On February 18, 2015, Jim Tressel came to our school to talk to us about success. Jim Tressel was the head football coach of both Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University. He was extremely successful at both schools with a final career record of 229-72-2 and five national championships. Now, Tressel is the President of Youngstown State University. Along with Kenston, Jim Tressel travels to high schools all around Ohio to share his experiences with students.
The pancake breakfast is almost here! The pancake breakfast is a great time not only to get a good breakfast but to also meet new families and socialize with people. On March 8th it will be the first of three pancake breakfast's hosted at Kenston High School. The other days are on March 15th and March 22nd. The pancake breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. The pancake breakfast has been a long tradition.
On February 22, many Kenston Bombers competed in the Lake & Geauga County Art Show. This show is open to all Lake and Geauga County schools. With over 500 entries into the show, Kenston took six out of nine of the top spots in the show, the Talent Grant Winners. Halle D'Amico won one of the $500 prizes. Garrett Rosinski and Melanie Formica won two of the $300 prizes. Andrew Most, Matt Ballard, and Erica Belfi each won a $200 prize. With 500+ entries, only 400 pieces are judged for awards. The lowest 200 are given the Honorable Mention award. The next 100 are given the Gold Seal award. The top 100 are given the Blue Ribbon award. These top 100 pieces are judged for a final time to determine the winners of the Grants. When asked about her feelings of Kenston winning six out of nine top spots, Mrs. Quinn said, "Kenston Art Students are an elite group of students and are real superheroes of art."
Kenston High School will be hosting The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Large Group Contest on March 6 and 7 for the second year in a row. We are expecting a large crowd from area schools and are in need of many volunteers for both days. Please use this link to sign up for a position and time slot that works best for you. Please keep in mind, this sign up is for adults only, students will be signing up separately at school. For your reference, our Chorus will perform on Friday night and our bands on Saturday. Performance times have not yet been set, additional information will be forthcoming through your students. As always, thank you in advance for your willingness to share your time! Your MAAK Board
The College Credit Plus Program (formerly Postsecondary Enrollment Options) allows eligible students in grades 7-12 to take a college course and earn high school and college credit that appears on both their high school and college transcripts. Students must meet eligibility requirements set forth by the college or university in order to participate. Students and parents interested in participating in the program for the 2015-16 school year MUST attend the College Credit Plus night at Kenston High School, Robert A. Lee Auditorium on Thursday,
February 19 February 26 at 7:00 pm. There will be 12 area colleges represented to answer questions as well. Specific details on the program will be progressively added to the guidance website and in the high school guidance office as they become available.
The weekend of February 1st, the Kenston Bomberettes competed at Cheer Champion Central's National Cheer and Dance Competition. The girls worked all season long to live up to the past legacy of the Bomberettes. The Bomberettes won their ninth national title in the Pom and Kick division. There are 17 girls on the team and it takes every individual's passion and strength to achieve the goal of a national title. The team has been practicing four days a week to prepare for this competition. This year the girls were faced with the hardest competition yet because of the many changes made by the organization. The scoring was more difficult and it was their first time competing on a different floor. They also competed against many studio dance teams that were trying to go to Worlds which put the girls under more pressure. The team impressed the judges with their outstanding kicks, high energy, sharp pom placements,excellent showmanship, and scores above most studio teams. Overall, the success of the weekend made the girls very proud of themselves and everything they have accomplished this season. Senior Halle Fodor said, "They never fail to impress me!"
Calling all girls wanting to try out for the Kenston Bomberette Dance Team! Wednesday, February 18 there will be a meeting for any girls wanting to try out in the KHS cafeteria at 2:30 p.m. to pick up tryout packets. There will also be an informational meeting for parents and girls Thursday, February 19th in the KHS cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 23rd through Thursday, February 26th there will be dance clinics held at Kenston Intermediate School. At the tryout clinics, the girls will learn the fight song, a pom routine, and a kick routine that will be danced and judged on Saturday, February 28th at tryouts at the High School. The girls will be judged on their showmanship and memory of the routine and how well they can keep a beat. If you make the team, football season is mandatory, but basketball season and competition season are optional. Junior dance team member Hayley Harris said, "I'm really excited for the new season!" If you are interested in trying out, feel free to come to the clinic. Hope to see you there!
