Kent Falcons News
Greetings Kent Community,
Spring showers welcomed Falcons back to Kent this morning as we launched the final stretch of the school year together. Clean skies, a clean campus, and freshly watered landscapes provide a great setting for what promises to be a productive spring of growth for each of our students.
Please join us this Friday, April 15 at 8:45 a.m. for this month’s Kent Principal Coffee where we take a deep dive into the teaching and learning of science at our school. Come to discuss how our students learn Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Practices. Our science classrooms are alive with hands-on activities and application of scientific practices, as students learn to ask questions of inquiry, develop models, carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and engage in argument from evidence they uncover. The science classroom of 2022 is likely very different from the science classroom of yours and my middle school education, and we welcome you to Kent on Friday to learn more!
We will conclude our Principal Coffee on Friday with a selection of Innovation Convention presentations delivered by some of our 8th grade scientists. The Innovation Convention project is a culmination of a research, investigation, design, engineering, and writing experience where students worked to understand the impact of climate change, and worked to design realistic clean energy solutions to address problems uncovered in their research. These incredible students will show you just how many skills are learned and developed within the walls of our lab classrooms. Please come and join us for a warm cup of coffee and a lively discussion about science and engineering, this Friday from 8:45 to 10 a.m. in the Kent Library. Virtual participation will be available, and Spanish translation will be provided for in-person attendees. I look forward to seeing you on Friday morning at Kent!
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.
Attention 8th Graders!
Redwood High School’s Leadership Class applications are open if you know of any 8th graders who might want to apply.
- Applications are liked to this page: www.tamdistrict.org/domain/151
All parents of Kent basketball players- please turn in jerseys asap to Mr. Palmer in room 30 or the Kent office.
Questions? Please contact Kent Athletic Director Ryan Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newspaper Club: meets on Tuesday during study session.
Need Book Recommendations?
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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!
- April 12: Kent Site Council meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
- April 15: Kent Principal Coffee meeting, 8:45-10 a.m.