Class of 2019 Baccalaureate Ceremony

Seniors and Parents,

The Baccalaureate Ceremony, for the class of 2019, will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 at St. Rocco in Avondale.

It’s a lovely and traditional part of all graduations. In addition to attending, seniors are always part of the service as speakers, readers, ushers, musicians, or vocalists. If you have an interest in participating or questions about it, see Ms. Lamoreux in room 104.

In addition to the traditional commencement ceremony with its cap and gown and congratulatory handshakes, valeKennett graduatesdictorian speech (or speeches) and recognition of outstanding achievements, high schools also have baccalaureate ceremonies. Formally defined as a service to honor the graduating class, the baccalaureate is a quieter, more reflective event that focuses on students’ personal growth and achievement. The baccalaureate can often be a more substantive and meaningful experience for parents and students alike.

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April News … What You Need to Know

Important Dates and Activities

  • 4/8 -3rd Marking Period Grades Due
  • 4/10 Sophomore Class Meeting (Class ring information only)
  • 4/13 -Multicultural Diversity Awareness Conference 9:00am
  • 4/15-19 -Spring Break –No School
  • 4/23 -Sophomore Class Ring (measurements and ordering)
  • 4/24 Spring Chamber Concert 7:30pm
  • 4/26 -Prom 5pm-10pm
  • 4/26-27 After Prom

Demon robotics Lehigh Competition

Kennett Pride

Demon Robotics is competing at the District championships today in Lehigh. Good luck to everyone!

Congratulations to the Softball team for their 7-0 victory over Sun Valley.

The Boys Lacrosse team defeats Unionville 9-8 in overtime. Great win!

Scarlet Morgan, Ashley Wiley, Vanessa Woodson and Rachel Hyzny take first in the 4×1000 and second in the 4×600 at the Phoenixville Distance Project.Track Team Phenioxville

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

April Calendar

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Kennett High School Inducts National Honor Society Members

The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed the 2019-20 inductees at a ceremony and reception on March 28, 2019.

Chapter adviser Dr. Alicia Tamargo opened the program. Four National Honor Society members from the Class of 2019 delivered speeches highlighting the Cardinal Objectives, the qualities expected of members: Mirella Petrillo addressed character; Davis Piercy spoke about scholarship; Colin Petersen focused on leadership; and Kassandra Ayllon highlighted the idea of service. Senior speeches were delivered by Timothy Freligh and Avery Chapman.

Next, Mr. Jeffery Thomas, Assistant Principal, called the role of the existing members of the Chapter. These students were inducted into the Society last year: Lilian Alba Rodriguez, Emily Augustine, Camille Avedisian, Kassandra Ayllon, Lizette Bedolla-Zavala, Amanda Bell, Jonathan Bell, Claire Borman, Julia Bradley, JaynaBruno, Madison Canter, Mara Castleton, Avery Chapman, Ava Charlton, Heather Cooper, Alexandra Cresci, Maya Das, Zhuanel Du Toit, Kathryn Erisman, Christopher Ferrighetto, Victoria Freire*, Timothy Freligh, Emma Giancola, Holly Gouge, Molly Hohner, Mary Holguin, Alexandra Hughson, Rachel Hyzny*, Rhea Jiang*, Mitchell Kosara, Meredith Krieger, Kevin Lemus Moreno, Samuel Lesher, John MacMillan, Peter Magasiny, Brenna McGowan, Olivia McLaurin, Sydney Mentzer, Tamblyn Mitchell*, Jack Mullen, Zoe Nguyen, Caleb Pebly, Colin Petersen, Mirella Petrillo, Davis Piercy, Noah Rasero, Hildi Reiter, Kyle Robertson, Cole Robinson, Katherine Roche, Katelin Rumbold, Eric Salameda, Joseph Schlitz, ConnorSchmidt, Evan Shinn, Ananya Shivakumar, Samuel Starr*, Kristina Testa, Sydney Thureen, Tamryn Whyte, Elizabeth Wilkie, Emma Yue, and Brenna Zdebski.

NHS Induction

Dr. Jeremy Hritz, Principal, called the role of new inductees who were welcomed into the Chapter: Seniors Luis Aguilar-Gaspar, Julia Bulgarelli, Refugio J. Lara, Lauren Moss, Joshua Ploener, Estefani Sanchez Fonseca, and Emma Whittaker; Juniors Jacob Adelman, Olutomilola Adetayo, Ainsley Albert, Savannah Applegate, Ryan Barish, Sophie Becker, Steven Blake Bolhouse, Trevor Bowdoin, Jordan Brown, Giovanna Caccamo, Shawn Carroll, Gabriella Caruso, Mary Charnichko, John Colamarino, Simon Comanda, Ellie Conlin-Day, Ian Dargitz, Jenna Davidson, Veronica Duran Paramo, Arya Faghri, Elisabeth Fenza, Caroline Fiss, Cali Fitzgibbon, Lucas Forte, Madeline Fowler, Mackenzie Fulton, Ronan Gorman, James Hanby, Kyle Highfield, Jessica Holck, Katherine Holguin, Lauren Jackson, Nathan Judd, Emily Kane, Emily Kaplan, Brennen Kohl, Rachael Kreicker, Megan Kuon, Rebecca Larimer, Katherine Lihou, Laisha Luevano Jimenez, Gina Lusvardi, Sofia Lusvardi, Ellen McVey, Maggie Meyreles, Gemma Morrison, Kara Murphy, Stephanie Oleykowski, Cameron Olivier, David Opong, Thomas Poncet, Tejis Ranganath, Abisai Rodriguez-Aguilar, Kennedy Ross, Jillian Rowan, Kira Rybarczyk, Jessica Sauer, Damaris Silva-Lopez, Alexa Simonson, Emily Taylor, Mirna Torres-Ayala, Mary Tuley, Ashley Willey, and Mantra Yang.

