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LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-7507 Fax: 219-324-5712

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

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Print this article2014 Summer Feeding Program

The La Porte Community School Corporation will once again provide FREE meals this summer to children 18-years of age and under, starting June 9, 2014, Monday thru Thursday only (closed on Fridays).

Please see our flyer for location details.

2014 Summer Feeding Program

Print this articleKesling Football Players

Attention All Kesling Football Players

  • Equipment handout is Wednesday, August 6th from 5:00-6:00PM (Use the back doors)
  • There is a $40.00 Equipment Fee.  (Refundable if you sell 8 items or more in the Fundraiser)
  • 1st Practice is Thursday, August 7th from 5:00-7:00PM
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Follow the link below to find the 2014 Summer School Programs Brochure.

2014 Summer School Programs

Print this article2014-2015 Immunization Requirements


Please click on the link below for the immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 School Year.


2014-2015 Immunization Requirements

Print this articleSports Physicals

IU health will be offering two available dates this summer for all middle school athletes in the community to get sports physicals. These sports physicals will be held at the IU Sports Medicine Center, 600 Legacy Plaza E, La Porte, IN 46350 on Thursday, July 17th and Thursday, August 14th from 8am to 3pm. Any athlete is welcome to walk-in during that time to get their sports physicals.

            ***The cost of physicals is ONLY $10!!!***

Print this articleSchool Color Change at Kesling Middle School
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New School Colors!

The school board has approved for both middle schools to change their school colors to match the high school. The reasons for the change are for parents and students to save money purchasing items that will be black and orange, community cohesiveness from both middle schools using the same color, and for our school corporation toalign with other DAC schools that have colors the same from middle to high school. Theprocess for change will take approximately five years to complete. So, there will be a transition time that will include somethings being blue and gold for a few years and new items, clothing, or uniforms purchased from now on being changed to the black and orange. We appreciate your patience in this transition time period and ifyou have any other questions contact an administrator at Kesling Middle School.

Print this articleHomework Help
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Homework Help


Where:  Room 31 (Read 180)

When:  Tuesday & Thursday

Time:  2:45 to 3:30

Who:  All Kesling Students!

Needed: Homework or Class Project, Textbook, Paper & Pen/Pencil


Rides should be prearranged and at Kesling promply at 3:30!


Print this articleMiddle Years - May Issue

Attached is a newsletter that "provides busy parents with practical ideas that promote school success, parent involvement, and more effective parenting".


Middle Years - May Issue

Print this articleKesling Academic ICU Program


Kesling Academic ICU Program

During the 2013-2014 school year we have worked very hard as a staff to hold students accountable for their own learning. We are very excited about the implementation of the next step in the process of having students take ownership for what they need to complete to be successful in school. We have named this program the Kesling Academic ICU program. ICU stands for "Intensive Care Unit." In this case, the student’s academic grade is in need of intensive care to become academically healthy. In the next few weeks, we will start 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. In addition, we will be implementing various opportunities before school, during school, and after school, to place the supports needed to give students additional help to become academically healthy. 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 articleDress Code Updates for 2013-2014 School Year
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As families go shopping for school clothes, we want to make sure that all parents and students are aware of some changes to the Kesling student dress code.  The two biggest problems we have had regarding student dress is shorts and skirts that are too short and the wearing of pants and shorts that sag and not secure around the waist.  Therefore, the following changes have been made to the Kesling handbook.

Students wearing skirts or dresses (if shorter than the knees) to school must have on leggings (not shorts) under the garment.  The length of any shorts worn to school must be at the mid thigh of the student.  Any shirts worn to school must have sleeves.  Pants must be of appropriate size that match the stature of the individual and must be worn at the waist. NO holes in pants between the waist and knees.

We appreciate everyone following the student dress code, as it will be strictly enforced.  Students will be asked to change clothes to meet the dress code guidelines.  Working together as a team, we are confident that the dress code will be followed and that this will be another great year at Kesling.

Print this articleDynacal Event Calendar Parent Information

Dear Kesling Parents,

The Kesling online event calendar provided by DynaCal is used to communicate school, athletic events, announcements, updates and more. There is a feature in the DynaCal system called My DynaCal. This feature offers instant communication by sending you emails and/or mobile phone text messages* in case of cancellation, postponement, or rescheduling of an event.

My DynaCal is easy and simple to set up. As an attachment at the bottom of this letter you can find more details about DynaCal and how to setup the My DynaCal feature.

By setting up a My DynaCal profile you will be able to:
• Enter your contact information
• Select which types/categories of events you would like to receive notifications about
• Create customized views of school events, based on what your children are involved
• Create multiple calendar views based on each child’s involvement
• Share those calendar views via email with anyone that would like your child’s schedule

You can access My DynaCal at www.dynacal.com/lpcsc .  We hope you find this information helpful and the service beneficial to keep you informed. 

Bill Wilmsen
Principal, Kesling Middle School

*Mobile carrier charges may apply for text message alerts. Be sure to verify your text message options and rates on your mobile plan.

Instructions for My DynaCal

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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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Komet All students are entitled to a quality education.
Komet The middle school philosophy addresses the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social needs of adolescents.
Komet Attendance and involvement are key to increasing student achievement.
Komet Staff should feel valued and be encouraged to develop professionally.
Komet Parents and community members are an integral and valued part of the educational process.
Komet The learning environment should be safe and orderly.
Komet Learning is a continuous process.

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