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! FOOTBALL & TICKET SALES:
Congratulations to the Bomber Football Team for a 1st home playoff victory on Friday night, 11/2. They advance to the Regional SemiFinals this Friday, 11/9 vs Medina Buckeye @ Bedford High School. Presale tickets will be on sale during lunch on Thursday and Friday 11/8-11/9.
ATTENTION KENSTON KRAZIES: SPIRIT BUSES
Spirit buses will be running for Friday’s game in Bedford. You must sign up by Wednesday, 11/7 if you are interested. Sign-ups will be available at lunch Monday thru Thursday if you are planning on riding. The Cross Country State championship was postponed until Saturday, 11/10. A possible spirit bus is in the works for Saturday, but not yet finalized. Please stop by the lunch table if interested. Good luck, once again to all of our runners!
CONGRATS! Speech and Debate Team:
Kenston placed 4th out of 21 high schools at Edison’s tournament, improving on its 6th place finish there the previous two seasons. Kenston had four of the top five finishers in Declamation with Samara Benza, Valarie Brown, Anthony Alandt and Frank Hegedus placing second through fifth. Tia Speece placed first in Lincoln-Douglas Debate with a 4-0 record. In Congressional Debate, Stephen Kale and Colin Varga placed fifth and sixth. Laura Parsons placed sixth in Original Oratory.
TODAY: D.A.R.E. Volunteers Needed:
If you are interested in going over to help Officer Rearden talk to D.A.R.E. students at KIS please sign up in guidance today.
TODAY: 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 only. All seating is general admission for only $10! Tickets will also be sold at the Box Office 1 hour before each performance.
November 9th* & 10th at 7pm
November 11th at 2pm
Location: 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.
BOMBER BASH: Donations due Wednesday!:
Get your friends together and Take One Step for Kenston and ONE GIANT LEAP for A KID AGAIN! All donations must be turned in November 14th! Official registration began 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!
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!
TUESDAY 11/6: Pulse Writing Club Meeting:
Kenston creative writers! There will be a Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, Nov 6th after school in MS. Joyce’s room, Room A113 from 2:30-3:15.
WEDNESDAY: Auburn Career Center Info Day:
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, however, Freshmen are welcome to attend as well.
WEDNESDAY: WRESTLING ANNOUNCEMENT:
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).
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Fall Athletic Awards:
The Fall Athletes will be recognized on Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm in the Main Gym. Don’t forget to remind your parents.
INTERACT is extending their blanket drive through the month of November. Their goal is to collect 100 NEW blankets for patients. Please help them meet their goal! NOVEMBER also begins the FOOD DRIVE. Look for boxes in your homerooms later this week. Please help us, help those in need.
COLLEGES VISIT YOU @ KENSTON: This Week:
Nov. 5 Monday – Guidance Art Academy of Cincinnati 10:00 AM
Nov. 6 Tuesday – Guidance Robert Morris (PA) 9:30 AM
Nov. 6 Tuesday – Guidance Lakeland Community College 1:00 PM
Nov. 9 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.
***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.
***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.
**OHIO UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF GREATER CLEVELAND SCHOLARSHIP**.
Senior woman with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more UNWEIGHTED, at least a 25 ACT or 1140 SAT, and entering Ohio University in Fall 2019. Maximum 500-word essay. Applications in Guidance or at https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/inform/finding-alumni/Ohio-University-Womens-Club-of-Greater-Cleveland.cfm. Only awarded in the freshman year. Applications must be postmarked by February 9, 2019.
**“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.
SENIORS: What you should know:
*** SENIOR PROJECT-MENTORSHIP PROGRAM***
The Senior Project/Mentorship program will be held May 6-17, 2019. The program and guidelines will be released during a senior assembly in January. A list of businesses that participated in the Mentorship program in the past is available in Guidance. This list is only for ideas for possible mentorship opportunities, they are not committed participants. We recommend seniors to start exploring opportunities for mentorship now, if interested in participating. We require students to meet directly with the person they will be working with to discuss their goals, expectations, duties and anticipated experience. No more than two Kenston students will be allowed at any place of business. Paperwork will be available in January after the senior assembly.
***SENIOR CAMP COUNCSELORS FOR KMS TRIP***
Seniors interested in applying for 7th Grade Camp Counselors as their Senior Project (mentorship) should pick up an application in Guidance. Deadline to submit applications and teacher recommendations is Friday, November 30, 2018. Interviews will be held December 10 and 11, 2018, at 2:35 p.m. (location at KMS TBA),and decisions will be announced by December 14, 2018. Camp runs May 6-10, 2019 and students with conflicts should not apply. Student athletes in spring sports should check their schedule. You will not be permitted to leave camp to compete. Also, students taking AP exams the week of May 6-10 will not be permitted to leave camp to take the AP Exam. AP exam dates are posted on the Guidance webpage. New this year: Camp will be held at Camp Christopher in Bath, Ohio. Because camp is a week earlier, those chosen to be camp counselors will go the entire week of May 6-10, 2019. There will be a brief meeting the week prior to camp and mandatory training on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The second week of mentorship will consist of a few days at KMS organizing supplies and preparing for next year.
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
BOMBER HANGER: Kenston Spirit Wear on Sale:
PTO has NEW Merchandise for the Holiday Season! See the link on the homepage for all the dates or follow on Twitter–@Bomber_Hanger; or on Facebook—The Bomber Hanger. www.kentsonlocal.org/pto/bomberhanger. The Bomber Hanger is managed by the PTO Council and benefits Kenston students, staff and community organizations through gift certificates and product donations. It also helps fund two annual PTO scholarships given to high school seniors through the Kenston Foundation.
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 or Online orders can be made at www.yearbookordercenter.com, order number 2856. When ordering a yearbook, select the option for “Senior” yearbooks and check the box “mail to home.” They will be mailed home next fall; the cost of mailing to seniors is covered by Herff Jones. Discount applied if ordered by December 31, 2018 at $65; then $75 through June 2019. Remember, yearbooks take the summer to be completed and published and are usually ready for distribution in the Fall of the following year. 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. All seniors who have already had their senior pictures taken at Venditti, New Direction, Palmieri, Noah Blue, or Slezak Photography will automatically have their pictures sent directly to the Kenston Yearbook. Other studios must seek approval before submitting a photo and adhere to the yearbook specifications. All senior pictures for the yearbook are due January 1, 2019! Questions should be addressed to Mr. Fodor in room A114. See below for SUBMISSION
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. Upcoming meetings are on Nov. 11th and 18th.
*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 CLUB: 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
*PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: See Mr. Malkus, room A101 for more information.
*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!