school by 5:45.  Can't wait to see you there.

From Mrs. Trummer:

Book Fair is coming to the Library October 23rd thru the 26th!

You can get ahead start on shopping by visiting our online Book Fair which starts October 18th and goes through October 31st. Go to Scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.

All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!

From Band Instructors:

Sixth Grade BAND students-

Please take your chromebooks to band all week. This is for band only - not orchestra.

Thank you!

From Coach Rammel:

Saturday marked the end of our 7th grade volleyball season. The girls have worked so hard this season and have shown tons of improvement. On Saturday the team put in all their effort and left it all on the court. Emma F. led the team with 18 serves and 11 of them were aces. Emma also led the team in kills alongside Juli H. and Maddie P.. Ladies, great work this season!

From Miss Mittelkamp:

Marble Rollercoasters, wind-powered mini cars, 3D printer creations. These are just some of the projects STEM Club will be working on this year! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 KMS STEM Club. Our first meeting will be October 31st and we meet on Tuesdays until 5 but you must fill out the application! STEM Club is open to any sixth, seventh, or eighth grader who is interested but only the first 24 students to fill out the form will be accepted. You can find the informational flier with a link to the application in your unit lobby. It's going to be a lot of fun and you don't want to miss out so get your application in by Monday, October 23rd!

From Mr. Helms:

Attention all students participating in the Virginia trip fundraiser, please pick up the order forms in your unit office or Mr. Jackson's room 308 south unit.  

From Coach Hall:

The 7th grade football team wrapped up the season with a demanding win over Miamisburg last night.  The Offense caught fire and dominated the line scrimmage allowing for multiple scores and the defense held strong to keep the Vikings out of the end zone for most of the game.  Congrats on your season gentlemen, and see you tonight.

From Community Based Students:

Your Box Tops were collected last Friday and KMS did an AMAZING job and brought in over 2000!!!

Standings are as follows:

Central:    Mrs. Reed - 1st Place

                 Mrs. Byers - 2nd Place

  South:     Mrs. Morgan - 1st Place

                  Mrs. Melvins - 2nd Place

North:    Mrs. Convers - 1st Place

               Mrs. Woo - 2nd Place

We will be having another Box Top pick up this Friday, October 20th during Advisory.  So bring in more this week!

Remember the winning homeroom from each unit will receive Donuts!  The Community Based Program thanks you!!

 

Announcements for Monday, October 16, 2017

From Mr. Jackson:
Attention all students who plan on going on the Williamsburg trip, the first payment to reserve your spot is due Tuesday, October 17. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Helms.

From Student Council:
Good morning KMS! It's pretty chilly this morning, isn't it? With colder weather comes higher heating bills and less food for many Kettering families, so let's stock the shelves of our local food pantry. KMS is joining forces with VB for STOCK-tober. Bring in items to your homeroom and help local families. We'll only be collecting through this Friday so mark it in your planner. It's time for KMS and VB to work together for good... it's STOCK-tober! Advisory teachers- please remind your students what your advisory has been asked to collect.

From the Counselors:
Everyone knows that bullying situations involve the student who’s targeted and the student doing the bullying. Did you also know that many situations involve bystanders - students who aren’t involved directly but see what’s happening? Bystanders are powerful. In fact, more than half of bullying situations will end if bystanders step in.  

From Mr. Foust:
Attention 7th and 8th Grade girls interested in Basketball, open gyms start this week. Go to the athletics page on our school website for dates, times and locations. There will be a shuttle bus for open gyms at Van Buren outside door #30. Remember you must have Final Forms completed and a physical turned into the athletic department in order to be able to tryout. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Foust.

From Mrs. Morgan:
Hello Movie Club... I've missed you! Last movie, we had a packed house in the library. I hope we can do that again.

This Wednesday will watch Ender's Game.  This is a Sci-Fi action-packed thriller!

Bring your friends and come hang out with Mrs. Morgan this Wednesday in the Library!!

Have your ride pick you up in front of the school by 5:45.  Can't wait to see you there.

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming to the Library October 23rd thru the 26th!

You can get ahead start on shopping by visiting our online Book Fair which starts October 18th and goes through October 31st. Go to Scholastic.com and look for Kettering Middle School under Book Fairs.

All proceeds help buy books for our library! So, get a good book and read!

From Band Instructors:
Sixth Grade BAND students-
Please take your chromebooks to band all week. This is for band only - not orchestra.

Thank you!


From Mr. Snyder:
Amazon.com employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.  

Nearly every item you own has an entire industry based around it, and each of those industries has multiple business functions within them. Because of this complexity, there is a huge variety in the different types of business degrees available to you.  Check out the Career Month online resources at ketteringschools.org to learn the 15 primary types of business degrees.


Picture retakes are on Monday, October 23rd.  Anyone who needs photo retaken or didn’t have it taken at all can pick up forms in the Unit offices.  


September Perfect Attendance Winners:

   6th  Blue - Aubrielle P.
          Silver - Bradley J.

   7th  Blue - Kristen M.
          Silver - Gabriel R.

   8th  Blue - Madison L.
          Silver - Colin W.

Announcements for Friday, October 13, 2017


From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here in less than two weeks! Look for flyers to take home this week in Advisory!  

From Mr. Jackson:
Attention all students who plan on going on the Williamsburg trip, the first payment to reserve your spot is due Tuesday, October 17. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Helms.

From Student Council:
The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing... It must be time for STOCK-tober! That time of the year when VB and KMS combine forces to help STOCK the shelves of the South Community food pantry. South Community provides a lot of services to both middle schools, so we're happy to try to help them as much as we can.

This morning student council members delivered STOCK-tober flyers to advisories. Advisory teachers, please have your students fill in the blank on the flyer with the item that your advisory is collecting.

STOCK-tober won’t last forever - items will only be collected until next Friday, ?October 20, ?so talk to your parents and bring in your donations.? Help KMS and VB to STOCK the food pantry shelves for STOCK-tober.

From Coach Rammel:
Last night the 7th grade Lady Firebirds put up a tough fight but were defeated by Van Buren. Jenna G., Allie H., Audrey E., Emma F., Juli H., and Madie P. led the team in serving with a combined total of 27 aces. Emma F. led the team in kills and Juli H. and Madie P. led the team in digs. The Lady Firebirds next game is tournament play and takes place at 11:00 in the small gym!

 

Announcements for Thursday, October 12, 2017

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

Today is the last day that ducks will be on sale at lunch. Ducks cost $1.00 each and you can either keep your duck now, or put it in our duck pond for a chance to be chosen to win a prize. All ducks will be returned to to students after the duck pond winners are picked. Don't forget to take your money to lunch - today's your last chance! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Ducks are on sale today and the following student council members are selling today: Ella T., Kelsie D., Josh C., Vanessa M., Trenton W., Mallory M., Bella R., Rebekah D., and Candence S.

Please check your email for more details.

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here in less than two weeks! Look for flyers to take home this week in Advisory!  

 

Announcements for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
7th and 8th grade Intramurals are back in full swing! 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are invited to play soccer after school again this coming Thursday, October 12th! On Thursday after school, meet at Mr. Byer's classroom South Unit room 310. We will be playing until 5:00, so have your ride ready to pick you up behind the gym at that time. Last week was a blast, and this week we'd love to have more come out! 

