MiniThon Fundraiser & Great Food…

Kennett Pride, Kennett Strong!Minithon Fundraiser

Visit khsminithon.org for more information about our club and how you can support us!

Come out and support Kennett High School Mini THON; it would be awesome to see the Kennett community having dinner together!

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Scholarship News From The Guidance Department

Attention all seniors:

Applications are now being accepted for the Valley Forge Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that is available to minority students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and have demonstrated good citizenship and community service. Applications for this scholarship may be downloaded from the scholarship list in Family Connection or may be picked up in the counseling office. See your counselor for more information.

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MIDTERM SCHEDULE MODIFIED

Please note that due the recent school cancellations, the midterm exam schedule has been modified. Please see this adjustment below:

Midterm schedule

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January Calendar

  • This calendar could be updated throughout the month, please check back regularly.
  • If you have any questions about events on this calendar, please contact the school office at 610-444-6620
  • This calendar will report events concerning the High School Only!
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Harlem Wizards to Play at Kennett High School

Come join Kennett High School for a night of family fun as KCSD teachers play the Harlem Wizards on Saturday, February 10th at 6:00 pm at Kennett High School. The Wizards are a performance basketball team delivering widely successful fundraiser events for schools and nonprofits, last season alone playing in over 400 communities across the USA, while raising over $200 million. They are a unique basketball team that is not primarily focused on winning games, but rather entertaining the crowd with a variety of basketball tricks and alley oops.

What makes a Wizards show “awe-inspiring”? Some say it’s the oohs and ash created by the thunderous, sky-high slams. For others it’s the humor and seeing the teachers being good sports and having fun on the court with the Wizards. The comedy, audience participation, spontaneity delivered as a world class show, in an intimate community setting adds up to a night to be experienced and treasured.MiniTHON Harlem Wizards Event

Advance tickets are $10 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased online at HarlemWizards.com. Tickets can also be purchased by emailing requests to khsminithon2018@gmail.com or calling 610-444-6617. Depending on the volume of advance sales, some tickets may be available at the door, $12 for students and $14 for adults. All proceeds benefit Kennett High School’s MiniTHON, a club based on Penn State’s THON that fundraises to support “Four Diamonds”, which is an organization dedicated to funding research for childhood cancer and helping afflicted families with the cost of treatment. For more information about MiniTHON and how to donate to our cause, visit www.khsminithon.org

We hope everyone can join us on February 10th for an evening in which all of our schools and the whole Kennett community comes together!

Doors open at 5:00 pm!

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2017-2018 Midterm Examination Schedule

The 2017-2018 midterm examination schedule is as follows:

Friday, January 12th schedule. This is a full day and we will follow a Friday schedule.

  • 8th Period 7:40am to 9:10am
  • Advisory 9:14am to 9:20am
  • 1st 9:23am to 9:59am
  • 2nd 10:02am to 10:38am
  • 3rd 10:41am to 11:17am-Vocational Students dismissed at 11:17am
  • 4th 11:20am to 11:56am
  • 5th 11:59am to 12:35pm
  • 6th 12:38pm to 1:13pm
  • 7th 1:16pm to 1:52pm
  • 9th 1:55pm to 2:35pm

The following is the ½ day schedule for January 16 to 19.

Schedule

Jan 16th

Jan 17th

Jan 18th

Jan 19th

Exam 1

7:40am-9:10am

Period 1

Period 2

Period 6

Period 5

Exam 2

9:25am to 10:55am

Period 4

Period3

Period 9

Period 7

*Note that there is a 15 minute break between exams.

**Finally, seniors who have yet to present are reminded that Graduation Project presentations have been scheduled for January 18 at 11am. It is your responsibility to confirm your presentation date and time with your Graduation Project Advisor.

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PSAT Presentations and Junior Planning Meetings

The school counselors at Kennett High School will be busy visiting classrooms of juniors during the week beginning January 11. Juniors will receive their PSAT scores in one meeting with directions for setting up a College Board account and linking their accounts to the free online SAT preparation program offered by the Khan Academy. A second set of classroom visits will provide our juniors with information about the SAT and ACT exams. This information will include registration directions, score sending options, and test taking tips.

