KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL November 2014 Parent Newsletter

KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
November 2014 Parent Newsletter
John Kniseley
Michael Robinson
Karen Harrington
Shannon Nash
Jay Hirst
Principal
Asst. Principal (A-G)
Asst. Principal (H-O)
Asst. Principal (P-Z)
Asst. Principal (IE)
Attendance:
Cashier:
Counseling:
Main Office:
Registrar:
253-373-7378
253-373-7685
253-373-7380
253-373-7680
253-373-7695
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
It’s Great To Be Alive! It’s Great To Be A Conk!
Message from Principal, John Kniseley
Parents and Guardians,
We recently concluded 1st quarter and I strongly encourage parents to take an active role in monitoring
their student’s grades online and communicate with teachers if you have any questions or concerns.
You can view student grades by going to our school website, http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KW and
clicking on Family Access at the top of the page. Parent Conference Night is Tuesday, November 25
and provides an excellent opportunity to discuss with teachers the progress of your student. Kentwood
will also be offering some afterschool tutoring opportunities beginning 2nd quarter for all students along
with some targeted math help for struggling 9th graders.
As the weather continues to get colder, we all are reminded to dress warmer and be familiar with all the
resources to monitor in case of school closure due to weather. The Public Schools Emergency
Communications System (PSECS) web site at http://www.schoolreport.org provides a report of school
schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member school
districts, colleges, and private schools. You should also receive an auto-dialer call about any school
closure information if your contact information is up to date in our school data management system.
You can also stay tuned to all local news stations for up to the minute school closure reports.
With the onset of winter comes darkness. Students are reminded to be vigilant when walking to school
or bus stops in the dark. Dressing warm and wearing something reflective are two good ideas to help
ensure your students health and safety.
As we fast approach the holiday season, I am evermore thankful for being the Principal at Kentwood
High School. Please do not hesitate to stop me and say hi throughout the
year during our many outstanding school events. Have a safe and happy
holiday season!
Respectfully,
John Ray Kniseley II, Principal
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Girls Swim and Dive
Congratulations to the girls’ swim/dive team for competing against
Kentridge on October 2nd. We had many close races and a few
qualifiers for our league meet. Special shout out to Michele Chao, Avry
Freaney, Abbey Quintos, Chiyo Miyake, Gabby Rizzo, and Sabrina Maloy!
Congratulations to our League swimmers who swam really well at the SPSL League
meet. Special shout out to Abbey Quintos, Avry Freaney, Chiyo Miyake, Gabby Rizzo and
Michele Chao who all swam individually. Great swims = best times by almost every race!
Great job by Alana Akiyama, Celina Sellers, Lindsey Nelson and Sabrina Maloy who helped
our relays place higher and score points!! This was a big meet for our girls and they
totally stepped up and we are so proud of these gals!!
These same girls will be moving
forward on to our District meet this weekend!!!
Good luck to the following girls who will be competing at the West Central District meet
today (Friday) and Saturday! Abbey Quintos in 2 individual events and relays, Chiyo Miyake
in 1 individual events and relays, Avry Freaney, Gabby Rizzo, Alana Akiyama, Lindsey
Nelson, Michele Chao, Sabrina Maloy, Celina Sellers!
Congratulations to these girls for qualifying for this prestigious meet and good luck!
Sharon Wright
KW Girls Head Swim Coach
Boys’ Water Polo Team
Congratulations to the boys’ water polo team who had a fantastic
game against Auburn in October. These guys had an amazing game:
Jordan Wachter, Rhoni Lyons, Edward Quintos, and goalie Liam Lauck!!
Winter Sport Athletes:
All Paperwork is due BY November 13
(Gymnastics BY November 6)
in order to practice the first day!
*Athletic Registration and Emergency Card
*Physical form (unless two year is on file)
*ASB Card *Fines paid
***Safety Guidelines***
***Copy of Skyward Class Summary***
(***only things required if you turned out for a fall sport this year)
Winter Sports start Nov. 17! Gymnastics start Nov. 10!
Get paperwork today in the Athletic Office!
NO Participation Fee this year!
Winter Sports Parent Meeting: Monday, November 24, 7:30, PAC
A parent or guardian AND the athlete must attend to be eligible
to compete in their first competition.
Fall Sports Team GPA’s
Boys Cross Country—Varsity
Girls Cross Country-Varsity
Football-Varsity
Football-JV
Football-C
Boys Golf-Varsity
Boys Golf-JV
Girls Golf-Varsity
Girls Golf-JV
Girls Soccer-Varsity
WAY TO GO CONKS!!!
