March 20, 2017
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From the Principal's Desk:
    I am pleased to release the new edition of the monthly Bomber Bulletin!  The electronic format of this newsletter allows parents and students the opportunity to have efficient access to school information.  Specific grade level details about events and programs are linked for quick reference.      If you would like to provide any feedback regarding this method of communication, please feel free to contact the main office.
     It is hard to believe that we h ave ended the third quarter and have begun the final nine weeks of the 2016-2017 school year.  Our students and teachers have been working extremely hard and we look forward to this final stretch of the year.   As we continue to progress through the second semester, teachers are focused on a primary goal of engaged instruction. This consists of alternative and meaningful ways to present and assess curriculum, concepts and topics.  Engaged classroom activities are student-led with a focus on collaboration and creativity. Technology integration, through the use of iPads, also enhance student engagement utilizing select content applications.  This approach to instruction supports 21st Century Learning Skills which are an integral part for preparing students for college and career readiness leading to the global world.  
     I look forward to the many events that are planned for students and parents in the coming months. Please stay informed by checking our website, following us on Twitter and reading our mailings.  As always, I want to thank the Kenston community for their continued support and encouragement of our students.

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Tom Gabram,  Principal
In This Issue
Rotary & KHS Students of the Month
   Congratulations to the following students:  

    Chagrin Valley Rotary Student of the Month:  
  February Paige Palmer    March:   Von Houk                 
              KHS Students of the Month for February:   
           Frank Hegedus , Sarah Soryal, Tanner Mulhern, 
            Rhianna Patrick, Wil l Grendell, Chloe Boutton, 
          Joey Belsan, Jenna Barrett

            Students of the Month for March: 
      Spencer Brown, Rachel Apshago, Will Toth, 
 Jessica Sunderhaft, Jimmy Burg, Sarah Herbruck, 
             Parker Banning, Gabriela Salvini.
2017-2018 Scheduling
Scheduling for 2017-2018  has begun for students in grades
eight through eleven.  The  
2017-2018 Program of Studies

  is available online providing a complete overview of courses offered.  Please also revi ew the  defining the many educational options KHS has to offer.   We encourage all students to schedule annual planning meetings with counselors to "check-in" and make sure students are following a four year pathway for their college and career interests.  Core recommendations for College Prep, Honors, College Credit Plus and Advanced Placement should be discussed.   College Credit Plus and AP allows all students the opportunity to earn dual credit for high school and college.  Both options are  beneficial to students and should thoroughly be examined before scheduling decisions are made. 
The d eadline for submitting paperwork for the College Credit Plus (CCP) program is next week. All Intent to Participate forms are due in Guidance by March 24, 2017. In addition, the Participation Verification and Parent Agreement forms are due. The entire program is posted on our website under Guidance. Contact Katie Detwiler at 
SAT and Khan Acade my
Junior students completed the state mandated SAT  on Wednes day, March 1st.  All students who have taken the  PSAT and / or SAT now have access to Khan Academ y.  The College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up to provide students and parents a free test prep online program. Score and results from previous SAT and PSAT are embedded allowing  Khan Academy  t o prescribe sets of individual test intervention questions.  If your child has not created their  Khan Account  please check out the links and video  or stop in Guidance for more more information. 

Extracurricular / Athletics
KHS is proud of the successes of our Speech and Debate team as more than 1,000 students from 84 schools from across Ohio competed at the Ohio High School Speech and Debate  State Championship in Cleveland at the end of February.  Sophomore Tia Speece tied for third place in Li ncoln-Douglas Debate, while Junior Anna Soryal earned sixth place in Informative Speaking.  Congratulations to all members of the KHS Speech and Debate team on their accomplishme nts.   We are equally proud of the successes of our Science Olympiad team who qualified for the state competition and wish them luck as twenty students will be competing on March 31st and April 1st. 
KHS athletes wrapped up the winter sports season and have begun practices for spring sports.  We are extremely proud of the performances of all student-athletes and teams who competed with great effort in various sports.  Our Boys basketball team finished 4th in WRC and were Sectional Champions defeating Aurora 54-49 before losing a tough fought game vs. Garfield Heights in Districts.  The Girls basketball team also finished 4th in WRC advancing to round two of the Sectional tournament.  Gymnastics completed the year with a strong finish taking second in the WRC meet behind Chardon.  The Hockey team was 4th in the GCHSHL Red North standings, advancing to round two in the District.  Boys bowling finished 5th in WRC while Girls bowling finished 1st among five WRC schools and qualified for the District T ournament under  Coach Drsek .  The swimming and diving teams had an outstanding year as  the Boys Swim Team finished 6th in the WRC while the Girls Swim Team were 3rd beating Solon for the first  t im e in  many ye ars.   Mary O'Neil, a freshman, was a District runner up and State qualifier placing 14th in the state and earning All Ohio in diving. Wrestling head coach, Ricky Deubel, along with Mike Triscaro, both Kenston alumni, lead the team to WRC C hamps.  They also placed 2nd at the KIT, and 3rd place at Sectional with seven district qualifiers.  Two wrestlers made the trip to Columbus for the state tournament; Nick Nastasi, 103 lbs. f reshman state qualifier, along with senior, Chris Pavone 132 lbs. state alternate.

