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Graduates take the stage
July 24, 2014, Livingston Daily

Kensington Woods High School hosted its 2014 graduation ceremonies June 6 at the Whitmore Lake Performing Arts Centeri n Northfield Township...click here to read more.

 

Brighton area students graduate
June 11, 2014, Brighton Patch

The Kensington Woods Class of 2014 was an exceptional class. 100% of graduates were accepted into college and the classes’ ACT Composite score average, a 21.4, ranked 2nd in the county and over 2 points higher than the state average...click here to read more.

 

All-County Academic Team: Grad wants to make her mark as a teacher
June 8, 2014, Livingston Daily

Mariah Schepak is ready to make a difference in the world...click here to read more.

 

All-County Academic Team: Veterinarian dreams take grad to CMU
June 8, 2014, Livingston Daily

Brittany Schepak has known since she was a little girl that she would be a veterinarian...click here to read more.

2014 Brightest and Best
June 1, 2014, WXYZTV.com

Brightest and Best is WXYZ's 35-year tradition recognizing the academic achievements of graduating seniors from high schools across metro Detroit. Each year, Channel 7 hosts a special event at WXYZ-TV and invites more than 250 honorees and their families to attend...click here to read more.

 

Charter school eyes site deal with Pinckney district
May 29, 2014, Livingston Daily

Faced with possibly having to close its doors, Kensington Woods High School is desperately searching for a new location for its 130 students and believes it has found one...click here to read more.

 

Break is 'catalyst for change'
April 28, 2014, Livingston Daily

Cortez, along with 11 other students who joined her from Howell, Brighton, Pinckney, and Kensington Woods high schools, are among the growing number of high school and college students who are giving up traditional go-wild spring breaks for service-learning trips.....click here to read more.

 

Opera House staging art show
March 14, 2014, Livingston Daily

Next week, The Opera House in Howell will again turn into Livingston County's biggest art museum -- with student artists the beneficiaries...click here to read more.

 

Handler fetches fond memories
February 13, 2014, Livingston Daily

She didn't come out on top at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but Shayna Garrison left New York feeling like a winner...click here to read more.

 

Teen hopes to be top dog
February 10, 2014, Livingston Daily

Shayna Garrison would like to become a professional dog handler. Winning the Junior Showmanship title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show would certainly look good on her resume...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods students receive Scholastics Art and Writing awards
February 12, 2014

8 KWoods students win a total of 15 awards (4 honorable mention, 9 silver key and 2 gold key) awards in the annual Scholastics Art and Writing regional competition. 41 KWoods students participated in the contest. The Gold Key winners move on to the National Competition. All award winning work was displayed at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and students received their awards on stage on 2/12.
  
Award winners were: Megan Heinig (Silver Key), Morgan Holback (Honorable Mention, Silver Key), Ashley Miller (Honorable Mention, 2 Silver Keys), Haley Pockey (Silver Key), Morgan Sabuda (2 Silver Keys, Gold Key), Makayla Shamel (Honorable Mention, Gold Key), Megan Teeling (Silver Key), Patrick Tracy (Honorable Mention, Silver Key).   

 

Kensington Woods students re-enact civil war battle
June 1, 2013, Center for Charters ENews

Junior high studnets at Kensington Woods recently presented the "Battle of Clearysburg."...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods celebrates Seniors
May 31, 2013, Livingston Daily/Brighton Patch

Kensington Woods High School hosted its 2013 graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Hartland Music Hall, just a few days after Seniors presented their Senior Exhibition Projects to the community on Wednesday, May 29...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods students work to solve hunger
March 20, 2013, Livingston Daily/Brighton Patch/WHMI

For the past few weeks, students at Kensington Woods High School, in conjunction with the Livingston County Hunger Council, have been tackling a big, local issue – hunger...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods students receive Scholastics Art and Writing awards
February 1, 2013

9 KWoods students win a total of 11 awards (5 honorable mention, 3 silver key and 3 gold key) awards in the annual Scholastics Art and Writing regional competition. 23 KWoods students participated in the contest. The Gold Key winners move on to the National Competition.
  
