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Announcements for Friday, February 24, 2017

CAFÉ MENU: Philly Steak Hoagie
SIDES: Simply to Go: Chicken Caesar Salad

FRIDAY: First ever “Dinner and a Movie” TONIGHT! A pizza dinner will be catered in the cafeteria at 6:00 and the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will begin in the auditorium at 7:00. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $10 and will go on sale during lunch blocks. Sponsored by the sophomore class.

FRIDAY: SENIOR Mentorship Packets are due to your Faculty Advisor TODAY ON Friday, February 24th.

CAREER FAIR sign up is coming to your email soon! ALL STUDENTS are required to sign up, it is mandatory. Sign ups are as follows: Seniors—Feb. 27th & 28th; Juniors—March 1st & 2nd; Sophomores—March 3rd & 6th; Freshmen—March 7th & 8th. The link will be sent to your email on the dates listed above.

SERVICE HOURS for students willing to volunteer to help students at TES prepare their dishes for the “Future Chefs Competition” on Tuesday, Feb 28th @ 4:30 pm. Only 1.5 to 2 hour commitment needed. Please contact Mrs. Kinch in the Food Service Department if you are interested. Stop by the kitchen or call 543-3121

BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by NHS is Thursday, March 2nd in the Auxiliary Gym. Senior sign-ups are Wednesday, Feb 22nd and juniors can sign up on Monday, Feb 27th during the assembly. Students will receive waivers at the assembly that can be turned in to Guidance or to Room A119 prior to the event (or can be brought the day of). Extra waivers will be in Rm A119 or Guidance. Students have to be 16 yrs old –(Seniors and Juniors get preference.) Students can re-fuel on Chipotle, unlimited pizza, DiBellas, Subway, Dave’s Cosmic Subs. Final donation times will be distributed by Wednesday, March 1. THIS WILL LOOK GREAT ON YOUR HIGH SCHOOL RESUME TOO!

NEED A TUTOR? Check out the tutor website on the Guidance homepage. Simply hover over KHS and click on “Find a Tutor”.

Bainbridge Rotary Club has generously donated a Distracted Driving Program to Kenston High School!
EVERYONE at Kenston is asked to join the Distracted Driving Google Classroom using the code: wd3sob. Once you have joined the class, please use the links provided to (1) sign the pledge and (2) take the pre-test. Each day a quick video will be added with an important message about distracted driving. Once all the videos have been viewed you will be asked to (3) take the post-test. Everyone who completes all 3 parts by Wednesday, March 8th will be entered in a drawing to win prizes from local businesses!

You are invited to the Speech and Debate Team’s first annual High School State Qualifier Showcase, featuring its 16 state tournament qualifiers. Please come see them perform on March 1st from 7 to 9:30pm in the high school Band Room. They will be performing the speeches that they will be performing during the state tournament. Hope to see you there!

MONDAY: JUNIORS, there will be a One-Night SAT Review Session Monday, Feb. 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the KHS library. This is prior to the free SAT test you will be taking Wednesday, March 1. The cost for this special last minute/crash course is $29. This course will provide all needed last minute preparation skills before the big test date Fliers are in Guidance. Register for either course online at kenstoncommunityed.org or call KCE at 543-2552.

Students, TESTING is closer than you think! You will be so glad you took the time to practice for your AIR or S.A.T. testing. Visit the KHS Library webpage for practice tests for every subject and you will feel more confident and less overwhelmed on testing day.

TUESDAY: The Kenston Buisness Club is hosting its annual DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT at KIS on Tuesday, Feb 28th from 4-9. Teams are 6 people, $5 per person due by this Friday. Signups are outside of Kepreo’s room

Geauga County Maple Festival’s Queen and King Contest: Applications for both can be found on the Maple Festival’s website atwww.maplefestival.com. Go to Events tab. Contest is now open to freshman through seniors residing or attending school in Geauga County. Preliminary judging will be on Tappin Sunday, March 12th! This year has a cash prize for the winning contestant as well as other prizes and perks!

