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The Kearney High School Theatre presents "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a murder mystery of comic proportions! The action begins at midnight on a cold and blustery winter night in December 1940.

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop gather for a backer’s audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy “angel.” The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid—all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes his reappearance and strikes again, and again, and well, you get the picture. As the composer, lyricist, actors, and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions.

Since this is a murder mystery, parents should be advised that small children may be frightened by violence portrayed in this show.


Dates and times of performance are Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm, Friday, September 29, 7:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, October 1, 2:00 pm.

Tickets are general seating and may be purchased at the door: adults $10, students K-12 $5, and children 4 years old and under are free. 


"Students - we need BAXTER Mascot volunteers for a lot of upcoming events for the school year!  We MIGHT NEED YOU if you qualify!  If you are passionate about Bearcat Pride, energetic, great around crowds (adults, students and younger kids) and love to get people to show their school spirit - well, Baxter MIGHT be the way you can help out.  If interested, please visit with a Cheerleader or Dance Cat at school for sign up"

DECA Ice Cream Social

Who: Everyone is welcome - DECA member or not!

What: Free Ice Cream & Sand Volleyball

When: October 2, 7:30 pm 

Where: Harmon Park, near playground area

Details: Mrs. Larson and the 23-24 KHS DECA officers are hosting this year's first social to kick off the DECA season.



If you are a leader or interested in building your leadership skills we have an opportunity for you! We will be selecting sophomores to represent Kearney High at the HOBY Youth Leadership annual conference. At this conference you will learn more about your leadership style, connect with leaders around the state, make a positive impact and build lasting friendships.

If you are interested in attending please stop by the counseling office to sign up! The deadline to sign up is October 17. If you have questions please email Ms. Farlee, stop by the counseling office or visit hoby.org.  

Please be advised that the events offered by organizations outside KPS may have sessions, speakers, or content that some parents feel is unsuitable for their children.  KPS recommends that parents review the opportunity closely before students consider attending these events. 

Apply2College Event – October 3 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Scott D. Morris Institute


Seniors & Junior Graduates – Do you want help applying for college? Do you have questions about the application or the process? Several college representatives will be at Kearney High School in the Scott D. Morris Institute on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help you apply to college and answer your questions. Please sign-up for a time slot using this link - https://forms.gle/JxULz5qtVtpxHgMNA and bring your Chromebook when you come to the SDMI. Sign-up by October 1, so an ehall pass can be created for you. See your counselor or Mrs. Allison ([email protected]) if you have questions.


To sign up or to call/text/email, click the link:

The Leadership Kearney Board of Directors are excited to open applications for Youth Leadership Kearney Class 30. The new program will be tailored to our youth and preparing them for their future. The program will run during the spring semester of a student’s junior year and end in the fall semester of their senior year. We want to provide students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and explore career options for their future.


Listed below are some important dates to know!

Applications Open: Monday, September 11th

Applications will be available at https://www.leadershipkearney.com/

Applications Close: Monday, October 9th


KPS Disclaimer – Please be advised that the events offered by organizations outside KPS may have sessions, speakers, or content that some parents feel is unsuitable for their children.  KPS recommends that parents review the opportunity closely before students consider attending these events.


PSAT Test Wednesday, October 18th

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given at the Hanny Arram Center for Success on Wednesday, October 18th, at 8:00 a.m.  This test is, as its name implies, a preliminary version of the SAT test, and it is also the test which qualifies students as National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists.

KHS offers the PSAT on only one date per year as arranged by the sponsoring test company.   It is offered to Juniors as well as Sophomores who want the test practice as they plan ahead for scholarship qualifying assessment in their junior and senior years.  This year's PSAT features verbal questions in two sections, math questions in two sections, and writing skills questions in a fifth section.  The testing time is two hours and ten minutes.  Taking the PSAT as a junior gives helpful feedback regarding test performance and understanding the test format as students look toward the SAT test.

The fee for the PSAT is $20, which needs to be paid in the School Counseling Office by September 11th.  Fee waivers are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

The PSAT offers online practice tests which closely parallel the real test.  Students who register will receive online access to practice tests.




"Show a teacher how much you appreciate their hard work this year through the 2023 Thank a Teacher Campaign. With the Thank a Teacher campaign, teachers are able to use the donations that are gifted to their classroom in many different ways. There have been many items purchased throughout the years, such as weighted blankets for students, board games for rainy days, and incentives for students. To donate to a teacher's classroom, go to the KPS Foundation website and under Ways to Give."

If you have any questions, please contact the KPS Foundation at 308-698-8030 or at [email protected]

Thank you!



Seniors - From August 1 through November 1, first-year students can apply to UN-Lincoln for free using the waiver code HUSKER at go.unl.edu/apply. On the final section the application for admission, students will enter the code in the field reserved for an application fee waiver code to bypass the $45 application fee.

Thank you, Mrs. Tennille Allison


College Visit Opportunities at KHS

Representatives from various colleges will be visiting KHS again this year.  All juniors and seniors are welcome to sign up to attend any of the colleges they may be interested in learning more about.  You must sign up no later than 12:00 pm the day before the visit.  Please sign up by following the link below and filling out the google doc.  Please see the counseling office if you have any questions regarding the college visits.


Bearcat Cares Pantry is stocked with food, drinks, snacks, hygiene products, backpacks, school supplies and clothing. Any student at Kearney High School can access the pantry for free. Please fill out the google doc for more information! 

"Students and Parents - We need your help.  The southwest activities entrance/ outside of door 16 and 17 is not an approved before school pick up or after school pick up zone.  We have staff, students and visiting teams that are needing to get in and out of the south parking lot and that area should NOT be used for picking up or dropping off students. Moving further to the north and dropping off outside of door 27 which is the main cafeteria entrance would be a lot better for everyone."  
See new job opportunities listed on our Student Job Opportunities Page.

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Please be advised that the events offered by organizations outside KPS may have sessions, speakers, or content that some parents feel is unsuitable for their children.  KPS recommends that parents review the opportunity closely before students consider attending these events


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Phone 308-698-8065