February 2019 | In the know!
"Compassion is helping someone whey they are feeling down."
- Reagan Carnes, Class of 2028
STATE OF THE SCHOOLS
We are pleased to present to you the 2019 State of the Schools. The address was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 31, but due to the closure of school we are presenting it in a video format.
FOOTBALL TEAM HONORED AT THE STATEHOUSE
WHAT A DAY! Senator John Eklund honored Kenston’s Championship Football team at the Ohio Statehouse on February 6th. Members of the team traveled to Columbus for the opportunity to meet with Senator Eklund, be honored on the floor of the Ohio Senate, watch the legislative branch of government at work and take a historical tour of the building.

View the recognition ceremony for  Bomber Football beginning at the 3:30 mark.
WHAT DO YOU WANT IN A WEB PAGE?
As we redesign the web page, we will be asking for your input. So the first question that we have for you is.... What information do you want at your fingertips? What would you put on speed dial? What do you use every day?

Take a quick three-question survey to let us know. CLICK HERE
KHS LITERARY MAGAZINE NAMED "SUPERIOR"
The Kenston High School literary magazine, Janus , was honored with a rank of “Superior” in the 2018 National College of Teachers of English Program - REALM Award (Recognize Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines). Over 350 schools entered the 2018 program and only Kenston and two other schools received the highest honor. Student Editors of the 2018 edition were Erin Mast (Lead Editor), Samara Benza, Wesley Byrnes, Alyssa Kassouf, Samantha Kirschman, Annika Markoff, Christa Niemann, Hanna Ray and Sarah Soryal. Mr. Tony Marchesi was the Faculty Advisor. 
INCOMING KINDERGARTEN PARENT MEETING
Information Night for incoming Kindergarten parents will be held at Timmons Elementary School on Monday, February 25, at 7pm for children entering Kindergarten this August. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2019. Kindergarten registration information and online registration instructions will be distributed and posted after the meeting. (This will be posted specifically for Kindergarten Registration.)

Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday, March 4 from 8-11am and 4:30-7 pm at Timmons Elementary School. Complete your registration online (prior to March 4th) and bring supporting documentation with you for copying (school will make copies) and your calendar to sign up for Kindergarten screening.

SEEKING CITIZENS ADVISORY MEMBERS
The Kenston Board of Education created the Kenston Citizens Advisory Committee (KCAC) at its November 2006 meeting. KCAC was formed with the overall purpose to provide input to the Board on matters, financial and otherwise, as seen from the Kenston community’s perspective reinforcing the district’s vision statement that “an exemplary school district is committed to establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with its community.”

The Kenston Board of Education is now seeking two interested community members to serve either a two or three year term on KCAC. The board will fill at least two positions created by expiring terms.

By Monday, April 1, individuals interested are asked to submit the following documents of application to: President, Kenston Board of Education, 17419 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
  • One page of why the applicant desires to serve on KCAC
  • One page of resume data including background, education, experience, professional accomplishments and major strengths
  • Two letters of recommendation

Interviews by the Board will take place in April with duties beginning the 2019/20 school year. It is desired that the membership is diverse in demographic and professional variables.

The KCAC is comprised of twelve members including two members of the Board of Education. Community members serve for two or three year terms. KCAC will have a minimum of four meetings per year.
DISTINGUISHED HALL OF FAME
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The Kenston Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2nd class of Distinguished Hall of Fame inductees. These individuals will be graduates or staff members who have achieved success in their careers and have made significant contributions in their fields as well as to society. Inductees will have graduated or worked at Auburn, Bainbridge or Kenston Schools.

To be eligible, nominees must have graduated in the Class of 2009 or before, or retired or left the school system by June 1, 2009 or before, and not currently employed by Kenston.

A panel of Kenston High School students, alumni, teachers, community members and administrators will select the inductees for the Distinguished Hall of Fame. Selections will be based on nominations and information received from friends, families and the individuals themselves. The inductees will be honored during the Kenston 2019 Homecoming activities.

Link to Electronic Nomination Form:  click here
Link to Downloadable Nomination Form:   click here

Deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.
Nominations received after that date will be considered for the following year.
BOMBER ELITE REVERSE RAFFLE
The Bomber Elite Football Club will host a Reverse Raffle with a Grand Prize of $3,000 on Saturday, February 23 at the Bertram Inn. Tickets are $165 per couple and can be purchased online or by mailing a check made payable to:
Bomber Elite Club
8584 E. Washington Street #116
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023.
SEUSSICAL SPRING MUSICAL
SAVE THE DATE!
Kenston Center Stage will present Seussical this Spring.
Performance dates are:
S'MORE Performance - Wed., April 10
Thursday, April 11 - 7pm
Friday, April 12 - 7pm
Saturday, April 13 - 2 and 7 pm
UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
Regular Meeting - Monday, February 11th - TES - 7pm
Board Work Session - Monday, March 4th - BOE - 6pm

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