Notes from the Principal

  • Ending the 2024-2025 School Year!

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 5/11/2024 5:30:00 PM


    It's been a while since I have posted and so much has gone on and there are several things still to come!  There are so many things to communicate, I am going to try to keep this brief and links to pages with more details.

    What have we been up to???

    • We finished the track season and the teams took either first or second at the district meet!  Congratulations to the runners and coaches!
    • We submitted almost 2,600 STAAR tests covering Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading/Language Arts.  Preliminary results are not expected until June 11th (Algebra is expected June 7th) and results are supposed to be available to families via the portal by July 24th (Algebra is expected July 15th).
    • Thank you to the PTO and all the parents who helped shower the teachers will tokens of appreciation this last week.

    What is coming up?

    • Fine arts performances: Percussion solo concert, Choir Pop Show, and the Spring One Act "Oz" are all this coming week.  See the KLMS calendar for dates.
    • Chromebooks collection.  All of the Chromebooks are now out of warranty and will be sold or collected.   You can purchase the Chromebook that was assigned to your student for $20.  Please know that students will have access to Chromebooks next year in their classroom, but they will not be individually issued to students.  We will increase opportunities to access computers on campus during/before/after school but they will not have Chromebooks to take home.  We want you to know this now, so that if you wanted your student to have a device at home, you could consider purchasing the Chromebook.  Click here for more information about Chromebook purchases, collection schedule, and other important information regarding Chromebooks.
    • Yearbooks will be distributed before school and during lunches from May 20-22.  We recommend that students put their name in their yearbook immediately.
    • Locker clean out day is May 22nd - students will be turning in their school-issued lock.  If they have lost the lock, they can pay for a replacement (in person or at the webstore).  Please know that replacement locks have to be specially ordered so that they match our master lock key - this is why students cannot replace the lock with a store-bought lock that looks and functions the same.
    • Backpacks after locker clean-out are not needed or allowed.  The students will not have a need for backpacks after locker cleanout because they are not carrying Chromebooks or other major items for class.  If your student has special circumstances, please reach out to their counselor.
    • Reward Day for 6th and 7th grade students is May 22nd.  This is for students that have consistently met the school expectations in regards to attendance, tardiness, discipline, safety, and personal responsibility.  Eligible students will receive an invitation.
    • The 8th grade trip to Typhoon Texas is May 23rd during the day.  See Ms. Sebesta's email for more information.
    • Former KLMS students who are graduating this year are invited for a Graduation Walk on Friday, May 24th at 8:30 am.  We will start at the front entrance of the school and the graduates will exit either near the 6th or 8th grade office (their choice).  Parents are not allowed to follow graduates through the building.
    • Knight Out is a school-wide celebration event on Tuesday, May 28th.  See the Knight Out page for more information about the activities and schedule.
    • Talent Shows are happening this year on May 28th during the day.  Each grade level has their own show but at a different time than their Knight Out.  Please see the Knight Out page for grade-level times.  
    • The End-of-the-Year Assemblies are on May 29th.  Students will attend 1st, 2nd, and 4th period on that day and each grade will have their own assembly.  The parents of students receiving awards will be notified that their student is receiving an award prior to the assembly.  Lunches purchased in the cafeteria will be sack lunches on this day.
      • 6th grade: assembly @ 9:45 and lunch @ 10:50 (following assembly)
      • 7th grade: assembly @ 8:25 and lunch @ 11:30
      • 8th grade: assembly @ 11:00 and lunch @ 12:00 (following assembly)


    What are other important things you might want to know?

