Happy Holidays KHS Families!-Family Update

As we prepare for holiday break, I want to wish all of you a healthy and happy holiday season with your family and friends! I am appreciative for your support of Kennett High School, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with your children! Please enjoy this time, and here’s to an amazing year in 2022!

As we wrap up our last day of school in 2021, I wanted to share a few notes, updates, and reminders:

1. Winter Break is scheduled from Thursday, December 23rd through Sunday, January 2nd. We will return to school on Monday, January 3rd.

2. There is no school for students on Monday, January 17th.

3. Our juniors are in the process of preparing for their mock interviews with KHS staff, which will be scheduled in the month of January. KHS staff will be contacting students via email to set up a date and time for the mock interviews. On Tuesday, we reviewed the process of the mock interview with the junior class and provided them with resources via Schoology to help them prepare. The mock interview is part of the KHS graduation project. If you have questions regarding the interview for the graduation project, please contact Dr. Tamargo at atamargo@kcsd.org. Students must complete their mock interviews by the end of January, and the graduation project itself must be complete by March 25th. Students who do not complete their graduation project by this date could be ineligible for Senior Option, Senior Parking Spots, and/or Prom. Additionally, please note that the volunteer hour requirement for graduation project is 20 hours.

4. Please reinforce the importance of arriving to school and to class on time to your students. Repetitive tardiness disrupts student learning and is harmful to academic performance. Beginning in January, students who are habitually late will be assigned After School Restorative Sessions from 2:45 – 4:30 pm which are designed to help students change their behaviors and arrive to school and to class on time. Transportation is provided for these sessions.

5. Please be mindful that the second marking period will conclude on Monday, January 24th. Please be sure to encourage your students to finish strong and to take advantage of their Flex periods to get assistance from their teachers. Also, please note there will be no grade or credit recovery this school year. Students who do not earn the necessary credits for promotion to the next grade will have to take summer school courses.

6. Last week on December 15th, we had a PTSO Meeting. We did record a video of the meeting, but unfortunately, there was an error with the video. Though we are unable to provide the recording, I have linked the presentation utilized for the meeting HERE.

7. Course selection will begin near the end of January, so please be on the lookout for information soon regarding this process.

8. 8th Grade Parent Night is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00 pm in the Kennett High School Auditorium. This session is designed to educate families about the transition from KMS to KHS, including course selection, extracurricular activities, and graduation requirements.

9. Finally, I have been meeting with all grade levels in small group meetings, and I am nearly finished meeting with the entire junior class. Upon our return from winter break, I will be meeting with the senior class. In these meetings, I am sharing the priorities and expectations for our students that will help them achieve success. I have included these expectations in this email, and I ask that you review them with your students.

Please note that progress reports for students are now available for access in Skyward.

That is all for today’s message! Have a wonderful holiday!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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KHS Student Expectations

  1. Be respectful, kind, and welcoming to all students, staff, and community members.
  2. Give your best effort to learn every day.
  3. Actively find ways to help your peers, staff, and community members.
  4. Have integrity and be accountable: own what you say and what you do.
  5. Keep your school safe: if you see or hear something, say something.
  6. Get involved in your school and your community.
  7. Actively ask your teachers, counselors, and principals for help and take advantage of Flex.
  8. Use your technology responsibly.
  9. Be punctual to school and to class, and make sure you have a pass when leaving the classroom.
  10. Be proud of and respect your school and community.

*****

¡Felices vacaciones familias de KHS!

Mientras nos preparamos para las vacaciones, quiero desearles a todos una feliz y saludable temporada navideña con su familia y amigos. ¡Estoy agradecido por su apoyo a Kennett High School y estoy agradecido por la oportunidad de trabajar con sus hijos! Disfrute de esta época especial del año, ¡y por un 2022 increíble!

Al concluir nuestro último día de clases en 2021, quería compartir algunas notas, actualizaciones y recordatorios:

1. Vacaciones de invierno está programado a partir del jueves 23 de diciembre rd hasta el domingo 2 de enero Dakota del Norte . Regresaremos a la escuela el lunes 3 de enero. rd .

