Kennett Middle School Represented at National Conference

In early October, Kennett Middle School science teacher Mrs. Joy Rosser traveled to Austin, Texas, to present at the 43rd Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.

Her session, titled “Igniting the Middle Level: The Power of Educators,” targeted administrators, counselors, media specialists/librarians, parents, principals, teachers, and team leaders. Mrs. Rosser had previously presented this material locally through the Chester County Intermediate Unit and the Kennett Consolidated School District.Joy Rosser

The Association for Middle Level Education is the leading international organization advancing the education of all students ages ten to fifteen, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world.

“Personally, I was thrilled to learn that my proposal had been accepted for this year’s conference,” Mrs. Rosser states. “Professionally, presenting at the conference was a wonderful opportunity for me to showcase the positive culture of Kennett Middle School.”

The goal of Mrs. Rosser’s presentation was to engage attendees in conversations about how who they are and what they say enhances their students’ learning experiences.

“Educators are the catalysts for their classroom and school,” Mrs. Rosser explains. “I wanted attendees to leave my session with the motivational and optimistic wisdom to ignite the spark that will help them to make a positive difference in their students and their schools. I want to empower educators with a greater sense of purpose and confidence for their students’ benefit.”

Mrs. Rosser’s session engaged attendees in discussions around juggling and balancing multiple roles, counseling parents, inspiring colleagues, and motivating students. Together, they explored obstacles in daily teaching and strategized through challenges in order to improve retention so that teachers bring their best energy every day for their students.

“We were so proud to have Joy represent Kennett Middle School and the state of Pennsylvania at the national convention,” Mr. Lorenzo DeAngelis, Kennett Middle School’s principal, comments. “Joy is truly a dedicated and hardworking individual with tons of passion to ‘ignite’ our students and staff.”

Mrs. Rosser serves as a member of the southeast regional board and the state board of the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education. In addition, she is the secretary of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s board of directors and is a member of the Pennsylvania Don Eichhorn Schools to Watch State Team.

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Chester County Health Department Confirms Cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

The Chester County Health Department has confirmed 30 cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) between 9/1/16 – 11/10/16. Chester County had a total of 12 cases last year, so this is a significant increase in Pertussis. Most cases are children ages eight to 12 with a small number of students aged 15-17.

The disease progresses from cold-like symptoms for one to two weeks, followed by intense coughing that lasts for two to three months (this cough can linger even after treatment). In infants, the symptoms are more severe and you are most likely to hear the “whoop”.

The Pertussis (Tdap) vaccines are decreasing the length of illness and severity of the cough. There have been no hospitalizations. The current recommended treatment is a regimen of antibiotics (typically Zithromax for five days). The CCHD is recommending that students remain at home for five days while taking the antibiotics. They are also advising doctors to exclude students from school forfive days with symptoms of Pertussis, even if there is no confirmation of disease.

School Nurses must report all cases of confirmed or suspected Pertussis to the CCHD.

Pertussis Flyer English

Pertussis Flyer Spanish

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Kennett Consolidated School District Flu Clinic

November 1st, 2016 – 2:30PM to 6:30PM

Stopping the Flu Starts with You!

The school year is underway, and you’re feeling like you have your family’s routine down pat. You’re making sure the kids are on top of their homework. You’re getting them to and from after-school activities. Have you also made plans to get you and your family vaccinated against the flu?

School season means flu season—the flu virus is most active from October to May. While the flu causes mild illness in most people (think fever, sore throat, body aches, among other symptoms), it can lead to serious health complications and even death in others. Young children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic health conditions are at a greater risk for serious complications.

Getting vaccinated is the #1 way to prevent the flu. In fact, everyone 6 months or older should get vaccinated each year, as early as possible. We are partnering with the Chester County Health Department to offer a flu vaccine clinic to community members.

When: November 1st, 2016 – 2:30PM to 6:30PM

Where: Kennett High School

Registration: Same day, on site registration only

Please print out and bring the forms below:


Flyer (en Español)

Vaccine Information Sheet

Vaccine Information Sheet (en Español)

Consent Form

Consent Form (en Español)

For more information, visit Same day, onsite registration only. If you have health insurance, bring your cards. All insurance types, including medical assistance, are welcome.

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Chesmont Football to Live Stream the Kennett HS Blue Demons Versus the Unionville HS Indians Football Game October 14th

Attention: All Kennett High School Students (and your families)!

Stuck at home this Friday night, October 14th for the big rivalry game against Unionville Indians? There’s no need to fear- is here!

We’re gearing up to web stream the match when the Indians visit your lean and mean, rough and tumble Kennett High School Blue Demons in our usual, time-honored “Game-of-the-Week” format!

