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KHS Announcements February 21, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: Asian Fusion Bar, Big Daddy’s Pizza, Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich,

SIDES: Lo Mein Noodles, Fried or Steamed Brown Rice, Shoestring Fries, Asian Vegetables

Edamame, Garden Salad Bar, Choice of Fruit

TODAY: Seniors, today you will be excused after block 2 for a CLASS ASSEMBLY — please go directly to the auditorium at the END of block 2.

TODAY:  There will be a DRUM OUT TODAY during homeroom:

We are honoring those who qualified for STATES in Speech and Debate:  Laura Parsons, Samara Benza, Jessica Sunderhaft, Hannah Andrews, Savannah Georgian, Kim Voudris, Anna Soryal, Morgan Spehar, Tia Speece, Colin Varga, Nick Sanchez, Emma Nidy, Samantha Kirschman, Alternates – Sarah Herbruck, and Kylee Pierson.

AND we will also honor Mary O’Neil in the drum out who qualified for STATES on the Swim Team. 

Congratulations to ALL on a job well done!

TODAY & THURSDAY: Attention current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in Business. Come to an informational meeting about LAB (Learning About Business) in Room C222 on Wednesday 2/23 during homeroom or on Thursday, 2/22 after school. You do not want to miss out on this exciting business camp at Lake Erie College. See Mr. Tripi for details.

CARING FOR FLORIDA VICTIMS:  Mrs. Smith has blank photo cards in room A210 if you would like to send a message to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. She will send them out in the mail Friday 2/23 after school.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jackie Jeromin and Sam Kress! Both received All-League Honors for Academic Challenge. Sam Kress came in 11th out of over 200 competitors while Jackie Jeromin earned First Team All League Honors as one of the top 4 scorers for the season! Congratulations to both.

TODAY:  Tickets for “THE THURSDAY NIGHT” Show, otherwise known as “The Variety Show” are now on sale during lunch for $8. ($10 at the door). The Thursday Night Show will be at 7pm on Thursday, February 22ndThe hosts this year are Nathan Wasinski and Colin Montville. Some of the acts include the bands “Offset” and “Zoo Crew Rejects”; singers Riley Potts, Julia Morey, Kelsey Kundtz, and Julia Fugedy, as well as, more acts including classical piano, comedy, and dance!  YOU WON’T want to miss it!  Proceeds benefit the KHS National Honor Society.

TODAY:  PROM PACKAGE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE:  Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Prom is May 5th and you could win a complete PROM PACKAGE for only $10!  The package includes ONE Ticket to Prom AND Afterprom. For the Ladies, you will also get $200 towards your dress, a certificate for a Hairstyle and Manicure AND a free boutonniere for your date.  For the Gentlemen, they will also get A FREE tuxedo rental, haircut certificate and a corsage for their date.  What a deal!  You can buy your $10 raffle tickets during lunch.

REMINDER TODAY:  AP Test Registration Fees are due in the Guidance office by March 9th. Forms are available in the Guidance Office. PLEASE NOTE:  You did NOT already pay for this in the Fall.  The price of the tests do not get approved until January, so, all those taking AP tests in May MUST pay for the test fee now.

BABY PHOTOS OF CURRENT SENIORS NEEDED:  Baby photos are being accepted through February 28, 2018.  Email photos to Mr. Fodor at justin.fodor@kenstonapps.org.  These photos will be placed next to the senior portrait in the yearbook.


The Kenston Baseball Team tryouts are scheduled to take place February 19 through February 23.  Tryouts will be held at the Prospect Performance Academy (PPA) located at 1337 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora OH 44202.  On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, sessions will be held from 3pm-5pm.  On Wednesday the session will start at 3pm and end at 4:30pm.

All sessions are mandatory. 

  1. Please know that ALL PLAYERS INTERESTED in attending the tryouts, must be registered with OHSAA and have their physicals up to date.
  2. ALL PLAYERS INTERESTED should have completed the on-line registration, go the website and use the link to: “Pre-season Parent/Athlete Documents”.
  3. If a player who wants to try out is INJURED or has a medical reason that they cannot participate, a note from a doctor in charge of treatment must be submitted.
  4. Players who are interested, but CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN AN IN-SEASON SPORT, such as basketball, please notify Coach Ford of your interest.

