Kennett High School Presents Seussical the Musical


Seussical Musical Logo

Kennett High School is proud to present the 2019 musical, Seussical!

Seussical is fun for the whole family! Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Join Kennett High School students for this magical, musical extravaganza March 14 through March 16.


Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

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Girls Basketball – First Round District 1 Playoff Game

The girls basketball team will host a First Round District 1 Playoff Game this Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm at Kennett High School.

  • Admission for all students and adults is $5.00.
  • Students must pay to attend this game as it is a District 1 playoff game.

Come out and support the our girls on their run to the District Championship!

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KHS Musicians Selected for District Festivals

Six incredibly talented Kennett High School musicians have been selected by audition to various Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Honor Festivals. District 12 includes Chester and Delaware counties and is undeniably one of the most competitive in the state.

Donovan Gargiulo (tuba), Catherine Seamon (euphonium), and Evan Shinn (euphonium) were a part of the District Band Festival, January 24 – 26 at Owen J. Roberts High School. These students are directed at Kennett High School by Anton Romano.

Participating in the District Chorus, held February 7 – 9 at West Chester University, were Ryan Myers (tenor), Mirella Petrillo (alto), Catherine Seamon (alto), and Harrison Warren (bass). Katie Soukup is the choral director at Kennett High School.

Auditions for selection to the PMEA District Festivals were held on November 17 at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester. Students had to demonstrate excellence in major and chromatic scales, as well as solo performance, or choral selections, in order to earn the right to participate at the District Festivals. At their respective festivals, students re-audition for the opportunity to go on to the region and state levels.

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Not Too Late to Order Yearbooks

You Can Still Order!class of 2019 gaphic

Go to: ​​

Type in: Kennett High School (pay by credit card, checks or money orders).

  • On February 1, the price of the yearbook increased to $70 ($75 for seniors who want their name printed on the cover of their book).
  • The last day to order your book is April 12.
  • Only a very limited quantity of books will be available for sale ($75) after the pre-ordered yearbooks are distributed in May.

If you want to check if you’ve already ordered a yearbook (many seniors have), or if you have any questions about ordering a yearbook, please contact Mrs. Hutton at:

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February … What You Need To Know!

Important Dates and Activities

Message from Dr. Hritz,

The second semester has begun, and we are now enjoying a successful third marking period. Before you know it, spring break, testing season, and graduation will soon be here! Please take the time to read through the information below to familiarize yourself with important information related to Kennett High School, in addition to important dates and events.

  • If your child requires additional support, or if you are concerned about a class(es), please reach out to his or her teacher(s). If you would like to schedule a meeting with a teacher, please reach out through email or call the school at 610-444-6620. You can access staff emails at the following link:
  • Just a friendly reminder that parent drop-off and pick-up is permitted in the S-Wing only. We appreciate your cooperation with this change in practice!
  • If you have yet to do so, please follow Kennett High School on Twitter @KCSDKennettHS. We frequently post pictures of classroom activities, extracurricular events, in addition to event reminders. Sign up today!
  • Be on the lookout for important information regarding scheduling courses for next school year over the next few weeks.

Kennett Pride News

  • 8th grade parent night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 PM due to impending inclement weather.
  • The Safe2Say Something training for students will occur in class meetings. This anonymous statewide reporting system known as “Safe2Say Something” allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 using a website, app, or phone. All tips are then reviewed by a crisis center and then forwarded to law enforcement and/or the school for appropriate intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.
    • 9th Grade: February 5th
    • 10th Grade: February 4th
    • 11th Grade: February 8th
    • 12th Grade: February 11th
  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test will be administered on Thursday, February 7

  • KHS Mini-THON is February 22nd and 23rd from 10pm until 6am

  • No School February 18th -President’s Day

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

February 2019 Calendar

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KCSD to Implement New Visitor Procedures on Friday, February 1st at All Buildings

In an effort to continuously improve upon a safe & secure environment for our students and staff, the District, in collaboration with local law enforcement, identified priorities related to building security which included the revised visitor procedures listed below. These procedures will be implemented at all buildings beginning Friday, February 1st.

Thank you and we truly appreciate your support and cooperation moving forward.

Building Entrance Procedures

  • All visitors must have an appointment.
  • All visitors will be welcomed with a standardized script, and will need to provide their name and purpose of their visit.
  • All visitors shall enter through the main entrance of the school and report immediately to the main office.
  • If leaving an item for a student or staff member, please notify the main office and place the item(s) in the collection box located outside the main entrance to be collected in a timely manner.

Visitor Identification Procedures

  • All visitors must present photo identification. The photo ID will be secured in the main office and will be returned upon sign out.
  • Authorized visitors will be given a red KCSD Visitor lanyard and badge which must be worn at all times while in the building.

*A visitor is considered any person not employed by the KCSD.

