PDE Graduation Guidelines

Dear Kennett High School Families,
In accordance with Act 158, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has recently made changes to its requirements for high school graduation. I’m reaching out to you today to share how these will impact our students.
Beginning with the Class of 2023, all must demonstrate proficiency through what PDE calls its Pathways to Graduation. Understanding that every student learns differently, PDE has now identified five different options. Students may:
  • Achieve Keystone Exam proficiency in Algebra, Biology & Literature,
  • Earn a Keystone composite score of 4452 or higher,
  • Complete an alternative assessment,
  • Demonstrate success in career and technical education or
  • Provide multiple pieces of approved college and career readiness evidence.
Please know that we are carefully tracking Keystone Exam data to ensure that each student is on the best path for graduation. A progress report will be shared with our juniors and their families by the end of February. Those students in need of additional support will be invited to schedule an individual meeting with their school counselor before the end of the school year.
In the meantime, I encourage you to learn more about Act 158 so that you may have meaningful conversations with your child about their graduation requirements.
We are confident in our students’ readiness for meeting PDE’s graduation requirements and continue to challenge them every day through rigorous and relevant instruction.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.
Thank you,
Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.
Principal, Kennett High School
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Queridas Familias de Kennett High School,
De acuerdo con la Ley 158, el Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), recientemente realizó cambios en sus requisitos para la graduación de la escuela secundaria. Me comunico con usted hoy para compartir cómo estos cambios afectarán a nuestros estudiantes.
Comenzando con la Clase de 2023, todos deben demostrar competencia a través de lo que el PDE llama Pathways to Graduation. Entendiendo que cada estudiante aprende de manera diferente, PDE ya ha identificado cinco opciones diferentes. Los estudiantes pueden:
  • Lograr el competencia del examen Keystone en Álgebra, Biología y Literatura,
  • Obtener una puntaje compuesto de Keystone de 4452 o superior,
  • Completar una evaluación alternativa,
  • Demostrar éxito en la educación profesional y técnica o
  • Proporcionar múltiples piezas de evidencia aprobadas de preparación para la universidad y la carrera.
Tenga en cuenta que estamos siguiendo cuidadosamente los datos del examen Keystone, para garantizar que cada estudiante esté en el mejor camino para graduarse. Se compartirá un informe de progreso con nuestros estudiantes de tercer año(”juniors”) y sus familias a finales de febrero. Se invitará a aquellos estudiantes que necesiten apoyo adicional a programar una reunión individual con su consejero en la escuela, antes del final del año escolar.
Mientras tanto, le recomiendo que aprenda más sobre la Ley 158, para que pueda tener conversaciones significativas con su hijo sobre sus requisitos de graduación.
Confiamos en la preparación de nuestros estudiantes para cumplir con los requisitos de graduación del PDE y los continuamos retando todos los días a través de una instrucción rigurosa y relevante.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse en cualquier momento.
Atentamente,
Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.
Director, Kennett High School
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Principal’s Message 1.21.22

Happy Friday KHS Families,

I hope everyone had a great week and is looking forward to a restful and relaxing weekend. A new beginning is upon us, as we will start the second semester on Tuesday, January 25th. This signals the halfway point of the school year, and it is exciting because of the many fun events we have to look forward to, such as Mini-THON, Prom, Senior Stroll, and Graduation. Please continue to encourage your children to focus on doing their best in the classroom to maximize their opportunities.

As we wrap up the week, here are a few notes, updates, and reminders:

1. Monday, January 24th is the final day of the second marking period. The third marking period and second semester begin Tuesday, January 25th. Please remind students to arrive to school on time everyday. Students that arrive to school late will receive an initial warning and then be issued restorative sessions to counter the behavior. 

2. There will be no school for students on Monday, February 21st.

3. Please note that students are not permitted to have food delivered to the school (e.g., Door Dash). Any food delivery attempt will be refused.

4. Course selection will begin soon, and the new Educational Planning Guide will be shared with students and families electronically sometime next week. A hard copy of the planning guide will be available for all students the first week of February.

5. Please remind your students to check their emails multiple times a school day. Important information is consistently shared with students via email, so it is important for them to check it frequently.

