November 2011 Issue 1 Volume 2 Published Quarterly by Kathleen High School
Title 1 News ................................... 1 Principal’s Corner ........................... 1 Algebra 1 Students ......................... 2 Guidance Department ................... 3 FCCLA and Culinary News .............. 4 Ninth Grade Academy .................... 5 Teacher & Employee of the Year ... 6 CFAA News ..................................... 6 KHS Reads ...................................... 7 Prom 2012 ..................................... 7 FCA Huddle .................................... 8 Golf Spotlight ................................. 8 Hands On Recycling ........................ 9 Future Farmers of America ............ 9 Tutoring Schedule ........................ 10
The Principal’s Corner I am excited as we begin another school year. Our theme this year is “Point the Way”. We must continue to point the way to academic greatness. Last year, we improved in six of the eight aca‐ demic cells on the state matrix. This year we are going to continue to work together to ensure that every student and teacher em‐ braces the opportunity for success. We are proud to begin this new school year by opening our new Freshman Academy building which includes classrooms for our new Sports Medicine Academy. We also opened our new Athletic Field House and New Cafeteria.
Construction continues throughout our campus. The re‐ model of the old PE locker rooms is nearing completion and the re‐ model of the softball and baseball dugouts and press boxes has just recently begun. This has been a remarkable experience over the past 3 years and our labor is not in vain. We hope to have our new master plan buildings and renova‐ tions completed by February 28, 2012. We plan to have a dedica‐ tion ceremony and celebration program in the spring.
I look forward to serving the Kathleen community and working with you to provide the highest quality education for all students. Remember, it is easy to be ordinary, but it takes courage to excel. Please continue to point the way! It is a great day to be a “Red Devil”!
Title 1 News Title I is the larg‐ est federal assistance pro‐ gram for our nation’s schools. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high‐quality education. Title I Programs will focus on four areas: Professional Development, Progress Monitoring, Graduation success and attendance, and parent involvement. District and School‐based Title I Parent In‐ volvement Programs in Polk County will strive to BUILD RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engage‐ ment for every child, every family, every teacher, every day. Parent involvement means the participa‐ tion of parents in regular, two‐way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Faculty and staff will attend Professional Development Sessions and Professional Learning Com‐ munities where research based strategies will be stud‐ ied and planned for classroom implementation.
School wide Reading and Writing initiatives will provide consistent learning in all classrooms in these important content areas. Information regarding school wide testing such as Progress Monitoring, PSAT, CELLA, SAT, ACT, FCAT and End of Course exams will be provided through parent meetings, student meet‐ ings, weekly Week‐At‐A‐Glance emails, and quarterly newsletters. In addition, data chats with students, interim reports and report cards will provide grade informa‐ tion. Parents and students are encouraged to use the Student and Parent Portal (24‐7 access for parents to obtain information on their child’s grades, test scores, behavior, etc. – available on the KHS website) web‐ sites for ongoing progress checks. The Parent Involve‐ ment Coordinator will manage the Parent Portal pin numbers and website orientation. The summary of the 2011‐2012 School Par‐ ent Involvement Plan for Kathleen Senior High School was provided to all parents in the school. Flyers and information also came home and is available on the KHS website announcing the special activities and opportunities for you to be involved in your child’s education. We need YOUR help to educate YOUR child.
