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Fox 8 names Kenston Cool School of the Week! Fox 8 names Kenston Cool School of the Week! Photos

Cool School of the Week

Helen BaileyOn Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Fox 8 News made an appearance at Kenston High School with their camera crew and Ronald McDonald. Kenston has won the Cool School of the Week award presented my McDonalds.  Ronald and the Fox 8 crew arrived at Kenston High School during 3rd block and took videos of students in class rooms, showing what makes our school so cool. The crew was in an Environmental Science class where the students conducted an experiment on the wind turbine.  Mrs. Moone even got her own segment explaining the wind turbine and what it does for our school.  Ronald talked to students and spread his positive energy around the school.

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Eagle Scout Hard at Work

Taylor WiegandJonathan Wiegand, a junior at Kenston, is currently a Life Scout, working on his Eagle Scout rank. Jonathan is currently working on his service project known as the Eagle Scout Project. The Eagle Scout project is an opportunity for a Boy Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Jonathan belongs to Auburn Scout Troop 101 and has been a part of this troop for ten years.

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Common Core Math: Is it Misunderstood?

Kenston High School, like most schools in the United States, is transitioning into the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which some think is greatly misunderstood by students and parents alike, especially when it comes to mathematics. The CCSS are the standards and curriculum of what to teach the students; it is to align what students are learning all across America in the core classes. It's to prepare students for college, but not everyone is on board with the new standards.

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The Kenston Bomber

Svlad GradlMaybe at one point you noticed the KHS Bomber we've got ready to take you back to our homepage (should you chose to click on it), or maybe you haven't. But if you’re a history buff like me, you’ve probably wondered exactly what kind of Bomber it is. So I’ve prepared a little optional history lesson for all of you. If that’s your thing, click below, and I hope you enjoy.

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The Secret Society of Serendipitous Service to Hal

Brandon BakerWho is Hal? On February 20, 1991, Chief Warrant Officer Hal "Hooper" Reichle 27, was killed while piloting an OH-58 helicopter during the Desert Storm war. Hal was returning from a reconnaissance mission. Hal's death has started a movement across the United States involving an anonymous and secret society performing anonymous good deeds for perfect strangers.

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Kenston Grad Rocks Out in Style

Ben FazioKenston High School alumni, John Peets visited KHS on Friday, October 10. Peets grew up in Bainbridge and graduated in 1985. In high school he helped the boys cross country team win states and he set records in the mile and the 4x800. After High school he attended the University of Mount Union where he studied marketing. After College he decided to make the leap in the music industry and moved to Nashville. After starting out by doing odd jobs at recording studios and playing in local restaurants he found his way into the Managing business. Now he has managed the careers of Little Big Town,  Nickel Creek, Gillian Welch, Brothers Osborne, and most notably Eric Church and The Black Keys.

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Bomberettes Heading to Capital One Bowl With Your Help!

The Kenston Bomberette Dance Team has been invited to go to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida on New Years Day. The team will be learning a routine that is going to be performed during pregame. They were given this opportunity by the Universal Dance Association Dance Camp at Oakland University in Michigan. Each girl on the team learns three routines while they are at camp and performs them at the end of the week to be evaluated. This past summer, the team was awarded 51 blue ribbons and two superior trophies for their routines, attitude during the week, and putting in 110%. This is a once in a life time opportunity for the girls and they are actively fundraising for the trip. If you would like to make a donation to help the girls go to the Capital One Bowl please send it to the Kenston High School attention Kathy Wener.

Life in America

Matheus BarcelosMy name is Matheus O. Vigilato Barcelos, and I’m a foreign exchange student from Brazil brought here by the Rotary International.

I have been in the USA two months now, and I have experienced many things about the USA, including cities, foods, sports, habits of American culture, and more.

I am staying with the Abbarno family right now, and then I will be staying four months with the Thome family. And I will finish the year back with the Abbarno's. I appreciate what they are doing for me. I am liking the food! Mrs. Abbarno is a good cook.

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Volunteer Blue

Josh ShahidianCalling all Kenston students! Do you need community service hours?  Volunteer Blue is a great way to earn community service hours.  Volunteer Blue is meant to promote and to share the experience that the students have to encourage others to help the community.  The Geauga Park District is in need of help on October 10 and October 11 at Frohring Meadows Park from 4:15 until 9 pm.  Students that volunteer will be helping in a puppet show, face painting, and costumed characters.  If interested contact Holly Sauder at or 440-279-0802 before the event. 

