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KHHS News February 28

02/28/20

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE @ KHHS
Did you know that the Kenowa Hills High School spring blood drive is the largest high school blood drive in the state? Help us defend that title, and help save lives by donating blood on March 18 and 19! Visit versiti.org/MI and enter sponsor code GL18 to set up an appointment. See district Facebook page or parent email for more info.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES
Designed for students in grades 7-12, these free career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Space is limited. Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year. Visit the webpage to register and for the full schedule. Ten of our Talk & Tours now qualify for SCECHs. See parent email for more info.

MISSED THE JUNIOR PARENT MEETING?
If you were unable to attend the Junior Parent Meeting on Jan 16th, please make sure that you contact Student Services to set up a Junior Meeting with your student. The course offering guide and Post-Secondary Planning Presentation are posted online at khps.edu/resources. If you have any questions at all, please contact Student Services.

2019-2020 SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS

See weekly newsletter for full list and resources. Contact Mr. Poelstra (jpoelstra@khps.org) with questions.

GRCC SPRING OPEN HOUSE & SCHOLARSHIPS
GRCC Spring Open House IS March 14, 2020. GRCC Scholarships: One application for hundreds of scholarships. Due March 15, 2020

CLASS OF 2020 SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY

Sign-up here
Permission slip available here

UPCOMING DATES

Mar 26-28 Spring Musical - Mama Mia
Apr 2 1/2 day for students
Apr 3-10 Spring Break - no school
Apr 22 - 1/2 Day for students
May 6 1/2 day for students
May 22 1/2 day for students and staff
May 25 No school - Memorial Day

Zinser Elementary News February 28

02/28/20

Jenison/Kenowa Hills Girls Lacrosse Registration
Register or learn more at jenisonlacrosse.org. Cost: $125. Additional details in parent email.

The Art Room Needs Help!

The art room is looking for some supplies to allow kids to continue being creative. We are looking for:

  • Toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls
  • Play-doh (homemade or store bought)
  • Paper plates to use for painting.

Thank you for your help in allowing kids to be creative!

Mini Volleyball Camp for Girls & Boys

March 7, 14, 21
5-6 Grades: 12 pm - 2 pm
3-4 Grades: 2pm - 4pm

Cost: $30 (Checks Payable to Knights Volleyball Academy
Contact: Coach Kim Platt - 616.304.6307 or kplatt@khps.org
See sign-up form in parent email.

BOYS LACROSSE TRIAL SESSIONS

Interested in lacrosse? Stop by a trial session to see if it's for you! No prior signup or equipment required (if you have equipment please bring it). Additional info in the parent email. Trial sessions in KHMS Gym:

Grades 6-8: 3/8, 3/15 4pm-5pm

THE VINE CARE CLUB

Heard of The Vine Care Club? Zinser Elementary has partnered with The Vine Church, across the street from Zinser, to provide a Wednesday after school program. We have about 10 open spots for any 1st-5th grade student at Zinser. Please visit our office if this interests you for your child(ren) and fill out the required paperwork, or feel free to contact the church.

UPCOMING ZINSER DATES:

March 21 - Zinser Carnival 12-3
March 30 - Zinser Talent Show 6:30

Alpine Elementary News February 29

02/28/20

THE SON EVENT
The son event is scheduled for March 6 at Battle GR. Families will have fun playing a variety of their laser tag games. Please contact our PTO at khpsalpinepto@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE @ KHHS
Did you know that the Kenowa Hills High School spring blood drive is the largest high school blood drive in the state? Help us defend that title, and help save lives by donating blood on March 18 and 19! Visit versiti.org/MI and enter sponsor code GL18 to set up an appointment. See district Facebook page or parent email for more info.