3.034
3.391
2.661
2.763
3.029
3.686
3.094
3.447
3.386
3.060
Girls Soccer-JV
Girls Soccer-C
Girls Swim/Dive-Varsity
Girls Swim/Dive-JV
Boys Tennis-Varsity
Boys Tennis-JV
Volleyball-Varsity
Volleyball-JV
Volleyball-C
3.219
3.414
3.758
3.500
3.253
3.349
3.687
3.721
3.539
35,000
lbs.
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Kentwood is gearing up for it’s 8th Annual Munch Madness school
wide canned food competition. Kentwood students have raised
over 168,000 in the past five years for local food banks. This
year we hope to raise 35,000 lbs. of food. If you want to help
contribute to our food drive, send canned food with your student anytime during the month of
November. Or, you can drop off the food directly at Kentwood’s main office. Even the smallest
contribution is greatly appreciated by us and by needy families in our community. Thank you!
Senior
Memory
Markers
Dear Seniors, Parents and Guardians:
Do you want a graduating senior to know that he or
she is special to you? A Memory Marker in the
Kentwood yearbook Tapestry is just the way to
express your feelings. It’s easy to do and the money
helps the yearbook staff put together the best annual
possible. NOTE: All messages and photos are
subject to editing. Please remember to make your
Memory Markers tasteful. All pictures will be
reviewed by the editorial staff. Those we can’t print
will be returned ASAP for you to substitute one that
will work. Please submit all Memory Markers IN
COLOR. Thank you!
December 17
to Kentwood High School.
5. Drop it off in the basket in
the main office or into Mr.
Maebori’s faculty box.
All memory markers will
need to be composed and pasted together by you.
They will not be accepted in a digital format. The
annual staff will submit your work for printing the way
it is received.
Horizontal—1/2 Page (8w X 5 1/2H inches.….$120
Vertical—1/4 Page (4w X 5/12h inches…....…..$90
Horizontal—1/8 Page (4w X 2 3/4h inches)…...$75
Copies of the exact size-and-shape template can be
found in the main office or on the KW website’s home
page.
The deadline to submit a MEMORY MARKER (senior
1. Write a message or a poem to someone who you ad) is WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17.
care about.
The deadline to pre-order a 2014-15 YEARBOOK
and guarantee a copy for the reduced price of $60
2. Add a photo or photos.
(with ASB) is WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17.
3. Make sure the text and photo’s fit within the
Pre-order today, and don’t delay!
dimensions of the format you ordered.
4. Seal in an envelope along with a check made out
Jay Maebori
Year Book Advisor
NOVEMBER ACTIVITY CALENDAR
Student of the
Month...
4
Tuesday
Senior Meeting (Cap/Gown)
Conk Time—PAC
5
Wednesday
Blood Drive
6
Thursday
GRMR Jazz Festival @ KW
7
Friday
Veteran’s Day Assembly
7-8
Fri-Saturday
7-8
Congratulations!
ART:
Sarah Turner
WCD Volleyball @ KW
BUSINESS:
Angelina Tyshko
Fri-Saturday
State Cross Country
CAREER & TECH:
Nathan Ellingboe
8
Saturday
SAT
10
Monday
Gymnastics Begins
10
Monday
Teacher Workshop
NO SCHOOL
11
Tuesday
Veteran’s Day
NO SCHOOL
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE:
HEALTH:
CONK ACHIEVEMENT: Ellis Webb
Dallison Linebarger
ELL:
14-15
Fri-Saturday
State Volleyball
15
Saturday
JROTC Ball
17
Monday
Winter Sports Begins
18
Tuesday
Chamber Music Recital
LANGUAGE ARTS:
19
Wednesday
College Application Night
MATH:
20
Thursday
Cross Country Awards Night
21-22
Fri-Sat
State Soccer
24
Monday
Winter Sports Parent
Meeting
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Stephen Nguyen
25
Tuesday
Parent/Teacher Conferences
SCIENCE:
Jensen Landon
26
Wednesday
Early Release Day
SOCIAL STUDIES:
Sarina Sarai
27-28
Thurs-Sun
Thanksgiving Break
NO SCHOOL
WORLD LANGUAGE: Aranpreet Kaur
Erin Eshbach
JROTC:
Viviana Trejo
MUSIC:
KW Choir Booster Club
Holiday Boutique
November 15
9:00—4:00 pm
Saturday
Main Gym
Counseling News
KENT YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Kent Youth & Family Services is able to provide Kentwood students with mental health counseling
services. Please contact your student’s counselor for more information.
COLLEGE GOAL WASHINGTON
January 15, 2015
Financial aid workshop for senior students and parents. Get free on-site professional assistance
filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, information regarding statewide student services, and admission requirements. Join us in the Kentwood library from 2:30 pm
to 6:30 pm.
