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May 2011
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2011 Art Show

District Art Show
May 3, 4 & 5  

Upcoming Events 

Sat, April 30 

Science Olympiad competes at State


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


Monday, May 2

KIS Exercise for Success


Tuesday, May 3

KIS Exercise for Success


District Art Show, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Weds, May 4

KIS Exercise  for Success


District Art Show, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


KHS Spring Choral Extravaganza, 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 5

District Art Show, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Friday, May 6

Staff Appreciation 


Saturday, May 7

AfterProm Community Open House, KHS, 8 - 10 p.m.




Weds, May 11

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


KHS Band Pops Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Friday, May 13

GELC PTO Family Picnic, 5:30 p.m. (Shine only)


KMS Talent Show, Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Monday, May 16

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


Senior Project begins


Tuesday, May 17

KMS/KHS Lunch Box Talk, KMS, 12 noon


KIS Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.


Weds, May 18

7th/8th Grade Choral Concert, 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 19

KIS Band/Chorus Concert, 7 p.m.


Friday, May 20

Scholarship Breakfast


KHS Choral Cabaret, 7 p.m. 


Kenston Community Night @ Indians, 7:05 p.m.


Monday, May 23

KIS Fine Arts Festival begins


Tuesday, May 24

TES Incoming 1st Grade Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.


Weds, May 25

DI competes at Globals


Thursday, May 26

KHS 9th/10th/11th Grade Awards Night, Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Friday, May 27

KIS 4th Grade Discovery Day


Monday, May 30



Tuesday, May 31

KHS Senior Awards Night, 7 p.m.


Weds., June 1

KMS 6th Grade Band/Choral Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m.


Thursday, June 2

Graduation, Parkside 7 p.m.


Saturday, June 4

Kenston Foundation Bomber 5K Run/Walk


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Friday, May 20

7:05 p.m.


Tickets in Sections 170, 171, 172 and 174



Deadline: May 16th

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"The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 2011 Top 15 Dinner

Congratulations to the Top 16 Seniors (highest GPA's in their class) 

who were honored by Academic Boosters.  Each senior selects the teacher that had the greatest influence on his or her life.


Student accomplishments/Teacher tributes  

Weyrich Japan visitA Teachable Moment 
Adams Weyrick's, 2003 KHS graduate, return from teaching in Japan due to earthquake provided a special opportunity for 4th grader in Mrs. Kristine Edwards' and Mr. Chad Rosko's classes.  He talked to students about life in Japan as a culminating activity following their reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Coerr.  He also gave them a hands-on calligraphy demonstration.

GELC Horse Kissing

A Kiss for a Good Cause

Gardiner Early Learning Center principal, Mrs. Marilyn Kahle again challenged her kindergarters and their families to donate over $1,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America.  Students surpassed that goal raising over $3,000 so Mrs. Kahle kept her part of the deal and kissed GiGi, a miniature therapy horse.   Gardiner Early Learning Center students have supported The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the past nine years donating over $18,000.   Students participated in a penny war and charted their daily totals. 


Gardiner will be honored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a School & Youth Award at their Volunteer Salute!   

2011 National Merit Finalists and Commended Students

2011 National Merit

Pictured are Finalists (l-r) Benjamin Foote-Huth, Hannah Zucker and Mattias Treu and Commended students Nicholas Gratto, Tess Cumpstone, Emily Horvath and Samuel Peterson.



Ohioana's Robert Fox Award

Eve O'Brien will be honored with the 2010 Ohioana Robert Fox Award for Young Writers for winning second place for her prose writing, Canadian Memories. Her entry will be featured at the fifth annual Ohioana Book Festival in May.   Eve is the fourth winner for Kenston since the start of the

book festival five years ago.  Mr. Tony Marchesi is her Honors English II teacher. 

Vans shoes

Vans Shoe Contest

Four Kenston High School Art students, Katie Benton, Kyle Kennedy,  Jordan Manke and Kit Mizeres, have had their artwork selected in the Vans Custom Culture shoe design contest. 


Nationwide voting runs through Tuesday, May 3rd.


(4th column, halfway down) 

TES Cranes 

Cranes created to help Kids

Timmons Elementary third graders volunteered their time to participate in a service learning program during recess creating paper cranes using the Japanese art of origami.  For each crane received the Benzos Family Foundation will donate $2 (up to $200,000) to the Architecture for Humanities reconstruction efforts in Japan.  The goal is to collect over 100,000 cranes that will eventually be woven into an art installation, a symbolic gift from the youth worldwide to the children of Japan. 

collins project

Loving Literature

Fourth graders shared with their classmates and families their interest in literature through an through an independent project using a variety of difference media to showcase and highlight their favorite books.  Mrs. Janine Collins is the teacher.

2011 Bomber Run

Bomber Run Registration Form