September 27, 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
KINGS BOND INFORMATION
What are the proposed changes to Kings High School?

Kings High School is currently busting at the seams. It was originally constructed in 1988 and had additions in 1995 and 2009. It was built with a design capacity for 810 students based on the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).

The current enrollment at KHS is nearly 1,400 students. Currently, there is insufficient space to accommodate the student population leaving 12 teachers without their own classroom, which means they travel on carts to other teachers’ rooms to teach their courses. Additionally, there are too few bathrooms and the cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium are too small to accommodate the student population, as well as being outdated in terms of ADA requirements and technology. Lastly, parking is far too limited to serve the school population; between staff and student parking, the lots are so full that they cannot even accommodate the senior class, let alone the community during events, which results in seriously hazardous conditions.

The November 5 bond will finance 24 new classrooms, renovated music area, a new auditorium and gymnasium, and add approximately 500 additional parking spaces on the high school/middle school campus.

Please visit www.kingsfacilities.org to learn more.
2020 KHS National Merit Commended Scholars
The National Merit Scholarship Program has released its list of Commended Scholars for 2020. Three of those students are Kings High School Seniors. Congratulations to Zachary Baker, Olivia Gatto, and Cameron Robinson .
 
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®) .

Kings Preschool Literacy Night


The Kings Preschool held their annual Family Literacy Night on Thursday, September 26. Over 200 students were in attendance for the exciting "Fall Into Reading" event! 

Along with their families, preschoolers were invited to enjoy a variety of reading and writing activities. The Joseph-Beth Book Fair was in the gym, along with a fun-filled obstacle course for all participants. 

Kings Preschool Teacher, Theresa Frazier said, "It was a beautiful fall evening filled with learning and fun!"
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!
Community Learning Series Returns

Last week we presented on vaping and juuling, If you missed it, click here to watch the presentation and view materials for parents.

Learn more about the upcoming Community Learning Series for 2019-2020.
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!
Grief Groups Offered at KHS and KJH
Kings High School and Kings Junior High will be working with Fernside Center for Grieving Children to offer support groups for students who have experienced a significant loss in the family.  

The grief support group is a structured group that uses expressive arts activities to help children and adolescents understand the intense emotions they are feeling and develop skills to help them cope with these feelings. Students will meet one period each Wednesday for six weeks. So that students don't miss the same class each week, the group will rotate among 2nd, 3rd and 4th period.

If you feel your student would benefit from this opportunity, please complete the paperwork and return it to your student's counselor as soon as possible. Forms may be found  HERE   or in the KJH and KHS counseling offices. For questions regarding participation, please contact the appropriate school counselor below:

Heidi Murray at  hmurray@kingslocal.net  (KHS Students -- 9th-12th grade), 
Erin Hackman at  ehackman@kingslocal.net  (KJH Students -- 7th grade)
Megan Apple at  mapple@kingslocal.net   (KJH Students -- 8th grade)
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.
Kings Kloset Seeking Donations
The Kloset is still in need of school supplies as well as warm clothing for Fall/Winter.

To make arrangements for drop off 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 .
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!
Sign-Up for Warrior Run
On Saturday, October 5 a group of Kings Employees will be participating in the Warrior Run, a 1 mi walk or 5K run that raises awareness for suicide prevention. The fundraiser is to raise money for the District's mental health and suicide prevention programs.

The Kings team would love to have any and all join them! If our Kings team would happen to win, they would receive $1,000. The winnings would allow would offer our Hope Squad Team the opportunity to do many things to encourage and come along side our students to make a difference! To j oin the race or donate directly to Kings Knights click here .
Kings Island Hiring for Halloween Haunt
Our community partner, Kings Island is hiring for Haunt 2019. They have many associate incentives in place. Please contact Brian Stover at brian.stover@visitkingsisland.com if interested.
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VIRTUAL BACKPACK
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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