    • We do have a new security officer at KLMS!  Mr. Crouch is joining us from RRISD and you will likely see him on rounds in the morning or at evening events.  This is in addition to our school resource officer, Sam Wilson.
    • We are receiving another Assistant Principal position for next year - bringing us back to three.  Ms. Martinez is leaving this year, so we are hiring two new Assistant Principals to join Ms. Embry and myself next year.  If you would like to provide feedback, please complete this google form.
    • We are excited that Ben Keilman is joining KLMS as the Boys Athletic Coordinator starting (officially) next fall.  However, Coach Keilman (pronounced Kyle-man) has already been on campus and met several of the students.  He is coming with several years of experience at the middle school level as a coach & coordinator (along with high school coaching experience).  We are hosting a meet-and-greet for parents on Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30-6:30 pm in the gym.  He will give a short introduction at 6:00pm.
    • From the nurse:
      • Incoming 7th grade students MUST have up-to-date immunizations before they can attend classes next year.  Please make sure you have a plan to get the immunizations, or affidavits, before the first day of school to avoid any unnecessary difficulties or tears.
      • If you have a controlled substance medication at school, you must pick up the medication before May 29th.  After that date, we are required to dispose of the medication.  This does not apply to over-the-counter medications; those will be sent home in accordance to how the original permission form was completed.
    • The 6th grade camp for our new Knights is scheduled for August 1st.  There will be more information posted and this is a great event to help acclimate students and support the KLMS PTO!
    • Take Flight is the orientation for students headed to HHS.  It is scheduled for August 12th (likely around 9-12) and we will be sending a flyer to current 8th grade parents in the coming weeks.


    And lastly, a couple of reminders:

    • Students cannot have food delivered to them from 3rd party vendors (ex: uber eats, door dash, etc.) or directly from a restaurant (ex: pizza, Jimmy John's, etc.).  Our front office cannot accept these deliveries.
    • Students should still adhere to the dress code and ID expectations.  Students will get a new ID next year, but they are expected to have one on at all times (in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct) until the very end of the school year.
    • Please stop for pedestrians who are in the crosswalk (legally, no car should enter the crosswalk if a person is in the crosswalk).  In addition, please do not encourage students to run across the street, step out from between cars, or do U-turns in the loading dock.  These actions are more likely to result in an accident and we want everyone to be safe.

    Thank you for the partnership and a successful year!

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal

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  • Updates - March 28

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 3/28/2024 5:00:00 PM


    I hope this message finds your house healthy, happy, and excited for the last nine-weeks of school!  Here are a couple of notes from school:

    • I have created a page called "Email Archive" in the Principal Blog section (Found in About Us) to help you locate old emails.  This way you can search several messages at one time - I loaded everything from early November until now.  Link Here.
    • STAAR testing starts this week.  We are going to test all reading on April 10th instead of stretching it across two days - we think this will help alleviate the disruption to regular instruction for students and keep the campus calmer overall.  If it is a success (we've tested this with interims and field tests) then we will also do this for math and all students will test STAAR Math/Algebra on May 1 instead of May 1 & 2.  We will let you know ASAP for planning purposes.
    • ATTENTION 6th grade students/families -students must have updated immunization paperwork on record with the school before they can start 7th grade.  Records can be dropped off to Raquel Perkins in the mail office or emailed to  The earlier the better - it is awful when we have to pull a student from the first day of classes!
    • As the warmer weather approaches, students are more likely to be in their summer-like attire.  Please help by checking your student meets the dress code expectations prior to leaving the house.  The dress code is fairly relaxed and designed to help all students/parents determine what the student should wear.  However, the Board of Trustees has determined that certain body parts should be covered at all times ("abdomen, genitals, buttocks, and chest/breasts are fully covered with opaque fabric"). For more information about what students must, may, and cannot wear see the PfISD dress code (link here). 
      • We should see tops and bottoms that provide coverage, shoes, and their ID.
      • We should NOT see: their stomach/ waist, slippers, blankets used as coverage, foul language, icons/images/words that depict or promote drugs or weapons, clothing with hate speech or profanity, and swimsuits [this is highlighted list, for the complete list refer to the dress code].

    Thank you all for your continued support of the students and staff at KLMS.  Your partnership is what makes this a great school community!

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal

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  • Transition and Upcoming Events

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 1/20/2024 3:50:00 PM

    Knights, here is a guide to upcoming meetings and events!


    Current 5th grade students will come to KLMS in February, followed by a parent meeting to help those students transition to middle school.  More info here.

