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 March 2014

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

- Walt Whitman

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Mon, March 10

TES Kindergarten Registration, 8-11am/4:30-7pm


Kenston Board of Education Meeting, TES, MPR, 7pm


Tues, March 11

Academic Boosters Meeting, 4pm


KMS Rock-n-Roll Skate Night, 6:30-8:30pm

KHS Winter Athletic Awards, Auditorium, 7pm

Wed, March 12
KMS Spring Pictures

Market Day pick-up, KHS, Cafeteria, 7pm

KHS Band/Choral Concert, Auditorium,7pm

Thurs, March 13
KMS Rock-n-Roll Skate Night, 6:30-8:30pm
Fri, March 14
End of 3rd Grading Period

TES 2nd Grade Science Day

PTO Council, BOE, 9am

OMEA High School Large Group Contest
Wear Bomber Blue!

Sat, March 15
OMEA High School Large Group Contest

Sun, March 16
Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast, KHS, Cafeteria, 8:30am-1pm

Mon, March 17





Thur, March 20



Fri, March 21

TES Family Night, 6:30pm


AfterProm Fashion Show, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm


TES/KIS Report Cards Go Home


Wear Bomber Blue!


Sun, March 23

Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast, KHS, Cafeteria, 8:30am-1pm
Mon, March 24
Kenston Center Stage production of "Guys & Dolls" tickets go on sale
Tues, March 25
KMS Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 7pm
Wed, March 26

Fri, March 28
Wear Bomber Blue!
Sat, March 29
Bomber Elite Fundraiser, Bertram, 6-11:30pm

Sun,  March 30
Bainbridge Civic Club Pancake Breakfast, KHS, Cafeteria, 8:30-1pm



Board Meetings
Agendas and Minutes




 Spirit wear and a wide variety of other Kenston items are available in the Bomber Hanger in the KMS Cafeteria from 11am - 1pm on Tuesdays and  Thursdays.


The store is managed and supports KMS PTO.

Kindergarten 2014-2015

Kindergarten Registration
Monday, March 10 
Timmons Elementary School  
Please bring your completed packets, support documentation 
and calendar to sign-up for screening.  

Kindergarten Screening will be Monday, May 5 - Wednesday, May 7.

Ohio Achievement Assessment moved 

Due to the large number of instructional days that have been missed due to inclement weather, the Ohio Achievement Assessments for Grades 3-8 have been moved back on the District calendar. They will now take place one week later, on May 6, 7 and 8. Please note these dates on your family calendar so that planned absences or appointments from school can be avoided. 

Help KIS earn $60,000 Follett Grant

Kenston Intermediate School is competing for a Follett grant with a grand prize of $60,000.  Follett is an educational company that provides printed and electronic materials to students from pre-K through college.  Their company is looking to reward schools that use 21st century skills, such as collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. 


The grant is comprised of two main parts:  a written response to questions (70%) and a video showing the 21st century skills in practice (30%).  In order to earn the grant, we need to get as many votes as possible during the voting window through April 4, 2014.  Each person may vote only once per day!  Please vote daily to ensure our students can benefit from this exciting opportunity.


Click To Vote

  1. Type your email into the box and click "submit your vote."
  2. You will receive a confirmation 5 digit pin via the email address provided from Follett.  It takes less than a minute to receive it.  Copy and paste that into the form and click "confirm your vote."
2014 AfterProm Fashion Show

Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. 

Kenston High School, Auditorium  


This popular event is a fund-raiser for AfterProm and features juniors and seniors modeling casual and formal wear from local retailers as they dance to everyone's favorite tunes.  This year's hosts, seniors James Gruver and Hannah Amick, promise to keep the evening lively as they introduce the models and offer colorful commentary.  Also, don't miss the performance by the Kenston Bomberette Dance Team.  


Tickets are $7 and all proceeds go to AfterProm.


Play Blue Future Chefs Cook-off

Twenty four students participated in the Play Blue Future Chefs Cooking Contest.  Six finalists competed in the "Sandwich Cook -Off."   In the Grade 3-5 category finalists were: Francesca Burke with "Fiesta Tortilla Wrap"Jenna Morton with "Jenna's Busy Burrito" and Samantha Stefancin with "Cucumber Finger Sandwiches."   Grades K-2 finalists were Benjamin Fink with "Rockin Guac Turkey Wrap"Nicholas Gambatesa with "Roasted Chicken Salad Tortilla Roll Up" and Julian Johnson with "Chicken n Waffles."  Winning recipes were submitted and prepared by Jenna Morton and Nick Gambatesa.


Science Olympiad State Bound
Kenston's Science Olympiad teams at both the high school and middle school are State Bound. They each qualified at the Case Western Regional Tournament by each placing 4th. 
They will compete in the State Finals on April 26.


Bomberettes win 8th National title
also named Grand Champions 
The Bomberette Dance team won first place in both their Pom and Kick routines at the Hard Rockin' National Cheer and Dance Championships. They also earned the Grand Champion bringing home the highest score in their level of competition.  The team is lead by Senior Captains Leah Grcevich, Katherine Gross and Nicolette Severino. Team members Danielle Apple, Macie Biermann, Jenna Blackburn, Breanna Bodak, Amelia Chandler, Victoria Clawson, Mira Grcevich, Gabrielle Groff, Hayley Harris, Lauren Parker, Maria Severino, Monaya Stanley, Taylor Tucholski, LaJoy Williams and Graycen Wood. Coached by Kathy Werner. 

Save the Date

Kenston Center Stage proudly presents Guys & Doll, the 1950s Broadway musical classic, featuring hit songs - Luck Be A Lady Tonight and Sit Down You're Rockin the Boat!


Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7pm

Sunday, April 6 at 2pm


Kenston High School, Auditorium


Tickets go on sale - Monday, March 24.

Getting to Know PTO
PTO Council invites you 
to the First Annual 
Get to Know PTO Night Out 
on Wednesday, March 26 
at Panini's Bar & Grill 
from 6:30-9:30pm.

Refreshments provided.

Learn how PTO involvement can help you.
Football Reverse Raffle
The Bomber Elite Football Club will host the 2014 Reverse Raffle with a $2,500 Grand Prize on Saturday, March 29 from 6-11:30pm at the Bertram Inn.  Tickets are $150 and can be purchased on-line by clicking this link.
Drinking Water Notice
We are required to monitor drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis.  Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the Fourth Quarter of 2013 time period we did not monitor for the following contaminates at Kenston Middle School and Kenston High School and therefore cannot be sure of the quality of our drinking water during that time:  Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM), Haloacetics Acids, Five (HAA5).  Subsequent tests indicate that the drinking water meets health standards.