Kennebunk High School News
November 4, 2022
Have an Amazing Weekend!
Dear Kennebunk High School Families:
I hope you all have had a great week and hopefully you are able to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather we are about to have in November. It's not all that often that temperatures reach the 70s at this time of year.
Good luck to the students who are in Anastasia this weekend. I hope you all perform amazingly. Also, good luck to the football team tonight as they play against Portland - the winner will advance to the Southern Maine Class B championship.
Students in grades 9 & 10 will be receiving NWEA reports soon to take home. When that happens we will send out a communication so that you can be on the lookout for it.
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.
Updated District Transportation Policy:
Please click HERE to see the updated guidelines for RSU21 transportation. The biggest piece of this policy to note is that in order to take a different bus - a note must be provided 48 hours in advance to the school office.
Notes from Officer Champlin:
No Report This Week
Be on the lookout for the TNTP survey information. A link will be sent to your emails as the survey will launch in November and close on December 16, 2022.
Twitter is something that I have tended to use throughout my career. If you would like to follow for updates please go to @principalkhs.
Visual & Performing Arts News
“Anastasia” the broadway musical will be presented by the KHS Student Theater on November 3-5 at 7pm and November 6 at 2:00pm. All performances will be presented at the KHS PAC.
The show is based upon the story of the Russian revolution and of a young women believed to be the surviving Princess Anastasia, the daughter of the Czar, who was thought to have survived the destruction of the Royal family. The story has many twists and is loosely based upon a true story of a young women who many thought to be this daughter and her journey.
The KHS Student theater production is directed by theater and dance teacher Dennis St. Pierre. Assistant Directed by music teacher Eric Desmarais with Music Direction and Conducting by music teacher Jesse Wakeman.
Kylie Parsons stars as Anya (Anastasia) supported by Noah Hammond as Demetri and Brady Lemieux as Vlad.
Tickets will be available for purchase soon online and will be $5 for students/children, $5 seniors and $10 adults.
Link to purchase tickets
Marching Band Takes Gold!
Last Saturday, the Spartan Marching Band (Which is made up of students from Kennebunk, Sanford, Massabeesic, and Noble High Schools) performed in the MBDA Marching Band Finals and took home a gold medal! Please help us celebrate these amazing musicians!
KHS Students who participated
Lily McGovern: Bari Sax
Jay Hostetter: Front Ensemble
Sammie DiNallo: Color Guard
Em Towne: Color Guard
Morgan Buco: Color Guard
Erin McNeilly: Color Guard
Mj Trentalange: Color Guard
Amede Olise: Color Guard
Kaya Harden: Color Guard
Pumpkins on Main Street
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.
Attention: College Bound Seniors and Their Families
The 2023-24 FAFSA is now available!
The FAFSA became available on October 1. Filing in the early fall is one of the best ways to maximize financial aid eligibility.
Most people can fill out the FAFSA in 30 minutes when the website is functioning well. This time of year, it can be a bit slow and glitchy so if it isn’t responding well, save what you have and come back later. Take a deep breath and know that you have time to get this done!
For more information about the FAFSA and getting help to complete it, please click HERE.
Estabrooks is teaming up with KHS again this year for a Poinsettia Fundraiser for the Class of 2023. All proceeds from poinsettia sales will support our fundraising efforts for this year's Project Graduation. Poinsettias can be ordered on this link; pick up will happen on Tuesday, November 29th from 4:30-6:30pm at KHS. Thank you for supporting Kennebunk High School's Class of 2023!
PROJECT GRAD MEETING:
Get Your Yearbook
It's that time of year again to start purchasing your yearbook!
The Lifetouch portal is open.
The Early Bird Special started 9/12 for $55.00 & ends on 12/31, then they will return to the normal price of $65.00 until March 1st when it will close for the year.
Please use the link below to order online.
Attached is also the Parent Ad Form.
Please read carefully & you can either create & order online or print out the form & send it back to KHS with payment. These are due by 1/1/23.
Other important dates:
Senior pictures are due by 11/30-please make sure they are in jpeg format.
Baby & Throwback pictures are due by 12/30
Please email all pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Teacher Conferences
The Kennebunk High School Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 3:00 - 7:30 PM and on Tuesday, November 15 from 3:30 - 6:30 PM. We are using the same scheduling program as last year, Parent-Teacher Connect.
You should have received an email on 10/27 containing a link and log-in information. If you have not, please check your junk or spam folder.
Once you have signed in, you will have a choice of selecting either Thursday, November 10th (3:00-7:30pm) or Tuesday, November 15th (3:30-6:30pm). All conferences will be virtual and 10 minutes long. You may only book one conference block per teacher. If a student has the same teacher for more than one class, they can only book one conference block with that teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact the main office or email email@example.com.
Below are two information sessions to be held on the evening of KHS Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 10th:
1) The guidance counselors were able to secure a Financial Aid Informational Session for parents during PTC on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00pm
Here is the Zoom link: https://famemaine.zoom.us/j/86434142503
This will be an hour long presentation with a FAME representative and they will discuss:
Getting ready to apply for aid
Tips for filing the FAFSA
Highlights of what happens after the FAFSA is filed
Q & A with families
Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is an alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way.
