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Announcements for Monday, December 11, 2017

CAFÉ MENU: Loaded Potato Bar, Bosco Sticks with Marinara Dipping Cups, Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich

SIDES:  Broccoli Florets, Tater Tots, Garden Salad Bar, Choice of Fruit

Calling All Former Web Builders: Mr. C. needs your help! On Friday, December 29, and Saturday, December 30, our website will be broadcasting the 53rd Annual KIT Wrestling Tournament. There are two different shifts you can sign up for each day. You will get free admission, free food, community service hours, and the best part is you get to hang out with Mr. C. all day! Sign up in Mr. C.’s classroom, C213. You do not have to have already taken Web Design to help!

CONGRATULATIONS:  Speech & Debate:  Kenston placed 8th out of 37 schools on Saturday in a speech and debate tournament hosted by Vermilion High School.  Crowned tournament champion was Senior Morgan Spehar in Informative Speaking.  Freshman Adler Weber and Philip Witmer-RIch took fourth place in Duo Interpretation.  A big welcome goes to Ethan Suskowicz who competed in his first tournament ever.  Kenston will be hosting 21 schools at its tournament this coming Saturday, Dec 16th.  Feel free to stop by in the morning to check it out.

TUESDAY: The Senior Lot will be CLOSED due to Rotary Breakfast. Please park in the regular student lot. All Students will report directly to class on Tuesday morning. The cafeteria will be closed Tuesday morning for the breakfast.

TUESDAY:  Coach Lammers will have a meeting for Boys Lacrosse Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 2:30pm in the Cafeteria. All students who intend to try out or participate in Boys Lacrosse should attend.

INTERACT IS COLLECTING new and gently used hats, coats, scarves and mittens of all sizes for families that have been displaced by the tragedies in Houston and Puerto Rico and have relocated to Cleveland. We will be distributing donations to families through Marion Elementary School and Bridgeway shelter.

All donations are greatly appreciated

BOMBER HOLIDAY DRIVE:  Attention All KHS students…a new holiday tradition begins Monday, Nov. 27thThis is a competition amongst all FIRST BLOCK CLASSES!  The Bomber Holiday Drive is OUR way to give back to those in need.  Sponsored by Interact, NHS, Student Council and our Class Officers, we are asking students to bring in a variety of needed items to help many families throughout Northeast Ohio.

This includes all non-perishable items, toiletries, cleaning supplies, canned foods, dry goods, and most importantly socks.   The top five 1st block classes with the largest number of items will receive a sponsored breakfast on the last day of the Drive, Friday Dec. 15th.  All items shall be dropped off in your first block class.   Show your solidarity and give back this season…Be a part of the Bomber Holiday Drive!

Donation Ideas

Non-Perishable Food Toiletries Cleaning Products
Baby food Toilet paper and paper towels Dish soap
Dry cereal or granola Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bars of soap Laundry detergent
Canned goods Deodorant Disinfecting wipes
High protein- peanut butter, canned meats, beans Toothpaste and toothbrushes Clean rags


JANUS SUBMISSIONS:  Attention all Kenston writers and artists!! This year’s literary magazine, Janus, is seeking your submissions!! Now is the time to start thinking about what you want to submit from first semester. You may pick up a submission form in A-119 or see your English or art teacher. Do you write or create art on your own time? Excellent — we want your work too! See Mr. Marchesi in room A-119 for details!!!!

End of the Course Testing begins this week:

Monday 12/4– American History

Tuesday 12/5—English I

Wednesday 12/6—English II

Thursday 12/7—English I continued

Friday 12/8—English II

Monday 12/11—American Govt

Tuesday 12/12—Geometry

Wednesday 12/13—Biology

Thursday 12/14—Algebra

Students will receive a white, test ticket prior to testing day that will give them all of their important information.  If you need help or have questions, stop in any office for assistance.


Monday, December 4 – Block 1, Block 2 w/ extended HR

Tuesday, December 5 – Block 2, Block 1

Wednesday, December 6 Block 2, Block 1 w/ extended HR

Thursday, December 7Block 1, Block 2

Friday, December 8 – Block 1, Block 2 

Monday, December 11 – Block 2, Block 1 w/ extended HR

Tuesday, December 12 – Block 1, Block 2

Wednesday, December 13 – Block 2, Block 1 w/ extended HR

Thursday, December 14 – Block 1, Block 2

Friday, December 15 – Block 2, Block 1


Bowling Green State University hosts the Young Women in Business Leadership Camp June 24-28 for current junior female students.  Personal growth and leadership is the focus of the camp. The cost is $150, with additional costs covered by participants in our Women in Leadership conference. The application deadline is December 31, 2017, and attendance is limited to 50 participants. Apply at https://www.bgsu.edu/business/young-women-in-leadership-camp.html

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS. The Geauga Growth Partnership Summer Paid Internship program applications are available in Guidance. A variety of employers in Geauga County participate ranging from manufacturing to retail to non-profit.  You must be 17 years old by June 1, 2018, have a 2.0 GPA in core courses, be passing in all courses taken this year, and have a 95% attendance record for the past two years.