If you have questions, call the AD office directly 440-543-9821 x8505.

KCE will offer an ACT prep course on Tuesdays, Feb. 20th thru March 20th from 7-9 p.m. in the KHS Library. This 12-hour course offers test questions and pacing strategies to improve ACT test scores in math, English, reading and science sections, as well as the optional writing section. Practice tests will be given on each section in a timed, test-like setting. Teachers Greg Koltas and Tony Marchesi will give tips and offer additional resources to help sharpen test skills. Students must bring their calculator to every session. Fee is $99 and registration is online at kenstoncommunityed.org or application forms are in Guidance.

KCE is offering a one-night SAT Prep Class on Monday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m., in the KHS Library. This class is for JUNIORS ONLY and is held prior to the FREE SAT test. Register for the prep class through KCE – the cost is $29.00

WATERWAY CAR WASH gift certificates available! A GREAT GIFT IDEA!  Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher gifts.  Certificate includes a Full Service Wash:  Exterior wash PLUS interior vacuum, interior windows, dashboard and console wipedown, and thorough hand dry, good at any Waterway locations.  The Senior Class is selling GIFT CERTIFICATES for $18. What a deal!  Certificates sold during lunch blocks or at the The Thursday Night Show.  Deadline is March 23rd. Checks only please:  KBOE (Kenston Board of Ed)

DEALINE APPROACHING!  You Could Be Royalty:  The Geauga County Maple Festival is now accepting applications for their Royal Pageant. There are now several NEW grade divisions open to girls who reside in Geauga County. The Prince and King portions of the pageant will remain open only to boys in the grade divisions who reside in Geauga County shown below.  Please go to www.maplefestival.com for the applications and more information.  Deadlines for the Prince & Princess, Little Miss, Young Miss and Jr. Miss applications are due February 23rd.  Deadline for the Queen application is February 25th.

Divisions are:  King- 9th-12th;  Queen- 9th-12th;  JR. Miss- 7th-8th;  Young Miss- 5th-6th;  Little Miss- 3rd-4th;  Princess- 2nd grade;

Prince- 2nd grade

***BREAKING NEWS******** THIS JUST IN! ******** Mark your calendars! **********

*Seniors – the Bainbridge Township Police Department scholarship is here!

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Kenston seniors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above who plan to study in a related field of public service (Law, Medicine, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Military). Must include a transcript and typed essay of 500 words on one of four topics (see application). Applications are in Guidance and must be returned to Guidance no later than Friday, March 16, 2018.

COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES:   It’s hard to believe that there is only 3 months until the class of 2018 will graduate!  Any senior who is interested in auditioning to speak at commencement should submit their 3 to 4 minute, typed speech to Mr. Gabram no later than Friday April, 6th.  They should be prepared to Audition their speech on April 13th.

All students and their parents are invited to “Ignite Your Career: Pathways to Success for Students” from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Notre Dame Education Center, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson. A pasta meal is provided from 6-6:30 p.m. by  the Auburn Career Center Culinary Program. Guest presentations and Geauga Jobs market breakout begins at 6:30.  Meet with Geauga County companies and explore career options. Discover the many pathways to building a fulfilling career. Learn about education and training options and tuition reimbursement programs. Parents discover multiple ways for funding the student’s education and guiding them toward their greatest potential.

SENIORS interested in working after graduation: Bring your resumes for an opportunity to meet with employers. This program is

sponsored by Geauga Growth Partnership.  Registration for this FREE program is appreciated at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignite-your-career-pathways-to-success-for-students-parents-tickets-42178085790. Or contact GGP at 440-564-1060 or email info@geaugagrowth.com

Attention Seniors: Please stop in the Guidance Office to sign the senior matte. The matte will be used to frame your senior coin to be displayed at the Board Office and Administrative Office at KHS!

VIDEO CONTEST:  Young Entrepreneur Institute hosts Teen Pitch Tank “Biz Pitch Video” contest for students. Great prizes. Think of a business idea, create a video of yourself pitching the business idea, complete the entry form and upload the video by Feb. 19th. More details and entry at TeenPitchTank.Com.



Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship Program information is now available for students interested in working at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, regional hospitals, family health centers and administrative offices.

