• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

CAFÉ MENU:   • Taco Bar/Fajita Chicken • Rice • Queso

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 to our Students of the Month for March:

  • Grade 12: Madison Journey and Matthew Rosinski
  • Grade 11: Layla Gilbert and Lynae Hairston
  • Grade 10: Lucian Benz and Maximus Yost
  • Grade 9: Walker Glime and Liam Zak
  • Rotary Senior: Weston Gaskins

Their pictures are posted in the hallway!

The Science Department and KHS Staff sends a heartfelt congratulations to the former Mrs. Colicchio.  Congratulations on your successful defense and on earning your PhD.  There is a doctor in the house!  Congratulations again Dr. Colicchio!!

To continue with our Say Something Week:  The video will be shown during first block that will explain the week’s activities.  Being prepared is half the battle in an emergency situation.   We will be having a safety drill to practice lock-down and evacuation procedures.  PEAK feels that this is especially important to practice this during Say Something Week to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues.  Remember if you see something, please say something, it could save a life.

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 competition has begun!  The first donations are already coming in!  A donation of one book will change a child’s life!

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.

The PACK meeting is Wednesday during Homeroom!

The Pulse Writing club is meeting this Thursday, March 5 in the A113 at 2:25. All creative writers are welcome. If you have any questions, see Ms. Joyce in A113.

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:

  • Wednesday, March 4th FAMILY TIES NIGHT – No athletics, no homework
  • Thursday, March 5th – Drum Out (Speech & Debate, Girls Bowling & Indoor Track)
  • 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

               (Drop off in the main office)

  • March 7th Red Rave Against Blood Cancer – Tickets are $25.00 and sold during lunch blocks! Help support this great cause!
  • 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:

Students – are you looking for an opportunity to get service hours quickly?  KIS is having a Family Night event next Thursday, March 12 from 6-8:45 p.m.  They need students to help as welcome volunteers, guides, registration, game rooms, clue room, cake walk, obstacle course, set up and clean up.  See Mrs. Hanzak in Guidance ASAP if you are interested.

A representative from Maryland Institute of Art is visiting Kenston on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. Sign up in Guidance if you are interested.

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.

Lake County Right to Life offers an essay contest for freshmen and sophomores residing in Geauga county.   See Guidance for details if interested.  Deadline is postmarked by April 18, 2020.

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

  • 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 the Concession Stand in the Cafeteria