It’s Going to Be a Great Year at Kenston Local School District!

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School Bus Safety

As students return to school, we need your help to keep kids safe as they get on and off the bus. Believe it or not, children are safer traveling in school buses than in any other type of motor vehicle. However, every year, school bus accidents happen because many drivers forget about some school bus safety basics.

Ohio has laws that require all vehicles to come to a halt when a school bus has its stop sign out and its red lights flashing. These signals indicate that children are getting on or off the bus. When you’re sharing the road with school buses, remember these rules:

  • DO NOT pass a school bus until the red lights and signals are turned off.
  • ALWAYS stop when traveling in the same direction as the bus.
  • NEVER pass on the right side of the bus. Besides being illegal, this is where children enter and exit.

Kenston Kick-off Classic

Let’s go Bombers! Kenston Athletic Boosters, Bomber Elite, Musical Arts at Kenston and PTO invites the Kenston Community to attend the Kick-off Classic “Taste of Bainbridge” Tailgate on Friday, September 1st before the Football game before the game against Medina. Pre-game activities and food sales begin at 5:30 p.m. Aladdin’s, Augie’s Pizza, Gionino’s Pizza, The Cowboy, Coyote’s, Blazin’ Bills and Smooth Rider Smoothies will be on site with a variety of food between $5.00 – $10.00.

The Kenston Community is joining with the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce to recognize and appreciate our First Responders. They will be honored during pre-game celebrations. Wear your Bomber Blue! It is a Blue-out!

5th Annual Frank Gibas Cross Country Invitational

Kenston High School will host the 5th Annual Frank Gibas Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 2nd with races beginning at 8:30 a.m. Coach Frank Gibas began coaching in 1974 and started the girls Cross Country program in 1976. He had winning seasons for 27 consecutive years and
advanced to Regionals for 21 consecutive years. His team qualified for the State Meet 11 times. In 1983, his team had the “perfect season” going undefeated in Invitationals. They won the CVC Championship, District Championship, Regional Championship and finally the State Meet. In 1998, he was elected into the Ohio Association of Track & Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. This year teams from Beachwood, Boardman (Boys), Brush, Chagrin Falls, Chardon (Girls), Cuyahoga Valley Christian, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Kirtland, Lake Catholic, Madison, Solon, University School (Boys), West G, Wickliffe and Willoughby South will compete on a course through the campus and on the wooded Kenston Trails. Admission is $5.00 per car benefiting Kenston Athletic Boosters.

Lunch Menus

The school lunch menus for all Kenston Schools look a little different this year.  The Nutrislice menu program allows parents and students to filter lunch menus to identify specific allergen-containing foods and to view nutrition information.  A Nutrislice app is available for download by clicking on the app buttons on any lunch menu or by searching the app store or via the District website.

Preschool Openings

Kenston Local Schools Preschool program is seeking for students ages 3-5 to serve as role model students in our special needs classes in the afternoon class.  Class is in session from 12:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m., and is tuition based.  Please call Mrs. Alicia Paulsey at 543-9677 to register.

Gold Cards Available

All residents of Bainbridge and Auburn who are 60 years of age or older may obtain a free, lifetime “gold card” which will admit them free of charge to any school sponsored event in which students participate, including home athletic events, musical and dramatic performances. Gold cards are not valid when an event is sponsored by an organization other than the schools (P.T.O., Booster groups, etc.) as a fundraiser. Cards cannot be used for athletic events such as conference, regional or state play-offs. Gold card membership can be obtained at the Kenston Board Office, 17419 Snyder Road.

Season Athletic Passes

Kenston High School Athletic Department is selling season passes for all home contests during the year except Kenston Invitational Tournaments, Western Reserve Conference Tournaments and Ohio High School Athletic Association sponsored events. Student passes are $50. Adult passes are $75. A Family package for two adults and two students can be purchased for $200. Family package holders may purchase additional student passes for $35. Contact the Kenston High School Athletic Department at 543-3046 or download from the district website.

Pictured In Cover Photo:  Kenston students returned to school on Thursday, August 17th. Friends, Colin Reed and Abby Santore are ready for a for an exciting year of engaged learning.

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