• Dr. Herpy

KHS Announcements March 15, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: Happy St. Patrick’s Day Menu–Hot Corned Beef Reuben, Personal Pan Pizza, Chicken Tenders,

SIDES: Rosemary Redskin Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Garden Salad Bar, Choice of Fruit

TONIGHT:  Attention all Winter Athletes:  The Winter Athletic Awards are Thursday night, March 15th at 7pm in the Main Gym.  Please plan on arriving at 6:45pm to take a seat with your team on the floor before the ceremony begins. 

AFTERPROM FASHION SHOW!  It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking spring thoughts, like Prom, but it’s true, it’s just around the corner.  “If you are a junior or senior and are interested in being a part of the Fashion Show on Friday, April 20th and 7 p.m., KHS Auditorium, sign-ups are Tuesday 3/20, Wednesday 3/21, and Thursday 3/22 in the cafeteria during lunch.

The theme this year is Cinco de Mayo so make sure you gather your groups! The JUNIORS are to wear casual attire and the SENIORS are to wear formal attire. Don’t miss out on participating in this fun event with your classmates.  The Fashion Show is put on by PTO as a fundraiser to make Afterprom the best it can be. The money raised is used to provide food, make decorations, and fund entertainment, like a hypnotist as an example! Afterprom is important because it provides a safe, secure place for students to be, since Prom night is one of the most dangerous nights of the year” says Gabrielle Powell, junior.

PROM: The 2018 Prom will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 5, 2018 at Embassy Suites in Independence and is open to all juniors and seniors and their guests. Permission forms are required for all guests who are not Kenston High School students at both the Prom and Afterprom.  Afterprom will be held at the high school from

PROM PACKAGE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE:  Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Prom is May 5th and you could win a complete PROM PACKAGE for only $10!  The package includes ONE Ticket to Prom AND Afterprom. For the Ladies, you will also get $200 towards your dress, a certificate for a Hairstyle and Manicure AND a free boutonniere for your date.  For the Gentlemen, they will also get A FREE tuxedo rental, haircut certificate and a corsage for their date.  What a deal!  You can buy your $10 raffle tickets during lunch.

TUTORS NEEDED:  Calling all Biology Buffs! The Kenston Academy is in desperate need of Biology tutors Tuesday and Thursday after school until 3:20. If you are available one of both of the days please see Mrs. Thompson in room C143A or stop by the library after school. Any time spent tutoring counts towards your community service hours for graduation.

TUESDAY:  Kenston Foundation Scholarships:  Just a reminder to all seniors — the Kenston Foundation Scholarship deadline is Tuesday, March 20. (It says Friday, March 20 on the application.) Please note this deadline. When you bring your application to Guidance, you will need to make an interview appointment with Mrs. Hanzak.

WEDNESDAY:  The final SPEAKER SERIES for this school year with focus on careers that use Statistics!  The event will take place on Wednesday, March 21 during Block 2.  If you are interested, sign up in Guidance today!

WEDNESDAY:  SPRING SPORTS PICTURE DAY is next week on Wed. March 21st.  (All sports except Track–they will be scheduled at a later date) Deadline to order online is Tuesday, March 20th or bring full payment on Picture Day. When ordering online, please indicate student name, sport, jersey number and grade.  Everyone will be photographed for the Team Photos, however, ONLY those with full payment or online receipt will be photographed individually on 3/21.  Orders placed after picture day will have late fees.  If you have any questions, please call Venditti 440-232-7575 (Venditti reserves the right to use all photographs for sample and display purposes.)

YOUR VOTE COUNTS:  Are you going to be 18 by November 6th this year? If so did you know you can VOTE in the PRIMARIES on MAY 8th? Just pick up a voter registration form from Mrs. Smith A210 and register by April 9th!

Kenston KIDS’ Klothing Kollection Drive!

NHS is collecting New or “Like New” clothing for kids in grades K-12 for needy families in Geauga County.  You can place items near the student entrance OR the main office.  Act fast: you have from now until March 19th!  See Britta Treu if you have questions.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING-SAY SOMETHING!  Report suspicious activity to1-844-SaferOH (1-800-723-3764)

WATERWAY CAR WASH gift certificates available! A GREAT GIFT IDEA!  Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher gifts.  Certificate includes a Full Service Wash:  Exterior wash PLUS interior vacuum, interior windows, dashboard and console wipedown, and thorough hand dry, good at any Waterway locations.  The Senior Class is selling GIFT CERTIFICATES for $18. What a deal! Stop in the Main Office.  Deadline is March 23rd. Checks only please:  KBOE (Kenston Board of Ed)

COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES:   It’s hard to believe that there is only 3 months until the class of 2018 will graduate!  Any senior who is interested in auditioning to speak at commencement should submit their 3 to 4 minute, typed speech to Mr. Gabram no later than Friday April, 6th.  They should be prepared to Audition their speech on April 13th.


