Attention all AP students, testing is just around the corner! Starting today, Monday, May 4, and going through Friday, May 15, these tests will take place. Make sure to check the schedule for what day, time, and place your test is being held. "I am excited to take my AP tests and am hoping to earn some more college credit," said Michala Jepson. Over the past couple of weeks, registration was held for all grades. Registration is mandatory so if you missed out, contact Mrs. Kardamis immediately. These tests take lots of work and preparation so start studying now! For extra help, review sessions are being held before and after school, so be sure to take advantage of these opportunities!
Kenston's very own senior, Corban Joyce, was awarded with the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award on his essay discussing his short and long term goals. One student is selected from each of Ohio's 88 counties to receive this award. Corban is the representative for Geauga County. Corban is the second Kenston student, following Jacob Enders, to be a recipient of this award making this year the second consecutive year for a Kenston student to earn this accomplishment. Cooper Nash said, "That is so awesome for him to have been selected! I am very proud of him." Not only was his essay impressive, but his accomplishments as a student is as well. At the top of a class of 259 students, Corban excels taking on AP courses, as Co-President of the senior class, Co-Vice President of the French club, a member of National Honor Society, and he has received a handful of academic course awards lettering academically. He is also a member of the math and trivia club. In addition to all of his school involvement, he has participated on the track, lacrosse, and soccer teams. He has received many awards through soccer including 2nd team of the Chagrin Valley Conference, All- Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention, and a nominee for NSCAA All-American Academic to name a few. Corban's accomplishments both academically and through extracurricular activities make him quite the well rounded student. Caroline Kiley said, "Corban is the smartest guy I know. He is truly going to go great places."
Related: Read Corban's Essay
The Kenston Local School District has kept its hat on its head and out of its hand for the past 10 years, but school officials are reaching out to the voters for more funding with Issue 2 in the primary election on May 5.
The single-ballot issue is for a combined 4-mill additional tax levy for operating expenses and a 0.7-mill bond issue that would generate $10 million to pay for capital improvements, with a 32-year maximum maturity.
Kenston last passed an operating levy in February 2005. It was projected to last until 2009, but school officials stretched those dollars through staff attrition, negotiated savings, reduced building budgets and the closing of Gardiner Early Learning Center.
Kenston High School made Washington Post's Most Challenging Schools in America list! "The Washington Post list of America's Most Challenging High Schools included more than 40 Ohio schools and 13 from Northeast Ohio. The newspaper vetted 22,000 public high schools while compiling the list: only 11 percent made the cut. The Post totaled the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education test taken at each school and divided that number by the number of graduating seniors to compute the rankings," (Cleveland.com). Out of 2332 schools that were ranked Kenston made spot number 1142! Visit Cleveland.com for their article. Visit Washingtonpost.com to see their list.
Last weekend (April 17-19th) Kenston Center Stage put on one of the biggest performances that this school has ever seen. Both the Friday and Saturday evening performances were completely sold out, and the Sunday afternoon performance was just two rows shy of a full house. The cast, crew, and orchestra pit received a standing ovation all three nights from an incredibly enthusiastic and high-energy audience of people ranging from the very young, to the no longer young. Senior Kate Blackburn said, "We pulled off one of the hardest and most impressive shows yet. I am so proud of everyone, and all of us did a fantastic job!" To add to the show's monumental success, the revenue amounts and profits far exceeded the projections, making this one of the best and most rewarding shows to be performed by KCS on many levels.
Related: View Mary Poppins Photo Sets
Calling all Indians fans! If you’re looking for something to do on Friday, May 8, 2015, come to Kenston Night at Progressive Field brought to you by Kenston PTO. Come watch your favorite team starting at 7:10 p.m. and enjoy some peanuts, nachos, and $1.00 hotdogs. Every year, Tribe fans look forward to Sugardale Dollar Dog Nights, which only happen a few times a season. Lower box tickets are only $20.00 and can be purchased online by entering the code BASEBALL. Senior Sammy Hajdu said, "I can't wait to go to the game. A lot of my friends are going and it's going to be a blast!"
The Pond will be holding a fundraiser to help support the C.E.C. Program, May 9th from 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased starting April 21, 2015. If you wish to buy tickets see a C.E.C. member at any time. The ticket includes rental skates, broom ball, and food from Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Simply Greek. The profits will go towards senior scholarships, supplies, and other fees the club requires to operate. Please come and join the fun!
Are you sick and tired of mindlessly perusing through isles searching for clothes and other assorted items that will help you "fit in" with the greater Bainbridge area. Well be sickened no more because the Bomb Squad is blowing up (not literally). There are only seven short days left in the time window to buy from The Bomb Squad, so as a great humanitarian gift to our community, we have decided for a very limited time to accompany a pair of our premium shades with the purchase of anything within our clothes or utility line! Contain yourself Kenston because it gets better, if you buy from The Bomb Squad today, all proceeds will directly go to the local stock holders who have aided the development of Kenston’s business curriculum for years.
This past spring break the Kenston Band and Chorus had the incredible opportunity to visit New York City. The group however met with unfortunate setbacks, as the bus broke down between Pennsylvania and New York. All students and adults had to wait for approximately four hours before the trip could resume. Nevertheless, the trip was an all-around success. The trip provided opportunities for the group that has forever been embedded into their memory. An unforgettable performance of Phantom of the Opera, a music workshop, a view from the top of the Rockefeller Building, a visit the Statue of Liberty and much more mesmerized the Kenston students. It's only a matter of time before the Music students embark on another trip.
Please join us! You are invited to celebrate Kenston Schools 43rd Annual District Student Art Show on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-9pm with a gallery opening from 6-7pm, Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00-9:00pm and Thursday, April 30 from 6:00-9:00pm at Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge Road. The art show will feature a variety of student artwork from all grade levels including work inspired by famous artists and other cultures, wood and scrap sculptures, graphic design, mixed media illustrations, portraits and landscapes.
It's that time of the year again! The Business Club is happy to present Kenston's Capture the Flag Tournament; which will take place this month from April 20th to May 1st. All you have to do to join is get a group of eight friends and join this high-paced game of finding the other team's flag.
On Tuesday May 5th, 2015 Geauga County will be having a special election. The ballot will consist of only one issue, the proposed new Kenston Local School's levy. The 4.7 mill combination levy will have two parts, a 4.0 mill operating levy to pay for daily operating expenditures and a .7 mill bond issue to pay for capital improvements. If you are eighteen years or older you are able to vote in this election! Make your voice heard by voting yes or no! If you are not registered to vote use this registration form and mail it in or go to a local registration location. If you have any further questions about the upcoming election check the district homepage.