OCTOBER 24, 2014


Courtesy Driving School will be holding the following Driver Education classes at Kent City Middle School:  Segment I - November 3-24 from 3 to 5 pm.  Segment II - Nov. 7, 12 and 14  from 3 to 5 pm.  To register for a class, please call Courtesy Driving School at 800-256-9559.

Seniors: If you want your vote counted, this is your last chance to get your senior voting ballot to Mr. Thompson - BY LUNCH TODAY! 

It is once again time to win big money in the Student Government Veterans Day Essay contest! There are two divisions: 9th-10th grade and 11th-12th grade. Each division will have big cash awards! Third place winners will receive $150, second place winners will receive $175, and first place winners will receive $200! You can get the details and deadline from your English teacher or pick up a flyer in the main office.  

In preparation for the upcoming Veterans Day activities, we are requesting updates and pictures of Kent City graduates who are or were in the military. Please send this information to kelly.hartley@kentcityschools.org 





There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS interested in playing basketball this winter in Mr. Thompson's room on MONDAY immediately after school! The meeting will last approximately 20 minutes. If you intend to play high school basketball you need to be at this meeting! 

There will be an open gym for High School students on Monday and WEdnesday next week from 7-8:30 in the MS gym. See you there basketball players. 

The JV Volleyball team traveled to Comstock Park last night and came away with a 2 - 1 record. The team beat Ottawa Hills and Covenant Christian is straight sets before falling to Comstock Park in 3. The lost to Comstock Park was the first time the team has been defeated since AUGUST 28TH!!! The girls had won every set of every game since then, a streak of 53 straight sets! What an amazing accomplishment, great work girls. The team will play their final game on Wednesday at Morley-Stanwood. 

There will be a softball meeting after school Monday or before school Tuesday.  You must attend one meeting if you're interested in playing to get the next fundraiser information.  Contact Coach B if you can't make either time.  




Check out the "Student Services" section at www.kentcityschools.org for up-to-date information!

College Visits:  Sign-up in the office to attend.  Meeting will be in the career center! 

Oct. 24 - U of M Rep Lunch Visit
Oct. 28 - Michigan Tech at 10:00
Nov. 4 - Lake Superior State University  Lunch Visit
Nov. 5 - CMU at 10:00  

Grand Rapids Area College Day/Night at Aquinas College.  More than 70 colleges will be present.  Times for this event are 12:00 pm - 2 pm and 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. on October 23.

Job Shadowing: All students 11th, 10th and 9th grade must complete job shadows as part of your graduation requirements. The Class of 2016, 2017 & 2018 must complete two. The Class of 2015 is required to complete one. See Student Services under High School on our school website for all the details.

Seniors: Check the "Career, College and Post-Secondary Resources and Information" section under "High School" on our district website for new college related information!

Student Email Addresses: Mr. Wilson is using student email addresses (@kentcityschools.org) to send information related to careers, events, job shadow experiences, scheduling and more. Please check your school email addresses regularly. Also, use jeff.wilson@kentcityschools.org to ask Mr. Wilson school related questions.

ACT Test Dates    Test Date Registration Deadline   (Late Fee Required)

Dec. 13, 2014            Nov. 7, 2014                         Nov. 8-21, 2014

Feb. 7, 2015*             Jan. 9, 2015                         Jan. 10-16, 2015

April 18, 2015             March 13, 2015                    March 14-27, 2015

June 13, 2015            May 8, 2015                         May 9-22, 2015

FAFSA - MCC on Friday's: Muskegon Community College offers free help filling out the FAFSA on Fridays. Call for an appointment.

ACT Fee Waiver: Test fee waivers are available to economically disadvantaged 11th/12th graders. You are allowed to waiver the ACT Test fee twice. See Mr. Wilson for the qualifying information and the fee waiver #'s.

College Application Fee Waivers: Application fee waivers are available to economically disadvantaged applicants. See Mr. Wilson for the qualifying information and/or check college admission information on their websites for details.

Career Center Bulletin Board: Watch the Career Center and Career Center bulletin board for up-to-date post-secondary information.

College Athlete? If you are a junior/senior and anticipate participating in college athletics, you must fill out the NCAA Eligibility Center application. See Mr. Wilson for details.

Selective Service: Are you male? Are you 18 or going to be 18? If so, you MUST register with the Selective Service. This must be done within 30 days before and 30 days after your 18th birthday. Check the "Student Services" section of our school website for online instructions.


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Kent City, MI 49330

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