Principal’s Message -5/17/21

Happy Monday KHS Families,

The 2020-2021 school year continues to fly by, and there are now only 20 school days remaining for our students. As we near the end, it is important as ever for our students to finish their classes on a positive note to establish momentum for next school year. If your child needs assistance with a class, please reach out to his or her teacher to coordinate support, as they are ready and willing to do all they can to help your child succeed.

As we close out the week, I wanted to provide a few updates and reminders.

1. Our final PTSO Meeting of the school year was Wednesday, and in the meeting we shared a feedback survey for families. We are asking that all KHS families take the time to complete this survey, as it will provide us with important information to plan and prepare for next school year. You can access the survey by clicking HERE. We are asking this survey be completed by June 4th.

2. Please note there is no school for students this coming Tuesday, May 18th. This is an In Service Day for our professional staff.

3. There is no school on Monday, May 31st for students.

4. Please note the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 15th. The final day of school for seniors is June 9th.

5. Our scheduling message/mailer is complete and will be sent to families on Monday, May 17th. Please carefully read through this information for the next steps in the course scheduling process.

6. The Chester County Health Department is providing COVID-19 vaccines at Longwood Gardens. The Pfizer vaccine is available for children ages 12 and older. Please remember to send the dates of your child’s Pfizer vaccines to Diane Shannon at dshannon@kcsd.org.

7. The Kennett High School Graduation Ceremony on June 11th at 6:00 PM will take place on the front steps! An informative letter regarding graduation will be sent to students and families next week.

8. The Senior Stroll will take place this year in a unique form! On Monday, June 7th, the elementary schools and the middle school will be open for our graduating seniors to visit and to see their former teachers. Students may visit the school(s) they attended. Kennett Middle School will be open from 2:45 to 3:45 PM, Mary D. Lang will be open from 3:15 to 4:15 PM, while all of the other elementary schools will be open from 3:45 to 4:45 PM. More information on this event will be coming soon!

9. Please note that the KHS Awards Night has been moved to Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM. Students and their families will be contacted individually with an invitation if they are receiving an award.

10. Upcoming Calendar of Events – KHS

Date

Event

Time

5-21-21

KHS Mini-THON (KMS)

6:00 PM

5-28-21

KHS Junior and Senior Prom (Stadium)

6:30 PM

6-5-21

TCHS Graduation

10:00 AM

6-3-21

KHS Awards Night

6:00 PM

6-4-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

7:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

2:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

7:00 PM

6-8-21

KHS Baccalaureate

5:00 PM

6-8-21

KHS Senior Dinner Dance (The Creamery)

6:30 PM

6-11-21

KHS Graduation

6:00 PM

8-4-21

Freshmen Orientation

9:00 AM

8-17-21

KHS PTSO (Virtual)

6:00 PM

8-26-21

Back to School Night

6:00 PM

8-30-21

First Student Day

9-2-21

KHS PTSO (Virtual)

6:00 PM

9-6-21

Labor Day – No School

9-7-21

No School

9-16-21

No School

9-30-21

Financial Aid Night

6:00 PM

10-6-21

No School

10-13-21

PSATs at KHS

10-15-21

Homecoming Football Game

7:00 PM

10-16-21

KHS Homecoming Festival

11:30 AM

10-16-21

KHS Homecoming Dance

7:00 PM

10-19-21

KHS PTSO (Virtual)

6:00 PM

11-2-21

No School

11-19-21

Fall Play

7:00 PM

11-20-21

Fall Play

2:00 PM

11-21-21

Fall Play

7:00 PM

11-22-21

KHS PTSO (Virtual)

6:00 PM

11-24 through 11-26-21

No School – Thanksgiving Break

12-20-21

KHS Holiday Concert

7:00 PM

12-23 through 12-31-21

KHS Winter Break

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Feliz Lunes Familias de KHS,

El año escolar 2020-2021 sigue pasando volando, y ahora solo quedan 20 días escolares quedando para nuestros estudiantes. A medida que nos acercamos al final, es importante como siempre que nuestros estudiantes terminen sus clases con una nota positiva para establecer el impulso para el próximo año escolar. Si su hijo necesita ayuda con una clase, comuníquese con su maestro para coordinar el apoyo, ya que están listos y dispuestos a hacer todo lo posible para ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito.