6. If your child is interested in participating in upcoming Principal/Student Roundtables, please have them contact me at jhritz@kcsd.org, and I will be sure to include them.

7. Our next PTSO Meeting (virtual) is Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00 PM.

That is all for today! Have an awesome weekend!

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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PTSO- January 18, 2022

Good Afternoon,

Please find the link to tonight’s KHS PTSO Meeting which will begin at 6:00 PM.

Thank you.

MEETING LINK

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://cciu.zoom.us/j/92065958880?pwd=bk9wRy9OOGxxM3l0MCtGRWhCWFhKdz09

Passcode: 030747

Or One tap mobile:

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Or join by phone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 920 6595 8880

Passcode: 030747

International numbers available: https://cciu.zoom.us/u/adV1vSk88e

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KHS Restorative Practices Information

Restorative Practices

This year, we have employed an innovative approach in how we support students and address discipline issues at Kennett High School. This approach is known as Restorative Practices, and we have discussed it at multiple high school PTSO meetings. As part of our Restorative approach (Circles and Conferencing), we have developed a new program called After School Restorative Sessions, which you can find more information about in the attached newsletter and video.
 
 
 

 

If you have more questions about this program, please contact our Dean of Students, Ms. Chanel August at caugust@kcsd.org.
 
Thank you,
 
Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.
Principal, Kennett High School
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Principal’s Message 1.14.22

Happy Friday KHS Families!

I hope everyone has had a great week! The days continue to fly by, and we are even closer to the end of the first semester, which is Monday, January 24th. As we approach the conclusion of the semester, please encourage your children to finish on a strong and positive note. Talk with them about making up any missing assignments/assessments, studying and preparing for any approaching exams, and asking their teachers for help. Additionally, please encourage them to take advantage of their Flex periods which are designed to allow for extra help from their teachers during the school day. I am looking forward to seeing the results of our students’ efforts at the end of the semester as indicated by their course grades!

As we finish up this Friday, I wanted to share a few news, notes, and updates:

1. There is no school on Monday, January 17th.

2. The first semester and second marking period conclude on Monday, January 24th. The second semester and third marking period begin on Tuesday, January 25th. The third marking period will conclude on Tuesday, March 29th.

3. Course selection for the 2022-2023 school year will soon begin, so please be on the lookout for more information coming your way from your teachers and counselors. Teachers will be making recommendations about which courses students should take next year, so it is important that they talk with them about their goals. Also, we will have a variety of new electives we will be offering next year including The History of Kennett Square, Food and Farm: An Introduction to Agriculture, Media in the Digital Age, and several others. All of these courses will be detailed in the new edition of the Educational Planning Guide which will be published soon. We are excited to provide a series of new courses for students to choose next school year!

4. Also, when thinking about course selection for next year, students may also want to consider Dual Enrollment courses. Dual Enrollment courses are college courses students can take to not only earn college credit, but also high school credit. Partnerships with Delaware County Community College, University of Delaware, and West Chester University are in place just to name a few. If your child is interested in these opportunities, please have them reach out to their school counselor.

5. Families of seniors, next Wednesday and Thursday, I will be meeting with all 12th grade students in small groups to discuss the second half of the school year, upcoming events, and expectations. I am encouraging them to reach out to me in advance if they have any questions they’d like me to address in the meeting. Please encourage them to do so I can clarify any questions they may have.

6. Next Tuesday, January 18th at 6:00 PM, we will have our next PTSO meeting virtually. The link for the meeting will be sent out the morning of the 18th. I hope to see you there!

That is all for today! Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Principal Message 1.7.22

Happy Snowy Friday KHS Families,

I hope that you all are having a great Friday and that the snow did not have too much of an impact on your day!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

DATE

TIME

EVENT

Monday, January 17th NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 18th 6:00 PM PTSO (Virtual)
Monday, January 24th End of 2nd Marking Period, Semester 1
Tuesday, January 25th 6:00 PM 8th Grade Parent Night (Virtual)
Tuesday, February 8th 6:00 PM PTSO (Virtual)
Monday, February 21st NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 25th 2:00 – 11:00 PM KHS MiniTHON
Tuesday, March 8th 6:00 PM PTSO (Virtual)
Wednesday, March 16th NO SCHOOL
Thursday, March 17th – 19th Various KHS Musical
Tuesday, March 22nd KHS Career Day
Wednesday, March 23rd 6:00 PM KHS Pathways Night (Virtual)
Thursday, March 24th 7:00 PM NHS Induction
Tuesday, March 29th End of 3rd Marking Period
 

As we wrap up our first week after returning from winter break, I wanted to share a few notes, reminders, and updates. Please take a few moment to carefully read through this email to ensure your students are prepared for upcoming dates and events.

