• Dr. Herpy

KHS Announcements April 20, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: Menu– Chipotle Bar, Big Daddy’s Pizza, Turkey Pretzel Dog or Hot Dog,

SIDES: Cilantro Lime Rice, Pinto or Chipotle Black Beans, Mexicali Corn, Garden Fresh Salad Bar, Choice of Fruit.

CORRECTION: Please note the following correction to the announcement you may have heard this morning over the PA.
Monday, April 23– MANDATORY All Senior Assembly during Homeroom in the auditorium to discuss your Senior Mentorship Project and other End-Of-The-Year Events.
Wednesday, April 25—AP EXAM, Pre-Administration Meeting, during Homeroom—Mandatory for all those seniors taking AP Exams only, place TBA.
Monday, April 23– AP EXAM, Pre-Administration Meeting, during Homeroom—Mandatory for all those junors taking AP Exams only, in the Cafeteria.

TODAY: Cleveland rocks!  Celebrate Cleveland Day! (Sponsored by your peers in Mr. Murphy’s Business class)  The Big Bomber Brand is inviting everyone to wear their BBB products or any Cleveland-themed clothing on Friday, April 20th . Those wearing BBB products can redeem a FREE prize from Room C-221.  Those wearing OTHER Cleveland clothes can get something too!  Stop by Room C-221 and see!

TONIGHT:  AFTERPROM FASHION SHOW—The last show of the year!   Friday, April 20th and 7 p.m., KHS Auditorium

Cost – presale $8, door $10 Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from students participating in the show.

Smooth Rider Smoothies will be selling smoothies that evening…come early an get your smoothie…(friendly reminder that smoothies cannot be taken into the auditorium).  We will also have chips, salsa donated from Coyote for sale during intermission.  The theme this year is Cinco de Mayo. 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.  If you are a junior or senior and are interested in being a part of the Fashion Show on, sign-ups are Tuesday 3/20, Wednesday 3/21, and Thursday 3/22 in the cafeteria during lunch.   Maximum number of students per group is 20.

ATTENTION SENIORS!  These UPDATED Announcements Are For You!

  • MENTORSHIP—The Senior Project Mentorship application list has been posted on the Guidance window.  Please stop and check the list, if you’ve submitted a proposal to go on Mentorship, make sure you’re on the list.  If you’re not, get to your Mrs. Hanzak in Guidance right away. Interim grades will determine final eligibility on April 20th.  Any senior failing any course on April 20thwill not be permitted to go on Mentorship.
  • ATTENTION SENIORS!  All outstanding school fees and fines must be paid by April 27th in order to participate in mentorship!  Turn in fees to the Main or Guidance Office as soon as possible!
  • Exit Interview Time Schedule for Monday, May 21. It’s mostly alphabetical. Check your time. If you absolutely cannot make the time slot you are scheduled for, try to change with someone else. Make sure you notify Mrs. Hanzak immediately. You will be reminded of this appointment time.
  • Graduation honors and Honors Diploma Recipients are posted on the Guidance window.  Please check the lists and if you feel you deserve this honor but do not see your name, see your counselor immediately.
  • Seniors who ordered GRADUATION ITEMS, such as announcements, mugs, t-shirts, etc. can pick them up on Friday, April 13th during all lunch blocks in the cafeteria.  Stop by the Jostens table by the auditorium.

This DOES NOT INCLUDE CAPS AND GOWNS.  Caps and gowns will be distributed after rehearsal the morning of Graduation on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Seniors, CAMP COUNSELORS NEEDED:  Mrs. Burton is in need of camp counselors for 7th Grade Camp this year, May 14 – 18, 2018.  Any senior still looking for a MENTORSHIP opportunity should stop in Guidance TODAY.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY—KENSTON TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT:  Any student interested in working with Kenston Tech over the summer should apply through AppliTrack on the District home page under “Employment Opportunities”.

MONDAY:  VOLLEYBALL MEETING 2018-19–There will be a parent/player meeting for all those interested in playing volleyball this upcoming season on Monday, April 23 at 7pm in the AB room.


