November 22, 2019
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Upcoming Events
November 26 — Kings Board of Education Special Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
December 7 — Breakfast with Santa, Spiritwear Sale and Bake Sale, 8:00-11:00 a.m., Kings High School.
December 10  — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
December 17  — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
December 20- January 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

More event information can be found at:
Happy Thanksgiving
We give thanks for all of our students, staff, and community. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Remember, NO SCHOOL November 27-29.
Special Board Meeting
The Kings Local School District Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.

The purpose of the meeting is to deliberate and take possible action to place a bond issue on the ballot for the March 17, 2020 election. The meeting is open to the public.
Kings Theatre Presents....
Don't miss Kings Theatre's production of The Curious Savage . It is a comedic play about an elderly woman whose husband recently died and left her a large sum of money. She intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue their “foolish dreams,” but her stepchildren strongly object and commit her to a sanatorium.

The Curious Savage  is a warm comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people.”

Seats are limited for this intimate "blackbox" style performance. Click here for tickets.
Kings Violinist in All-State Orchestra
Jenna Millecker has been selected to join the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State Orchestra. She is the first violinist from Kings to ever make it into this prestigious group. The process for making it into All-State Orchestra involves an audition and acceptance into the regional orchestra. Since she is a member of the Southwest Region Orchestra and seated high in her section, she was invited to participate and re-audition in All-State Orchestra.  

Jenna, along with Keegan FitzGerald, Renee Perpignan , and Olivia Gatto were accepted into this year's Southwest Region Orchestra. Over one hundred fine musicians auditioned for this opportunity and these four gathered with the other lucky high-level musicians to perform on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Fairfield HIgh School.

National Signing Day
Four student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Fall Signing Day on Wednesday, November 13 at Kings High School.

Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and teammates attended the signing event to witness these four student-athletes sign their letters of intent. Not only were these students great in the athletic arena, but they were also impressive in the classroom with a cumulative grade point average of 4.05!

Pictured below is the list of athletes, sports and schools they are attending. Congratulations!

L-R: Mackenzie Kelleher – Ohio Dominican University (Volleyball), Abigail Lodewyck – Marietta College (Softball), Leah Luckett – University of Kentucky (Swimming), and Matthew Hock – Trevecca Nazarene University (Baseball).
Great News from KJH!
At the beginning of November, the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA) held their annual State Conference for over 1,000 attendees in Columbus, Ohio. Kings Junior High School Teacher, Susan Seitz was presented with the 2019 Southwest Regional Award for Best Middle Level Practice. The OMLA Regional Award recognizes outstanding middle level educators, programs and schools.

Current Freshman, Norah Bodley was recognized as the OMLA Female Student of the Year. This award is intended to recognize young people who exemplify the best of our youth. Nominated students demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and provide evidence of making a positive contribution to both the school and community.

Norah's nomination was led by Mr. San Marco . Many of her teachers and school counselors contributed positive testimonials as well as her sister Meredith . One of Norah's teachers stated, " Norah is a unicorn of a person. It’s so rare to have a student perform at such a high level academically and also have such positive resilience in such a socially difficult time period in life.” She was presented with a plaque and a $500 check. She also was lucky enough to introduce the Keynote Speaker!

The OMLA is home to over 9,500 middle level educators from throughout the state of Ohio. It is the fastest growing professional development organization in Ohio; serving as the official voice for educators teaching 4th through 9th grade. To learn more, please visit .

Pictured below L-R:Front: Linda Hare, Rebecca Naglehout, Eric Dunn , and Andy Old s . Back: Kyle Jepson, Nicole Hindersman, Andrea Kaercher, Brooke Warner , and Jennifer Bicknell .
Community Learning Series
Our next Community Learning Series entitled "My Child and the Internet; Growing Up in the Digital Age, will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kings Junior High Multipurpose Room.

Dr. Chris Tuell from the Lindner Center of HOPE will discuss the role of addictive brain, and how the Internet contributes to this disorder, as well as the relationship that Internet Use Disorder has with mental illness and addiction.

