CAFÉ MENU: ON A BUN (A rotation of our signature sandwiches all served on a bun including): • Hot Subs • Meatball Subs • Honey Sriracha Chicken Subs • Italian Sausage Sandwich • Philly Cheese Steak
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
Congratulations! FREE ICE CREAM!
You made it through the first quarter of the school year! To celebrate, your KHS PTO is offering cool and refreshing ice cream sandwiches at lunch today. Stop by the “Celebrate Blue” table during your lunch block and pick up your FREE ice cream sandwich. You deserve it!
ALL Juniors and Seniors: MUST COMPLETE!
All Juniors and Seniors MUST take a few minutes to complete the Google Form sent directly to your kenston email, or you can access it from the school website. Please complete the form ASAP as it will provide valuable information to us on how you spent your day yesterday, Wed 10/10. Thank you!
Attention all Bombers: VOTE TODAY!
As you know, Jon Tomcufcik is in the running for the Plan Dealer’s Game Ball of the Week. Voting ends today at noon, and Jon is currently 27 votes behind.
PLEASE NOTE: because of the way our school’s Internet connection works, only one vote is permitted from the 600+ computers in our building. If you can connect to your data plan on your cell phone, please do so right now. Your block one teacher will give you time to do this. Go to our website, and there is a link at the top of “What’s New” to Vote For Jon.
Please do so right now! Thank you, and GO BOMBERS!!!
TODAY: Cap & Gown, Class Ring Orders:
Did you miss the chance to purchase your Cap and Gown and Class Ring? Jostens will be here, one last day, today for your orders. Bring order form and payment/deposit (checks payable to Jostens, cash or credit card #). Stop by the table during all lunch blocks in the cafeteria. After today, you will have to order online.
TODAY: Last Day for Bomber Bowl Sign-ups:
Juniors & Senior Ladies: Today is your LAST DAY to sign up for The Bomber Bowl Game on Tuesday Oct 30th. If you need a jersey, cost is $35. Cash or checks payable to KBOE. Bomber bowl signups are in the lunchroom this Tuesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/11 ONLY. The senior girls will take on the juniors—and you can get a chance to show off your flag football skills under the lights!. 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. All returning seniors will use their jersey from last year and do not need to purchase one this year.
TODAY: Les Miserables:
If you would like to see “Les Miserables” on November 4th, see Mrs. Wahl in C-217 today.
TODAY: Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad will practice after school today Wednesday, 10/10 from 2:30 to 3:30PM and Thursday, 10/11 from 6:45 to 8:45. Mrs. Wilk still needs paperwork from a few of you, please complete ASAP.
TODAY: Principals Leadership Council:
Attention all NEW and returning members! Upperclassman interested in Principals Leadership Council, applications will be available through Google Forms. Check the website and complete a form for consideration. Friday is the deadline.
TONIGHT: FREE CONCERT:
Join the Kenston High School choirs as they present their fall concert this evening at 7:00 in the auditorium. Enjoy performances by the chorus, chorale, Varsity Jazz and our guest steel drum player. Admission is FREE! …see you there!
TONIGHT: 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.
FRIDAY: NO SCHOOL!
Friday is a Teacher Work Day. No school for students. Enjoy the long weekend!
Basketball cheerleading CLINICS will be October 29th & 30th from 3:30-6pm and TRYOUTS are November 1st at 3:30pm. Both Clinics and Tryouts will be held in the TES gym.
Girl’s Lacrosse will be holding a mandatory meeting for all current players to get sized for new team jackets. The meeting will be held Thursday, October 25th, at 7:00 pm, in the KHS Cafeteria. All freshman and new players wanting to participate in the 2019 Girl’s Lacrosse program, must also attend and be sized. This meeting is mandatory for parents also and will cover other important team topics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include student name, address, phone, email, school, graduation date and parent/guardian information. Fliers are in Guidance
**Seniors applying to Bowling Green considering careers in teaching science and/or math are eligible to apply for the Choose Ohio First STEM scholarship awarding $4,000 the first year with increases each year up to more than $5,000 the fourth year, a value of $20,000.Minimum GPA 3.0, minimum ACT of 23. Details and online application at www.bgsu.edu/action. Deadline January 15, 2019.
MONDAY: Attention Swimmers & Divers:
There will be a meeting for all student interested in joining the Swim & Dive Team during homeroom, in the cafeteria, on Monday, October 15th. Try-out information has been posted in the athletic hallway.
MONDAY: Business Club:
There will also be a meeting for all students interested in The Business Club on Monday in Room C-223.
MONDAY: 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 or email him for information at email@example.com. The deadline to sign up is Monday, October 15th. No experience is needed to attend this trip.
MONDAY: 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.
TUESDAY: Pulse Writing Club Meeting:
The next meeting for the The Pulse Writing club, a club for all types of creative writing, is Tuesday 10/16, in A113, from 2:30 – 3:15. Please see MS. Joyce if you have questions.
WEDNESDAY: Senior Aerial Picture:
Next Wednesday, 10/24, Seniors will get their 2019 aerial photo taken at the stadium during homeroom.
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
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON Week of October 1st:
Oct. 9 Tuesday – Guidance NOVA Southeastern (FL) 8:30 AM
Oct. 9 Tuesday – Guidance University of Dayton 11:30 AM
Oct. 10 Wednesday NO VISITATIONS – PSAT/SAT TESTING ALL DAY
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.
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!
*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.
*JANUS EDITORIAL TEAM:
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 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! See Mrs. Larkin if you have questions.
*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!