Kesling News

PTSA Spirit Wear

Please see the document below for a letter from PTSA regarding spirit wear as well as the flyer and order form. 

Spirit Wear

Morning Announcements

Picture retakes will be on Friday, October 26th until 10:00am. Information will be in the office. Retakes are for students who missed having their picture taken because they are new or were absent. If there is something wrong with your picture packet, you need to bring the packet with you to have your picture taken again. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Ault. 

There will be a student council meeting on Monday, October 22nd in the library until 3:30. Please bring your planners.

Student council will be hosting a collection to make gift bags for veterans living at the Soldiers Home in West Lafaette until November 5th. Flyers will be sent home with students. Please bring your donation to your TA teacher or to Mrs. Ault. Any extra supplies will be given to Bethany Church for their Christmas boxes for soldiers who are serving now. Thank you for your support for this project. 

Students in WorkEthic: the deadline for returning your Intent to Participate form is Tuesday, October 23rd. No late forms will be accepted! If you need another form, please stop by the Counselor's Office.

6th grade boys interested in trying out for basketball and have not signed up yet, please come see Mr. Ulrich in room 222. If you have already signed up, please make sure you have your physical turned into the office no later than October 29th. We will be having try-outs October 29th and 31st right after school until 4pm. Those interested in managing, decisions will be made after teams are completed on the 31st. 

Those interested in trying out for 7th grade boys basketball, please see Mr. Myers during P.E. class for sign up and information.

There will be a 4-H open house on Saturday, October 27th in the small projects building (La Porte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. State Road 2, La Porte, IN 46350). You may drop in at any time between 10:00am and 1:00pm. Enjoy project displays, games and activities, hands-on learning, refreshments, and club information. You may contact Mindy Rose at 219-324-9407 if you are unable to attend or for more information. Enroll at: https;// 

Kesling parents - LaPorte High School has recently opened their new medical clinic. The Clinic offers all LaPorte students the opportunity to complete a timely, cost-effective sports physical for any students who have yet to complete one. The $30 dollar physical can be scheduled by calling 219-324-1377 to set up an appointment.

Door Use for Parent Teacher Conferences 2018


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.

Construction Theft and Vandalism Letter

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

Construction Theft and Vandalism Letter

October 2018 Kesling Parent Newsletter

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

October 2018 Parent Newsletter

September 2018 Intermed. School Construction News

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

September 2018 Intermed. School Construction News

NWEA Parent Letter

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

NWEA Parent Letter

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

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.

2018 Parent and Staff Traffic Flow Letter

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

Breakfast:  $1.25

Lunch:  $2.05

2nd Lunch:  $2.30

Extra Milk:  $0.45


Kesling Supply List 2018-2019 School Year

Attached is the Supply List for 2018-2019 School Year

Supply LIst

Dress 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.

Student Behavior Expectations

Middle School Attendance Brochure

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.

21st Century Scholars

Anti-Harassment Policy

Athletic 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!

Blackboard 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

Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline

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