• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Friday, August 24, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: FLASHBACK (Take your pick from a rotation of the traditional favorites such as): • Bosco Sticks • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches • Mac and Cheese • Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes
DAILY: Big Daddy’s Pizza • Chicken Sandwiches (Regular and Spicy) • Variety of Wraps (Turkey, Ham, Spicy Chicken, Chicken or Veggie) • Variety of Fruit and Veggies

Today we honor our First Responders and thank them for their sacrifice.

Tonight is a big night for Kenston Football as our first Home game of the season kicks off. Don’t feel like standing in the long ticket line? Get a jump ahead by purchasing your tickets TODAY from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the ATHLETIC OFFICE, just around the corner from the cafeteria.

TODAY: First ALL SCHOOL Pep-Assembly!
Get ready Bombers! Today, Friday, Aug 24th will be our first ALL-SCHOOL PEP ASSEMBLY! We are on a special schedule to accommodate this exciting all-school event at the end of 4th Block. WEAR RED, WHITE & BLUE, bring your school spirit, Class pride and all the excitement you can muster!
DISMISSAL EXPECTATIONS: You will be dismissed to go home after the assembly, so be sure to go to your locker to gather your things beforehand—(after Block 3). You will NOT be able to go to your locker before the assembly.

FRIDAY NIGHT—Kickoff Classic
Friday NIGHT, Aug 24th, is the Kickoff Classic and the first tailgate party of the year starting at 5pm. We will be recognizing our FIRST RESPONDERS, so wear your RED, WHITE & BLUE to show your support at our first football game of the year when we take on Streetsboro. If you submitted an application for an Athletic Pass, please have your I.D. ready at the gate. Since 18-19 Student I.D.’s have not been processed yet, you can use last year’s I.D. Go Bombers!

Get your Athletic Season Pass TODAY, BEFORE 3:30 PM for the big game tonight! The LIST will be printed and submitted after 3:30 pm, so if you want your pass for tonight, you must submit your application BEFORE 3:30 PM to the Athletic Office!
The link is located on the KHS Home page, as well as, the Athletic page. You can also stop in the Main Office to pick up a printed form. Season passes provide admittance to all HOME sports contests for the entire 2018-19 school year (with the exception of the following: Kenston Invitational Events, Western Reserve Conference Tournaments and Ohio High School Athletic Association sponsored events). Upon receipt of a completed application with the required payment, your name will be added to the season pass-holder list. New this year, there will be no more laminated photo passes, but instead, names will be on a list at the Front Gate. It’s a great deal! General Admission tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students (except football). (Seniors citizens and children under 5yrs of age are free.)

The Math Club will meet on Monday, 8/27 during Homeroom in C138. Please see Mr. Koltas or any math teacher for a pass. You must have a pass to show your homeroom teacher if you wish to attend.

Want to help keep KHS green by recycling during homeroom? Interested in learning what the Envirothon has to offer? Come to Mrs. Moone’s room during homeroom on Monday, August 27, to learn more!

Students interested in the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, please remember that your applications are due Wednesday, August 29th. Don’t wait until the last minute.

Looking for a place to get some work done before heading home at the end of the school day? Kenston Academy is back! Come to the KHS Library after school Monday through Thursday from 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm. Use a computer. Print a paper. Get some tutoring help or volunteer to help other students. See Mrs. Dixon in Room C143A if you would like to tutor.


Looking to boost your SAT score or wanting to get a START on preparing for the PSAT? Mr. Marchesi and Mr. Koltas are hosting a PSAT/SAT preparation course that is sponsored by KCE. This course is extremely beneficial to those 10th and 11th graders looking for the skills to be successful on the exam. Class begins Tuesday, September 4. Registration forms are available in guidance, room A119, and on the KCE website.

Do you want to try something new and exciting? Then sign up to be part of the Kenston Bocce or Unicycle Club. Classes begin after labor day. Visit Mr. Segulin in Room B123 if you’re interested.

For all those interested in playing GIRLS LACROSSE in the Spring, and are NOT currently engaged in a Fall Sport, please attend the workout sessions from 7 to 9pm, Monday through Friday in the Weight Room. Ask for Coach Benz.

Students Participating in the GEAUGA COUNTY FAIR:
Last year, we had at least 30 students participate in the Fair. If you are planning on participating in the Geauga County Fair Aug 30 – Sept 3rd you will need to complete a PLANNED ABSENCE FORM and return it to the Attendance Office by Tuesday, Aug 28th.

If you know you will miss school for ANY REASON, you must fill out a Planned Absence Form. Please plan ahead since, you will need each of your teachers and a parent to sign the form before you turn it in. Forms should be turned in at least 2 days before your absence! Stop in the Attendance Office if you have questions.