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

Ducks will be on sale at all lunches today. Ducks cost $1.00 each and you can either keep your duck now, or put it in our duck pond for a chance to be chosen to win a prize. All ducks will be returned to to students after the duck pond winners are picked. Don't forget to take your money to lunch - ducks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and they won't last forever! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Ducks are on sale today and the following student council members are selling today: Reagan C., Kelsie D., Ogenyore D., Sarah F., Ella T., Mallory M., Anna G., and Kristen M.

Please check your email for more details.

From Mrs. Trummer:
Book Fair is coming! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here in less than two weeks! Look for flyers to take home this week in Advisory!  

Announcements for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
7th and 8th grade Intramurals are back in full swing! 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are invited to play soccer after school again this coming Thursday, October 12th! On Thursday after school, meet at Mr. Byer's classroom South Unit room 310. We will be playing until 5:00, so have your ride ready to pick you up behind the gym at that time. Last week was a blast, and this week we'd love to have more come out! 

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

Ducks will be on sale at all lunches today. Ducks cost $1.00 each and you can either keep your duck now, or put it in our duck pond for a chance to be chosen to win a prize. All ducks will be returned to to students after the duck pond winners are picked. Don't forget to take your money to lunch - ducks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and they won't last forever! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

From Mrs. Shadoan:

Ducks are on sale today and the following student council members are selling today: Dylan D., Josh C., Kadin L., Lauren K., Reagan C., Mallory M., Aliyah J., and Kathrine H.

Please check your email for more details.

Announcements for Monday, October 9, 2017

From Counselors:
Bullying Prevention takes a united effort of students and adults. It’s about each person taking responsibility. We all have to say that bullying will not be accepted and that everyone has a right to be safe at school.

From Mr. Byer:
7th and 8th grade Intramurals are back in full swing! 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are invited to play soccer after school again this coming Thursday, October 12th! On Thursday after school, meet at Mr. Byer's classroom South Unit room 310. We will be playing until 5:00, so have your ride ready to pick you up behind the gym at that time. Last week was a blast, and this week we'd love to have more come out! 

Announcements for Thursday, October 5, 2017

From Community Based Students:
Good Morning KMS!
Remember -- It’s time to send in your Box Tops!  We are having a BOX TOP Collection for the whole month of October!

Do you like Donuts?  We are having a BOX TOP Contest this month and the One Advisory from each unit that collects the most Box Tops will win Donuts!  Yum!
Please cut the little pink Box Top coupons off specially marked boxes.  Bring all your Box Tops to your Advisory teacher.  You have until Thursday, October 26th to bring in as many Box Tops as you possibly can.  

These Box Tops help us pay for our field trips.  Thank you KMS!

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

The KMS rubber duck sale will be next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 10-13. Ducks cost $1.00 each and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and they won't last forever! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

From Mr. Snyder:
The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

September's 8th grade student of the month winners are:
Daniah Ali M., Haley C., Jaridan F., Meredith F., Apollo F., Andy G. Arianna K., Hannah L., Jaylen R. and Megan W.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!


 
Did you know the red & white Coca-Cola label is actually a powerful  marketing tool for the company? - it is recognized by 94% of the people in the world.

Are you creative?  Do you have good people skills?  Then a job in marketing or business may be a great career for you.  An account manager needs to be able to get along with clients; a market researcher needs to anticipate what target audiences might want; a public relations pro needs to know how audiences will respond to news. To be a truly effective marketer, you need to be able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand how they think and feel.  

 

Announcements for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

From PTA:
Thanks for everyone who has donated for the Coin Battle so far! Just 2 days left! The standings as of yesterday:

5th place with -415 points is Kettering Backpack & Kettering Clean Care
4th place with -61 points is Kids Read Now
3rd place with -29 points is Ronald McDonald House
2nd place with +99 points is Dayton Lemon Society
1st place with +685 points is Therapeutic Riding Institute

Bring your pennies in tomorrow!

 

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

The KMS rubber duck sale will be next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 10-13. Ducks cost $1.00 each and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and they won't last forever! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

 

From Mr. Snyder:
The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

September's 7th grade student of the month winners are:
Taha A., Rand A., Cole B., Katy B., Elijah B., Mackenzie D., David F., Juli H., James M., Mallory M., Brad M., Makayla P., Bella R., Kathryn W., Noah W. and Ethan W.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

From Mr. Byer:
Intramurals for 7th and 8th graders is starting up for the year! This Wednesday, October 4th any 7th and 8th grade boy or girl not playing a fall sport is invited to play soccer after school until 5:00. Meet in South Unit room 310, Mr. Byer's classroom. Make sure to have a ride ready to pick you up behind the gym at 5:00! Hope to see you this Wednesday!

From Student Council:
Quack quack quack, ducks are back!!!

The KMS rubber duck sale will be next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 10-13. Ducks cost $1.00 each and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis and they won't last forever! Proceeds from the KMS duck sale will go to the Fairmont vs. Centerville spirit chain, which supports local charities. Quack!

From Mr. Snyder:
The KMS student of the month program recognizes students who have outstanding qualities in academics, attitude, and citizenship.

September's 6th grade student of the month winners are:
Owen C., Lindsey F., George G., Mazin I., Lawrence L. IV, Aidan O., Reggie P., Annabelle S., Abby T. and Karsen W.

Student council congratulates all of these students! Keep up the great work!!

 

Announcements for Monday, October 2, 2017

From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 2 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM 306 SOUTH UNIT

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN

From Coach Amstutz:
Last week your 8th grade volleyball team took on Beavercreek Ankeney. I am once again so incredibly proud of the girls! After losing the first game of the match the girls didn't give up. We came back to win the 2nd game going into extra points 27-25. This pushed us into a 3rd game. Our KMS volleyball team zipped right through with a win of 25-10 to take the match! Cora C. led the team with 5 kill while Bree C.had 3, Shayla H., Lauren K. and Madison F. each had 1 kill. Bree C. had 6 digs followed by Faith B. and Madison F. with 2 each. The team was on fire with aces led by Cora C. with 9, Bree C. had 6, Faith B. and Lauren K. each had 5 and Madison F. had 1. Jess B., Kelsie D., Avi H. and Bri H. all showed amazing spirit and earned tons of spirit points for the team. Keep fighting hard girls because last week was the turning point to our season! Go Firebirds!

 

From Coach Rammel:
Congratulations to the 7th grade Lady Firebirds on their victory against Beavercreek Ankeney last week! Juli H.and Allie H. led the team in serves with a combined total of 18 aces. Emma F. and Emma M. led the team in kills and Allie H. led the team with multiple back row attacks. Great work ladies, keep it up!

From Counselors:
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Schools, organizations and communities are raising awareness of bullying prevention and teaching students how to respond effectively to bullying situations. It can take many forms. It can be physical and it also can be emotional and social-using words to hurt someone, leaving someone out, or gossiping and spreading rumors. Bullying also happens over cell phones and the internet.  


From Mr. Byer:
Intramurals for 7th and 8th graders is starting up for the year! This Wednesday, October 4th any 7th and 8th grade boy or girl not playing a fall sport is invited to play soccer after school until 5:00. Meet in South Unit room 310, Mr. Byer's classroom. Make sure to have a ride ready to pick you up behind the gym at 5:00! Hope to see you this Wednesday!

