KHS Newsletter

January 13, 2023

Have a Great Weekend!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:

Today marks the last day of the 1st semester. Exam week is upon us and I wish all the students well on their exams.

There is no school on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday.

Have a great weekend everyone!

PowerSchool App - Re-Install:

PowerSchool recently updated which potentially broke the app students might use to check their grades on personal devices. If while using the PowerSchool mobile app they notice grades not updating they need to please delete the app and reinstall from the appropriate app store. They will need the mobile app code to reinstall - MKGC.

2023 Mid-Year Exam Schedule - Please click HERE

  • Exams will be January 17-20 and the schedule is much different from the normal bell schedule. Please click the link above to familiarize yourself with the schedule.

Up in Smoke Vaping Presentation & Resources:

Early in December we had a presentation title "Up in Smoke" by Melissa Moore. Below you will find resources that she has provided along with the taped session she did for families.

Family Presentation



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.

Updated School Board Policies from 1/9 Meeting:

BDG - School Attorney/Legal Services

BEDI - Board Relations with the Media

KCD - Revenue Enhancement/Gifts to Schools DF – Deposit and Investment Policy

DFF – Student Activities Funds

DJH – Purchasing and Contracting: Procurement Staff Code of Conduct

DN – Disposal of District Property

AC - Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

ACAA - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of Students ACAB - Harassment and Sexual Harassment of School Employees

Debate Team

KHS Debate team has competed in 4 meets this year and won all of them. Seniors Anne Murer, Renee Bergeon, and Juniors Isaac Kahn, and Jillian Elkins have been leading the way and have consistently placed in the top 3 in the Senate and House Chambers.

This Saturday, the Winter Blast Meet was held at Cape Elizabeth. It was the largest meet of the year so far with 180 students registered in several divisions.

KHS won the Congressional Debate division, with Yarmouth finishing 3rd and Cape Elizabeth 2nd.

Jillian Elkins and Renee Bergeon each placed 1st in their respective House Chambers, and Isaac Kahn placed 2nd in the upper Senate Chamber.

On the 21st, KHS will participate in the Maine State Debate Championship at Bangor High School with the hopes of winning the overall title and qualifying students to participate in a national event to be held later in the year.

The last event of the season will be held on 1/28 at the State House in Augusta. Students will have the opportunity to debate on the floor of the Maine House and Senate chambers and qualify for another national event.

Women in Science and Engineering

On January 26th, the Women in Science and Engineering club will be hosting two engineers from Pratt and Whitney. They will be talking to students about the different types of engineering, how to become an engineer, and what they do at Pratt. Stop by Economos Lecture Hall at 2:30 January 26th
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KHS Music!!

On Tuesday January 10th, the KHS Bands, Choirs, and Jazz Band performed their 2022 Winter Concert! Thank you all for attending the performance and supporting the arts and these amazing students!

Scan the QR Code for the program and featured performers!

Pep Band at Basketball!

Come hear the pep band and cheer on the KHS basketball team on January 27th! The band will be there performing their pep band charts and having fun with the fans at the game.

KHS Artwork from Around the Building

Shrek the Musical

We are happy to be hosting The Middle School of the Kennebunks performance of Shrek the Musical. It will be taking place next week here at KHS. The Middle School of the Kennebunks will be performing their annual musical on January 19,20 @ 7pm and 21st @ 2pm. Tickets are $8 at the door. Cash and checks will be accepted.

Order a KHS Backpack Today

Please click HERE to order a Kennebunk HS backpack from Atlantic Sportswear. Today is the last day to order.

Kennebunk Duals Needs Your Help

KHS will be hosting the annual duals wrestling tournament on 1/14. The KHS boosters are asking for volunteers to help serve food to participants, families, and friends. We are expecting a large crowd. To help out or donate please click HERE.

Get Your Yearbook

Reminders from the Yearbook Committee

From January 1st until March 1st (the deadline to purchase a yearbook) the price will increase to $65.00. Order HERE and use Code 11227323

Senior Grids are due 1/31. If you aren't sure what that means, it can be giving thanks to family, friends, & teachers for supporting you throughout the years.

Or an original quote you came up with, a quote from someone famous (which I would need to know who), song lyrics, etc.

It should be no more than 400 characters & please keep it appropriate, no swearing or offensive words!

Please reach out to me with any questions, thanks.

Please click on the link below to fill out the form.

Senior Grid

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.

Souperbowl Auction

On Saturday, February 11th, the Class of 2023 Parent Group is holding a fundraising event at the Kennebunkport Land Trust. The group is currently collecting donations for a Silent Auction to be held at the fundraiser. Right now, they are looking for gifts cards and "big ticket" items but also donations of lessons and services as well as experiences. If you or your family have any goods, services, or gift cards to donate, please contact the KHS Class of 2023 Parent Group at

MIYHS Survey Information

Below is a letter that DHHS and the DOE ask schools to put out to all students. KHS is once again participating in the MIYHS survey. If you would like your student not to take the survey please communicate with us as soon as possible. You may email me at to opt out. Thank you.

