CAFÉ MENU: ON A BUN (A rotation of our signature sandwiches all served on a bun including): • Hot Subs • Meatball Subs • Honey Sriracha Chicken Subs • Italian Sausage Sandwich • Philly Cheese Steak
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
CONGRATULATIONS! Kenston’s Speech and Debate Team:
A shout out to Kenston’s Speech and Debate team as they placed seventh out of thirty teams at Vermilion on Saturday, Dec. 8th. Individually, Tia Speece took 1st Place in Lincoln Douglas Debate; Anthony Alandt placed 5th in Declamation; and Cadence Matty came in 5th Place in Congressional Debate.
TODAY: The Games Club:
The Games Club will meet this week on Thursday, Dec. 13th after school until 3:30 pm in Room C139.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: 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!
FRIDAY: “Ugly Holiday Sweater” Day:
It has just been decided, Friday, Dec. 14th is “UGLY SWEATER” DAY. Find your ugliest Holiday sweater and wear it to school. The uglier the better!
THIS WEEK: Science Olympiad:
Tuesday, Dec 11th: Evening practice ONLY! 6:45 to 8:30 PM. (No practice at 2:30 due to a Staff Meeting)
Wednesday, Dec 12th: 2:30 to 3:30 PM.
Thursday, Dec 13th: 6:45 to 8:30 PM.
THIS WEEK: AIR TESTING:
All students should report to their testing lab at 7:45 a.m. as indicated on their testing ticket that they received. If you need help, stop in any office.
AIR Testing This Week & Next:
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!
MONDAY: Football Championship Celebration Gear:
Orders placed for Kenston Championship Gear will be delivered Monday, December 17 at KHS. Items will include hats, hoodies, sweatshirts and t-shirts conveniently delivered before Winter Break. Thanks to KMK Promote! Order Deadline was Sunday, December 9, 2018. Delivery: If you have any questions, please call KMK Promote at (440) 247-8444, or email Kristen@kmkpromote.com
MONDAY: Spanish Club:
The next Spanish Club meeting is on Monday, Dec. 17th during homeroom. Members will have a cookie exchange, along with their last chance to buy bracelets and t-shirts to support the sales projects. Check out the Spanish Club Classroom for more details.
NEXT WEEK–FINALS SCHEDULE:
Thursday, December 20, 2018
7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Report to Block 1 Class (for review)
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Block 1 Final Exam
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Report to Block 3 Class (for review)
10:15 – 12:15 p.m. Block 3 Final Exam
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Students dismissed or report to lunch
12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Review/Make-up
Friday, December 21, 2018
7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Report to Block 2 Class (for review)
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Block 2 Final Exam
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Report to Block 4 Class (for review)
10:15 – 12:15 p.m. Block 4 Final Exam
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Students dismissed or report to lunch
12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Make-up
The students will be expected to arrive to school by 7:45 a.m. and remain in school until the conclusion of their second exam at 12:15 p.m. If you are picking up your child, please utilize the Main Entrance pick-up/drop-off loop. Lunch will be provided for students who are staying through the afternoon. Teacher-led reviews and make-up sessions will be held until 2:15 p.m. School transportation will be provided on both days at our regular 2:15 p.m. dismissal.
TODAY: Sign up for FREE food, FREE Admission & Community Service Hours:
Attention all students: Mr. C. needs your help. Kenston will be broadcasting the KIT Wrestling tournament on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29. We need help taking and editing pictures. If you are willing to help, please stop by Mr. C.’s room and sign up with him. By doing so you will get: FREE admission into the tournament, FREE food, community service hours, and best of all, you get to hang out with Mr. C.—what a deal!
WRESTLING TOURNAMENT: Here at KHS!
If you like to watch intense battles—a sporting event that it is “pure” and “raw”, where nothing exists except in the absolute and where there is no allusion, then you will love watching a Wrestling match! If you’ve never been to a Wrestling match, then you’re missing out! You won’t want to miss the KIT tournament HERE over break where you can support Kenston’s very Best battle it out on the mat. Kenston will be hosting the KIT Wrestling tournament on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29
And the Nominees are…….:
The Nominees for the January Students of the Month will be displayed outside the Main Office in the glass case, in the Guidance Office and on the Cafeteria Screen this afternoon, Wednesday, Dec 12th. Congratulations to all Nominees! January winners will be notified on Monday, Dec 17th.
Senior Quotes for the Yearbook:
ATTENTION SENIORS! We need to have 240 senior quote submissions ASAP! Deadline is Friday, December 21st at 12:15 pm.
Please spread the word to seniors who haven’t submitted a quote already. The deadline is quickly approaching and we need all hands on deck! Please read ALL the guidelines under “Extracurriculars” on the website and choose wisely before submitting a response. No quotes can be controversial, inappropriately humorous, or unfitting for a statement that exemplifies your “personal philosophy”. If any students are planning to do this, please do not fill out the form! You will ruin it for everyone else! The Yearbook Advisor is impressed with The Class of 2019 very much, which is why he is even considering it as an option. Show the Kenstonian staff you are capable of doing this! Responses from students of other classes will be removed.
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!***
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.
***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.
**NEW SCHOLARSHIP: For Juniors**
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.
**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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Wymer at email@example.com
*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.
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:
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: 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 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: 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
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 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 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 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 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 email@example.com
*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!