If any student would like to assist the VOLLEYBALL TEAM, please see Mrs. Everts, Rm B124. Help is needed with line judging for ninth grade home matches, students to rotate volleyballs during a match, and score keepers for freshmen matches. Community service hours will be given.

All seniors are required to have proof of the meningococcal vaccine on file in the clinic PRIOR TO the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. By state law, students will not be allowed to stay in school longer than 14 school days unless proof has been received on all required immunizations. Note: students who had the first dose prior to age 16 must have the second dose before entering 12th grade. Documentation can be a signed note from the physician’s office or an immunization summary printout. Proof must include the month, day, and year of the dose. Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 5th.


College representatives from state and private schools will visit KHS during the day to meet with interested students. Students MUST register through Naviance and will receive a pass the day of the visit. If you need assistance registering through Naviance, see Guidance for an instruction sheet.
The first college visit will be Washington University in St. Louis on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Most visits will be in the Guidance conference room, other locations will be announced.
This is a great opportunity to meet with the college admissions representative and learn more about a college you might be interested in. Check the updated list of visits on the bulletin board outside Guidance and also on Google Docs and our website.

SENIORS Class of 2019!
Forms Due: Transcript Release Form, Diploma Name Verification, SAT Registration (Forms are located in student’s Welcome Back Packets picked up by each student on Packet Pick-up Days—8/7/18 & 8/9/18). The student’s Census Verification should be completed and updated by parents by August 31st. Parents should have received an email from Kenston e-communications on August 6th entitled “Complete your Annual Census Verification TODAY”.

Thursday, Sept 20th 7pm KHS Auditorium. Program will cover the financial aid process as it applies to college admission. There will also be an overview of the FASFA and scholarship information. The FASFA date to being filing is October 1st. Don’t miss this very informative presentation.

Protect Geauga Parks Bob McCullough Scholarship is for those who plan to study the natural or environmental sciences in college. $1,000 – essay describing how your projects or activities demonstrate the importance of conservation to you. Deadline 5:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 30. Fliers are available in Guidance.

Cleveland Browns Marion Motley Scholarship for those who plan to major in areas that would lead to a career in education or working for a professional sports organization. Must have 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher, 18 ACT or 940 math and verbal SAT taken by Sept. 30, 2018. Financial need based on Parent AGI. Fliers are available in Guidance.
Apply at https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/49482-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland. Deadline is Sept. 30, 2018.

PSAT / NMSQT TEST: Expectations

TEST DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – KHS (See registration deadline below!)

Grade 9 & 10:
All freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9 test and all sophomores will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Oct. 10th at KHS. These are mandatory tests at no cost and students do not need to register. Students will be notified of their classroom assignments prior to the test.

Grade 11:
Juniors who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT will need to register. Tests are pre-ordered, so registration deadlines are mandatory. The NMSQT is a national test and is only given ONCE A YEAR—Don’t miss the registration!
Juniors may choose one of the following on October 10th:
1. Take the PSAT/ NMSQT test at KHS. Register deadline is Friday, Sept 7th. Cost: $16.00 (Checks to “KBOE”)
2. Go on a scheduled College Visit. A Planned Absence Form must be completed by 10/8/18 and turned into the
Attendance Office.
3. Career shadow. A Planned Absence Form must be completed by 10/8/18 and turned into the Attendance Office.

Grade 12:
Seniors may choose one of the following on October 10th:
1. Take the SAT at KHS. Register deadline is Friday, Sept 7th. Cost: $47.50 (Checks to “KBOE”)
Tests are pre-ordered, so registration deadlines are mandatory.
2. Go on a scheduled college visit. A Planned Absence Form must be completed by 10/8/18 and turned into the
Attendance Office.
3. Career shadow. A Planned Absence Form must be completed by 10/8/18 and turned into the Attendance Office.

ALL STUDENTS taking the exam will be excused at the completion of the test.

All seniors should plan to take advantage of the FREE session for Senior Picture for the Yearbook on Thursday, Sept. 27th (10–1:00 PM, Band Room). Venditti will be here to take a complimentary, professional picture—sorry, you cannot purchase this picture, it is for the yearbook only. Senior portrait specifications for other Photographers: Size—no less than 300 dpi. Pose—only traditional full color portrait, head and shoulders only. Background—must be on the spectrum from cobalt to navy blue (no light blue). No hats, props, hands or inappropriate clothing. Submit your photograph electronically by email attachment to: justin.fodor@kenstonapps.org or on a CD. Under no circumstances will a senior portrait be scanned from a print. Any questions, see Mr. Fodor, room A114.

Need a job? New positions posted! 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.

Please stop by the Main Office if you have lost something or if you have found something that someone has lost. If you lost something that hasn’t been found yet, fill out a form so we can notify you when it’s found!