Kenston School News

Illuminating Handwashing Lesson 

Personal Hygiene is an important part of the fourth and fifth grade Physical Education curriculum.  “Glo Germ”, a solution that simulates germs, was applied to student’s hands. After washing his hands, fourth grader, Matthew Kuch checks under an ultraviolet light to reveal how well he washed his hands. 


Mrs. Jessica Mathews, University Hospitals Community Outreach RN, and Mr. Joe Hritz, Physical Education teacher collaborated on this hygiene lesson that featured the importance and proper technique for handwashing.  Kenston appreciates our partnership with University Hospitals to keep our students healthy and strong.

Timmons Lunch Bunch

Congratulations to Timmons Elementary School Students selected for Lunch Bunch honors in October. The following Kindergartners honored with Respect awards were Kannon Beach, John Henry Butler III, Harper Catania, Harper Dwyer, Margot Jahn, Amelie Kiner, Dean Longano, Madelyn Madsen and Abigaile Schock. First graders honored were Braden Austin, Fiona Blanchard, Valentine Closs IV, Hunter Freshman, Dean Krisfalusy, Nolan Rayle and Colin Schultek.  Second graders were Kacie Braverman, Kevin Dobler, Meara Hanson, Emerson Kozel, Carmen Longano, Lincoln McGlone, Maximus Pannunzio and Haya Suhail.  Third graders were Ryan DeWalt, Declan Dwyer, Michael Marsh Jr., Wyatt Sargent, Riley Savage, Sylvia Sebastiano and Gianna Spada.

KMS Student of the Month

Kenston Middle School recognized its Students of the Month for October.  They were sixth grader, Adam Barr, Philip Brodsky, Grace England and Molly Thomas; seventh graders, Graham Christopher, Justin McBride, Lauren Vura and Keira Walz; and eighth graders, Ronnie Fratoe, Carmen Fratoe, Lily Rieger and Shriya Selvan.

KMS Student of the Quarter

Kenston Middle School students were recognized as Students of the Quarter by their Encore teachers, art, music, physical education, foreign language and technology.  They are sixth graders; Maren Hill and Zachary Radefeld; seventh graders, Brooklyn Alexander and Colin Murphy and eighth graders, Anna Falkenberg and Charlie O’Brien.

KHS Students of the Month

Kenston High School is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for November. Students selected for Student of the Month honors were ninth graders, Charles Eibler and Benjamin Fink; tenth graders, Sophia Alandt and Ava Marcoguiseppe; eleventh graders, Olivia Damiano and Viktoriya Taran; and twelfth graders, Leah Jarmolowicz and Will Lauer.

Kenston Center Stage performs Father Knows Best 



Kenston Center Stage is pleased to present Father Knows Best on November 4th, 5th and 6th at 7pm with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday, November 6th. The cast is pictured clockwise from the center:  Victor Como (Jim Anderson), Audrey Cowan (Betty Anderson), Jacob Spencer (Bud Anderson), Madelyn Rees (Margaret Anderson) and Ashley Handwerk (Kathy Anderson).


Father Knows Best brings to life the popular 50’s radio and TV show comes to life about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife, Margaret, and their children – Betty, Bud and Kathy. When the busy family starts to scatter in the evening for their various activities, Father puts his foot down and demands everyone stay at home. As a result, the town’s social life is suddenly centered on the Anderson household. The excitement and humorous complications grow until Father finally discovers that while he may know best, the young people know a little, too.


This production will feature two alternating casts.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 cash or check made payable to: Kenston Board of Education.

Speech and Debate Update

The Kenston High School Speech and Debate Team attended their first in-person tournament in almost 20 months. Traveling to the novice tournament at GlenOak High School in Stark County, Gaby Bates placed third in Informative Speaking, Addie Altmann placed third in Humorous Interpretation, Emily Kovatch placed fourth in Congressional Debate, Hannah Jamieson placed fifth in Original Oratory and Lyric Dickson placed seventh in Declamation.  Competing in their first tournament were Mackenzie Villers in Congressional Debate and Emily Hunt in Declamation.  

Safe School Hotline

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered up with Ohio Homeland Security to offer all Ohio school districts a safe and secure tip line. The tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option to leave contact information. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of the threat. If it’s determined to be a high-level threat, they will communicate directly with local law enforcement and the school district.


Information that is school-related such as bullying, social media issues or other school-related information, will be routed directly to the school administrators to address. Safer Schools Ohio tip/text line: 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.

Kindergarten Registration for 2022

Mark your calendar! Kindergarten Information Night for students entering school in August 2022 will be held on Monday, January 31, 2022. Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2022.  Details will follow on the format (in-person or virtual). 


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