Es un esfuerzo continuo por mejorar un entorno seguro para nuestros estudiantes y personal, el distrito escolar en colaboración con las autoridades locales, identificó las prioridades relacionadas con la seguridad del edificio que incluyen los procedimientos revisados ​​para visitantes que se mencionan a continuación.Estos procedimientos se implementarán en todos los edificios, a partir del viernes 1° de febrero.

Agradecemos enormemente su apoyo y cooperación para avanzar.

Procedimientos de entrada al edificio escolar

  • Todos los visitantes deben tener una cita.
  • Todos los visitantes serán recibidos con un guión estandarizado, solicitando su nombre y el propósito de la visita.
  • Todos los visitantes deberán ingresar por la entrada principal de la escuela e informar inmediatamente a la oficina principal.
  • Si va a dejar un artículo para el estudiante o miembro del personal, notifique a la oficina principal y coloque los artículos en la caja de recolección ubicada, afuera de la entrada principal, para que se recojan de manera oportuna.

Procedimientos de identificación para visitantes

  • Todos los visitantes deben presentar una identificación con foto, para inspección en la oficina principal. La identificación se asegurará en la oficina principal y se devolverá al momento de cerrar la sesión y regresar el cordón de visitante.
  • A todos los visitantes autorizados se les entregará un cordón rojo y una insignia de visitante de KCSD que se deben usar en todo momento mientras se encuentre en el edificio escolar.

*Cualquier visitante es considerado persona no empleada por el KCSD.

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KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.


Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.


Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.


Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.


Safe2Say Something Resources

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2018-2019 Midterm Examination Schedule

Friday, January 11th schedule. This is a full day and we will follow a Friday schedule.

9th Period Exam 7:40am to 9:10am (Students that do not have a 9th period exam must be in advisory class by 9:14am)

  • Advisory 9:14am to 9:19am
  • 1st 9:23am to 9:59am
  • 2nd 10:03am to 10:39am
  • 3rd 10:43am to 11:19am-Vocational Students dismissed at 11:19am
  • 4th 11:23am to 11:59am
  • 5th 12:03pm to 12:39pm
  • 6th 12:43pm to 1:19pm
  • 7th 1:23pm to 1:59pm
  • 8th 2:03pm to 2:35pm

The following is the ½ day schedule for January 14th to 17th.

Midterm Exam Calendar

  • Note that there is a 15 minute break between exams.
  • TCHS students will attend TCHS on January 11th, 14th & 15th (busing is provided).
  • TCHS students will NOT attend TCHS on January 16th & 17th.
  • If a 2-hour delay schedule occurs, no exams will be held that day and the normal 2-hour delay schedule will be used (full day, but start 2 hours late). The exams scheduled for that day will be held the next day of school and then the remaining exams will be changed to the following days as well. For example, if January 15th is a 2-hour delay the 3rd & 4th period exams will be January 16th, then the 5th & 6th period exams will be January 17th, etc.
  • If school is canceled on an exam day, the exams scheduled for that day will be held the next day of school and then the remaining exams will be changed to the following days as well. For example, if school is canceled on January 15th the 3rd & 4th period exams will be January 16th, then the 5th & 6th period exams will be January 17th, etc.
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January … What You Need to Know


  • January 11th -17th
  • Half Days 14th – 17th
  • Vo-Tech optional on January 16th and 17th (transportation not provided)

Kennett Pride

  • KHS Instrumental Concert I & II, January 8th and 9th @ 7:30pm
  • Blue/White day, January 10th
  • 8th Grade Visit, January 17th
  • NHS Lunch Meeting, January 16th
  • Mini THON Pep Rally, January 25th
  • Report Cards Distributed, January 28th
  • 8th Grade Parent Night, January 29th

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!January KHS 2019 Calendar

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Harlem Wizards To Play at Kennett High School

Come join in a night of family fun as KCSD teachers and administrators play the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in Kennett High School’s Reynolds Gymnasium. The Wizards are a performance basketball team delivering widely successful fundraising events for schools and nonprofits, playing in more than 400 communities across the U.S. last season while raising millions of dollars. They are a unique basketball team that is not primarily focused on winning games, but instead on entertaining the crowd with a variety of basketball tricks and alley oops.

Tickets to last year’s Wizards game sold out quickly, and a sell-out is expected again this year. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults; children under 5 are admitted free of charge.

This year there will be two methods to purchase tickets:

  1. Beginning Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., tickets can be purchased online at
  1. For families who prefer to purchase tickets using cash or check, there will be a limited window of opportunity to do so. These tickets will be available in the lobby of Kennett High School and can only be purchased at the following times:
    • Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Depending on the volume of advance sales, some tickets may be available at the door: $12 for students and $14 for adults.

All proceeds benefit Kennett High School’s MiniTHON, a club based on Penn State’s THON that raises funds to support Four Diamonds, an organization dedicated to funding research for childhood cancer and helping affected families with the cost of treatment. For more information about MiniTHON and how to donate to the cause, email

The Kennett High School MiniTHON committee is hopeful that the whole Kennett community will come together for one great night on February 9. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.!

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