KHS Upcoming Events

After a highly successful first marking period, the holidays are approaching, and our hard working students are nearly 3 weeks into the second grading term. We are proud of the efforts of our students and staff to begin the school year, and we expect the hard work and achievement to continue.

Below you will find important information and different events/activities upcoming over the next several weeks. We hope you find this informative and helpful to supporting your student this school year.

  • While the second marking period just began, please be mindful that it concludes on Friday, January 17th.
  • All students will take midterm exams Monday, January 13th through Friday, January 17th. A schedule will be shared soon with all students and families.
  • Just a reminder that all of our students must wear school-provided identification badges and lanyards this year. We require all students to wear these badges to enhance the safety of our school. Please reinforce with your student(s) the importance of wearing their identification badge(s) to school every day.
    • Continuing on the topic of safety, throughout the year, we conduct practice evacuation drills and lockdown drills to ensure all students and staff are prepared for emergency situations. At KHS PTSO Meetings this school year and last school year, we discussed the implementation of our new crisis response procedures called ALICE. We will be conducting our first practice enhanced lockdown drill November 13th during the school day in which staff will be talking with students about how to respond in a crisis situation to ensure safety. We have already announced this to all students and staff for awareness purposes. 
  • We will have a PTSO Meeting on Monday, November 18th at 6:30 PM in the high school library. During this time, the principals will be sharing information regarding changes to graduation requirements related to the Keystone Exams and graduation projects. We hope you are able to attend!
  • On Monday, November 11th, Ms. Eileen Rudisill was named as Kennett High School’s new assistant principal. She will begin her duties at KHS in January.
  • Finally, please mark your calendars for our 5th Annual We Are Kennett Night on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 PM. This is a great opportunity for our elementary and middle school students in the district to learn what KHS is all about!

Thank you for all of your support of Kennett High School! Please know that we strive every day to do all that we can to help our students have the best learning experience possible!

Kennett High School Administration

Important Upcoming Events at KHS

Event

Date

Time

College Information Night

Thursday, November 14th

6:00 PM

PTSO

Monday, November 18th

6:30 PM

Fall Play

Thursday, November 21st

Friday, November 22nd

Saturday, November 23rd

7:30 PM

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 28th

Friday, November 29th

We Are Kennett Night

Thursday, December 5th

6:30 PM

Holiday Concert

Monday, December 16th

7:30 PM

NHS Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 18th

Alumni Day and Concert

Friday, December 20th

TBD

Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

Monday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January 1st

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Upcoming TCHS Presentations

Career, Technical, and Customized Education Programs – Upcoming Assemblies and Meetings:

Technical College High School (TCHS) Senior-only Programs:

Technical College High School and Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services 9th grade assembly:

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Powderpuff Football Champions

Congratulation to the Seniors for claiming the 2019 Powderpuff victory.

In the first round, the Freshmen were victorious over the Juniors while the Seniors defeated the Sophomores. In the final battle, the Seniors defeated the Freshman with a score of 36-7. It was a great evening of sportsmanship and fun. The evening was made memorable by the musical accompaniment from the Marching Band. The music filled the stadium while the ladies played. Congratulations again to the Senior girls and their coaches on the well deserved win. Special thank you to the faculty, administration, families, and class officers that made this night possible. Make sure you join us for next year’s match!

senior PPF participants

Class of 2020 players and coaches

Freshmen PPF participants

Class of 2023 PPF players and coaches

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Get Involved…

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Come out to Liberty Place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5-8 pm, buy a treat and visit with friends. All proceeds will support the 9th grade class!
  • Come out to Jake’s Wayback Burgers in Longwood on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4-8 pm, buy a meal and visit with friends. All proceeds will support the 9th grade class!

Game Club Meetings:

  • The Gaming Club will regularly meet in the Demon Den every Friday from 3:45-5:15. Bring video games, consoles, board games, dice & spreadsheets for D&D, Magic the Gathering decks, or whatever else you and your friends might want to play.
  • Mr. Whetsell or the club officers: Nathan Steele and Aidan Cifolelli for details

Attention Skiers and Boarders:

  • The deadline to sign up for the Vermont Ski Trip has been extended until Wednesday, November 6th.
  • Please see Ms. Gentekos in room 103 or Mrs. Rzucidlo in room 159 for more details.
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College Information Night – 11/14

Junior year is filled with decisions about educational planning, college, and careers. The School Counseling Department wants to help you through this exciting, and sometimes challenging chapter of your child’s life.

We invite you to attend

College Information Night

on Thursday, November 14th

from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,

in the high school auditorium.

