• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Wednesday. April 5th

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Seniors – Keep working on your Graduation Speeches!   You can email them to tom.gabram@kenstonapps.org.  \

We can’t say it enough. Thank you to those helping to get all of us through this. With so much unpredictability and concern right now, one thing is certain. There are many of you, along with family members and friends, who are on the front lines of this pandemic helping to make sure that people are cared for, fed, and receiving the goods, supplies, and services necessary to sustain the current shelter-in-place orders.  We want to honor all of them with a heartfelt THANK YOU from the entire Kenston family, and we can’t do that without YOUR help!

We are looking for two things (choose one or both):

  1. Photos of your friends and family who are healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store employees or others doing essential jobs. 
  2. Pictures, drawings, or videos that thank these individuals.

Please complete this form and submit it by next Wednesday, April 15.

We have seen so much good happening in our community, and we want to keep it going! Bombers fly together!

How can I fill the gap between college costs and financial aid? What loan programs are out there? LEAF will be holding a free ONLINE Google Meet to discuss Making Sense of College Loan Options. April 15 at 6:30 pm. Register at https://leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions… or email admin@leaf-ohio.org

If you are having an issue with your Chromebook, please complete the Chromebook Repair Form that is located on the website.  The Technology Department will be notified and will send a follow up email to you via your school provided email account with a drop off date and instructions.  Devices should not be dropped off without prior confirmation from the Technology Department.  Once instructed, the student/parent/guardian will drop off the device in the KMS front office entrance.  If a londer is required, the student/parent will pick up the chromebook with the student’s name on it. (The front office entrance is under camera surveillance and will be checked if necessary.  Once the Chromebook is repaired, the student will receive an email with instructions on when the Chromebook will be available for pick-up. If a loaner was borrowed, you can drop off when you pick up the repaired Chromebook.  

The 2020 Blood Drive has been rescheduled for April 16th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Adam Hall.  Registration is required.

GUIDANCE NEWS

The College Board has determined that traditional, face-to-face Advanced Placement exam administrations will not take place this spring. There will be two different testing dates for each AP subject. The full exam schedule; specific, free-response question types that will be on each AP exam; and additional testing details will be available by April 3. The College Board is developing secure, 45-minute online exams for each course. Each exam will focus on the content most schools should have been able to complete by early March.  Beginning Wednesday, March 25, students will have access to free, live AP review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These classes also will be available on demand so teachers and students can access them any time. Find this information and any updates on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exam administrations webpage.

GRADUATION VIDEO – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Graduation is quickly approaching and we need your help gathering photographs of the Class of 2020 during their Kenston school career, grades kindergarten through 12, for inclusion in the commencement video shown during graduation, May 19, 2020.  We would like to include photos and videos of your student’s favorite Kenston moments such as: the first day of school, the Letter People, International Festival, Dinosaur Day, athletics, band/art, Washington DC trip, 7th grade camp, field day, holiday parties, zoo crew, special visits, Veterans day, school plays, science fair, DARE, book fair, field trips, One School One Book, movie night, playground fun, and summer vacation. There are two ways to get the photos and videos to us: (1) e-mail the digital images and videos to graduation.video@kenstonapps.org, with “Graduation Video Photos” in the subject line. (2) Mail photographs to “Graduation Video Pictures”, Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. If you would like to have the pictures returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Photos and videos must be submitted by Friday, April 24, 2020.

**Please note: All financial obligations, library books and/or fees, and school or sports equipment must be paid/returned by Thursday, May 28, 2020 (last day of school). This date has been extended. Students with outstanding obligations will not receive commencement tickets, not be permitted to participate in commencement, nor receive their diploma and final transcript. 

Community Service Hours for the Class of 2020 are due by Friday, April 24th!!!  

A paid summer position is available for girls 16 and older as a camp employee with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio.  Serve as camp employees for day and resident camps for girls aged 5-17 from June 4-August 4, 2020. Part-time positions are also available.  Receive free room and board while camp is in session, make lifelong friends with other staff including international staff. No Girl Scout experience is needed.  Details and application are in Guidance.

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.

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.

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. 

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:

Per the orders issued by the governor and the OHSAA, all athletic competitions have been CANCELLED through May 1.

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.