Cecil McClellan Jr, Principal
Kathleen High School 1100 Red Devil Way Lakeland, FL 33815 Main Office (863) 499‐2655 Fax (863) 499‐2790
Principal, Cecil McClellan Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Ginger Rosenau Assistant Principal of CFAA, Chad Smith Assistant Principal of Administration, Tony Williams Dean Of Students, Greg Wilson Academic Dean, Keith Smith 9th Grade Dean, Charles Thacker Attendance Dean, Mozell Axson Testing Coordinator, Dionne Thacker
Title 1 Coordinator, Robin Futch Title 1 Parent Coordinator, Nicole Donnelly Graduation Coach, Jaime Hayden LFS Trainer, Faith Marlowe AIF Reading, Latasha Drax AIF Math, Sarah Raulerson AIF Science, Libby Bell Athletic Director, Gary Lineberger Resource Officer, Stephen Baggett
Check Your Grades Online! The Parent Portal is a new on‐line service offered to parents and guardians in Polk County. The service will bring together into one single web page information about ALL of the students for a particu‐ lar parent. Instead of visiting several different web‐ sites, making telephone calls or visiting the school to access records or information, the parent may access this information from any Internet‐connected com‐ puter. Parent Portal allows parents to view their student’s current grades, attendance, discipline re‐ cords, class schedule, graduation progress, and much, much, more. The most important goal of the Parent Portal is to enhance district‐to‐school‐to‐ home communication as outlined in the Polk County Schools Strategic Plan item 7(1): "Establish an effec‐ tive system of communication linking district, school and home." To access your Parent Portal account you will need to visit the Main Office with a valid ID and ask to receive your PIN number. Once you have received your PIN number you can go online and register at the Parent Portal website and create the
password for your account. Your username will be emailed to you after you register online. You will use the PIN number you received from the Main Office to attach your student to your account. You do not need to memorize the PIN number, you only need to remember the password you created and the user‐ name that was emailed to you. If you ever forget your username or password, you must follow the links on the Parent Portal website to reset them. Kathleen High School does not have the ability to recover that information. As of the 2011‐2012 school year, Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV) for students is no longer avail‐ able through the Pinnacle website. Students will need to use the Student Portal website. They will also be able to view their current grades, atten‐ dance, discipline records, and graduation progress. If a KHS student wished to set up their Student Portal account they can visit the Main Office or their guid‐ ance counselor and receive their student username and password for Student Portal.
Algebra 1 Students
As part of the requirements in the state law regarding state assessments, all students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors are required to take the state computer based Algebra 1 End‐of‐Course Assess‐ ment in May 2012. Our school district has chosen to use CompassLearning Odyssey, a Web‐based curriculum, to enhance your student’s educational experience in Algebra 1. Algebra 1 teachers at your school have access to this resource, and you and your child have access to this resource from home. CompassLearning Odyssey gives your student access to assignments, learning activities, lesson quizzes, and objective‐based tests. When you login to CompassLearning Odyssey you can see the activities currently assigned to your child. If your child selects the portfolio (backpack) the results of the work your child has completed in CompassLearning Odyssey will appear. To login to Odyssey open up the web browser on the computer and go to: http://odyssey.polk‐fl.net Student’s Username: Your student’s 6‐Digit Student ID number (ex: 388567) Student’s Password: Your student’s 4‐Digit birth month and day with no year (ex: September 14th would be 0914) Parent’s Username: Is “P” followed by your student’s 6‐digit student id (ex: P388567) Parent’s Password: Same as the student password (ex: September 14th would be 0914) If you have any questions, you may contact our Math Academic Intervention Facilitator, Sarah Raul‐ erson, at (863)499‐2655 ext. 287. Your Algebra 1 student should have brought home a letter in mid‐ September containing this information. The letter is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole on the school website under “Links and Resources”.
Meet Your Guidance Counselor!
Joe Izzo Student’s with last names A through D Joe.Izzo@polk‐fl.net
Andrea Spychalsky Student’s with last names E through L Andrea.Spychalsky@polk‐fl.net
Angela Mudge Student’s with last names M through R Angela.Mudge@polk‐fl.net
Kim Sprouse Student’s with last names S through Z Kim.Sprouse@polk‐fl.net
Changes To Bright Futures Scholarships All parents and students should be aware of legislature changes to the Bright Futures Scholarship program. Bright Futures eligibility information can be found at www.FACTS.org. Click on Pay for College and then the Bright Futures link. • Students are now required to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when they enter college, even though this is a merit based scholarship. • Community service hours are now required for all three Bright Futures Scholarships. • Florida Academic Scholars requires 100 hours • Florida Medallion Scholars requires 75 hours • Gold Seal Vocational Scholars requires 30 hours • Florida Medallion Scholarship test scores have increased SAT‐980, ACT‐21. The test scores will continue to increase for the next two years.
Senior Conferences Guidance Counselors have met with all seniors and reviewed their graduation requirements. Sen‐ iors were given letters to bring home to their parents that address their current standing toward meeting requirements for graduation, information concerning college admissions, college test requirements, Bright Futures and other scholarship information. Students were also given their usernames and passwords for stu‐ dent portal and FACTS.org. Student Portal allows students to check their grades and graduation progress online. Ask your senior for this information if they didn’t already share it with you.
