Kuna Middle School
"Every person learning and growing every day"
1360 W. Boise St. Kuna, Idaho 83634 

phone (208) 922-1002  fax (208) 922-1030

Deb McGrath, Principal

Robbie Reno, Building Administrator

Brandon Crusat, Building Administrator

 

What is Standards-Based Grading?

KMS 1:1 Learning Project--Click here for more information on Chromebooks

 

Thursday April 24th 6-7pm KMS Extravaganza & Levy Info meeting

Come see the awesome educational programs at KMS. Students will be showing off art, music, Robotics, Chromebooks, Khan Academy, and many other amazing programs! Information about the KSD levy will be available and you can ask questions and talk to KSD administrators!

 

 

   Coming up:

  • May 8th: 8th grade Portfolio Presentations, No school for 7th graders
  • May 9th: No School--Teacher Professional Development
  • May 23rd: Early Release, out at 12:15
  • May 26th: No School--Memorial Day                                                   

   Things you should know: 

  • Every Wednesday is a 9:00am start time.
  • KMS now has a direct line for reporting absences.  To excuse your child's absence from school, please call our attendance line at 955-0257.
  • Advisory grades at KMS are P for PASS or I for INCOMPLETE.  This mark tells you if the student is on-track to be promoted to the next grade.  If you have questions about your student's progress, please email their advisor.
  • The school day starts at 8:00 A.M. for students and ends at 3:00 P.M.
  • Lunch is in two sessions: 7th grade lunch: 11:05-11:35 (*11:35-12:05 Wednesdays) and 8th grade lunch: 12:30 - 1:00 (*12:45-1:15 Wednesdays)
  • Missing more than 20 minutes of a class is considered an absence.
  • Please review our draft Mission and Belief Statements and give us your feedback.
  • KMS does collect Box Tops! Just bring them to the office.
  • DO YOU NEED A HOME COMPUTER FOR YOUR STUDENT?
    All students, K-14, in Idaho are eligible to receive computers with LCD monitors at a discounted price if they take the time to complete the application. There is a non-refundable fee of $35, and the cost of the computers range from $100-$185. They distribute on a monthly basis. Each child in a household can receive a computer. The computers are refurbished. Visit http://www.cfkidaho.org/app-student.html for all the details.

Increased Attendance Means More Teachers

Everyone knows that attending school is important for kids. Missed school days mean missed lessons, missed assignments, and falling behind in class. But did you know that increasing attendance equals more teachers for our classrooms? In our school district, a 1% increase in attendance means the district could hire additional teachers, teachers that could be used to reduce the numbers in the most overcrowded classes. Everyone can help. Of course students will be sick – and when a student isn’t feeling will, he or she should stay home. But missing school for other reasons can be avoided. The school calendar offers several full weeks off (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break) plus several three and four day weekends throughout the year. Use these breaks to take family vacations or to simply take time off. If we can sustain a higher attendance rate, not only will students benefit from time in class, but the district will have the resources to hire additional staff – both of which are goals worth achieving.

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