Students in grades 4 and 5 from Sea Road School, M.L. Day School and Kennebunkport Consolidated School came together for a full day Fall Arts Festival on September 24th (grade 4) and 25th (grade 5). Each morning, students chose to attend two workshop sessions with a teachers from Rivertree Arts partnering with RSU 21. More than a dozen workshops were offered including metal smithing, painting lobster buoys and comic book drawing. Students enjoyed lunch and recess together followed by an afternoon performance on conflict resolution with Scot the Mime and 18 of their peers. The festival was sponsored by The Bauman Family Foundation and Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel.
KES students Jaiden Homa, Jack Maloney and Griffin Whitney represented KES at the Portland Jetport last Sunday to welcome home three WW2 Veterans and one Korean War Veteran who KES sponsored on an Honor Flight trip to Washington DC.
7th graders Elona Bodwell and Jamie Bayha had their artwork selected as winners in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Student Screensaver Art Contest with the Maine Department of Education. Their work will be displayed during the 2015-16 school year on the tens of thousands of devices the ME Department of Education distributes to students and teachers through the MLTI program, as well as on the DOE’s MLTI website and on the walls of their Augusta offices. Congratulations to these students on their winning art work.
7th graders Kelly Small and Danah MacLeod traveled to Rhode Island last weekend to compete in the US Gymnastics Junior Olympic Championships. Both Kelly and Danah were representing the State of Maine and did a fantastic job. Congratulations to both of these students.
The 5th grade Math Team at MLD took a 3rd place trophy for their last competition at the Portland Expo on May 5th. They competed against over 30 other schools in Southern Maine.
On Saturday, March 21, two KHS students representing their marine engine repair program at PATHS went to the Maine Boatbuilders Show to compete in their troubleshooting competition. Senior Tom Adelhardt, with his partner, won 1st place which is a $5,000 college scholarship to UTI/MMI. Tom also came in 3rd place in the written test. Senior Dylan Putnam came in 4th in troubleshooting.
Third grader Lorien Schulte was recognized at the weekly KES Friday Morning Meeting assembly for taking first place all-around in her division at the state sectional gymnastics meet at Leaps N Bounds gymnastics.
The following students received awards at the Model U.N. Conference at MIT during the weekend of Feb. 6th:
Best Delegates: Caleb Eickmann and Jansen Manahan
Outstanding Delegate: Kaitlyn Anderson
Honorable Mention: Will Blastos
Junior Beth Carroll placed 6th in the House at the Maine State Debate Championships at Lewiston High School on Saturday, February 7th.
The KHS girls' swim team won the South Southwestern Championship on Saturday, Feb. 7. Marshall Lowery came in first place in the 200M and the 100 back; Olivia Hammer-Grant was first in the 200 free; and the KHS team of Olivia Hammer-Grant, Britta Brown, Fiona Harms, and Marshall Lowery won the 400 FR.
KES 3rd grader, Campbell Maurer, was recognized at the weekly KES assembly last week for her participation on the Biddeford YMCA Manta Ray swim team. Her 100 Yard Relay team came in 1st place. Individually, she placed 2nd in the 100 Yard Individual Medley (butterfly, back stroke and breast stroke) and she also placed 2nd in the 25 Yard Butterfly. She posted personal best times in each of those three races and was named one of the "Swimmers of the Meet". Her team also won the meet against the Casco Bay Regional YMCA.
Editing and post-production for weekly KES assemblies is now being done by KHS student Bri Meyer...."It's easy." said Bri. "It took me about 15 minutes."
On Friday, December 19th, the second grade students from Mildred L. Day School traveled to Bradford Common and Huntington Common to share their learning about different holiday traditions and customs from around the globe. The students performed and shared stories about their favorite holiday traditions for residents and the students’ parents. The students presented homemade ornaments to the residents following the presentations. The students are looking forward to two more similar events later this year.
The Sea Road School Math team placed 1st out of 33 elementary school teams at the first math meet of the year! Our competing team was made up of Keegan Andrews, Garrett Dickinson, Sofie Dumas, Sydney Dumas, Ivy Hammer-Gumbrell and Landon Schwartzman. This competition took place at individual schools due to inclement weather, but the kids worked well together and had fun. Sofie Dumas earned an individual 5th place ribbon as well! Our math team’s next competition is on January 27th and the kids are ready to compete!
Kyle Ryan placed in the top three at the Southern Maine 2014 Regional Brain Bee held at the University of New England on Friday, December 12. He tied for 2nd place in a sudden-death question.
There were 19 contestants at UNE from Biddeford High School, Kennebunk High School, and Thornton Academy, in addition to ten contestants video-conferenced in from University of Maine Machias. Kyle’s second-place standing ranks him in about the top 10% of the eastern and southern regions.
Mae Richardson, a fifth grade student at Kennebunkport Consolidated School, was one of 15 students from around Maine honored at a reception in the Maine State Capitol in Augusta last week. First Lady Ann LePage honored Mae and 14 other students (from elementary school through high school) for their artwork chosen for the ”Maine Youth Excellence in Art" exhibition in Augusta. Mae's mixed-media painting of Birch Trees was completed in her fifth grade Talented Art Program.
KES students Max Andrews, George Lazos, and Jacob Thompson, along with their older peers who participate in Kennebunk Hoops, served as the half-time show Saturday night at the Kennebunk Rams varsity boys’ basketball game at home against Yarmouth. We are proud of our future Rams!
Brandon Hauser, a student at the Middle School of the Kennebunks, was recently honored as one of the brightest middle school students in the world at a national award ceremony sponsored by the John's Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored Brandon for his exceptional performance as a middle school student on the SAT, ACT, or STB (Spatial Test Battery) as part of the 2013-2014 CTY talent search.
Tiffany Weeks, a senior field hockey player, was recently named to the 2014 Maine Field Hockey Coaches Association All State Team. Team member selections are voted on by Varsity Field Hockey coaches across the state with an emphasis placed on physical skills and leadership throughout the season. Members of the 2014 All State Team will be honored at a luncheon on Sunday, December 7th. All State team members are also invited to play in the Annual McNally All Star Field Hockey Game for charity which will be played in the summer of 2015.