Student Athletic Achievements:

Congratulations to Mitch Kosara and Kerry Tomasetti on their “All Ches-Mont Selections” and a big shout out to the entire boys basketball team for being awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the American League. Read more about it here: Link


Congratulations to the Boys Tennis Team on their sweep of Coatesville High School in their match under tough, windy conditions. Big wins from:

  • First singles, Trent Harner 6-2, 6-1
  • Second singles, Davis Piercy 6-0, 6-1
  • Third singles, Noah Rasero 6-0, 6-1
  • First doubles, Luke Nall/David Geller 6-1, 6-4
  • Second doubles, Jackson Conley/Nick Powell 6-4, 6-1
  • Third doubles, Cole Robinson/Cole Wilkins 6-0, 6-0

Congratulations to Kennett High School Junior, Emils Jurcik – Kennett High School’s diving team PA State Champion!!!



Emils qualified at the PIAA District 1 AAA Championships to compete at the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University, where he placed 10th in the state in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 1:52.86.
 In addition, he placed 5th for his impressive 500 Free swim with a time of 4:30.03!

 Congratulations to Coach AJ SHEPHERD for another great season!

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Summer Intern Opportunities

pediatric neurology

The Division of Child Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania will run its annual Neurology High School Scholars Program beginning in July 2017. Three high school students will be selected to participate in a basic science or clinical research project under the close guidance of a mentor in Neurology or Neuroscience. More information about this program as well as an application form are available in the Kennett High School counseling office. The deadline for applying for admission to this program is March 31, 2017. The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Acceptance into this program is highly competitive.

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Attention Seniors: Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships

The Philadelphia Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is pleased to announce the awarding of scholarships for African American college-bound students passionate about science and engineering, and planning to major in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Interested students should check the Scholarship List in Family Connection for more information. The deadline for applying for this scholarship is April 8, 2017.


Applications are now available for the Pennsylvania Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarship. Any current senior student that plans to pursue a college preparation in the field of land surveying is encouraged to apply. Information about this scholarship and an application form can be found in the Family Connection scholarship list. The deadline for mailing an application for this scholarship is April 10, 2017.

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Kennett High School Welcomes Carl Wilkens

Kennett High School is honored to invite the entire community to view Mr. Carl Wilkens’s documentary “I’m Not Leaving” on Thursday evening, April 6, from 7:30 to 9:00 in the school’s auditorium. The video presentation will be followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Former humanitarian aid worker Carl Wilkens will be also visiting the students of Kennett High School on April 7, 2017 to discuss his experiences in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Mr. Wilkens was the only U.S. citizen to stay behind when foreign nationals were evacuated with many of the UN peacekeepers.

Mr. Wilkens’ message is one of hope, empathy, and determination to make a difference. The stories he shares highlight building bridges of peace and focus specifically on those who stood up against violent forces to save lives. Part of his presentation includes his recent trip to Rwanda in 2016 and the recovery he has witnessed over the past decades. Last year alone, Mr. Wilkens shared his story with over 20,000 people.

“We want to make this a special week to celebrate our unity as a school, and having Mr. Wilkens present to share his message of tolerance, kindness, and service is the perfect culminating event,” said Dr. Jeremy Hritz, Kennett High School Principal.

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Attention Class of 2017

From the Guidance Office

Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are now available for the Sara Manning Scholarship. Two, $1,000 winners will be selected from the Kennett High School Class of 2017. Interested seniors should check their Family Connection email accounts for more information or stop in to the counseling office to pick up an application. The deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 17.

DCCC Quick Decision Day

Any current senior that is interested in attending Delaware County Community College that has not yet applied can visit with a representative from the Delaware County Community College admissions staff on Thursday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Kennett High School counseling office. Students can complete an application and receive an admission decision on the spot during this time.

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Student Expenses/Prom Tickets

Student bills have been mailed home. If you are planning to attend the prom, please make every effort to make payment no later than Friday, March 24th. As long as there is an outstanding bill, prom tickets cannot be purchased.

Checks made payable to KCSD Activities may be mailed to the Attention of the Principal’s Office at:

Kennett High School
100 East South Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Or, you may deliver payment and/or returned textbooks to Mr. Jones in the main office. All cash payments must be for the exact amount. Do not leave the office without a receipt.

Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

The Tenth Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert

Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 pm at Kennett High School

Concert will include the premier of the specially commissioned anthem. Kennett High School and Kennett Middle School select choirs will also perform, along with mass choir and orchestra.

This year’s concert will benefit Camp Sunshine of Casco, Maine — the terrific camp for families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

For more information, visit www.JonathanBeechMemorialConcert.org

Freshman Class Fundraiser

The freshman class will be selling donuts in the lobby before school on Friday, March 17th for $1.00. If you are looking for a sweet breakfast, stop by and buy one.

