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Jaylin Whye and Aurora Ramirez, members of the Kent County High School Class of 2023, greet visitors to the school's media center Friday, Dec. 2 for mock job interviews organized by the Next Generation Scholars Program.

Program boosts students' college readiness

It's been five years since the launch of the Next Generation Scholars program boosting students' college and career readiness and the numbers show it is clearly paying off.
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Teachers and staff at H.H. Garnet Elementary School participate in CPR training during a professional development day this fall. The Kent County Health Department has been providing CPR and Stop the Bleed training in schools.

Teachers receive life-saving training

This fall, the team at the Kent County Health Department has been visiting schools to provide CPR and Stop the Bleed training for teachers and staff.
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The Debate Team meets in the Kent County High School media center Tuesday, Dec. 6 as part of Trojan Time.

Adding more Trojan Time at KCHS

This fall Kent County High School launched "Trojan Time," a dedicated period for intervention to help students who need it and provide enrichment opportunities for those who are on track and excelling.
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Kent County Public Schools commemorated the Emma L. Grason Miller Media Center at H.H. Garnet Elementary School Saturday, Dec. 10. From left are the Rev. Robert Brown, Principal Brenda Rose, Garnet Alumni Association President Peggy brown, Carolyn Brooks

Media center at Garnet dedicated

A ceremony was held in H.H. Garnet Elementary School Dec. 10 commemorating the legacy of Emma L. Grason Miller. The school's media center was named in her honor.
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Kent County High School FFA students spoke to the Board of Education Tuesday, Nov. 29 about their trip to the FFA National Convention in October. From left are KCHS agriculture teacher Jennifer Kuhl-Depp, Emma Morris, Will Goetz, Delaney Jewell, Stephanie

Students share highlights of FFA trip

Members of the Kent County High School FFA chapter had an amazing experience on their trip this fall to Indianapolis, Ind. for the youth agricultural organization's national convention.
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From left, Principal Kris Hemstetter, Capt. Brian Wharton and retired Col. Joe Sanders recite the Pledge of Allegiance Friday, Nov. 11 during a Veterans Day assembly at Kent County High School. Wharton and Sanders spoke to students about the importance of

Schools salute our veterans

Students in Kent County Public Schools commemorated Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11 with talks and assemblies during which they learned about the importance of service.
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High school students conduct a voting simulation during Youth Congress Day, holding up cards indicating their top issue and choosing between immigration (blue), economy (green), gun violence (red), global warming (yellow) and other (white).

KCHS students attend Youth Congress Day at Goucher

The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education held its third annual Youth Congress Day on Thursday, Sept. 8 with Kent County High School students actively participating. 
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"Rock Hall Elementary Rocks" was created by artist Kayti Didriksen and local students thanks to support from the Kent Cultural Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Hedgelawn Foundation.

RHES, community celebrate artist's work

Dressed in a ballgown she fashioned out of brightly colored plastic bags, artist Kayti Didriksen had a big moment in the spotlight Friday afternoon, Sept. 23 when a mural she created with local students was unveiled at Rock Hall Elementary School.
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Maryland College Week at KCHS

Maryland College Week at KCHS

Representatives from colleges and universities throughout the state paid a visit to Kent County High School earlier this month to talk to students. The visits were part of the school's celebration of Maryland College Application Week, Oct. 3-7.
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Kent Cultural Alliance Artist in Residence Kayti Didriksen, left, joins Kent County Middle School art teacher Janet McCormick in McCormick's classroom earlier this spring.

KCA's resident artist working with KCPS students

Teachers and students in Kent County Public Schools have been working with a special guest throughout the spring, artist Kayti Didriksen whose efforts are culminating in some big projects.
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Back to school

Welcome back everyone!

What a whirlwind of activity it has been for KCPS staff and families as everyone headed back to school! Follow the link below to check out photos from our Back to School open houses, the first day of school and more.
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How RHES is putting the focus on reading

How RHES is putting the focus on reading

Teachers at Rock Hall Elementary School have put literacy at the forefront of students' education, instilling a love of reading early. Through classroom instruction, programs and special events, students at Rock Hall Elementary School are engaged in reading.
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English teachers Melissa Walters, left, and Caren Saunders deliver the keynote address at Kent County High School's graduation ceremony.

Messages to the Class of 2022

Kent County High School teachers Caren Saunders and Melissa Walters offer words of advice and encouragement to the Class of 2022.
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Class President Alana Fithian Wilson offers a message to her fellow seniors.

Student speeches from KCHS graduation

Read the messages the leaders of the Class of 2022 had for their fellow seniors at this year's Kent County High School graduation ceremony.
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Music teacher shares her love of being in the classroom

Music teacher shares her love of being in the classroom

Music teacher Ashton Mooday and her students performed at the May Kent County Board of Education meeting. Learn more about what she told board members about her love of being a teacher in Kent County Public Schools.
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