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.

KMS Community Connection

April 15, 2019

From Mr. Smith, Dr. Hemphill and Ms. Meeker...

Marshall Smith - Principal and 8th Grade Administrator

Dr. David Hemphill - Assistant Principal and 7th Grade Administrator

Pat Meeker - Assistant Principal and 6th Grade Administrator


Hello KMS Community!

Spring may actually be here!!

We have many events happening as we head into the last couple months of school. Please check out the calendar for music and sports events.

A Traffic Note:

We have reports from concerned parents regarding drivers at the crosswalks. Specifically, cars pulling around waiting cars as kids are in the crosswalk. Please practice patience during this time. We all have the same goal...to keep our students safe!

Also, please use the inside lane of drop-off/pick-up for through traffic. We are noticing more vehicles stopping in the through lane to drop-off/pick-up. We would ask that all drop-off/pick-up happen in the appropriate lane and that cars in the drop-off lane pull as far forward as possible to accommodate as many vehicles as we can.

Please consider following us on Twitter @MPS_Kiewit or like us on Facebook at Peter Kiewit Middle School for all of our up-to-the-minute reports on games and events happening here at KMS!

Thank you for allowing us to work with your student each day!

Sincerely,

Marshall Smith

KMS Principal


Check out the upcoming events at KMS!



KMS Colts Counselor Community Connection


Kelly O'Toole - School Psychologist

Shelley Boyd - School Social Worker


Welcome Spring! Throughout the school year our families and students have an opportunity to interact with a variety of resources available here at Kiewit. Kelly O’Toole, our school psychologist, and Shelley Boyd, our school social worker, two important people working at Kiewit, that our families may encounter. Here are brief introductions to each of them.


My name is Kelly O'Toole. I am the school psychologist at Kiewit Middle School. I am at KMS half of the week and spend the other half of the week at Millard North High School. I have had this position for 16 years. Some of my roles at KMS include helping students with disabilities learn how to advocate for themselves to be the best that they can be. I do all of the evaluations for special education. I attend many meetings where I get to help teachers and parents problem solve and work together to find success for all students. I also do a lot of data analysis and decision making at the whole school level. This helps to ensure that all kids are getting the education that is right for them. I also work at the district level doing staff development, behavior coaching, and department leadership. For the past 10 years I have been one of the two facilitators for the three Millard Public Schools district crisis response teams.


My name is Shelley Boyd and I am the school social worker at Kiewit Middle School. I also serve as the social worker at Andersen Middle School and Harvey Oaks Elementary School. I have been in Millard Public Schools since 1992 and have worked in many different buildings, including 15 years at Millard North High School. I am committed to working with students and families to ensure that all students are able to attend school on a daily basis. I assist with removing those barriers that may interfere with optimal functioning a student/family, which may include providing emotional/mental health supports, community resource assistance, navigation of crisis situations and life-impacting emergencies. I communicate directly with teachers, counselors, administrators, students, parents and community providers. I invite anyone to call me, 402-715-6348, or email me, sboyd@mpsomaha.org to let me know how I may be of assistance.





KMS Website

Lunch Menu

KMS Step-Up Day

Friday, May 3rd is Step-Up Day. All KMS students will be dismissed at 10:45 on this day.

Busses will run their normal routes.

The Last Day of School

The Board of Education has set the last day of school for all students as May 31, 2019. Middle School students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. on this day.

Busses will run their normal routes.

8th Grade Recognition Night

Thank you for your feedback on the date change! We had a large number of you respond that the change will work for you.

8th Grade Recognition Night will be held on May 30th at 6:00. More details will be sent out as the day gets closer.

We will have a quick reception afterward, followed by a dance for the students. The dance will last until around 8:30.

7th and 8th Grade Track and Field

Please click on the link provided for the meet schedule.

http://kms.mpsomaha.org/activities/athletic-schedule-1


Reminders: Practices are each day after school (unless weather interferes) ending at 4:15. 4:30 is the latest for pick up. Please pick your child up on the north side by the track. Students should plan for the weather and dress in layers and have proper footwear. Having a water bottle (and snacks if needed) is encouraged as access to the building is limited. If your student will miss practice, please let either call the office and have them let us know, or email a coach. Boy’s coaches: Mr. Stodola, Mr. Wenz, Mr. Keller, Mr. Heflin. Girl’s coaches: Mr. Merz and Mrs. Pugel. The office # is 402-715-1470. Unexcused absences will be counted as a strike, and three strikes equals dismissal from the team. If your child will be picked up by another parent after practice or for meets, please let a coach know. For away meets, busses are provided to and from, so if your child will not be riding the bus back, please inform us of that as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Thank you, and we look forward to working with your athletes!


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 kjturgeon@mpsomaha.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.

Student Showcase

This month we wanted to highlight some outstanding academic work done in 7th Grade Science Class. The following are two students' Newton's Laws of Motion Video Project.

Great Job Colts!!

Grace

Copy of Newton's Laws of Motion Video -Grace Peng.mp4

Aydin

videoSharingFinalOutput (1).MOV

Hexter 4 Honor Roll List

Please select the grade-level below to view the Honor Roll list.

Millard Public Schools Budget Information

(Click on the video to view)

Budget final.mp4