KHS Newsletter

March 3, 2023

Have a Great Weekend!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:

I hope that everyone had a great week after vacation. If you are reading this I am sure that you are all mentally preparing for what could be the biggest snow storm of the year. It's looking like this area could get up to 14" of snow. I hope that you are all able to manage the snow and stay safe and warm throughout the storm. Good luck everyone!


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.


KHS Twitter Account: @principalkhs.

National Merit Scholarship Program

Kennebunk High School is pleased to announce that we have 3 National Merit Scholarship finalists in the Class of 2023. The finalists are: Noah Manning, Eamon McGlashan, & Janelle Powell.

These students are now in the top 7250 in the country. Each of these students are in line to potentially receive a significant scholarship from this organization. Good luck and Congratulations!

Sanford Regional Technical Center Students of the Month

Each year Kennebunk High School sends students to SRTC, PATHS, and BRCOT - our technical education partners. Sanford has announced their Students of the Quarter for the 1st and 2nd Quarters. Congratulations to our students for making an impact at SRTC. Keep up the good work.

Video Production

Chance Lauer (1st Quarter)

Precision Manufacturing

Colby Temple (1st Quarter)

Brayden Roy (2nd Quarter)

Digital Design

Alexander Barth (2nd Quarter)

Automotive Collision Repair

Mitchell Stevens (2nd Quarter & Rotary Honored)

Please Note: There were other students who were recognized by SRTC, but due to publishing permissions they were not able to be included in this posting.

Model UN

Congratulations to the KHS Model United Nations club for their outstanding contributions to the MIT Model United Nations Conference XV!

KHS sent 21 delegates to Cambridge, MA for the three-day conference that included delegates from high schools around the US and the world. This was the first in-person MIT Model UN Conference in three years and the first conference for most of our delegates.

The following students won awards for their contributions to the deliberations:

Annie Murer- DISEC: Sudan - Honorable Mention
Adora Olise- WHO: Senegal - Best Delegate
Renee Bergeron- WHO: Guinea-Bissau - Outstanding Delegate
Isaac Kahn- UNOOSA: Egypt - Outstanding Delegate

David Rush- UNOOSA: Philippines - Best Position Paper

Congratulations to all delegates for their hard work and contributions to a successful conference!

State Champions & School Records

Over vacation Asher Ward (Diving) and Chloe Matthews (200 Freestyle) became state champions in Swimming & Diving. Congratulations to each of you on this fine accomplishment.

Additionally, Kyle Barron broke his own school record (from the week before). Great job Kyle.


At Class A Championships at Saddleback Mountain, KHS had two athletes qualify to compete in Maine State Shoot outs by finishing in the top 15. Timmy Teguis finished 4th in Giant Slalom and 5th in Slalom. Jackson Thombs finished 14th in Giant Slalom (16th in slalom).

At State Shootouts on Friday, February 24, Timmy Teguis placed fourth against all top skiers in Class A and Class B earning him the fourth seed spot on the Alpine team representing the Great State of Maine. He will go on to compete, representing Maine, at the US Ski and Snowboard Eastern Regional High School Championship, the highest level of competition at the high school level, at Mittersill at Cannon Mountain in Franconia, NH. This event brings together high school teams representing all states within the US Ski and Snowboard Eastern Region, plus out of region teams, for three days of championship racing from March 2-5, 2023.

Youth in Art Month

March is “Youth in Art Month” and “Music in our Schools Month”. In honor of this we will once again be hosting our “All Arts Night”.
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KHS Thespian Society

The KHS International Thespian Society recently had a very successful weekend of one act plays the weekend before winter break. The two one act plays that were performed were “All I Really need to know I learned by being in a bad Murder Mystery” and “Stage Parents”. Both of these shows were hilarious and the audience enjoyed evenings of absolute laugh out loud entertainment performed by our very own KHS Students.

One of these shows was picked by the audience to represent KHS at the Regional Competition of the Maine Drama Festival. This is the first time in recent history that KHS will attend the competition as competitors. Last year KHS students hosted the regional event supported by the Maine Principals Association. The regionals will be Friday March 10 and 11 at the Thorton Academy Theater. KHS will be the performing first on Friday evening at 6:30pm sharp. We hope many students and parents will come and cheer our students on. The winner of this competition will move on to the state finals similar to MPA sporting events.