1. The second marking period and first semester will conclude on Monday, January 24th. The second semester and third marking period will begin on Tuesday, January 25th. Students who have semester course(s) will be taking a cumulative exam, and information regarding this assessment will be shared with them by their teachers. There are only 10 school days remaining in the marking period, so it is more important than ever for our students to study, complete their work, and make up any missing assignments. Please encourage your child to utilize their Flex periods to get additional assistance from their teachers and to make up any assessment(s)/assignment(s) that is/are outstanding. I want all of our students to finish the marking period on a strong, positive note so they can carry that momentum into the second half of the year.

2. Course selection for the 2022-2023 school year will soon begin, so please be on the lookout for more information. Teachers will be making recommendations about which courses students should take next year, so it is important that your students talk with them about their goals. Also, we will have a variety of new electives we will be offering next year including The History of Kennett Square, Farm to Table: An Introduction to Agriculture, Media Literacy in the Digital Age, and several others. All of these courses will be detailed in the new edition of the Educational Planning Guide which will be published soon. We are excited to provide a series of new courses for our students to choose next school year!

3. Families of Junior students, please be reminded of the Mock Interview they must complete before the end of January. Junior students will complete this interview during a Flex period with a KHS staff member. For more information, please contact Dr. Tamargo at atamargo@kcsd.org. Remember, failure to complete the Mock Interview and the requirements for the graduation project could prevent students from attending prom, obtaining a senior parking spot, or participating in senior option next school year.

4. A general reminder to all families during the winter season, please remind your students to take their laptops home with them every day to ensure they are prepared for any potential virtual learning days. Additionally, students should bring their laptops with them to class every day in the event they are needed for in-class activities.

5. Please be advised that all COVID mitigation efforts are still in effect. To ensure the safety of everyone in the building, please reinforce with your child(ren) the importance of wearing their facemask properly over their nose, frequently washing their hands and using hand sanitizer, and staying home from school if they are not feeling well. We all have a responsibility for the safety and health of everyone in our building, and I appreciate your support of these expectations.

6. The Kennett Consolidated School District is temporarily adjusting their indoor sporting event guidance for spectators beginning on January 3rd until further notice. The only spectators that will be admitted into the contests (basketball and wrestling) at all the secondary schools (Kennett High School and Kennett Middle School) will be the home and visitor players and cheerleaders, and immediate family members (parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings). KCSD will not be allowing student sections at all during this time.

Spectators are required to wear masks properly and socially distance while attending these contests. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our student-athletes as we attempt to give them a complete winter season.

7. There will be no school on Monday, January 17th.

8. The end of the 3rd marking period will be Tuesday, March 29th.

That is for today! Have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Feliz Viernes Nevado Familias de KHS,

¡Espero que todos estén teniendo un gran viernes y que la nieve no haya tenido demasiado impacto en su día!

PRÓXIMAS FECHAS IMPORTANTES

FECHA

HORA

EVENTO

Lunes 17 de enero th NO HAY CLASES
Martes 18 de enero th 6:00 p. M. PTSO (virtual)
Lunes 24 de enero th Fin de 2 Dakota del Norte Período de calificación, semestre 1
Martes 25 de enero th 6:00 p. M. 8 th Noche de padres de grado (virtual)
Martes 8 de febrero th 6:00 p. M. PTSO (virtual)
Lunes 21 de febrero S t NO HAY CLASES
Viernes 25 de febrero th 2:00 – 11:00 PM KHS MiniTHON
Martes 8 de marzo th 6:00 p. M. PTSO (virtual)
Miércoles 16 de marzo th NO HAY CLASES
Jueves 17 de marzo th – 19 th Varios Musical de KHS
Martes 22 de marzo Dakota del Norte Día de la carrera de KHS
Miércoles 23 de marzo rd 6:00 p. M. Noche de caminos de KHS (virtual)
Jueves 24 de marzo th 7:00 PM Inducción NHS
Martes 29 de marzo th Fin de 3 rd Período de calificaciones

Al concluir nuestra primera semana después de regresar de las vacaciones de invierno, quería compartir algunas notas, recordatorios y actualizaciones. Tómese un momento para leer detenidamente este correo electrónico para asegurarse de que sus estudiantes estén preparados para las próximas fechas y eventos.