January 6, 2023

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2023 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. This survey is sponsored by Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Department of Education. The survey will ask about the health behaviors of 9-12th grade students. The survey will ask about nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. For students in grades 7-12, the survey will also ask about sexual behaviors that could lead to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; depression and suicide; and gambling.

Students will be asked to fill out a survey that takes about 45 minutes to complete. KHS will take the survey on February 3, 2023.

Participating in this survey will cause little or no risk to your child. The only potential risk is that some students might find certain questions to be sensitive. The survey has been designed to protect your child’s privacy. Students will not put their name on the survey. Also, no student will ever be mentioned by name in a report of the results. For the survey results to be accurate, it is important that all students, regardless of whether they have engaged in health-risk behavior, are given an opportunity to participate in the survey, but the survey is voluntary. No action will be taken against the school, you, or your child if your child does not take the survey. Students may skip any questions they do not wish to answer. In addition, students may stop taking the survey at any point without penalty. If you would like to see the types of questions on the survey, the question banks are available at

Please see below for more facts about the survey . If you have additional questions about the survey your child’s teacher or principal cannot answer, please contact:

Korey Pow Haggerty at 207-287-5084 or email

Jean Zimmerman at 207-215-6841 or email

Please send an email to me at within 2 weeks only if you do not want your child to participate in the survey. Please include your name and contact info, your student’s name, grade, and that you have read the form and know what the survey is about.

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey Fact Sheet

Q. Why is the survey being done?

A. The Maine Department of Education and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services will use the survey results to help measure the percentage of youth who practice healthy and risky behaviors. The information will be used to create school health programs to help reduce risky behaviors and increase healthy behaviors.

Q. Are sensitive questions asked?

A. Yes. Tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and bullying may be considered sensitive topics. Questions are written in a direct but sensitive way. Students in grades 7-12 are also asked about depression, suicide, and sexual behaviors that may lead to HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy. Sexual intercourse and injected drug use are behaviors that increase the risk of HIV infection. The only way to learn if youth are at risk of becoming infected with HIV or other STIs is to ask questions about these behaviors.

Q. Will students’ names be used or linked to the surveys?

A. No. The survey has been designed to protect your child’s privacy. Students do not put their name nor any other identifying information (such as a student ID number) on the survey.

Q. Do students take the survey more than once to see how their behaviors change?

A. No. Students who take part one year cannot be tracked because their names are not on the survey.

Q. How was my child picked to be in the survey?

A. Your child’s school was selected to participate, and all students in their grade are being asked to participate.

Q. How long does it take to fill out the survey? Does the survey include a physical test?

A. One class period is needed to fill out the survey. The survey does not include a physical test or exam.

Q. Can I see the questions my student will be asked?

A. Yes, you can view the questions at

Q. What happens if I opt my child out of the survey?

A. Your child’s teacher will give them an alternative activity, such as homework or reading, to work on quietly at their desk while their classmates complete the survey.

Q. Who supports this survey?

A. This survey is supported by many organizations in Maine interested in the health of youth. It is also supported by many national organizations. People from more than 100 state and district health and education agencies and 19 federal agencies helped develop the survey.

Hannaford Helps Schools

Hannaford Helps Schools is one of the many ways that Hannaford gives back to the community. The program helps raise funds and support for our schools. Please click HERE to find out how you can help.

Rams in the News & Other Information

Basketball (F) (2-8-0)

12/9 @ Morse - WIN 47-34

12/13 v Falmouth - Loss 50-34

12/16 v Biddeford - WIN 63-32

12/20 @ GNG - Loss

12/22 @ Westbrook - Loss

12/28 @ Sanford - Loss

1/5 v Marshwood - Loss

1/7 v Westbrook - Loss

1/10 v Wells - Loss

1/12 @ Brunswick - Loss

1/16 @ York 4 PM

1/20 v Sanford 6 PM

1/24 v Massabesic - No longer has a team

1/27 @ Marshwood 6 PM

1/31 @ Biddeford 6 PM

2/3 v Mt. Ararat 6 PM

2/7 v Noble 6 PM

2/9 @ Falmouth 6:30 PM

Basketball (M) (6-4-0)

12/9 v Morse - WIN 55-45

12/13 @ Falmouth - Loss

12/16 @ Biddeford - WIN 67-42

12/20 v GNG - WIN 67-63

12/22 v Westbrook - Loss

12/28 v Sanford - WIN 56-54

1/5 @ Marshwood - WIN 55-54

1/7 @ Westbrook - Loss

1/10 @ Wells - WIN 73-58

1/12 v Brunswick - Loss

1/16 v York 1 PM

1/20 @ Sanford 7 PM

1/24 @ Massabesic 7 PM

1/27 v Marshwood 7 PM

1/31 v Biddeford 7 PM

2/3 @ Mt. Ararat 7 PM

2/7 @ Noble 7 PM

2/9 v Falmouth 6:30 PM


1/20 @ Gorham 7 PM

1/28 @ Sanford 11 AM (SMAA)

