KMS Community Connection
February 3, 2020
KMS Mission Statement:
Kiewit Middle School, a collaborative community of families and educators, engages and challenges the whole child in a differentiated and positive learning environment through rigorous instructional practices. We guarantee the growth of each student by developing character, knowledge, and skills necessary for individual excellence and responsible citizenship in our global society.
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Tristen Hook - 6th Grade Counselor
Ryandean Birge - 7th Grade Counselor
Lisa Meister - 8th Grade Counselor
February 3-7 is National School Counseling Week, the theme for 2020 is School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans. Your school counselors, at Kiewit, are here to support our families and students on a day-to-day basis.
The Kiewit school counselors support our students academically, socially, and emotionally. We work to meet the social emotional needs of our students throughout the school year. The counselors have many avenues in which to access resources - clothing, food pantries, personal care items, as well as, outside counseling referrals. We provide lessons and information to help each of our students be college and career ready. Our goal is to have our young people be prepared, and ready to learn each and every day. Students often run into obstacles in middle school. We meet individually with students to help them problem solve ways to be most successful academically as well as socially..
We are always happy to speak with parents about any concerns they may have with their child. We work closely with the students, families and teachers to best meet the needs of each student. When needs arise, feel free to contact your child’s counselor at 402-715-1470.
Kiewit’s counselors are able to get to know our students and families by following them as they go from 6th through 8th grade. We are able to see the student’s in their classroom, work with them individually and in a small group setting and seek to know each student personally. We feel fortunate to be in an environment where parents are involved and responsive to their child’s needs. Thank you for sharing your children with us, please let us know if we can help in any way.
February Conferences Information
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Kiewit Middle School on February 10th and February 11th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. We have heard your feedback on conferences and have changed the format for this school year. We will use a traditional parent-teacher conference format. Students are still welcome at the conference.
What does this mean for our families?
- Families will attend conferences according to their last name. Last names A - L will conference on Monday, February 10th and last names M - Z will conference on Tuesday, February 11th. We understand that schedules may required them to come on a night other than where their last name falls. That is okay...we want to have you here!
- Teachers will be in the following locations for you to conference with them:
- 6th Grade - Main Gym
- 7th Grade - Main Gym
- 8th Grade - Multipurpose Room
- Specials/World Language - Cafeteria
- Book Fair - Library
- Families are free to talk with any teacher they would like. Discussions could include grades, behavior in class, MAP scores, etc. Specials teachers may take you to their classroom to look at the projects your students have been working on. Please review their grades on IC prior to conferences.
- Please know that there is not a specific order and families can move and conference with a teacher where the lines aren't as long.
- We would like to keep conversations to 5-7 minutes to ensure everyone is able to meet with the teachers they would like. If a longer conversation is needed, individual families can set appointments with the team/teacher at a later date.
- Families DO NOT need to sign-up for a time using Pick-A-Time.
- The building will be open for families to walk around, go to the Book Fair, check lockers, etc.
Attendance Phone Number: 402-715-1470
If your student is going to be absent for the day, or any part of the day, please contact the office as soon as possible to let us know. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without notification to the office, absences will be coded "Unexcused - no call from parent”. Multiple unexcused absences could lead to the involvement of the county attorney per district policy.
If you need to fax a doctor or dental note, our fax number is 402-715-1490. Please send it to "Attention Kali".
Homework requests should be directed to your child's teachers via e-mail. The Staff Directory is located under the Parent tab at the top of the website. Homework can also be found under the Homework tab, also located on top of the web page.
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