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News for 4/19/2023

Alumni Banquet

The invites have been mailed out! Plan to attend the Annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 27; please make reservations by May 15, 2023.

Open house from 4:00-5:30pm at the High School. Social Hour starts at 5:30 with Banquet to follow at 6:30pm at the American Legion Hall on Main Street. Honor Class pictures to be taken after. RSVPs and prepayment can be sent to: Kensington Alumni PO Box 72 Kensington, KS 66951. If you have any questions please contact Nikki Blake at 785-476-5297 or

Spring Program Tailgate

The Thunder Ridge Music Booster club is hosting a Spring Program Tailgate supper on Tuesday, April 25 from 5-6:30 PM at the elementary lunchroom in Kensington. Everyone is invited to eat Kensington Locker sandwiches, beans, chips, and cookies for a free will donation. Monies raised will support the K-12 Thunder Ridge music department and its students.

Following the tailgate supper, please stay and attend the K-3/High School spring program at 7:00 PM in the HS gymnasium. The kids have been practicing and working hard to provide this musical treat!

Blood Drive @ TRHS

Thunder Ridge High School and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:

Site: Thunder Ridge High School

Address: 209 E. Ash, Kensington, KS, 66951

Room Name: Science Lab

Date: Tue Apr 25, 2023

Time: 9:00: AM - 3:00: PM

Blood Program Leader: Kathi Boden

Call the high school office at 786-476-2217 to schedule an appointment between 9:00am and 3:00pm, or visit Contact Kathi Boden with any questions.

TR Schools Schedule of Events

Thur. 20- 9:30am MS Track @ Osborne

Fri. 21- 1:30pm Early Dismissal (HS ONLY); 3:00pm HS Track @ Osborne

Tue. 25- KAY Blood Drive @ HS; 9:00am MS Track @ Beloit (S. Cloud hosting); 7:00pm Spring Music Program (K-3, 9-12) and Tues. May 2- MS Spring Music Program

Wed. 26- 8:30am 5th/6th Water Jamboree; MS PTL Music Contest @ Lakeside

Thur. 27- 8:15am 5th/6th/7th to Ameritowne; 9:30am HS Achievement Ceremony; 12:15pm STUCO Fun Day; 1:30pm FFA District Banquet @ Hays

Fri. 28- Last Day for Seniors; 10:00am HS Track @ Beloit

Sat. 29- HS State solo/small ensemble contest

May 1-2: FFA State Contest @ Manhattan

Tues. 2- 3:00pm HS Track @ Logan; 7:00pm MS Spring Music Program (Pre-K, 4-8)

Wed. 3- 9:00am MS Track @ Beloit (St. John’s hosting)

*HS Graduation is Saturday, May 6, 2023@ 3:00pm

Legion Friday Night

This week at the Kensington American Legion we will have beef and bean burritos smothered in chili and cheese, Spanish rice, Mexican corn pasta salad, and peanut butter blossom brownies. We will have our regular menu items as well and our kitchen is open from 6-8pm. You can call 785-476-3204 for us to fix your order to go. Hope to see you Friday.

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