Freshman Conferences Guidance Counselors visited the 9th grade Math classes and presented an orientation to high school for incoming freshman. Topics covered were graduation requirements, who is your counselor and how do you see them, earning of credits, creating a grade point average, eligibility for sports and extra – curricular activities, earning extra credits and monitoring grades. The Guidance Counselors will be happy to answer parent questions concerning these topics as well. Parent may contact our Guidance Department at (863)499 – 2670.
Jaime Hayden Title 1 Graduation Coach Career & Technical Counselor Jaime.Hayden@polk‐fl.net
2011 FHSAA Class 3A Track and Field Title Credit: Rick Runion from The Ledger
The Lady Red Devils have won the 2011 State 3A Title! The 4x100m Relay team of Di’Kerria Wilson, Ranese Farrior, Jerrika Joyce, and Shalaneya Bryant competed in the State Finals and won with an impressive time of 47.24! This is the first time that KHS Track and Field has brought home the State Title in history! Di’Kerria Wilson ran the first leg, followed by Ranese Farrior, Jerrika Joyce, and then Shalaneya Bryant. Bryant took in the biggest haul of medals, by also running 12.03 in the 100, and then by running a personal‐beat 24.87 in the 200, scoring 4th place in both. Victor Troutman placed 4th in the Long Jump at 22’ 11.75 inches! Coach LeDarius Haggins couldn’t be any more proud of his team! The Championships were held in May at Winter Park.
Jerron Dilworth AFJROTC Distinguished Unit Award with Merit Our AFJROTC unit here at KHS has earned the Air Force Junior ROTC Distinguished Unit Award with Merit for academic year 2010‐2011. The Distinguished Unit Award with Merit recognizes Air Force Junior ROTC units that have performed above and beyond expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force Junior ROTC mission of producing better citizens for America. The Distinguished Unit Award with Merit is limited to the best of the best of our nation’s 884 Air ForceJunior ROTC units. Dedicated family members, devoted faculty and staff and caring volunteers, all contribute to the success of this organization. The AFJROTC is led by LT Colonel Miller and MSGT John Lavacca.
FCCLA Has An Exciting Year Planned The KHS Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club has a very full plate this year. They had a district meeting on October 22nd at Lake Parker Park, and a district competition in Winter Haven on December 10th. The club is going to assist the Healthy Families Project on December 8, 2011 and partici‐ pate in the 2nd annual “Travel the World by Your Taste Buds”, KHS‐ International project in January 2012 . Jared Muiselaar is the FCCLA president this year.
Culinary Arts News Seniors, Brandon Bailey, Jessica Estey and Jared Muiselaar have passed the Level 1 Exam for the National Restaurant & Lodging Educational Foundation’s ProStart program! The KHS Advanced Culinary Arts students catered breakfast for Polk Museum of Arts’ Corporate breakfast. Over fifty business people enjoyed a breakfast feast of potatoes supreme, sausage pinwheels, broc‐ coli cheese frittatas, red pepper & mushroom frittatas, assorted muffins, seasonal fruit and spice dip with coffee and fresh orange juice. The students were very professional in preparing and serving the food. They got to experience a true catering event including the planning, cleaning and sore feet that go with it! Congratula‐ tions to 5th period Advanced Culinary students! Mrs. Kilday, the Culinary Arts teacher, has received funding from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation totaling over $1300 for the Kathleen Culinary ProStart program. Half of the money will go to supplies for student Food Safety Certification and the other half will go for materials to enhance the hands on learning opportunities.
Devil’s Angels Dance Team Isaiah Stephens
Come out and Support our KHS dance team in their 2nd annual recital. The Devil’s Angels present Tainted Love on November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. They will begin selling tickets on Wednes‐ day, October 5, 2010. Tickets sales are as follows, VIP will be $10.00, early bird special will be $5.00, and at the door will be $7.00. Please see Mrs. Simmons or one of the KHS dancers to buy your ticket!