SAT & ACT INFORMATION:
College entrance exam registration:
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SAT’s go to www.collegeboard.org
ACT’s go to www.act.org
Informational flyers are in the counseling office
NOVEMBER COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS
University of Washington/Tacoma
Nov. 4
Northwest University
Nov. 12
Whitworth University
Nov. 5
University of Idaho
Nov. 13
Pacific Lutheran University
Nov. 5
Seattle Pacific University
Nov. 14
Seattle University
Nov. 6
University of the Pacific
Nov. 17
University of Hawaii
Nov. 7
Cornish
Nov. 19
Juniors & Seniors interested in learning more about these schools.
Should stop by the counseling office to sign up for the presentations.
LOCATE SCHOLARSHIPS AT:
www.kent.k12.wa.us/KW
 Scholarship website
Counseling
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Scholarship Bulletin
Class of
2016
Need Community Service?
Come Volunteer!
Get involved, earn community service
credit and enjoy the outdoors.
For more information about volunteer
opportunities—please go to Kent
Parks website at:
http://kentwa.gov/ParkVolunteers/
Kent Parks and Recreation
V isualize the future
O pen your mind
L earn about your community
U nearth your passion
N uture your soul
T est your skills
E xpress yourself
E xperience something new
R revitalize your life
Kent Parks, Recreation and
Community Services Department
actively seeks volunteers to assist
with specific events, park clean-ups
and recreation programs. We think
we have some of the very best
volunteers in the country!
Our outdoor park improvement
community volunteer events are
usually spring and fall on Saturday
mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12
noon.
Pre-registration is important to
keep our events manageable, safe
and fun for everyone.
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Kentwood
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 26, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
We look forward to
seeing you!!
The US Marine Corps Birthday Ball is held annually to celebrate the accepted birth date of
the Marine Corps, November 10, 1775. It is a date celebrated by US Marines world-wide
with a traditional military ceremony, a message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps,
Honored Guests, and a birthday cake. The Kent Marine Corps JROTC has kept with this
tradition, and will be celebrating the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday with their Honor Guard,
Color Guard, a special ‘Cake Guard’ (as is customary), and invited Honored Guests with a
dinner and ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
Tickets: $15.00
Last Date to Purchase: Monday, November 10th
Contact the JROTC Parent Boosters by calling
(206) 293-1524 or emailing [email protected]
LOST & FOUND ITEMS
Due to the lack of
cabinet space, any
lost and found
items will be
bagged up at the
end of each month
and donated to the
Kent Clothing Bank.
FALL BACK….
Please stop by the main office and describe the
missing article. The drawer is full of unclaimed
items:
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Vehicle/house keys
Sunglasses/prescription glasses
Purse
Retainer
HELP CLEAN OUT OUR
Backpacks
CLOSET!!!
Watch/jewelry
Headphones
Shoes
Clothing (sweatshirts, pants, gloves, etc.)
Jackets
Daylight Saving Time Ends
Saturday, November 1, 2014
B# Choir Boosters
3rd Annual
Holiday
Shopping Boutique
Saturday, November 15th
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Kentwood High School
Main Gym
th
25800 164 Ave SE,
Covington, Wa 98042
Come support the Kentwood Choirs
and enjoy a day of holiday shopping
for handmade crafts, vendors and
entertainment throughout the day!
Kentwood Grad Night 2015 is hosting a
Clothing and Textile Drive!
We all have unwanted textiles* that are either worn out, or no longer fit. Instead of
throwing into the trash where they’ll simply add to our Nation’s growing landfills, give
your clothes a second life by participating in our textile collection drive!
Friday, November 7th – Saturday, November 8th
This special collection event can make a big difference! Start pre-collecting TODAY!
Drop off location:
Contact Julie Smith for a pick up or bring them to Kentwood High School Parking lot at
25800 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042.
Drop off times:
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Friday 11/7
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Saturday 11/8
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
*Accepted Items: CLOTHING any kind/any condition, SHOES any kind/any condition;
TOWELS bath, kitchen, rags; SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS; CURTAINS/DRAPERY;
PURSES, BELTS synthetic/leather; TABLECLOTHS, PLACEMATS...
We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting,
uniforms, or hotel linens items previously for sale at a thrift store.
Contact with questions or to donate: Julie Smith at 253-630-6627.
MESSAGE FROM YOUR PTSA PRESIDENT
If you would like to reach out to Marysville Pilchuck High School, we are suggesting that you send red and white
paper hearts with messages from your students or yourself to express your love and sympathy. Red
and white are two of their school colors, and will hold special meaning. This will show that our
“hearts” are with Marysville Pilchuck.
Please put your "hearts" in the PTSA mailbox at Kentwood High School and I will forward them to the
appropriate place.
Lesley Shiroma
Kentwood High School PTSA President
Attention Class of 2016!!
