KHS Newsletter

May 26, 2023

Have a Great Weekend!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:


We are just a week/plus away from graduation and just a couple more weeks of classes. Please familiarize yourself with the exam week schedule as it is different than our normal schedule.


We have some beautiful weather coming this weekend. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and the long weekend.


See you all on Tuesday!


Identification:

When entering the building during school hours visitors will be required to scan their license into our Indent-a-Kid software. This is a precaution that all schools are required to abide by.


Twitter:

KHS Twitter Account: @principalkhs.

Outstanding New Music Educator

Mr. Desmarais has been recognized as the Outstanding New Music Educator. The Maine Music Educators Association recognized him this past week with the 2022-2023 award. Friend and Colleague Mr. Wakeman was able to present the award to him.


Congratulations to Mr. Desmarais! We are all proud of you.

KHS Visual & Performing

Music Award Winners

Congratulations to our Music Award Winners! Each of these awards are earned through dedication, musicianship, kindness, and by giving back to the program. We are honored to celebrate these amazing students and all that they have achieved.


Director of Band Award: Birdie Nelson

Director of Choir Award: Adora Olise

Louis Armstrong Jazz Awards: Lily McGovern

National School Choral Award: Birdie Nelson

John Philip Sousa Award: Amede Olise

Good Neighbor Award: Kylie PArsons and Adora Olise

Bernstein Award: Birdie Nelson


Final Exam Schedule for 9-11th Grade

KHS 2023 Final Exam Schedule


Monday, June 12

Block 1 (Blue)

7:45-9:15

Break/Breakfast

9:15-9:45

Block 2 (Blue)

9:45-11:15

Make-Up

11:45-1:15


Tuesday, June 13

Block 3 (Blue)

7:45-9:15

Break/Breakfast

9:15-9:45

Block 4 (Blue)

9:45-11:15

Make-Up

11:45-1:15


Wednesday, June 14

Block 1 (White)

7:45-9:15

Break/Breakfast

9:15-9:45

Block 2 (White)

9:45-11:15

Make-Up

11:45-1:15


Thursday, June 15

Block 3 (White)

7:45-9:15

Break/Breakfast

9:15-9:45

Block 4 (White)

9:45-11:15

Make-Up

11:45-1:15

The final make-up day for exams will be Friday, June 16 from 8:00-10:30 AM


Please note that if your student has a study hall, they do not need to be at school during that block.

Final Exam Important Details

Buses will run at their normal times to and from school. After the last exam each day at 11:45, there will be four buses that will follow the late bus routes. The buses will have signs for what area they are covering.


The regular after-school buses will also do a quick drive-through around 2:00 p.m. There will be no late buses at 4 PM for this week.


Students do not have to be in attendance if they do not have an exam scheduled. The library will be open for quiet study. The cafeteria will also be open.


Students who have two exams in one day are required to stay at school during the break. They may not leave school and return. If teachers administer an exam, it will count for 10% of the semester average.

Alumni Update

Panagiotis (Peter) Lazos ’19 graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 20th with a Computer and Systems Engineer degree. He has taken a job at American Micro Devices in Fishkill, NY as a design engineer.

Class of 2023

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Unbelievably, Graduation is right around the corner! In the coming weeks, we will post important updates in a variety of places: via email, in the weekly KHS newsletter, on the Class of 2023 website, and on the RSU21 Class of 2023 Parent Group Facebook page (parent-run). Please see below for our current news:
  • To communicate with the senior class, we have created a Class of 2023 Google Classroom to post announcements. Please remind your seniors to join our Google Classroom if they have not already done so and to check their email daily

  • Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 4th at 10 a.m. The ceremony typically lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

  • New this year, Project Graduation will not begin immediately following the Graduation ceremony. Instead, students who are participating in Project Graduation will be allowed to go home after the ceremony to change, rest, and spend time with family.


More details will be forthcoming, but students participating in Project Graduation will need to be back at the high school by 3:15 p.m. on June 4th; buses will depart promptly by 4 p.m. for a reservation at our first (secret!) location.


For more information about Project Graduation, please read this informational handout.


Thank you,


Susan Thombs and Margaux DePue

Class of 2023 co-advisors


Scholarship Information:

Congrats! With only few weeks left of high school, you are officially on the home stretch!!!


By now many of you may have received admission to the colleges where you have applied and now you are trying to figure out how you are going to pay to attend the school you desire. Scholarships can play an important role in helping pay tuition, room/board, books and school supplies.


New scholarships recently received in the guidance office:

AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship: The Associated General Contractors of America provides scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical school or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. To review the complete list of criteria click here. Students can click here to apply by June 1st for a $1,000 (renewal for up to two years) scholarship.


PeoplesChoice Presents Maine Merits Community Scholarships: PCU wants to strengthen our community by providing 4 different scholarships in each of the following: volunteerism, community leadership, Maine business growth and technical/trade careers. $6,000 in awards will be given out to students pursuing further education in these areas. To apply by May 30, please Click HERE.


The next few weeks will go fast! Enjoy this special time with your classmates!


Mrs. Wiewel

Kennebunk's Climate Action Plan Survey

State Singles Tennis Championships

Freshman, Alberto Cutone finished in the top 4 of the Maine State Singles Championships this past week. The 6th seed, Cutone beat the 3rd seed to advance to play the 2nd seed in the tournament. Great effort Alberto. Congratulations!