From Community Based Students:
Good Morning KMS!
It’s time to send in your Box Tops!  We are having a BOX TOP Collection for the whole month of October!

Do you like Donuts?  We are having a BOX TOP Contest this month and the One Advisory from each unit that collects the most Box Tops will win Donuts!  Yum!
Please cut the little pink Box Top coupons off specially marked boxes.  Bring all your Box Tops to your Advisory teacher.  You have until Thursday, October 26th to bring in as many Box Tops as you possibly can.  

These Box Tops help us pay for our field trips.  Thank you KMS!

 

From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know that Walmart makes an average of $1.8 million every hour and nearly ? of Americans visit a Walmart each week?  

This month’s career announcements will focus on the fields of Business and Marketing.  Jobs in these career fields are diverse - from accountants, payroll directors & finance managers to public relations directors, sales representatives, and advertisers.  There is something for everyone in the career fields of business and marketing.

 

Announcements for Friday, September 29, 2017

From PTA:
Today’s highlighted 5K charity is Therapeutic Riding Institute--The Therapeutic Riding Institute is a 44-year old not-for-profit riding center serving youth and adults with disabilities and diagnoses ranging from stress/anxiety to Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. There are 7 Certified Instructors, 7 trained therapy horses, and over 350 volunteers. Many students from KCS, even KMS, have benefited from the programs at TRI.

From KMS Counselors:
KMS Students and Staff…
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Your Advisory teachers will have different activities to discuss Bullying Prevention and how we all need to be apart of the movement to Stomp Out Bullying. At the end of announcements, your advisory teacher will show a short video to encourage all students and staff to wear blue on
Monday, Oct. 2.


From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 2 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM 306 SOUTH UNIT

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN

Mr. Snyder:

Did you know engineers designed the NASA space shuttles?  The field of Aerospace includes both aeronautical and astronautical engineers, pilots, and astronauts.  All three of these important careers have an average salary of about $100,000.

Announcements for Thursday, September 28, 2017

From PTA:
Today’s highlighted 5K charity is Kids Read Now--This program provides summer reading books for students in grades K-3 so that they don't lose what they learned in the previous school year. Parents and teachers agree to help the students keep reading the right books for their levels. Kids who are not reading at grade level by 4th grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of high school, only 1 in 25 will graduate from college, and 1 in 10 will end up in jail

From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 2 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM 306 SOUTH UNIT

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN

From Coach Boden:
Congratulations to the field hockey team for placing second in the tournament this week! The girls worked hard this season and played their hearts out, and we can't wait for next year. Way to go, girls!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, September 27, 2017

From PTA:
Today’s highlighted 5K charity is the Ronald McDonald House--Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill, hospitalized children and supports efforts that improve children’s health within our region. Ronald McDonald House provides families with many of the comforts of home, such as home-cooked meals, on site laundry facilities and private guest rooms at little or no cost to them. The House has a nominal suggested room fee of $15 a night, but no family is ever turned away due to inability to pay

From Ms. Evans:

Come one, come all! Do you like helping out the community and eating ice cream? Come join the Junior Optimists at our ice cream social TONIGHT to learn more about the awesome things we will do this year! See you in Mrs. Geiger’s room (South Unit, 309) after school until 4:30!

From Coach Amstutz:
Last night your 8th grade volleyball team took on Beavercreek Coy. I just need to say how proud of the team I am! Our team has had such a rough season so far but the girls played with such heart and took one game off of Coy and came so close to winning the match going into extra point to finish 25-27. Bree C. had 5 aces and Faith B. had 1. Cora C. had 6 kill while Bree C. had 3, Shayla H. had 2 and Lauren K. and Madison F. each had 1 kill. Jess B., Kelsie D., Avi H. and Bri H. all showed amazing spirit and earned tons of spirit points for the team. Keep fighting hard girls and Go Firebirds!

From Coach Rammel:
Congratulations to the 7th grade Lady Firebirds on their victory against Beavercreek Coy last night! Audrey E., Emma F., and Juli H. led the team in kills and served over 20 aces combined. Keep up the good work Lady Firebirds! Their next home game is Thursday against Beavercreek Ankeny. 

From Coach Boden:
Congratulations to the field hockey team on their big win last night in their tournament game against Summit. The team swept in a 3-0 win! The first goal was scored by Sarah F. with an assist from Kate W., and the second and third goals were scored by Lucia P. with assists from Adeline H.. Way to go girls! The team will face off in the championship game tonight against Oakwood. GO FIREBIRDS!


From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

SAMPLE OF OCCURRENCES:

1. CHARLOTTESVILLE:  LUNCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

2. MONTICELLO:  INVESTIGATE HOME OF PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON
OBSERVE JEFFERSON'S INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS

3. WILLIAMSBURG:  INVESTIGATE COLONIAL FARM, COLONIAL ARMY BASE, AND     MARCH AS AMERICAN TROOPS
GHOST TOUR - AFTER SUN DOWN INVESTIGATE HAUNTED PROPERTIES AND SUPERNATURAL EVENTS

4. YORKTOWN:  INVESTIGATE THE BATTLEFIELD AND COLONIAL ARMAMENTS

5. JAMESTOWN, THE FIRST BRITISH SETTLEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
INVESTIGATE THE SUCCESSES AND ULTIMATE DOOM OF THE COLONISTS

6. SOUTHERN COLONIAL PLANTATION:  INVESTIGATE THE MANSION, BARN, ANIMALS, AND GROUNDS

7. EVERY NIGHT THERE WILL BE SWIMMING

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 2 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM SOUTH 306

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN

 

Announcements for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

From PTA:
Today’s highlighted 5K charity is the Dayton Lemon Society--The Dayton Lemon Society is a local organization that sends its proceeds to Alex's Lemonade Stand, which supports childhood cancer. At KMS, we have students who have battled cancer, and staff members who have family members who have battled childhood cancers as well. The ribbon for childhood cancer is yellow, and childhood cancer awareness month is October. 

From Ms. Evans:

Come one, come all! Do you like helping out the community and eating ice cream? Come join the Junior Optimists at our ice cream social this Wednesday to learn more about the awesome things we will do this year! See you in Mrs. Geiger’s room (South Unit, 309) after school until 4:30!


From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

SAMPLE OF OCCURRENCES:

1. CHARLOTTESVILLE:  LUNCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

2. MONTICELLO:  INVESTIGATE HOME OF PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON
OBSERVE JEFFERSON'S INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS

3. WILLIAMSBURG:  INVESTIGATE COLONIAL FARM, COLONIAL ARMY BASE, AND     MARCH AS AMERICAN TROOPS
GHOST TOUR - AFTER SUN DOWN INVESTIGATE HAUNTED PROPERTIES AND SUPERNATURAL EVENTS

4. YORKTOWN:  INVESTIGATE THE BATTLEFIELD AND COLONIAL ARMAMENTS

5. JAMESTOWN, THE FIRST BRITISH SETTLEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
INVESTIGATE THE SUCCESSES AND ULTIMATE DOOM OF THE COLONISTS

6. SOUTHERN COLONIAL PLANTATION:  INVESTIGATE THE MANSION, BARN, ANIMALS, AND GROUNDS

7. EVERY NIGHT THERE WILL BE SWIMMING

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 7 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM SOUTH 306

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN


From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know bioengineers have created virtual reality surgery simulators so doctors don’t have to practice on live patients?  Women make up 18-20% of all engineers.  Famous female engineers are responsible for engineering the Brooklyn Bridge, inventing Kevlar to be used in bullet-proof vests, and creating the first windshield wipers.

