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News for 4/18/2018

KHS & TRHS Alumni

Mark your calendars for the annual Alumni Banquet to be held Saturday, May 26th at the American Legion in Kensington. Watch your mailbox for the official invite. Please contact Staci Foreman at the High School office 785-476-2217 or email if your mailing address needs to be updated. You can also follow us on Facebook: Kensington Alumni.

1953 Graduates of KHS included: Stanley Billings, Karen Dettmer, Roy Ferguson, Betty Gibson, Wilbur Hilbrink, Patricia Miller, Danny Pilcher, Pauline Seemann, Dolores Smith, and Paul Tompkins.

Hosting the banquet this year, the 20 year class and Graduates of 1998 included: Justin Bearley, Nick Beckman, Patricia Conaway, Dustin Dibble, Chandra Hudson, Josh Levin, Amanda Luiso, Eric Panter, Mandy Ratliff, Kecia Sheak, Christoph Schulze, Dana Schwenn, Matt Sidman, Racheal Stutsman, Maria Sweat, Josh Thomas, Shaun Tompkins, and Jason Yoxall.

Did you know? Kensington High School became Unified District 238, known as West Smith County High, when the U-238 Board took over the operation of the R-18 district plus the additional areas included in the Unified District 238 on July 1, 1966. The first major project of the board was a $205,000 addition onto the High School.

American Legion

Friday Night Special -serving 6:00-8:30pm- April 20th:

The special this week at the Kensington American Legion will be barbecue beef sandwich, potato salad, and baked beans. The dessert will be brownie sundaes. Please feel free to call us at 785.476.3204 and we'll reserve a table for you or fix your to go order for you to pick up.

City Wide Clean-up Sat. April 21

City Wide Clean-up to be held on Saturday, April 21st. This clean-up is intended for items the trash service cannot pick up on the regular route. Have items to the curb by 7:00am. Collecting appliances, household waste, bulky items, and limited tires. Please be sure to separate metal, batteries, paint, chemicals, and electronics. Reminder this is a Volunteer effort! Volunteers are needed, please meet at the City Office at 9:00am and bring small tools for clean-up and repairs around town. Call the City Office at 476-2668 if you need assistance or have questions.

Thunder Ridge School News

TR KAY group to hold annual "Girls Rock and Boys Roll" Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-Noon, at the St. John Lutheran PAC. The high school KAY members will host a fun morning for kids ages pre-school-6th grade. It's a fundraiser for the club. Each year, the KAYs sponsor a large project to provide a service for their community while raising funds to give away to a deserving family or families in the community. This project also qualifies the club for their "Gold Award" through the national KAY organization.

Girls will get pampered with nail painting, hair curling, and a little makeup. Games are also played and crafts assembled to finish the morning. Boys get to play several games with the HS kids while participating in a craft and enjoying a snack with everyone.

Registration forms went home with all the kids through the school, but additional forms are available at both the middle school and elementary offices. Call and leave a message with Robin Billings at 476-2692 if you have questions. Please enroll your kids by the 18th so we know how to plan. We won't turn anyone who registers later away though!! The cost is $15/child. Thanks again for your support of KAYs and for being willing to help us help others!!

Senior Class (l-r) Back row: Seth Loyd, Brock Wallgren, Brayden Brenneman, Justis Bapat, Kiko Moreno Ortega.

Front row: Cassidy Gillespie, Morgan Westbrook, Kennedy Rietzke, Kelli Glennemeier, Lillie Massey.

Junior Class (l-r) Back row: Brandon Shaw, Brandon Grauerholz, Jeran Hale, Landon Gering, John Weigel, Brice Hendryx, Blaine Eller, Leah Bienhoff, Tharen Salner. Middle Row: Kenda Reimer, Elizabeth Hardacre, Raegan Boden, Katelynn Fowler, Karen Torres Jovel, Mariah Stauffer. Front row: Destiny Shook, Layne Pettijohn, Matilyn Riley, Wysteria Corbett

Sophomore Class (l-r) Back row: Tyler Krueger, Riggs Reneberg, Reece Struckhoff, Andy Glennemeier, Colton Davis, Cody Massey, Cameron Grauerholz. Front row: Brennan Kirchhoff, Maggie Nech, Ivy Corbett, Jaden Boden, Iva Rust, Brittany Atchison, Caley Panter, Pricilla Villarreal, Arissara Koopratoomsiri.