2. Hay no hay clases para estudiantes el lunes 17 de enero th .

3. Nuestro juniors están en el proceso de preparación para su entrevistas simuladas con el personal de KHS, que se programará en el mes de enero. El personal de KHS se comunicará con los estudiantes por correo electrónico para establecer una fecha y hora para las entrevistas simuladas. El martes, revisamos el proceso de la entrevista simulada con la clase junior y les proporcionamos recursos a través de Schoology para ayudarlos a prepararse. La entrevista simulada es parte del proyecto de graduación de KHS. Si tiene preguntas sobre la entrevista simulada para el proyecto de graduación, comuníquese con el Dr. Tamargo al atamargo@kcsd.org . Los estudiantes deben completar sus entrevistas simuladas a fines de enero, y el proyecto de graduación en sí debe estar completo antes del 25 de marzo. th . Los estudiantes que no hayan completado su proyecto de graduación para esta fecha podrían no ser elegibles para la opción Senior, estacionamiento senior y / o Prom. Además, tenga en cuenta que el requisito de horas voluntarias para el proyecto de graduación es de 20 horas.

4. Refuerce la importancia de llegar a la escuela y a clase a tiempo a sus alumnos. Las tardanzas repetidas interrumpen el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y son perjudiciales para el rendimiento académico. A partir de enero, a los estudiantes que habitualmente llegan tarde se les asignarán sesiones de restauración después de la escuela de 2:45 a 4:30 p. M., Que están diseñadas para ayudar a los estudiantes a cambiar sus comportamientos y llegar a la escuela y a clase a tiempo. Se proporciona transporte para estas sesiones.

5. Tenga en cuenta que el segundo período de calificación concluirá el lunes 24 de enero th . Asegúrese de animar a sus estudiantes a que terminen bien y aprovechen sus períodos Flex para obtener ayuda de sus maestros. Además, tenga en cuenta que no habrá recuperación de calificaciones o créditos este año escolar. Los estudiantes que no obtengan los créditos necesarios para la promoción al siguiente grado deberán tomar cursos de la escuela de verano.

6. La semana pasada, el 15 de diciembre th , teniamos Reunión de la PTSO . Grabamos un video de la reunión, pero desafortunadamente, hubo un error con el video. Aunque no podemos proporcionar la grabación, he vinculado la presentación utilizada para la reunión. AQUÍ . Nuestra próxima reunión de PTSO (virtual) está programada para el 18 de enero a las 6:00 pm.

7. Selección de cursos comenzará cerca de fines de enero, así que esté atento a la información pronto sobre este proceso.

8. 8 th Noche de padres de grado está programado para el martes 25 de enero th a las 6:00 pm en el auditorio de Kennett High School. Esta sesión está diseñada para educar a las familias sobre la transición de KMS a KHS, incluida la selección de cursos, actividades extracurriculares y requisitos de graduación.

9. Finalmente, he estado reunirse con todos los niveles de grado en grupos pequeños, y casi he terminado de reunirme con toda la clase junior. A nuestro regreso de las vacaciones de invierno, me reuniré con la clase del último año. En estas reuniones, estoy compartiendo las prioridades y expectativas de nuestros estudiantes que les ayudarán a alcanzar el éxito. He incluido estas expectativas en este correo electrónico y les pido que las revisen con sus alumnos.

Tenga en cuenta que los informes de progreso de los estudiantes ahora están disponibles para acceder en Skyward.

¡Eso es todo por el mensaje de hoy! ¡Que tengas unas maravillosas vacaciones!

Atentamente,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Director, Escuela secundaria Kennett

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Expectativas de los estudiantes de KHS

  1. Sea respetuoso, amable y acogedor con todos los estudiantes, el personal y los miembros de la comunidad.
  2. Da tu mejor esfuerzo para aprender todos los días.
  3. Encuentre activamente formas de ayudar a sus compañeros, personal y miembros de la comunidad.
  4. Tenga integridad y sea responsable: sea dueño de lo que dice y hace.
  5. Mantenga su escuela segura: si ve o escucha algo, diga algo.
  6. Involúcrate en tu escuela y tu comunidad.
  7. Pida ayuda activamente a sus maestros, consejeros y directores y aproveche Flex.
  8. Utilice su tecnología de forma responsable.
  9. Sea puntual a la escuela y a la clase, y asegúrese de tener un pase al salir del aula.
  10. Siéntete orgulloso y respeta tu escuela y tu comunidad.
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Kennett High School, Being In Community

Kennett High School Student Daily Expectations

December is upon us and as we move into a festive time of year, let us be mindful of being in community with one another! Please be reminded of the KHS Student Expectations (located below) and please revisit the Student Code of Conduct (click the link) for more detailed information. 

