On November 15th KMS students are invited to join us for a movie at the middle school from
6 - 8:15pm. Films were chosen to compliment each grade-level novel they will be reading as part of the HumaniReads program. The films share a common theme with the novels and will give students a broader viewpoint on the material without giving away the plot of their book.
The movie night is the same night and time as the “Shape the Sky” program offered to parents in the LGI room at Knoch Middle School. “Shape the Sky”, which is open to all parents/guardians in the district, is a discussion of social media and mental health trends. The presenter is Ryan Klingensmith, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Founder of “Shape the Sky”. Many mental health topics will be discussed. This is a great program so spread the word!
Here are the films being offered:
The Zookeeper's Wife The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. Based on a true story
Remember the Titans In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football's great tradition was put to the test. Based on a true story
Akeelah and the Bee Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah doesn't give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. Released 2006.