Dr. Tuell is a clinical psychotherapist and a chemical and behavioral addiction specialist with over 35 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Presently he serves as Clinical Director of Addiction Services at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio.

Click here for the CLS Schedule for the rest of the year.
Substitutes Needed
The Kings School District is in great need of substitute teachers and aides. To become a substitute aide click here . If you are interested in substitute teaching apply with the link below or scan the QR code with your cell phone camera.

Substitute teaching is a great way to earn extra money and choose your own schedule. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or valid teaching credential by the ODE.
Community Art Night
Another Community Art Night is on the books! Sponsored by the Kings Art Program, the event is an opportunity for adults, young children and families to come and enjoy a free activity involving the arts.

Adults, children, and families are invited to make a special handmade ornaments. This FREE art night will give you the opportunity to make something for yourself, but also make something for someone else. 

Join us on Wednesday, December 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Kings High School Cafeteria. Registration is required. Click here to register.
KHS Engineering Student at KI Winterfest
Sixteen Kings High School Engineering 3 students have been working hard since August to create an exhibit for this year's Kings Island Winterfest!  They are the only high school that has ever been asked to create an exhibit! Watch for the next Knight Nation News for more in-depth information on their project.

If you go, you can find their exhibit called, "Santa's Invitation" in the Coca-Cola Polar Bear Plaza. Winterfest opens tonight and runs through December 31. Visit for times and ticket prices.

Pictured below in no particular order: Michael Adams, Aden Ayub, Benjamin Busemeyer, Zach Cunningham, Keegan FitzGerald, Dennis Giller, Lewis Hicks, Eric Middlekamp, Matthew Nie, Elliott Nunns, Danielle Page, Daniel Purcell, Aaron Ripley, Simon Russell, Adam Spelic, Mia Super , Beth Wilson and teacher Jason Shields .
KHS 1st Semester Exam Schedule

Kings High School has released the 1st Semester Exam Schedule which begin on Monday December 17.  Click here to view.
Food Service Workers Needed
Senior Yearbook Picture Due Soon
The deadline to submit senior pictures for the Kings High School yearbook is Tuesday, November 26. Click here for directions on submitting photos.

The Yearbook Staff put together a video promoting their great book!
Kings Kloset Needs Winter Clothes

Kings Kloset is in need of warm clothing and shoes for the Winter season and also has an increased need for underclothing such as socks, underwear, bras, and T-shirts.

To donate contact Kim Milazzo at 513-288-2106.
Kings U Knights Helps for the Holidays
Kings U Knights is a 501(c)3 organization that helps provide holiday gifts to Kings students in need. Each child receives 3 gifts (2 clothing and one fun) with a total value of approximately $75 per child.

In 2018, with the help of the Kings Community, Kings U Knights were able to provide gifts for 100 families with 266 children. Since 2015, they have sponsored 917 children in 336 families.

If you would like to help this holiday season, please contact .
Free Dinner & Movie for Roll Red Roll
The Community is invited to attend a special movie screening of Roll Red Roll , a film about sexual assault and underage drinking. This screening is for any parent, coach, youth leader, teacher, or community member that influences youth.

On Thursday, December 5, a free dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. and movie and program will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, OH 45036.

Click here to learn more and register.
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 Kings Baseball Breakfast with Santa , Spiritwear Sale , Holiday Bake Sale, and Kings Band Boosters Poinsettia Sale and more!
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!
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 . 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   
Spring Boys Lacrosse Registration

Kings Youth Lacrosse is inviting Boys in grades K-6 to register for Spring Lacrosse. Registration ends on November 30. Click here for more information.
Mason Challenger Baseball
The Mason Challenger Baseball League is open to all children with physical and developmental challenges. Players are welcome from all areas of Warren, Clermont, and Hamilton County.

Players from age 5 to young adult are placed in leagues based on age and skill. The cost to play is $30 per player. Click here for more information.
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at or phone: 513-459-2925.

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