Welcome to the Enrichment Department
Our Enrichment Department consists of the following activities for our students:
Kiwanis Builders Club
Coordinator: Mrs. Jill Maas
Builders Club is a "student led" organization. It will provide students with opportunities for working together for school and community service projects, as well as, develop leadership potential.
This group is the middle school version of "Key Club" at the high school. Students are welcome to join throughout the year.
Kraft's Builders Club is currently meeting one Wednesday a month during focus (approx. 7:30 - 8 am). Please check with the Enrichment office for more school-specific information or go to www.buildersclub.org
To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
To introduce important Mathematical concepts
To teach major strategies for problem solving
To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
To strengthen Mathematical intuition
To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
Our math olympiads meet weekly for one hour after school. There are several online competitions throughout the season which runs from November to April.
Fall 2014- Teams are currently forming for the upcoming season. If your child loves math and would like to join our team, please contact the Enrichment Office.
For more general information go to www.moems.org
National Junior Honor Society
Mrs. Jill Maas, Advisor
National Junior Honor Society (N.J.H.S.) strives to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to provide service, to promote leadership, to develop character and to encourage good citizenship. The Kraft Meadows Chapter of N.J.H.S. plays an active role in our school. Our N.J.H.S. plans and organizes service opportunities and social events throughout the school year. While planning the different activities and events, members develop leadership and project management skills.
Criteria for membership includes:
- 7th or 8th grader
- maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA or above
- recording 4 service hours as a 6th grader with one hour of volunteer service being for school in order to be eligible for 7th grade.
- Recording 6 service hours as a 7th grader with one hour of volunteer service being for the school in order to be eligible as a new member in 8th grade.
Students will receive a letter of eligibility in March after term 4. Students who are interested will need to complete the N.J.H.S. credential form and turn it into the Enrichment Office by mid-April as the induction ceremony is held in late-April or early- May.
For more general information go to www.njhs.us.
Kraft Meadows Science Olympiad Website:
To create a passion for learning science by supporting elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
To improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught (with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices). This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials.
To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both students and teachers in the areas of science and technology by awarding thousand of certificates, medals, trophies and scholarships.
To promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, government and education.
The 2017/2018 KMMS Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11th beginning at 12:00 noon in the library. The Regional Spelling Bee will be held at Duncan Lake Middle School this year on Tuesday February 27th.
Student Council is a student-led forum where representatives from each focus classroom meet to plan and implement spirit activities and to discuss matters and make proposals relevant to student affairs throughout the school year.
Various activities that are sponsored by Student Council are:
Candy Grams in December and February, Pep Assemblies and some Service Projects.
Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels are collected all year. These are passed on to our Special Ed. students who process them and use the funds to make additional classroom purchases.
Diversity Council- Kelly Green, Adviser/KMMS School Counselor