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What Happens to Our Website Over the Summer?

Macie BiermannAs school lets out for summer vacation our website is left waiting until the next year to be updated by students again. It is still there for memories, references, and history, but there isn’t much new content added. If there is important information to post, Mr. C can post informational type items when people send them to him. Junior Kaitlyn Lyons said, "I'm glad that when I want to look back on the school year I can count on the website to have all of the pictures and information I need."

Auburn opens its Time Capsule Memorial Day for visitors to view local history

Ashley Bailey has immersed herself in Auburn Township history.

"A time capsule" is how the Kenston High School junior describes her volunteer job at the Auburn Museum where she has been emptying boxes of material and organizing historical items on walls and in display cases in preparation for Memorial Day.

"It's literally a scrapbook of Auburn," said Ashley, 17. "There are so many interesting things."

Ashley Bailey has immersed herself in Auburn Township history. "A time capsule" is how the Kenston High School junior describes her volunteer job at the Auburn Museum where she has been emptying boxes of material and organizing historical items on walls and in display cases in preparation for Memorial Day. "It's literally a scrapbook of Auburn," said Ashley, 17. "There are so many interesting things."

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Blossom Time! A tradition that spans generations

This is the time of year just about everyone looks forward to around greater Chagrin Falls including longtime area resident Jeff Hoefler. The flowers are blooming, summer is beginning, and current and former residents are excited about the annual Blossom Time Festival.

"I remember as a kid being so excited when it was getting close and closer, you knew it was going to be a good time," said Mr. Hoefler, a member of the Chagrin Valley Jaycees since 1985.
Super Heroes is the theme of the 59th edition of the Jaycees sponsored Blossom Time fest  which starts at 5:30 tonight (Thursday) with an opening ceremony and the crowning of the queen and her court in Riverside Park.

Mr. Hoefler, a Kenston High School grad, admits that setting up for the carnival is one of his favorite parts. "The trucks start pulling in, the tents are going up. It's just fun to watch the whole thing come together."

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Relay for Life

Kaitlyn LyonsRelay for LifeRelay for Life is coming up on May 30th! This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It will be held at the Kenston track from 12pm until 12am. Members of each team take turns walking around the track.  There will be games and activities to provide entertainment. Junior Bridget Lucey said, "This is my first time participating in Relay for Life and I can’t wait!" Please come and support this wonderful cause!

'BE THE CHANGE': Kenston students serve as peers for classmates with special needs

"Be the change you wish to see in the world," is one of Kenston High School special education teacher Amanda Englehart's favorite slogans.

"I always preach, they are the change," said Ms. Englehart, who has taught special education at Kenston for nine years. "They are changing the world, one student at a time."

She referred to the typical students who work with the students with special needs. Ms. Englehart created a curriculum for a semester-long class that puts typical-learning students together with students with special needs.  Ms. Englehart wrote the curriculum for the elective course and it is unique to Kenston High School.

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Congratulations Corban Joyce!

Dominique KestranekKenston'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

Kenston passes hat to voters for first time in 10 years

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.

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Kenston makes most Challenging Schools in America list!

Baylie Van WinkleKenston 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," ( Out of 2332 schools that were ranked Kenston made spot number 1142! Visit for their article. Visit to see their list.

Mary Poppins' Huge Success!

Nathan WasinskiLast 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

New York Trip Success

Jake GrattoKenston Band and ChorusThis 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.

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News Channel 5's Best of the Class of 2015

Caroline and Corban


End Of Year

Athletic Awards Night Winners | Photos
Academic Awards Night (9-11): Photos | Winners
Class of 2015
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Scholarship Breakfast: Photos | Winners

Birthdays This Week

Monday (8/10): Mark Magnasco and Hanna Glasscock
Wednesday (8/12): Bryan Rees and Kyle Williams
Thursday (8/13): Russell Woodworth and Sarah Eshelman
Friday (8/14): No one was born today!
Saturday (8/15): Sydney Braverman

On This Day in History

May 21, 1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland).

Quote of the Day

May 21, 2015 - "Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such." ~ Henry Miller

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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!


August - Hard Work
Pursue excellence, diligence, and always strive to do your best.

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 (5/20/2015)

Caught Ya!

May 13, 2015
Mikayla Tritabaugh turned in lost car keys to the Main Office. Sam Mathis stopped by the office and was very happy to get them back!
Mikayla Tritabaugh

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