KHS Student Expectations

  1. Be respectful, kind, and welcoming to all students, staff, and community members.
  2. Give your best effort to learn every day.
  3. Actively find ways to help your peers, staff, and community members.
  4. Have integrity and be accountable: own what you say and what you do.
  5. Keep your school safe: if you see or hear something, tell a trusted adult.
  6. Get involved in your school and your community.
  7. Actively ask your teachers, counselors, and principals for help and take advantage of Flex.
  8. Use your technology responsibly.
  9. Be punctual to school and to class, and make sure you have a pass when leaving the classroom.
  10. Be proud of your school, your community, and respect it.
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Kennett High School Stages Clue

Kennett High School (KHS) is proud to present Clue on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11.

Clue, a hilarious “whodunit,” was inspired by Hasbro’s iconic board game and the 1985 Paramount motion picture. Written by Sandy Rustin, the play features additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and original music by Michael Holland. The story is set at a dinner party in a secluded mansion where, when the party’s host is murdered, six guests become the suspects. With by-the-book butler Wadsworth (played by Alec Salameda) leading the pursuit, cynical Miss Scarlett (Maya Ranganath), womanizing Professor Plum (Thomas Linderman), tragic Mrs. White (Lydia Duckworth), anxious Mr. Green (Luke Sandusky), batty Mrs. Peacock (Blake Ciresa) and pompous Colonel Mustard (Paulie Mullin) struggle to find the culprit as guest after guest meets an untimely end.

Other cast members include Amelie Saint Amand (Yvette), Ksenia Kaliakin (Cook), Dio Giganti Dima (Mr. Boddy), Marisol Gonzalez Flores (Motorist and Singing Telegram), Luca Castellano (Unexpected Cop), Faith Poulton (News Anchor) and Mia Jeffery (Chief of Police).

Christopher Skopowski will direct his first production at KHS. Kennett music teacher Ryan Battin is the production manager. Mary Skopowski is overseeing properties and costumes. Science teacher Michael Anastas is in charge of sound and lights, and Frank Skopowski built this year’s set. As always, Kennett’s Friends of Music booster organization offered invaluable support.

Skopowski explains, “Clue is both a suspense thriller and a comedic romp. This production will keep you on the edge of your seat while doubled-over laughing at the same time.”

Skopowski also offered praise for Kennett students: “The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to come back from their two-year hiatus in a matter of two months to bring you this two-hour whodunit. Their hard work and dedication will reflect in their performance, and I am excited to share their efforts with the community.” Both the cast and stage crew include KHS students from the ninth through twelfth grades.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the doors of the KHS Auditorium.

KHS Stages Clue

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Principal’s Message -11/8

Happy Monday KHS Families!

The first week of November has concluded, and we are now only 2 school days away from the end of the first marking period. Please continue to encourage your child(ren) to connect with their teachers for support to ensure they finish the quarter on a positive note.

Here are a few quick updates:

  1. Thanksgiving Break is scheduled for students Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th. This break is a day longer than it typically has been in the past. We are looking forward to our students and their families getting time to spend with each other over this holiday, and we are encouraging our students to completely disconnect from school during this time. It is important for our students to be fully present with their families, so they can be rested and recharged upon their return on the 29th.
  2. The second marking period will begin on November 10th and will conclude on January 24th. There will be no midterm exams this school year. All students will be required to complete a cumulative final exam for all of their courses in June.
  3. Our next KHS PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. In this meeting, we will begin discussing course selection for next school year, in addition to providing updates on our Career Pathways program. We hope you can join us!

Have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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KEF Seeks Student Board Members

The Kennett Education Foundation (KEF) is in search of three student board members. Kennett High School students in this esteemed position will help committees, support board initiatives and spread awareness about KEF. Interested? Visit the KEF website to learn more! Applications close on Sunday, November 7.

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Principal’s Message -Oct. 29, 2021

Happy Friday KHS Families!

Today is the last Friday in October, and on Monday, we will begin the month of November and move closer to the end of the first marking period on the 9th. Our students are working hard to conclude on a positive note, so please continue to encourage them to work with their teachers during their Flex periods to get additional support and/or to make up for any missing work. I am very proud of the effort our students have given this first marking period, and I look forward to a successful finish!

