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Important: Austin ISD Campus Safety and Current Events

posted Mar 19, 2018, 3:45 PM by KMS Hornets

March 19, 2018

Dear Austin ISD families,

We hope that you and your family had a restful and relaxing Spring Break, but we understand that tension may be high as our children return to school in the midst of the situation in Austin involving explosives.

We want you to know we are coordinating with the Austin Police Department—along with state and federal partners—to take any and all necessary security precautions.

This is what our campus faculty and staff are doing:

  • Being mindful of anything that looks out of the ordinary.
  • Contacting the Austin Police Department immediately if they see anything suspicious.
  • Conducting perimeter checks for any suspicious items inside or outside of school buildings.
  • Carefully examining all mail deliveries.

We remain vigilant with our safety and security measures, and we need your help.

Talk with your students about being cautious. Make sure they understand they should not touch anything unusual or suspicious, and should report it to a trusted adult or the police. Remind other adults, your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. No matter how minor, if you see something, it needs to be reported to the Austin Police Department 9-1-1.

Additional actions you can take to improve safety when visiting your student’s school:

  • Enter through the visitors’ entrance and check in at the front office.
  • Do not let anyone “piggyback” on your entry into the school. Ask them to wait their turn.
  • Wear your visitor sticker in a clearly visible location. 
  • Report anyone you see walking around campus without an AISD badge or visitor badge to the front office.
  • Know that firearms are not permitted in school buildings at any time with the exception of those carried by law enforcement. 
  • Remember: “If you see something, say something.”
  • Follow Austin ISD’s social media accounts that may be used in an emergency. On Twitter, follow @AustinISD and on Facebook, like
  • Follow your school’s social media accounts that may be used in an emergency.

Additionally, you can talk with your child about reporting suspicious rumors or activity. Make sure your children can name two adults at school that they would feel comfortable alerting.

Our campus counselors are trained to support students and staff and are available if needed. For more advice about how to talk to your children about violence, visit the National Association of School Psychologists online resources:

The Austin ISD team works closely with the Austin Police Department to keep our students safe. Know that if you receive an alert from AISD, we are coordinating with APD to send those messages.

We are one, large Austin ISD family, and we care for all our children. It takes all of us to make school safe, and we thank you for your assistance in keeping our students safe.


Paul Cruz, Ph.D.

Elective Changes

posted Jan 17, 2018, 11:52 AM by Shauntay Black   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 12:19 PM ]


If students would like to make a lateral (within the same period) change for electives, the time has come!  Forms will be available in the Program Office beginning after school today (1/17/18).  They will be due no later than after school (3:00pm) on Friday, January 19th.  A list of courses with open seats can be found HERE.  Two copies are also posted in the main foyer of the school.  

Dianne Carter

Magnet Director
Kealing Middle School

UPDATE: TWO HOUR DELAY (Important: Wednesday, January 17th will be an A Day)

posted Jan 16, 2018, 6:12 AM by Kenisha Coburn   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 5:53 PM ]

We'll be operating on a two-hour delay tomorrow. Click here for the bell schedule.

The forecast looks good so we're planning to be on campus tomorrow. With this in mind, we have now lost two A days for the semester and are making some adjustments to even things out. The changes are below.

Wednesday, 1/17:   A Day
Thursday, 1/18:       B Day
Friday, 1/19:             A Day

We will resume the originally scheduled A/B rotation on Monday, January 22.

All AISD classes are canceled tomorrow, January 16th.

posted Jan 15, 2018, 4:49 PM by KMS Hornets

To ensure the safety of all our students and staff, all Austin ISD classes are canceled tomorrow, Jan. 16. Be safe, everyone!

ALTERNATE SCHEDULE: Monday, December 11, 2017

posted Dec 10, 2017, 10:27 AM by KMS Hornets

In order to allow all students to see their teachers before final exams begin on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, we will be operating on a special schedule on Monday, December 11, 2017. The schedule is available for download below. 

CANCELED: December 8 Advanced Theater III Performances of "Fighting Demons"

posted Dec 8, 2017, 7:07 AM by Kenisha Coburn

Theater III performances of "Fighting Demons" originally scheduled for 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm today have been canceled. We will reschedule this event for a later date.

Kealing Music Production Takes on the Holidays - Caroline Stone Takes the Prize

posted Dec 4, 2017, 7:47 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 7:54 AM ]

Fifty students from Mr. Eissler's Music Production program entered the Trail of Lights Music Contest this year, working individually or in groups to submit thirty-one total entries. Caroline Stone delivered the winning song and took home the cash grand prize and all participants received ZIP passes for the Trail of Lights. Kudos to Caroline and the rest of the participants.

Click here to listen to the winning entry.

Winter Break - Kealing Students Return on Thursday, January 4

posted Nov 29, 2017, 6:19 AM by KMS Hornets   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 7:44 AM ]

McCallum Vertical Team campuses will be participating in Professional Development on January 3, 2018. Students will return on January 4, 2018. This will be the only additional Professional Development Day for Kealing staff. Click here for more information about McCallum Vertical Team District of Innovation Days!


posted Sep 7, 2017, 10:10 AM by Shauntay Black

Picture day is next Tuesday, 9/12 and Wednesday, 9/13. Photos will be taken during core science classes. Portrait order forms were delivered to students in advisory. If you would like to purchase a picture package, either return the envelope with payment on picture day or you can easily preorder online at Kealing's order code is: 1718-0100.  More information can be found at


K. Scott

Wear Your College Colors DAY - Tomorrow, September 8th

posted Sep 7, 2017, 5:50 AM by KMS Hornets

Celebrate your Alma mater or any other favorite COLLEGE team by wearing your COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY colors on Friday, September 8th.

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