KHHS News June 11

06/11/21

IMPORTANT Back to School DATES
Aug 10 Registration 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Aug 11 Registration 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
Aug 12 Registration 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm (There is no assigned dates for registration)
Aug 23 Open House 6pm-7pm
Aug 24 1st Day of School for 21/22!!

Extended Year
There will be no extended year this school year All classes need to be completed no later than June 9th . Grades will then be stored and final grades will be available through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. An email will be sent once all grades are ready to be viewed. A paper copy of grades can be sent upon request.

Yearbooks
Important Information If you ordered a yearbook for the 20/21 school year, they will be available for pickup in the fall. This is different than previous years, but this allows all spring activities to be published. We will notify everyone when they are ready to be picked up. A specific date has not been given yet. Current seniors can pick them up or have someone stop in for them to pick them up.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS UPDATE, FALL 2021
All high school athletes will be required to have a physical on file with the athletic office dated on or after April 15, 2021 in order to participate in a high school sport at Kenowa Hills High School. All fall sports begin on August 9th, 2021. Each athlete will need the following items to participate:
1. Current sports physical (not well-child), dated April 15, 2021 or after
2. Spectrum Health Medical Consent Form
3. $85.00 participation fee (check, cash or payment through Efunds on www.khps.org)

Families that apply for free or reduced lunch after July 1, 2021 and meet the requirements may have their participation fee waived for the current school year. Once all necessary items have been submitted to the athletic office, athletes will receive a pink Permission to Practice form. The Permission to Practice form should be given to the coach on or before the first day or practice/tryouts. The Athletic Office will be open the first week in August for your convenience. Hours may be limited, please check the website and social media pages in July for additional information. The MHSAA Physical form is available on the athletics website: kenowahillsathletics.com and the khps.org website
Please direct questions to Vicki Bekins @ vbekins@khps.org

KHMS News June 11

06/11/21

Pine Rest Student Assistance Program
We would like to share about a school partnership with Pine Rest that allows for up to 3 free, confidential counseling sessions (with some flexibility for more, if need be). This can be used by staff, students, and their families. Please see our webpage for more on the Pine Rest Student Assistant Program.

Athletics IMPORTANT!!!! For the 2021-22 school year, a sports physical will need to be on file for your student to participate in school sports!! The physical must have a date of April 15, 2021 or after. As in years past, we will NOT have a specific date for an opportunity for students to get physicals provided by Metro Health/Spectrum.

Saturday, August 14th, Kenowa Hills Athletic Boosters Golf Outing! This is our largest booster event and is so much fun to be a part of! Get your team together and support our awesome Knight athletes!

9th Annual Knight Golf Classic and Gracewil Country Club
Saturday, August 14, 2021
7 am Registration, 8am Shotgun Start
Scramble format, lunch to follow.

Youth Summer Camp(s) we are excited to announce the return of our Knight youth camps this summer! It is a great opportunity for our Knights to get involved in our athletic programs in a fun, active environment! At this time we are in the beginning stages of receiving the camp fliers. Please keep a look out for them as we continue to add over the next few weeks! Be strong. Be fierce. Work Hard. Stay Humble. Be a Knight. https://www.khps.org/camps

Central Elementary News June 11

06/11/21

Central Music Concert:
Our Kenowa Hills Central Knights are excited to share our virtual concert with you! Each class prepared two or three rhythm or movement pieces for our video. Due to COVID-19 protocols, our music classes looked a little different this year. I traveled to students' classrooms and our lessons focused on rhythm, movement and percussion instrument playing. We are hopeful that we will have our traditional concert during the holidays next school year and will be able to add more singing and recorder playing back into our concert. We will keep you in the loop with more details to follow next school year. Thank you for supporting the Kenowa Hills music program! It has been a joy to work with your students this year! Enjoy the concert!

There is still time to order a yearbook...

• Go to the Geskus website.

• Type in and then select Central Elementary School - kenowa from the drop down menu.

• Enter your student’s first and last name, teacher, grade, and your relationship to the student.

• Add the yearbook to your cart.

• Proceed with checkout.

• The yearbooks are $8 each. There will also be a $4 shipping charge since our yearbook order has already shipped to the school.

• If you have any questions please email Aleece at ayancey@khps.org.

Kenowa Hills Central Elementary Kona Ice Fundraiser!