    Current 6th and 7th grade students will be meeting with their counselors in the next few weeks to make their course requests for next year.  

    Current 8th grade students will visit HHS this week, followed by a course fair and a KLMS parent meeting next week.  More info here.



    The PTO meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 6:30pm.  During this meeting, the TAPR and School Report Card information will be presented.  Paper copies of these reports will be available in the front office or online (click here).

    Spirit Wear weekly promotion ends Jan. 25th.  Click here to see what's on sale!  Click here to browse the spirit store (all proceeds benefit KLMS PTO).

    Credit Recovery for students that failed the fall semester of a core/HS credit class begins Jan. 27th.  If your student needs credit recovery, be sure to speak with a counselor.  Report cards are available through the student portfolio in Skyward.

    Soccer season kicks off January 31st.  This year, there are two, mixed grade teams (1 girls and 1 boys).

    We will administer a STAAR Field Test for Reading 6 and Reading 7 on Feb. 7th.  This is State required and we will not receive results.  The 8th graders will take their Science and Social Studies interim tests on this day.  For more information about STAAR testing, click here.

    The Valentine's Dance will be Friday, Feb, 9th.  6th grade students are from 6:00-7:30 with drop-off and pick-up in the front of the school; 7th and 8th graders are from 7:30-9:00 with drop-off in the back and pick-up in the front of the school.



    • Elective options are determined by staffing and that information is generally formalized later in the semester.  Therefore, we may not be able to offer all of the electives on the choice sheet; however, we will do our best to set the master schedule classes based on student interest.  Elective requests can also influence hiring decisions.
    • Students can change between advanced and grade-level core courses between years.  If you are thinking about a level change, reach out to your student's teacher and counselor for more information.
    • Level changes for math involve different curriculum and can require placement tests.  If you are seeking to advance in math beyond the natural progression (in other words, skip a math grade), you must speak with the grade counselor to determine placement testing.
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  • December Updates

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 12/11/2023 11:45:00 AM


    Congratulations to the UIL coaches for an excellent showing on Saturday, Dec. 9th!  KLMS students won 9 of the events, placed 2nd in 4 events, and 3rd in 9 events!  Overall, the Knights won sweepstakes, which means they won the overall event.  We placed first in Modern Oratory, Editorial Writing, Chess, Math, 6th grade spelling, 7th/8th grade Ready Writing, 7th/8th grade Social Studies, 7th/8th grade Spelling, and 7th/8th grade Listening.  For a complete list of UIL events, click here.  There is still time to participate and prepare for the February District meet; interested students should look in their Google Classrooms for information or email

    Kelly Lane Middle School has been named a "Best Middle School 2024" by US News and World Report!  Thank you parents/guardians and all community/family members that help support our students on a daily basis!

    Here are some end-of-semester events happening over the next 2 weeks:

    Scholastic Book Fair is Dec. 11 - 15.  Click here for the Book Fair homepage (online shopping a e-wallet set up).  Tuesday is family night from 3:30-6:30pm in case you want to come browse the library book fair with your students.  All purchases through the Scholastic Book Fair benefits the KLMS library.  KLMS Book Fair information page.

    Peppermint Lane Winter Dance is Dec. 15th.  Tickets will be sold Dec. 14th and 15th during lunch for $3 or at the door that night for $5.  Students are encouraged to wear red and white, but that is not required.  Dance information page link.  If parents would like to volunteer - please complete the SignUp Genius (click here for sign up) - we look forward to seeing you!

    • 6th grade - dance from 6:00-7:30pm.  Drop off and pick up are in front of the school.
    • 7th/8th grade - dance from 7:30-9:00pm.  Drop off is in the back at door #11 and pick up is in front of the school.  

    Spirit Dress Up days are listed below.  Pajamas and "onsie" outfits are NOT permissible, even on dress-up days.

