We are proud to make available to you this Program of Studies document which describes in detail the many academic opportunities that Kenston High School affords you in grades nine through twelve. This book should be used to make academic selections for the 2015-2016 school year.
We have committed ourselves to excellence in assisting you with your academic goals. Our teachers, counselors, and administrators are ready to help you reach your potential. If any of us may be of help to you in the scheduling process, please do not hesitate to ask.
Webmaster's note on Friday, January 16: If you were unable to attend, you can view the Presentation (PDF)
The transition from Kenston Middle School to Kenston High School will soon begin. In the next several weeks, high school counselors will be meeting with 8th grade students to present our 2015-2016 Course Selection Book. In anticipation of those meetings, Kenston High School will be hosting a parent information night this Thursday, January 15, at 6:00 PM in the Robert A. Lee auditorium. The topics will include course selections, college planning, graduation requirements, as well as updates on the changes to state testing. Representatives from the high school administration, guidance and academic departments will be available to help answer any questions.
As we begin the transition from KMS to KHS, know that your student's success in the high school is our number one priority. We will work with you to select courses and/or programs that meet the individual needs of your student.
The semester is coming to an end and you know what that means - Finals Week! Although most students are ready for the holidays and a well-deserved break, students need to study for their finals, which will be taken in all four of their classes. Teachers are encouraging every student to adequately prepare for each of their finals and try their very best. On Thursday, December 18, each student will take their first and third block finals. On Friday, December 19, each student will take their second and fourth block finals. During finals week, if students have a ride to school, they are permitted to leave school after finals are done being administered (at approximately 1 p.m.). "I like driving to school, especially during finals. That way, I get to leave early," said senior, Luke Winovich. However, the students who do not have other transportation must stay in the Cafeteria until 2:15 when buses arrive. During that time, students should study for their finals or bring other work to do. Also, that is the time for students to make up any finals they may miss. Teachers make themselves available before and/or after school to assist with studying for finals, so be sure to notify them if you are seeking additional help. Good luck, students, and happy holidays!
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WDTM means What Does That Mean. Many people can be confused with many acronyms that youth use in texting and in everyday speech. There are many words, phrases, and terms that are a part of the general vocabulary that teens display. While they use acronyms, hash tags, and other "slang" terms. Hash tags are primarily used on Twitter, Instagram, or other social media sites to link or connect keywords and it helps when searching on Twitter. Evan Sanders said, "I like WWJD, What Would Jesus Do, and BAE, Before Anything Else." As you can see Evan is very involved in the social media with acronyms and such. Many of the people in our generation use these terms on a regular basis, and even to conceal or hide the truth from adults or in a manner to avoid punishment or trouble for their actions. Parents need to know some of the meanings behind these terms to notice the red flags or warnings that could appear. Visit AboutTech.com for a list of acronyms.
Whether you're looking for a tall, bushy pine tree or a more confined, smaller type, there are lots options in the area to buy Christmas trees. One of our fellow staff members, Mr. Grubich, owns his own Christmas Tree Farm! He is local, has a good atmosphere, and has lots of nice trees but they're going fast. Visit HowlingPinesTreeFarm.com for more information. Andy Lenart said, "Christmas Trees are fun to decorate and lighten the Christmas spirit!"
Kenston Interact needs your help. We currently have a food drive running to benefit various shelters in the area including the Bainbridge Food Pantry. They take all non-perishable foods from canned goods to baking supplies. There are boxes located in every homeroom and in the front hall by the front office. This drive is being run through Friday 12/12, so please donate. "It is good to help those that are less fortunate than others. It is easy to just receive during the holidays, but it is harder to give," said Jake Silbermann.
Anthony (Tony) Nero was a 2003 Kenston graduate. While at Kenston he had participated in baseball and football. His junior year he was part of one of the best baseball teams in Kenston's history, they were sectional champions, district champions, and regional runner ups. Mr. C. remembers the regional championship game like it was yesterday. Anthony has two younger siblings, Mike and Sammi, who go to Kenston High School now. Tragically, Anthony passed away over Thanksgiving break. He was back home from Arizona for the holiday. He had been living in Arizona with some other Kenston alumni.
As most of have heard, the snow in Buffalo, New York has reached an astonishing 8 feet of snow in just 3 days! Lake-effect snow is forecast to bring an additional 3 feet of snow to the Buffalo area on Thursday and Friday. This snowfall, according to the National Weather Service, has reached an all-time national record for snowfall in 24 hours, around 76 inches. The question is do you think that the Geauga area will get as much snow as last year; and if our winter will be as rough as it has been? We are all counting on snowdays this year, but when do you think the first one will be? Emily Powell said, "I think our first snowday could be on December 12th." As harsh as this past week has been, we expect to get colder weather and more snow coming in. So with all that said, let's hope we get a snowday soon!
You may or may not know that the Kenston High School Website relies on you, our viewers, to support us. We raise funds primarily in three ways - when you purchase photographs from our site, our sponsors, and donations.
We are very happy to announce we have a new sponsor, 2005 Kenston Graduate Jim Gable.
Jim attended Kenston from 5th grade through 12th and graduated in 2005. His favorite memories of Kenston are attending the Kenston High School football games and hearing Mr. Marein cheering from the stands. Jim was a KHS Web Builder and showed a lot of love and dedication for our site while he was a student here. He completed his senior project with the Bainbridge Police Department and gained a life-long respect for the services they provide. "Those guys do an awesome job and are a big part of why Bainbridge is such a great community to live in," Jim said in an email.
We owe our freedom to our veterans. It was World War II and Joe Wilkinson had a duty to his country. He became a bomb mechanic. He worked out of England where he would inspect and ready the bombs before they went over Nazi occupied Europe, but before the war he met who he would later marry, a real life Rosie the Riveter.