Beyond the Classroom at Kehoe-France
The Middle School Student Council was formed to give our students opportunities to develop strong leadership traits and play an important role in the school. The Student Council is composed of representatives from grades 5-7 who are elected by their grade-level classmates in the fall of the school year.
Those elected to the Student Council lead service projects, assist with school events, lead morning assemblies, encourage participation in extracurricular activities, represent their class in discussions of student-related issues, and are expected to serve as role models for classmates.
The Honor Society is a national organization that recognizes students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, service, and citizenship. The Honor Society was formed to create enthusiasm for scholastic achievement, stimulate a desire to render service to the school and community, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage good citizenship.
Seventh-grade students who meet the academic requirements are nominated for membership and selected by a vote of the middle school faculty.
Chess is widely believed to increase “mental muscle” and there are a variety of studies that support the contention that chess enhances memory, increases problem-solving capabilities, and strengthens logical thinking. Many schools encourage chess play to increase academic performance and it is a fun way for students to learn to think and solve difficult problems. The goal is to eventually have chess competitions against other schools.
The KF Chess Club is open to all students in grades 3-7, regardless of ability. Those who participate receive basic instruction and play matches against students of similar ability and experience.
Our Kehoe-France Makerspace is a mini-camp offered to 1st-7th in the Fall, Spring, and Summer in our Innovation Lab.
Makerspace is a unique opportunity for our students to explore new STEM concepts, work collaboratively with peers and individually, and problem solve, all while challenging themselves and having fun. This hands-on learning environment provides students with the opportunity to work with upcycled materials, coding applications, robotics, and building materials that spark creativity.
A Maker is a mindset, not a space!
Arts a Go Go
Artsagogo is a unique, creative, and expressive after-school art class taught by our Kehoe-France art teacher, Jennifer Keith. Students experience process-based art lessons in a studio setting that allows children to explore their curiosity while learning artists, styles, fundamentals, and techniques.
The classes are taught in 4 to 6 week sessions with a variety of themes. Examples of prior sessions include Painting the Masters, Fairy Gardens, Mardi Gras Mambo, Abstract Expressionism, The Value Of Drawing, Under the Sea, and The Art of Giving – just to name a few.