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Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate. In light of this holiday, let’s reflect on the tragedy of the mass shooting in LA following a Lunar New Year celebration. No matter how many times we hear of events like these occurring, we must be sure not to grow numb to them and instead to take time to acknowledge them.
February 1st is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This day celebrates the advancement of women's high school, college, and professional sports by highlighting high school athletes. The Athletic Association would like to commemorate this very important day. During that week (of Feb 1st), we are hosting Primary and Middle School talks where athletes of all skill levels, experience, etc. will be able to share their experiences in playing Kent Place sports. Please, please fill out this interest form if you are interested!! More information to come!
Liz and Maya
Liz K. and Maya L. gave a short presentation on the Holocaust in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and in preparation for guest speaker Hanna Wechsler, a Holocaust survivor who will be speaking at an assembly next week.
Cultural Dance Club
Cultural Dance Club is this Friday, and we will be teaching Hopak- a style of traditional Ukrainian dance!
We’re excited to announce the launch of this year’s Chocolate Hearts sale! During the Chocolate Hearts sale, you can buy a small bag of chocolates to be gifted to a member of the KPS community- friends, teachers, even yourself! The proceeds from the sale will go to the Poltava Strong Foundation, a nonprofit organization that sends medical supplies, books, and toys to soldiers and children in Ukraine. Look out for emails regarding the Chocolate Hearts sale that will start to go out next week!
Get excited for the 2023 annual KPS Hackathon! During this year’s hackathon, you will have the option of participating virtually or on campus. There will be three main components to the Hackathon- first, attendees will code a project based off of a general prompt. Afterwards, there will be presentations by people currently working in STEM fields, and then there will be a workshop during which attendees will learn how to improve their coding skills! It will be held on Feb 11 from 9am to 5pm. Anyone can attend, regardless of programming experience!
Project Prism is this Friday!! It will be from 6-8pm in the Mabie House. Please fill out this RSVP form if you are interested in attending.
We beat Blair in a very close competition last week!
Last Saturday, we played against Oak Knoll and won! We also recently beat MKA.
Our team recently attended County Championships and got 4th out of 14 teams! We also qualified for MOC!
We beat Chatham on our Senior Day!