Kenilworth students recognized by U.S. Education Secretary
Two Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School students whose science fair projects were published in an academic journal were honored again; they met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Wednesday, May 8, in the secretary's office in Washington, D.C. The middle school students and their parents were also recognized by members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation, including Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator David Vitter and Representative Bill Cassidy
Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of Department of Health and Hospitals, presents certificates from Governor Bobby Jindal
“Thank you for the opportunity to come and present two outstanding students with certificates from Governor Booby Jindal. The efforts of both Jalen and Desirae are just two examples of the outstanding work that has been accomplished by Kenilworth. Congratulations to Jalen, Desirae and to Kenilworth – a job well done”
Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Secretary, Dept. of Health & Hospitals
Kenilworth students recognized by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Employment Opportunities for 2013- 2014
We are looking for highly motivated, passionate middle school educators for grades 6 through 8 in all areas.
Kenilworth students featured on the NBC 33 newscast
Two students from Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School were featured in a news story yesterday for their accomplishments of getting articles published in a scientific journal. You can see the story here: http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/your-stories/science-projects-of-two-m Please join us in congratulating Desirae and Jalen. Kenilworth is committed to helping students like Desirae and Jalen pursue further academic studies and careers in the STEM fields.
High School Night for the 8th grade students
On Thursday, February 21st, Kenilworth Science & Technology hosted the first annual High School Night for the 8th grade students who will be attending high schools next year. Forty-seven KST families attended the event, where they were able to meet and get information from representatives of thirteen Baton Rouge area high schools and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). The schools that attended included public, private, and charter high schools, as well as a virtual school. The event was designed to assist students and parents who were unaware of their high school options and who wanted to compare programs at different high schools. The response from those in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. One high school counselor noted that events like this one help build bridges between the middle school and the high school, which eases the transition period. A parent in attendance was very grateful for the event: "I didn't know we had so many options. Now I can shop around and see who can give my son the best education."
Baton Rouge Math Contest
More than 200 students from 46 elementary schools in East Baton Rouge Parish competed in the 2013 Baton Rouge Math Contest that was held Saturday at Kenilworth. The contest was open to all 4th and 5th graders in East Baton Rouge Parish and also featured workshops for the parents of the contestants. The event was sponsored by the LSU Department of Mathematics, Southern University Department of Science/Math Education, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance, Black Alliance for Educational Options and Coca-Cola.
Kenilworth students featured on the WBRZ (Channel 2) newscast
Two of our students at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School featured (Thursday) on the WBRZ (Channel 2) 4 p.m. newscast for outstanding work they did on recent scientific projects.
We believe the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies at Kenilworth is paying off, and our students are seeing the results of their hard work. Congratulations ….
Kenilworth educators to shared success story at Texas STEM conference
Educators from Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School in Baton Rouge gave presentations on their school at Sixth Annual Texas STEM Conference last week in San Antonio, Texas. Team from Kenilworth presented "Partners in Progress: Best Practices for building partnerships with STEM-based groups." The presentation focused on Baton Rouge's first-ever STEM Expo, which Kenilworth organized and hosted. The successful event helped Kenilworth develop strong relationships with area businesses, engineering and scientific associations and universities
Joint press release between DOTD and KST
DOTD to unveil newly created student engineering programs at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo.
Baton Rouge's first STEM Expo a huge success at KST
Baton Rouge’s first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo was a huge success, and organizers at host school Kenilworth Science and Technology School already are looking forward to expanding the event next year.
More than 500 students, parents, university professors, graduate students and representatives of sponsoring agencies and organizations participated in the October 27 expo, which generated positive television and newspaper media coverage. Middle school students from Baton Rouge-area schools performed demonstrations based on physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and many-other STEM-related fields.
DEQ official visited Kenilworth
It was truly exciting to witness some of the changes that have taken place at Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School. I am really looking forward to participating in the upcoming STEM Expo. Our agency, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks out opportunities to reach out to schools and provide whatever assistance necessary to have a positive impact on students. Our hope is that through this partnership we can impact young people to become good environmental stewards at a young age and that this will continue into their adult life.
Thanks for the opportunity to lend support to your program. I truly enjoyed my visit.
Linda M. Brown Technical Asst. to the Deputy Secretary La. Dept. of Environmental Quality
CAIN Center Directors to Visit Kenilworth
This was a great experience! The school is doing a great job exposing middle school students to the world of STEM. Dr. Rose Kendrick, Program Manager
Enjoyed the visit! Thanks for the opportunity to experience students learning. Dr. Brenda Nixon, Co-Director
Kenilworth students featured on Channel 9 newscast
Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School was in the media spotlight on September 6, when WAFB-TV, Channel 9, broadcast a feature story about a live videoconference between some KST eighth-grade students and a NASA scientist from the Glenn Research Center in Ohio
Kenilworth gains mini-grant from NASA for science club
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Kenilworth Science and Technology Center is going to be getting some help with science experiments. The school got a $1,500 grant from NASA! The grant will help students who are part of the schools Science Demo Club, which meets after school. It's part of the NASA Summer of Innovation mini-grant program, and the teachers at Kenilworth tell us the projects’ funded by the grant will help inspire their students.
