Kennett High School proudly presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Join us on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings, November 15 through 17.

The play, written by Joe Landry, innovatively re-imagines the time-honored American holiday classic, Frank Capra’s 1946 film It’s a Wonderful Life, as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of a talented ensemble cast that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the beloved story of George Bailey (Evan Shinn) unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. With the help of angel Clarence (Justin McAndrew), the idealistic Bailey travels back in time to revisit his life’s most significant events and recall all those who played a part in them, including his wife Mary (Holly Gouge), his brother Harry (Christian Adam), his daughters Janie and Zuzu (Sylvia He and Marisol Gonzalez), town pharmacist Mr. Gower (Robbie Rauscher), and tavern-owner Mrs. Martini (Mirella Petrillo). Despite the constant efforts of Bailey’s crotchety rival Mr. Potter (Colin Petersen) to bankrupt Bailey, George ultimately sees the worth of his life’s contributions and realizes his town’s love for him is far more valuable than money.

Other cast members include Lilian Alba (Violet), Kassandra Ayllon (Matilda), Anna Brunke (Rose), Gia Caccamo (Mrs. Thompson), Avery Chapman (Sadie), Emma Giancola (Mrs. Hatch), Julia Haenn (Young George, Young Peter), Tamblyn Mitchell (Ruth), Eric Salameda (Freddie Filmore, Mr. Welch, Uncle Billy), and Catt Seamon (Young Harry, Young Tommy).

Nance Weber, parent of Kennett grads A.J. (class of 2013) and Jack (class of 2015), is directing her fourth production at Kennett High School. Kennett teacher Katie Soukup is the production manager; Soukup and Weber are also overseeing properties, with costumes by Tricia Beichner. Science teacher Michael Anastas is in charge of sound and lights. Nat Caccamo and Paul Gouge built this year’s set, with set painting design by Caccamo and Liz D’Wolf. Anna Brunke is the student production assistant.

Both the cast and stage crew include students from all grades.

  • The curtain goes up at 7:30.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door; prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens
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November… What You Need to Know!

No School

  • November 6th
  • November 22nd
  • November 23rd

Report Cards Distributed

  • November 9th

School Board Meeting (@ New Garden)

  • November 12th

KHS Fall Play

  • November 15th – 17th @ 7:30pm

KHS PTSO

  • November 19th @ 6:45pm

KHS Chamber Concert

  • November 20th @ 7:30pm

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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Kennett Pride Looks Like….

CONGRATULATIONS to the Kennett High School Football Team, Coach Frazier and the entire Coaching Staff and Managers on making playoffs.

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This is the very first time that Kennett High School Football has made it to playoffs in the history of Football at Kennett High School. Your hard work and dedication have paid off!

All the best to our Football student athletes when you play Penn Wood on Friday November 2 at Penn Wood!

Go Demons! Go Kennett! Go KHS Football! Join us in cheering on the team and sign up to catch a ride with the Fan Bus!

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Congratulations Cross Country

CONGRATULATIONS to Gavin Maxwell and Davis Piercy on their outstanding performances at Cross Country Districts at Lehigh University. They will continue on to Cross Country States at Hershey on November 3, representing Kennett High School. Your hard work and dedication have paid off!

Three Cheers for Kennett High School Boys Cross Country student athletes, Gavin Maxwell, Davis Piercy and Coach Ramagano and Coach Walsh!

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2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

KHS has been selected to participate in the administration of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Test Date: February 7, 2019

A Common Measure of Student Achievement

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only assessment that measures what U.S. students know and can do in various subjects across the nation, states, and in some urban districts. Also known as The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP has provided important information about how students are performing academically since 1969.

NAEP is a congressionally-mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country. Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics (e.g., gender, race and ethnicity, school location), not individual students. National results are available for all subjects assessed by NAEP. State and selected urban district results are available for mathematics, reading, and (in some assessment years) science and writing.

Once a school is chosen, participation is mandatory by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

WHAT is NAEP?

Who is Testing?

  • A random selection of KHS seniors will be selected to test mathematics, reading, and science.
  • Seniors who are selected will be notified accordingly as soon as the selection process is complete by NAEP (December-January).
  • Results are anonymous and do not affect their grades.

When is Testing?

  • KHS’ test date is Thursday, February 7, 2019.

How is Testing Completed?

  • Random selection of seniors will test via paper booklets and a different random selection will test via tablets.

How long is the Test?

  • Selected seniors testing via paper booklets will last approximately 90 minutes.
  • Seniors testing via tablets will last approximately 120 minutes.
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Kennett High School Celebrates National Merit Students

Kennett High School is proud to announce that senior Colin Petersen has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Colin is among approximately 1.6 million juniors who entered the 2019 National Merit Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screening of program entrants.students sitting in library

In addition to singing with the choir, Colin is a member of the spring musical and the academic team.

“We are tremendously proud of Colin for his accomplishments,” said Kennett High School principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz. “He is an outstanding student who represents everything that is great about Kennett High School.”

