October News to Know…


  • No School October 9, 2019
  • Flu Clinic October 10, 2019-2:35pm -6:30pm
  • Financial Aid Night (Spanish) October 17, 2009
  • Class Rings delivered October 22, 2019
  • First marking period end October 28, 2019
  • College visits -See Guidance

Calling all students! Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

The 9th grade class is selling Gertrude Hawk candy for their fall fundraiser from Friday October 4th until Monday October 21st.

If you have questions or want to submit your order please see Mrs. Ely in room 358.

Farrago Needs Your Submissions!

Farrago, Kennett High School’s literary magazine, needs your creativity! Submit your works of poetry, short fiction, song lyrics, etc., to your English teacher, OR, preferably, email to Mrs. Wilson at cwilson@kcsd.org. Make sure your name and advisory are on all submissions. Be a published author and see your work in the magazine this May.
See James Hanby, Anna Brunke, or Mrs. Wilson for more information

KHS Food Drive to benefit Kennett Area Community Services, October 14-November 15

for more things Kennet, please check out the building calendar here
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Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students

Kennett High School Principal, Dr. Jeremy Hritz, is proud to announce that James Hanby, Gina Lusvardi, and Sofia Lusvardi have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. To be considered, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level.

Dr. Hritz is also proud of Olutomilola Adetayo, Katherine Holguin, Gemma Morrison, Kara Murphy, and Cameron Olivier who have been named Commended Students in the same program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Program. “These students represent a valuable national resource, and are being recognized for their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Congratulations to them all!

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KHS Mini-THON fundraiser at Rita’s

Come to the new Rita’s location in Kennett (826 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA) for frozen goodness and fun on Friday, September 27th between 3:00pm and 9:00pm!

Rita's Water Ice

Any sales (and a raffle for a gallon of ice!) will help support the KHS Mini-THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds organization in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see KCSD staff members serve as celebrity scoopers–and help in the fight, For the Kids!!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to Kennett High School!

It is finally time for the 2019-2020 school year to begin! In preparation for the first day of school on Monday, please read through the important information below.

  • Parents may drop off and pick up their students in the designated S-Wing Area and the lower lot in the front of the building. Parents may not drop off or pick up their students in the bus loop by the front steps.
  • There are over 60 clubs and activities available for your child(ren) to get involved in at KHS. We sent home a list of these clubs and activities over the summer. Please take a few moments to talk with your child(ren) about getting involved. Research shows that students who are involved achieve greater academic success!
  • Homecoming Week is September 16th through the 21st, and we are encouraging all of our students to participate in Spirit Week and to attend the Homecoming Dance. Parents, please encourage your students to take part in this exciting week at KHS!
  • All KHS students are required to set academic and extracurricular goals for the 2019-2020 school year to help keep them focused. These goals must be completed by Friday, September 13, and can be accessed at the following link: https://forms.gle/PUnTNvkdbRkUswzf8
  • 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!

September 2019 at a Glance at KHS




Monday, September 2, 2019


Thursday, September 5, 2019

KHS Back to School Night

6:30 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Minding Your Mind Presentation for Students

Periods TBD

Monday, September 16 through Saturday, September 21

KHS Homecoming Spirit Week

Saturday, September 21, 2019

KHS Homecoming Dance

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

KHS PTSO – Library (Demon Den)

6:30 PM

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2018-2019 Yearbooks for Sale – Tuesday, May 28!

It’s not too late to purchase a copy of the 2018-2019 yearbook!

A limited number will be sold on Tuesday, May 28, for $70 following the yearbook dedication assembly. If you have already paid for a yearbook, be sure to pick it up when your grade is called on Tuesday.

For more information contact Mr. Socash, Brennen Kohl, or Max Beveridge
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Premium Graduation Seats Available

  • Would you like to have the best seat in the house?
  • Want to be the envy of all the neighborhood?
  • Did you just purchase a fancy, expensive, new camera?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should go online to the Graduation Auction and place your bid to win four second row tickets!