 

Announcements for Monday, September 25, 2017

From PTA:
TODAY is our September Dining for Dollars. It is ALL DAY at the BW3 in Town & Country. Be sure to take the flier you got in advisory. The flier is also available on the KMS website. Thanks!

From Ms. Evans:

Come one, come all! Do you like helping out the community and eating ice cream? Come join the Junior Optimists at our ice cream social this Wednesday to learn more about the awesome things we will do this year! See you in Mrs. Geiger’s room (South Unit, 309) after school until 4:30!

From Mr. Jackson:
7TH AND 8TH GRADERS, WE ARE PREPARING TO LEAVE KETTERING IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE NEW DESTINATIONS

YOUR TEACHERS, MR JACKSON, MR PAYNE, AND MR HELMS, WILL LEAD THE WAY TO LEARNING, FUN, AND FEASTING

DESTINATION: VIRGINIA, JUNE 5 - 8

SAMPLE OF OCCURRENCES:

1. CHARLOTTESVILLE:  LUNCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

2. MONTICELLO:  INVESTIGATE HOME OF PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON
OBSERVE JEFFERSON'S INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS

3. WILLIAMSBURG:  INVESTIGATE COLONIAL FARM, COLONIAL ARMY BASE, AND     MARCH AS AMERICAN TROOPS
GHOST TOUR - AFTER SUN DOWN INVESTIGATE HAUNTED PROPERTIES AND SUPERNATURAL EVENTS

4. YORKTOWN:  INVESTIGATE THE BATTLEFIELD AND COLONIAL ARMAMENTS

5. JAMESTOWN, THE FIRST BRITISH SETTLEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA
INVESTIGATE THE SUCCESSES AND ULTIMATE DOOM OF THE COLONISTS

6. SOUTHERN COLONIAL PLANTATION:  INVESTIGATE THE MANSION, BARN, ANIMALS, AND GROUNDS

7. EVERY NIGHT THERE WILL BE SWIMMING

MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: OCTOBER 7 AT 7:00 pm, IN ROOM SOUTH 306

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN


From Mr. Snyder:
This week, we will be highlighting one of the potential 5K charities each day in anticipation of the Coin Battle voting next week.  There will be a collection jar for each charity in the cafeteria.  If you want to vote FOR a charity, you put in non-silver coins like pennies or the golden dollar coin--they will count as positive points--1 point per cent.  If you want to vote AGAINST a charity, you put silver coins in the container, like nickels, dimes, & quarters--they will count as negative points--again, 1 point per cent.  Each day, volunteers will tally the points and put a sign on the jar to let you know where your preferred charity stands.  The charity with the most points at the end of the week will be the charity that benefits from our 5K in May!


Monday: Kettering Backpack Program & Kettering Clean Care--The Kettering Backpack Program has been sending food bags home each Friday with students who may be food-insecure over the weekend.  It has been operating for 11 years and currently serves almost 600 students in the KCS as well as 5 private schools in Kettering.  The Kettering Clean Care Program provides a bag of toiletries monthly to middle school students who might otherwise not have access to soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.  

 

Announcements for Friday, September 22, 2017

From Mrs. Siler:
TODAY is the KMS annual fall cookout for lunch. Your principals will be grilling the hot dogs

Menu is:
     Hot Dog on Bun
     Baked Beans
     Baby Carrots w/Dip
     Slushie Cup
Enjoy a complete lunch and you will receive a FREE Bag of chips.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Thanks to everyone who participated in spirit days this week! Today is hat day - if you have a donation for the Fairmont Spirit Chain, you get to wear a hat all day. Teachers, please collect your donations and send them to Mrs. Phillips in South Unit, Mrs. Weirauch in North Unit, and Mr. Sullivan in Central Unit. If you didn't remember your money today, but you still want to donate to spirit chain, get your money together this weekend and get ready for... QUACK!!! Ducks will be back!!! Quack quack quack!

From Coach Amstutz:
Last night your 8th grade volleyball team took on a good Lebanon team. Faith B., Bree C., Cora C. and Lauren K. each had an ace. Shayla H., Bree C. and Jess B. helped the team with digs and Bree C. led the team in kills. Kelsie D., Bri H. and Avi H. helped the team out with lots of spirit points. Next week the girls take on both Beavercreek teams. Come on out and support the girls next week. Go Firebirds!

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade Lady Firebirds fought hard but were defeated by Springboro in 3 games. Jenna G. led the team in digs and Emma F. led the team with kills. Juli H. and Emma F. led the team in serves, with over 15 aces . The Lady Firebirds are continuing to work hard to prepare for next week.

From PTA:
The September Dining for Dollars will be THIS MONDAY at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Town & Country. The event is all day and you have to have the flier. All Advisory teachers should have received fliers to send home with students. Be sure to share with your family & friends!


From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know that you have an engineer to thank for making TVs interactive, where you can choose any program, film, or game from more than 500 channels?  The engineering profession is made up of engineers and engineering technicians.  Engineering majors must take higher-level math and focus more on design and theory, while engineering technicians take fewer math courses and are more hands-on in the design process.

 

Announcements for Thursday, September 21, 2017

From Mrs. Siler:
This Friday is the KMS annual fall cookout for lunch. Your principals will be grilling the hot dogs

Menu is:

Hot Dog on Bun
Baked Beans
Baby Carrots w/Dip
Slushie Cup

Enjoy a complete lunch and you will receive a FREE Bag of chips.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 7th grade student council members - this week's Friday morning meeting is cancelled. We will resume with our Friday morning meetings NEXT Friday, September 29. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's here... #SpiritWeek!!

How groovy are you today? Did you wear your tie dye?

Congratulations to Ryley Callahan, the winner of our tie dye Firebird t-shirt! Student council appreciates your participation in this week's spirit days!

Tomorrow is Hat Day for Spirit Chain. What is spirit chain? It's a Fairmont vs. Centerville competition and all money raised goes to local charities picked by the high schools. Our hat day money will help Fairmont to beat Centerville, but more importantly will directly help people in our Kettering community! Bring your donation to advisory tomorrow morning. Any donation equals permission to wear a hat all day tomorrow. Don't forget your money - and your hat - it's hat day for spirit chain tomorrow!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From Mrs. Siler:
This Friday is the KMS annual fall cookout for lunch. Your principals will be grilling the hot dogs

Menu is:

Hot Dog on Bun
Baked Beans
Baby Carrots w/Dip
Slushie Cup

Enjoy a complete lunch and you will receive a FREE Bag of chips.

From Coach Amstutz:
Last night your 8th grade volleyball team took on a strong Springboro team. Jess B. and Bree C. led the team with 3 aces each followed by Cora C. with 1 ace. Shayla H. had two great blocks, 2 digs and 1 kill. Bree C. had 2 digs and 3 kills while Bri H. and Avi H. each had 1 dig. Let's get ready to play Lebanon on Thursday! Go Firebirds!

