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Kirtland Local Schools
Update: The New 2015-16 KHS and KMS Schedules
Principals Amstutz and Campbell are excited to announce a meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM in the KHS Cafeteria to hold a Q&A session and discussion about a proposed change to the grades 6-12 bells for the coming school year. The change is simple, but it offers a lot of benefits to both middle and high school students. The proposed change is to still run an 8 period day (7 classes and a lunch for each student), but once a week students will have each of their classes for a double block period. This means they will have half of their classes on one day and the other half the next day. They will see each teacher 4 times each week instead of 5, but one of those meetings will be for the extended period of time. The benefits are many, including:
  • Time for science labs
  • ELT- project/problem-based learning and time to implement literacy strategies
  • Tech integration
  • PD for Teachers-Incorporates delayed start (continue delayed start 1 day per week on a modified day
  • Home base time each week
  • Promote blended learning
I am sure you have questions, and we are happy to meet and talk about them. A draft schedule is attached to this email. It is confusing to look at, but it will make more sense when you look at it considering the description above. Please stop in on the 31st if you are available so we can walk through this proposed change together. Click here for a copy of the proposed schedule.
OACAC College Fair on April 27th at West Geauga
Kirtland HS is partnering with West Geauga High School, who will be hosting an OACAC sponsored college fair on April 27th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  Pre-fair speakers will be presenting topics that are pertinent to the application process beginning at 5 pm.  A large number of colleges from Ohio and other states will be present and available to answer any questions.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Juniors and their parents to gain exposure to various college representatives prior to the application process - all ages are welcome.  Please see the attached flyer here for location and more information.
Kirtland Track Store
The Kirtland Track Store is open this week, March 16th through March 20th online.  It is found at bsnsports.com, under my team shop, and by entering the code hornet6KT. Many different items in multiple colors and sizes are available.

Also, this Thursday, March 19th is Kirtland team night at Second Sole Mentor at 5 PM.  All are welcome and discounts will be available.
2015 16th Annual JASCO Japanese Speech Contest
Congratulations, James Kelemen! James competed at the 16th Annual JASCO (Japan-America Society of Central Ohio) Japanese Speech contest in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday, March 7. James received the Judges Special Prize by the Consul-General of Japan in Detroit. Dr.Kazuyuki Katayama, the Consul General, personally awarded James the trophy! James is one of the top Japanese students in Ohio! おめでとうございました、ジェムズさん!
School Calendar Clarification
In the March 6th edition of the Kirtland Chronicle, there were a couple of inaccuracies about the proposed school calendar for the 2015-16 school year. The article suggested that the calendar was approved already, and it also stated that the last day of school in the 2015-16 school year would be June 30th 2016. The proposed school calendar, which is attached here, has not been approved by the Board of Education. It will not be considered for approval until the board meeting on March 30, 2015. The last day of school on the proposed calendar is June 2nd 2016.

Here is a link the to the proposed school calendar for the 2015-16 school year.
Kirtland Elementary Family Night at Kalahari
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 7. Click here for more details.
KHS Drama Club Present Murder's in the Heir
Please come and join the KHS Drama Club for Murder's in the Heir. Performances will be on March 5, 6, and 7 at 7:30 in Hornet Hall. "Murder's in the Heir" is an audience participation murder mystery-comedy and is appropriate for students of all ages. We hope you can join us!
Kindergarten Registration for Next Year
Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be taking place on May 1, 2015.  You must call the office to set up an appointment at 440-256-3344.  Your child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2015.  All required enrollment documents are on the Kirtland Schools website under the Parents tab above.  If you need a paper copy, please stop in the Kirtland Elementary office.  We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Heinen's “Teaming Up for Education”
Heinen’s is “Teaming Up for Education” and will donate 1% of qualifying sales to our schools. If you shop at Heinen’s, please take a moment to sign up for this at www.heinensrewards.com. Even if you are already a preferred customer, you need to note Kirtland Schools as your preferred school on your profile page. You can also do this by stopping at the Customer Service booth in any Heinen’s store. One great feature of the program is that Heinen's is crediting us with a “reach-back” period to last September! So amounts you’ve already spent are eligible! Any Heinen’s shopper may participate, so tell everyone you know to select Kirtland as their school of choice! Please remember to mark your calendar as well, because you have to re-select your school of choice annually.
KHS Students Win Cleveland Clinic eXpressions Awards
Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Cleveland Clinic eXpressions™ ribbon winners. Roughly 1,200 art, language, and math projects were submitted as a part of eXpressions™. As a result, this year’s competition was the toughest yet. An esteemed panel of content specialists used four criteria to evaluate each language submission: interpretation, presentation, creativity, and initiative. The following Kirtland High School students received recognition for their work: Margo Trubiano (Blue ribbon), April Enger (Red ribbon), Joseph Work (Red ribbon, Japanese Haiku), and Katie King (White ribbon). Students recognized for their art were James Kelemen (Red ribbon), Jessica Schnur (Red Ribbon) and Elizabeth Venorsky (Red ribbon).
KMS/KHS Delayed Start Wednesday Information
As communicated at the December 8th Straight A Fund Grant presentation, students in grades 6-12 will have the option of coming to school on a 1 hour delay every Wednesday, beginning January 7th, 2015. During this time, teachers will report at usual times to participate in Professional Development in preparation for grant implementation. Please review the Fact Sheet by clicking here and contact Dr. Campbell or Mr. Amstutz if you have questions.
KHS Yearbook on Sale!
Every year the KHS Yearbook class designs and develops a yearbook to commemorate the school year's events and memories. They are now taking yearbook orders from students, families, and friends! Click on the link (books) to the right to order one of your own.

There is also information about business advertisements, senior advertisements, and the submission of senior photos available at yearbook.kirtlandschools.org.
Student School Hours
Kirtland students in grades 6th - 12th start their days at 7:30am and dismiss at 2:40pm. Our Kindergarten - 5th grade students start at 8:30am and dismiss at 3:20pm.
Athletic Schedules by ScheduleStar
Kirtland Schools athletic schedules are available by on ScheduleStar.com. Please click the link to the right to view these schedules. Link on ScheduleStar will allow you to customize your view to see what's happeing for today, this week, this month, or an entire season.
Check Out Media Coverage of Kirtland Athletics!
The Athletic Department is proud to announce the creation of http://www.kirtlandhornets.org through our partnership with OhioVarsity.com. This site will feature up to date results and articles about our athletic teams, as well as player bios and individual results.
Printable 2014-2015 School Calendar
Click here for a printable version the 2014-15 school calendar including all scheduled holidays and vacations.
Get Your Hornets Stadium Chairs
The KHS Soccer Program is selling stadium chairs again this year. Please click here for more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application Form
Click here for a Free and Reduced Lunch Application Form.
Upcoming Events
Today
- Cheerleading Tryouts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tomorrow
- Cheerleading Tryouts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4/1/2015
Repeating Event - Cheerleading Tryouts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4/2/2015
Repeating Event - Cheerleading Tryouts
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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