Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Today's Lunch

    Website Tip: View lunch menus by hovering over Families at the top of this webpage and clicking on Nutrition. 

    • Philly cheese steak and Sunchips
    • Cheeseburger
    • Buffalo chicken pizza


    • Happy Birthday today to: Analiese Bounyavong, Angelina Moua, Humberto Ramirez-Luglan, Ku-Lani, Kahaloa-Green, Ashley Perry, Andrew Truong, Davion Ausler, Trevor Gamble, Averie McSweeney, and Mrs. Tibeau!
    • Happy Birthday tomorrow to: Koji Yoshiyama, Alfred Brito, Luke Farag, Madison Idzi, and Andrew Moberly!
    • Happy Half Birthday to: Rafael Reodica, Paul Lam, Zamzam Adamdhuuh, Elizabeth Cortes, Anton Reicherter, Cheraag Singh, Nicole Estrada, Kien Truong, and Harsahib Tiwana!

    New Items

    • Junior and Senior students can now register for their 2nd semester parking pass using the following link: Parking passes will be sold during lunches at the ASB Cashier window January 29th through February 1st for $50.00 (Cash, Check, Credit/Debit) or until sold out. All fines must be paid before a parking pass can be purchased, (check with the cashier now about your fines). Parking passes will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Running Start Students – Please register online and pay in the East Wing Office.

    Review Items

    • The Kindness Challenge this week is to thank a teacher at the end of a class about something specific.
    • MLK T-shirt are for sale at lunches today for $10 each.
    • Seniors, Grad Night tickets, and auction tickets will be available for purchase today at all lunches. This is the last time the price for Grad Night Tickets is $160. The price increases next week. Scholarship forms are in the Counseling Office.
    • Hey Chargers, make plans now to watch your #1 ranked Varsity Girls basketball team take on the #2 ranked Woodinville team at ShoWare Monday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m. Think of it as a warm up to the Dome.
    • Dance for Heart "Livin' the Dream" EA shirts go on sale for $10 during lunches. Also, during lunch please write a special memory about Mr. Anderson and put the white heart on the big "EA" memory heart. This all starts on Tuesday. Buy a shirt and support AHA and Mr. Anderson.
    • Audition packets are available in the Activities Office and at the Cashiers Window for the Drama production of “Into the Wood.” Auditions will begin on Thursday, so get your packet now.
    • KR girls that are interested in fastpitch, make sure to plan to attend the pre-season meeting in the cafeteria on Friday, January 25, right after school.
    • Pack the Gym is a unique event that gives a big game experience to our Unified Basketball team. KR Unified will be playing Auburn High School’s Unified team. Let’s Pack the Gym with fans ready to cheer on all athletes to success! Pack the Gym is on Tuesday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. at KR.
    • Scholarships can now be found on the new website under Kentridge > Academics > College Readiness > ScholarshipsView the January deadlines now and watch for more to be added soon.
    • Hello, Class of 2020 Parents! It is hard to believe, but it is time for us to start thinking about GRAD NIGHT for our kids! We will need lots of help planning a Fundraising Auction Dinner and the actual Grad Night Party. It will be AWESOME! If you are interested in helping out in any capacity, please email or text (253) 223-1070. We will plan to have our first planning meeting in February.

    Club News

    Website tip: View club information by hovering over Student Life at the top of this webpage and clicking Clubs & Activities. 

    • Key Club is having another meeting today in room A20 at 2:30 p.m. with recycling right after.
    • Kentridge JSA will be meeting Tuesday, in Room 102 after-school. Please com join an interactive debate about freedom of Speech. There will be snacks and news about community service hours and debate opportunities.
    • LEAP will meet Tuesday after school in room 218.

    Today’s Athletic Events

    • Boys Swim and Dive vs. Kent Meridian at Lindbergh, 3:30 p.m.
    • C Boys Basketball vs. Kentwood at Kentridge, 3:45 p.m.
    • JV Boys Basketball vs. Kentwood at Kentridge, 5:30 p.m.
    • Varsity Boys Basketball vs, Kentwood at Kentridge, 7:00 p.m.
    • JV Girls Basketball vs. Kentwood at Kentwood, 5:30 p.m.
    • Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Kentwood at Kentwood, 7:00 p.m.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Fairwood Elementary is looking for student volunteers for their STEM night on Tuesday, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Please contact Mari Davis, Educational Assistant at Fairwood Elementary, if you can help them out.