July 11 & August 20 from 4pm to 8pm at Central Elementary


2021-22 Class Supply Lists:
***All classes would appreciate donations of Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizer. All students need Gym Shoes for P.E. and a Water Bottle.***

K-Knights (Young Fives)

Personal items (please label):

• Folder

• Headphones (no earbuds)

• (3) Glue Sticks

• Crayola Crayons

• Water Bottle

Classroom Items:

• Elmers Glue Sticks

• Crayola Crayons

• Ziploc Bags (gallon, quart or sandwich)

• Tissues

• Brown paper sandwich bags

• Box of Graham Crackers or Bag of Pretzels

• Black Expo Dry Erase Markers

• *A pencil box has been purchased for your child to use*

Kindergarten

Personal Items (please label):

• Plastic Folder (no 3-Ring Binders)

• Headphones (no earbuds)

• Water Bottle

Classroom Items:

• Elmer’s Glue Sticks

• Crayola Crayons and Markers

• Coloring Books

• Ziploc Bags (snack, quart, gallon)

• Band-Aids

• Playdoh

• Tissues

• Plastic Spoons

• Select a Size Paper Towel

• Sharpened Pencils

First Grade

• Personal items (please label):

• (2) Folders

• Pencils

• Crayons

• Glue Sticks

• Highlighter

• Scissors

• Pencil box/bag

• Headphones (no earbuds)

• Dry Erase Markers

• Water Bottle

Classroom items (please do not label):

• Pencils

• Dry Erase Markers

• Glue Sticks

• Band-Aids

• Ziploc Bags (gallon and sandwich)

2nd Grade

Personal Items (please label):

• ( 1 ) Wide Ruled Spiral Notebook

• ( 1 ) Heavy Duty 2 Pocket Folder

• Headphones (no earbuds)

• Pencil Box or Pouch

• ( 1 ) Yellow Highlighter

• (2-3) Thick Black Expo Dry Erase Markers

• Sharpened Pencils

• Crayons, Colored Pencils, or Markers

• (2-3) Glue Sticks

• Student Scissors

• Large Eraser

• Water Bottle

Classroom Items:

• Tissues (non-lotion kind)

• Band Aids

3rd Grade

• (2) Packs of Sharpened #2 Pencils

• Large Eraser and Pencil Top Erasers

• Colored Pencils

• Large Glue Sticks

• Crayons

• Student Scissors

• (2) Small Pencil Sharpeners

• Pencil Bag

• (5) 2-Pocket Folders

• (2) Boxes of Tissues

• (2) Wide Ruled Spiral Notebooks

• ( 1 ) Ream of Wide Ruled NotebookPaper

• Earbuds or Headphones

• (2) Square Sticky Note Pads

4th Grade

• Pencil Box

• ( 1 ) Box of Sharpened Pencils

• ( 1 ) Personal Pencil Sharpener

• Fine Tip Crayola Markers

• Colored pencils

• Dry Erase Markers

• (2) Large Glue Sticks

• (4) Solid Color Pocket Folders with

• Prongs and Pockets (Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue)

• Earbuds or Headphones

• Scissors

• (2) Boxes of Tissues

Optional Donations:

• Resealable Plastic Bags (any size)

• Band-Aids

• Dry Erase Markers

• 3x5 Index Cards

• #2 Pencils

• Post-It Notes

5th Grade

• Durable Earbuds or Headphones

• Trapper Keeper OR 5 Folders (no prongs)

• ( 1 ) Wide-Ruled Spiral Notebook

• (2) Plain Pocket Folder (no prongs)

• Pencil Box or Pouch

• (12-24) Pencils

• Scissors

• Colored Pencils

• Markers

• Small Pencil Sharpener

• Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers (any color)

• Post-It Notes

• Glue Sticks

• Tissues

• Resealable Plastic Bags (any size)

• (2) Reams of Wide-Ruled Paper

ASD

• 1-2 inch 3 Ring Binder (with front and back pocket)

• Disinfectant Wipes

• Tissues

• Post-it Notes

• Gallon Size Ziploc Bags

• Sandwich Size Ziploc Bags

• Velcro (We use a lot)

• Band Aids

• Dry Erase Markers

• Playdoh

• Small Toys/Books for Personal Use

MiCi K-2

• Glue Sticks

• Dry Erase Markers

• Headphones

• ( 1 ) Box of Crayons

• ( 1 ) Pack of Colored Pencils

• Pencil Box

MiCi 3-5

• 1 inch Binder (with rings and front and back pockets)

• Glue Sticks

• Headphones (no earbuds)

• ( 1 ) Pack of Washable Markers

• ( 1 ) Box of Colored Pencils

• Pencil Box or Pouch

• #2 Pencils

• Band Aids

• Extra Erasers and Pencil Sharpener

• Tissues

• Dry Erase Markers

Zinser Elementary News June 11

06/11/21

Flag Lowering Ceremony: It was a terrific last day at Zinser! After our 5th grade graduation we had our annual Flag Lowering Ceremony to put closure to the school year. What a year it has been, and we couldn’t be more proud of our students for their resilience, our staff for embracing the challenges and loving on our students, and our families for their patience and continued support.

