KHS Newsletter

January 6, 2023

Happy New Year 2023!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:

Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday vacation. We are back in full swing at this point and I couldn't be happier to be back at school with the staff and students. It's always nice to get away, but it's great to see everyone again and get back to some normalcy.

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.

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


Family Newsletter from Nurse Price:

December News 2022


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.

Coaches vs. Cancer Game

The girls basketball game versus Wells on January 10th at 6:00 PM will be the Coaches v. Cancer game to benefit the American Cancer Society.

There will be a great silent auction table and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

This is the 1st game of this nature since February of 2020. We are hoping for a great turnout.

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.

Alternative Education Article

Alternative Education teachers Jacqui Holmes and Ed Sharood talk about the Kennebunk Conservation Trust/KHS Alt Ed Partnershipin the publication Trust in Our Town. Please click on the PDF below to read the full article.

KHS Artwork from Around the Building

Fall Athletics All-State Congratulations

Cross Country: MileSplitME All-State Team

Flynn Crean, Kennebunk senior

Flynn has been named to the 2nd team 2022 MTCCCAA All-State Cross Country Team

Football: Portland Press Herald

Jacob Morris, Kennebunk senior Lineman

Kennebunk Coach Joe Rafferty called his 6-4, 240-pound tight end/defensive end “truly one of the best I’ve ever coached and maybe the best at either spot.” On defense, he made 55 tackles despite being double-teamed or opponents running to the other side of the field, with nine quarterback sacks, 18 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five pass breakups. A strong blocker, he also had 14 catches for 264 yards and four touchdowns.

Order a KHS Backpack Today

Please click HERE to order a Kennebunk HS backpack from Atlantic Sportswear. The link will be open until January 13th.

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 2026 Fundraiser

Please click HERE to support the Class of 2026. Atlantic Sportswear has an online store with all kinds of Kennebunk Rams apparel.

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

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

Winter athletics will begin Thanksgiving week

Basketball (F) (2-5-0)

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 12 PM

1/10 v Wells 6 PM

1/12 @ Brunswick 6 PM

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) (5-2-0)

12/9 v Morse - WIN 55-45

12/13 @ Falmouth - Loss 57-50

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 7 PM

1/10 @ Wells 7 PM

1/13 v Brunswick 6:30 PM

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) (8-0-0)

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 5 PM (Family Ice)

1/10 @ Winslow 8:40 PM (Camden National)

1/12 v Penobscot Valley 6 PM

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) (2-5-0)

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 5 PM

1/9 v Brunswick 7:30 PM

1/11 @ Poland 4:10 PM (Norway Savings)

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 5:30 PM

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 (Riverton)

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 5 PM

1/7 @ Sanford 8 AM

1/11 @ Fryeburg 6 PM

1/14 HOME 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.