Kent Island High School
|Kent Island High School|
A collaborative community of learners
|Stevensville, Maryland, United States|
|School district||Queen Anne's County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Blue and silver|
|Yearbook||Fore & Aft|
|Information||900 Love Point Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666
Kent Island High School (KIHS) is a public high school in Stevensville, Maryland that first opened in 1998 to accommodate the growing population of Queen Anne's County. The school takes its name from Kent Island, the location of the school (and the entire census-designated place of Stevensville).
The school is often seen as the successor to Stevensville High School, which closed in 1966, and was renovated and reopened as Stevensville Middle School. The two schools have similar school colors and mascots (SHS's colors and mascot were blue and gold and the Pirates, compared to blue and silver and the Buccaneers of KIHS). Between 1966 and 1998, residents of Kent Island attended Queen Anne's County High School, with which KIHS now shares a sports rivalry.
Grades 10-12 are located at Kent Island High School, while 9th graders who would otherwise attend the high school instead attend at an annex of the high school located at Matapeake Middle School.
A common rumor exists that the school was intentionally designed to resemble a ship when viewed from above, in honor of Kent Island's rich Chesapeake Bay heritage. However, the resemblance to a ship is not obvious to the observer at first and is more likely a coincidence.
Kent Island High School's sports teams are members of the Bayside conference and 2A East region in Maryland where they have garnered multiple conference and regional championships as well as team state championships in dance, baseball, and field hockey. Kent Island has also had individual state champions in swimming and track and field.
A fire broke out in a boys' bathroom at Kent Island High School on 26 September 2012. Nearly twenty-five volunteer firefighters, of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Company, responded to the blaze; a police investigation valued damages to approximately $5,000.
Cheerleading V: Laura Schroyer
Corollary Tennis V: Leanna Boyer
Cross Country V: Diane Adelsberger
Dance V: Amy Waskey
Field Hockey V: Jami Wilt
Football V: Bryon Sofinowski
Golf V: Rocco Barletta
Men's Soccer V: Phil Johnson JV: David Jones
Women's Soccer V: Lynda Kepley
Volleyball V: Patrick Hopkins
Basketball Boys Coach: Mr. Hopkins Girls Coach: Ms. Levy
Indoor Track Boys Coach: Mr. Holland Girls Coach: Mrs. Adelsberger
Swimming V: Ms. Traver
Wrestling Coach: Mr. Rusty Smith Asst: Mr. Justin Callas Asst: Mr. Mulligan
Ice Hockey Coach:Fred Christie Asst: TJ Callahan Asst: Amanada Hauck
Baseball V Coach: Tony Lewis Asst: Doug Haymans JV Coach: Brad Chester
Lacrosse Boys Coach: V Coach:Tim Kerr Assit: James Claborn JV Coach: Bob Woolley Girls Coach: V Coach: M.C. Rossing Assit: Bev Altig JV Coach: Katie Schenker
Softball V: Brendan Schulte Assit: Hannah Knisely JV: Robert Reading (JV)
Tennis Boys Coach: Pete Bendel Girls Coach: Rick Tyng
Track and Field Coaches: Justin Holland Diane Adelsberger Rick Unger
Bocce Ball Coaches: Leanna Boyer Renee' Kinder
Dance: Coaches: Amy Waskey