Award winners were: Caitlyn Parsons (Gold Key), Hannah Rickelmann (Gold Key), Morgan Sabuda (Gold Key, Silver Key), Kylie Hula (Honoralbe Mention), Maggie Sustic (Honorable Mention), Patrick Tracy (2 Honorable Mentions), Natalie Ventimiglia (Honorable Mention), Brook Blagborne (Silver Key) and Deepika Schild (Silver Key).

 

Art imitates death: Student project calls attention to genocide across the globe
November 21, 2012, Livingston Daily

It's art — and science, math, English and social studies — with a message.
Students at Kensington Woods High School recently took part in a One Million Bones event that served as partial culmination of a monthslong study of genocide throughout the world...click here to read more.

 

Kensington students explore world with Project Term
August 5, 2012, Livingston Press & Argus

Kensington Woods High School students took part in Project Term, a three-week term in which students take part in intensive, interdisciplinary, project-based classes...click here to read more.

 

Welcome A section Class of 2016
July 5, 2012, Kettering University

More than 200 freshmen have joined campus for the A section class of 2016. Welcome freshmen – and hello Class of 2016!...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods grads celebrate
June 26, 2012, Livingston Press & Argus

Kensington Woods High School hosted its 2012 graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Hartland Music Hall...click here to read more.

 

Rogers honors stellar pupils
June 26, 2012, Livingston Press & Argus

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers presented students in Michigan's 8th Congressional District with the Congressional Medal of Merit to recognize, honor and acknowledge their exemplary citizenship and academic excellence throughout their high school careers...click here to read more.

 

Free Press Scholar Athletes 2012
June 10, 2012, Detroit Free Press

In April, the Free Press asked each Michigan high school to send us its top scholar athlete...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods students exhibiting work June 13
June 9, 2012, Livingston Post

Kensington Woods High School students will take part in the annual tradition of Project Term. Project Term, a unique feature of Kensington Woods, is a 3-week term where students take part in intensive, interdisciplinary, project-based classes...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods HS Senior Exhibit opens May 29
May 26, 2012, Livingston Post

On Tuesday, May 29, Kensington Woods High School Seniors will present their Senior Exhibition projects to the community. Kensington Woods High School’s Senior Exhibition is a year-long project designed to showcase student achievement through a representation of the qualities the school values: academics, character and service as well as independent thinking and personal responsibility...click here to read more.

 

Channel 7 honors the Brightest & Best
May 12, 2012, wxyz.com

Congratulations to Meg Berger, for being recognized as the Brightest and Best by WXYZ...click here to read more.

 

KWoods Artwork Purchased as part of St. Joseph Hospital Permanent Collection

This spring, three KWoods students, Caitlyn Parsons, Holly Brahm-Henkel and Katie Martini, received recognition for their artwork that was purchased for the St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Permanent Collection as part of their annual student artwork contest. Honorable Mention was also given to Jenna Peplinski, Austin Atkins and Dani Baisch.

 

Robotics team brings home two awards
April 15, 2012, Livingston Press & Argus
April 2, 2012, Livingston Post

Rookie FIRST Robotics team, GEM2, recently brought home two Rookie All Start team awards from regional FIRST Robotics competitions in Gull Lake and Northville, winning a bid to the state competition...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods Pupils let their imaginations sail
March 27, 2012, Livingston Press & Argus

On Friday, February 17, Kensington Woods High School Art teacher Jessie Pratt and English/Social Studies teacher, Elizabeth McGuffin traveled to Holland, Michigan to take part in the final exhibition for the Great Lakes Project. With them they took the work of over 50 Kensington Woods High School students, grades 7-12...click here to read more.

