EBBN - Electronic Blackboard News
January 5, 2018
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Jan 9—  Kings Board of Education Organizational Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Kings Education Center,
Conf. Rm. 2.
Jan 15 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 16—  Kings Preschool registration begins.
Jan 17— Kings Celebration, 7:00 p.m., KHS Auditorium.

More event information can be found at:
News & Announcements
EBBN Has a New Look!
You can see that the format of this week's EBBN is a bit different.
We are trying something new for the new year!
Closings and Delays Guidelines

We receive questions every year about the decision to close school and how that decision is made. We believe that our students are better served - both academically and socially - by being in school. Having stated that, our top priority remains the safety of our students and staff.

Please understand that we make the decision for a delay or closing based on a careful analysis of relevant factors such as the weather forecast/predictions (snow, ice, temperature & wind chill), student safety, transportation, student drivers, working parents, and road conditions.

Although we take this decision very seriously, we know that often our decision may not accommodate everyone. Please understand that the decision is never made lightly and that we will always make decisions in the best interest of our students.

We hope this explanation allows you to feel more comfortable and better understand the process our district staff uses to make the best possible decision.

We are thankful for a supportive Kings community. Together we will continue to be  #KingsStrong .
Mr. Chamberlain Receives Additional GOOGLE Certification

Congratulations to Kings High School Media Specialist and Innovative Learning Coach, Chris Chamberlain on passing the Google Certified Associate - G Suite Administrator exam. Mr. Chamberlain is the only Google certified trainer in our district. 
KJH PTO Cookie Walk and Hot Chocolate Bar for KJH Staff

Over 55 families donated cookies for the Kings Junior High School PTO's annual Holiday Cookie Walk. The KJH Staff were given the opportunity to choose cookies to take home for the holiday. KJH PTO member, Janelle Groff said, "We are so thankful for all the amazing bakers in our community along with Panera who supplied the hot chocolate."
A Little Holiday Reading Fun

Before the Winter Break, Kings Superintendent, Tim Ackermann visited Mary Reece's Kindergarten Class at South Lebanon Elementary. He was a good sport and wore a reindeer hat with the rest of the class!
KJH Community Service

The Kings Junior High School Grade 7 Red team participated in a community service project before the Winter Break called "The Magic Yarn Project." The Magic Yarn Project creates yarn wigs for children battling cancer.

Students learned about the organization and then were involved with measuring and cutting yarn, so that other volunteers could make the wigs. 

Mrs. Shelly Allen led the service project and encouraged students to become involved in volunteering further with the organization.  Learn more about The Magic Yarn Project .
Kings Preschool Registration for 2018-2019

Preschool registration for next year is just around the corner for the Kings District! The Kings Preschool & Childcare will be accepting registrations from the general public for the 2018-2019 school year beginning January 16.

The preschool offerings for next year are a 2 & 4-day program for 3-year olds, 4-day program for 4-year olds, and a five-day program for 5-year olds who will not attend kindergarten or four-year-olds that turn five by February 1, 2019.
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Kings Junior High Presents: Annie! Jr.

Based on the popular comic strip,  Annie Junior  tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil ways, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt, and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Kings Junior High School will perform 4 shows- January 25-27 at 7:00 p.m. and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, January 27. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens, and children under 12.  
CIS 5th Grade Learn About Sound

As a great ending to their Sound Energy Unit in 5th grade, Columbia Intermediate's Team Positive welcomed guest speaker, Tim Nejman. Mr. Nejman is an audiologist for Children's Hospital. He talked about how the ear hears sound and how audiologists test for hearing problems in children and adults. 

He also talked about being safe with loud noises and the damage that can be done by listening to high decibels regularly. CIS 5th grade teacher, Liza Briscoe said, "The students loved it when he showed pictures of the inner ear and all kinds of problems and infections people can get in the ear." 

Pictured are students listening and experiencing using a hearing aide device.
KME Students Service Project

Kings Mills Elementary 3rd and 4th grade students participated in a Winter Citizenship Project. The students were learning about being a good citizen in their community. 

The students collected items for the Kings Food Pantry such as shampoo, deodorant, soap, dish soap, and toilet paper. Additionally, they collected for the Kings Kloset. They collected clothing items including jeans and shoes.

Items collected were delivered before the holidays. Lynn Jenkins, KME 4th grade teacher said, "   We hope they are learning that one way to be a good citizen is to help others.  
Weather Notifications

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. Please be sure that your School Messenger account is up to date.

Please go to 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 .
Kings Kloset Open This Weekend
The Kings Kloset is open this Saturday, January 6 from 9:00a.m.-11:00 a.m. They would like to thank the Kings Community for their donations to the Kloset in December. Kings Kloset Volunteer, Kim Milazzo said, "Such a wonderful response supported so many of our families."

Learn more about Kings Kloset by clicking here .
Kings Transportation Seeking Bus Drivers
Be a part of our growing community! Become a Kings Bus driver! Starting pay is $18.25/hr. Now offering a sign on bonus and paid training. No experience necessary!

For more information call: 513-398-8050, x10023.
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.  Find us on Facebook !
Are You a Kings Super Fan?
We are excited to roll out SuperFan, the Knights App that let's you earn points for the events you go to and get rewarded! Head to the App Store or Google Play to download! Search "Red Sea Royalty" to get your account set up!

This free account allows you to track events, earn rewards (Concession Items, Spirit Shop, Admission, etc.) and engage with the community! Stay tuned for rewards as they come out! Earn the highest points at the end of the school year and get the grand prize of a Kings Club Season Pass package for 2018-2019! Additional prizes are available at other point totals! This is for all Kings extracurricular events, not just athletics. Be our SUPERFAN!

 Our Super Fan app is LIVE! Download today to earn points for events you attend to get rewards and engage with the community! This is for all Kings High School (Kings Mills, Ohio) & Kings Junior High, Kings Mills Ohio events, not just athletics!

Search "Red Sea Royalty" in the App Store or Google play! You can earn rewards for concession items, spirit store, admission, and more! Download it today to start earning rewards!
Kings Men's Lacrosse Mandatory Meetings

A mandatory meeting for parents and players interested in Men's Spring Lacrosse will take place this month.

The Junior High player and parent meeting will take place on Monday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the KJH Cafeteria.

The High School player and parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the KJH Cafeteria.

This meeting will review season expectations, schedules, spirit wear, and many other season items. All players and parents are expected to attend.

If you have questions contact Coach Ron Cheek at
2018 SAY Soccer Sign Ups
The Kings Soccer Club online registration is currently open for Kindergarten through high school seniors. Registration will run through February 3, 2018. Registration fees for Spring 2018 is $80 per player, with a maximum of $240 per family. 
Boys Youth Lacrosse
Boys in grades 1-6 are now invited to register to play Lacrosse. All experience levels are welcome and equipment is available. Official season runs mid February through May. For more information visit or contact Lee Ann Mueller at .                     
Fundraisers and More!
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We’ve added lots of great district events and opportunities and activities for your child!
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