Recently one of our seniors, Allie Smith, took a trip to India. She traveled around stopping in New Delhi, Lucknow and Dehradun. This trip was run through Parkside Church and Medical Service. While she was there she attended medical camps every day helping the people of Delhi Bible Institute. After they helped the members of the church and their families they opened the doors to anyone in India who needed medical attention.
Save the date! Winter Formal is quickly approaching. It will be held on Saturday, February 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets will be sold during all lunch blocks during the week of February 16 and will cost $15.00. All checks should be made out to the Kenston Board of Education. Be sure to thank the Kenston Junior Varsity and Varsity cheer team for organizing this for us!
Are you sick and tired of wearing the same-old boring cotton long sleeve shirt? Well be sickened no more! Treat yourself to a 100% polyester Bomber themed long sleeve shirt made with the love and care of your very own Kenston classmates! Make it yours for $20. Additionally, get rid of all those doggone plastic water bottles, and buy a Kenston themed washable cup for just $12. Kenny Indiano said, "Dri-fit gives me the aeration I need to ball." Lucas Hadar said, "I'm going to buy them by the dozen." Joshua Kain said, "Dri- fit is life." Buy from the Bomb Squad, the first name in fashion.
With the snow days on Friday, January 30 and Monday, February 2, Kenston students have had a whopping four days off of school. Many students were happy to get the phone call at 9:45pm on Sunday night informing them that there would be no school the next day. "So, when we got the call for the snow day, I was very excited that I could stay up to watch the Patriots whoop on the Seahawks, and prove that they are the superior team," said Kenston student Noah Georgian. While some students enjoyed the snow day, others did not have a very good time. "I was happy to hear the news of the snow day, but I was unable to enjoy it after witnessing the traumatic fluke loss of the superior Seattle Seahawks," said Kenston student Vell Spruce.
I am currently a PEAK ambassador here at Kenston High School and there are many exciting events coming up! PEAK starts all the way back in Kindergarten and continues until 12th grade. We are so fortunate to be able to attend a school where mostly everyone gets along; and thanks to PEAK, it brings everyone together one step at a time! Starting on February 9, the PEAK ambassadors are putting together a "random act of kindness" week. This is where we are trying to get everyone to do at least one random act of kindness to contribute to our peaceful environment here at Kenston High School. Also, the tradition of "PEAK characteristic of the month" is still going to be given to one person each month that is nominated by their peers. For the month of January, the nominated PEAK student of the month was Charlie Randall. Congratulations Charlie!
Kenston's radio station, WKHR Cleveland's FM 91-FIVE, received some national attention over winter break. Parade Magazine, which is distributed throughout America in the Sunday papers of every major city, listed listening to wkhr.org as the "in" thing to do with family and friends on New Year's Eve. Since then, listenership has never been stronger.
FM 91-FIVE is Kenston's student run radio station, broadcasting to the Greater Cleveland Community 24/7, and also streaming all over the world. They program Big Band Jazz and The Great American Songbook, music from the Greatest Generation of America.
We are proud to make available to you this Program of Studies document which describes in detail the many academic opportunities that Kenston High School affords you in grades nine through twelve. This book should be used to make academic selections for the 2015-2016 school year.
We have committed ourselves to excellence in assisting you with your academic goals. Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are ready to help you reach your potential. If any of us may be of help to you in the scheduling process, please do not hesitate to ask.
Webmaster's note on Friday, January 16: If you were unable to attend, you can view the Presentation (PDF)
The transition from Kenston Middle School to Kenston High School will soon begin. In the next several weeks, high school counselors will be meeting with 8th grade students to present our 2015-2016 Course Selection Book. In anticipation of those meetings, Kenston High School will be hosting a parent information night this Thursday, January 15, at 6:00 PM in the Robert A. Lee auditorium. The topics will include course selections, college planning, graduation requirements, as well as updates on the changes to state testing. Representatives from the high school administration, guidance and academic departments will be available to help answer any questions.
As we begin the transition from KMS to KHS, know that your student's success in the high school is our number one priority. We will work with you to select courses and/or programs that meet the individual needs of your student.