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Announcements For December 3, 2018

CAFÉ MENU: “CHAMPIONSHIP” IN A BOWL: Mashed Potato • Asian • Mac and Cheese (A rotation of all your favorite lunches served in a bowl including these themes with a variety of chicken and beef toppings offered)
DAILY: Big Daddy’s Pizza • Chicken Sandwiches (Regular and Spicy) • Variety of Wraps (Turkey, Ham, Spicy Chicken, Chicken or Veggie) • Variety of Fruit and Veggies

TODAY: NO PACK Meeting:
There will be no PACK meeting today. We will meet on Wednesday.

CONGRATULATIONS & Championship Gear for Sale!
Wow! What a weekend! What a victory! It feels great to be STATE CHAMPIONS for the FIRST TIME EVER in Division 3 football!!!! Congratulations to our Football Team and Coaches on an amazing season and a HUGE WIN over the Knights on Friday, Nov 30th! There will be a celebration in 2 weeks on Monday, Dec. 17th–more information to come. If you want CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR, there will be an online store available on the website today, Monday, Dec. 3rd .

CONGRATULATIONS! December Students of the Month:
Rotary Senior: Kate Taylor. Students of the Month: Seniors: Samara Benza & Greyson Byrnes;
Juniors: Anya Parsons & Ty Yurkovich; Sophomores: Amelia Witmer-Rich & Nathaniel Gaskins;
Freshmen: Claire Carnahan & Rourke McGrath.
Your pictures have been posted in the Main Hall and on the cafeteria screen. Congratulations on a job well done!

CONGRATULATIONS! Speech & Debate:
Kenston took third place out of seventeen schools attending the Olmsted Falls Speech and Debate Tournament. Placing first were Laura Parsons in Original Oratory, Samara Benza in Declamation, and Tia Speece in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Placing second were Anthony Alandt in Declamation, and Jessica Sunderhaft in Program Oral Interpretation. Placing third was Mike Greenberg in Humorous Interpretation. Placing fourth were Maddie Worsdall in Dramatic Interpretation and Colin Varga in Congressional Debate. Placing sixth were Valerie Brown in Declamation and Phillip Witmer-Rich and Adler Weber in Duo Interpretation. Congrats to new team member Samantha Stephens for successfully competing in her first tournament.

THIS WEEK: AIR TESTING:
All students taking American Government will have AIR testing today, Monday, Dec 3rd, and should report to their testing lab at 7:45 a.m. as indicated on their testing ticket that they received on Friday, Nov 30th. If you need help, stop in any office.
AIR Testing This Week & Next:
Tuesday, Dec 4: English 1(Part 1)
Wednesday, Dec 5: English 2 (Part 1)
Thursday, Dec 6: English 1 (Part 2)
Friday, Dec 7: English 2 (Part 2)
Monday, Dec 10: American History
Tuesday, Dec 11: Accelerated Algebra
Wednesday, Dec 12: Biology
Thursday, Dec 13: Geometry
You will receive your testing tickets the day prior to the testing day. Remember to get a good night’s rest, drink lots of water, eat a good breakfast and be at school on time!

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: The annual Spanish Club Sales Project:
The annual Spanish Club sales project starts this week. Check out their amazing “pulseras” during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December. $5 for bracelets, $10 for bags. They make great gifts!

WEDNESDAY: Auburn Career Day :
Wednesday, Dec 5th is “Auburn Career Day” and not Nov 28th as previously announced. All current Auburn students will be excused from classes on Wednesday. Reminder to all sophomores who want to attend: Please turn in your permission slips if you haven’t done so already. Attention sophomores and interested freshman: it’s not too late to sign-up to visit

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Sports Picture Day
Boys Basketball and Wrestling pictures will take place on Wednesday, Dec 5th from 2:30 – 3:30 in the AUX gym. The Hockey has tentatively scheduled their pictures at the Pond for Thursday, Dec 6th.

