April, 2018

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From the Principal's Desk:
Happy spring from Kenston High School!  I truly hope everyone enjoyed the break spending time with family and friends and anticipating the warm weather returning to Northeast Ohio.
We have progressed into the final nine weeks of the school year and I have been proud to see both students and staff focused on engagement in the classrooms.  This learning approach allows students to experience new interpretations of content through quality lesson design.  Teachers have been actively reviewing instructional activities that support innovation, student choice, authenticity, and variety in their planning.  
As a school-community at KHS, we have evaluated our own climate and culture.  We want to maintain a quality experience that ensures students' success for college and career readiness.  We will continue to align our KHS programs to the district goals shared below:

·          Achievement
·          Citizenship (PEAK)
·          Health and Wellness
·          Innovation
·          Communication

Each goal encompasses many components which makes KHS what it is today.  Under health and wellness, our staff has identified a few focus areas to help develop stronger relationships and rapport between staff and students.  This focus will look at new structures and programs to support mental health awareness in the building.    
I look forward to observing our seniors as they participate in the traditional end-of-the-year events leading up to Commencement on Tuesday, May 22.  I wish them the best of luck as they complete this last quarter of their high school career.    
Please continue to stay informed by checking our website, following us on Twitter and reading our school mailings.  Thank you to all parents for your support and encouragement regarding student achievement at Kenston High School. 
Tom Gabram

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In This Issue

      Congratulations to the following KHS students:  

Chagrin Valley Rotary Students of the Month
      February:  Ashton Taylor    March : Alyssa Kassouf           April: Ryan Kohn
         KHS Students of the Month for February:   
         Kyle Williams, Grant Nelson , Frank DiMarco, 
         Phillip Witmer-Rich, Grace Cannon,  Britta Treu, 
          Mary O'Neill, Alexa Busby

         KHS Students of the Month for March: 
       Tyran Smith , Jack McDonough, Kyle Seely 
       Jason Spehar,  Kim Voudris, Kaleigh Seely ,
               Audrey Oleskiewicz, Brooke Bower     

        KHS Students of the Month for April:
              Nathan Wasinski, Andrew Britten,           
                              Badirkhon Kulmukhamedov,  Kyle Quinlan, Kate Moss, 
Sydney Henry, Peyton Raypholtz, Molly Hubert

Important Calendar Dates:

April 12 - S'More Dinner Theatre, Dinner 5:30pm/Show 7:00pm
April 13-15 - Spring Musical 
April 17 - Top 15 Reception 7:00 pm
April 20 - After Prom Fashion Show 7:00 pm
April 24 - Your Life, Your Choice Program (Seniors) depart 9 a.m.
April 24 - NHS Senior Send-off 7:00 pm
April 26 - College and Career Night 7:00 pm
April 29 - District Fine Arts Showcase, KHS Gym 1-8 pm
April 30 - District Fine Arts Showcase, KHS Gym 3:30-6:30 pm
May 1 - District Fine Arts Showcase, KHS Gym, 6-9 pm
May 5 - Prom/After Prom (Community Preview (8-10 pm)
May 7-18 - Senior Mentorship 
May 9 - Underclass Awards
May 11 - Scholarship Breakfast (by invitation)
May 17 - Spring Sports Awards
May 21 - Mentorship Exit Interviews & Exhibit
May 21 - Senior Awards
May 22 - Graduation (7pm @ Parkside)
May 23-24 - Final Exams 
May 24 - Last day of School

AIR End of Course Exams

                             Tuesday, April 10                          ELA I - Part 1
                            Wednesday, April 11                     ELA II - Part 1
             Thursday, April 12                         ELA I - Part 2
             Friday, April 13                              ELA II - Part 2
            Wednesday, April 25                     American History
            Thursday, April 26                        Geometry
            Tuesday, May 1                            American Government
            Wednesday, May 2                       Biology
            Thursday, May 3                           Algebra

