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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  • KMS 7th grade Volleyball finishes the season 18-0!
  • Kesling 6th grade students dress for success
  • Students participate in twin day during spirit week.
  • 8th grade students participate in Rocket Day
  • 6th grade students enjoy ice cream during the honor roll ice cream social
  • 7th grade students during the honor roll ice cream social
  • Students participate in a red ribbon assembly.
  • Cross Country stops and poses for a picture post- run
  • Kesling 8th Grade Football line up against Boston Middle School for their annual rival game.
Mr. Bill Wilmsen

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Mr. Mark Fridenmaker

Mr. Mark Fridenmaker
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Print this articleKMS Spirit Wear!

Attached is the spirit wear order form. PSTA is in charge of this Spirit Wear Sale----Make all checks to Kesling Middle School PSTA Order deadline is Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Please turn in money and order form to the office no later than December 2. 

Order Form

Print this article21st Century Scholars
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Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program  provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university. Hoosier students who meet income criteria can enroll during their 7th- or 8th-grade year of middle school. Students commit to maintaining academic success, remaining drug and alcohol free, and completing college-preparation activities. Scholars are provided resources and assistance to help them plan and prepare for college and pay for expenses not covered by their scholarship.

21st Century Scholars

UrgentPrint this articleAnti-Harassment Policy
Print this articleDare Club Meetings

The following document is the schedule for the 2015-2016 Dare Club.

Dare Club Schedule

Print this articleProcedures to Access Work When Absent

All Kesling teachers are required to use Google Classroom to post daily work and assignments. Below you will find the step by step instructions on how to access Google Classroom from home.

Absent Work Procedures

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 articleWellness & Healthy Eating at School

Please read the attached brochure from our Food Service department. Many changes are taking place that will affect the types of foods brought in to our building.

Eating Lunch with your student(s): NO fast food or pop/soda. A note or phone call to the school must be received by 9 a.m. in order to eat with your child. If you are purchasing a hot lunch, you may NOT pay for it with your child's lunch account.

Birthday Celebrations: Please refer to the Healthy Foods List. Only foods listed on the Healthy Foods List will be allowed in the building. No exceptions.

Food Service Brochure 2015-2016

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 articleHomework Help
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Homework Help has started! It is held Tuesday's Wednesday's and Thursday's in room 237. There will be snacks provided. It is until 3:30p.m. Students must be picked up by 3:30

Print this articlePTSA Pizza Hut Give Back Night

The Kesling PTSA and LaPorte Pizza Hut are teaming up again this year to do a fundraiser. If you purchase pizza from Pizza Hut on November 17, or December 8 from 5-8 p.m. 20% of your purchases will go to PTSA! Print off the ticket below and take it with you for Kesling's PTSA to receive your support.

Fundraiser Night

Print this articleMiddle Years - November Issue

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


Middle Years-November Issue

Print this articleKesling Academic ICU Program


Kesling Academic ICU Program

During the 2015- 2016 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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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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