The PSAT presentation was delivered to our sophomores in an assembly on Monday, December 18.

Junior planning meetings, including parents, have been ongoing. These are individual meetings held with each junior to explore post-secondary options. This meeting includes information for selecting and applying to colleges, as well as a brief overview of the financial aid process. These meetings typically last approximately 80-90 minutes. Parents of juniors are encouraged to notify their child’s school counselor if they would like to be included in that meeting.

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Emils Jurcik Signs National Letter of Intent for University of Connecticut

Kennett High School Senior Emils Jurcik has signed his National Letter of Intent to swim at Division I University of Connecticut.

Emils (sitting, middle) was surrounded by his parents Inta and Benjamin Jurcik and sister Amalija, as well as (standing from left) athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey, Delaware Swim Team Coach Pablo Mamolejo, Coach Cindy Millisonn, and Kennett High School Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Thomas.

Emils has been swimming competitively since he was six years old. Swimming offers both an individual component and a real team spirit which is what sets the sport apart for Emils. He has been named to the All-State Swimming and Diving Team for his performances in the 500 freestyle and 100 individual medley, along with being named the co-winner for High Point at the 2017 Futures Championship in Geneva, Ohio.

Emils enjoyed his time swimming for Kennett High School, saying “there’s something about representing Kennett that makes me want to swim my best, and I want to carry that over to my teammates.”

In addition to juggling academics and swimming, Emils is also on the high school’s robotics team. He plans to study mechanical engineering.

“I am excited to swim for the University of Connecticut and I know it’s the right decision for me,” Emils says. “I just hope I didn’t mess up my signature.”

Emils is grateful to his family, friends, and coaches for their support in the classroom and in the pool.

Congratulations, Emils!

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Eliza Fantazzi Signs National Letter of Intent for Moravian University

Kennett High School Senior Eliza Fantazzi has signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division III lacrosse at Moravian University.

Eliza (sitting, middle) was surrounded by her parents Christie and Rocco Fantazzi, as well as (standing from left) Assistant Principal Mr. Jeff Thomas, Coach Carrie Killgore, Head Coach Dale Watkins, and athletic director Mr. Sean Harvey.

A dedicated and hardworking player, Eliza has played lacrosse for seven years at Kennett Middle School, Kennett High School, and with the Brandywine Majors Lacrosse Club. She also played field hockey at Kennett High School for four years.

For Eliza, the best part of playing for Kennett High School was building relationships with her teammates and having supportive coaches in both field hockey and lacrosse.

Eliza’s high school achievements include the Blue Demon and Coaches’ Award for field hockey, along with being on the Distinguished Honor Roll.

Along with playing lacrosse, Eliza also coaches the Blue Demons lacrosse team and the Belles, a travelling lacrosse team. She also participates in the Big Sister Little Sister club and is a member of the Allied Health program.

Eliza intends to study nursing.

“I’m excited to play for Moravian,” Eliza says. “I really appreciate all that my coaches have done for me throughout my high school career.”

Congratulations, Eliza!

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KHS CERAMICS SALE SUPPORTS PROGRAM

Nearly fifty pieces, including beautiful wheel-thrown mugs, bowls, and vases as well as hand-built holiday pieces like Christmas trees and plates, will be available for purchase at this year’s Ceramics Sale at Kennett High School. All works were crafted by students in teacher Ms. Jodi Davidson’s ceramics classes, levels I through III.

Ceramics

Eight years ago, Ms. Davidson and her students developed this creative way to add to their annual budget, with all proceeds from the sale helping to support the purchase of materials like clay and glaze for future projects.

Ms. Davidson noted, “The items available for sale are of the same hand-crafted quality you’d find at an expensive gallery, but we sell them for a fraction of the cost. The students have created some amazing work, and the money goes directly back into our program.” Last year’s sale raised approximately $500.

The sale will be held in the school’s lobby on December 19, 2017, and will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Prices range from $5 to $35.

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