October 11, 2019
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Upcoming Events
October 15 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.

More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
We have been telling you about the growth, now let us show you!

We visited some of our school buildings during the school day to show our community what it looks like during the day. Today's total district enrollment is 4,638. Watch the video below.

For more information on the Kings Master Plan and Facilities Bond, please visit www.kingsfacilities.org
National Principal's Month
October is National Principal's Month. This month we honor our Kings Principals for their significant impact on the success and well-being of our students. We will be celebrating our District Principals throughout the month.

We asked Columbia Intermediate School Principal, Shelley Detmer-Bogaert what she loves about being a principal. She said,"What I love about being a principal is hard to sum up as one big thing. It's more about all of the little things like: 'bustin' a move' with students on Dance Party Wednesday, joining students for lunch with principal's reward activity, reading great books with teachers for our staff book clubs, sharing a teachable moment when a student has an 'oops', and working with teachers and parents to help a struggling learner find his/her success. The best thing about being a principal is a lot of little things that add up to one Big Amazing!!"

Pictured is Mrs. Bogaert (second from L) with her family.
Homecoming 5K & Mile Fun Run
It was a beautiful evening for a run through Kings Mills for the 24th Annual Kings Homecoming 5k and Mile Fun Run on Wednesday, October 9. A record 150 runners took advantage of the great weather for some exercise and friendly competition.

Overall male winner was Paul Beeson and female winner was Casey VanSchoyck . Several Kings employees participated and Aaron Bunker reigned as top male staff member and Jamie Pinkey won top female staff member. Top female student honors went to Zakia Abdi and Male student to PJ Marchal .

Click here  for race results. Check out this  video  from the evening.
Kings Offering FREE Flu Vaccinations

The Kings Local School District will be offering flu vaccinations for our students. Flu clinics will be offered at each school during school hours with no deductibles or out of pocket expense.

KJH Soccer Team Support Breast Cancer
On Thursday, September 19 the Kings Junior High Lady Knights Soccer Team played against Princeton in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

The ladies wore pink and dedicated their game to family and friends they knew fighting or surviving breast cancer. Pink ribbon cookies were given to those who made a donation toward the Pink Ribbon Girls. A donation of $130 was collected that evening. 

The KJH Lady Knights also got together to decorate pink pumpkins. These pumpkins will be available for purchase at the Monkey Bar & Grill Sunday, October 13 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. The sale of the pumpkins will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Girls! Come out and help kick Cancer to the curb! 
Free Kings Community Art Night
The Kings Art Program is hosting a Community Art Night on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kings High School.

This FREE event is an opportunity for adults, young children, and families to enjoy an activity of creating a Giving Plate.

The Kings Art Program is dedicated to spreading kindness through art to adults and children of all ages. Space is limited to the first 50 to sign up.

Click here to register. #relatecreateinnovate
Kings PowerPack Program Community Pack
The Kings PowerPack Program provides weekend food for nearly 250 students every week. The program is sponsored by Joshua's Place.

This year, Joshua's Place is inviting the community to help pack food at their monthly community-wide pack days. The next community pack day is on Saturday, November 2. The packs will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the South Lebanon Community Center.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!
KJH Food Drive
PACT gives back! Part of the Kings Junior High School PACT program is "C" for commitment. They are showing their commitment to our community by giving back to the community that supports our school.

Their annual Canned Food Drive for the Kings Food Pantry will take place from Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25. Donations of non-perishable foods, especially canned meats and peanut butter and/or personal care items such as soap and toothpaste will be much appreciated. Frequently needed items include canned meat, peanut butter, and chunky soups. Students are to bring their donations to lunch each day. The 7th grade will compete against the 8th grade. The winning grade will earn a special prize. Thank you in advance for helping people in our community.

Drop your donations at the Kings Junior High School Office. Please be sure your donations are NOT EXPIRED as the food pantry can not give those to their clients. Thank you!
KHS Kindness & Art Club Auction
Kings High School Kindness Club and Art Clubs are dedicated to helping students service their community and others through the use of kindness and their artistic talents.

Students in the clubs have made ceramic platters that they have placed in a silent auction where all proceeds will benefit Stepping Stones . Stepping Stones' mission is to help people with disabilities find pathways to independence that will improve their lives and enable them to be more fully participating members of their communities.

To bid on these beautiful platters, click here and then click the platter you are interested on bidding. Please do not change other peoples bids. Starting Bid is either $6.00 or $10.00 Bidding ends on October 13 . GOOD LUCK!
KHS Sophomore Fundraiser for Our Military
Kings High School Sophomore, Alex Deutsch created a fundraiser last year called Socktober, a sock drive to support U.S. Military through the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. He collected over 1,100 pairs of socks, and is looking to blow that out of the water this year!

Throughout the month of October, Alex is asking our community to donate socks for our military troops. This year, all Kings schools are collecting socks! He will also be collecting socks at the Kings Varsity Home Football games on October 11 and October 25.Foundation Fall Fundraiser on October 6. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center will distribute the socks overseas to our troops.

If you are interested in donating, please drop your socks in the SOCKTOBER box at any school building.Keep up the great work, Alex!
Substitute Para-Professionals Needed

The Kings Local School District is seeking substitute Para-Professionals (special needs aide). Click here to apply.
Hispanic Community Group Meeting
Kings is looking to create community groups to connect with the schools. We are hosting a Hispanic Community Group Meeting on Wednesday, October 16 in the Kings Junior High School Multipurpose Room from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please follow this link to let us know how many people will be coming!!

Este año, el Distrito Escolar de Kings albergará grupos étnicos comunitarios. Nos reuniremos un par de veces a lo largo del año para aprender más sobre el distrito y conocer a otros en el distrito con etnia similar.

Por favor, únase a nosotros en la primera reunión del Grupo de la Comunidad Hispana de 6 pm a 8 pm en la Sala Multiusos ubicada en la entrada lateral de Kings Junior High School. Esperamos verte el 16 de octubre. Por favor, estacione en el estacionamiento del estadio de fútbol del Rey y entre en la puerta marcada como D-5. Los niños están invitados!!! 

Por favor, siga este enlace para hacernos saber cuántas personas vendrán!!

In the future, we will be offering Russian and Hindi/Telugu community groups. If you are interested in helping to create other community groups, please contact the District's ESL Coordinator, Angie Thompson at athompson@kingslocal.net .
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Supercuts Give Back to Our Schools
We have gone green and eliminated flyers going home in backpacks.

Check out our VIRTUAL BACKPACK for more information on the latest activities within the District and Community.
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. 
Spring Boys Lacrosse Registration

Registration has begun for Spring boys lacrosse. Early Bird registration ends on October 31. For more information click here .
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dgould@kingslocal.net or phone: 513-459-2925.

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