Al cerrar la semana, quería proporcionar algunas actualizaciones y recordatorios.

1. Nuestra final PTSO La reunión del año escolar fue el miércoles y en la reunión compartimos una encuesta de retroalimentación para las familias. Pedimos que todas las familias de KHS se tomen el tiempo para completar esta encuesta, ya que nos proporcionará información importante para planificar y prepararnos para el próximo año escolar. Puede acceder a la encuesta haciendo clic en AQUÍ . Pedimos que esta encuesta se complete antes del 4 de junio th .

2. Tenga en cuenta no hay escuela para estudiantes el próximo martes 18 de mayo th . Este es un día de servicio para nuestro personal profesional.

3. No hay clases el lunes 31 de mayo S t para estudiantes.

4. Tenga en cuenta la último día de clases para los estudiantes es el martes 15 de junio th . El último día de clases para los estudiantes del último año es el 9 de junio. th .

5. Nuestro programación de mensaje / mailer está completo y se enviará a las familias el lunes 17 de mayo th . Lea atentamente esta información para conocer los próximos pasos en el proceso de programación del curso.

6. El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Chester está proporcionando Vacunas para COVID-19 en Longwood Gardens. La vacuna Pfizer está disponible para niños mayores de 12 años. Recuerde enviar las fechas de las vacunas Pfizer de su hijo a Diane Shannon al dshannon@kcsd.org .

7. La escuela secundaria Kennett Ceremonia de graduación el 11 de junio th a las 6:00 PM se llevará a cabo en los escalones del frente! Se enviará una carta informativa sobre la graduación a los estudiantes y familias la próxima semana.

8. El Paseo mayor tendrá lugar este año de una forma única! El lunes 7 de junio th , las escuelas primarias y secundarias estarán abiertas para que nuestros estudiantes de último año que se gradúen visiten y vean a sus antiguos maestros. Los estudiantes pueden visitar las escuelas a las que asistieron. La escuela secundaria Kennett estará abierta de 2:45 a 3:45 p.m., Mary D. Lang estará abierta de 3:15 a 4:15 p.m., mientras que todas las demás escuelas primarias estarán abiertas de 3:45 a 4: 45 p. M. ¡Pronto habrá más información sobre este evento!

9. Tenga en cuenta que la noche de premios de KHS se ha trasladado al jueves 3 de junio rd a las 6:00 PM. Los estudiantes y sus familias serán contactados individualmente con una invitación si reciben un premio.

10. Próximo calendario de eventos – KHS

Fecha

Evento

Hora

5-21-21

KHS Mini-THON (KMS)

6:00 p. M.

28-5-21

KHS Junior y Senior Prom (Estadio)

6:30 PM

6-5-21

Graduación de TCHS

10:00 A.M

6-3-21

Noche de premios de KHS

6:00 p. M.

6-4-21

KHS Musical (Estadio)

7:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Estadio)

2:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Estadio)

7:00 PM

6-8-21

Bachillerato de KHS

5:00 PM

6-8-21

Cena con baile para estudiantes de último año de KHS (The Creamery)

6:30 PM

6-11-21

Graduación de KHS

6:00 p. M.

8-4-21

Orientación para estudiantes de primer año

09 A.M

17-08-21

KHS PTSO (virtual)

6:00 p. M.

26-08-21

Noche de Regreso a la Escuela

6:00 p. M.

30-08-21

Primer día del estudiante

9-2-21

KHS PTSO (virtual)

6:00 p. M.

9-6-21

Día del Trabajo – No hay clases

9-7-21

No hay clases

16/9/21

No hay clases

30/9/21

Noche de ayuda financiera

6:00 p. M.

10-6-21

No hay clases

13/10/21

PSAT en KHS

15/10/21

Partido de fútbol de regreso a casa

7:00 PM

16/10/21

Festival de bienvenida de KHS

11:30 AM

16/10/21

Baile de bienvenida de KHS

7:00 PM

19/10/21

KHS PTSO (virtual)

6:00 p. M.

