EBBN - Electronic Blackboard News
May 17, 2019
Upcoming Events

May 19  — KHS Graduation, 7:00 p.m., Cintas Center.
May 21  — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm. 2.
May 23  — Last Day of School!
June 11  — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m. Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm. 2.
June 18  — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Kings Education Center, Conf. Rm. 2.
August 14  — First Day of School for the 2019-2020 Year!

More event information can be found at:

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Online Registration Begins Next School Year
We are making changes districtwide with our back to school forms. All schools in the district will be using a system called FinalForms which will allow you to complete registration forms online.

We are hopeful that this system will save you time and increase the accuracy of the information we collect from the forms you turn in each Fall. You should receive an email from FinalForms to activate your account. We will also be sending you detailed information on the new process. Thank your for your cooperation!
KHS Graduation Live-Streamed
You are cordially invited to the Kings High School Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Xavier University Cintas Center. Admission is free and no ticket is needed.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to be a part of the ceremony, Kings High School's graduation ceremony will be LIVE STREAMED!  Click here    and scroll down to Kings High School Graduation.
KHS Senior Scholar Athletes
For the past 24 years, the Kings Athletic Booster Club and the Kings Athletic Department have honored student athletes who have maintained excellent academic standards while dedicating their time and energy to Kings athletics. On Wednesday, May 15, the Annual Senior Scholar-Athlete Luncheon was held at TPC Rivers Bend. Thirty-five students were recognized at the luncheon with their parents and a Kings staff member who has particularly influenced their academic and athletic success.

To qualify for this award, an athlete must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.850 or better for seven semesters at KHS while earning a minimum of five varsity letters in multiple sports, or four varsity letters in one sport. This year's group have an average GPA of 4.29!

Tyler Miller, Kings Athletic Director said, "This group exemplifies what our student-athletes stand for and is by far my favorite event of the year!"

This year’s Scholar Athletes are: Quinn Adler, Anna-Claire Barker, Kate Barta, Devin Biesbrock, Grace Bloomfield, Carolyn Bruns, Will Cook, Jennifer Cooper, Natalie Corradini, Dalton Evans, Gwyneth Gorley, Haley Guerin, Gabriell Gurley, Jordan Harkins, Abigail Helms, Brooke Howard, Kennedy Hymer, Hunter Jesse, Noah Knific, Jacob Krynock, Shelby Malburg, Max McKelvey, Courtney Michalak, Bella Miller, Jeremy Mussari, Andrew Naughton, Ryan O'Connor, Jordyn Rhodes, James Schnur, Maci Stelmack, Jake Stylski, Brynna Wolfe, Halle Woesman, Jessica Wright, and Noah Young . Congratulations!
SLE Animal Wax Museum
Last week, the first grade classes at South Lebanon Elementary participated in an Animal Wax Museum. The students researched an animal, wrote a report, and presented on their chosen animal to parents, friends and teachers. 

The students were very creative with their presentations and costumes. You could find many different animals such as giraffes, eagle, lion, snow leopard, and more.  Watch this video  to see what a great job our students did on this project!
2019 KHS Baccalaureate
On Thursday, May 16, the Kings High School Baccalaureate Ceremony took place at Christ's Church in Mason. It was a very special night for the KHS Seniors.

The student–led Baccalaureate Ceremony is a non-denominational event that provides a personal opportunity for students and their families to reflect on graduation as a rite of passage. Students gave speeches, sang, and performed for their parents , teachers, and peers. A highlight of the night is the  senior video.

To view a gallery of pictures from the night  click here .  
CIS 5th Graders Learn About Marine Biology
Fifth grade students on Team Positive at Columbia Intermediate School got a treat from guest speaker Erin Linneman, a Nurse and Marine Biologist. 

Mrs. Linneman talked to students about the career of marine biology, invasive species, conservation, and various water ecosystems. Students concluded by learning how biologists classify animals into their own groups with activity with their shoes. 
Thank you Mrs. Linneman!  
KHS Architecture Class
Matt Obringer , project manager of Union Village Development Company spoke to Angie Guilfoyle's Architecture students this week at Kings High School.