1. El segundo período de calificaciones y el primer semestre concluirán el lunes 24 de enero th . El segundo semestre y el tercer período de calificaciones comenzarán el martes 25 de enero. th . Los estudiantes que tengan cursos semestrales tomarán un examen acumulativo y sus maestros compartirán la información sobre esta evaluación con ellos. Solo quedan 10 días escolares en el período de calificaciones, por lo que es más importante que nunca que nuestros estudiantes estudien, completen su trabajo y recuperen las asignaciones faltantes. Anime a su hijo a utilizar sus períodos Flex para obtener ayuda adicional de sus maestros y para recuperar cualquier evaluación / tarea que sea sobresaliente. Quiero que todos nuestros estudiantes terminen el período de calificaciones con una nota fuerte y positiva para que puedan llevar ese impulso a la segunda mitad del año.

2. La selección de cursos para el año escolar 2022-2023 comenzará pronto, así que esté atento para obtener más información. Los maestros harán recomendaciones sobre los cursos que los estudiantes deben tomar el próximo año, por lo que es importante que sus estudiantes los acompañen sobre sus objetivos. Además, tendremos una variedad de nuevas asignaturas optativas que ofreceremos el próximo año, que incluyen La historia de Kennett Square, De la granja a la mesa: Introducción a la agricultura, Alfabetización mediática en la era digital y muchas otras. Todos estos cursos se detallarán en la nueva edición de la Guía de Planificación Educativa que se publicará próximamente. ¡Estamos emocionados de ofrecer una serie de cursos nuevos para que nuestros estudiantes elijan el próximo año escolar!

3. Familias de estudiantes junior, recuerden la entrevista simulada que deben completar antes de fines de enero. Los estudiantes de tercer año completarán esta entrevista durante un período flexible con un miembro del personal de KHS. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Dr. Tamargo al atamargo@kcsd.org . Recuerde, no completar la entrevista simulada y los requisitos para el proyecto de graduación podría impedir que los estudiantes asistan al baile de graduación, obtengan un lugar de estacionamiento para estudiantes de último año o participen en la opción de estudiantes de último año el próximo año escolar.

4. Un recordatorio general para todas las familias durante la temporada de invierno, por favor recuerde a sus estudiantes que se lleven sus computadoras portátiles a casa todos los días para asegurarse de que estén preparados para los posibles días de aprendizaje virtual. Además, los estudiantes deben traer sus computadoras portátiles a clase todos los días en caso de que las necesiten para las actividades de la clase.

5. Tenga en cuenta que todos los esfuerzos de mitigación de COVID aún están vigentes. Para garantizar la seguridad de todos en el edificio, refuerce con su(s) hijo(s) la importancia de usar la mascarilla sobre la nariz correctamente, lavarse las manos con frecuencia y usar desinfectante para manos, y quedarse en casa y no ir a la escuela si no se sienten bien. Todos tenemos la responsabilidad de la seguridad y la salud de todos en nuestro edificio, y agradezco su apoyo a estas expectativas.

6. El Distrito Escolar Consolidado de Kennett está ajustando temporalmente su guía de eventos deportivos bajo techo para espectadores a partir del 3 de enero hasta nuevo aviso. Los únicos espectadores que serán admitidos en los concursos (baloncesto y lucha libre) en todas las escuelas secundarias (Kennett High School y Kennett Middle School) serán los jugadores y porristas locales y visitantes, y los miembros de la familia inmediata (padres, abuelos, tutores, y hermanos). KCSD no permitirá secciones de estudiantes durante este tiempo.

Se requiere que los espectadores usen máscaras de manera adecuada y mantengan la distancia social mientras asisten a estos concursos. Nuestra principal preocupación es la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes-atletas mientras intentamos brindarles una temporada de invierno completa.