 

Books, talent and art
December 9, 2011, Livingston Press & Argus

Books, talent and art — Kensington Woods High School students host a night of fun and free activities for families from 6-9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods High School adds seventh and eighth grades
October 5, 2011, Livingston Press & Argus

The first day of high school is often overwhelming for freshmen as they enter new, larger schools with older students and greater expectations...click here to read more.

 

19th annual scholar athletes: The best and the brightest
June 12, 2011, Detroit Free Press

Congratulations to Class of 2011 Graduate, Marissa Gutherie, for receiving the Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete Award...click here to read more.

 

Rogers salutes stellar scholars - Distinguished high school seniors get Congressional Medal of Merit
May 24, 2011, Livingston Press & Argus

Class of 2011 Graduate Shelby Zastrow received the Congressional Medal of Merit from the Office of Congressman Mike Rogers...click here to read more,

 

Channel 7 honors the Brightest & Best
May 13, 2011, wxyz.com

Congratulations to Class of 2011 Valedictorian, Nick German, for being recognized as the Brightest and Best by WXYZ...click here to read more.

 

Barrels will collect unused prescriptions
March 21, 2011, Livingston Press & Argus

Kensington Woods Senior Shawn James collects unused prescriptions as part of his Senior Exhibition Service Learning project....click here to read more.

 

Students form club to help child soldiers in Africa
March 21, 2011, Livingston Press & Argus

Kensington Woods High School students spent three days in March working on a service-learning project designed around the Invisible Children program, which raises awareness of child soldiers in Northern Uganda....click here to read more.

 

Let's play ball - Kensington Woods High slowly building its athletic programs
December 26, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

KWoods, as it is fondly called, has been steadily building its athletic programs, starting four years ago with a running club. Currently the school offers five varsity programs — boys and girls cross country, girls soccer, baseball and boys basketball...click here to read more.

 

Thankless task? Let's fix that
October 10, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

Every day, I come in contact with people who do little things for complete strangers. These seemingly insignificant actions go a long way toward making the day shine a little brighter, yet they often go completely unrecognized. I would like to rectify that situation by thanking some of the special people in our community.....click here to read more.

 

Teen stickers send message on alcohol
June 17, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

The next time customers purchase a multipack of alcohol in Livingston County, they may find a bright-yellow sticker offering a simple reminder — "Providing Alcohol to Minors Is Illegal."....click here to read more.

 

Winners Named in Logo Contest
June 13, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

The Livingston County United Way has recognized area students for their efforts to produce a new logo for the ninth annual Day of Caring, which is scheduled for Aug. 18....click here to read more.

 

Awestruck by Talent of County Art Students
April 30, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

We would like to express our gratitude to the art teachers of Livingston County schools for taking the time to select student work and deliver the finished pieces to The Opera House for display...click here to read more.

 

KWoods Artwork Purchased as part of St. Joseph Hospital Permanent Collection

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This spring, two KWoods students, Courtney Ferranti and Eryca Cottle, received recognition for their artwork that was purchased for the St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Permanent Collection as part of their annual student artwork contest. Honorable Mention was also given to Morgan Carrigan and Eryca Cottle.

 

KWoods Senior Julie Franck Places in the 2011 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition!

In the first week of March, students in Mrs. Pollman's Advanced Algebra 2 & Trigonometry class submitted statistics posters for the 2011 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition. This contest is sponsored by the Department of Statistics and the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University. The posters are judged by officials from GVSU and the results were made official last week. Congratulations to Senior Julie Franck for receiving 3rd place in the 10-12 grade level category, as well as a cash prize!


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KWoods Teachers featured in Mathematics Teacher

Congratulations go to Mr. Picking and Ms. Garber. The article that they wrote together, Exploring Algebra and Geometry Concepts with GeoGebra, was published in the October, 2010 issue of Mathematics Teacher.  Mathematics Teacher is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. You can read the article here.

