November 26, 2019
In This Issue :

Dates to Remember

Students of the Month

Student Accolades

Senior Information

End-of-Course Exams

Spring AP Exam Schedule

Principal's Podcast

LEAF (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation)

Kenston Academy
(after school tutoring)

Yearbook Order Information

Kenston Center Stage

Athletic Update

MAAK Update

PTO Update

Bomber Hangar
Spirit Wear

Leading Lessons

Bomber Bash Recap
Important Dates to Remember   

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

November 30: Bomber Hangar Holiday Kick-Off, KHS Cafeteria, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 2: Bomber Hangar Holiday Kick-Off, KHS Cafeteria, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 2: Athletic Boosters Meeting, 6:30 pm

December 3 - 12: KHS End-of-Course Exams

December 4: S'MORE (Senior Moments of Rockin Entertainment) Dinner Theater 5:00 pm (Reservations Required)

December 5: ELF Musical, 7:00 pm, Lee Auditorium, KHS

December 6: ELF Musical, 7:00 pm, Lee Auditorium, KHS

December 7: Silver Bells Boutique, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, KHS Cafeteria

December 7: ELF Musical, 7:00 pm, Lee Auditorium

December 12: KHS Holiday Concert, 7:00 pm, Lee Auditorium

December 14: KHS Speech and Debate Tournament

December 16: BOE Meeting, 7:00 pm, TES Multi-Purpose Room

December 17: District Mix-It-Up Day

December 19: KHS Final Exams - MODIFIED SCHEDULE

December 20: KHS Final Exams - MODIFIED SCHEDULE

December 20 - January 6: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Congratulations to the
following KHS students!   

Chagrin Valley  Rotary  Student of the Month:
Aubrey Taylor

KHS Students of the Month for November:
12th Grade
Leah Fine
Madeline Peters
11th Grade
Molly Cohen
Moriah Wilson
10th Grade
Vivek Patel
Michael Strano
9th Grade
Madison Jones
Cooper Timmons
Congratulations to these KHS students on their recent accomplishments!
Congratulations to Annika Markoff , a Coca - Cola Scholars Foundation Semifinalist from our school who was selected from 93,000+ applicants! Learn more about the Coke Scholars Program $20,000 college scholarship and see a full list of Semifinalists at www.coca-colascholars.org
Anthony Alandt , along with two students from Chagrin Falls, were selected as winners of the 2019 Chagrin Falls VFW Veteran's Day essay contest. On Veteran's Day, he read his essay during a ceremony held at the Chagrin Falls Fire Department. The contest was open to Kenston, Chagrin Falls and West Geauga students. Congratulations Anthony!
Congratulations to the Interact Club , who collected and donated 809 pounds of food to the Bainbridge Food for Friends food pantry! This was the largest donation from a single group they have ever received! Your efforts are making a difference! Way to go!

Click here or the document below for vital information about graduation, upcoming senior mentorship, scholarships, and event dates not to be missed!

Please click here for important information about upcoming end-of-course exams taking place December 3 - 12.
Below is the schedule outlining when AP tests will take place in May of 2020. Please mark these dates in your calendar if you are currently taking AP courses. More information to follow closer to testing.
Have you tuned in yet?
Welcome to Principal's Podcast, hosted by Jack Kosiorek, Donovan Maynard, and Kenston High School Principal Mr. Tom Gabram. All topics are covered from TikTok to vaping to Birkenstocks and everything in between.

The Lake/Geauga Education Assistance Foundation (LEAF) provides college access services to local high school students in Lake and Geauga counties that are interested in enrolling in four-year universities, community colleges, and career technical programs.

Our LEAF representative, Mrs. Renee Morgan, will be at Kenston High School most Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., to meet with students and/or parents free of charge about financial aid, college admissions, and/or scholarships. Sign up in the Guidance Office for an appointment or call 440-543-3035. Contact her directly at  rmorgan@leaf-ohio.org . Check with Mrs. Morgan to see if you qualify for application fee waivers.
Kenston Academy
(after school tutoring)

Need a little help with that homework? Or some extra quiet time to study?  Stop in The Hub every Monday through Thursday after school from 2:20 to 3:20 to meet with a tutor or just use the space to work.  Be sure to take advantage of this great resource!

For a list of peer tutors, their subject matter and availability,

Order Your Yearbook NOW
and SAVE $$!
Place your yearbook order by December 31, 2019 for only $65!