Following the induction ceremony and roll call, Assistant Principal Tomorrow Jenkins administered the pledge of honor, and Dr. Tamargo announced the newly elected officers for 2019-20: President Gemma Morrison, Vice President Ian Dargitz, Secretary Emily Kaplan, Treasurer Ashley Willey, and Historian Giovanna Caccamo. Dr. Hritz then closed the ceremony and invited all to a reception in the cafeteria.

Members of the Blue and White Chapter must demonstrate and maintain high standards of the four hallmarks of the National Honor Society: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Throughout the year, National Honor Society members participate in service activities, including tutoring and fundraising. This year they have organized two blood drives for the American Red Cross, worked on crews for the Mushroom Festival, volunteered at Project Cure, hosted a “Senior Prom” at the Senior Center, and ushered patrons at this year’s musical Seussical. The group is also looking forward to activities in the community this spring, particularly volunteering at the Kennett Run.

Members of the Blue and White Chapter became eligible by posting a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) by the second semester of their junior year. Additional qualities of character, leadership, and service were assessed by the faculty of Kennett High School and reviewed by members of the National Honor Society Faculty Council who are chosen by the principal from among the faculty and serve for a period of two years. This year’s Faculty Council included Mr. Jess Bewley, Mr. Vincent Civiletti, Mrs. Sara Donovan, Dr. Christopher Hancock, Ms. Adrienne Hartford, Mr. Kevin Lentz, Ms. Heather Morihara, Mr. Joseph O’Sullivan, Ms. Elizabeth Rzucidlo, Mrs. Chanel Ruffin, Ms. Jennifer Schmalzbach, Mr. Robert Socash, Mr. Robert Virgin, and Mr. Mark Williamson.

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KHS To Hold First Annual Craft Fair

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Kennett High School will host its first craft fair. The event is being organized by Kennett High School teachers Elizabeth Ely, Chanel Ruffin, and Brittany Schiavo,  and all proceeds will benefit the fundraising efforts of the KHS Classes of 2021 and 2022.

The event will feature nearly seventy different craft vendors with wares covering a wide range of offerings. Products will include soaps and lotions, bird houses, stationery, wreaths, chocolates, artisanal breads, textile arts, dog treats, macramé, jewelry, woodworking, hair accessories, 31, Tastefully Simple, and many, many more.

craft sample

Organizer Mrs. Elizabeth Ely said, “We are overwhelmed by the positive response we have received from the crafters and vendors in the Kennett community and Chester County at large. We are very excited for the event and the wonderful variety of items that will be offered.”

“We are truly grateful for the support of the classes of 2021 and 2022,” she added.

Craft Fair Flyer

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main and auxiliary gymnasiums of the high school. Entrance to the fair will be through the main doors of Reynolds Gymnasium. Admission is free to the public. Concessions to include Chick-fil-a sandwiches and pizza. Cold beverages will be available for purchase as well.

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SADD Club Presents 3rd Annual Car Show

SADD Car ShowCars participating in the show will be parked in front of the school, in the bus area, from 8:00am – 1:00pm.

  • Date of Event: Friday, April 12th (If the weather is looking iffy we may move the show to the day before)
  • Times: Pre-registration is open now. Registration forms can be found by Friday in the main office, in Study Hall, or by seeing any SADD Club member.
  • Who can enter? Any current student, faculty, or staff.
  • Awards: Yes, we will have awesome trophies which will be displayed in the Trophy Case the week of April 8th.
  • Registration Cost: $10.00
  • Awards Presentation: All those who were voted as a winner will be presented with their award the following week.

SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety. SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.

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Kennett High School’s Mini-THON Raises $42,613

A dedicated and enthusiastic group of over three hundred Kennett High School students remained on their feet from 10 p.m. Friday, February 22, 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, donations, and the Wizards basketball game, students have worked tirelessly in pursuit of this year’s goal. 2019 MiniTHON $42,613

In the early hours of Saturday morning, student senior chairperson Jayna Bruno revealed the impressive fundraising total of $42,613 to incredibly tired but happy participants. And the donations continue to accrue.

