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Kenston Schools will host their annual Science Olympiad Tournament at Kenston High School on Jan. 18. More than 60 middle and high school…

Science Olympiad Tournament

Kenston Schools will host their annual Science Olympiad Tournament at Kenston High School on Jan. 18. More than 60 middle and high school teams will be competing.

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Kenston Schools will not be in session on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

KMS Students of The Month

Kenston Middle School is pleased to announce its Students of the Month.

Students selected are sixth-graders Bella Benz, Shawn Hamilton, Snya Parson and Imanol Valadez; seventh-graders Maddie Engoglia, Josiah Lynden, Connor Sheehan and Alexis Thompson; and eighth-graders Dayle Foster, Mark Magnasco, Anna Soryal and Ashton Taylor.

KHS Students of The Month

Congratulations to Kenston High School Students of the Month for January.

Selected for special recognition were freshmen Ryan Conover and Megan Hiser; sophomores Debrion Prevost and Presley Ransom; juniors Ben Blazek and Dominique Kestranek; and seniors Malaysia Brooks and Dieter Manke.

Science Olympiad at Westlake

Kenston’s middle and high school Science Olympiad teams traveled to Westlake for their first invitational of the season. The high school team brought home a fifth place trophy. Twenty-four teams from 15 high schools competed at Westlake’s first tournament.

Individual results were as follows: Compound Machines Jacob Enders and Leander Held, second place; Materials Science Zach Roshon and Jacob Enders, second place; Bungee Drop Carmaletta Hinson and Jeff Brown, third place; Water Quality Logan Bishop and Mitchell Babej, third place; Technical Problem Solving Zach Roshon and Richard Desatnik, fourth place; Boomilever Harrison Uveges and Vinothan Sivapalan, fifth place; Chemistry Lab Jacob Enders and Leah Grcevich, fifth place; Dynamic Planet Alexis Fleming and Logan Bishop, fifth place; Elastic Launched Glider Andrew Krause and Jeff Brown, fifth place; Water Quality Carmaletta Hinson and Abigail Fikter, fifth place; Anatomy & Physiology Leah Grcevich and Hannah Ramadan, sixth place; Forensics Scott Brown and Rachel Sauder, sixth place; Technical Problem Solving Mitchell Babej and Andrew Krause, sixth place; Designer Genes Scott Brown and Josh Sellers, seventh place; Elastic Launched Glider Stephen Kocsis and Harrison Uveges, seventh place; Entomology Scott Brown and Rachel Sauder, seventh place; and Geologic Mapping Paul Gray and Josh Sellers, eighth place.

Freshman competed with the middle school team and placed fifth and 12th out of a field of 25 teams. The following freshmen students received awards in their respective events: Dynamic Planet – Fred Fikter and Chuck Mozingo, third place; Shock Value – Fred Fikter, third place; Simple Machines – Fred Fikter, third place; Meteorology – Bre Kramer and Evan Frank sixth place; Robo Cross – Evan Frank sixth place; and Write It Do It – Bre Kramer sixth place.

Middle school students placed in the following events: Simple Machines Ryan Sauder, third place; Shock Value Ryan Sauder, third place; Rotor Egg Drop – Ainsley Bradbury and Rowhan Graham, fourth place; Experimental Design Rebecca Johnson, Anna Snyder and Patrick Vanderbilt, fifth place; Write It Do It Anna Snyder, sixth place; Rocks & Minerals Kelsey Henrikson, sixth place; Robo Cross Alex Akers, sixth place; and Entomology Tommy Kregenow and Anna Snyder, sixth place.

Thank you, Kenston BOE

Thank you to Kenston board members Mr. Jim Jimison, Mrs. Anne Randall, Mr. Bill Timmons, Dr. Beth Krause, Ph.D., and Beth Ward for the countless hours and immeasurable energy that they have spent to assure that the schools are providing the best education possible for the children of the community.

At the organizational meeting of the Kenston Board of Education, Mrs. Anne Randall was elected president and Dr. Beth Krause will serve as vice president for 2014.

Board of education meetings are generally held the third Monday of the month in the Timmons Elementary multi-purpose room. The meetings begin at 7 p.m.

To find out more about the Kenston Board of Education, visit the district’s website at under Board of Education. There one will find meeting dates, brief bios and the Board Briefs, a monthly summary of board action.

Class of 2018 Orientation

The transition between middle school and high school will begin for the parents of eighth-graders at freshman orientation taking place Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Kenston High School auditorium.

The first informative evening will focus on course selection and scheduling for next year. Representatives from the high school administration, guidance and academic departments will be available to answer specific questions.

STEM Night

Kenston technology is not limited to solar panels, wind turbines and computers. On Jan. 28, Kenston High School will be geared up for the Kenston District STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Night. The family event, open to all K-12 students and their families, is designed to introduce the community to science, technology, engineering and science concepts. Presentations will be made by corporations such as Avaya Labs, the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Lubrizol Corp., Nestle Corp., The Renaissance Group and Rockwell Automation.

Grade appropriate, hands-on activities will be presented by Kenston teachers and students. Other interactive presentations will be made by the American Chemical Association, The American Society of Materials, the Geauga Park District, Lake Farmpark, Kenston Science Olympiad teams and FLL Robotics teams.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a keynote speaker from Nestle Corporation at 6 p.m. followed by open house style break out presentations and activities.

KMS Presents “Cinderella”

Kenston Middle School will be presenting the musical, “Cinderella,” on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. at the Kenston High School auditorium.

In Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella is a teenage girl forced to do all of the menial tasks in the home she shares with her coldhearted stepmother and homely stepsisters. One day when home alone, Cinderella shares a cup of water with a thirsty and handsome traveler, not realizing until he continues on his journey that he is the crown prince of the kingdom.

Shortly thereafter, the king and queen invite every young maiden in the kingdom to a royal ball so that the crown prince can find a girl to marry. Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters go to the ball, leaving Cinderella behind to wish about how her life could be. While she is daydreaming, she is visited by her fairy godmother, who makes it possible for her wishes to come true.

Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Emergency School Closing

In case of severe weather or calamity requiring school to be closed, an official announcement will be made via an AlertNow phone call to the homes of families with children attending the Kenston schools. If you are uncertain about school closing, you can call 440-564-2134 or log in to for up-to-date information. The message is updated by 6:30 a.m. when conditions warrant.

If school is closed due to weather, all activities and athletic contests are canceled whether home or away.

Gold Cards Available

All residents of Auburn and Bainbridge who are 60 years of age or older may obtain a free, lifetime “gold card,” which will admit them free of charge to any school sponsored event in which students participate, including home athletic events, musical and dramatic performances.

Gold cards are not valid when an event is sponsored by an organization other than the schools (P.T.O., Booster groups, etc.) as a fundraiser. Cards cannot be used for athletic events such as conference, regional or state playoffs.

Gold card membership can be obtained at the Kenston Board Office, 17419 Snyder Road.

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