Category Archives: District News

September Update

Dear parents,

“Way to go, eclipse!”

           

 

 

 

On Monday, August 21, our Kent Schools community celebrated the partial solar eclipse with viewing events at each school. Thanks to the support of Kent Displays which shared in the cost, Kent City Schools provided a free pair of Eclipse Shades for every student, teacher and staff member. Approximately 4,000 pairs of the special glasses were distributed.

In all our buildings, teachers talked about the eclipse and related it to the appropriate curriculum. For example, Stanton Middle School students in the Endeavor Team built viewing boxes and with the help of math teacher Sean Dougherty, created a camera obscura in their classroom. The windows and door were covered and a pinhole camera demonstrated how viewing boxes work. “Very interesting and a fun project to work on,” said one student. 

All Roosevelt and Stanton students gathered at Roosevelt stadium to view the solar eclipse together. Science teacher Chris Carman shared fun eclipse facts from the press box and counted down to 2:32 p.m. when all eyes (protected with their Eclipse glasses) turned towards the sun. “Way to go, eclipse!” yelled a student in the crowd.

The students were very enthusiastic, engaged and well behaved. It was a great day for the Kent Schools.

Thank you to Kent Displays, manufacturer of Boogie Boards and other eWriter display technology, is a valued educational partner of the Kent Schools. 

Meet our new teachers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back row from left, Amy Jajtner, fourth grade at Davey; Crystal McNeily, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Cody Knepper, art teacher at Stanton Middle School; Audra Collins, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Megan Blake, science teacher at Roosevelt; and Katherine Mikita, EL teacher at the elementary schools.

Front row from left, Crystal Roberts, Intervention Specialist at Roosevelt; Ashton Donmoyer, Intervention Specialist at Holden; Hillary Smith, School Counselor at Longcoy; Elizabeth Lenzo, Preschool Intervention Specialist at Davey Elementary.

Thank you again for your continued support of the Kent City Schools.

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

August Update

Dear parents,

Welcome back to a new school year. We look forward to seeing our students on Wednesday, August 16. Our buildings are clean and shiny thanks to the hard work of our maintenance staff.

Important back to school information

RHS Freshman Parent Orientation – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 10

SMS New to the District 7/8 Student Orientation – 10 a.m. on Friday, August 11
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School NightLegacy Team – 5 p.m. on Monday, August 14
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Megaminds Team – 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14
Stanton 6th Grade Back to School Night – Buckeyes Team – 6 p.m. on Monday, August 14

Davey/Holden/Longcoy/Walls Elementary Supplies Night – 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 14

RHS Freshman Kick-Off and Opening Assembly –  9a.m. -1:30p.m. on Tuesday, August 15
RHS New Student Orientation Meeting – 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15

First Day of School for 1-12 grades on Wednesday, August 16)

RHS Premiere of Bands – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16

First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten on Monday, August 21

Watch for your Kent calendar
Our Kent City School calendars were mailed to residents in early August. If you did not receive a calendar, please stop by the Administration Building at 321 North DePeyster Street to pick up a copy.

New to the district?

If you are a new resident of the Kent City Schools or interested in enrolling in our Schools, please go online to http://www.kentschools.net/enroll/. Our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 N. DePeyster Street is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools. We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at enroll@kentschools.net or call the Enrollment office at 330-676-7675.

Thank you for all you do for our students,

George Joseph
Superintendent

June Update

Dear parents and community members,

Welcome to new students and parents

If you are a new resident of the Kent Schools or interested in enrolling in the Kent City Schools, please go to http://www.kentschools.net/enroll/ .

After completing your enrollment form online, you will be automatically forwarded to SignUpGenius where you can sign up for a time to visit our new Centralized Registration Center located at the district’s Board Offices at 321 North DePeyster Street. You will be asked to bring the necessary documents to enroll your student. Registration for students enrolling at Theodore Roosevelt High School, Stanton Middle School, as well as Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementary schools, will be accepted at the new Center.  

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at enroll@kentschools.net or call the Enrollment office at 330-676-7675.

            Our new Centralized Registration Center is a one-stop, convenient way for parents to enroll their children in the Kent City Schools. We welcome our new families and want to make the enrollment process easy and efficient for them.

Update on summer projects

            As part of our annual Permanent Improvement projects, this summer we are working on roofing improvements. In addition, each building and classroom is thoroughly cleaned in preparation for the new school year. Thanks to a program from Portage County Job and Family Services, we are able to employ some Roosevelt students to assist our custodians at no cost to the district.

Join me for coffee on July 26

Please join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua. I really enjoy visiting with our Kent residents.

Thank you again for your support of the Kent City Schools,

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools