February is Black History Month

Next Monday marks the beginning of Black History Month.
In 1976, the year of our nation’s bicentennial, Republican President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month nationwide, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month.
February was chosen in 1926 because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures.

We encourage students and families to take this an other opportunities to learn more about Black history and culture. Here at KMMS we will be engaging our students in exploring some of this important history as well.

KMHS (Legacy) Course Info Night
February 8 from 5:30 - 7:30

There is a helpful info session for students who will attend KMHS (Legacy) high school next year on February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This session will be virtual. Some of the info covered will be how to sign up for high school classes, which classes are required, and how to make sure you have the correct number of credits! Enrollment for 9th grade Legacy classes begins the same day - February 8.

KMMS Registration
for the 2021-2022 School Year is Coming

Watch for information in the coming weeks about next year's KMMS course offerings and course selection process for your student(s).
All the information you'll need for next year's registration can be found at www.kmsd.edu/msreg.

Stem Opportunity for
Girls grades 6-10

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics department is offering a Tech Savvy workshop for girls grades 6-10. This two day workshop will take place on Saturday, February 13 and Saturday, February 27. The registration deadline is February 3rd at noon. If you would like to know more about this opportunity, click the image or this link, or stop by the front office to pick up a brochure. 
Donate Blood this Winter

The Kettle Moraine School District is hosting a 2-Day Community Blood Drive. Please consider donating blood either Saturday, January 30 or Sunday January 31. For times and registration information click here.
FREE Meal Pick up Availability for Virtual Students

Here is a link for ordering meals if you are a Distance family. This service is also available for families with students who are quarantined but are normally F2F. 
It's that TIME of YEAR again!
To order your yearbook, click the link below.
Order your KMMS 2020-21 Yearbook!

Candid Photos Needed for the Yearbook

Do you have any great school related pictures from the first semester, please download to:  Yearbook - Picture downloads

Anyone submitting photos will need to fill out a few things before downloading:
  • name
  • email
  • a phone number is requested, but you can enter 555-555-5555.  

Once pictures are uploaded, the site will ask for the grade (include house name, unless it is a mixture).
List student names only if you know them.
PLEASE include a description of the "event" such as Spirit Week, Halloween, Masks, Mr./Mrs. ____ Class, STEM, Lunch, etc. 
From the Health Room

Distance Students
Helpful Hints for Families of Distance Students

Distance Learning is a big shift from traditional Face to Face learning. The document pictured here is a link that includes some tips for helping students and families successfully navigate distance learning. There are also a number of links for additional parent/family resources.
Instructional Materials:
Temporary and Term 3 Distance Students

When you are contacted by your teacher(s) about instructional material pick-up, those items can be picked up at the front office.

The best window for picking up those materials is after 7:00 a.m. and before 3:15 p.m.
If you need to come at an alternate time, please call and make arrangements with the front office.

On Thursdays, we will have someone in the front office available to distribute materials until 6 p.m. If you do not see anyone in the office after hours, please call the number printed on the window next to the front door.

KM Community Education provides recreational and educational opportunities for families. Please be sure to visit the website often for updates and new programs. For program information and registration forms, visit www.kmsd.edu/communityed.
KMJL Cheerleading Open Gym

All current 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to open gym for KMJL Cheer. This is for those who might be thinking of trying out for our team for the Fall of 2021 or those who want to get some extra work in. There will be three dates of open gym @ KMHS, 2/22, 3/15, and 4/19 from 4-6pm. We will cover motion technique, jumps, tumbling and maybe a little stunting. Contact Coach Kimberlee, kanekimberlee@kmsd.edu if you have questions. Facemasks are required and please wear comfortable athletic clothing.

Free KM Youth Girls Lacrosse
Try it clinic - grades 3-8

The girls youth lacrosse try it clinic introduces girls to game rules, positions and the fundamentals of passing and catching. This free clinic is for players new to lacrosse. The clinics will be held on 2/8/21 and 2/15/21 from 6-7pm at Stiks Academy. You must have a mouth guard to participate and will not be provided. Space is limited, contact Coach Nancy at 414-732-5614. 

Subscribing And Unsubscribing From KMSD Newsletters

All KMSD schools now utilize Constant Contact to distribute e-newsletters and other info to families and staff. If you UNSUBSCRIBE to one newsletter, you are unsubscribed from ALL KMSD newsletters.
If you simply wish to edit your subscriptions ("I want to receive the middle school newsletter, but no longer need Dousman's") please send an email to zupkez@kmsd.edu with specific requests.
If you unsubscribed from a newsletter recently, but still want to receive one or more ("I unsubscribed from Laser Focused, but still want to receive newsletters from Magee")
please send an email to zupkez@kmsd.edu with specific requests.
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