• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For November 2, 2020

CAFÉ MENU: Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Chicken or BBQ Pork
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

Are you an artist and/or graphic designer? Would you like to get your artwork featured on the cover of an award winning publication? Janus, Kenston’s literary & art magazine, is accepting entries for this year’s cover. Possible theme ideas are “Medieval,” “Gothic,” or “Fairy Tale.” Entries are due by December 11. The cover winner will also receive a $75 gift card!! See your art teacher or Mr. Marchesi for entry details.

Speech and Debate is holding a mock debate! This event is called the fishbowl debate and it will take place next Wednesday night, November 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the Hub. We will debate light-hearted topics such as “is a hotdog a sandwich”, “what came first, the chicken or the egg”, or “are clowns scary?” AND a select group of teachers are offering extra credit for attending! Some of these teachers include Mrs. Smith, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Wirthwein, Mr. Ray, and more! Sign up to attend using the form on the student portal. If you do not feel comfortable debating, you can sign up to watch!

Kenston’s Speech and Debate Team is off to a strong start, having competed in four tournaments thus far this season. In Congressional Debate, Samantha Stephens placed second at the Chagrin Falls tournament and reached quarterfinals at Yale University. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Ella Jewell defeated debaters from Cardinal-Mooney and Austintown-Fitch at the John F. Kennedy tournament. The team also had seven members compete at University School’s extemporaneous speaking tournament. If you are interested in joining the team, stop by practice Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights in A112 at 6:30pm.

A few quick reminders:

● With the Covid numbers increasing in Geauga County and surrounding communities, please do your part – wear your mask properly and wash your hands frequently.
● The 2021 Aerial Photograph schedule is posted on the window of the Hub. Photos start on TODAY Email Mr. Fodor if you have a conflict.
● The Bomber Hangar will be open today from 5-7 pm at KMS.
● School wide Mock Election is Tuesday, November 3rd. It is also Family Ties – no homework assigned!

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. Deadline is Tuesday, November 24, 2020

GUIDANCE NEWS:

Scholarships Available:

YOUNG AMERICAN CREATIVE PATRIOTIC ART CONTEST SCHOLARSHIP For GRADES 9-12.
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.

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!!!

KHS TESTING
● 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 11th 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’s Virtual Information Sessions for the year have been posted on the Guidance webpage – all Kenston families are welcome to register.

Attention Seniors – LEAF Resource Center is offering an Information Session on Wednesday, November 4 @ 6:30 p.m. titled Scholarships 101. How do I find money for college? Learn about how to research scholarships at universities, national databases, and at the local level. Get helpful hints on scholarship application processes. 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.

ATHLETIC NEWS:

State bound! Boys and Girls cross country both qualify for the division 1 state meet. It is the first time the girls have qualified for the division 1 State meet. This is the 5th straight D1 State meet for the boys team.

We love to see the Bomber Pride in the community as we celebrate our team’s postseason accomplishments. Show your support and tie a blue ribbon to your mailbox, tree or utility pole.

Boys Basketball tryouts will be Wednesday, November 4th
● Varsity from 2:30-5:00
● JV & Freshman from 5:00-7:00

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.

JOB POSTINGS:
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.

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