February 28, 2020
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Upcoming Events
March 5, 2020 — Community Learning Series on Drugs, 6:30-8:30 p.m., KJH.
March 10, 2020 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., KEC.
March 11, 2020 Kings/Hoxworth Blood Drive, 10:15 a.m.- noon & 1:30 - 4:15 p.m., KJH Multipurpose Room.
March 14, 2020 — BANDcakes, 7:30 a.m.- NOON, KHS Cafeteria.
March 17, 2020 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., KEC.
March 30- April 3, 2020 NO SCHOOL, SPRING BREAK .

More event information can be found at: http://kingslocal.tandemcal.com/index.php
Kings is Back on the Ballot

The March 17, 2020 Primary Election is just right around the corner. The ballot will include Issue 8, Kings Local Schools 4.7 mill bond issue to fund the District's Facility Master Plan.

Watch the video below learn about the plan and the upcoming bond.

For more information about the Facilities Master Plan, the 2020 bond, and voting information visit www.kingsfacilities.org .
KHS Donates to LLS
Congratulations to the students of Kings High School who recently participated in "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The school raised $2,397.84!

Pictured are students representing the Kings High School National Honor Society.
Community Learning Series
The topic in our next Community Learning Series is, "Street Smart Ohio; Adult Drug Education & Awareness Program." It will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the KJH Multipurpose Room.

Kings Students Volunteer in Mexico
Sixty-one Kings students along with some Kings parents and staff members traveled to Monterrey, Mexico over the President's Day holiday to volunteer with Back2Back Ministries. 

While in Mexico, the students served three different orphanages by completing projects and interacting with the orphans. Kings High School Teacher, Stacey Duckworth said, "As a new teacher to the district, it was powerful to see how kind, hardworking, and compassionate our students are. They worked so hard and really bonded as a community." She added, "Kings High School students are world changers and I am so, so proud."
KHS College Fair
Mark your calendars for the KHS College Fair

The Kings High School College Fair is on March 18, 2020. This event is geared toward any student, grade 9-12 who is considering college or the military as a post-secondary option. 

Over 70 colleges and universities, both public and private, will be present for the event, in addition to the branches of the military. Students and their families will have the opportunity to seek information and ask specific questions to the Admissions Representatives of the post-secondary institutions. 

Students that require accommodations in the classroom setting will also have the opportunity to ask questions to various Disability Services offices in attendance. Additionally, local test prep companies will be present for families to explore that option for their child, and they will be raffling off services for those that attend the evening session! The fair will be open to the general public from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Come gather information and bring a friend!
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for this year's Knight of Innovation! The night celebrates STEAM education, highlighting innovative projects in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics subjects. Faculty, students, and business partners will present their different fields of study in interactive booths.

It will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Kings High School.

If you are interested in applying to exhibit that night, click here to complete an application and learn more.
Preschool Has a New Addition
A beautiful new piece of artwork adorns the wall in the Kings Preschool Conference Room. Preschool Secretary, Tammy Nelson is the brains behind the project and Childcare Aide, Jessica Hedge used her artistic talent to create a tree that includes the thumbprints of our Preschool students. Nelson said, "The quote at the bottom is so very true. This picture will certainly brighten up the spirits of our families and staff."

Great job, Ladies!
Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with Us!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Children under 5 can register to have a FREE book mailed to them every month!

The Warren County Imagination Library is here! Kings Local School District is excited to be a partner in this county-wide effort with the goal that Every Child Reads Every Day!

All Warren County children under five can have a FREE book mailed to them every month. Have you registered your child yet?

Auditions for Kings Marimba Ensemble
The Kings Local School District’s Kokorodza Marimba Ensemble will be holding try-outs for new members over the next few weeks. 

The ensemble is open to students of Columbia Intermediate School and Kings Junior High School. Prospective members will be provided with a video demonstration of the techniques and tunes required for the audition, and will check-out a marimba to take home for two weeks to use in preparing for the audition. 

