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Combat Bullying

On January 26, 2015 By

Do you worry your child may be being bullied? Would they tell you if they were? Bullying can be hard for kids to talk about and hard for parents to detect. The free KnowBullying app for smartphones can help. It provides conversation starters for talking with your kids, and tips for dealing with […]

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KMS Holiday Store

On December 31, 2014 By

Thank you to everyone who donated items for our  Holiday Store.  Many generous donations allowed the entire student body to shop for free and bring home several new or gently used gifts for the holidays.  The students were very appreciative of the opportunity and genuinely excited about the selections they were able to make for […]

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Holiday Store

On December 10, 2014 By

The KMS Holiday Store will be returning on Friday, December 19 during the school day.  This store supplies free gifts to students to help with their holiday shopping for friends and family members.  Gently used or new items still needed are:  jewelry, health and beauty products, gifts for guys, holiday decorations, games, and toys.  Donations can […]

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Our students participated in a cyber safety presentation last week with  School Resource Officer Rich Theberge.  He spoke to the students about responsible use of social media, the legal issues surrounding sending pictures, and how to avoid not only embarrassment but serious charges that could result in real consequences within and beyond the school.  He will […]

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We all know that bullying can start at frighteningly young ages—the behaviors can show up as early as preschool. But even little kids can be taught lessons that help prevent the problem from getting worse, says Ingrid Donato, the co-lead in bullying prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): “The […]

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and classroom lessons provide crucial moments to spread the anti-bullying message. There are plenty of ways to teach about bullying in the classroom and encourage kids to courageously avoid bullying or stand up for others. What is bullying? According to StopBullying.gov, bullying is “unwanted aggressive behavior among school aged […]

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$1 Donation on Hat Day

On September 24, 2014 By

Starting this Friday, September 27, 2014  and continuing on  for the remainder of the school year, we will have a school wide “Hat Day” on the last Friday of the month to benefit a local organization.  This Friday, we are asking that students (and staff!) pay $1 or donate a canned/prepared food item for one […]

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RtI Skill Building

On September 12, 2014 By

Mrs. Judge and Ms. Janowicz are excited to continue the tradition of having a three-week rotating group of students during their RtI block.  Currently, they are working with 8th grade girls on their leadership skills and self-exploration.  As the year moves on, students who are not participating in band, chorus, or other RtI skill-building groups will cycle […]

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