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Daily Archives: April 15, 2019

Announcements for Monday, April 15, 2019

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

A big Shout-out to the Cast, Crew and Pit Orchestra on a job well done this weekend for the Suessical Musical production. You blew us away with your many talents! The stage, costumes, music and acting was top notch! Thank you for giving us an amazing show! Congratulations to Mrs. Leone, Mrs. Wirthwein, Mrs. Green, Mr. Link and Mr. Sell for such a successful production—you must be so proud. And thank you to the parents who stood behind their talented students who worked tirelessly for months on top of everything else they had to do! You make Kenston so proud.

TODAY: Pre-Registration AP Exams:
Today, all Seniors and Freshmen taking AP exams in May must report to the Auditorium during homeroom on Monday, April 15 for Pre-Registration for the AP Exam. Sophomores & Juniors will register on Wednesday, April 17. If you cannot make it on Wednesday, please go today.

TODAY: Special Announcements for Seniors:
1. You received an email on Friday, April 12 giving you instructions for completing the Senior Survey through your Naviance account. Please be sure to get this completed ASAP, as this is a requirement that MUST be met before you leave for Mentorship.
2. Seniors, today on Monday, 4/15, don’t forget to vote for your 2019 Prom Court. You will be sent an EMAIL with the LINK to vote.

TODAY: Attention all Eagle Scouts:
Attention students who have earned or in the process of earning their EAGLE SCOUT Award: Please stop in either the Main Office, or Guidance to put your name on the list so that you can be recognized for your achievements.

TODAY: Eggstra-Special Gifts:
Do you have someone one “eggs-traspecial” you want to honor OR say something nice to that “eggs-trodinary” friend? Be sure to send an “Egg-o-Gram” to ring in Spring. Egg-o-grams will be on sale during all lunches the week of April 15th for $1.00. Don’t miss out and make your friend’s day “eggzuberant” with a special delivery on Thursday, April 18th. Have an Eggsellent day!

TODAY: And the Nominees for the Student of the Month are…….
The Nominees for the May Students of the Month will be displayed outside the Main Office in the glass case, in the Guidance Office and on the Cafeteria Screen. Congratulations to all Nominees! May winners will be notified on April 23rd and can expect their picture for the newspaper to be taken on Wednesday, April 24th during homeroom.

• Mrs. Smith AP Government reviews begin the week of April 15th. Stop in Room A210 on MONDAY & WEDNESDAY during Homerooms, TUESDAY & THURSDAY after school, or THURSDAY mornings. Review Items will also be added to Classroom!
• Mr. Marchesi’s first semester, AP courses — Please look in Classroom for AP Review Session dates and review information. The first Review Session will be Wednesday 4/17 after school in Room A119 and again on Thursday 4/18 morning at 7:10 A.M. See Mr. Marchesi if you have any questions.

END-OF-THE-COURSE EXAMS: Air Testing Spring 2019:
Students currently enrolled in courses with required testing will be taking online end-of-course exams. For more details see the email sent to all parents entitled: “End-of-Course Exams” sent on Monday, April 1st. All testing will take place at 7:45 a.m, with the exception of ELA II which has a morning and afternoon testing session.
The exam schedule is listed below for your reference:

Tuesday, April 9 ELA I – Part 1
Wednesday, April 10 ELA II – Part 1
Thursday, April 11 ELA I – Part 2
Friday, April 12 ELA II – Part 2
Wednesday, April 24 American Government
Thursday, April 25 American History
Friday, April 26 Algebra
Wednesday, May 1 Geometry
Thursday, May 2 Biology

Students will receive a testing ticket listing their test time and computer lab testing location the day prior to the scheduled exam. If a student is absent on the day the exam is scheduled, a make-up date and time will be communicated to the student.

GRADUATION: Pictures Needed! Video and Senior Slide Show
Graduation is just quickly approaching and we need your help gathering photographs of the Class of 2019 during your
Kenston school career, grades kindergarten through 12, for inclusion in the commencement video shown during
graduation, May 21, 2019. We would like to include photos of your favorite Kenston moments such as: the first
day of school, the Letter People, International Festival, athletics or class trips. There are three ways to get the
photos to us: (1) e-mail the digital images to graduation.video@kenstonapps.org, with “Graduation Video Photos” in
the subject line. (2) Bring paper photographs to school and drop off to Mr. Continenza or the Guidance Office with your
name and homeroom on your envelope. Any pictures that you share should include your student’s name printed on
the back of each picture. (3) Mail photographs to “Graduation Video Pictures”, Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge
Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. If you would like to have the pictures returned to you, please include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. Photos must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Order forms will be enclosed with
graduation tickets, available in May on the Kenston website, and in the Guidance and Main offices.
Class Officer Applications:
Attention students interested in running for a class officer position for the 2019-2020 school year: Applications are available in the Main Office and must be returned by April 18. Please be advised that you will need time to get 3 recommendations, so don’t procrastinate! Pick yours up today!

