September 6, 2019
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Upcoming Events
September 10 — Kings Board of Education Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
September 17 — Kings Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Kings Education Center, Conference Room 2.
October 11  — Kings Homecoming Parade, 5:30 p.m., Starts at KME.

More event information can be found at:
As we are approaching the November 5 election, the District is committed to providing the facts associated with the facilities bond issue that is on the ballot. This week we are explaining the what?, why? , and why now?

What: A bond issue is different from an operating levy. A bond issue is how school districts obtain revenue for construction purposes. By law, bond dollars may only be used for capital costs like building construction and/or renovations, and vehicle and equipment purchases. It cannot be used for salaries.
Why: In the last five years, the District has seen an increase of over 600 students. To put that growth in perspective, that is enough students to fill one whole school building. Take South Lebanon Elementary for example. That building was built for 559 students, based on the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) formula. The current enrollment is 542. We are challenging our building capacities by the increased enrollment.  At that rate of growth, consultants have projected that conservatively, Kings will have an enrollment over 5,000 by the 2022-2023 school year. Currently enrollment is 4,666.
Why now: Kings is simply running out of space. It takes three years for the planning, designing and construction of new school buildings. That means buildings financed by a bond passed in November will not open until 2022 at the earliest, with hundreds of new students continuing to arrive in the meantime.

We have created a website that explains the District's "WHY." Check it out!

Send an email to with any questions or concerns you have. Who knows, someone else may be looking for the same answer!
Join Us for Community Bond Information Nights
Join us to learn more about the upcoming bond issue.

On Tuesday, November 5, Kings Local Schools will seek the passage of a bond issue for school construction and renovation. The passage of this 4.96 mill bond will finance the first part of the District’s master facility plan to address growing enrollment.

Kings Superintendent, Tim Ackermann will be hosting three Community Bond Information Nights in September to give more information and answer any questions our community may have regarding the bond issue.

Please join us on any one of the dates below and feel free to invite your friends and neighbors, especially those who don't have children in the schools.

We hope to see you!
KFB Knights Tradition
A senior bursting from a cloud of smoke and waving the American flag has become a tradition for our Kings Football Team. This season it was extra special for Senior Xavier Legault. Xavier has grown up in a military household. When he came home after finding out that he would be bearing a flag, he asked his parents to buy him one.

Xavier's father, Damon told him that there was no need to purchase a new flag because he already had one for him. When Xavier was a little boy, his father was deployed to Kuwait. While there, he had flags flown on a C-130 Combat Mission for each of his sons. The flags have been boxed and stored to give to them for a special event.

Xavier's mother, Sara said, "Damon was so proud to give Xavier his flag to lead his team and prepare them for their battle!" She said that given this task of bearing the flag is truly an honor. "So this season, each time you see that flag burst from the smoke, I hope you remember this story and think of our Military," she said.
Military Week Next Week
Kings High School is partnering with HealthQuest to honor Veterans next week.
KHS celebrates Armed Forces Appreciation Week next week, September 9 - 13. Each day of the week students and staff dress up to honor a different branch of the military.
On Friday, September 13, we would like to invite Veterans to Kings High School to listen to a speaker and have lunch. In the evening the Veterans are welcome to join us for dinner and be honored before the Military Night football game as the Knights take on Northwest at 7:00 p.m.
If you know any Veterans who may be interested in joining us, please let them know!
Please RSVP by September, 11 at or call Danielle at 513-317-7087.
Click here  for more information.

Make sure to check out the Virtual Backpack for the Kings Cheerleading Military Appreciation Dinner and the Kings Dance Team's Drive4URSchool event taking place for Military Week.
Kings Homecoming

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 Kloset Seeking Donations
The Kings Kloset is open this Saturday, September 7, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Kings Education Center.
Kings Kloset can help supply students and their families with shoes, outerwear, clothing, and school supplies, among other things, FREE OF CHARGE. Additionally, we take donations of  freshly washed  clothing in all sizes (newborn-adult,) as well as shoes and outerwear in the same size range. Donated items should be free of pet hair and in good condition.

