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August 2011




Pursue excellence, diligence and always strive to do your best.



Monday, Aug. 15

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


Thurs, Aug. 18

KMS 6th Grade Orientation/Pictures,

9 - 11:30 a.m.


KHS Freshman/New Student Pictures,

6 - 9 p.m.


KHS Freshman/New Student Orientation,

7 p.m.


Fri, Aug 19

KMS 7th/8th Grade Orientation/Pictures

7th - 9 - 11:30 a.m.

8th - 12:30 - 3 p.m.


Jamboree Football Game vs. Garfield Hts., 6 p.m.


Mon, Aug. 22



Tues, Aug. 23

KHS Student Pictures/Packet pick-up,

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Wed, Aug. 24

KIS Building Visitation, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


TES Meet the Teacher,

9 - 10:30 a.m.


KHS Student Pictures/Packet pick-up,

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Thurs, Aug. 25



GELC Kindergarten/Preschool Parent/Child Orientation


Fri, Aug. 26

GELC Kindergarten/Preschool Parent/Child Orientation


Kenston Football Kick-off Classic vs. Hudson,

7 p.m.


Mon, Aug. 29

KIS Parent Orientation,

7 p.m.


First Regular Day for ALL Kindergartners and Preschoolers


Tues, Aug. 30 

TES 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.


Weds, Aug. 31 

KHS Open House, 7 p.m.


Fri, Sept. 2



Mon, Sept. 5 




Weds, Sept. 7

KMS Open House, 7 p.m.











































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New look, New School year...

   Beginnings and new possibilities create energy in our community.  The excitment starts to build as a new school year starts.  This year, the district is launching a new look.

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   Our brand, an identifying visual element, directly connects with the promise Kenston makes as an educational institution.  Achieving academic excellence and maximizing personal growth for each student are the cornerstone's of our District's mission.

  • The Stars and Blue are the featured elements representing Achievement, Excellence and Success.
  • The five stars in ascending order represent our five buildings and the journey and growth of our students' experiences at Kenston.
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   Our brand promotes unity, pride, recognition and distinctiveness while celebrating who we are.  We are Kenston!

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$250,000 Innovation Grant for Science
Innovation Grant

Innovation Grant presentation

   Kenston received a $250,000 federal Race to the Top Innovation Grant for solar energy and science education.

   The new grant will fund the district's plan to install a 20-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array, which is a system of solar panels that convert sunlight to electricity.  Smaller arrays will be installed for real time data evaluation, hands-on demonstration and as a clean energy resource for heating water.

   Dr Lee said, "This grant enhances the district's efforts to Go Green.  It is a great component to our renewable energy plan.  Beyond the direct educational benefits of this grant, it will help to offset existing utility costs."

KHS Assistant Principal named
Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller

  Mrs. Melissa Miller has been named

assistant high school principal.  Mrs. Miller comes to Kenston from Wickliffe High School were she had served as assistant principal since July 2009, following two years as assistant principal at Wickliffe Middle School.  She taught science, language arts and mathematics at Fairport Harbor Exempted School District from 1999 to 2007.

 She joins new principal, Jeremy McDevitt, who succeeds Mrs. Nancy Santilli who was named assistant superintendent, and associate principal Tom Gabram.

Supply Lists

   Back-to-School advertisements always arrive too soon!  If you would like to get a jump on your shopping, below are links for all the school supply lists.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Reading Lists 

   The countdown has begun.  If your child has not started on their summer reading...  Now is the time

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

AP English III

AP English IV

2011-2012 School Calendar
   Your 2011-2012 Kenston Activities Calendar will be arriving in your mail box shortly.  Please note that Professional Development Days have been added and the last day of school has been moved up by one day. 

2011-2012 School Calendar

August 22 - Teachers First Day

August 25 - Students First Day

September 2 - No School

September 5 - No School, Labor Day

October 14 - No School, NEOEA Day

October 17 - No Classes, Professional Development Day

November 23 - No School, Conference Day

November 24, 25 - Thanksgiving Break

December 21 - No School, Winter Break begins

January 3 - School resumes

January 13 - No School, Semester Break

January 16 - No School, M. L. King Day

February 17 - No School, Conference Break

February 20 - No Classes, Professional Development Day 

April 2 - No School, Spring Break begins

April 10 - School resumes

May 28 - No School, Memorial Day

June 5 - Students Last Day

June 6 - Teachers Last Day