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Governor Abbott has ordered Texas Public Schools to remain closed through May 4, 2020.

As you may have already heard, this afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott announced that following President Trump’s directive yesterday to extend social distancing to the end of April, he has made a further determination for Texas Public Schools.

Governor Abbott has ordered Texas Public Schools to remain closed through May 4, 2020. Please click the headline for additional details.
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Pickup locations for Grade Level Activity Logs

This is a follow-up to our message from yesterday’s (Monday, March 23rd) post regarding our “Continuing to Learn At-Home Plan,” during our closure due to the coronavirus.

In that message, we shared that those who are not able to digitally access and print the grade level activity logs, could pick up hard copies on Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00-7:00 PM at 4 locations in our district boundaries.
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Meal Service Announcement During School Closure

With our recent announcement of school closure due to the coronavirus through Friday, April 3rd, I want to share our plans to continue providing breakfast and lunch to "any" student 18 years of age or younger. Please click the headline for more details.
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Come one, Come all....

Calling all Kemp ISD Parents, Community Members, Business Representatives, and our very own Educators! Help us Develop School Success Goals for the Future!!
Questions? Call Angie @ 903.498.1400 for more information and to sign up!
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3rd 9 Weeks Teacher Awards

Kemp ISD has AWESOME Teachers and today some of our finest were recognized for their hard work and implementation of our FAST LLAMA Training (Positive Classroom Supports for Classroom Management), Marzano’s 9 Effective Teaching Strategies which focuses on RIGOR and ENGAGEMENT and for strong communications in using our Living Tree Communications software to inform parents and stakeholders of current classroom updates.
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One Act Play

Come out and support KHS OAP Lord of the Flies on Saturday, March 7th at Corsicana High School. The plays will start at 2:00 pm.
Order of Plays are:
1. Scurry-Rosser
2. Eustace
3. Kemp
4. Malakoff
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Kemp Academy Graduates

Congratulations to these students who have met their requirements for Graduation from Kemp Academy. Click the headline to see who has graduated so far!
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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 sessions for the 2019-20 school year will be at the Kemp Education Service Center (KESC) at 204 West 17th Street.

We have the following dates scheduled:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020; 12:15 pm Transition: Beyond the Yellow School Bus Webinar

Tuesday, April 14, 2020; 12:15 Transition Planning: Paving the Way for your Child's Future Success Webinar
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Employees of the Month

Every month Kemp ISD honors employees from three key position types within the district. The recipients are acknowledged during the monthly school board meetings.
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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

A school board election for the Kemp Independent School District will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Click the headline for additional details.
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Bus Riders of the Month

Congratulations to this month's Bus Rider of the Month! The district would like to 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. Each month students are chosen from each campus for this honor.
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Kemp FFA Ag Mechanics competes at Heart of Texas Fair

Several members of the Kemp FFA Ag Mechanics team traveled to Waco, Tx for the Heart of Texas Fair. The team of Shelby Currie and Kade Garrison competed with their BBQ Pit trailer winning 1st in class, and Division Champion. Both Currie and Garrison each won a $500.00 scholarship to be used at TSTC. The team of Vincent Conklin, Tyler Gilbert and Brandon Putman entered the Wildlife division with their deer feeder winning 2nd place in the class and received Reserve Division and each received a $250.00 scholarship to TSTC. Brody Becker completed the show with his Pony Walker in Livestock equipment winning 1st place in his class. Kemp FFA also won the Overall Sweepstakes award.
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Flu Season in Full Swing

Here at Kemp ISD, our efforts to maintain a clean and safe environment for our students and staff are on-going. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is still encouraging individuals with flu-like symptoms to remain home and/or visit their health care provider. Click the headline for more information.
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Huge Congratulations to the Lady Jackets Basketball

Lady Jackets Basketball team makes the playoffs! We could not be prouder of and for them! The Lady Jackets will play the Grandview Lady Zebras on Monday night February 17, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas. Ticket prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. Passes accepted will be District, TABC, THSCA, THSGCA, and Senior Citizens. Please come out and support these ladies on Monday!
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School Report Cards (SRC): Campus & District Reports

