Please read this letter from administration. There is more detail to come which pertains to us…that info is coming soon.
Kemp High School
February 15, 2017
KHS Students, Parents, and Community,
Due to increases in traffic for dropping off and picking up students at KHS, we will be initiating the following procedures to insure student safety:
- Students will only be dropped off and picked up in the “loading/unloading zone” of the front entrance of the KHS campus. This allows students to be under the cover of the porch and safely wait for their ride to pull up.
- Students who walk to and from school and who live in the township of Kemp can ride bus 9 to and from KHS in the mornings and afternoons. This bus shuttles from the Kemp Intermediate School to Kemp High School in the morning and from Kemp High School to Kemp Intermediate School each afternoon. Check with the KISD Transportation Department for arrival and departure times.
- Walkers from KHS in the afternoon will not be allowed to leave campus and cross 274 (always via the crosswalk) until the traffic has cleared each afternoon. This will be at least 3:50 but could be as late as 4:00. On good weather days these students may wait on the front porch of KHS. On bad weather days they may remain seated in the cafeteria until given the “all clear” to use the crosswalk on 274.
As we work through this new process we ask that you help us reinforce these rules and guidelines with your child. Our number one concern is for their safety. If they fail to follow these guidelines discipline consequences will follow.
We will continue to work on additional ways to make the traffic entrance and exit as smooth as possible for our students and our parents. Be patient with us and with each other as you sit in your vehicle and wait to drop off/pick up your child. Together we can assure our students, your children, are kept safe.
Address questions to 903.498.9222.
SOLO AND ENSEMBLE SATURDAY FEB. 4TH
We will be meeting at the high school band hall at 6:00am this Saturday for Solo and Ensemble Contest. Please be on time and make sure you have had breakfast.
Student need to be dressed in appropriate contest performance clothing and must follow the dress code. Nice dress/blouse/dress pants for the ladies. Slacks/dress pants/button down or polo shirt for the guys.
We will be at Old Mesquite High School like usual.
300 E Davis St, Mesquite, TX 75149
Performances start promptly at 8:00am and run through the 10:00am hour. We also have a few ensembles that are at 1:00pm. Hopefully, all scores will be in our hands by 2-3:00pm and we would be home around 3-4:00ish. If there is any change, we will send out a Remind Text.
Parents may check out their children if they have finished with their performances if they wish. They must check out in person with their child face to face with a director.
There will be concessions at the contest site. I would urge the students to have enough money for snacks and lunch as this can be a long day.
Students may bring a change of clothes for after their performance. Again, it must be dress code.
Canton High School Auditorium.
Junior High Bands start at 2:00pm
High School Bands start at 3:00pm
Come support our Kemp Band Students!
For those going to area auditions…we will be meeting at the band hall at 8:30am to load up to head to Argyle High School this Saturday the 7th. You need to bring food money for the day…concession stand while we are there and enough for a nice meal after we are done. We will be back around the early evening depending on how quickly tryouts go.
Road conditions will be monitored
6th Grade is on Tuesday, December 13th
7th/8th Grade is on Thursday, December 15th
Students arrive at 5:45pm, Booster Auctions begin at 6:00pm
All concerts start at 6:30pm in the High School Auditorium
Thank you for your support of the Kemp Band Program!
Stephen Duvall 1st chair symphonic – Area qualifier
Wyatt Bynum 2nd chair concert – Area qualifier
Jesus Ramirez 6th chair concert
Ali Alcasey 4th chair symphonic – Area qualifier
Lucas Acuña 4th chair concert
Jordan Rabon 7th chair concert – Area qualifier
Matthew Gilbert 9th chair concert – Area qualifier
Donna Hyde 8th chair concert – Area qualifier
Dalton Powell 2nd chair symphonic – Area qualifier
Contra Bass Clarinet
Alex Glass 1st chair concert
Rhonda Harper 3rd chair concert – Area qualifier
Congratulations for all of your hard work! Best year we’ve had so far! Next step is Area try out in January. Top chairs in Area will make it to state! Continue to work hard!
The following list are the students who qualified for the special trip:
You must be eligible and I will speak to each of you and let you know if you are eligible on Monday.
We will leave at the beginning of 3rd period on Tuesday, December 6th. You must have a packed lunch, concession stands will not be open. We will return before the school day is over.
What to wear – Kemp Band Polo and Blue Jeans
Time – Eat A lunch then go to band hall, we will load up and leave no later than 1:00 p.m. We will arrive at 1:30 p.m. and go to warm up areas to sign in and practice. Auditions will start at 3:00 p.m. and will last until about 9 or 10 p.m. (it may end earlier, if times change of when we get done we will send out a remind text to update)
Food – Please bring money for concession stand. You will get hungry and want to eat.
7th graders we will pass out Band Polos to you when you arrive to the band hall December 1st. If you have not paid for your band polo we need that money now so we can give you your polo.
Check out procedures: Parents may check out the student with Mr. Christy or a parent sponsor. You must find Mr. Christy or parent sponsor and they must see you with your parent. The legal guardian is the ONLY one that may check out the student.
November 11, 2016
VETERANS PARADE in Seven Points and KEMP at GREENVILLE against POTTSBORO
8:00am Normal morning rehearsal
9:00am Load Trailer and change into uniforms.
10:00am Load buses and depart for Seven Points
10:15am Unload and set up parade block
11:00am March the Parade
12:00pm Lunch served by the VFW
1:30pmish return to the high school, unload instruments and attend class
3:00pm Come back to the Band Hall to get ready for send off
3:15pm Send off for the football boys
3:32pm return to Band Hall and load the trailer for the playoff game
4:30pm-5:15pmish Load Buses and Depart for Greenville
(Band Shirt, Band Shorts, Bibbers, Black Socks, marching shoes)
6:30pm Arrive in Greenville, Unload Equipment
3515 Lions Lair Road — Greenville, Texas 75401
6:45pm Line up and enter Stadium for set up and warm up
7:15pm School Song and Fight Song
7:30pm Kick Off
8:30pmish Half Time
Band Boosters will be providing pizza for the Band during 3rd quarter
10:15pm End of Game, Load Equipment
10:45pm Depart for Kemp ISD
12:00am Arrive in Kemp, Unload Equipment, Go Home!
We will post adjusted times on Remind text service.