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AP and IB Courses

Hannah Pepin, Author
March 18, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Some students at Kennebunk High School decide to take advanced classes that are either called AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (International Baccalaureate). Though these courses are both advanced, they are very different from one another. Students need to decide what classes will be best for them based...

How to Make the Most of a College Visit

Laura Broderick, Author
March 18, 2014
Filed under Student Life

College visits can be daunting. Sitting among other nervous students in the admissions office, listening to the person who might be reading your application, your mind spins.  You awkwardly walk around campus, trying to stay at the front of the group in order to hear the tour guide.  After your first f...

Need for Sleep

Hannah Pepin, Author
February 18, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Most students in high school spend a lot of their free time studying, practicing for plays or playing sports. Teens should be getting 10 hours of sleep to function best during the day. This is a very unrealistic amount of time though. Most students in high school report that they barely get 8 hours ...

Snow Day Traditions

Rachel Brigham, Author
January 17, 2014
Filed under Student Life

Most students hope for a snow day for the purpose of avoiding unfinished homework, a yearn for a long weekend, or they could just use an old-fashioned neighborhood snow ball fight. Whether you believe in luck, karma, fate, or nothing at all, you must admit you’ve tried a snow day ritual at least onc...

Alternative Options

November 13, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Last spring, Kennebunk High School founded its Alternative Education program with Ed Sharood and Ted Kryzak, who previously ran an alternative school and wanted to get back into the classroom. These students do school work until nine o’clock, and then take a bus up to Acton, Maine, where they work wi...

Making Strides

Kristin Wiewel, Author
October 31, 2013
Filed under Student Life

As most of the students have seen, a pink “K” is displayed in the middle of both the KHS stadium field and field hockey field recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is just one example of how KHS is raising awareness for this widespread illness. KHS has also sold pink "L...

Caffeine Craze

Hannah Pepin
September 25, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Approximately 63% of American adults drink coffee every day, and the percentage of teens in that mix is climbing every year. About 37% of young adults ages 18-24 consume coffee daily, and an even larger amount enjoy other caffeinated beverages like soda, tea, and energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster,...

The Galapagos Islands: The Trip of a Lifetime

Kristin Wiewel, Writer
September 23, 2013
Filed under Student Life

On Thursday, April 17th, 2014, twenty-one KHS students and three faculty members will be flying approximately seventeen hours to a destination some call an “ecological treasure.” The experience of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador go far beyond any normal ‘vacation’, as these students and faculty...

College Time

Alexander Vesenka, Contributor
September 23, 2013
Filed under Student Life

Tis' the season of fall, where all through the high school all this year’s seniors are crying. Yes, all those twelfth graders with their senioritis and spunk have realized what comes next and have settled into a funk. Oh, tis college time in Kennebunk with all of its ambience, the summaries, the essays,...

The Answers to Your Grading System Questions

Anne Lyden
September 21, 2013
Filed under Student Life

At the end of each quarter many people often ask, how are grades weighted? What’s on my report card? What do my colleges see on my transcript? These questions are always answered , yet we always forget. However, there is a slight change, this year to what colleges see on our transcripts. In the KHS Student h...

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