Tickets will go on sale during all lunch blocks the week of April 23rd and will cost $60.00 per ticket.  Checks ONLY please (made out to “KBOE”). Permission forms are required for all guests who are not Kenston High School students at both the Prom and Afterprom.  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.  Afterprom will be held at the high school from 11:00pm – 3:30am (students must arrive by midnight in order to attend Afterprom).

TUXEDOS FOR PROM:  Attention Junior and Senior Gentlemen who plan on wearing a tuxedo to Prom. Are you dreading the thought of dragging yourself to the store to get fitted for your tux.  Well, you have to go no further than the cafeteria!  That’s right, American Commodore of Solon will be here at KHS for ONE DAY ONLY during lunch on Thursday, April 12th to take your tuxedo orders for Prom.  Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Please have your $40 deposit ready to place your order.  Tuxedos will be delivered to the school at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 2nd –a couple days before Prom.  What a deal!

TUESDAY:  The Pulse Writing Club’s next meeting is Tuesday, April 24 in A113, Ms. Joyce’s room. All creative writers are welcome.

CLASS OFFICERS 2018-2019: Any student interested in running for a class officer position for the 2018-2019 school year can pick up an application in the Main Office beginning Monday, April 16.

Completed applications with recommendation forms are due on Friday, April 27.


Attention Seniors: During graduation, a video will be shown showcasing your 12 years at Kenston. If you do not submit photos you will NOT be in the video.

  1. Email photos to graduation.video@kenstonapps.org .  Please include “Graduation Video Photos” in the subject line of your email.
  2. Bring in “paper” photographs directly to the Main Office or Guidance in an envelope with:
  3. Your Name and
  4. Your Homeroom

All pictures need the student’s name printed on the back of the picture.  If you want your photographs returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Photos are due April 24!  Here is a link: https://www.kenstonhs.org/2018/04/04/attention-seniors-pictures-are-needed/


Mrs. Smith–AP GOV Test Review week of April 16th:  After School Wednesday & Thursday.  Also: during Homeroom on Wednesday

Mrs. Gruver’s AP– United States History classes and AP Macroeconomics classes have a Review Calendar posted on Mrs. Gruver’s door A-209.  Sessions started the week of April 9th.

Mr. Marchesi—(first semester AP classes) Please see Classroom or the website for all review session dates this week. Reviews began Wednesday, April 18 after school and Thursday, April 19 at 7:10 AM.  

Attention AP WORLD students – After school review sessions will begin after school today, Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Mrs Wirthwein’s room A-203. See Classroom for details

DRIVER’S ED: Attention Students taking Drivers Ed beginning on Monday, April 16th:  It will be held at the Gardiner Center in Room C-5.  Students can ride Bus 12 over to The Gardiner Center from the high school.

AIR End of Course Exams

Wednesday, April 25                          American History

Thursday, April 26                              Geometry

Tuesday, May 1                                  American Government

Wednesday, May 2                             Biology

Thursday, May 3                                 Algebra

Students in these classes will receive a testing ticket listing their test time and testing location prior to the scheduled exam.  If a student is absent on the day the exam is scheduled, a make-up date and time will be communicated to the student.  It is important for students to come to school prepared to take these exams. A healthy breakfast and good night of sleep can be beneficial to all students! Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and cooperation with state testing mandates.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact Katie Phillips, Assistant Principal, in the high school main office.

Biology Tutors are still needed at the Kenston Academy. If you CAN commit to one day a week, or more, please stop by the library after school or see Mrs. Thompson in room C-143A. Tutor hours count towards community service graduation honor.

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


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Valley Art Center is looking for student volunteers to help with this year’s Art By The Falls. (Saturday, June 9, 10am-7pm & Sunday, June 10, 10am-5pm. Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls, OH (Right in the heart of downtown!) *Info subject to change without notice.) Lots of jobs/time slots available. If interested, go to valleyartcenter.org and follow the link to the Sign Up Genius page. Any questions, call Kate Bruner at 440-247-7507.

