December 15, 2017 Morning Announcements
Hey Knights! We LOVE our Shorecrest Scots! To show how much we love them, this Friday, December 15 is Kellogg Night at the Shorecrest Varsity Boys Basketball game! Let’s show our spirit by wearing green and gold on Friday, and showing up to the game in force! GO SCOTS!
In KMS Sports News:
Way to go, the seventh grade volleyball team! Last night we had a tough battle against Harbour Pointe. We started with a rough start but came back fighting the last two matches. Unfortunately we weren’t able to accomplish a win but effort is what counts! Highlights- Ava’s great tip, Guilia’s all around floor work, and Lily’s great serves front row work.
What an exciting game last night. The 8th grade volleyball team lost their first game against a very good Harbour Pointe team 20-25, but came back strong and won the next two games and the match.
The team fought hard throughout the match and utilized their quickness and spectacular defensive plays against the taller opponents.
The highlight of the match was a perfect set to the outside by Zoya Hill-Sargizi, and an aggressive swing from Leila Hosn who pounded the ball hard to the opponent’s court.
Alexa Svendsen had a good game, and played smart in the front row with good placements on her spikes.
May Sy was steady with her serves and passes, and played great defense.
Next Tuesday, the last day before the holidays will be our annual fun event scrimmaging against the parents.
In competition, sometimes you are the hammer and sometimes you are the nail. Unfortunately, in yesterday’s 7th grade basketball game against a big and talented Harbour Pointe team, the Knights got the experience of being the nail in going down to defeat. Falling into a big hole early due to cold shooting, the Knights were forced to play catch up the entire game. The Knights by making some shots and firming up their defense, went into halftime optimistic about a strong second half. Unfortunately, a slow start to the third quarter put a damper on a comeback possibility.
Coach Frank really liked the fact that the team showed great character by sticking together and competing until the final buzzer. “It was a very tough game but we learned from it and we will be better because of it.” Amadeo, Dutch, Sebastian and Will’s efforts were mentioned along with Levi, who saw his first action of the season due to injury.
The team will return to action after the New Year expecting good things. With four games remaining in the season, exciting basketball remains including the season ending rival game with Einstein.
DO YOU DANCE OR SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? DO YOU WRITE POETRY? ARE YOU A GREAT STORYTELLER? IS YOUR FAMILY PROUD OF THEIR HERITAGE? IF SO, WE NEED YOU TO SIGN UP TO EXPRESS YOURSELF IN OUR CELEBRATION OF CULTURES ASSEMBLY AND POTLUCK! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE PICK UP A FORM FROM THE MAIN OFFICE, FILL IT OUT, AND RETURN IT TO MR. WILMART IN ROOM 601. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND ENTERTAINING EVENTS AT KELLOGG EACH YEAR, SO DON’T MISS OUT! FORMS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DEC. 18TH! FAMILY GROUPS ARE WELCOME!
Knights! If you are beginning to run out of supplies, like pens, pencils, lined paper, etc….please reach out to your counselor. We have tons of supplies to help you be successful in classes! Just ask!
Hey Kellogg Students - this is the time of year where illness spreads quickly and easily! Did you know that the majority of diseases enter our bodies through the mucous membranes of our eyes, nose and mouth. Here are some helpful tips to stay healthy:
- Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating.
- Do not cough into your hands, use a kleenex or your elbow
- Do not sneeze into your hands, use a kleenex or your elbow
- Do not put your fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth!
- Do not share water bottles, cups or utensils with others
Washing your hands includes scrubbing with soap and water for 20 seconds. Be sure the soap gets to the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. If soap and water is not available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
By following these tips you can avoid most colds, coughs and stomach related illnesses. Be sure to pass this information along to your friends and family members so everyone can enjoy the winter holiday break!
Kellogg Middle School Selected for $10,000 Best Starts for Kids Grant
Kellogg Middle School was recently announced as a Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practice Grant recipient through King County’s Best Starts for Kids. The goal of the $10,000 grant is to create what is referred to as a trauma-informed school, where the faculty, staff and students have the skills and tools needed to create environments where children facing unpredictable, ongoing stress or trauma in their lives feel safe. These environments build resilience so that all students are better able to bounce back when facing adversity.
“We are specifically looking at the impact of stress and trauma on students in regards to academic success, attendance and discipline referrals,” explained Kellogg Principal Heather Hiatt. “We will be using the resources to create support systems for these students, such as restorative justice practices, adult mentors, professional development in culturally relevant teaching practices, and the impact that traumatic experiences can have on adolescent brain development.”
Hiatt hopes to see the grant support a reduction in absences, discipline and suspensions, and an increase in student achievement.
About Best Starts for Kids
Voters in 2015 approved a six-year levy proposed by Executive Constantine to fund Best Starts for Kids, an initiative to help put every baby born and every child raised in King County on a path toward lifelong success.
It invests in the promotion, prevention, and early intervention strategies that promote healthier, more resilient children, youth, families and communities. It is considered the most comprehensive approach to early childhood development in the United States, starting with prenatal support, sustaining the gain through teenage years, and investing in safe, healthy communities that reinforce progress.
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