Freshman Academy The school year is off to an amazing start! As you probably know, many exciting renovations and additions have taken place on our campus recently, including the addition of a state‐of‐the‐art Freshman Academy. The two‐story Freshman Academy has 25 classrooms, 3 resource rooms, a media center, a com‐ puter lab, and 4 administrative offices. Your son/daughter has all of his/her academic classes, including Eng‐ lish, Reading, Math, and Science, in this building. Our school wide theme this school year is "Point the Way" and in the Freshman Academy, we are "Pointing the Way TOGETHER." Studies across the nation reveal that creating an environment of collaboration and unity increases student achievement. At KHS, we embrace the concept of teamwork. As such, your son/ daughter has been strategically placed on a team with at least one teacher from each of the subjects listed above. Each team of teachers meets regularly to ensure that your child is receiving the best education possi‐ ble. The teams have identified themselves with catchy team names which include: the Dare Devils, the Fear‐ less Devils, the Fiesty Devils, and the Mighty Devils. Additionally, we are planning several team competitions to build character, unity, and to make learning enjoyable. In closing, I would like to invite you to become a part of our team. You can do this in a number of different ways. We are always looking for parent volunteers to assist us in the Freshman Academy. You could also volunteer to be a part of our School Advisory Council (SAC), which meets monthly. We encourage all parents to sign up for Parent Portal to monitor grades, attendance, discipline, etc. and to subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter to stay up‐to‐date with what's happening at KHS. Communicating with your child's teachers is another great way to stay involved. Regardless of how you choose to be a part of our team, your role is extremely important to the success of your child. If you have any questions or would like more information about volunteering at KHS, please contact Chuck Thacker or Nicole Donnelly. Thank you for your support and WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY. Regards, Chuck Thacker Ninth Grade Dean
Week At A Glance If you would like to sign‐up for the weekly email Week‐At‐A‐Glance, please email Nicole.Donnelly@polk‐fl.net . The Week‐At‐A‐Glance is a much more in‐depth look at what is happening at KHS that week and what important events are coming up. It is emailed every Friday and lists the lunch menu choices, sports games, academic news, testing schedules, college information, school announcements, and events happening at KHS the following week.
Congratulations to the KHS 2011 Homecoming Queen & King Charity Frazier & Jarvis Washington!
CFAA Engineering Student Also Excels In The Arts Lyudmilla Fuentes is a student at Central Florida Aerospace Academy. In addition to her studies in engineering, she has a tremendous passion for music. Over the summer, Lyudmilla was invited by "Bel Canto Institute" in New York City to participate in the Bel Canto training held in Florence, Italy. This opportunity al‐ lowed Lyudmilla to spend a month in Florence where she was not only immersed in the Italian culture but also studied with top musicians while learning Italian and taking diction classes. She worked with renowned faculty from the Metropolitan Opera including opera coaches, conductors and leading voice instructors.
Congratulations to Donna Cole and Ralph Carter A big congratulations to the KHS Teacher of the Year Donna Cole, and Employee of the Year Ralph Carter! They will represent Kathleen High School and compete for the District Teacher of the Year, and Employee of the Year. Donna Cole teaches Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and has been teaching for the Polk County School for 28 years. Ralph Carter has been a custodian for one year, and has volunteered at KHS for over 20 years.
CFAA Teacher Attends Aeronautics Training
George Bartuska, a teacher at the Central Florida Aerospace Academy, was 1 of 20 educators nationally to participate in Embry‐Riddle Aeronauti‐ cal University’s astronaut training held this summer. The event was held at Embry‐Riddle’s Day‐ tona Beach campus and was titled “Suborbital Astro‐ nautics” training and was a collaborative effort of NASA, Embry‐Riddle, the Teachers in Space organiza‐ tion and other partners. The event was a profes‐ sional development opportunity for teachers. With the recent retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle era, the teachers were provided with a rare opportunity to learn about various commercial space ventures already in progress and emerging careers for their students. Experts explained the technical aspects and challenges of creating a whole new commercial aerospace industry capable of carrying astronauts into space once again. Special topics included the
design of reusable launch vehicles for suborbital and orbital flight, applied solid‐liquid and hybrid propul‐ sion systems, the aerodynamics of unpowered flight, high altitude meteorology, kinetic and potential energy management and flight simulation. Mr. Bartuska, who has previous flight ex‐ perience, used his knowledge of bird flight patterns and air currents to keep his glider in flight. The glider experiences simulated for teachers what it will be like when commercial space planes return to earth through the atmosphere. Mr. Bartuska is teaching at CFAA for his fourth year. He teaches aerospace technology, engineering tech‐ nology, earth and space science and career technol‐ ogy education reading development.
