January 17, 2020
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Upcoming Events
January 20, 2020 β€” NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
February 11, 2020 β€” Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., KEC.
February 14, 2020 β€” NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day.
February 17, 2020 β€” NO SCHOOL, President's Day.
February 18, 2020 β€” Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., KEC.
March 30- April 3, 2020 β€” NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK .
More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Kings Theatre Wins Awards
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards, brought to you by TodayTix.

The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we are proud to announce that Kings High School's Theatre Department has winners in 4 categories!  

  • 2019 Best Non-Professional Musical in Cincinnati - Kings Theatre "The Addams Family"
  • 2019 Best Ensemble - Kings Theatre "The Addams Family"
  • 2019 Best Actor in a Musical or a Play (Non-Professional) - Ian Meeker, Kings Theatre
  • 2019 Best Actress in a Musical or a Play (Non-Professional) - Amy Helms, Kings Theatre

Congratulations to the ENTIRE cast, crew, pit orchestra, and staff members involved in the production of "The Addams Family" for this level of achievement in the Cincinnati Theatre community!
SLE Receives Purple Star Designation
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 that 94 schools across Ohio received the coveted Purple Star Award this school year.

The Kings Local School District is proud to announce that South Lebanon Elementary School was designated a Purple Star School.

The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that demonstrate a major commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces.

KHS 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
We are proud to announce this year's Kings High School Award Recipients of the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. This year, Kings High School students represent with 1 Portfolio by Urte Kireliuete , 3 Gold Keys, 10 Silver Keys, and 15 Honorable Mentions.

Over 5,000 pieces of art were submitted for judging. Works were judged on originality, technical skills, and emergence of personal vision or voice. We wish the best of luck to our Gold Key winners, as their work continues on to the national competition.

The students are under the supervision of KHS teachers, Angie Guilfoyle , Kelly Shields , Cassandra Barnes , Carrie Cooke , and Stacy Hoffert .

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

See ALL of the winners and their work here .

ο»ΏGold Key Art Portfolio
by: Urte Kireliuete
KJH 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Scholastic Art and Writing award competition has been awarding students prizes and medals to talented students for 103 years. Some winners in years past have been Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Steven King, Sylvia Plath, and Richard Avedon. The competition regionally consists of 3 states, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. If a student wins gold then their piece is entered in the national competition in New York city. 

This year there were 5,000 entries and Kings Junior High came away with 6 winners! There were only nineteen 7th grade entries selected and Ava Barnes won an Honorable Mention for her Spoon Rest dish . Only sixty-five 8th grade prizes were awarded and Ellie Flinders won an Honorable Mention for her See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil sculptures and Ashleigh Bender came away with a gold medal for her sculpture Happy As A Pig In Mud

Last year's 8th graders Faith Jostworth 2 honorable mentions for her Jersey Girl and her Bloom Box , Faye Alib also an honorable mention for her Skyscraper Slab, and
Caraline Bode for her Checkered Van.

These talented artists are under the direction of Mrs. Jan Thoman n.

Congratulations to all and keep on creating!

Pictured: Ashleigh Bender and Ava Barnes
Ashley Bender - Happy as a Pig in Mud
Ava Barnes - Spoon Rest dish
Board of Education Recognition Month
The District celebrated Board Recognition Month with our current Board members on Tuesday, January 14. The members received certificates of appreciation from the Ohio School Boards Association. Additionally, a video featuring Kings staff and students giving their thanks to the Board. See below.

Thank you to our Kings Board of Education members, Peggy Phillips , Stacie Belfrom , Deb Cowan , Dan Egan , and Rona Walter for their commitment to our students!
Kings Celebration
There are always reasons to celebrate at Kings! On Wednesday, January 15, we honored our students of the quarter and other outstanding students at our second of three yearly District Celebrations. District Administrators and School Board members were on hand to celebrate these fantastic students. Congratulations to everyone recognized!
1st grade - Zach Napier ,
Joey Schmidt , and
Ella Swartzentruber .
2nd Grade – Ansley McKee and Bonu Uktamova
3rd Grade – Emma Owens,
Daler Pardaev , and
Jackson Reynolds
4th Grade – Ella Branciforte and Nikolay Peredrey
1st Grade – Prisha Nigam
2nd Grade – Christina Grijalba and Jackson Paris
3rd Grade – Grayson Dennis
4th Grade – Brynlee Aulick and Carson Welch

1st Grade – Genevieve Lake and Gavin Bibee
2nd Grade – Anna Williams  
3rd Grade – Connor Flynn and Cade Neidermeyer
4th Grade – Anya Detmer and Jackson Spaeth

5th Grade – Miles Elma , Jasmine Sok , Brody Taylor , and Ryann Unruh
6th Grade – Finn Collins , Samuel Evans , Caleb (CJ) Lynch , and Elijah Neal  

7th grade- Zachary Doubet ,
Kaylee Thompson , and
Liam Hunt . 8th grade - Abby Yoder, Maura Hart Brooklyn Miller , and Tre Lantz .

Erin Abney, Lydia Ball,
Olivia Gatto, Brooke Rayburn, Hope Wanamaker,
Victoria Wesloh, Halle West, and Alayna Wood .

Preschool and KHS Collaborate on Mural
Last Spring the students at Kings Kids Childcare and Preschool started collecting plastic caps of all colors for a rainbow bottle cap mural. They sorted them by color and then washed them. 

The preschool collaborated with Carrie Cooke, Kings High School art teacher, and she advised the preschool on what materials they would need to put the mural together. She also painted the background of the mural.