In this presentation, we will outline the entire college search and application process, including suggested time-lines, and financial aid resources. We will provide detailed steps on how you can gather information, factors you may consider when choosing the colleges to which your student will apply, and insight into the process that colleges often use when they make admissions decisions. We will also demonstrate the valuable features of our comprehensive college planning program, Naviance, an extremely useful resource for both parents and students. If you have not done so already, please take the opportunity to register for this program by emailing your child’s school counselor.

We encourage you to take advantage of this very valuable meeting for parents and look forward to working together with you and your student. If you have questions at any time, please feel free to contact the School Counseling Office at (610) 444-6636 or through e-mail.

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Did you miss Financial Aid Night?

Did you miss Financial Aid Night? Don’t worry! We have the links to the presentations here!

Check out the PowerPoints presented by Sonya Mann-McFarlan from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (English-speaking) and Giselle Bermudez from the Millersville University Office of Financial Aid (Spanish-speaking).

If you are looking for more information, we also have hard copies of Financial Aid materials in the Counseling Office. Feel free to stop by any time!

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Seniors – Transcript Requests

To request a transcript you must submit a signed transcript request form. If you are a current student under the age of 18 then your parent or guardian must sign the form. If you are 18 years old or older then you can sign the request form yourself. Please include a stamped and addressed envelope if you need a paper form of your transcript mailed. You should allow 3-4 weeks for the counseling department to process your request and mail your transcript. Since many students request transcripts be sent for a December 1 deadline we ask that you submit any requests for a December 1 deadline no later than November 1.
CLICK HERE: TRANSCRIPT RELEASE & APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM (2 pages)

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Introducing “The Hub” at KHS!

What is The Hub?
The Hub is located in Room 100 (next to elevator) and is a quiet space intended for students to be able to receive support in any area of academic need. The Hub is intended to be used for a working environment, not a place to hang out!
Who is staffing The Hub?
The Hub is being staffed by teachers and instructional assistants. NHS tutors will also be volunteering time for individual or small group tutoring! Currently, The Hub will be open the following days/periods: Advisory, 1st , 2nd , 3rd (Monday and Wednesday Only), 4th , 5th (Monday and Wednesday Only), 7th , 8th. The goal is to be open every period, every day – stay tuned for more information!
How do students access The Hub?
Students can drop-in during their lunch or study hall periods, using the same procedure they would for going to the library. Students can also be assigned to The Hub via Principal recommendation, Counselor recommendation and/or KIT Team. Parents, please reach out to your child’s counselor should you have any questions!

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Drop-in College Application Help

SENIORS: Starting September 17, 2019 and running through the end of November, the KHS school counselors will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays during all lunch periods in the library for college application help. Not certain what a SRAR is? Need help matching your account? The school counselors are here to assist with the application process. Please come see us with any questions you may have!

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KHS Humanitarians Work to Ensure No One Goes Hungry

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Kennett High School Humanitarian Club has kicked off its annual food drive to benefit the Kennett Area Community Services (KACS) Food Cupboard. Food drive chairpersons Delaney Marin-Tapia and Jerry Avalos, both seniors, have created various opportunities for community members to contribute to the effort.

The food drive began on October 14, and KHS students can bring their non-perishable donations to their advisory teacher any time before November 15. In the first week of the drive, Kennett students have already generously donated over 180 pounds of food.

Also, the club hosted its yearly Fall Fest on Friday, October 18, in front of the high school. This event, open only to students, featured s’mores, games, face painting, and, of course, a bonfire supervised by members of the Kennett Fire Company. The price of admission was five cans, and at the end of the evening, nearly 500 cans and over $400 were collected for the Food Cupboard.

On KHS Food drive the last home football game of the season, the Humanitarian Club will be hosting “Cans for Pat” to honor the memory of Patrick Mallon, Kennett High School Class of 2010. Pat, who played on both the offensive and defensive lines on the KHS football team, organized various food drives through the National Honor Society during his time at Kennett. He was a passionate advocate for social justice and believed that no person should ever go hungry. Donations including canned goods such as vegetables, fruit, beans, soups, jelly, and peanut butter, plus non-perishable items like pasta, rice, cereal, and even diapers and wipes will be gratefully accepted at the stadium gates.

Although the Humanitarian Club is always devoted to wiping out food insecurity, there is a greater sense of urgency to their mission this year due to the recent fire at the Food Cupboard. For that reason, Jake Adelman, a Humanitarian Club and National Honor Society member, is organizing an additional opportunity: NHS members will trick-or-treat for canned goods on Halloween night to give more people the chance to participate in the fight against hunger.

“The Kennett community always takes care of its own,” said Lisa Teixeira, Humanitarian Club advisor and school librarian.

For more information on the Kennett High School Humanitarian Club Food Drive and how you can help, please contact Lisa Teixeira at lteixeira@kcsd.org

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