All orders placed after December 31, 2019 will be $75.

Complete and follow the instructions on the Yearbook Order Form on the left to place your order.

SENIORS: The cost of shipping directly to your home is included. Be sure to enter your home address and complete the "QTY_____ COMPLIMENTARY"
line on the order form.
Don't be a cotton headed ninny muggins! Order your tickets today to see Kenston Center Stage's production of ELF!

Click here to order online.
CROSS COUNTRY (Updated 11/13)
Boys team won the WRC Championship, District Championship and Regional Championship and placed 6th at the State meet. Girls team placed third in the WRC meet and fourth in the District Championships and junior Ellie Pleune competed in the State meet.

(Updated 11/13)
8-2 final regular season record. Lost 31-28 to New Philadelphia in the first round of the State tournament.

11-4 record. Placed 2nd in the WRC Tournament at Quail Hollow on 9/25. WRC Champions! Adam Farrell qualified for Districts and finished in 73rd place.

8-3 record. Placed 1st in the WRC Tournament at Erie Shores on 9/19. WRC Champions! Layla Gilbert qualified for Districts and finished in 57th place.
4-9-4 record. Lost first round playoff game to Cuyahoga Falls.

14-3-1 record. WRC Champions! Lost to Aurora in the District Semifinal.

12-6 record. Second place in the WRC Championships. Doubles team of Kelsi Currington and Lily Peelman qualified for Districts.

(Updated 11/13)
18-6 record. WRC Runners-Up and District Runners-Up!

Stay tuned for the fall sports program summary which will include season recaps and award winners for each of the fall season sports programs!

Boys Bowling: November 20 v. Willoughby South
Girls Bowling: November 23 at Columbus Kickoff Tournament
Girls Basketball: November 23 at Berea-Midpark (Canton Memorial Fieldhouse)
Hockey: November 23 at Rocky River
Swimming & Diving: November 30 at Bay Rocket Relays (Lakewood High School)
Boys Basketball: December 3 v. Solon
Wrestling: December 6 at Solon Comet Classic
Gymnastics: December 29 at Solon FLIPS

If you have not completed all tasks for registration on Final Forms, it is now PAST DUE . Athletes who have not completed this will not be allowed to participate .

Registration instructions are available here:
MAAK - Musical Arts Association of Kenston
Great job Seniors!
Our Marching Band and Dance Team seniors celebrated Senior Night at the football game on Friday, November 1st. Seniors... you were a small but talented group. The KHS Marching Band will miss you! Thanks for giving us a 2020 vision.  ️

Poinsettia Sale and Holiday   Concert Coming Soon!
The annual Poinsettia Sale is coming at the end of this month. Please see any KHS Band or Chorus member to order yours. The Poinsettias will decorate the auditorium for the upcoming Holiday Concert (mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed show taking place on Thursday, December 12, at 7:00pm in the KHS Lee Auditorium!) After the concert, you may take home any poinsettias you purchased to decorate your own home through the holiday season! Poinsettias are $10 again this year, payable by cash or check made out to "MAAK". Proceeds support MAAK. 

Next MAAK Member Meeting
Thank you everyone who joined us for our latest Member Meeting on Wednesday, November 13. Our next Member Meeting will be held on  Wednesday, January 15, at 7:00pm  in the KHS Band Room. Anyone with a student in KHS Band or Chorus is a member of MAAK. Please join us to hear what we are doing to support the amazing music programs at Kenston High School.

Follow Us!
Stay up to date on all things MAAK. Click the links above to follow us on facebook at:  MAAK Facebook Page  and on Twitter @MAAKenston.

Your 2019-2020 MAAK Board* & Coordinators
*President -  Rebecca Soryal
*Co-Vice Presidents of Fundraising -  Elizabeth Spencer & Kim Rottman
*Co-Treasurers -  Dana Oleskiewicz &  Debbie Eastburn
*Secretary -  Betsy Kregenow
*Co-Concessions Coordinators -  Sara Pemberton
*Concessions Manager -  Amy Gulas
*Volunteer Coordinator -  Jennifer Glime
Uniform Coordinator -  Tracie Montville
A message from your PTO,

Thank you to everyone who supported our UnFundraiser. We were able to raise over $4,500 for the KHS PTO! Congratulations to our gift card and Bomber Hangar tumbler winners: Nancy Lutz, Maria Scarpa, Mindy Bradbury, Jennifer Glime, Beth Hutchison, Edward Seely, Julie Voudris and Lisa Gold-Scott.   