The highest bidder will receive four second row tickets to the 2019 Kennett High School commencement ceremony on Friday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m. Your seats will allow you to capture every moment of your graduate’s milestone with an unobstructed, seated view. Your winning bid will be donated to the 2019 Kennett MiniTHON.

The auction ends June 5th at 3:00pm, so hurry and place your bid today!

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May Is Here…

Calendar of Events, Exam Schedule, and a Look Ahead to June!

May 2019 KHS Calendar

Exam Schedules

The Senior final examination schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 30th schedule (Full day/Following a Monday Schedule – Auxiliary Gymnasium)

  • Advisory 7:40-7:50am
  • Period 1 Examination 7:54-9:24am
  • Senior Stroll students will meet in auditorium at the conclusion of the exam and will depart at 9:45 AM for the event.

Examination Dates/Times/Locations for Half Day Exams

Friday, May 31st

  • Period 2 Exam 7:40-9:10am – Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 3 Exam 9:25-10:55am – Auxiliary Gymnasium

Monday, June 3rd

  • Period 4 Exam 7:40-9:10am – Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 5 Exam 9:25-10:55am – Auxiliary Gymnasium

Tuesday, June 4th

  • Period 6 Exam 7:40-9:10am – Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 7 Exam 9:25-10:55am – Auxiliary Gymnasium

Wednesday, June 5th

  • Period 8 Exam 7:40-9:10am – Auxiliary Gymnasium
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 9 Exam 9:25-10:55am – Auxiliary Gymnasium

The Underclassmen final examination schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 6th schedule (Full day/Following a Monday Schedule)

  • 9th Period Exam 7:40am to 9:10am
  • Advisory 9:14am to 9:19am
  • Periods 1-8 will meet after the exam but will follow a modified schedule.

Examination Dates/Times/Locations for Half Day Exams

Friday, June 7th

  • Period 1 Exam 7:40-9:10am
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 2 Exam 9:25-10:55am

Monday, June 10th

  • Period 3 Exam 7:40-9:10am
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 4 Exam 9:25-10:55am

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Period 5 Exam 7:40-9:10am
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 6 Exam 9:25-10:55am

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Period 7 Exam 7:40-9:10am
  • Break 9:10-9:25am
  • Period 8 Exam 9:25-10:55am

A look ahead into May and June

May June evens

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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KHS Artists Exhibit Work

The annual Kennett High School Art Show included works from all visual arts classes within the Fine Arts Department. Teachers Ms. Jodi Davidson, Mr. Tom Hironimus, and Mrs. Kathy Caputo Nelms guided their students through the creation and exhibition of their artwork; all three teachers are undeniably impressed by their students.

Mrs. Caputo Nelms says, “The KHS Art Show was an exhibit of work by students from grades 9 through 12 featuring drawings, paintings, ceramics, digital photographs, and graphic designs. Congratulations to the students in the Visual Arts Department on their excellent work this year.”

“It is a special day for Kennett High School art students, as well as teachers. Kennett students get to show off their incredible talents and achievements. Teachers get to brag about how talented and special their students are. It’s their day. It’s an opportunity for them to be celebrated for all of the hard work that they do throughout the course for the year. They absolutely deserve every bit it,” adds Mr. Hironimus.

“The Kennett High School students in our Ceramics classroom constantly amaze me with their dedication, creativity, and willingness to explore new techniques and challenge themselves daily. I love working with the kids here at KHS, and each day is a new opportunity for everyone to continue to learn and grow as a student of life,” say Ms. Davidson. Her students demonstrated their skills throughout the day, as they took turns throwing pieces on a pottery wheel.

Mrs. Kim Ferranto, a Kennett alum and parent of Peter (Class of 2014), Nick (Class of 2016), and Bella (Class of 2021), has been attending the art show for the last eight years. Mrs. Ferranto enthusiastically comments, “Every year the works created by the high school artists blow me away, this year being no exception. The quality of work produced by our high school students in all forms — fine art, digital art, and ceramics — could rival any college. Our art teachers are obviously amazingly talented and teach our children how to tap into their creative minds to create beautiful works of art.”

The annual art show was held in the school’s auxiliary gym on May 2.

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