December 13, 2019
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Upcoming Events
December 20- January 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK
January 6, 2020 — Third Quarter Begins.
January 7, 2020 — Board of Education Organizational Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.

More event information can be found at:
The Outsiders Project at KJH
The 7th grade students at Kings Junior High School recently read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. As an extension to the novel, and in an effort to enhance and embrace the growing diversity of our district, KJH 7th grade students completed an an assignment called The Single Story Project

One of the main themes of the novel is best learned when the protagonist, Ponyboy Curtis, says, “Someone should tell their side of the story, and maybe people would understand then and wouldn’t be so quick to judge a boy by the amount of hair oil he wore.”

KJH 7th grade ELA teacher, Brook Warner challenged her students to create a list of people from our school/community who they felt needed to be better understood (like the Greasers) and whose full story needed to be told. They then invited those who represent each of the groups to share their story.

On Friday, December 6, fellow students of Kings Junior High and members of our community visited KJH and shared their story with the 7th graders through guided interview questions. Warner said, "Watching these students interact with such respect and compassion is what makes this project so special."
Kings Preschool Gingerbread Night
Kings Preschool students and their families participated in a very special evening event on Thursday, December 12. With over 400 in attendance, students and their families celebrated the holiday season by creating over 115 mini gingerbread houses. 

Holiday music filled the air, while candy and great company was enjoyed by all!  

Pictured is Maggie Lyman, from Mrs. Frazier's PM class, with her family.
Helping Huddle Sweatshirts Available
“Legacy: inspiring love to be passed down through generations”.... Those are the words of Dana Gendreau, Kings parent who started a movement to feed the football team at Cincinnati's Hughes High School.

What originally started off as preparing and serving meals to football players in need has now grown into an all out push to create a new narrative; not only between 2 schools, but the community as a whole. Gendreau saw not only the initial need, but also the need of ongoing support.

Noticing that there was no support for the players at the games on Friday night, she began to rally her son’s 5th grade football team parents, and other members of the community to the games. In turn, the Hughes High team began to attend the Kings 5th grade games.

Gendreau’s story was recently featured on “ Good Morning America.

As a part of this movement, a special hoodie has been designed. It contains both the Kings and Hughes logo's on the sleeves. The clothing designer has a son who graduated from Kings 2 years ago but also had his own brother shot and killed downtown right by Hughes High School. Gendreau said, "This embodies our mission to step up as a Kings community and build into our kids here AND at Hughes."

Get your Helping Huddle LEGACY hoodie here .

Pictured below is Dana Gendreau surrounded by the Hughes Football Team.
KJH PLTW Engineering Trip
Kings Junior High School Project Lead the Way classes met with Kings Island’s engineering team on November 25. The students visited the park and learned how many types of engineering fields come together to make the park function; Geo technical , Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.

The students received a VIP tour of maintenance garages and the construction of the newest rollercoaster, Orion. They had the whole park to themselves and also took a tour through the Kings High School's Engineering project that is showcased at Winterfest. 
JFB Raises Money for Pennies for Patients
Congratulations to J.F. Burns Elementary for their successful Pennies for Patients campaign to support the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society . The school raised $5256.80!

This year's campaign is close to our hearts. This initiative seeks to accelerate treatments with few harmful side effects to help children like Kings 6th grader, Gracie Tapp. Gracie is this year's Honored Hero for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She was originally diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2012 and relapsed in 2018. We are happy to report that she is now in remission!

Pennies for Patients is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s longest standing school and youth fundraising campaign. Pennies for Patients is a service learning program with a scientific base with the purpose of providing tangible life skills for its participants and allow students to see the difference they are making in the lives of others.Elementary and middle schools partnering with Pennies for Patients receive an experiential K-8 STEM+ curriculum which includes ready-to-use materials and social & emotional learning (SEL) activities. All of the Kings school buildings will be participating the fundraiser this year.

Way to go JFB and Gracie!
KHS Cheer Gives Back
A cheer coach out in Los Angeles, California recently made a post on Facebook asking if anyone had poms that they didn't need and could possibly donate to them. Luckily Kings Cheerleading coach, Kat Treleven was paying attention.

Kat contacted KHS cheer coach, Madge Schrenk to see if she could purchase all of the cheer program's old poms to send to the Math and Science College Prep High School cheer program. Madge told Kat that they would just donate them from the program to help them out.

"Once contacted, the coach told us that they had no uniforms at all," said Schrenk. When told that the California team's school colors are white with red and black and a little blue, the Kings coaches knew how they could help.

The cheerleading program had some old red warm-ups that were probably over 15 years old that they had been selling at the football games this year. They boxed up all of the old uniforms and sent them off to L.A. It was a win-win for the cheer program; they cleaned out their storage and were able to help those in need!

Pictured are the California cheerleaders in their new warm ups!
VOTE for Kings Theatre!
Kings Preschool Registration for 2020-2021
It's that time of year again to begin registration for Kings Preschool! Registrations will be accepted beginning January 21. 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.
Community Learning Series

Click here for the CLS Schedule for the rest of the year.
Get Ready for Winter!
It’s getting to be that time of the year when bad weather is upon us. In case of inclement weather and possible school closings or delays, we will use our School Messenger All-Call System.

The District conducted a test call on Wednesday, December 11. If you did not receive that call, please contact Dawn Gould at .

Please be sure that your School Messenger account is up to date. Visit  with your student’s ID code to update contact information.

Social Media is also a great way to get information. For the most up-to date school closing information, check our  website,   Facebook Page, Twitter  , and  Instagram  . 
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.
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 click here .

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.
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 .
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 such as Lacrosse Chipotle Fundraiser Dec. 18 &
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!
New Wrestling Mats

The Kings Wrestling Program received new mats for the Winter Season. The mats were donated by a private donor.

Wishing our wrestlers a successful season!
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   
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at or phone: 513-459-2925.

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