Seniors, we need your help gathering photos of the Class of 2017 from grades kindergarten through 12 for THE COMMENCEMENT VIDEO shown during graduation. We want photos of your favorite Kenston moments such as the first day of school, the Letter People, athletics, or class trips. Please email photos to “graduation.video@kenstonapps.org”, or bring photographs to Mr. C or the Guidance office with your name and homeroom on your envelope. Photos must be submitted by April at the latest.

Seniors: Our Web Builders have been working non-stop to create a “Meet The Class of 2017” section on our website. Every Senior will have a profile page in the section. We would like to have “back when” (from kindergarten through 8th grade) photos included on every senior’s page. Please bring in up to 30 “back when” photos and turn in to Mr. C.’s room, C213. Please have the photos in an envelope with your homeroom and name on the outside. They will be returned to you during the next homeroom. If you have digital photos, email them to KHS@KenstonLocal.com, or share them on GoogleDocs with ronnie.continenza@kenstonapps.org.
The Spring Musical has been RESCHEDULED on the District Calendar and will now be on March 24- 26th. Kenston Center Stage is proud to present “Footloose”. Ticket sales and show times to be announced on the website http://kenstonlocal.org/khs/extracurriculars/kenston-center-stage/.

The Fashion Show has been RESCHEDULED. Mark your calendars for the NEW date Friday, March 31st. Juniors and Seniors can sign up to participate in the After Prom Fashion Show during lunch on Feb. 9-10 and 16-17. The theme this year is “There is no place like home”.

Attention SENIORS:
Graduation honors and Honors Diploma Recipients are posted on the Guidance window. Please check the lists and if you feel you deserve this honor but do not see your name listed, see your counselor immediately.

Any SENIOR who is interested in auditioning to speak at commencement should submit their 3-4 minute, typed speech to Mr. Gabram no later than March 3, 2017. They should be prepared to present their speech to a panel of staff members sometime during March (date TBA).

ALL Seniors: Please make sure to stop in Guidance and sign the senior matts!


*Seniors: The ABB INC. ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 2017 is available in Guidance. FIVE $1,000 scholarships offered to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and planning to major in chemical, computer or electrical engineering, computer science or software development/design. Applicants must list activities/leadership/community service, answer three essays: “Describe your academic/career short-term and long-term goals”; “Describe your most meaningful achievements” and “How have you recovered from a mistake, challenge or disappointment?” One letter of recommendation and copy of your official award letter from your intended college. Applications are in Guidance and must be mailed TO BE RECEIVED BY April 3, 2017.

*ATTENTION BOWLERS! Lake Geauga USBC offers a $1,000 scholarship for a senior who has earned 3 varsity letters, maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Requires an essay, letters of recommendation. Applications are in Guidance. Deadline is March 31.

*Registration is now open for the Cleveland Clinic Junior Ambassador Summer 2017 program that runs from June 12-Aug. 4. Students must be 15-18 years old, have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete an application by March 31. Applications are in Guidance.Students must interview and be accepted into the program, attend an orientation and training sessions, and commit to a regular weekly schedule completing over 75 hours throughout the 8 week program this summer. Stop in Guidance for more information and application.

*Sophomores and juniors! “Look Up to Cleveland” summer leadership program offers a one-week experience this summer to connect high school students to Cleveland and the people, places and projects moving it forward. The program develops leadership skills and students see first-hand how they can contribute to their community, develop civic awareness of the local community landscape through interaction with business, government and community leaders, and explore Cleveland’s most treasured landmarks during experiential tours.
The program is offered twice this summer: June 26-30 and July 17-21. Sessions are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $350 per student and financial assistance is available. Fliers are in Guidance. Register at www.cleveleads.org/LookUp-Summer. View more information at www.cleveleads.org, click on Look Up to Cleveland.

*NEW scholarships arrive in Guidance ALMOST DAILY! DON’T MISS OUT!

*Reminder for any JUNIORS AND SENIORS intrested in participating in the Geauga Growth Partnership Summer Internship Program. In order to apply, you must be age 17 by June 1st, have a 2.0 GPA, live in Geauga County and abide by all the application requirements. Applications are in Guidance.

