CAFÉ MENU: 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: Principal’s Leadership Meeting:
Attention to the Members of the Principal’s Leadership Group: You will have a meeting today during homeroom in the AB Room. Check your Google Classroom for details.
TODAY: SENIOR PORTRAITS DUE for the Yearbook!
Seniors! Submit your senior portrait to Mr. Fodor today! There are many seniors who have NOT submitted their senior portrait for the yearbook. It’s due TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 15th. See Mr. Fodor in room A114 or email him at email@example.com if you’re not sure about your portrait! For more information on this, and ALL your other senior deadlines, check out your email. You (and your parents) were sent a message on Dec 19th titled: “Class of 2019 – Important Senior Info”. There is a lot to remember, we want to help you keep it all together. Stop in the Main Office or Guidance if you have any questions!
TODAY: Seniors, Your Signature Needed!
All Seniors are asked to stop in the Guidance Office to sign the senior matte and yearbook form. See Mrs. Tucholski or Mrs. Hanzak.
TODAY: Russian Club Meeting CANCELLED:
The Russian Club Meeting has been cancelled for today.
RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY–Football Championship Apparel:
You should have received an email from KMK regarding your order. They will be here on Thursday, January 17th with your Football Championship orders from 2:30 to 4pm in the cafeteria (rescheduled from today, Monday 1/14). Any orders not picked up by 4:30 PM will then come back to KMK office for pick up anytime. (KMK Corporate Office: 300 Industrial Parkway Ste. E., Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022.) If you have questions about your order, you will have to call them directly. (Phone: 440-247-8444)
TONIGHT: PAID Internship Opportunity:
Juniors and Seniors – don’t forget the Geauga Growth Partnership PAID Summer Internship Open House is Monday, January 14, from 7-8:30 PM at Kent State University at Geauga, 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd, Burton. Meet the local employers who will be offering PAID jobs this summer to junior and senior students. Other criteria is required. This is a competitive application process with interviews. Many Kenston students have participated in this PAID internship in past years and some got hired by the employer following the internship. 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.
SOPHOMORES: Auburn Career Visit:
Want to see if Auburn is right for you? Schedule a “Welcome Wednesday” visit anytime now thorough April. See Mr. Kimpton in Guidance for details.
FBI–Future Agents in Training Academy:
Future Agents in Training Academy is a 4-day summer program for the Class of 2019 and 2020 at the FBI’s Cleveland Field office headquarters June 18-21, 2019. In addition to hands-on experiences involving specialized areas of the FBI, students learn federal law violations, FBI investigations, FBI applicant requirements and much more.
Last year, over 400 students competed for 45 spots. Students are selected based on eligibility requirements and reading and scoring response to an essay question. There is no cost for this program. Applications are in Guidance and the deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.
Mandel JCC is looking for volunteers to run their indoor Triathlon, Biathlon and Kid Tri (ages 7-13) from 11-4 on Feb. 10. This event includes running, rowing and strength. All volunteers receive community service hours, T-shirt, and food. Volunteers help set up, take down, register and count laps. Contact Amanda Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-831-0700, ext. 1495.
TUESDAY: VIDEO CONTEST–DEADLINE!
The Department of Neurology and the Neuro Monitoring team at MetroHealth Medical Center is hosting the annual “Teen Brain Health” competition for students in NE Ohio. Students produce a 60-second video to educate their peers on “The Brain on Marijuana.” Individuals or groups up to five students may compete. Students MUST register their commitment to participate in the contest via email to email@example.com by January 15, 2019. More details regarding key points and participation requirements are in Guidance. Deadline for final video submission is March 15, 2019. No extensions granted. Grand prize for the best video(s) is/are $3000; better video(s) receive(s) a runner up prize of $1000 will also be awarded during a reception for participants in April 2019—date TBA.
FRIDAYS: College Financial Aid Help:
If you have any questions regarding the college financial aid process, please contact the Kenston LEAF advisor, Renee Morgan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Student and family appointments are available on Fridays in the guidance office.
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT: Mentorship Program:
GEAUGA PARK DISTRICT offers a mentorship program for seniors interested in natural resources management, park rangers, finance, marketing, computer, landscape architecture, park operations, and administrative services. Spaces are limited in each department. If accepted, this will be your Senior Project May 6-17, 2019. Applications are in Guidance and DUE MONDAY, JANUARY 28!
JUNIORS & PARENTS: Planing A Campus Visit:
LEAF will hold a free informational session on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. “Planning a Campus Visit” is designed for High School Juniors and their parent(s). We will address what questions you should ask, and who you should talk to when visiting a college campus. The session is free, and will be held at the LEAF Resource Center in Lakeland Community College at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH, room A-2101. Please register online at https://leaf-ohio.org/calendar/category/resource-center-sessions/ or call LEAF at 440.525.7095 to reserve a seat. Reservations are required, capacity is limited. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students.
SENIORS! Your Final Stretch:
Senior Class of 2019! Everything you need to know about your last semester was emailed to you and your parents through constant contact on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 entitled: “Class of 2019 – Important Senior Info”. It contains a wealth of information to keep you organized and on track for the rest of your Senior Year! Deadlines are approaching as early as January! Please read!
Janus Submissions Needed:
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!!!!
***Senior Counselors for Seventh Grade Camp***:
Attention Seniors! 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!***
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.
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS—Just arrived!
***AMERICANS OF ITALIAN HERITAGE***
See Guidance for more information on this scholarship.
***WILLIAM D. SQUIRES***
See Guidance for more information on this scholarship.
Don’t Miss These Deadlines!
***“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.
***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.
***CALVIN COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP***
Attention juniors! This scholarship is for you! The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation offers the Coolidge Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship covering tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any accredited United States college or university. All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. All applicants who make it to the finalist level but do not win the full scholarship will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship.
Information and application at www.coolidgescholars.org. For questions, contact Rob Hammer at 802-672-3389, ext. 114, or email email@example.com.
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.
***BAINBRIDGE WOMEN’S CLUB***
Due March 18th–Application form in Guidance
***FIELDS OF LEARNING***
Due March 31st–apply at www.fieldsoflearning.org
$1,000 SigEp CSU Freshman Male Balanced Man Scholarship for males who attend CSU in fall 2019. Criteria is 3.0 GPA and a leader in and out of the classroom. Applicants are not required to join Sigma Phi Epsilon. Details in Guidance. Apply at www.csuohio.edu/SigEp by August 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.
**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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Wymer at email@example.com
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:
***CLASS OF 2019– SENIOR LETTER***
Seniors! Everything you need to know about your last semester was emailed to you and your parents through constant contact on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 entitled: “Class of 2019 – Important Senior Info”. Please read! It is a wealth of information to keep you organized and on track for the rest of your Senior Year!
Old News but Great Info:
The 2017-18 Yearbooks arrived in September! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 16, 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: email@example.com or on a CD. Under no circumstances will a senior portrait be scanned from a print. Any questions, see Mr. Fodor, room A114.
BOMBER HANGER: Kenston Spirit Wear on Sale:
Shelly McDonough 440-591-4200. Christine Riscili 717-991-0973
See the PTO 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 meet after school usually until 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. See announcements for meeting dates or stop in Room C139.
*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 usually 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 usually every Monday night at 7pm in A112. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.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 usually 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 usually 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 email@example.com
*TRIVIA CLUB: The Trivia Club usually 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!