• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Monday, September 21, 2020

CAFÉ MENU: General Tso’s Chicken or Tangerine Chicken & Rice Bowl • Assorted Veggies
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 International Peace Day. Peace Day provides, globally, a shared date for all humanity. We must commit to Peace, above all differences and contribute to sustaining a Culture of Peace. This also applies to our school climate and how important it is to build a peaceful learning environment! I wanted to provide a brief update based on my announcement a couple weeks ago…

A group of student-leaders, staff, and administrators met last week to discuss ways to enhance school policies, culture and initiatives supporting EQUALITY, INCLUSION, DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE. We are committed to making changes, however we need more input and help to understand the needs of ALL students and staff. We are determined to help increase SELF AWARENESS and RESPECT to sustain a PEACEFUL and EQUITABLE learning environment for ALL students.

Change will only happen by listening to the STUDENT VOICE so we can gain more perspective on issues that pertain to RACE RELATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE and IMPLICIT BIAS. Events, programming, and learning opportunities will be implemented to provide an outlet for students to take action on these issues.

It’s INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY! If you want to make a difference to sustain a peaceful culture then please let your voice be heard and complete the brief interest form. The interest form is optional and linked to the student portal on your ChromeBook. Please complete today for those who want to be involved. Thank you, let’s have a great spirit week with a lot of participation.

All Students are asked to take a picture of your student I.D. on your phone. The barcode will scan and still allow you access to attendance, cafeteria virtual learning, etc., with your phone and you will not have to request a new I.D.

For Spirit week:

● Monday, September 21 – Western Day
● Tuesday, September 22 – Hawaiian Day
● Wednesday, September 23 – Wear Green in honor of Sandy Hook Promise
● Thursday, September 24 – Decades Day
● Friday, September 25 – Red, White & Blue Day

Attention Students: There is a new procedure for lunches. Each day you will need to complete the “Free Lunch Form” in your student portal if you are obtaining a lunch. You will need to do this daily if you need lunch from the cafeteria.

Are you good at arguing your way out of a situation, obsessed with politics, maybe you love acting but didn’t get into the Kenston production, or simply looking for something to add on your resumé? Then you should join Speech and Debate!! Come to our info meeting this Friday, September 25th right after school in the auditorium.

The Diversity Club will be meeting Friday at 2:20. Come to C141 or join through Google Meet. Email Ms. D. Kramer if you need the classroom code.

A few quick reminders:

● Take a picture of your student I.D. on your phone. The barcode will scan and still allow you access to attendance, cafeteria virtual learning, etc., with your phone and you will not have to request a new I.D.
● Remember to sign-up for your NHS Interview time that is posted outside of the Guidance Office.
● Student Planners are available in Guidance for $5.
● Yearbook orders are $55 if ordered by October 2nd. After that, the price increases, so turn those orders in early!

Do you want to be able to read announcements just like this one you are hearing right now? If so, see Mr. Novak in The Hub, formerly known as the library.

Kenston Academy is open for business! Stop in The Hub every Monday through Thursday after school from 2:20 to 3:20 to meet with a tutor or just use the space to work. All topics will be covered and no appointment is necessary. Be sure to take advantage of this great resource!

SENIORS, REQUIRED VACCINE: All seniors are required to have proof of the meningococcal vaccine on file in the clinic PRIOR TO the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. By state law, students will not be allowed to stay in school longer than 14 school days unless proof has been received on all required immunizations. Note: students who had the first dose prior to age 16 must have the second dose before entering 12th grade. Documentation can be a signed note from the physician’s office or an immunization summary printout. Proof must include the month, day, and year of the dose. Deadline: Friday, September 18th.

SENIOR PORTRAITS: 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.


Attention seniors: There is a scholarship available in Guidance for seniors who plan to major in natural or environmental sciences in college. Details for the Protect Geauga Parks Bob McCullough Memorial Conservation Scholarship are available in Guidance. The deadline to apply is 6:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Attention Seniors: College visitations will be held virtually this year. Students must register at least 24 hours in advance. No registration will be accepted on the day of the college visit. The following schools are scheduled this week:

Today we have:

● College of the Holy Cross @ 8:00
● Hanover @ 9:00
● College of Wooster @ 9:30
● Denison University @ 11:00
● Southeastern @ 1:00

Later this week we have:
Wheeling Jesuit University, University of Denver, Culinary Institute of America, Heidelberg University, Boston University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Butler University, Shenandoah University, Catholic University and Capital University.

Please sign up through your Naviance account. Further details and a URL to attend the virtual presentation will be emailed to your Kenston email.

Important Cap & Gown Information: In-School Order Date – Friday, October 2, 2020
Mail Order: Jostens Service Center, PO Box 512, Owatonna, MN 55060
NOTE: Final Deadline for all Kenston orders is Monday, December 14, 2020.
Orders after this date will incur late charges!!!

● PSAT Test (11th grade only) – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Registration deadline 9/8/20)
● SAT Test (12th grade only) – Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Registration deadline 9/8/20)
● SAT Test (all 10th grade) – March, 2021
● AP Testing – May 3-14, 2021

College Financial Aid – Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation (LEAF) is a non-profit organization that provides guidance on college financial aid. Kenston’s LEAF advisor is Mrs. Renee Morgan and is available for virtual student/family meetings regarding the FAFSA, the CSS profile, scholarships, loans and college application and funding information. Mrs. Morgan will host a virtual presentation on financial aid this month for all junior and senior families. Topics will include how your current financial situation can affect selecting a college and a timeline of the financial aid process. A link to the video will be sent in the near future. To arrange an individual appointment during the day or in the evening, please contact Mrs. Morgan directly at rmorgan@leaf-ohio.org. LEAF will also present a virtual session: Scholarships 101, November 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mrs. Morgan with any questions or Visit leaf-ohio.org for more information.

LEAF’s Virtual Information Sessions for the year have been posted on the Guidance webpage – all Kenston families are welcome to register.


Good luck to the following teams as they play this weekend:

● Girls Tennis

Due to Covid and under an agreement between Kenston and other schools in the Western Reserve Conference, two tickets for each football, soccer and volleyball athlete, cheerleader, dance team and band member will be sold for home games. Two tickets per player also will be sold for away conference games.

Need a job? New positions posted! Check out our JOB BOARD. Employers post jobs here because they want YOU! Go to the KHS website, type in “job board” in the search box, or stop by the job board across from Guidance.

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 a few days will be placed in the Lost & Found bin in the Cafeteria.