Class Ring Orders

Class ring orders will be accepted and measurements taken on Tuesday, March 14th from 5-7pm, as well as Wednesday, March 15 during all lunches in the cafeteria. Mr. Ferraro from students services company will be there to answer questions and assist you with your order. All orders made on these day will be delivered in the fall. Ordering materials are available in the main office.

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The Drowsy Chaperone presented by Kennett High School

Kennett High School will present its annual musical March 16 – 18. This year’s production of the show The Drowsy Chaperone includes a cast of nearly sixty Kennett High School singers, actors, and dancers. Ms. Katie Soukup is the music director, and Ms. Cindy Albertini is the stage director/choreographer. Ms. Julie Bolten serves as the play’s costume designer and coordinator, and Mr. Michael Anastas will manage the lighting, sound, and stage crews. Mr. Steve Dooley is supervising the set build.

The Drowsy Chaperone logo

The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s. The Tony Award-winning show, with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, first appeared on Broadway in 2006, garnering thirteen Tony Award nominations and winning five that year. The story revolves around a middle-aged musical theater fan, The Man in Chair, played by Danny Drennan. The man listens to a recording of his favorite musical, the fictional hit The Drowsy Chaperone, to chase away the blues. As he listens to the recording, the show’s characters come to life in his gloomy apartment. The fictional play-within-a-play’s cast includes oil tycoon Robert Martin (Ben Skross) and Broadway star Janet Van De Graaff (Sami Castleton), who are planning to marry, along with their hilarious wedding guests: aging hostess Mrs. Tottendale (Madison Brown); her loyal employee known only as Underling (Evan Shinn); Robert’s best man, George (Peter Magasiny); Broadway producer Feldzieg (Connor Lang) of Feldzieg’s Follies; ditzy flapper Kitty (Rachel Hyzny); two gangsters (Kevin Fiss and Lydia Pebly); Latin lover Aldolpho (Colin Petersen); Janet’s alcoholic chaperone (Mirella Petrillo); and Trix (Hannah Mourad), an aviatrix.

Completing the cast are Lilian Alba, Megan Appleby, Kassie Ayllon, Amanda Bell, Grace Bolten, Anna Brunke, Katie Burton, Francesca Caccamo, Giovanna Caccamo, Avery Chapman, Kaitlyn Devonshire, Olivia Donia, Abbie Duckworth, Zhuanel duToit, Lily Ehren, Michael Frankosky, Tim Freligh, Emily Funkhouser, Forest Gheen-Regouski, Emma Giancola, Holly Gouge, Allie Hodges, Anais Jevtitch, Julia Kelso, Rebecca Larimer, Kelsey Lucenius, Emily Mallon, Ella Masciulli, Cassidy Matz, Caleb Pebly, Laurel Petersen, Tejis Ranganath, Jimmy Rosser, Noah Schiller, Maggie Schubert, Julia Sharp, Ananya Shivakumar, Arielle Smith, Samantha Sullivan, Emily Thompson, Harry Warren, and Anna Wilson. Featured dancers include Callie Fitzgibbon, Tamblyn Mitchell, Olivia Pagliaro (Dance Captain), and Liz Rauscher.

Audiences will be treated to such numbers as “Show Off,” “As We Stumble Along,” “Fancy Dress,” and “I Do, I Do in the Sky.”

To purchase tickets, click here.

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Kennett High School’s Second Mini-THON Set for February 24 to 25

Approximately 300 Kennett High School students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease. Through a variety of events, raffles, generous corporate contributions, and donations, students have already raised an impressive $25,000 toward the second-year fundraising goal of $65,000.KCSD Four Diamonds Logo

Modeled after Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON), Kennett High School’s Mini-THON features ten hours packed with fun activities, music, and food for participants.

Faculty advisors for the event are Mr. Tom Brientnall, social studies teacher; Ms. Lisa Teixeira, KHS librarian and Humanitarian Club moderator; and Mrs. Erin McDonnell-Jones, English teacher. Both Mrs. McDonnell-Jones and Mr. Brientnall are Penn State graduates and former THON participants. Student organizers are led by senior event chair Austin Maxwell, along with junior co-chairs Erin Duffy and Anna Wilson, and Humanitarian Club seniors Molly Adelman, Michael Bellino, and Jackie Tucker.

This year, a community open house has been added to the evening’s schedule. For a $5 donation, members of the Kennett community are invited to Reynolds Gymnasium from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 24, for a sneak peek at the Mini-THON event. Faculty and student organizers are excited to welcome everyone to share in the fun and support a very worthy cause.

Event chair Austin Maxwell said, “Cancer kills more children in the US than any other disease. And, only 4% of cancer research dollars go toward the study of childhood cancers. So, here at Kennett, we’re teaming up to help families with children battling the disease, and we’d love the support of the entire Kennett community in our fight.”

If you cannot attend the Mini-THON community open house but would still like to make a donation, please visit the KHS Mini-THON website at khsminithon.org or call the school at 610-444-6617 for more information.

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