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KHHS News January 14

01/14/22

Senior All Night Party Reminders
Seniors, if you have not signed up for the Senior All Night Party, there is still time to sign up. The current fee is $150. If you have any questions please email schulte.janemom24@gmail.com.

Semester 1 Final Grades
Final Semester 1 grades will be available the week of January 24th. Once PowerSchool is updated, an email will be sent out informing parents and students that grades are available. You will be able to view grades in PowerSchool through your parent portal. If you would like a paper copy of the report card sent, please contact us.

Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Game
February 4, 2022
Kenowa Hills Vs. Wayland Union Games held at Wayland Union High School 6:00 PM/7:30 PM Girls’ Varsity & Boys’ Varsity Basketball Games

New 2022 Block Schedule
Please see the updated color block schedule for when we return to school on January 3. Monday/Wednesday Black Blocks and Tuesday/Thursday Gold Blocks with Fridays switching between the two: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YrdsG6WdRn3RdKx9UkU1Xrrg2ospWNS-/view

KHHS Spring Musical
For Auditions: Auditions for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown will be held on January 18-21. Students can choose to attend either January 18 OR 19 starting at 3:30pm. If invited, students will also attend on January 20 AND 21 at 3:30pm. Students have received an email with details.
For the show:
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
March 24-26, 2022 at 7:00pm
Plus a Family Matinee on March 26 at 2:00pm
Tickets may be purchased online at www.khps.org/pac.

Good grief! Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games, and failed attempts to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds solace and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy. Fun for the whole family!

There will be a special Family Matinee performance of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown on March 26 at 2:00pm. Children, young and old, are welcome at all 4 performances. However, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $6.00 for the Family Matinee performance only. Children under 3 who will be sitting on an adult’s lap are free and do not require tickets (limit one per adult) for the Family Matinee performance only. Tickets for the evening performances on the 24th, 25th and 26th are $10.00 for all patrons.

School Improvement Surveys
Below is the link to our 2021-22 Kenowa Hills Public Schools Parent Survey. If you could take a few minutes to complete this survey, it would be appreciated. The survey deadline is 2/3

https://docs.google.com/forms/...

Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB)
The Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) supports the district in its state-mandated biennial review (every 2 years) of materials and learning experiences that make up the district’s health and sex education curriculum. In doing so, the SEAB helps the district follow best practices while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and local community priorities. The work of the SEAB concludes with the delivery of curriculum recommendations and approval by the KHPS Board of Education in accordance with laws and policy guidelines in the State of Michigan.

This curriculum review committee includes community representatives from the following groups: parents of children in the district, staff/educators, clergy, healthcare professionals, and high school students.

Parents and guardians of high school students that believe their child would be a good candidate for this opportunity are encouraged to discuss the opportunity with their child to determine if they have interest in serving in this capacity.

Applications to serve as a member of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) can be submitted using the online form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce4-xuAFJYSf5uXVXaNDfxVJ6gZW4h6oofHSeFhNOMpkV_GA/viewform

Applications close on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Swirl 2022
This year's swirl dance will be held on February 12, 2022. Tickets for this year's dance will be going on sale sometime in early February. This announcement is to remind students that you need to be passing 5 out of 6 classes in order to purchase your ticket. There are no exceptions. Ticket sales will not be extended for those students who are not passing the correct number of classes.

