• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Friday, September 7, 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

Please note these exams are pre-ordered — don’t miss the deadline today Friday, Sept 7th. Your parents should have received an email yesterday, Sept 6th, titled “October 10 – Deadline Approaching!” Both the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT test will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 10th here at KHS. The PSAT is given only once a year for juniors and the SAT test will be administered for seniors only once this year at KHS. All Juinors interested in taking the PSAT / NMSQT exam or Seniors who want to take the SAT exam on Oct. 10th, the registration DEADLINE is this Friday, Sept 7th. You should’ve received a form in your Start of the Year packet. If not, stop in Guidance. For more details, see your posted announcements below.

TODAY: Students we need your T-SHIRT size!
Some of you have NOT completed the Google Form for your class t-shirt–YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Please do so by the END of first block TODAY. Check your email for the link. The rest of you, give yourself a pat on the back!

The National Honor Society 2018-19 interview times have been posted in the Guidance Department. Interviews will be Tuesday, Sept 11th and Wednesday, Sept 12th.

All Tri-mester Band and second semester Chorus students: if you are planning to travel to New York City in the spring, you must be registered with the tour company by September 15th–that’s in ONE WEEK. See the music department webpage for more details.

Student council wants to know your Spirit Week requests! There is a link to a Google Form on the website, as well as an email in your mailbox asking you for your suggestions and requests for this year’s Spirit Week! Please complete these by today, Friday 9/7 and we look forward to making our seniors happy!

Your HOMECOMING DANCE is right around the corner on Saturday, September 29th! Remember if you plan to ask a student from another school, you must fill out a DANCE GUEST FORM and submit it when you purchase tickets the week prior. Don’t wait until the last minute. You can pick one up in the Main Office or Guidance.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION: Established in the 1920’s prior to the Interstate highway system, what historic route connected Chicago to Los Angeles? Ready for a unique intellectual journey of your own? Join the trivia club TODAY, Friday 9/7 after school in C138. Yes, it is Friday already! Today’s answer: Route 66

TONIGHT: KHS Football Theme:
THEME tonight is TYE- DYED. Reminder that Pre-sale tickets will be sold during most of the lunch blocks today. Student tickets ONLY, sorry no adult tickets are available (see Athletics below for more info). Find your best TIE-DYED outfit and come out and support the football team as they take on the Wolverines at West Geauga.

MONDAY: Freshmen Meeting
A freshmen class meeting will be held on Monday, 9/10 during Homeroom in the Main gym.

MONDAY: CEC Club Meeting:
CEC will meet on Monday, 9/10 in room A-201 during Homeroom to finalize ideas for the homecoming parade.

Creative writers of all kind are invited to the Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, September 11th, in Ms. Joyce’s room, A-113, after school. See Ms. Joyce if you have any questions.

Do you like to build things? Figure out how things work? Do you like thinking outside of the box? Science Olympiad might just be for you. An informational meeting will be held during homeroom on Wednesday, 9/12. Join Coach Wilk and former team members in Room B131. Please stop into your homeroom to let your teacher know you will be attending. A list of attendees will be provided to all staff at the end of the meeting.

Please come to the first Spanish Club meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 12 in room C215 during Homeroom.

WEDNESDAY: Wrestling Meeting:
There will be a Wrestling meeting for wrestlers who are NOT participating in a fall sport on Wednesday, 9/12 at 3 PM in the Cafe.

Go from “a Blogger” to a “Published Author” in one year! No experience needed. Find out more at the Newbury Library Wed, Sep 12th from 6:30-8. Register at geaugalibrary.net.

THURSDAY: Volley for a Cure
The Volleyball team will Volley for a Cure on Thursday, September 13th versus Eastlake North. There will be a bake sale and raffles. Come out to support your volleyball team while also supporting a great cause benefiting cancer research!

KHS’s speech and debate team will hold an informational meeting in the Lower A Computer Lab on Friday, September 14 from 2:30-4:00pm for any interested high school students. Speech and debate is an academic competition against other high schools that focuses on public speaking, debating, writing and acting skills. Similar to a swim or track team, students compete as an individual (or with a teammate) in one or two of fourteen events occurring simultaneously in separate classrooms. Besides looking great on college applications, Speech and Debate teaches students to be polished public speakers, to develop argumentative, writing and research skills and to increase confidence. The team competes in more than a dozen Saturday tournaments at schools in Northeastern Ohio from late-October through mid-February with the goal of qualifying for States, which is held in early March. Students are not required to attend every tournament. Additional information is available at: kenstonlocal.org/khs/extracurriculars/speech-debate/. If you have any questions, please email Coach Voudris at stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.org

New to Kenston School students this year is access to a collection of e-books. In partnership with the Lake Geauga Computer Association and OverDrive, Kenston launched the e-book library on August 27th. Through the SORA app you now have access to over 500 digital books. Books that you can check out and read for FREE! The SORA app is now available on every student’s iPad.
LOGIN INFO: When you open the app, it will ask you to set up an account. Choose Kenston School District. Your username is your 6 digit student ID and your password is your birthday, two numbers for the month and two numbers for the day. You are now able to check out a book. You can change the font or the size of the font of the book you are reading. You can highlight passages and write notes on what you are reading. All highlights and notes will be saved to your SORA account even after the book has been returned. Try it out! Have questions? Need help? See Mrs. Buettner in the KHS Library.