The show picked by the audience was Stage Parents by Don Zolidis. Here is a brief synopsis of the show: As opening night for Ms. Robin's production of Medea approaches, she must try to lead the student cast through rehearsal while fending off stage parents of all stripes: from the backseat directors trying to take over, to the amateur documentarians who can't let a move go unrecorded, to the overzealous guardians of the concession stand. The parents step into the spotlight they crave for their precious progeny in this spirited, tongue-in-cheek comedy.

Spring Play Auditions - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Auditions will be held on March 14 and 15 immediately after school

Auditioners will be reading from the selections taken from the script. You will inform me on the audition form that will be provided, as to what characters you are interested in.

Much of the cast is non-gender or gender fluid. That said some characters will be cast by gender specific.

  • Hermia Female

  • Helena Female

  • Hypolita / Titania Female

  • Lysander Male

  • Demitrius Male

  • Theseus/ Oberon Male

Non-Gender/ Gender Fluid

  • Puck

  • Nick Bottom

  • Egeus

  • Peter Quince

  • Robin Starveling

  • Francis Flute

  • Philostrate

  • Tom Snout

  • Snug

  • Pixie Borrowers: Cobweb, Mustardseed, Peaseblossom, and Moth

You may or may not read the character you wish to play at the audition. We wont have time. I will ask you to tell me why you wish to play the roles you have identified. Have 2 please. I will be able to cast based upon what you bring to your performances of any character you read. Audition scenes will be available to look at by end of next week.

Preparation info that will be helpful for auditioners. Character notes and video of very good production


Versatile tenor, Mark Daniels returns to his hometown, Kennebunk, Maine on Saturday April 1, for a recital of musical theater, art songs, opera arias and duets. Mr. Daniels and his guests are graciously giving this performance as a benefit recital for the Kennebunk High School music and theater departments!

Following graduation from Kennebunk High School and studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, his celebrated singing career has taken him to Italy and various US states. Since 2017, Mr. Daniels and his collaborative accompanist, Rob Goodling, have performed multiple recitals together, filmed several acclaimed performances and recorded an album, The Lyric Tenor in Recital. One critic wrote, “…what grabbed my attention was their flawless sense of each other and conveying that to their audience. It is their genius and duality that is the magic!”

This 4 pm homecoming recital in the Kennebunk High School Auditorium will reflect Mark Daniels’ singing career from his high school days through the present. Joining him will be another Kennebunk High School graduate, soprano Rosemary Crimp and well-known Maine teacher/baritenor David Goulet.

$25 Tickets can be purchased now at TheLyricTenorReturnsHome.

Class of 2023 Information

Class of 2023 News

Class of 2023 Website

We have created a website for all things senior year! Please click HERE to see the new site.

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Rams in the News & Other Information

Basketball (F) (6-12-0) - Season Complete

Basketball (M) (9-10-0) - Season Complete

Cheering - Season Complete

Ice Hockey (F) (18-3-0) - STATE CHAMPIONS

Ice Hockey (M) (3-15-0) - Season Complete

Indoor Track (M/F) - Season Complete

Skiing - Season Complete

Swimming & Dive - Season Complete

Unified Basketball:

3/6 @ York 3:30 PM

3/8 v KHS Staff 2:30 PM

Wrestling: (7-5-0)

3/4 @ New Englands TBD TBD

Lifeguard Course

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard? Here's your chance to take a course through the University of New England. You must be at least 15 years old to be eligible. For more information contact Bob Eagle @

Cost is $315 and sessions go from 8am-5pm on 3/25, 3/26, and 4/1

Community Resources

In a moment of crisis, you do not have to be alone.

Sometimes you need a conversation--not an internet search.

Dial 2-1-1 for the Maine Hotline. This service can help with issues like acute crisis, financial assistance, mental health, addiction treatment, health care, or heating and utilities assistance. Additionally, the national Suicide Hotline is 9-8-8. Below is a list of resources.

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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.