CAFÉ MENU: MEXICAN (A rotation of your favorite Mexican dishes with all the toppings including):• Burrito Bowl • Soft Tacos or Nachos (choose from Taco Meat or Chicken Fajita Meat) • Mexican Pizza • Quesadillas
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: DOOR DECORATING for Spirit Week:
Spirit week begins THIS FRIDAY! And we are trying to spread the school spirit with a door decorating contest! You can choose the homecoming theme, Emerald City, or go with Kenston Pride. This is for ANY block CLASSROOM, not just homeroom! The winning door will be announced on Monday and will receive donuts– courtesy of Student Council! So let you teachers know that you want to get your class involved AND Go Bombers!
TODAY: BOMBER GAMES:
Get ready to rumble Bombers! The annual Bomber Games are THIS week! Homecoming is fast approaching and along with that comes the much anticipated Bomber games! The yearly games bring a rivalry throughout the grades as the freshman play the juniors and the sophomores play the seniors in the first round of games. The games, this year, will consist of soccer, bag toss, kickball and video games.
*Soccer – Monday, September 17, 3pm-5pm – CANCELLED due to rain. New date/time TBA
*Bag Toss – Wednesday, September 19, 2:30pm-4:30pm – KHS Courtyard
*Kickball – Tuesday, September 25, 3pm-5pm – Lower Soccer Fields
*Video Game (Mario Cart) – Wednesday, September 26, 2:30pm-4:30pm – Aux. Gym
The annual Staff vs. Senior Soccer Game will take place after the Parade and Pep Rally on Thursday, September 27 at Bomber Stadium.
THIS JUST IN:
FREE PRACTICE ACT TEST: On Sunday, September 30th at 12PM at the Bainbridge Public Library, a Practice ACT Test is being offered to students in Grades 9‐12. This is a FREE practice test. Home Tutoring Solutions will administer a practice ACT test. Students will walk away with their scores when they leave. Be sure to bring a calculator and pencils. Registration is required. Questions? See Mrs. Buettner in KHS Library, or call 543-9821 x2600.
CAMPING TRIP with Mr. Turk: Mark your calendars! Mr. Turk will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Oct 2nd at 7 PM in the AB room for a camping and climbing spring trip to Utah. For more information or prior questions see Mr. Turk in B129.
TODAY & WEDNESDAY: Students TYE DYE during lunch:
To celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2018, all students will have the opportunity to make a tye-dye t-shirt during the lunch periods on Tuesday, 9/18 and Wednesday, 9/19. Students need only bring a pre-washed white t-shirt with them. All other materials will be provided. Then everyone is encouraged to wear tye-dye on Friday. Not only will this recognize International Day of Peace, but it will also kick-off our themed Homecoming Spirit week.
WEDNESDAY: SPANISH CLUB MEETING:
Please come to the first Spanish Club meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept 19th in room C215 during homeroom.
THURSDAY: FINANCIAL AID NIGHT & PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:
Thursday, Sept 20th 7pm KHS Auditorium. The 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 begin filing is October 1st. Don’t miss this very informative presentation. Parent/ Teacher conferences are also scheduled in the gymnasium from 4 pm to 8pm. Teachers will be seated at tables in alphabetical order. Your parents will get in line to meet with your teachers as they choose.
HOMCOMING Spirit Week Themes
Friday, 9/21 – Peace, Love & Tye Dye Day
Monday, 9/24 – Jersey Day – College/Pro
Tuesday, 9/25 – Hawaiian Day
Wednesday, 9/26 – USA Day
Thursday, 9/27 – Throwback Thursday (80s/90s)
Friday, 9/28 – Kenston Spirit Day: Class Colors
HOMECOMING GUEST FORM:
Remember if you plan to ask a student from another school, you must fill out a DANCE GUEST FORM, and get it approved by an Administrator at BOTH schools! FIRST: Your guest will need approval from their Administrator, THEN, then you will need approval from a KHS Administrator. ONLY when the form is complete can you purchase a ticket for your Guest, usually the week prior. Don’t wait until the last minute to get all the signatures needed! You can pick up a GUEST FORM in the Main Office or Guidance. Turn your completed Guest information into the Main Office for a KHS Administrator to approve. Your HOMECOMING DANCE is right around the corner on Saturday, September 29th!
