• Dr. Herpy

Announcements For Thursday, December 3, 2020

CAFÉ MENÚ: French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns
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

As part of the transition to remote learning, all students must have their lockers cleaned out by the end of the day on Friday in order to prepare for learning at home. Again, lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the day on Friday.

Students that are using an elevator fob, please turn it into the main office by Friday!

There will be a 15 minute video highlighting Auburn Career Center during BLOCK 3 TODAY for students currently in grades 9, 10, and 11.

If you are looking for new Kenston attire, the Bomber Hangar will be open Friday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at KMS. Enter through the Betty Patton room entrance adjacent to the stadium.

Trivia Club will be participating in their first virtual tournament on Saturday, Dec 12th. If you are interested in joining please contact Mr. Koltas.

A few quick reminders:

● 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.

● NHS is sponsoring a Food Drive for University Hospitals now into December. 1st Block classes will compete for the highest number of items! Winners will receive $5.00 gift cards from Dunkin! UH Hospitals has specific foods in need: canned items such as beans, pasta sauce, fruits, juices, and vegetables. You may also bring in jars of peanut butter, boxes of cereal, whole grain rice and pasta. Always remember that Bombers Fly Together especially in times of need. Be a part of this school Wide Food Drive!

● Attention creative writers and artists! Janus, Kenston’s literary & art magazine, is now accepting entries for our 2021 book. All genres of writing and art are eligible. Entries are due by December 14. Please see Mr. Marchesi in room A119 for 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 Sunday, January 31, 2021 (*corrected)

YEARBOOK ORDERS
Link is on the KHS Website. Yearbook’s start at $65.00

GUIDANCE NEWS:
Lakeland Virtual Open House – Friday, December 4 @ 10:00 a.m.
● Hear from Lakeland’s president and learn about our programs of study from our academic deans.
● Learn about the steps to admission and applying for financial aid and scholarships.
● Discover our honors program and options for transferring credits toward a bachelor’s degree either on a four-year college campus or through Lakeland’s Holden University Center.
● Explore our many student activities and opportunities for campus involvement, and hear directly from a panel of current Lakeland students.
Registration is required. Contact 440-525-7900 or email recruitment@lakelandcc.edu.

Scholarships Available:
● ATTENTION JUNIORS!!! CALVIN COOLIDGE PRESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. A full-ride scholarship covering tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study for any current JUNIOR students entering college in fall 2022. Complete application online at www.coolidgescholars.org by 5:00 PM EST on January 20, 2021. Current seniors are not eligible to apply.

● 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

LEAF
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:
Earlier this week, the Western Reserve Conference members determined that we will be suspending in-conference play in all winter sports until January 15. As is well established, the status of our Kenston team activities, including practice and competition, is based on our ability to do so safely within the protocols we have developed with authorization from and in tandem with the Geauga County Public Health Department.

Though this status may change at any given time, it is our current intention to continue to compete in non-conference competition in all winter sports with some limitations. Based on the recommendation from the Governor’s office to mitigate potential exposure to COVID-19, we will not be permitting spectators at any of our home events until at least January 15. This is being done to do our part in helping stop the spread of the virus but still provide valuable opportunities to our student-athletes to remain active.

Many of our opponents have suspended play for several weeks or may not be permitting spectators either, but we will continue to update our teams on schedule changes and share information about opportunities to attend away contests if possible.

Logistics particular to some sports will prevent us from doing so, but we will do our best to provide remote viewing opportunities for our home events in the following fashion:

Basketball and Wrestling will be broadcast via Boxcast and streamed here: https://boxcast.tv/channel/obzoptw1ecba3sj72col

Gymnastics events will be live streamed on Twitter from Coach Smith’s account @ASmithKHS

Hockey events will be streamed at www.LiveBarn.com. A promotional code will be shared with Kenston hockey families to gain discounted access, but there is an associated fee for a subscription.

We are hopeful that these measures will contribute to the communal attempts to secure the continuation of winter sports in our area and throughout the state. We thank our community for your continued support of Bomber Athletics and your dedication to assisting in this effort.

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.