Kennett Middle School is excited to present Shrek, Jr.
- Friday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 and 7:00 PM
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students & seniors.
"Bancroft Elementary School is dedicated to creating a safe and rewarding educational experience for all children. Our goal is to focus on student success by fostering a positive, accepting and supportive learning environment where students are proud of the work that they do each day."
- Principal Leah McComsey,
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"The entire Kennett Middle School staff believes that it is an honor and privilege to educate and care for the most prized possessions of our community, your children. We are a school that creates a well-balanced learning environment with high academic and behavioral standards."
- Principal Lorenzo DeAngelis
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"At Kennett High School, we hold our students to the highest of expectations both in and outside of the classroom. Together, we collaborate and communicate to ensure a positive learning environment where all students feel safe, welcomed, and inspired to improve each and every day...."
- Principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz
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The students, faculty, administration, and staff lined the halls and filled the gymnasium of Kennett High School on Friday, March 27. Their goal was to create a spirit filled video to be posted on YouTube.
Organized by senior videographers Kiersten Anderson, Lucas Ransick, Heather McDonald, and Tyler Mousley under the guidance of award winning video production teacher Frank Vanderslice, the students lip dubbed to Smash Mouth’s hit “All Star.”
Clubs, sports teams, band members, cheerleaders, and costumed characters danced and made noise as the cameras toured through hallways lined with students and festooned with signs and streamers. The rainy day did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, especially the seniors who ended the video with the chant “WE ARE – KENNETT.”
In the photo above, Robotics Club members show club pride by displaying their competition number in the Lip Dub.
This is the second time that Kennett High School has produced a lip dub video. The last, in 2010, got a modest number of views. The goal this time is to get at least 50,000 views. The true purpose of the event was to encourage students to display their spirit and school pride as they closed out the third marking period and headed into Spring Break.
Kennett High School is proud to announce that five Kennett High School students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
The National Merit Finalists are (from left) seniors PJ O’Sullivan, Nichol Brown, Jonathan Baumel, Katherine Gallivan, and Richard Doty.
Nichol will attend Arizona State University, where she will major in English/linguistics. Katherine will study to be a physician assistant at Philadelphia University. At this point, PJ, Jonathan, and Richard are waiting to hear from their top-choice schools.
The 2014-2015 school year is the 60th year of the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented high school seniors and lets them compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $35 million. The awards will be announced this spring.
To become a National Merit Finalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying performance.
More than 1.5 million high school juniors in over 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2014-2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The Pennsylvania General Assembly once again amended the Child Protective Services Law (Act 153) in July of 2015 through what is known as Act 15 of 2015. Significant changes to the background check requirements have been made, and the highlights to the law are summarized in this document below.
Act 15 defines direct volunteer contact as the care, supervision, guidance, or control of children and routine interaction with children. Routine interaction is defined as regular and repeated contact that is integral to a person’s employment or volunteer responsibilities.
Volunteers may obtain these clearances by applying online at the following websites:
Once obtained the clearances must be submitted to the school principal.
Kennett High School celebrated senior Hannah Shiflet signing her letter of intent to play lacrosse for the United States Military Academy at West Point during a ceremony on March 9, 2015.
Hannah (seated, middle) was surrounded by her parents, Bob Shiflet (seated, left) and Sharon Shiflet (seated, right), as well as (standing, from left) her coach, Dale Watkins, her sister, Kate, her guidance counselor, Mr. Fran Ryan, and Kennett High School Athletic Director Mr. Jeff Thomas.
Hannah began playing lacrosse for Kennett High School on the junior varsity team as a freshman. She has played defense and midfield for the varsity team for three years. She has also played for a club team for the past four years. In 2014 she earned the Blue Demon Award and was named an U.S. Lacrosse Academic All American. As a senior, Hannah will serve as the varsity team captain
“Hannah is a tremendous athlete who will be missed,” Coach Watkins said. “She is a tenacious defender … a well-rounded student athlete who makes everyone around her better.”
In addition to lacrosse, Hannah also plays goalie for the high school’s varsity soccer team. In 2011 and in 2012 she was named to the All-Conference Second Team. In 2013 and 2014 she was named to the All-Conference First Team. In 2014 she was also awarded the Kennett High School Award of Excellence and the Best Defensive Player Award. During her senior year, Hannah served as team captain.
In 2014 Hannah won the Congressional Scholar Athlete Award.
Hannah will be following in her parents’ footsteps by attending the United States Military Academy. “Attending West Point has always been my dream,” Hannah said. “Receiving a lacrosse scholarship makes my acceptance even more amazing.”
Hannah intends to major in engineering.
