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Host Rotary Exchange Student During 2014-2015

The Chagrin Valley Rotary club is looking for Kenston families who might be interested in hosting our 2014-2015 Rotary Exchange Student, Matt Barcelos.  The goal is to find three families who would be willing to host Matt for three months during the school year.  Host families have a great opportunity to broaden their horizons and gain excellent knowledge and experience with foreign culture.   Host families are responsible for the student’s food and shelter for the three months while all other expenses are the student’s responsibility.

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What Happens to Our Website Over Summer?

Emily LambOur site is much like a yearbook. When school let’s out for summer our site is sitting here waiting for you any time you want to reminisce. Because our site is run by students, and students are on vacation, there is not much new content added over the summer. Mr. C. posts informational type items when people send them to him. "It is so nice to know that even though the year is over, we can go back during the summer and still view all the pictures and articles from the school year," said Junior Sarah Coughlin.

Saying Goodbye to Mrs. Gotthardt

Good Evening:

Dave Fisher and Sandy KinneyI am Dave Fisher and this is Sandy Kinney. On behalf of the twenty four years of student athletes, the High School Administration, Kenston Athletic Boosters, and the Kenston High School coaching staff, I would like to present Lynn Gotthardt with these flowers as a token of our gratitude for 24 years of service to Kenston Athletics.

For all of the thousands of hours managing events, providing student-athletes with opportunities to participate, and leading our coaches to many conference championships we would like to thank Lynn for her time, effort and passion to Kenston Athletics.

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Kenston High School senior earns statewide award

Jacob EndersKenston High School senior Jacob Enders has been honored with The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award.

The program was established in 1990 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to recognize an outstanding senior student from each of the 88 counties within Ohio.

Jacob has attended Kenston schools since first grade. He is ranked first out of 251 seniors in the Class of 2014 and will graduate summa cum laude. Named an AP Scholar with Distinction, Jacob has taken 13 Advanced Placement courses earning straight A’s throughout his entire high school years.

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2014 Mentorship

Stephanie SzczesniakKelly Benjamin is a KHS senior on Mentorship, at WMJI 105.7 in downtown Cleveland. She had the fantastic opportunity to meet the author, John Green, author of young adult novel, The Fault in our Stars, and three of the main actors from the movie of the same title (releasing to the movie theatres on June 6). The actors are Shailene Woodley (plays Hazel Grace Lancaster) Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters), and Nat Wolff (Isaac). Halle Fodor, a junior at KHS, read John Green's novel in Strategic Reading class this semester, and she expresses this about the book: "I established a connection with John Green’s characters, so I hope the movie parallels the book."

The Fault in our Stars Cast
Shailene Woodley and Kelly Benjamin

Kenston Schools promotes assistant superintendent to lead district

Nancy Santilli, current Kenston Schools assistant superintendent, was unanimously selected by the school board as the next superintendent at the board's regular meeting on April 28.

Santilli's contract is for three years, starting Aug. 1, 2014, through July 31, 2017, with an annual salary of $130,000.

Before calling for the vote, board President Anne Randall asked if there was any further discussion from board members.

"I think we've discussed this enough," said Beth Krause, board vice president, laughing.

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5th Place at States: 10th Anniversary a Charm!

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Kenston High School Science Olympiad Team continued its successful year by placing fifth at the Ohio State Science Olympiad Tournament last Saturday.  The State Tournament was held at the Ohio State University in Columbus and was comprised of the top forty teams from the nine regions of Ohio.  Three of the top five teams at the tournament were from the Case Western Reserve Regional Tournament with Solon placing first, Mentor placing third, and KHS placing fifth. 

The Kenston High School Science Olympiad has been in existence for ten years and has gone to the State Tournament every year.  This is the first time any Kenston Science Olympiad Team has received a trophy at the Ohio State Science Olympiad Tournament!

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Drum Out For Dr. Lee

Dillan PowellOn Friday, April 25, the school celebrated Superintendent Dr. Lee's time here at Kenston. For over twenty years Dr. Lee has been at Kenston. He is known for always putting the district's needs at his highest priority. Today there was a drum out for Dr. Lee to serve as a celebration of his time here, and to give him a goodbye. Students lined the halls cheering and high-fiving Dr. Lee's hand. Dr. Lee left the school to some students playing instruments and the Bomberettes dancing. Alan Frygier said, "I hope Dr. Lee has a great retirement, he's my favorite Superintendent!" Hopefully Dr. Lee will go on to enjoy his retirement.

Northeast Ohio high schools rated by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report's recently released 2014 Best High Schools rankings reveal that multiple area schools have made the cut.

