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Kindergarten/parent meeting

Information Night for incoming kindergarten parents will be held at Timmons Elementary School on Jan. 27 at 6:45 p.m. for children entering kindergarten this August. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2020. Information about kindergarten and the registration process will be shared at this event.

Kindergarten registration will be March 4, from 8-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. at Timmons Elementary School. Complete registration online by March 3 and bring supporting documentation with you for copying (school will make copies) and your calendar to sign up for kindergarten screening.

Alumni Association nominations

The Kenston Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the second class of Distinguished Hall of Fame inductees. These individuals will be graduates or staff members who have achieved success in their careers and have made significant contributions in their fields as well as to society. Inductees will have graduated or worked in Auburn, Bainbridge or Kenston schools.

To be eligible, nominees must have graduated in 2010 or before, or retired or left the school system by June 1, 2010, or before, and not currently be employed by Kenston.

Selected inductees will be honored during the Kenston 2020 Homecoming activities. For nomination forms or more information, visit kenstonlocal.org. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 28.

Kenston Football Reverse Raffle

The Bomber Elite Football Club will host a reverse raffle with a grand prize of $3,000 on Feb. 29 from 6-11 p.m. at the Bertram Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 600 N. Aurora Road in Aurora. Tickets are $165 per couple and are available online at kenstoncommunityed.org. For more information, contact kenstonbomberelite@gmail.com.

Debate team places in Toledo

The Kenston High School Speech and Debate team traveled to Toledo to compete at the Sylvania Northview and Southview Tournament. In “Declamation,” Anthony Alandt placed second with Kylee Pierson taking fourth and qualifying for states. Reaching semifinals were Laura Parsons in “United States Extemporaneous Speaking” and Micah Greenberg in “Humorous Interpretation.”  Delaney Bochenek had a 4-2 record in Lincoln-Douglas Debate in the preliminary round before losing in the elimination round to last year’s state champion. 

Rotary student of the month

The Chagrin Valley Rotary Club selected Kenston High School senior Amanda Glime as the Kenston Student of the Month for December. She has a 4.556 GPA and has been on the 4.0 High Honor Roll every semester since her freshman year. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction, Excellence in Mathematics award winner, Harvard Book Award honoree, Community Service Cord recipient and Angela Spalsbury Award winner for achieving the highest score for a female on the Challenge of Champions test.

Amanda maintains a rigorous course load and is committed to extending herself beyond the classroom. She is a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming, qualifying for districts in her sophomore and junior years. She is an active member of the Math Club, Political Action Committee of Kenston, Kenston Connect and Principal’s Leadership Council. She is treasurer of National Honor Society and one of the chair people of the Bomber Bash. Amanda is a member of the a cappella ensemble “Varsity Jazz” and participated in three Kenston Center Stage musicals.

Outside of school, Amanda works as a lifeguard and enjoys teaching and coaching young swimmers.

Amanda plans to attend a four-year college to major in biomedical engineering with a pre-med undergraduate degree.

Teacher receives $250 grant

The Geauga County Retired Teachers Association awarded fourth grade teacher Josefina Ventimiglia a $250 grant. Mrs. Ventimiglia will use the funds to purchase a document camera for use in her classroom with Oliver Lewis and her other students.

BOE members take oaths of office

At the Jan. 13 Kenston Board of Education organizational meeting, board members unanimously voted to reelected Beth Krause as board president and Neysa Gaskins as vice president. Reelected board members Mrs. Gaskins and Tom Manning took their oaths of office for their new four-year term ending in 2023. Other board members are Bill Timmons and Beth Ward.

The next Kenston BOE meeting will be Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at Timmons Elementary School, 9595 E. Washington St. in Bainbridge.

Gold cards available

All residents of Auburn and Bainbridge who are 60 years of age or older may obtain a free, lifetime “gold card.” The card 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 (PTO, Booster groups, etc.) as a fundraiser. The gold card 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 in Bainbridge.

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