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.
I am Dave Fisher and this is Sandy Kinney. On behalf of the twenty four years of student athletes, the High School Administration, Kenston Athletic Boosters, and the Kenston High School coaching staff, I would like to present Lynn Gotthardt with these flowers as a token of our gratitude for 24 years of service to Kenston Athletics.
For all of the thousands of hours managing events, providing student-athletes with opportunities to participate, and leading our coaches to many conference championships we would like to thank Lynn for her time, effort and passion to Kenston Athletics.
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.
Kelly Benjamin is a KHS senior on Mentorship, at WMJI 105.7 in downtown Cleveland. She had the fantastic opportunity to meet the author, John Green, author of young adult novel, The Fault in our Stars, and three of the main actors from the movie of the same title (releasing to the movie theatres on June 6). The actors are Shailene Woodley (plays Hazel Grace Lancaster) Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters), and Nat Wolff (Isaac). Halle Fodor, a junior at KHS, read John Green's novel in Strategic Reading class this semester, and she expresses this about the book: "I established a connection with John Green’s characters, so I hope the movie parallels the book."
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.
This Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, the Political Action Committee of Kenston, or PACK for short, had an amazing field trip opportunity. PACK gives students, who have an interest in politics, an opportunity to talk about current events and all kinds of government news amongst their peers. Mrs. Smith, a history teacher at Kenston, runs the club and is very involved in helping her students get the best information and have real experience in the political world. The students involved in PACK traveled to the WVIZ studio in Cleveland for a great chance to interview Bob Woodward. Bob Woodward is mostly known for breaking the Watergate story to the public.
Thank you for voting in the Follett Challenge! We ended up in Second Place and will receive $5,000.
Autism is a disorder that will affect 1 out of every 68 children in the United States. In order to spread awareness of Autism, the club C.E.C celebrated "Light it Up Blue" on April 2nd. Students within the club wore blue, the color that is represents autism, in order to spread awareness throughout our school. Light it Up Blue is not specific to our school, but rather a world wide day to spread awareness of this disorder that affects so many. Abby Hamilton, a member of C.E.C, said, "Light it Up Blue is the International Autism Awareness Day! It is great that C.E.C is bringing it to Kenston so we can show how we support Autism awareness!" The members of the club are taking the steps needed to help others around our community become more aware of Autism as well as general acceptance of all people. April is Autism Awareness month, so it is a great chance to learn more about the disorder if you do not have much knowledge on it! Watch the video below to see the impact of Light It Up Blue throughout the whole world.