It’s quick and easy to join us on game night. All you have to do is log-in to:, click the link for this week’s “Game-of-the-Week”, kick back, relax, and enjoy the game! –> “We’ll Take YOU There!”

Check out Chesmont Football on Instagram @3CTVLive for live updates throughout the game!

Chesmont Football is also on Facebook, just search 3CTVLive.

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Announcing: an All In Against Drugs Night for KCSD Parents


Please join us in the High School Auditorium for an evening program on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:45 P.M. as part of our fight against drug abuse.

KCSD will host an All In Against Drugs Night for all district parents (grades K to 12). Featured will be a video created by the FBI called “Chasing the Dragon,” which graphically illustrates the horrors of opiate drug use. Though we have no knowledge that this is an issue in our community, stories about opiate drugs have been in the news, and we want to give you an opportunity to learn more about the problem.

Also on the program will be presentations by FBI agent and Unionville parent Kevin McShane and Kennett High School counselor Fran Ryan. They will offer valuable advice about keeping our children drug-free and safe.

You will receive an “All In” t-shirt and a t-shirt to take home for each of your children. Though we must limit attendance at this program to adults only, you will learn how you can view this video at home with your children.

All of us at KCSD urge you to attend. We want to be your partners … to help you stay well-informed … to help you be better prepared … so that you can help your children make positive choices and avoid starting on a pathway to drug abuse.

I look forward to seeing you on Oct. 18.


Barry Tomasetti, Superintendent

Kennett Consolidated School District

Announcing: All In Against Drugs Night for KCSD Parents (grades K-12)

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., in the Kennett High School auditorium

Join us …

  • See a video created by the FBI called “Chasing the Dragon,” which graphically illustrates the horrors of opiate drug use.
  • Learn more about keeping children drug-free and safe from FBI agent and Unionville parent Kevin McShane and Kennett High School counselor Fran Ryan.
  • Receive a free “All In” t-shirt and a t-shirt to take home for each of your children.
  • Learn how you can view this video at home with your children.

KCSD and parents … partners in preventing drug abuse among our children and young people.

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A Spotlight on Mrs. Trista Todd

The Kennett Consolidated School District is pleased to welcome Mrs. Trista Todd as the new supervisor of special education. Mrs. Todd joins the Kennett Consolidated School District from the Warwick School District, where she most recently served as an instructional coach with a focus in special education programming.

Mrs. Todd is a graduate of Millersville University, where she earned a bachelor of science in communications and public relations and a master’s degree in elementary education. She then received a certification in special education from West Chester University before earning her second certification in administration and leadership from Temple University.

Mrs. Todd is excited to be a part of the Kennett Consolidated School District. She looks forward to joining the ongoing collaboration among students, families, staff, and the community that makes the District unique.

“One of Kennett Consolidated School District’s greatest assets is our dedicated teaching staff,” Mrs. Todd says. “Our teaching staff’s interest in their students is truly inspiring. Meeting all of these wonderful educators and seeing their dedication truly drives me to work harder each day.”

As the supervisor of special education, Mrs. Todd helps the District provide education in a supportive environment that develops the intellectual, emotional, social, artistic, and physical capabilities of every child. Her role in the District is extensive, providing ongoing support and supervision for new initiatives in the special education department.

“When you work with children, you realize that every day is a ‘wow moment.’ One of my most treasured moments as an educator was watching a young man graduate who I had the pleasure of working with since he was in the first grade,” Mrs. Todd says. “I remained a support system for him and his family throughout his school career and developed a relationship with him that continues today. The caveat with him was that many wondered if, or even how, he would graduate even as far back as the first grade. Sitting with his family at graduation was a moment I will never forget. Moments like this prove that the reason for commitment is no longer abstract, but instead becomes very real!”

Mrs. Todd’s compassion and commitment to the betterment of all children follows her from the hallways to her home and back again. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her husband John and their children, Adyson and Landis. Together, the family of four enjoys traveling and outdoor activities like hiking and swimming. Mrs. Todd also enjoys watching her children participate in various sports and is an active runner herself.

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We Are Kennett Night Promises to be Fun for All

Kennett High School invites the District’s current elementary and middle school students to We Are Kennett Night on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 pm.

At We Are Kennett Night, students and their families will learn about the many academic, athletic, and club opportunities that are available at Kennett High School. The purpose of this event is to encourage our younger students to begin considering their educational future at Kennett High School. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity for future Kennett High School students to meet the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches, and to also explore the building to learn its physical layout. The event will kick off at 6:30 PM with a presentation regarding the academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs at Kennett High School.

Students at 2015's We Are Kennett Night. Students at 2015’s We Are Kennett Night.
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Kennett High School Announces 2017 National Merit Semifinalist

Kennett High School is proud to announce that one student has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Senior Zachary Hrenko has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Senior Zachary Hrenko has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Senior Zachary Hrenko was among approximately 1.6 million juniors who entered the 2017 National Merit Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) that served as an initial screen of program entrants.

