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KMS receives Purple Star Award
Kenston Middle School has been named a 2020 Purple Star designee for their outstanding commitment to serving military-connected students and families. The Ohio Department of Education Purple Star designation recognizes schools that meet important criteria to help and support military families as they transition between school settings and ensure that their unique social, emotional and academic needs are met.
Plane crash survivor shares GRIT
Austin Hatch has a story to tell. It is one of strength, tenacity, perseverance and courage that resonated with Kenston’s middle and high school students at a PTO-sponsored program. Mr. Hatch is a two-time plane crash survivor and former University of Michigan basketball player. His message of GRIT, (growth mindset, resilience, integrity and team) is the foundation of his ideals.
Students win Mock Trial awards
Kenston’s two Mock Trial teams competed at districts in Painesville where they argued the extent to which a school principal may restrict a student’s First Amendment freedom of speech rights. Chloé Peiffer, Laura Parsons and Madalyn Blackford were each named the “Best Attorney” in their trials. Victor Como, Margaret Eibler and Jackson Strauss were each named “Best Witness” in their trials. Kenston defeated Perry High School and Andrews Osborne Academy but were eliminated by Lake Catholic from advancing to Regionals.
Debaters place in competition
The Kenston High School Speech and Debate team competed at Hathaway Brown and John Carroll University, placing sixth as a team. Individually, Laura Parsons placed third in United States Extemporaneous Speaking. Samantha Stephens and Ryann Greulich placed fourth in their respective chambers in Congressional Debate. Cadence Matty placed fourth in Declamation, Skylar Cinch placed sixth in Humorous Interpretation and Valerie Brown placed sixth in Original Oratory.
Kindergarten registration will be Feb. 4 from 8-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. at Timmons Elementary School, 9595 E. Washington St. in Bainbridge. Complete your registration online by Feb. 3 and schedule an appointment to bring supporting documentation with you for copying.