The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of high-school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

National Merit Commended Students

Kennett High School is also proud to announce that seniors Amanda Bell, Johnathan Bell, Emma Giancola, Molly Hohner, Rachel Hyzny, Peter Magasiny, Caleb Pebly, and Davis Peircy have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Letter of Commendation from Kennett High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, has been presented by Dr. Hritz to these scholastically talented seniors.

These eight students represent diverse academic and extracurricular interests:

  • Amanda Bell is a member of the track and cross-country teams as well as Earth Club. She is also active with the high school’s musicals.
  • Johnathan Bell is a member of the tennis team, Future Business Leaders of America, and marching band.
  • Emma Giancola is a member of the marching band and is involved with Farrago and the fall play.
  • Molly Hohner plays the violin and is a member of the Demon Robotics team, the Society of Women Engineers, and the tennis team.
  • Rachel Hyzny is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, the Special Friends Club, and the cross-country and track teams.
  • Peter Magasiny plays football and Ultimate Frisbee and is involved with the high school’s musicals.
  • Caleb Pebly plays Ultimate Frisbee, is a member of the varsity academic team, and plays in the jazz band.
  • Davis Piercy is a member of the track and tennis teams and Future Business Leaders of America.

“We are so proud of these outstanding students—not only for their exceptional performance on standardized tests, but also for all the other ways they enrich the Kennett Square community,” Dr. Hritz says.

Although these students do not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarships, Commended Students place among the top 50,000 of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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Kennett Pride Looks Like…

Homecoming 2018

Congratulations to Kennett High School Homecoming Queen, Emily Augustine and Homecoming King, Refugio Lara!

Big Homecoming win for the Football team – 31-21 over Great Valley. Great job team!

More Homecoming victories for Kennett High School – Field Hockey and Boys Soccer with big wins!! Great job teams.

Kennett Cross Country Brought Home Four Medals

XC medalistIn Carlisle and in a very large field, team Kennett XC brought home four medals. In the Girls Championship Race Gina Lusvardi was 22nd and Sofie Lusvardi was 26th and in the Boys Championship Race Gavin Maxwell was 14th and Davis Piercy was 20th! Great job to our student-athletes!

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October … What You Need to Know!

IPR Distributed in Advisory

  • Monday, October 1st

KHS Financial Aid Night 6:30pm

  • Tuesday, October 2nd

PSATs

  • Wednesday, October 10th

Mr. KHS Pageant

  • Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm

Senior Recognition Nights

  • Girls Tennis Monday, October 1st at 4:00pm
  • Cross Country Thursday, October 4th at 4:00pm
  • Volleyball Thursday, October 11th at 6:30pm
  • Girls Soccer Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm
  • Field Hockey Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm
  • Boy’s Soccer Thursday, October 18th at 7:00pm
  • Football/Cheer/Band Friday, October 19th at 7:00pm

Picture Retakes

  • October 12th

Monster Mash

  • October 28th at 9:00am

1st Marking Period Ends

  • October 30

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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TCHS Open House

Are you interested in one of the career programs at our Technical College High School?

There will be an OPEN HOUSE at TCHS PENNOCK’S BRIDGE on September 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Get a tour and explore the facilities. Drop in, ask questions, and start making connections. No RSVP necessary!

Programs include:

  • Allied Health Science Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Automotive Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Barber
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial & Graphic Arts
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice & Police Sciences
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Electrical & Mechanical Systems
  • Engine Technology
  • Health Career Pathways
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Technology
  • Marketing & Financial Services
  • Robotics & Mechatronics
  • Teacher Leadership Academy
  • Veterinary Science
 
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College Application Assistance

Applying for College Doesn’t Have to be Tricky

Starting Monday, September 24th and running through the end of November, Kennett High School school counselors will be available every Monday and Thursday in the library during all lunch periods for college application help.

Stop by the library during lunch and ask a counselor.

The school counselors will also be available to provide assistance every Wednesday morning starting at 7:30 am in the guidance conference room for those students unable come during the lunch periods.

  • Not sure about how to match your account?
  • Have a question about a deadline?

Stop by and ask a counselor!

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Senior Picture Retakes and Orders

Attention class of 2019!

  • Senior picture make-up days are September 12-14, 2018
  • Each senior who pays the $60 ”senior portrait fee” will also receive their yearbook, with their name printed on the cover, at no extra charge.
  • Checks should be made payable to “KHS Yearbook
  • Cash and money orders are also accepted (no credit cards)
  • If the “senior portrait fee” is not paid, the student’s picture will be included in the yearbook, but a yearbook will not be ordered for that student.
  • After senior picture make-up days, all yearbooks will be ordered through the publisher’s site. Yearbooks ordered on-line will be $65 with an additional $5 for personalization (seniors only).
  • On-line ordering will be available through April, but the price for a yearbook will increase in January.

Email Mrs. Hutton with any questions you may have about yearbook orders: jhutton@kcsd.org

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