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 April 2011
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Upcoming Events 

Friday, April 1 

PEAK Kindness Counts begins


AfterProm Fashion Show, 7 p.m.

Tickets $6 at the door.


Saturday, April 2

International Festival, KHS, 1-3 p.m.


WKHR 91.5 FM Fund Drive starts


Tuesday, April 5

"New to KMS" 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 7 p.m.


Wed, April 6

Business Advisory Council Meeting, KHS, A-B Room, 7 a.m.


Market Day pick-up, KHS, 5 p.m.


Thursday, April 7

Kindergarten Registration, GELC, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.


L.E.A.P. Room, GELC, 7 - 8 p.m.


"KMS Alumni" 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 7 p.m.


Friday, April 8

KIS Exercise for Success reservations requested


NHS Variety Show, KHS, 7 p.m.


Saturday, April 9

WKHR 91.5 FM Fund Drive ends


Monday, April 11

Board of Education Meeting, TES, 7 p.m.


KMS Principal Box Lunch Talk, BPR, 12 noon


Wed, April 13

KHS Konversation featuring BPD and CF Officer Richard Goldsmith on "Your Life, Your Choice," 8 a.m.


Thursday, April 14

Top 15 Dinner


Friday, April 15

TES 1st Grandparents' Day, 9:15 a.m.


Saturday, April 16

Destination Imagination (DI) competes at State


Monday, April 18

Spring Break begins


Tuesday, April 26

 School resumes


Wed, April 28

L.E.A.P. Room, GELC, 7 - 8 p.m.


Sat, April 30 

Science Olympiad competes at State


Kenston Foundation and WKHR 91.5 FM Cleveland TOPS Big Band Concert, KHS, 7 p.m.

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Cleveland TOPS 


Swingband Concert 


April 30, 2011

KHS Auditorium

7 p.m.


Dinner with the Band @ 5:30 p.m.


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Friday, May 20

7:05 p.m.


Tickets in Sections 170, 171, 172 and 174


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Timmons 1st Law of Motion 

Science in Motion 

KMS 8th graders got a hands-on demonstration of the Laws of Motion from teachers Mr. Josh Timmons and Mrs. Wendy Wilk.

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Jeff Chudakoff


Senior Jeff Chudakoff has been honored with

The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award

This is the third year in a row, a Kenston High School student has been honored with The Franklin B. Walter award.  The program was established in 1990 by the Ohio Educational Service Center Association to recognize an outstanding senior student from each of the 88 county within Ohio.

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International Festival 2

Third Grade International Festival

During the International Festival, third graders showcased their knowledge of country they had studied.  Students dressed in natives costumes and shared food, handcrafts and information about their country with classmates and guests.


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Destination Imagination

Kenston Destination Imagination

Kenston Destination Imagination had a record performance at the Region 15 Destination Imagination tournament on March 19 at Aurora High School.  All three Kenston DI High School teams advanced to the state tournament, a record for Kenston.  Of the 11 Kenston teams at the tournament, one team finished 1st, three finished 2nd, one finished 3rd, and 2 fourth.  There were also 4 "Rising Stars" teams (grades K thru 2) that performed as noncompeting teams.  Additionally, 1 team and 1 individual special awards were given out to a Kenston team and individual. 

Pictured are the Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers with a Soph Drink comprised of Kim Blake, Hillary Duncan, Jennifer Hoffman, Olivia Latimer, Alexa Pressman and Katie Warren.  The team was coached by Mrs. Wendy Duncan and Mrs. Rita Pressman.

Thompson named Perry Superintendent
Jack Thompson

Perry School Board in Lake County, unanimously approved Dr. Jack Thompson as their next superintendent.


As Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Thompson has been an integral part of Kenston for the past four years.  During his tenure, he has been instrumental in the PEAK, anti-aggressive behavior program, Business Advisory Council, revamping the Gifted program, the introduction of Mandarin Chinese to the curriculum and the Carol M. White Physical Education Grant. 


A penny for your thoughts.....

A recent Stanford U. alumni study found that the ability to make small talk had a significant impact on an individual's success, while grade point did not.


1986 Kenston graduate, Tammy Gullian Gentry recently had her Penny Stones product featured on Extreme Makeover:Home Edition and Fox8 New Day Cleveland.  Penny Stones is fun icebreaker game with questions printed on polished glass stones. There are five different categories; original, faith based, love & marriage, new parents, and slumber party. The glass stones come in a plastic see-through bag, with a penny. There isn't one right way to play. On her website there are six different ways to play.

Kenston Bomberettes featured on Fox8
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7th Grade Medieval Faire
Seventh grade students recreated the medieval world with projects and costumes representing one of the three orders of medieval society (noble, peasant or clergy). Students wrote "lifestories" to create a character. They worked in groups to create projects in food, art, entertainment, building or weapons. Mrs. Shannon Wirthwein and Ms. Lauren Russ are the teachers.