*Juniors and Seniors: PLEASE NOTE THE Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship application DEADLINE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 11:59PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017. An updated flier is available in Guidance. Those interested in learning more about the internships or completing an application can visit the Clinic-Based Programs’ homepage on the Civic Education website: http://civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org/Clinic-Based-Programs/Clinic-Based-Programs.aspx
If you have questions about the Clinic-Based programs, please contact: Nedra Starling at starlin@ccf.org

Need a job? 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!

Announcements For Thursday, February 23, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Meatball Sub SIDES: Simply to Go: Chicken Caesar Salad THURSDAY: The Kenston Late Night Show is TONIGHT!!  Thursday Feb. 23rd @ 7 PM!  You won’t want to miss it!  It’s going to be memorable! Tickets are $8 during lunch, and $10 at the door. BLOOD DRIVE sponsored by NHS is Thursday, March 2nd in… Continue Reading

Announcements For Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Chicken Penne Alfredo SIDES: Simply to Go: Chicken Caesar Salad TODAY:  Juniors:  There will be a MANDATORY meeting to take a pre-questionnaire for your SAT.  You will be dismissed today at 10:15 am.  Report to the Auditorium with a PEN and a binder to write on. (no pencils please) TODAY:  Seniors interested in… Continue Reading

Announcements For Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Walking Taco SIDES: Simply to Go: Chicken Caesar Salad TUESDAY:  An admissions representative from Mount Union will visit KHS on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 a.m. in the Guidance Conference Room. This meeting will be specifically addressed to all seniors, juniors and sophomores. If interested in learning more about Mount Union, please sign… Continue Reading

Announcements For Friday, February 17, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Pasta with Meatballs SIDES: Simply to Go: Cobb Salad Geauga County Maple Festival’s Queen and King Contest: Applications for both can be found on the Maple Festival’s website atwww.maplefestival.com. Contest is now open to freshman through seniors residing or attending school in Geauga County. Preliminary judging will be on Tappin Sunday, March 12th! This year… Continue Reading

Announcements For Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Chicken Cordon Bleu, Augratin Potatoes SIDES: Simply to Go: Cobb Salad THURSDAY:  Do you love to dance?  DANCE TEAM TRY OUTS start next week.   There will be a parent/student meeting this Thursday evening February 16th at 7PM in the High School Cafe to pick up all information.    Any questions please see Coach Werner. THURSDAY:  Good luck… Continue Reading

Announcements For Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CAFÉ MENU: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Augratin Potatoes SIDES: Simply to Go: Cobb Salad WEDNESDAY: There is a FOOTBALL meeting in the Main Gym during homeroom on Wednesday, Feb. 15th for boys interested in playing next year. WEDNESDAY: LEAF will hold a free informational session February 15th, 2017 at 6:30 PM. “Junior Jumpstart” will address the… Continue Reading

Announcements For Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Romantic Beef and Broccoli SIDES: Simply to Go: Cobb Salad Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is offering a mini med school for students interested in pre-med or pre-allied health students Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 3-31, 2017. You may attend one or all five evenings. No math or science background needed, no… Continue Reading

Announcements For Monday, February 13, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Popcorn Chicken SIDES: Simply to Go: Cobb Salad, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy MONDAY:  French Club! The Valentine’s meeting is Monday, 2/13 during homeroom in room C-217! MONDAY: Attention all Sophomores and Juniors that are interested in business. Come to Room C222 for a short informational meeting about LAB (Learning About Business) on Monday… Continue Reading

Announcements For Friday, February 10, 2017

CAFÉ MENU:  Italian Sausage Sandwich SIDES: Simply to Go: Popcorn Chicken Salad Pennies for Patients Update: Ms. Verbic leads with over $247.00, 2nd place is Mr. C with $62 and in 3rd place is Mr. Turk with $58.51  Collection for Pennies for Patients continues until Friday Feb 17th. Donate TODAY! PROM DRESS & SHOES DONATATION: … Continue Reading