School Administration
Principal: Glenda LaBarbera
Associate Principal : Matt Bayer

School Hours
Breakfast: 7:30 AM
School Starts: 8:00 AM
Lunch: 11:20 AM
Dismissal: 3:03 PM

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Congratulations to the KH & HG Orchestra Students!

They scored all 1’s (Superior) at the Music Festival on March 2nd in Dodge City.

Band & Choir Notice

There has been a change with our music concerts on May 17. They will now be two separate concerts with the following start times:

Band - 6:00pm

Choir - 6:30pm


2016 KAMSA Middle School of the Year

April 28th, 2016


State Assessment Update: 7th Grade Math Assessments  -  May 4-6th

Monday, May 2, KH will be recognized as KAMSA Middle School of the year at the Board of Education meeting.  Students and parents are invited to attend the short recognition at the beginning of the 6:00pm meeting. 

Special Education Parent Survey:
Recently, 1,800 Kansas parents of students with disabilities were randomly selected by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) to complete an online survey. The survey is 10 questions and the responses are used to help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families receiving special education services in Kansas.
If you are a parent who received one of the 1,800 orange postcards, and haven’t gone online to complete the survey, please do so prior to June 1st. If you have questions, please contact KSDE at 785-296-7454. Thank you for your sharing in this important process.

There will be a home soccer game today beginning at 4:00pm against Dodge City.  Please plan to come and cheer for our KH Falcons!!  Also, today the Track A Team will be in Hays @ 10am and the Track B Team will be in Hugoton @ 3pm.

Spring is here so just a reminder of the KH Dress Code:  All shorts, dresses & skirts must be longer than tip of fingers when arms are held down at the side.  No bike shorts unless covered by proper clothing. No see-through clothing. No tank tops or halter tops.  Sleeveless shirts must cover to the edge of the shoulder AND armholes must fit tightly around the arms.  Necklines must not reveal cleavage.  All shirts must be long enough to tuck in or if worn out – cover waistband of pants.  Shirts will be considered too short if they expose flesh while the student is sitting or walking.  Shirts must have complete backs-no holes, cutouts, or strings.  Overall straps must be fastened correctly over the shoulder.

Starting Monday, May 2nd, students will not be able to charge for their lunches.  All lunch charges need to be paid in full at that time.

KH orchestra will be performing in the String Fever Concert Monday, May 2nd.  The concert will be held at HG starting at 6:30pm.

GCHS Varsity Dance Team Tryouts – May 2,3,4th held at the GCHS Dance Studio from 6:00-8:00PM.

Yearbooks are for sale!  If you haven't pre-ordered one they are $12.00.  Please see the front office to purchase one.  You will not be able to purchase one after May 3rd.

PRIDE SIDE cutoff is next Wednesday, May 4th.  Please make sure your student has all their missing assignments turned in by the end of the day.

On May 6th, the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators will hold a conference and awards luncheon.  At the luncheon, KH will receive the Middle School of the Year Award, as well as the High Performing Award, and Cherry Harman’s Executive Assistant of the Year Award.

SAVE THE DATE:  Family Health and Fitness Night will be Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30-7:00pm at KH.  This is for all current students and their families along with upcoming 7th graders and parents.  This is a Come and Go Event with snacks, prizes, and community health information provided.  Please see attachment.

There will be a fall sports informational meeting on Tuesday, May 10th, at 7:00pm in the cafeteria @ KH.  This meeting is mandatory for all students wanting to play football, volleyball, and cross country at KH next year.  We will discuss summer activities, camps, weights etc. at the meeting.

There will be two separate concerts on Tuesday, May 17th. The band will be performing at 6:00pm. The theme for the choir is “At The Hop” and will perform at 6:30pm.  Both concerts will be held at KH.

Last Day of School – May 19th

Summer Tennis Camp will be May 30-June 10. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 29th.  Please see attachment.

The Summer Middle School Football Calendar is in the attachmentPlease make sure you print out the Middle School Calendar as the High School Calendar is in the same attachment.

Fellow Falcons, let’s keep those Box Tops coming in.  If every student brought 10 Tops a month, we would collect $375.00 a month and easily reach our yearly goal.  Remember, the money earned goes directly back to you in the form of rewards and opportunities.  Keep up the great work, Falcons and collect away!

The Yearbook Class is in need of Sports/Activity pictures.  If you have some to share you can email them to

The KH Newsletter is sent out weekly via email.  There are also other ways to keep in touch with KH.  You can follow us on Twitter @KHMSFalcons or @LaBarberaGlenda or @KHMS_Strong or @KHAthletics15. You can visit our webpage at  On the left click on Middle, then click on Kenneth Henderson.  You can find us on Facebook at or

Upcoming Dates:

April 28

Track – A Team @ Hays



Track – B Team @ Hugoton



Soccer vs DCCC


May 2

KH Middle School of the Year


String Fever Concert @ HG




May 3

Track @ Great Bend


May 4

Pride Side Cutoff


May 4-6

7th Grade Math Assessments


May 5

Soccer vs Liberal West



May 6

KAMSA Luncheon


May 7

WAC Track League Meet @

Liberal High School


May 9

Soccer vs HG


May 10

Family Health & Fitness Night

Fall Sports Meeting



May 12

WAC Soccer Tournament @ DC


May 17

Band Concert @ KH

Choir Concert @ KH




May 19


Last Day of School




Full Monthly Events Calendar

Kenneth Henderson Middle School Principal, Glenda LaBarbera, congratulates science teacher, Andy Potts, on receiving the 2016 Kansas Horizon Award from the Kansas Department of Education.  The Kansas Horizon Award recognizes teachers who do an exemplary job their first year of teaching. 

These pictures show the assembly at KH on January 6, 2016 when Mr. Randy Watson, the Kansas State Commisioner of Education, called the school to make the announcement to all of us!  Congratulations, Mr. Potts!

Kellie Pitts and Courtney Goble, the counselors at KH, spend time on Thursday, March 24th, helping students understand the dangers of tobacco and signing a pledge never to use it in any form.