    • Dec. 18 - Ugly Sweaters
    • Dec. 19 - Holiday Bling Day (wear holiday accessories)
    • Dec. 20 - Grinch Day (wear green or Grinch attire)
    • Dec. 21 - Candy Cane Day (wear red and white)

    Food Drive Dec. 18th - 20th.  Keep Families Fed, a local non-profit, is partnering with Kelly Lane to collect canned or boxed food for the Pflugerville food pantry. Collection dates are Mon-Wed, 12/18-20. Students can drop-off items in the marked boxes by the cafeteria.

    Fall Knight Out is December 21st, the last day with an early release at 12:45.  This event is a celebration of the semester and all students may participate.  The students will go to 2nd, 4th, and 6th period on that day and end the day in their fall clubs.  Click here for the events scheduled, class schedules, and information about getting tickets.

    Thank you so much for your continued partnership and communication!  Our partnership is one of the things that makes Kelly Lane a great community :).

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal

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  • October Update

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 10/17/2023 3:30:00 PM


    With the new website design, I am going to try some new things to help communicate information.  As we have events, I will add them to the events tab (under About Us).  These are events that previously I would have used a banner for on the front page- things like dances, special assemblies, special events, or other campus-wide activities.  I will use the blog to put all announcements in one place and the school messaging program to let you know I have posted updated information.  This may cause you to have to navigate the site a little more, but I am hoping it will allow the Blog messages to be concise and complete.

    Here are our upcoming events and news:

    District Cross-Country meet AND Fall Choir Concert - Wednesday, October 18th.  The district cross-country meet will be in the back of the school, while the parking for Choir will be in the front of the school.  To help ensure the safety of the runner, the drive on north end of the campus that connects Falcon Pointe Blvd. to HHS will be closed from 5:00-8:30pm during the meet.  Please do not open these gates during that time and be prepared for more traffic and congestion around the campus tomorrow evening. 

    CAAC (Campus Academic Advisory Committee), October 26th is the first meeting of this school year.  If you are a parent, business member, or community member and interested in joining the CAAC - we need you!  Please click here to read more about the committee and the expectations; the meeting dates/times and a link to sign up for the CAAC are at the bottom of the page.

    Veteran's Day Assembly, November 9th at 8:20AM - this is a special assembly where we honor active duty and veteran's with student performances and presentations to honor all Veterans.  Click here for more information or click here to email Kristi Henderson an RSVP (please note the name of the Veteran attending and their branch of service).

    IXL Donation Drive - this is a donation request to help us purchase IXL amidst the budget cuts.  Click here to read more about how we use IXL, the amount our students have already used the program, and our general donation drive requests.  There is a donation link at the bottom of the page.

    Announcement from the Nurse: Although parents sign for their students to have Tylenol/Motrin/Benadryl in the beginning of the school year, I am unable to give those medications unless its an emergency such as a broken arm or a severe allergic reaction. There is a change in practice and we cannot call parents and ask permission to give these for headaches (or other minor issues) anymore.  If a parent wishes to bring a bottle of Tylenol or Ibuprofen to school and they fill out a medication form, I can give the medication a total of 10 times in the school year abut then a prescription for the medication is needed.  Please email Raquel Perkins with questions (click here for link).

    This Friday is the end of the nine-week grading cycle; the grade snapshot is at 4:30 PM.  For those of you with eligibility concerns, this report card can help a student regain eligibility or lose it if they are failing any class.  Click here for the UIL eligibility calendar; note that from this point forward only the nine-week report cards determine if a student loses eligibility.

    HHS Community Pep Rally at Hawk Stadium, October 27th @ 8:30 AM.  We will be attending the community pep rally on the 27th.  Students that are late for school will wait on KLMS campus until we return and resume the normal school day.   


    I hope you all enjoy the cooler weather!

