• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

For the first time ever, Kenston has three students going to the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament!  Congratulations to Senior Laura Parsons, who qualified in United States Extemporaneous Speaking, Junior Samantha Stephens, who was selected for the World Schools Debate team, and Sophomore Micah Greenberg, who qualified in Humorous Interpretation.  They will be competing in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June.

We are happy to announce that on March 7th a new school dance will be coming to Kenston called Red Rave Against Blood Cancer. On March 7th from 7-10 – Braden Hunt and his Team –  Bombers For a Breakthrough–  will be throwing a school dance to help them raise as much money as possible for a charity close to Braden´s heart The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  At this dance, everyone should wear red in honor of the charity and be prepared for crazy lights and the common RAVE atmosphere! We urge every single Kenston student to attend this great event because we know it will be so much fun! Tickets will soon be sold at lunch for 25 dollars with raffle opportunities of 5,10,15 or 20 additional dollars being offered! In these raffles, you could win anything ranging from a 40$ visa gift card, a senior lot VIP parking spot, Cleveland sports gear/tickets, or AIR POD PROS! Please participate and attend this dance in hopes of pushing Braden and his team one step closer to their $30,000 goal! I hope to see you there because I know I will be!!

Are you interested in trying out for the award winning Bomberette Dance Team?  If so, there is a Parent & Student Meeting on Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  Try-out clinics will be February 24-28 with Tryout Day on February 29th.  We hope to see you there!!!

Remember that lost and found is located next to the concession stand in the cafeteria.  Items of value (jewelry, air pods, etc) can be found in the main office.  In fact, air pods and 1 pod (Either L/R) are still waiting to be claimed!

Did you know that Kenston High School:

  • has had a total of 12 Blood Drives
  • Collected 1,383 units of blood
  • Had a total of 1,655 donors
  • Collect an average of 115 units per drive

Do you know what you can do when you turn 18?

  • Open a bank account in your own name
  • Buy/Sell real estate
  • Marry
  • You can also VOTE in the Primary on March 17!!! Get registered to vote. See Mrs. Smith Room A210

 A few important reminders:

  • KHS Blood Drive is Thursday, February 27. You can earn a gift card to Mitchell’s Ice Cream Shop – just for signing up!  Extra forms are in guidance.

If you need volunteer hours, the Bainbridge Civic Club pancake breakfasts on the first three (3) Sundays in March can use you.  Contact Mark George at 440-591-1819 or email BainbridgeCivic@gmail.com.

A reminder that the Hub is open for anyone after school 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!

 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:

Attention sophomores and juniors:  Are you interested in learning more about business?  A week-long summer business camp will be offered from June 14-19 at Lake Erie College. Participants are eligible to earn 3 college credits through CCP program and Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal for high school credit.  For more information and applications, see Guidance.

Scholarships are arriving – Please see Guidance for a complete listing of scholarships:

  • Cleveland Hockey Booster Club offers several scholarships for seniors currently playing in hockey leagues. Applications in Guidance, deadline February 29, 2020.
  • Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club scholarship application is available in Guidance. $1,500 scholarships will be given this year. Criteria includes financial need, academics, community service and work experience.

Applications must be completed and submitted to Guidance by NOON on Friday, March 6.  Students must submit THREE copies of the entire application.

  • The Kenston Foundation Scholarship – One application, 35 scholarships available. Deadline March 9 at 3:30 p.m.
  • The Hope and Stanley Adelstein Free Speech Essay Contest is open to all students. There are two categories:  11th and 12th graders and 9th and 10th graders.  1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention monetary awards.  DETAILS IN GUIDANCE.  Deadline is March 9, 2020.
  • MAAK scholarships – March 10
  • Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering a $1,500 scholarship to one senior from Kenston who demonstrates the potential for a successful business career. Deadline is March 15. Stop in Guidance for details.\
  • KHS Athletic Boosters, deadline March 16
  • Bainbridge Women’s Club scholarship is here – for both male and female can apply. Applications in Guidance.  Deadline March 16.
  • Kenston Community Ed – March 17
  • KHS Academic Boosters, deadline March 20
  • Chagrin Valley Rotary Scholarship – Academic & Vocational Scholarships $3,000 each. Deadline March 20
  • The Bainbridge Police Department is offering two $1,500 scholarships.  Criteria and applications are in Guidance. Deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020
  • A scholarship for JUNIOR student-athletes is available in Guidance. See Guidance for details.  This is for the class of 2021 only. Deadline, May 31, 2020.

 Reminder to Sophomores: You can schedule a visit for Auburn Career’s “Welcome Wednesdays” anytime NOW through April. See Mr. Kimpton in Guidance for details.

 Attention Seniors:  The 7th Grade Camp Counselor applications are now available in Guidance.  If selected, this will be your Senior Project Mentorship in May.  Applications are in Guidance and watch the deadlines.  They are due back in Guidance on Wednesday, February 26th. (revised date)

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS:  For individual student and family meetings regarding the college financial aid process, loans, financial aid award letter questions, FAFSA, and scholarships, please contact Renee Morgan, LEAF advisor, at rmorgan@leaf-ohio.org to make an appointment.  Mrs. Morgan is available at Kenston on Fridays, 8:30-2:15.

Having a bad day? Contemplating self harm? Stressed? Suicidal? The Copeline is there to help you with all of these things. Geauga Copeline is 24 hour assistance for anyone with mental health issues for you or a friend.  Check out the signs throughout the building.  Remember, it’s okay not to be okay.

ATHLETIC NEWS:

Congratulations to our state qualifiers in swimming and diving!  We will have a drum-out today at 2:05!

Attention any girls interested in playing softball, tryouts will begin Monday, February 24. Pick up a schedule from Mrs. Dubovec in C219 or see her if you have any questions.

Good luck to the following team(s) as they compete tonight:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Hockey

Do you want to earn some extra money?  Did you know we have a job board located across from the Guidance Office and on our website?  There are employers looking for students like you and are willing to work around your busy schedule!  Take a look: Panera Bread, Aladdin’s, Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic, Giant Eagle, Jekyll’s, Marshall’s, Solon Recreation Center and more!

LOST & FOUND ITEMS: Please stop by the Main Office if you have lost something or if you have found something that someone has lost. Items not claimed in the Main Office will be moved to the new Storage Bench by the Concession Stand in the Cafeteria.