PROM: Guest Forms:
Hey Upperclassmen! It’s time to get your Prom on! The Junior/Senior PROM is just around the corner on Saturday, May 4th! Make sure if you’re bringing a guest from another school that they fill out a DANCE GUEST FORM. You will not be able to purchase your tickets without it! You can pick up a form in the Main Office (or go online to the Homepage ,center column, under “Prom 2019 Guest Form and Song Request Form” click on Dance Permission Slip”). Stop in the Main Office if you have questions or call 440-543-9821.

PROM: Music Requests:
This year the Prom Committee is asking student for their music requests! Go to the homepage and see the Google Form link posted in the center column to request the songs you want to hear played at prom.

Club Photos for the Yearbook:
The Yearbook Staff would like to recognize students who are members of various Clubs at KHS. Students should report to the Aux gym during homeroom to get their group photo taken for the 2018-2019 Yearbook. Schedule is as follows:
Mon. 3/4: NHS, Janus
Mon. 3/11: PEAK, Knitting Club & Diversity Club (CWB & SAGA)
Wed. 3/13: Envirothon
Mon. 3/18: INTERACT, Jazz Band & Radio
Mon. 4/1: Varsity Jazz, Pit Orchestra
Wed. 4/3: Academic Challenge, Bomber Games Club, Pulse Writing Club, Speech & Debate
Mon. 4/8: Science Olympiad, KGAP
Wed. 4/10: POSTPONED: Languages, Unicycle & Bocce Ball Clubs– new day TBA
Wed. 4/17: CEC, Math Club, Photography Club
Wed. 4/24: PACK, KUUL

Independent Study Applications:
2019-2020 Student Independent Study applications are now available online. Check the Homepage on the right side OR go to the “Guidance Resources” page. You will need to meet with your Guidance Counselor for approval BEFORE you submit your application.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Kent State Women in Mathematics:
Students must register by midnight April 14; space is limited! Kent State’s Women in Mathematics group invites all high school students to its Flash Math event on May 18 in the sciences building at KSU in Kent. This event is free; students compete to win prizes, learn new math and meet other people interested in math. Free lunch and T-shirt. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/pWgprF4mBjAsggin1. Stop in Guidance for a flier if interested.

There’s a poster contest for all grades with the first place $150, 2nd place $75 and 3rd place $50. Posters must deliver a clear and positive message about the theme: “Homes for Heroes. Details and contest entry form are in Guidance. Deadline is April 30, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Posters will be judged on creativity, artistry, originality and ability to communicate a clear and positive message.

DRIVER’S ED: Bus Information:
Attention students who are participating in the “Behind the Wheel” Driver’s Ed Class through KCE: The KCE Activity bus, Bus #11, will depart from the bus loop at Kenston Middle School. Any bus from the high school can take you to KMS after school, but you must ride the Shuttle Bus #11 from KMS in order to get transported to The Gardiner Center for your Driver’s Ed Class.

Seniors! Everything you need to know about your last semester was emailed to you and your parents through constant contact on Saturday, March 9th entitled: “Senior Reminders”. Please read! It is a wealth of information to keep you organized and on track for the rest of your Senior Year!

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 rmorgan@leaf-ohio.org. Student and family appointments are available on Fridays in the guidance office.

BOMBER HANGAR: Kenston Spirit Wear on Sale:
Stay up-to-date on events and specials through Facebook (The Bomber Hangar) and Twitter (@Bomber_Hangar).
As always, please contact any of The Bomber Hangar representatives for personal shopping appointments if needed.
Christine Riscili (KHS & KMS) 717-991-0973; Hannah Grunwald (KIS) 216-906-5963; Nicole Sommers (TES) (440) 487-4036
See the PTO link on the homepage for all the dates or follow on Twitter–@Bomber_Hangar; or on Facebook—The Bomber Hangar. https://kenstonlocal.org/pto/bomberhangar/. The Bomber Hangar 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.



