CAFÉ MENU: IN A BOWL: Mashed Potato • Asian • Mac and Cheese (A rotation of all your favorite lunches served in a bowl including these themes with a variety of chicken and beef toppings offered)
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: Girls Basketball Meeting:
Attention girls interested in basketball: There will be a Girls Basketball meeting Monday, Oct 1st during homeroom, in A-206
DEADLINE TODAY: 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/.
CONGRATUALIONS To The October Students Of The Month:
Rotary Senior: Emily Hall. Students of the Month, Seniors: Jenna Wrona & Niklas Hunder; Juniors: Zoe Koch & James Kregenow; Sophomores: Carley Riggins-Link & Nick Sanchez; Freshmen: Presley Gabram & Justin Croucher
Congratulations to the Homecoming King and Queen announced at Friday night’s game: King Connor Quinlan & Queen Delaney Kramer.
THIS WEEK: Science Olympiad begins:
Come when you can, we are starting to look at event requirements. Meetings are held in B-131 on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 to 8:45.
TUESDAY: Senior Night Volleyball:
Come support the Volleyball team on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd as they celebrate Senior Night! The varsity game against Riverside will begin at 6:30 PM. Announcements will take place before the game.
TUESDAY: Senior Night Boys Soccer:
Boys Soccer senior night will be Tuesday, Oct. 2nd. Come cheer on the team as they take on Riverside. The varsity game will begin at 7:15 PM. Announcements will take place before the game.
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.
FRIDAY: Seniors—Cap & Gowns and Graduation Announcements:
Seniors, remind your parents that Jostens will be here to take your orders for Graduation Announcements, and Caps & Gowns on Friday, October 5th during your lunch blocks!
SUNDAY: College Fair:
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.
UPCOMING TESTING: ALL STUDENTS!
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 tests offered 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.
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
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.
THIS JUST IN! Free FASFA Demonstration:
LEAF will hold a free FAFSA demonstration for high school students and their parents on Thursday, October 11th 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the LEAF Resource Center, on the Lakeland Community College campus in Room A-2101. The session will demonstrate how to file the FAFSA electronically at home. All Sessions are free. Reservations are required, capacity is limited. Please register online at leaf-ohio.org or call LEAF at 440.525.7095, to reserve a seat.
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON Week of October 1st:
Monday 10/1 – Guidance Indiana University – Bloomington (IN) 8:00 AM
Monday 10/1 – Guidance University of Buffalo (NY) 9:30 AM
Monday 10/1 – Guidance University of Colorado Boulder (CO) 10:00 AM
Monday 10/1 – Guidance Mercyhurst University (PA) 10:30 AM
Monday 10/1 – Guidance Ashland University 12:00 PM
Tuesday 10/2 – Guidance University of Rochester (NY) 8:00 AM
Tuesday 10/2 – Guidance Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA) 8:30 AM
Tuesday 10/2 – Guidance Earlham College (IN) 11:00 AM
Tuesday 10/2 – AB Room University of Cincinnati 12:00 PM
Wednesday 10/3 – Guidance Wheeling Jesuit University (WV) 10:30 AM
Wednesday 10/-Guidance Ithaca College (NY) 12:00 PM
Thursday 10/4 – Guidance University of Akron 9:30 AM
Thursday 10/4 – AB Room Ohio University 11:30 AM & 12:00 PM
Friday 10/5– Guidance University of Alabama 9:30 AM
Friday 10/5– Guidance Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 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.
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.
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: email@example.com or on a CD. Under no circumstances will a senior portrait be scanned from a print. Any questions, see Mr. Fodor, room A114.
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
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.
*RECYCLING-ENVIROTHON: If you like recycling and saving the planet from pollutants, then join Envirothon! In Envirothon, we recycle all the classroom’s bins of plastics, papers, glass, metals, and cardboard. Envirothon is a great way to get community service hours for your high school career. Every Monday and Wednesday during homeroom, these students play a vital part of keeping Kenston environmentally friendly! Students meet in Mrs. Moone’s room, B130, during homeroom days and spread out over the entire high school building to empty plastic and paper bins for collections helping Kenston stay green. Stop by if you are interested in joining the Envirothon club.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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!