A Shout Out From MAAK to the organizations listed below for their generous contributions during the 2013/2014 school year. Remembering that MAAK relies completely on the efforts and generosity of its membership and the community to continue in its mission to support the musical arts ensembles of Kenston, we are grateful to these organizations and to our many parents who have contributed. Monies are utilized for the purchase and maintenance of uniforms, instruments, music and other equipment and we sincerely appreciate all contributions toward this effort. Bainbridge Civic Club-Bainbridge, Women's Club Friends of Bainbridge Library, Burntwood Tavern, Corrine L Dodero Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, Allen K Herpy, DDS, MS, and KeyBank Foundation .
Webmaster's note: Who says it is a small world? Lauren Sabo (KHS 2007) and Andrea Phillips (KHS 1990) sure think so. They both happened to be in the same country (Nepal) at the same time, and both happened to sign up for the same hiking trip.
Lauren Sabo (2007 Kenston graduate) wrote:
Two Kenston graduates were recently introduced to each other on a backpacking trip through Nepal, in April 2014, showing just how small our world actually is. Lauren Sabo, who graduated in 2007, and Andrea 'Andi' Phillips, who graduated in 1990, never expected to meet someone in Nepal who grew up walking the same high school hallways as the other in Ohio.
Giving up cellphones, daily showers and home-cooked meals for more than three weeks might not be a dream getaway for some, but Kenston students who embark on the "Out West" trip say it's one of the best things they've ever done.
Flirting with grizzly and black bears during an 18-mile hike to Lake Solitude in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and conquering July snow on the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana were among the highlights of this year's geological field experience.
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.
Our 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.
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.
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.
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!
On 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.
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."
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.