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  • Million Father March
    Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, big brothers, male caregivers and mentors please join us for the Million Father March by bringing your child to school on the first day to show your support for their education.  Donuts will be served in the Media Center.  Click here for more information.
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  • New Principal
    Julie Hemphill was recently appointed the new principal at Kernan Middle School.  To view her profile click here.
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  • Exciting News about Athletics!
    6th grade students may now try out for middle school sports.  Come to Orientation to learn more about KMS sports teams, try-out dates, and required paperwork.
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  • Summer Fun
    Parents, do you need your child to stop playing a video game or texting? Have them READ!  Click here for a suggested reading list.
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  • Summer Resources
    Parents, here is a great site 
    to get Algebra 1 summer work
    for you child.  Other resources
    are also available. Click here! 
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  • Congratulations!
    Kernan Scholar Bowl team tied
    for 1st place in the Eastern Division 
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Kernan Middle School is a comprehensive Middle School with classes that meet the needs of all students and their academic level. A “school within a school” model has been adopted and implemented for this campus. The campus is primarily comprised of three buildings or houses. Each house contains a core academic team for each grade level, 6th, 7th, and 8th. There is a Dean of Students and one Assistant Principal, along with the Assistant Principal of Curriculum who oversee the houses.

This design is an integral part of creating a “small school” environment within a large school setting. This has been purposefully done in order to establish and maintain a secure and caring place where everyone feels they belong. Utilization of CHAMPs and Foundations makes Kernan one of the area’s educational leaders in preserving a safe, civil and positive school environment.

We continue to look at assessment data to guide instruction and provide for continual and appropriate learning. Ultimately, our goal is to meet the specific needs of students and provide a learning atmosphere of high expectations for all students as they prepare to live in a global society. Our philosophy at Kernan is to provide academic success for every student, every day in every classroom.

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