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Special Education Parent Training

Kemp ISD is offering information sessions for our parents of students who are receiving special
education services. We hope to give you some tools, activities, and ideas that will help you with
your child’s development. The final session of the 2018-19 school year will be at the Kemp
Education Service Center (KESC) at 204 West 17th Street, from 4:30-5:30 PM in the afternoon May 22, 2019.
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Baseball Superlatives

Offensive MVP- Noah Herring
1st Team Pitcher- Dakota Price
1st Team Pitcher- Mason Claver
1st Team Infield- Dylan Ashcraft
1st Team Infield- Cameron Fiatte
1st Team Outfield-Cameron Clamon
2nd Team Pitcher- Joseph Frey
2nd Team Infield- Ethyn Irvin
2nd Team Outfield- Boomer Irvin
Honorable Mention- Joshua Stewart
Honorable Mention- Logan Greathouse

Congratulations to these players!
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Kemp High School Graduation

LOCATION:
Athens Athletic Facility (New Gym)
708 E. College
Athens, Texas 75751

DATE & TIME:
May 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Click the headline to see a map from Kemp High School to Athens High School, where the graduation is being held.
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Kemp Incentive Plan

The Kemp Incentive Plan awards performance pay to teachers whose students’ achievement results meet the developed goals (see incentive pay rules) and other eligibility criteria. Please click the headline to see more information.
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April Bus Riders of the Month

Congratulations to our April 2019 Bus Riders of the Month! The district would like thank the students and their parents for demonstrating what it means to be a good role model on the bus. Please click the headline to see the riders of the month from each of our district campuses.
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SCHOOL DELAY for THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

All campuses will have their start time delayed by 2 hours. All morning bus routes will be delayed 2 hours. All staff members are expected to arrive at our normal start time unless it is unsafe for them to do so.

Previous Message Posted Earlier this Afternoon: Parents were notified that they could pick up their students immediately due to information from the county/city on road closures due to high water.

Previous Message Posted Earlier this Afternoon: Notification of Alternate Bus Rider Pick Up locations including the location, the address description, the time the bus would be there for parents to pick up their children including any child not able to get home would be returned to their home campus where they would be with staff until parents pick them up.
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Seniors vs. Coaches Cancelled

Unfortunately, with the busy schedules of our students and staff along with some pre-scheduled fundraisers for the same day, THE FIRST ANNUAL SENIORS VS THE COACHES for MAY 17 at 10:00 AM is CANCELLED.
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REMINDER: Bus Code of Conduct Letter

All Bus Code of Conduct letters must be signed and returned by Monday, April 22, 2019. These letters were originally sent home April 1st and were sent again within the last 10 days. Letters are being sent home today with all students who have not returned their signed Bus Code of Conduct. To avoid loss of bus privileges please return this letter by Monday, April 22, 2019.
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Congratulations One Act Play!

KHS Dramatic Jackets placed Alternate to State at Regional competition last week. They will be performing their show, "The White Snake" for the public on Thursday, April 25 in the auditorium. Those receiving awards were: Matthew Floyd, Best Actor; Kamryn Lewis and Cole Handy, All Star Cast; Brianna Walters, Hon. Mention All Star Cast; and Tech Award , Mark Nichols
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Last Day to order a KISD Yearbook

Attention parents and students: The absolute last day to order a KISD yearbook is Friday, April 26th. You will not be able to purchase a book after this date! You can purchase online by clicking the headline for the link to order online, or to print and fill out the form and return to the front office of your child's campus.
Seniors, there are a few remaining pages of senior ads left to fill. These pages will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Please see Ms. York if you are interested in purchasing a senior ad.
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Area Track Qualifiers

The following students qualified for Area Track Meet on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Whitney, Texas.
Alicia Dennis - qualified in Long Jump and in the 200-meter dash
Boys 4x100 meter relay - Donnie Schultz, Desmond Jones, Jaise Bowie, Brock Dedie
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Election Notice

Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open on May 4, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for voting in a Regular Election for Place 5, Place 6 and Place 7. All places serve three terms.
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Golf teams advanced to Regionals

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Yellowjacket, and Lady Jacket golf teams competed in the District 18-3A tournament at Cedar Creek Country Club.

The Yellowjackets secured back-to-back district titles with a 33 stroke victory over runner-up, Malakoff. Boomer Irvin placed 2nd overall with a score of 99, and Ethyn Irvin took 3rd overall with a 104. Dylan Ashcraft, Cameron Clamon, Mason Claver, and Taylor Donovan solidified the title and a trip to the Regional Tournament at Brenham Country Club on April 22nd-23rd.

Also advancing to the regional tournament, the Lady Jackets finished Runner-up. Reece Tanksley, Gabby Sherrill, Anna Christie, Jaylynn Hefti, and Aleah Pruitt will compete at Brenham Country Club on April 24th-25th.