For the second time since 2012, Kennett Middle School was recognized by the Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools: Schools to Watch program. This redesignation will be celebrated in May during a ceremony at the middle school.
The Pennsylvania Schools to Watch program annually recognizes a small number of diverse, high-performing, growth-oriented middle schools that demonstrate academic excellence, developmental responsiveness to the unique challenges of early adolescence, social equity, and school structures and processes that support and sustain the path to excellence. The middle school joins a very select cadre of 31 schools in Pennsylvania and more than 370 schools across the country that have earned the distinction of being Schools to Watch; only four others are located in the Delaware Valley Region.
A Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn School is a school that has made marked progress in meeting all of the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools, including the following:
As part of the evaluation process, a group of educators visited Kennett Middle School to observe, firsthand, how the school functions on a daily basis. During their observation, they noted several areas where Kennett was exceeding expectations, including the following:
“This was a collaborative effort that included every person throughout our school,” Kennett Middle School Assistant Principal Mr. Lorenzo DeAngelis said. “It took an honest, collective effort to complete the evaluation process, and I am extremely proud of our students, staff, and faculty.”
Representatives from Kennett Middle School attended the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education Professional Development Institute in late February. At this conference, not only was the school officially announced and recognized, Kennett Middle School’s representatives presented highlights of the school’s programs.
The middle school will also be recognized in Washington, D.C., at the National Schools to Watch Conference at the end of June.”
My hat is off to all of the stakeholders involved with our middle school,” stated Dr. Barry Tomasetti, superintendent of the Kennett Consolidated School District. “Together, they have developed a productive school climate where excellence and respect for others is expected from everyone.”
Since 1999, the Schools to Watch program has recognized more than 380 schools in 19 states, including 35 schools in Pennsylvania. A middle school that is designated as a School to Watch retains that honor for three years and must reapply, as Kennett Middle School did.
The Kennett Consolidated School District welcomes you to our district. Note: Students must have attained the age of 5 years on or before September 30th for kindergarten. For 1st grade, students must have attained the age of 6 years on or before September 30th of the year he or she is to be admitted to first grade or attained the age of five years, seven months before the first day of September and successfully completed a kindergarten program that satisfies the requirements established by Pennsylvania statutes, regulations, and rules. All registrations will be processed in the Student Registration Office located at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center by appointment only. You may schedule your appointment by calling (610) 444-4235.
Below is the list of required documents in addition to the registration packet at the time of your scheduled registration appointment:
If applicable: Residency and Guardianship Affidavits will be considered after July 1st.
To ensure a smooth transition in the educational needs of your child, the following documents should be provided:
Once all registration requirements have been met, you may contact the appropriate school (s) regarding orientation programs and class scheduling.
El Kennett Consolidated School District le da la bienvenida al distrito. Nota: Para asistir a kindergarten, los estudiantes deben tener los 5 años cumplidos el 30 de septiembre. Para asistir a 1er grado, los estudiantes deben haber cumplido los 6 años de edad el 30 de septiembre del año que el alumno va a ser admitido al primer grado o haber cumplido cinco años y siete meses antes del primer día de septiembre y haber completado con éxito un programa de kindergarten que cumpla con las reglas, regulaciones y estatutos del estado de Pennsylvannia. Las inscripciones serán procesadas en la Oficina de Inscripción ubicado en el Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. Es necesario obtener una cita. Puede pedir una cita llamando al (610) 444-4235.
A continuación encontrará una lista de los documentos necesarios además del paquete de registro que deberá llevar a la cita de inscripción:
Si corresponde: La declaración jurada de tutela y residencia se considerará después del 1ro de julio.
Para que la transición hacia las necesidades de educación se realice sin problemas, presente los siguientes documentos:
Una vez que se hayan cumplido los requisitos de inscripción, póngase en contacto con las escuelas correspondientes para saber sobre los programas de orientación y los horarios de clase.
In accordance with the 2014-2015 calendar, student make-up days for school cancellations are as follows –
Tuesday, February 17 will be made up on Thursday, June 11, 2015; Monday, March 2 will be made up on Friday, June 12, 2015; Thursday, March 5 will be made up on Monday, March 30, 2015; and Friday, March 6 will be made up on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin on Monday, March 2 and continue through Friday, March 27, 2015. Parents can pick up a registration packet at the main office of the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center located at 409 Center Street, Kennett Square.
Once the packet is completed, you must contact the Student Registration Office at 610-444-4235 to schedule an appointment to finalize the registration process.
Students and parents new to kindergarten are invited to an information session and building tour to be held at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center on Thursday, March 12, 2015, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parents will meet with the principal and receive information about the program, and students can participate in activities.