From Coach Rammel:
Last night the 7th grade Lady Firebirds fought hard against a tough Springboro team. Juli H. led the team in kills and Allie H. led the team in serves. The Lady Firebirds are practicing hard for their game on Thursday against Lebanon. 

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's here... #SpiritWeek!!

Did you wear your blue and silver today? Go Firebirds! Today is our first pep assembly AND our walk-a-thon. Let's rock the gym and the track with our Firebird pride!

Tomorrow is tie dye day - let's bring some extra peace and happiness with our groovy threads tomorrow. Wear your tie dye, but also your peace symbols, your smiley faces, and your bell-bottom pants!

Teachers, if you have blue and silver Firebird pride students in your advisory today please check your email to submit their names to Kristin Shadoan. It would also be great to snap some photos if you have a chance!!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 7th grade student council members - this week's Friday morning meeting is cancelled. We will resume with our Friday morning meetings NEXT Friday, September 29. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

 

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine members,

Don't forget - Our next Muse Machine meeting is tomorrow after school. That's Thursday, Sept 21st in Mrs. Chilson's room in North Unit 119 from 3:45 - 4:45.

BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PARENTS PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF NORTH UNIT at 4:45.

If you haven't joined Muse Machine yet, what are you waiting for? Our first in-school performance is one of the best shows Muse Machine has ever had and it's only one week away. Get your membership form and fee turned in now! You do not want to miss this one.
Extra forms can be found in your unit office or printed from the Muse Machine links online. We want to see you in the seats of the first show!

 

Announcements for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From PTA:
Students...tomorrow is our PTA Walk-a-Thon! If you want to participate, please get pledges. Bring your pink form & money to school tomorrow and turn in to your Advisory teacher. Only those students who turn in money will be eligible to walk. You will receive a raffle ticket towards our great prizes for every $5 you turn in...those will be given to you by Friday. Go out & get some pledges!

From Mrs. Siler:
This Friday is the KMS annual fall cookout for lunch. Your principals will be grilling the hot dogs

Menu is:

Hot Dog on Bun
Baked Beans
Baby Carrots w/Dip
Slushie Cup

Enjoy a complete lunch and you will receive a FREE Bag of chips.

 

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's here... #SpiritWeek!!

Did you remember to wear your superhero gear today?? What about tomorrow- are you ready for Blue & Silver Day?

It's spirit week and tomorrow we have our first pep assembly and our KMS walk-a-thon. Let's rock the walk AND the gym- wear your blue and silver to show your Firebird pride!!

Teachers, if you have any superhero students in your advisory today please check your email to submit their names to Kristin Shadoan. It would also be great to snap some photos if you have a chance!!

 

Announcements for Monday, September 18, 2017

From Coach Hall:
The 7th grade football team went 2 and 0 last week against Beavercreek.  Dominating performances on both sides of the ball led to outscoring the Beavers 66 to just 6 in the two games.  The offense ran up and down the field breaking big plays and chewing up clock while the defense kept Beavercreek on their heels.  Come out and support our Birds as they take on the Elks this week.  Stay hungry.

From Mrs. Shadoan:
It's here... #SpiritWeek!!

Did you dress like someone else today for Twin Day? What about tomorrow- are you ready for Superhero Day?

It's spirit week and tomorrow's your chance to be someone's superhero... remember- no costumes please!!

Teachers, if you have twinning students in your advisory today please check your email to submit their names to Kristin Shadoan. It would also be great to snap some photos if you have a chance!!

From Mr. Snyder:
Keep up the good attendance!  Our lead over Van Buren has become smaller, but we still have the lead!

Did you know that the Ferris wheel is considered one of the greatest engineering wonders of the world?  Becoming an engineer will require a college bachelor’s degree, which you can complete at a 4-year college or by studying 2 years at Sinclair and 2 years at a 4-year college.  This could be well worth it with an average starting salary around $60,000.

 

Announcements for Friday, September 15, 2017

From Mrs. Himes:
Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for our troops. If you were unable to donate you can still make a difference. Hold the door open for the person behind you, offer to do extra chores or simply thank a veteran for their service. Be a positive force in our community!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention MUSE MACHINE MEMBERS:

Our September and October meeting dates have changed.

The September meeting has changed from next Tuesday, September 19th to Thursday, September 21.

The October meeting has changed from October 24th to October 25th.

This information will be also be available on the Muse News You Can Use link on the Student Links page and the KMS website.

Both meetings are still from 3:45 - 4:45.

PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE THE MEETING TO HAVE YOUR RIDE PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF NORTH UNIT AT 4:45.

Still haven't joined Muse Machine? What are you waiting for?! Our first big show is right around the corner and you won't want to miss it. Our first show is just two short weeks away, so get your membership fee in so you can see all three shows! 

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Next week is... #SpiritWeek!!

Monday will be Twin Day; Tuesday will be Superhero Day; Wednesday is Blue and Silver Spirit Day for our pep assembly and walk-a-thon; Thursday will be Peace Day, so break out your tie dye! Friday's spirit day is Top Secret and will be announced next week!!

Are you ready for spirit week? Get ready for Twin Day on Monday... who will you twin or triplet with?

 

From Mr. Snyder:

Did you know running shoes are designed by engineers in order to distribute your weight over the entire sole?  There are over 40 different types of engineers among the 1.6 million engineering jobs in the United States.  The top 4 types of engineers are electrical, mechanical, civil, and industrial.

 

Announcements for Thursday, September 14, 2017

From Mrs. Himes:
Tomorrow is the final day to bring in your donations for Blue Star Mothers. Let's fill those boxes Firebirds!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention MUSE MACHINE MEMBERS:

Our September and October meeting dates have changed.

The September meeting has changed from next Tuesday, September 19th to Thursday, September 21.

The October meeting has changed from October 24th to October 25th.

This information will be also be available on the Muse News You Can Use link on the Student Links page and the KMS website.

Both meetings are still from 3:45 - 4:45.

PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE THE MEETING TO HAVE YOUR RIDE PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF NORTH UNIT AT 4:45.

Still haven't joined Muse Machine? What are you waiting for?! Our first big show is right around the corner and you won't want to miss it. Our first show is just two short weeks away, so get your membership fee in so you can see all three shows! 

 

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Next week is... #SpiritWeek!!

Monday will be Twin Day; Tuesday will be Superhero Day; Wednesday is Blue and Silver Spirit Day for our pep assembly and walk-a-thon; Thursday will be Peace Day, so break out your tie dye! Friday's spirit day is Top Secret and will be announced next week!!

Are you ready for spirit week? Get ready for Twin Day on Monday... who will you twin or triplet with?

From Mr. Snyder:

Friday Football Game:
Middle School section at far end of bleachers opposite of High School Section.  

Fairmont & Springboro are participating in a RED OUT (wearing red) at the game to show support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.  

 

Announcements for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

From Ms. Moses:
Any 6TH grade student interested in after school kickball or walking/running club should pick up a permission slip and forms in the Central Unit office. All forms MUST BE TURNED IN BY SEPT. 18.