7. No habrá clases el lunes 17 de enero. el .

8. El final de los 3 rd el período de calificaciones será el martes 29 de marzo el .

¡Eso es por hoy! ¡Ten un excelente fin de semana!

Gracias,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School 

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Happy Holidays KHS Families!-Family Update

As we prepare for holiday break, I want to wish all of you a healthy and happy holiday season with your family and friends! I am appreciative for your support of Kennett High School, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with your children! Please enjoy this time, and here’s to an amazing year in 2022!

As we wrap up our last day of school in 2021, I wanted to share a few notes, updates, and reminders:

1. Winter Break is scheduled from Thursday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 2nd. We will return to school on Monday, January 3rd.

2. There is no school for students on Monday, January 17th.

3. Our juniors are in the process of preparing for their mock interviews with KHS staff, which will be scheduled in the month of January. KHS staff will be contacting students via email to set up a date and time for the mock interviews. On Tuesday, we reviewed the process of the mock interview with the junior class and provided them with resources via Schoology to help them prepare. The mock interview is part of the KHS graduation project. If you have questions regarding the interview for the graduation project, please contact Dr. Tamargo at atamargo@kcsd.org. Students must complete their mock interviews by the end of January, and the graduation project itself must be complete by March 25th. Students who do not complete their graduation project by this date could be ineligible for Senior Option, Senior Parking Spots, and/or Prom. Additionally, please note that the volunteer hour requirement for graduation project is 20 hours.

4. Please reinforce the importance of arriving to school and to class on time to your students. Repetitive tardiness disrupts student learning and is harmful to academic performance. Beginning in January, students who are habitually late will be assigned After School Restorative Sessions from 2:45 – 4:30 pm which are designed to help students change their behaviors and arrive to school and to class on time. Transportation is provided for these sessions.

5. Please be mindful that the second marking period will conclude on Monday, January 24th. Please be sure to encourage your students to finish strong and to take advantage of their Flex periods to get assistance from their teachers. Also, please note there will be no grade or credit recovery this school year. Students who do not earn the necessary credits for promotion to the next grade will have to take summer school courses.

6. Last week on December 15th, we had a PTSO Meeting. We did record a video of the meeting, but unfortunately, there was an error with the video. Though we are unable to provide the recording, I have linked the presentation utilized for the meeting HERE.

7. Course selection will begin near the end of January, so please be on the lookout for information soon regarding this process.

8. 8th Grade Parent Night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm in the Kennett High School Auditorium. This session is designed to educate families about the transition from KMS to KHS, including course selection, extracurricular activities, and graduation requirements.

9. Finally, I have been meeting with all grade levels in small group meetings, and I am nearly finished meeting with the entire junior class. Upon our return from winter break, I will be meeting with the senior class. In these meetings, I am sharing the priorities and expectations for our students that will help them achieve success. I have included these expectations in this email, and I ask that you review them with your students.

Please note that progress reports for students are now available for access in Skyward.

That is all for today’s message! Have a wonderful holiday!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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KHS Student Expectations

  1. Be respectful, kind, and welcoming to all students, staff, and community members.
  2. Give your best effort to learn every day.
  3. Actively find ways to help your peers, staff, and community members.
  4. Have integrity and be accountable: own what you say and what you do.
  5. Keep your school safe: if you see or hear something, say something.
  6. Get involved in your school and your community.
  7. Actively ask your teachers, counselors, and principals for help and take advantage of Flex.
  8. Use your technology responsibly.
  9. Be punctual to school and to class, and make sure you have a pass when leaving the classroom.
  10. Be proud of and respect your school and community.

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¡Felices vacaciones familias de KHS!

Mientras nos preparamos para las vacaciones, quiero desearles a todos una feliz y saludable temporada navideña con su familia y amigos. ¡Estoy agradecido por su apoyo a Kennett High School y estoy agradecido por la oportunidad de trabajar con sus hijos! Disfrute de esta época especial del año, ¡y por un 2022 increíble!

