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Kirtland High School
9150 Chillicothe Road • Kirtland, OH 44094
440.256.3366 (phone) • 440.256.1042 (fax)

Lynn Campbell, Principal

Matt Paul, Assistant-Principal 
& Athletic Director
Anna George, Secretary

Kara Prosuch, School Counselor
  Click here to see the Guidance webpage!
Celebrate Kirtland Auction 2015
The Kirtland PTA is hosting their 11th annual auction next Saturday, March 14th. A lot of the support provided by the PTA is made possible from the money generated from this auction. Any donation that you can make would be greatly appreciated. Please send any donation and/or your RSVP to the KES office as soon as possible. Click here for more information about this exciting event. If you would like to make a donation, click here to learn more.
Scoliosis Screening on March 13
The School Nurse will be doing scoliosis screening in grades 6, 7, and 8 on March 13. Please call or email Kim Crawford at kim.crawford@kirtlandschools.org or x3003 with any questions or concerns.
NHS Hosts 2015 Kids' Night Out
National Honor Society will host the 2015 Kids Night Out on Friday March 13th for students in grades K-5. Sign your child up for a fun-filled night of pizza, games, sports, and more! Download registration form here.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Clarice Aquila, the Kiwanis Student of the Month for March, 2015. Way to go Clarice!
KHS OGT Schedule for March 9-13
KHS will be on an alternative schedule during OGT Week. Please see the information and permission form here for details. The permission slip is due no later than Friday, March 6.
Sports, Workout, and Diet Information Session
A recent survey of parents revealed a desire for an informational session related to sports, working out, diet and supplements, etc. In response, there will be a session hosted by our own Mr. Sean Joseph on March 10 to discuss these issues and more. Please click here for information.
Volleyball Tournament for United Way
Our annual United Way Volleyball Tournament fundraiser has been moved to Monday, March 9 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in all three gyms.
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!
State of Ohio Japanese Speech Contest Finalist!
Congratulations James Kelemen! おめでとうございました。James is one of ten finalists that will compete in the annual state Japanese Speech Contest. It will be held on Saturday, March 7 in Dublin, Ohio. The judges will be from the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, Honda of Marysville and The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio. Good luck, James! がんばってね!
Social Media Awareness and Safety
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Social Media Awareness and Safety meeting on February 5. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation.
KHS Newsletter for January 2015 Available
Scroll down to view a copy of the January 2015 KHS Newsletter from Dr. Campbell.
KHS Testing Schedule Revised
Due to decisions made at the state level back in December, there were some minor changes made to the testing schedule that was shared at the Testing Community Meeting this past November. The state has decided not to double test sophomores in English and math. So, sophomores taking the OGT (all of them) will not take the PARCC English 10 test. Also, sophomores who are enrolled in Geometry will not take the PARCC Geometry exams. All other tests are still on for sophomores, including AIR's U.S. History test. Only sophomores are affected by these changes. Please see the revised schedule below. Thanks.
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 and KMS Implementing Delayed Start Wednesdays
At the Community Meeting hosted at KHS on 12-8-14, Dr. Campbell rolled out a plan to increase professional development time for teachers. Starting Wednesday, January 7th, KMS and KHS Teachers will begin taking part in professional development (PD) every Wednesday for the rest of the school year. While there is a lot of excitement about the Straight A Grant and all of the benefits it will bring to the district, the welcomed improvement and changes cannot happen without proper support and development for our teachers. The need to increase opportunities for PD led to much discussion, and the best way to maximize our time with teachers was to implement delayed start Wednesdays.

It is important to note that parents do not need to change anything they are currently doing. Buses will run usual times, and KMS and KHS will be open and waiting for students. However, classes will begin 1 hour later at 8:30 AM every Wednesday instead of the current start time of 7:30 AM. Parents have the option to send student to school at the normal time if they so choose, allowing students extra time to study. However, parents may also elect to allow students in grades 6-12 to come to school an hour later than usual on Wednesdays, but transportation will be the responsibility of the parent if electing to do so.

To accommodate this PD time, classes will be shortened by 8 minutes each, resulting in 8-42 minute classes on Wednesdays. That hour will be spent with teachers learning about and learning how to apply necessary skills to implement the blended learning techniques and strategies associated with the learning management system and other resources made available to us due to the Straight A Grant. The grant implementation team is planning a comprehensive PD plan for teachers, keeping them informed and up to date on best practices. This will allow our teachers to grow and maximize the technology and other PD, making our transition to blended learning a success. If you have questions regarding Delayed Start Wednesdays or about the Straight A Grant in general and its impact on KHS or KMS, please contact Dr. Campbell or Mr. Amstutz, respectively. Thanks.
Testing Presentation Resources from Dr. Campbell
Click here for the presentation and other documents from the Testing Presentation that was held at KHS on November 20, 2014. Dr. Campbell would like to thank the parents who showed up and shared input at the meeting
High School Bullying Incident Report
Click here to report a bullying incident at the High School.
Order Your KHS Yearook!
Every year, a 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.

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