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  •  2014-2015 COURSE FEES

    2014-2015 COURSE FEES

    2014-15 Elective course fees and ASB packages.

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  •  Medications

    Student Medications

    Medications at School Any student that will need medication during the school day must have written authorization from a Licensed Health Care Provider and written authorization from a parent. This includes all medications including over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough syrup or drops, etc. Medications must be supplied in the original bottle and must be cleared through the school nurse. Forms are available through the health room. If you have questions regarding this law you can contact the health room at 253-373-4030 during school hours.

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  • Address or Phone # changed?

    Has your address or phone number changed? Please keep your current information up to date. Come in and complete a change of information form including verification such as a current utility bill or lease agreement. That way our skyward records up to date.

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  •  WA Board of Ed

    English Language Acquisition Award

    Congratulations to the entire KM staff, students, parents and community on our newest state award. Kent-Meridian has been awarded the first ever English Language Acquisition Award by the State Board of Education. KM is the only HS in the state of WA with over 100 ELL students to win this award. This award is a true representation of the hard work and compassion our school community has for ALL of our students, but specifically our hardworking ELL students. A special thanks to our amazing ELL teachers and paras and to all KM staff who work daily to ensure our ELL students are successfully accessing the core instruction. Thank you all again for all you have done and will continue to do for our kids.

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District News

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Aug 20   ALL sports paperwork due to room 103—9AM
    • Aug 20   KM Tech Academy Boot Camp 9th grade 8-noon
    • Aug 20   First Day of Football Practice
    • Aug 22   Royal Pride Day 8-3PM with BBQ from 11-12
    • Aug 25   All other sports begin practice
    • Aug 28*   First Day of School 7:35AM –volunteers at 7AM
    • Aug 29   Picture Day packets are given to the students
    • Sept 1    Labor Day—no school
    • Sept 3    Picture Day
    • Sept 18 Open House 6:00pm PAC
    • Sept 26* Homecoming tailgate Game @7pm *
    • Sept 27 Homecoming Dance 8-11PM West Gym
    • Oct 4*   Drive One for Your School—fundraiser *
    • Oct 10 No School
    • Oct 14 School Improvement meeting-Library-4:30
    • Oct 31 Quarter Ends

    *Parents encouraged to participate/volunteer

    Volunteers needed: Aug 28-7am AND Oct 4th. Call 253-373-7416 or email Debbie.theisen@kent.k12.wa.us


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  • ATTENDANCE OFFICE PROCEDURES

    1.The attendance office will gladly accept parent notes or phone calls to excuse student absences. The attendance office cannot accept other notes including doctor notes unless signed by the parent.

    2. If your student has an appointment and needs to leave early, please send a note with them in the morning. Be sure to indicate time of release. Students can fill out an attendance slip upon arrival and be released from class at the time indicated on the slip.

    3. Parents or legal guardians may call to excuse a student from school but they must still check out in attendance before leaving. The attendance office does not contact the student for release.

    4. The alternative to the above is to come into the attendance office to check your student out. Please bring identification.

    5. Students will not be excused if they do not check out in the attendance office before leaving campus. For safety reasons, we need to be able to account for students at all times. Thank you for helping us with this important duty. If a student should become ill during the school day, please have them check out through the health room. They can get parent permission to leave from there.


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  • 2014-2015 LATE START SCHEDULE

    Periods 1,2,**3, 4, 5, 6
    **Lunch will always be during 3rd period.
    Warning Bell 9:30 am

    1st – 9:35 – 10:10 am
    2nd 10:15 – 10:53 am
    LUNCHES 3rd Period (10:53-12:23)
    Lunch 1 – 10:53-11:23 – class 11:28-12:23
    Lunch 2 – 11:23-11:53 – class 10:58-11:23 & 11:58-12:23
    Lunch 3 – 11:53-12:23 – Class 10:58-11:53
    4th – 12:28 -1:00pm
    5th – 1:05 – 1:35pm
    6th – 1:40-2:10pm
     
    Late Start Wednesdays for 2014-2015
    • 9/10/2014
    • 10/1/2014
    • 12/3/2014
    • 1/14/2015
    • 2/4/2015
    • 3/4/2015
    • 4/22/2015
    • 5/13/15
    • 6/3/15


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  • New Vision and Mission Statement
    Vision Statement: KM students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully take on the responsibilities of college, career, family, and citizenship in a diverse and increasingly competitive global society

    Mission Statement: KM staff provides a safe, inclusive, high-quality education that prepares students for college and career success and encourages them to become active life-long learners and responsible members of the community.

    Beliefs:

    1. Valuing the Belief in Potential: All students can be successful and reach their potential when held to high standards. KM meets students where they are, supports them, and engages them in rigorous content and active and challenging learning tasks.
    2. Valuing Character: Integrity, hard work, and citizenship are important ways to function and contribute to our community. KM promotes a can-do attitude and resilience among our students because we know this allows individuals to overcome setbacks and challenges.
    3. Valuing Inclusion: Each student matters. KM takes pride in our rich diversity and provides a safe and nurturing environment where all students are accepted and valued. Respecting and celebrating diversity allows us to create a better and more peaceful world.

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  • National Merit Scholar The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced Kent-Meridian High School Senior Kate Khazoyan as one of two Kent School District winners for its corporate-sponsored scholarships. Kate received a Boeing-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.
    “Growing up with two parents who work in engineering and math was very encouraging to me as I discovered my interest in biomedical engineering,” said Khazoyan. “I am appreciative that my dad's employer, the Boeing Company, has chosen to recognize my achievements and award me with a scholarship that will contribute to my education as an engineer.”
    “Only students with the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies achieve this special honor. On behalf of the School Board, I extend our sincere congratulations to these young women,” said Superintendent Dr. Edward Lee Vargas.
    Most awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
    NMSC will announce winners of college-sponsored and $2500 National Merit scholarships later in May.
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