Al concluir nuestro último día de clases en 2021, quería compartir algunas notas, actualizaciones y recordatorios:

1. Vacaciones de invierno está programado a partir del jueves 23 de diciembre rd hasta el domingo 2 de enero Dakota del Norte . Regresaremos a la escuela el lunes 3 de enero. rd .

2. Hay no hay clases para estudiantes el lunes 17 de enero th .

3. Nuestro juniors están en el proceso de preparación para su entrevistas simuladas con el personal de KHS, que se programará en el mes de enero. El personal de KHS se comunicará con los estudiantes por correo electrónico para establecer una fecha y hora para las entrevistas simuladas. El martes, revisamos el proceso de la entrevista simulada con la clase junior y les proporcionamos recursos a través de Schoology para ayudarlos a prepararse. La entrevista simulada es parte del proyecto de graduación de KHS. Si tiene preguntas sobre la entrevista simulada para el proyecto de graduación, comuníquese con el Dr. Tamargo al atamargo@kcsd.org . Los estudiantes deben completar sus entrevistas simuladas a fines de enero, y el proyecto de graduación en sí debe estar completo antes del 25 de marzo. th . Los estudiantes que no hayan completado su proyecto de graduación para esta fecha podrían no ser elegibles para la opción Senior, estacionamiento senior y / o Prom. Además, tenga en cuenta que el requisito de horas voluntarias para el proyecto de graduación es de 20 horas.

4. Refuerce la importancia de llegar a la escuela y a clase a tiempo a sus alumnos. Las tardanzas repetidas interrumpen el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y son perjudiciales para el rendimiento académico. A partir de enero, a los estudiantes que habitualmente llegan tarde se les asignarán sesiones de restauración después de la escuela de 2:45 a 4:30 p. M., Que están diseñadas para ayudar a los estudiantes a cambiar sus comportamientos y llegar a la escuela y a clase a tiempo. Se proporciona transporte para estas sesiones.

5. Tenga en cuenta que el segundo período de calificación concluirá el lunes 24 de enero th . Asegúrese de animar a sus estudiantes a que terminen bien y aprovechen sus períodos Flex para obtener ayuda de sus maestros. Además, tenga en cuenta que no habrá recuperación de calificaciones o créditos este año escolar. Los estudiantes que no obtengan los créditos necesarios para la promoción al siguiente grado deberán tomar cursos de la escuela de verano.

6. La semana pasada, el 15 de diciembre th , teniamos Reunión de la PTSO . Grabamos un video de la reunión, pero desafortunadamente, hubo un error con el video. Aunque no podemos proporcionar la grabación, he vinculado la presentación utilizada para la reunión. AQUÍ . Nuestra próxima reunión de PTSO (virtual) está programada para el 18 de enero a las 6:00 pm.

7. Selección de cursos comenzará cerca de fines de enero, así que esté atento a la información pronto sobre este proceso.

8. 8 th Noche de padres de grado está programado para el martes 25 de enero th a las 6:00 pm en el auditorio de Kennett High School. Esta sesión está diseñada para educar a las familias sobre la transición de KMS a KHS, incluida la selección de cursos, actividades extracurriculares y requisitos de graduación.

9. Finalmente, he estado reunirse con todos los niveles de grado en grupos pequeños, y casi he terminado de reunirme con toda la clase junior. A nuestro regreso de las vacaciones de invierno, me reuniré con la clase del último año. En estas reuniones, estoy compartiendo las prioridades y expectativas de nuestros estudiantes que les ayudarán a alcanzar el éxito. He incluido estas expectativas en este correo electrónico y les pido que las revisen con sus alumnos.

Tenga en cuenta que los informes de progreso de los estudiantes ahora están disponibles para acceder en Skyward.

¡Eso es todo por el mensaje de hoy! ¡Que tengas unas maravillosas vacaciones!