Nov
KW PTSA CALENDAR
4
Tuesday
Clothing Bank
7-8
Friday—Saturday
Grad Night Fundraiser—
Clothes for a Cause
18
Tuesday
Grad Night Committee Meeting
We are looking for someone to step up
and chair or co-chair the 2016 Grad Night
Committee. Lots of people are willing to be
on your team already, we just need a chair
to make it complete! Please contact Lesley
Shiroma at
[email protected] if you are interested.
5:30-6:30 KW Library
18
Tuesday
PTSA Board & General Meeting,
7pm
25
Tuesday
Spirit Wear available
December
9
Tuesday
PTSA Board & General Meeting,
7pm
18
Thursday
Staff Appreciation
31
Wednesday
Grad night tickets $130 until
12/31/14
Thinking of your holiday shopping yet? A regular shopper on Amazon?
Consider signing up for Amazon Smile program
and help donate to the KW PTSA in support of
Scholarships and Grad Night! It’s easy to join!
Kentwood Grad Night 2015 is hosting a
Clothing and Textile Drive!
We all have unwanted textiles* that are either worn out, or
no longer fit. Instead of throwing into the trash where
they’ll simply add to our Nation’s growing landfills, give
your clothes a second life by participating in our textile
collection drive!
Friday, November 7th – Saturday, November 8th: This special collection event can make a big
difference! Start pre-collecting TODAY!
Drop off location: Contact Julie Smith for a pick up or bring them to Kenwood High School Parking lot at
25800 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042. Drop off times: Friday 11/7: 3pm to 4:30pm and Saturday
11/8: 8am to 2pm
*Accepted Items: CLOTHING any kind/any condition, SHOES any kind/any condition; TOWELS bath,
kitchen, rags; SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS; CURTAINS/DRAPERY; PURSES, BELTS synthetic/leather;
TABLECLOTHS, PLACEMATS...
We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, or hotel linens
items previously for sale at a thrift store.
KENTWOOD PTSA AND FRED MEYER
COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
Did you know you can sign up for the Community Rewards program and link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card
to Kentwood PTSA? Get more information here:
www.fredmeyer.com/community awards. Search for us
by our name or by our non-profit number #84788.
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Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card,
you are helping Kentwood PTSA earn a donation!
STAFF APPRECIATION
Staff appreciation is gearing up for our first
big event of the year—conferences. We
will be serving a hot dinner to all staff
between conference sessions Tuesday,
November 25. Watch for an email asking
for your culinary help. Not on our list and
want to help? Call Julie at 253-630-6627 or
email Toni at [email protected]
KW PTSA Spirit Wear sales start Nov. 17th to raise funds for student scholarships.
Samples will be on display during lunches and parent teach conferences on Nov. 25th.
The last day to order is Nov 26th. Order pick up will be during lunches the week of December 15-19. Order forms are available in the main office, during lunches and on the
KW website. Get yours today!
Questions? Contact [email protected]
10 Myths About Joining the PTA
#1 Only moms and teachers need to join the PTA.
A strong PTA needs the support of parents, family members, teachers, school staff,
and community members. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTA!
#2 Joining the PTA means I have to volunteer.
The PTA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers.
You will not be sucked in to a black hole of volunteering!
#3 I have to be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTA.
You do not have to serve on the PTA Board or chair a committee to join the PTA.
Your beautiful smile and wonderful support will suffice!
#4 PTA membership never expires, I only have to join once.
Each new school year begins a new PTA membership year. Your PTA membership
will be good for the entire school year!
Clothing Bank
The clothing bank is in
need of your donations.
Many families are in
need of blankets, cold
weather gear for all ages
and sizes as well as new
socks and new underwear. Please consider
donating today at: Kent
Phoenix Academy Main
Office 11000 SE 264th St.
#5 I don’t have the time to join the PTA.
If you are unable to volunteer your time, please consider becoming a member of
the PTA and give your financial support. You will have the satisfaction of knowing
that your support helps fund events and activities for the children throughout the
school year!
#6 I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTA meeting.
There will be opportunities to get involved, but no pressure. Just pass along the
signup sheet if you are unable to participate. No judgment here!
#7 The PTA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do.
Your fellow PTA members are family and community members who want to support the kids and the school. Most members are juggling jobs, bills, household
chores, kids, sports, and homework, just like you!
#8 My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTA.
Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents
and teachers, it shows you child that you are interested and invested in their educational experience.
#9 The PTA has all the help they need.
The PTA always wants and always needs volunteers! If you choose to volunteer,
you decide your time commitment!
#10 I have an idea but the PTA isn't interested.
New ideas are always welcome! It’s important to keep our PTA fresh and exciting!
You don’t have to be a member
to “like” us on Facebook!
Kentwood High School PTSA
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