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Announcements for Friday, May 17, 2019

CAFÉ MENU: FLASHBACK (Take your pick from a rotation of the traditional favorites such as): • Bosco Sticks • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches • Mac and Cheese • Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes
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: Welcome Class of 2023!
On Friday, May 17th the 8th Grade will visit KHS. Thank you to all those students who have volunteered with Kenston Connect to help make this day a great experience for the incoming class.
All those KHS students participating in the:
PANEL DISCUSSION: Please report to the auditorium by 9:00 AM.
TOUR GUIDES: Please report to the cafeteria by 9:15 AM
ACTIVITY FAIR: Please report to the Main Gym by 10:25 AM

TODAY: AP EXAMS: AP seniors participating on mentorship will have an adjusted mentorship schedule.

Friday, May 17 Computer Science 11:50 am AB Room

TODAY: Extra Graduation Tickets Needed:
Each senior student should have received six tickets for their family to attend their graduation. Tickets were mailed out on Friday, May 10th for the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 21st. We are asking families that DO NOT NEED all six tickets to call the Main Office at 440-543-9821 to let us know. There are other families that need more than six tickets and this would be a great help! Thank you in advance.

TONIGHT: KHS Choral Cabaret & Banquet:
A SHOUT-OUT to members of Kenston’s Choral Cabaret as they perform tonight, break a leg!

MONDAY: iPads Returned Forever:
Students will turn in their iPads during homeroom on Monday, May 20th. Students should be aware that this means that they cannot use their iPad to help them study for final exams. Students, please make sure to SAVE and BACK-UP your content on your iPad. Underclassmen WILL NOT use their iPad again, as in years past, so it is important that all content is erased by Monday. Homeroom teachers will be available to help if you need assistance. The charging brick and cord are yours to keep.

MONDAY: Golf Meeting:
Anyone interested in playing Boys or Girls Golf next year should come to an informational meeting on Monday, May 20th at 2:30 PM. Boys Golf will be in the Band Room and Girls Golf will be in the Chorus Room.

210 KHS Seniors will go on Mentorship starting Monday, May 6th through May 17th. This is a great opportunity for students to get experience in the career field of their interest.
Senior Project Exit Evaluation/Project Presentation will be held during the school day Monday, May 20, and students will be notified of their time. Do not make plans for this day, the exit evaluation is mandatory! Students must be prompt and prepared or they will be rescheduled at the end of the day. Dress nicely. They must bring their completed journal, reflection paper and thank you note/envelope pre-addressed to the community sponsor. The faculty advisors will distribute these prior to the start of the mentorship program. All students must be present for this final interview/presentation and the Project Fair/Exhibit in the evening. Failure to comply may result in your exclusion from participating in commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Senior Project Fair and Exhibit Students will set-up for the fair following the exit interviews, and the Fair/Exhibit will be held in the KHS main gymnasium, Monday, May 20, 2019, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Students should dress nicely, be on time, and present your project in a professional manner.

The Senior Awards Program will follow Monday, May 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the KHS Auditorium. Award recipients will receive invitations in May.

The last day of class for seniors not participating in Mentorship is May 17, and all financial obligations must be satisfied.
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.

Rehearsal for Graduation: Tuesday, May 21st –Morning
• Arrive no later than 8:00 AM at Parkside (mandatory)
• Wear school appropriate clothing (dress code will be enforced)
• Rehearsal time depends on how well you meet expectations
• Senior breakfast first then rehearsal to follow
• Caps and Gowns will be distributed after rehearsal
• Auburn Students should be dismissed in time to attend their graduation ceremony at the Auburn Career Center.

Graduation Ceremony: Tuesday, May 21st –Evening
• Arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. at Parkside
• Tickets, directions and parking information will be mailed home
• 6 tickets per family (if you need more tickets ask around)
• Required dress attire under your graduation gowns
• Leave all personal items with family members
• Diplomas will be distributed at the end of the ceremony
• Ceremony will be streamed live on the KHS website


***AP American Government***
Please see Mrs. Smith for the summer assignment in Room A-210 before you leave for the summer.

***2019-2020 Honors Biology Google Classroom***
All students have been invited, please accept your invitation and watch for review work to be posted. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Wilk

***2019-2020 APUSH Students—Summer Packet***
All students taking AP United States History must pick up their summer assignment from guidance, Mrs. Gruver or Mrs. Wirthwein. You also need to join “APUSH Summer Assignment” Google classroom. CODE: jgz2xb

THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Locker Clean-Out:
On Thursday 5/23 & Friday 5/24 we will have LOCKER CLEAN OUT. What went in, must come out–dead or alive. Some of you may need more than 2 days to clean out your locker. You can start early by taking things home that you don’t need anymore.

NEXT WEEK: Final Exam Schedule: Thursday 5/23 and Friday 5/24
The Students will be expected to arrive to school by 7:45 AM each day and they must remain in school until the conclusion of their second exam. Students will be permitted to leave school following their second exam at 12:15 PM. For those students who choose to remain at school until regular dismissal at 2:15 PM, lunch will be served, followed by teacher-led Reviews and make-up sessions. Regular transportation will be provided on both days as usual.

Exam Day 1—Thursday, May 23rd
7:45-8:00 Review Session–Block 1
8:00-10:00 BLOCK #1 Final Exam
10:00-10:15 Review Session–Block 3
10:15-12:15 BLOCK #3 Final Exam
12:15-12:45 Students Dismissed / Lunch
12:45-2:15 Review/Make-up

Exam Day 2—Friday, May 24th
7:45-8:00 Review Session–Block 2
8:00-10:00 BLOCK #2 Final Exam
10:00-10:15 Review Session– Block 4
10:15-12:15 BLOCK #4 Final Exam
12:15-12:45 Students Dismissed / Lunch
12:45-2:15 Review/Make-up

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.

BOMBER HANGAR: Kenston Spirit Wear on Sale:
Annual Spring Sale 2019!
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.

2019 Graduation Announcements:
If you missed the order deadline for your 2019 graduation announcements, you’re in luck! Individual graduation announcements are now available in the Guidance Office for $1.50 each. Make checks payable to “Jostens”.

Get Your Copy of Janus!
The 2019 issue of Janus has arrived!! Check out this year’s contributing writers and artists that help make Janus one of the top high school literary and art magazines in the country. Copies are free of charge and available in room A119 and the library. Quantity is limited, so get yours today!!!

Valley Art Center’s 2019 Art by the Falls, an open air fine art fair in Riverside Park on the second weekend of June, is soliciting volunteers. Those students interested can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/90404a48aea72d6-2019 or go to their website (valleyartcenter.org) and follow a link. Community Service hours are awarded to all who volunteer. Contact Kate Bruner with specific questions at assist@valleyartcenter.org.


***ATTENTION JUNIORS! Visit Youngstown State***
Youngstown State University’s Penguin Preview Day is Friday, June 28. Meet the president Jim Tressel, explore the academic departments, speak with faculty, tour the campus and residence halls. Registration deadline is June 25 at preview.ysu.edu. For more information, call 877-468-6978.

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


***Kenston Technology Department***
Any student interested in working with the Kenston Tech Department over the summer can apply for the position on the Kenston District Website under “Employment Opportunities” in the far left column. Also, check out The Job Board across from Guidance OR online–just type in “Job Board” in the SEARCH BOX for this, a MANY MORE, job postings.

***Geauga Park District***
Geauga Park District has summer job opportunities for students 18 and older – maintenance and ropes course instructor, and students 16 and older – Headwaters boathouse attendant. Download application at:
www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/about-gpd/careers/ and fax to 440-286-1285.

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:

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.

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