Despite the fact that this is Kennett’s fourth year sponsoring a Mini-THON, enthusiasm is not waning. If fact, more students participated this year than in previous years.

Kennett’s seven corporate sponsors for this year’s event were Kennett Education Foundation, Sinton Air Conditioning and Heating, Austin and Bednash Construction, High Tech Auto Body, Chatham Financial, Energy Transfer Solutions, and The Perfect Impression. In addition, Kennett’s Mini-THON was supported by over thirty local businesses who donated food or money

Modeled after Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON), Kennett High School’s Mini-THON featured eight hours packed with fun activities, music, and food, all with an outer space theme.

Faculty advisors for the event are Lisa Teixeira, KHS librarian and Humanitarian Club moderator, and Shawn Duffy, social studies teacher and Humanitarian Club assistant moderator. Twenty-four Mini-THON Executive Student Committee Members are led by senior event chair Jayna Bruno and junior chair Ashley Willey. And joining these student leaders for the event were Kennett alums Michael Bellino and Meredith Mitchell and several teacher chaperones.

“I am so proud of the Kennett High School Mini-THON team, particularly my co-chair, Shawn Duffy, and this year’s student leaders Jayna Bruno and Ashley Willey. Our group seeks to not only raise money for Four Diamonds but to provide the community, in and out of school, with a framework for unity, inclusiveness, and fun,” said Ms. Teixeira. “And I am truly overwhelmed by the continued generous support from our community,” she added.

Event chair Jayna Bruno said, “This year’s Mini-THON was unforgettable and one I was thrilled to be part of. Not only did we host an event with the greatest number of participants in our history, we were overwhelmed by the support of the Kennett community. Without the encouragement from the community, an organization like Mini-THON would never be as successful as it is and would not be able to help nearly as many families that are battling their worst nightmare: pediatric cancer.”

If you would still like to make a donation, please visit the Kennett High School Mini-THON website at khsminithon.org or call the school at 610-444-6617 for more information.

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March…What You Need To Know!

Important Dates and Activities

Kennett Pride News

2019 MiniTHON More than 300 Kennett High School students remained on their feet from 10 p.m. Friday, February 22, 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.
  • Congratulations to Lisa Teixeira, Shawn Duffy, and our student leaders for another successful Mini-THON! Outstanding work!
  • 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: https://khs.kcsd.org/school-information/staff/
  • 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!
  • After Prom upcoming fundraiser: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Week
    • March 25 – April 1
    • FREE prizes and food for teachers, students & families. Please mention you are there for Kennett before you place you order. Also, Chick-Fil-A nugget trays available for pickup at KHS on April 25th. 
  • Be sure to mark you calendar for the first KHS Spring Craft Fair. Over 90 Vendors scheduled to attend!

Craft Fair Flyer

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

KHS March Calendar

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Kennett High School Presents: Seussical

Kennett High School Presents: Seussical

Kennett High School will present its annual musical March 14 through 16. This year’s production of Seussical includes a cast of over fifty Kennett High School singers, actors, and dancers.

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza. The show, written by Tony award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, lovingly brings to life everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. These colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat (Colin Petersen) tells the story of Horton (Ryan Myers), an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo (Justin McAndrew), 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 (Lilian Alba). Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz (Rachel Hyzny) never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are tested and emerge triumphant.

Filling out the cast of characters are Mrs. Mayor (Anna Brunke), Mr. Mayor (Daniel Battalora), the General (Evan Shinn), the Bird Girls (Allie Hodges, Catt Seamon, Cecelia Barron, Emma Giancola, Hanna Pirestani, Leah Wardwell, Maya Ranganath, and Rebecca Larimer), and the Wickersham Brothers (David Diokno, Jack Ryan, Peter Magasiny, Robert Rauscher, Tejis Ranganath, and Tim Freligh). Dance captain is Tamblyn Mitchell.

This year’s ensemble includes Alexandra Barron, Ashley Brown, Rhiannon Calp, Cheyenne Camacho, Avery Chapman, Dominique Diokno, Lily Ehren, Genna Eisel, Meredith Fay, Holly Gouge, Shannon Gouge, Marisol Gonzalez Flores, Nina Gralewski-Goel, Kaila Haenn, Sylvia He, Jess Johnson, David Lemper, Sydney Lillard, Andy Lucero, Charlotte Mowrey, Kara Murphy, Noah Schiller, Julia Snoke, Hadley Studer, Madison Thies, Sydney Williams, Josette Wynn, and Alvira Zilbershteyn

Audiences will be treated to familiar musical numbers such as “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Music director Guenevere Calabrese Finley and stage director/choreographer Cindy Albertini have worked together to create an experience that is truly fun for the whole family. Rachel Brunke and Vicki Petersen serve as the show’s costume coordinators, and Michael Anastas will manage the sound and lighting crew. Becca Calabrese will supervise the stage crew.

Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM. There is also a Saturday matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be reserved in advance (www.kcsd.org) or purchased at the door.

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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.

Schedule:

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

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