Kunsmiller Creative Arts Middle

Newsletter 5/10/24

05/10/24, 3:24 PM


Please read this newsletter that contains important information and updates. 



Please note that if you are calling for your child's early release, students will not be pulled out of class via a phone call. Parents will need to come to the main office with a valid ID before students will be called down and released. There will be no exceptions so please plan your time accordingly. Also there will be no early release after 3:00pm as it is extremely disruptive to the end of day procedures. Thank You!


Tenga en cuenta que si solicita la salida temprana de su hijo, no se sacará a los estudiantes de clase mediante una llamada telefónica. Los padres deberán venir a la oficina principal con una identificación válida antes de que los estudiantes sean llamados y liberados. No habrá excepciones, así que planifique su tiempo. Además, no habrá salida temprana después de las 3:00 p. m., ya que es extremadamente perturbador para los procedimientos del final del día. ¡Gracias!


Please note: the administration team is always busy and that makes it difficult for drop in visits, we request that you make an appointment in advance. Making an appointment in advance gives you their undivided attention, unless it’s an emergency, let the main office know so that they can check if anyone is available. 

To schedule a meeting with the admin call the main office or email them directly. Thank you for understanding



Upcoming Collaboration School Committee (CSC) meeting on Wednesday, May 15th from 4:00-5:00 pm in the KCAA Library, (translation in Spanish will be provided)

Google meet Link: https://meet.google.com/qdt-gdoj-zch

Or dial (US) +1 240 544-618   PIN: 751 102 579# 

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/qdt-gdoj-zch?pin=1856413843612 


1. Warm Welcome by CSC member 

2. Call to order 

3. Discuss Appointment of 2 parents to Personnel Committee

a. Public Comment

4. Nominations for parents to the Personnel Committee

5. Discussion of Nominees 

a. Public Comment

6. Reach Consensus on Nominees

7. Discuss removal of CSC members who are not active participants 

a. Public comment 

Discuss compliance by KCAA with district requirement for ELA-PACS Committee and Title I Family Engagement Committee 

9. Discuss Family Engagement for Spring/ Summer/Fall 



We invite all our incoming 9th graders to register for our 9th Grade Academy during the summer. This is a great opportunity to meet some teachers, make new friends, and earn high school credit. For more information and to register read the letter attached.

Letter on English

Carta en Español


Costa Rica Trip 

" Hi Families!


I am so excited to announce that I will be leading a trip with students to Costa Rica next summer! This trip will be open to all students in grades 6-12 next year and will be a week long trip full of adventure and learning. Your student should be bringing home an invitation this week, but you can also find our registration letter attached here with our itinerary. All students will be eligible for 3 college credits by joining us.


Our trip information meeting will be taking place at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy in room 217 on May 22 at 5:30 pm.


It’s going to be a great time where you will get to learn more about what we will be doing, what will be included, and how to make it possible for your student. We know that having all of the information will help you to make an informed decision with this once in a lifetime opportunity! It will be a chance to get answers to your questions and hear from our trip partner, WorldStrides. We will be discussing how to take advantage of all the discounts (totally almost $400) , financial aid, and more so that your student can join us on this amazing trip!


See you at the meeting!

All the best,

Jamilla Lutnes

High School Science Teacher " 



New York




" Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to New York City: A Broadway and the Arts experience. All details will be covered at our informational meeting.


This is an amazing opportunity for your student to learn more about our country, gain new perspectives, get out of their comfort zone and build skills for the future. Join us for the chance to enroll and go over everything about the trip including: 


 - What we will see and do 

-Travel logistics 


Safety and flexibility 

Nigh of discounts for families that attend this meeting

Affordable payment options and more



Meeting details:


Date and Time: Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 PM

Questions? Email me at jwaugh@dpsk12.net


It is mandatory to register for the meeting. Please register here: link

There are limited spots on this trip, so I would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


I look forward to seeing you there! 


- Julie Waugh "



Kindergartener continuation: June 4th from 9-10 am.


5th grade continuation: June 3rd from 9-10 am 


8th grade continuation: May 30th, 9:30- 10:30 am


12th grade graduation: May 20th, 3:30 - 5:30 invitations have been sent to families 


8th grade Elitches field trip from 9:15 - 5:30 See Letter Here  Carta en español 


Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day / No classes 


All High School Students will be release after their lunch on Monday, May 20th for our Seniors Graduation ceremony, students will not attend their last class 


Today is our last day for the Spring Arts Festival, come check it out


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers, who support our students everyday. 

This week we had a spirt week dedicated to all of them, check out some pictures of our students and staff. 






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