CAFÉ MENU: MEXICAN (A rotation of your favorite Mexican dishes with all the toppings including):• Burrito Bowl • Soft Tacos or Nachos (choose from Taco Meat or Chicken Fajita Meat) • Mexican Pizza • Quesadillas
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: LAST DAY—Graduation Video 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 for a DVD of the final video will be enclosed with graduation tickets, available in May on the Kenston website, and in the Guidance and Main offices.
TODAY: PROM—Guests & Ticket Information:
Prom tickets are now available for purchase online! Check your social media or your email and go to the link for “EVENT-BRITE”. Once there, just type in the word “Kenston” in the SEARCH BOX to order your tickets.
ONLINE Tickets: Tickets are $65.00 ($8 fee will be applied to all online sales).
Tickets during lunch: Students can also purchase tickets for $65 during lunch blocks the week of April 23 – 26.
Please note: April 26th at 2:15 pm is the absolute, last day to purchase Prom Tickets—no exceptions!
Guest Forms: 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. The Junior/Senior PROM is on Saturday, May 4th!
WEDNESDAY: Senior Assembly:
SENIORS! You will have a Seniors ONLY, Class Assembly on Wednesday during homeroom to go over all of your “End of the Year” events. Plan to be there–you won’t want to miss it.
THIS WEEK: 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED– Valley Art Center:
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 email@example.com.
AP REVIEW SESSIONS:
• 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.
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.
2019 PROM COURT ANNOUNCED:
Congratulations to the following ladies: (In alphabetical order) Delaney Kramer, Rhianna Patrick, Megan Randall, April Rose and Kate Taylor. And for the Gentlemen (in alphabetical order) Trey Ford, Alex Hubert, Colin Montville, Tanner Mulhern, and Branson Stanley. Voting will take place on May 1st and the Grand announcement will be made at Prom on May 4th. ”May the 4th” be with you.
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.
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.
CLASS OF 2019– SENIOR REMINDERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
***TIME FOR A COOKOUT!***
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!–Don’t Miss These Deadlines!
*** 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 $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****
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.
***SHINING STAR CLE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP***
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.
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 email@example.com or Rachel Wymer at firstname.lastname@example.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.
LOST & FOUND ITEMS:
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 MENTORSHIP PROJECT**
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: email@example.com
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: 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 were due on January 15, 2019! Questions should be addressed to Mr. Fodor in room A-114 or email him at email@example.com.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS for Senior Portraits:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or on a CD. Under no circumstances will a senior portrait be scanned from a print. Any questions, see Mr. Fodor, room A114.