Kenilworth Gets a Boost from NASA for Science Education
Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School was recently selected as one of only five schools in Louisiana to receive a Summer of Innovation grant from NASA to help develop middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
The grant is part of the NASA Summer of Innovation Mini-Grant Program, which allows schools and other organizations to compete for the cash awards to implement summer or after-school programs. NASA says its purpose is to strengthen schools’ ability to “inspire and engage female, minority or high-poverty middle school students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content.”
Kenilworth Students Improve Scores for all Grades and Subjects
According to the results released by the Louisiana Department of Education, KST students improved their scores for all grades and subjects. This year’s results mark the third consecutive increase in test scores for KST students. Specifically, the percentage of students performing at grade level for all grades and subjects grew from 47 percent in 2011 to 53 percent in 2012. The six point increase follows one point and six point increases from the previous two years.
As the highest performing Recovery School District charter school in the greater Baton Rouge area—a ranking acknowledged in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s “2011 Report on Public Education in the Baton Rouge Area”—KST strives to create an environment conducive to learning and collaboration between the faculty,students, and parents. The school’s emphasis on science and technology helps prepare KST’s students for the “knowledge based” economy of the 21st century.
Kenilworth Leadership Speaker Series
The Faculty, Staff, and Student Body at Kenilworth Science & Technology welcomed Mr. Harold Boutte, Assistant Commissioner for Administration Services at the Louisiana Board of Regents Thursday, February 23rd. Mr. Boutte's career in education and executive management spans over 35 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Exchange Bank. He has served as Executive Assistant to the President at both Northwestern State University and Grambling State University. His involvement with national committees includes serving as District I Coordinator for the Southern Association of College Auxiliary Services for Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as Board member of the National Board of Directors for the Association of College Auxiliary Services. Mr. Boutte currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the New England College Advisory Board for the College Convention.
City-Wide 5th Grade Math Contest
Kenilworth Science & Technology School hosted a parish-wide math contest for 5th graders on Saturday, February 25th , 2011. About 200 students participated from 40 different elementary schools. The event was sponsored by CocaCola. Prizes for winning students included a laptop computer, iPod, Kindle book reader and a bicycle.
Kenilworth students were recognized by US Senator Mary Landrieu on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Washington DC
"I applaud the award-winning robotics team from Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School for their outstanding accomplishments in the 2010 Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament. By earning first place in the overall performance category of the competition and being selected as the best rookie team of the year, these students have shown they are truly among Louisiana's best and brightest. Congratulations, Alienbots— and keep up the good work." US Senator Mary Landrieu
Kenilworth students were recognized by US Senator David Vitter on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Washington DC
"It's always a pleasure to meet with Louisiana's bright and talented students. I enjoyed my visit with members of the Kenilworth Science & Technology robotics team and I wish them continued success." Senator David Vitter
The 1st Assistant Attorney General, Trey Phillips, the Director of Public Protection, Sanettria Pleasant, the Director of Criminal, Kurt Wall, a Department of Justice Investigator, Will Dyer and Assistant Attorney General, Tasha West accepted our invitation to visit Kenilworth students. They visited classes and encouraged the students to do their very best on the upcoming tests their school careers.
"Thank you, Mr. Suzuk and the students of Kenilworth Science and Technology for your attention and your outstanding achievements! We at the Attorney General's Office are very proud of you. Keep up the great work and dream big! You rock!!! "
Louisiana Attorney General's Office
The District Attorney Hillar C. Moore, III visited Kenilworth
The District Attorney Hillar C. Moore, III took time out of his busy schedule to visit Kenilworth students. He talked about importance of school attendance, education and the LEAP test. We were so honored to have him at our school, and appreciate him spending time with our students in his busy schedule.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the various classrooms today. I was impressed with how polite and disciplined the students were as well as how intelligent they were.The students asked very good questions. It is evident that the students here are taught very well and are benefitting tremedously from their education.These students are our future leaders. I wish them the best in their upcoming LEAP tests." Hillar Moore, District Attorney
Representative Steve Carter visited Kenilworth
Thank you very much for having me as a recent guest at Kenilworth. We truly enjoyed our visit. I was impressed with the cleanliness and upkeep of the campus, but especially with the alertness and attentiveness of the students in each of the classrooms I visited. You seem to be doing something right by keeping them applied to their studies and being so interactive with their educators. I look forward to visiting your campus again soon.
Representative Steve Carter
BESE Honored Kenilworth Students
Students from Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School were recognized by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Thursday January 20, 2011 in Room 1-100, the Louisiana Purchase Room of the Claiborne Building located at 1201 North Third Street in Baton Rouge, LA
The robotics team from Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School was given a resolution from BESE, which sets state policies for public schools statewide.
Kenilworth Students Recognized by Mayor-President Holden
BATON ROUGE Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden recognized the award-winning robotics team from Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in his office..
The Kenilworth "Alienbots" recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the 2010 Louisiana FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament. The team earned first place in the overall "Performance" category of the competition, and they were selected as the best rookie team of the year, earning first place in the "Rising Star" category.
Metro Council Honored Kenilworth's Award-Winning Robotics Team
BATON ROUGE Metro Council recognized the award-winning robotics team from Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School at their meeting, which was held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Governmental Building at 222 St. Louis Street, Third Floor, Room 348.
Members of Kenilworth's award-winning robotics team include: Jabir Abdullah, Fazil Ozcelik, Matthew Kingsley , Emma Lacy, Dylan Aguiluz and Nathaniel Batiste. The team was coached by Irfan Demir, Kenilworth's computer teacher and robotics coordinator