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal 

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  • KLMS Update Aug. 25

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 8/25/2023 4:00:00 PM


    So many great things are happening at KLMS - we are off to a wonderful start!  There are several upcoming events. Here is an overview:

    • #PfMathConnect is a family event promoting middle school mathematics.  It will be Saturday, August 26th from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Rock Gym located at 702 West Pecan Street.  There will be games, a photobooth, snacks, and giveaways.
    • Clubs start Friday, September 1 during Catapult (period 10 on their schedule).  Students have been selecting their club of choice and the room numbers will be posted in their Google classroom.
    • Meet the Teacher is September 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This is a come-and-go event where you can meet your students' teachers in any order (which should help parents with multiple Knights).  We know this is a holiday for students, but we selected this date because it was the only night that would not conflict with a sporting or other event and we were trying to avoid conflicts.  I will be presenting our 2023 STAAR assessment results, and any accountability ratings that are released by that time, at 6:30 in the cafeteria.
    • Beach Bash, the 6th grade dance, is scheduled for Friday, September 8th from 6:00-7:30pm.  Pick up/drop off is in the front of the school.  Tickets can be purchased at school prior to the dance or at the door that evening.
    • PTO will meet Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 in the KLMS library.


    IDs: Students have been issued IDs and two make-up sessions have been offered.  Unless your student was ill this week, they should have an ID; if, for some reason, it was missed, please have them come to the front office.  For safety reasons, we recommend that students do not wear their ID while walking to/from school (they can tuck it into their shirt or bag). A few notes about IDs...

    • Students are expected to wear their IDs every day on a lanyard to keep the ID visible to staff. This is in compliance with PfISD Student Code of Conduct.
    • All students were issued a lanyard with their ID, but lanyards can be changed to any school-appropriate lanyard. 
    • If students forget their ID, they can get a temporary ID from the front office. 
    • If students lose their ID they can purchase a new one for $5.
    • If students forget their ID multiple times, they will have consequences.  However, we will give students next week to adjust to wearing it daily before receiving any consequences.

    LOCKERS: Most students have been issued their locker; the last of the students will get their lockers on Monday.  After lockers are issued, backpacks will be stored in lockers and students are limited to a drawstring bag.  A few notes about lockers...

    • Lockers can be decorated but decorations should be on the inside of the locker and not leave any residue or damage the locker.
    • Students must use the school-issued lock; any personal locks are not allowed.  If a student loses their school-issued lock, there is a $10 fee to replace the lock.  Please know that our locks are keyed specifically so we have key access to all lockers; therefore, we have to special order replacements.


    Thank you for your continued partnership and support of the KLMS students and staff!  The website calendar is updated with events, including the STAAR testing days (we are required to administer the STAAR interim, field test for RLA 6 and 7, and the regular STAAR).


    Dina Schaefer, Principal



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  • Open House Information

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 8/10/2023 6:00:00 PM



    Open House is tomorrow night!!! (Friday, Aug. 11th from 6:00-8:00).  You are receiving this email because this email is listed as a primary email contact for a student enrolled at Kelly Lane Middle School.


    This is an optional come-and-go event.  The option to walk through the school is the most useful for families/students that are new to KLMS and have not had an opportunity to see or visit the school.  All 7th and 8th grade students would benefit because we will post their 1st period class and they can locate their class for the first day of school.  All 6th grade students will report to the gym and will go from the gym to their 1st period class as a group with their teacher.


    All parents/guardians and family members are welcome; if students attend they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  Please note that teachers will not be here and you will not receive your schedule until the 1st day.


    We do have information sessions for parents that are interested.  I want you to know that these sessions will be very similar to the presentations last year in case that influences your schedule or attendance.





    Target Audience

    Managing and Monitoring Grades in MS


    KLMS library

    Families needing help learning how to see grades and information in Skyward.

    The Dynamics of Peer Interactions & the Impact of Social Media

    6:15 - 6:45 PM

    KLMS Cafeteria

    Families new to middle school students; we will cover the tween brain, information about social media, and the difference between mistreatment and bullying.

    Middle School 101

    7:15 - 7:45 PM


    For families new to KLMS; we will cover the daily procedures and expectations for students.


    If you have a 7th grade student and need to submit your immunizations, you can submit them tomorrow night.


    We hope to see you here!