GUIDANCE NEWS:

UPCOMING EVENTS:
***Senior Counselors for Seventh Grade Camp***:
Attention Seniors! Breaking News about the 7th Grade Camp Counselor mentorship program. The deadline for applications has been EXTENDED until Wednesday, February 20th, to coincide with our Sr. Project program. There will be a senior meeting during homeroom Wednesday, January 30th, to discuss all aspects of the Sr. Project mentorship program. Those who are in the process of completing the application for 7th Grade Camp or have already turned it in, you don’t have to worry. Your application will be held and on file. Once again, the deadline is now February 20, 2019. You can still pick up applications in Guidance and have teachers complete the teacher recommendation forms. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Hanzak in Guidance.
Camp runs May 6-10, 2019 and students with conflicts should not apply. Student athletes in spring sports should check their schedule. You will not be permitted to leave camp to compete. Also, students taking AP exams the week of May 6-10 will not be permitted to leave camp to take the AP Exam. AP exam dates are posted on the Guidance webpage. New this year: Camp will be held at Camp Christopher in Bath, Ohio. Because camp is a week earlier, those chosen to be camp counselors will go the entire week of May 6-10, 2019. There will be a brief meeting the week prior to camp and mandatory training on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The second week of mentorship will consist of a few days at KMS organizing supplies and preparing for next year.

***PAID INTERNSHIP: Attention all juniors and seniors!***
Applications are available in Guidance for the 2019 Summer Internship Program through Geauga Growth Partnership. Many Kenston students have participated in this PAID internship in past years and some got hired by the employer following the internship.
The businesses that will be participating in summer 2019 will not be available until January. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 1, 2019.
Students must be 17 years old by June 1, 2019, hold a 2.0 GPA or more, have 95% attendance current and previous school year, 2 letters of recommendation, and be willing work a minimum of 24 hours/week for a minimum of 8-10 weeks next summer.
Apply online at http://bit.ly/2019GGPInternApp or complete applications are available in Guidance. An internship Open House is Jan. 14, 2019 at Kent State Geauga campus. All interested intern candidates are encouraged to attend.

JOB POSTINGS:

***LIFEGUARDS & INSTRUCTORS NEEDED***
Attention Students: The Solon Recreation Department is currently hiring lifeguards and “Learn to Swim” Instructors to work at the Solon Community Center after school and on weekends. We are looking for fun, energetic people that like working with a variety of ages of people. Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and should hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Those that wish to apply that do not have the ARC certification may apply and will be required to take the certification FREE through the Solon Community Center. Apply online at www.solonohio.org. If you have questions please call Jim Sordi (440) 337 – 1437.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

**HIRAM COLLEGE EMERGING WRITERS NONFICTION SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST**
Open to sophomores and juniors with strong nonfiction writing skills. Prizes of $200, $100 and $50. Details and a link for submitting entries is at www.hiram.edu/emergingwriterscontest. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2019.

**CAVALIERS/HUNTINGTON SCHOLARSHIP**
Now available in Guidance. Requires 500-word essay. Applications are in Guidance and must be mailed to be received by January 25, 2019.

**OHIO UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF GREATER CLEVELAND SCHOLARSHIP**.
Senior woman with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more UNWEIGHTED, at least a 25 ACT or 1140 SAT, and entering Ohio University in Fall 2019. Maximum 500-word essay. Applications in Guidance or at https://www.ohio.edu/alumni/inform/finding-alumni/Ohio-University-Womens-Club-of-Greater-Cleveland.cfm. Only awarded in the freshman year. Applications must be postmarked by February 9, 2019.

**“STOP THE HATE” Essay Scholarship Contest**:
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Stop the Hate $100,000 essay contest for Northeast Ohio sixth- through 12th-graders. Essays limited to 500 words or less on an event or circumstance that caused you to act to create positive change in your world. What caused you to act and how did you decide to take action? Entry is online at http://www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate/contest/. Deadline for grades 6-10 is January 9, 2019. Deadline for grades 11 and 12 is January 16, 2019. Fliers are in Guidance.