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Coach Jakacki's Hall of Fame Induction

Luke WinovichJosh Jakacki, a beloved teacher and coach, was just nominated for introduction into the Hiram College Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Josh Jakacki was a three-year member and three-year varsity letterman in men's basketball at Hiram. Jakacki was team captain in 1998 and was named Team MVP for all three seasons he played (1996-1998). He led the team in both assists and rebounds in all three of his seasons. He is also a member of the 1,000 Point Club, scoring 1,049. He was named Second Team All-OAC in 1996 and Honorable Mention All-OAC in 1997; 1998 2nd team performer and 1st team all-academic 1998. Jakacki holds the single season and career mark for steals with 62 and 142 steals, respectively. In addition, he ranks fifth in career assists (325) and free throw percentage, seventh in field goals made (403), eighth in minutes played (2,477) and tenth in field goals attempted. He graduated from Hiram College in 1998. Jakacki got his Master’s Degree in 2001. He served as a language arts teacher at Crestwood from 1998-2007 as well as lead the boys basketball team from 2000-2005. He is currently a language arts and social studies teacher at Kenston Middle School and serves as the head boys basketball coach and assistant girls track coach for the high school.

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Homecoming is Coming Up!

Tatyana HillHomecoming Spirit week is coming up! Starting October 6, 2014 each day of the week will be a different theme.  Monday is Neon, Tuesday is Twins day, Wednesday is Class color/Bomber game T-shirts, Thursday is tie dye, and Friday is Kenston spirit day! On Wednesday for class colors Freshman wear white, Sophomores red, Juniors Colombia blue, Seniors Navy Blue, and the Staff should wear grey. If you are planning on attending Homecoming, tickets will be sold starting Tuesday, September 30th and will continue until Friday, October 10th. Tickets will be sold for $15.00 during your lunch periods in the box office (ticket booth) with checks or online with a credit/debit card (link will be on KHS homepage). Make sure to purchase them beforehand because tickets will NOT be sold at the door! If you plan to bring a guest from another school, you must get a guest form filled out (Forms are available in the office) and approved before you purchase tickets. Your guest’s and your tickets must be purchased at the school (Not Online) once your guest form has been turned in. Failure to follow guest protocol will result in removal from the dance. 

Kenston Has First ever Sibling Duo in Fair History

Taylor WiegandCailee and Tyler with their lambsMaking history Cailee and Tyler Rendlesham are the first siblings to win Grand and Reserve Champion in the same year. With the judges not even knowing that they were brother and sister. This year at the Geauga County Fair Cailee beats her big brother and won Grand Champion lamb in market lamb show. Tyler won Reserve Champion in the market lamb show category this year. The fair was held over Labor Day in Burton, Ohio.

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BREAKING NEWS: Thank you for voting for Raised and Glazed Donuts - they made it to the top 10. Now we have to vote again to help them win! Voting ends this Friday at noon. VOTE NOW
Fox 8's Cool School of the Week will be broadcast on Fox 8 Thursday, October 30, at 6 a.m., and 4 p.m. newscasts. It will also be aired Friday, October 31, at noon, and various times over the weekend.

Birthdays This Week

Sunday (10/19): Meghan Crystal and Kenny Indiano
Monday (10/20): Collin Angelori, Adam Bush, Charles Ellis, Kilee Paystrup, and Justin Tuskes
Tuesday (10/21): Chris O'Brien
Wednesday (10/22): Bethany Phan, Carly Tricarichi, and Jack Belkin
Thursday (10/23): Alec Graham, Kevin Robinson, and Jamie Skerlec
Saturday (10/25): Christopher Fouts

On This Day in History

October 23, 2002 - On October 23, 2002, about 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical.

Quote of the Day

October 23, 2014 "The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places he's never been." ~ Albert Einstein

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Spagettie Dinner

Support Our Bomberettes
Saturday, Novemeber 8, 5-8 p.m.
More Information
Mens Alumni Basketball Game
(on 11/26)
KHS High School
6:00 Arrival
7:00 Game
$25.00 Fee (Cover Shirts and Food)
Contact Danny Lieberth (330) 524-3531
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!


October - Respect
Show consideration for yourself, others and the world around you.

Thank You Kenston!

It does take funds to keep our website top-notch, and we greatly appreciate all the families and organizations that have made donations to our website operating fund. View Our Supporters (3/24/2014)

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

Easy Way To Help!

You can sign up at and a percentage of your purchases will come back to Kenston! More Information
When you order anything online at, you can tell them to donate to Kenston Foundation and they will!

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Wind Turbine Is Here!