Physics students in Mr. Christian Barrus’ Physics classes put their circuitry knowledge and skills to work to modify and adapt toys to interface with an adaptive controller for children with disabilities. The workshop provided by RePlay for Kids and sponsored by a First Energy Educator Grant resulted in 40 new electronic toys rewired by high school students for external input connections. Austin Kassouf puts his soldering skills to the test by placing a switch cable in parallel with the original switch, allowing the toy to be operated by a variety of alternative switches that could be plugged into the cable.
Kenston Schools bid a heartfelt farewell to 14 employees retiring this school year. The group has collectively served the district for over 250 years! We are grateful for their dedication to students, parents, staff and community. Retiring this year are: Mike Allen, Timmons Elementary School Custodian; Jeannie Besand, Timmons Elementary School 1st Grade Teacher; Fran Buffington, Bus Driver; Margaret “Peg” Button, Timmons Elementary School Educational Aide; Corrine “Kinney” deHamel, Kenston High School Educational Aide; Linda Gall, Timmons Elementary School Educational Aide; Mary Ann Huling, Kenston Intermediate School Educational Aide; Delcinia Lockinour, Kenston High School Educational Aide; Kerry Norman, Timmons Elementary School Music Teacher; Mary Mantz, Timmons Elementary School Art Teacher; Beth Minadeo, Bus Driver/Timmons Elementary School Proctor; Kris Marek, Timmons Elementary School Head Cook; Dale Markuszka, District Weekend Custodian and Sherri Richards, Central Office Administrative Assistant.