UPCOMING BOND INFORMATION
Looking to the future, Kenowa Hills Public Schools is seeking $67,000,000 to fund the next 10 years of improvements to address our classrooms that will not be improved in the current bond proposal. Some highlighted items that will be supported with the funds are: Security and additional space at our Early Childhood Center.Age appropriate upgrades to our Early Childhood Center.Security upgrades and modernization/renovations of classrooms, lockers, music rooms, cafeteria, auditorium in our middle school. Replacement of aging band and orchestra instruments at the middle school. Aging technology and furniture replacement. Security upgrades and modernization/renovations of classrooms and other educational spaces.Renovation of Performing Arts Center, Physical Education spaces and addition of STEM classroom. Replacement of aging band and orchestra instruments at the high school.If you have any informational questions, please
be sure to inquire.

CONFERENCES
In order to schedule your child's/children's conference(s) simply visit this website: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Al... Conference Availability is on a first come, first serve basis so the earlier you login and schedule your conference, the more likely you are to find times that work best for you!Conferences are scheduled for:Thursday, February 27 4:00- 7:30)Tuesday, March 3 (4:00-7:30)Wednesday, March 4 (12:30-2:30) *If you do not have access to the internet, simply contact the school at 616-784-0884.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 3-4 - Conferences
March 6 - The Son Event at Battle GR (6:00-8:00)
March 10 - PTO Meeting 6:00
Mach 20 - 1/2 Day & Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser
April 2 - 1/2 Day & Alpine Reading Adventure
April 3-10 - Spring Break

KHMS News February 28

02/28/20

STUDENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

KHMS Student Council is doing a fundraiser event on Wednesday, March 4th at Buffalo Wild Wings on Alpine. 20% of purchases accompanied with the certificate will be donated! See the pdf attachment in the parent email.

STUDENT SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT
Parents, it is the time of year where we are doing classroom visits in your student's Social Studies classes to discuss Course Descriptions for next year. This week Mrs. Saum visited 6th grade classrooms and next week it will be 7th. Students should be coming home with a Course Description Guide and Course Description Selection Sheet that is due back to their SS teachers by Friday, March 13, 20. Please help your student pick electives based on their interests.

If you have any questions, please call or email Mrs. Saum lsaum@khps.org or Mrs. Latham platham@khps.org or 616-785-3225

BOYS LACROSSE TRIAL SESSIONS
Interested in lacrosse? Stop by a trial session to see if it's for you! No prior signup or equipment required (if you have equipment please bring it). Additional info in the parent email. Trial sessions in KHMS Gym:
Grades 6-8: 3/8, 3/15 4pm-5pm

UPCOMING DATES

Mar 3-5: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar 4: 1/2 Day
Mar 20: 1/2 Day
Mar 26-28: KHHS Musical-Mama Mia
Apr 2: 1/2 Day
Apr 3-10: Spring Break
Apr 22: 1/2 Day

Central Elementary News February 21

02/21/20

6th Grade Parent Welcome Meeting
Our annual 6th Grade Parent Welcome Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Middle School Auditorium. All parents/guardians of current 5th graders are invited. The meeting is a welcome to the Middle School and will explain how students choose classes for their 6th grade year.

BOYS LACROSSE TRIAL SESSIONS

Interested in lacrosse? Stop by a trial session to see if it's for you! No prior signup or equipment required (if you have equipment please bring it). Additional info in the parent email. Trial sessions in KHMS Gym:

Grades 6-8: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15 4pm-5pm

GRADE-LEVEL FACEBOOK PAGES
This is a community group for parents and caregivers of our students to have a place to connect and share, specific to their grade level/class.

KK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/765166833933754/

K https://www.facebook.com/groups/161039981506778/?ref=br_rs

1 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2078692442150954/?ref=br_rs

2 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1072659102915952/?ref=br_rs

3 https://www.facebook.com/groups/691504671228868/?ref=br_rs

4 https://www.facebook.com/groups/KH2028/

5 https://www.facebook.com/groups/165606597711728/?ref=br_rs

IMPORTANT DATES
February 27: Conferences, 4:00-7:30pm
February 28: 5th Grade to GR Symphony
March 3: Conferences. 4:00-7:30pm
March 4: Conferences, 12:30-2:30pm

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