The Weekly Rundown:
A Special Message from KGAP:
CAFÉ MENU: PASTA BAR • Pasta with Meatballs or Meat Sauce • Chicken Alfredo • Garlic Bread
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: Happy Halloween!:
Attention all students: We love how you express yourself and your creativity! Please remember, if you are wearing a Halloween costume to school today, Wednesday, 10/31, all costumes must follow the school Dress Code and absolutely no masks, props or face paint that covers your entire face so that we cannot recognize you. Have a great day!
CONGRATULATIONS! Bomber Bowl Success:
Last night’s Bomber Bowl was a big success! Not only did the Junior girls dominate the Seniors in a score of 25 – 18, but the event raised over $800! The best news, of course, is that ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to WomensSafe. WomenSafe, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit domestic violence shelter and resource center in its 37th year of service to survivors of domestic violence. WomenSafe was founded in 1980 by a group of citizens who were concerned about local women and their children who were living in violent homes. WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeastern Ohio.
TODAY: BOMBER BASH ASSEMBLY during Homeroom:
Get your friends together and Take One Step for Kenston and ONE GIANT LEAP for A KID AGAIN! Students will be released a few minutes early today, Wed 10/31 at the end of Block 2 to go to the Main Gym for the kick-off assembly. Students who registered early will have their name put into a drawing for $50 cash to be announced during the assembly. Registration packets have been available in the main office since Friday, October 26th. Early registration began Monday, October 29th and official registration begins Wednesday, October 31st. Get ready to be blasted into an evening of games, dancing, food, Gaga Ball and much more. What could be more fun than spending 12 hours with your friends to support our very own KHS PTO, your very own class…yes! we donate to each class and most importantly we will be on our feet for 10 hours supporting kids with life threatening illnesses. Help us to reach our goal of raising $25,000. The 3rd Annual Bomber Bash is Saturday, November 17th!
FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS! Pre-sale Ticket for sale:
Kenston Bombers vs West Holmes Knights Friday, Nov 2nd at HOME. Presale ticket available at the KCE office!
Wednesday, October 31st: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and Thursday, November 1st: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (9421 Bainbridge Road)
$8.00 Pre-sale or $9.00 at the door. NO PASSES OR GOLD CARD EXCEPTED
Pre-sale tickets will also be available for students to purchase in the Athletic Dept. on Thursday, 11/1 during lunch blocks for $8 –or you’ll have to pay $9 at the Gate. The Kentson Krazies are calling it a “BLUE OUT”.
TODAY: Sign Up for 1st SPEAKER SERIES:
The first Speaker Series event of the year will focus on careers in Mental Health and will take place on Wednesday, November 14 during Block 2 and Homeroom. Sign up in the Guidance Office if you would like to attend. Do not delay, as spots are limited to the first 60 students!
TODAY: Senior Counselors for Seventh Grade Camp:
Camp Counselor applications will be available in Guidance starting today, 10/30, for Seventh Grade Camp (May 6-10, 2019). SENIORS interested in applying for this position as their SENIOR MENTORSHIP PROJECT should pick up the application. Don’t delay – You will need 3 Teacher Recommendations. The deadline to return the application to Guidance is Nov. 30th.
TODAY: Trivia Question & Friday’s Meeting:
Today’s TRIVIA QUESTION: What is a Hallow? If you like a good fright, visit the Trivia Club Friday, Nov 2nd after school in C138. Our knowledge is so trivial it’s scary! Today’s Answer: A hallow is a Saint or Holy Person. Halloween is a derivation of “All Hallow’s Eve”. Since November 1st is “All Saints Day”, October 31st became All Hallow’s Eve.
CANCER AWARENESS: Please donate—Deadline Today!
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. Thank you to all of you who donated to this wonderful cause!
THIS WEEK: Science Olympiad:
TUESDAY: No after school practice on Tuesday 10/30.
TUESDAY EVENING: All Members should plan to attend the evening practice on 10/30 for GUEST SPEAKER from 6:45 to 8:30 PM.
WEDNESDAY: Practice will continue on Wednesday 10/31 after school.
THURSDAY EVENING: Practice on 11/1 from 6:45 to 8:30 PM.
Please NOTE: Evening Practice times have been adjusted this week! Please plan rides accordingly.
THURSDAY: Smoothie Time!
Do you like smoothies? Well, you can try a SMOOTHIE during lunch on Thursday, Nov 1st. from an outside vendor, Barfresh Blended Beverages. They will be offered for ONE DAY ONLY. If you are thrilled and loving your cool treat, let your friendly cafeteria lady know! They may bring them back on the menu.
THURSDAY: Cheerleading Try-Outs!
Basketball cheerleading TRYOUTS are November 1st at 3:30pm. (CLINICS were October 29th & 30th from 3:30-6pm). Both Clinics and Tryouts will be held in the TES gym.
GAMES CLUB: Cancelled this Week:
Games Club is cancelled this week. Upcoming meetings are on Nov. 11th and 18th.
Interested in Wrestling? Come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 3:30 PM in the Wrestling room or contact Coach Deubel (email@example.com).
THURSDAY: Tickets on sale! Fall Play:
Kenston Center Stage is proud to present their Fall production of “Suite Surrender” by Michael McKeever. It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
Tickets will be sold beginning November 1st online and at the box office.
November 9th* & 10th at 7pm
November 11th at 2pm
At the Kenston High School’s Robert A. Lee Auditorium, (9500 Bainbridge Rd. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023)
*Please note: Should the Kenston Varsity Football Team receive a playoff bid on this date, the Friday Play performance will be held on Saturday, November 10th at 2pm.
