KI Update 12/14/23

Next week is Spirit Week! – Sponsored by our SGA – Get in the holiday spirit  by dressing accordingly:

  • Monday – Candy Cane Lane – Dress in red and white
  • Tuesday – You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Dress like the Grinch
  • Wednesday – Walking in a Winter Wonderland – Wear white
  • Thursday – Baby It’s Cold Outside – Holiday Sweater Day
  • Friday – T’was the Night Before Christmas – Wear your PJ’s

Holiday Programs – Our Performing Arts Department is proud to present two holiday programs this season.  Our band goes first with their Winter Concert tonight! followed by our Choir Winter Concert on December 19.  Both events begin at 7:00PM within our auditorium.

Semester 1 Testing Update:

Students currently enrolled in Comprehensive Health will be taking the ASVAB Career Exploration Program Assessment on December 19th. This assessment will help students identify postsecondary career options.

Students enrolled in Government this semester will be taking the MCAP Government during their Government classes when we return from winter break, January 3rd-5th. This assessment is a state graduation assessment. It is important that students are in school during these dates and have a fully charged laptop for testing.  

The semester 1 testing calendar, which includes the purpose of each assessment and who is scheduled to participate in each assessment, can be found here. Final exams are scheduled for January 17th and 18th. The final exam schedule is linked here. Remember, this exam counts for 15% of a student’s final course grade!

Important Note: Students may not have access to unapproved cell phones or electronic devices during state assessments or final exams. Students who are found to have electronic devices during these assessments will face disciplinary action.

“SPEAKING UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH” ESSAY CONTEST – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are co-sponsoring the national essay challenge. The contest aims to start conversations about mental health and encourage young people to seek help for mental health issues. Additional information about the essay contest can be found here. Submissions will be accepted through January 16, 2024, and winners will be announced on May 31, 2024. 

WINTER SPORTS TICKETS:  We are a GoFan school now.  All tickets may be purchased beginning the day before the game. So Tuesday’s game against WiHi will go on sale Monday.  You can buy individual game tickets or season passes.  We will also accept credit cards at the gate if you decide to come last minute. Be sure not to redeem tickets before the game. KIHS event staff will redeem them for you. This is new for Kent Island, so feel free to email the athletic department with questions.

KIHS Staff Recognition Has a KIHS staff member made a positive difference in your child or family’s high school experience? If so, let us know by completing this Google Form

See Something Say Something – Please take advantage of Safe Schools MD to report any school or student safety ​concerns, including mental health concerns. Let’s work together to keep our school safe.  All tips are anonymous.

Dismissal on Friday, December 22 is 12:00N.  Schools and Offices will be closed December 25 – January 1.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.

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