KHS Newsletter

May 19, 2023

Have a Great Weekend!

Dear Kennebunk High School Families:

We are only a couple of short weeks away from sending the Class of 2023 off into the world with graduation activities. It's an exciting time. I can't wait for graduation and all that goes with it.

Enjoy your weekend.


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.

It's Telegrad Time

Send a Telegrad Letter to a Class of 2023 Student!

Please read the message below for more information. Our hope is for all of our graduates to feel supported and confident as they make this transition to the next phase in their lives. This well-loved tradition gives relatives, community members, and friends a way to positively impact our graduates' special day, so please share this information with as many people as possible. (Also, please emphasize that NO MONEY OR GIFT CARDS or anything of value should be included with the Telegrad.) Following Project Graduation, each graduate will be given an envelope with the correspondence collected for them. Students who do not attend Project Graduation will be able to pick up their envelopes at KHS on Monday 6/5.

Class of 2023 family members, coaches, friends, and community members:

You are invited to send a “Telegrad” letter to show your support for our seniors. Let the graduates know how proud you are of their accomplishments! Your Telegrad letter can be any length or printed format– a card, poem, song lyrics, quote, or heartfelt letter are great options. The only requirements are that the Telegrad is positive and encouraging, includes no money or gifts, and will fit in a 9x12 envelope.


Enclose your Telegrad letter in a sealed envelope with your graduate’s first and last name. Drop the envelope in the “Telegrad” box located in the school’s main office by Friday, May 26th.

Mail your Telegrad letter by May 20th to:

Kennebunk High School

Telegrad for Student First Name, Last Name

Attn - Susan Thombs

89 Fletcher St.

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Be sure your graduate’s first and last name is clearly identified on the mailed envelope.

If you cannot mail or drop off your letter in time, email your Telegrad letter to with “Telegrad” and the student’s first and last names in the subject line by Friday, May 26th.

PLEASE NOTE: The student’s first & last name MUST be included to ensure the Telegrad is given to the correct student.

DO NOT INCLUDE: money, checks, gift cards, or anything valuable

Please forward this to family and friends for your senior to receive as many Telegrad letters with encouraging words and well wishes as possible! Thank you for your effort to make this special activity successful!

Margaux DePue and Susan Thombs
Class of 2023 Advisors

KHS Visual & Performing

Music Awards Night

Come celebrate a year’s musical achievement with all of the music students! We will be honoring seniors, giving awards, recognizing student leadership, and more! This event will be in the Cafe at KHS, picnic style! Everyone brings their own food and drink.

When: May 22nd

Time: 6pm

Place: KHS Cafe

Picnic Style

Holy Donut Sticker Design Contest: WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the Holy Donut Sticker Design Contest, Theo Pows’ Lobster, Max Aiellos’ holy donut and Dani Simoneaus’ donut with wings.

This year Holy Donut opened up a new location in Arundel. They approached us with the opportunity for students to have their sticker designs printed and for sale in all of their locations. Most of the money made from the sticker sales will come back to the school and be put towards supplies and other art needs.

Zoom Link for the VPA Meeting:

VPA Meeting Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 1888 9357
Passcode: 807056

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Final Exam Schedule for 9-11th Grade

KHS 2023 Final Exam Schedule

Monday, June 12

Block 1 (Blue)




Block 2 (Blue)




Tuesday, June 13

Block 3 (Blue)




Block 4 (Blue)




Wednesday, June 14

Block 1 (White)




Block 2 (White)




Thursday, June 15

Block 3 (White)




Block 4 (White)




The final make-up day for exams will be Friday, June 16 from 8:00-10:30 AM

Please note that if your student has a study hall, they do not need to be at school during that block.

Final Exam Important Details

Buses will run at their normal times to and from school. After the last exam each day at 11:45, there will be four buses that will follow the late bus routes. The buses will have signs for what area they are covering.

The regular after-school buses will also do a quick drive-through around 2:00 p.m. There will be no late buses at 4 PM for this week.

Students do not have to be in attendance if they do not have an exam scheduled. The library will be open for quiet study. The cafeteria will also be open.

Students who have two exams in one day are required to stay at school during the break. They may not leave school and return. If teachers administer an exam, it will count for 10% of the semester average.

Aidan Marley - Seacoast United Soccer

Senior, Aidan Marley is a member of the Seacoast United u19 academy boys soccer team. They won their MLS Next Fest group and qualified for the MLS Next Cup in Dallas. MLS NEXT is the highest level of youth soccer in the US and Canada. The team currently has the highest PPG in the entire nation and have a chance to win the league.

Congrats to Aidan who will be attending the U of Rocherster and will participate in soccer.

Sneaker Recycling Campaign

Sneaker Recycling Campaign

Plastic from sneakers can take up to 30-40 years to decompose in landfills. Just in the United States over 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers end up in landfills.