The School Reports Card (SRC) combines accountability ratings, data from the Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), and financial information to give a broad view of campus performance. Available for each campus in Texas, the SRC is intended specifically to inform parents and guardians about a school’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
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Kemp ISD Parent Survey

Kemp ISD values input from our parents. Please take a moment to answer the brief survey so we can continue to improve our district!
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Kemp ISD 2nd Annual Food Drive

We collected 4,863 items as a district! We want to thank our staff, students, and parents for their support!
The food will go to River of Life Church, Hillcrest Baptist Church, United Methodist Church, Rockin Country Church. As they will be distributing the food to the families from Christmas 4 Kids December 14th along with their gifts, at the Annual Christmas with Santa event.
Other contributors for this event are, Dollar General Kemp & Lively, Rowdy’s, Slappin Good BBQ, New Horizons Day Care, Rainy Days Sublimation Transfers. All of these donations help take care of our kids.
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HS BOGO book fair

It's open to everyone in Kemp ISD. It will be open during regular school hours. We don't have any after school events planned at this time.
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Band Mattress Fundraiser

KEMP, TX - If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. The Kemp High School Band is excited to announce they will be hosting their 1st Annual one-day Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, December 8th, from 11am - 6pm. For one day only, the High School will be transformed into a mattress showroom. For information about the sale, go to bit.ly/beds4kemp19.
Click the headline for more information.
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Kemp Athletic Department

In our efforts to spread Christmas cheer, the Kemp Athletic Department is hosting a toy drive for children and families in need in Kemp. The drive will take place from November 18, 2019, through December 6, 2019. If you are able to, please bring one new and unwrapped toy to the high school.
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Congrats to the Kemp New Teachers

Congrats to the Kemp New Teachers on completing the New Teacher training courses! We are excited to have you be part of our school family!
KHS (Tipton, Grayson, Regalado, Camacho)
KPS (Parra, LaCour, Davis, Parish, Oliver, Dowd, Massey, McDougald, Dougherty, Christian, Allen, Speratti, Corbett)
KIS (Abello, Chronister, Willard, Millican, Hitzfeld, Zeiger, Gomez)
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Boys Basketball Parent Meeting

We will be having a parent meeting for boys basketball on Wednesday, November 20th starting at 6:00 pm in the High School cafeteria. Contact Coach Jacob Hines for more information.
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Scoliosis Screening

Spinal Screening will be conducted by KISD registered nurses beginning November 20th at the Junior High Campus. Click the headline for the letter to parents and more information.
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Football Playoffs Round 1

Kemp Yellowjackets Varsity football will play Pottsboro in the first round of playoffs. Gameday is Thursday, November 14th at McKinney ISD Stadium starting at 7 pm. Ticket Prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students. Parking is $5.
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Kemp ISD 2nd Annual Veteran's Day Program

Veteran's Day Program
Monday, November 11, 2019
Starting @ 8:45 a.m.
Our plan is to have the program at the HS football stadium if inclement weather arises the program will be moved into the HS gym. Please contact Angie Ellis if you are a Veteran and would like to be part of the program, 903-498-1400.
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Football Playoff T-shirt

We will be placing our order for football playoff shirts on Friday. All money and orders must be turned in to the high school office by 3 pm on Friday or your order will not be placed. Short sleeve shirts will be $20 and the long sleeve will be $25. Please submit orders ASAP.
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This weeks Football games have changed

JH has changed to Wednesday, November 6th at 5:00 p.m. at home
JV has changed to Wednesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Malakoff
Varsity has changed to Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. at home
Senior night will be Thursday prior to the game start.
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Book Fair coming to the Primary Campus

Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1
Kemp Primary will be hosting the first Scholastic book fair of the year. Students can shop at the Book Fair during their library time and during our special events. Be sure to stop by the photo booth and share your awesome pictures.
Click the headline for special days during the Book Fair.
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City of Kemp Trunk of Treat event

Due to weather, the City of Kemp Trunk or Treat event has been moved from the city park to the Kemp Intermediate School Gym. The event is on October 31st from 6PM to 8PM. We hope to see you there.
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