January 24, 2020
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Upcoming Events
February 11, 2020 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., KEC.
February 14, 2020 NO SCHOOL, In-Service Day.
February 17, 2020 NO SCHOOL, President's Day.
February 18, 2020 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., KEC.
March 30- April 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK .

More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Kings is Back on the Ballot
The Kings Board of Education voted to place a 4.7 mill bond issue on the March 17, 2020 ballot.

Kings Board of Education President, Peggy Phillips said that the Board received many emails and opinions regarding the outcome of the November election where Kings bond issue failed by 146 votes. She said,"We believe this plan is fiscally responsible and it will ensure that our students will have a safe environment in which to learn."

The bond will fund $89,975,000 of construction and renovations in the District. Phillips noted that "the need hasn't changed. Four out of six buildings have no classroom space left. The other two buildings are getting close to capacity, as well." Current enrollment in the District is 4,650. Enrollment projections show that the District will grow another 500-600 students by 2024.

Watch the video below which outlines the plan and gives information about our facilities and upcoming bond issue.
Peer Tutoring Program at KHS
Starting next week, a new peer-tutoring program will take place at Kings High School. KHS teachers, Katlyn Bare, Katelin Sondles, and KHS Counselor, Erika Volker utilized their Fall in-service day to visit neighboring schools to learn from those who are currently utilizing the program.

A survey was sent out to the student body where over 500 students particpated, indicating clear evidence for academic help for students. They found that 70% of KHS students responded that they would feel comfortable getting help from a peer. Additionally, the survey results noted that students having jobs, extracurricular activities, lack of transportation, and other commitments before and after school creates a a stronger need to have opportunities for academic help during the day.

Ms. Bare said, " Our student voices have been the drive to create a Peer-Tutoring Program to help foster academic grit, resiliency, and pride in his/her/their education. The goal of these tutoring sessions is to help our students become more skilled and confident learners in academic areas as well as in lifelong learning."

KHS National Honor Society students were recently trained and the Peer-Tutoring Center will officially open on Monday, January 27 in the KHS Bradford Learning Commons.
Kings Music Programs
The Kings Local School District will be well represented at the upcoming Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference held in downtown Cincinnati January 29 - February 1 at the Duke Energy Convention Center and downtown Hyatt Regency.

The Kings High School Symphonic Band was 1 of the 5 bands chosen to perform out of 135 recorded auditions! Band Director, Brian McDonough said, "It is a huge honor to be invited and perform at this event!"

They will be performing a FREE concert on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Additionally, ten students under the direction of Kings Music Teachers, Carolyn Dillon and Matt Jenkins auditioned for, and were accepted into the All State Children's Chorus. Mrs. Dillon and Mr. Jenkins have been leading rehearsals for the 25 All State Children's Chorus students selected from the Southwest Region of the state. 

The entire All State Children's Chorus will gather at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, January 30 for an all day rehearsal with guest conductor Roger Sams, followed by a concert at 5:00 p.m. accompanied on piano by Mr. Jenkins.  
KME’s All State Children’s Chorus members. L-R:Marley Limpert, Evan Thomas, Akshita Chintalapudi, Isabella Montero-Fernandez, Braden Ksander, Madison Smith, and Emma Wagner.
CIS 5th grader Canaan Hollenbeck.
CIS All State Children’s Chorus members. L-R: Linde Harris and Violet Isaacs.
Workforce Development with Senator Portman
On Friday, January 17, Superintendent Tim Ackermann participated in a workforce development roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator, Rob Portman. The event was coordinated by United Way of Warren County at FECON, a business partner in the joint UWWC/Kings workforce program.

Aaron Reid, CEO of our local United Way and also Warren County Community Services said , “One of the reasons Senator Portman’s team asked us to coordinate this event is because of the success Kings has had with innovative new programs focused on the jobs of the future that pay very well and don’t require going to college.”

2019 Kings High School graduate, Zach Layman, a program participant now in an apprenticeship program with FECON, was spotlighted at the roundtable. Said Portman, “I enjoyed my visit with members from the United Way Warren County along with their local partners. We had a productive discussion about how best to ensure Ohioans get the skills training they need to succeed in the jobs available today.”
FREE Community Art Night
You are invited to join us for our 3rd FREE Community Art Night on Wednesday, February 12 in the Kings High School Cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 p.m..

The Kings Community Art Nights are an opportunity for adults, young children and families to come and enjoy a free activity involving the arts.

During this free art night we will be celebrating Valentine's Day by creating tissue paper luminaries that you can keep or give as a gift. There will also, be a group project that you can be a part of!

This Free Art Night will give you the opportunity to make something for yourself, but also make something for someone else.

Click here to register.
Kings Kloset Seeking New Leadership
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve our community? The Kings Kloset is an established and ongoing, student-led, community service project. The Kloset is in need of a new coordinator and additional volunteers.

If you are interested, please contact Kim Milazzo at 513-288-2106, Karen Manis at 513-324-6884, or Karen Wiley at 513-410-2084 for additional information.
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
Registration for Kings Preschool are now being accepted. 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

Check 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 Dance Team Pajama Jam!
Join the Kings Dance Team for an evening of fun, including dance routines showcased for friends and family at the end of the evening.

Participants of this year's Pajama Jam will enjoy a pizza dinner and dessert. It all takes place on Thursday, February 13 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Kings Junior High School Gym. Wear your pajamas and the Kings Dance Team will provide the fun!

Click here for more information and registration form.
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.
Women's Lacrosse Meeting
All junior high and high school girls planning on trying out for Lacrosse this Spring are invited to a program meeting to collect fees and communicate important details about the upcoming season.

When: Wednesday, February 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: KJH Multipurpose Room

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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