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Announcements for Thursday, May 4, 2017


CAFÉ MENU: Corndog on a Stick
SIDES: Simply to Go: Chicken Caesar Salad

TODAY: Attention all students in Band – Today you will be eating lunch during Block 3B, so please report directly to class at that start of Block 3 today.

Attention Sophomores interested in the Kenston Connect Leadership program, please complete the application by Friday. The link is active and located on the website.

FRIDAY: Senior night for Boy’s Tennis has been cancelled for Friday night (Rescheduled time TBA). Boys Lacrosse Senior Night will take place on Friday, May 5th at 6:45 PM, prior to the game vs Orange. Girls Lacrosse Senior Night will take place on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:45 PM, prior to the game vs Wadsworth.
Seniors, check your Kenston email for details and to register. You cannot participate without registering.

AP Exam REVIEWS this week:
Mrs. Costigan will hold an AP English Language review session at 2:20 on Wed., May 3.
Mrs. Smith’s AP Amer Gov review after school in room A210 Tues and Wednesday. MAY the 4th Be with you!
Mr. Marchesi AP Lit Reviews– Wed after school and THURSDAY mornings at 7:10 in room A119.
Mrs Wirthwein’s 1st semester APUSH students. Review videos are posted online in the google classroom – if you need a code – see Mrs. Wirthwein
Mrs. Gruver’s first semester AP US History– students can find review videos for the AP test on their Google classroom. Come see Mrs. Gruver if you have any questions

Calling all Bombers! Our very own exchange student, Veva Spaeti, is in a contest with her program and her Host Family, Catherine Zickert. Please take the time TO VOTE from the link in the upper right corner on the HS website so that Catherine can win a trip to Switzerland! Please vote for our Bombers—it just takes a click of a mouse!

Attention Sophomores who were accepted to Auburn for the 2017-18 school year! A New Student and Parent Orientation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. May 11 at Auburn Career Center at Auburn Career Center, 8140 Auburn Road in Concord. Meet your class, tour your classroom, receive program information. Uniform samples will be available so you can place your order. Learn about student clubs, class projects, certifications, internships and competitions.
Attendance is mandatory. If you have questions, contact 440-358-8013 or email Barb at bgordon@auburncc.org.

ATTENTION SENIORS! These Announcements Are For You:Seniors who need to purchase a TASSEL for GRADUATION – they are available in Guidance. $9.50 cash or check to “Jostens”.

GRADUATION: Each family will receive SIX TICKETS for their family to attend the commencement ceremony on May 18th @ 7 PM held at Parkside Church on Pettibone Road. If you need extra tickets, contact your friends who won’t need all their tickets or call the main office to be put on a waiting list for extra tickets. Parkside has a fabulous OVERFLOW room adjacent to the auditorium with a large screen to view the graduation ceremony for any guests without tickets—first come, first serve. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Seniors who owe FEES: All outstanding school fees and fines must be paid by FRIDAY, April 21st in order to participate in mentorship, commencement and receive your diploma! Turn in fees to the Guidance Office as soon as possible!

iPADS COLLECTION: The following schedule will be used to collect iPads from students during HOMEROOM:
Wednesday, April 26 – Seniors going on Mentorship
Wednesday, May 10 – Seniors not going on Mentorship
We will be collecting iPads from students using the following process:
1. Each SENIOR student is encouraged to erase his/her iPad before turning it in.
2. The student must turn in the iPad w/ case, charging brick, and cord. The brick and cord must be the Apple original one provided, any substitutions will result in a replacement charge. Each student will turn in all 3 pieces into a gallon zip lock bag. iPads will be assessed over the summer for any damage/malfunction and will be re-distributed in August to the students. Students in grades 9-11 will receive the same iPad therefore it is not necessary to erase contents.
Replacement Costs –
iPad w/ case – $500
Charging Brick – $19
Charging Cord – $19
Please see administration with any questions or concerns!

Seniors who ordered GRADUATION ITEMS, such as announcements, mugs, t-shirts, etc. can pick them up on Friday, 4/7 during all lunch blocks. If you missed it, stop by the Guidance Dept. today. This DOES NOT INCLUDE CAPS AND GOWNS. Caps and gowns will be distributed after rehearsal the morning of graduation.

Seniors going on Mentorship. Your EXIT INTERVIEW time is posted on the Guidance window. All interviews are held in the A-B Room and students must be on time. If you have a serious conflict with your scheduled time, see Mrs. Hanzak in Guidance right away.

ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS. The Cleveland Browns Marion Motley scholarship is available in Guidance. Two four-year renewable $2,500 per year scholarships are available to students with a cumulative 2.5 GPA, 18 on ACT or 860 on math and verbal SAT, meet family income guidelines and plan to major in education or working for a professional sports organization in areas such as business, accounting, finance, HR, information technology, communications, journalism, PR, sports management, marketing/advertising, kinesiology or exercise science or event management.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
The Valley Art Center 34th annual Art By the Falls will be held June 10 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and June 11 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Riverside Park in Downtown Chagrin Falls.
Students get community service volunteer hours and it is a great time!
If interested, go to valleyartcenter.org and click on events, then the Sign Up Genius link.
175 volunteers are needed to make this event happen and all are welcome.

Camp Counselor for Liberty Camp Geauga, July 24-28 at Camp Chickagami in Burton.
This weeklong day camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, teaches students in grades 1 to 7 the history of the founding of America in a fun and memorable, participative approach. High school students are needed as teen patriots leading games and experiences, serving snacks and helping to create crafts of the colonial days. If interested, call Linda O’Brien at 440-338-1582. Also visit libertycampgeauga.com for more information.

Students who missed the opportunity to help with the Breathe program at Holy Angels Church on April 21 can still help this year! This program allows parents of special needs children and their siblings a few hours to go out to dinner while the children are being taken care of by volunteers, staff and professionals at Holy Angels Church. No need to be a member of the church. It’s a very rewarding experience and one that is greatly appreciated. For more details contact Karen Sunderhaft at 440-279-7617 or ksunderhaft@yahoo.com.
Please note: Volunteers ARE REQUIRED to register prior to the date of the event. Go online at Holy Angel’s Church website under “heal and serve.” Contact the church at 440-708-0000 for questions about registering.
The program will also run June 23, Sept. 29 and Dec. 15 with Santa. Volunteers are needed and welcome at any of these dates

Want to try something new? Why not try Outdoor Rock Climbing on May 6 from 9:00 – 3:00 at Whipps Ledges?. Go to the KCE Website for more information or to register. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity!!

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.

KENSTON ACADEMY: Struggling with a class? It’s okay to admit it! If there’s one thing we all have in common is that NONE of us were born with knowledge. Smart people ask! Come to the KA after school Monday through Thursday in the library. Math tutors are available Tuesday through Thursday until 3:20 pm. No sign up required. We are all learners—for the rest of our lives!

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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