Kennett High School Presents Fiddler on the Roof

Logo created by KHS sophomore Ian Gaadt.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty.

Show dates: March 15 at 7:30 pm, March 16 at 7:30 pm, and March 17 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm

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KHS 2018‐2019 COURSE SELECTIONS

KHS 2018‐2019 COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE

Below you will find the timeline for the course selection and scheduling process for next school year (2018-2019). Please read through this information to make sure you are aware of the steps in this process. Also, be mindful of the two deadlines to make changes for next school year: April 6th and May 25th. These are the only opportunities to make adjustments for 2018‐2019, so it is critical to ensure that all courses are carefully selected. Please take the time to review the information found below and in the KHS Educational Planning Guide.

FEBRUARY 13: Counselors present assemblies on the course selection process for freshmen and sophomores. Juniors received this information in a classroom presentation at the end of January.

FEBRUARY 14: Students receive a copy of the Educational Planning Guide in advisory. This guide provides course descriptions of course offerings. An electronic version is available here: Educational Planning Guide

FEBRUARY 14‐21: Students independently select elective courses on Skyward (2018-19 KHS Course Selection Directions).

FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 6: School counselors meet with students in classes to review elective requests.

MID MARCH: Recommended core courses and requested electives are mailed home to students (this is NOT your schedule). Families may email their school counselor to make ELECTIVE request changes until April 6. No override recommendation requests will be accepted at this time.

EARLY MAY: Final copy of requests with updated teacher recommendations mailed home.

MAY 25: Last chance to make any changes in elective requests AND deadline to submit override recommendation requests for core classes.

SUMMER: Draft schedules mailed home. Students should email their school counselors if they see any errors (example: an English class is missing). Request to change elective, core class, class or lunch meeting times will not be honored.

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February Calendar

Calendar or Events for Feb

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Kennett High School Celebrates Third Mini-THON

A dedicated and enthusiastic group of over two hundred KHS students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 23, 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 already raised thousands of dollars in pursuit of this year’s goal.

Kennett High School Mini-THON 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. Participants this year will be treated to a luau 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. Student organizers are led by senior event co-chairs Erin Duffy and Anna Wilson, along with junior chair Jayna Bruno, and committee chairs M.J. Patterson, Allie Taylor, Tyler Bowdoin, Abby Davidson, Ashton Albert, Will Michael, and Ryley Harris and returning alumnus Michael Bellino.

“I am so proud of the KHS Mini-THON team, particularly my co-chair, Shawn Duffy, and this year’s student leaders, Erin Duffy, Anna Wilson, and Jayna Bruno. They are the most dedicated and selfless individuals and have clearly identified a future-forward vision for our Mini-THON. 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.

New Garden Elementary student Grayson Savery and his mother, Mrs. Jaclyn Savery, speaking at the Kennett High School Mini-THON rally on January 26.

Again this year, a community open house will kick off the evening’s schedule. For a recommended donation of $5 per family, members of the Kennett community are invited to Reynolds Gymnasium from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 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 co-chair Erin Duffy said, “Mini-THONs empower high school students to organize their communities in the fight against childhood cancer – a difficult and daunting task. However, passionate members of the Kennett community have shouldered our cause with us, and they have been my examples of the ideals of leadership, citizenship, and service.”

Co-chair Anna Wilson added, “Every step of the way, we have one thought in our minds — the children. Throughout this process of planning, organizing, and fundraising for our Mini-THON, we have done all that we can to improve the lives of children battling cancer, especially those fighting cancer within our o

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Kennett PRIDE Students of the Quarter

Congratulations to the students listed below who have been nominated for the 2nd quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Nominated students have demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Personal Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
  • And/Or have show consistent improvement in their behaviors.
Anderson, Sarah 12
Torres, Andrea 9
Lardani, Jayden 11
Lemus Moreno, Kevin 11
Langley, Cole 11
Gonzalez-Zarate, Juan Carlos 12
Wardwell, Leah 9
Pelletier, Kira 12
Quintero-Quintana, Alondra 12
Weed, Citlaly 12
Nunez, Alexis 10
Schuetz, Kathleen 12
Garcia, Evelyn 9
Maxwell, Gavin 9
Monroy, Oswaldo 10
Murray, Katerina 10
Ritch, Jaylen 10
Taggart, Jeffrey 12
Rowan, Jillian 10
LaBare, Torianna 12
Bell, Amanda 11
Bell, Jonathan 11

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Kennett High School Named One of Nation’s Best High Schools

The Kennett Consolidated School District is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has once again named Kennett High School one of America’s Best High Schools.

To produce the 2017 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report teamed up with North Carolina based RTI International, a global nonprofit social-science research firm. The comprehensive rankings methodology is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, including disadvantaged populations, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. Additionally, the graduation rate for ranked schools is 15 percent higher than schools that are not ranked.

New this year, U.S. News & World Report began factoring Advanced Placement® (AP) exams in the ranking methodology to highlight schools that exposed their students to a diverse and rigorous high school curriculum. With an AP pass rate of 66 percent (meaning students scored a three or higher on an AP exam), Kennett High School students have shown that they can rise to a challenge.

“Congratulations to our students, faculty, staff, administration, parents, and Board of Education,” says Kennett Consolidated School District superintendent Dr. Barry Tomasetti. “These awards are the result of many focused individuals giving their best efforts to provide a remarkable educational experience for our children. A Kennett education is second to none in preparing students for a successful future.”

“The most recent recognition by U.S. News & World Report naming Kennett High School as one of America’s best is something that all students and teachers should embrace with pride,” says Kennett High School principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz. “This prestigious honor is the result of their hard work and dedication.”

For more information on the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking processes and details on Kennett High School’s rankings, please visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

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MiniThon Fundraiser & Great Food…

Kennett Pride, Kennett Strong!Minithon Fundraiser

Visit khsminithon.org for more information about our club and how you can support us!

Come out and support Kennett High School Mini THON; it would be awesome to see the Kennett community having dinner together!

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Scholarship News From The Guidance Department

Attention all seniors:

Applications are now being accepted for the Valley Forge Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that is available to minority students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and have demonstrated good citizenship and community service. Applications for this scholarship may be downloaded from the scholarship list in Family Connection or may be picked up in the counseling office. See your counselor for more information.

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MIDTERM SCHEDULE MODIFIED

Please note that due the recent school cancellations, the midterm exam schedule has been modified. Please see this adjustment below:

Midterm schedule

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January Calendar

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