• Dr. Herpy

Announcements for Monday, September 23, 2019

CAFÉ MENU: Mac & Cheese Bowl w/pulled Pork, Chicken Fajita or Taco Meat • Green Beans
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

Welcome to Start with Hello Week! During this week we encourage all students to say hello to all students and maybe make some new friends. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. Each Day this week PEAK will be letting us know another cultures way of saying hello. While it may seem silly, in Tibet, monks stick their tongues out to greet people. Listen tomorrow for another cultural way to say hello. Students and staff are also encouraged to wear green tomorrow to support Start with Hello and the Sandy Hook Promise.

This week is Start with Hello Week. All week long positive music will be played over the PA in between classes and daily announcements will be made to encourage the Start with Hello initiative. REMEMBER TO WEAR GREEN TOMORROW!

The Homecoming Door Decorating Contest is this week with Block 4 classes. Decorations should be homecoming themed – Arabian Nights – or Kenston themed. Judging will take place on Friday after school!

The Homecoming Dance is October 5th! Remember if you plan to ask a student from another school, you must fill out a DANCE GUEST FORM, and get it approved by an Administrator at BOTH schools! FIRST: Your guest will need approval from THEIR Administrator, THEN, then you will need approval from a KHS Administrator. ONLY when the form is complete can you purchase a ticket for your Guest, usually the week prior. Don’t wait until the last minute to get all the signatures needed! You can pick up a GUEST FORM in the Main Office or Guidance. Turn your completed Guest information into the Main Office for a KHS Administrator to approve.

The Bomber Games begin on Thursday, Sept. 26. This year students from each grade can compete in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee. Sign up today by using the Google Form in your email inbox or the KHS website.

Do you want to win the chance to host an extraordinary tailgate party before the Chardon Football game, starring the Kenston Marching Band and Bomberette Dance Team? Purchase a Band on Demand raffle ticket for your chance to WIN and the Kenston band and dance team will perform in your front yard, neighborhood common area or location of your choice. Show your Bomber Pride and invite your friends and neighbors to witness the extravaganza! KHS Marching Band and Bomberette students will be selling raffle tickets through September 30th. Tickets are $5.00 each or 4 for $20.00. Drawing will take place during the football game on October 4th (winner does not need to be present to win). The Band on Demand performance will take place on October 11, 2019. Location must be in the Kenston School District. Proceeds benefit the Musical Arts Association at Kenston.

Interact Club would like to wish you a happy National Day of Giving! Celebrate today by donating to Interact’s school supply drive for Cuyahoga County Libraries and the Food Drive going on through October. See Mrs. Brust in A117 for details.

French students (especially those who will be in the AP class this spring) there are a few spots left for the trip to Quebec Over spring break! Please see Mrs. Wahl asap if you’re interested in going!

Want to see Andy Grammer perform at The House of Blues on Thursday night? Varsity Jazz and Jazz Ensemble have two tickets to the concert and YOU can win them! Buy your raffle tickets at lunch on Monday and Tuesday for $5 each. A winner will be drawn on Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 and will be notified via email. You need not be present to win! Proceeds benefit the jazz programs here at Kenston High School.

Anyone interested in being part of backstage or tech crew should come to a meeting in Mrs Wirthwein’s room A203 during Homeroom TODAY.

Help Boys Soccer celebrate Senior Night on Tuesday, September 24th! The JV will take on Willoughby South starting at 5:30 PM. Senior announcements will begin at the conclusion of the JV game. The Varsity game will begin at 7:30 PM.

Spanish Club is meeting Wednesday, September 25th, during homeroom. We will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. You should come!

The first meeting of the Science Olympiad team will be Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm in B128. Please see Mrs. Colicchio in B128 if you have any questions or are unable to attend.

All non-fall sports students interested in Wrestling this year should come to a short meeting with Coach Deubel on Wednesday, September 25th at 2:30 PM in the cafeteria.

A reminder that the Hub is open for anyone afterschool to get a head start on homework and studying. This also applies to anyone who needs extra help or tutoring through Kenston Academy. Times are Monday-Thursday from 2:20-3:20. No need to sign up, just come in!

Picture Make-up Day: Tuesday, September 24th in the Band Room.

Senior Yearbook Photo: All seniors should plan to take advantage of the FREE session for Senior Picture for the Yearbook on Tuesday, Sept. 24th (10–1:00 PM, Band Room). Ripcho will be here to take a complimentary, professional picture—sorry, you cannot purchase this picture, it is only for the yearbook. 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.

GUIDANCE NEWS:

This week, we have:
Bowling Green (bring your chromebook)
University of Kentucky
Ashland University
College of Wooster
University of Cincinnati
Syracuse University
Otterbein
Wright State in Dayton

**Sign up through your Naviance account and you’ll receive a pass the morning of the visit. If you have any questions, see Guidance.

Solon Community Center Aquatics is hiring lifeguards after school and weekends. Applicants must be at least 15 and hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate. You may apply without a certification and, if hired, be required to take the certification at no cost through the Solon Community Center. They are hiring staff for summer 2020 now. See Guidance for more information.

Any students interested in doing some volunteer tutoring with the Young Scholars program though Chagrin Falls Park please pick up an application in guidance. You can earn service hours working with this program as well.

Seniors – VFW Chagrin Falls Post is offering an essay contest with a $1,000 prize for first and two $500 honorable mention awards. Essays of 500 words or less on “What Does Veterans Day Mean to Me?” See Guidance for more information.

Protect Geauga Parks offers three $1,000 scholarships for those majoring in natural or environmental sciences. Guidelines are available in Guidance. The scholarship requires an essay and 2 letters of recommendation. The deadline 6:00 PM Oct. 6, 2019.

Denison University offers an overnight program “Dialogue with Denison” on November 2-4 for academically qualified students from under-represented populations. Application deadline is October 1. If interested, see Guidance.

SENIORS Class of 2020 – Forms Due: Transcript Release Form and Diploma Name Verification

ATHLETIC NEWS:

Good luck to the following teams as they compete tonight:

● Boys Golf
● Girls Tennis
● Volleyball

LOST & FOUND ITEMS: Please stop by the Main Office if you have lost something or if you have found something that someone has lost. Our drawers already have things from this year– jewelry, planner, sweatshirts and more. If you lost something that hasn’t been found yet, fill out a form so we can notify you when it’s found!