Kent Denver News

National Signing Day Highlights Student-Athletes


On National Signing Day, typically held the first Wednesday in February, thousands of high school seniors formally announce their intention to participate in NCAA sports at colleges and universities across the nation.

Kent Denver's National Signing Day celebration on February 6 recognized 10 student-athletes who were recruited by colleges thanks in part to their extraordinary successes in baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse and tennis. Parents, teachers and classmates gathered to support the following seniors as they officially signed Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level next fall.

  • Michael Bowler: Marist College, Lacrosse
  • Charlie Bragg: Colorado College, Lacrosse
  • Madeleine Hunt: Denison University, Field Hockey
  • Tucker Joseph: College of Wooster, Lacrosse
  • Joey Licht: MIT, Football
  • Seth Lindsey: Union College, Lacrosse
  • Henry Rogers: Colby College, Baseball
  • Josie Schaffer: Davidson College, Tennis
  • Zach Schlichting: Claremont McKenna College, Football
  • Dylan Wells: Colorado College, Lacrosse

Congratulations to these students and all of our seniors on their many accomplishments at KDS!





Winter Musical Opens February 7!

The Kent Denver Players are getting ready for opening night of their winter musical, Meet Me In St. Louis.

Kent Denver's Anschutz Family Theatre will host performances on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.


The Kent Denver Players are getting ready for opening night of the Upper School winter musical, Meet Me In St. Louis.

Kent Denver's Anschutz Family Theatre will host performances on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Based on the heartwarming Kensington Stories by Sally Benson and a beloved 1944 MGM film with Judy Garland, Meet Me In St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theater: a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family.

It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World's Fair in their hometown of St. Louis. Over the course of a year, the family's mutual love, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity and heartbreaks.


Early Apps Yield Good News for Seniors


It was a busy fall for the 119 members of the Class of 2019 and their college counselors. Nearly 97% of the class submitted at least one early application and seniors have already received acceptance letters to 86 outstanding colleges and universities through Early Action, Early Decision, Restrictive Early Action, and rolling admission plans. Click here to see the current list of college acceptances.

"We are proud of the range of schools our seniors are considering," write college counselors Matt Doyle, Jessica Raab and Katie Thomas. "Starting with seminars in the spring of their sophomore year, we began the process of introducing them to the wide-ranging possibilities that exist. We continued to work with them throughout the entirety of their junior year, helping students self-reflect and find schools that match characteristics that matter to them. As seniors, the smart and balanced college lists that they have created show just how much attention and respect the students have given to their applications. We are thrilled by the early results and are excited to see what the rest of the process has in store for the Class of 2019!"

The list of colleges offering admission to Kent Denver seniors will grow over the next few months as regular decision results are released, and we will share more good news as our seniors make their final choices!

Summer Registration Now Open!

At Kent Denver, we think summer should be exciting, engaging and fun!


At Kent Denver School, we think summer should be exciting, engaging and fun! We offer more than 80 outstanding summer classes in the Visual & Performing Arts, Athletics, Academics, Technology, and STEM for students ages 3 through 18. Visit www.kentdenver.org/summer for week-by-week offerings and registration.

SUMMER 2019 CAMP HIGHLIGHTS
• Theater productions including Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Newsies, Wimpy Kid and Wild Things.
• More than 40 arts camps that encourage kids to express their creativity through painting, drawing, sculpting, singing, dancing, photography, acting, ceramics, and other disciplines.
• Hog...warts for wizards ages 6-8 and 9-13.
• Sports camps with Kent Denver's legendary coaches: basketball, golf, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, speed/conditioning and a new multi-sport camp for athletes ages 7-10.
• Tech-focused camps including coding, robotics, drones, app building and exciting new STEAM offerings from Eurekus.
• Academic classes including "So You Want to Be a Doctor," creative writing, college essay writing, organization for middle and high school transitions, experimental research and more.

Our 200-acre campus, state-of-the-art learning spaces and outstanding classes allow your child to explore, learn, create, play and grow. Learn more at www.kentdenver.org/summer.



Great Early Season Results for Winter Athletics

It might be cold outside, but Kent Denver's winter sports are red hot!

After great early-season performances by Kent Denver's swimming and diving team—including a tri-meet win over St. Mary's and Colorado Academy—the Sun Devils are ranked #2 in the state and have 19 swimmers ranked in the top 10 in a variety of events. The team has high hopes heading into the final month of regular season competition, with regional and state meets coming up late January and early February.

Boys' basketball, undefeated at 7-0, is currently ranked #5 in the state. Two players have scored more than 40 points in a single game this season and the team is averaging 70+ points per game overall.

The Sun Devils girls' basketball team played their first league game last night, defeating Jefferson by a 55-46 margin. The young squad currently has a 4-4 record with great momentum heading into the second half of the season.

In ice hockey, the Sun Devils are building on last year's successful playoff run, which included an appearance in the state semifinals. The team currently has a 6-2 record, including their most recent 8-1 win over Columbine.


Photos by Werk Media (top) and Carol MacKay Photography





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