Guidance

school02Welcome to the Keokuk Middle School Guidance office. The KMS Guidance office is staffed with one full time guidance counselor, a Dean of Students and a secretary. The middle school strives to deliver a comprehensive guidance program that focuses on the academic, career and personal needs of the students. The staff is available from 7:30-3:30 PM and can be reached at 524-3737.

Currently…

4-YEAR PLANS – The counseling office will be working with the 8th graders to prepare a 4-year course plan for high school. State law requires this plan along with a parent/guardian signature. Think of this 4-year plan of high school courses as a work in progress. It is amendable and will be reviewed each year. The web site, www.ihaveaplaniowa.gov, is used for exploring career options and building the 4-year plans. The plan will be completed in Mr. Hayes’ Life Skills class. Parents may view and amend this plan at any time by clicking on the link above.

High School Registration – 8th grade students will register for classes in early 2016. Registration is based on their 4-year plans, with additional recommendations from the 8th grade teachers. For additional information, call the middle school or high school guidance office.

IA Assessments – The Iowa Assessements (formerly the Iowa Test of Basic Skills) will be given during the third week of April. This assessment is used by the State of Iowa and the federal government to determine Adequate  Yearly Progress. The tests have been completely redesigned. Look for additional information in the April newsletter.