Bancroft Students & Families Invited to We Are Kennett Night

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.

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Announcing: an All In Against Drugs Night for KCSD Parents

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.

Sincerely,

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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Mrs. Spahr’s Fifth Graders Taste Books by the Genre

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Spahr’s class recently enjoyed a Book Tasting. Seated at the “Bancroft Bistro,” the students “tasted” different books by rotating through genres of books by IMG_6422tables. They started by jotting down their first impressions (what they thought of the cover, the title) in their “menu.” Next, students were allotted 5 minutes to read a little bit of the book. When the time ended, they answered a few questions, such as “What did you think of what you read?”, “What did the author do to hook you?”, and “Would you read this book?” The students gave each book a rating between 1 and 5. Finally, they were given a few minutes to share what they read and their thoughts with their tablemates. After the “tasting” was over, the students couldn’t wait to check out the books they sampled at the Bancroft Bistro!

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Art Murals Decorate Bancroft Elementary School Walls

Artistic creativity is alive and thriving at Bancroft Elementary School! Kennett Consolidated School District’s Bancroft Elementary has been busy building strong and happy school relationships through our creative clay tile murals. Our Bancroft Elementary School family has worked together to create two amazing clay tile murals to help celebrate our five year anniversary!

Ms. Finn handmade over 1,300, 2 inch x 2 inch clay tiles to distribute to our students and staff. Each Bancroft family member stamped textures onto 3 clay tiles using wooden carved stamps. Then each batch of tiles were fired in the kiln. Next, our Bancroft family glazed their tiles. A special color was assigned to each grade. Fifth grade voted and chose our Bancroft blue as the color for their tiles. Next, the kiln was loaded with the glazed tiles class by class. The artists had a blast stamping and glazing their tiles! Everyone got to take one of their beautiful tiles home. The other two tiles were used to complete the clay murals.

During the summer, Ms. Finn created two mural designs. Facilities kindly helped to cut each backer board to the perfect shape. She then glued and grouted each of the finished tiles to the backer boards. Lowe’s generously contributed a grant that helped pay for the all the installation supplies! The two beautiful murals were hung in our halls. Our finished murals were truly a family affair!

One of the finished clay tile murals has been placed outside the auditorium for students and families to enjoy as they come for classes, assemblies and school meetings. Our second mural greets the students as they enter the front of the building and head down the hall to their classrooms. Be sure to stop by and see our amazing artworks!

Our Bancroft family is very proud of the fantastic job they did! The projects took over a year to complete and really brought our school together as a family. Our Bancroft Elementary School artists are so proud to be finishing our 5th year of learning, caring and growing!

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