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
If you're interested in helping out the community, come to the first Junior Optimists meeting! We will meet in Mrs. Geiger's room (309 South Unit) tonight after school until 4:30. We plan to come up with some great ideas for this year. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Himes:
Time is running out. Friday is the last day to bring in your donations for Blue Star Mothers. Get your items to your unit office today!

From Coach Amstutz:
Last night our 8th grade volleyball team took on Bellbrook and played one of their best games yet! Jess B. and Shayla H. each had a block. Bree C. had 3 kills and Shayla H. had 1. Bree C. had 7 digs, Avi H. had 3, Jess B.had 2 and Faith B., Cora C., Madison Fi. and Bri H. each had 1 dig. Cora C. had 7 aces, Bree C. and Avi H. each had 3, Lauren K. had 2 and Madison F. had 1 ace. Although Kelsie D. didn't get to play due to injury she did get 27 spirit points! Way to girls! Keep working hard!

 

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade Lady Firebirds put up a tough fight against Bellbrook last night. Audrey Egbert led the team in kills and Allie Hayes led the team on defense. The Lady Firebirds are now preparing for their match on Saturday at Centerville. 


From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention MUSE MACHINE MEMBERS:

Our September and October meeting dates have changed.

The September meeting has changed from next Tuesday, September 19th to Thursday, September 21.

The October meeting has changed from October 24th to October 25th.

This information will be also be available on the Muse News You Can Use link on the Student Links page and the KMS website.

Both meetings are still from 3:45 - 4:45.

PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE THE MEETING TO HAVE YOUR RIDE PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF NORTH UNIT AT 4:45.

Still haven't joined Muse Machine? What are you waiting for?! Our first big show is right around the corner and you won't want to miss it. Our first show is just two short weeks away, so get your membership fee in so you can see all three shows! 


From Mr. Snyder:
Did you know chemical engineers are working on developing unscratchable plastics for Nintendo and PlayStation games?  The top three highest average engineering salaries are:
     Petroleum Engineer at $147,000
     Computer Engineering at $114,000
     Geological and Mining Engineering at $107,000

 

Announcements for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? We will be watching Holes in the Library today after school.  Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 in front of the Library on Glengarry. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

From Ms. Moses:
Any 6TH grade student interested in after school kickball or walking/running club should pick up a permission slip and forms in the Central Unit office. All forms MUST BE TURNED IN BY SEPT. 18.

From Mrs. Himes:
Did you know that many of our donations will be used as Christmas care packages for the troops? Don't forget to drop off your donations to your unit office. Every little bit helps!

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade Lady Firebirds put up a hard fight against Lebanon last night. Allie H. and Juli H. led the team in serving with 5 aces each and Emma F. led the team with 4 kills. The ladies are looking forward to their game tonight against Bellbrook. Good luck ladies!

From Coach Amstutz:
Last night 8th grade volleyball took on Lebanon Maroon. Although they lost in two games there were some highlights. Cora C. had 3 aces. Faith B. had 2 aces, Lauren K. had 1 ace. Shayla H. had a great block and 2 kills. Madison F. had 1 dig and one very unorthodox, perfect pass. Tonight the girls travel to Bellbrook to take on the Eagles.

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
If you're interested in helping out the community, come to the first Junior Optimists meeting! We will meet in Mrs. Geiger's room (309 South Unit) Wednesday after school until 4:30. We plan to come up with some great ideas for this year. Hope to see you there!

 

Announcements for Monday, September 11, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? Tuesday Sept 12 we will be watching Holes in the Library.  Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 in front of the Library on Glengarry. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

From Mrs. Himes:
Tuna, Gum and Dental Floss. These are just a few of the items you can donate to support American troops around the world. Donations will be accepted through Friday in your unit offices. 

From Ms. Moses:
Any 6TH grade student interested in after school kickball or walking/running club should pick up a permission slip and forms in the Central Unit office. All forms MUST BE TURNED IN BY SEPT. 18.

 

Announcements for Friday, September 8, 2017

 

From Mrs. Morgan:

Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? Tuesday Sept 12 we will be watching Holes in the Library.  Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 at South Unit. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

 

From Mrs. Himes:

Monday Is Patriot Day. Wear your best Red, White and Blue to show your patriotism! 

 

From Mr. Snyder:

We will be talking about different careers each month at KMS, VB & Fairmont.  This month we are focusing on Engineering & Aerospace.  

Some interesting jobs held by engineers:

     Civil Engineers design water park slides

     Computer Engineers create special effects in movies

     Theme Park Engineers design theme parks.  

 

Attendance Contest KMS v. VB.  We are in the lead after one week:

     KMS  95% 

     VB     94.9%

Keep up the good work students!  Attendance is important to your success!

 

Announcements for Thursday, September 7, 2017

From Mrs. Morgan:
Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? Tuesday Sept 12 we will be watching Holes in the Library.  Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 at South Unit. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

From Mrs. Himes:
Monday Is Patriot Day. Wear your best Red, White and Blue to show your patriotism! 

From Miss Gustafson:
Attention all those who filled out art club forms. We had many no shows at the first meeting for 6th graders on Tuesday and Wednesday for 7th and 8th graders. Check the lists outside of the unit office. If you are on the list .... YOU ARE IN ART CLUB! Please come to the next meeting... if you miss a couple I will need to open up your spot to kids on the waiting list. See Miss Gustafson in central if you have any questions..... Thanks!

From Mr. Snyder:

September is National Attendance Month.  Your attendance is crucial to your success!  

Van Buren has challenged KMS to an Attendance Challenge.  Best attendance percentage for the month will win Attendance Trophy.  Let’s beat VB!!!

Announcements for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

From KMS PTA:
Hey 6th graders! Today is the day...your first after-school social! It will be from 3:45-5 pm in the cafeteria. The cost is just $4 and you will get a KONA ice snow cone! Your ride home can pick you up in front of Central Unit at 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? Tuesday Sept 12 we will be watching Holes in the Library.  Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 at South Unit. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

 

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Due to the 6th grade social, the first Junior Optimists meeting will be postponed until next Wednesday September 13th. Listen for announcements next week for more information, but it will be after school in Mrs. Geiger's room (309 South Unit) until 4:30.

From Mrs. Himes:
Our donation drive to benefit the Blue Star Mothers is underway. Please make sure to bring your new and unused donations to your unit offices. Donations will be accepted through Friday, September 15th. Thank you for your support!

From Mr. Snyder:
Sixth graders-
If you are going to the social today, you need to remember to leave all of your belongings in your locker before going to the gym. Do not bring anything with you to the social other than your $4 admission fee. You will go back to Central to pick up your things on the way out to your ride.

 

Announcements for Tuesday, September 5, 2017

From KMS PTA:
Hey 6th graders! Your first after-school social will be on Wednesday, September 6 from 3:45-5 pm in the cafeteria. The cost is just $4 and you will get a KONA ice snow cone! Your ride home can pick you up in front of Central Unit at 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

From Mrs. Morgan:
Movie! Movie! Movie!

Ready for Movie Club? Tuesday Sept 12 we will be watching Holes in Mrs. Morgan's room - 317 South Unit. Holes is a great story of a boy who has been falsely convicted of a crime he didn't commit. He now has to dig holes day after day.

Don't miss this! You and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Have your ride pick you up by 5:50 at South Unit. Again... No Need to sign up... Just show up with a friend or by yourself. Can't wait to see you!