Congratulations to Eliza Buckwalter for earning the Mr. V (Vermuelen) Kids Who Care award! For those of you that are newer to the school community, Eric Vermeulen was our principal for years and brought the Kids Who Care motto to the school that has stayed with us!

Congratulations to Loren VandeKerkhoff for earning the Top Accelerated Reader Award for the third straight year! Impressive!

Congratulations to Rylee Beauvais for earning our Volunteer of the Year honor for her many years of service volunteering and leading our Family Council! We appreciate all you’ve done for us!

We are Kids Who Care!

5th Grade Graduation! Thank you to everyone who attended the graduation for our 5th grade graduates! We thank them for a superb career at Zinser, and we wish them all the best at Middle School!

Pine Rest Partnership:

Our district has partnered with Pine Rest to provide some great services to each of you. We are now a part of the Student and Employee Assistance Programs (SAP and EAP). There are many parts to this program that will be explained in detail moving forward. The services provided are available to ALL students and their families as well as ALL staff and their families. The services begin now and last through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Please review this webpage to learn about the free services that are provided including confidential counseling, a crisis hotline, elder care consultation, legal consultation, financial consultation and an expansive online library. Your use of these services will be completely confidential and the district will only be notified of the number of uses rather than any specifying information.

In the event you utilize a service you will need to identify yourself as a SAP member to avoid any fees. If you have any questions about what is being provided or how to access services please feel free to reach out to Ashley Anderson, our Child Behavior Specialist. Thank you!

A Night at the Berlin Raceway…

Zinser Elementary needs your help!
June 12th
July 24th
August 7th

Kenowa Hills Public Schools has partnered with Berlin! We have the opportunity to volunteer at the concession stands during three different race nights and in turn we will earn money for the school. This fundraiser will support activities for next year, father events, supplies for the classrooms (that are not supported with other monies), field trips and more. Please use the attached link to sign up for one or more of these nights. (Watchdog dad, Don Deyman, will be helping, and this is a photo of his car!)

https://www.signupgenius.com/g...

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 12: Berlin Raceway Fundraiser
August 17: Open House - times TBD
August 24: First Day of School
August 27: No School
September 3: No School
September 6: No School - Labor Day

Alpine Elementary News June 4

06/04/21

● Staff covered for one another and worked hard to connect with their students in whatever way they could whether in person or virtually. All of their efforts were on behalf of your children so their learning could continue.
● Our preliminary end of year data shows much student growth! Our students made great strides forward academically, behaviorally and socially as we navigated interruptions and frustrations with all things COVID. Our students also grew as we navigated the array of learning expectations, emotions and frustrations we lived during this pandemic school year.
● Our school was recognized for our continued character education efforts by True Success.
● Our upper elementary students were able to attend a field trip as we closed out the school year this past week.
● We were able to offer Girls on the Run and held our very own 5K race.

I know the loss many people experienced is real, however, please don’t let COVID be the defining memory of the school year. We have much to celebrate. We can celebrate reconnecting with friends, being together in one way or another as a school community, the grit we developed in the face of adversity and most importantly the growth our students have shown. Most importantly, let’s celebrate the fun stories from the school day that were shared by your child and all the good that did occur.

As we begin summer break next week, I hope each one of you takes some time to relax, have fun, and celebrate the year by doing some of your favorite things as a family. I am truly excited to return in the fall. I look forward to a fresh start in many ways and continuing to partner with our school community to continue to make Alpine Elementary the wonderful place it is. Thank you for all your support! Have a great summer!

Your partner in education,

Jason Snyder

Berlin Raceway Fundraiser: Volunteers Needed!! Our PTO is requesting volunteers for a low key and easy opportunity to raise funds for our school to help us address needs as we close out this school and plan for the start of next. They are looking for volunteers to help run concessions and assist with the 50/50 raffle. The dates our PTO will be needing volunteers will be on August 28. Please sign up if available and interested using the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/g... Open House: 2021/2022 We anticipate our open house for Kindergarten and grades 1st through 5th being scheduled the week of August 16. Please tentatively keep the evenings of the 17th, 18th, and 19th open. More information will be shared through our district communications.

Kenowa Hills Nutrition Services needs your help!: We are currently planning our Summer Meal Kit Distribution and would like to know if your family is interested in weekly meal kits. Meals are available at NO CHARGE to ALL children ages 0-18. Meal Kits will contain 7 days of breakfast, 7 days of lunch, and a gallon of milk. At this time we are planning to distribute meals on Thursday's from 12:30-1:30 PM at Central Elementary. Distribution will begin on Thursday June 17th and end on Wednesday August 11th. ***Please note, children attending any summer programming at Central Elementary will be receiving meals at the school and will not qualify for the weekly meal kits. Those students should not be included in this survey. We will have more information regarding those plans soon***

Please fill out this short survey and let us know your plans!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eC860F3vNx_mj_VmBKc_l_wR-hw5XmJ6HNKuuYrIiF0/viewform?edit_requested=true

This is not a pre-order form, we are just looking for some information to help us plan. Fill out the survey here: KHPS - Summer Food Service Survey Thank you for your time, your help is greatly appreciated! FOOD MENUS Online!

