The Hoosier Academic Super Bowl is a competition that tests students knowledge of a theme in 4 different content areas: Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. Students compete in teams of 3 against other schools in order to see who can answer the most questions correctly out of 25. The callout typically takes place in late January. The team competition takes places at the end of April.
Sponsor: Mr. Langlois
5th-8th grade: Kahler is the birthplace of chess in LC schools–and yes, it is open to all students, including 5th grade. Mr. Langlois is the sponsor. Chess meets after school on Wednesdays from after school until 5:00 P.M. Once a week and goes from November and until the second week in March. We usually do three to six chess tournaments each year. Students are expected to be in good behavioral and academic standing in order to join and/or remain on the team.
The Kindness Club is a fun club that promotes kindness both in the school and community. Students will help with various activities such as the new student breakfast, anti-bullying month, random acts of kindness week, and a community activity to help a group in need. Meetings occur before school, and all are welcome to attend!
Math Counts is a math competition funded by the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It consists of a local contest in February with an individual paper and pencil round, calculator round, and team round. There is also an individual oral round for the top finishers. Winners of the local competition advance to state. State winners advance to the national competition. Scholarships can be won at the state and national level.
Practice times will be determined once the sign-up sheets are returned. Practices will begin in late October or the beginning of Novemeber. Check the Kahler newsletter, website, and edline for practice times. Any number of students may practice. Eight students will be chosen from a school competition to represent Kahler at the local competition at Valparaiso University in Febuary.
Spell bowl consists of a competitive team of up to 16 students who learn the spellings of approximately 1,600 words. The season runs from late August through October, although Kahler’s team often makes the state- level competition which takes place in early November. Team members meet three times weekly to practice. The coaches are Mrs. Furman, a 5th grade teacher, and Mrs. Rosine, a Language Arts teacher.
7th & 8th grade Kahler poms perform both pom and jazz routines. Our season is from tryouts in May through mid February. We practice about 3 hours per week after school. We also have practices and dance camps throughout the summer months to work on technique and improve skill. We perform at the home football and basketball half-times. We also compete locally in January and February. Kahler poms are expected to follow all Lake Central rule and guidelines. They are to model the best practices in academics as well as behavior. All girls must keep a “B” or better grade in all subjects to perform. While previous dance experience is not required, it may be beneficial. Any seventh or eighth grade girl may tryout.
Cheerleading Requirements: Cheerleading tryouts are usually held in March the week before spring break. The cheerleading squads consist of 8 – 7th grade girls and 8 – 8th grade girls. For tryouts girls are required to perform 1 chant, 1 cheer, a 4 8-count dance, 3 jumps, and best tumbling skill. Grades are the number 1 priority. To maintain an academic focus, all cheerleaders are expected to achieve mastery (B- or better) in all classes. Squad members must attend practices before or after school for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Practice are 2-3 times a week. Please be aware that there are scheduled practices during the summer. Cheerleading season begins April through December. Squad members MUST attend every scheduled football and basketball home and away games. Football games are on Wednesdays; basketball games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Football season begins the end of August through the 2nd week of October. Basketball season runs from November through December. Camp is mandatory for every cheerleader. It is usually scheduled in June after school is dismissed for one week. Cheerleaders attend one competition during the season. The Indiana Cheer Association Competition is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in October.
Jazz Band Audition Only
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 7:30 A.M.- 8:40 A.M. (Start Date to Be Announced) Regular Attendance is Mandatory.
Skills: Jazz Styles Rythyms Improvisations
Text: Book/CD Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble Medium Easy- Medium Music
Required Performances: Winter Concert, Jazz Contest, Spring Concert, Jazz Concert
The Concert band classes are split by grade level and run the full year. Students learn to read music and achieve a basic mastery of their instrument within their 3 years at Kahler. Students participate in the Winter & Spring Concerts, and the ISSMA Contest for 7th & 8th grades. The Jazz Band is selected from the band members by audition at the beginning of the school year with practices before school on Tues. & Thurs. mornings at 7:30. Jazz Band students participate in the ISSMA Jazz Contest and a Jazz Concert. Contact Mrs. Sena-Lopez for further information at email@example.com.
Kahler’s Swing Choir is a combination of 7th and 8th graders, who have auditioned to be accepted. Students from all the performing groups in the choral program are eligible. We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:30 AM until 8:37 AM for the entire school year. Dance routines are included for one song in each concert. Singing is the focus, however. Tryouts are held after the May concert for the upcoming year.
Student Council is a student run organization dedicated to providing fun and meaningful activities for Kahler Middle School students.
Student Council is a student run organization dedicated to providing fun and meaningful activities for Kahler Middle School students. During the school year, the student council members organize events such as the Toy Drive Dance, Holiday Donut Sales, Crush Sale, and Jar Wars. Student Council members are chosen by each advisory at the beginning of the school year. The elected members meet once monthly for a general meeting and have numerous committee meetings.