Any interested students must attend the open house at Kent Geauga on Jan. 22.  (The participating businesses are not available at this time)  Complete applications are due Feb. 9, 2018.

For more information, see Guidance.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Bank of America Student Leader Program is a paid summer 8-week internship at a local nonprofit. Students attend a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. and develop leadership and career skills. If interested, apply from Oct. 30 to February 2, 2018 at bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS. Hiram College “Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest” invites all sophomore and junior students to submit a nonfiction essay addressing the theme of “Citizens.” For information and to submit your entry, go to www.hiram.edu/emergingwriterscontest. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 second place and $50 third place. Deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 5 p.m. More details are in Guidance.

THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP (FOR JUNIORS ONLY) . This is a full-ride, four-year merit scholarship to be used for undergraduate studies at any accredited college or university in the U.S.  Any junior who plans to enroll in college in fall 2019 is eligible. Scholarship is based on academic excellence, interest in public policy and appreciation of the values and humility and service. Apply at www.coolidgescholars.org. For more information, email coolidgescholars@coolidgefoundation.or or call 802-672-3389, ext. 114. Deadline is 5:00 PM EST January 24, 2018.

The FBI Cleveland Field Office invites high school students to be part of the summer hands-on training academy, “Future Agents in Training” to be held June 19-22, 2018. Learn about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism and administrative functions. Learn from special agents, intelligence analysts and professional staff about investigative tactics including gathering evidence, interviewing, witnesses and solving cases. Students must be 16 to 18 by June 19, 2018 and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. For more information, email cos.cv@fbi.gov. To apply visit the “Community Outreach” link at www.fbi.gov/cleveland. Application deadline is January 31, 2018. Fliers in Guidance.

Hiram College Center for Literature and Medicine offers a Graphic Medicine Competition FOR ALL AGES to submit a graphic medicine narrative, a story that addresses experiences of illness, caregiving, healthcare, and embodiment through illustration.  First place is $400, second place $250 and third place $100.  More information at hiram.edu/graphicmed. Deadline is March 1, 2018.


Scholarships totaling $2,500 are available to male students attending Cleveland State University in fall 2018 as a freshmen. Criteria is 3.0 GPA and a leader in and out of the classroom. Check out qualifications at ClevelandState/SigEp. Apply online at www.csuohio.edu/SigEp by August 15, 2018.


See the link on the website under “Student Life”—“Class of 2018”.  You can order online: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1050245/Kenston-High-School/  Click “Caps and Gowns” (right side), page down to “cap and gown unit”, select “more details” to begin order.  If filling out the form at school, you will need to indicate height, weight and gender and fill out with black or blue ink.  We must have current cell phone number of student and email address of a parent.  Make checks payable to “Jostens”.  If you only order cap, gown and tassel ONLY, there is NO SHIPPING, only tax.  All orders must be sent to the high school (9500 Bainbridge Rd.) to be distributed the morning of rehearsal.  If you are borrowing a cap/gown from a former student/sibling (males-dark blue; females-white), you can order the tassel through the Guidance Dept. (Souvenir Tassel-$10.14) or cap and tassel ($22.42) with no shipping/handling (not available online).  Call the Guidance if you have questions:  440-543-3035

SENIOR PORTRAITS for the 2018 Yearbook:

Deadline to submit senior portraits to the yearbook is January 15th, 2018!

If you have (or will have) your pictures taken at Venditti Studios in Bedford (440-232-7575), New Direction or Palmieri Studios by January 1, 2018, they will automatically send the pictures to our yearbook. Call the studio to schedule an appointment.  All Seniors who plan to have their senior pictures taken elsewhere, or not at all, and those who have not had their pictures taken to date, should plan to take advantage of the FREE session for Senior Pictures for the Yearbook on Tuesday, Oct 10th Venditti Photography will be here to take a complimentary, professional picture—sorry, you cannot purchase this picture, it is for the yearbook only. If you can’t make it on Oct 10th, you can call Venditti to set up a time to visit the studio in Bedford and get your portrait taken in their Bedford officeThere will be a sitting fee of $25.00.  Call Venditti at (440) 232-7575 to set up an appointment.

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 and Mr. Novak.


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. Our drawers already have things from this year– jewelry, planner, sweatshirts and more.  If you lost something that hasn’t been found yet, fill out a form so we can notify you when it’s found!

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