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal





    La jornada de puertas abiertas es mañana por la noche!!! (Viernes 11 de agosto de 6:00 a 8:00). Usted está recibiendo este correo electrónico porque este correo electrónico aparece como un contacto de correo electrónico principal para un estudiante inscrito en la escuela secundaria Kelly Lane.


    Este es un evento opcional de ir y venir. La opción de caminar por la escuela es la más útil para familias/estudiantes que son nuevos en KLMS y no han tenido la oportunidad de ver o visitar la escuela. Todos los estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado se beneficiarían porque publicaremos su clase del primer período y podrán ubicar su clase para el primer día de clases. Todos los estudiantes de sexto grado se reportarán al gimnasio e irán del gimnasio a su clase del primer período como grupo con su maestro.


    Todos los padres/tutores y miembros de la familia son bienvenidos; si los estudiantes asisten, deben estar acompañados por un padre/tutor. Tenga en cuenta que los maestros no estarán aquí y no recibirá su horario hasta el primer día.


    Tenemos sesiones de información para los padres que estén interesados. Quiero que sepa que estas sesiones serán muy similares a las presentaciones del año pasado en caso de que eso influya en su horario o asistencia.





    Público objetivo

    Gestión y seguimiento de calificaciones en MS

    En curso

    Biblioteca KLMS

    Familias que necesitan ayuda para aprender a ver calificaciones e información en Skyward.

    La dinámica de las interacciones entre pares y el impacto de las redes sociales

    6:15 - 6:45 PM

    Cafetería KLMS

    Familias nuevas para estudiantes de secundaria; Cubriremos el cerebro preadolescente, información sobre las redes sociales y la diferencia entre el maltrato y la intimidación.

    Escuela secundaria 101

    7:15 - 7:45 PM

    Cafetería KLMS

    Para familias nuevas en KLMS; Cubriremos los procedimientos diarios y las expectativas de los estudiantes.


    Para familias nuevas en KLMS; Cubriremos los procedimientos diarios y las expectativas de los estudiantes.


    Si tiene un estudiante de 7º grado y necesita enviar sus vacunas, puede enviarlas mañana por la noche.


    ¡Esperamos verlo aquí!

    Dina Schaefer, directora de KLMS



    hiệp sĩ,


    Open House là tối mai!!! (Thứ Sáu, ngày 11 tháng 8, từ 6:00-8:00). Bạn nhận được email này vì email này được liệt kê là địa chỉ liên hệ email chính của một học sinh theo học tại Trường Trung học Cơ sở Kelly Lane.


    Đây là một sự kiện đến và đi tùy chọn. Tùy chọn đi bộ qua trường là hữu ích nhất cho các gia đình/học sinh mới đến KLMS và chưa có cơ hội đến thăm trường. Tất cả học sinh lớp 7 và lớp 8 sẽ được lợi vì chúng tôi sẽ đăng lớp học đầu tiên của các em và các em có thể xác định vị trí lớp học của mình trong ngày đầu tiên đến trường. Tất cả học sinh lớp 6 sẽ đến phòng tập thể dục và sẽ đi từ phòng tập thể dục đến tiết học đầu tiên theo nhóm với giáo viên của các em.


    Tất cả phụ huynh/người giám hộ và thành viên gia đình đều được chào đón; nếu học sinh tham dự thì phải có phụ huynh/người giám hộ đi cùng. Xin lưu ý rằng giáo viên sẽ không ở đây và bạn sẽ không nhận được lịch trình của mình cho đến ngày đầu tiên.


    Chúng tôi có các buổi cung cấp thông tin cho các bậc cha mẹ quan tâm. Tôi muốn bạn biết rằng các phiên này sẽ rất giống với các bài thuyết trình năm ngoái trong trường hợp nó ảnh hưởng đến lịch trình hoặc sự tham dự của bạn.


    Phiên họp

    Thời gian

    Vị trí

    Khán giả mục tiêu

    Quản lý và theo dõi điểm trong MS

    đang diễn ra

    Thư viện KLMS

    Các gia đình cần trợ giúp học cách xem điểm và thông tin trong Skyward.

