Kearney High School
|Kearney R-1 School District|
Summer School 2013
The Kearney R-1 School District is pleased to now have the opportunity to offer a summer school program for our students entering Kindergarten through 5th grade! The program will be 20 days in length beginning on Monday, June 3rd, and will run through Friday, June 28th. Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students who will be in Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2013-2014 school year from all four elementary buildings will be attending the summer program at Southview Elementary. Please click here for more information.
9th - 12th Grade Summer School Information
Entering 5th - 8th Grade Summer School Information
Kearney Middle School Summer Transition 2013 Enrollment Form
Kids Club Summer 2013 Enrollment Form
KHS College Prep English Students Published in The Kearney Courier
KHS College Prep English students Rachel Myers and Josh Rausch, recently submitted articles to The Kearney Courier and were published in the latest edition. "These articles showcase the intelligence and the ability of our students to write, to engage and to think" says English Teacher, Kate Antos. The articles can also be found on The Kearney Courier website by clicking on the following links. Dancing flags part of history in the making By Rachel Meyers Desensitization one show at a time By Josh Rausch Other KHS students still have an opportunity to submit work, so please look for their articles in the future. Congratulations to these students for their accomplishment.
Kearney High School Students Earn Recognition
at International DECA Conference
compete for international awards and scholarships as emerging leaders and
Kearney, Missouri -
Kearney High School DECA chapter members earned the organization's highest
honors at DECA's 67th annual International Career Development
Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 24-27, 2013.
This spring Kearney High School's DECA program has had some monumental accomplishments. 7 students participated in State competition over spring break. They qualified for this competition at districts on February 12th at Zona Rosa competing among peers from Missouri DECA district 1 students. Three qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim CA. Ashton Duffy, Chad Feather and Hank Gamel were the three students who had the opportunity to compete amongst students from all over the US and Canada. These students arrived home yesterday. Two of these students walked away with the highest awards given at this competition. Chad and Hank both received Top Role play in their events. This earned them acknowledgement on a stage in front of 10,000 people and medals.
Students receiving recognition at the international level
Name of Student
Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Top Role Play Score/Medalist
Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Top Role Play Score/Medalist
During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA's
200,000 student members take part in the organization's competitive events program,
allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are
designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students' academic
understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put
their talents to the test during the program's final round of competition
in Anaheim. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the
pinnacle of competition where nearly 10,000 students vied for international
honors. Nearly $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students
and teachers for their achievements.
The #DECAICDC opening session featured
PostNet CEO and Undercover Boss guest star Steve Greenbaum. In addition to
career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and
networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers
in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the
preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that
integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and
For more information about
DECA, please visit our
and to see the conversation from this year's conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.
State Trap Shooters
What miserable weather we had this weekend for the State Trap Shooters. It rained the entire time we were in Linn Creek, Missouri. We stood in the mud and the rain for about 4 hours. Having said that our kids did amazingly well. There were several highlights from this state shoot. Our first lady squad ever, placed 3rd overall out of 8 lady teams with a final score of 412 out of 500. This team was comprised of Rachel Porter, Sarah Shroeder, Breanna Tedesco, Morgan Drigalla, & Alli Barker. Rachel Porter blew the birds out of the sky with 94 busted birds. She also hit her first perfect 25. Way to go Rachel! Steven Brown had us holding our breath as he smoked 99 out of 100 birds. He shot a perfect 25 during his practice round and then a straight 91 birds before missing the 92nd bird. The entire audience was just as broken hearted as Steven. During the third set of 25, Steven along with his squadmates,Tanner Yonke and Heath Hedges broke perfect 25's. Brandon Walker also broke a perfect 25 at state along freshman Dylan Smith during both of their 2nd rounds of 25. Brendan Long busted a perfect 25 during his practice round as well. This year's state shoot had over 33 high school teams from acorss the state. This doesn't include the FFA and 4-H teams that compete during this competition. Our Varsity Purple team consisted of Daulton Hunt, Brandon Walker, Kody Runions, Tony Lewandowski, & Brendan Long, they placed 7th with 461 broken birds. Varsity Gold included shooters Steven Brown, Tanner Yonke, Joey Soutter, Trenton Covington, & Heath Hedges. They placed 15th with 438 busted birds. Our JV squad was made up of Jack Hill, Dylan Smith, Trevor Walter, Griffy Kesler, & Carson Eshenroder. Their team placed 12th overall with 440 dead birds. The top shooters from our school based on their personal scores were:
Steven Brown 99Congratulations to all the state shooters! What a way to end the season with a BANG!
