• Dr. Herpy

Announcements for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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: Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad WILL NOT have practice after school on TODAY 10/9, due to a staff meeting. However, Practice will be Tonight, 10/9 and Thursday, 10/11 from 6:45 to 8:45 and Wednesday, 10/10 from 2:30 to 3:30PM. Mrs. Wilk still needs paperwork from a few of you, please complete ASAP.

TODAY: What you should know about tomorrow’s TESTING:
Remember, tomorrow is all school testing. Anyone participating in the testing tomorrow MUST check their Kenston.apps email for their room assignment. ALL Juniors and Seniors, who are NOT testing, should have a College Visit, OR a Career Shadowing Day planned. You will receive a form through email on Thursday, 10/11 that you are required to complete. For more information, see below in the Guidance News section.

TODAY: Principals Leadership Council:
Upperclassman interested in Principals Leadership Council, applications will be available through Google Forms. Check the website and complete a form for consideration.

TODAY: Vote for Plain Dealer’s Game Ball of the Week:
Calling All Bombers: Please use your cell phone and with your data connection (not with Kenston WiFi), please go to our home page and use the link in the upper right corner to vote for Jon Tomcufcik for Plain Dealer’s Game Ball of the Week.

TODAY—New Scholarship has arrived!:

**“STOP THE HATE” Essay Scholarship Contest**:
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Stop the Hate $100,000 essay contest for Northeast Ohio sixth- through 12th-graders. Essays limited to 500 words or less on an event or circumstance that caused you to act to create positive change in your world. What caused you to act and how did you decide to take action? Entry is online at http://www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate/contest/. Deadline for grades 6-10 is January 9, 2019. Deadline for grades 11 and 12 is January 16, 2019. Fliers are in Guidance.

**The Chagrin Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship essay contest deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 16. Essays 500 words or less on “What Does Veterans Day Mean To Me?” are to be emailed to admiralod86@gmail.com. Include student name, address, phone, email, school, graduation date and parent/guardian information. Fliers are in Guidance

TODAY: Sign-ups for Ladies Bomber Bowl
CALLING ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS! Bomber bowl signups are in the lunchroom this Tuesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/11 ONLY. The payment is $35 and you receive your very own powder puff jersey and get a chance to show off your flag football skills under the lights! The senior girls will take on the juniors. This will be a very competitive and a fun-filled match so sign up this week in the cafeteria! The annual Ladies Bomber Bowl is coming up on Tuesday, October 30th. Tell your friends and family—admission tickets are $4 and proceeds will go to the National Honor Society. (Cash or checks payable to KBOE)


*Attention Swimmers: There will be a meeting for all student interested in joining the Swim team during homeroom, in the cafeteria, on Monday, October 15th.

*Business Club: There will also be a meeting for all students interested in The Business Club on Monday in Room C-223.

*SPRING BREAK with Mr. Turk—deadline on Monday.
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.

*Senior Aerial Picture: Next Wednesday, 10/24, Seniors will get their 2019 aerial photo taken at the stadium during homeroom.

THURSDAY NIGHT: 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.

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: justin.fodor@kenstonapps.org

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



Oct. 9 Tuesday – Guidance NOVA Southeastern (FL) 8:30 AM
Oct. 9 Tuesday – Guidance University of Dayton 11:30 AM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Marietta College 9:00 AM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Gannon University (PA) 9:30 AM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Belmont University 10:30 AM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance University of Toronto (Canada) 11:30 AM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Butler University (IN) 12:30 PM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Wright State University 1:00 PM
Oct. 11 Thursday – Guidance Muskingum University 1:30 PM
Oct. 12 Friday No School
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.

****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: College and Career Day 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. Please check your kenstonapps email for your room assignment.

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”) Please check your kenstonapps email for your room assignment.
2. Go on a scheduled College Visit. You will receive an email to complete a data form on Thursday, 10/11 regarding your visit.
3. Career shadow. You will receive an email to complete a data form on Thursday, 10/11 regarding your visit.

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. Please check your kenstonapps email for your room assignment.
2. Go on a scheduled college visit. You will receive an email to complete a data form on Thursday, 10/11 regarding your visit.
3. Career shadow. You will receive an email to complete a data form on Thursday, 10/11 regarding your visit.
ALL STUDENTS taking the exam will be excused at the completion of the test at approximately 11:45 am.
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: 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.


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


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).

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.)

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.

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!

*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!

*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.

Are you a writer? Or 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.

*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 stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.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 stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.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.

From Homecoming:
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!