From Mrs. Himes:
In 2009 Federal legislation was passed that established September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under Federal Law and Presidential Proclamation. In honor of September 11th, KMS will be participating in a donation drive to benefit the Blue Star Mothers of America, Miami Valley Chapter #3. The donation drive will take place Wednesday, September 6th through Friday, September 15th in the unit offices. Students will receive information about making donations during their social studies classes. Thank you in advance for your support!

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Are you interested in helping out the community? Come to the first Junior Optimists meeting Wednesday after school until 5:00. We will meet in Mrs. Geiger's room (309 South Unit). We will discuss plans, and get ideas for fun collaborative projects for the year! Hope to see you there!

 

Announcements for Friday, September 1, 2017

From Mrs. Siler:
Students: Breakfast is offered every day in the cafeteria, beginning at 8:15. 6th graders can choose to go to the designated area in central unit from 8:20-8:37 a.m. Those that qualify for free meals will receive breakfast at no charge. Students who receive reduced meals will be charged .30 and full pay students can receive breakfast for $1.90.

FIREBIRD BIG BREAKFAST - EVERY THURSDAY for students and Staff
Menu consists of :
Scrambled Eggs
Pancakes OR French Toast Sticks w/Syrup
Tater Tots or hash browns
Fruit or Juice
Milk  

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Attention all Junior Optimists members, or anyone interested in helping in the community - If you would like to walk in the Kettering Holiday at Home Parade on Monday September 4th, we will be meeting at 9:15 am in the parade staging area on Far Hills and Stroop Road.

Doughnuts, water, and signs will be provided for marchers. Email Ms. Evans or Mrs. Geiger if you are interested or have questions. We will have our first meeting next week. Listen to announcements for more updates!

 

From KMS PTA:
Hey 6th graders! Your first after-school social will be on Wednesday, September 6 from 3:45-5 pm in the cafeteria. The cost is just $4 and you will get a KONA ice snow cone! Your ride home can pick you up in front of Central Unit at 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

From Miss Gustafson:
Attention to all who applied for art club. Please listen carefully. Both groups are beyond full! Please check outside unit offices to see lists of members. All lists are alphabetical! Art club starts next week Tuesday for 6th graders and Wednesday for 7th and 8th graders. If you missed your chance to join art club there will be new sign ups in January! Come ready for some fun!

From Coach Amstutz:
8th grade Firebirds Volleyball took on Beavercreek Ankeney last night. Although we didn't get the W the girls are really starting to put things together and gave Beavercreek a really tough game. Cora C. had 6 aces and Bree C.had 3. Jess B., Bree C., Cora C. and Shayla H. each had a block.

Way to go Firebirds! Let's kick it into high gear next week and get the win against Van Buren!

From Coach Rammel:
Congratulations to the 7th grade lady Firebirds on their win against Ankeney last night! The girls were able to win in two games with a total of 24 aces! Great work ladies!

 

Announcements for Thursday, August 31, 2017

From Mrs. Siler:
Students: Breakfast is offered every day in the cafeteria, beginning at 8:15. 6th graders can choose to go to the designated area in central unit from 8:20-8:37 a.m. Those that qualify for free meals will receive breakfast at no charge. Students who receive reduced meals will be charged .30 and full pay students can receive breakfast for $1.90.

FIREBIRD BIG BREAKFAST - EVERY THURSDAY for students and Staff
Menu consists of :
Scrambled Eggs
Pancakes OR French Toast Sticks w/Syrup
Tater Tots or hash browns
Fruit or Juice
Milk  

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade lady Firebirds put up a tough fight against Beavercreek Coy Tuesday night. The ladies fought hard but were unable to come out on top. They are working hard to be ready for their game tonight.

From Coach Amstutz:
8th grade KMS Volleyball didn't get the win Tuesday night but there was significant improvement from the previous games! Highlights from the match vs Coy were Kelsie D.had 4 aces, Faith B. and Bree C. each had a block, Jess B., Bree C. and Kelsie D. each had two kills and Cora C. had one. Last night we put in time at a great practice before facing Ankeney tonight. Go Firebirds!

 

From Coach Hall:
The 7th grade football team lost its season opener to Wayne last night. The Birds dominated the first half on both sides of the football, but a couple of deep passes behind the secondary and few mistakes on offense cost the Firebirds the second half and eventually the game. We will have a full practice tonight.

From Ms. Evans and Mrs. Geiger:
Attention all Junior Optimists members, or anyone interested in helping in the community - If you would like to walk in the Kettering Holiday at Home Parade on Monday September 4th, we will be meeting at 9:15 am in the parade staging area on Far Hills and Stroop Road.

Doughnuts, water, and signs will be provided for marchers. Email Ms. Evans or Mrs. Geiger if you are interested or have questions. We will have our first meeting next week. Listen to announcements for more updates!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Muse Machine Members:

What a great response. You definitely joined the right club this year. We are sold out of tickets to In the Heights and Legendale.
If you missed this opportunity, don't miss the next one: A Christmas Story is our next out of school sale. The deadline to purchase is not until November but we only have a certain number of tickets available, so don't wait until the deadline to buy yours.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY IN FOR TICKETS TO PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. These tickets won't be confirmed until a later date. Please see the News You Can Use link on the Student Links page or the KMS webpage for more information. 

From KMS PTA:
Hey 6th graders! Your first after-school social will be on Wednesday, September 6 from 3:45-5 pm in the cafeteria. The cost is just $4 and you will get a KONA ice snow cone! Your ride home can pick you up in front of Central Unit at 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

From Miss Gustafson:
All those interested in art clubs.. .it is your last chance to get applications from your unit office or Miss Gustafson.  Art club meets on Tuesdays for 6th graders and Wednesday's for 7th and 8th graders. All meetings are til 5pm in Room 219 Central. We do all sorts of art including painting and sculpture. Spots fill up so get yours in today Forms are due this Thursday AUGUST 31st by the end of the day. Lists of members will be posted by unit offices on Friday Sept 1st. Meetings start the following week!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 7th and 8th grade student council members: We have been asked to help with the Holiday at Home celebration this weekend. Please check your email for more details and let Mrs. Shadoan know if you'd like to participate.

From Mrs. Siler:
Students: Breakfast is offered every day in the cafeteria, beginning at 8:15. 6th graders can choose to go to the designated area in central unit from 8:20-8:37 a.m. Those that qualify for free meals will receive breakfast at no charge. Students who receive reduced meals will be charged .30 and full pay students can receive breakfast for $1.90.

FIREBIRD BIG BREAKFAST - EVERY THURSDAY for students and Staff
Menu consists of :
Scrambled Eggs
Pancakes OR French Toast Sticks w/Syrup
Tater Tots or hash browns
Fruit or Juice
Milk  

 

Announcements for Tuesday, August 29, 2017

From Miss Gustafson:
All those interested in art clubs.. .it is your last chance to get applications from your unit office or Miss Gustafson.  Art club meets on Tuesdays for 6th graders and Wednesday's for 7th and 8th graders. All meetings are til 5pm in Room 219 Central. We do all sorts of art including painting and sculpture. Spots fill up so get yours in today Forms are due this Thursday AUGUST 31st by the end of the day. Lists of members will be posted by unit offices on Friday Sept 1st. Meetings start the following week!