Class List 2021/2022: Due to the various changes that typically occur over summer to staffing, enrolled students, etc. we will plan to share class lists or who your child’s teacher will be in the fall in August. We hope to communicate this in advance of our open house prior to August 16.

Zinser Elementary News June 4

06/04/21

5th Grade Graduation!

Wednesday June 9th (also a half day and the last day of school)

Time: 9:00 am start, students will walk the halls (parade) at 8:50 and finish outside of the ELA in the open playground area. We are asking that we limit the number of guests to two per student. I know we will be outside but we also have limited parking. Bring Your Own Chair! This will be a little less formal being outside. We expect it to last approximately 40 minutes or less. Parents will be expected to stay outside unless they need to use the restroom in the main entrance. Students will get a small treat and can take some time for pictures and to sign their Zinser shirt after. Park by the gym, or across the street at the church.

We will be having a Flag Lowering Ceremony at 10:15 am, outside by the flag. We will honor the Mr. V Kids Who Care award, as well as the top AR award. Parents can come back and take their student home after the Flag Lowering Ceremony at 10:45 or wait until the 12:05 dismissal. Kona Ice will be across the street from 11:15-1:00 if you'd like to take your student with their classmates for a treat!

Pine Rest Partnership

Our district has partnered with Pine Rest to provide some great services to each of you. We are now a part of the Student and Employee Assistance Programs (SAP and EAP). There are many parts to this program that will be explained in detail moving forward. The services provided are available to ALL students and their families as well as ALL staff and their families. The services begin now and last through the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Please review the attached slides to learn about the free services that are provided including confidential counseling, a crisis hotline, elder care consultation, legal consultation, financial consultation and an expansive online library. Your use of these services will be completely confidential and the district will only be notified of the number of uses rather than any specifying information.

In the event you utilize a service you will need to identify yourself as a SAP member to avoid any fees. If you have any questions about what is being provided or how to access services please feel free to reach out to Ashley Anderson, our Child Behavior Specialist. Thank you!

SAP/EAP Slides

A Night at the Berlin Raceway…Zinser Elementary needs your help!

June 12th
July 24th
August 7th

Kenowa Hills Public Schools has partnered with Berlin! We have the opportunity to volunteer at the concession stands during three different race nights and in turn we will earn money for the school. This fundraiser will support activities for next year, father events, supplies for the classrooms (that are not supported with other monies), field trips and more. Please use the attached link to sign up for one or more of these nights. (Watchdog dad, Don Deyman, will be helping, and this is a photo of his car!)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A49AFAC2FABFE3-berlin

Youth Sports Summer Camps!

Go to this link to view all current summer youth camp options!

https://www.khps.org/camps

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 7: ½ Day
June 8: ½ Day - SOTMS/AR/Xtramath Achievements 10:15 am
June 9: ½ Day - Last Day of School - 5th Grade Graduation 9:00 am; Flag Lowering Ceremony 10:30 am
June 12: Berlin Raceway Fundraiser

KHMS News June 4

06/04/21

The Awards Ceremony for the 6th Grade Urban Sprawl Map Design Contest was Thursday. The 6th-grade students created real-life Smart Growth Proposals for the Lincoln Lanes Country Club land in Walker for their Performance Assessments. They were excited to pass off their projects to a team of judges at the Walker city commission that included; Mayor Carey, 2 commissioners, and the assistant city manager who judged the final round of contestants. Congratulations to the top 3 winners of each class from Mr. Koch and Mrs. Gilbert's classrooms:
Madelyn Kozminiski
Audrey Van’t Hof
Aslynn Flint
Reese Willick
Owen Osborn
Victoria Wertsch
Katherine Burde
Eva Brown
Kyle Deyoung
Kristen Basiaga
Izzy Hernandez
Macey Lipscomb
Quinn Ansmits
Carter Profit
Noah Schmock
Eve Thayer
Kendall Wisniewski
Tyler Haines
Maxx Jason
Ava Vasher
Reece Lien
Eva Rasch
Carter Rose
And a special congratulations go to the 3 winners chosen by the Walker Mayor team panel: Reese Willick, Eve Thayer, and Maxx Jason. They received certificates of achievement, gift cards, and an on-the-spot interview with the mayor. Great job students for applying smart growth principles of urban planning to a "real-world" situation AND being such awesome hosts to our guests. It's great to be a Kenowa Hills Knight!