Community Outreach Services (COS) is hosting a sneaker recycling campaign. Please bring in your old or worn sneakers and COS will be paid directly for them by a recycling company that will reuse the rubber from them. These funds will go directly to the COS Community Food Bank and Fuel Assistance Program.

Your help is needed to keep unwanted sneakers out of the landfills! How can you help? Please bring in your old/worn sneakers into KHS. Donation boxes are located in the KHS Main Lobby and outside the Athletic Office.

Our goal is to collect at least 1500 pairs of sneakers between now and the end of the school year.

Class of 2023

On March 29, information about Project Graduation was emailed home. If you and/or your student did not already read the informational handout, you can do so here.

Attention Parents/Guardians:

Unbelievably, Graduation is right around the corner! In the coming weeks, we will post important updates in a variety of places: via email, in the weekly KHS newsletter, on the Class of 2023 website, and on the RSU21 Class of 2023 Parent Group Facebook page (parent-run). Please see below for our current news:
  • To communicate with the senior class, we have created a Class of 2023 Google Classroom to post announcements. Please remind your seniors to join our Google Classroom if they have not already done so and to check their email daily

  • Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 4th at 10 a.m. The ceremony typically lasts about 1-1.5 hours.

  • New this year, Project Graduation will not begin immediately following the Graduation ceremony. Instead, students who are participating in Project Graduation will be allowed to go home after the ceremony to change, rest, and spend time with family.

More details will be forthcoming, but students participating in Project Graduation will need to be back at the high school by 3:15 p.m. on June 4th; buses will depart promptly by 4 p.m. for a reservation at our first (secret!) location.

For more information about Project Graduation, please read this informational handout.

Thank you,

Susan Thombs and Margaux DePue

Class of 2023 co-advisors

Scholarship Information:

Congrats! With only few weeks left of high school, you are officially on the home stretch!!!

By now many of you may have received admission to the colleges where you have applied and now you are trying to figure out how you are going to pay to attend the school you desire. Scholarships can play an important role in helping pay tuition, room/board, books and school supplies.

New scholarships recently received in the guidance office:

AGC Education and Research Foundation Scholarship: The Associated General Contractors of America provides scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical school or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. To review the complete list of criteria click here. Students can click here to apply by June 1st for a $1,000 (renewal for up to two years) scholarship.

PeoplesChoice Presents Maine Merits Community Scholarships: PCU wants to strengthen our community by providing 4 different scholarships in each of the following: volunteerism, community leadership, Maine business growth and technical/trade careers. $6,000 in awards will be given out to students pursuing further education in these areas. To apply by May 30, please Click HERE.

The next few weeks will go fast! Enjoy this special time with your classmates!

Mrs. Wiewel

Kennebunk's Climate Action Plan Survey

Maine Art Hill's Block Party

Maine Art Hill's Block Party June 9 Raises Funds for Kennebunk High's Aspiring Artists!

This year's theme is the roaring 20's as Maine Art Hill puts on a party with lots of glitz and glamour. Thanks to two sponsors, DeLeo Group Realty and Edgecomb Pottery, 100 % of all ticket sales go directly towards supporting students' artistic dreams through the Maine Art Hill Scholarship. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. join the fun--wandering through the galleries, dancing, eating (all-you-can-eat finger foods, a full shrimp & oyster raw bar and ice cream), all while enjoying dance performances and the music of three amazing jazz bands. It's sure to be quite the wingding! Bring your friends for a roaring good time and come dressed to impress! Tickets are $95 and may be purchased HERE.

AFIO Presentation

CIA operations veteran David P. Hunt will discuss "USA/China/Taiwan: The Deeper/Regrettable Reality" at the May 20th public meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) Maine Chapter.

Mr. Hunt served 32 years in the CIA, including tours in Italy, Vietnam, Somalia, Norway, France, and New York City. He served twice as Deputy Chief of Station (Norway and France) and twice as Chief of Station (Somalia and New York City). A Colby College graduate, he is an expert in Soviet operations, European affairs, and counterintelligence. Hunt holds the Donovan Award for Excellence, as well as the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, its highest award.

Mr. Hunt will focus on recent administrations in Washington that have neglected China's stealthy approach to the US, stealing our tech, neutralizing legitimate concerns about Chinese (CCP) objectives by wooing if not compromising senior political leaders in the US, Confucius Centers and other similar institutes, sister cities programs, Chinese grants to the universities; lobbyists; all have softened attitudes towards China. Taiwan's military assistance has been slow walked. In the meantime, in China, slave labor, extreme violation of human rights, organ removals from prisoners, continues unabated, etc. Also to be discussed is John Lenczowski's article in the fall 2022 issue of the Intelligencer, "Conquest without War".

Jackie Hunt, David Hunt’s wife, native-born and raised in Taiwan, will present Taiwan's attitudes towards China, the importance of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and other relatively unknown factors in this volatile mix..