Swirl Chaperones
The Sweetheart Swirl dance is fast approaching and we are looking for some volunteers that might be able to lend a hand. The dance is currently scheduled for Feb. 12, 2022. If you are interested please use this link to sign up. Volunteers must have completed the background check for the current school year. Thanks in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

Students of the Week
Brooklyn Vivoda
Isaac Byrd
Gabby Doucette
Daniel Guzman
Ashley Rose
Tommy Gilliland
Yollieva Marquez
Andres Paniagua

KHMS News January 14

01/14/22

Congratulations to the Students of the Week!!
6th Grade: Morgan Ziemba
7th Grade: Ismael Diaz
8th Grade: Ashlynn Noonan

New 2022 Block Schedule
Please see the updated color block schedule for when we return to school on January 3. Monday/Wednesday Black Blocks and Tuesday/Thursday Gold Blocks with Fridays switching between the two: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YrdsG6WdRn3RdKx9UkU1Xrrg2ospWNS-/view

Upcoming Dates
Jan 18: NWEA ELA
Feb 16: 8th Grade Parent Virtual Meeting
Feb 21& 22: Mid-Winter Break

Attendance
A friendly reminder, if you could please call ahead to excuse your child for an appointment that is during school hours. We like to refrain from interrupting class as much as possible. Please call the attendance line (616) 785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. This email is another way to communicate your students' absence, early leave time, or late arrivals as well! *Covid absences do not go against attendance records.

SPELLING BEE!
Congratulations to our spelling bee winners! River Brinkert came in first place, and Owen Osborn placed 2nd. Both of them will go on to represent KHMS at the Regional Spelling bee in February. Good luck to both of you and congratulations to all the spelling bee participants!

The Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB)supports the district in its state-mandated biennial review (every 2 years) of materials and learning experiences that make up the district’s health and sex education curriculum. In doing so, the SEAB helps the district follow best practices while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and local community priorities. The work of the SEAB concludes with the delivery of curriculum recommendations and approval by the KHPS Board of Education in accordance with laws and policy guidelines in the State of Michigan.

This curriculum review committee includes community representatives from the following groups: parents of children in the district, staff/educators, clergy, healthcare professionals, and high school students.

Applications to serve as a member of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) can be submitted using this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce4-xuAFJYSf5uXVXaNDfxVJ6gZW4h6oofHSeFhNOMpkV_GA/viewform
Applications close on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Central Elementary News January 14

01/14/22

Winners of This Week’s SHINES Awards
Dylan S.
Brooke H.
Oliver B.
Josiah B.
Kaitlyn S.
Luna N.
Sofia R.
Gideon S.
Braylon Y.
Gabe H.
Jack A.
Alivia S.
Chase O.
Sahara C.
Madison W.
Miles M.
Mishraq H.
Mya H.
Jose G.
Tyler L.
Dominic H.
Eli W.
Avery V.
Chloe K.

Girls on the Run
Spring 2022 Program Dates
Registration Opens: January 1
Registration Closes: February 1
Season Begins: March 14
Celebration 5K: Saturday, May 21
Online Registration https://www.gotrwm.org

The Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) supports the district in its state-mandated biennial review (every 2 years) of materials and learning experiences that make up the district’s health and sex education curriculum. In doing so, the SEAB helps the district follow best practices while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and local community priorities. The work of the SEAB concludes with the delivery of curriculum recommendations and approval by the KHPS Board of Education in accordance with laws and policy guidelines in the State of Michigan.

This curriculum review committee includes community representatives from the following groups: parents of children in the district, staff/educators, clergy, healthcare professionals, and high school students.

Applications to serve as a member of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) can be submitted using this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce4-xuAFJYSf5uXVXaNDfxVJ6gZW4h6oofHSeFhNOMpkV_GA/viewform

Applications close on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Zinser Elementary News January 14

01/14/22

Zinser Parents!

The School Improvement season is among us! Please click on the link and take this 5-10 minute parent survey when you can. The survey deadline is January 28th. We appreciate your input!

To note, the Purpose/Vision Statement of Zinser Elementary (that is linked to the weekly write-up) is that we aspire to be a high functioning learning community that is driven by a positive and student-centered environment.

https://forms.gle/ND72d943qHdXhgiFA

Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope everyone is staying safe and warm as we start the New Year off with some cold and snowy weather. This month the students at Zinser Elementary will be discussing the topic of Grit within their True Success Social-Emotional curriculum. True Success defines Grit as demonstrating perseverance and passion for long-term goals, while outlining four subcategories of Guts (willingness to take on risk), Resiliency (ability to bounce back and recover from challenges), Intention (understanding of who you want to be) and Tenacity (your determination to keep moving forward).