Please help! KENSTON CENTER STAGE–FUNDRAISER:
Kenston Center Stage fundraiser – purchase tickets at a discount to see Hello, Dolly! or Les Mes at Playhouse Square and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to Kenston Center Stage! Here is the link: https://groupmatics.events/group/KenstonCenterStage
Start with Hello Week – September 24-28, 2018
The purpose of this program enables students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion, and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. We will be sending out a survey to the student body, during this designated week, to begin our “Who’s Who” initiative at KHS. The results will be used to develop our special interest extended homerooms. The first of these is planned for the last week in October. More information will be forthcoming!
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AND SERVICE HOURS:
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.
*BELL RINGERS NEEDED FOR SALVATION ARMY:
Are you interested in earning community service hours? The Salvation Army is looking for “bell ringers” for the holiday season, starting Black Friday thru Christmas Eve. All kettles are in Geauga County and 100% of all funds raised go to United Way of Geauga to help Geauga County residents in need. If you are interested, call 216-436-2048. There’s a flier in Guidance
*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.
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON this WEEK:
Sept. 18 Tuesday – Auditorium– Ohio State University 11:00 AM
Sept. 20 Thursday –Heidelberg University 1:00 PM
Sept. 21 Friday – Ohio Wesleyan University 11:00 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.
SENIORS: MIAMI UNIVERSITY 2018 BRIDGES PROGRAM:
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.
SENIORS: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERISTY OPPORTUNITY:
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.
ESSAY CONTEST: Chagrin Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12067 offers an essay contest with 3 scholarships awarded: $1,000 first place and $750 two honorable mention awards for current seniors. Essay of 500 words or less on “What Does Veterans Day Mean To Me?”
Guidelines are in Guidance and essays must be received by Friday, Oct. 12.
SENIOR GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or on a CD. Under no circumstances will a senior portrait be scanned from a print. Any questions, see Mr. Fodor, room A114.
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.
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
3. Career shadow. A Planned Absence Form must be completed by 10/8/18 and turned into the Attendance Office.
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
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
*NEW SORA APP: E-BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR KENSTON STUDENTS:
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.
ATHLETIC SEASON PASS:
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.)
PRE-SALE FOOTBALL TICKETS:
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).
CLUBS & TEAMS 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 Monday, Sept 17th during homeroom. 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.
*DRAMA CLUB: The first Drama Club Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will be on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00am in the choir room! We will discuss: This year’s shows, Audition dates for the Fall Play, Fundraisers and How you can get involved. You DON’T want to miss this; all are welcome! Questions? See Mrs. Leone, Mrs. Green or Mrs. Wirthwein!
*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.
*FRENCH CLUB: Anyone interested in French Club! There will meeting on Wednesday, 9/12 during homeroom! Please see Mrs. Wahl for the classroom code so you can get your pass. A bientot!
*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
*PULSE WRITING CLUB: Creative writers are invited to the Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, September 11, in A-113, after school. See Ms. B. Joyce if you have any questions.
*SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: 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 Monday, 9/17. Join Coach Wilk and former team members in Room B131.
*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. 19 in room C215 during Homeroom.
*SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM: 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 email@example.com
*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.
BOMBER HANGER: Kenston Apparel on Sale:
PTO has NEW Merchandise for 2018-19 School Year! Store is currently located at the Stadium during the football season.
Stadium Store Hours:
Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Fridays from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM— EXCEPT when there is a home football game
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.
LOST & FOUND ITEMS:
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!