Dear Parents, Students, and Friends of Kelly,
I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break. Other than a short break at Easter, we now begin the ‘run’ to the end of the school year. Please know that our expectations of school work, attendance, dress code, and behavior do not change. Parents, please assist us by reminding your child of that fact.
Report card ‘Night’ is Thursday, March 21 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Report cards can be picked up by a parent from the Counselors’ Office. Teachers will be available for short conferences if you have questions or concerns about grades or other issues. Report cards not picked up Thursday afternoon will be mailed home on Friday unless there are outstanding financial obligations for which arrangements have not been made.
The application and re-registration process is well underway for next year. Both are being done on-line. If you have any difficulty completing the process, please contact the school.
Friday, March 29, all students and staff members will be away from campus for our annual Spring Into Action project. Everyone will be assigned to a community organization and will spend the day volunteering for that group as we try to provide an example of our faith in action by assisting them in their work. We still need more adult volunteers! If you are able to help that day, please contact Mrs. Vernon or Mr. Krause.
Many of our students will be headed to Waco April 1-3 for the TAPPS State Academic and Art competition. They will be competing in about two dozen different subjects and Speech events, as well as about twenty different art categories. Good luck to everyone participating.
The spring Drama production, Godspell, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. Come and see some of our wonderfully talented singers and actors.
DANCE DRESS CODE – Kelly High School has not implemented a dress code for school dances, however we have left choices, especially for the girls, to the discretion of the student and parent(s). Over time, the style of formal and semi-formal dresses for teens has become, like society in general, ‘more revealing’. The skirt length can be shorter and shorter. The bust cut can be lower and lower. Even fabric can be nearly transparent. Many Catholic Schools have developed Dance Dress Code regulations because of this problem. With the Junior/Senior prom coming up at the beginning of May, I would ask students and parents to please remember the goals of modesty and appropriateness as you shop for your prom wear.
We will hold our Lenten Penance Service on Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 am in the Centennial Complex. The sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for all who would like to participate as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
During this Lenten season, may we each grow in our relationship with our Lord.
Roger S. Bemis