Atentamente,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Director, Escuela secundaria Kennett

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Expectativas de los estudiantes de KHS

  1. Sea respetuoso, amable y acogedor con todos los estudiantes, el personal y los miembros de la comunidad.
  2. Da tu mejor esfuerzo para aprender todos los días.
  3. Encuentre activamente formas de ayudar a sus compañeros, personal y miembros de la comunidad.
  4. Tenga integridad y sea responsable: sea dueño de lo que dice y hace.
  5. Mantenga su escuela segura: si ve o escucha algo, diga algo.
  6. Involúcrate en tu escuela y tu comunidad.
  7. Pida ayuda activamente a sus maestros, consejeros y directores y aproveche Flex.
  8. Utilice su tecnología de forma responsable.
  9. Sea puntual a la escuela y a la clase, y asegúrese de tener un pase al salir del aula.
  10. Siéntete orgulloso y respeta tu escuela y tu comunidad.
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Kennett High School, Being In Community

Kennett High School Student Daily Expectations

December is upon us and as we move into a festive time of year, let us be mindful of being in community with one another! Please be reminded of the KHS Student Expectations (located below) and please revisit the Student Code of Conduct (click the link) for more detailed information. 

KHS Student Expectations

  1. Be respectful, kind, and welcoming to all students, staff, and community members.
  2. Give your best effort to learn every day.
  3. Actively find ways to help your peers, staff, and community members.
  4. Have integrity and be accountable: own what you say and what you do.
  5. Keep your school safe: if you see or hear something, tell a trusted adult.
  6. Get involved in your school and your community.
  7. Actively ask your teachers, counselors, and principals for help and take advantage of Flex.
  8. Use your technology responsibly.
  9. Be punctual to school and to class, and make sure you have a pass when leaving the classroom.
  10. Be proud of your school, your community, and respect it.
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Kennett High School Stages Clue

Kennett High School (KHS) is proud to present Clue on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11.

Clue, a hilarious “whodunit,” was inspired by Hasbro’s iconic board game and the 1985 Paramount motion picture. Written by Sandy Rustin, the play features additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and original music by Michael Holland. The story is set at a dinner party in a secluded mansion where, when the party’s host is murdered, six guests become the suspects. With by-the-book butler Wadsworth (played by Alec Salameda) leading the pursuit, cynical Miss Scarlett (Maya Ranganath), womanizing Professor Plum (Thomas Linderman), tragic Mrs. White (Lydia Duckworth), anxious Mr. Green (Luke Sandusky), batty Mrs. Peacock (Blake Ciresa) and pompous Colonel Mustard (Paulie Mullin) struggle to find the culprit as guest after guest meets an untimely end.

Other cast members include Amelie Saint Amand (Yvette), Ksenia Kaliakin (Cook), Dio Giganti Dima (Mr. Boddy), Marisol Gonzalez Flores (Motorist and Singing Telegram), Luca Castellano (Unexpected Cop), Faith Poulton (News Anchor) and Mia Jeffery (Chief of Police).

Christopher Skopowski will direct his first production at KHS. Kennett music teacher Ryan Battin is the production manager. Mary Skopowski is overseeing properties and costumes. Science teacher Michael Anastas is in charge of sound and lights, and Frank Skopowski built this year’s set. As always, Kennett’s Friends of Music booster organization offered invaluable support.

Skopowski explains, “Clue is both a suspense thriller and a comedic romp. This production will keep you on the edge of your seat while doubled-over laughing at the same time.”

Skopowski also offered praise for Kennett students: “The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to come back from their two-year hiatus in a matter of two months to bring you this two-hour whodunit. Their hard work and dedication will reflect in their performance, and I am excited to share their efforts with the community.” Both the cast and stage crew include KHS students from the ninth through twelfth grades.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the doors of the KHS Auditorium.

KHS Stages Clue

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Principal’s Message -11/8

Happy Monday KHS Families!

The first week of November has concluded, and we are now only 2 school days away from the end of the first marking period. Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to connect with their teachers for support to ensure they finish the quarter on a positive note.

Here are a few quick updates:

  1. Thanksgiving Break is scheduled for students Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th. This break is a day longer than it typically has been in the past. We are looking forward to our students and their families getting time to spend with each other over this holiday, and we are encouraging our students to completely disconnect from school during this time. It is important for our students to be fully present with their families, so they can be rested and recharged upon their return on the 29th.
  2. The second marking period will begin on November 10th and will conclude on January 24th. There will be no midterm exams this school year. All students will be required to complete a cumulative final exam for all of their courses in June.
  3. Our next KHS PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. In this meeting, we will begin discussing course selection for next school year, in addition to providing updates on our Career Pathways program. We hope you can join us!

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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