KHS Reads! As KHS Reads, we point the way to Knowledge + Hard Work= Success. September 26th marked the first reading challenge of the 2011‐2012 school year. Each month, students school‐wide participate in B.R.E.A.K. (Building Reading Endurance at Kathleen) a literacy initiative that builds reading stamina, increases vocabulary and background knowledge and equips students with effective test taking strategies. Students who earn perfect scores gain recognition and incentives and classes who have over 70% of students pass are entered into a drawing to win the monthly prize. Congratulations to Ms. Sandy Thomas’ 1st period English Honors 2 class. 70% of the class passed the September reading challenge and will be rewarded in October for their academic performance. Congratulations also to September’s perfect scorers! Coral Barron, Tyler Baugher, Michael Boyette, Michael Brown, Nicholas Charter, Carolyn Cheeseborough, Sam Collins, Jeffery Cusson, Alissa
DeJesus, Winsly Dorceuis, Kayla Dunn, William Fitzsimmons, Eduardo Godinez, Shaila Gould, Joshua Gutierrez, Mark Hennebohl, Zhariya Holloway, Ameer Hosein, Daegan Hosler, Jakouri Jackson, Allison Knight, Ariana Largacha, Joel Long, Andrew Lustilla, Sharynelle Manor, Sadie Mauldin, Gwen McGary, Natalee Moore, Andrew Nelson, Chelsea Paddock, Chelsea Reid, Sherman Rivers, Keisha Rodriguez, Kiara Rosa, Lexi Sanchez, Victoria Simmons, Lauren Spychalsky, and Steven Trowbridge. B.R.E.A.K. is monitored my Latasha Drax, Title 1 Reading Academic Intervention Facilitator. You can follow KHS Reads on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/KHSReads.
Prom 2012 Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Broderick‐Kosier have been working hard getting ready for the 2012 Prom. They wanted to get this information out to you as early as possible, so you may plan accordingly. Prom has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:00pm until midnight at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort. This is a FANTASTIC location. Ticket sales will begin on March 30, 2012. Before a Junior or Senior may purchase their ticket, they must clear ALL student obligations with Mrs. Kelley in the Main Of‐ fice. This also includes any KHS student who plans on attending as a guest. • March 30, 2012 Tickets $55.00 “RED LIGHT SPECIAL” (Tickets will be sold outside of the cafeteria from 10:00am‐2:30pm) • April 2, 2012 – April 13, 2012 Tickets $70.00 (During lunch and after school until 2:00pm) • April 16, 2012 – April 25, 2012 Tickets $80.00 (During lunch and after school until 2:00pm) • April 26, 2012 NO TICKET SALES • April 27, 2012 NO TICKET SALES • April 28, 2012 Tickets $110.00 (Tickets purchased at the door MUST receive prior approval from Mr. McClellan, Mrs. Kelley, Mrs. Carter, and Mrs. Kosier‐Broderick) Any Junior or Senior wishing to bring a guest is required to fill out a Visitor Application and turn it into the main office for administration approval. All Visitor Applications must include a copy of the guests’ ID card/driver’s license. No guest 21 or over is permitted to attend prom, there are no exceptions. All Prom re‐ lated forms and information will be available in the main office beginning in January. Please listen and look for announcements. We look forward to seeing you at Prom!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle College Bound Seniors November • Submit early decision and early action college applica‐ tions on time. • Work hard at completing your college essays. Proof‐ read them rigorously for mistakes. • Follow up to ensure that letters of recommendation are sent on time to meet your deadlines. • Send applications as early as possible for colleges with rolling deadlines. • If you take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests this month, make sure your scores are sent to each of your col‐ leges. • Apply for scholarships in time to meet application deadlines. • Request a Department of Education PIN. The PIN serves as an electronic signa‐ ture for FAFSA on the Web and significantly reduces processing time. December • Try to wrap up college appli‐ cations before winter break. Make copies of each applica‐ tion before you send it. • If you take the SAT or SAT Subject Tests this month, make sure your scores are sent to each of your col‐ leges. • Contact the financial aid office at the colleges on your list to see what financial aid forms they require. • Apply for scholarships in time to meet application deadlines. If you have any questions, or need assistance you should visit your KHS Guidance Counselor or Graduation Coach.