The programs available are: Healthcare Pathways, NEOREMA, Louis Stokes Workforce Readiness, Health Horizons, Science Internship Program.  Program dates, times and eligibility criteria vary by internship. Visit www.ccf.orgClinic-BasedPrograms prior to submitting your application.  Application deadline for returning students is January 31. Application deadline for new students is February 28, 2018.

The Programs range from two weeks to nine weeks, depending on the program. Students gain knowledge in clinical areas or may choose a non-clinic track and gain administration experience.

Additional information is on the Civic Education website: http://civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org/Clinic-Based-Programs/Clinic-Based-Programs.aspx. You may contact Nedra Starling at starlin@ccf.org.

ENGINEERING OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Dayton is hosting two programs for students interested in ENGINEERING. 

Engineering Overnight is Feb. 23.  Explore Engineering is Feb. 24 – this is a free hands-on engineering exploration event.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Both programs are co-ed and FREE to attend.

Register today at go.udayton.edu/exploreengineering.

Attention Juniors and Seniors interested in VETERINARY MEDICINE careers. Ohio Veterinary Medical Assoication and Ross University host the 2018 Veterinary Exploration Conference and College Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24th at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. Registration fee is $10 and covers all program material and lunch. Topics include careers in public health or veterinary technician; what is an X-ray lab, lesser known career paths in veterinary medicine, admissions and requirements, financial aid, and a panel of veterinary students from OSU to answer questions. Registration deadline is February 18, 2018. Register online ONLY at https://mvcinfo.org/attendees/students.html#VEC

Pick up a flyer in Guidance if interested.

Kent State University and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio invite the students and teachers

of Northeast Ohio to participate in a Northeast Ohio Innovates program.

STEM Commercialization, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum

at Kent State University

Kent Student Center Ballroom, 1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44242

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Details and registration at http://www.eeohio.org/eeohio_site/neostemforum.html

Do you like seeing the Forest through the trees? Ohio Forestry Assoication holds the 2018 Camp Canopy June 10-15 at FFA Camp Muskingum. This weeklong residential camp explores forest ecology, tree identification, wildlife and forestry management and forest products and is open to all students who have completed eighth-grade through 2018 graduating seniors.

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District offers a scholarship to fund this camp. Applications are in Guidance and due by mail or in person by 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018.  For more information about Camp Canopy, visit ohioforest.org.

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.


NEW!  *Two scholarships are open to students who attend Kent State University and plan to major in physics and enroll in the honors college. This four-year renewable scholarship can range from $1,500 to $4,000. Application form in Guidance. Details and qualifications at http://www.kent.edu/physics. Deadline is March 15, 2018.

*The KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP is available in Guidance. Requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, minimum ACT of 25 or SAT (critical reading and math) of 1200, must be active in a KHS academic club or society (Envirothon, Janus, Math/Academic Challenge, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate). Include a sealed copy of your official KHS transcript. Must be returned to Guidance by Friday, March 16, 2018.

The BAINBRIDGE WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP is in Guidance. Open to all graduating seniors, both male and female. Requires two letters of recommendation from junior or senior teachers written specifically for this application; copy of transcript with ACT/SAT scores; and resume including school activities, community and volunteer activities, work experience, achievements and awards. Plus a detailed essay addressing one of three topics (listed on the application). Applications are in Guidance. Must be returned to the Guidance office or the Bainbridge Library by Monday, March 19, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The KENSTON FOUNDATION scholarship applications are available in GUIDANCE for Seniors! Stop by today if interested.

The Chagrin Valley Woman’s Club offers ten $2,000 scholarships to area seniors with financial need, academic achievement, community involvement/service and work experience. Applications are in Guidance and the deadline to return to Guidance is 12:00 NOON on Friday, March 2, 2018.

KENSTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP is here. Two $750 scholarships to seniors who have been a participant in KCE events/sports for at least two years; volunteer at least once between ninth and 12th grades; with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Apply online. Requires a 250 word or less typed essay, one letter of recommendation, high school transcripts. Download application at www.kenstoncommunityed.org/scholarship.html. Deadline March 20, 2018.

The Chagrin Valley Rotary Academic and Vocational Scholarship application is now available in Guidance. Must be mailed to be received by March 30, 2018. Firm deadline. Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Scholarships will be around $2,000 each (depending on the eligible applicant pool).  Awards are based on need, community service, academic achievement and extracurricular activities.  Requires letter of recommendation and 3-to 4-paragraph essay on your life challenges or accomplishments so far.  Make sure to check what type of application you are submitting: Career Tech (vocational) or Academic.  Applications may be accessed online. Google Chagrin Valley Rotary home page, download files, scholarship application.