11-2-21

No hay clases

19-11-21

Juego de otoño

7:00 PM

20/11/21

Juego de otoño

2:00 PM

21-11-21

Juego de otoño

7:00 PM

22-11-21

KHS PTSO (virtual)

6:00 p. M.

11-24 hasta 11-26-21

No hay clases – Vacaciones de Acción de Gracias

20-12-21

Concierto navideño de KHS

7:00 PM

12-23 hasta 12-31-21

Vacaciones de invierno de KHS

Gracias,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Director, Escuela secundaria Kennett

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Kennett High School’s Sixth Mini-THON Set for May 21

Kennett High School’s sixth annual Mini-THON will be held on Friday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the grounds of Kennett Middle School. This year’s dinosaur-themed event has one goal: “Making Cancer Extinct.”

The evening’s safe, socially-distanced festivities will consist of yard games, crafts, karaoke, lip sync, dodgeball, yoga, ultimate frisbee, and other fun activities, as well as a luminary walk designed to honor those who have lost their lives to cancer. Individual students raise money from friends and family who pledge to support their commitment. Currently, this year’s top fundraisers are seniors Gavin Maxwell and Zara Quraishi who have each received donations totalling $2,000.

The Kennett Mini-THON would not be possible without generous support from the Kennett community. The KHS Mini-THON committee is grateful to this year’s sponsors — Chatham Financial, Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating, Austin and Bednash Construction, Kennett Education Foundation, both locations of El Nayarit Mexican Food Stores, Baccellieri Family Dentistry, G & G Mushroom, Guadalajara Express, Sturtee LLC, and High Tech Auto Body — for their dedication and stewardship.

Faculty advisors for the event are Lisa Teixeira, KHS librarian and Humanitarian Club moderator, and Shawn Duffy, social studies teacher and Humanitarian Club assistant moderator. Student organizers are led by event co-chair seniors Gavin Maxwell and Emma Henderson and junior co-chair Grace Pruitt. The event’s music will be provided by students Vincent Poncet and Liam Mitchell.

“I am incredibly honored by the opportunity to work with the dedicated students, faculty, and administrators at Kennett High School as we strive together to combat pediatric cancer. Our group seeks to not only raise money for Four Diamonds but to provide the community, in and out of school, with a framework for unity, inclusiveness, and fun,” said Ms. Teixeira.

Event co-chair Gavin Maxwell commented, “It has been humbling to watch the KHS Mini-THON grow from an idea six years ago when my brother helped to lay its foundations to a tradition of generosity in our community. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to see the sincere willingness of others to contribute to a great cause.”

Co-chair Grace Pruitt added, “To see high schoolers come together for a cause such as Mini-THON is extremely heartwarming. It serves as a great reminder that we are more than capable of the things we put our mind to.”

Through a variety of activities, Kennett students have already raised more than $17,000 toward this year’s total. Offering incentives seems to have been particularly effective in encouraging fundraising. Teachers Mr. Chris Gramlich, Mr. D.J. Augustine, and Mr. Ryan Battin took a pie in the face when students reached $3,000 in donations, and Principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz and Assistant Principal Mr. Duane Kotz were duct taped to the cafeteria wall during all lunch shifts when donations hit the $5,000 mark.

One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before their twentieth birthday, a truly alarming statistic. Four Diamonds established Mini-THON as a way for high school students to join the fight against pediatric cancer. Based on Penn State University’s THON, Mini-THON has over 90,000 student volunteers in over 265 schools. Kennett High School has been a proud Mini-THON participating school for the past five years, raising nearly $200,000 and hoping to add to that impressive total with this year’s proceeds.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit the KHS Mini-THON page at https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3113, search “Kennett High School donor drive,” or call the school at 610-444-6617 for more information.

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Principal’s Message -5/7/21

Happy Friday KHS Families,

The first week of May has concluded, and we are only 25 school days away from the end of the year. Our students continue to work hard, both in-person and virtually, in pursuit of their academic goals. Additionally, excitement is growing as we get closer to the beginning of our spring event season, with festivities such as Mini-THON, Prom, and the Senior Dinner dance on the horizon.

