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KHMS News
March 26

KHMS News March 26

03/26/21

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar 30 Washington DC Parent Meeting @ 7pm
April 1 Half Day
Apr 2-9 No School – Spring Break

Geography Bee
On Monday March 22, seventeen Kenowa students participated in the school geography bee! Congratulations to everyone who was eligible and participated. It was an exciting morning with a surprise guest judge (Mr. Kendra) and a battle in the final round requiring 9 tie breaker questions! Claire Rasch, Ethan Pete, Kasey Woodruff, Sarah Buckwalter and Jayden Zolnerick all placed in the final round. Kyle Deyoung, who only got two questions wrong the entire morning placed 2nd in the championship and a huge congrats to Brady Monroe, who only missed ONE question and is our school Geography Bee champion! Well done!

Spring Spirit Week
Monday-Pajama Day
Tuesday-Hat Day
Wednesday-College Basketball
Thursday-Crazy Socks

Athletics
Attention basketball players, both girls and boys! Please return your uniforms asap! A fee will be assessed if we don’t not get them back in a timely manner, thank you!!

Co-Ed Track & Field Starting Monday, March 29th, after school!! Pink Slip Needed With the new order from MDHHS, starting April 2nd, schools must complete an antigen test of athletes one time per week. This applies to all high school and middle school teams with participants between the ages of 13-19. Those 12 and younger may participate and are not required to complete rapid antigen testing. These 2 forms must be completed for each student participant in the MDHHS program including the MI Safer Sports Participant Code of Conduct form and Consent form.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Spring Drive
The GRHV is a long term care facility serving the needs of Michigan’s veterans. It provides many wonderful services and opportunities for both current and retired military members. Help us show the home how supportive and caring Kenowa Hills Middle School kids are and consider donating one of the much needed items from the list.
Needed Items: - Full Sized Candy Bars (used as Bingo prizes) - K Cups for a Kerug - Body Wash & Chapstick - Batteries (all types) - New Summer Clothing (men and women M-2XL) - Monetary Donations ($3-$20) - Homemade cards and letters (done with effort please) Please make sure all items are new, unused and sanitized. Bring your items to room 14 (Trotter) or room 37 (Haines) from April 12th-30th. When a student donates items from the list, they will receive a raffle ticket. Winners will be drawn and prizes awarded in May!

6th Grade Camp for 7th Graders
We have some exciting news about 6th grade camp! NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 27- OCTOBER 1, 2021 Every year, 6th graders have the privilege of attending YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville. Students, staff, and chaperones spend three days and two nights participating in activities that build strength, character, and friendships. The courses offered have been selected to provide a cross-section of outdoor skills, environmental awareness, teamwork, and goal-oriented tasks. Some of the favorite activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, zip line, canoeing, and all camp games. Due to COVID we were unable to provide this experience this year. We are hoping to be able to take the current 6th graders next fall when they are 7th graders. Half of the grade will go to camp September 27-29 and the other half will go September 29- October 1. We are excited about the team-building opportunities this experience will provide our middle school students. The cost of camp is $125. You can pay the full amount for camp anytime, or make installment payments beginning now through September 26, 2021. You can pay in cash or with a check made payable to Kenowa Hills Public Schools. Please contact the following teachers at the Middle School with any questions or concerns you may have.

Erin Plants, eplants@khps.org, 616 785-3225 ext: 7307
Joanna Haines, jlhaines@khps.org, 616 785 -3225 ext: 7337

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