Freshman Class (l-r) Back row: Owen Dennis, Anthony Bouchard, Seth Brown, Jacob Barnes, Kyler Seemann, Caleb Dodds, Edgar Galicia. Front row: Jade Elliott, Mya Hoersdig, Casandra Gibson, Jadeyn Bice, Mary Jo Shook, Kylie Reimer, Madelyn Davis, Maycee Westbrook, Raini Hrabe.

- Prom Pics by Nicki Grauerholz

Prom: Prom continued as scheduled, despite the poor weather and low temps for the 14th of April. “A Night in Paris” was the theme with a grand Eiffel Tower standing tall. The gym was decorated with dramatic lights, elegant and classy decor for the romantic 'Paris' affect. Around 70 teens donned in handsome tuxedos and beautiful dresses enjoyed the event. Florals, black, blue and red were popular dress choices this season. A ‘Senior’ Prom also took place Sunday afternoon for any members of the community who wanted to attend. Appetizers and punch were served, corsages and prom photos were provided also. The Adult Living Class and Mrs. Miller did an amazing job planning this event.

Important April Dates:

Thur. 19- MS Track @ Osborne 10am; 7pm K-3 & 9-12 Spring Music Program (High School gym)

Fri. 20- HS Track @ Osborne 3pm

Sat. 21- KEMFA Powerlifting @ Claflin; Girls Rock & Boys Roll from 9:00-Noon @ PAC

Mon. 23-Fri. 27- BOGO Book Fair at the Kensington Library

Mon. 23- Root Beer Float Family Event from 6-7:30pm @ Kensington Library

Tue. 24- 5th/6th to Water Jamboree @ Harlan Lake – Rep. City 9:15am

Wed. 25- PTL Music Contest @ Courtland 8:30am

Thur. 26- TRHS Achievement Program @ 9:00am (in HS gym); Pre-K to visit Kindergarten 1:00pm; MS Track @ Stockton 2:00pm

Fri. 27- 8th Grade to NCK Tech Day @ Hays; Seniors Last Day!

TR HS/GS Menus:

Daily choice with meal: breakfast- milk or juice, fresh/canned fruit, cereal; lunch- Salad, fruits & veggie bar, served daily. *Note: Menus are subject to change.

Wed. 18

Breakfast: French Toast w/Syrup

Lunch: Cheese Breadsticks, marinara sauce, steamed peas, mandarin oranges

Thur. 19

Breakfast: Breakfast Quesadilla w/Salsa

Lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwich, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Strawberries

Fri. 20

Breakfast: Breakfast Bar

Lunch: Rock & Roll Beef Wrap, pineapple tidbits, rice krispy treat (9-12)

Mon. 23

Breakfast: Mini Cinnis

Lunch: Chicken Tetrazzini, steamed carrots, garlic bread, apricot halves

Tues. 24

Breakfast: Pancake/Sausage Stick w/Syrup

Lunch: Hamburger, hashbrown tri tater, fresh kiwi, cherry crisp (9-12)

Wed. 25

Breakfast: Breakfast Sliders

Lunch: Beef & Noodles, whipped potatoes, green beans, grapes, blueberry oat muffin (9-12)

Kensington Library News

Nora Rhoades from Post Rock Extension provided the final Brainy Babies program for this school year on Monday evening, April 16th. Many parents and children, ages birth to 3 years, have enjoyed these wonderful, interactive programs. We plan to continue Brainy Babies and will start back up come fall.

Also, don’t forget the upcoming BOGO Book Fair, April 23-27. We will be serving Root Beer Floats for Family Night on Monday, April 23rd to kick-off summer reading. Come enjoy a sweet treat from 6:00-7:30pm, play some Bingo-for-Books, and stock up for summer reading at buy-one-get-one-free prices!

Swim Team Meeting

There will be an informational meeting and sign-up for swim team at the Kensington Library on Monday, April 30th at 6:00pm. Call Amy Abbott at 720-384-7776 with any questions. Also, swimming lessons will begin June 11. Contact Amy for more info.

Weekly Inspiration

Smile, things are working out. You may not see it now, but just know God is directing you.

Sometimes, patience is taking a deep breath & listening to that little voice on the inside saying, “Don’t worry, everything is going to be alright”.

The tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.

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