EBBN - Electronic Blackboard News
May 31, 2019
Upcoming Events

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.
July 9  — Kings Board of Education Work Session & Regular Meeting, 5:30 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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Summer Feeding Program Begins Next Week
The Kings Local School District, in partnership with the South Lebanon Community Center/Joshua’s Place Community Outreach Organization, is participating in a Summer Meal Program. The program will provide FREE meals to children between 1 and 18 years of age. Youth ages 19-21 with a mental or physical disability who participate during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program are also eligible to receive free meals. No registration is required.

Free lunch will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's at the South Lebanon Community Center, 83 N. Section Street, South Lebanon, OH from June 10-July 26 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (No weekends). There will be NO bus service this year.

Join us for the Summer Lunch Kick-Off Week from June 3-7 where FREE lunch will be served daily.

For questions regarding the program please contact Kings Food Service Director, Jennifer Arlinghaus at 513-398-8050, ext. 10027.
Important Back to School Dates
Kings Schools Foundation News
The newly formed Kings Schools Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in education and encouraging classroom innovation by providing grants in academics and the arts to teachers that enhance the education of all students in the Kings Local School District.

The Foundation gave $500 to each school building to support students and staff, as needed. They recently opened a grant application process for teachers in the District. A total of $3,568 was granted in individual grants from the applicants.

Winners include: Shawn Rosekrans , KME Principal was awarded a grant for sensory paths in hallways. The paths will serve as brain breaks for students with trauma and sensory needs to help them stay regulated and able to refocus on learning in a matter of minutes; Mike Luke , CIS Enrichment STEAM teacher was awarded a grant for Sphero Specdrums. They are app-enabled rings that students wear on their fingers to create music anytime, anywhere. Students can then edit and create original works of music; Jackie Tilling , JFB Kindergarten teacher was awarded a grant for Kindle Fire tablets to use with students to create electronic portfolios using the Seasaw app. Students can take pictures, draw/ write, and record videos to capture their learning to share with their teacher and parents; and Karin Gonzalez , JFB ESL teacher was awarded a grant to build an English Language class library of causal diversity books. The books will represent diverse populations in daily activities allowing students to connect with what they are reading. 

Thank you to the Kings Foundation for supporting our staff and students!

Karin Gonzalez

Shawn Rosekrans, Jackie Tilling, and
Mike Luke.
JFB Student Receives Special Reward
J.F. Burns Elementary student, Matthew Gelfgot received a special reward at the end of the school year. Kings School Resource Officer, Deputy Charlie Hale and Teacher, Mrs.Ashley Jordan arranged for Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper, Brett Lee to visit with Matthew as a reward for demonstrating respectful, responsible, and safe behavior.  

Trooper Lee also brought along his K-9, Ronnie and shared some ways that Ronnie assists officers in their work keeping our community safe. Matthew is an aspiring police officer and even dressed up as a trooper for Trunk or Treat in October!
Transition and Pathways Graduations

On May 23, 2019, two Kings High School students, Tyler Wooley and Lorenzo Borrego graduated from The Transition Living Classroom program.

The Transition Living Classroom is a classroom for students ages 18-22 who have met their high school graduation requirements, yet need to continue to work on their independent living skills, community social skills, and employment skills. The Transition Living Classroom is located at the Quaker Heights Care Community Campus in Waynesville. 

We are also excited to announce that Olivia DeSouza will be attending Project Search after two successful years at the Transition Living Classroom program!

Picture: Dana Martin, Kings Special Education Coordinator, Tyler Wooley, and Olivia DeSouza.

Congratulations to Tyler, Lorenzo, and Olivia!
Additionally, Kings is excited to share the news that Chad Handorf graduated from the Pathways Program. 

Pathways to Employment is a transition program for students with disabilities ages 18-22, which offers a variety of supports and services needed to prepare students to live and work in their community. The program provides individualized instruction in the community focused on functional academics and daily living skills such as: budgeting, shopping, travel training, safety, time management, cooking, self-advocacy, socializing, etc. Several short term work experiences (2-3 months per work experience) are provided in the community to learn work skills and determine which work field is best suited to each student’s skills and interests. 
Congrats Chad!
Kings Student Registration to Go Online
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!
Kings Kloset Dates
The Kings Kloset is a student-led nonprofit clothing center that provides free garments and supplies to those in need within the Kings Local School District. On average, the Kings Kloset serves 30-50 individuals a month and they also conduct a school supply drive at the beginning of the year.

Mark your calendars for a special opening of the Kings Kloset for school supply distribution. They will be open on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Click here to see the Kings Kloset dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
Two Kings Vocalists Perform Locally
Two Kings High School students who are members of the Young Artist’s Preparatory Program (YAPP) through the Musical Arts Center will be performing in the 2019 YAPP Opera Scenes Showcase in June. YAPP is Cincinnati’s premier youth apprentice program designed for exceptional vocal performers between 15 and 18 years of age.

Grant Shields and Amy Helms will perform in the showcase that will be held on June 6 at 7:30 p.m., June 8 at 2:00 & 7:00 p.m., and June 9 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will take place at the Anderson Center Theater, 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Tickets can be ordered online at or at the door.
Summer Reading Programs
The Summer Slide is a decline in reading ability and other academic skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn't in session. Numerous studies show that kids who don't read during summer break actually slip in reading ability by the time autumn rolls around.

We have provided you with some Summer Reading Programs in our area to help your students. Thank you for supporting your student to prevent the Summer Slide!
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. 
Kings Students Perform in Footloose
ROYAL Theatre Company, Home of The Children's Theatre of Mason's, presents Footloose June 7-9 at Mason High School. This production features 20 students from the Kings Local School District from the elementary schools through the high school.

The show will run for four performances – Friday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. VIP reserved tickets can be purchased for $25 each and General Admission reserved tickets can be purchased for $12 each. All tickets can be purchased online at .  

From front to back, left to right:  Finn Collins, Aiden Canino, Evelyn Spaeth, Isabella Wesloh, Marah Burnside, Sophia Canino, Kat Mumbeck, Ian Meeker, Brooke Howard, Luke Royer, Abby MacNeil, Megan Wagner, Trinity Acree, Hope Wanamaker, Katie Hill, Jordan Cornelisen, Julianna Danko, Brett Roebuck, Mackenzie Randol, and Sam Bustetter.
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 .

The last week of school is always fun. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for pictures and videos. Make sure to follow us over the summer, too!

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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. 
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.
Kings Youth Volleyball
Registration is now open for any child entering grades 3-6 for the fall season of Kings Volleyball.  Registration is held online at

Practices begin mid-August and will be held at either one of our schools or at Sports Express. The season consists of 10 matches plus a tournament, all held on weekends over a six week interval in September and October. We are always in need of coaching talent, so please do not hesitate to sign yourself up! Boys can play in the league; please see the website for further instructions.
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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