Pine Rest Student Assistance Program
We would like to share about a school partnership with Pine Rest that allows for up to 3 free, confidential counseling sessions (with some flexibility for more, if need be). This can be used by staff, students, and their families. Please see our webpage for more on the Pine Rest Student Assistant Program.

Immunization rates have dropped to alarming low rates!Michigan Department of Health & Human Services wants to remind parents of the Michigan School Immunization requirements and that all Michigan schools are required to report immunization information to the health department regardless of their child’s mode of instruction (in-person, virtual, and combinations of both). Thank you for helping us keep our community safe from vaccine preventable diseases!

Athletics IMPORTANT!!!! For the 2021-22 school year, a sports physical will need to be on file for your student to participate in school sports!! The physical must have a date of April 15, 2021 or after. As in years past, we will NOT have a specific date for an opportunity for students to get physicals provided by Metro Health/Spectrum.

Saturday, August 14th, Kenowa Hills Athletic Boosters Golf Outing! This is our largest booster event and is so much fun to be a part of! Get your team together and support our awesome Knight athletes!

9th Annual Knight Golf Classic and Gracewil Country Club
Saturday, August 14, 2021
7 am Registration, 8am Shotgun Start
Scramble format, lunch to follow.

Youth Summer Camp(s) we are excited to announce the return of our Knight youth camps this summer! It is a great opportunity for our Knights to get involved in our athletic programs in a fun, active environment! At this time we are in the beginning stages of receiving the camp fliers. Please keep a look out for them as we continue to add over the next few weeks! Be strong. Be fierce. Work Hard. Stay Humble. Be a Knight. https://www.khps.org/camps

KHHS News June 4

06/04/21

Important Chromebook Information
All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students have the option of keeping their Chromebook over the summer. Those choosing not to keep it for the summer must turn it on the last day of school, or before, at the Chromebook Office in the Media Center. Office hours are 7:30-8:00 AM daily. We will also be open on June 7-9 from 11AM-12PM. (please note updated hours for June 7-9) Those who choose to return their Chromebook will be able to pick it up at registration in August.

Extended Year
There will be no extended year this school year All classes need to be completed no later than June 9th . Grades will then be stored and final grades will be available through your PowerSchool account. An email will be sent once all grades are ready to be viewed. A paper copy of grades can be sent upon request Summer School Summer School registration is still available.

Summer School is for CREDIT RECOVERY only.
Session 1 runs June 14 - July 16 and Session 2 runs July 19 - August 13. Students can take one Edgenuity course during each session timeframe. The below link will provide more information and sign up details. Any questions, please contact Mr. Herron at jherron@khps.org. https://forms.gle/zUNP2fkVgQsuyuUR7

Yearbooks
If you ordered a yearbook for the 20/21 school year, they will be available for pickup in the fall. This is different than previous years, but this allows all spring activities to be published. We will notify everyone when they are ready to be picked up. A specific date has not been given yet. Current seniors can pick them up or have someone stop in for them to pick them up.

Academic Awards for 9th -11th
Grade This year our award ceremony recognized our seniors virtually. Normally during the in-person award ceremony, we recognize those 9th -11th graders that have received academic letters or certificates also. This year we have 15 9th graders, 41 10th graders and 56 11th graders that have achieved a cumulative GPA to earn an academic letter or certificate. Those students are listed in the next pages! Congratulations to all!!