    Động lực của tương tác ngang hàng & tác động của truyền thông xã hội

    6:15 - 6:45 PM

    Quán cà phê KLMS

    Gia đình mới cho học sinh cấp hai; chúng tôi sẽ đề cập đến bộ não mười hai, thông tin về mạng xã hội và sự khác biệt giữa ngược đãi và bắt nạt.

    Trường trung học cơ sở 101

    7:15 - 7:45 PM

    Quán cà phê KLMS

    Đối với các gia đình mới đến KLMS; chúng tôi sẽ bao gồm các thủ tục hàng ngày và kỳ vọng cho sinh viên.


    Đối với các gia đình mới đến KLMS; chúng tôi sẽ bao gồm các thủ tục hàng ngày và kỳ vọng cho sinh viên.


    Nếu bạn có học sinh lớp 7 và cần nộp giấy tiêm chủng, bạn có thể nộp vào tối mai.


    Chúng tôi hy vọng gặp lại ban!

    Dina Schaefer, Hiệu trưởng KLMS

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  • Get Ready for 2023-24

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 8/1/2023 5:20:00 PM


    I hope you all have had a great summer!  I want to communicate a few things that will be happening very soon! 

    6th Grade Camp (Aug 3)  The PTO sponsors the 6th grade camp for all incoming 6th grade students; this year it will be August 3rd from 9:00-12:00 PM.  There is a fee to attend, students will receive a snack and a drawstring bag that can be used throughout the year.  Additionally, this event serves as the main PTO fundraiser for the year.  Students that attend will have the opportunity to meet classmates, tour the school, learn lunch procedures, practice opening a locker, practice first day procedures, and other skills that will help ease the anxiety of starting middle school. 

    Students that are attending will enter the building at the front of the school and go to the gym; parents do not stay for this event.  Students can be registered onsite; if you are registering that day please plan to park in the front parking lot and walk in with your student.  Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria and exit the front of the school at the end of camp.

    STAAR Scores  STAAR scores will be released August 11th to schools and soon after to the parent portal.  Students who "Did Not Meet" expectations will be coded as “At-Risk” and receive tutoring/academic assistance in alignment with House Bill 4545 (mandatory tutoring).  The plan for each student is unique to their schedule and situation, support could include: intervention class in lieu of an elective, specific Catapult (advisory), unique service already in the students schedule, or before/after/Saturday school.

    Open House (August 11)  We will host an Open House the week before school starts from 6:00-8:00 for any and all parents and students that want to come see the school before the year starts.  We will have 30 minute information sessions for parents: (1) Managing and Monitoring Grades in MS; (2) The Dynamics of Peer Interactions and the Impact of Social Media (@6:15); (3) Middle School 101 (@7:15).  This is also a great time for 7th grade students to submit immunization records (if not already submitted).  There will be a different “Meet the Teacher” on September 5th for you to meet your student’s teachers.

    Immunizations (7th grade only)  All 7th grade students must have current immunizations on/before the first day of school.  We recommend that they are submitted prior to the first day so students have a smooth start to the school year.  If you have not already submitted your updated immunization records, they can be sent to the school nurse via email at, faxed to 512-594-2805, or dropped off at the front office.  

    Drawstring vs. Backpack  This year we will continue using lockers instead of backpacks throughout the day.  Students may carry a drawstring bag throughout the day and store backpacks in their lockers.   Drawstring bags (defined as bags that have a drawstring closure and are no larger than 15" wide x 18" tall x 5” deep) are intended to carry the materials needed for 1-2 classes, they should not be used to replace backpacks (nor will they last if used in this manner).  Our bell schedule has a 4-minute passing period (the same as the 22-23 school year).  Those new to KLMS- most students will be going to a class in the same hallway so 4 minutes is plenty of time to access their locker between classes.  Many students elect to carry a zipper binder for school work and a drawstring bag for personal items, library books, and classroom supplies (like pens, colored pencils, etc.).

