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

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

News & Announcements

Print this articleMorning Announcements

The call out meeting for Student Council will be held on Monday, August 27th in the cafeteria after school until 3:30. If you want to be a service to your school and community, Student Council is the place for you. We work the concession stand for all home games and plan projects for the school. We will work around your sports schedule. Student Council is open for any student to join - there are no speeches or an election for you to join. Please come to the call out meeting on Monday or see Mrs. Ault if you have any questions. Bring your planners and have your ride here by 3:30.

Mrs. Ault needs 3 or 4 students to help with football concessions this Wednesday for a Boston game. If you can help, please see Mrs. Ault in her awesome new room, #29, next to Mr. Schellinger's old room.

If you like staying after school to take pictures and enjoy working together to publish the school yearbook, please see Mrs. Ault for an application for yearbook staff. The application is due by Friday, and 12 students will be chosen. This is a club that can work around your sports schedule. You need to be able to work on your own. The deadline to apply is this Friday.

The Singing Co. of LaPorte County will be having their first rehearsal soon! If you are a 2nd-8th grader and are interested in joining the Children's Chorus, you may register online at: www.singingco.com or come to the first rehearsal that will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00pm. The rehearsal will be at Bethany Church, which is located at 102 G Street. There is a registration fee of $20/full season or $15/session (payable at first rehearsal). The mission statement of the Singing Co. is: fostering the personal growth of participants through meaningful experiences in music education and vocal performance.

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 articleAugust 2018 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.

August 2018 Parent and Staff Traffic Flow Letter

Print this articleAugust 2018 Parent Newsletter

Please click on the link below to access the August 2018 Kesling Back to School Newsletter.

August 2018 Parent Newsletter

Print this articleAugust 2018 Intermediate School Construction News

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

August 2018 Intermediate School Construction News

Print this articleKesling Football 2018-2019

Kesling Football equipment handout will be Monday, August 13, 2018 from 5-6:00p.m.  Please bring your student to door number 8 on the southside of Kesling. 

In order to particpate athletes must have a physical, handbook informatioin, and proof of insurance.  Parents can access the athletic physical form on the Kesling Web page.  All football participants are to pay a $40.00 referbishment fee..  Fee will be refunded if athlete sells 8 or more items during the fall athletic fundraiser.

The first day of practice will be Tuesday, August 14 from 3-5:00 p.m.  Athletes will meet at Door #8 for practice.

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 articleBack to School Night

The Kesling Middle School back to school night will be held Monday, August 13, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Due to construction and limited parking, we ask that not everyone come to the school at 5:00 p.m.  We would appreciate families whose last name starts with the letters A-K come at 5:00 p.m. and leave by 5:45 p.m. and those with the last name that starts with letters L-Z come at 6:00 p.m.

We want to thank all of our school families for helping us make this event go smoothly by following this request.

Print this articleRock the Block 2018

Attached is the information on Rock the Block 2018.

Rock the Block Flyer

Print this articleKesling Supply List 2018-2019 School Year

Attached is the Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year

Supply LIst

Print this articleDress Code Reminders for 2018 - 2019 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  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 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 article21st Century Scholars

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

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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 articleBlackboard Messages

Kesling Parents and Students,

Kesling Middle School, at different times during the school year, will send out Blackboard Messages to the community about what is happening at Kesling.  Blackboard Messages are the messages you receive from the principal on your phone.

We are aware that sometimes you did not hear the entire message or did not hear the message when you received it.  If you find yourself in that position, please call this number 1-855-473-7529 to replay the message.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Bill Wilmsen

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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