    Attend a Free Pre-Apprenticeship Training for a Career in the Construction Industry

    Are you thinking about a career in the construction industry? If so, ANEW might be for you. Attend a FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Training. No appointment necessary, complete an enrollment form, complete a phone interview, and attend a mandatory 2-day tryout. You must be 18 years old and desire a career in construction and commit to the 11-week program. Please check your email from Ms. Noble with detail of where and when. For more information contact

    Apply to Become a Youth Ambassador with the Kent Sister Cities Association

    Kent Sister Cities Association is looking for Youth Ambassador candidates for 2019-2020. Don't miss the chance to make friends and experience a different culture through a short term home-stay/host exchange. You will experience life in another country and get to introduce how life is similar/different here in Kent. Travel, experience, explore and introduce peace through the sister city mission to foster international goodwill through friendship. While the exchange will take place over the summer, you will also participate in many ongoing local activities here in Kent. It's not too late to apply!

    Interested candidates for Sunnfjord, Norway, Tamba, Japan or Yanghzhou, China should submit an application before the end of January. Applications can be found on the City of Kent website or email

    Attend MultiCare's Free Annual Nurse Camp this July

    Are you a current tenth, eleventh, or twelfth-grade student wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or health professional?  MultiCare’s Annual Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore these exciting careers and it’s FREE!

    The 2019 MultiCare Nurse Camp runs from July 15 -19, 2019. You will join professional nurses and other health care providers as they care for patients in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Center, Labor & Delivery, Pediatric Care, and Adult Surgery Care areas. You will also participate in hands-on station rotations, mock codes and even visit a local nursing school. The camp is based out of MultiCare Tacoma General and MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospitals and is held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  Starting January 7, applications and instructions can be found under the “Application” tab on the Nurse Camp webpage.

    The application will be open from January 7 to March 7. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted. Only the first completed 250 applications will be considered. For additional questions visit or contact

    Attend Dive Into Dentistry Day on February 2

    Are you interested in becoming a dentist? Then we have the perfect event for you! University of Washington School of Dentistry's ASDA chapter is hosting one of its main predental events, Dive into Dentistry Day. This workshop gives you the chance to get hands-on experience and gain an insider's perspective on life in dental school. We'll teach you how to drill and fill a cavity preparation, sculpt a tooth out of wax, suture, take an impression, and ace your dental school interviews.

    By the time you're done, you'll be practically ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents and get all your questions answered, Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please wear business casual or scrubs. Saturday, February 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Washington Health Sciences Building. 

    Purchase tickets by January 30 or visit the Facebook event to learn more. 

    High School Scholarship Opportunity

    Please submit a 250-word (maximum) essay on why you want to learn more about or pursue a career in dentistry. Please discuss how this scholarship and attending Dive Into Dentistry Day will contribute to reaching your goal. Please email this to our Pre-Dental Chair, Johnny Le, at by January 25, 2019.

    Apply for the Bank of America Charitable Foundation's Student Leaders Program

    The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders Program is accepting applications for 2019. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders. Student Leaders will participate in a summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.

    In addition, Student Leaders will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leader Summit held in Washington, D.C from July 8-13, 2019. where they will explore how government, business and the nonprofit sector work to address critical community needs. Students can apply for the program by going to Please note the application opens on October 11, 2018, with a deadline of February 1, 2019. There will be no deadline extensions. For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit

    Apply for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

    The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is available for Washington students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health care. It provides students with up to $22,500 in scholarship funding toward a four-year college degree and connects them with peer and professional mentors to help them achieve success from the first day on campus to their first day on the job. The 2019 scholarship application is now open! The deadline to submit an application is February 28 at 11:59 p.m. This page provides information on key milestones and eligibility requirements.

    Young Women’s Leadership Summit

    The UW Foster School of Business has a unique opportunity for juniors and seniors who are interested in studying business. This will be a 3-5 day academic program from July 14-17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with evening activities. Students will take the first step into the business world.

    The Summit will be filled with team building activities, leadership development, student and alumni connections and faculty lectures in the areas of finance, information systems and operations, and supply chain management. All meals will be provided. Join other like-minded women while exploring business.

    Apply online by Monday, March 11, at 11:59 p.m. You will need an unofficial transcript, and the program fee of $200.

    LEAP Conference

    The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)  is proud to once again bring together students from across the state to celebrate our community’s excellence and resilience. This year’s theme is “Dream Today, Lead Tomorrow”. It will be held at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma March 28-29. This year we seek to celebrate our dreams rooted in our Latinx identity. Our mission and ideas for the theme this year are motivated by our current political environment. We would like to be able to create and celebrate our resilience in education, politics, and culture. By empowering our youth to thrive despite that hatred and racism that we face in this country, they will go on to be the leaders of tomorrow.