“We are tremendously proud of Zachary for his accomplishment,” said Kennett High School Principal Dr. Jeremy Hritz. “He is an outstanding student, and one that we believe represents everything that is great about Kennett High School.”

The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

These students are eligible to continue in the program competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $33 million to be offered in the spring. To advance to the finalist level and to be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several additional requirements. These include an outstanding academic record, endorsement by the principal, and SAT scores that confirm the preliminary results. The semifinalist and his or her counselor must submit a detailed scholarship application that includes the student’s essay and information about the student’s participation and leadership in school and community activities.

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Kennett High School Senior Evan Brown Wins Ches-Mont League Golf Championship

Kennett High School Senior Evan Brown Wins Ches-Mont League Golf Championship Kennett High School Senior Evan Brown Wins Ches-Mont League Golf Championship
Article written by: Bruce Adams PA Prep Live

East Brandywine – Catching fire in the middle of his round, Kennett High School senior Evan Brown later survived a quadruple-bogey 8 — a snowman — at the 16th hole to finish with an even-par 72 and win the Ches-Mont League Golf Championship Tuesday at Applecross Country Club.

Brown finished one stroke ahead of a trio of golfers who shot one-over-par 73 — Bishop Shanahan junior Ryan Conners, Downingtown East senior Wills Montgomery and Unionville junior Nick Gianelos.

The Kennett senior came to the ninth hole, a 512-yard par 5, which has a pond guarding the front of the green, at one-under on the day. He eagled the ninth, and followed up with birdies on 10 and 11 to go five-under through 11 holes.
On No. 9, the long-hitting Brown, a powerful 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, pounded his drive about 320 yards into the rough. From 195 yards, he decided to go with a 6-iron, and fired a shot four feet from the hole, making his eagle putt.
Brown’s putter then heated up, as he knocked in a 15-footer for birdie on No. 10 (par 4, 310 yards) and canned a 25-foot putt for birdie on the 11th (par 3, 146 yards).

The Kennett senior finished the day hitting 15 greens and taking 31 putts. “Overall I was pleased with my round — there were a lot of positives,” said Brown, who finished second at last year’s Ches-Mont tournament. “I hit the ball well and putted well.”

Brown did a pretty good job of recovering from the fairway rough too. On the 15th hole (par 5, 505 yards), he smashed his drive well over 300 yards into some tall rough on the left. From 165 yards, he hit a 9-iron onto the green, then two-putted for a birdie.

“They key to it all [getting out of fairway rough] is wrist strength,” said Brown.
Standing five under par at the 16th tee, Brown used a 4-iron for his tee shot on the 387-yard par 4, and the ball landed in the right rough behind some trees. He tried to clear the trees with a 9-iron, but hit the shot a little thin and did not escape the trees. He hit a recovery pitching wedge fat, and finished with an 8.
Brown then bogied the 17th hole, but recovered nicely with a par on the 18th, barely missing a short birdie putt.

“The big thing I wanted to do today was advance to districts,” said Brown, who finished fourth at the PIAA championships last fall.
The Kennett senior is committed to Loyola (Md.) University for golf, where he intends to major in business or finance. Outside of Kennett, he’s had some impressive showings in a number of various tournaments, such as the USGA Junior Amateur (where he finished 38th) and the Pennsylvania Amateur (he shot 64 in a qualifying round at Colonial Country Club in Harrisburg). A member of Hartefeld National, Brown has received valuable coaching from several local pros, and has started to work with esteemed White Manor teaching professional John Dunigan.
One stroke back of Brown Tuesday afternoon at Applecross were Conners, Montgomery and Gianelos.

“I was pretty consistent today — I think I had 14 pars today,” said Conners, who finished third at Ches-Monts last fall. “This course sets up well for my game — you have to hit it straight.”
Montgomery, a St. Joseph’s University commit who placed fourth last year, said, “The undulating greens here are tough, and your iron play has to be good.”
Gianelos, whose Unionville squad captured the team championship (Downingtown East was second), finished with a flourish, birdieing No. 15 and then ramming home a 40-foot putt on No. 17 for another birdie.

“I thought the course was in great shape today,” said Gianelos. “The greens were quick.”

In fifth place was Great Valley senior Stephen Borst, who shot a 75. He has been a member at Applecross for the past four years.

“The greens were good and fast today,” said Borst. “It’s a ball-striker’s course, a second-shot course. It suits my game well, because the best part of my game is the short irons. But I really struggled today on the last three holes.”
A total of 25 golfers advanced to Districts. A playoff had to be held among the golfers who shot 86 to determine the final two qualifying spots.

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