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Daily Announcements-February 23rd, 2021

Kenston High School

 ANNOUNCEMENTS of the Day

February 23, 2021

 CAFÉ MENÚ: 

DAILY:  Taco, Chips, Salsa & Rice!

 Reminder:  The Auditorium is closed to staff and students.  3rd block Cohort students will be in the AB Room with overflow into the music hallway.  Students will still sign into the kiosk by the gym.

Seniors you should have received a text message with a link on Saturday morning that directed you to a senior survey regarding end of the year events.  If you have not completed it, please check your texts and fill it out!

Interact is holding a food drive for the month of February to benefit food and friends and other local food banks. Please bring in non-perishable items to A117 or place in the collection box in the front hallway. Please help us, help those in need.

There is an upcoming donation drive for Project Hope for the Homeless.  There will be large donation boxes located outside of the main office, starting on Wednesday.  Donations should include consumables and essential goods.  A list of items to donate will be posted on the boxes.  For more information, contact Ella Bryan or Chase Tuller.

In honor of Black History Month:  On this date in 1965, Constance Baker Motley was elected Manhattan Borough President, the highest elective office held by a black woman in a major American city at that time.

Attention Seniors:  The yearbook staff is creating a new section of the publication this year titled “Who Tells Your Story?” As students that will soon become alumni, we want you to share your advice to the “future you” that will eventually walk the hallways of Kenston High School. This short, paragraph-lengthed letter will be accompanied by a photo of yourself that, if your letter is chosen by the yearbook staff, will be taken by one of our editors.

Please consider signing up for NHS’s Blood Drive on Thursday, February 25! Less than half of the donation slots are filled and we really need the Bomber community to sign up! If you’re interested and at least 16, pick up a parental consent waiver in the Guidance office and sign up using the Red Cross link in the Student Portal. Any other information you need about the signup process is available in the Student Portal.

Kenston Trivia Club Will have their first competition TODAY 2:30 (login) against Mogodore.

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.  Also, you can submit information for the morning announcements to Mrs. Tucholski in the main office. Also, submit team pics at sporting events or business class sales promotions to her as well for the screen in the cafeteria.  Items will be posted at her and the administration discretion.

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. (Photographers commonly used: Ripcho, Venditti, New Direction, Palmieri and Slezak).   Deadline is Sunday, January 31, 2021 (*corrected)

YEARBOOK ORDERS

Link is on the KHS Website.  Yearbook’s start at $75.00

Upcoming Event(s)

2/25 – KHS Conferences and KHS Blood Drive

3/3 11th grade SAT (remote learning gr. 9, 10, 12) (Family Ties – no homework)

3/26 – End of 3rd nine weeks

3/29-4/2 Spring Break

4/5-Teacher Work Day (no school)

GUIDANCE NEWS:

 There is another scholarship added to the Kenston Foundation for members of the Kenston Football Team with a 2.5 GPA or higher and community service. If you qualify, stop in Guidance for another application or visit our list on Google docs.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships is holding a College Credit Plus Webinar, discussing the Top 10 Tips for CCP Parents and Families on February 25, at 5:00 pm.  Everyone is asked to register in advance for the Webnar.

 Seniors – don’t forget to check the list posted on the Guidance window showing students who have earned Graduate Honors and Honors Diploma. If you don’t see your name and feel you deserve it, see your counselor right away.

 Attention All Students:  Each year,  Kenston High School awards students for the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.  In order to qualify, students must have a 3.5 cumulative UNWEIGHTED GPA and Community Service hours submitted and on file by March 19, 2021  in order to receive the President’s Award for Educational Excellence Certificate, sponsored by the KHS Academic Boosters.  Required Service Hours:  Freshman 25 hours; Sophomores 50 hours; Juniors 75 hours and Seniors 100 hours.

 Seniors – just a reminder:  Several scholarships are due next Monday, March 1.

  • Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce and National Wood must be submitted online by Monday.
  • OAPSE must be postmarked by Monday. Ohio Oil and Gas must be mailed to be received by Monday.
  • Start working on Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club and Kenston Foundation – both are due next Friday, March 5 in the Guidance Office. Both require you to turn in 3 copies of the entire application at the time of submission. You will need to make two additional copies of all documents.

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 now 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)
  • January 14th – Final Exams/Modified Schedule
  • January 15th – Final Exams/Modified Schedule
  • March 3rd – SAT Test (all 11th grade)
  • May 3-14th – AP Testing

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.  The upcoming session is:

➤Seniors:  Making Sense of College Financial Aid Offer Letters on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  I got in, but how much will it cost me?  Which college is a better deal?  What loans should I take?  The decision may or may not be final due to finances.  How do you compare college costs once you’ve been admitted?  An expert will walk you through the terminology so that you can see your bottom line of a 4-year college costs.

➤Seniors:  Making Sense of College Loan Options, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  Subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans? Parent PLUS vs. private loan?  I got in, I’m excited, but now how do I pay? Once you receive your college financial aid offer letter, you know the bottom line cost.  Often, there is a gap between the aid and the bill – loans can be used to fill that gap.  Learn more about available loan options and their impact on your future.

ATHLETIC NEWS:

 Congratulations on a fantastic postseason run Lady Bomber Bowlers!  Great job today at Districts!  Although the team did not qualify, we had 2 State Qualifiers! Trina Vokurka (Series 598) and Jenna Stretch (Series 604)!  Fantastic job Ladies!

Good luck to the following teams as they play today:

 Good Luck to the following teams as they play tonight:

TECHNOLOGY

If you are experiencing trouble with your Chromebook:

On the student website, click on departments, click on technology and at the bottom is a Chromebook Repair Form

You can also contact Mrs. Buettner on ext. 2600

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.