THURSDAY: Deadline for Leadership Opportunity:
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.
FRIDAY: KGAP Club—Ghoulish Fun!
Do you have plans this Friday after school? If you are you looking for some spooky Halloween fun then we have just the thing and it’s hosted by one of our very own high school clubs! This Friday, November 2nd, KGAP Club (Kenston’s Gaming Anime and Pop Culture) is hosting its fifth annual, live-action “Five Minutes At Eddie’s” game, in which contestants have to monitor cameras to avoid some ghoulish monsters roaming the halls! You don’t have to be a KGAP member to watch or play-Anyone and everyone is welcome! All you have to do is show up in Mr. Mason’s room, C214, after school on Friday. You’re welcome to hang out and spectate, or even join in playing if you want! Be sure to check out the chilling trailer on Mr. Mason’s webpage!
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON: This Week:
Nov. 2 Friday – Guidance Baldwin Wallace 9:00 AM
Nov. 2 Friday – Guidance College of Charleston (SC) 11:30 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.
***Lakeland Community College***:
Lakeland 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.
***AUBURN CAREER CENTER: Info Day @ KHS***:
Auburn Career Center will be visiting KHS on Wednesday, November 7 for an informational meeting to introduce the vocational programs and other student opportunities. This meeting for sophomore students will take place during homeroom.
Sophomores may visit Auburn Career Center in the morning on Wednesday, November 28, from 8:45-11a.m., for an in-depth look at the vocational programs available to our students. Permission slips are required for this field trip and available in Guidance. If you have any questions, contact Ray Kimpton at 543-9821, ext. 2120.
All current Auburn students will be excused from classes on November 28. They are expected to participate in one of three options: Career Shadowing, College Visit or represent Auburn as a student ambassador or classroom host for the Sophomore Visitation Day. Students will earn community service hours for helping on this day.
***FREE SCHOLARSHIP SESSION***:
LEAF will hold a free Scholarship Session on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the LEAF Resource Center located in Lakeland Community College at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH, room A-2101 (the CLI). Learn tips on how to find and apply for college scholarships. Reservations are required, capacity is limited. Please register online at https://leaf-ohio.org/calendar/category/resource-center-sessions/ or call LEAF at 440-525-7095 to reserve a seat.
**“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.
**THE POND: ON & OFF THE ICE**
On and off ice volunteers are needed to help introduce children with disabilities the joy of ice skating. 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
*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
*** Important News for Winter Athletes***
Attention all Winter Athletes:
Did you know that you CANNOT even TRY-OUT for your sport unless these 3 things are completed?
1. YOU have to complete Final Forms (“Pre-Season Documents”) online
2. Your PARENTS have to “sign off” electronically on Final Forms
3. You must have a valid physical on file. (Copies of the OHSAA Physical packets are in the Main Office, but most doctor offices also carry them). You should have received an email from the Athletic Department if your Physical is not up to date. If you can’t find the “Final Forms” link, it is located on the left-hand column under “Athletics” on the KHS homepage. Look for “Pre-season Documents”.
***CONGRATULATIONS! Going to STATE!***
Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country Team and to Ellie Pleune for, once again, qualifying for the State Cross Country meet! Jacob McConnell, the Bomber’s top runner, finished 5th at Regionals. Without the speed and endurance of Kyle Silk, David Rosinski, Casey Pleune, Jack Turk, Tyler McMahan and Garrett McConnell the team would not be moving on to States. Kate Taylor, Jocelyn Van Skyhock, Jenny Kapcio, Kathryn Klotz, Sarah Bennett and Alexa Busby of the Girl’s Team just missed qualifying, but all had an outstanding season! Congrats to all our ladies as well.
***ATHLETIC AWARDS NIGHT***
The Fall Athletes will be recognized on Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm in the Main Gym.
BOMBER HANGER: Kenston Spirit Wear 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
BOMBER BASH: Saturday, November 17, 2018
The third Annual Kenston Bomber Bash PTO fundraiser is quickly approaching for Kenston High School students! It will be an amazing night of school spirit, charitable giving, and so much fun! Please consider donating to this important event even if your child is not able to attend. We hope to make a huge difference supporting Kenston High School but more importantly in the lives of children who are suffering life-threatening illnesses. The Bomber Bash has partnered once again with our chosen charity, A Kid Again. Your parents can see the parent letter link in the Bomber Bulletin that was emailed on Oct. 23rd.
A Kid Again is a Northern Ohio organization that fosters hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life-threatening illnesses. Part of the mission of the Bomber Bash is for you to not only foster school spirit and community spirit, but to stand in unity and show your support for the children and families going through these difficult times.
There are several ways to help make the Bomber Bash a success:
Attend the Bomber Bash!
Donate – money, prizes, gift cards, food, time
Please complete the donation form and send to the main office in an envelope marked KHS Bomber Bash.
Follow on Twitter – @KHS_BomberBash or contact via email: Allison Kure – Co-Advisor : firstname.lastname@example.org & Lynne Hamilton – Co-Advisor: email@example.com
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 was on Thursday, September 13th. We will discuss: This year’s shows, 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.
KGAP stands for “Kenston’s Gaming Anime and Pop Culture”. In this club, there is a weekly rotation of playing games, watching Anime and watching a TV show or a movie. We meet in Mr. Mason’s room, C136 every Friday after school until 3:30.
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!