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Personal hygiene is an important part of the grade 4 and 5 physical education curriculum …

Enlightening lesson in hand washing

Personal hygiene is an important part of the grade 4 and 5 physical education program. Glo Germ, a solution that simulates germs, was applied to the students’ hands. After washing their hands, the students checked under ultraviolet light to reveal how well they had washed their hands.

Ms. Jessica Mathews, graduate nurse in community outreach from university hospitals, and Mr. Joe Hritz, physical education teacher, collaborated on the hygiene lesson which highlighted the importance and proper technique of hand washing. Kenston values ​​its partnership with teaching hospitals to keep students healthy and strong.

Timmons lunch

Congratulations to the students of Timmons Elementary School selected for the Lunch Bunch Honors in October. Kindergarten students honored with the Respect Awards were Kannon Beach, John Henry Butler III, Harper Catania, Harper Dwyer, Margot Jahn, Amelie Kiner, Dean Longano, Madelyn Madsen and Abigaile Schock. The honored first graders were Braden Austin, Fiona Blanchard, Valentine Closs IV, Hunter Freshman, Dean Krisfalusy, Nolan Rayle and Colin Schultek.

The sophomores were Kacie Braverman, Kevin Dobler, Meara Hanson, Emerson Kozel, Carmen Longano, Lincoln McGlone, Maximus Pannunzio and Haya Suhail. The third grade students were Ryan DeWalt, Declan Dwyer, Michael Marsh Jr., Wyatt Sargent, Riley Savage, Sylvia Sebastiano and Gianna Spada.

KMS student of the month

Kenston Middle School recognized its students for the month of October. They were sixth-graders Adam Barr, Philip Brodsky, Grace England and Molly Thomas; seventh grade students Graham Christopher, Justin McBride, Lauren Vura and Keira Walz; and eighth grade students Ronnie Fratoe, Carmen Fratoe, Lily Rieger and Shriya Selvan.

Student of the KMS term

Students at Kenston Middle School were recognized as neighborhood students by their rappelling, art, music, physical education, foreign language and technology teachers. They are Maren Hill and Zachary Radefeld, sixth graders; Brooklyn Alexander and Colin Murphy, seventh graders; and eighth grade students Anna Falkenberg and Charlie O’Brien.

KHS students of the month

Kenston High School is pleased to announce its students for the month of November. The students selected for Student of the Month honors were ninth grade Charles Eibler and Benjamin Fink; 10th grade students Sophia Alandt and Ava Marcoguiseppe; Olivia Damiano and Viktoriya Taran, grade 11 students; and 12th graders Leah Jarmolowicz and Will Lauer.

KCS performs Father knows best

Kenston Center Stage presents “Father Knows Best” on November 4, 5 and 6 at 7:00 p.m. and a morning performance at 2:00 p.m. on November 6.

The play brings the popular 1950s radio and television show to life. It features wise family man Jim Anderson, his wise wife Margaret, and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. When the busy family begins to disperse for the evening for their various activities, the father dismounts and demands that everyone stay home. As a result, the city’s social life suddenly revolved around the Anderson House. The excitement and humorous complications grow until the father finally discovers that while he may know better, the youngsters know a little too.

The production will consist of two alternating distributions. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $ 10 in cash or by check payable to: Kenston Board of Education.

Update of speech and debate

The Kenston High School Speech and Debate Team participated in its first in-person tournament in almost 20 months. Going to the Novice Tournament at GlenOak High School in Stark County, Gaby Bates placed third in the Informative Oratory, Addie Altmann placed third in the humorous performance, Emily Kovatch placed Fourth in the Congressional debate, Hannah Jamieson placed fifth in Original Oratory and Lyric Dickson seventh in Declamation. Mackenzie Villers in Congressional Debate and Emily Hunt in Declamation entered their first tournament.

School Safety Helpline

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered with Ohio Homeland Security to provide all school districts in Ohio with a safe and secure tip line. The tip line can be anonymous, or callers have the option of leaving their contact details. Any threatening information or suspicious activity will be assessed by the Homeland Security team to determine the level of threat. If it is determined that this is a high level threat, they will contact local law enforcement and the school district directly.

School-related information, such as bullying, social media issues, or other school-related information, will be passed directly to school administrators. Safer Schools Ohio Tip / Text Line: 844-SAFEROH or 844-723-3764.

Kindergarten registration

The kindergarten information evening for students entering school in August 2022 will take place on January 31, 2022. Children must be 5 years old by September 30, 2022 at the latest.



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