Watch today's daily announcement video to see which school mascot Mr. J. Bestor is imitating, and why he is highlighting that school!
National Proofreading Day
Here is some simple guidance adapted from problogger.com on proofreading like a pro:
  1. Set it aside (an hour is good, a day is better) so you can spot errors.
  2. Print it out after you run it through a spellcheck. Research has shown proofreading on-screen is not as effective as proofreading a printout.
  3. Minimise distractions. Proofreading requires your undivided attention. Turn off your phone, close your email, and switch off the music.
  4. Read through your work and mark changes needed. Be sure to double-check details (spelling of people's names, dates, quotations, etc.).
  5. Read your marked-up work out loud. Reading aloud helps in two ways. Firstly, your ears will often catch mistakes that your eyes miss. Reading aloud forces a higher level of concentration than silent reading.
  6. Make corrections. If you’ve rewritten a significant portion of your work, it’s best to repeat the process
National Month
Though autism did not become the mainstream diagnosis it is today until well into the 20th century, it is certainly not anything new. Indeed, history is full of people who many consider to be or have been somewhere on the autism spectrum. Arguably, society benefits from contributions made by people like this, as well as so those we encounter in everyday life:
 
PERFORMING ARTS
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer
Dan Aykroyd – Comedic Actor
Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian
Tim Burton – Movie Director
Stanley Kubrick – Film Director
 
ARTISTS
Michelangelo – Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Poet
Andy Warhol – Artist
 
AUTHORS
Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s Author
Lewis Carroll – Author of “Alice in Wonderland”
Emily Dickinson – Poet
James Joyce – Author of “Ulysses”
 
STEM CONTRIBUTORS
Bill Gates – Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation
Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple
Albert Einstein – Scientist & Mathematician
Sir Isaac Newton – Mathematician, Astronomer, & Physicist
Charles Darwin – Naturalist, Geologist, and Biologist
 
OTHER FIELDS
Thomas Jefferson – Early American Politician
Bobby Fischer – Chess Grandmaster
Satoshi Tajiri – Creator of Nintendo’s Pokémon
Nikola Tesla – Inventor
 
Neurodiversity acknowledges the collective strength that comes from natural variation in human brains, and this full list is meant to be helpful and inspiring to those who themselves fall somewhere on the spectrum. 
Students: if you’ve been vaccinated, we need to know! Please have your parent/guardian forward a copy of your WIR (Wisconsin Immunization Record) or a copy of the vaccination card given at the time of immunization to HS-Health-Room-KMSD@kmsd.edu. Your school health record will be updated. Knowing this information at school will help determine if you are exempt from quarantine if exposed to a positive COVID person.
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 gilla@kmsd.edu if you have any questions.
KM Perform is proud to present “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on April 15, 16, & 17.

Showtimes are 7:00 pm each night as well as a 2:00 pm show on Saturday, April 17.

Come see your favorite cartoon characters come to life on the stage!

Tickets for both in-person and live stream performances are now on sale and can be purchased on the ticketing website in the "Tickets" section.
Term 3 grades are now available! Students, please find your grades under the Documents section in Infinite Campus.
ACT scores are in! Juniors, if you have not done so already, please retrieve your ACT scores from the March exam by logging in to my.act.org. You can use the Using Your ACT Results document to help you understand your score report. Please see Mr. Justin Bestor if you have any questions or issues accessing your scores. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work during the ACT exam!
UW-Milwaukee is hosting a virtual college visit TODAY during Advisory. Learn about their career programs, admissions process, and get answers to any questions you may have about UW-Milwaukee. Click on this Google link to join the meeting.
Boys Baseball practice will start Monday, April 12 at 3:30 pm at Wales Community park.
Boys - interested in playing tennis this spring? Tennis practice starts Monday, 4/12, and goes from 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm. See you at the tennis courts!
The KM Football Laser Bash will be held Saturday, May 22nd at Ella’s Public House on Hwy 18. There will be food, live music, raffles, and a silent auction. Help and donations are needed.

For more info about the event go to kmsd.edu/laserbash or contact:
Sue Spencer sspencer6@wi.rr.com; or Jenny Rife rifejen6@gmail.com.
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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