Congratulations to these student-athletes who manage to play other sports and working jobs while finding time to practice golf and represent their school and community with class. Good luck at Region!
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First Responders and Military Luncheon

Kemp Intermediate School Student Council would like to invite any current or retired First Responders or Military members to a luncheon!
When: Friday, April 12 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: First Baptist Church Kemp
12400 U.S. 175 Frontage Rd
Kemp, TX 75143
Cost: Free!
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Kemp ISD District Wide Bus Safety

Kemp ISD Families,

In the spirit of school safety, we want to inform you that we are implementing a new Bus Code of Conduct for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The district is implementing these changes to ensure that our students are safe on all of our buses because safety continues to be our number one priority in Kemp ISD.

Training on the new Bus Code of Conduct with our student bus riders will be provided at the campuses on the following days. Families of students are welcome and encouraged to attend the training as well.

Kemp Primary School (Grades PK-2) 3/26/19 during P.E. classes
Kemp Intermediate School (Grades 3-5) 3/29/19 during Social Studies classes
Kemp Junior High School (Grades (6-8) 4/1/19 during Science/Social Studies classes
Kemp High School (Grades 9-12) 3/27/19 at 12:00-12:30

Please see the attached Bus Code of Conduct that will be implemented for the remainder of this school year. Contact your campus administrators if you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes. Our job as adults is to keep our students safe. This will be accomplished by all of us working together.

Lastly and importantly, school transportation services are a privilege. Students not acting in accordance with our revised Bus Code of Conduct, are subject to losing bus privileges. We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for your help!

Danny Neel, Kemp ISD Transportation Supervisor

Please Note Parents: Your signature is required acknowledging that you have received a copy of the revised Bus Code of Conduct and your signed parental form must be on file within three weeks of receiving the letter. If the signature is not received after three weeks then it will result in a loss of bus privileges.

This goes for ALL students, all students at some point or another ride a bus whether it is to go home or attend a field trip or for sporting events. All signatures must be on file by April 22nd in order to continue to ride the bus.
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2019-2020 Kemp ISD Head Start/Pre-K Registration

The enrollment process for Head Start and Pre-K will now be done online. You can reach the application at ay time by going to this web address, https://headstart.region10.org. Head Start and Pre-K Round-up will take place on April 2nd from 5-7 pm and, Technology will be available for you to use in order to complete the application if needed. Click the headline for required documentation and to make sure your child qualifies for these programs.
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Attention: Phone Numbers Change on March 20th

Kemp ISD is moving to a new phone system on Wednesday, March 20th.  The expected switch is scheduled between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Wednesday.  At that time, most of the numbers used to dial into the district will be changing. Please click the headline to see a list of the new numbers that should be used following the transition taking place on the 20th.
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Texas Women State Power-lifting

Congratulations to our powerlifting girls who did amazing at state this past weekend! Andrea Beasley placed 3rd, Alicia Dennis placed 3rd, and Bethany Alexander placed 6th. Great job girls, we will miss Y'all next year! Alicia Dennis also set the Texas State Powerlifting record for Squat in the 123-pound weight class with a squat of 365 pounds.
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Dramatic Jackets win District 18 3A One Act Play Contest

Kemp HS won the District 18 3A One Act Play contest on March 8, 2019, with The White Snake at Corsicana High School. Those receiving awards were: Kamryn Lewis--All-Star Cast and Matthew Floyd-- Hon. Mention All-Star Cast. The show is under the direction of Maggie Mizell, Meghan Cantrell, and Marsha Pool.
Those in the cast/crew are Kamryn Lewis, Matthew Floyd, Brianna Walters, Cole Handy, Jayda Simon, Marcus Aguilar, Andrew Haertel, Zach Harris, K.C. Chandler, Chloe Treadaway, Maggie Ivey, Mallory Cannon, Case Huckabay, Alex Tanner, Arlette Contreras, Mark Nichols, David Sparks, Jacob Gilbert, J.T. Spears, Troy Mitchell

Kemp High School will be competing for BiDistrict on March 22 at Corsicana High School. The contest begins at 10: am.
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Special Education Parent Training

Thursday, March 21st @ 4 PM-Teaching Social Skills, Kemp ISD is offering information sessions for our parents of students who are receiving special
education services. We hope to give you some tools, activities, and ideas that will help you with your child’s development. The sessions will be at the Kemp Education Service Center (KESC) at 204 West 17th Street, from 4-5 PM in the afternoon.

Please RSVP to Rachel Kubala, M.S., CCC-SLP by email: rachel.kubala@kempisd.org,
or call the Special Education Office at 903-498-1391.
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2019 Parent Survey

Parents, we are very interested in getting your feedback in our annual Kemp ISD Parent Survey. We use this data to help us evaluate our progress and identify opportunities for improvement. Thank you so much for your input.
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SHOT CLINIC MARCH 21

The DFW Care Van is coming to
Kemp Jr. High March 21st to provide immunizations
DURING SCHOOL HOURS PARENTS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT WITH SIGNED CONSENT FORM **Required immunization record will be provided by campus nurse.**
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Raise Your Hand for Texas Public Schools

"About Raise Your Hand for Texas" – The future of Texas – our economy, communities, and citizenry – depends on how well we prepare our students today. All students deserve a level playing field and equal access to a quality public education. We believe our public schools represent our greatest hope for educating and preparing all 5+ million Texas students for the future.
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