KHS High School Newsletter

April 8, 2016

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Spring Picture Day!

We will be taking pictures on Monday, April 11. You can choose to purchase online at: using picture day ID: BW105024Q0 or pay by check or cash and complete the picture form and turn in to the photographer. Picture forms can be found in the front office.

Report Cards-Honor Roll

Third Quarter Report cards were given to students today during homeroom. As always, student grades and attendance information can be found on PowerSchool.

We will be hosting an Honor Roll Cookout for our students complete with hot dogs and hamburgers on Friday, April 15 during the two lunch periods.

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Prom: Enchanted Forest

DATE: May 14, 2016

TIME: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm

COST: $50 which includes dinner

TICKETS: Tickets will be sold only from March 14-April 15. See Ms. Vargas for more information.

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GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED: The governance committee is commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors for matters pertaining to Board of Directors recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluation in accordance with the bylaws of the organization as well as establish policies and practices approved by the Board of Directors. If you have legal, policy, or non-profit experience and looking for ways to serve, we need you. Please contact Brandon Paris, if you are interested in serving or getting further information.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR RECRUITMENT: Kestrel Heights is seeking interested persons who are willing to serve in a governance capacity on the Kestrel Heights School Board of Directors. Kestrel Heights School Board works closely with Kestrel’s administration to ensure that each and every one of our students’ needs are being met. We are seeking people with professional experience in legal, non-profit, and finance specifically. Please email if you are interested in receiving further information and an application.

New Check-In Procedure Coming Soon!

Lobby Guard is a visitor management and front office automation system. Lobby Guard products are designed to increase building security and reduce office congestion by using the self-service convenience of kiosks. The end result is a safer and more efficient school environment.

Upcoming important dates and opportunities

April 19 Class of 2016 Senior Pictures: On April 19th Seniors will take cap and gown pictures here at the school. There is a $10 sitting fee. Scheduled times will be mailed to the address the school has on file for seniors.

May 7 Spring Fest. The PTSO is sponsoring a Spring Fest day on Saturday, May 7th. Please be on the look-out for opportunities to help raise funds.



Duke offers a Summer Session for students interested in attending. There is a fee associated with attending. The link is listed below.

NC State offers a Summer Camp for students interested in Design. The sessions range from $700-$1200. There are some scholarships available.

Senior Scholarship Information!!!

Please see attachments.

Junior Class-Post Secondary Planning

Junior Class Parents please schedule a meeting with Mrs. Vines to go through post secondary planning. Please contact Mrs. Vines for a date and time to meet. She can be reached at

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Substitute Teachers Needed!

If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please contact Ms. O’Shea at 919-484-1300 ext. 200.

Clothing Donations Needed

If you have any clean, gently used or new clothes that you would like to donate, we would love to have them! Items needed are: khaki pants, polo shirts-long or short sleeve (white, red, or black), plain sweaters (white, red, or black).
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April 11

Picture Day!

April 18

Full day of school

April 27

Full day of school

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Durham County Library: Teen Literature Festival

The Durham County Library will be hosting the inaugural Teen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Main Library (300 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27701). Students will have a chance to meet and learn from popular young adult authors and poets by attending author talks and workshops. There will be free food, swag and activities throughout the day. For more information, visit
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Monitoring the Future

If you are a parent of a 10th grade student, you will be receiving a letter for your child to participate in an important nationwide study called Monitoring the Future. About 140 schools were randomly sampled to represent the United States and Kestrel is one of those schools! Participation in the study is completely voluntary. The questions will cover a wide range of issues such as education, the school environment, use of free time, future plans, works, alcohol, drugs and government policies. More information about the study can be found here: