At Kenston Forest School, we understand much of a student’s life happens outside of the classroom and we offer many opportunities for students to grow and develop through extracurricular activities. Students in grades six through twelve may participate in a wide variety of athletics, numerous clubs, academic-oriented programs, leadership opportunities, and service oriented programs.
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KFS school counselor, Mrs. Angie Calhoun provides a listening ear and offer support for students’ personal concerns that impact their emotional and mental health such as stress revolving around academic and nonacademic-related pressures, peer relationships, family, and any issue that interferes with the students daily functioning.
Student Organizations & Clubs
The clubs and student organizations listed below are open to all students in grades 8-12. All Kenston students are encouraged to participate in the community service opportunities available through these clubs and organizations.
Membership requires a grade average of 77 or greater in the quarter that precedes the current quarter of club membership. Students who wish to hold an office or seek a higher level of leadership within the club or organization may be required to meet additional academic and leadership criteria.
As always, students must have a supportive attitude to school programs and in compliance with school policies in order to participate.
National Honor Society
The object of the Kenston Forest School chapter of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in all students of the Upper School. The Honor Society has the responsibility of educating students on the values of personal honor and the scope of the Honor Code. Honor Society members are the primary action officers in the conduct of Honor Council proceedings. Membership is based not just upon scholarship, but also service, leadership, and character. To be considered a candidate for initial induction into the Honor Society, the student must meet all eligibility requirements set by the National Headquarters and the more stringent requirements of Kenston Forest School. Requirements, membership selection, and responsibilities of the National Honor Society can be viewed on KavSIS.
FACULTY SPONSORS: Shanley Dorin and Noel Stallard
The Kenston Forest School Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization of students working in collaboration with the administration and faculty to promote the general welfare of Kenston Forest School. Every student in the school is a member of SGA. The SGA coordinates many aspects of student life such as conducting school assemblies, organizing student carnivals and festivals throughout the year, participating in planning cultural events, and coordinating the SGA elections. The SGA plays a leadership role in school-wide activities, internal fundraising and in the development of student-related policies.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a student-led organization that promotes Christian ideals, spiritual development, and community support. It is NOT limited to athletes. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
FACULTY SPONSOR: Frannie Schwabenton
The Association of Virginia Academies (AVA) sponsors inter-school competition in Forensics, in which Kenston Forest School takes part.
Lower School Forensics activities include spelling, public speaking, monologue presentation, poetry reading, and prose reading. The competition is for students selected from grades 5-7.
VOLUNTEER SPONSOR: Nancy Hawthorne, Erin Duncanson, and Sallie Ann Buchanan
Upper School Forensics is open to all students in grades 8-12. A faculty sponsor selects members for novice and varsity teams to compete in public speaking, monologue presentation, poetry reading, prose reading, creative writing and handwriting.
Forensics competition promotes individual skills and encourages creativity, self-expression, and sound thinking.
Interact Club is a Rotary sponsored service organization whose student membership strives to better the lives of others in our community, country, and world.
FACULTY SPONSOR: Frannie Schwabenton
One of the 2018-2019 projects for SGA and Rotary Interact was led by SGA President, Juniela Perez. The students partnered with Nottoway High School’s Rotary Interact club to make 300 blankets for veterans. We emphasize the importance of giving back to the community.
Pep Club is a student led club which promotes school spirit among Kenston students and encourages everyone to become involved and support Kenston athletics. Pep Club members can often be found filling the bleachers in the KFS gym at volleyball or basketball games or cheering on the Kavaliers to victory on the Larry Clary field. Our Pep Club members are energetic in finding unique ways to support our Kenston Kavs!
Scholastic Bowl is sponsored by the Association of Virginia Academies (AVA). A Kenston Forest School academic team competes quarterly with teams from other schools in the AVA. The faculty sponsor(s) chooses the members of the team.
FACULTY SPONSOR: Helene Houts
Each year, the Virginia YMCA sponsors a variety of programs to educate students on state government. Kenston Forest School students participate in the Model General Assembly (MGA) and the Model Judiciary (MJ). Through these programs, students assume the roles of state legislators as well as lawyers and witnesses to make learning come alive. Students are nominated to participate in the roles of these programs based on age, interest, and prior participation. Nominees for MGA and MJ who represent the school must be approved by the Head of School.
FACULTY SPONSOR: Lori Bacon, Head of School