For further information please contact Kings Mills Elementary Music Teacher and Marimba Ensemble Director, Matt Jenkins at 398-8050 ext. 14025 or email mjenkins@kingslocal.net .
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year has begun. All registrations will be by appointment only and can be made through FinalForms. 

Click here to get all of the information you will need to register. Remember, your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020.
Firecrackers Jump Rope Clinic
Do you enjoy jumping rope? Would you like to learn some amazing tricks with some of the best jumpers in the world right here in your own community? If you answered “yes,” then please join us for this exciting opportunity!

The clinics are open to all 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Kings students and are hosted by Coach Lynn Kelley and her team, The Firecrackers. The clinics will take place on Tuesday, March 3 and Monday, March 9 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.at South Lebanon Elementary School gym.

The cost is $25 for one day or $40 for both. Official Firecracker jump rope $12 extra (optional). 

Click here for more information and registration form
KJH Annual Mattress Sale
On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Kings Junior High will host their 8th Annual Mattress Sale! It is a one of a kind fundraising event that features Simmons, Beautyrest, Englander, and Malouf mattresses. Twin through California King will be available. All sizes, styles and brand name sets are available at up to 50% below retail!

There will be a showroom set up with over 20 displays. Layaway and delivery are available. Check out the sale in the KJH Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
KHS Art & Design Spiritwear Fundraiser
Support Kings High School Art & Design by purchasing many new options for Kings spiritwear! Browse and buy on this site and receive free shipping to KHS for pickup at the main office!

Distinguished Alumni Applications
Kings High School is now accepting nominations for the 2020 KHS Distinguished Alumnus.

The committee is seeking graduates of Kings High School who have made a significant impact in their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Kings Students. This award is a celebration of the entire Kings community, highlighting the past as the foundation for the future.
Click here for the nomination form.Nominations are due March 1, 2020.
BandCakes and Instrument Drive
Join Kings Bands as they host this year's Pat Cope Memorial BANDcakes Breakfast and Instrument Drive. It will be held at Kings High School on Saturday, March 14 from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

All you can eat pancakes are on the menu and you can also enjoy performances by various Kings Bands and music ensembles.

Free Online Ed Program for Parents
Kings Social Emotional Health Coordinator, Kim Sellers would like to share this resource for parents

Parents of a child/teen struggling with mental health symptoms- NAMI Basics OnDemand is a FREE, six-session online ed program for parents/caregivers who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Register today at  https://basics.nami.org/ .
Kings/Hoxworth Blood Drive
It's time to roll up those sleeves! It's the Kings/Hoxworth Blood Drive. Help to save up to 3 lives! Plus it makes you feel good.

The blood drive takes place on Wednesday, March 11 in the Kings Junior High School Multipurpose Room from 10:15 a.m. - noon, and 1:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Census Bureau Hiring Thousands of Workers
The Census Bureau is hiring thousands of workers across the country to support the 2020 Census. Many are needed in southwest Ohio. The pay rates and mileage allowances are excellent. Hours are flexible and work is local. You or someone you know may want to earn extra income while helping their community.
To apply for a job visit: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
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!

Don't miss our Summer Camp page. It's starting to fill up with Summer Activities!
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. 
Kings Men's Lacrosse Fundraiser
Kings Men's Lacrosse is hosting a fundraiser to win a quarter of beef. You have four chances to win over $700 worth of local free-range Angus beef.

Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. For more information contact Chelsea Platter at 513-305-2391.
Kings Youth Football
KYO football registration will run from February 15 through March 15, 2020. All players grades K-6 are invited to register. All registration will online at  www.kingsyouthfootball.com .
Youth Soccer Registration Closing Soon
Any child ages 9-13 who is interested in golf are invited to participate in the 2020 PGA Junior Golf League at Shaker Run. Cost is $190 and deadline to register is April 20, 2020.

Click here for more information.
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