Monday, September 23, 2019

Some of the toughest teams in the state were at the Jackson Cross Country Invitational Friday and Saturday. The girls finished 16th and the boys finished 19th. Joe Meyers finished 5th overall with a personal best of 15:40 and Ella Schnell finished 8th with a personal best of 19:00. Half of our runners ran season or personal best times in spite of the hot and humid weather. Cristian Huerta and Grant Kahler dropped almost a half of a minute off their bests. Georgia Hill dropped almost a minute off her season best. Sam Allen went under 19 minutes and Nolan Tribu went under 18 minutes. Please congratulate all our runners on their hard efforts.

There is no AAC today due to a staff meeting. AAC will be available Tuesday and Thursday only this week.

There will be Basketball Weight Training from 2:30-4 and Open Gym 7-8:30 today September 23, 2019. All Athletes interested in Trying out for Basketball in the winter, and are not involved in a fall sport. Are strongly encouraged to participate in all preseason basketball activities. Any questions please reach out to Coach McDonald. 

The 8th annual clothing drive will begin today with our first pick up this coming Friday, September 27th.  Please bring any type of gently used clothing item to the teacher of your choice.  The top 2 winning classes at the end of this drive will receive a continental breakfast. The last day will be Friday, November 15th.

Attention Students come join the Key Club!!!! The next Key Club meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th in Ms. Nelson’s room K10 at 2:30

Ms. Learner will be running the After School Grad Point lab in room K5W on Tuesday and Thursday this week from 2:30-4:30. You must communicate with your counselor before attending so that they can register you for this credit retrieval program.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Counseling Office. 

Travel club trips for 2020 to Paris and Scandinavia will have an information meeting on September 26th at 7pm in room A-12.  Bring you parents and learn about the trip of a lifetime.  Enrollment packets are all over school, pick one up and see Ms. Van Lieu in A-12 or Mrs. Lewis in C-15.

Attention Class of 2021 Executive Board members:  We will leave from Mrs. May’s office this Thursday at 2:30 to visit 2 venues for our 2021 Prom.  We will return to school about 4:30, please plan accordingly.

Join us in the Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk on Saturday, September 28th from 9-12.  This fundraiser is the major fundraiser for Gryphon Place that helps pay for the 211 operations, representatives in schools, support groups and trainings.  Feel free to sign up on the Gryphon Place website under team Eli Verne and the Knights or see Ms. Layton in K12 if you have any questions 

Are you a senior interested in attending Kalamazoo College for math or science?  What about attending WMU’s School of Nursing?  The Heyl Scholarship pays not only for tuition and fees in these programs, but also pays for your books and living expenses, including study abroad!  If you are interested in applying, please talk to your math or science teacher, or stop by Mrs. Witt-Thomas’s room, C-19 to sign up for an informational meeting next month.

Seniors: Check your KPS email for messages from Miss Nesbitt, your Promise Pathway Coach. She has online sign-up forms for colleges and more!

Attention Students: On Monday, October 14th, from 6:00-7:30, KVCC will be hosting their annual College Night.  The Loy Norrix Counselors will be at the event! This is a great opportunity to talk to representatives from a number of Michigan colleges. Please feel free to use your metro card. If you have transportation concerns, please see your counselor.