The Masonic Lodge Scholarship is available in Guidance. Two $1,500 scholarships available for academics, extracurricular activities, community service and brief essay about your interests and school you plan to attend. Must return completed application to Guidance by Wednesday, April 4, 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.


Tuesday: 2-4 pm

Friday:  10:30 am – 1:00 pm (starting TODAY, Jan. 19th)

Or, by appointment by calling Shelly McDonough, 440-591-4200.

All shoppers must sign in at the main office during school hours.  There are signs throughout the hallways to direct you to The Bomber Hangar, which is located just beyond the Betty Patton Room at the end of the hallway.

The Bomber Hangar is excited to be onsite at KHS for a number of upcoming events!  We’ll have some NEW spring merchandise in March too!

Please share the schedule below as you see fit for your building and/or department.  We’re working on signage for each school building as well.

Thank you!


The Bomber Hangar

Friday, Feb. 23

Kenston Boys Basketball vs. St. Ignatius (5:00 JV/6:30 Varsity)

Tuesday, Feb. 27

KHS Choir Concert 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 4

Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Tuesday, March 6

KHS Band Concert 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 8

KHS Lunch Periods (10:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Friday, March 9

KHS Lunch Periods (10:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Sunday, March 11

Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Sunday, March 18

TENTATIVE — Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast (8:30 am – 1:00 pm)

The Bomber Hangar retail store at KMS will be closed throughout March and reopen on April 3, 2018.

Cash/Checks/Credit Cards Accepted

Questions?  Shelly McDonough, The Bomber Hangar Chairperson, 440-591-4200


Twitter: @Bomber_Hangar

Facebook: The Bomber Hangar


Cap & Gown for GRADUATION.

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 Tuesday, January 16th, 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 KHS yearbook. Please 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 10, 2017Venditti Photography will be here, on that day only, 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 or Mr. Novak.


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!



2018 Kenston Variety Showcase

The Kenston Variety Show has always been a huge success that gives a chance to our students to entertain the community and student body.  All the acts are expecting to see you at the annual show this Thursday, February 22nd in the Kenston High School Auditorium.  The doors open at 6:30 PM and the show… Continue Reading

Yoga Class at Kenston?

In most high school students, stress is a very big problem. You are on the tedious routine of waking up at 6:30 or earlier after most likely not getting the best night sleep because you are worried about getting the mounds of homework done or that big exam you have in the morning, then you… Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On Wednesday, February 14th we celebrated a day of love!  As many love this day, several people do not know the origins of where this holiday began. Take it from Victoria Jepson, “I have no idea how Valentines came about.” It began in the early roman centuries as there was a feast between February 13-15… Continue Reading

Rocky River’s 17 Year Old Olympic Champion

Red Gerard, a 17 year old snowboarder originally from Rocky River, Ohio, won the United States’ first gold medal in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. The temperature was approximately 8 degrees Fahrenheit but that did not stop Gerard from performing at his best. Over half the competitors fell on their first run due to the… Continue Reading

Eagle Scouts of Kenston

This year in the senior class 2 students achieved a very prestigious award given to the few that can finish the journey. That award is Eagle Scout, the highest award received in Boy Scouts, Jimmy Burg and Scott Sciuva will be receiving this award March 11, at Holy Angels Church. They both have been in… Continue Reading

2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was on Friday and was a great blast off into the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea this year which is where we got to see all of the countries bring their flags out and also got to enjoy the lighting of the torch as always.… Continue Reading

How Snow Day Decisions Are Made

We all know the feeling of waking up to a snow day and falling right back asleep. But before that there is a decision that has to be made to cancel by the superintendent, Mrs. Santilli. The decision making process starts the night before, watching the news and looking at the radar to see when and… Continue Reading

End The Silence Presentation

As part of Start With Hello Week students attended a presentation put on by the National Alliance of Mental Illness on Wednesday. The NAMI presentation was called End the Silence. It mainly focused on mental health awareness and knowing the warning signs. The presenters shared life experiences of their mental illnesses and how they dealt… Continue Reading