Category Archives: District News

April Update

April 2019

To the Kent community,

Thank you for taking our online survey
I want to thank all those who responded to our Strategic Plan survey.  Your input is valued, as we consider the most important issues and programs to be addressed from 2019 to 2024 in the Kent City Schools.  We surpassed our goal of 500 responses and received well over 700 surveys. Thank you!

Stop by Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Community Expo on April 6
Our Kent Area Chamber of Commerce Community Expo is Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt High School.  

Kindergarten Registration Night on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
Registration for Kent’s all-day kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at Davey, Holden, Longcoy and Walls elementary schools.  All-day kindergarten is offered at no cost to Kent families.

Parents and guardians of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2019, should plan to attend “Registration Night” at their neighborhood elementary school.  This “parents only” event features a brief overview of the kindergarten program by the building principal and kindergarten teachers.  Visit our Kindergarten registration page  at www.kentschools.net/kindergarten  for more details.

Join me Wednesday evening, April 24, at the Kent Free Library
Join me for “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” on Wednesday, April 24. at 6 p.m. at the Kent Free Library. 

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

George Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

March Update

March 2019

Please take an online survey on strategic planning
     As we consider the most important issues and programs to be addressed from 2019 to 2024 in the Kent City Schools, we need your input and ideas.  Please take about seven minutes to complete this online survey. Click this link kentschools.net/communitysurvey. The survey will close on Monday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m.
Thank you so much.

You are invited to attend a strategic planning session
     Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 7, and join us for a Community Forum for Future Planning at 6:30 p.m. at Stanton Middle School. I will also be meeting with interested community members on Wednesday, February 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Woodward Room, 2nd floor of the Kent Free Library. Our final Community Forum for Future Planning will be held Thursday, March 7, in the Holden Elementary gym at 6 p.m.  I hope to see you there!

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

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools

February Update

February 2019

Please take an online survey on strategic planning
     As we consider the most important issues and programs to be addressed from 2019 to 2024 in the Kent City Schools, we need your input and ideas.  Please take about seven minutes to complete this online survey. Click this link kentschools.net/communitysurvey. Thank you so much.

You are invited to attend a strategic planning session
     Please mark your calendars for Thursday, February 7, and join us for a Community Forum for Future Planning at 6:30 p.m. at Stanton Middle School. I will also be meeting with interested community members on Wednesday, February 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Woodward Room, 2nd floor of the Kent Free Library. Our final Community Forum for Future Planning will be held Thursday, March 7, in the Holden Elementary gym at 6 p.m.  I hope to see you there!

Trauma expert rescheduled for Wednesday, February 13
      Nationally known speaker Dr. Joe Hendershott will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium on Wednesday, February 13.  Hendershott’s definition of trauma includes students dealing        with abuse, neglect, violence and poverty, as well as those affected  by death, divorce, bullying or rejection.  He offers unique insights into the effects of trauma and ways to help all students learn and succeed. Everyone is welcome to attend this free talk.

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

George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools