You chose: Robotics
Robotics isn’t a technology for the future; it is here now. At Kenowa Hills, we guide students as
they explore robotics. Sponsored by Feyen Zylstra, a national electrical and communication contractor,
as well as other local businesses, our FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology) robotics program not only introduces students to robotic technology, it allows them
to develop their skills through hands-on projects, then go on to compete in competitions throughout
the state. Learning to explore their interest and work with others in problem solving, gives
students an understanding and appreciation of this flourishing technology.
You chose: Theatre, Acting, and Singing
Kenowa Hills invites students to live creatively through theatre. Whether your child is directing,
stage managing, designing and building compelling sets, fabricating authentic costumes, detailing
and managing effective lighting design, or taking center stage with their acting, singing, and
dancing gifts, theatre can be an exciting opportunity to grow confidence and self-esteem. Working
together to present a theatrical production to an appreciative audience gives students a sense
of belonging, an understanding of teamwork, and the opportunity to use their unique skills.
You chose: Orchestra and Band
Music has been called the international language. With it, we are able to cross divides of culture,
language, and ethnicity. Either working individually to enhance their skills, training under
an instructor who values their time and talent, or working with others to create harmony, mood,
symmetry, and beautiful performance, music offers both escape and discipline. Kenowa Hills invites
your child to be part of the world-wide language of music, either by participating in orchestra,
in marching band, or both. Life is enriched with music.
You chose: Athletics
With well over 30 varsity and sub-varsity sports, there’s something for everyone, from volleyball
to tennis, to football to lacrosse, for both boys and girls at all levels. While Kenowa Hills
boasts many championship teams, we consider sports a complement to our academic programs, and
our athletic programs strive to not only create a winning spirt, but also to build cooperation,
collaboration, teamwork, and a strong work ethic.
You chose: Clubs
Kenowa Hills offers a variety of clubs which enhance our academic programs. Some clubs take on causes
or issues close to our students’ hearts and minds like our Anti-Bullying groups which support
an accepting community for all students. Others include Anime Club, Lego Club, Journalism Club,
Peer Listening, Spanish Club and many others. Whatever your child’s interests, there’s a club
that will fit their needs. And if there isn’t, teachers and administrators can work with students
to establish one. We are always open to new ideas.
You chose: Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a national organization which encourages student participation in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Science-minded students learn these STEM subjects and go
on to compete in local, regional, state, and national competitions. If your student is ready
to move beyond the classroom and explore their passion, Science Olympiad can be the springboard
that takes them to the next level.
You chose: Odyssey of the Mind
Kenowa Hills students participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international organization which focuses
on creative problem solving. Students see their ideas come to life by working together to solve
real-world problems. Odyssey of the Mind offers competitions on local, regional, state, and national
You chose: World Travel
Students can participate in global study trips where the country and culture become the classroom.
This year’s trip will be in June of 2018, and the group will travel to Ireland, Wales, and London.
Travelers will explore the countryside, the history, and the culture of our friends across the
You chose: Leadership
Kenowa Hills gives its students many opportunities not only for exercising their innate leadership
skills, but also for developing them. We encourage students to take ownership of their learning,
activities, and school community. This can occur in informal settings within classrooms and clubs,
but can also occur when students take leadership opportunities through programs like student
government and extracurricular clubs.
You chose: Speech/Debate
Students in the debate and forensics program will be introduced to educational debate, learning how
to formulate arguments while improving their communication and research skills. Every year, our
debate participants analyze the current national high school topic and are encouraged to take
part in competitions. Our students consistently place high in competition.
You chose: Service Learning
Community is near and dear to all of us here at Kenowa Hills. Our students and teachers believe in
learning through service and it is shown daily in the initiatives to make our local and global
communities a better place. As students explore their coursework and participate in extracurricular
activities, they gain an understanding of modern-day issues and begin to initiate activities
that will make an impact on those issues. Our teachers and staff are always thrilled to support
and empower students to lead community initiatives.
You chose: I’m not sure yet.
Whatever your student’s interest and inclination, Kenowa Hills offers excellence in academics. But
we understand that extracurricular activities can also bring enormous value to a student’s education.
They may want to explore an interest they have long held, or they may want to try something completely
different. As students grow in the classroom, we encourage them to also grow through participating
in their choice of our wide variety of extracurricular offerings.