Kennebunk High School Bulletin for Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Summer Job Postings
As spring approaches local businesses are beginning to advertise job openings for the busy summer season. Please refer to the Job/Community Service bulletin board directly across from the guidance office for up to date employment opportunities in the Kennebunks.
Summer Law Enforcement Academy Accepting Registrations
Each year the Boy Scouts of America partners with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro, to conduct the Maine Youth Law Enforcement Exploring Academy. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career within any branch of law enforcement or military service and will provide an overview of modern day police work. For more information about this great program, please see Mrs. Wiewel in the guidance office or call Ian Baker at 797-5252 ext. 34. Register at https://scoutingevent.com/218-2019MYLEEA.
Outward Bound Summer Experience for Grieving Teens
The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School offers a specially crafted outdoor wilderness expedition (July 23-29) for teens who are healing from the loss of a loved one. On this seven-day backpacking course, students will climb Maine’s majestic Appalachian Mountain Range and participate in activities designed to encourage expression in an environment that respects the grief process. Outward Bound Grieving Teens courses provide respectful healing experiences in a wilderness environment with a simple support model that honors the griever. The grief work that is purposefully woven into every aspect of the curriculum is not intended to provide therapy, but rather to facilitate an environment where young people can connect, build relationships and share in a relevant healing experience with real-world outcomes. Limited spaces are available. Please don't hesitate to reach out to someone who would benefit from this program and share this information. If you have specific questions, please call the Admissions Specialist at 855-802-0307 and they will gladly assist you with the application process. Outward Bound for Grieving Teens is made possible by the generous support of donors. In many cases OB is able to offer reduced, and in some cases, full tuition for all program participants. For more information go to: https://www.outwardbound.org/course/maine-appalachian-backpacking-for-grieving-teens/432/
Attention JUNIORS interested in politics and public service
Dirigo Boys and Girls State program applications are available in the Guidance Office. For those who may not already know about Girls and Boys State, below are program descriptions? Dirigo Girls' State takes place at Husson University June 16-21. The Girls' State program is a non-partisan, hands-on opportunity for young women to learn about responsible citizenship in a democratic society. It is a government simulation in which delegates role play campaigns and elections for local, county and state government. Once elected, delegates learn the operational process under which our government functions. The bill writing process, the role of lobbyists, and the judiciary are also explored. Application is due May 18. Dirigo Boys State takes place at Thomas College June 16-20. Boys State is a uniques educational program that focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governmental bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government, while providing training in practical citizenship, leadership and character development through a non-partisan perspective. In this program young men role-play as they learn to campaign for local, county and state offices and then organize and carry out the functions of the state government. Application is Due by June 1. If you would like to take advantage of either of these opportunities and are unable to pay for any reason, sponsors/scholarships may be available to help. Please see Mrs. Wiewel in the guidance office for application materials and scholarship resources.
College Bound and Taking On Too Much Student Loan Debt?
Too many students borrow without worrying about how they’ll repay their loans. Often that’s because students believe their future salary will be more than enough to cover repayment. To avoid this mistake, make sure you get a good estimate of your future salary. Get started by visiting https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Wages/find-salary.aspx. Check out FAME’s Student Loan/Salary Calculator to determine a reasonable level of debt for your career path. If your loan payments look to be too high, explore options to reduce borrowing, or learn more about income based repayment options.
Community Service Opportunities at the Animal Welfare Society
The Animal Welfare Society is pleased to announce two new programs to assist students needing to complete community service hours this spring. The first is the At-Home Project Guide for Students, designed to give students the opportunity to help AWS pets from home. Students complete projects at their leisure and then bring the projects to AWS. Each project supports the health and welfare of the pets at AWS, bringing them joy, comfort and enrichment while they wait to be adopted. Projects range from constructing a feral cat shelter to making no-bake dog treats and so much more. Students can access the guide online or request a copy be emailed to them. A copy can also be picked up at either of AWS’ upcoming At-Home Project Guide Demonstrations – Friday, April 12 from 2 pm - 3 pm in the Humane Education Classroom at AWS or Saturday, May 4 from 8 am – 3 pm at AWS’ Tent in Lafayette Park at Kennebunk’s May Day Festival. AWS’ second program to support student volunteers is Set Community Service Sessions at AWS. Sessions are scheduled on various days after school or on weekends and last between 2-4 hours. Students must register in advance on AWS’ website and should plan to be on time and commit to the entire session. Because the needs of AWS’ bustling Adoption Center, Veterinary Clinic, training center and animal shelter differ on a day-to-day basis, students will get a chance to help in a variety of ways. Students should be prepared to roll up their sleeves and get involved in whatever work needs to be done during the session. Tasks during any given session could include cleaning animal cages, washing down kennels, working in the gardens, brushing cats, bathing puppies, preparing meals or folding laundry - just to name a few. “We are so grateful for the volunteer support of our community’s youth,” explains Brie Roche, AWS’ Humane Educator. “These programs allow students' time to be as productive as possible and to benefit the animals in the biggest way.” Rachel Levassuer, AWS’ Volunteer Program Manager, agrees. “We get so many requests for community service hours this time of year, we hope these programs will make youth volunteering accessible to more students than ever before.” Both Roche and Levasseur will sign off on students’ community service hours paperwork needed for graduation or other requirements. To access the At-Home Project Guide for Students or to register for Community Service Hours, visit https://animalwelfaresociety.org/events/category/volunteer/youth-volunteers/
Harley Lord Scholarship Application deadline May 1
This scholarship is given annually to a student pursuing secondary education leading to a degree or certification in a field that focuses on the well being and needs of senor members of our society (ie. eldercare, nursing or medicine). Don't miss this $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available in the guidance office.
French Club Film this Wednesday!
Come join French Club on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30 p.m. in Ms. Beal's room, B205, to watch the French comedy "Il a déjà tes yeux" ("He Even Has Your Eyes"). There will be English subtitles, so all are welcome.
Date: Saturday, May 11 Time: 7:30pm-11:00pm Location: Nonantum Resort, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport Theme: 1920s Tickets: $60 per person and will go on sale Monday, April 29