Come see the Keller Band and Orchestra on Saturday, August 30th at Septemberfest – Orchestra performs at 2:30pm, Band will perform at 3:15pm.
Cross Country season has started! No supplies necessary but your legs, running shoes and the desire to run a mile and a half. It’s not too late to become a part of the team. Practice is from 2:20-4 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Permission forms are in the cafeteria, office or gym. Current physicals must be on file. See any of the coaches if you have questions. See you there!!
Picture day is Sept. 8th. Retakes are Oct. 6th.
Cross country and girls basketball both begin on Thursday. Packets are available in the gym, cafeteria or office. Current physicals must be on file with the nurse. Basketball tryouts will be for both 7th and 8th grade on Thursday. Cross country practice begin on Thursday. All participants should be in the gym and ready to go by 2:20 on Thursday!
See you all there!!
Dear Keller Community~
August always brings the excitement of coming back to school for both teachers and students. The 2014-2015 school year will be one of new learning opportunities for our students, as we continue to raise the bar to prepare our students for career and college readiness. Our teachers have been busy this summer, improving instruction in reading, math, science, and social studies. We continue to encourage students to be active learners in the classroom as they develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. As a staff, we are committed to working collaboratively with you and with one another to provide results oriented instruction that focuses on the success and achievement of every Keller student. We believe it is through the partnership with our parents that we are able to achieve amazing results. This year’s motto… “We are in it to win it” will drive our work as we make decisions on what is best for our students’ progress. Our shared mission is focused on the work we do together to encourage the social, emotional, and academic growth of all our students. Nothing motivates a child more than when learning is valued by schools, families, and community in partnership.
Junior high school is a major stepping stone for students, on the road to becoming an adult. Other than the first three years of life, this is the grade span in which youngsters are most transformed. Many parents, who are actively involved at the elementary school level, become less involved as their children enter junior high school. However, parent involvement during these transitional years is just as important in a child’s success at school. Some key ideas to remain involved in your child’s academic success include…
- Setting a regular and quiet time for your child to do their homework at home.
- Checking the parent portal for grades and homework assignments.
- Checking your child’s assignment notebook and the school website for daily homework assignments.
- Encourage your child to participate in extra-curricular activities.
- Provide encouragement, clear expectations, and logical consequences.
- Attend curriculum night, conferences, and school functions.
- Joining the PTA to support the school in establishing a supportive and encouraging community.
At Keller, we have high expectations for each student. We expect students to attend school regularly, put forth an effort in each classroom, and respect the rights of each individual in our school community. Additionally, we believe the “WILDCAT WAY”of being respectful, responsible and safe. Keller students should display pride in their school and set high goals for their personal achievements. The Keller staff is excited to work with you and your child this year on their academic journey to success. Please do not hesitate to contact us or one of the Keller staff members if we can be of assistance throughout the school year.
Your child will need an up to date sports physical to participate in sports and intramurals. Jr High Sports are Cross Country, Boys and Girls Basketball, Girls Cheerleading, Boys Wrestling, Girls Volleyball and Track. Intramurals are basketball, volleyball, ping pong and soccer.
Northwest Community Health Care will be giving sports physicals on Information Day at Keller, click on the link for more information.
Just because school is out for summer does not mean that your body and mind should be inactive. Check out these summer activities and come back to Keller next year stronger and smarter than ever.
Stay Physically Fit