I want to take this opportunity to further highlight Resiliency, a characteristic that is very important for all of us. Everyone encounters difficult challenges in their life, but those who learn from failure and bounce back from setbacks tend to grow and achieve their goals. Just as individuals learn to read, write and do math, individuals can learn and develop their own resiliency through their parents, siblings, teachers and all the important people in their lives.

Being resilient does not mean that you can handle all the stress and challenges alone. We need to remember that failure and difficult challenges are a part of life. We can all help each other recover and grow (academically, emotionally, or socially), by supporting each other and inspiring optimism. Stay warm Zinser Families!

Girls on the Run
Spring 2022 Program Dates
Registration Opens: January 1
Registration Closes: February 1
Season Begins: March 14
Celebration 5K: Saturday, May 21
Online Registration https://www.gotrwm.org

The Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) supports the district in its state-mandated biennial review (every 2 years) of materials and learning experiences that make up the district’s health and sex education curriculum. In doing so, the SEAB helps the district follow best practices while maintaining compliance with applicable laws and local community priorities. The work of the SEAB concludes with the delivery of curriculum recommendations and approval by the KHPS Board of Education in accordance with laws and policy guidelines in the State of Michigan.

This curriculum review committee includes community representatives from the following groups: parents of children in the district, staff/educators, clergy, healthcare professionals, and high school students.

Applications to serve as a member of the Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ Sex Education Advisory Board (SEAB) can be submitted using this online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSce4-xuAFJYSf5uXVXaNDfxVJ6gZW4h6oofHSeFhNOMpkV_GA/viewform

Applications close on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Zinser Elementary News January 7

01/07/22

Upcoming Dates
Family Council Meeting | 1-11-22 @ 6:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
No School | 1-17-22 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
Count Day | 2-9-22 - We count on you being here!
½ Day | 2-18-22- 12:05 Dismissal

Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope everyone is staying safe and warm as we start the New Year off with some cold and snowy weather. This month the students at Zinser Elementary will be discussing the topic of Grit within their True Success Social-Emotional curriculum. True Success defines Grit as demonstrating perseverance and passion for long-term goals, while outlining four subcategories of Guts (willingness to take on risk), Resiliency (ability to bounce back and recover from challenges), Intention (understanding of who you want to be) and Tenacity (your determination to keep moving forward).

I want to take this opportunity to further highlight Resiliency, a characteristic that is very important for all of us. Everyone encounters difficult challenges in their life, but those who learn from failure and bounce back from setbacks tend to grow and achieve their goals. Just as individuals learn to read, write and do math, individuals can learn and develop their own resiliency through their parents, siblings, teachers and all the important people in their lives.

Being resilient does not mean that you can handle all the stress and challenges alone. We need to remember that failure and difficult challenges are a part of life. We can all help each other recover and grow (academically, emotionally, or socially), by supporting each other and inspiring optimism. Stay warm Zinser Families!

This Week’s Showcase
The name Zinser Elementary came from the Zinser family who donated the land for this elementary school. Betty Jane Zinser-Joslin (May 10, 1915 - June 9, 2005) was born in Grand Rapids in 1915 and grew up on Griggs Street. She attended South High School and married a star athlete from South, Leon Joslin. Both Betty and Leon were lifelong friends of Gerald Ford who attended South High during the same years.

KHMS News January 7

01/07/22

NWEA testing starts next week, please see the message below from Mr. Smith regarding the current schedule and expectations of our students:

Dear Middle School Families,

In our school-wide effort to make learning student-centered, collecting data about each student’s progress is needed to inform our decisions. One tool we use to get a personalized, real-time snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas of needed support is the NWEA test (also known as the Measurement of Academic Performance “MAP” test). This test is not to be confused with the M-Step test given in the spring.

