KI Update 12/7/23

Students in Biology—MISA Testing Begins Monday, 12/11! Students enrolled in Biology this semester will be taking the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) during Biology classes next Monday through Wednesday. This assessment is a state graduation assessment and students’ scores on the assessment will count for 20% of a student’s final grade. It is important that students are in school during these dates and have a fully charged laptop for testing.  

The testing calendar for other state assessments, ASVAB, and final exams is linked below. The purpose of each assessment, and who is scheduled to participate in each assessment can be found here. 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.

PTSA Sponsored Holiday Bazaar – December 9, 10:00AM – 2:00PM – Come out and support the PTSA by visiting over 30+ vendors in our cafeteria and main hallways. 

Q2 Interims Home – Interim reports for Q2 will be emailed home on Monday, December 11.  This report will be used for athletic eligibility.

Holiday Programs – Our Performing Arts Department is proud to present two holiday programs this season.  Our band goes first with their Winter Concert on December 14 followed by our Choir Winter Concert on December 19.  Both events begin at 7:00PM within our auditorium.

“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.

There is still time to nominate an employee for Employee of the Year! (secretaries, bus drivers, school assistants, etc.)  Deadline to nominate is December 14 Nomination Form for Employee of the Year

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.

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