Our school has so many things to be proud of! From the classroom to the athletic field, our students achieve academically, socially, and athletically. Our teachers and staff members work diligently to provide amazing opportunities to enhance our students' learning and make our school great.
The list below shows some proud moments from the 2016-2017 school year.
Student Achievement Recognition & Programs:
o 73 students qualified for Duke Tip, 39 enrolled and 36 tested.
o Eight students qualified for State Recognition, 7students qualified for Academy for Summer Studies and 5 qualified for
Center for Summer Studies.
o 33 8th grade students were recognized as South Carolina Junior Scholars.
o 100% of our 8th graders passed the Algebra 1 and English 1 End of Course exams.
o One hundred and eighty-eight students participate in the band
o KMS band completed 10 public concert performances during the 2016-17 school year for audiences. Performances included pep rallies, football games, the annual Veteran's Day assembly, awards day, 6th grade orientation, after school concerts, and in Orlando, Florida.
o Seventeen students were selected for Aiken All-County band. Nine were selected for Region 2 honor band, and one was called
back for the second round all-state audition.
o Nine KMS beginning band students were selected for Aiken County's Da Capo ensemble.
o Twenty-eight student ensembles composed of 42 musicians performed for ratings at the SCBDA Solo and Ensemble Festival.
o KMS offered Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced band classes, a solo and ensemble mini course, pep band, Honor Concert
Band, and Jazz band to its students.
Student Club Information:
o Beta Club school-wide membership of 360 students.
o Our Beta Club participated in several service projects including Be a Bunny, MS Walk, Secret Santa, Operation Christmas
Child, and a food drive for Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS).
o Our Set Design students painted a background for the winter concert, talent show, Veterans' Day Assembly, and Black History Month celebration.
o Our Serteen Club was involved in a wide range of school and community service projects.
o Science Club collects recyclable materials.
o Future City teams competed in the region competition held at USC Aiken.
o The football team finished the season with a 5-2 record.
o The girls’ volleyball team finished the season with a 19-0 record. They were also County and Conference champions.
o The boys’ basketball team finished the season with a 12-4 record. They were runner-up County champions.
o The girls’ basketball team finished the season with a 16-0 record. They were the County and Conference champions.
o The golf team finished the season with a 10-2 record. They placed second in the region. A student also won second place in the regional tournament
School & Career Counseling Department:
o Mini Courses (with over 39 local sponsors) were held in February 2017.
o Sponsored STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Night during the spring semester.
o Sponsored a Multicultural Fair for all 7th graders during the spring semester.
o Conducted classroom guidance sessions on student success, test-taking strategies, and study skills.
o Conducted classroom career guidance sessions.
o Held Lunch and Learn sessions where community members shared knowledge and experience with small groups of students.
o Sponsored the 6th grade “Meet and Greet” for our rising 6th graders.
o Completed Individual Graduation Plans (IGPs) on 100% of the 8th grade students.
o Completed Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) on 100% of the 6th & 7th grade students
o Contributed $150 for T-shirts for the KMS Project Unity Flag Football Tournament with Special Olympics.
o Continues to assist our faculty with additional funds to help purchase school items throughout the year.
o Spearheaded fund raising efforts to provide additional resources for the school. (Technology, etc.)
o Events sponsored by PTO: open house, student dances, teacher appreciations, Reading Counts store
o A math teacher received funding through DonorsChoose.org with the help of parents, teachers, and others. She received classroom supplies including calculators, notebooks, and crayons.
o Three teachers earned SRNS grants for robotics and STEM course work.
o A special education teacher received $1000 for fitness bands and $350 Project Unify.
o A Read 180 teacher won the Target Field Trip Grant. She has received this grant for the past 7 years.
o The band and music teachers gained musical equpiment via DonorsChoose.org.
o A science teacher received materials for the school's recycling program through the Deparment of Health and Environmental Control and a grant through SRNS for the gardening class.