• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Thursday, October 8, 2020

CAFÉ MENU: Toasted Cheese, Tomato Soup and Fries
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

Do you love to debate? Interested in law? Need to build your resume? Mock Trial is back. Practices are once a week and there is one completion day (unless we advance!) This teaches useful skills like public speaking, writing organization and time management. Anyone interested can attend a meeting on Friday, October 9th after school in the AB Room. The case this year – Defense motion to withdraw a guilty plea for the prosecutor to disclose evidence.

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.

Attention students interested in the Student Voice/Social Justice Committee, please check your Kenston Apps email for an invite to Monday’s meeting after school.

Do you have extra shoes laying around that you no longer use? Well Soles for Soles will be collecting any extra shoes in usable condition you may have. All shoes collected will be donated to areas and people in need of shoes such as Haiti. This saves shoes from ever reaching a landfill to help our environment. The collection box is located in the main lobby next to the main office. All donations are appreciated. If you have questions, contact Will Smith-Skladany.

A few quick reminders:

● Take a picture of your school ID! These cannot be replaced and requesting a duplicate will incur additional fees!
● The cost of a replacement Desk Shield is $20 if you lose or damage yours. Remember, Desk Shields are a mandatory requirement.
● Vision Screening: TODAY for Juniors!
● Picture makeup day is scheduled for Monday, October 19th. Any student that did not have an ID or their picture taken will be asked to stop in the Band Room between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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!

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.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 is our College & Career Readiness Day. The school day is dedicated to PSAT & SAT Testing and/or virtual College Visitation and Job Shadowing (for 11th & 12th graders not signed up to test.) All 9th & 10th grade students will report to school, as normal, to participate in PSAT Testing.

Attention Juniors – LEAF Resource Center is offering an Information Session on Wednesday, October 14 @ 6:30 p.m. titled Let the College Research Begin. Learn how to investigate colleges using internet tools. Discover online sites to assist in the college search process based on location, size, major, and more. Sessions are free, but reservations are required for Google Meet. Register at leaf-ohio.org/resource-center-sessions/ or call the LEAF Office at 440-525-7095.

Scholarships Available:
● 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

Theme is “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Complete details and fillable application at www.vfwauxiliary.org/scholarships. Top prize is a $30,000 scholarship to an American university. Must be returned to Chardon VFW before October 31, 2020.

Win a top prize of $31,500 scholarship. Rules, eligibility and application are in Guidance or download at https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships. Must be returned to Chardon VFW before March 31, 2021.

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:

Today we have:
● Baldwin-Wallace College @ 11:00 .am.
Next Week we have: Embry Riddle, DePaul University, Kent State University, Wittenberg University and Pace 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 Date: 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 today:
● Volleyball
● Girls Soccer

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.