KHS Newsletter

March 10, 2023

Have a Great Weekend!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:

I hope that you all had a fantastic week and that your weekend (despite the changing of the clocks) is full of rest and relaxation.

Mrs. Dilworth (Assistant Principal) will be starting her maternity leave this coming week. Her replacement while on leave will be Mr. Luke Myers - his email is

We all want to wish Mrs. Dilworth well as she is soon to welcome her 2nd child.

Spirit Week is next week. Dress up days are as follows:

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Adam Sandler Day

Wednesday: Neon Day

Thursday: Country Club v Country Western

Friday: KHS Pride and Anything But a Backpack Day

Spirit Week Activities:

Monday: Indoor Soccer

Tueday: Trivia

Wednesday: Dodgeball

Thursday: Iron Artist & Spike Ball

Friday: White Out Dance - 7:00-10:00 PM - $20 Admission


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.

Information from Guidance


Students will be making course selections throughout the month of March. Please find more information here: Scheduling Guide 2023-2024


Students that have applied to SRTC will be having interviews on March 21st and 22nd through Zoom. SRTC Interview Prep

Sam Marquis - SMAA Citizenship Representative

Sam is a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. In his time at Kennebunk High School he has participated in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. Sam is very involved in the music program participating in wind ensemble, concert band, pep band, and the Maine Academy of Modern Music Rock Band. This year, he has been a teaching assistant spending time with an Algebra 1 class. Sam is a member of the Kennebunk High School Chess club and is a fantastic player. Sam has been designated an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor and has achieved high honors for all 14 quarters of his high school career. In the fall of 2023, he will study either mechanical or aerospace engineering and is undecided on his college choice at this time. Sam is the son of Steve and Erika Marquis of Kennebunk.

Chloe Matthews - SMAA Citizenship Representative

Chloe is a member of the National Arts Honor Society, Peer Helpers, Yearbook, and Girl Talk. In her time at Kennebunk High School she has participated in Swimming & Lacrosse. This year, she has interned within the Kennebunk High School Athletic Department. Chloe has volunteered as a middle school swim coach, helped with new student orientation, and solid tickets at basketball games and wrestling meets. In the fall of 2023, she will be attending Union College in Schenectady, New York and will major in Marketing & Visual Arts. She will also be a member of the Union College Swim team. Chloe is the daughter of Larry and Kristin Matthews of Kennebunk.

Portland Museum of Art - Youth in Art Month

Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art is back! This is an annual exhibition showcasing the incredible talent in Maine’s art education programs. Kennebunk High School’s representative this year is: Sam Woodman! Sam’s incredible woodworking skills will be on display in the lobby of the PMA all month long. Celebration for this event is on Saturday, March 11th from 11 - 6pm with honors being announced at 5:30pm. View all the work online:

Congrats Sam!

Parent Teacher Conferences

The Kennebunk High School Spring Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 23, from 3:00 - 7:00 PM and on Thursday, March 30 from 3:00 - 6:30 PM. We are using the same scheduling program, Parent-Teacher Connect.

You should have received an email on 03/07 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, March 23 (3:00-7:00pm) or Thursday, March 30th (3:00-6:30pm). 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

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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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 Mr. St.Pierre on the audition form that will be provided, as to what characters you are interested in.

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

Swim & Dive Awards

Annalise Cowing:

Academic All-State (GPA of greater than 3.5 for 7 semesters)

Chance Lauer:

MISL All-State

Chloe Matthews:

South Southwestern Conference Girls Swimmer of the Year

MISL All-State

Asher Ward:

South Southwestern Conference Diver of the Year

MISL Boys Diver of the Year

MISL All-State

NOTE: MISL = Maine Interscholastic Swim League

Kennebunk Girls Basketball Wins the Class A South Sportsmanship Award

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More Girls Basketball News

Ruby Sliwkowski was named to the 1st team All-SMAA

Kendall Therrien was named to the SMAA All-Rookie team

Congratulations to both of these student athletes.

KHS Chess Club

The KHS Chess Club once again faced off with Cheverus in a final tune-up before the Maine Team Championships this Saturday. The KHS Club was able to come away with a 3-2 victory. Nathaniel Scardino, Xander Pettis, and Flynn Crean led the team with victories. In each case they were able to put their pieces in strong positions and win convincingly. Matt Durcan lost on board 1 in a king and pawn endgame in his first live match-up.

The game of the day belonged to Fletcher Crean, whose match stretched to almost two hours as the players became tangled in an extremely tight position. Twice Fletcher committed fouls which gave time back to his opponent just when he needed it most. The final seconds exhibited bullet play where each player had under 10 seconds and had to immediately make moves. Unfortunately, Fletcher missed an opportunity to take his opponent's queen in the chaos, and then quickly lost his own in response which ended the match. A great game for Fletcher against one of the top rated HS players in the state and a great victory overall for KHS.

On Saturday we look to take the state title!

KHS Visual & Performing

District 1 Jazz Festival Accepted Students:

The following students have been accepted into the Southern Maine District 1 Jazz Festival! Please help congratulate the following students.

Andrew Atwater, Matthew Ewy, Ambrose Maynes, Lily McGovern, Birdie Nelson, and Amede Olise

Marching Arts Takes Home Silver

The Indoor Winter Percussion and Winter Guard took home Silver this weekend from the NESBA competition. Congratulations to all of the following students!

Morgan Buco - Guard

Em Towne - Guard/Percussion

Kaya Harden - Guard/Percussion

Sammie DiNallo - Guard

Adora Olise - Guard

Erin McNeilly - Guard

Lorien Schulte - Guard

Fawn Bennett - Guard



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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Blood Drive

On Wednesday April 5th, the Interact Club and Student Council will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Gym B from 9am-2pm, more information coming soon! Students who are 16 (with parental consent) and older can donate. Please contact Grace Bergeon ( if you have any questions.

Rams in the News & Other Information

Spring Schedules Coming Soon

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.

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.