Attention JUNIOR women!

Purdue University hosts a FREE daylong event for women interested in engineering on Monday, April 9.

Online registration is due Friday, March 30 at www.purdue.edu/WIEP, under events tab. Registration is limited.

For more information, call 765-494-3889 or wiep@purdue.edu.

Lakeland Community College hosts a SPRING CAMPUS VISIT from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in Room T-129 for juniors, seniors and their parents.  Includes, Lakeland overview, Holden University Center and its partner schools, how to pay for college, admissions process, counseling discussion, student question and answer panel and a campus tour.  Registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.lakelandcc.edu/visit  For more information, call Leslie Mohr at 440-525-7422 or lmohr@lakelandcc.edu.

LEAF will be holding the following session at the LEAF Resource Center at 7700 Clocktower Drive room A-2101 :

The Loan Session for senior students and their parents will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday March 22nd. Hear about how to fill the gap between your financial aid and college bill, and how to look for and apply for different types of college loans. Please register for your session online at leaf-ohio.org/leaf-resource-center, or call 440.525.7095 to reserve a seat. Reservations are required, capacity is limited.

Do you like seeing the Forest through the trees? Ohio Forestry Assoication holds the 2018 Camp Canopy June 10-15 at FFA Camp Muskingum. This weeklong residential camp explores forest ecology, tree identification, wildlife and forestry management and forest products and is open to all students who have completed eighth-grade through 2018 graduating seniors.

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District offers a scholarship to fund this camp. Applications are in Guidance and due by mail or in person by 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018.  For more information about Camp Canopy, visit ohioforest.org.


Information is now available in Guidance for SUMMER SCHOOL. Students who plan to take Health and PE through TRECA this summer, registration runs April 18 until 4:00 PM June 8.

K’nextions Learning Academy, registration begins May 1st. Details in Guidance.


Need a job?  Check out our JOB BOARD.  Employers post jobs here because they want YOU!  Go to the KHS website, type in “job board” in the search box, or stop by the job board across from Guidance.


Deadlines on local scholarships are fast approaching:

Academic Boosters Friday, March 16

Bainbridge Women’s Club – Monday, March 19

Kenston Foundation – Tuesday, March 20

Bainbridge Civic Club, Tuesday, March 20 ONLINE ONLY

Kenston Community Education – Tuesday, March 20

MAAK – Friday, March 23

Chagrin Valley Rotary Academic and Vocational – must be mailed to be RECEIVED by March 30 – firm!

Golden Gate Masonic – April 4


New!  ABB Engineering, three $1,000 non-need-based scholarships for students with minimum 3.0 GPA and planning to major in chemical, computer, electrical engineering, computer science or software development/design. Deadline is May 1, 2018

New!  Geauga County Farm Bureau for current GCFB members or students with a parent who is a current member. Fillable application form online at geaugafb.org.  Deadline April 20, 2018

Two scholarships are open to students who attend Kent State University and plan to major in physics and enroll in the honors college. This four-year renewable scholarship can range from $1,500 to $4,000. Application form in Guidance. Details and qualifications at http://www.kent.edu/physics. Deadline is March 15, 2018.

Seniors – the Bainbridge Township Police Department scholarship is here!

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Kenston seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above who plan to study in a related field of public service (Law, Medicine, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Military). Must include a transcript and typed essay of 500 words on one of four topics (see application). Applications are in Guidance and must be returned to Guidance no later than Friday, March 16, 2018.

The KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP is available in Guidance. Requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, minimum ACT of 25 or SAT (critical reading and math) of 1200, must be active in a KHS academic club or society (Envirothon, Janus, Math/Academic Challenge, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate). Include a sealed copy of your official KHS transcript. Must be returned to Guidance by Friday, March 16, 2018.