9th Grade Academic Awards

Leah Armstrong Letter

Anne Baragar Letter

Ella Beauvais Letter

Grace Cole Letter

Chloe Dykhouse Letter

Isabel Hardin Letter

Rhiannon McGahan Letter

Kalena Mull Letter

Emily Musser Letter

Ava Paskewicz Letter

Shreesham Patel Letter

Lilyana Stroh Letter

Ainsley Sutherland Letter

Jayden Turner Letter

Tyler Watkins Letter

10th Grade Academic Awards

Anna Barber Letter

Kaden Blane Letter

Paige Bowman Letter

Jainyn Boyd Certificate

Sidney Breen Letter

Calvin Bush Letter

Brian Calderon Ortiz Letter

Abigail Chapman Letter

Caitlyn Chupp Letter

Katelynne Cole Letter

Jessica DeGroot Letter

Maxwell Dinesen Letter

Nolan Droski Letter

Ella Eitniear Certificate

Olivia Fair Certificate

Skye Foss Letter

Hannah Haines Certificate

Paige Hollander Letter

Aidan Jackson Letter

Molly Jasper Letter

Neve Johnson Letter

Sydney Yen Le Letter

Carter Link Letter

Lindsey Long Letter

Aubrey Malone Letter

Madison Mersman Letter

Peyton Mull Letter

Austin O'Brien Letter

Koty Polega Letter

Allison Postema Certificate

Erika Posthumus Letter

Emelina Priest Certificate

Samantha Richards Letter

Scout Sevigny Letter

Ashlyn Stolk Letter

Madison Storey Letter

Nolan Thayer Letter

Grayson Tobar Letter

Mason Westmoreland Letter

Page Yancey Certificate

Elise Zahrt Letter

11th Grade Academic Awards

Maralisse Alonso Certificate

Stacey Apeaning Certificate

Max Barrett Letter

Treasa Bell Certificate

Peter Berdo Certificate

Jacob Bergsma Certificate

Zachary Bozek Certificate

David Brower Certificate

Adam Buckwalter Certificate

McKenna Buehler Certificate

Hunter Carmoney Certificate

Michael Chambers Certificate

Autumn Cole Certificate

Rylee Cook Certificate

Jacob Dengate Certificate

Ezekiel Dykstra Certificate

Victoria Ericksen Certificate

Emily Galloway Certificate

Lydia Garcia Certificate

Olivia Granger Letter

Avery Gravelyn Certificate

Colin Hoatlin Certificate

Amelia Holt Certificate

Mallory Huhn Certificate

Lucy Jennette Certificate

Jessie Kailing Certificate

Ashlynn Kimble Certificate

Kylee Kimble Certificate

Trevin Laming Certificate

Addison Levanduski Certificate

Chloe Lhamon Certificate

Santana Love Certificate

Andre McClain Certificate

Olivia McCormack Certificate

Ava Menzel Certificate

Preston Mull Letter

Dylan Nguyen Certificate

Cadence Osborn Certificate

Gibson Ouellette Letter

Zoe Paskewicz Certificate

Scott Perkins Certificate

Madison Pflug Certificate

Keygan Powers Certificate

Broderick Ralston Certificate

Madilyn Reamer-Papes Certificate

Gretchen Riley Certificate

Daniel Rodriguez Certificate

Grace Sage Certificate

Bridget Shoup Certificate

Justin Stulpe Certificate

Peyton Thayer Certificate

Zachary Thompson Certificate

Austin Van Putten Certificate

Alana Whitaker Certificate

Eleanor Widmaier Certificate

Laine Zemaitis Certificate

We would like to Congratulate the Class of 2021! It was such a great night to celebrate these students and all they have accomplished during these past four years!

KHHS News May 28

05/28/21

IMPORTANT DATES
May 31 No School-Memorial Day
June 2 Graduation 7pm-Football Stadium
June 3 7:30am- 3pm Diploma pick up
June 4 7:30am- 3pm Diploma pick up
June 7 ½ Day for Students-Exam Day
June 8 ½ Day for Students-Exam Day
June 9 ½ Day for Students-Exam Day LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Important Chromebook Information:
All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students have the option of keeping their Chromebook over the summer. Those choosing not to keep it for the summer must turn it on the last day of school, or before, at the Chromebook Office in the Media Center. Office hours are 7:30-8:00 AM daily. We will also be open on June 7-9 from 2:15-2:45 PM.

Extended Year
There will be no extended year this school year All classes need to be completed no later than June 9th . Grades will then be stored and final grades will be available through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. An email will be sent once all grades are ready to be viewed. A paper copy of grades can be sent upon request. Summer School Summer School registration is still available. Summer School is for CREDIT RECOVERY only. Session 1 runs June 14 - July 16 and Session 2 runs July 19 - August 13. Students can take one Edgenuity course during each session timeframe. The below link will provide more information and sign up details. Any questions, please contact Mr. Herron at jherron@khps.org. https://forms.gle/zUNP2fkVgQsuyuUR7

Mural for Class of 2021:
KH Graduate, Kaitlin Riley completed her mural dedicated to the Senior Class of 2021. The mural is located in the Science and Language Arts 1st floor hallway. Kaitlin dedicated an entire semester's work to produce the mystic greenhouse composition in acrylic paint.

KHMS News May 28

05/28/21

Mandatory Chromebook Collection: We will be gathering Chromebooks on Friday, June 4th during 4th hour! Please make sure you have your Chromebook, Case, and Charger to return for next school year.

All Media Center library books must be returned by Tuesday, June 1st. Please return them as soon as possible to avoid any library fees!

Upcoming Dates:
May 28: half day
May 31: no school
June 4: Chromebook Collection
June 7-9: half days
June 9: last day of school

Pine Rest SAP:
Pine Rest Student Assistance Program We would like to share about a school partnership with Pine Rest that allows for up to 3 free, confidential counseling sessions (with some flexibility for more, if need be). This can be used by staff, students, and their families. Please see KHPS.org/mentalhealth for more information.

