May 5, 2023
Have a Great Weekend!
Dear Kennebunk High School Families:
Have a fantastic weekend everyone! The sun is starting to come out and weather moving forward appears to be changing. Sunshine is a welcome sight at this point!
Enjoy your weekend.
Students must register their vehicles with Officer Champlin. Each car should display a parking permit at school each day. In a recent check less than half of the cars in the parking lot displayed the permit. Please make sure to follow through on this request. Any questions please contact Officer Jason Champlin. Thank you!
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.
State of Maine Testing
9th grade: NWEA
10th grade: the Maine Through Year Assessment - NWEA
11th grade: Science
Students in these grades must participate. The great news is that once they are done their testing the students may go home. Because, these tests are so important we have made this the only thing that the students need to do on this particular day. It's important for students to take this seriously and try their hardest. In the fall - the students did an amazing job and we are looking forward to the same effort!
Students in grade 12 who are not participating in a Senior Project are not required to attend on this day.
Any questions please feel free to reach out.
Girls Lacrosse Sets State Record
Congratulations to the current team and all the players before who have helped with the record. There are a lot of former players who were key contributors!
Senior Slideshow - TIME SENSITIVE
Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2023,
A well-loved KHS graduation week tradition is the Senior Slideshow. A few weeks ago, your senior was asked to submit two photos of themselves to be included in the Slideshow: their baby photo and their senior photo.
Although the initial deadline to submit these photos for the Senior Slideshow has passed, we still only have a few submissions. Please have your senior email their photos (both senior, baby, and any others from our high school years they would like to share) to Bella at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 5th. Please make sure “Senior Slideshow” is in the subject line to ensure we receive the email.
We want as many people to be included in the slideshow as possible!
Bella Rossborough and Ellie Thombs
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.
3 WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR TELEGRAD
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 email@example.com 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
Spring Band Concert
Join the KHS Band for their final concert of the year on May 9th! You will hear from the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Concert Band. Help celebrate a year of fantastic music making with these amazing kids.
May 9th, 7pm - KHS Auditorium
Spring Choir Concert
On Wednesday, May 17th, the KHS Choirs will be performing their final concert of the year! The event will showcase our graduating seniors, and will be the debut for our exciting new JAZZ CHOIR! Help us celebrate the hard work and dedication these students have given this year.
May 17th, 7pm - KHS Auditorium
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.
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.
All signed Project Graduation forms must be submitted to the KHS Main Office by next Friday, May 12th. Our Project Graduation vendors have asked for our final headcounts by the 12th, so we cannot accept late submissions. We want everyone who would like to attend to be included, so please ensure you or your student submit these forms on time.
The Project Graduation forms are attached to this email, or you can pick up a printed copy from the KHS Main Office.
Please email us with questions,
Susan Thombs (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Margaux DePue (email@example.com)
Class of 2023 Advisors
In an effort to recognize the accomplishments and achievements of the Class of 2023 we are asking you to please fill out this Google FORM and submit it by Friday, May 12.
- If you are planning to join the military, please let us know so that you can be recognized for your service.
- If you received any special acknowledgments or recognition from vocational school, scouts, etc. please indicate in the form.
- If you have received a scholarship or award from your college or other outside agency and would like to share this information during Class Night ceremonies, please fill in the form. As examples: York County Council of the Maine Association of Realtors Scholarship, University of Maine Dean's Award, Maine Matters Grant and University of Maine Grant. Please do not include monetary amounts as those will not be announced.
*Scholarships and Awards you have received through our Guidance office or will receive at Class Night should not be included 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!
Prom is on Saturday, May 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Nonantum Resort.
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.
Susan Thombs and Margaux DePue
Class of 2023 co-advisors
If you are interested in doing a Senior Project please click HERE. You must be eligible and meet all criteria in order to be approved.
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!
Class of 2023 Raffle Flyer
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
5/4 @ 4:00 PM v TA - WIN
5/6 @ 11:00 AM @ Falmouth
5/9 @ 4:00 PM @ Marshwood
5/11 @ 4:00 PM v BE
5/12 @ 4:30 PM v Scarborough
5/16 @ 4:30 PM @ SP
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
5/9 v TA
5/12 @ 6:00 PM @ Massabesic
5/16 v Biddeford
5/18 v Windham
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
5/10 v Marshwood
5/12 v Brunswick
5/17 @ Westbrook
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
5/10 @ 6 PM @ Portland
5/12 v Massabesic
5/15 @ 4:30 PM v Biddeford
5/17 @ Falmouth
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
5/3 v Portland
4/27 @ SP
5/2 v Scarborough
5/3 v Falmouth
5/4 @ Westbrook
5/9 v TA
5/11 @ 3:30 PM @ BE
5/16 v Windham
5/18 @ Cheverus
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
4/25 @ Portland - WIN
4/27 v SP - WIN
5/2 @ Scarborough
5/3 @ Falmouth
5/4 v Westbrook
5/9 @ TA
5/11 @ 3:30 PM v BE
5/16 @ Windham
5/18 v Cheverus
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
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
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.