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Tues, April 29
District Art Show
Opening Reception, 6-7pm

District Art Show, 6-9pm

Wed, April 30
District Art Show, 6-9pm

KHS Spring Choral Extravaganza, Auditorium, 7pm

Thurs, May 1
District Art Show, 6-9pm

KHS Band Pops Concert & Banquet, Auditorium, 7pm

Fri, May 2
Wear Bomber Blue!

Sat, May 3
Prom, 6-11pm

AfterProm Preview, KHS, 8-10pm


Mon, May 5
Senior Project begins

Tues, May 6
OAA Testings (Reading)

KMS 7th/8th Grade Band Concert, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm

Wed, May 7
OAA Testings (Math)
KMS 7th/8th Grade Choral Concert, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm

Thurs, May 8
OAA Testings (Science)
KHS NHS Senior Send-off, Auditorium, 7pm

Fri, May 9 
KHS Scholarship Breakfast, 7:30am

TES Kindergarten Portfolio Presentation

Wear Bomber Blue!

Sun, May 11
Mother's Day

Mon, May 12
Board of Education Meeting, TES, MPR, 7pm

KIS Incoming 4th Grade Student Visit, 9am

KMS 6th Grade Band/Choral Concert, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm

Tues, May 13
KHS 9th/10th/11th Grade Awards Night, Auditorium, 7pm

KIS Incoming 4th Grade Parent Meeting, Gym, 7pm

Wed, May 14
Market Day pick-up, KHS, Cafe, 5pm

KHS Choral Cabaret & Banquet, Cafeteria, 7pm

Thur, May 15
KIS 5th Grade Spring Fling Concert, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm

Fri, May 16
KIS 4th Grade Discovery Day

Kenston Night at Progressive Field (enter code BASEBALL)

Wear Bomber Blue!

Mon, May 19
KHS Senior Awards Night/Project Exhibit, Auditorium, 7pm

Tues, May 20
KIS 4th Grade Field Day

KHS Spring Athletic Awards, Gym, 7pm

Wed, May 21
KIS 5th Grade Field Day

Dr. Lee Community Open House, 2:30-4:30pm

KMS Awards Night, KHS, Auditorium, 7pm

Thurs, May 22
TES Kindergarten and 1st Grade Field Day

Graduation, 7pm (tickets required)

Fri, May 23
TES 2nd Field Day

Wear Bomber Blue!

Mon, May 26
Memorial Day, No School

Tues, May 27
KHS Final Exams

TES 3rd Grade Field Day

Wed, May 28
KHS Final Exams

KIS Talent Show, KHS, Auditorium, 9:30am


TES/KIS Report Cards Go Home

Thurs, May 29


Board Meetings
Agendas and Minutes
Santilli named Superintendent
The Board of Education is pleased to announce Nancy Santilli as Superintendent. She replaces Dr. Robert A. Lee, who will retire after 24 years in the district.


Mrs. Santilli began her teaching career at Mentor Memorial Junior High School teaching art from 1987 to 1998. She first came to Kenston in 1998 as assistant principal. She then returned to Mentor as principal from 2002 to 2004. She served as principal at Maple Heights before returning to Kenston in 2007 as principal of the high school.  She has served as Assistant Superintendent since 2011.


She will begin her new duties on August 1, 2014.

District Art Show

Celebrate Kenston Schools 43rd Annual District Student Art Show on Tuesday, April 29 from 6-9pm with a gallery opening from 6-7pm, Wednesday, April 30 from 6-9pm and Thursday, May 1 from 6-9pm at Kenston High School, 9500 Bainbridge Road.  The art show will feature a variety of student artwork from all grade levels including work inspired by famous artists and other cultures, wood and scrap sculptures, graphic design, mixed media illustrations, portraits and landscapes.

Kenston Academic Boosters honored the Top 15 Senior Scholars and the educator who had a special impact on their Kenston career.  Students being honored were Alexandra Belfi, Elianna Brichmann, Katherine Coverdale, Jacob Enders, Katherine Gross, Mackenzie Morehouse, Sarah Newcomb, Paul Palumbo, Alexander Pietros, Hannah Ramadan, Zachary Roshon, Joshua Sellers, Rachel Tuskes, Drew Weininger and Lori Zagar.  Educators being honored were Mr. Christian Barrus, Mrs. Beverley Buettner, Mrs. Brenda Bush Wahl, Mrs. Pamela Garrett, Mrs. Julia Green, Mrs. Charlotte Gruver, Mr. Anthony Marchesi, Mrs. Stephanie Martin-Shively, Mr. Edward Mason, Mr. Patrick Murphy, Mrs. Katy Nagaj, Mrs. Linda Nutter, Mr. Robert Segulin, Mrs. Anissa Smith and Mrs. Pamela Zeigler.


Enders named Walter Scholar
Senior Jacob Enders has been honored with The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic 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 counties within Ohio.


Science Olympiad at State
Congratulations to the KHS and KMS Science Olympiad teams that recently competed in the State Tournament.  The high school team finished 5th and the middle school team took 10th place honors.

AfterProm Community Preview
Saturday, May 3 
8-10pm, Kenston High School
Kenston parents have spent hundreds of hours to create an AfterProm party themed "Your Story" recalling favorite childhood memories.  AfterProm is a long standing tradition at Kenston to provide a drug and alcohol free party for Juniors and Seniors after the Prom.  Community volunteers have worked all year to provide this safe and memorable event for our students.
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. 

Bon Voyage!

Fifteen Kenston students and three teachers travelled to France on April 10.  The students were hosted for 5 days by families in Evreux, Normandy and spent a day in a French school.  The group then went to Paris where they visited the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and Versailles.  Standing on the banks of the Iton River are: (standing, l-r) Lukas Palumbo, Will Bush, Makenzie Kless, Ashley Bernett, Sarah Porter, Rachel Tuskes, Ashley Dvorak, Jordan Henry, Caroline Lucey, Mrs. Brenda Bush Wahl, Mackensie Bush, Sierra Culver, Emily McDonough and Sydney Winovich; (kneeling, l-r)  Becca Dennis,  Mrs. Gretchen Fruchter, Brenda Bauck and Mrs. Jackie Ward. 

Thank you! for voting

Kenston Intermediate School finished 2nd in the balloting for the Follett grant.  They will receive $5,000 to support their spring Career Festival.

sponsored by Kenston PTO
Friday, May 16th  at 7:05pm
Cleveland Indians vs. The Oakland A's

Sugardale Dollar Dog Night/Fireworks
Lower Reserved Tickets $25
enter special offer code BASEBALL

Kenston Family Getaway!
Experience America's LARGEST indoor waterpark and take advantage of special Spring rates for all Kenston families, friends and staff for June 1st-4th.  Rooms are only $109 and feature two Queen beds and include waterpark passes.  Call 877-KALAHARI for reservations and mention the "Kenston Group Rate."  

A portion of the proceeds benefit KIS PTO. 
KAB Golf Outing
Join the Kenston Athletic Boosters on Monday, June 9th at Tanglewood Country Club for their 3rd Annual Golf Outing.

Shot Gun start at 12 noon. 
Cost per player is $90 includes 18 hole scramble with cart, lunch and beverages and dinner immediately following.