As the day wraps up, I wanted to share a few notes, updates, and reminders:

  1. We continue to monitor the weather for tomorrow’s Homecoming Dance, which is scheduled from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the stadium. Should we need to postpone the dance, we will make the call no later than 11:00 am tomorrow. The make-up date for the Homecoming Dance is Monday, November 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
  2. College Information Night provided by the KHS School Counselors will take place on November 15th and November 18th virtually. The 15th version will take place at 6:00 PM in Spanish, while the 18th version will be in English at 6:00 PM. The links for these meetings will be shared soon.
  3. Our next KHS PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. In this meeting, we will begin discussing course selection for next school year, in addition to providing updates on our Career Pathways program. We hope you can join us!
  4. There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 2nd.
  5. This year’s Thanksgiving Holiday is scheduled for November 24, 25, and 26.
  6. KHS will host the Fall Play Friday, December 10th at 6:30 PM and Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
  7. The KHS Holiday Concert is scheduled for Monday, December 20th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  8. Winter Break is scheduled from December 23rd through January 2nd.
  9. Families, if your student drives to school, please remind them that they may not park in the District Office parking lot.
  10. Families, please see these reminders from our nurse’s office: Just a reminder that students are to wear a mask inside of the school building every day. Please make sure your students are coming prepared with masks to school, and if they can have a spare on hand, that would be a big help. Additionally, if you have not returned your child’s emergency card to the nurse’s office, please do so as soon as possible.
  11. Families, please remind your students to check their school emails at least twice a day to ensure they are aware of important school information. Additionally, students should arrive at school with their laptops fully charged for their classes.
  12. Just a friendly reminder that when a student is absent from school, a parent signed note or an email needs to be sent to the Attendance Office. If a note or an email is not received within three (3) days after the student’s return to school, the absence will turn unlawful or unexcused.
  13. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 7:40am and that our students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:40am. Please make sure that your student arrives with enough time so that your student is not marked late, and miss out on important opening announcements and instructional time.
  14. The Kennett Education Foundation has an amazing leadership opportunity for students! We are looking for three individuals who are interested in becoming student board members for the Kennett Education Foundation. This esteemed position would help committees, support board initiatives and help spread awareness about the Kennett Education Foundation to fellow students and teachers. To find out more information go to https://www.kennetteducationfoundation.org/student-board-members. Please see the attachments to this email for more information.

That is all for today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Principal’s Message 10/22

Happy Friday KHS Families!

I hope all of you have had an amazing week!

As we close out another full week of school, I wanted to take a moment to point out that there are only 11 days remaining in the first marking period. The marking period will end on Tuesday, November 9th, and it is important for our students to finish on a positive note. Please encourage your child(ren) to connect with their teachers and ask for extra help during the Flex periods. We want all of our students to be successful, so please know our teachers are here to support them!

Here are a few updates, notes, and reminders for this Friday, October 22nd:

  1. Our Homecoming Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 30th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the high school stadium. Should there be inclement weather on this date, the make-up date will be Monday, November 1st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
  2. Our next KHS PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd at 6:00 PM. In this meeting, we will begin discussing course selection for next school year, in addition to providing updates regarding our Career Pathways program. We hope you can join us!
  3. There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 2nd.
  4. This year’s Thanksgiving Holiday is scheduled for November 24th, 25th, and 26th.
  5. KHS will host the Fall Play Friday, December 10th at 6:30 PM and Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
  6. The KHS Holiday Concert is scheduled for Monday, December 20th at 7:00 PM in the auditorium.
  7. Winter Break is scheduled from December 23rd through January 2nd.
  8. Families, please see these reminders from our nurse’s office: Just a reminder that students are to wear a mask inside of the school building every day. Please make sure your students are coming prepared with masks to school, and if they can have a spare on hand, that would be a big help. Additionally, if you have not returned your child’s emergency card to the nurse’s office, please do so as soon as possible.
  9. Families, please remind your students to check their school emails at least twice a day to ensure they are aware of important school information. Additionally, students should arrive at school with their laptops fully charged for their classes. Schoology mail and bluedemons email are two different accounts. Students have access to a google account via their student identification (XXXXXX@bluedemons.org) and their password and should check their bluedemons account regularly to ensure access to important information. 
  10. Just a friendly reminder that when a student is absent from school, a parent signed note or an email needs to be sent to the Attendance Office. If a note or an email is not received within three (3) days after the student’s return to school, the absence will turn unlawful or unexcused.
  11. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 7:40am and that our students are expected to be in their classroom by 7:40am. Please make sure that your student arrives with enough time so they are not marked late, and miss out on important opening announcements and instructional time.
  12. The Kennett Education Foundation has an amazing leadership opportunity for students! We are looking for three individuals who are interested in becoming student board members for the Kennett Education Foundation. This esteemed position would help committees, support board initiatives and help spread awareness about the Kennett Education Foundation to fellow students and teachers. To find out more information go to https://www.kennetteducationfoundation.org/student-board-members. Please see the attachments to this email for more information.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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KHS Homecoming Dance Postponed

The following message was shared with KHS Families via email on the morning of October 16, 2021:


Like many of you, we have closely monitored the weather for today in anticipation of our 2021 Homecoming Dance. Unfortunately, the forecast continues to call for rain showers and thunderstorms. This inclement weather will impact our ability to safely hold the dance outdoors and in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event. The Homecoming Dance will be rescheduled to Saturday, October 30th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the KHS Stadium.

