All 8th grade students and their families are invited to celebrate the end of their middle school careers at the 8th Grade End Of Year Ceremony. At this event, we will recognize each student individually and they will receive a certificate of completion.
The ceremony will be held on, May 30th at 6:15pm at the AISD Delco Center. Registration will open May 1st on the guidance department website (kmsguidance.weebly.com). Please expect an invitation to arrive late April and plan on attending this ceremony!
Thinkery offers the Counselors-in-Training (CIT) program for teenagers (ages 13–18) to work in Thinkery Camps. CITs work closely with staff mentors to lead fun, STEAM-based activities in Thinkery summer camps. Individual goals are set to ensure each participant develops new skills and gains valuable work experience that is transferable to future academic and career endeavors. While volunteering, CITs facilitate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) focused activities in Thinkery’s camps and inspire the next generation of problem solvers through being a STEAM role model!
Below you’ll find a link to the CIT website where you and your teens can find more information as well as our application for the summer which is NOW OPEN!!!
Please visit the link below to help you complete your choice sheet.
Please click on the link below to learn about the various Austin High Academy choices.
Counselors will be going to 6th and 7th grade social studies classes to complete choice sheets beginning today February 12th and ending February 22nd. Please look online at the choice sheet and course descriptions in advance to make the process run smoothly.
We look forward to seeing you in class and answering any questions you may have!
Please follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to access PDF copies of the choice sheet.
Welcome Back!! With the new semester comes new electives for many of our students.
Elective Schedule Change Request Forms will be available Tuesday, January 16th through January 19th in the program office. Available courses will be posted on large signs by the main stairwell. The posters will have the name of the course available, period and the number of seats available. Requests do require a parent signature.
Counselors will try their best to honor requests in the order they are received if the space is available in the requested course. Students will be receiving schedules as they are changed. Students will be notified by January 26th if the change was unable to be made.
Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee a change will be made. Only lateral changes and semester long course changes will be considered.
Currently the only changes that are being made are for 7th and 8th graders who are interested in being teacher aides or office aides.
8th Grade Students and Parents:
Plan to attend the highly engaging Maroon and White Showcase Night at Austin High on November 29th! This one-of-a kind event will allow future Maroons to explore all of the College and Career Ready programs that Austin High has to offer. Tour the Culinary Arts Kitchen, the KAHS Film Studio, or learn more about the exciting opportunities in Project Lead the Way. Visit with teachers and students about our Academies. The event will begin at 6:30pm in the Austin High Performing Arts Center, with a special performance featuring the many award-winning programs that Austin High has to offer. Families will then have time to visit with teachers and students representing all aspects of Austin High academics, electives, sports, and clubs. Mark your calendars for this exciting night!
Parents are often so busy taking care of the needs of others that their needs often come in dead last on the to do list.
Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) team passed along a few great resources that we thought would be useful to parents as well. Check out the assessment to see which area of your life needs the most attention; Read through the Ideas for Self Care and see if there is anything you can add to your practice;
The McCallum Vertical Team is pleased to present the documentary Screenagers.
In the award winning documentary SCREENAGERS, physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
The film will be shown at the McCallum Theater on October 23rd at 5:30 and again at 7pm. It is open to all parents of students who attend McCallum, Kealing, Lamar and all feeder elementary schools. Parents are encouraged to bring their students aged 10 and up. Because the MAC Theater has limited seating, we're asking that secondary school students and parents attend the 7pm showing and that elementary school parents and older elementary students attend the earlier showing. Of course if this isn't possible for your family, either showing is open.
Below is a link to the Screenager's Website which has a movie trailer as well as useful tools to help you and your student navigate digital life.
,The Kealing Guidance Department is excited to announce that AISD high schools will be visiting our campus to give brief presentations during advisory in lieu of a high school fair. Each high school will be given the opportunity to bring representatives to speak on the school’s behalf, provide a power point and have pamphlets/information available at the end to distribute to students. Please see the schedule below for visits.
October 11, 2017: LBJ-Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy (Magnet) & Travis Early College High School
October 18, 2017: Bowie, Anderson and Akins HS
October 25, 2017: Crockett, McCallum, LBJ Early College High School, Austin High
We are waiting to hear from Eastside Memorial Early College High School, Lanier, Reagan Early College High School.
Christopher Aparicio, 8th grade counselor