Kenesaw Public School and the community celebrated the AQuESTT Excellent rating at a Pep Rally on Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 am in the new gym. The pep rally started with a welcome from Mr. Sales. Following was the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kaylee Steer, Blake Steer, Bodie Higel, and Calvin Higel. Mr. Richardson then explained what an Excellent AQuESTT rating means. Travis Sidders, Deb Adams, Jan Dassinger, Bernice Petersen, Pat South, Gayle Archer, Mike Pritchard, and Mark Utter were part of the alumni/long-time teacher panel to discuss how Kenesaw Public School has been a part of their life, past and present with senior Noah Klein interviewing. Mrs. Burr, Mrs. Whitesel, and Mr. Lovejoy led the students in the singing of the school song. The students then watched a video created by Ms. Molly Engelhardt’s Info Tech II class under the supervision of Mr. Christian Kroos and Ms. Molly Engelhardt. Mr. Masters closed with thanking all of those that made this ranking possible and presented the new elementary school principal Mr. Wiechman to the student body. Thank you to all the students, staff, administration, and community for making Kenesaw Public School a place to be proud and to call home.
The AQuESTT accountability system recognizes school success by rating schools on six tenets. These six tenets include Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Success; Transitions; Educational Opportunities and Access; College, Career, and Civic Ready; Assessment; and Educator Effectiveness. AQuESTT allows schools to focus on educational equity for their students. The NDE, through the AQuESTT system, classifies schools into four categories: Excellent, Great, Good, and Needs Improvement.