    First Day of School  August 15th is the first day of school, we are excited to start the year!  Breakfast is free for all students this year and will be available upon arrival; students eating breakfast should go to the cafeteria.  All 6th grade students will report to the gym upon arrival/after breakfast and remain there until they are escorted to class with their teacher.  The 7th and 8th grade students will report to their grade level hallways upon arrival/after breakfast  (7th grade to the 200 and 8th grade to the 300).  At 8:15 the bell will ring and 7th and 8th grade students will report to their 1st period classes; these classes will be posted in the cafeteria and in their google classroom, staff will have the lists to assist students in the hallway, and this information will be available for the Open House if students want to locate their 1st period class ahead of time.  Students should not rely on schedules in Skyward as some may change at the last minute.

    We are excited to welcome our returning and new students to KLMS!  Let’s make it a great year!

    Dina Schaefer

    KLMS Principal

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  • Summer Fun!

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 6/13/2023 5:00:00 PM


    I hope the first 2 weeks of summer have treated you well and you are ready for the HOT weather!  If that weather keeps you indoors, here are some things to keep your student(s) busy:

    Do you need to come to school?

    • The best option is to call 512-594-2800 and make sure the office is open when you want to come.  At times, we will be here but the front door may be locked - we just need to know you are coming and we will be ready to great you!
    • In general, the office will be open from 8-12 Monday-Thursdays but someone will be on staff throughout the day.  Again, call ahead and make sure we can meet your needs.

    Do you need to submit paperwork? 

    • Transfer students, you can wait until the KLMS registrar returns to finalize the paperwork.
    • Register for 6th grade camp?  You can drop your form & payment at the office or complete it online: 6th Grade Camp Registration Form.
    • Pick up your yearbook?  We have them in the office, just call to make sure we are here when you are ready and then come on by!
    • Submit immunization records (critical for incoming 7th graders)?  You can email it to, fax it to 512-594-2805, or bring it to the front office (call first 512-594-2800).

    At some point, and before the extreme heat ends, we will get back together again for the 2023-24 school year!  Here are some upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

    • August 3rd, 9am-12pm, is 6th grade camp.
    • Cancelled due to heat advisories.  August 8th, starting at 5:30pm, is the Welcome Walk for 6th grade students.  Staff members will briefly visit the homes of incoming 6th grader students that are zoned to KLMS. 
    • August 11th, from 6pm-8pm, is Open House.  This is an opportunity to visit the campus if you are new and we will have information sessions in the cafeteria.  The informational sessions will be most helpful for families new to KLMS.  The 7th and 8th grade students will be able to locate their 1st period class to prepare for the first day of school.  Please note teachers are not here and students will not know their complete schedule on this day.  There will be a 6th grade booth for students to pick up their pennant.
    • August 15th @ 8:20 - SCHOOL STARTS :)
    • September 4th and 5th are student holidays, NO SCHOOL for students.
    • September 5th, 6pm-7:30pm, is Meet the Teacher.  This is an opportunity to meet your students' teachers.

    Curious about STAAR?  The Algebra EOC performance levels have been determined and scores should be available to students and families through the portal by the end of the month.  For all other 6th - 8th grade STAAR tests, we are expecting the performance levels to be set and released August 11th.  With the new question types, the State is taking longer to determine the passing scores.

    We look forward to seeing you soon and thanks for being a dedicated partner in your student's education!


    Dina Schaefer

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  • Last Week Planning

    Posted by Dina Schaefer on 5/21/2023 11:30:00 AM


    We are so proud of our Knights - this year they've risen to the challenge to be stronger academically, mentally, and physically!  There are so many awesome things they have accomplished!  As we wrap up the year, here are two documents that will help you plan for our last week.  The first is the day-by-day schedule indicating our schedule, expectations, and special notes (click here for day-by-day schedule).  This schedule also includes summer information at the bottom.  The second is an explanation of Knight Out on May 24 indicating the schedule and activities available to students (click here for Knight Out Information).  

    Have a great week!

    Dina Schaefer, KLMS Principal


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