From Coach Amstutz:
After a tough loss last night to a very strong serving Lebanon White team your KMS Volleyball team travels to Beavercreek Coy tonight. Let's work hard tonight to get the win!

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade Firebirds put up a tough fight against Lebanon last night and worked out a victory in three games. Juli H. led the team in kills and Emma F. led the team on defense. Both Juli and Emma also led the team serving with a combined total of 13 aces. The lady Firebirds will be playing Beavercreek Coy tonight. Good luck ladies!

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Students:

It is so exciting to see so many of you joining Muse Machine this year! Don't forget - if you want to see "In the Heights", you MUST get your money in by this Wednesday, August 30th! This will be one of the most popular this year in Dayton. We only have a few tickets left for this show.

If you want to see "Legendale" you MUST get your money in by this Thursday, August 31st! Turning in an order form only, will not guarantee you a ticket. Payment must be received on time. Turn in your ticket order to your unit office, Mrs. Scott in Central Unit, or Mrs. Chilson in North Unit. So, don't wait another day! Get your money in this week!

If you still haven't joined Muse Machine, what are you waiting for?. Get your $25 membership in and be ready to see the three in-school shows. Don't wait - join Muse Machine TODAY! 

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention 7th and 8th grade student council members: We have been asked to help with the Holiday at Home celebration this weekend. Please check your email for more details and let Mrs. Shadoan know if you'd like to participate.

 

Announcements for Monday, August 28, 2017

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Students: It is so exciting to see so many of you joining Muse Machine this year! Don't forget - if you want to see "Legendale" or "In the Heights", you MUST get your money in by this Wednesday, August 30th! Checking these shows on the order form will not guarantee you a ticket. I have no control over deadlines. If you're late, no ticket. So, don't wait another day! Get your money in by this Wednesday1

Also, don't forget there is a Muse Machine meeting today after school in Mrs. Chilson's room 119 in North Unit.

If you still haven't joined Muse Machine, what are you waiting for?. Get your $25 membership in and be ready to see the three in-school shows. Don't wait - join Muse Machine. 

 

Announcements for Thursday, August 24, 2017

From Miss Gustafson:
Attention all artists! Art club is getting ready to start. There will be two groups. 6th grade art club will meet on Tuesday's after school. 7th and 8th graders will meet on Wednesday's after school. All meetings are from 3:45 to 5pm in Central Unit 219 Art Room. If you are interested get an application from Miss Gustafson or from your unit office. Forms are due back by THURSDAY AUGUST 31st. Art Club will start the first week of September. See Miss G with any questions!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention student council members:
Our regular meetings will start this Friday, August 25. If you were on student council last year, check your email for information about this year. 7th grade student council will meet before school on Fridays in Mrs. Shadoan's room at 8am. 8th grade student council will meet during the second lunch; get your lunch and come to North Unit- Mrs. Shadoan will meet you at the door to let you in. Again, these meetings will begin this Friday, August 25. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From KMS PTA:
Students! Our first Dining for Dollars will be TODAY Thursday, August 24, at the Dairy Queen on Dorothy Lane. They will give us 20% of all sales from 4-9 pm. Be sure to stop there after school or on your way to the Fairmont-Alter football game!

 

Announcements for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

From Miss Gustafson:
Attention all artists! Art club is getting ready to start. There will be two groups. 6th grade art club will meet on Tuesday's after school. 7th and 8th graders will meet on Wednesday's after school. All meetings are from 3:45 to 5pm in Central Unit 219 Art Room. If you are interested get an application from Miss Gustafson or from your unit office. Forms are due back by THURSDAY AUGUST 31st. Art Club will start the first week of September. See Miss G with any questions!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention student council members:
Our regular meetings will start this Friday, August 25. If you were on student council last year, check your email for information about this year. 7th grade student council will meet before school on Fridays in Mrs. Shadoan's room at 8am. 8th grade student council will meet during the second lunch; get your lunch and come to North Unit- Mrs. Shadoan will meet you at the door to let you in. Again, these meetings will begin this Friday, August 25. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From KMS PTA:
Students! Our first Dining for Dollars will be THIS Thursday, August 24, at the Dairy Queen on Dorothy Lane. They will give us 20% of all sales from 4-9 pm. Be sure to stop there after school or on your way to the Fairmont-Alter football game!

From Coach Rammel:
The 7th grade Firebird volleyball team put up a hard fight against a tough Springboro team last night. Julie H. and Emma M. led the team in kills and Audrey E. had the only ace of the night. The girls are continuing to work hard and prepare for their next game. 

From Coach Amstutz:
Your 8th grade Firebirds took on Springboro last night and lost in 2 games. Although we can see the areas we need to be working on we did have some highlights to share. Shayla H. led the team with 3 kills, Bree C. had 4 digs and Avi H. had 2 aces. We play our first home game on Monday at 5:30 and would love for the stands to be filled with our fans cheering us on.

 

Announcements for Tuesday, August 22, 2017

From Miss Gustafson:
Attention all artists! Art club is getting ready to start. There will be two groups. 6th grade art club will meet on Tuesday's after school. 7th and 8th graders will meet on Wednesday's after school. All meetings are from 3:45 to 5pm in Central Unit 219 Art Room. If you are interested get an application from Miss Gustafson or from your unit office. Forms are due back by THURSDAY AUGUST 31st. Art Club will start the first week of September. See Miss G with any questions!

From Mrs. Shadoan:
Attention student council members:
Our regular meetings will start this Friday, August 25. If you were on student council last year, check your email for information about this year. 7th grade student council will meet before school on Fridays in Mrs. Shadoan's room at 8am. 8th grade student council will meet during the second lunch; get your lunch and come to North Unit- Mrs. Shadoan will meet you at the door to let you in. Again, these meetings will begin this Friday, August 25. Email Mrs. Shadoan if you have any questions.

From KMS PTA:
Students! Our first Dining for Dollars will be THIS Thursday, August 24, at the Dairy Queen on Dorothy Lane. They will give us 20% of all sales from 4-9 pm. Be sure to stop there after school or on your way to the Fairmont-Alter football game!

 

Announcements for Thursday, August 17, 2017

From Mrs. Chilson:
Attention Students:

Don't waste time thinking about joining Muse Machine this year. Just do it!! Why? Because we have some of the best shows we've had in a long time both in-school performances and out-of school performances.

Our biggest out-of-school performance is In The Heights, a hip-hop musical written by none other than Lin Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the current hit, Hamilton!

Tickets for In the Heights and another out-of school show must be purchased by the end of this month! That's right. Exactly two weeks from today, you would need to have joined Muse Machine AND purchased tickets to one or both of these shows.

Not interested in these? There are plenty of others. We have tickets for A Christmas Story, Swan Lake, and even Phantom of the Opera.

Don't wait! Join Muse Machine now. It's only $25.00 and you get to attend free shows during school!! Plus, you are able to purchase tickets to these great out-of school performances.

Everything you need is on the two forms you received yesterday. Information about all the shows is on the white form and the membership form is purple. The purple membership form gets returned when you join!

You can also find all of this information on the Student Links page. Look for the Muse Machine Quick Links. If you lost your forms, more are in the unit offices or you can print them from Quick Links.

Don't waste time! Join Muse Machine today!





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