An overview of the program, how it is being implemented at KHS, and Q&A for families will be facilitated by the school social workers during this time.
Thursday, November 10th at 4:00 P.M. Google Meet link: meet.google.com/hpm-apum-xnv
Visiting Colleges & Universities
In order to attend, you must sign-up through Naviance and also talk with your teacher about missing some of your academic class on the day of the visit(you will need a pass from them to attend). Most teachers will be flexible if it is discussed in advance but you may not be able to attend due to a test or other special circumstances. No worries, if you let guidance know you are interested in the school but can't attend the information session, we are happy to collect materials from the meeting and pass along contact information for the representative. Believe it or not, colleges keep track of how many times you connect with the college either through a college fair, campus visit or school information session, so use this opportunity to your benefit. It displays your interest in the college and could impact your admission decision.
A few of the visits are actually virtual and you will still need to sign-up for these meetings through Naviance. If you are in school at the time and will need a place to take part in the meeting, let the guidance office know in advance and we will do what we can to find you a place to sit while the meeting is in session.
Below is the current list of schools scheduled to visit but the list is constantly changing and if you don't see the name of a school you are interested in, please stop by guidance and let us know.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
ON THE SPOT ADMISSION DAYS AT KHS COMING UP SOON
We have seven colleges conducting “On the Spot Admissions” or “Application Reading” Days at KHS in November and December. These meetings may result in an admission decision as well as an estimate for merit based financial awards or at the very least provide you with feedback regarding your application and potential for a positive admission decision. If you are interested in any of these opportunities you must connect with the guidance office to review the specific application process for each college and to schedule an appointment to meet with the admission representative. Applications are free for each of these visits. When submitting your Common Application and you are prompted for payment, please select "Fee Waiver" or "High School Admission Day." Do not pay for your application because you will not be able to obtain a refund after the fact. In addition, for schools where submitting SAT scores is optional, please indicate whether you want to submit your scores when you sign-up to participate in the Admission Day. The dates for the in-person meetings are as follows:
Important Information for these visits
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
Date of Visit: 11/17
Submit by: 11/14
SAT: Test Blind
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, FARMINGTON
Date of Visit: 11/18
Submit by: 11/15
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE
Date of Visit: 11/30
Submit by: 11/22
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, ORONO
Date of Visit: 12/2
Submit by: 11/23
YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Date of Visit: 12/8
Submit by: May complete App during meeting
SAT: Not Required
SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLL.
Date of Visit: 12/13
Submit by: 12/9
SAT: Recommended for Placement
Date of Visit: 12/15
Submit By: 12/8
Please see Mrs. Wiewel in the guidance office if you are interested in any of the above schools. If you are planning to participate, please complete a Transcript Release form (HERE) for each of the schools and indicate you will be doing the "On the Spot Admission Day."
Hannaford Helps Schools
Rams in the News & Other Information
Cross Country: (Season Complete)
8/24 @ SMAA Relays - Boys 7 of 13 (T. Williams 20th place), Girls 3 of 5 (J. Francis 8th place)
9/2 v BE, Gorham, Marshwood, Windham
- Boys 1 of 5 (F. Crean 2nd Place), Girls 3 of 5 (J. Francis 7th place)
9/9 @ Biddeford, Gorham, SP, Portland
- Boys 3 of 5 (F. Crean 3rd Place), Girls 2 of 4 (J. Francis 2nd Place)
9/17 @ Gorham
- Boys 8 of 25 (F. Crean 8th Place), Girls 8 of 19 (H.Keene 18th Place)
9/22 @ Windham - No results
9/24 @ Manchester - No results
10/1 @ Festival of Champions
- Boys 12 of 59 (F. Crean 19th Place out of 678)
- Girls 15 of 55 (H. Keene 74th Place out of 526)
10/6 @ BE, Biddeford, TA
- Boys 2 of 4 (T. Williams 5th Place)
- Girls 2 of 4 (H. Keene 6th Place)
10/14 @ Gorham - PPD
10/17 @ 2nd Seven Race - Smiling Hill Farm
- Boys 6 of 7 (X. Pettis 17th Place)
- Girls 2 of 4 (D. Grant 1st Place)
- Boys 5 of 17 (Fl. Crean 5th Place)
- Girls 5 of 14 (H. Keene 24th Place)
10/29 @ State Meet - Twin Brook
- Boys 9 of 15 (Fl. Crean 13th Place)
- Girls 7 of 12 (A. Clark 28th Place)
Field Hockey: (Season Complete 1-13-1)
9/3 v Portland 7:00 PM - LOSS
9/9 @ Brunswick - WIN
9/16 @ Noble - WIN
9/24 v Thornton Academy - LOSS
9/30 @ Gorham - WIN
10/8 v Deering - WIN
10/15 @ Wells - LOSS
10/22 v Marshwood - WIN
10/28 #4 Rams v #5 Biddeford - WIN
11/4 #4 Rams @ #1 Portland 6:00 PM (Fitzpatrick Stadium)
Golf: (Season Complete 8-2-0)
Soccer (M): (Season Complete 6-6-2)
Soccer (W): (Season Complete 3-10-2)
Volleyball: (Season Complete 7-8-0)
Student Basketball Referee Opportunity
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.