2018 Camp Canopy runs June 10-15 at Camp Muskingum near Carrollton. This co-ed residential camp is open to all high school students to learn more about Ohio’s forests, wildlife, conservation, tree identification, ecology and more. College scholarships to OSU, OU, Hocking College and OFA will be awarded to top scorers on the final exam at camp. Some sponsorships are available for students who might not be able to afford camp. Visit www.campcanopy.com or call 888-388-7337. Registration deadline is June 4, 2018.

Several COLLEGES WILL VISIT KHS to meet with interested students this spring.

University of Kentucky – Tuesday, April 24, 9:30 A.M.

Lakeland Community College – Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 AM

St. Mary’s College – Wednesday, April 25 – noon

FIDM – Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles Campus (CA) – Wednesday, April 25 – 1:30 PM

If interested, sign up in Guidance

Attention students looking for VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Holden Arboretum in Kirtland is in need of teen volunteers, age 14 and older to help with their annual plant sale event May 18-20. See Guidance for details.

Geauga Park District hosts a Nature Writing Contest with prizes of $50, $25 and $15 for teens. Winners will also be honored at the annual Nature Arts Festival on August 5th in Big Creek Park, and published online.  Deadline is May 1 via email to sward@geaugaparkdistrict.org.  Submit one nature-inspired entry per category of prose and/or poetry. Prose must be typed, double-spaced and no more than 800 words. Poetry may be single-spaced.  For more information, contact Sandy Ward at 440-279-0803 or email sward@geaugaparkdistrict.org.  Entry forms are available in Guidance.


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.


Geauga County Farm Bureau for current GCFB members or students with a parent who is a current member.  Application forms available online at geaugafb.orgDeadline April 20, 2018

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.

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


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.

NEW!  Another scholarship is available — ADRIAN RUBIN SCHOLARSHIP. Open to all high school students who are ready to graduate. Requires a 500-word essay on real estate investments. Application and information at http://adrianrubinscholarship.com/ Deadline is January 1, 2019.

THE BOMBER HANGARFor all your Bomber Spirit needs!

The Bomber Hangar Presents a NEW Order Form and Spring Hours!

Kenston’s spirit wear store has reopened within KMS and new items have arrived — short sleeve shirts for the entire family, 1/4 zips for men and women, plus lightweight funnel neck hoodies for the on-trend Kenston ladies — all in a large range of sizes!

Hours throughout the end of the school year are:

Tuesdays: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Fridays: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

(May 22nd is the last day to shop!)

The Bomber Hangar’s annual “Spring SALE” will begin on Monday, April 30th and run through Saturday, May 12th. 

April 30            2:30 – 6:00 pm

May 1               6:00 – 8:00 pm

May 2               2:30 – 6:00 pm

May 3               2:30 – 6:00 pm

May 4               10:00 am – 1:00 pm

May 5               9:00 am – Noon

May 12             9:00 am – Noon

During school hours, shoppers must sign in at the KMS main office and will be directed to The Bomber Hangar’s location near the Betty Patton room. (Please be sure to have your driver’s license with you in order to be admitted to the building.)  After school hours, shoppers can access the retail store through the double doors at the back of the building (across from the stadium bleachers).  Look for the “Bomber Hangar” sandwich board sign outside those doors!

If you’re not able to visit The Bomber Hangar’s retail store, you can still shop through our SPRING ORDER FORM, featuring brand new items and a few great basics!  You are encouraged to contact Christine Riscili at 717-991-0973 with any product questions.  We are happy to help you select the correct sizes and explain features about each product!  Order forms and payment are due to the main office of your child’s building by Wednesday, April 18th.  Merchandise deliveries will be made by Friday, May 4th.


The Bomber Hangar continues to seek parent and/or high school student volunteers!  Sales (both in-store and throughout the district), transporting merchandise, merchandising, and marketing are just a few of the opportunities available to those in the VIP Volunteer program.  Earn a 20% discount on spirit wear by volunteering for 10 hours!  It’s FUN, SOCIAL and a great resume-builder for students!  Email bomber.hangar@kenstonaps.org for more information.

Stay up-to-date on Kenston spirit wear …

Twitter: @Bomber_Hangar

Facebook: The Bomber Hangar


Questions?  Email bomber.hangar@kenstonapps.org

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!