This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. in the Economos Lecture Hall at Kennebunk High School, 89 Fletcher Street. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Rams in the News & Other Information

Schedules are subject to change


HOME games are on the Varsity Baseball Field

4/21 @ 11:00 AM v Deering - WIN

4/25 @ 4:00 PM @ Cheverus - Loss

4/27 @ 4:00 PM v Sanford - Loss

4/29 @ 1:00 PM @ Portland - WIN

5/2 @ 4:30 PM v Gorham - Loss

5/4 @ 4:00 PM v TA - WIN

5/6 @ 11:00 AM @ Falmouth - Loss

5/9 @ 4:00 PM @ Marshwood - Loss

5/11 @ 4:00 PM v BE - WIN

5/12 @ 4:30 PM v Scarborough - Loss

5/16 @ 4:30 PM @ SP - Loss

5/20 @ 11:00 AM @ Biddeford

5/23 @ 4:30 PM v Windham

5/25 @ 4:00 PM v Noble

5/27 @ 10:00 AM @ Massabesic

5/30 @ 4:00 PM @ Westbrook

Lacrosse (F): All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are on the back soccer/lacrosse field

4/18 @ 3:30 PM v Greely - WIN

4/20 @ 11:00 AM v Gorham - WIN

4/26 @ 6:15 PM @ Falmouth - WIN

4/28 v Yarmouth - WIN

5/2 @ Marshwood - WIN

5/5 @ 6:00 PM @ Cape Elizabeth - WIN

5/9 v TA - WIN

5/12 @ 6:00 PM @ Massabesic - WIN

5/16 v Biddeford - WIN

5/18 v Windham - WIN

5/22 v Scarborough

5/25 v Portland

5/30 @ Cheverus

Lacrosse (M): All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are on the back soccer/lacrosse field

4/18 @ 4:45 PM @ Falmouth - Loss

4/22 @ 11:00 AM @ Noble - WIN

4/25 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/29 @ 12:45 PM v Gorham - Loss

5/3 v Greely - Loss

5/6 @ 11:00 AM @ Lewiston - Loss

5/10 v Marshwood - Loss

5/12 v Brunswick - Loss

5/17 @ Westbrook - WIN

5/20 @ 10:00 AM v BE

5/23 @ 5:30 PM @ Biddeford

5/26 v Wells

5/30 v SP

6/1 @ 6:15 PM @ York

Softball: All Games @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME games are at the KHS softball field or at Sanford HS

4/24 v Noble - WIN

4/26 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/28 v Gorham - WIN

5/1 @ 4:00 PM @ Deering - WIN

5/3 v BE - WIN

5/4 @ 4:30 PM @ TA

5/8 @ v SP - WIN

5/10 @ 6 PM @ Portland - WIN

5/12 v Massabesic - WIN

5/15 @ 4:30 PM v Biddeford - Loss

5/17 @ Falmouth - WON

5/19 v Cheverus

5/22 @ 4:30 PM @ Windham

5/24 @ 4:30 PM v TA

5/26 @ Scarborough

5/30 @ Scaborough

Tennis (F): All Matches @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME matches are on the KHS tennis courts

4/13 @ Marshwood - WIN

4/18 @ 11:00 AM v Massabesic - WIN

5/1 @ 11:00 AM @ Sanford - WIN

5/8 v Portland - WIN

4/27 @ SP - WIN

5/2 v Scarborough - Loss

5/3 v Falmouth - WIN

5/4 @ Westbrook - WIN

5/9 v TA - WIN

5/11 @ 3:30 PM @ BE - WIN

5/16 v Windham - WIN

5/18 @ Cheverus - WIN

5/23 v Biddeford

Tennis (M): All Matches @ 4:00 PM unless noted

HOME matches are on the KHS tennis courts

4/13 v Marshwood - WIN

5/1 @ 11:00 AM v Sanford - WIN

4/25 @ Portland - WIN

4/27 v SP - WIN

5/2 @ Scarborough - WIN

5/17 @ Falmouth - Loss

5/4 v Westbrook - WIN

5/9 @ TA - WIN

5/11 @ 3:30 PM v BE - WIN

5/16 @ Windham - WIN

5/18 v Cheverus - WIN

5/23 @ Biddeford

Track & Field (F/M):

4/13 @ 3:45 PM @ TA

4/29 @ 10:00 AM @ Sanford

5/1 @ 4:00 PM @ Scarborough

5/11 @ 3:45 PM @ Windham

5/17 @ 4:00 PM @ SP

Unified Bocce:

5/9 v Thornton 3:45 PM

5/10 v Marshwood 4 PM

5/18 v Scarborough 3:30 PM

5/23 @ Marshwood 3:30 PM

5/30 v Westbook 3:45 PM

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.