• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Monday, November 9, 2020

CAFÉ MENÚ: Teriyaki Chicken, Asian Rice & Vegetables!
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

KHS’s Speech and Debate team competed virtually at Edison on Saturday. Congratulations to Devin Cinch for placing first in Congress in her chamber and to Samantha Stephens for placing second in hers. Also congratulations to Eden Truax for placing fifth in Declamation in her first tournament of the season. In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Ella Jewell defeated debaters from Laurel and Hawken.

Kenston Center Stage proudly presents a socially distanced version of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee November 19-21. An eclectic group of six area champion spellers vie for the coveted trophy that is to be awarded to the winner of the Putnam County Spelling Bee. The spellers make their way through a series of (potentially made up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, un-life affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter, one speller will remain victorious. At least the losers receive a juice box. Seating is limited for this production, but we do have some tickets available. Email Mrs. Green for ticketing information.

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. Make taking your temperature daily a part of your morning routine before coming to school.

● The 2021 Aerial Photograph schedule is posted on the window of the Hub.
Email Mr. Fodor if you have a conflict.

● Design the Janus Cover for Kenston’s literary & art magazine. Possible theme ideas are “Medieval”, “Gothic”, or “Fairy Tale.” Entries are due by December 11th. Winner will receive a $75 gift card. See Mr. Marchesi for entry details.

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:

Students: Giant Eagle is having a Hiring Event on TODAY at the Tanglewood Giant Eagle where you can apply in person. See the bulletin board or website for details about filling an application out on-line.

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
● 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 Juniors – LEAF Resource Center is offering an Information Session on Wednesday, December 2 @ 6:30 p.m. titled Navigating Free Tools for SAT/ACT Test Prep. Discover free online preparation tools for both ACT and SAT tests. Learn about common testing timelines and about methods to build vocabulary. Acquire test stress tips and websites for free online practice tests with instant feedback. 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:

The Girls Bowling team is looking for any interested girls that want to join the Bowling Team. Sign up on Final Forms!!! Come be a part of a fun group!

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.