Thanks for doing the Guest Announcer and Teacher Tuesday roles for today's daily announcement video Mrs. Pett!
National Look Alike Day
National Month - This Week
Yesterday we began our “Donate Life” topic by sharing a brief overview of the ongoing need for organ, tissue, and cornea donation, and hopefully piqued your curiosity about giving hope to people in need by becoming a registered donor!

WHY REGISTER:
Though more than 165 million people are registered organ, eye, and tissue donors, there is always a need for more donors as we highlighted yesterday.

HOW:
To register your decision to save and heal lives, please join 3 million Wisconsinites, and sign up to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor at DonorRegistry.Wisconsin.gov.

TYPES OF DONATION:
There are actually a few ways people donate.

LIVING DONATION
What: Living donation is an opportunity to save a life while you are still alive.

Why: Living donation offers another choice for some transplant candidates, reducing their time on the waiting list and leading to better long-term outcomes for the recipient.

  • More than 85% of patients waiting are in need of a kidney.
  • 11% of patients waiting are in need of a liver.

In 2020, 5,700 more lives were saved through the generosity of living donors.

Who: Relatives, loved ones, friends, and even individuals who wish to remain anonymous may serve as living donors. Living donors should be in good overall physical and mental health and older than 18 years of age. NOTE: Living donors don’t have to be related to their recipients. On average, 1 in 4 living donors are not biologically related to the recipient.

How: If you are considering being a living donor, it’s important to note that living donation is not included in your deceased donor registration. The Living Donor Registry allows individuals to register their interest in being a living kidney donor and receive a preliminary at-home testing kit to help with further evaluation by a living donor transplant program.

DECEASED DONATION
What: the process of giving an organ or a part of an organ, at the time of the donor’s death, for the purpose of transplantation to another person.

How: Register

For more details on deceased donations, click here.

According to Donate Life America, 95% of Americans are in favor of being a donor but only 58% are registered. Help bridge the gap by sharing this information!
This week we welcome Mrs. Pett

Role: Mrs. Pett is the culinary teacher. They began a career pathway for Culinary this year!

Favorite thing(s) to do outside of school: Mrs. Pett lives on a farm and has a pig named Earnest who watches TV. The farm is 4-seasons and they have beef cattle, dogs, ducks, pigs, chicken and more!

Friendly advice: Take a Culinary class. There is always something to learn, you never stop learning... and because we all eat, it's good to know how to cook!

FUN fact: Mrs. Pett's husband is not only in sales, he is also a fur trapper who makes coozies, vests and hats.
ACT ASPIRE Testing and Distance Learning Day: TOMORROW - Wednesday, April 21st: A communication was sent out to all students and families last week regarding this week’s special schedule taking place TOMORROW.

All 9th and 10th graders, including distance learners, will be on campus TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW 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.
Versiti has seen a drastic decrease in blood donations over the past month, and the need for blood is as urgent as ever. Due to the lack of donations, many vital blood types are down to a one-day supply.

Please consider donating blood Saturday, April 24 at KMHS!

Saturday, April 24 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm | KMHS West Gym

Register to save a life today: Call 877-BE-A-HERO or click the button below!
Attention students signed up to take AP Exams. Exams run May 3rd - May 17.The schedule is posted around the school, has been shared with your AP teacher, and will be sent out in a message through Total Registration.

Please remember that any cancellation requests are done through Total Registration and there is a $4 cancellation fee. Please contact Mr. Rortvedt (rortvedp@kmsd.edu) with any questions you have.
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.
Today is a big birthday day for the KM HS Campus! Mr. Dellis, Mrs. Ladsten, and Ms. Loomer are all celebrating their birthdays today! Happy birthday to all!
The JV and Varsity Kettle Moraine Lacrosse teams went a perfect 4-0 to open up the season! 

They garnered victories over St. Joe's South Bend, IN and Penn High from Mishawaka, IN.

The Lasers will be playing Homestead and Mukwonago this week at Vock Field on Wednesday and Friday respectively. JV games start at 5:00 pm and varsity games are at 7:00 pm. Come see the 2019 Defending State Champions in action!
Attention all 9th, 10th, 11th grade boys and girls. Do you enjoy riding mountain bikes? Come join the Lake Country Mountain “Composite” bike team. We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, May 27th at 5:30 pm at the Bicycle Doctor in Dousman. No experience is needed. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, April 20
G V LAX vs Arrowhead 5:30 pm

Wednesday, April 21
B JV/V LAX vs Homestead 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm
Here are the answers to the Disney Trivia questions:
  • Hakuna Matata was a great song from the movie Lion King. The phrase Hakuna Matata means “No worries.”
  • The first Pixar movie was Toy Story.
  • Mickey Mouse’s first spoken words ever were “Hot dog!”
  • Troy and Gabriella attended East High School in High School Musical.

Congratulations to Luke I., Jessica K., and Ava S. as well as Mr. Buntman on being our trivia winners this week.
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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