Kenston High, which serves students in Auburn and Bainbridge townships, ranked 38th among 832 schools in Ohio. Nationally, it ranked 857th out of more than 19,000 eligible schools. Kenston High also received silver medal status, an honor bestowed to only 8.6 percent of schools nationally. 

Superintendent Robert Lee is proud of the district's accomplishment.

"The high school is set up to meet the needs of the community, which is a college-bound student body, and we do offer quite a few AP classes," he said. "But it's also a reminder that there's another part — that we strive to meet the needs of all of our students, whether college-bound or not."

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Kenston High School students to show at 2014 Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition

Two Kenston High School artists have had three pieces of art selected for exhibit at the 2014 Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition in Columbus now through May 15. John Kluchar and Andrew Most will have their art displayed in the Rhodes Office Tower in Columbus.

Other students with artwork recognized with regional awards were: Matthew Ballard, Brady Burns, Alec Cheravitch, Lexi Hadar, Ellie Horn, Hannah Johnson, Caroline Kiley, John Kluchar, Lauren Martin, Andrew Most and Lauren Zucker. High School art teachers are Liz Bibza, Todd Malkus and Andie Quinn.

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PACK meets Bob Woodward!

Kristina SimpsonThis Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, the Political Action Committee of Kenston, or PACK for short, had an amazing field trip opportunity. PACK gives students, who have an interest in politics, an opportunity to talk about current events and all kinds of government news amongst their peers. Mrs. Smith, a history teacher at Kenston, runs the club and is very involved in helping her students get the best information and have real experience in the political world. The students involved in PACK traveled to the WVIZ studio in Cleveland for a great chance to interview Bob Woodward. Bob Woodward is mostly known for breaking the Watergate story to the public.

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Thank You For Voting!

Thank you for voting in the Follett Challenge! We ended up in Second Place and will receive $5,000.

C.E.C Celebrates Autism Awareness Day

Megan LyonsLight it Up BlueAutism is a disorder that will affect 1 out of every 68 children in the United States. In order to spread awareness of Autism, the club C.E.C celebrated "Light it Up Blue" on April 2nd. Students within the club wore blue, the color that is represents autism, in order to spread awareness throughout our school. Light it Up Blue is not specific to our school, but rather a world wide day to spread awareness of this disorder that affects so many. Abby Hamilton, a member of C.E.C, said, "Light it Up Blue is the International Autism Awareness Day! It is great that C.E.C is bringing it to Kenston so we can show how we support Autism awareness!" The members of the club are taking the steps needed to help others around our community become more aware of Autism as well as general acceptance of all people. April is Autism Awareness month, so it is a great chance to learn more about the disorder if you do not have much knowledge on it! Watch the video below to see the impact of Light It Up Blue throughout the whole world.

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2014 Outwest Update

7/8: Home Sweet Home! Time for Mom's cooking!
Daily Log

Fox8News Welcomes Kenston Grad to The Morning Show!

Fox8News Interviews Ms. Englehart and Abby Hamilton

2007 Grad to Bike 4000 miles

2007 Kenston Graduate Lauren Sabo and her husband are about to embark on an amazing and selfless journey. They will bike nearly 4,000 miles in 75 days - from Maine to California- with Bike and Build, where they will be building homes along the way.
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School is out for summer!

Congratulations to the
Class of 2014

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Senior Scholarships

Senior Scholarship Breakfast

Birthdays This Week

Monday (7/28): Emma Dicker and Tiffani Mattson
Tuesday (7/29): Dylan Heun and Tyler Blakey
Wednesday (7/30): Zachary Mayo
Thursday (7/31): Dustin Kovacs and Jack Hershman
Friday (8/1): Eric Poe, Harrison Uvegas, and Mia Sferra

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On This Day in History

May 22, 1939 Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel".

Quote of the Day

May 22, 2014 "Our ideals are our better selves." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott .

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Summer Reading Lists: All English students must read over the summer! View the complete list on the English Home Page.
Help PTO! Our school code for Market Day is 5848. You can create an account at the Market Day Website and order items online. Market Day pickup is usually the third Wednesday of every month. Support KHS and order from Market Day!
Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Kenston has received a $677K grant that will enhance our Physical Education Program! Learn More


July - Good Judgment
Make thoughtful decisions that are good for you and good for others.

Thank You Kenston!

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Caught Ya!

May 28, 2014
This morning, Ryan Harrris & Ryan Cozzens brought an Iphone to the Main Office, found in the C wing hallway. A block later Ben Princic came to claim his phone, very thankful to have it turned in. Thanks - Ryan & Ryan!!!
Ryan Harrris & Ryan Cozzens

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