**Seniors applying to Bowling Green considering careers in teaching science and/or math are eligible to apply for the Choose Ohio First STEM scholarship awarding $4,000 the first year with increases each year up to more than $5,000 the fourth year, a value of $20,000.Minimum GPA 3.0, minimum ACT of 23. Details and online application at www.bgsu.edu/action. Deadline January 15, 2019.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AND SERVICE HOURS:
Did you know that one way to stand out with your high school RESUME is by how much you volunteer and WHERE you volunteer? It’s best to spread your volunteer hours out over a couple DIFFERENT areas and not just one place to show you are well-rounded. When you graduate from Kenston, students with 60 HOURS OR MORE of community service will wear a blue cord around their neck–it’s a nice honor to have and easy to do since Kenston offers so many opportunities. If you’re a freshman, you only need to log at least 15 HOURS PER YEAR and by the time you are a senior, you’ll have the 60 hours that you need.

**BELL RINGERS NEEDED FOR SALVATION ARMY**:
Are you interested in earning community service hours? The Salvation Army is looking for “bell ringers” for the holiday season, starting Black Friday thru Christmas Eve. All kettles are in Geauga County and 100% of all funds raised go to United Way of Geauga to help Geauga County residents in need. If you are interested, call 216-436-2048. There’s a flier in Guidance.

**THE POND: ON & OFF THE ICE**
On and off ice volunteers are needed to help introduce children with disabilities the joy of ice skating. The Gliding Stars Program is every Sunday from February 24 to May 19. For more information contact: Melinda Bednarik at mbednarik@glidingstars.org or Rachel Wymer at rwymer@glidingstars.org

*KENSTON ACADEMY in the Library needs volunteers to help other students. See Mrs. Dixon in Room C143A if you would like to become a tutor and earn service hours.
LIBRARY NEWS:

***KENSTON ACADEMY***:
Looking for a place to get some work done before heading home at the end of the school day? Kenston Academy is back! Come to the KHS Library after school Monday through Thursday from 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm. Use a computer. Print a paper. Get some tutoring help

SENIORS: What you should know:

*** SENIOR PROJECT-MENTORSHIP PROGRAM***
The Senior Project/Mentorship program will be held May 6-17, 2019. The program and guidelines will be released during a senior assembly in January. A list of businesses that participated in the Mentorship program in the past is available in Guidance. This list is only for ideas for possible mentorship opportunities, they are not committed participants. We recommend seniors to start exploring opportunities for mentorship now, if interested in participating. We require students to meet directly with the person they will be working with to discuss their goals, expectations, duties and anticipated experience. No more than two Kenston students will be allowed at any place of business. Paperwork will be available in January after the senior assembly.

Old News but Great Info:

**YEARBOOK INFORMATION**
The 2017-18 Yearbooks have arrived! All students who ordered a yearbook from last year and did NOT receive their book on Wednesday, Sept 19th during homeroom can plan on getting their book on Monday, Sept 24th during homeroom-you must remain in your assigned homeroom if you wish to receive your yearbook. Extra copies are available on a first come, first served basis.
If you are interested in purchasing the 2018-19 Yearbook, see the link on the right column of the homepage or Online orders can be made at www.yearbookordercenter.com, order number 2856. When ordering a yearbook, select the option for “Senior” yearbooks and check the box “mail to home.” They will be mailed home next fall; the cost of mailing to seniors is covered by Herff Jones. Discount applied if ordered by December 31, 2018 at $65; then $75 through June 2019. Remember, yearbooks take the summer to be completed and published and are usually ready for distribution in the Fall of the following year. Questions: stop in and see Mr. Fodor in room A114 or email him at: justin.fodor@kenstonapps.org

**SENIOR PORTRAITS**
Seniors, this is your big year! Everyone wants a picture of you! All seniors should’ve taken advantage of the FREE session for Senior Picture for the Yearbook on Thursday, Sept. 27th. Venditti was here to take a complimentary, professional picture—sorry, you cannot purchase this picture, it is for the yearbook only. If you missed it, you will have to submit a picture or have a professional submit it. All seniors who have already had their senior pictures taken at Venditti, New Direction, Palmieri, Noah Blue, or Slezak Photography will automatically have their pictures sent directly to the Kenston Yearbook. Other studios must seek approval before submitting a photo and adhere to the yearbook specifications. All senior pictures for the yearbook are due January 1, 2019! Questions should be addressed to Mr. Fodor in room A114. See below for SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PTO NEWS:

BOMBER HANGER: Kenston Spirit Wear on Sale:
We wanted to update everyone on The Bomber Hangar’s REVISED schedule this week due to the increased interest in spirit wear for Friday’s game.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:00 -9:00 pm at Kenston Middle School (enter through the double doors at the back of the building)
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2:30 – 4:30 pm at Kenston High School (cafeteria)
Friday, Nov. 30, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Kenston High School (cafeteria)
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Kenston High School (Silver Bells Holiday Boutique)

We’ll be posting this schedule on social media as well.
The items most people are asking about are hats and yard signs. We just received a shipment of both!
As always, feel free to give out our phone numbers for those with questions!

Shelly McDonough 440-591-4200. Christine Riscili 717-991-0973

PTO has NEW Merchandise for the Holiday Season! See the link on the homepage for all the dates or follow on Twitter–@Bomber_Hanger; or on Facebook—The Bomber Hanger. https://kenstonlocal.org/pto/bomberhangar/. The Bomber Hanger is managed by the PTO Council and benefits Kenston students, staff and community organizations through gift certificates and product donations. It also helps fund two annual PTO scholarships given to high school seniors through the Kenston Foundation.

CLUBS & TEAMS you can join @ KHS: They look great on your High School Resume!

*BAKING GROUP: If you are interested in the Baking Group, sign up starting, Nov. 26th. There is a sign up outside of B-131 on the bulletin board in the Science hallway. We would like to see your interest in baking. How about a cookie exchange? Sign up and watch your email for details.

*BOCCE CLUB: Do you want to try something new and exciting? Then sign up to be part of the Kenston Bocce Club. Classes begin after Labor Day. Visit Mr. Segulin in Room B123 if you’re interested.

*BUSINESS CLUB will be changing to the Future Business Leaders of America, which is a national program and one that packs a lot of benefits for high school students. Meetings will begin Monday, Sept 17th during homeroom. Please email Mr. Kepreos if you have any questions.

*CEC CLUB: For those of you who don’t know, CEC (Creating Exceptional Character) works to spread acceptance and love towards all of our friends that have special needs at Kenston High School. We plan many fun activities throughout the year. If you have any interest in joining the club, see Mrs. Rudlosky in room A201.
*CREATIVE WRITING CLUB: Creative writers of all kinds are invited to the Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, September 11th, in Ms. Joyce’s room, A-113, after school. See Ms. Joyce if you have any questions.

*DRAMA CLUB: The first Drama Club Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year was on Thursday, September 13th. We will discuss: This year’s shows, Fundraisers and how you can get involved. You DON’T want to miss this; all are welcome! Questions? See Mrs. Leone, Mrs. Green or Mrs. Wirthwein!

*FRENCH CLUB: Anyone interested in French Club! First meeting will be on Wednesday, 9/12 during homeroom! Please see Mrs. Wahl for questions in room C217. A bientot!

*GAMES CLUB first meeting of the year is Thursday, 8/30 after school till 3:30 in room C139. Mrs. Kramer has Settler’s of Catan, Othello, Pandemic, and a few others to share. You are welcome to bring your own game. Upcoming meetings are on Nov. 11th and 18th.

*JANUS EDITORIAL TEAM: Are you a writer? Or an artist? Or appreciate both? If so, consider being a part of this year’s Janus Editorial Team. Janus is Kenston’s literary and art magazine, and we are seeking out people who would like to join this year’s staff. If this sounds like you, come to the Janus informational meeting on Monday, October 8 at 2:30 in room A119. If you have any questions, please see or email Mr. Marchesi in room A119.

*KGAP CLUB: KGAP stands for “Kenston’s Gaming Anime and Pop Culture”. In this club, there is a weekly rotation of playing games, watching Anime and watching a TV show or a movie. We meet in Mr. Mason’s room, C136 every Friday after school until 3:30.

