A Time for Reflection

November 7, 2015

Last week was a hard week for our community.  With the passing of Tyler Eason in a car accident and a student making threats later the same day.  As one PTSA board member posted it is unimaginable to lose your child.  These things happen at all high schools, but as we continue to prioritize relationships the sorrow is felt by students, faculty, and parents.

As a parent I found both to be incredible opportunities to talk about responsibility with my senior daughter.  One element is as a safe driver.  Beyond texting I worry about music, wet roads, 5:30am driving to swim practice, coming home at night, hurried driving during lunch, talking on the phone, or just talking to the kids in the back seat.  She often carries a number of freshmen from our neighborhood, and although some mistakes are life lessons we never want lessons to come with harm.

Beyond these obvious lessons about responsibility as a driver I wanted her to understand the incredible responsibility a student took to insure the safety of his/her classmates.  It takes courage to inform adults of a student’s bad intentions.  Rather of thinking of his/her own safety one of our students had the bravery to seek adult help.  I don’t know who this student was, but my gratitude is deep.  Preventing Campus Attack

Please join us in CELEBRATING KNIGHTDALE’S first quarter Honor Roll.

Monday, November 16 is our Academic Recognition Night!

Speakers include 2 local millennials changing the world.  We have Durham’s international yoga sensation Jessamyn Stanley, and Raleigh’s founder of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation and “Gathering for Good”, Nation Hahn.   Nation’s story is particularly inspiring as he has turned the murder of his wife into a wave of service in our region.  There will also be door prizes and recognition for first quarter honor roll attendees.  The evening will include student-led tours, visiting colleges, and concurrent sessions from KHSCD Student Services.

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Faculty Luncheon (January 15th) Sign Up Genius coming soon.  Josie Van Dyke and Vicky McCue are coordinating volunteers, food donations, and Vicky McCue is cooking 60+ pounds of pork loin!  We are looking for 3 sponsors to each sponsor $60 to cover the cost of the meat for the luncheon.  Please Email our treasurer Melise Mountcastle if you are willing to be one of these sponsors! khsptsatreasury@gmail.com IMG_3990 

Taking the First Step:  Safe and Active Routes to School in Wake County

Advocates for Health in Action (AHA)

Thursday, November 12, 5:30-8:30pm

Cary, NC

If a KHSCD parents wants to represent us at this event there is a PTSA board member that will reimburse your $10 registration fee.  Questions: shardy70@gmail.com

Special thanks to all that volunteered for JV CONCESSIONS!  Your effort has raised $750 for our PTSA Treasury!  We can’t thank you enough!!!  From Sign Up Genius:  Karen Lawrence, Brandy Givens-Keatley, Zephan Keatley, Sherry Jenkins, Tripp Niles, Mary Brooks, Amy Smith, Tonya Moore, Sonya Columbus, Kathy and Clay Ward, Joanna and Victor Fontana, Sharon and Mark Grzasko, Melise Mountcastle, and Ann Marie Rashleigh.

NEXT PTSA GENERAL MEETING Monday, December 7 (6-7pm)  in Media Center.  January faculty luncheon, some sort of social (dance or movie night for students), and new business.

With gratitude,

Rolonda, Karen, Melise, Shannon, Mona, Josie, Vicky, and Shannon

Dates to Remember:

  • 11/16 Academic Recognition Night
  • 12/7 December PTSA General Meeting
  • 1/4 January PTSA General Meeting
  • 1/15 Faculty Luncheon
  • 2/8 Academic Recognition Night
  • 4/11 Academic Recognition Night
  • May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • June 12 Graduation

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