For Students



About this picture: Mr. Faiss (KMS Social Studies) instructs students using virtual reality.

Student academic achievement and social responsibility are the primary goals of the teachers and staff of the Kennett Consolidated School District. The KCSD Technology Dept. is committed to providing the technological tools and services to help students to achieve these goals.

Some helpful links for students:

What Makes Successful People Successful?

Take a look at what successful people do differently…

Today in History

Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election

From and
Born on this Day

In 1585, William Drummond, Scottish poet.

In 1797, Heinrich Heine, German poet, satirist and journalist.

In 1816, Eric Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer and inventor of the electric elevator.

In 1818, Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln.

In 1835, Phillips Brooks, Episcopal clergyman who wrote the lyrics for “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

In 1838, Alexis Millardet, botanist who developed the first successful fungicide.

In 1890, Marc Connelly, playwright, actor, director and journalist (The Green Pastures).

In 1911, Kenneth Patchen, American poet and author (Before the BraveHurrah for Anything).

In 1923, Phillip Anderson, physicist.

In 1923, Sir Terence Beckett, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (1980–1987).

In 1925, Dick Van Dyke, actor, singer, producer; (The Dick Van Dyke TV series, Mary Poppins).

In 1934, Richard D. Zanuck, film producer; won Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 (Driving Miss Daisy).

In 1948, Jeff Baxter, musician with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers bands.

In 1948, Ted Nugent, singer, songwriter, musician, actor.

In 1954, John Anderson, country singer, musician.

In 1967, Jamie Foxx, actor, singer.

In 1989, Taylor Swift, multiple award-winning crossover country singer, actress; youngest-ever Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and youngest artist ever to win an Album of the Year Grammy.

A History of Invention

December 13

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  • In 1984, Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffered his first stroke.

Our Word of the Day: burgeon (vb)

1-to put  forth fresh growth (as from buds)

2-to grow or expand rapidly

*bloom, blossom, blow, flower, unfold

**accumulate, appreciate, balloon, build, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, snowball, swell, wax

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus