Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
The 1st grading quarter ends this Friday. Report Cards will be produced and available to parents for pick-up on Thursday, October 18 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Report cards will not be given to students. Teachers will be available for a brief visit concerning grades. Report cards not picked up Thursday afternoon will be mailed on Friday.
Senior Night for Volleyball will be on Tuesday, October 9. We will recognize the seniors for their efforts and leadership this season. The varsity game starts at 6:30 PM.
PSAT Test Day – On Wednesday, October 10, we will administer the PSAT test to all students in grades 9 and 11. Students in grade 10 will take the Pre-ACT. Seniors have a school holiday except for those in the Lamar dual-credit program who still need to attend their Lamar class at 8:15 AM. Students should report at the normal school starting time, in school uniform, and will be dismissed for the day when the testing is concluded, about 11:45 AM.
Our Drama Department, under the direction of one of our new staff members, Mrs. Evan Hoffman, will present their 1st production of the year, “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” on Friday, October 12 at 6:30 PM, and again on Sunday afternoon, October 14 at 2:00 PM.
All-School Mass – Our next All-School Mass will be on Wednesday, October 17 at 9:30 AM in the Centennial Complex. All are welcome to attend.
On Thursday, October 18 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Kelly is hosting a ‘Parent Lunch & Learn’. A Financial Aid representative from Lamar University will be here to discuss college financial aid and FAFSA, the process of applying for college financial aid consideration. Please contact Kelly’s counseling office at extension 110 for more information.
October 22 through 26 is Red Ribbon Week. Part of Kelly’s efforts this year will be to raise awareness of the dangers of ‘vaping’. You may have heard rumors about vaping being ‘rampant’ at Kelly. While I assure you this is not true, vaping currently does seem to be the ‘behavior of choice’ for teens trying adult type activities all over the country. The dangers are only now being explored. Generally speaking, the devices used can be filled with a variety of substances, some of which may contain cannabis or THS, the active ingredient in marijuana. I encourage all parents to have frank discussions with their children about vaping, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
Roger S. Bemis