Kenston School News

March 5, 2020

KHS recognized with Momentum Award

Kenston High School is again one of a select number of Ohio schools to receive a “Momentum Award” from the Ohio Department of Education. The “Momentum Award” recognizes schools that are “exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.” The high school has received this honor for the third consecutive year.

The high school is one of 174 of the state’s over 3,300 school buildings to be honored with this award in 2019.

Criteria for the award requires districts and schools to “earn all A’s on all applicable, value-added measures on the Ohio School Report Card in 2019,” and to have “at least two of three graded value-added subgroups, which includes gifted students, students in the lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.”

Kestranek takes Gold in Carpentry

Congratulations to Kenston Senior, Tyler Kestranek, who earned Gold at the Skills USA Carpentry competition.  Tyler framed walls using wood and/or steel studs, cut and installed rafters, gable end overhangs, fascia board and soffit installation, installed sheathing and/or exterior siding and trim. He also demonstrated knowledge of stair construction. Tyler was judged on accuracy, ability to read and interpret blueprints, workmanship, safety and the proper use of tools, equipment and materials.

Representative Joyce recognizes Purple Star Award

Congressman Dave Joyce visited Kenston Middle School to recognize the staff for receiving the Purple Start designation.  The Ohio Department of Education recognizes schools that meet criteria supporting military families. “At Kenston, we have the deepest admiration for those serving in the military and protecting the freedoms that we enjoy every day.  The Purple Star designation recognizes our commitment to serving and supporting our local military families and their students, said Superintendent Nancy Santilli. Pictured are: (back row, l-r) Assistant Principal Larry Klimkowski, Superintendent Nancy Santilli, Principal Pat Brockway, Representative David Joyce, Mr. Brent Barr and Mrs. Jessica McHugh; (front row, l-r) Will Belew, Leah Denno, Tegan Lewis and Peter Como.

Timmons Elementary Lunch Bunch

Congratulations to Timmons Elementary School Students of the Month who were recognized for their Compassion. The following Kindergartners were honored Harlan Carroll, Colt FugmanRaygan Hudson, Stephen (Gio) Kantura, Piper Meier, Charlotte Thompson, Piper Watson and Elianna Woodruff.  First graders were Grace Bull, Isabel Czekaj, Genevieve Gould, Michael Marsh, Jack Pease, Blake Snelson and Annie Vander Wyst.  Second graders were Aspen Carr, Lillian Ellis, Natalie Frankfort, Lauren Keary, Paisley Pealer, Finley Scharver, Garrett Smith and Bailey Wilson.  Third graders were Avery Childress, Alison El-Hayek, Danielle Johnson, Owen Kowalski, Marisa Miker, Lyla Sawchik, Savannah Uchbar and Ella Wiese.

Kenston Intermediate School Students of the Month

Kenston Intermediate School is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for February. Students selected for Compassion Student of the Month honors were fourth graders, Reagan Carnes, Mary Kate Carney, Eddie Dooley, Luke Fender, Riley O’Hare, Cole Pealer, Caroline Pixley, Zachary Radefeld, Alayna Taylor, William Thompson, Quinn Wilson and Logan Zack; fifth graders, Jocelyn Caputa, Aiden Caspell, Michael Hutchison, Calvin Stefancin, Payton Timmons, Anthony Tomaselli, Daphne Uhlir and Logan Wichert.

KMS Students of the Month

Congratulations to Kenston Middle School students of the month for February. Selected for special recognition were sixth graders Ralph Asher, Aidan Insana, Marin Walz and Sierra Zoes; seventh graders, Keeley Mesec, Alison Mais, Rocco DeLuca and Ben Fink; eighth graders, Jacob Colwell, Alexa Hebert, Amielle Tutelman and Samuel Weber.

KMS Students of the Month

Kenston High School is pleased to announce their Students of the Month for March. Students selected for Student of the Month honors were ninth graders, Walker Glime and Liam Zak; tenth graders, Lucian Benz and Maximus Yost; eleventh graders, Layla Gilbert and Lynae Hairston; and twelfth graders, Madison Journey and Matthew Rosinski.

Canidates Night

Political Action Committee of Kenston (PACK) and the League of Women Voters of
Geauga County will host a Candidates Night Forum on Monday, March 9, at 6:30pm in the Kenston High School, Robert A. Lee Auditorium, 9500 Bainbridge Road.  Candidates and Issue Representatives will present, followed by a question and answer session from the audience. Campaign materials will also be available.