Students in these classes will receive a testing ticket listing their test time and testing location the day prior to the scheduled exam.  If a student is absent on the day the exam is scheduled, a make-up date and time will be communicated to the student.  
It is important for students to come to school prepared to take these exams. A healthy breakfast and good night of sleep can be beneficial to all students! Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and cooperation with state testing mandates.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact Katie Phillips, Assistant Principal, in the high school main office.
Kenston Center Stage is pleased to present: 
The Addams Family 
  • Friday, April 13, @ 7pm
  • Saturday, April 14 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, April 15 @ 2pm

All tickets are reserved and cost $14 Mezzanine, $12 Floor and $10 Balcony/Student seats. Tickets are available for purchase online Tickets can also be purchased at the KHS Box Office from 11am-1pm now through April 13th, as well as one hour before each performance. 
(Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 1pm)

The Addams Family  is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon  The Addams Family  characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.  The Addams Family  features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
The cast, crew and pit orchestra includes Isabel Andras, Mia Bester, Maddy Blackford, Ethan Brinkman-Sull, Wes Byrnes, Jimmy Burg, Aron Butler, Brendan Byrnes, Grace Cannon, Macie Chamberlin, Molly Cohen, Olivia Como, Sebastian Dodrill, Madelyn Engoglia, Hannah Fender, Kayleigh Fisher, Rachel Flack, Trey Ford, Dayle Foster, Julia Fugedy, Keenan Garceau, Gracie Geisler, Daniel Giebner, Billy Glime, Mandy Glime, Emily Hall, Jenna Hamilton, Sarah Hauserman, Kelcey Hendrikson, Megan Herbruck, Olivia Heysek, Alex Hubert, Nik Hunder, Sophia Irvin, Alyssa Kassouf, Patrick Keane, Ryan Kohn, James Kregenow, Sam Kress, Nya Ku, Ronan Ku, Kelsey Kundtz, Nicole Lanese, Ernie Manke, Colin Mast, Erin Mast, Josh Masters, Grant Mastropieri, Jack McDonough, Olivia Mendolera, Keirstan Mesnick, Lauren Mollohan, Colin Montville, Ian Montville, Julia Morey, Emma Nidy, John Palmer, Laura Parsons, Riley Potts, Brendan Roche, Caleigh Russell, Madi Scarvelli, Anna Snyder, Mac Snyder, Anna Soryal, Sarah Soryal, Morgan Spehar, Sam Standley, Jess Stirewalt, Jess Sunderhaft, Lauren Thomas, Luke Totte, Britta Treu, Kaila Walker, Faith Walls, Josh Walls, Natalie Wasinski, Nathan Wasinski, Maria Weil, Phillip Witmer-Rich, Jenna Wrona and John Yakovac.

Attention students 9-11:
College and Career Night
Thursday April 26, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Kenston High School 
Robert A. Lee Auditorium
This event is for middle school and high school families. The night will begin with an introduction to our district's College and Career Readiness Program.  Families will then disperse into two different presentations:
Middle School : An overview of the Career Readiness component and how Naviance software is incorporated. Grade level activities and expectations will be discussed.
High School:   A focus on College Preparation will be presented.  A round table of KHS seniors and college representatives will be available to provide valuable information and answers to your questions.

      AP TESTING 2018
Students taking Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP Exams given May 7-18, 2018.   

Fees of $94 per test were due March 9.   If you still owe test fees, bring a check payable to "Kenston Board of Education" to the Guidance Office immediately.   Outstanding test fees will be included in the school financial obligations.

Students who were in first semester AP courses will have required AP review sessions.  Teachers will be posting review times and locations.  Please check-in with your teachers so you will be well prepare for the May exams.       

AP seniors participating on mentorship will have an adjusted mentorship schedule.
SAT / ACT Test Dates

- Khan Academy  (SAT test practice)
PSAT, SAT and Khan Acade my

Kenston High School has partnered with Northeast Ohio  College Board representative Joel Gulko to help improve SAT scores for all students. A  summary analysis of PSAT/SAT data was offered to our core departments.  The analysis will identify gaps or lower test standards that can be reinforced through content instruction.  