The NWEA test is self-adjusting, which means, as your child takes the test and responds to questions, the test adapts to precisely measure progress and growth for each individual student. The results are available within 24 hours, so teachers can use each student’s data to make choices about instruction or groupings for targeted learning experiences. While we agree that testing is one part of the whole picture of a learner, this adaptive test is an opportunity to get accurate data for each student.

This is not a test that a student can “study for”, so you may be wondering what you can do from home to best support your child. Our testing window begins next week:

Math NWEA Testing window - Monday, January 10 through Friday, January 14, 2022.

ELA NWEA Testing window - Tuesday, January 18 through Monday, January 24, 2022. There is no school on Monday, January 17, 2022.

We are asking that you send your child to school well-rested and ready to test and if at all possible, avoid absences. You can encourage them to give their best effort and not rush to finish. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

James Smith
Kenowa Hills Middle School Principal

Congratulations to the Students of the Week!!
6th Grade: Ella McKeiver
7th Grade: Kyle DeYoung
8th Grade: Chay’ce Smith

Please see the updated color block schedule for when we return to school on January 3. Monday/Wednesday Black Blocks and Tuesday/Thursday Gold Blocks with Fridays switching between the two. You can find a downloadable schedule here.

Knight Sports Information
Before your athlete can begin tryouts/practices, they must have A physical dated after April 15, 2021. A pink slip will be written for the student athlete by the athletic department to give to the coaches that verifies they have a physical on file. Sports Physical Form There is a participation fee of $70.00 unless your child is on free & reduced lunch.

Boys Swim Dive Info: 6th 7th 8th Grade Boys Swim & Dive with Grandville

Swim info: Last day to sign up for Swim is Jan. 12. First day of practice: Jan. 18. A physical must be on file with Kenowa Hills. Swim practices will be at the middle school 4-6, Monday through Friday.

Dive info: Final details still need to be addressed on time location of practices Sign-Up info: Grandville uses Final Forms to register their athletes, please use their link to complete that. Schedules are also posted on their website. Gpsbulldogs.org

Zinser Elementary News December 17

12/20/21

THIS WEEK’S SHOWCASE
Congratulations to December’s CARE Card winners, Students of the Month and School-Wide SOTM!

School News & Happenings
As some of you may have heard, Mrs. Huizen is retiring mid-year after 33 years in education. We wish her nothing but happiness during this next phase of life, and she can be commended by her many years of hard work and support for our students and families. This also brings an end to an impressive 20 year partnership with Mrs. Frost. We will miss Mrs. Huizen and the valuable partnership she had with Mrs. Frost!

KHHS News December 17

12/17/21

IMPORTANT Dates
Dec 20-31 Winter Holiday Break
Jan 3 School Resumes - 2nd Semester begins
Jan 13 Junior Parent Meeting - Virtual Meeting from 6:30pm-8pm
Jan 24 Semester 1 grades available
Feb 16 8th grade parent meeting - Virtual Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

Junior Interviews
Information will be mailed to juniors and junior parents in regard to the Junior Parent meeting and Junior Interviews after we return from break.

Semester 1 final grades
Final Semester 1 grades will be available the week of January 24th. Once PowerSchool is updated, an email will be sent out informing parents and students that grades are available. You will be able to view grades in PowerSchool through your parent portal. If you would like a paper copy of the report card sent, please contact us.

Congratulation to this weeks’s Students of the Week!!
Sienna Gonzalez
Mason Morris
Brooklyn Kozminski
Julio Duran
Ashlyn Stolk
Scout Sevingy
Kylee Thompson
Gabe Hardy

KHMS News December 17

12/17/21

Annnddd, that is a wrap for the remainder of 2021! With having a few highs and lows so far this year, our Knights have persevered, and we couldn’t be more proud of our students. As we navigate through some obstacles, adjust to the new normal and celebrate accomplishments, KHMS has stayed kind, compassionate and stronger than ever! It is always our utmost priority to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. We hope you all have a wonderful winter break. Although our staff will be with their own families during the holiday season, please know our extended KHMS family is always in our thoughts and hearts.