We are looking forward to a fun and enjoyable finish to the school year!

Here are a few reminders as we close out the week:

1. Our final PTSO Meeting of the school is Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM. In this meeting, we will provide a preview of next school year and provide a feedback survey for families. The link for PTSO will be published the morning of the meeting.

2. There is no school for students on Tuesday, May 18th and Monday, May 31st.

3. Please note the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 15th.

4. An update on the course scheduling process will be sent home next week. Please be sure to carefully review this information.

5. Upcoming Calendar of Events – KHS

Date

Event

Time

5-20-21

KHS Awards Night (Stadium)

6:00 PM

5-21-21

KHS Mini-THON (KMS)

6:00 PM

5-28-21

KHS Junior and Senior Prom (Stadium)

6:30 PM

6-5-21

TCHS Graduation

6-4-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

7:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

2:00 PM

6-5-21

KHS Musical (Stadium)

7:00 PM

6-8-21

KHS Baccalaureate (Stadium)

5:00 PM

6-8-21

KHS Senior Dinner Dance (The Creamery)

6:30 PM

6-11-21

KHS Graduation

6:00 PM

Have a restful weekend!

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Prom 2021! The Best Ever

The Enchanted Forest

This year’s prom has lots of cool surprises, activities, and entertainment in store.

Join us May 28th for an evening in an Enchanted forest!. Prom tickets are on Sale through this Friday 5/7

Juniors and Seniors,  this is the ONLY week to buy a prom ticket.

  • Tickets and new masks to match prom finery may be purchased for 25$ in the lobby
    • Before school
    • During “A” lunch
    • After school from2:35-3:15
    • During flex in room 104.

Cost: 25.00 dollars each (cash or checks payable to “KCSD”). Tickets are NON Refundable

You MUST attend the virtual pre-prom meeting held during flex on May 28th

Attire: As we are doing an outdoor event this year, the usual attire options have increased. Remember to dress for the weather: the event is OUTSIDE. This is a formal/semi-formal event. Coats and ties are required for guys; tuxedos are welcome but optional. Suitable party outfits for women include cocktail dresses, pantsuits, and long dresses. LADIES MAY NOT WEAR HIGH HEELED SHOES since we are in the stadium. Pretty flats or wedge heels are acceptable. Remember that is difficult to walk in wedge heels on grass and turf. You will NOT be permitted to enter the prom if you are wearing heels because they will damage the turf.

Click HERE for complete information!

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Celebrating the Class of 2021

Kennett Education Foundation and Kennett High School Teachers Deliver Lawn Signs to Seniors

In the hours just after school on Thursday, April 22, over 20 Kennett High School teachers and administrators along with members of the Kennett Education Foundation (KEF) placed signs on the lawns of all 319 members of KHS’s 130th graduating class, the class of 2021. These volunteers drove district bus routes, planting the signs at the homes of seniors.

For the second year, the signs were funded by a generous donation from KEF. Lettered in Kennett blue and white, of course, and featuring the Kennett “K” logo and a graduation cap, each sign proudly proclaims Kennett Education Foundation Congratulates the Class of 2021. The reverse side of the sign offers the same good wishes in Spanish.

KEF printed a total of 400 signs, with plans to place the additional 81 signs at the high school itself, all of the district elementary schools, the middle school, the Y, the Garage, and other businesses and locations around town, so residents are reminded of the important goal attained by KHS seniors. And, the graduates can see tangible proof of the pride of the entire Kennett community in their achievement.

Alison Biloon, current KEF president, was excited that the organization once again sponsored the congratulatory signs for the graduating class.

“These 14 months have been like no other, and KHS seniors deserve to be recognized for their efforts and perseverance throughout virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning. We know they missed some milestones, and we hope this small gesture helps remind the seniors of the support from the district and the community,” said Biloon.

KEF board members worked in partnership with the high school, specifically senior class advisor Mrs. Peggy Hughes, on the project. Hughes was tasked with organizing the distribution of the signs and recruiting volunteers.

“When I asked the staff for help, the response was overwhelming. Our seniors are so loved, and the sign planting was a fun way to recognize them and all of their hard work,” she shared.

