Kent Falcons News

Kent Principal Grant Althouse

Greetings Kent Community,

The conflict unfolding in Europe shows us all how fragile, uncertain, and dangerous the world can be. Current events stand as a poignant reminder for me that education is not simply the repetition of facts and skills, but rather the ongoing development of critical thinking, interpretation, analysis, and communication that helps one make sense of the world, and contribute to their communities. We will continue to make space for our students to safely inquire and discuss events as they unfold in Ukraine and beyond, and trust that the processing with their classmates and teachers will lead to greater understanding and empathy for what people in the region are currently experiencing.

Please join enrichment department chair Melissa Stephens, assistant principal Wendy Holmes, and me for this Friday’s Principal’s Coffee from 8:45 to 10 a.m. in the Kent Library. This month we focus on the rich selection of enrichment courses offered at Kent, the key objectives of different enrichment offerings, and the ways enrichment classes contribute to the overall academic, social, and creative student experience at our school. Learn about classes like Woodshop, Start-Up, Makers, Art, Service Innovation, Social Action, Screenwriting, Ted-Talks, American Business and Societal Change, Music, and more. Current 6th and 7th graders will be selecting enrichment courses for the 2022/23 school year by the end of this month, so please join us to learn more about the options available for your child in advance of our selection process. Additionally, current 5th grade families may find this session useful to learn about the 6th grade enrichment wheel, and class choices for future years.

So, please join us at Kent on Friday at 8:45 a.m. for a warm cup of coffee and an engaging presentation in the Kent Library. We may have some special guest drop-ins, as well as a selection of creative student work samples to review. Virtual participation will be available through this Zoom link, and in-person Spanish translation will be available. We look forward to seeing you on Friday for our March Principal Coffee!

Take good care,

Grant Althouse
Kent Principal

Kent Announcements

Golf Tryouts

We are looking for an energetic and qualified golf coach for the 5-8th grade golf team.

All matches will be played on Mondays at McInnis Golf Club in San Rafael. Our schedule begins on Monday, March, 14. Interested parties, please contact Kent athletic director Ryan Palmer at

All 5th-8th graders interested in playing for the Kent Golf Team, tryouts will be held on Tuesday, 3/1 from 4:15- 6 p.m. and Wednesday, 3/2 from 2-4 p.m. at McInnis Golf Club in San Rafael.

Please bring/borrow golf clubs, wear appropriate golf attire, and plan to be on site the whole time, if possible. The final team will consist of 8 players, 4 of whom will compete in each match.

Matches will be held on Mondays at 3:50 p.m., starting on March 14.

An additional developmental team of 8-12 golfers will be formed as well. These golfers will receive instruction from coaches but won't compete in matches. Any questions can be sent to Ryan Palmer, Kent Athletic Director at

Go Falcons!

Kent Tutors Marin: Free virtual tutoring to K–6th graders in all subjects during school, after school, and on weekends. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Sessions are 30-45 minutes via Zoom.

Kent Basketball

Basketball Schedules

6th Grade Teams: Schedules

  • 6th Boys Practice: Friday, 4:45-5:45 p.m.
  • 6th Girls Practice: Monday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

7th Grade Teams: Schedules

  • 7th Girls Practice: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • 7th Boy Practices: Tuesday, 4:45-5:45 p.m.

8th Grade Teams: Schedules

  • 8th Girls Practice: Friday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • 8th Boys Practice: Wednesday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Kent Library

Newspaper Club: meets on Tuesday during study session.

Need Book Recommendations?

Email me at and follow us on Instagram @kentmiddleschoollibrary.

Kent Homework Club: Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Kent Library

  • Designed for students who need a quiet and supported environment in which to complete assignments. Any student who is ready to focus and work is welcome to attend with us!

Kent Lunchtime Clubs: All are welcome! Simply show up at the meeting location on the correct day to join in the fun!

  • March 1: Golf Tryouts, 4:15- 6 p.m., McInnis Golf Club, San Rafael
  • March 2: Golf Tryouts, 2-4 p.m., McInnis Golf Club, San Rafael
  • March 4: Kent Principal Coffee, 8:45-10 a.m.
  • March 8: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • March 21: KSPTA Readathon
  • March 24: Open House