Did you know that one way to stand out with your high school RESUME is by how much you volunteer and WHERE you volunteer? It’s best to spread your volunteer hours out over a couple DIFFERENT areas and not just one place to show you are well-rounded. When you graduate from Kenston, students with 60 HOURS OR MORE of community service will wear a blue cord around their neck–it’s a nice honor to have and easy to do since Kenston offers so many opportunities. If you’re a freshman, you only need to log at least 15 HOURS PER YEAR and by the time you are a senior, you’ll have the 60 hours that you need.

*THE CHAGRIN FALLS PARK COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of some after school tutoring assistance for students in grades 1-5. We are looking to have high school volunteers go to the Community Center one day a week for a couple of hours after school to assist these younger students. Volunteers should be willing to serve a positive role-model and mentor for these younger students. Community service hours will be awarded to high school participants. If you are interested in signing up to be a tutor, please email Mrs. Detwiler or stop into the Guidance office to see her. This is a great opportunity for students to help their community and build connections with our younger Kenston students!

*KENSTON ACADEMY in the Library needs volunteers to help other students. See Mrs. Dixon in Room C143A if you would like to become a tutor and earn service hours.

*THE FOOTBALL TEAM needs a student to manage technology, video, and computer input. Stop in and see Coach Grubich or Coach Anderson if interested. Community service hours and compensation will be made for time invested.

CLUBS YOU CAN JOIN @ KHS: They look great on your High School Resume!

*BOCCE CLUB: Do you want to try something new and exciting? Then sign up to be part of the Kenston Bocce Club. Classes begin after Labor Day. Visit Mr. Segulin in Room B123 if you’re interested.

*BUSINESS CLUB will be changing to the Future Business Leaders of America, which is a national program and one that packs a lot of benefits for high school students. Meetings will begin next week. Please email Mr. Kepreos if you have any questions

*CEC CLUB: For those of you who don’t know, CEC (Creating Exceptional Character) works to spread acceptance and love towards all of our friends that have special needs at Kenston High School. We plan many fun activities throughout the year. If you have any interest in joining the club, see Mrs. Rudlosky in room A201.

*CREATIVE WRITING CLUB: Creative writers of all kind are invited to the Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, September 11th, in Ms. Joyce’s room, A-113, after school. See Ms. Joyce if you have any questions.

*GAMES CLUB first meeting of the year is Thursday, 8/30 after school till 3:30 in room C139. Mrs. Kramer has Settler’s of Catan, Othello, Pandemic, and a few others to share. You are welcome to bring your own game.

*PACK CLUB: PACK is a group of students interested in current events and politics. We have Democrats, Republicans and Independents who share their points of view in a safe environment. We are political junkies! Plan on attending the next meeting on Wednesday, 9/5. See Mrs. Smith if you are interested. Room A210

*SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB is meeting Wednesday, Aug 29th after school in room C143 and is open to all skill levels!

*SPANISH CLUB: Please come to the first Spanish Club meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 12 in room C215 during Homeroom.

*TRIVIA CLUB: The Trivia Club meets on Fridays after school in C138

*UNICYCLE CLUB: Do you want to try something new and exciting? Then sign up to be part of the Kenston Unicycle Club. Classes begin after Labor Day. Visit Mr. Segulin in Room B123 if you’re interested.


Sept. 11 Vanderbilt University (TN) 9:00 AM
Sept. 12 Denison University 1:00 PM
Sept. 14 Elon University (NC) 12:00 PM
Sept. 14 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1:00 PM
Sept. 17 Capital University 8:30 AM
Sept. 21 Youngstown State University 10:00 AM
Sept. 21 Ohio Wesleyan University 11:00 AM
Sept. 24 Bowling Green State University 8:30 AM
Sept. 25 University of Mount Union 9:00 AM
Sept. 27 Syracuse University (NY) 11:30 AM
Sept. 28 Lakeland Community College 10:30 AM.
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. 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.

Miami University 2018 Bridges Program is a free overnight experience for high-achieving students with a commitment to promoting understanding and appreciation of diversity, representing different racial/ethnic, gender identity and socioeconomic backgrounds. For more information, see Guidance. Application deadline is September 24, 2018.

Case Western Reserve University is offering Diversity Overnight on Sunday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Nov. 12. Stay in the dorms with a student host, join in on classes/discussions, explore the campus and learn more about Case during hands-on experiences at the Fall Open House, Nov. 12. Application deadline is October 1 at case.edu/admission/.

Lakeland Community College and Lake Erie College are co-sponsoring The Lake County Fall College Fair on Sunday, October 7 from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Athletic and Fitness Center at Lakeland Community College. Representatives from approximately 100 colleges and universities will be there to offer information and answer any questions about their school! Free and open to everyone.

Purdue University is offering a free daylong program on Monday, Oct. 15th. Space is limited and registration is due Oct. 8.
See Guidance for more information.

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”.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.)

KCE will sell tickets for HOME Football games ONLY. They will sell Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM – Noon.
(Located at the Kenston Gardiner Center: 9421 Bainbridge Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 P: (440) 543-2552 F: (440) 543-0415
KHS Athletic Office will sell tickets for all Football games (Home and Away games) on Fridays from 11:00 – 12:30 PM. However, the Athletic Office can only sell Adult tickets for HOME games (opponents will not accept our adult tickets at their location – only our student tickets).

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!