Kennett High School principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz added, “For the second year in a row, our seniors have been negatively impacted by COVID, and in an effort to ensure they understand how important they are to us, celebrating their imminent accomplishment with the yard signs is a way for us to do just that. We are tremendously grateful for the KEF making this effort possible!”

Students are encouraged to pose with their families in front of their sign and Tweet their photos @KCSDKennettHS.

Congratulations to Kennett High School’s Class of 2021!

Press Release prepared by Christine Wilson, Publicity Chair on April 27, 2021

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Kennett High School Inducts National Honor Society Members

The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 inductees at a ceremony and reception on April 7, 2021. The weather cooperated beautifully for the event held at the high school’s football stadium. KHS NHS Induction

Chapter adviser Dr. Alicia Tamargo opened the program, welcoming students and guests to the first in-person, non-athletic event of the 2020-2021 school year. Outgoing NHS historian senior Ryan Myers then introduced the other four National Honor Society officers from the Class of 2021 who delivered speeches highlighting the Cardinal Objectives, the qualities expected of members: Sara Pizzini addressed character; Evan Sharp spoke about scholarship; Henry Sedano focused on leadership; and Jack Ryan emphasized the idea of service.

Next, Mr. Duane Kotz, Assistant Principal, called the role of the senior candidates. With the closure of school last year, NHS Induction was one of the many milestone events cancelled in the spring, so senior candidates never had the opportunity to participate in an official celebration.

These students would have been inducted at the 2020 ceremony: Amy Bates, Joseph Bertz, Maxwell Beveridge, Paige Brown, Cory Burns, James Burns, Cheyenne Camacho, Franlleli Castillo-Salinas, Alexis Cicconi, Carly Cicconi, Caroline Cofran, Lauren Cohen, Marlen Cordova-Pedroza, Vincent Cresci, Julia Dahms, Meredith Davies, Aldys Davis, David Diokno, Charles Ebaugh, Anis Estrada-Aguilar, Isabella Ferranto, Colette Franck, Lillian Goodwin, Shannon Gouge, Mia Gruce, Griffin Haas, Jennifer Hanson, Chase Harris, Evan Hartmann, Taylor Heimann, Emma Henderson, Jaqueline Hernandez Martinez, Alondra Herrera-Esquivel, Ashley Hoernig, Sarah Hoppenjans, Richard Hughson, Luke Jeffery, Rio King, William Kleman, Meghan Kohler, Julia Kosara, Andrew Kuffel, Kiley Larkin, Sydney Lillard, Lauren Markle, Hailey Maurer, Gavin Maxwell, Sydney McCracken, Katherine Minella, Ryan Myers, Spencer Pannhorst, William Parnell, Nicholas Patterson, Julian Pena, Hanna Pirestani, Sara Pizzini, Zara Quraishi, Jenna Robertson, Jack Ryan, Sara Sabo, Madison Sallurday, Emma Schmidt, Emma Schwarz, Catherine Seamon, Henry Sedano, Alexandra Seel, Evan Sharp, Daniel Shen, Swithin Shortlidge, Haylie Silbernagel, Logan Skross, Julia Snoke, Lauren Starr, Jacob Thompson, Aalana Vasquez, Ava Wannemacher, Leah Wardell, Sydney Williams, Sean Wright, Josette Wynn, Briza Zavala, and Kayleigh Zubrod.

Then, Mrs. Eileen Rudisill, Assistant Principal, read the roll of this year’s junior candidates. These students were welcomed into the Chapter: Sophia Adam, Alexandra Barron, Ashley Brown, Curie Cha, Vivian Chiomento, Jesse Comanda, Meredith Day, Divan du Toit, Carter Elliott, Peyton Fenza, Lainee Foester, Diana Giganti Dima, Marisol Gonzalez Flores, Nicholas Gonzalez, Nina Gralewski-Goel, Jack Hannon, Mary Harper, Shannon Harvey, Sylvia He, Martin Heintzelman, Nate Heller, Jacob Hohner, Anne Holt, Amelia Houck, Savannah Jeffery, Amber Kahrs, Mattias King, Elizabeth Larimer, Tiffany Lee, Clara-Jane Mack, Hayley Magaña, Julia Michael, Emma Nace, Sophia Pepe, Lillian Perkins, Logan Piercy, Grace Pruitt, Maya Ranganath, Marissa Reidenberg, Penny Romanelli, Baden Saathoff, Emily Sandoval-Arteaga, Gavin Seele, Luke Silverstein, Sean Simmons, Rhiannon Stewart, Hadley Studer, Tyler Tebo, Anna Tresoldi, Luca Tresoldi, and Olivia Whittaker.