Khan Academy is a practice tool that can be used throughout the entire school year even in the summer months.  If your child has not created their  Khan Account,   please do so before the next PSAT/SAT exam.   Please contact your school guidance counselor if you have any further questions. 
On Friday,   April 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m., the KHS auditorium will be rocking with the annual Kenston Fashion Show.  This popular family-friendly event is a fund-raiser for After Prom and features Kenston juniors and seniors showing off their creative choreography as they dance to great music.  Juniors will be in casual-wear and seniors will strut their stuff in tuxes and formal dresses.  This year's theme is Cinqo De Mayo . Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 sold at the door, and all proceeds go to After Prom

Prom will be held Saturday, May 5 at Embassy Suites in Independence.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with arrival no later than 6:30 p.m. , and ends at 10:30 p.m. Students will not be permitted to leave prom before 10:00 p.m. without parental permission in writing.   Tickets will be sold during all lunch periods April 23 to April 27 ONLY .   Guest forms must be approved before tickets can be purchased .  Checks only payable to Kenston Board of Education.

Attention Junior and Senior Gentlemen who plan on wearing a tuxedo to Prom. Are you dreading the thought of dragging yourself to the store to get fitted for your tux.  Well, you have to go no further than the cafeteria!  That's right, American Commodore of Solon will be here at KHS for ONE DAY ONLY during lunch on  Thursday, April 12th to take your tuxedo orders for Prom.  Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Please have your $40 deposit ready to place your order.  Tuxedos will be delivered to the school at the end of the day on  Wednesday, May 2nd.

After Prom will begin at 11:00 p.m. May 5 and run through 3:30 a.m. May 6 at the high school.   All juniors and seniors and their guests are welcome to attend , whether they attend prom or not.  Tickets are $20 and will be on sale in the cafeteria during all lunch blocks April 30 to May 4.   All guest forms must be approved before tickets can be purchased .

This is the greatest party ever held at Kenston and in order to give our kids a memorable, fun and SAFE night...we need your help!

The decorating team will be working every Wed nesday evening and Saturday morning until party day to create the fantastic décor that transforms the high school. Please join us at Gardiner Center, room 13 (straight down the main hall), from  7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday, and from 9:00 a.m. to noon every Saturday .  All skill levels are if you think "oh, I'm not creative or artistic," there are still jobs we need your help with!  Stay for the entire time or just an hour...and dress to get dirty!  We also have projects that can be done at home. We have a great time creating this fabulous night of memories for our kids and we look forward to working with you!   

Please consider supporting After Prom with a donation of Cash, Gift Card, or sponsoring a Casino Table.  Donations can be mailed to:
KHS, 9500 Bainbridge Road
Chagrin Falls, 44023 Attn: After Prom.

Volunteer opportunities for the evening of After Prom will be posted mid-April. If you have any questions, please  contact .  
The Bomber Hangar Presents a 
NEW Order Form  and Spring Hours!

Kenston's spirit wear store has reopened within KMS and new items have arrived - short sleeve shirts for the entire family, 1/4 zips for men and women, plus lightweight funnel neck hoodies for the on-trend Kenston ladies - all in a large range of sizes!  

Hours throughout the end of the school year are:
Tuesdays:  2:00 - 4:00pm
Fridays: 10:30 - 1:00pm

The Bomber Hangar's annual "Spring SALE" will begin on  Monday, April 30th and run through Saturday, May 12th.

April 30     2:30 - 6:00 pm
May 1       6:00 - 8:00 pm
May 2       2:30 - 6:00 pm
May 3       2:30 - 6:00 pm
May 4      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 5       9:00 am - Noon
May 12     9:00 am - Noon

During school hours, shoppers must sign in at the KMS main office and will be directed to The Bomber Hangar's location near the Betty Patton room. (Please be sure to have your driver's license with you in order to be admitted to the building.)  After school hours, shoppers can access the retail store through the double doors at the back of the building (across from the stadium bleachers).  Look for the "Bomber Hangar" sandwich board sign outside those doors!

If you're not able to visit The Bomber Hangar's retail store, you can still shop through our  SPRING ORDER FORM, featuring brand new items and a few great basics!  You are encouraged to contact Christine Riscili at 717-991-0973 with any product questions.  We are happy to help you select the correct sizes and explain features about each product!  Order forms and payment are due to the main office of your child's building by  Wednesday, April 18th.  Merchandise deliveries will be made by  Friday, May 4th.