Check out the teaser for great things to come from this week... in today's daily announcement video!
National Boy Scouts Day
Since 1910, boys across America have been doing good deeds, learning survival skills, and developing moral foundations through the Boy Scout of America. Shoutout to all Boy Scouts!
National Black History Month
On this day in history: 
Feb. 8, 1986 - Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

Our Great African American:
Repeatedly on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world, Oprah Winfrey is a television host, media mogul – in television, radio, film, and print – and philanthropist. Forbes magazine included her in its 2003 list of America’s billionaires, the first African American woman to become one.
The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 seasons and was syndicated to 214 television stations in the U.S. and to 139 countries. Launched in April 2000, O, The Oprah Magazine, has a current circulation of 2.4 million monthly readers, and was considered one of the most successful magazine launches in publishing history. 

Ms. Winfrey has garnered numerous honors and awards in recognition of her many contributions and achievements. After receiving more than forty Emmy awards, she removed herself from further consideration. In 1998, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She has been honored by the National Book Foundation. In 2005, Winfrey was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and two years later, she was awarded the 2007 Humanitarian Award from the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

Born Oprah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, she was first raised by her impoverished grandmother on a farm. At age six, she went to live with her mother Vernita in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There she was sexually abused by male relatives and friends of her mother. In 1993, Winfrey testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of a National Child Protection Act, which President Bill Clinton signed into law as the “Oprah Bill” that year. At age 13, Winfrey went to live with her father Vernon in Nashville, Tennessee. Under his strict supervision, she was required to read a book a week, contributing to her lifelong love of books and reading.

In 1971, Winfrey entered Tennessee State University, and began working in radio and television in Nashville. She was the first African American woman to anchor the news at Nashville’s WTVF. In 1976, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she co-anchored the evening news and in 1978 became co-host of the talk show People Are Talking. In 1984, she was recruited to host her own Chicago, Illinois show AM Chicago. Competing in the time slot with the well-known talk show host Phil Donahue, months her show had more viewers and went from last to first in the ratings within months. AM Chicago was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show and went on to become one of the most successful shows in television history.

In 1988, Winfrey founded Chicago-based Harpo Productions, becoming only the third woman in American entertainment to own her own production facility; Harpo’s acquisition the same year of The Oprah Winfrey Show made her the first woman to own and produce her own talk show.

The show’s exposure led to her being offered the role of Sofia in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Color Purple, in 1985. Winfrey was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for the role. 

Through Harpo’s film division, Winfrey produced the movie Beloved, adapted from Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning novel. Winfrey played the role of Sethe, the leading character in the novel, and so much more. Winfrey’s debut as a Broadway producer came with the opening of the musical The Color Purple in 2005. In 2007, she co-produced the Golden Globe nominated film The Great Debaters, starring Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker.

Oprah’s Book Club, featured on her online website,, and intermittently on her TV show, is the largest book club in the world. Relatively unknown works chosen as book club selections have been propelled to the top of best seller lists. The Oprah website averages over 6.7 million visitors per month. In 2006, Winfrey launched Oprah and Friends, a satellite radio channel.

Winfrey’s philanthropic contributions include Oprah’s Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. In 2005, Business Week named her the greatest black philanthropist in American history. During a 2000 visit to meet Nelson Mandela, Winfrey pledged to open a school in South Africa. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened in January 2007 in Henley-on-Klip, South Africa. 
Remember to check out KM's Unity Club’s posting about past and present black leaders on their Instagram story! Follow @kmhs_unity_club on Instagram.
Why did the man get hit by a bike every day?
He was stuck in a vicious cycle.
KM Drama Club is Looking for Actors!
We have just 2 weeks until our Bootcamp weekend and need people to fill a variety of roles, especially those on stage! This is one opportunity you don't need to audition- so come try and be fabulous. Only 2-day commitment. Look for the poster in the halls and shown in the emailed version of the announcements and click here for more details. Last day to sign up is Monday, February 15.
Lasers, does KM got talent? This year’s Variety Show is looking for talent to compete in a fully virtual event! Singing? Dancing? Yodeling? All skills are welcome and the 1st-3rd place winners will receive cash prizes!

If you are interested in being a talent act, contact Linnea H. ( or Sylvia L.( with your name, grade, and a short description of your talent.

Talent acts will be pre-recorded and the event will premiere on Friday, March 5th!
The Model UN Team is making Valentines for the residents of Three Pillars! 

Join us on Monday, February 8th, and Wednesday, February 10th after school, from 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm in the cafeteria.

We will be spreading out in the cafeteria to social distance and make some great cards to spread some love and cheer!

