March 8

KHHS News March 8


Athletic Booster Scholarship
The 2024 Kenowa Hills Athletic Booster Scholarship form is available in the Athletic office. If you've participated in a sport at Kenowa Hills, please consider applying for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2024 at 3 pm.

8th Grade Parent Meeting (for Incoming Freshman)
Monday, March 11, at 6:00 pm in the KHHS PAC. The information will cover graduation requirements and scheduling, Freshman Orientation, Freshman Academy, Athletics, and Clubs. For questions, please contact the Kenowa Hills High School Student Services Office at (616) 784-3604.

Additional Info:

  • During the week of March 4 - KHHS Student Services will visit 8th-grade
    social studies classes to present an overview, answer questions, and hand
    out scheduling forms for students to take home.
  • During the week of March 19 - KHHS Student Services will visit 8thgrade
    social studies classes to assist students with 9th-grade course
    selection, requests, and questions.
  • STEM applications are due March 13

Spring Athletics
ATHLETES INTERESTED IN PLAYING A SPRING SPORT: Please pick up a pink Permission to Practice Clearance Form from the Athletic Office PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS/PRACTICE (MARCH 11, 2024)

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/teacher conferences are coming up on March 12th and 14th. All conferences will be in person and you must schedule a time to meet with a teacher.

Yearbook Ads
Show your love and pride by purchasing a personalized recognition ad in the yearbook. Act now and create a special memory that will be cherished forever and make their yearbook even more special! Just visit to create and purchase your ad! But hurry, time and space is limited. Create your ad by: March 29. Please contact Ms. Hughes ( if you have any questions!

Senior All Night Party
We have heard that quite a few families missed or were not aware of the upcoming due date for their student to attend the Senior All Night party. We are hoping that MAJORITY of the senior class can attend so we are extending the deadline to MARCH 15th. That is a HARD deadline as we need to finalize our fundraising and planning and have our numbers turned into the venue. THANK YOU to those of you who have your senior signed up we are so excited! The cost is $125 per senior and will cover the cost of the venue, dinner, entertainment, snacks/drinks, and prize bags for every student.

Payment can be sent in 3 ways:

  • VENMO: @khsanpparents Please note your senior’s name in messages
  • CHECKS: payable to “Kenowa Hills Senior All Night Party”
  • CASH: If paying by cash or check, please place payment in a SEALED envelope that is clearly labeled with your senior’s name and place in the “SANP Drop box” in the student services.

Spring Musical - Frozen Jr. Show Info
The KHHS Fine Arts Department will present Disney’s Frozen Jr. on March 21-23 at 7:00 pm with a special Family Matinee on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Tickets will be $12 for all performances with one exception. There will be a special Family Matinee performance on March 23 at 2:00 pm. Children, young and old, are welcome at all 4 performances. However, tickets for children ages 3 to 12 may be purchased for the special price of $8.00 for the Family Matinee performance only. Children under 3 who will be sitting on an adult’s lap are free and do not require tickets (limit one per adult) for the Family Matinee only. More details and tickets available at


Parking/Drop Off
Just a reminder that student drop off and pick up is on the north side of the parking lot. Parking lots are labeled. Please do not drop off or pick up in the bus loop.

Athletics - High Sports are back!!
You can view the KH Fall Athletic Schedules at Next week’s schedule is attached here. Ticket prices are listed below for all home events. Cash and check only. We are not able to accept Venmo or Credit/Debit.

  • Adults $5
  • Students $3

KH students get into home athletic events for free if wearing Kenowa Hills swag, black and gold, and/or theme night! PreK-8th grade students must be accompanied by a paid adult who accepts responsibility for supervising their child(ren) during the contest.

If your student is going to be absent, late, or needs to leave early, please call the attendance line at 616-784-2400, Prompt 1 or you can email us at

Please call ahead if your student/s need to leave early. We need to limit interruptions into the classroom. Please call in the morning and leave a message if needed, so a pass can be written. Students may not leave class without permission from the office.

The Rapid Bus Route Change
The Rapid is extended one of its bus routes to better serve businesses and families in our area! Children who are 42" and taller can ride the Rapid without an adult. See attached flyer.

Food Service Changes
We are excited to share that KHPS will be participating in the MI School Meals Program and will be offering breakfast and lunch to all students at NO COST starting this fall. Although meals are free, we encourage all families to complete the Education Benefit Form found here. You may be entitled to additional benefits.

2023/24 Handbook Changes
We would like to remind everyone of the changes that have been made to our student handbook for the 2023-2024 school year. This information was sent out a few weeks ago. We encourage you to read over the changes specifically within our handbook. Building Handbooks

  • The attendance policy for 2023-2024 will include all absences counting toward attendance numbers, the only exception will be hospital stays. Below are some changes we want to highlight:
  • Vacations during the school day will count toward a student's total absences.
  • Once students exceed 10% of their absences, they will be flagged by the Kent Intermediate School District.
  • Students attend approximately 180 days of school each year (10% is approximately 18 days per year. We will begin checking this mark the week of Oct. 3.
  • An example would be on day 30 of the school year. Anyone over 3 days will become flagged in the system. Parents will then be notified by the KISD, and a meeting will be held to put an attendance plan in place for the student.
  • To read all of the changes, please read through the attendance policy located in our handbook.
  • Students will no longer be allowed to order outside food/drink during school hours. (DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc.) Not only are food/drink deliveries during the school day a distraction to student learning, but could also pose a health risk for students who may have allergies and most importantly a safety concern by allowing added strangers into the building. All students will have access to free breakfast and lunch this year. There are many options that food services provide to accommodate the diverse choices of all our students.
  • Dress code is something that will continue to be addressed and looked at as we move through the year. The bottom line is clothing choices should not distract from learning. Please remind your student that not all clothing worn outside of school hours is appropriate for during school hours. Clothing should cover all undergarments and should never promote marijuana/THC, alcohol, tobacco, vaping, vulgar language, hate, and discrimination. Wearing costumes, flags, capes, masks (unless medical), and accessories that could be used to cause physical harm or classroom distraction are also prohibited. If it is determined that your student may be violating the dress code, they will be asked to change.

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At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.


The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

Join us in our effort to STRIVE FOR LESS THAN FIVE
Absences Every School Year