 

Kensington Woods Student Accepted into Lansing Community College Leadership Program

KWoods Class of 2010 student, Kyle Finn, was accepted into the Lansing Community College Student Leadership Academy. No more than 23 students are accepted each year. Student Leadership Academy members serve on campus and community councils and committees, participate in community service programs and participate is special leadership courses. Members are also awarded significant scholarships.

 

KWoods Students Featured at Art Exhibit

17 Kensington Woods students were selected to participate in the Annual Got Art show hosted by the Livingston Arts Council at the Howell Opera House....click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods Participates in Howell Library's Big Read Event
January, 2010, Livingston Press & Argus

Students at local high schools, including Kensington Woods, participate in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program...click here to read more.

 

Local High School Collecting Pop Bottles for "Green Winter"

November 21, 2009, WHMI

Students at a local high school are looking to collect thousands of pop bottles for an eco-friendly project....click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods Seals it with a 'Kiss'

November 13, 2009, Livingston Daily Press & Argus

The drama "Prelude to a Kiss" comes to the stage this weekend at Kensington Woods High School, on the campus of Cleary University, 3700 Cleary Drive in Genoa Township...click here to read more.

 

5 Receive Congressional Medals of Merit Today

May 1, 2009, Livingston Community News

Five Livingston County students were among 38 who received the 2009 Congressional Medal of Merit, including Kensington Woods Senior, Heather Moule...click here to read more

 

Teen's Math Skills Lead to Elite Distinction

May 1, 2009, Livingston Daily Press & Argus

The Kensington Woods High School senior Dan Smith — who can solve a Rubik's Cube in less than 30 seconds — recently finished in the top 5 percent on the Mathematical Association of America's American Mathematical Contest 12....click here to read more.

 

A profitable exchange — Teacher brings German group to county

April 2, 2009, Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Kensington Woods High School teacher, Markus Muennix, organizes foreign exchange program between Kensington Woods and German High School students...click here to read more.

 

KWoods Student and Pinckney Scout Earns Praise

December 19, 2008, Livingston Community News
Nathan Hinkle, Kensington Woods class of 2009, has received a national certificate of merit from the Boy Scouts of America for assisting Suzanne Gordan out of a flooding car...click here to read more.

 

Student to Receive Academic Honor

May 9, 2008, Daily Livingston Press & Argus
2008 KWHS graduate, Eric Stants, earns the Congressional Medal of Merit...click here to read more.

 

Congressman Mike Rogers Rolls Out New Energy Plan at Kensington Woods

May 5, 2008, WHMI.com
Congressman Mike Rogers visits Kensington Woods High School to present students with his new plan for a greener society...click here to read more.

 

Do a Good Turn...Students Reach Out to Charity

Spring 2008, KWHS Connections
Kensington Woods students volunteer for the March of Dimes' March for Babies...click here to read more.

 

Principal Leads County's 'Best-Kept Secret'

January 18, 2006, Livingston Daily Press & Argus
It's not so much an alternative as it is an option, according to James Perry...click here to read more.

 

Rich Perlberg: Editorial About Kensington Woods

January 22, 2006, Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Last week, we ran a story on James Perry, the principal of Kensington Woods High School, a 212-student high school in Genoa Township that was formerly named the Livingston Technical Academy...click here to read more.

 

Kensington Woods High Now Enrolling

January 11, 2006, Livingston Daily Press & Argus
In 1995, the future Kensington Woods High School administration felt the most effective way to both reach students and prepare them for the challenges of the world was to increase flexibility — in instruction, scheduling and offerings. Ten years later, KWHS is seeing the results of this belief...click here to read more.

 

Educational Facility Changes Moniker

August, 2005, Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Livingston Technical Academy to be known as Kensington Woods High School...click here to read more.

 

Academy Teaches Character

October 6, 2002, The Detroit News
Grant will let 3 schools track progress, use plan as national model...click here to read more.