• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Monday, March 2nd, 2020

CAFÉ MENU:   • Thai Bowl w/chicken • Rice • Vegetable

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 is the Kickoff to Say Something Week.  You will see a video this morning during homeroom

that explains the rest of the week.  Remember tomorrow, to wear green!

The Speech and Debate Showcase – is today at 7:00 – RESCHEDULED from 2/27 Calamity Day.

Congratulations to Tyler Kestranek who placed Gold at the SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition this past weekend.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Sports & Entertainment Industry?!?!  If so, you do not want to miss the Speaker Series event on Wednesday, March 11 during Block 2 and Homeroom.  Hear from panelists that work for the Cleveland Browns, IMG Golf, Cleveland Improv, and Event One FX.  You can sign up in the Guidance Office and spots are limited to the first 75 students!

Variety Show Auditions – March 5th & 6th and will take place after school. Signups are posted outside of guidance.

The NHS Book Drive for premiere pediatric facilities will begin today and will continue until March 20th. We are looking for your gently used kid’s books that are collecting dust in your home! All of the high school’s first block classes will be competing for the most books collected over the three-week period. Your donations will be given to the youth of our community who are unable to own their own book. Who knows what this could do for a child? Please bring your books to your first block class and help us make a difference in our local community!

Interact will be collecting shoe boxes and used glasses for the month of March and collecting gently used or new winter items, bathing suits, flip flops, pajamas, and leggings for local shelters through April.

There will be an informational meeting on March 2 during homeroom in A117 for anyone interested in taking CCP classes at KHS next year.  Please see Mrs. Brust if you have any questions.

Want your Math skills to Take Off? Join us for the Rocket City Math League Competition today during HR in C138.

PACK meeting this week Monday and Wednesday during Homeroom!

Congratulations to Mary Cowan for placing 3rd in the Uneven Bars and Balance Beam at the State Gymnastic’s meet this weekend!!! We have never had anyone place that high ever in Kenston History! Way to go Mary!

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad team for their 4th place finish in the Region 1 tournament this weekend. The team placed in the top six in disease detectives, write it, do it, wright stuff, ornithology, gravity vehicle, fossils, chemistry lab, and anatomy and physiology. With their 4th place finish, the team qualifies for the state competition in Columbus on April 25th. Nice job team!

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 $25 with raffle opportunities of 5,10,15 or 20 additional dollars being offered! In these raffles, you could win anything ranging from a 40$ 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!

A few important reminders:

  • FAMILY TIES NIGHT – No athletics, no homework – Wednesday, March 4th
  • March 6th AP Testing Registration Deadline
  • March 6th Senior Mentorship proposals due to faculty advisors
  • March 6th Senior Commencement Speech drafts due to Mr. Gabram
  • March 7th Red Rave Against Blood Cancer
  • March 8th DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

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!

GUIDANCE NEWS:

All Junior students will be taking the SAT on Wednesday, March 4 and will be excused from classes for the entire school day with an approximate dismissal of 12:30 p.m.

Bainbridge Civic Club scholarships are now available.  See Guidance for details. Applications online only – deadline March 20.

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. Students must sign up for an interview time!
  • 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 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.

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:

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

  • Practices Scheduled

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