Ugly sweater day is this Wednesday. Wear the ugliest sweater you own! By participating you will receive a candy cane. This is a fun activity for the whole school to do, so show your Christmas spirit by wearing your ugly sweater to school. Also, kids with special needs will be coming to KHS and anyone wearing an ugly sweater is welcomed to go down to the Auburn Bainbridge room to talk and meet with them (with proctors permission). Good Luck on finals and Happy Holidays!
The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means - Finals Week! Although most students are ready for the holidays and a well-deserved break, students need to study for their finals, which will be taken in all four of their classes. Teachers are encouraging every student to adequately prepare for each of their finals and try their very best. On Thursday, December 18, each student will take their first and third block finals. On Friday, December 19, each student will take their second and fourth block finals. During finals week, if students have a ride to school, they are permitted to leave school after finals are done being administered (at approximately 1 p.m.). "I like driving to school, especially during finals. That way, I get to leave early," said senior, Luke Winovich. However, the students who do not have other transportation must stay in the Cafeteria until 2:15 when buses arrive. During that time, students should study for their finals or bring other work to do. Also, that is the time for students to make up any finals they may miss. Teachers make themselves available before and/or after school to assist with studying for finals, so be sure to notify them if you are seeking additional help. Good luck, students, and happy holidays!
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WDTM means What Does That Mean. Many people can be confused with many acronyms that youth use in texting and in everyday speech. There are many words, phrases, and terms that are a part of the general vocabulary that teens display. While they use acronyms, hash tags, and other "slang" terms. Hash tags are primarily used on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media sites to link or connect keywords and it helps when searching on Twitter. Evan Sanders said, "I like WWJD, What Would Jesus Do, and BAE, Before Anything Else." As you can see Evan is very involved in the social media with acronyms and such. Many of the people in our generation use these terms on a regular basis, and even to conceal or hide the truth from adults or in a manner to avoid punishment or trouble for their actions. Parents need to know some of the meanings behind these terms to notice the red flags or warnings that could appear. Visit AboutTech.com for a list of acronyms.
Whether you're looking for a tall, bushy pine tree or a more confined, smaller type, there are lots options in the area to buy Christmas trees. One of our fellow staff members, Mr. Grubich, owns his own Christmas Tree Farm! He is local, has a good atmosphere, and has lots of nice trees but they're going fast. Visit HowlingPinesTreeFarm.com for more information. Andy Lenart said, "Christmas Trees are fun to decorate and lighten the Christmas spirit!"
Kenston Interact needs your help. We currently have a food drive running to benefit various shelters in the area including the Bainbridge Food Pantry. They take all non-perishable foods from canned goods to baking supplies. There are boxes located in every homeroom and in the front hall by the front office. This drive is being run through Friday 12/12, so please donate. "It is good to help those that are less fortunate than others. It is easy to just receive during the holidays, but it is harder to give," said Jake Silbermann.
Anthony (Tony) Nero was a 2003 Kenston graduate. While at Kenston he had participated in baseball and football. His junior year he was part of one of the best baseball teams in Kenston's history, they were sectional champions, district champions, and regional runner ups. Mr. C. remembers the regional championship game like it was yesterday. Anthony has two younger siblings, Mike and Sammi, who go to Kenston High School now. Tragically, Anthony passed away over Thanksgiving break. He was back home from Arizona for the holiday. He had been living in Arizona with some other Kenston alumni.
As most of have heard, the snow in Buffalo, New York has reached an astonishing 8 feet of snow in just 3 days! Lake-effect snow is forecast to bring an additional 3 feet of snow to the Buffalo area on Thursday and Friday. This snowfall, according to the National Weather Service, has reached an all-time national record for snowfall in 24 hours, around 76 inches. The question is do you think that the Geauga area will get as much snow as last year; and if our winter will be as rough as it has been? We are all counting on snowdays this year, but when do you think the first one will be? Emily Powell said, "I think our first snowday could be on December 12th." As harsh as this past week has been, we expect to get colder weather and more snow coming in. So with all that said, let's hope we get a snowday soon!
You may or may not know that the Kenston High School Website relies on you, our viewers, to support us. We raise funds primarily in three ways - when you purchase photographs from our site, our sponsors, and donations.
We are very happy to announce we have a new sponsor, 2005 Kenston Graduate Jim Gable.
Jim attended Kenston from 5th grade through 12th and graduated in 2005. His favorite memories of Kenston are attending the Kenston High School football games and hearing Mr. Marein cheering from the stands. Jim was a KHS Web Builder and showed a lot of love and dedication for our site while he was a student here. He completed his senior project with the Bainbridge Police Department and gained a life-long respect for the services they provide. "Those guys do an awesome job and are a big part of why Bainbridge is such a great community to live in," Jim said in an email.
We owe our freedom to our veterans. It was World War II and Joe Wilkinson had a duty to his country. He became a bomb mechanic. He worked out of England where he would inspect and ready the bombs before they went over Nazi occupied Europe, but before the war he met who he would later marry, a real life Rosie the Riveter.
"It went by so fast. It feels like yesterday my dad and I went to my first Cub Scout camp. None of this would've happened without many others. My mom is the one who got me into scouting. She was my pack leader all the way through cub scouts. Without her I never would have found scouting. Both of my parents pushed me all the way through and helped me through the frustrating parts. There were times when I wasn't sure I wanted to continue on with scouting but they urged me not to leave. Without my parents I wouldn't have been able to do this on my own," said Eagle Scout Jonathan Wiegand.
Project Love is a nonprofit character-building education and training organization. Its aim is to empower teens to create a culture of kindness, caring, and respect through their leadership roles. They encourage students to be the change they want to see. Nominees ranged from 7th to 12th grade. This year more than a hundred teens were nominated from all across Northern Ohio.