Parent/Teacher meetings October 27,2015. Thank you to all of the parents who attended these meetings.
November 9, 2015 was our monthly PTO meeting which was held after school. Thank you to everyone who attended. Our Next PTO meeting will be December 10,2015 at 3:45. See you there!
If you do not have a username and password, please read below. It's been a Great Year here at KFS!
If you have any problems using Moodle, please follow these steps:
1. Tell your teacher. They may be able to solve the problem.
2. See Mr. Clark, Mr. King, or Mr. Stock
If you forget your password, please see Mr. Clark, Mr. King, or Mr. Stock. They are the only ones who can reset it for you.
Cougars on Stage!
2015 KFS Sports Day!
KFS Middle School Drama Program!
A letter was sent home September 22, 2015 which outlines important dates to remember. If your student did not give you theirs, please download it from the menu marked "Letter Sent Home"
Just in case you haven't noticed, we have been posting links to popular universities admissions pages, to help our students get information about different universities! This week we added two new universities to the list. We have added University of Virginia and Jacksonville University ! Make sure you check them both out! On October 8, 2015 at 11:00 am, Centenary College was at KFS to give a presentation to our students. The presentation was very helpful for our students, and many questions were answered.On November 17, 2015 the University of South Dakota will be here at KFS to meet with our High School students, and to share useful information about university admissions.
Seniors! The Common Application is now live and ready for you to use! Start the application process now!
New Information about the New SAT Test!
The SAT test has been redesigned! The scoring has been changed, and the way it is scored has been changed. SAT and the KHAN Academy are creating free ways for student to prepare and practice for the SAT. Visit the website for additional information. Goto: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for additional information.
Important information about changes in who takes the PSAT next year at KFS!
Because of changes made by Collegeboard, the makers of the SAT and PSAT tests, KFS will only be giving the PSAT test to grades 10 and 11 this year.
Elementary Field Trip!
For Safety and Security reasons, KFS will be enforcing the school visitor policy which has been in the Student Handbook for many years. Any visitors to the school, parents included, will be required to go to the main office before they enter the building and sign in. The main office will issue visitor badges at that time. The badges must be returned to the main office when you leave the building. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Please make sure you get to school on time. Students are expected to be in the building no later than 8:10. Contrary to popular belief, School does not start at 8:20 with a ten minute grace period. School starts at 8:10, and if you are not where you are supposed to be at 8:20, you are tardy! (actually, you are absent until you are marked tardy, or you report to the office to have Miss Shin change you to being tardy.) Start the year off right. Be on time!
During the first semester, the second grade 1) sang, 2) did circle games, 3) danced, 4) began reading music, 5) worked at the whiteboard, 6) played instruments, 7) played the class keyboard, 8) performed in the winter program.
This semester, the class wants to enjoy their favorites in the categories above and are looking forward to learning the music for the spring program in May.
This semester the class continues work in the lower registers of soprano, alto and tenor recorders by adding the chormatic fingerings commonly used in recorder scores. They will also expand their knowledge and technical abilities in the upper ranges of their instruments.
The spring program entitled, Update: Earth includes seven selections and the clas will begin working to accomplish the first four selections this quarter. The students are responsible for the lyrics, the melodies, and the choeorgraphy in each selection assigned to their class.
“ Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more, bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value. - Professor Edmond Locard
Biology is a one year course that provides students with the opportunity to research and investigate the natural world around them. Students study the structures and functions common to all life forms and then learn of the many features that make individual organisms so different from each other and other types of life. Topics include historical studies and discoveries, tools of the trade, cell structure and processes, molecular basis of heredity and DNA, biological history/origin of life, evolutionary relationships between organisms determined from morphology and phylogenetic comparisons, advanced ecological topics such as water, carbon and nitrogen cycles, and behavior of organisms. Modern technological innovations such as genetic engineering and medical advances are also presented. The skills of identification of details, classification, diagramming and comparative study are stressed.
This is a one year course that explores the foundations of Earth Science in the following related topics: Earth’s place in the universe, dynamic Earth processes, Energy in the Earth system, biochemical cycles, structure and composition of the atmosphere, and geology. Students will have the opportunity for self assessment as well as for teacher guidance and assessment throughout the course including the preparation and finalization of Problem Solving Projects, which focus on research, organization, and drafting strategies. The course covers scientific terminology, historical and cultural advances in science, vocabulary building, test taking strategies, and several simulated labs, hands-on labs, the essay, workplace documents, and science projects using the scientific method.
Chemistry is a one year course which will provide a firm foundation inchemical concepts and principles. Students will be instilled with an appreciation of the vital role chemistry plays in our lives. Topics will include, but are not limited to: the nature of chemistry as a science, atomic structure, electron configuration, the periodic table of elements, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions and equations, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. Students will be engaged through lectures, projects, independent research, laboratory activities, and lab reports.