Kennett High School Presents Seussical the Musical

 

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Kennett High School is proud to present the 2019 musical, Seussical!

Seussical is fun for the whole family! Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Join Kennett High School students for this magical, musical extravaganza March 14 through March 16.

Schedule:

Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm

Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm

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KHS Musicians Selected for District Festivals

Six incredibly talented Kennett High School musicians have been selected by audition to various Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Honor Festivals. District 12 includes Chester and Delaware counties and is undeniably one of the most competitive in the state.

Donovan Gargiulo (tuba), Catherine Seamon (euphonium), and Evan Shinn (euphonium) were a part of the District Band Festival, January 24 – 26 at Owen J. Roberts High School. These students are directed at Kennett High School by Anton Romano.

Participating in the District Chorus, held February 7 – 9 at West Chester University, were Ryan Myers (tenor), Mirella Petrillo (alto), Catherine Seamon (alto), and Harrison Warren (bass). Katie Soukup is the choral director at Kennett High School.

Auditions for selection to the PMEA District Festivals were held on November 17 at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester. Students had to demonstrate excellence in major and chromatic scales, as well as solo performance, or choral selections, in order to earn the right to participate at the District Festivals. At their respective festivals, students re-audition for the opportunity to go on to the region and state levels.

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KCSD Announces Roll-out of the Anonymous Statewide Reporting System, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS).

Dear Parents,

In an ongoing effort to increase school safety, I am pleased to announce the roll-out of the anonymous statewide reporting system, “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). This system allows students, parents, or community members to submit anonymous and confidential tips 24/7 through a website, app, or by phone. A crisis center then reviews and assesses all submissions before forwarding relevant information to law enforcement and/or the school for intervention. Users may report observed threats, behaviors, actions, and harassment such as bullying.

The S2SS program is a youth violence prevention program started by Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonprofit organization focused on preventing violence before it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults to identify, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others.

We will be holding a parent information meeting regarding this new initiative on Tuesday, January 22, at 6:45 p.m. in the Kennett High School Auxiliary Gym. We will also be live streaming the presentation for those who are unable to attend in person. A live stream link will be posted on www.kcsd.org. Additionally, a recording of the meeting and other S2SS resources will be made available on our website.

I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have on January 22. If you are unable to attend and have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me directly at (610) 444-6602.

Sincerely,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Safe2Say Something Resources

Queridos padres,

En un esfuerzo continuo por aumentar la seguridad escolar, me complace anunciar el lanzamiento del sistema de informes anónimos en todo el estado; “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS). Este Sistema permite a los estudiantes, padres, o miembros de la comunidad, enviar sugerencias anónimas y confidenciales 24 horas del día/7dias de la semana, através de un sitio web, una aplicación, o por teléfono. Una vez enviadas, un centro de crisis revisa y evalúa todas las presentaciones, antes de enviar información relevante a la policía y / o a la escuela para la intervención. Los usuarios pueden reportar amenazas, comportamientos, acciones, y hostigamientos observados, así tambien como el acoso escolar.

El programa S2SS, es un programa de prevención de la violencia juvenil, iniciado por Sandy Hook Promise, una organización nacional, sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en prevenir la violencia, antes de que suceda, educando y movilizando a jóvenes y adultos, para que identifiquen, intervengan, y obtengan ayuda para personas que puedan correr el riesgo de lastimárse, así mismos, o a los demás.

Tendremos una reunion informativa para padres, sobre esta nueva iniciativa, el martes 22 de enero a las 6:45 p.m. en la gimnasio auxiliar de Kennett High School. También transmitiremos la presentación en vivo para aquellos que no puedan asistir en persona. Se publicará un enlace de transmisión en vivo, en www.kcsd.org. Y también una grabación de la reunión y otros recursos de S2SS estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Espero conocerlos y responder cualquier pregunta que puedan tener el 22 de enero. Si no puede asistir, y tiene alguna pregunta, o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo directamente al (610) 444-6602.

Sinceramente,

Barry Tomasetti, Ed.D.

Superintendente

Safe2Say Something Resources

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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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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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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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September … What You Need to Know!

NO SCHOOL

  • September 3rd
  • September 10th
  • September 19th

KHS Parent Night

  • September 5th 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Senior Portrait Re-takes

  • September 12th-14th

Movie Under the Stars

  • September 18th at Dusk

KHS PTSO Meeting

  • September 17th at 6:45pm

KHS Homecoming September 24th through the 28th

  • Parade September 28th at 6:00pm
  • Football Game September 28th at 7:00pm
  • Dance September 29th 7:00pm-10:00pm

Check back throughout the month for updates and modifications!

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Kennett High School Seniors to Participate in Annual Senior Stroll

On Thursday, May 31, more than 300 members of Kennett High School’s Class of 2018 will participate in the 3rd annual Senior Stroll. More students have opted to take part in the Stroll this year than in previous years.

The Stroll is an opportunity for graduating seniors to say farewell and thank you to all of their former teachers while inspiring younger students to work hard for their futures. The class of 2018, clad in cap and gown, will visit Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, New Garden Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, and Kennett Middle School. The hallways of all buildings will be lined with teachers and students cheering on and wishing good luck to the soon-to-be graduates. For the first time, members of the graduating class will be wearing name tags that are color-coded based on the elementary school that they attended, so former students are easily identified as they enter their old school buildings.

Dr. Jeremy Hritz instituted the Stroll in his first year as Kennett High School principal.

“The idea actually came from Mrs. Christina Gorman, mother of Aodhan (class of 2016) and Ronan (class of 2020), so I can’t take the credit for it. But it’s a great idea. The kids are really enthusiastic about it.”

Senior Katherine Clarke said, “I’m really excited. I haven’t been back to see any of my elementary school teachers since I left for middle school.”

Katherine, like many of her classmates, attended Kennett Consolidated schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. “We all transitioned from elementary school to middle school and then middle school to high school, but this is like one final good-bye to everyone,” she added.

Kennett High School’s 127th commencement exercises will be held on June 8.

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Skills USA Health Knowledge Bowl Gold Medalist

Congratulations to Kennett High School students Ryan Erisman and Marilyn Villafuerte-Vega. Ryan and Marilyn served on the Skills USA Health Knowledge Bowl team. They won the gold medal at state level competition in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Ryan and Marilyn make up half of the state championship team that will now advance to national level competition this summer, where they will compete against the top teams in the country.

Ryan and Marilyn both take part in the Health Career Pathways program at the Technical College High School.

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Kennett High School’s Mini-THON Raises $46,395 and Counting

Two hundred and eighty Kennett High School students stayed on their feet for more than 10 hours from the night of February 23 to the morning of February 24 to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, student senior co-chairpersons Erin Duffy and Anna Wilson revealed the impressive fundraising total of $46,395 to incredibly tired but happy participants. And the donations continue to accrue.

MiniTHON 2018

Despite the fact that this is Kennett High School’s third year sponsoring a Mini-THON, enthusiasm is not waning. If fact, more students participated this year than in previous years, and those students raised more money as well.

Corporate sponsors for this year’s event were Energy Transfer Solutions, Sinton Air Conditioning and Heating, Kennett Education Foundation, and Kelly’s Sports. In addition, Kennett’s Mini-THON was supported by more than 30 local businesses who donated food, money, or gift certificates.

“I am truly overwhelmed by the continued generous support from our community,” said Ms. Lisa Teixeira, Kennett High School’s librarian and Mini-THON faculty advisor.

If you would still like to make a donation, please visit the KHS Mini-THON website at khsminithon.org or call the school at 610-444-6617 for more information.

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