ImPACT Make Up date: Thursday, August 24th at 2:00 PM for all students needing to be testing for the Fall sports season. Please email Mrs. Shaw if you are planning to attend -

New Student Registration

***IMPORTANT: do not copy and paste the link from our website, please use the link above. If you copy it from a browser, it will not work.

Thanks and happy summer!!

New Student Orientation at Kennett Middle School

posted Aug 3, 2017, 10:34 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 10:36 AM ]

We are pleased to invite you to our New Student Orientation at Kennett Middle School on Wednesday, August 23rd, and Thursday, August 24th. The schedule will be set up as shown below.  Students should report to the KMS cafeteria to meet with Mrs. Thornton and our eighth grade group leaders.

Wednesday, August 23rd

10:00 – 12:15           Students with last names beginning with A - C

10:00 – 12:15           Students with last names beginning with A - C

11:45 – 2:00             Students with last names beginning with D – J

Thursday, August 24th

10:00 – 12:15           Students with last names beginning with K – Q                                   

11:45 – 2:00             Students with last names beginning with R – Z

           New 8th Grade Students

The planned activities include a pizza party, a tour of the building and some outdoor games.  Please let me know if you have any special dietary restrictions that would require an alternate lunch food, or if any extra assistance of any kind is needed to participate in orientation.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and become familiar with your new school.  You will also have a chance to visit your individual classroom locations.

We are in the process of creating next year’s schedules.  As soon as the schedules are created and printed, a copy will be sent home to you.  If you have questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact us. If your address has recently changed, please let us know to ensure you receive your schedule.

Please check out our dress code (link below) before you begin preparing for the start of school.  The basic items you will need for school include: a 3 ring loose leaf binder (3-4 in. size), pens and pencils, and a positive attitude!  If there are specific supplies your team wants you to have they will let you know.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you. We hope you are having a relaxing and safe summer!  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Thornton at 447-6364, ext. 25, or via email at

Fall Sports Information

posted Aug 2, 2017, 5:21 AM by Linda Burns

Wow, I can’t believe it is August already!  School is right around the corner.  Here you will find all the info you will need to start the fall sports season.  Starting dates and impact testing schedule is listed below.  On Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30 pm there will be a parent and athlete information night in the KMS gymnasium for all Kennett Middle School students that are interested in playing a sport at KMS.  Parents & athletes are encouraged to attend. Fall coaches will be on hand to meet with parents and answer any questions.  *Please note the earlier starting date for Cross Country & football.* Sports info and team updates can be found at  Please contact KMS Athletic Coordinator Gredel Shaw at 447-6364 or  with any questions.  Have a great rest of your summer, we look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! 

Important Info & Dates for the 2017 Fall Sports Season

PERMISSION FORMS – these forms must be filled out, signed and brought to the first practice in order for the student to participate.  Forms are available in the KMS Reception Office or online at Click on “Athletics” then on the “Kennett Middle School” tab. Forms can be dropped off at KMS prior to practices, faxed, mailed or brought in the first day of practice. 

A PHYSICAL  - a valid proof of physical within 2 years is required in order to participate in  KMS athletics.  If your child does not have a current physical, he/she cannot participate. Please be sure make an appointment with your child’s doctor as soon as possible to avoid delay. Should a child’s physical expire mid-season, the student will need to provide an updated physical in order to continue the remainder of the season, and or to be eligible to participate in a winter or spring sport. For 8th graders: Please make sure we have up-to-date physicals on file with the nurse’s office. A sport physical form in available online at under the “Athletics” tab. 
ImPACT TESTING – This cognitive assessment test is required for all incoming 7th graders and untested 8th graders wishing to participate in a fall sport and will be good for 2 years (unless a head injury occurs).  If your child was tested last year as a 7th grader, they do not need to retake the test for this year. An ImPACT test must be done BEFORE a student can participate.  There is room for 40 students in each wave of testing; if the first session fills ups, a second wave of testing will take place after approximately an hour later. Testing dates listed below with each sport.  Please Gredel Shaw if you cannot attend.

■ Football: Impact testing for football players will take place Tuesday, August 15th at 10AM – students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria.  Equipment distribution will be held at KMS on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:30pm-8:00pm in the football locker room. Practice will begin August 16th from 5:30-7:30pm with a parent meeting to follow.

■ Coed Cross Country Running:  Impact testing for CC Runners will take place Tuesday, August, 15th at 1:00 PM – students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria.  Practice will begin Monday, August 21st.  Practices will be held on Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at KMS until school starts. 
■ Field Hockey:  Impact testing for field hockey will take place Wednesday, August 16th at 9 AM – students will meet in the KMS Cafeteria. Practices will begin Monday, August 28th  from 3-5pm.  