Brandon Walker 97
Tanner Yonke 95
Dylan Smith 95
Rachel Porter 94
Kody Runions 92
Daulton Hunt 91
Trenton Covington 90
High School Students Teach Elementary Students How to Use an Abacus
Jackie Haller's 3rd hour Math Applications class is working with the Kearney Elementary second graders to teach them how to use an abacus. The Math Appications students made each second grader an abacus to keep. Today, the Ms. Haller's students will have another session to for advanced abaci!
|Kearney School District Achieves Project Lead The Way National Recognition for earning "National Certification" for the Engineering Program at Kearney High School and Kearney Junior High School.|
Kearney High School & Kearney Junior High School continue to partner with Project Lead the Way to engage more students in engineering and technology fields that are critical to U.S. competitiveness in a global economy.
Following a site visit from the national certification team Kearney received national certification from Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PLTW offers students a pre-engineering science track in an effort to help schools increase the number and quality of engineers graduating from colleges and universities in the United States. To achieve national certification, a PLTW school must adhere to strict requirements, including-among other things-teaching the PLTW curriculum, administering the exams provided, working with local business and industry, offering students a way to take all of the basic courses offered and providing them a clear pathway into post-secondary education.
Since Kearney Schools have achieved certified status, Kearney pre-engineering students may now have the option to take their high school credit earned in Project Lead the Way and receive college credit at several national PLTW affiliate colleges and universities such as Missouri S & T, UMKC and Maple wood community College.
Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects. PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers with a network of business, community and university partners to give students the fullest experience.
A National Business Roundtable report states that to remain competitive in the global economy, America needs to graduate 400,000 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics four-year degrees annually, yet we are currently graduating only 265,000. PLTW, a non-profit organization, is providing students with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in these areas.
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|Dance Team State Results|
Winter Storm Q couldn't stop the Kearney Golden Girls from making the trip to St. Charles, MO on Saturday, February 23rd for Dance Team State! The Golden Girls competed in Division 3A in the categories of Mix and Dance. In Mix, the girls competed against 7 teams and placed SECOND! In Dance, the girls competed against 9 teams and also placed SECOND! In addition, the Golden Girls earned the Highest GPA Award for Division 3A! Their overall GPA is 3.838. Please see attached for pictures from state! The links below are the videos from the performances. (I had to tape them from the DVD so they aren't quite perfect). We also had to go with the fad and make a Harlem Shake video! If you know a Golden Girl, please tell her congratulations!
Harlem Shake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVPU6G86wo
Golden Girls 2012-2013: CeCe Dawson, Michaela Distefano, Chelsie Farmer, Ashlyn Garton, Olivia Ivy, Mallory Keesling, Kayla Keesling, Caitlin O'Conner, Emily Pagel, Jasmine Sickel, Ally Smith, Baylee Thorne, Hope Vickery
|Special Olympics Polar Plunge|
The Kearney School District participated in taking the plunge in the 2013 Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Longview Lake. Both students and staff teamed up to raise close to $5000 for Special Olympics of Missouri.
|Safe Driving Week Campaign|
Motor Vehicle Accidents are the leading cause of death in adolescents, killing 8 teen a day. The Kearney High School S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is dedicating the week of March 11-March 14 to raising awareness and educating the students and parents in our community about safe driving. Each day of that week will be dedicated to a different aspect of safety behind the wheel. Students will learn about the dangers of distracted, reckless and impaired driving as well as the importance of wearing a seatbelt. The S.A.D.D. club will be hanging posters, handing out trinkets, showing video clips, bring in simulators from the Missouri Highway Patrol, as well as many other exciting activities. The community is invited to help us kick off the week on March 11th at Kearney High School with a FREE dinner and presentation by Cara Filler hosted by the Kearney Holt Can. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 6 at 816-215-7858 or online at www.kearneyfamilynight.eventbrite.com. The students of Kearney High School will have a chance to see a different presentation by Cara Filler the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12th.
|Students Recognized at All-State Concert|
Adjudicators for the 2013 Missouri All-State Band and Choir have recognized students from Kearney Schools, five of whom performed Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26, during the All-State concert at the 75th Annual Missouri Music Educators' Association (MMEA) Conference at Tan-Tar-A in Lake Ozarks, Mo. Members of the All state band representing Kearney are senior Bryanna Beasley, first chair flute; senior Steven Brown, 4th chari baritone; and sophopmore Kali Dodd, 7th chair french horn. The All state band was conducted by Dr. Gary Green from the University of Miami.