Wishing you all peace, love, and good health for 2022!

Congratulations to the Students of the Week!!
6th Grade: Chase Taylor
7th Grade: Zander Jones
8th Grade: Jordan McCoy

Upcoming Dates
Jan 3: School resumes
Jan 10: NWEA Math
Jan 13: Spelling Bee
Jan 17: No School for students
Jan 18: NWEA ELA
Feb 16: 8th Grade parent virtual meeting
Feb 21-22: Mid-winter break

Schedule Change
Please see the updated color block schedule for when we return to school on January 3. Monday/Wednesday Black Blocks and Tuesday/Thursday Gold Blocks with Fridays switching between the two: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YrdsG6WdRn3RdKx9UkU1Xrrg2ospWNS-/view

Attendance
A friendly reminder, if you could please call ahead to excuse your child for an appointment that is during school hours. We like to refrain from interrupting class as much as possible. Please call the attendance line (616) 785-3225 or email, msattendance@khps.org. This email is another way to communicate your students' absence, early leave time, or late arrivals as well! *Covid absences do not go against attendance records.

Knight Sport Information
Looking Forward to Winter 2 Sports starting in January!! We have sign ups available to all that are interested.

  • 7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball - sign up in office
  • 6th, 7th and 8th grade Wrestling
  • 6th, 7th and 8th grade Boys Swim/Dive with Grandville

A physical dated after April 15, 2021 needs to be on file before a student athlete can participate in tryouts. A pink slip will be written for the student athlete by the athletic department to give to the coaches that verifies they have a physical on file. There is a participation fee of $70.00 unless your child is on free & reduced lunch.

Oxford Strong: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SYtl5116M9NY8VuTFZdQB1vgfTJaULjEAHroJB-BpH4/edit
The MS Social Studies Department along with our counseling staff hosted an Oxford/Kenowa Strong activity. The students created sympathy cards for the Oxford school community, and they also designed activities promoting the health and safety of our own Kenowa community. Posters with positive messages of self-care, mental health awareness, anti-bullying slogans, and requests to report violence went up around the school hallways. They are a great reminder to all students that together, we stand strong!

KHHS News December 10

12/10/21

IMPORTANT Dates
Dec 15 ½ day for Students-Exams
Dec 16 ½ day for Students-Exams
Dec 17 ½ day for Students-Exams
Dec 20-31 Winter Holiday Break
Jan 3 School Resumes - 2nd Semester begins
Jan 13 Junior Parent Meeting - Virtual Meeting from 6:30pm-8pm
Feb 16 8th grade parent meeting - Virtual Meeting 6:30pm-7:30pm

Senior All Night Party Reminders
Seniors, if you have not signed up for the senior all night party, the current fee is $125, which is due by December 17. After the 17th, it will increase to $150. If you need the forms please email schulte.janemom24@gmail.com or forms are available for students to pick up in Student Services. Thank you!

COVID Vaccine Clinic
Kenowa Hills is hosting a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, December 15th from 12pm-7pm (1st shot) and January 6th from 3pm-7pm (2nd shot). This will be open to the community. NO Appointments necessary. Vaccine doses will be available for children ages 5-11 and individuals 12 years and older. Log onto Kenowa Hills Public Schools Facebook for more info.

