May 31

KHMS News May 31


Important End of Year Updates:

  • 8th Grade Picnic will be held during 4th hour on Monday, June 3rd. We will celebrate their middle school journey with a grill out and games! Kona Ice will be here to purchase as well! 8th Grade Picnic Letter:
  • Students will be turning in their Chromebooks on Monday, June 3rd. Please make sure to bring the charger and cases as well!
  • 3 Mile Project on Wednesday, June 5th. There are criteria expectations to be able to attend, students who do not meet these will be notified and will stay at school to get caught up with missing assignments, etc. 3 Mile Parent Letter:
  • Extended school year will be offered as a 4 week program. Staff is currently working on details and families will be contacted if their student qualifies.
  • Medication Update: Reminder: All medications kept at the school, prescription and non-prescription, will need to be picked up no later than Thursday, June 6, by a parent or guardian. Any medication remaining after the last day of school will be properly disposed of. If you need more time or want to set a time to pick up your child’s medication, please reach out to Nurse Jenn at 616-965-4208 ext. 7306 or As a reminder for next fall, all medication administered at school requires a medication consent form signed by a physician no earlier than July 1 of that school year. Attached is the form for your convenience. If your child has allergies, asthma, seizures, or any medical needs requiring rescue medications, an Emergency Action Plan is also required from your child's healthcare provider or physician. Med Consent Form

Gold Academy - Summer Basketball Academy
The Grand Rapids Gold, the NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets, announced today its 2024 Gold Academy Schedule. The team will hold four week-long basketball camps for children ages 8-14. Each program covers on court fundamental instruction and are designed to build basic skills alongside members of the NBA G League staff. All skill levels are welcome.

Current locations and times

MSA Fieldhouse | June 24-27
8am to noon, Monday through Thursday
Click here to sign up

Holland Recreation | July 8-11
8am to noon, Monday through Thursday
Click here to sign up

Downtown YMCA | July 15-18
8am to noon, Monday through Thursday
Click here to sign up

Lakeshore MSA| July 29 - Aug. 1
8am to noon, Monday through Thursday
Click here to sign up

Camp includes: 4 Grand Rapids Gold tickets for the 2024-25 season, Gold Academy t-shirt, & snacks/drinks.

For more information, contact Trey Conner at 616.350.4881 or or register here.

Summer Meals Program Info - click here

Middle School Lifting, Summer Session:
Any questions please contact Jordyn Boitos,
Lifting Sign-Up

Summer Schedule

Attention Incoming Freshman Interested In Sideline Cheer Next Fall!
Here is our registration form for varsity tryouts! This link has our tentative tryout dates and information, but
we are still working on some coaching transitions so there is a small chance tryout days/times will change.
Have them complete this form and prior to tryouts, please!

Football 2024-2025 7th & 8th Grade: Summer Workout

Embrace Her Summit - July 18
The EmbraceHer Summit brings together young girls of color, providing a space to instill their confidence and establish a firm belief in their strength. This is a free event for girls ages 12-17 with inspiring speakers, insightful workshops, engaging activities, giveaways, lunch & transportation provided. Register today.

FinalForms: We are asking ALL parents of athletes to use FinalForms starting this upcoming 2023-2024 athletic season. Participation fees can be paid online with FinalForms, Efunds, cash or check sent to the athletic offices prior to the start of each sports season. Please register at FinalForms and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign all your forms prior to the start of the participating sport. Get Started with the Parent Playbook

Notes From HealthBar:
This month we will be focusing on mental health overall. Our mental health is something that we all need to actively work on and if it is put on the back burner problems will quickly develop. Here are some things you can do for daily mental health maintenance:
1. Get plenty of sleep
2. Notice and take the time to enjoy the small things
3. Exercise
4. Eat healthy
5. Cut back on social media and disconnect
6. Get outside in nature
7. Connect with family and friends

Attached is a mental health fact sheet for children and teens. Facts Sheet


Our start time is 7:45am! We need your help getting students here on time! Any students arriving 10 minutes after class starts without an excused call/absence will be marked unexcused for the class (not a tardy). Please call the absence line 616-785-3225 or email, Please call ahead if your student/s need to leave early. We need to limit interruptions into the classroom. Please call in the morning and leave a message if needed, so a pass can be written. Students may not leave class without permission from the office.

Updated Attendance Policy for 2023-2024: All absences count toward attendance numbers, the only exception will be hospital stays. These are some changes we want to highlight:

  1. Vacations during the school day will count toward a student's total absences.
  2. Once students exceed 10% of their absences, they will be flagged by the Kent Intermediate School District.
  3. Students attend approximately 180 days of school each year (10% is approximately 18 days per year. We will begin checking this mark the first week of October.
  4. An example would be on day 30 of the school year, anyone over 3 days will become flagged in the system. Parents will then be notified by the KISD, and a meeting will be held to put an attendance plan in place for the student.

Athletics Participation & Attendance: Athletes must be in school for the entire day in order to be eligible to compete in a scheduled practice or athletic event. In extreme situations, arrangements must be made with the Athletic Director and/or the Building Principal to acquire an excused absence. Scheduled appointments and funerals are an acceptable reason to be pre-excused. A medical/scheduled appointment note must be given to the athletic office if the appointment is during the scheduled school day.

Free and Reduced Program:
Please follow the link below to complete the Education Benefit Form online KHPS Education Benefit Form Although meals will be available at no cost this year, we encourage all families to complete the Education Benefit Form. Families that complete the form and qualify for free or reduced school meals may receive additional benefits including: Waived participation costs for athletics (excluding club sports), reduced fees for high school assessments like AP exams, waived student device (Chromebook) insurance and home internet costs through local providers*Additionally, the number of qualified families increases district funding for student support programs. It is important for all families to apply, whether it seems qualification is likely or not.

Drop-off/Pick-up Info


Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.


Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without an understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.


At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.


The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year