In the event that it also rains on October 30th, the dance will take place on Monday, November 1st at the same time and location. If this becomes necessary, we will communicate as soon as possible so that you and your family may make appropriate arrangements.

For now, please know that we share our community’s disappointment. Should you have any questions or concerns, I invite you to contact KCSD Communications Specialist Nikki Laws at nlaws@kcsd.org.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Principal’s Message 10/8/2021

Happy Friday KHS Families!

As we wrap up our first full week of October, we are excitedly anticipating the beginning of Homecoming Week on Monday. We are encouraging all of our students to participate in the festivities, and you can find each of the themes for the Spirit Days in the attachment to this email. The week will conclude on Friday, October 15th with our Homecoming Parade at 6:30 PM, our Homecoming Football Game at 7:00 PM, and our Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 16th at 6:00 PM. Here’s to a memorable and fun week for our students!

As we close out the day, here are a few notes, updates, and reminders:

  1. Families, please remind your students to check their school emails at least twice a day to ensure they are aware of important school information. Additionally, students should arrive at school with their laptops fully charged for their classes.
  2. Our next KHS PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00 PM. If you did not get a chance to attend last week’s meeting, you can access a recording of it by clicking HERE. The November PTSO Meeting (virtual) is scheduled for Monday, November 22nd.
  3. The first marking period will conclude on Tuesday, November 9th.
  4. There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 2nd.
  5. This year’s Thanksgiving Holiday is scheduled for November 24, 25, and 26.
  6. KHS will host the Fall Play Friday, December 10th at 6:30 PM and Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM.
  7. Families, please see these reminders from our nurse’s office: Just a reminder that students are to wear a mask inside of the school building every day. Please make sure your students are coming prepared with masks to school, and if they can have a spare on hand, that would be a big help. Additionally, if you have not returned your child’s emergency card to school, please do so as soon as possible.

That is all for this week! Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Principal’s Message -9/24/21

Greetings KHS Families and Happy Fall!

Today marks the conclusion of the 16th day of school, and we are only 7 days away from the halfway point of the marking period which concludes on Tuesday, November 9th. As the year progresses, I wanted to remind all families that our teachers are here to support your students if they need assistance. Time for support is available during the school day during students’ Flex periods to receive extra help and to make-up assignments. Please encourage your students to take advantage of the Flex opportunities to ensure they are doing their best in all of their classes.

As we finish up this Friday, I wanted to share a few notes, updates, and reminders:

  1. We are always seeking feedback to improve our procedures and programs at Kennett High School. As we get ready to finish up the month of September, we wanted to take a moment to get your feedback on how we can improve. Please take a few moments to complete the survey at the following link. Your support with this is greatly appreciated! SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/U6Y6nfMuF1eRZgwg9
  2. All juniors and some sophomores will be taking the PSAT Exam on Wednesday, October 13th during the school day. A unique schedule for this day will be created to accommodate this test and will be shared with students soon.
  3. Families, please remind your students to check their school emails at least twice a day to ensure they are aware of important school information. Additionally, students should arrive at school with their laptops fully charged for their classes.
  4. Our next PTSO Meeting is Wednesday, September 29th. This meeting will be virtual at 6:00 PM, and the links will be sent out the morning of the meeting. Please find the notes from our last PTSO meeting HERE. The October PTSO Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00 PM.
  5. Homecoming Week begins October 11th and runs through Saturday, October 16th, culminating with our Homecoming Festival and Dance. More information will be forthcoming regarding Homecoming.
  6. Please note there is no school on Wednesday, October 6th. Additionally, there will be no school for students on Tuesday, November 2nd.
  7. Masks are required for all students when inside of the school building. When students are outside, masks are not required. Students may take off their masks to eat during lunches, but must put them back on once they are finished. Your cooperation with this requirement is greatly appreciated!
  8. Families, please be reminded that students cannot be dropped off at school in the upper lot by the front steps. If you are dropping students off in the front of the building, it may only be in the lower lot. School personnel will be directing you to the lower lot as a reminder starting on Monday. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated.
  9. Please note this year’s Financial Aid Night which is scheduled for Thursday, September 30th at 6:00 PM.

That is all for this Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.
Principal, Kennett High School

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