■ Girls & Boys Soccer:  Impact testing for girls’ soccer will be Wednesday, August 16th at 11AM. Boys’ soccer will be Wednesday, August 16th at 1PM.  Girls practice will begin on Monday, August 28th from 3-5pm. Boys practice info TBA - A boys coach is still needed. 

Last Day for Box Tops

posted May 22, 2017, 4:45 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 6:18 AM ]


Mandatory Philly Parent/Guardian/Student Meeting is Tonight!

posted May 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Burns

The coming week is a busy one for Kennett Middle School and we wanted to send out a reminder of two upcoming events. First, tonight is the 8th grade Mandatory Parent Meeting for the Philly trip. If your 8th grade student is going on the trip this mandatory meeting begins at 6:30 pm in the gym. If your child requires medication during the trip you must bring it to this meeting. All medical paperwork should be completed beforehand. Forms need to be notarized, doing so beforehand will save you time that evening. We will have a notary available if needed.Displaying

Kennett Middle School Sports 5/8– 5/15/2017

posted May 8, 2017, 7:44 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Monday 5/8:


All practices 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches

Track will practice in the Gym 2:30-4:30




Black BB & SB Home Vs Kingswood  – 4pm


White BB & SB AWAY @ Kingswood – 4pm.   Please dismiss students at 2:00 for a 2:15 departure. 

No track practice



Wednesday 5/10:


HOME Track & Field Meet at KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL – 4pm.  This is the LAST home meet of the Spring season.   Bus will leave right after school and will not be returning to KMS.  Students should bring all belongings with them.

All practices 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches


Thursday 5/11: 

Science Fair  - Students may be absent from practices due to finalist selection.

All practices 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches



Friday 5/12:

Black BB & SB away @ Moultonborough – 4pm.  Please dismiss students at 2:00 for a 2:15departure.  Games will be played at Moultonborough Academy.  Coaches Spencer & Germain will provide a list of players to be excused.

White BB & SB Home Vs Paul School (Wakefield)  – 4pm.  MAKE UP GAME FROM 5/3 – now a home game.


Track Practice?


Monday 5/15:


White BB & SB away @ Berlin – 4pm.  Please dismiss students at 2:00 for a 2:15 departure. 

Black BB & SB Home Vs Littleton  – 4pm.  MAKE UP GAME FROM 4/24

(BB: Tom & TBA   / SB: Doc & TBA)

2017-2018 PTSA

posted May 1, 2017, 10:30 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated May 18, 2017, 8:04 AM ]

Kennett Middle School Sports 5/1– 5/8/2017

posted May 1, 2017, 9:26 AM by Linda Burns

Monday 5/1:


MAKE UP GAME - White BB & SB HOME Vs KA Brett School – 4pm

Black practices 2:30-4:30

Track will practice in the Gym 2:30-4:30

Tuesday 5/2: 

Black BB & SB Home Vs Berlin  – 4pm.  

All other practices 2:30-4:30

 Wednesday 5/3: 

White BB & SB AWAY @ Paul School (Wakefield) – 4pm.   


Thursday 5/4: 

Track & Field meet AWAY @ Gilford – 4pm.   

All practices for BB & SB 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches

 Friday 5/5:

Black BB & SB away @ Inter Lakes – 4pm.    Games will be played at Prescott Park – off Rt 3 in Meredith.

All practices 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches

 Monday 5/8:

 All practices 2:30-4:30 unless otherwise indicated by Coaches



posted Apr 28, 2017, 11:18 AM by Linda Burns

White baseball & softball games Vs KA Brett have been rescheduled for Monday, May 1st at KMS at 4pm.  Updated 4/28/17    14:17pm

*** 4\28 Sports Update ***

posted Apr 28, 2017, 4:47 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 4:48 AM ]

8th grade softball is NOT practicing on Friday but 7th grade is. 8th grade will be back at it on Monday after school.   ***   updated 7:47am  ljb

*** Sports Update 4/26 10:26***

posted Apr 26, 2017, 7:13 AM by Linda Burns   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 9:34 AM ]

There will be no WHITE baseball practice today.  Updated 10:13am

There will be no Black Baseball practice today.   Baseball practice for Black & White will resume tomorrow.  Updated 10:55am


Softball will be in the gym after school. Updated 10:55am


The Track meet at KHS is still ON. Updated 12:34.


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