306 E. 18th Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-7507 Fax: 219-324-5712

Principal: Mr. Bill Wilmsen
Assistant Principal: Mr. Mark Fridenmaker

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  • Spelling Bee Winners 1st: Jill Maudlin 2nd: Kaitlyn Peterson 3rd: Kiera King
Mr. Bill Wilmsen

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Mr. Mark Fridenmaker

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Print this articlePTSA Port A Pit Fundraiser

The Kesling PTSA will be having their annual Port-a-Pit Fundraiser Tuesday, August 9 from 4-7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will be on the same night as Back to School night at Kesling. Cost of food: Chicken $7.00 per half, Pork Chops $7.00 per chop, Taters $3.50 per container.  Stop by, purchase your dinner, and help support Kesling PTSA.

UrgentPrint this articleKMS Football Equipment Distribution
On Monday, August 8 from 6-7:00 p.m. the first night of Kesling Middle School football will start with the equipment distribution. This will take place at the back of the school by the boys locker room. All students interested in participating are required to have a physical and will need to bring the $40.00 fee for football. Any 6th grade student interested in playing must weigh the minimum of 110 pounds to participate.
Print this articleSchool Supply List 2016-2017
Print this articleLibraries 360
We are excited to announce Libraries 360 for the 2016-2017 school year. Libraries 360 is a cooperative effort of the La Porte County Public Library and the La Porte Community School Corporation with a goal to improve and enhance school libraries and ease access to public library resources. Students may borrow items from the public library and have them delivered to the school. They may also return public library items to the school library. Students will be issued a library card, making public library resources accessible and available to them. More information regarding this exciting program will be shared with all schools when the 2016-2017 school year begins.
Print this articleHPV Information

The following letter is information for parents of 6th grade students from the Indiana Department of Health regarding the HPV vaccine.

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Print this article2016-2017 Calendar
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On December 14, the school board approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. The link below has the calendar on it. 

2016-2017 School Calendar

UrgentPrint this articleAnti-Harassment Policy
Print this articleUpdated Bus Information
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Due to the restricted capacity on busses, changes in routes cannot be accommodated. Students will only be transported to their assigned locations.

Print this articleAthletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms


Athletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With students beginning to sign up for Spring Sports, we would just like to send out a reminder of the requirements your student must meet to be able to participate.

There are several forms that need to be completed before they can even try out for or begin practice in ANY sport.

These forms are divided into 2 separate packets:

  1. The Athletic Handbook includes10 Pages, with 3 Forms that need to be filled out COMPLETELY and SIGNED. Please do not remove these forms from the Athletic Handbook. We need the Athletic Handbook stapled together. This way, the forms are easier to file, and therefore, easier for the coaches to access. Some of these forms need the STUDENTS’ signature as well. Please be sure to have them sign before they turn their forms in.
  2. There are 4 Pages included with the Physical Form. A History Form (completed & signed by Parent/Guardian), a Physical Form (completed & signed by child’s Doctor), IHSAA Eligibility Rules, and a Consent & Release Certificate (signed by Student & Parent). These Pages should also not be separated, making them easier to file, and access.

These forms are available in the Front Office at Kesling, and should be turned in to Miss Jeffries, Computer Lab Room 237.

We are PROUD of our Athletes and their accomplishments, and look forward to your child being a part of our team!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Go Kesling!

Print this articleKesling Academic ICU Program


Kesling Academic ICU Program

During the 2016- 2017 school year we as a staff will continue to hold students accountable for their own learning.  We are very excited about the continuation of having students take ownership for what they need to complete to be successful in school.  We call this program the Kesling Academic ICU (Intensive Care Unit) program.  In this case, the student’s academic grade is in need of intensive care to become academically healthy.  To increase communication with parents, we will use a data base tracking system where all staff will input student missing assignments into the ICU data base. Once the assignment is entered into the system, parents will get an automated e-mail or text message from the teacher letting them know what assignment is missing.  Parents will get a second e-mail or text message once the assignment has been completed.  The students can take advantage of various opportunities before, during, and after school to receive the help needed to complete the missing assignments.  Students who have multiple assignments missing may be excluded from attending after school functions, Fun Nights, or participating in extra-curricular activities until the student is taken off the ICU list by completing the missing work that is considered quality work by the teacher.  We believe the implementation of the Kesling Academic ICU program will help all students become proficient in the Indiana Academic Standards in all subject areas.  Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, a counselor, or administrator, regarding the ICU program.

Print this articleRose-Hulman's Homework Hotline
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Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students may contact the Homework Hotline from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), September through May toll-free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or online at www.AskRose.org.


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