December 6, 2019
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Upcoming Events
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 20- January 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

More event information can be found at:
Special Board Meeting
In case you missed it, The Kings Local School District Board of Education held a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. At that meeting, they voted to place a 4.7mill bond issue on the March 17, 2020 ballot. This bond issue will be the same issue that failed in November.

In this video, hear from Kings Board President, Peggy Phillips on the Board's decision.
Lists for Learning (Kings Wishlist)
Kings Wishlist, also known as Lists for Learning has made a big impact on our Kings educators and community.

A few years back, Kings residents and parents to 3 Kings students, Emily and Joey Pursifull felt there was a need in the public school system to have more tangible resources. And, they knew there were other families out there that, like them, would be willing and able to help.

Their dilemma was not knowing what items were needed/wanted by the dedicated and creative teachers in our schools. They searched the internet to see if there was a program that provided this, but couldn't find it. So, they developed a program and launched the program at South Lebanon Elementary last November and it was a huge success!

Eighty items worth over $1,000 were donated to SLE in the matter of hours.They have now expanded the program to Kings Preschool, J.F. Burns, Columbia Intermediate, Kings Junior High and Kings High School.

So far this school year, over 640 items have been donated to help our students and staff in our District. Emily Pursifull said, "The program not only is allowing our students to have more learning resources, but I have heard countless times from teachers and principals what a HUGE morale boost this program is."  

Our community can visit  and click on "Schools." From there, select the school, and then find the teachers' wishlists. All payments go through Amazon and are shipped to the school.There is a representative at each school that logs and tracks each item and then the Pursifulls compile a monthly report that is submitted to the District treasurer. 

We are thankful for the Pursifulls for bringing this program to the District and all of the parents and community members who have purchased items to fulfill our staff members' wishlists! #KingsStrong

To see more of the items donated, visit Twitter and search for @kingswishlist or @lists4learning. Below are just a small example of the donations being received.
Kings Artists Donate Work to Local Fire House
Two large pieces of artwork have been donated to local fire houses created by some Kings High School and South Lebanon Elementary students. A presentation and dedication of the artwork to Deerfield Fire Station 57 and Union Township Fire Station took place on November 7, 2019.

Two large paintings and three individual works were presented by the students who created them. These pieces will remain a part of the 9/11 Remembrance Collection, which is a collection of art that is displayed throughout Warren County.

Stand2Serve Director, Robin Kiley said, "With Kings High School leading the way by its example, we can hope other schools in Warren County might encourage their students to create and contribute art, music or literary expression to the 9/11 Remembrance."

The painting on the left was created by Kings High School painting students. This will be on display at the Deerfield firehouse 57.

The painting on the right was created by South Lebanon Elementary fourth graders. This artwork will be displayed at the fire house in South Lebanon.
VOTE for Kings Theatre!
Last Spring, Kings Theatre performed the The Addams Family. We are thrilled to report that this show has been nominated as the best non-professional musical in Cincinnati for 2019, as well as nominations for some of the individual students; a total of 5 nominations! 

Kings Director of Musical Theatre, Scott Hayward said, "This is A HUGE honor for us, especially since we are the only high school to be nominated." The actors, cast, and crew would appreciate if you could vote for them! Voting is open now through the end of December.

Click the link below or use the QR code with your mobile phone's camera.
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.
Kings Parent Presents Real Life to KJH Students
The students in Sara Nicholls Green Architecture classes at Kings Junior High received a real life lesson from Kings Parent, Scott Bays (Addison Bays' father) about framing houses, changes in construction to support green building, and architecture/construction opportunities. 

He brought in samples of building materials such as vapor barriers, shingles, engineered wood, and building studs.

Mrs. Nicholls said, "One of my favorite things about Kings is the amazing help and support from the community."
December Board of Education Meeting

The Kings Board of Education will meet only one time in December. Their regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kings Education Center.
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.
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 will conduct a test call on Wednesday, December 11. 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 .
Kings Kloset OPEN on 12-7

The Kings Kloset is open on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Kings Education Center, 1797 King Avenue, second floor.

Their greatest need currently are underclothes, socks, pajamas, and winter clothing, all sizes and genders.

To donate contact Kim Milazzo at 513-288-2106.
Kings U Knights Helps for the Holidays
On Friday, December 13, 2019, Grandin Road at the Peters Cartridge Factory in the Village of South Lebanon will be closed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The closure is required to make a road repair to Grandin Road at the Peters Cartridge Factory redevelopment.
The planned detour for the closure will utilize Columbia Road to Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road to State Route 48.
For more information, visit  or contact the Village at (513) 494-2296.
Holiday Fun this Weekend at KHS
This Saturday, December 7,  Kings High School   will be a winter wonderland! Our Baseball program's annual "Breakfast with Santa" will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the KHS Cafeteria!

In addition to Breakfast with Santa, you can check out the Kings High School PTO Bake Sale! KHS PTO will be on site from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Kings Spirit Wear will also be at the Castle for you to stock up on all your Knights gear for the holidays! The Spirit Wear Sale will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

We hope you can join us for a great family morning with Santa, music, food, crafts, and more!

**If you can't make it to the Spritwear Sale, you can shop online! Visit . Be sure to enter your school at checkout and your school will receive a rebate on every purchase! Order by December 15 to guarantee holiday delivery.
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.
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   
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Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at or phone: 513-459-2925.

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