Find out where Mrs. Kaminski got that retro bobblehead in today's daily announcement video!

GO PACK GO!
National Bagel Day
Are you more of a bagel or donut person? Mr. Bestor likes...??? Check out the announcements!!!
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Reminder, in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, please join us on Tuesday by wearing BLUE to support the Blue Campaign and bring awareness to this very important topic. #WearBLUE
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This is a memorable and notable quote by the late Martin Luther King Jr. 

Today and Monday are important days for us to pause and recognize the importance of this great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, January 15th, marks the birthday of Dr. King. Monday is the federal holiday to recognize Dr. King, the work that he started, and the work that continues today.

On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making Martin Luther King Day a federal holiday as of January 20, 1986. As a result of this bill, Americans commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on the third Monday in January. For us, that is next week Monday. Since we will not have announcements on Monday, we are bringing attention to the importance of that day today  Few Americans are aware of the history of Martin Luther King Day and the long battle to convince Congress to establish this holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It took 15 years to create the federal Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. Congressman John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan, first introduced legislation for a commemorative holiday just four days after King was assassinated in 1968. After the bill became stalled, petitions endorsing the holiday containing six million names were submitted to Congress. Public pressure for the holiday mounted during the 1982 and 1983 civil rights marches in Washington, at which time Congress passed the holiday legislation.
Celebrated on the third Monday of January, the King Holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. King’s life and work, but also to honor his legacy by making the holiday a day of community service, “a day on, not a day off.” The King Holiday should highlight remembrance and celebration and should encourage people everywhere to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality as espoused by Martin Luther King, Jr. It should be a day of community and humanitarian service, and interracial cooperation.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. 

The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that help solve social problems. That service may meet a tangible need, or it may meet a need of the spirit. On MLK Day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

Take today and Monday to think about how you can add to your community through service. Whether you participate in this service on Monday, or in the future, think about how you can give back and help our nation move closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community” both here in the Kettle Moraine area and across the nation.
State Theatre Festival Hardware Has Arrived!
Mid-December we proudly announced that KM Drama Club was honored with awards at the State Theatre Festival. With two all virtual productions, “Whose Crime Is It Anyway” and “The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You.”

With the help of Ms. Kean, we are so happy and proud to present the awards for those honors today!!!

Congratulations to those of you able to be here today, and the others who were also honored! 
KM State Theatre Festival Results 2020
“The World Doesn’t Revolve Around You” 
written & directed by Cassidy O.
 (KM Perform, gr 11)
All State Award
Outstanding Ensemble Award
Outstanding Acting Award: Grace P., “Sun”
Nominations:
  • Directing Award Cassidy O.
  • Critics Choice Award
  • Acting Award Adeline C.
“Whose Crime is It Anyway?” 
written by Jenny-Alice Thompson
directed by Ms. Abby Kean
All State Award
Outstanding Acting Award: Olivia G., “Dracula”
Nominations:
  • Directing Award Ms. Abby Kean
  • Acting Award Eloise F., “Ivana”
  • Acting Award Anna H., “Miss Havisham”
Full Cast/Crew:
Henri A.
Audrey B.
Tyler B.
Charlie B.
Adeline C.
Owen E.
Olivia G.
Kacey K.
Ella M.
Cassidy O.
Makeady O.
Grace P.
Emily T.
Full Cast/Crew:
Audrey B.
Julia B.
Owen E.
Eloise F.
Leo F.
Olivia G.
Jack H.
Anna H.
Dylan J.
Kacey K.
Bethany L.
Daniel M.
Alyssa P.
Kayla P.
Faith S.
Interested in joining a club that focuses on building science writing, presenting, and modeling skills? If so, please email Mrs. Kirby, kirbym@kmsd.edu, for more information. 

Visit these links for more information about the program we follow and a list of mentors we work with.
This Winter, KM Drama Club is bringing something NEW to campus: Bootcamp Theatre! Are you an actor looking for a low commitment show? Want to try directing a show? Do you write scripts? Then this Bootcamp is right up your alley! Writers will have two days to create a prompted script, and actors and directors have two days to put it on stage! If you’re interested in this event, click here for more information. Open to students from across the KMHS campus. Performance date is Saturday, February 20th. Contact Kyra Mathias (mathkyr@kmsd.edu) or Ms. Kean (keana@kmsd.edu) with questions.  
WHOA we missed Mr. Gulak’s birthday yesterday! Sorry Mr. Gulak… we hope it was a fun one! Today is Mr. Ksobiech’s birthday, and over our extended weekend, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Stellpflug, Mr. Graf and Deputy Sonberg will all be celebrating their birthdays! Happy Birthday to all!
KM Ski Team had a great race at Alpine Valley on Wednesday! Girls’ Varsity took 2nd place with Ella W. 2nd and Gloria T. 5th overall. Boys’ Varsity 2nd place with Hudson K. 3rd and Michael W. 5th place. Girls’ JV Team won their race division with Meagan R. 1st place and Gabrielle H. 4th. Finally, Austin W. took 5 place for JV Boys.

Good Luck next week at Little Switzerland!
Intramural Basketball will be offered this year beginning on February 8th at 6:30 pm in the middle and east gyms. It will run for 6 Mondays in February and March. If you are interested in signing up a team, please pick up a rules and roster sheet from Mr. Adamczyk in the boys PE office. Read the rules closely as there are a few changes. Roster sheets must be turned in by January 28.
Friday, January 15
B JV2/JV/V Basketball @ Muskego 4:00 pm / 5:30 pm / 7:00 pm
G JV/V Basketball vs Muskego 5:15 pm / 7:00 pm
 
Saturday, January 16
G V Hockey @ DC Everest 2:00 pm
V Gymnastics Invite @ Altius 4:30 pm
JV Bowling vs New Berlin @ AMF West 12:00 pm
V Bowling vs Mukwonago @ Bowlero 12:00 pm
B JV/V Swim vs Monona Grove @ Waukesha North 10:30 am
IMPORTANT DATES
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 18th, and Monday, January 25th
  • End of 1st Semester, and Term 2 - Friday, January 22nd
Students - please make sure you are bringing your own masks to school, and wearing them properly! We have extra masks at each entrance for emergencies or replacement needs. They are not designed to be available for daily use.
Students - 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.
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