Kenston Forest celebrates opening day

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Kenston Forest School celebrated its first day of school Aug. 16 with a student-led special assembly in the gymnasium.

According to a press release, Juniela Perez, vice-president of the Student Government Association, asked everyone to stand and welcome the Class of 2030 and the Class of 2018, as the seniors and their Kindergarten buddies marched hand-in-hand into the gymnasium.

“President of the Student Government Chance Whitehead welcomed everyone. Taylor Berkley, a senior and a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes led the prayer, asking God’s blessing for the school year.”

“After the prayer, Chance announced, “Today is the school’s 52nd ‘First Day of School!’ Join me now in counting the ringing of the Opening Bell, 52 times! Are you ready to count with me? One! Two! Three!” the press release cited.

“Paul Zanowski, KFS headmaster, (who is) entering his third year, credits the growth in enrollment to the school’s success in delivering on its mission promise, ‘Every Child Known and Valued!’ and exciting new initiatives, such as its K-12 STEAM curriculum and new STEAM Lab.”

The school is welcoming several new faculty members to its ranks.

The new staff include Tia Clary (pre-K), Angie Calhoun (dual enrollment psychology), Shanley Dorin (dual enrollment and upper school English), Tim Herring (upper school science), Meredith Hudgins (upper school Math) and Jeanette Wrenn (Upper School Science).

According to the press release, Jason Buchanan, has been named the director of technology and Joe Maione is the school’s new athletic director.