Youth Summer Camp(s) we are excited to announce the return of our Knight youth camps this summer! It is a great opportunity for our Knights to get involved in our athletic programs in a fun, active environment! At this time we are in the beginning stages of receiving the camp fliers. Please keep a look out for them as we continue to add over the next few weeks! Be strong.Be fierce.Work Hard.Stay Humble.Be a Knight. https://www.khps.org/camps

Future Freshman (current 8th graders) Sideline Cheer! Sideline Cheerleading tryouts will be May 24 and May 25 from 5-6:30 PM on the track. To register for tryouts, please complete the following google form: Tryout Form Reach out to coach Liz Russo at lbelliel@gmail.com with any questions.

Future Freshman Interested in Cross Country and/or Track: This summer, the high school cross country team will be holding training sessions three days a week. We are welcoming all cross country, track distance, mids and sprinters to join us. For sprinters there will be sprint specific work that you will be doing. Our XC and track programs would love to have you join us throughout the summer whether it is one day a week or more! Be on the lookout for more information to come. GO KNIGHTS!!

Central Elementary News May 21

05/21/21

There is still time to order a yearbook...

• Go to the Geskus website.

• Type in Central Elementary School - kenowa

• Enter your student’s first and last name, teacher, grade, and your relationship to the student.

• Add the yearbook to your cart.

• Proceed with checkout.

The yearbooks are $8 each. If you order before Geskus delivers the yearbooks to Central you will not be charged for shipping. If the yearbooks are printed and delivered before your order processes, there may be an additional shipping charge.

If you have any questions please email Aleece at ayancey@khps.org.


Kona Ice - Kenowa Hills Central Fundraiser!
May 7, June 6, July 11 & August 20 - 4pm to 8pm


Summer camps are back! For more info and sign ups, visit: https://khps.org/camps

Zinser Elementary News May 21

05/21/21

A Night at the Berlin Raceway…Zinser Elementary needs your help!
June 12th
July 24th
August 7th
Kenowa Hills Public Schools has partnered with Berlin! We have the opportunity to volunteer at the concession stands during three different race nights and in turn we will earn money for the school. This fundraiser will support activities for next year, father events, supplies for the classrooms (that are not supported with other monies), field trips and more. Please use the attached link to sign up for one or more of these nights. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A49AFAC2FABFE3-berlin

Celebration/Field Day Shirts are Available
Here is the link parents can use to purchase the same or a similar shirt we ordered the students. We have a ladies fit, a pink and a dark grey option. The due date for this link is May 30th. We plan on these being delivered to Zinser by June 4th. Get your shirt today! https://fielddayshirt.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true

Youth Sports Summer Camps!
Go to this link to view all current summer youth camp options!
https://www.khps.org/camps

Kids Who Care Sucker Sale!
Suckers will be sold from 8:30-9:00a on Thursday, May 27 & Friday, May 28 in the foyer (while supplies last). Get them before they’re gone!

June 11 Cleanup-Richmond Park
The Kenowa Hills community has an opportunity to work together on one of our district’s natural resources, Indian Mill Creek. It runs from north of Six Mile through our district and out to the Grand River by Ann Street Bridge. There is a trash cleanup along the creek in Richmond Park on Friday June 11 from 9 am to 11 am. Show up with long pants and work gloves.
You can register on the LGROW site. This cleanup is organized and sponsored by LGROW ( Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds) and the Friends of Indian Mill Creek. Students from Kenowa Hills High School have participated in several cleanups the last few years organized by Mr. Byle, a science teacher at the high school.
https://www.lgrow.org/spring-forum-calendar/2021/6/11/%20Indian%20Mill%20Creek%20Cleanup

Youth Sports Summer Camps!
Go to this link to view all current summer youth camp options!
https://www.khps.org/camps




Alpine Elementary News May 21

05/21/21

Sobie Meat/Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: We are going to run the Sobie Meat fundraiser for 1 week starting on May 28 in conjunction with a Krispy Kreme fundraiser the same week. This will allow us to give families more time to plan ahead as well as some different options. Forms for the Sobie Meat can be kept and used later this month. Our school will send additional information/reminders as the date draws near.

Mask and Student Hygiene: As a reminder, students are still expected to wear a mask while at school inside. Masks can be down when outside. It is also important for students to understand the need to keep their hands clean by washing thoroughly and using hand sanitizer.

