• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Stay Safe / Stay Healthy

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Attention All Students – Remember to check your email as it is the way we will communicate with you,  especially your guidance counselors who are working on your schedules!  

Senior Showcase – During the upcoming weeks, we will be highlighting the Class of 2020 on Kenston’s social media channels – Facebook – Kenston Schools and Twitter @ Kenstonkhs!!!

Seniors – Keep working on your Graduation Speeches!   You can email them to tom.gabram@kenstonapps.org.  Deadline is May 1, 2020.

Students interested in a Class Officer position please turn your forms in to Mrs. Phillips by May 8th.

Kenston Math Club:  It’s not too late to still get your team together and participate in the Purple Comet Math Competition. I need the names and grade of your teammates and a time you would like to take the test. The testing window is open until April 30th.

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.  

How to help during COVID-19

Hospitals throughout the world are currently experiencing a shortage of face masks. The coronavirus COVID-19 is the reason for this shortage. Our Kenston community can help our local hospitals by volunteering to sew or to  donate fabric, thread or elastic. Groups like Face Mask Makers Ohio are organizing donation efforts. Groups like this have people washing and cutting the patterns and then they deliver to people who can sew to make them. If you or someone you know have extra fabric laying around and are able to sew there are plenty of patterns online. Joann Fabrics is collecting completed face masks, and so are the local groups.The masks are quite simple to make, online there are many sites and videos showing the steps to make the masks. By doing this you are helping the nurses and doctors out tremendously. 

Link to how to make a face mask: https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/?icn=hpz1&ici=make-to-give-response

Link to group making the masks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541389859847965/

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!

**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. 

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.

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:

According to OHSAA, all spring sports have been cancelled for the season.  We are saddened for our student athletes, particularly our senior athletes who have lost the opportunity to compete and represent our community on the playing fields.  Our sincerest thanks to all outgoing Bombers and wish them much success as they close their academic careers here.  There is still an untold impact that this ongoing situation presents for Kenston, and even more specifically for our athletic programs, but Mr. Guarnieri will share information and provide direction as next steps are determined.

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.