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KHS Announcements April 30, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: Menu– Loaded Potato Bar, Bosco Sticks with Marinara Dipping Cups, Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich

SIDES: Broccoli Florets, Tater Tots, Garden Fresh Salad Bar, Choice of Fruit.


Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles will be here to meet with students TODAY at 9:00 AM. If you are interested in learning about this school, please sign up in Guidance to get a pass.


Freshman who took an AP course this year: please report to the AB Room at the beginning of Homeroom today with a pencil to complete your AP Pre-registration. This is mandatory.

Sophomores & Juniors will have an assembly in the Auditorium.

Seniors are to report to the AUX Gym for their Senior Meeting.


Mrs. Gruver’s AP– AP United States History class from first semester, you must stop by to see her ASAP

Mr. Marchesi’s– first semester classes will be today, Monday 4/30 in room A-119 after school at 2:20 pm.

Also, plan on attending the May 8th review prior to the exam on May 9th . See Mr. Marchesi if you have any questions

Mrs. Smith–AP GOV Test Review:  will be Wednesday, May 2nd during Homeroom and after school.  Thursday, May 3rd— before and after school.

Mrs. Wirthwein–AP WORLD students – See Classroom for details


AfterProm Tickets go on sale the week of Monday, April 30th thru Friday, May 4th during lunches. Tickets are $20 cash or checks (made out to “KHS After Prom”).  Kenston Seniors & Juniors and their prom dates can attend Afterprom at Kenston High School on Saturday, May 5th from 11 PM to 3:30 AM.  Underclassmen, alumni & guests must attend Prom in order to attend AfterProm.  However, Kenston Seniors & Juniors are welcome and do not have to attend Prom in order to attend AfterProm.  Casual attire.  Leave all bags at home.  You must arrive by midnight and you must stay until 3:30 AM.  No outside beverages or water bottles allowed inside.  Added security will be provided for your safety.  Students will be breathalyzed as needed. Juniors and Seniors received their AfterProm invitation during homeroom on Wednesday 4/25.


The District Art Show will also be on display in the gymnasium Monday, April 30th (3:30-6:30 pm) until Tuesday, May 1st (6-9 pm).  We have so many talented and AWARD WINNING students here at KHS–Come see for yourself!

TUESDAY:  College Signing Day. 

Seniors, wear your intended college shirt/sweatshirt, sign a certificate and have your picture taken during your lunch in the cafeteria on Tuesday, May 1st.

AIR End of Course Exams

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

WEDNESDAY: “Turn-in-Your-iPad” Day for Seniors going on Mentorship.

iPad collection will take during Homeroom on Wednesday, May 2nd for seniors going on mentorship.  Save and/or Back-up all Personal Content and be sure to Sign out of iCloud (need Apple ID).  In Settings: “Erase all Content and Settings’”

The charging brick & cord are yours to keep, seniors are turning in iPad with case only.


There will be a mandatory meeting this Wednesday, May 2nd during homeroom, in the AB Room to review the campaign process and announce the candidates for each position.  Please plan on attending and see you then!


The Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team placed 14th in the state this past weekend at the State Tournament held at OSU. This was a special trip to Columbus, as the team says goodbye to 7 seniors. We wish them the best as they continue to make their mark on the world. Congratulations to the whole team on an outstanding season! Also, Congratulations to the following 9th graders who placed for the middle school team at the State Science Olympiad Tournament this past weekend:  Amelia Witmer-Rich earned 6th Place in Anatomy and 1st Place in Disease Detectives. Jay DeCaro earned 3rd Place in Mystery Architecture.Congratulations to the Middle School Team on an outstanding season.

Do you value diversity? Do you like being around interesting people who are not just like you? If your answer is “yes” and you are NOT going to prom, join us for the Diversity Walk in downtown Cleveland. It is Saturday, May 5. Students, staff, and parents are all welcome! See Ms. D. Kramer in C141 for information and permission slips.

PROM 2018:

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).

TABLE SEATING:  Sign up for your table when you buy your ticket.  Only 10 guests per table.

MENU OPTIONS:  If you need a Gluten Free/Vegan option at Prom, please indicate when you purchase your ticket.  (Napoleon Vegetables—Roasted Peppers, Zucchini, Squash and Seasonal Vegetables on Portobello Mushrooms.)  This will NOT be at the buffet, but will be prepared in a separate area, plated and brought to your table.

PICTURES: Every Prom ticket holder will receive a complimentary photo in a frame.  It is the responsibility of the students to get their picture taken at Prom.  The Photographer will be located at the front entrance. (Only 1 picture per guest)

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!

ATTENTION SENIORS!  These Announcements Are For You!

  • Check out the homepage on the right side for the “Senior Meeting” slides to keep yourself organized on all your upcoming events.
  • MENTORSHIP—Your last day at KHS is Friday, May 4th. 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, see Mrs. Hanzak in Guidance right away. Interim grades will determine final eligibility on April 20th.  Any senior failing any course on April 20th will not be permitted to go on Mentorship.   All outstanding school fees and fines must be paid and any sports/school equipment or books must be returned 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.

  • Photos for graduation video:

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. Please consider submitting your photos ASAP—limit 20 photos.

  1. Email photos to 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 Tuesday, April 24!  Here is a link: https://www.kenstonhs.org/2018/04/04/attention-seniors-pictures-are-needed/


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”.

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


The 4H club, Greener fields is participating in a cross-county food drive and needs your donations between now and the end of the school year.All proceeds are benefiting the Geauga Hunger Task Force. All proceeds are being matched dollar for dollar by Dr. Augustine Kellis of Kellis Eye center up to a total of $25,000.



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.

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.


NEW!  MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS OF GEAUGA COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP. Minimum $1,000 scholarship available for students planning to attend The Ohio State University or OSU ATI and pursue a degree in horticulture, agriculture, environmental science or a closely related field. Scholarship applications are available online at http://geauga.osu.edu/program-areas/master-gardener-volunteers/scholarships or for pick up at the address below and must be submitted either in person or by mail no later than July 1, 2018 to The Ohio State University Extension, Patterson Center, Geauga County Master Gardeners Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 387, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH 44021.

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!