April 2018 | In the know!
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." ~ Thomas Jefferson
THE NEXT GREAT INVENTION
Kenston Intermediate School students participated in the Annual Invention Convention. All fifth grade students learned the design process and developed an invention as they worked independently or in pairs. Rockwell Automation provided judges.

The 18 projects (21 students) chosen as winners will spend a day at Rockwell Automation. The students will tour and shadow with a team of Rockwell engineers.

Those winners are: Addison Altmann, Campbell Schmoldt, Sammi Gautam,
Gaby Bates and Sara Studer, Justin Gilbert, Florah Greenberg, Josh Jaeger and Ben Peters, A.J. Fender, Sydney Osterman and Sadie Poudevigne, Reese Gabram, Camille Hemphill, Bria Devlin, Lucas Kaltenbach, Ruby Swanson, Andrew Zakrajsek, Danny Offutt, Gage Cieszykowski, and Paige White.
A COOL LESSON ON THE ICE AGE
Timmons Elementary School second graders welcomed a special guest to their classrooms. Geauga Park District Naturalist Dan visited to teach them about the Ice Age!
GRANDPARENTS' DAY AT TIMMONS
Timmons Elementary School students welcomed their grandparents and special visitors to school today. Grandparents toured classrooms and participated in fun and educational activities.
DON'T BE SCARED, IT'S SURE TO BE HILARIOUS!
Kenston Center Stage is performing their rendition of The Addams Family Musical.

Showtimes are TONIGHT at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the KHS Robert A. Lee Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the KHS Box Office one hour prior to each performance or online here .
COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT
Kenston Schools will host College and Career Night for middle school and high school families on Thursday, April 26, at 7pm in the Robert A. Lee Auditorium. The night will begin with an introduction to the District’s College and Career Readiness Program. Middle School families will receive an overview of the Career Readiness component, grade level activities and expectations and introduction to Naviance. 

Naviance is a software program used to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools. The presentation for High School families will focus on preparing for college and the college search. Representatives from state colleges and KHS seniors will provide valuable insight into the college search.

For more information about College and Career Readiness click here.
GOOD LUCK SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT STATE
Best of luck to the KHS and KMS Science Olympiad teams as they compete at the State Tournament on April 28 at Ohio State University. The Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament is the culmination of outstanding team performances from Ohio's eight regions. Eighty teams are invited to The Ohio State University for a fun, exciting, and challenging competition resulting in a chance to compete at the national level. 
The first-place teams from both divisions in each state are invited to the Science Olympiad National Tournament.

Attending from Kenston High School are: Alex Akers, Ethan Brinkman-Sull, Tucker Eshelman, Savanna Fee, Emma Gross, Jenna Hamilton, Jackie Jeromin, Jessie Kirschman, Justin Kovach, Tommy Kregenow, Andrew Lauer, Anna Ortner, Elizabeth Ortner, Barbara Ptackova, Nicolas Sanchez, Ryan Sauder and Robert (Mac) Snyder.

Attending from Kenston Middle School are: Victor Como, Jocelyn DeCaro, Sage Edwards, Daniel Eibler, Alex Ensign, Sam Gulas, Leah Jarmolowicz, Patrick Keane, Sam Koltas, Nya Ku, Ronja Markoff, Johnny Martino, Ryan Peters, Robert Phillips, William Skladany, Sophia Voudris, Amelia Witmer Rich and Maddie Worsdall.

Thank you to our dedicated advisers: Mr. Ben Kocsis, Mr. Ron Kupiec, Mr. Bob Sofranko and Mrs. Wendy Wilk and our parent volunteers for inspiring and directing these students to a successful Science Olympiad season.
AFTERPROM FASHION SHOW
On Friday, April 20, beginning at 7pm, the Robert A. Lee Auditorium at Kenston High School will be rocking with the annual Kenston Fashion Show. This popular family-friendly event is a fundraiser for AfterProm and features Kenston juniors and seniors showing off their creative choreography as they dance to great music.
The Kenston AfterProm provides a secure place for students to have fun and be safe after the prom. KHS AfterProm offers a drug and alcohol-free party filled with food, fun, games, entertainment and prizes. All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend even if they do not attend prom. Sophomores and freshmen must have attended prom with an upperclassman to attend AfterProm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
3RD ANNUAL DISTRICT FINE ARTS SHOWCASE
Kenston Schools will host the 3rd Annual Fine Arts Showcase on Sunday, April 29, in the high school auditorium and gymnasium. The Showcase will feature the District Art Show and music performances by bands and choruses from both the middle and high schools. The art show will feature a variety of student artwork from all grade levels including work inspired by famous artists and other cultures, wood and scrap sculptures, graphic design, mixed media illustrations, portraits and landscapes. Music performances begin at 1pm and conclude at 8pm in the Robert A. Lee Auditorium. Five featured concerts will include the KMS 7th/8th Grade Band Spring Concert, KMS 7th/8th Grade Choral Spring Concert, KIS 5th Grade Chorus Concert, KHS Chorus Concert and KHS Band Pops Concert. 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 29
1pm - KMS 7th/8th Grade Band
3pm - KMS 7th/8th Grade Chorus
4:30pm - KIS 5th Grade Chorus
5pm - KHS Chorus
7pm - KHS Pops Band

Tuesday, May 1
7pm - KMS 6th Grade Band and Chorus
WALK, ROCK AND RUN
Walk, Rock and Run with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. All funds raised will benefit Kenston's programming with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.

WHEN : Saturday, May 5th
(check-in 7:30am, step-off 9:00am)
WHERE : Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
COST : Free to walk, $35 to run (now through April 30), $40 to run (May 1- May 5)

Receive wristbands for free admission into the museums: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, USS COD Submarine.
Support our teams with a donation and/or register to walk/ run here:

KENSTON NIGHT AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD
BOMBER HANGAR - SPRING APPAREL
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 - 4pm
Fridays: 10:30am - 1pm
(May 22nd is the last day to shop!)

The Bomber Hangar’s annual “Spring SALE” will begin on Monday, April 30th and run through Saturday, May 12th. 
April 30th - 2:30 - 6:00 pm
May 1st - 6 - 8pm
May 2nd - 2:30 - 6pm
May 3rd - 2:30 - 6pm
May 4th - 10am - 1pm
May 5th - 9am - Noon
May 12th - 9am - 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.

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UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
Regular Meeting - Monday, April 16 - TES - 7pm
Board Work Session - Monday, April 30 - BOE - 6pm

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