*KNITTING CLUB: Do you know how to knit? Want to learn? The Knitting Klub will meet in Mrs. Garrett’s room C-140 after school on Thursday, Nov 29th. All are welcome!

*MATH CLUB: Math Mondays take place every Monday during homeroom. On Math Mondays we usually discuss interesting math topics or watch videos on how to do math puzzles such as the “four fours” puzzle. You can also sign up for the Kenston Math Club Google Classroom account where you can find out about events, volunteering opportunities, and chances to tutor. We have already started having meetings so if you want to join or have any questions, see Mr. Koltas in room C138.

*MOCK TRIAL TEAM: Info meeting Mon. Oct. 22, 7:00pm, Room A112. Mock trial is an academic competition against other high schools where students portray an attorney or witness and participate in a simulated trial. Students argue both sides of the case in real courtrooms across the state and are scored by panels of lawyers and judges. The state finals are held in the Ohio Statehouse. Students learn first-hand about the law, court procedures and the judicial system. The coaches are all attorneys. Practices are every Monday night at 7pm in A112. Email any questions to stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.org

*PACK CLUB: PACK is a group of students interested in current events and politics. We have Democrats, Republicans and Independents who share their points of view in a safe environment. We are political junkies! Plan on attending the next meeting on Wednesday, 9/5. See Mrs. Smith if you are interested. Room A210

*PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: See Mr. Malkus, room A101 for more information.

*PULSE WRITING CLUB: Creative writers are invited to the Pulse Writing Club meeting Tuesday, September 11, in A-113, after school. See Ms. B. Joyce if you have any questions or if you would like to join. All creative writers welcome.

*RECYCLING-ENVIROTHON: If you like recycling and saving the planet from pollutants, then join Envirothon! In Envirothon, we recycle all the classroom’s bins of plastics, papers, glass, metals, and cardboard. Envirothon is a great way to get community service hours for your high school career. Every Monday and Wednesday during homeroom, these students play a vital part of keeping Kenston environmentally friendly! Students meet in Mrs. Moone’s room, B130, during homeroom days and spread out over the entire high school building to empty plastic and paper bins for collections helping Kenston stay green. Stop by if you are interested in joining the Envirothon club.

*SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: Do you like to build things? Figure out how things work? Do you like thinking outside of the box? Science Olympiad might just be for you. Join Coach Wilk and former team members in Room B131. Come when you can. Meetings are held in B-131 on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 and Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45 to 8:45.

*SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB is meeting Wednesday, Aug 29th after school in room C143 and is open to all skill levels! See Mrs. Larkin if you have questions or would like to join.

*SPANISH CLUB: Please come to the first Spanish Club meeting of the year Wednesday, Sept. 19 in room C215 during Homeroom. See Ms. Scola if you are interested in joining.

*SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM: Come check-out a practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm in A112. Speech and debate is an academic competition against other high schools that focuses on public speaking, debating, writing and acting skills. Similar to a swim or track team, students compete in one or two of fourteen events occurring simultaneously in separate classrooms. The team competes in more than a dozen Saturday tournaments from late-October through mid-February with the goal of qualifying for States, which is held in early March. Students are not required to attend every tournament. Additional information is available at: kenstonlocal.org/khs/extracurriculars/speech-debate/ Email any questions to stephan.voudris@kenstonapps.org

*TRIVIA CLUB: The Trivia Club meets on Fridays after school in C138. See or email Mr. Koltas if interested.

*UNICYCLE CLUB: Do you want to try something new and exciting? Then sign up to be part of the Kenston Unicycle Club. Classes begin after Labor Day. Visit Mr. Segulin in Room B123 if you’re interested.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS:
From Homecoming: If you lost a shoe…..or two….at the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, 9/29, stop in the Main office. They also have a watch and a necklace. If you can describe it, it’s yours! Please stop by the Main Office if you have lost something or if you have found something that someone has lost. If you lost something that hasn’t been found yet, fill out a form so we can notify you when it’s found!