CAFÉ MENU: PASTA BAR • Pasta with Meatballs or Meat Sauce • Chicken Alfredo • Garlic Bread
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: CEC Meeting: There will be a CEC meeting today in Room A201 during homeroom
TODAY: HOMECOMING TICKETS on Sale:
Homecoming Tickets will physically go on sale the week of September 24th, during lunch blocks at the concession stand. Tickets are $15.00 each and payment must be CHECK ONLY made out to KBOE. You also have the option to buy tickets ONLINE now through the KHS homepage. Online tickets are $16.50 and payment is credit or debit card. Remember: the line gets crazy at the end of the week, so get ahead of the game and buy your tickets early! If you are bringing a guest from another school, see the important information below.
*GUEST FORMS for Homecoming Dance: 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. HOMECOMING is Saturday, September 29th @ 7 pm. Theme: Emerald City
TODAY: SENIOR PORTRAITS—SIGN-UPS:
Seniors, this is your big year! Everyone wants a picture of you! 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). Sign up in the Main Office today for a time that works for you– (Auburn Students will have an opportunity to get their pictures taken before they leave for The Auburn Career Center at 10:15am.) 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.
TONIGHT: Hall of Fame Induction:
The Kenston Alumni Association is extremely proud to announce the Hall of Fame Induction on Wednesday, September 26th @ 7 pm in the KHS Auditorium. The Hall of Fame has been created to celebrate and pay tribute to alumni and staff. This program was created by the planning committee with representatives from the Kenston Alumni Association and students and staff. The Inaugural Class of 2018 Honorees are:
Alan Hrabak (1953): He was Kenston teacher, coach, athletic director and maintenance/ground.
John Althans (1973): He was U.S. Naval Lieutenant Commander, Principal and Co-Owner of Althans Insurance Agency
Judge Charles “Chip” Henry (1976): Former Assistant Geauga County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator and Geauga County Common Pleas Court Judge (deceased)
Kevin Lombardo, Lt Col, USAF (1990): Chief, Nuclear Weapons Security, United States Strategic Command
Justin Herdman (1993): United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
TONIGHT: BOMBER GAMES:
Get ready to rumble Bombers! The annual Bomber Games are here! Homecoming is next week 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.
*Bag Toss – Wednesday, September 19, 2:30pm-4:30pm – KHS Courtyard
*Soccer – New date/time is Monday, Sept 24th 2:30pm in the fields in front of the high school. (Rescheduled from Mon 9/17)
*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.
HOMECOMING Spirit Week!
Wednesday, 9/26 – USA Day
Thursday, 9/27 – Throwback Thursday (80s/90s)
Friday, 9/28 – Kenston Spirit Day: Class Colors
THURSDAY: PICTURE RE-TAKES:
Attention all students grades 9-11! Your school pictures will be passed out in Homeroom today….hopefully, you’re still as good looking as ever. But, if you’re not happy with your pictures, Picture Re-Take Day is this Thursday, September 27th. But don’t throw those original pictures in the trash! You will need to bring them with you on Picture Re-take day. Pictures will be in the Band Room from 10:00 am – 1 pm.
SUNDAY: 2018 Chagrin Documentary Film Fest 5K Run.
The race is Sunday, September, 30th at the Chagrin Falls football stadium beginning at 9 am. Pick up a form in the guidance or main office to register! For more information, look on the Kenston website. Please come and support families in need.
SUNDAY: FUNRAISER WALK: Would you like to help end hunger in Geauga County? The Greg Weemhoff “Crop Walk” will take place on Sunday, September 30th at 1p.m. at the Maple Highlands Trail in Hambden Township. If you would like to participate, check out the link on the website or see Mrs. Wahl in room C-217.
SUNDAY: 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.
SUNDAY: DEADLINE for Early Bird Special for 2018-19 Kenstonian Yearbook:
You won’t want to miss this $20 savings on next year’s Yearbook! Early Bird pre-orders are only $55.00 if you order by Sunday, Sept. 30th. You can pick up a form in the main office or Guidance; or you can order online. See the link on the right hand side on the KHS homepage. Questions: stop in and see Mr. Fodor in room A114 or email him at: email@example.com . After 9/30, the cost for the yearbook will be $65.00 until December 31st. Jan 1 – Jun 15th, cost will be $75.00.
TUESDAY: CAMPING TRIP MEETING with Mr. Turk:
Mr. Turk will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Oct 2nd at 7 PM in the AB room for a camping and climbing SPRING BREAK trip to Utah. For more information or prior questions see Mr. Turk in B129.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD will begin meeting next week:
Science Olympiad students: Drop in room B131 on Tuesday or Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM or Tuesday or Thursday from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. If you did not join the Google Classroom, see posters for the code. If you are in the classroom, please fill out the survey. Lastly, forms were passed out at the parent meeting and are posted in classroom. Forms are due to Coach Wilk by October 5th.
YEARBOOK (2017-18) DISTRIBUTION:
The 2017-18 Yearbooks have arrived! All students who ordered a yearbook from last year and did NOT receive their book on Wednesday, Sept 19th during homeroom can plan on getting their book on Monday, Sept 24th during homeroom. The remaining yearbooks will be redistributed to homeroom classrooms on Monday, so you must remain in your assigned homeroom if you wish to receive your yearbook. Questions: stop in and see Mr. Fodor in room A114 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. 24 Monday – Rm A101 Cleveland Institute of Art 7:50 AM
Sept. 24 Monday – Auditorium Bowling Green State University 8:30 AM
Sept. 24 Monday – Guidance Youngstown State University 9:00 AM
Sept. 24 Monday – Guidance Ohio Northern University 10:30 AM
Sept. 24 Monday – Guidance Washington & Jefferson College (PA) 11:00 AM
Sept. 25 Tuesday – Guidance University of Mount Union 9:00 AM
Sept. 25 Tuesday – Guidance Slippery Rock University (PA) 9:30 AM
Sept. 26 Wednesday – Guidance Otterbein University 12:30 PM
Sept. 27 Thursday – Rm A101 Maryland Institute College of Art-Baltimore (MD) 7:50 AM
Sept. 27 Thursday – Guidance Thiel College (PA) 11:00 AM
Sept. 27 Thursday – Guidance Syracuse University (NY) 11:30 AM
Sept. 28 Friday – Guidance 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.
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.
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!