May 2018 | In the know!
"When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself" ~ Earl Nightingale
TOP 16 SENIORS HONORED
Kenston Academic Boosters honored the Top 15 Senior Scholars (16 with tie) and the educator who had a special impact on their Kenston career. Students being honored were Alyssa Kassouf, Pedro Michels, Maria Weil, Elise Markley, Jackie Jeromin, Andrew Radis, Austin Kassouf, Chloe Boutton, Dayle Foster, Abi Vossler, Corenna Maynard, Dillon Beal, Erin Mast, Allie Valocchi, Madison Spicuzza and Elizabeth Ortner. Educators honored were Ms. Sally Burton, Mrs. Tara Everts, Mrs. Pamela Garrett, Mr. Kevin Hinkle, Mr. Jeff Kepreos, Mr. Gregory Koltas, Mr. Zach Kowalski, Mr. Ted Krejsa, Mr. Todd Malkus, Mr. Troy Ray, Ms. Samantha Schlegel, Mrs. Anissa Smith, Mrs. Karen Sunderhaft, Mr. Robert Tripi, Mrs. Brenda Wahl and Mrs. Shannon Wirthwein. Read the 2018 Speeches
FACILITY UPDATE
Our Building and Grounds Department (often referred to as Maintenance) is responsible for the operation and repair of facilities, systems and maintaining the grounds and athletic fields on campus. The team handles routine, preventive and deferred maintenance projects. They work in collaboration with the building custodians, who clean, prepare and secure our school buildings for day-to-day learning.
 
Recently, the following projects were addressed as well as completing work orders that address every day maintenance requests.
 
  • Replacement of heating coils and insulation of pipes at Gardiner Center to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • KMS kitchen storage room was painted. Recommended restaurant quality stainless steel shelving was installed.
  • Repaired two (2) breaks in a water line underneath pavement by the Stadium concession stand. 
  • Repaired back portion of Gardiner Center parking lot, caused by erosion.
  • Repaired and waterproofed the exterior wall above the KHS main office.
  • Construction began on a 24’x24’ steel equipment storage structure in the northeast corner of the stadium. (The project is funded by a National Football Foundation grant and private donations.) This replaces a 25 year old storage shed locatedoutside of the stadium.
  • Replaced a rusted roof drain and damaged drain bowl over the KMS gymnasium.  (This was NOT part of the 2018 roofing project.)
  • Cold patch was applied as a temporary fix to several potholes that appeared over the winter.
STUDENT ATHLETE SIGNEES
Congratulations and good luck to all of our Commitment Day student athletes who signed on to continue their athletic careers at their respective universities.

Maddie Bednar (Baldwin Wallace)
Will Britton (Clarkson University)
Matt Cassaro (John Carol University)
Izzy Krzys (Allegheny College)
Elise Markley (Bellarmine University) Corenna Maynard (Mount Union)
Brandon Oakes (St. Bonaventure)
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The KMS Science Olympiad team saw great success as they placed seventh at the State tournament. Their achievement can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of these students and their advisers. 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.

We’d like to congratulate the KHS Science Olympiad teams for placing 14th at the Ohio Science Olympiad State tournament held at Ohio State University.
KMS students receiving State honors
1st place - Disease Detective - Nya Ku and Amelia Witmer-Rich
2nd place - Experimental Design - Ronja Markoff, Leah Jarmolowicz and Sage Edwards
3rd place - Aerial Scramble - Sam Gulas and Robert Phillips
3rd place - Ecology - Ronja Markoff and Maddie Worsall
3rd place - Mystery Architecture - Sam Koltas and Jay DeCaro
3rd place - Potions and Poisons - Sage Edwards and Nya Ku
4th place - Herpetology - Maddie Worsdall and Nya Ku
6th place - Anatomy - Ronja Markoff and Amelia Witmer-Rich
AFTERPROM
Thank you for the hard work, creativity and generosity of our parents and community volunteers who sponsored and hosted the 2018 AfterProm. AfterProm is a long standing tradition at Kenston to provide a supervised party for Juniors and Seniors after the Prom. Community volunteers have worked all year to provide this safe and memorable event for our students.
OHIO LOVES TEACHERS
Kenston Local Schools is excited to honor educators during  Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11 . D uring this week, we invite students, families and school district staff to help us thank our remarkable teachers by sharing a story of a teacher or teacher team using #OhioLovesTeachers on Twitter.
KMS TEACHER HONORED WITH MATH AWARD
Kenston Middle School teacher, Korianne Krill was recently selected the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Award.  Winners were chosen for demonstrating an ability to engage students in math in creative ways, successfully implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practices and participating in activities that promote professional development .
SMART MANUFACTURING BEGINS WITH STUDENTS
Rockwell Automation hosted Kenston Intermediate School Fifth graders who were recognized for their Invention Convention projects. Students had the opportunity to tour the factory and shadow a team of Rockwell engineers. They also collaborated to build a battery powered robot that would stop at a specific point.
SONGS OF THE SEASONS
Our Timmons Elementary Kindergarten students, directed by Mrs. Holly Gedeon and Mrs. Kathleen Bowers, gave their Songs of the Seasons musical performance. Complete with instrumentalists, vocalist and speakers, the students celebrated the seasons in costume and hopefully encouraged “Mister Sun” to come out to play.
ART AWARDS ABOUND
Sophia Balunek
1 Regional Governors Show Winner

Spencer Caputo
Red Ribbon Cleveland Clinic eXpessions Program

Jessica Garrison
1 Regional Governors Show Winner

Maxwell Mackenzie
1 Regional Governors Show Winner

Anya Parsons
1 Regional Governor’s Show, 3 State Governor’s Show, Blue Ribbon Cleveland Clinic eXpessions Program, 1 Silver Key in Scholastics Art and Writing, 2 Gold Keys in Scholastics Art and Writing, Best in Show Grades 9-10 LGCSSAA, Talent Grant winner from Lakeland Community College for LGCSSAA

Jessica Sigh
Blue Ribbon Cleveland Clinic eXpessions Program

Madison Spicuzza
1 Regional Governors Show Winner, 3 Honorable Mention Awards in Scholastics Art and Writing, 1 Silver Key Portfolio in Scholastics Art and Writing, 1 Silver Key in Scholastics Art and Writing, 3 Gold Keys in Scholastics Art and Writing.

Abigail Vossler
Honorable Mention Cleveland Clinic eXpessions Program

Kira Weber
1 Regional Governors Show Winner
GARDINER CENTER VOTING
As a reminder, for the May 8th election, Bainbridge Township voters in Precincts C, E and H will cast their ballot at Gardiner Center, 9421 Bainbridge Rd.
SCHOOL CALENDARS
All District, Building specific, and Athletic calendars can be founded HERE on the Kenston Local Website. You are able to add individual calendars to your personal Google Calendar by clicking the Google Calendar icon at the bottom right corner of any calendar.

The 2018/19 and 2019/20 District Calen dar s can now be found there as well.
8TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
alumni all class reunion time place and price
ALUMNI ALL-CLASS REUNION

JOIN US for the Kenston Alumni All-Class Reunion on Friday, May 25th at Centerville Mills!

View our invitation and register HERE



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UPCOMING BOARD OF ED UCATIO N MEETINGS
Regular Meeting - Monday, May 14 - TES - 7pm
Board Work Session - Monday, June 4 - BOE - 6pm

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