    This conference is for students to take ownership of self-advocacy, cultural knowledge, and show their pride as well as what it means to be a leader. We would like to emphasize to our participants that they need to keep their dreams alive despite the setbacks faced in today’s society.

    View conference details, registration, and more information online. The Hotel Murano will be offering a special discounted price for those who mention they are participating in the conference. This year, the conference will only be accepting students in grades 9-19. If you have any questions, please contact or at (206) 965-1057.

    Apply for the Teens in Public Service (TIPS) 2019 Summer Internship Program

    Teens In Public Service (TIPS) is now accepting teen intern applications for their 2019 summer internship program!  TIPS hires teens ages 15-19 and provides them with paid summer internships working at a selection of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Seattle area. Applications are available online. Interns provide affordable housing and homeless services, tutor youth, gain experience in the medical, science and environmental fields and provide cultural enrichment opportunities to children and families. In addition to their nonprofit work, TIPS interns participate in leadership training, service activities and public speaking events led by their organization to help develop teens into young leaders who understand the need for service, compassion and civic engagement within our community.

    Job Shadow at the King County Wastewater Treatment Division

    Interested in a job that protects human health and the environment? Join the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for a job-shadowing event to explore careers in clean water. Staff members will be leading short, hands-on sessions to demonstrate the details of their job and share steps needed to get hired. Some of the careers represented will be; STEM, Trades and Communications. Three events will be offered, one in March, April and May 2019. If you are between the ages of 14 and 19, register online. The events are free to attend, and snacks will be provided. Contact for more information.

    Apply to Become a Student Page for the 2019 Legislative Session

    The Washington State Legislature is seeking student pages for the 2019 legislative session. It is an excellent and unique opportunity for young people ages 14-16 who are interested in government to learn civics first-hand by seeing how the legislature operates as well as attend a week-long Page School. Public school students are encouraged to apply for the program. There is a scholarship program as well. See your student email for details and application.

    Apply for the King County Water Ambassadors Internship Program

    King County Clean Water Ambassadors Internship Program for summer 2019 and 2019-2020 school year. Participate in a part-time PAID internship program downtown Seattle. The focus will include water systems, environmental health, communications, and professional development. Develop communication skills, learn environmental work, job shadow and develop project ideas and proposals designed for KR and our community. The application will become available online beginning April 1, 2019. You may also email

    Military Recruiter Visits

    All branches will be in the Commons during lunches

    • Marines – 1st Thursday of every month
    • Washington National Guard – 1st Tuesday of every month
    • Army – 3rd Tuesday of every month
    • Navy – 3rd Thursday of every month

    Upcoming Events

    Website Tip: View the online school calendar by clicking Calendar at the top of this webpage. 

    • January 17: MLK Assemblies
    • January 17: MLK Performance, 7:00 p.m.
    • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, no school
    • January 23: Advisory
    • January 24: First semester finals for periods 1, 2, and 3, adjusted bell schedule
    • January 25: First semester finals for periods 5, 4, and 6, adjusted bell schedule
    • January 28: Grading day, no students
    • January 29-March 22: ELPA Testing for ELL students

    Field Trips

    • January 17: Grajewski and Thompson – MLK Rallies at KSD high schools, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • January 18: Grajewski and Thompson – MLK Rallies at KSD high schools, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • January 18: S. Hall – UW Planetarium, 9:20 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • January 19: Cornish – Project Unified to Evergreen HS 7:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • February 2: Akesson – GREMA Solo Ensemble to Auburn Riverside, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • February 21-23: Robinson – Choir to Lionel Hampton, ID Overnight
    • February 22-24: Akesson – Band to Lionel Hampton, Idaho Overnight
    • February 26: Julie and Jason Simonson – Servus Conference at ShoWare 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • February 28: Jason Simonson – Student Council to Auburn Riverside High School, 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • March 7: Robinson – Frank DeMiero Jazzfest in Edmonds, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • March 22-23: Chatelaines – Yakima State Competition Overnight
    • March 23: Robinson – Jazz Festival in Fife, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • March 28: Robinson – GRMEA Large Group Tahoma High School, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • April 4-8: Akesson – World Strides Festival San Francisco Overnight
    • April 24: Robinson – GRMEA Large Group Auburn High School, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • April 26: Haukaas – Woodland Park Zoo, 9:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
    • May 21: Jason Simonson – Student Council to White River High School,  7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Various Dates: Bryant – Careers W/Children to Glenridge, 10:45 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

    Bell Schedule

    Website tip: View the daily bell schedules by hovering over Our School at the top of this webpage and clicking Check the Schedule.