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: Cap & Gowns, Class Rings and Graduation Items:
Jostens will be here during all lunch hours in the cafeteria on Friday, Oct. 5 to take cap and gown orders and also class rings. All seniors received cap and gown order packets and all sophomores received class ring packets, however, all students are able to purchase a class ring. If you need an order packet, stop in Guidance. The Jostens table will be in the hallway outside the auditorium doors.
TODAY: Cleveland Indians, Spirit Day.
Show your support of the Tribe by wearing your jerseys or Tribe gear on Friday, Oct. 5th as Cleveland kicks off their 2018 Playoff run against the Houston Astros.
TODAY: Sign up for PLAY AUDITIONS:
Are you interested in taking part in the Fall Play? You must sign up for an audition time and read the requirements on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/7NRB9iRdnXojegul1. Auditions for the Fall Play, Suite Surrender, will take place on Monday, October 8th in the Choir Room. See Mrs. Leone in room A110 if you have questions about auditions!
TODAY: Spring Break with Mr. Turk
If you were NOT able to make the Utah spring break meeting on Tuesday night, 10/2, stop by Mr. Turk’s room B129 for information. The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 15th.
TONIGHT: WEAR PURPLE!
Hey, Kenston KRAZIES! Our theme for 10/5 Friday night football is Purple! Yes it is purple! This is to support Women’s Safe! WS is a nonprofit organization in Northeast Ohio to help women survivors of domestic violence. Our cheerleaders and football players will be trimmed out in purple as well. If you don’t have purple, please find some for Friday and support this awesome, positive theme.
TONIGHT: Senior Night for Cross Country & Golf:
Come celebrate Senior Night for both girls & boys Cross Country and girls & boys Golf on Friday night, Oct. 5th at the home football game. Announcements will take place BEFORE the game begins.
SATURDAY: Senior Day for Girls Soccer:
Senior Day for Girls Soccer will be this Saturday, Oct. 6th! Come cheer on the team as they take on NDCL. The varsity game will begin at 3:00 PM. Announcements will take place before the game.
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.
MONDAY: Principals Leadership Council:
Upperclassman interested in Principals Leadership Council, applications will be available through Google Forms. Check the website next Monday and complete a form for consideration.
MONDAY: JANUS MEETING:
Are you a writer? An artist? Or appreciate both? If so, consider being a part of this year’s Janus editorial team. Janus is Kenston’s literary and art magazine, and we are seeking out people who would like to join this year’s staff. If this sounds like you, come to the Janus informational meeting on Monday, October 8 at 2:30 in room A119. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Marchesi in room A119.
WEDNESDAY TESTING: REVISED INFORMATION—Please Read!
****Please note! New Updated information*******
Junior & Senior Students are no longer required to fill out a Planned Absence Form as previously told, if they are going on a College Visit or Career Shadowing Day. Instead, students will be required to fill out a Google Form giving an account for how their day was spent on Wednesday, Oct 10th. Each student will be sent an email with more information.
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.
3. Career shadow.
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.
3. Career shadow.
ALL STUDENTS taking the exam will be excused at the completion of the test at approximately 11:45 am.
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
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:
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’ve taken advantage of the FREE session for Senior Picture for the Yearbook on Thursday, Sept. 27th. Venditti was here to take a complimentary, professional picture—sorry, you cannot purchase this picture, it is for the yearbook only. If you missed it, you will have to submit a picture or have a professional submit it. See below for SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: All senior portraits need to be submitted to the yearbook by January 2019.
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
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).
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.)
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.
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!
*MOCK TRIAL TEAM: Info meeting Mon. Oct. 22, 7:00pm, Room A112. Mock trial is an academic competition against other high schools where students portray an attorney or witness and participate in a simulated trial. Students argue both sides of the case in real courtrooms across the state and are scored by panels of lawyers and judges. The state finals are held in the Ohio Statehouse. Students learn first-hand about the law, court procedures and the judicial system. The coaches are all attorneys. Practices are every Monday night at 7pm in A112. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
*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: Come check-out a practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm in A112. 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 in one or two of fourteen events occurring simultaneously in separate classrooms. The team competes in more than a dozen Saturday tournaments 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/ Email any questions to 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:
If you lost a shoe…..or two….at the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, 9/29, stop in the Main office. They also have a watch and a necklace. If you can describe it, it’s yours! 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!