Rams in the News & Other Information

Schedules are subject to change


Baseball:

HOME games are on the Varsity Baseball Field

4/21 @ 11:00 AM v Deering - WIN

4/25 @ 4:00 PM @ Cheverus - Loss

4/27 @ 4:00 PM v Sanford - Loss

4/29 @ 1:00 PM @ Portland - WIN

5/2 @ 4:30 PM v Gorham - Loss

5/4 @ 4:00 PM v TA - WIN

5/6 @ 11:00 AM @ Falmouth - Loss

5/9 @ 4:00 PM @ Marshwood - Loss

5/11 @ 4:00 PM v BE - WIN

5/12 @ 4:30 PM v Scarborough - Loss

5/16 @ 4:30 PM @ SP - Loss

5/20 @ 11:00 AM @ Biddeford - WIN

5/23 @ 4:30 PM v Windham - WIN

5/25 @ 4:00 PM v Noble - WIN

5/27 @ 10:00 AM @ Massabesic

5/30 @ 4:00 PM @ Westbrook


Lacrosse (F): All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are on the back soccer/lacrosse field

4/18 @ 3:30 PM v Greely - WIN

4/20 @ 11:00 AM v Gorham - WIN

4/26 @ 6:15 PM @ Falmouth - WIN

4/28 v Yarmouth - WIN

5/2 @ Marshwood - WIN

5/5 @ 6:00 PM @ Cape Elizabeth - WIN

5/9 v TA - WIN

5/12 @ 6:00 PM @ Massabesic - WIN

5/16 v Biddeford - WIN

5/18 v Windham - WIN

5/22 v Scarborough - WIN

5/25 v Portland - WIN

5/30 @ Cheverus


Lacrosse (M): All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are on the back soccer/lacrosse field

4/18 @ 4:45 PM @ Falmouth - Loss

4/22 @ 11:00 AM @ Noble - WIN

4/25 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/29 @ 12:45 PM v Gorham - Loss

5/3 v Greely - Loss

5/6 @ 11:00 AM @ Lewiston - Loss

5/10 v Marshwood - Loss

5/12 v Brunswick - Loss

5/17 @ Westbrook - WIN

5/20 @ 10:00 AM v BE

5/23 @ 5:30 PM @ Biddeford - WIN

5/26 v Wells

5/30 v SP

6/1 @ 6:15 PM @ York


Softball: All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are at the KHS softball field or at Sanford HS

4/24 v Noble - WIN

4/26 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/28 v Gorham - WIN

5/1 @ 4:00 PM @ Deering - WIN

5/3 v BE - WIN

5/4 @ 4:30 PM @ TA

5/8 @ v SP - WIN

5/10 @ 6 PM @ Portland - WIN

5/12 v Massabesic - WIN

5/15 @ 4:30 PM v Biddeford - Loss

5/17 @ Falmouth - WON

5/19 v Cheverus - WIN

5/22 @ 4:30 PM @ Windham - Loss

5/24 @ 4:30 PM v TA - WIN

5/26 @ Scarborough

5/30 @ Scaborough


Tennis (F): All Matches @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME matches are on the KHS tennis courts

4/13 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/18 @ 11:00 AM v Massabesic - WIN

5/1 @ 11:00 AM @ Sanford - WIN

5/8 v Portland - WIN

4/27 @ SP - WIN

5/2 v Scarborough - Loss

5/3 v Falmouth - WIN

5/4 @ Westbrook - WIN

5/9 v TA - WIN

5/11 @ 3:30 PM @ BE - WIN

5/16 v Windham - WIN

5/18 @ Cheverus - WIN

5/23 v Biddeford - WIN


Tennis (M): All Matches @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME matches are on the KHS tennis courts

4/13 v Marshwood - WIN

5/1 @ 11:00 AM v Sanford - WIN

4/25 @ Portland - WIN

4/27 v SP - WIN

5/2 @ Scarborough - WIN

5/17 @ Falmouth - Loss

5/4 v Westbrook - WIN

5/9 @ TA - WIN

5/11 @ 3:30 PM v BE - WIN

5/16 @ Windham - WIN

5/18 v Cheverus - WIN

5/23 @ Biddeford - WIN


Track & Field (F/M):

4/13 @ 3:45 PM @ TA

4/29 @ 10:00 AM @ Sanford

5/1 @ 4:00 PM @ Scarborough

5/11 @ 3:45 PM @ Windham

5/17 @ 4:00 PM @ SP


Unified Bocce:

5/9 v Thornton 3:45 PM

5/10 v Marshwood 4 PM

5/18 v Scarborough 3:30 PM

5/23 @ Marshwood 3:30 PM

5/30 v Westbook 3:45 PM

Calendar Information

About Kennebunk High School

Kennebunk High School is a public high school nestled on the coast of Southern Maine. It is part of Maine Regional School Unit #21 and serves the towns of Arundel, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport. The school currently has 762 students enrolled.

In 2008-2009 KHS became an International Baccalaureate school and currently offers the IB diploma program. Recently, the school was recognized as the #2 ranked school in the State of Maine.

The school features 24 varsity athletic programs and a unified basketball program. Additionally, the school has 31 clubs and activities (and growing) in order to serve the well rounded student who is looking to become involved.