2/4 @ Sanford TBD (Regionals)

2/11 @ Augusta CC TBD (State)

2/18 @ Cheers from the Heart - TBD

Ice Hockey (F) (10-1-0)

11/26 @ York - WIN 4-1

12/1 v Brunswick - WIN 5-1

12/3 v Falmouth 4:20 PM

12/7 @ Biddeford - WIN 5-1

12/10 @ Portland - WIN 8-0

12/17 v Biddeford - WIN 9-0

12/22 v Cape - WIN 4-1

1/2 v EL - WIN 9-1

1/4 v Yarmouth - WIN 3-2

1/7 @ Falmouth - WIN 4-0

1/10 @ Winslow - WIN 7-2

1/12 v Penobscot - Loss

1/16 v Gorham 9 AM

1/19 @ Cape 6 PM (Troubh)

1/21 v York 5:50 PM

1/25 v Mt. Ararat 4 PM

1/28 @ Yarmouth 3:20 PM (Travis Roy)

2/1 @ Brewer 6:10 PM (Penobscot)

Ice Hockey (M) (2-8-0)

12/10 @ Marshwood - Loss

12/13 v Gorham - Loss

12/15 @ Cheverus/Yarmouth - WIN 3-2

12/20 v Greely - WIN 4-1

12/22 v York - Loss

12/29 @ Brunswick - Loss

1/4 v Cape - Loss

1/6 v Lake Region - Loss

1/9 v Brunswick - Loss

1/11 @ Poland - Loss

1/16 v Yarmouth 4 PM

1/21 @ Greely TBD (Family Ice)

1/25 @ Scarborough 8:30 PM (USM)

2/4 @ Cape TBD (Troubh)

2/8 @ York 5 PM (Dover)

2/11 v Mt. Ararat 1 PM

2/18 v Poland 1 PM

2/22 @ Gorham 6 PM (USM)

Indoor Track (M/F)

12/12 @ USM v Portland, Gorham, TA

  • Boys 4th of 4
  • Girls 4th of 4

12/17 @ USM v Windham, Deering, BE

  • Boys 4th of 4
  • Girls 4th of 4

12/30 @ USM - New Year's Invitational

  • No Team Results

1/5 @ USM

  • Boys 2nd of 5
  • Girls 3rd of 5

1/14 @ USM 8 AM

1/21 @ USM 8 AM

2/11 @ USM 8 AM

2/20 @ USM 12 PM

Skiing (0-0-0) - All Regular Season Meets are at Pleasant Mountain

1/4 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth - Postponed

1/11 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth -

1/16 v Lake Region, Wells, Gorham, Windham 5:30 PM

1/20 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth 5:30 PM

1/25 v Fryeburg, Freeport, Marsh, Wind 5:30 PM

1/27 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth 5:30 PM

1/30 v Freeport, Wells, Fryeburg, GNG, Cape 5:30 PM

2/1 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth 5:30 PM

2/3 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth 5:30 PM

2/8 v Gorham, Marsh, Wind, Chev, Falmouth 5:30 PM

2/10 @ SMAA Championships 10:00 AM

2/15 & 16 State Championships TBA

Swimming & Dive (Men: 1-3-0, Women: 0-4-0)

12/9 v Waynflete - Men WIN, Women Loss

12/16 v Gorham - Men Loss, Women Loss

12/23 @ Cape - Men Loss, Women Loss

12/30 @ Scarborough - Men Loss, Women Loss

1/6 @ Deering 5 PM - Postponed

1/13 v Yarmouth 4 PM

1/23 @ Windham 4 PM (St. Joes)

1/27 v S Portland 4 PM

2/3 @ Westbrook 4 PM

Unified Basketball: (0-0-0)

1/24 v Massabesic 3:30 PM

2/7 v Marshwood 3:30 PM

2/15 v Thornton 3:30 PM

2/28 v Sanford 3:30 PM

3/8 v KHS Staff 2:30 PM

Wrestling: (5-5-0)

12/10 @ York - WON 2, Lost 1 - 4th at Tournament

12/14 @ Wells - Lost

12/21 v Won 1, Lost 3

12/23 @ Wells - 3rd at Tournament

12/28 @ Noble - 3rd at Tournament

1/4 @ Portland - WON 2

1/6 @ Sanford - Results Not Reported

1/11 @ Fryeburg

1/14 Kennebunk Duals 9 AM

1/16 @ Massabesic 9 AM

1/21 @ York 9 AM

1/25 v York, Marshwood 5 PM

1/28 @ Massabesic 9 AM

2/4 @ State Duals (Cony) 10 AM

2/11 @ Regionals (HOME) 10 AM

2/18 @ States (Sanford) 9 AM

2/24 @ NE Qualifier (Camden) TBD

3/4 @ New Englands TBD TBD

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.