At the beginning of this school year, the students began gluing the caps onto the painted board, matching the cap colors to the paint color, and creating a beautiful rainbow of up cycled caps! 

Kings Preschool Assistant, Cindy Mizener said, "Thanks to all the kids, teachers, and parents who collaborated on this project. It's fun to work together to make something good!"
Community Suicide Prevention Training
Later this month, Kings invites our community to learn how to recognize and intervene with someone who may be having thoughts of suicide through Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) process. 

This training will be lead by staff from Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers.  All are welcome to participate, though the content may not be appropriate for younger students.

Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 6:30-8:00 p.m in the Kings Junior High Multipurpose Room.

Space is limited so please sign up  here .

Click here for the CLS Schedule for the rest of the year.
Distinguished Alumni Applications
Kings High School is now accepting nominations for the 2020 KHS Distinguished Alumnus.

The committee is seeking graduates of Kings High School who have made a significant impact in their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Kings Students. This award is a celebration of the entire Kings community, highlighting the past as the foundation for the future.
Click here for the nomination form.
Kings Spiritwear Available ONLINE
You can now support your school or organization by purchasing your Kings spiritwear online!

There are a few limited edition pieces available through January 31. Just visit https://springdotapparel.com/kings  and at the top click "Find Your Shop." A drop down menu will appear and you can click on the school or organization you would like to support. 20% of your purchase goes back to that organization!
Kings Preschool Registration for 2020-2021
It's that time of year again to begin registration for Kings Preschool! Registrations will be accepted beginning January 21. The preschool/childcare program meets in the Kings Education Center (KEC).

Kings Preschool offers both preschool and childcare for 3-5 year olds. All programs are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

More information may be obtained on the Kings Local Schools website by clicking here or to schedule a tour or ask questions call 513-398-8050, ext. 10043.
Garage and Bake Sale for Kings Band
Clean out your garage and attic and donate to the Kings Band and Guard Garage Sale.

All donations are tax deductible. We will accept Small Furniture, Housewares, Clothing, Toys, Collectibles, and Much More (All donations must be in good working order, please.)
Donations may be dropped off at the J. F. Burns Cafeteria on Friday February 7 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and will be accepted until 9:00 p.m.. Please come to door A-5.

Don't miss the Garage Sale & Valentine Themed Bake Sale on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at J.F. Burns Elementary School.

Please Help Support the Efforts of Our Outstanding Students!  Contact Jennifer Maegly at   jmaegly@kingslocal.net  or 398-8050 X 16045 with questions.
Don't Miss BandCakes
Join Kings Bands as they host this year's Pat Cope Memorial BANDcakes Breakfast. It will be held at Kings High School on Saturday, March 14 from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

All you can eat pancakes are on the menu and you can also enjoy performances by various Kings Bands and music ensembles.
Cost is $8.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under are FREE!
Also that day, the Kings Band Boosters will be collecting used instruments for this year's Instrument Drive. Sponsored by Kaylyn's Hope Chest, a non-profit organization in memory of former Kings Band Student, Kaylyn Daumeyer, honors her memory by making instruments available to members of the community who cannot afford an instrument. The collected instruments are serviced and loaned to students who would like to join any of the Kings band programs.
If you would like to donate an instrument, bring it with you to BANDcakes or contact Brett Russell at  kbbpresident1@gmail.com .
The Kings School District is in great need of the following:

Substitute teachers and aides . To become a substitute aide click here . If you are interested in substitute teaching click here .

Substitute Nurses for the Kings Local School District. Requirements include RN with Ohio Board of Nursing License and a Bachelor's degree. For further information please contact Eva Garchar at  egarchar@kingslocal.net .

Food Service Floaters, Food Service Workers, and Food Service Subs . Please contact Jennifer Arlinghaus at 513-398-8050, ext. 10027.
Don't miss one bit of news! Make sure to follow us on social media!
We can't possibly put all of the news in the weekly newsletter so we hope you will join us on our social media channels where we will be posting great things happening in our District daily.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram to keep in the loop!
We have gone green and eliminated flyers going home in backpacks.

Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on our newly added activities and fundraisers!
Kings Athletic News

ο»ΏCheck out Kings Athletics website ! You can find out schedule information, upcoming events, news about teams, and even get directions to away venues. 
Save the Date!
Kings Athletic Hall of Fame
The Kings Athletic Department is excited to announce the inductees for the Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.

Joining the Athletic Hall of Fame are;  Brooke Warner, Class of 1998 (Basketball, Softball) , Caleigh Hortman, Class of 2005 (Softball, Volleyball) , Julie Roudabush, Class of 2001 (Soccer, Basketball, Track) , Sean Horan, Class of 2012 (Football, Baseball) , Joe Moore (Coach/Educator) , Janet Mitchell (Booster) , and Andy Olds (Coach/Educator)

We will also be recognizing our inductees at halftime of the Men's Varsity Basketball game on Friday, February 14 against Anderson. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception will take place on Saturday, February 15 at TPC River's Bend.
SAY Soccer Registration
Kings Soccer Club is registering for the Spring season. Children in grades kindergarten through high school are invited to register online at www.kingssoccer.org . The registration fee is $90 per player, with a maximum of $270 per family. Early registration will run through January 18.
Girls Youth Lacrosse Registration

Kings Girls Youth Lacrosse registration is now open for grades K - 6.
Parents can register their kids at  www.kingslax.info   
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