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 October 2014



Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it.


 - Class of 2016



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Fri, Oct 10
Wear Bomber Blue!

KIS Picture Retakes

TES PTO Math-a-Thon Ends

KMS Dance-a-Thon Pledges Due

Homecoming Game

Sat, Oct 11
Homecoming Dance, KHS, 7pm

Tues, Oct 14
PEAK Meeting, BOE, Conference Room, 9am
KHS Marching Band Concert, Gym, 7pm

Wed, Oct 15

KHS Senior Pictures, Auburn/Bainbridge Room, 10am- 1pm

Thurs, Oct 16

KHS Fall Choral Preview, Lee Auditorium, 7pm

Fri, Oct 17
End of 1st Grading Period

KIS 5th Grade STEM Day

PTO Council Meeting, BOE, (ALL), 9am

KMS PTO Dance-a-Thon Fundraiser

Wear Bomber Blue!

Sat, Oct. 18

Mon, Oct 20

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

Tues, Oct 21
KIS PTO 4th Grade Skate Night, 6:30-8:30pm

Wed, Oct 22
KIS 5th Grade Skate Night, 6:30-8:30pm

Thurs, Oct 23
TES/KIS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Fri, Oct 24
TES/KIS Report Cards Go Home

Wear Bomber Blue!

Red Ribbon Week - KHS 11th/12th Graders, OGT

Mon, Oct 27
TES Parent/Teacher Conferences

KHS Winter Sports Information Night, Lee Auditorium 7pm

Tues, Oct 28

KIS Conference Night

Fri, Oct 31

TES/KIS Fall Parties



Board Meetings
Agendas and Minutes
2014 Report Card
 The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released its Report Cards for all school districts September 12, 2014. This is the second year that ODE has used letter grades to indicate student achievement and the progress of districts. Kenston Schools received one of our highest Performance Index score.  

Performance Index measures the test results of every student, not just those who earned a passing/proficient score.

Kenston Schools' Report Card shows that the district's efforts have resulted in our second highest Performance Index score of 108.1, which equates to an A. Both Kenston High School and Timmons Elementary School have earned scores of over 110.  The District Report Card also reflects continued success in meeting all State Indicators (24), earning Kenston an A grade in the percentage of students passing the State assessments.

In many areas of the Report Card, we do very well, while there are others that we need to further address.  We continue to examine our disappointingly low value-added scores in the areas of overall student growth and Special Education.  Whether you agree with how the score is calculated or not, we must address our student's growth from year to year in reading and math.  How will we improve value-added to impact individual student growth and performance?  We will examine the testing data of individual teachers and students to identify and remedy areas of concern.  That will include reviewing instructional materials, and curriculum pacing to target specific ways that we can improve our student progress and growth.

"Over the last two years, the State Report Card has changed in terms of structure and format," said Superintendent Nancy Santilli.  "The Report Card is a tool created by the Ohio legislature to measure educational expectations.  We believe the Performance Index score and related rankings are one way to monitor districts' progress.  We are proud of the Kenston Schools and our accomplishments, but we will always strive to improve. We believe that our students' success in life goes beyond test scores."

For an explanation of the report card system, please see the ODE informational page.

Don't miss Homecoming activities...

Friday, October 10

Spirit Day! - Wear your Bomber Blue!

Tailgate w/ Food Truck, behind KMS, 5pm

Football vs. Perry, 7pm

King and Queen crowned at half-time.


Homecoming Flyer


Pre-Sale Tickets
available at Kenston Community Education
Friday, October 10

Adult - $6 * Child - $4

checks payable to Kenston Board of Education 
Band on Demand

Would you like the KHS Marching Band and Bomberette Dance Team to perform at your home before the Friday, Oct. 24 football game?


$5 per ticket

5 tickets for $20


Purchase tickets 

from any Band member or Bomberette

Candidates' Night
Political Action Committee of Kenston Geauga Cty League of Women Voters 
Monday, October 13 at 7pm
Kenston High School, Lee Auditorium

Candidates and Issue Representatives will present, followed by a question and answer from the audience.  Campaign materials will also be available.  Flyer
Bus Drivers needed
Transportation Department is looking for part time Bus Drivers. Applicants should be able to work anytime between the hours of 6-9am and 2-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Pay is based upon experience however, starting pay is $13.00 per hour.

No Class B CDL with SP, no problem. We will train the right candidate!

All applicants must pass a background check and possess strong interpersonal skills that enable them to work with students, parents and staff in a positive, friendly manner. If interested please call Melody Coniglio, Transportation Director at 440-543-9567.

Girls Golf wins CVC
2014 Girls Golf Team
Samantha Cumley 
1st team CVC
7th Place at Sectionals

Aya Henry
1st team CVC

Carole Nelson 
2nd team CVC 

Tori Doran
Honorable Mention CVC

Allie Smith
Honorable Mention CVC 
Bomberettes invited to Capital One Bowl
Kenston High School's Bomberette Dance Team was invited to perform at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida on January 1, 2015 based on their performance at the UDA Dance Camp over the summer.  You can support the Bomberettes' Fundraising in a variety of ways.

Health and Wellness Tips

Keeping your hands washed can make a huge impact on yours and your families' health, especially coming up on flu season. Did you know nearly 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted through touch?  Transmitting through touch includes any surfaces, not just from person to person. Think about your day and how many times your skin makes contact with surfaces. Studies show that you need at least 15 seconds of hand washing to reduce skin bacteria. So, lend a hand by keeping yours clean!


Get out, Get moving

Even though the fall is approaching, don't forget that it isn't time to bunker down just yet! Fall is a perfect time for picturesque walks, and outdoor exercise in cooler than summer temperatures. Take advantage of the local parks and trails that our community has to offer.