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 October 2013



Everyone should be respected as an Individual but no one should be idolized. 

- A. Einstein

Candi Lukat

New Treasurer

Kenston welcomes Treasurer Candi Lukat who replaces retiring Linda Hein.  Ms. Lukat comes to us from the Cleveland Public Schools were she was the Director of Grants and Funded Programs.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Phoenix.



Tues., Oct 1

KMS Magazine Sale ends


KMS 7th Grade Camp Meeting, BP Room, 6pm  


Wed, Oct 2

Bomber Games Closing Ceremony

Thurs, Oct 3   



Fri, Oct 4


Homecoming Tailgate w/Food Trucks, 5-7pm  




Wear Bomber Blue!


Sat, Oct 5

Homecoming Dance, 7pm


Wed, Oct 9

Business Advisory Meeting, KHS, AB Room, 7:30am

Market Day pick-up, KHS, Cafeteria, 5-6pm

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm


Fri, Oct 11

PEAK Induction Day, KHS, Auditorium, 8am
Wear Bomber Blue! 


Mon, Oct 14 



Tues, Oct. 15

KHS Fall Choral Preview, Auditorium, 7pm


Wed, Oct 16





PACK/League of Women Voters' Candidates Night, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm


Thur, Oct 17

S'MORE Reception, KHS, 6pm


KHS Marching Band Concert, Auditorium, 7pm 


Fri, Oct 18

End of 1st Grading Period


Wear Bomber Blue!


Sat, Oct 19

Sweetest Day


Mon, Oct 21

Board of Education Meeting, TES, Multi-Purpose Room, 7pm


KHS Winter Sports Information Night, Auditorium, 7pm


Thur, Oct 24

KIS Conferences, 3:30-8pm (scheduled in advance)


Fri, Oct 25

KIS 5th Grade STEM Day 


Wear Bomber Blue!  


Mon, Oct 28

TES Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-8pm (scheduled in advance)

Tues, Oct 29



KIS Conferences, 3:30-8pm (scheduled in advance)


Wed, Oct 30

TES Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-8pm (scheduled in advance)


Thurs, Oct 31





League of Women Voters Candidates' Night


Wednesday, Oct. 16

KHS, Auditorium


Band on Demand


Would you like the KHS Marching Band and Bomberette Dance Team to perform at your home before the Friday, Nov. 1 football game?

$5 per ticket
5 tickets for $20

Tickets available at the Bomber Stadium concession stand 
or by email.
Kenston becomes a Google School

Kenston Local Schools has recently implemented a Google Apps domain for the entire campus. In short, this means all students and staff have access to a Google Apps account, giving them the ability to quickly create and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more, from anywhere.

Google Apps has all the tools that schools need to be productive, including email, calendar, documents, and other powerful real-world tools. These tools are free to schools and are built for the web so everyone can work together across any device, anytime.

Since everything happens on Google's servers, and not locally on the school network, it's accessible from wherever there's an internet connection - at school or at home. Many staff and students already connect to their accounts using mobile devices like an iPhone or Android device.


"Going Google means adopting a culture that 

extends beyond the classroom walls: 

it's about openness, curiosity, and working together."

Jim Sill - Educator & Trainer, Visalia, California


Check out great tech resources for students.

30 Things You Didn't Know Google Could Do!
Learn. Adapt. Do. 
Kenston's Technology Integration Director, Andreas Johansson, presented these Google tips at this summer's International Society of Technology in Education conference.  View his presentation.
Don't miss out on 2013 Homecoming activities...
Tuesday, October 1
Wednesday, October 2
Thursday, October 3
Pre-Sale tickets available at ticket booth. 
Adults - $6 * Student - $4
Homecoming Parade/Pep Rally/Soccer Game, 6:30pm
Friday, October 4
Spirit Day! - Wear your Bomber Blue!
Student Pre-Sale tickets available at school - $4 (checks to KBOE)
Tailgate with Food Truck, behind KHS, 5-7pm
Football vs. Orange - King and Queen crowned at half-time.
2013 National Merit 
Semi-Finalist and Commended Scholars 

Each year, over 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship program by taking the preliminary SAT/PSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen for program entrants.  The top 16,000 students are named National Merit Semi-Finalists and in the running for a National Merit Scholarship.  We are proud to have two Semi-Finalists: Jacob Enders and Eric Poe.
The top 50,000 scorers are recognized as National Merit Commended Scholars.  Kenston High School is proud to have four students who have been recognized as 2013 National Merit Commended Scholars.  They are Alexandra BelfiScott BrownPaul Palumbo and Josh Sellers


Pictured are: (back row, l-r) Jacob Enders, Josh Sellers, Scott Brown and Paul Palumbo; (front row, l-r) Eric Poe and Alexandra Belfi.
Outstanding Educator
Ms. Amanda Englehart and Kenzie Oder
Kenston High School Special Education teacher, Amanda Englehardt was honored with the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award.  This award is given to a teacher who has made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities.  Ms. Englehart developed the "Creating Exceptional Character" program at the high school.  This group works on helping students with special needs to be more involved with typical student peers by doing activities like pumpkin carving, Thanksgiving dinners, art night, Valentine's day parties, summer clubs, visiting local elementary schools, and sending boxed gifts to soldiers to improve activity between typical students and special needs students. 
Auditor Award with Distinction


Kenston's most recent and final financial audit for retiring treasurer, Linda Hein, by Auditor of State Dave Yost's office returned a clean audit report.  Kenston's excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.  To earn a "clean" audit report and receive an award, school districts must file timely financial reports in the form of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; the audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs; and the management letter contains no comments related to Ethics referrals, questioned costs less than $10,000, findings for recovery less than $100 and public records or meetings.


Pictured are back row, (l-r) Shari Bean, State Auditor Dave Yost and Brenda Frygier; (front row, l-r) Caren Vicich, Treasurer Linda Hein and Barb Driscoll.

Kenston Arboretum

"I created the arboretum to encourage others to learn more about their outdoor surroundings and appreciate their natural resources in our community," said Kenston senior Rachel Sauder. She created the arboretum, that identifies and GPS maps forty-seven distinctive trees and landmarks, as her project for the Girl Scout Gold Award.