Holiday Performances
If you missed any of the recent holiday performances, please see the links below!
HS Band - https://youtu.be/xYAUVSg9d08
HS Orchestra - https://youtu.be/q50M51faxwc
Choir - https://youtu.be/ChLylEMzJIY

Holiday Spirit Week
Monday – Pajama day
Tuesday – Wear red & green
Wednesday – Dress as favorite holiday movie character
Thursday – Holiday hats and socks
Friday – Ugly sweater day

Students of the Week
Claire Finan
Christian Nawrocki
Lydia Hutson
Francois Mugisha
Anna Barber
David Ingraham
Alexzandra Fernandez
Michael Mulder

Central Elementary News December 10

12/10/21

Central SHINES Award Winners
Bristie G-S
Aubree T.
Cayden A.
Quinn S.
Desmond W.
Jasper F.
Mason W.
Alayna V.
Sebastian G-Z.
Emma N.
Jake C.
Sawyer C.
Eli M.
Melissa F.
Maria M.
Arianna D.
Audrina G.
Gabriel A.
Declan B.
Lenni T.
Hayden M.
Jackson S.
Octavia O.

The Kenowa Hills Senior Class of 2022 Fundraiser
MOD Pizza - 3300 Alpine Drive NW
Wednesday, December 15
Mention "Kenowa Hills Senior Party" at the register and 20% of your sale will be donated.

Central Elementary News December 3

12/03/21

Central’s Days of Holiday Cheer
Dec 6: Holiday socks
Dec 7: Twinkle like a decorated tree
Dec 8: Polar Express day – wear your PJs
Dec 9: Candy Cand Day – wear red and white
Dec 10: Cozy up and wear your favorite flannel
Dec 13: Wear a holiday shirt that you can read
Dec 14: Red & Green day
Dec 15: Grinch Day – do one random act of kindness
Dec 16: Ugly sweater day
Dec 17: Character spirit day

Winners of this week’s SHINES award:
Alayna C.
Scarlett S.
Liam M.
Maya B.
Asher P.
Serenity Z.
Naomi P.
Macy H.
Easton V.
Norah D.
Landon W.
Eden B.
Matthew N.
Jackson T.
Miguel R.
Ayden M.
Josh B.
Charlie B.
George G.
Quinn A.
Meri N.
Jackson R.
Scottie D.
Avi G.
Oliver R.

Alpine Elementary News December 3

12/03/21

Important Dates
12/14/21 SANTA SECRET SHOP
12/15/21 1/2 DAY (Dismissal @12:05) - SANTA SECRET SHOP
12/16/21 1/2 DAY (Dismissal @12:05)
12/17/21 1/2 DAY (Dismissal @12:05)
LAST DAY BEFORE WINTER BREAK
1/3/22 SCHOOL RESUMES

Birthdays
Harrison
Harlow
Brooklyn
Emma
Emma
Emanuel
Andrick
Hendrick
Merci
Harper
Hazel
Hazel
Kennedy
Donovan
J'Veon
Kaylyn
Jackson
Grace
Edgar
Elijah
Alia
Alan
Hailey
Scarlett
Amelia
Carter
Synsear

HEARING AND VISION SCREENING
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires local health departments to conduct hearing and vision screenings for children in Michigan. K Knights will be screened for hearing and vision. Children in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades will have their hearing screened. Children in 1st, 3rd and 5th grades will have their vision screened. The dates that the Health Department will be at Alpine Elementary are: Initial screening dates: December 8, 9 & 10, 2021
Rescreen dates: January 6, 2022

TITLE I PARENT MEETING
Parent Meeting Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-yh3Sej6CE
Parent Survey/Participation Acknowledgement Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/... WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

SPIRIT WEAR
If you would like to purchase Kenowa Gear, you may visit www.khps.org and scroll down under the parent resource tab to the spirit store. You may also find the link here, https://apparelnow.com/kenowa-... DROP OFF AND PICK UP
As the weather turns colder or there is rain or snow, there may be more students who simply walk to and from their cars at drop off and pick up. Please continue to drive slowly through our visitor lot loop and be watchful for students crossing the roadway. ICE REMINDER

WINTER CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ITEMS
Please make sure that your student items are all clearly labeled.