Thanks in advance for your help with this important district resource for our families!
King Avenue/Grandin Road between 1535/1536 King Avenue (south of Miami Street) and Grandin Road at (not including) Striker Road will be closed for three (3) consecutive evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m, from Wednesday, September 11 to and including the evening of Friday, September 13, to allow for concrete demolition and repair to the Peters Cartridge Company building in the Village of South Lebanon. Please follow the posted detour route. 
There are no residential driveways located within the closure area.en County Engineer’s Office at (513) 695‐3328.
Kings Band Boosters Seeking Help
Coming up on Saturday, September 7 the Kings Band Boosters will host the Kings Invitational. Approximately 13 bands from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky will compete for awards. 

The Boosters NEED YOUR HELP!

Kings Local School District   students can earn service hours working this event, which runs from about 2:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. 

There are opportunities for concession help, as well as runners to make sure supplies are where they are needed most. Sign up to help at by clicking here .
Free and Reduced Meal Applications Now ONLINE
Free and Reduced Meal Application can now be completed online!

The Kings Local Food Service Department is a member of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. With this program, these services for a free or reduced meal program are available.

Free or Reduced-priced meals for breakfast and lunch are available to families who believe they may qualify. Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. To learn more and apply online click here .
Free ESL Classes Offered

Hope Church in Mason is offering FREE English as a Second Language classes for children in grades 1-6 and adults. Click here for more information.
Looking for High School Leaders
The Warren County Teen Alliance Council (TAC) is looking for emerging leaders to join our other Kings High School students to be part of something special.  TAC members from across Warren County are united to promote healthy relationships and substance-free lifestyles, build self-confidence, and create accepting communities. 

Students interested in this leadership and fellowship opportunity may apply  HERE  to become a TAC member representing Kings High School
Kings Students Star in "Matilda" the Musical
Several Kings Local School District students are starring in Acting Up's upcoming production of "Matilda" the musical. "Matilda" is written by Roald Dahl and is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Acting Up’s production includes over 50 local, talented young performers from all across the tri-state area. Kings students include (back row): Jaclyn Oen, Ava Goulle, Nicholas Delfino, Josiah Taylor (The Trunchbull); (front row)  Charlotte Mull (Alice), Lauren Koenig, and Chiara Barbato. 

Reserved seating tickets are only $12 and are available at . Four shows are held over one weekend. Friday, September 20th at 7:00; Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 pm (sign-language interpreter will be provided); Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 pm; and Sunday September 22 at 2:00 pm. 

Tickets and more information are available at   or at the door starting one hour before each performance. 
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In case you missed it this week, please join us in welcoming our newest international students, Diego, Ximena, and Marina. They are from Mexico and Russia, respectively.

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!
Kings Night at FC Cincinnati
Let's represent at FC Cincinnati!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21 to celebrate Kings Night as FC Cincinnati takes on Chicago! Game time is 7:30 p.m. Cost of tickets are $15 per person.

Buy tickets here .
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. 
Check out all things Athletics in this week's KNIGHT'S WEEKLY !
Spring Boys Lacrosse Registration

Registration has begun for Spring boys lacrosse. Early Bird registration ends on October 31. For more information click here .
Kings Knights Wrestling Club

Come join the Kings Wrestling Family and don't miss a moment of fun. The club serves students grades 1-6 and is a feeder program for the junior high and high school. Fees are $115 plus a $30 refundable singlet deposit. We strive to keep it affordable to help families! Your fee is what it costs us to run the program. The fee includes your USA Insurance, League Wrestling card, a Club T-shirt and a Club Sweatshirt Hoodie. We offer 10% sibling discount and payment plan options. No hidden costs, fees or fundraising.

For more information visit .
Youth Basketball Registration
Registration EXTENDED!

Registration for Kings Basketball Association (KBA) will go until September 13.. Boys and Girls in grades 2-6 can register to play basketball. Price is $170. For more information visit .
Send Us the News You Want to See!

Contact Dawn Gould - Community Relations Coordinator at or phone: 513-459-2925.

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