In art, students develop lifelong critical thinking and problem solving skills. They also learn how to communicate non-verbally using imagery and color.
In sixth grade art, students explore a variety of media as they continue to build their skills in drawing, painting, graphics, and sculpture. Theory is introduced to further elaborate upon ideas about color, perspective, and design.
In intermediate art, students focus on further developing art skills, vocabulary, creativity, and concepts of design. Two-dimensional lessons may include painting, drawing, layout, and printmaking. Three-dimensional projects may include functional or sculptural ceramic experiences.
In advanced art, students express themselves creatively through drawing, graphics, sculpting, painting, 3D ceramic sculpture, and mixed media to develop art skills and concepts. Composition, technique, the elements and principles of design, and attention-to-detail are explored.
The Kimbrough Middle School Band was named the Texas Bandmaster’s Association Exemplary Middle School Band Program in 2016.
Band begins in the sixth grade at Kimbrough with 8 Beginning Band classes. Characteristic tone production is the major emphasis of the beginning band program. Beginning band students perform in two concerts, at the Mesquite ISD Solo & Ensemble Contest, and in two band festivals.
Students who successfully complete their first year are enrolled in one of the three Kimbrough Advanced Bands. The students' individual development continues through participation in the Mesquite ISD All-City Band, the TMEA Region III All-Region Bands, and the Mesquite ISD Solo & Ensemble Festival. The Kimbrough Advanced Band has received UIL Sweepstakes awards in 19 out of the last 20 years, and is a consistent First Division recipient at festivals throughout the DFW metroplex.
One of the greatest accomplishments of the Kimbrough band program is the outstanding success that our students achieve in the Poteet High School Band. The Poteet Band is a consistent participant at the UIL State Marching Contest, and is a three-time State Champion. The Poteet Honors Band is the 2008 TMEA Class 4A Honor Band and is a recipient of the John Phlip Sousa Foundation Sudler Flag. The Poteet Band program was named the TBA Exemplary High School Band Program in 2009 which with Kimbrough's selection in 2016 was the first time in the award's history that both a high school and a middle school feeder have both been recipients of this award.
Students in the vocal music program are challenged to grow musically and vocally to their greatest potential. We require you to respect your directors, fellow musicians, the music performed, and the work each of us do to become the best choir(s) possible. We also expect you to show responsibility by trying your best at all rehearsals and performances. If you do these things, your reward will be an experience unlike any other you have in school, encompassing pride, joy, feelings of accomplishment, success, fun and self satisfaction!
Kimbrough Middle School Orchestras are comprised of 3 Beginner Orchestra Classes (6th grade), split by instrument type, an Intermediate Orchestra (7th grade) and an Advanced Orchestra (8th grade). While these groups are primarily based on grade levels, they are not strictly bound to that standard.
Both the Intermediate Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra groups have consistently won UIL Sweepstakes from year to year and also compete in other festivals. The Intermediate Orchestra has consistently made the top ratings and won the "Best in Class" award at Sandy Lake Music Festival and Pride of Texas Music Festival. The Advanced Orchestra has competed as both a Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra at the Peak Festival and won the top rating from year to year as well as receiving the "Best in Class Award" several times and the "Overall Best Orchestra" at the Festival.
This is open to any student who enjoys reading and competing! We have a list of 10 books (changes each year) that we must read and be prepared to answer very specific questions about at our competition or battle. Our team for the battle will be only 6 students, and the battle is usually in March or April. In the fall, we meet once a month to talk about the books, and in the spring we meet twice a month. See one of the sponsors for more information!
2021 Book List for Middle School (Competition Spring 2021 )
Battle of the Books 2021
Middle School Division
Breakout by Kate Messner
The Bridge Home by Padma Vendkatraman
Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo
Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Inquisitor’s Tale, or Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane by Julia Nobel
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Nightbooks by J.A. White
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Helped Us Succeed by Sampson Davis
For more information, check out the district website.
Welcome to the Kimbrough Chess Club. This provides a place for your kids to come play, learn and discuss all things chess. The Chess Club welcomes students of every ability level, from complete beginners to accomplished grand masters. Everyone will learn new strategies and have fun. We will meet on various Wednesday’s per the schedule below. We will have one Chess tournament during the year. It is hosted by MISD and Porter elementary and is usually in the Spring.
All meetings will be Wednesday afternoons in the library from 3:35 - 4:30
KMS Dance Club is new for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a collaboration between KMS and Poteet and we are excited to see how it goes! The club is open to any KMS students in grades 6-8. They will meet in the KMS cafeteria after school and a change of clothes is suggested!
The Men of Honor & Ladies of Honor Strategy combines powerful weekend camps and weekly one-hour discipleship meetings, using our character-specific Men of Honor (TM) or Ladies of Honor (TM) Curriculum, as well as the Ed Cole Majoring in Men (TM) curriculum.
The purpose of the NJHS is to create an enthusiasm for superior scholarship; to develop citizenship; to stimulate a desire to serve; to promote leadership; and to instill exemplary qualities of character.
a minimum of 90 average in ALL classes
no more than one B in conduct each six weeks
may not be on academic probation more than one six weeks
at least one semester attendance at Kimbrough or another MISD middle school
Community Service Requirement for Members:
2 hours per semester (fall/spring)
CONGRATULATIONS to the officers for the 2019-2020 school year!
Robotics club meets after school on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:30 in the Tech Lab. This club is open to anyone interested in exploring the world of robotics. This club is a part of the Lego League competition where students are responsible for programming a robot to complete missions. Students are also encouraged to think outside the box and build video games, code a Sphero, and invent and build models to solve real life problems.
Sponsors: Mr. Saucedo, Mr. Paliza, Mrs. Homan, Ms. Fajardo and Mrs. Mokry
Soccer Club at Kimbrough Middle School is a place for students to come together. All Students are welcome from never playing soccer to being masters at the game. We can all come together and enjoy each other’s company build one another as a community and support each other in a positive welcoming soccer filled environment.
Once the temperatures cool off a little bit, we will start meeting and playing!
Kimbrough student council promotes leadership, dedication and school spirit through developing a community awareness of student government. The purpose of student council is to plan and organize activities that will foster the social growth and civic development of the student body.