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Upcoming Events
9/3/2015
- Ed Tech Workshop-OneNote
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9/15/2015
9/29/2015
10/13/2015
 
Welcome to Kennedy Middle School!

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 (Monday-Friday)
Phone Number: (803) 641-2470
Fax Number: (803) 641-2405


Administration
Teresa Mitchem, Principal
Jamie Byrne, Assistant Principal
David Hanna, Assistant Principal


Office Staff
Bonnie Gibbons, Secretary
Sheila Withers, Guidance Secretary 
Denise Nicodemus, Attendance Clerk
Tanya Cato, Bookkeeper
 

 

 
Announcements
 


Everyone is invited to join us for open house on Monday, August 31st. We'll begin in the gym at 6:00 followed by an opportunity to visit each of your child's classes ending at 7:30. (It is extremely helpful if you bring a copy of your child's schedule.)


SIGNING OUT PROCEDURES

Students must not be signed out of school during class, but only during class changes. This procedure is necessary in order to conform to the state law concerning class disruptions. Students who miss at least five periods will be counted absent for the day.

STUDENTS WILL NOT BE DISMISSED FROM CLASS AT ANY OTHER TIME EXCEPT FOR AN EXTREME EMERGENCY.

STUDENTS CANNOT BE SIGNED OUT AFTER 2:30 P.M.

If a student has an appointment scheduled, he or she may bring a written note from the parent/guardian and have it approved in the main office before school.
The note should state:
1) The reason for the early dismissal.
2) A phone number of the parent/authorized adult signing out the student.
3) The time and date the student will be dismissed.

The student should show the note to the teacher at the beginning of class, and leave quietly at the necessary time without disturbing class.

*When signing out a student, please present photo ID to staff. We are required by law to check it.

LUNCH POLICY
If a parent/guardian brings a lunch to school, the parent/guardian will need to sign-in in the main office (during their student’s lunch period) and deliver the lunch to the student in the cafeteria. Lunches cannot be dropped off before the student’s lunch period. The office staff is not responsible for making sure your child has his/her lunch.

 

Exploratory supply list

*All students will be required to have their own set of earbuds. For your convenience, earbuds will be sold at registration for $2.
 


Order your yearbook by October 2nd before the prices go up!! Bring your money to Mrs. Kim Hawley (room 823) before the end of first period, or you can order online! Don't wait or you'll miss out on the best prices!! Yearbooks are currently $37.
http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html
 
Immunization Requirement
An additional Tdap will be required for 7th - 9th grade students beginning in the 2015-16 school year. All students entering seventh grade must have a Tdap vaccination on or after the 7th birthday. Your child’s school will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that he or she has received the Tdap vaccination.
 



 



Quest Zone is now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the brochure for pricing and other information. See their page listed in the tabs to the left for more information.




Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!
Mrs. Pearsons – Seventh grade science
Mr. Kennamer – First year teacher of the year
You are both very deserving! Thank you for all you do for our students, school, and our community!

 

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Our Mission, Direction, and Purpose
 
The goal of Kennedy Middle School is to provide
young students an opportunity to develop intellectually,
socially, emotionally and physically in a safe, positive,
student-centered environment in order to become
productive members of society.

Direction

Students will apply the acquired knowledge
and skills to become life-long learners
who are productive citizens
.

Purpose
Kennedy Middle School educates
all students to achieve at their highest levels.


 
As a parent of a student at Kennedy Middle School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner:
  •  whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels the teacher is teaching,
  • whether the teacher’s certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate
  • the teacher’s academic major, graduate degree, if any, and the teacher’s certification are
If paraprofessionals have been assigned to assist in your child’s classroom, you may also request information regarding their qualifications.
 
 
If you would like to receive this information, please call the Aiken County Public Schools’ Human Resources Department at 803-641-2467.