The Kathleen FCA Huddle is back in full swing for the 2011‐2012 school year. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a club geared to spread the good news of God throughout campuses and com‐ munities throughout the country. The KHS FCA Hud‐ dle meets every Thursday morning on campus from 6:25am‐6:50am, using sports as a vehicle to send the message of Christ. One may ask do I need to be on a athletic team to participate in the FCA, the answer to that question is NO. Christ never turned anyone away and the FCA won’t either. FCA Huddle will be hosting a neighborhood clean up November 12, 2011. Come out and make a difference! There is also an opportunity to be a part of the FCA Leadership Team, which meet every Tuesday morning from 6:30am‐6:45am. If you are now moti‐ vated to take part in KHS’ FCA Huddle then feel free to join in at your earliest Thursday convenience.
FCA has also started a Stadium Crew for all home games this Football Season. The purpose of the Stadium Crew is to help maintain the Johnny Johnson Stadium throughout the season. A problem we have had over the past three to four years now is a lack of help keeping our stadium trash free after the games and throughout the week. Because of cuts made in the school district our custodians are swamped. The FCA Stadium Crew stays after the game is over to pick up trash throughout the sta‐ dium and they have certainly done a great job for the first two home games. The Stadium Crew is surely making a difference on the Kathleen Campus. For more information, you may contact Anthony Troutman at (863) 499‐2655 or email anthony.troutman@polk‐fl.net.
Golf Spotlight On September 28, 2011 our Golf Team made an impressive perform‐ ance at the County Golf Tournament. Our boys had a combined score of 463. Matt Anderson shot a 79 which placed him in the top 10 in the county. Matt has only been playing for one year, and is already one of the best in the county as a 9th grader! The Golf Team had to walk all 18 holes at Eaglebrooke while carrying their own clubs. You can imagine how tired they were after out swinging the rest of the competition and carrying a 50 pound bag of clubs 6,900 yards. Please con‐ gratulate Matt Anderson, Dillon Smith, Clayton Geir, and Ethan Anderson for how well they represented our school with dignity. They never lost their cool and they were always happy for the other players. It is hard to go out and try to compete against your peers who have mastered the sport that you are just learning and hold your head high and finish well.
CFAA Students Serve as “Backpack Journalists” Lily and Belle Bryant, students at the Cen‐ tral Florida Aerospace Academy,, will be participat‐ ing as student “Backpack Journalists” at the Associa‐ tion of the United States Army (AUSA) meeting in Washington, DC. The Bryant sisters are representing the Florida National Guard youths. The “Backpack Journalist's” board selected the sisters based on their writing submissions to be part of the 22 stu‐ dent team invited from across the country to attend the meeting. The Goal for each youth is to "Cover the Assignment" and tell the story of the AUSA Meeting through their eyes as a military youth and re‐ porter. The program will focus on journalism, re‐ porting and broadcasting experience for military youths ages 14‐17. They will be attending classes or covering events over the course of six days, and in the evenings, they will be writing articles and editing video. All their hard work will culminate with a Pres‐ entation during the morning session of AUSA on October 11th.
Upon arrival, the students visited the Defense Infor‐ mation School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, the world's largest digital newsroom. They will “Cover” sessions prior to the meeting to include interviews at the Pentagon, Secretary of the Army John McHugh’s news conference, the Army Ten Miler, and the elite Army parachute team, the Golden Knights jumping into the Pentagon courtyard. Also, they will “Cover” the aisles by conducting on the spot interviews and photographs of AUSA Chapter Attendees with the goal to provide a scrapbook type page format. A “Backpack Journalist” writing coach and photogra‐ pher, with graphic design experience, will assist the student journalists to produce a final news format to include current social media applications. Their final output will include a series of multimedia presenta‐ tions, combining news articles, photographs, and short film clips. Much of their work will be show‐ cased at the AUSA in the Family Programs Booth.
FBLA Hands On Recycling The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) needs your support for their on‐going recycle program “Hands On Recycling”. The program pro‐ vides an opportunity for KHS to turn used cell phones, empty laser and inkjet cartridges into cash! Please save those old cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges from printers, copiers, and fax machines. You can drop them off at KHS or Hands On Recycling will come and pick them up from your
business. To set up a pick up, you can call toll free 1‐ 888‐486‐7654. The FBLA would love to have a few businesses who would be willing to partner with KHS. Remember that every cartridge or cell phone KHS receives it equals money for our school! For more information, you may contact the FBLA Sponsor, Lori Jenkins at (863)499‐2655 or at lori.jenkins@polk‐fl.net.
