Parents! Students! Need information about colleges? Practice tests for AP exams? How about scholarships and financial aid? Come to the Bainbridge Public Library on Monday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. to learn about the new Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) database. You can even take FREE ACT and SAT prep classes online! Hear KHS students tell you about this new, comprehensive database to prepare you for college and career. You'll be glad you did! Sponsored by the KHS library and funded by the Kenston Foundation!
On February 18, 2015, Jim Tressel came to our school to talk to us about success. Jim Tressel was the head football coach of both Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University. He was extremely successful at both schools with a final career record of 229-72-2 and five national championships. Now, Tressel is the President of Youngstown State University. Along with Kenston, Jim Tressel travels to high schools all around Ohio to share his experiences with students.
The pancake breakfast is almost here! The pancake breakfast is a great time not only to get a good breakfast but to also meet new families and socialize with people. On March 8th it will be the first of three pancake breakfast's hosted at Kenston High School. The other days are on March 15th and March 22nd. The pancake breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. The pancake breakfast has been a long tradition.
On February 22, many Kenston Bombers competed in the Lake & Geauga County Art Show. This show is open to all Lake and Geauga County schools. With over 500 entries into the show, Kenston took six out of nine of the top spots in the show, the Talent Grant Winners. Halle D'Amico won one of the $500 prizes. Garrett Rosinski and Melanie Formica won two of the $300 prizes. Andrew Most, Matt Ballard, and Erica Belfi each won a $200 prize. With 500+ entries, only 400 pieces are judged for awards. The lowest 200 are given the Honorable Mention award. The next 100 are given the Gold Seal award. The top 100 are given the Blue Ribbon award. These top 100 pieces are judged for a final time to determine the winners of the Grants. When asked about her feelings of Kenston winning six out of nine top spots, Mrs. Quinn said, "Kenston Art Students are an elite group of students and are real superheroes of art."
Kenston High School will be hosting The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Large Group Contest on March 6 and 7 for the second year in a row. We are expecting a large crowd from area schools and are in need of many volunteers for both days. Please use this link to sign up for a position and time slot that works best for you. Please keep in mind, this sign up is for adults only, students will be signing up separately at school. For your reference, our Chorus will perform on Friday night and our bands on Saturday. Performance times have not yet been set, additional information will be forthcoming through your students. As always, thank you in advance for your willingness to share your time! Your MAAK Board
The College Credit Plus Program (formerly Postsecondary Enrollment Options) allows eligible students in grades 7-12 to take a college course and earn high school and college credit that appears on both their high school and college transcripts. Students must meet eligibility requirements set forth by the college or university in order to participate. Students and parents interested in participating in the program for the 2015-16 school year MUST attend the College Credit Plus night at Kenston High School, Robert A. Lee Auditorium on Thursday,
February 19 February 26 at 7:00 pm. There will be 12 area colleges represented to answer questions as well. Specific details on the program will be progressively added to the guidance website and in the high school guidance office as they become available.
The weekend of February 1st, the Kenston Bomberettes competed at Cheer Champion Central's National Cheer and Dance Competition. The girls worked all season long to live up to the past legacy of the Bomberettes. The Bomberettes won their ninth national title in the Pom and Kick division. There are 17 girls on the team and it takes every individual's passion and strength to achieve the goal of a national title. The team has been practicing four days a week to prepare for this competition. This year the girls were faced with the hardest competition yet because of the many changes made by the organization. The scoring was more difficult and it was their first time competing on a different floor. They also competed against many studio dance teams that were trying to go to Worlds which put the girls under more pressure. The team impressed the judges with their outstanding kicks, high energy, sharp pom placements,excellent showmanship, and scores above most studio teams. Overall, the success of the weekend made the girls very proud of themselves and everything they have accomplished this season. Senior Halle Fodor said, "They never fail to impress me!"
Calling all girls wanting to try out for the Kenston Bomberette Dance Team! Wednesday, February 18 there will be a meeting for any girls wanting to try out in the KHS cafeteria at 2:30 p.m. to pick up tryout packets. There will also be an informational meeting for parents and girls Thursday, February 19th in the KHS cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 23rd through Thursday, February 26th there will be dance clinics held at Kenston Intermediate School. At the tryout clinics, the girls will learn the fight song, a pom routine, and a kick routine that will be danced and judged on Saturday, February 28th at tryouts at the High School. The girls will be judged on their showmanship and memory of the routine and how well they can keep a beat. If you make the team, football season is mandatory, but basketball season and competition season are optional. Junior dance team member Hayley Harris said, "I'm really excited for the new season!" If you are interested in trying out, feel free to come to the clinic. Hope to see you there!
Recently one of our seniors, Allie Smith, took a trip to India. She traveled around stopping in New Delhi, Lucknow and Dehradun. This trip was run through Parkside Church and Medical Service. While she was there she attended medical camps every day helping the people of Delhi Bible Institute. After they helped the members of the church and their families they opened the doors to anyone in India who needed medical attention.
I am currently a PEAK ambassador here at Kenston High School and there are many exciting events coming up! PEAK starts all the way back in Kindergarten and continues until 12th grade. We are so fortunate to be able to attend a school where mostly everyone gets along; and thanks to PEAK, it brings everyone together one step at a time! Starting on February 9, the PEAK ambassadors are putting together a "random act of kindness" week. This is where we are trying to get everyone to do at least one random act of kindness to contribute to our peaceful environment here at Kenston High School. Also, the tradition of "PEAK characteristic of the month" is still going to be given to one person each month that is nominated by their peers. For the month of January, the nominated PEAK student of the month was Charlie Randall. Congratulations Charlie!