January 31, 2020
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Upcoming Events
February 1, 2019 —Kings Kloset OPEN, 9:00 -11:00 a.m., Kings Education Center, 2nd floor.
February 6-8, 2019 — KJH Theatre Presents  Seussical JR, 7:00 p.m. and matinee on 2/8 at 2:00 p.m., KHS Auditorium.
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
Our District school buildings are busting at the seams due to increased enrollment. Did you know that over 600 students have enrolled in the last five years? Our current enrollment is 4,647 and projections predict that we will gain anywhere between 500-700 new students by 2023.

Currently, there are no available classrooms at Kings High School, Kings Junior High School, Columbia Intermediate and J.F. Burns Elementary School. Kings Mills Elementary has two available classrooms and South Lebanon Elementary is down to one available classroom.

The Kings Master Facilities Plan addresses the growth by suggesting additions and renovations of some of our buildings. To fund the Master Plan, a 4.7 mill bond issue is on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The issue is for $89,975,000 and will cost the taxpayer approximately $13.75 per every $100,000 of true property value. To understand how much the district’s 4.7-mill bond levy might cost your household, you will need to know your home’s  true  value as determined by your county auditor. Visit the  Warren County Auditor’s page . You can find information on your property by name or address. 

See the example below on how to calculate what the bond will cost you if the issue passes. For more information about the Facilities Master Plan and the 2020 bond visit www.kingsfacilities.org .
College Credit Plus
Ohio’s College Credit Plus Program can help eligible students earn college and high school credit at the same time by taking college courses from Ohio colleges/universities. The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options for college-ready students in grades 7-12.

More information on the program is available on February 11 from 6-8 PM at the Princeton Administrative Center located at 3900 Cottingham Drive in Sharonville. At this event, several local colleges will present their offerings and a Kings representative will be on hand to answer your questions. We will also offer more information on College Credit Plus during the KHS Academic Fair on February 13 beginning at 6 PM.

Questions can be directed to Matt Freeman, Director of Teaching & Learning via email at mfreeman@kingslocal.net or by phone at 513-398-8050, extension 10051.
Nominate a Deserving Kings Teacher
The Warren County Area Progress Council is seeking nominations for the 2020 Project Excellence Award.

The APC seeks to recognize and honor excellent teachers within the public schools in Warren County. We ask your assistance in identifying exceptional educators who demonstrate excellence in instruction or innovative teachers who have pioneered a teaching method.  The educator must hold a current teaching certificate and work for the public school system.

Nominations are due by February 28, 2020. Previous winners include Julianne Elder, Hope Milthaler, Abby Burroughs, and Karin Gonzales and they are currently ineligible for consideration as previous winners.

Click here for the nomination form.
Kings Kloset Open Tomorrow
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.

The Kings Kloset will be open for business on Saturday, February 1 from 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.  Come shop if you need anything for your family. They are in need of socks and underwear, toddler to adult sizes, as well as men's jeans in all sizes. Please drop off your donations during business hours.

The Kings Kloset is located on the second floor of the Kings Education Center.

Click here  for more information.
Mobile Mammography Van at Kings
The Mercy Health/Jewish Hospital mobile mammography van will be in the Kings Local School District to offer screening mammograms for our female community members. Mammography screening takes approximately 10-15 minutes and will be available at our schools March 10, 11 & 12.

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.
Hindi/Telugu Community Night
Please join us on February 10 in the Kings Education Center at 1797 King Avenue, Kings Mills, OH from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to learn more about the Kings District and meet other Hindi/Telugu speaking families!

Information will be provided by an interpreter and cookies and refreshments will be provided.
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 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!
Get your tickets and learn more about this year's KABC fundraiser here!
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. Tickets available here . RSVP by February 5.
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
Kings Youth Baseball & Softball Registration
Registration for the 2020 Kings Youth Baseball and Softball (KYBS) season is underway! Teams in the KYBS programs compete at many different
levels of competition and age groups, beginning with Tee Ball up through 18U.

Register online at www.kingsyouthbaseball.org . Registration closes on February 21, 2020.
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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