Mr. Jeffery Thomas, Assistant Principal, administered the pledge of honor, and Dr. Tamargo swore in and announced the newly-elected officers for 2021-2022: Emma Nace, President; Amelia Houck, Vice President; Diana Giganti Dima, Secretary; Mary Harper, Treasurer; and Marissa Reidenberg, Historian. These officers replace graduating seniors Henry Sedano, Sarah Pizzini, Jack Ryan, Evan Sharp, and Ryan Myers.

Members of the Blue and White Chapter became eligible by posting a 3.75 grade point average by the second semester of their junior year. Additional qualities of character, leadership, and service were assessed by the faculty of Kennett High School and reviewed by members of the National Honor Society Faculty Council who are chosen by the principal from among the faculty and serve for a period of two years. This year’s Faculty Council included Mr. Jess Bewley, Mr. Scott Bosch, Mr. Thomas Brientnall, Ms. Adrienne Hartford, Mr. Thomas Henry, Mr. Manuel Ibarra, Mr. Kevin Lentz, Mr. Joseph O’Sullivan, Mr. Ronald Phillips, Ms. Britany Schiavo, Ms. Laura Tingley, Mr. Daniel Whetsell, Ms. Emily Wisniewski, and Mr. John Zitarelli.

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Principal’s Message

Happy Friday KHS Families,

I hope you had an enjoyable week and a great Friday!

April is drawing to a close, with only one more week left in the month before we move into the busy month of May. As of today, there are 35 school days remaining in the year! As we move into final stretch of the year, please continue to support and encourage your child in their learning so they finish the school year on a positive note.

Here are a few updates and reminders as the school day concludes:

1. Yesterday, KHS Staff and members of the Kennett Education Foundation (KEF) delivered yard signs to all seniors, celebrating their pending significant accomplishment of graduation! It was a great event made possible by the KEF, and we are grateful of their donation of the signs! Thank you KEF, and congratulations seniors! Enjoy these final weeks of your senior year and make the most of them!

2. Testing season will begin soon, and we will be communicating our schedule for Keystone testing sometime next week. The Keystone Exams will take place June 1st through June 8th, and there will be a modified schedule on these days for students. Only students taking Algebra I, Biology, or World Literature, will be participating in the Keystone Exams.

3. Please be reminded that students are not to be dropped off or picked up at the front steps before or after school. Students may be dropped off in the S-Wing or in the lower parking lot in the front of the building. This ensures student safety. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated with this!

4. Only students with an assigned parking tag may park on campus. Students may not park on campus without permission.

5. The next PTSO Meeting is Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM. This will be our final PTSO Meeting of the school year. The links for this meeting will be published the morning of the meeting.

6. There is no school for students on Tuesday, May 18th and Monday, May 31st.

7. Please note the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 15th.

8. Would you like to hear more student news? We would too! This last year has been tough on everyone, all the more reason, to promote the amazing accomplishments of our Kennett High School students! If your child is participating in a Club, Sports Team, Band, Orchestra, School Musical etc…., please email a short update to the “Bottom of the Book Bag” (BOBB). We publish weekly updates to the entire school community. Almost 750 subscribers! Please note that the BOBB coordinators are parent volunteers, therefore the information shared in the BOBB is only as good as the information we receive. Please email us at: kennetthighbobb@gmail.com. We look forward to you filling up our Mail Box!

