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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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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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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Up and Coming at KHS!

An Exciting Week Ahead at KHS,

Your Kennett Blue Demon Field Hockey team will be hosting a District 1 playoff game on Monday 10/21/19. Game time will be 7pm in KHS stadium. Please show your school spirt and make plans to attend. The girls have had an outstanding season. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Class of 2022 is hosting a Powderpuff Game on Tuesday, 10/29/19. Kick off will be at 6:30 in the stadium. Kennett High School’s Drum line will be performing. Please bring the entire family out for the fun. Admission is $10 for family of 3 or more or 5 per student. Proceeds benefit the KHS Class of 2020. Its not too late to sign up, if you want to get in the game!

Night Market fundraiser on 10/30/19 will be a ghoulishly fun time. Join us from 5-8pm at Liberty Market Place, proceeds benefit Kennett High School class of 2022.

Market Night Fundraiser Flyer

Class rings will be delivered 10/22/19 during all lunches.

Good luck to the Kennett High School Academic Team. They will be hosting a match on 10/24/19 against Bishop Shanahan and Malvern Prep.

Congratulations to the Kennett High School Football team in their win against Great Valley with a final score of 41-0. This brings the season to a 8-1 record. Way to go!

Looking for Kennett apparel? We have new items in our school store and plan on launching items online very soon. Keep your eyes open for the online store, but until then apparel can be purchased at Kennett High School by contacting cbarber@kcsd.org.

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October News to Know…

Reminders

  • No School October 9, 2019
  • Flu Clinic October 10, 2019-2:35pm -6:30pm
  • Financial Aid Night (Spanish) October 17, 2009
  • Class Rings delivered October 22, 2019
  • First marking period end October 28, 2019
  • College visits -See Guidance

Calling all students! Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

The 9th grade class is selling Gertrude Hawk candy for their fall fundraiser from Friday October 4th until Monday October 21st.

If you have questions or want to submit your order please see Mrs. Ely in room 358.

Farrago Needs Your Submissions!

Farrago, Kennett High School’s literary magazine, needs your creativity! Submit your works of poetry, short fiction, song lyrics, etc., to your English teacher, OR, preferably, email to Mrs. Wilson at cwilson@kcsd.org. Make sure your name and advisory are on all submissions. Be a published author and see your work in the magazine this May.
 
See James Hanby, Anna Brunke, or Mrs. Wilson for more information

KHS Food Drive to benefit Kennett Area Community Services, October 14-November 15

 
 
for more things Kennet, please check out the building calendar here
 
 
 
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Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students

Kennett High School Principal, Dr. Jeremy Hritz, is proud to announce that James Hanby, Gina Lusvardi, and Sofia Lusvardi have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. To be considered, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level.

Dr. Hritz is also proud of Olutomilola Adetayo, Katherine Holguin, Gemma Morrison, Kara Murphy, and Cameron Olivier who have been named Commended Students in the same program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for National Merit Scholarship Program. “These students represent a valuable national resource, and are being recognized for their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Congratulations to them all!

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KHS Mini-THON fundraiser at Rita’s

Come to the new Rita’s location in Kennett (826 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA) for frozen goodness and fun on Friday, September 27th between 3:00pm and 9:00pm!

Rita's Water Ice

Any sales (and a raffle for a gallon of ice!) will help support the KHS Mini-THON, which benefits the Four Diamonds organization in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see KCSD staff members serve as celebrity scoopers–and help in the fight, For the Kids!!

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