Mrs. Kaminski delivered a great drum rimshot during today's daily announcement video... ba dum ching!
National Hanging Out Day
Each year on April 19th, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day.

This day encourages communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry.

According to Project Laundry Lists’ website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption. Hanging your clothes out to dry also includes all these other benefits:
  • You will reduce your carbon footprint. 
  • You will save money. 
  • The fresh air and sunshine recharge our bodies in therapeutic ways.
  • Clothes dried on a clothesline have a natural freshness.
  • It encourages us to slow down. 
National Month - This Week
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) is a month to celebrate those who have received transplants, to recognize those who continue to wait, to honor donors and donor families, and to thank registered donors for giving hope.
On average, 95 transplants take place each day in the U.S.
One individual is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
Eight lives can be saved from one organ donor, and that same donor can improve 75 lives through tissues & cornea donation.
Unfortunately, approximately 22 people die each day waiting for a transplant in the United States.
So, this week, we will dive into this very important topic because organ donation and transplantation can save lives!
Students, how can you get straight A’s?
By using a ruler!
Last week we had 12 computer science students competing in the Wisconsin Dairyland Programming Competition. 40 Teams from across the state spent the day yesterday writing computer programs to compete in the event.

A huge shoutout to Masha D., AJ M., Austin Pico, and Payton D. as they took home a 3rd place finish! This is the highest finish we have had as a school in the competition's 6 years. Each student from the winning team gets a $25 gift card of their choice.

As we look to next year if you have any interest in competing please sign up for a computer science course or reach out to Mr. Logan or Mr. Buntman.

Congrats again Masha, AJ, Austin, and Payton!
ACT ASPIRE Testing and Distance Learning Day: THIS Wednesday, April 21st: A communication was sent out to all students and families last week regarding this week’s special schedule taking place on Wednesday.

All 9th and 10th graders, including distance learners, will be on campus this Wednesday participating in the ACT Aspire assessment.

All 11th and 12th grade students will be engaged in a day of asynchronous distance learning. Classroom teachers of our 11th and 12th graders will be explaining their classroom expectations for that day in order for students to be considered “present”. 11th and 12th graders, please be sure you are aware of these expectations so you aren’t marked absent. Teachers will have virtual office hours from 2:30-3:00 on Wednesday afternoon for any questions you might have.

For more information, please review this communication that was emailed out last week.
No School On Friday: This is just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday. It is a professional development day for staff. Therefore, students across the district have the day off!
Good luck to KM’s FTC Robotics Team, “Laser Tech” as they compete at the State Tournament at MSOE this Saturday, April 24! Laser Tech is KM’s Robotics team which is comprised of freshmen and sophomores at KM.
Interested in working with children part-time this summer? Check out the SA Support Application we're looking for classroom aides to work with elementary and middle school-age students, June 21-July 30th from 7:45 am-12:45 pm daily. The minimum age to apply is 16. Contact Mrs. Gill if you have any questions.
Sophomores and Juniors - Are you interested in prep for the ACT college entrance exam? If so, sign up for a virtual ACT Prep course through Wisconsin Test Prep. The 7-week class will run from April 28 - June 5. Interested students can register at www.wisconsintestprep.com. Go to this LINK for additional test prep opportunities.
Monday, April 19

First day of Boy's Track
First day of Girl's Track
Frist day of Girl's Softball
First day of Boy's Golf
First day of Boy's Baseball
MASKS
Please make sure you are bringing your own masks to school, and wearing them properly!
CLASSROOM CLEANING
Be sure to follow your classroom cleaning expectations to help us all stay as safe as possible!
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES
Our bubblers are turned off, but the refill stations are still on. Remember to bring your reusable water bottles to stay hydrated!
IDs
Please remember to wear your student ID every day, and at all times while you are in school. It is very important that you use those IDs (examples: lunchroom, signing in and out, etc.) so we reduce any unnecessary contact.
HAND SANITIZER
Use hand sanitizer regularly! It's especially important to wash/sanitize before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING
Please stay 6 feet or more apart, and do NOT leave your Advisory to seek face-to-face help, instead, use google meet to work with your teachers.
Hold the delivered pickles, hold the lettuce, anything outside the school cafeteria or your home-prepared meal does upset us.

Parents/guardians and students are asked not to bring/deliver food or beverages from any outside commercially prepared eating establishments to school to be consumed by students during their regular mealtimes, or any school hours.

It is noted in the student handbook that food from area restaurants will not be accepted during the school day. In addition, in our August 14, 2020 campus welcome back letter, we mentioned “Special food deliveries will not be allowed during the school day. Special deliveries sent to the school will be sent back with the person delivering the food, and will not be accepted or delivered to the student. When a parent/guardian needs to drop off a delivery for a student, the parent/guardian must communicate that to the student. Students will not be called down to the office to pick up their delivery. They will be required to pick it up during passing time or during their lunch break. Students will be required to turn the product over to office staff for disposal upon entering the building and will then be sent to class.

Please remember that money can be added to student lunch accounts electronically via the Infinite Campus parent portal.
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