9. The quest to remain diligent in our fight against COVID-19 continues. In order to continue our path back to some sense of normalcy, we all need to remain diligent in our fight against COVID-19. This means that we must stay true to the mitigation strategies that are in place and continue to have individuals who do not feel well – STAY HOME! We have recently seen an uptick in situations where individuals not feeling well came to our schools and inadvertently impacted others as they have been identified as close contacts. Any staff member not feeling well, should stay home and contact their direct supervisor. Any student should be checked by his or her parent or guardian prior to coming to school. This includes understanding the definition of close contacts when someone in the household has been identified as a positive or probable case. If you need any assistance, please call your child’s school nurse.

Have a restful and relaxing weekend!

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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Summer Enrichment Program

Kennett is offering in-person enrichment camps this summer. Camps run Monday through Thursday at Bancroft Elementary School. Transportation, materials, and lunch will be provided free of charge. The YMCA will be offering afternoon activities for students. Bus transportation will be provided to school in the morning, and for those who stay for the YMCA program after camp. If you opt-out of the afternoon YMCA programming, you will be required to pick up your child at 11:30 am. Some camps are offered in the afternoon only, and transportation to school will be required.

Spaces are limited, so please return the paper form sent home with your child, or complete the online form before May 7. Participation is first-come, first served. For more information, please click the link below:

2021 Summer Programs Invite 4.21.21

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KHS Students Featured in Chester County Student Art Show

Virtual Chester County High School Art Festival and 6th Congressional District Art Exhibition 

The Chester County Student Art Show is being held virtually ! Student from Kennett High School and other Chester County schools submitted work to be viewed and voted on. Due to Covid constraints and the virtual/hybrid start of the year, KHS students completed their work from home, which is even more amazing!

You can use the following link to take a look and  VOTE for your favorite. When you click on the picture, you will see the students information and the option to VOTE. Please scroll through all the pages, if you have time, to see the wonderful artwork from our students and those from other Chester County High Schools.

KHS Art Show

Ashley Hoerning, 12th, Kennett High School, Clay, Vase

Chayse D’Andrade, 12th, Kennett High School, Clay, Flower Brick

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Principal’s Message 4/16/21

I hope everyone has had a great week!

As our second week of the full reopening concludes, our students are settling into a routine and are working hard in their pursuit of new learning. As of today, there are 40 school days remaining in the year. Please continue to encourage and support your child to finish the year on a positive note!

Here are a few updates and reminders as our school day ends:

1. In order to continue our path back to some sense of normalcy, we all need to remain diligent in our fight against COVID-19. This means that we must stay true to the mitigation strategies that are in place and continue to have individuals who do not feel well – STAY HOME! We have recently seen an uptick in situations where individuals not feeling well came to our schools and inadvertently impacted others as they have been identified as close contacts. Any staff member not feeling well, should stay home and contact their direct supervisor. Any student should be checked by his or her parent or guardian prior to coming to school. This includes understanding the definition of close contacts when someone in the household has been identified as a positive or probable case. If you need any assistance, please call your child’s school nurse. Thank you for continuing to THINK! We are all in this together.

2. Please be reminded that students are not to be dropped off or picked up at the front steps before or after school. Students may be dropped off in the S-Wing or in the lower parking lot in the front of the building. This ensures student safety. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated with this!

3. Only students with an assigned parking tag may park on campus. Students may not park on campus without permission.

4. The next PTSO Meeting is Wednesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM. This will be our final PTSO Meeting of the school year. The links for this meeting will be published the morning of the meeting.

5. There is no school for students on Tuesday, May 18th and Monday, May 31st.

6. Please note the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 15th.

7. Would you like to hear more student news? We would too! This last year has been tough on everyone, all the more reason, to promote the amazing accomplishments of our Kennett High School students! If your child is participating in a Club, Sports Team, Band, Orchestra, School Musical etc…., please email a short update to the “Bottom of the Book Bag” (BOBB). We publish weekly updates to the entire school community. Almost 750 subscribers! Please note that the BOBB coordinators are parent volunteers, therefore the information shared in the BOBB is only as good as the information we receive. Please email us at: kennetthighbobb@gmail.com. We look forward to you filling up our Mail Box!

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

Thank you,

Jeremy Hritz, Ed.D.

Principal, Kennett High School

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