The BAINBRIDGE WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is in Guidance. Open to all graduating seniors, both male and female. Requires two letters of recommendation from junior or senior teachers written specifically for this application; copy of transcript with ACT/SAT scores; and resume including school activities, community and volunteer activities, work experience, achievements and awards. Plus a detailed essay addressing one of three topics (listed on the application). Applications are in Guidance. Must be returned to the Guidance office or the Bainbridge Library by Monday, March 19, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

BAINBRIDGE CIVIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS. Community Service Awards – the Bainbridge Civic Club, Don Takacs,

Bainbridge Area Food for Friends and a joint Bainbridge Civic Club/Bainbridge Women’s Club Community Ox Roast awards are based on community service, and the John Batchelor Scholarship is for a student pursuing a career in education. An application for nine planned SCHOLARSHIP awards is at http://sites.google.com/site/bainbridgecivicclub/scholarships.

Deadline is March 20.

KENSTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP is here. Two $750 scholarships to seniors who have been a participant in KCE events/sports for at least two years; volunteer at least once between ninth and 12th grades; with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Apply online. Requires a 250 word or less typed essay, one letter of recommendation, high school transcripts. Download application at www.kenstoncommunityed.org/scholarship.html. Deadline March 20, 2018.

Two new scholarships have been added to the Kenston Foundation Scholarship. Stop in Guidance to pick up a new application.  Robert Lee Go Green Scholarship – $1,000. Students must have shown an active interest in the environment and volunteered throughout high school.  Kenston Education Association Scholarship – $1,000. Minimum GPA of 3.2, plan to major in education and have education-based leadership experience (example tutoring).  Remember, deadline is Friday, March 20.

The MAAK Scholarship is available in Guidance. Deadline is March 23.

The Chagrin Valley Rotary Academic and Vocational Scholarship application is now available in Guidance. Must be mailed to be received by March 30, 2018. Firm deadline. Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Scholarships will be around $2,000 each (depending on the eligible applicant pool).  Awards are based on need, community service, academic achievement and extracurricular activities.  Requires letter of recommendation and 3-to 4-paragraph essay on your life challenges or accomplishments so far.  Make sure to check what type of application you are submitting: Career Tech (vocational) or Academic.  Applications may be accessed online. Google Chagrin Valley Rotary home page, download files, scholarship application.

The Masonic Lodge Scholarship is available in Guidance. Two $1,500 scholarships available for academics, extracurricular activities, community service and brief essay about your interests and school you plan to attend. Must return completed application to Guidance by Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LAKE GEAUGA USBC SCHOLARSHIP. One $1,000 scholarship will be given based on: must have earned 3 varsity letters, main 3.3 cumulative GPA, letter of rec from one coach and one teacher/administrator, provide financial aid info. Applicants will be judged on sports participation, academic potential and achievement, letters of rec, essay, extra consideration given to a varsity or USBC Youth Bowler but not mandatory. Applications are in Guidance. Must be mailed to be received by April 6, 2018.

Seniors – UH Geauga Medical Center $1,000 scholarship has arrived in guidance for anyone enrolling in a health care career who needs financial assistance. Application deadline is April 11.

NEW Scholarship for Seniors:

Chagrin Valley Times Performing Arts Scholarship – $500 to student who has demonstrated passion for the performing arts. Apply online at https://chagrinarts.org/performing-arts-scholarship/

Deadline is April 25, 2018.


Scholarships totaling $2,500 are available to male students attending Cleveland State University in fall 2018 as a freshmen. Criteria is 3.0 GPA and a leader in and out of the classroom. Check out qualifications at ClevelandState/SigEp. Apply online at www.csuohio.edu/SigEp by August 15, 2018.


The Bomber Hangar is excited to be onsite at KHS for a number of upcoming events!  We’ll have some NEW spring merchandise in March too

Sunday, March 18                   TENTATIVE — Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Questions?  Shelly McDonough, The Bomber Hangar Chairperson, 440-591-4200


Twitter: @Bomber_Hangar

Facebook: The Bomber Hangar

*The Bomber Hangar retail store at KMS will be CLOSED throughout March and re-open on April 3, 2018.

Cash/Checks/Credit Cards Accepted


Tuesday: 2-4 pm

Friday:   10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Or, by appointment by calling Shelly McDonough, 440-591-4200.

All shoppers must sign in at the main office during school hours.  There are signs throughout the hallways to direct you to The Bomber Hangar, which is located just beyond the Betty Patton Room at the end of the hallway.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS: Please stop by the Main Office if you have lost something or if you have found something that someone has lost. Our drawers already have things from this year– jewelry, planner, sweatshirts and more.  If you lost something that hasn’t been found yet, fill out a form so we can notify you when it’s found!