Upcoming Dates:
May 24: Board of Ed Meeting, 6pm
May 28: Half Day, 12:05 Dismissal
May 31: No School
June 1: Field Day
June 2: 3rd Grade Field Trip
June 4: 4th & 5th Grade Field Trips
June 7: Half Day
June 8: Half Day
June 9: Half Day

Berlin Raceway Fundraiser:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Our PTO is requesting volunteers for a low key and easy opportunity to raise funds for our school to help us address needs as we close out this school and plan for the start of next. They are looking for volunteers to help run concessions and assist with the 50/50 raffle. The date our PTO will be needing volunteers will be on August 28. Please sign up if available and interested using the link below.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49A8A72AA7F58-berlin
Each night the PTO will draw one name from the volunteers for a $40.00 Amazon Gift Card.*** Due to beer and alcohol being sold in the concessions, all volunteers for this area must be 18 or older. Volunteers for 50/50 sales may have a teenager accompany them if they are 14 or older. There will be a waiver that needs to be signed by each adult (and teenagers with adult consent).

Kenowa Hills Nutrition Services needs your help!:
We are currently planning our Summer Meal Kit Distribution and would like to know if your family is interested in weekly meal kits. Meals are available at NO CHARGE to ALL children ages 0-18. Meal Kits will contain 7 days of breakfast, 7 days of lunch, and a gallon of milk. At this time we are planning to distribute meals on Thursday's from 12:30-1:30 PM at Central Elementary. Distribution will begin on Thursday June 17th and end on Wednesday August 11th. ***Please note, children attending any summer programming at Central Elementary will be receiving meals at the school and will not qualify for the weekly meal kits. Those students should not be included in this survey. We will have more information regarding those plans soon*** Please fill out this short survey and let us know your plans!! This is not a pre-order form, we are just looking for some information to help us plan. Fill out the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eC860F3vNx_mj_VmBKc_l_wR-hw5XmJ6HNKuuYrIiF0/closedform

Thank you for your time, your help is greatly appreciated!

YOUTH SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS: https://www.khps.org/camps

Central Elementary News May 14

05/14/21

Coming up....
5/28 - Half Day, Memorial Weekend
5/31 - No school, Memorial Day
6/1 - PTO Meeting @ 6:30 pm
6/6 - KONA Ice @ 4:00 - 8:00 pm
6/7 - Half Day
6/8 - Half Day
6/9 - Half Day & Last Day of School

Richmond Park Clean Up
The Kenowa Hills community has an opportunity to work together on one of our district’s natural resources, Indian Mill Creek. It runs from north of Six Mile through our district and out to the Grand River by Ann Street Bridge. There is a trash cleanup along the creek in Richmond Park on Friday June 11th from 9 am to 11 am. Show up with long pants and work gloves. You can register on the LGROW site. This cleanup is organized and sponsored by LGROW ( Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds) and the Friends of Indian Mill Creek.
Students from Kenowa Hills High School have participated in several cleanups the last few years organized by Mr. Byle, a science teacher at the high school. The photo is from the 2019 Cleanup.

https://www.lgrow.org/spring-forum-calendar/2021/6/11/%20Indian%20Mill%20Creek%20Cleanup

Youth Sports Summer Camps
Keep watching the webpage for updates on Summer Camps: https://khps.org/youth-sports

Alpine Elementary News May 7

05/07/21

Upcoming Dates for Alpine Events
May 11 - End of the Year PTO Meeting @ 6:00.
May 24 - Board of Ed. Meeting @ 6:00.
May 28 - ½ Day
May 31 - NO School
June 1 - Field Day
June 7 - ½ Day
June 8 - ½ Day
June 9 - ½ Day *LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Students of the day were selected this week for showing their Alpine BEST. Please join us in congratulating:
Katelynn Hall, Kindergarten
Michelle Robertson, Kindergarten
Lauren Nowak, 3rd Grade
Ryder Kelley, 3rd Grade

Berlin Raceway Fundraiser: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Our PTO is requesting volunteers for a low key and easy opportunity to raise funds for our school to help us address needs as we close out this school and plan for the start of next. They are looking for volunteers to help run concessions and assist with the 50/50 raffle. The dates our PTO will be needing volunteers will be on May 22 & August 28. Please sign up if available.

Sobie Meat Fundraiser Postponed
Due to conflicts with other district fundraisers and wanting to provide parents with more of a choice, we are going to postpone our Sobie Meat Fundraiser until May 28. We are going to run the Sobie Meat fundraiser for 1 week starting on May 28 in conjunction with a Krispy Kreme fundraiser the same week.This will allow us to give families more time to plan ahead as well as some different options. Forms for the Sobie Meat can be kept and used later this month. Our school will send additional information/reminders as the date draws near.

Open House 2021-22
Please know that we are unable to share a date for a fall open house as of now. Please stay tuned for updates as the year comes to a close.

TRUE SUCCESS THEME FOR MAY: INTEGRITY
#1 - Doing what is RIGHT, even if it’s difficult. (5/3-5/7)
#2 - Being truthful requires integrity. (5/10-5/14)
#3 - Speaking positively about others. (5/17-5/21)
#4 - Integrity demonstrates TrueSuccess (5/24-5/28)

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