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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Mr. Bill Wilmsen

Mr. Bill Wilmsen
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Print this articleCulver's Give Back Day

Please see the flyer below for more information regarding the PTSA Culver's Give Back Day that will take place on Monday, November 19th. 

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Print this articleKesling PTSA Spirit Wear Sale Extended to Nov. 14

KESLING MIDDLE SCHOOL THROW BACK APPAREL
THE LAST TIME TO GET KESLING APPAREL 1971-2019

AVAILABLE IN T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS
PTSA SPIRIT WEAR SALE EXTENDED TO: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2018
ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT—HURRY!
TO PURCHASE ONLINE GO TO LINK: https://ptsakeslingms.itemorder.com/
CAN’T ORDER ONLINE? DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM FROM KESLNG MIDDLE SCHOOL WEBSITE OR PICK UP ORDER FORM IN THE KELSING PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE TURN IN FORMS
TO YOUR TA TEACHER WITH PAYMENT

MANY MORE ITEMS AVAILABLE ONLINE--- GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS DELIVERY DEC.12
SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE FOR WRESTLING AND BASKEBALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS

Please see the document below for a letter from PTSA regarding spirit wear as well as the flyer and order form or click on the following link to order directly from the website: https://ptsakeslingms.itemorder.com/sale#cat_76
The Kesling Spirit Wear sale ends November 14th

*All spirit wear is decorated with LaPorte Slicers or the Slicer logo.* 
Great Christmas gift idea! 
Just in time for the holidays. Spirit wear will be here in time for Christmas! 

Attached documentSpirit Wear

Print this articleUpdate Traffic Flow

Please click on the link below for the updated trafficl flow at Kesling.  We appreciate your assistance in maintaining a safe envrionment at Kesling.

Attached documentOctober 2018 Traffic Flow Update

Print this articleKesling November Newsleter

Please click on the link below to access the November 2018 Parent Newsletter:

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Print this articleDoor Use for Parent Teacher Conferences 2018

10-15-18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We ask that all parents use Door #7 for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, October 18, 2018 as the front parking lot will be closed as it will be paved. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 visitors to Kesling may use either Door #1 or Door #7.  Thank you for your cooperation as progress continues on the La Porte Intermediate campus.

Print this articleConstruction Theft and Vandalism Letter

Please click on the link below to access the letter regarding construction theft and vandalism:

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Print this articleOctober 2018 Kesling Parent Newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the October 2018 Kesling Newsletter

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Print this article September 2018 Intermed. School Construction News

Please click on the link below for the August 2018 Intermediate School Construction Update.

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Print this articleNWEA Parent Letter

Please click on the document below regarding this year's NWEA testing.

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Print this articleState Mandated Curriculum Consent

Parents, on July 1, 2018, the state passed Senate Bill 65 which requires parent consent to curriculum addressing human sexuality. We have listed this information for you on Parent Access in Skyward. Please log into your Skyward account (contact the school if have not set up an account), go to Parent Access and follow the link on the home page of Parent Access indicating that there is a new form that needs to be completed. The form is available through the “Online Forms” tab on the left side of the Parent Access screen. If you have more than one child, a form must be completed and submitted for each child. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally at Kesling or through email if you have any questions regarding Senate Bill 65. Bill Wilmsen

Print this article2018 Traffic Flow Letter

Please click on the document regarding the traffic flow pattern that will be followed to begin the 2018-2019 School Year at Kesling Middle School.

Attached document2018 Parent and Staff Traffic Flow Letter

Print this articleSchool Fees and Meal Prices

The school fees for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows

6th grade:  $244.00

7th grade:  $244.00

8th grade:  $255.00

 


 

Breakfast and Lunch cost for 2018-2019 School Year

Breakfast:  $1.25

Lunch:  $2.05

2nd Lunch:  $2.30

Extra Milk:  $0.45

 

Print this articleKesling Supply List 2018-2019 School Year

Attached is the Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year

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Print this articleDress Code Reminders for 2018 - 2019 School Year

As families go shopping for school clothes, we want to make sure that all parents and students are aware of  the Kesling student dress code.  The two biggest problems encountered 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, please make sure that when purchasing items to wear for school the following guidelines are being met.

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 longer than the edge of fingertips 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.

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Print this articleAthletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms

 

Athletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With students beginning to sign up for 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 4 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 Mrs. Garrett in the office.

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 articleRose-Hulman's Homework Hotline

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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