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Upcoming Events
Today
2/23/2016
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3/22/2016
 
Welcome to Kennedy Middle School!

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 (Monday-Friday)
Phone Number: (803) 641-2470
Fax Number: (803) 641-2405


Administration
Teresa Mitchem, Principal
Jamie Byrne, Assistant Principal
David Hanna, Assistant Principal


Office Staff
Bonnie Gibbons, Secretary
Sheila Withers, Guidance Secretary 
Denise Nicodemus, Attendance Clerk
Tanya Cato, Bookkeeper
 

 

 
Announcements

2nd quarter awards' day
Friday, February 5th
6th grade - 8:53 (2nd period)
7th grade - 9:46 (3rd period)
8th grade - 10:39 (4th period)

View "The Path,"
the school district's winter newsletter, here.





 
 



It's time to purchase your 2015-2016 YEARBOOK! Order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217. Purchases can be made with a credit/debit card or PayPal account. Please email khawley@acpsd.net for more information. 

 

Order deadline is February, 26th. After that date, you may still purchase a book, however personalization and icons will no longer be available for purchase, so make sure to order now. Pre-ordering is the only way to ensure that your child will have a yearbook in the spring as the school only orders a limited number of extra copies. Just click http://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?code=YRBK&affiliateId=1043038 to purchase your yearbook now or you can print out a copy of the order form and return it with payment to Mrs. K. Hawley (room 823).

 



Show your KMS pride! Shop for Kennedy gear and order from the online store

 


SIGNING OUT PROCEDURES

Students must not be signed out of school during class, but only during class changes. This procedure is necessary in order to conform to the state law concerning class disruptions. Students who miss at least five periods will be counted absent for the day.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE DISMISSED FROM CLASS AT ANY OTHER TIME EXCEPT FOR AN EXTREME EMERGENCY.

STUDENTS CANNOT BE SIGNED OUT AFTER 2:30 P.M.

If a student has an appointment scheduled, he or she may bring a written note from the parent/guardian and have it approved in the main office before school.
The note should state:
1) The reason for the early dismissal.
2) A phone number of the parent/authorized adult signing out the student.
3) The time and date the student will be dismissed.

The student should show the note to the teacher at the beginning of class, and leave quietly at the necessary time without disturbing class.

*When signing out a student, please present photo ID to staff. We are required by law to check it.

LUNCH POLICY
If a parent/guardian brings a lunch to school, the parent/guardian will need to sign-in in the main office (during their student’s lunch period) and deliver the lunch to the student in the cafeteria. Lunches cannot be dropped off before the student’s lunch period. The office staff is not responsible for making sure your child has his/her lunch.

 

Is your teacher (or your child's teacher) doing some amazing things and deserves the Golden Apple Award sponsored by WJBF? You can submit a nomination form or contact the Savannah Strom at WJBF for more information (706)513-9552.





Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!
Mrs. Pearsons – Seventh grade science
Mr. Kennamer – First year teacher of the year
You are both very deserving! Thank you for all you do for our students, school, and our community!

 

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Our Mission, Direction, and Purpose
 
The goal of Kennedy Middle School is to provide
young students an opportunity to develop intellectually,
socially, emotionally and physically in a safe, positive,
student-centered environment in order to become
productive members of society.

Direction

Students will apply the acquired knowledge
and skills to become life-long learners
who are productive citizens
.

Purpose
Kennedy Middle School educates
all students to achieve at their highest levels.


 
As a parent of a student at Kennedy Middle School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner:
  •  whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels the teacher is teaching,
  • whether the teacher’s certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate
  • the teacher’s academic major, graduate degree, if any, and the teacher’s certification are
If paraprofessionals have been assigned to assist in your child’s classroom, you may also request information regarding their qualifications.
 
 
If you would like to receive this information, please call the Aiken County Public Schools’ Human Resources Department at 803-641-2467.