Santa’s Secret Shop
Location: Alpine Elementary
Dates: December 14th, 15th, and 16th (students will shop on the date and time selected by their teacher)

Alpine Elementary News November 12

11/12/21

BIRTHDAYS
Elisha
Isabelle
Lexy
Ariaella
Ella
Sparrow
Zekiel
David
Collin
Vera
Ryleigh
Emma
Makayla
Christian
Bethenny
Petrini
Matthew
Caitlynn
Dakota
Madox
Sergio
Genevie
Adelena
Carter
Samuel
Asher
Blake
Liam
Jaliyah

HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERT
We are excited to share that our high school band students will be performing for our students this year on November 19. They will be performing live for our 5th grade students ONLY while our other grades are able to tune in from their classrooms while it is streamed live. Our band will be marching to their busses upon departure where all students can join in listening to them outside.

i-READY MATH
i-Ready Math is an online program used by our elementary buildings for grades 3-5 that will help your child work on math activities at their level. i-Ready Personalized Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your student engaged as they learn. Students follow the activities in their i-Ready “My Path” as those are activities assigned to them as a result of their i-Ready diagnostic test. This is a great program to have your child work in at home if you have a home device and an internet connection. Students access iReady through a program called Clever. They use their email address and password to log into Clever. They have the iReady app to click on once logged into Clever. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need assistance with login information.

TITLE I PARENT MEETING
We are holding our Title I/grant-funded programming parent meeting virtually once again this year dueto our current safety restrictions as well as due to the success we saw last year sharing it in this manner. We hope the information provided proves valuable. Parents may view the video to learn how our building uses our federal and state grant funds to support student learning. If there are any questions following, please feel free to reach out to our school’s office to ask! You can reach our office at 616-784-0884 or connect with the building principal, Jason Snyder, via email at jsnyder@khps.org.

Please take a moment to view the video linked below and complete the following survey to verify you have watched it. In doing so, you are helping us to meet one of our state/federal requirements. Thank you in advance for your time.

Parent Meeting Video Link:

Parent Survey/Participation Acknowledgement Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/... WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

SPIRIT WEAR
If you would like to purchase Kenowa Gear, you may visit www.khps.org and scroll down under the parent resource tab to the spirit store. You may also find the link here, https://apparelnow.com/kenowa-... TO STAY PROTOCOL
Please help your child understand the need to wear masks when inside. It is important for overall health but also a factor considered when determining close contacts and being able to provide students with an opportunity to remain IN PERSON if they are considered a close contact. Please keep in mind that if parents decide that their child takes advantage of our “Test to Stay” option when considered a close contact, students must be capable and diligent about wearing a mask at all times.

STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP
As the weather turns colder or there is rain or snow, there may be more students who simply walk to and from their cars at drop off and pick up. Please continue to drive slowly through our visitor lot loop and be watchful for students crossing the roadway.

PTO NEWS
Next meeting November 16, 2021 at 6pm
khpsalpinepto@gmail.com

Alpine Elementary News October 29

10/29/21

Alpine BEST Stands For:
Be a leader, show Excellence, be Safe and be Trustworthy

This month’s True Success focus: RESPONSIBILITY
#1 -You are RESPONSIBLE for your attitude.
#2 -Your effort reflects RESPONSIBILITY.
#3 -Choices online are your RESPONSIBILITY.
#4- RESPONSIBILITY affects those around you.

