October 4, 2019
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Upcoming Events
October 8 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
October 9 — Kings Homecoming 5K & Fun Run, 5:15 p.m., Kings Stadium.
October 11  — Last Day of the Quarter.
October 11  — Kings Homecoming Parade, 5:30 p.m., Starts at KME.
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
What will happen at CIS in the new plan?

We listened to the community’s feedback in our Thoughtexchange when they told us that they wanted to keep neighborhood schools. In the the Kings Master Plan, 6 classrooms will be added and the grade configuration will be changed to make Columbia Intermediate School a 4th and 5th grade building. All elementary schools will then become kindergarten through 3rd-grade schools to help make room for the future growth. Our largest class is our first grade with 420 students compared to our senior class of 294.

CIS was built in 1997 with a design capacity of 742 based on the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).  Today’s enrollment is 724. 

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 Mrs. Cheryl Montag, Principal at J.F. Burns Elementary why she loves being a principal.

" I love being a Principal because I get to celebrate successes every day! This picture makes me smile because writing was such a difficult task for this student and he showed perseverance and wrote a book. His friend was also there to join in on the celebration," she said.
September Staff In-Service Day
Our Kings Staff was busy on Friday, September 27 at their first in-service day of the year. Our staff members had the opportunity to participate in different sessions covering subjects such as early literacy, trauma training, cultural competency, self care for educators, mental health for educators, safety care training, and more.

It was a great day of learning!
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.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month
It’s National Bullying Prevention Month and the Kings Local School District would like to make you aware of some resources available to you right on our website. We offer a hotline through Public School Works that can be found on the Resources Tab on our website. You just click the link that says “  Stay Safe, Speak Up Hotline  .” Also on our  Resources page  of our website, you will find information about Bullying and Cyber-bullying, District Bullying Incidents Report, and a Parent Information Section which provides parents with information on the challenges that students face.

The State of Ohio now offers a Safer Schools Ohio tip line. Once a tip is received by the Safer Schools Ohio tip line, Ohio Homeland Security personnel will determine whether the concern is a school-related threat of a criminal nature and /or a criminal terrorism-related tip or suspicious activity, call 844-SAFEROH .

For more information on bullying resources visit  stopbullying.gov  .
Kings Kloset Open on Saturday
Kings Kloset will be open this Saturday, October 5 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Kings Education Center, 1797 King Avenue, Kings Mills, OH.

The Kings Kloset is a student-led non-profit clothing center that provides free garments and supplies to those in need within the Kings School District.

The Kloset is in need of Fall and Winter clothing and shoes. Donations can be dropped off during Kings Kloset hours or contact  Kings Kloset  to make arrangements for drop-off.
AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam Results
In May 2019, there were only 89 students in the state of Ohio who took the AP Spanish Literature & Culture exam, the highest level foreign language exam. Kings made up 15 of those 89.  

We are proud to say that 100% of Kings students passed the exam. That means that everyone scored a 3 or higher on a very difficult exam (a 5 is the highest grade).

Congratulations to our students and staff!
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 Food Service Offers Breakfast Daily
Did you know that Kings Food Service offers breakfast every day in all of our buildings? Click here for menus.
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 first two packs of the school year are on Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, November 2. The packs will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the South Lebanon Community Center.

All are welcome! Bring a friend!
Kings Foundation Fall Fundraiser
The newly formed Kings Foundation will host a fall fundraiser on Sunday, October 6 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason.

The day will be packed with fun activities such as a kids costume parade (starting at 1:00 p.m.), face painting, games, silent auction, split the pot, and more!

Ten-percent of all food purchases and $1 for every drink purchased will be donated back to the foundation.

The Kings Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of parents, alumni and members of the Kings community. This volunteer organization 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.

For more information visit kingslocalschoolsfoundation.org .
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 Foundation Fall Fundraiser on October 6 at Sonder Brewing and on October 12 and October 26 during the Kings home football games. 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!
Super Saturday for Gifted Students
The Super Saturday Program is a quality enrichment program for intellectually gifted children, ages 4-14, in the Greater Cincinnati area. Registration is open for the Fall, Winter, and Spring Term. Classes are currently held at the  Scarlet Oaks Campus .

Click here for more information.
Substitute Para-Professionals Needed

The Kings Local School District is seeking substitute Para-Professionals (special needs aide). Click here to apply.
Kings Homecoming Parade
Kings Homecoming is only 5 weeks away. This year's Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade will run from KME to the KJH parking lot.

To participate in this year's parade groups must submit a permission slip and release of liability. For more information click here .
Just a reminder that King Avenue will be closed between KME and the intersection of Columbia Road, including Columbia Road in front of the high school from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11 due to the Kings Homecoming Parade.

Hope to see you there!
Kings Homecoming 5K & Fun Run
The  24th Annual Kings Homecoming 5K Run and Walk will take place on Wednesday, October 9 at the Kings Stadium. The event is sponsored by the Kings Cross Country team. The kids 1 mile fun run will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the Walk/Run will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Cost for early bird registration is $20 by October 2 which includes a t-shirt. Kids entry is only $10. Stay after the race for an after party and Homecoming celebration that includes food, music, and entertainment.  

New this year is online registration! Click here for more information and to register!
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 .
Census Bureau Seeking Help
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting 2.7 million people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. The week of October 21, 2019, the Census Bureau will host 2,020 recruiting informational events around the country. This is your opportunity to learn more about the jobs so you can earn some extra income while helping your community. 

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations .
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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 such as:
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. 
Rumble for the Ribbon
On Friday, October 25, Kings and Loveland will come together for the annual Rumble for the Ribbon Game.
The annual match up is to recognize families battling breast and women's gynecological cancer. Pink Rumble for the Ribbon t-shirts will be sold for the game.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Pink Ribbon Girls. This local organization provides FREE direct services such as meals, housecleaning, transportation and peer support to families.Help us turn the RED SEA into a sea of PINK in honor of all who have been impacted by breast cancer!

Click here to fill out this pre-order form and return it to your student's homeroom/team teacher (high school students should drop off forms to Athletic Dept. Office & Junior High
students should drop off forms to KJH office) no later than Thursday, October 10 .

T-shirts will be delivered to students the week of 10/21. Shirts are long sleeve and they are $12 each.
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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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at
dgould@kingslocal.net or phone: 513-459-2925.

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