State 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
August 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.
Kesling 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.
School 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
2nd Lunch: $2.30
Extra Milk: $0.45
Back 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.
Dress 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.
21st 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.
Athletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms
Athletic Handbook Forms & Physical Forms
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:
- 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.
- 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!
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.
Rose-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.