"FOOTLOOSE The Dance Musical"
March 24-26, 2017

Kenston Center Stage presents "Footloose The Dance Musical" on  March 24-26  in the Robert A. Lee Auditorium at Kenston High School. Winner of four Tony Awards, this play has been a very popular selection of high school musical theater since its release in 2005.   Tickets may be purchased online on the KHS homepage. Tickets may also be purchased at the student entrance from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. March 20-24. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. prior to the performances. At the door, tickets are $1 additional.   See our website  for ticket information or call at 440-543-9821, ext. 5277.
On Wednesday, March 22, KHS will officially host the first career fair, inviting over 50 professionals into our classrooms to discuss career interest and pathways.  Students have registered for two sessions on this day having an opportunity to explore specific careers first hand.  
Kenston, Inc. presents the last speaker series of this school year with emphasis on "Successful Women in Business" during block 2 on Wednesday, March 29.   Students interested may sign up in Guidance.  Spots are limited to 75 students.  Local business women will share their knowledge, experiences and expertise while discussing the many facets of the business field. Career and educational opportunities in business will also be highlighted with a representative from Baldwin Wallace University.
After Prom Fashion Show: March 31 
The After-Prom Fashion Show has been rescheduled to Friday,  March 31 in the Kenston High School Auditorium.  This year's theme is "There's No Place Like Home." This popular family-friendly event is a fundraiser for After Prom and features Kenston juniors and seniors showing off their creative choreography as they dan ce to great music.  Juniors will be in casual wear and seniors will strut their stuff in tuxes and formal dresses. Tickets are $6 at the door, and all proceeds go to After Prom.
         Academic Boosters
Academic Boosters will sponsor the President's Award for Educational Excellence  this year for students who meet the following requirements: 
     -unweighted 3.5 cumulative grade point average
     -minimum service hours: 12th-100, 11th-75, 10th-50, 9th-25  
     -application due March 31st to the Guidance office

The Community Service Volunteer Form can be downloaded on the website .  All forms must show an area of valued and meaningful service, the dates and times of service, Supervisor's signature and contact information.   Deadline for submitting service hours to qualify is  March 31, 2017.
End-of-Course (AIR) Testing
Students enrolled in the following courses this semester will be taking the AIR end-of-course exams as part of their Ohio graduation requirements on the following dates:
April 4 - English 10
April 5 - English 9   
April 24 - Am History
April 26 - Am Government     
April 27 - Biology
May 2 -  Algebra I   
May 4 - Geometry
May 4 - Honors Geometry, P.M.
Students will receive a testing ticket prior to testing and parents will receive an email with further details.  Practice questions and other resources are located here.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Phillips, Assistant Principal at 543-9821, ext. 2020.
Kenston Fine Arts Showcase
     Kenston Local Schools will present the Fine Arts Showcase on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in the high school auditorium and gymnasium.  The Showcase will feature the K-12 District Art Show , and music performances by bands and choruses from both the middle and high schools.  Music performances begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Robert A. Lee Auditorium and solos and small groups the high school gymnasium. Please join us for the official opening of the K-12 District Art Show from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on April 23 .  The District Art Show will remain open in the KHS gymnasium April 23 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and April 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Prom 2017
The 2017 Kenston Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday, April 29 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 written parental permission.  Tickets will be sold during the lunch block April 18-21 ONLY.  Guest forms must be approved before tickets can be purchased.

AP Testing 2017: May 1-12
The AP test registration deadline was March 10 in the Guidance Office.  If you have not paid for the AP tests please bring the AP Test Registration Form and a check for $93 per test payable to KBOE  to Guidance immediately.   All seniors on mentorship must make arrangements to be present for any AP exams . Please be aware of the College Board Website and the   AP Schedule.
Kenston PTO
      After Prom  is fast approaching and parents are working tirelessly  planning the party of the year for our junior and senior students.  Please check the link above for After Prom information .  PTO  Buildings and Grounds Committee continue to beautify the building, while our Staff Appreciation group is getting ready to provide a delicious lunch  to the entire KHS staff.  Our Celebrate Blue Committee has passed out another round of ice cream to all the students to celebrate academic success this pa st quarter with one more round scheduled for the fourth nine weeks.
    The Senio r E vents Volunteers are planning the annual senior breakfast after graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 18 at Parkside Church.   We are still looking for volunteers for the upcoming end of the school events to help assist KHS staff members.   2017-2018 PTO board positions are now available for those interested in getting involved.  You may also just become a member to help assist with the many tasks throughout the school year.  PTO will meet on  April 19 and on  May 10 at 12:45 PM in the Auburn/B ainbridge Room.  For the latest PTO news and information, please check th e PTO website.   Contact Janice Sugarman with any questions you may have.
2017 "Kenstonian" Yearbook
    To order the 2017 "Kenstonian" yearbook, go to the order site a nd enter Order Number 2856 .  The cost is $60 and the  final day to order is April 1, 2017.   Click here for a flier and order form.
    Senior parents! The senior congratu lations ad order form is enclosed with the March report cards. Don't miss the deadline of April 1, 2017 .  Order online to p lace a personalized ad for your son or daughter in the 2017 Kenstonian yearbook. Space is available in 1/16", 1/8", ΒΌ", half page and full page sizes. Prepare your message and upload your favorite senior's photos online. For help, call tech support at 1-866-287-3096 or contact the yearbook advisor Sal Maiorana by email at .
Honor Camps / Summer School / 
Honors and Enrichment Camps are offered at colleges. These programs allow students to earn college credit and get a feel for college life.  Click here  for the list of Summer Enrichment Opportunities.

Summer school courses are available for both remedial and accelerated credit. Online schools include TRECA, BYU, VCS of Ohio and K'nextions. A complete list of offerings is in Guidance and on the Guidance web page. It includes in-person classes at Brush and Hudson high schools.  If you are interested in taking AP courses over the summer, please contact Mrs. Kardamis in Guidance ASAP!