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
CONGRATULATIONS! Cross Country Teams @ Districts:
Both Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams placed as District Runner Ups this weekend in a tough Division I competition at the District’s meet in Trumbull County qualifying both teams for the Regional meet. Congratulations to all the runners, as most broke their personal record times. Regionals will be held this weekend on Saturday, Oct 27th in Boardman.
CONGRATS! Speech & Debate Team:
In its first tournament of the season, Kenston placed 7th at East Liverpool. Congrats to Samara Benza for placing 3rd in Declamation. A big welcome to Cadie Matty, Ryann Greulich, Colin Mast, Maddie Worsdall, Valerie Brown and Frank Hegedus who competed in their first high school tournament.
TODAY: Principal’s Leadership Meeting:
Members of Principal Leadership will meet on Monday, 10/22 during Homeroom. Please report to the AB room immediately after 2nd block. Check your email.
TONIGHT: MOCK TRIAL TEAM:
Do you like arguing? Do you like acting? If you answered yes to either question, then you should join Kenston’s mock trial team; a team of budding lawyers and actors. The first meeting is Monday, 10/22 at 7pm in room A112. Practice is once a week on Monday nights to prepare to compete against other high schools in January in real courtrooms.
TUESDAY: Pulse Writing Club Meeting:
The Pulse Writing Club, Kenston’s creative writing club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 23, in A113, from 2:30 to 3:15. See MS. Joyce if you have any questions.
THIS WEEK: Science Olympiad :
Science Olympiad practices this week:
-Tuesday 10/23: @ 2:30PM and Tuesday evening @ 6:45 PM–Mrs. Fikter will be in to work on Water Quality and Glaciers, plan on attending if those are events you are interested in.
-Wednesday 10/24 @ 2:30 PM
-Thursday 10/25 @ 6:45 PM
THURSDAY: Girls Lacrosse:
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.
FRIDAY: Girls Basketball Try-outs:
Girls’ basketball tryouts will begin Friday, Oct 26th from 2:30 to 5 pm. You must be registered on Final Forms and have a valid physical. See the link on the Athletic page: “Pre-Season Parent/Athlete Documents” in the right column. The article will explain all the necessary steps and give you a link to Final Forms Student-Athlete Registration.
SATURDAY: Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are needed at the Pond for their “Gliding Stars of Northeast Ohio Program” as well as their “Halloween Spooktacular” on October 27th. On and off ice volunteers are needed to help introduce children with disabilities the joy of ice skating. The Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, October 27th from 6:15p.m. till 8:00 p.m. The Gliding Stars Program is every Sunday from February 24 to May 19. For more information contact: Melinda Bednarik at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Wymer at email@example.com
MONDAY 10/29: Business Club:
There will be a meeting for all students interested in the Future Business Leaders of America (formerly the Business Club) on Monday October 29 during homeroom in Room C223. Any student interested in signing up for this club is expected to attend. There is also an application on the Kenston High School website for all interested students. Please contact Mr. Kepreos if you have any questions
MONDAY 10/29: Cheerleading Try-Outs!
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.
TUESDAY 10/30: LADY Bomber Bowl!
Tell your friends and family! Admission tickets are $4 and proceeds will go to the National Honor Society. You won’t want to miss this annual event on Tuesday, October 30th. The senior girls will take on the juniors—and the girls get a chance to show off their flag football skills under the Stadium lights. This will be a very competitive and a fun-filled match between the Juniors & Senior Ladies. (Sign-ups were on Tuesday 10/9 and Thursday 10/11. Jersey cost $35. All returning seniors will use their jersey from last year and do not need to purchase one this year.)
CANCER AWARENESS: Please donate!
In honor of Cancer Awareness Month, INTERACT is collecting new blankets and socks for cancer patients. Please bring donations to Room A117. Collections will be accepted until Oct 31st.
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON: This Week:
Monday – Guidance College of Wooster 10:00 AM
Monday – Guidance Allegheny College (PA) 1:30 pm
Wednesday – Rm A101 College for Creative Studies- Detroit (MI) 7:50 AM
Wednesday- Guidance University of Findlay 8:30 AM
Wednesday – Guidance High Point University (NC) 1:00 PM
Thursday – Rm A101 Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) (GA) 7:50 AM
Thursday – Guidance St. Mary’s College (IN) 8:00 AM
Thursday – Guidance University of Toledo 9:00 AM
Thursday – Guidance Kent State Geauga & Twinsburg campuses 1:30 PM
Friday – Guidance Kenyon College 8:30 AM
Friday – Guidance St. Mary of the Woods (IN) 11:00 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.
Lakeland Community College will host a Fall Campus Visit Day and Academic Program Fair on Friday November 2 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m! Meet with program representatives, learn about Holden University Center and its partner schools, how to pay for college, admissions process, Q&A panel and a campus tour. Registration is required and seating is limited. Students can register online at www.lakelandcc.edu/visit.
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Geauga United Way
GEAUGA YOUTH FUND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
United Way Services of Geauga County is seeking high school students to join its Youth Fund Distribution Committee with the goal of engaging and empowering students. Students help solve community problems affecting youth and collaborate with other young leaders. This committee provides an opportunity to instill volunteerism in future adult leaders and identifies critical issues important to students through hands-on experiences. Students will learn the needs of youth in the community, the agencies addressing those issues, generate fundraising to help support agencies and programs, and research, interview and make funding decisions to distribute money to nonprofit partners that serve youth in Geauga County.
The application and more information are at www.uwsgc.org/yfdc, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
Meetings will be held once a month on Monday evenings plus two days during the week in Spring 2019. Email applications to Marissa Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, contact Chris Morgan at 216-436-2042 or email@example.com.
**“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.
**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.
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.
KENSTON CENTER STAGE–FUNDRAISER:
Kenston Center Stage fundraiser – purchase tickets at a discount to see “Hello, Dolly!” or “Les Miserables” 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
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.)
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
Old News but Great Info:
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-you must remain in your assigned homeroom if you wish to receive your yearbook. Extra copies are available on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in purchasing the 2018-19 Yearbook, see the link on the right column of the homepage. Remember, yearbooks take the summer to be completed and published and are usually ready for distribution in the Fall of the following year. Books for graduated seniors will be sent to their home. Questions: stop in and see Mr. Fodor in room A114 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 kinds 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! First meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/12 during homeroom! Please see Mrs. Wahl for questions in room C217. 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 or email Mr. Marchesi in room A119.
Math Mondays take place every Monday during homeroom. On Math Mondays we usually discuss interesting math topics or watch videos on how to do math puzzles such as the “four fours” puzzle. You can also sign up for the Kenston Math Club Google Classroom account where you can find out about events, volunteering opportunities, and chances to tutor. We have already started having meetings so if you want to join or have any questions, see Mr. Koltas in room C138.
*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 or if you would like to join. All creative writers welcome.
*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. Join Coach Wilk and former team members in Room B131. Come when you can. 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.
*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 or would like to join.
*SPANISH CLUB: Please come to the first Spanish Club meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 19 in room C215 during Homeroom. See Ms. Scola if you are interested in joining.
*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. See or email Mr. Koltas if interested.
*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.
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!