***Miami University in Oxford offers a Summer Scholars Program*** This is for academically talented sophomores and juniors to explore a topic of choice with faculty and professional experts June 30-July 12, 2019 or July 14-26, 2019. Details are in Guidance. Participants who choose to apply to Miami will receive priority consideration for merit scholarships and premier academic programs and honors program. Application deadline is May 1, 2019. Go to MiamiOH.edu/SummerScholars.

All Geauga County high school seniors are invited to a FREE cookout to celebrate your achievements from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Troy Road in Chardon. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, school vs. school challenges, games and a ropes course. Text “YES” to 440-682-0368 if you plan to attend.

***Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship Opportunity***
Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship Programs are taking applications for this summer. Work with doctors/caregivers at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, regional hospitals, family health centers and administrative campuses. Dates, times and eligibility criteria vary by internship. Visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/clinicbasedprograms for details and application. Mrs. Detwiler sent an email to all students on Monday, January 28th regarding information on these programs. This is a great opportunity, especially if you think you might be interested in the medical field as a career.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!–Don’t Miss These Deadlines!

*** New Scholarship for Students of Greek Heritage***
Seniors of Greek heritage! There is a $500 scholarship available if you are enrolled in college for 2019-2020 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or greater. See Guidance for application and details.

***A scholarship for freshmen and sophomores in Lake, Ashtabula and Geauga counties****
Lake County Right to Life annual Essay Contest. Write a 500-750 word essay on “What can my generation and I do to restore the culture of life in our local community?” Grammar, spelling, clarity, originality and impact are judged. Must be postmarked no later than April 18, 2019 and mailed to Lake County Right to Life, Attn: Jacqui Fetsko, 65 Square Drive, Madison OH 44057.

Applicant must be a current member or have a parent who is a current member. Apply online at www.geaugafb.org. Deadline April 20.

A $750 scholarship is available for seniors planning to major in construction management or civil engineering. Go to www.leaf-ohio.org and click on “LEAF-administered scholarships”. Minimum 2.5 GPA

Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Scholarship is now available for students with a passion for performing arts. Apply online at ChagrinArts.org/performing-arts-scholarship/. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 26.

All 9, 10 and 11th grade students are eligible for this solo-singing competition. Winners also perform with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall. No entry fee and all music genres welcome. Record your favorite song and upload your 3-minute maximum video to shiningstarcle.org. Pianos, personal instrument and a’capella are welcome. Submit video between April 1 and July 1, 2019. Details in Guidance.

$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.

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.

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


Lifeguards Needed:
This just in! Attention Students: The Solon Recreation Department is currently hiring lifeguards to work this summer at the Solon Community Center and Solon Municipal Pools. They 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 at no cost 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. If you’re under 18 and you’re confused about a WORK PERMIT and what you need to do, stop in the Main Office or call Mrs. Taylor at 440-543-9821—she is happy to help.


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

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

For a complete list of clubs, stop in the Main Office or the Guidance Office.

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!

Old News but Great Info:

Senior Project applications and proposals were due to their faculty advisors by Friday, March 1, 2019. Students are reminded to use this opportunity to explore career possibilities for their future. Try to find a mentorship opportunity in a venue of career interest. Students may NOT use a former or current employer as a mentor and never receive monetary payment for mentorship. Additional copies of the Senior Project application will be posted on the Kenston Website under Guidance. Complete details can be found in the application brochure. A list of former community sponsors is available in Guidance. This list is only businesses that have been used in the past – it is NOT a list of current available sponsors. It is up to the student to contact local businesses and ask if they would be available to be a sponsor.

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. For those graduating this spring, 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
The 2017-18 Yearbooks arrived in September! All students should have received their yearbook from last year on Wednesday, Sept 19th during homeroom. Extra copies of the 2017-18 yearbook were available on a first come, first served basis after that date. Email Mr. Fodor if you want one: justin.fodor@kenstonapps.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 were due on January 15, 2019! Questions should be addressed to Mr. Fodor in room A-114 or email him at justin.fodor@kenstonapps.org.
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.

Music Department Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

By Maddie Engoglia The Kenston High School chorus, band, and dance team members went on a trip to New York City over spring break. The students spent three days exploring the city with highlights such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park. “For our performing arts, you really can’t beat New York because you… Continue Reading