The students are currently working on a project that is based on the concepts of New Urbanism and Union Village is a great example for them to follow.

This one-of-a-kind community being built in Warren County within the next year will reflect the design principles of small towns from over 100 years ago. A small footprint of land, walkability, mixed housing, quality architecture, and urban planning will create a community that provides sustainability and a better quality of life. Union Village will be located across from Otterbein Retirement Community.  

Obringer discussed the consequences of urban sprawl, and how urban planning can result in more beneficial and attractive land use.“The idea of creating urban places is not a new one,” Obringer said. “It’s how towns, cities and neighborhoods across the country were traditionally built.”
KHS Herpetology Club
Kings High School Herpteology Club was started early this year by Senior, Caroline Mott with a mission to share information about reptiles and amphibians and break down fear of snakes. The club just finished up a fun and educational year with a behind the scenes tour of the Cincinnati Zoo Reptile House. Club members and advisers had a hands on learning experience; chatting with keepers and interacting with several species of reptiles including a king snake, black rat snake, crocodile skink, and pancake tortoise. 

Pictured L-R are: KJH Science Teache r Vonda Fruhwirth, Caroline Mott, Erin Seccia, Clay Lunsford, and KJH Science Teacher, Phil Hummel.

Article submitted by KHS Senior, Caroline Mott.
KHS Knight Times Has a New Website
The Kings High School Journalism students have been working all year on creating a new website this year for the student-created online newspaper, The Knight Times .

They have put the first round of stories up on their new platform. KHS Journalism teacher, Andrea Nichols said, "I'm proud of the writing they produced for these senior personality profiles." You can click into any section to see some of the previous writing they've done this year, too.

Check out the KHS school newspaper The Knight Times .
Project Search Graduation
Congratulations to Kailey Faul on her completion of Project SEARCH! Project SEARCH is a one-year High School Transition Program at the Warren County Career Center for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. It is targeted for students whose main goal is competitive employment. The program takes place at Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon, Ohio where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process through continuous feedback and application of new skills. 

A typical school day includes classroom instruction in employability skills, working on a job site, lunch with co-workers, and feedback from the instructor and job coaches. The rotations are designed to complement each student’s interests, skills, and strengths. Students intern in 3 jobs during the school year.

Pictured L-R are: Lisa Orfield , Intervention Specialist at Kings High School, Kailey Faul, and Dana Martin , Kings Director of Student Services.
KHS Academic Awards
Monday, May 13 was a day of celebration at Kings High School. Students from throughout KHS were honored for various achievements and the seniors were honored that evening at the annual Academic Awards Night. Students were recognized for being top students in specific subjects, earning scholarships, and earning straight A’s, as well as the winners of the Kings Character Award, military appointees, and much more!

Seniors who have already committed to their college of choice were invited to wear a t-shirt that represented their college or military branch. Before the awards program began, these seniors walked onto the stage to be recognized. Congratulations KHS Seniors!  
SLE Drama Club Performs Locally
The students from South Lebanon Elementary's Drama Kids program performed last week at The Children's Theater of Cincinnati.

They performed a skit called Pirate Joe. SLE 1st Grade Teacher, Stephanie Riggsby said, "It was super cute!"
Medication at School
Parents/guardians please remember to pick up any medication that may be left in our school clinics by Friday, May 24.

Wishing students and families a healthy and happy summer!

Thank you,
Kings School Nurses
2019-2020 Immunizations Requirements
If you have a student entering 7th and/or 12th grade, you will need to be sure they are up-to-date on vaccines.

Students entering  7 th  grade  will need to have one dose of meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine and one dose of the  Tdap  (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.
Students entering  12 th  grade  will need to have a second dose of  meningococcal vaccine . The second dose must be administered on or after the 16 th  birthday. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16 th  birthday, a second dose is not required.
Ohio law allows a 14 day grace period for the beginning of the school year. If a student does not obtain the required vaccinations and provide written documentation (immunization record) or an exemption note to the school, the school will exclude that student on the 15 th  day of the 2019/2020 school year until the immunization requirement is fulfilled.
Your child may have already received this vaccine at his/her most recent check-up. If not, please schedule an appointment with your primary health care provider. In addition, the Warren County Health Department provides a variety of clinic hours offering vaccinations at a low cost. Their number is 695-1468.
Please send updated vaccination records that reflect that these requirements have been met to your child’s school nurse. 
KHS AP DMA Students Looking for Work

Fourteen Kings High School Advanced Placement Digital Media Arts Seniors are graduating in a few short days. They have produced some wonderful work throughout their time in high school. 