Come join the fun and learn more about Model UN!
Get Your Rib-Sticking, Heart-Warming, Comfort Food TONIGHT!
Head over to Noodles & Company for a drive-thru fundraiser TONIGHT, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Noodles & Company located at 3260 Golf Rd, Delafield, WI. 

Twenty-five percent of qualifying sales will be going to KMHS Campus student and staff celebrations (#goodnewscalloftheday, student/athlete of the month, Mr. Bestor's Trivia winner, etc.).

Please carefully follow these instructions to make sure your in-store or online order counts!

To make sure your order counts:

  • Mention Kettle Moraine High School or show the flyer or Facebook post when ordering. 

  • On Monday, February 8th, order your favorites online at or on the Noodles app.
  • Once your order is complete, head to checkout.
  • Enter code “GIVING25” in coupon code and hit “Apply.”
  • Look for the red check for confirmation and proceed to checkout.

Note: Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Not valid for delivery.
REMINDER - the Virtual KMHS Course Information Night is next week Monday, February 8, 2021 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

You can find the sessions for the evening here along with a video explanation. The Course Information Night schedule is as follows:

5:30-6:00 pm - General course selection information
6:00-7:30 pm - Course Information Exploration (Live virtual department presentations)
6:00-7:30 pm - Course selection registration assistance

For more information, including dates the portal opens, please refer to this document or reach out to your counselor.
Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: Course selection for the 2021-2022 school year is open starting at Noon today in the Infinite Campus portal. The selection window will be open through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21st. All selections must be entered and finalized by this date. Students can sign up to see school counselors during advisories in this window if there are questions about course selection. For additional resources on KMHS course selection, please see the High School Website under the “Counseling” tab
STATE BOUND!!! The Varsity Girls Basketball Team defeated Waukesha North 59-18 Friday to claim the Classic 8 Conference Championship for the first time since 2016. Grace G. had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead the team while Braelyn T. added 13 points and Mia H. 10 points. 
CONGRATULATIONS on your 300th win Coach Hansen!
A HISTORIC ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! Saturday was the highest finish at the State meet in school history for the Swimming and Diving team. They finished 4th with 139 points.

The 200 Medley relay started the swimming portion of the meet. And they are the STATE CHAMPS from lane 3 in the third-fastest time in state history. Andrew H., Tyler H., Drew M., and Cory M. also earned automatic All American Time with that performance.

For the first time in 6 years, our diver scored at State. Julius K. made both cuts and finished 16th. His smile on the diving board all day was the talk of the diving meet.

Drew M. hopped out and with less than 5 minutes rest after being a State Champ, swam the 200 Freestyle, and finished 23rd.

Andrew H. had a lifetime best in the 200 IM and finished 15th.

Gavin S. went a lifetime best and finished 24th in the 50 Freestyle.

Cory M. went a High School best and was 5th in the 50 Freestyle.

Drew M. jumped up from Heat 2 and finished 6th in the 100 Butterfly in a high school best time.

Gavin S. finished 22nd in the 100 Freestyle.

Cory M. finished 3rd in the 100 Freestyle in a lifetime best swim.

The 200 Freestyle Relay finished 3rd in an All American consideration time, and they lowered the school record. That relay was Gavin S., Drew M., Tyler H., and Cory M..

Andrew H. finished 5th in the backstroke in a lifetime best time.

Tyler H. went under a minute in the 100 Breaststroke in a lifetime best time and finished 10th.

The 400 Freestyle Relay finished 19th and was under their seed time. Andrew H., Gavin S., Anthony B., and Derek D. were the members of that relay.
Intramural basketball begins this evening at 6:30 pm in the middle and east gyms. Captains should have schedules. Check the schedules carefully as some teams will play both sessions in the evenings that we meet. You may see a schedule in the boys PE office. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your game. Don't forget your masks.
Monday, February 8
B JV2/JV/V Basketball vs Waukesha South 4:00 pm / 5:30 pm / 7:00 pm
Florida and Rhode Island (Wyoming was also accepted) are the only two states’ names that begin with double consonants!

Congratulations to students: Ava S., Jessica K., and Kelly M., Teacher: Dr. Cassini for submitting the correct answer! Special shout out to Mrs. Tomczyk and Mrs. Markham for also having the correct answers but submitted their responses before advisory started so could not qualify as official winners. 
Please make sure you are bringing your own masks to school, and wearing them properly!
Be sure to follow your classroom cleaning expectations to help us all stay as safe as possible!
Our bubblers are turned off, but the refill stations are still on. Remember to bring your reusable water bottles to stay hydrated!
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.
Use hand sanitizer regularly! It's especially important to wash/sanitize before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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.
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