BIRTHDAYS
Elisha
Isabelle
Lexy
Ariaella
Ella
Sparrow
Zekiel
David
Collin
Vera
Ryleigh
Emma
Makayla
Christian
Bethenny
Petrini
Matthew
Caitlynn
Dakota
Madox
Sergio
Genevie
Adelena
Carter
Samuel
Asher
Blake
Liam
Jaliyah

PTO NEWS
Next meeting November 16, 2021 at 6pm | khpsalpinepto@gmail.com

Social Media
Please be sure to like our school's Facebook page at "Kenowa Hills Alpine Elementary". Follow daily/weekly happenings and celebrations. It is also another resource for school information. Also, follow and like our Music FB page for Alpine and Zinser, "A to Z Music". -Ms Majchrzak

FALL FUNDRAISER RESULTS, CELEBRATIONS AND PICK UP INFORMATION
Our total sales were $13,229 which means we earned $6,614.50 to support our school!
IMPORTANT DATES:

November 11th - Product Pick-Up day.

  • Orders should be picked up at the back entrance by the gym between 3pm and 5pm.
  • If a student had a small order they will go home with them personally.
  • If anyone can not pick up their order during the set time or you do not want your order sent home with your student please email the PTO at khpsalpinepto@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

November 11th - Ice Cream and Pizza Party. Students who sold 10+ items will enjoy a Pizza Party instead of their normal lunch and an ice cream party. Students who sold 5+ items will enjoy an ice cream party.

WHAT IS i-READY MATH?
i-Ready Math is an online program used by our elementary buildings for grades that will help your child work on math activities at their level.

i-Ready Personalized Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your student engaged as they learn. Students follow the activities in their i-Ready “My Path” as those are activities assigned to them as a result of their i-Ready diagnostic test.

This is a great program to have your child work in at home if you have a home device and an internet connection. Our mathematics program we use at school is called Bridges Mathematics and this program is what your child will be instructed in at school daily. iReady is an additional online program for students to work on at home to help students fill gaps in their learning due to any COVID-19 learning losses. Students access iReady through a program called Clever. The Clever URL is linked here. They use their email address and password to log into Clever. They have the iReady app to click on once logged into Clever. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need assistance with login information.

Where can my student and I see the progress being made? You and your student can monitor progress by clicking on My Progress in the bottom navigation bar.
On the My Progress page, you will be able to see:
1. Time-On-Task: The number of minutes your student has spent this week on i-Ready Personalized Instruction
2. Lessons Passed: The total number of lessons your student has passed this school year
3. Lesson Streak: How many lessons your student has passed in a row
4. Completed Work: The name and quiz score for each lesson your student has taken

TITLE I PARENT MEETING
We are holding our Title I/grant-funded programming parent meeting virtually once again this year due to our current safety restrictions as well as due to the success we saw last year sharing it in this manner. We hope the information provided proves valuable. Parents may view the video to learn how our building uses our federal and state grant funds to support student learning. If there are any questions following, please feel free to reach out to our school’s office to ask! You can reach our office at 616-784-0884 or connect with the building principal, Jason Snyder, via email at jsnyder@khps.org.
Please take a moment to view the video linked below and complete the following survey to verify you have watched it. In doing so, you are helping us to meet one of our state/federal requirements. Thank you in advance for your time.
Parent Meeting Video Link:

Parent Survey/Participation Acknowledgement Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17xp-e2CtDtmncAKp51zOTjN-M_huFg3H_5NvRwzFfbo/edit

FEEDING WALKER KIDS
Feeding Walker Kids is a FREE weekend lunch program offered during the school year. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for an application.

SPIRIT WEAR
If you would like to purchase Kenowa Gear, you may visit www.khps.org and scroll down under the parent resource tab to the spirit store.

Helpful Links

EDUCATION INSPIRED BY EACH LEARNER
KEEPING
STUDENTS SAFE

Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills
FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.

TRANSPORTATION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
EDUCATION
REDEFINED

Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.

PERSONAL MASTERY SPECIAL EDUCATION ENGLISH LEARNERS TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
KNIGHT PRIDE
ATHLETICS

At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.

UP-TO-DATE SPORTS INFO ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT YOUTH SPORTS Athletic Boosters
IT'S A WORK
OF ART

The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

FINE ART PROGRAMS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year