Future Farmers of America (FFA) Kathleen High School’s FFA has begun the 2011‐2012 school year off to a thrilling start! The Agriculture Department was awarded Polk County’s Agricul‐ ture Program of the year, Flor‐ ida’s Finest Chapter and Florida Premier Chapter during the sum‐ mer at state convention. Founded in 1937, the program currently consists of 300 students and offers courses in forestry, horticulture, animal science, aquaculture, agriculture mechan‐ ics, and agriculture communica‐ tions. On August 30, 2011, the Kathleen Ag Department held their open house. The officer team, alumni members, and parents helped set up the ball park themed event. The parents and students that attended enjoyed a meal and fellowship. Members and parents alike were given much information and important pa‐ perwork on upcoming events. The night ended as a success and we hope to make this an annual event. On September 26, 2011, Kathleen’s FFA officer team competed in the county opening and closing contest. The seven member team competed at Frost Proof High School. Kathleen FFA placed second overall. There were 12 high schools competing in the event. The team members are Michaela Butler, Morgan Carlton, Sadie Demarato, Michael Gary, Nicole Green, Sarah Payne, and Taylor Walker. September 17 & 18, 2011, the Kathleen FFA sent Morgan Carlton (FFA President) and Taylor Walker (FFA Secretary) to Daytona Beach for the FFA Chapter President Conference (CPC). They went to CPC to learn more about leadership skills so they can improve their FFA Chapter. They participated in several learning ac‐ tivities that they can bring to Kathleen’s FFA to enhance our chapter. September 17‐19, 2011, the Kathleen FFA sent two members Charity Bowe and Sarah Payne on the Ag Industry Tour. The event was held at the FFA center in Polk County. The tour consisted of many stops such as Ben Hill Griffin Fresh Hill packing plant, Crooked Lake Ranch, Wise Seed Company, Roosevelt Academy, Bok Tower Gardens, Met Pro Fabrications, Teneroc Fish Management Area and many other stops. The tour was to inform FFA members about agriculture industries in Polk County. The experience was awesome and we hope to be a part of this tour again! Parents, do you want to help and be part of the success? Join the Kathleen FFA Alumni. The Alumni meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Kathleen High School Ag Department. Come on out to enjoy free dinner, great fellowship and a chance to help our students. For more information contact Keitha Hall or Kyle Carlton at (863)499‐2655.
Upcoming SAT/ACT Dates 11/05 ‐ SAT Testing 12/03 ‐ SAT Testing 12/10 ‐ ACT Testing 01/28 ‐ SAT Testing 02/11 ‐ ACT Testing 03/10 ‐ SAT Testing 04/14 ‐ ACT Testing 05/05 ‐ SAT Testing 06/02 ‐ SAT Testing 06/09 ‐ ACT Testing Scholarship Deadlines 11/01 ‐ Voice of Democracy 11/01 ‐ Ron Brown 12/01 ‐ AXA Achievement 12/01 ‐ University of Miami 12/01 ‐ African American 12/02 ‐ Elks Valuable Student 01/01 ‐ Gates Millennium 02/01 ‐ Johnson & Wales 03/01 ‐ American Legion Drama Club Drama Club will have their show‐ case consisting of short scenes and a play at 7:30pm on Novem‐ ber 12, 2011 in the KHS Audito‐ rium. They will have an additional show on November 13, 2011 at 2:00pm in the KHS Auditorium. Grad Bash 2012 Grad Bash for the Class of 2012 will be hosted at Universal Stu‐ dios on April 21, 2012 from 4:00pm till 3:00am. More infor‐ mation will be given later in the year. We hope to see you there! Cap & Gown Seniors, now is the time to order your Cap & Gown for Graduation. You should have received a cata‐ log from Herff Jones in Septem‐ ber. All orders should be com‐ pleted by December 1, 2011. The catalogs also have information on graduation announcements, let‐ terman jackets, and class rings. If you would like more information you may call Herff Jones at (727)545‐3288 or at www.herffjonestampabay.com.
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A special thanks to the KHS Student Government, and Mr. Gash’s TV Production and Yearbook classes for their awesome photos!