Katy McGrath 440-543-9677


Mary Lynn Rafael’s second-grade class at Kenston recently took advantage of nice weather for outdoor campus classroom learning. The class looked for living and non-living things interacting in different ecosystems.

Parent conferences tonight

Tonight (Thursday), Kenston Middle School will host parent conferences for the first nine weeks from 3-7 p.m. while Kenston High School’s conferences will occur Sept. 20 from 4-8 p.m. Parents will learn about their child’s progress in school and teachers will gain insight into their students’ home and community lives.

Both schools utilize an open format with teachers at individual tables set up in the gym where parents can stop to see any or all of their child’s teachers. During the school year, parents can utilize Infinite Campus to check their student’s weekly progress.

Rotary student of the month

Connor Quinlan has been selected Kenston’s Chagrin Valley Rotary Club Student of the Month in September. He carries a 4.302 GPA and has amassed 17 academic awards over the past three years, awarding him an academic letter, academic medal, academic plaque, plaque of honor and plaque of excellence. He has made the honor roll every quarter of high school, received the president’s award sophomore year and was recently named an AP Scholar. At graduation, he will receive an honors diploma and community service cord.

Although he takes most pride in his academics, he enjoys extracurricular activities, being part of the basketball and baseball teams and recently joining the cross country team. Outside of sports, he is a member of National Honor Society, a founding member of the Bomber Bash Committee and has been a member of student council since his freshman year, being elected co-treasurer as a junior and president as a senior. He was a Spanish club member his sophomore year and CEC member freshman through junior year.

Connor has more than 200 service hours, representing his dedication to his community. Much of that time was spent at Kenston youth basketball camps and ESY summer camp for students with special needs. He was a Kenston Connect mentor and completed many service hours through National Honor Society.

Outside of school, Connor helps out at Holy Angels Church and has worked two years at Mackenzie Creamery in Hiram as a goat cheese producer. Other clubs include three years as a scoreboard operator for KCE and one summer at Signature of Solon country club as a cart boy.

Although he is still undecided on which college he will attend next fall, he plans to major in architecture and possibly minor in business at a four-year university.

Child find program

Kenston Local Schools are committed to locating, identifying and evaluating all students with disabilities from age 3 to 22. If you know of a child who may have special educational needs and is not in school, call Rita Pressman at Kenston’s special education office at 440-543-3013.

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