These talented students are looking for internships, commissions, networking, and job opportunities that will help them achieve their future career goals. If you like their work , please contact them directly for your photography, illustration, design, animation, video and film-making needs! Please forward their portfolios to anyone you know who might be interested in their work.
See Mr. Jenkins Before He Heads to NYC
We told you recently that Kings Mills Elementary Music Teacher, Matt Jenkins will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He will be having final rehearsals and concerts with his choir over the next couple of weeks which will give you an opportunity to see the group sing.

There is a Cincinnati performance at the Museum Center on May 21 before they leave for NYC. You can find more information on the Young Professionals Choral Collective website .
Social Media Workshop for Parents
The Violence Free Coalition of Warren County and the Teen Alliance Council is hosting a FREE workshop, "Safe Summer: SPF 50 For Your Teen's Screen Time" on June 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Warren County Career Center. Learn more here .

In case you missed it -- Our Kings High School Class of 2019 took a farewell bus tour around the District. Check out this video post that got lots of likes!

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Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on the latest activities within the District and Community. Below are a few of the most recent activities added:

Also, check out the latest offerings for summer activities for your student on our SUMMER CAMP PAGE where you can find information on 2019 Kings Athletics Summer Athletic Camps, Summer Acting Camps, Color Crazy Art Camp and more !
Planet Fitness has announced that all teens ages 15-18 can work out TOTALLY FREE this summer! Learn more about the Teen Summer Challenge !
Kings Athletic News

Check out Kings Athletics website ! You can find out schedule information, upcoming events, news about teams, and even get directions to away venues. 
Check out the latest news from the Kings Athletic Department in this week's
2018-2019 ECC All-Sports Champions!
Congratulations to every program in Kings Athletics for being named the 2018-2019 Eastern Cincinnati Conference All-Sports Champions!

The Knights won ECC titles in football, boy's cross country, girl's golf, dance, boy's track, baseball, and boy's and girl's lacrosse.

Kings Athletic Director, Tyler Miller said, "It's an incredible testament to the strength of our program and department. You should take great pride in what you do and the success you've had this year! Every single detail plays into this happening."


Pictured are Senior Varsity Athletes.
Summer Athletic Camps
Kings Athletics has begun registrations for their ever-popular summer athletic camps!

Register today for Kings Athletic Summer Camps. Spots fill up quickly! Click here for more information and to register online.
KJH State Track Meet
Congratulations to the Kings Junior High 4x100 RelayTeam who not only broke the school record for the 2nd time this season but they are the STATE CHAMPS! The champion runners for the Knights, Jay Holubetz, Will Kocher, Brady Wik, and Elijah Jones represented Kings at the Junior High State track meet on Saturday, May 11.

KJH Girls Soccer Meeting
There will be an Informational Player/Parent Meeting for all students interested in trying out in the fall for the 2019 Kings Junior High Girls Soccer Team. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kings Junior High Multi-Purpose Room. 

This applies to all students who will be in 7th & 8th grade during the 2019-2020 school year. Important summer events and tryout information will be distributed! Please contact Varsity Head Coach Katelyn Newton with any questions at
Summer Gymnastics Workouts

Are you interested in working out with the Kings Gymnastics Team this summer? Practices are available for athletes in grades 6-12 and will be held at Gym Nation. Click here for more information.
Lady Knights Golf Fundraiser

The 2nd Annual Lady Knights Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 12:00-9:00 p.m. at Sonder Brewing. Click here for more information.
Save the Date
Save the date for our 2nd Annual KABC Fun Run! Our 5K will be on Saturday, July 6th at Armco Park! Stay tuned for more details! 
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