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.

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¡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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