Selected for the All state orchestra was senior Alec Nesson, 4th chair french horn. The all state orchestra was conducted by Anthony Maiello from George Washington University.
In addition to the performing members, Junior Adam Lechner, alto saxophone, was selected as an alternate. Senior Jake Daugherty, french horn; and Junior Therin Showalter were recognized as Honorable mention for the Band.
Instrumentalists attended auditions the first Saturday in December at Columbia Hickman High School. To be eligible to audition, they had to first be selected to participate in a district band. From eleven districts across the state and 1200 students auditioning for all state, the 108 member band was selected.
Selected for the All State Choir from Kearney is senior Marissa Sunderland, alto. Junior CeCe Dawson was chosen as a soprano alternate. The All State Choir was conducted by Joshua Haberman, director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
All State ensembles performed Jan 26, 2013 at Tan Tara Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.
Coach Jeff Roberts Induction to the Missouri Cross Country and Track and Field Hall of Fame
Coach Jeff Roberts was inducted to the Missouri Cross Country and Track and Field Hall of Fame on December 7th in Columbia, MO. Coach Roberts was 1 of 5 honored at the luncheon held at the track and cross country clinic with a presentation of his many accomplishments and dedication to youth and athletics over the years.
(Please click here for a resume of Jeff's career accomplishments)
|Local Scholar Readies for Historic Inauguration|
Chandler Hiatt, a Junior at Kearney High School, has been invited to attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. January 19-23, 2013. Chandler will be one of many outstanding high school students from across the Unites States and around the world taking part in a truly American celebration - the Inauguration of the President of the United States of America. During the five-day program, the conference will provide scholars with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration. Chandler will have the opportunity to interact with historians, political experts and leading decision makers to discuss campaign strategy and presidential politics. For additional information on the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, visit www.inauguralscholar.com/hs
Golden Girls Competition Results
The Kearney Golden Girls traveled to Liberty High School on Saturday to compete in the Kansas City Classic. The Golden Girls placed FIRST in their mix routine consisting of pom, kick, and jazz, and also placed FIRST in their jazz routine! The team also received the Showmanship Award for small division! The competition was tough, but the girls have learned hard work pays off.
If you know a Golden Girl, please congratulate her! CeCe Dawson, Michaela Distefano, Chelsie Farmer, Ashlyn Garton, Olivia Ivy, Mallory Keesling, Kayla Keesling, Caitlin O'Conner, Emily Pagel, Jasmine Sickel, Ally Smith, Baylee Thorne, Hope Vickery
|Cheerleading State Competition|
The Kearney HS Competition Squad took 3rd place at State Cheerleading competition last Saturday. They competed in the small Coed Division against nineteen other squads.
|One Homeless Night|
On Friday, November 9th, twenty-two National Honor Society Kearney High School students participated in One Homeless Night, a fundraiser for the Synergy House, a charity that helps homeless teenagers. KHS students donated $500 and fifteen handmade fleece blankets to the shelter. This year the pleasant sixty-four degree weather made sleeping outside in a box on the concrete sidewalk bearable, but the students did empathize with other teenagers who face daily challenges. A speaker from Synergy House met with the group to explain the daily routine of teens who stay in the shelter and various examples of crisis situations that would lead a student to Synergy House. Many KHS students expressed an interest in volunteering and appreciated learning about the local shelter.
Tutoring Available in the Library After School
2:30pm - 3:40pm
- Students may come in to get help on assignments or work on assignments.
- Computers are available to use to complete assignments.
- If a student who misses a quiz or test, we are also available to give those.
- Students need to sign in and out and need to have assignments to work on.
- This is not a place to hang out or play on the computer.
|Canned Food Drive|
The girls tennis team sponsored a canned food drive during Homecoming week for the Kearney Family Foundation as a class competition between 1st hour classes at KHS. The girls collected more than 500 items for KFF in three days. The 1st hour class competition for breakfast in class was won by Sarah Jackson's Housing and Interior Design students.