Welcome to Karen Kain School of the Arts
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Karen Kain School of the Arts! Welcome to our Grade 6s and congratulations on your acceptance to KKSA. I also welcome back our Grade 7s and Grade 8s! I so look forward to being your principal this year as we continue our very unique journey. Together we will shape your learning environment to determine what will best suit you, our students, to allow you to be the best that you can truly be. We have a lot of work ahead of us this year. The selection of a student government, team building, performances, trips, concerts, presentations and demonstrating what you have learned on a daily basis in your classrooms.
Consider what you need to do to be in control of your accomplishments here at KKSA. If you are prepared to work diligently, behave responsibly, plan carefully, and get involved in the opportunities provided to you, you will find success. To assist you in achieving your goals, the organizational skills that you learn by using this planner daily, will help greatly in your pursuit of success. Think of what you would like to achieve and each day work towards making this a reality.
At the beginning of this school year, set goals for yourself. Break down these goals into smaller, doable steps and then be sure to do what you planned to do! Sometimes, you may feel as though your goals are unattainable and you may even consider giving up. But persevere through these challenging times and success will be waiting for you at the end of the year. Your teachers and I are here to support you every step of the way and together, with your parents/guardians, we will use this planner as a tool to assist you.
Be an active participant at KKSA. Suggest extracurricular activities you would like to see and help organize them. Take advantage of all the leadership possibilities which will be available to you. Remember, you don't have to be good at something to enjoy it! Try an activity that you have never tried before!
Read through the following pages carefully. They contain valuable information to assist you in being successful at KKSA. On behalf of the staff, I wish you a wonderful and successful year at the Karen Kain School of the Arts as we plan and work together to make the KKSA experience a most valuable and memorable one for you.
Karen Kain School of the Arts