Warrior Words December 2008 Principal Mr. Arnold Baker Congratulations Mark Your Calendar Math teacher Mr. Richard Rout- All-District Football December 4 K12 Planet Posting December 8 AP Night, 6:30 pm ten has become a Nationally Board Honorable Mention December 11 Band Concert, 7:00 pm Certified Teacher. Anthony Dorsey, Grant West and December 16 Financial Aid Night, Rick Parker 6:00 pm Kecoughtan Latin students attend- 2nd team offense December 18 K12 Planet Posting ing the Virginia Junior Classical Deonte Bracey December 18 Choral Concert, 7:00 pm December 22 Winter Holiday League Convention in Richmond 2nd team defense -January 2 earned several awards. •Frank Xavier Eley, Josh Morris and Wil- Miller – elected to the state of- liam Tate December Citizens of the Month fice of VJCL parliamentarian and Freshman – Jonathan Crowell placed 6th in vocabulary and 4th in All-District Chorus Sophomore – Niosha Odom sight reading prose. Kaitlyn Jessup, Diamond Black- Junior – Raven Campbell Senior – Brittany Tomlinson •Michelle Thompson placed 4th in well, Holly Dearheart, Nichelle storytelling, 4th in mixed media, Bumpers, Tara Marks, Jasmine 12 Powerful Words 6th in ornament design and 9th in Stallings, Ashley Orie, Kim Hester, The 12 Powerful Words, when used con- scrapbooks. Ciara Stallings, Shanice Helm- sistently, can increase test scores and help to close the achievement gap between eth- •Jessica Carlson placed 1st in tex- Jones, Ben Bartell nic groups. This research is based on the tiles (other). work of Mr. Larry Bell, founder of Multi- •Tina Duckworth placed 3rd in The following students were cultural America, Inc. textiles (other). nominated fo the People to People Kecoughtan’s administrative team asks parents to use these words as frequently •Brandy Atkins placed 2nd in tex- Leadership Program, based on out- as possible. We believe that through our tiles (other). standing leadership potential and combined efforts we can positively impact Marissa Dorsey placed 4th in greet- skill development: student achievement. ing cards. Frank Miller, Dustin Scarborough, 1. Trace – list in steps 2. Analyze – break apart •Tia Washington placed 3rd in art Joel White, Rasheed Parker, Ab- 3. Infer – read between the lines (miscellaneous) dullah Farhat, Katherine Johnson, 4. Evaluate – judge •Tia Washington and Deion Por- Shannon Payne 5. Formulate – create 6. Describe – tell all about ter placed 10th in costume design 7. Support – back up with details (Cleopatra and Anthony) The following students placed 3rd 8. Explain – tell how •Mary Dlugos placed 6th in cos- at the Forensics tournament: 9. Summarize – give the short version tume design (Ceres) Brooklyn Hildebrandt, Ammie Mc- 10. Compare – the ways they are alike 11. Contrast – the ways they are different Culloch, Travis Browning 12. Predict – what will happen next Shareyna Chang was the first Pen- Please join our PTSA for only $5.00. It insual District Field Hockey player The deadline for color senior is not too late and After Prom is slowly ever to be voted the Eastern Region dedications is December 18, approaching. Player of the Year! Also named to 2008. If you need a form, all-region were Kecoughtan High School Art Gallery please go to kecoughtan.org and Opening Night Chelsea Rhodes – 2nd team download the yearbook order Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Rachel Carpenter – 2nd team form. The senior dedication 2:00 – 3:45 pm Caitlin Smith – 2nd team information is in the middle in the KHS Media Center. Paige Doughty – 2nd team section. Come and see creative works by your Hanna Field – Honorable Mention favorite students and their peers. Black and white dedications are due by January 16, 2009. GPA Policy Community Priorities At the November 5, 2008 school board meeting, Hampton City Schools Workshop revised our GPA Policy regarding athletic/extracurricular participation. Kecoughtan High School’s Third The revisions are: Annual Community Priorities 1. Students who earn an “F” in any class required for graduation or re- Workshop was held on Tuesday, quiring an SOL end-of-course test will not be allowed to participate in November 11, 2008 in our me- after-school activities or events. dia center. An enthusiastic team 2. Students’ grades will be monitored every 4 1/2-week period by the comprised of parents, business ahtletic directors, coaches and club sponsors. community leaders, students, 3. The principal or designee will notify via email parents of students mak- teachers, support staff, counselors ing a grade below a “C.” This letter will include the dates and times of and administrators met to reach free, mandatory tutoring and the availability of parent/teacher confer- consensus on four major priorities ences. that would take our school from 4. Weekly attendance at study halls will be monitored by the SOL Su- being a good school to being a pervisor of the study hall and reported to the Athletic Director/Coach/ great school. After much discus- Club Sponsor. If the study hall requirement is not met, the student will be sion, our team decided on the suspended from VHSL practice/VHSL game/activity or dismissed from following priorities: club or VHSL team. Continued absences may result in dismissal from 1. Develop financial literacy club or team. courses for life training. 5. Students must attend tutoring until the conclusion of the nine weeks as 2. Remove math regrouping. long as any grade remains below a “C” in any class required for gradua- 3. Remove block scheduling. tion or requiring an SOL end-of-course test. If the student’s grade remains 4. Establish a classroom manage- below a “C,” the student will be mandated to attend tutoring for the re- ment support system. mainder of the semester. GUIDANCE NEWS Test Calendar (KHS Code: 471-028) January 24 SAT Register by December 26 www.collegeboard.com February 7 ACT Register by January 6 www.actstudent.org SOL Testing Schedule – January 6-13, 2009 Testing session is provided for students who have failed or have not yet taken required SOL(s). (Letters mailed home to students/parents) College Visits (Sign up in Guidance for a pass) December 8 Mary Baldwin College December 10 University of Virginia at Wise December 17 Virginia Wesleyan College Guidance Activities December 16 6:00 Parent Financial Aid Workshop (FAFSA overview) Cafeteria January 15 6:30 Sophomore/Junior Parent Night Reminders *Need a transcript for a college application or scholarship? Submit request form to Mrs. Leckemby in Guidance as soon as possible. Mrs. Leckemby has 10 working days to complete transcript re- quests during the months of December, January and February.