We are very grateful to have received money from the Bomber Hangar.  This is a gift that was given to all of the district PTOs.  As you know, the new Bomber Hangar initiative this year is that some profits will be distributed to the PTOs based on number of volunteer hours worked at the Bomber Hangar.  So please look at the opportunities available and volunteer.  Your time will help us to continue our support of the students and staff at KHS. 

The PTO has been receiving requests from teachers. In the past few weeks, we have funded a classroom set of calculators and 15 Snap Circuit sets for the Science Department and a white board for the Math Department.  We have supported the student run website and the Janus publication. Finally, we are proud sponsors of Mr. Barrus’ Re-Play for Kids Workshop. Students in his Physics classes re-wire toys and modify them for special needs kids in Northeastern Ohio. WE LOVE supporting our students and staff!
The AfterProm committee has been busy planning its awesome event for our juniors and seniors. A fterProm's main fundraiser  Silver Bells Holiday Boutique  is Saturday, December 7th in the KHS cafeteria from 9:00 am -3:00 pm.  Come and shop for the holidays (or yourself) at this 1-Day Shopping Extravaganza!

Mark Your Calendars! The AfterProm Fashion Show 2020 is scheduled for Thursday, March 12th (no school on Friday). Students will be receiving information on how to participate when they return from Winter Break.
We are in the beginning stages of planning the AfterProm and it is never too late to join in and volunteer! We will begin making the beautiful decorations that you see every year out of cardboard, paper, smoke & mirrors on Saturdays at the beginning of February. You do not have to sign up to help out...just show up and we will get you started. All skill levels are welcome!! For more information or to be added to the volunteer list - please contact Patty @  KHS.Afterprom@kenstonapps.org

Finally, it is not too late to become a member of the PTO.  This is especially important for parents of seniors who want to apply for the two $1,000 PTO college scholarships.  You must be a member for your student to be eligible for the scholarships.  You can find the membership form here:

Our next meeting is January 14 th at 9:45 a.m.  All are welcome!

Kenston’s spirit wear store, The Bomber Hangar, offers quality and on-trend merchandise/accessories through its retail and online store ( bomberhangar.itemorder.com ). Managed by Kenston’s PTO Council and staffed by district PTO volunteers, The Bomber Hangar gives back to the community through two $1,000 senior scholarships, funding to building PTOs and merchandise/gift certificate donations to school and community organizations.

To volunteer: 

Questions? Shelly McDonough, 440-591-4200 or  bomber.hangar@kenstonapps.org
Leading Lessons
Highlighting Innovative Teaching Strategies in the Classroom

Here at Kenston, we pride ourselves on reaching each and every student, and designing lessons to maximize student engagement. Each month in the Bomber Bulletin we will be highlighting a lesson that achieves this goal. This month we are highlighting our Microbiology class with Mr. Intelisano!

Mr. Intelisano

Mr. Intelisano's class is testing the effectiveness of antibiotics against various types of bacteria by measuring zones of inhibition.
Bomber Beach Bash 2019 Recap

Bomber Bash 2019 was a huge success! With an initial goal of $20,000, that goal was met and surpassed with a total of $20,063 raised to support the amazing organization, A Kid Again. The event was featured on several local news stations as well as on cleveland.com .

Senior Mandy Glime said it best, " We’re standing for kids who can’t," who is in her third year as a leadership crew member.

Mr. Gabram, Mrs. Phillips, Mr. Watts and Mr. Fodor all took a dip in the dunk tank, and dancing and games ensued for the twelve-hour duration.

Many thanks to all of the students (especially Lead Crew), parents, and staff for supporting such a great cause and creating a memorable event for all involved! Special thanks goes out to several community establishments for donating much of the food that was enjoyed throughout the night! We thank you for your support Washington Street Diner, Cowboy Food and Drink, Cibo, Angie's Pizza, Cleveland Pizza Company, Hungry Bee, Mazzulos, Brickhouse Burgers, Raised and Glazed, Jersey Mike's Subs, Dave's Cosmic Subs, and Docmann Printing (T-shirts and water bottles).

Please enjoy a few pictures below!