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Announcements For Thursday, January 14, 2021

CAFÉ MENÚ:
DAILY: Steak-Ums & Fries!

Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January:

● 9th Grade: Griffin Acker and Avery Jakacki
● 10th Grade: Ava Arslanian and Bradley Wichert
● 11th Grade: Zoe Doyle and Claire Roch
● 12th Grade: Autumn Hamby and Kara Kaseda
● Rotary Senior – Nicolas Sanchez

Attention Virtual Students: There will be a textbook exchange set-up on Tuesday, January 19 from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the KHS cafeteria for students who were virtual first semester and remaining virtual for second semester. The exchange will be organized by the last name of each teacher. Each teacher will have half of a table in the cafe labeled with his/her name using the plastic placards. Virtual students will pick up textbooks and other supplies from the tables of their four new teachers for second semester AND drop-off all first semester materials to the tables of those teachers.

Attention Seniors: Your senior portrait for the yearbook is due January 31st. Email Mr. Fodor if you have any questions.

No SCHOOL ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY!!!

The 2021 Aerial Photograph IS SUSPENDED UNTIL SPRING OF 2021

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. (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)

January 14, 2021 – Final Exams/Modified Schedule
January 15, 2021 – Final Exams/Modified Schedule (End of 2nd Quarter/First Semester)
January 18, 2021 – No School MLK Day
January 19, 2021 – No School, Teacher Work Day/Virtual Student Book Exchange
January 20, 2021 – Second Semester Begins
January 27, 2021 – Homeroom #1
January 26, 2021 – Report cards posted to Infinite Campus
January 28, 2021 – KHS Virtual Open House

GUIDANCE NEWS:

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.

Local Scholarships are starting to come in:

● Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club is open to male and female seniors with financial need, academic achievement, community service and/or work experience. Requires essay, letters of recommendation, official transcripts. Applications are in Guidance and on the Guidance webpage. Deadline is noon on March 5, 2021.

● KHS Academic Boosters Scholarship is open to seniors with a 3.5 or higher GPA, ACT of 25 or higher or SAT of 1200 or higher (critical reading and math), and they must be active in a KHS academic club or society. Applications in Guidance. Deadline March 19, 2021.

● Seniors – the Bainbridge Police Department scholarship is available in Guidance. Two $1,500 scholarships will be given. Details on the application. Deadline April 7, 2021.

● Americans of Italian Heritage will award four $2,000 scholarships. At least one parent of the applicant must be of Italian descent. Details and application can be found at www.aihclub.club.com Deadline is May 17, 2021.

Scholarships Available:

● 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.

● MIT offers a summer online science technology and engineering program for current juniors. The deadline to apply is fast approaching. Apply by Feb. 1 at summerapp.mit.edu.

● SENIORS – a local scholarship is now available – The Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club Scholarship – $1,500 for seniors (boy or girl) in area high schools. Criteria includes need, grades, community service and work experience. Requires an essay, two letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Complete application must be submitted in triplicate and turned into the Guidance Office no later than noon on Friday, March 5. Applications are in Guidance and on the Guidance webpage.

● 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.

2021 Reynolds Young Writers Residential Workshop – June 20-27, 2021. Applications begin online 1/6/21-3/7/21. Rising high school juniors and seniors attend this 8-day residential creative writing program at Denison University in Granville (25 miles east of Columbus). For more information visit Reynolds.denison.edu for more information.

Important Cap & Gown Information:
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
● 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:

➤Juniors: Get a Jump-start on College Planning – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
It’s time to plan for the road ahead! Hear about the college application process, timeline, how and when to apply for admissions and financial aid. Learn what questions to ask and who to talk to when visiting a college campus in person or virtually. Strategize how to make the most of virtual visits and online information sessions. Learn how to take a few steps each month between now and next year.

ATHLETIC NEWS:

Congratulations to:
● Bowling with the sweep – Boys 2,509 against Berkshire 1,958
● Girls 1,759 against Berkshire 1,320
● Boys Basketball 57-51 against Twinsburg

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.

Announcements For Wednesday, January 13, 2021

CAFÉ MENÚ: DAILY: Pasta and Meatballs, Garlic Bread! Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January: ● 9th Grade: Griffin Acker and Avery Jakacki ● 10th Grade: Ava Arslanian and Bradley Wichert ● 11th Grade: Zoe Doyle and Claire Roch ● 12th Grade: Autumn Hamby and Kara Kaseda ● Rotary Senior – Nicolas Sanchez… Continue Reading

Announcements For Tuesday, January 12, 2021

CAFÉ MENÚ: DAILY: Taco, Chips, Fajita Chicken and Corn Salsa! Congratulations to the Students of the Month for January: ● 9th Grade: Griffin Acker and Avery Jakacki ● 10th Grade: Ava Arslanian and Bradley Wichert ● 11th Grade: Zoe Doyle and Claire Roch ● 12th Grade: Autumn Hamby and Kara Kaseda ● Rotary Senior –… Continue Reading

Announcements For Monday, January 11, 2021

CAFÉ MENÚ: DAILY: Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie and mashed potatoes Last weekend, the Kenston Science Olympiad team competed in its first virtual tournament of the season. Congratulations to Louis Polien, Viktoriya Taran, Luke Gulas, Sam Koltas, Maddie Worsdall, Jessie Kirschman, Alexa Busby, and Amelia Witmer-Rich who all placed in their events for the high school… Continue Reading

Announcements For Friday, January 8, 2021

Fun Facts about Today: The physicist Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, which was 300 years to the day after Galileo died. Remember to get your Chipotle tomorrow and support this year’s Students of the Year team at KHS to Beat Blood Cancer! Come to the NEW Bainbridge/Aurora Chipotle from 4-8 P.M.,THIS SATURDAY,… Continue Reading

Announcements For Thursday, January 7, 2021

Fun Facts about Today: 1927 -The first transatlantic telephone service was established between New York City and London. Please come support this year’s Students of the Year team at KHS as we begin our 7 week fundraising journey to Beat Blood Cancer! Come to the NEW Bainbridge/Aurora Chipotle from 4-8 P.M.,THIS SATURDAY, Jan. 9th. Present… Continue Reading

Announcements For Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Fun Facts about Today: 1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address: Freedom of speech Freedom of worship Freedom from want Freedom from fear **KHS Scheduling Deadline is January 8, 2021** Browns Spirit Day – Friday, January 8th In-person School – Monday, January 11,… Continue Reading

Announcements For Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Fun Facts about Today: 1914 – The Ford Motor Company announced an eight-hour workday and that it would pay a “living wage” of at least $5 for a day’s labor. **KHS Scheduling Deadline is January 8, 2021** Browns Spirit Day – Friday, January 8th In-person School – Monday, January 11, 2021 OSU Spirit Day –… Continue Reading

Announcements For Monday, January 4, 2021

Fun Facts about Today:   1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters.    School Resumes Monday, January 4, 2021 – In-person Monday, January 11, 2021 **KHS Scheduling Deadline is January 8, 2021 The 2021 Aerial Photograph IS SUSPENDED UNTIL SPRING OF 2021 KENSTON ACADEMY Google classrooms for tutoring are available. Email… Continue Reading