Kent School District April 26, 2019
New in the Blue
As we get closer to the end of the 2018-19 school year, this April edition of New in the Blue celebrates students shining at the National History Day competition, our Chargers robotics team being awarded for their hard work, and iGrad's principal being recognized nationally for supporting students in owning their education journeys.

Looking forward, our 2019-20 student calendar is available and members of our school board will be out in our community answering questions and having conversations multiple times in May.
HIGHLIGHTING OUR AMAZING STUDENTS
Triumph & Tragedy History Day Competitions
Finalists from Cedar Heights Middle School, Kent Mountain View Academy, and Meeker Middle School competed against more than 300 students at the regional National History Day event in March and 26 students will go on to the state competition at Central Washington University May 4.
College Bound Scholarship
Middle school students who meet certain income requirements are eligible to apply by June 30.
Chargers Robotics Wins Award
Congratulations to our district's competitive FIRST Robotics team for earning the 2019 Chairman's Award!
CELEBRATING OUR PREMIER TEAM
We Love Our Teachers!
Our incredible teachers prepare students for success every day! Throughout Teacher Appreciation Week, starting May 6, we will feature teachers throughout our district who exemplify #KSDExcellence! Look for posts on our social media accounts and website, and share photos of your awesome teachers!
iGrad Principal Nationally Recognized for Innovation
Kent Schools Foundation Offers Classroom Enrichment Grants
Know a KSD staff member with a project that needs funding? Today's the last day to apply !
RECOGNIZING OUR COMMUNITY
Students Explore Local Businesses
In partnership with the Road Map Project, more than 170 Kent-Meridian students visited local employers, including Amazon, Expedia, Costco, and KUOW, to explore future career paths. Additionally, 22 Kentwood students visited Mckinsitry's Seattle headquarters.
We're Hiring! Join Team KSD!
Want to help make a difference in students' lives? Search available opportunities on our Careers Page.
Keeping Our Data Secure
We received a $7,000 grant from Microsoft as part of an ongoing digital security strategy.
SHARING VALUABLE INFORMATION
Save the Date: First Day of School August 29!
Student Transfer Applications
April 30 is the last day to submit student transfer applications for the 2019-20 school year .
Kindergarten Dual Language Program
We are accepting applications through April 30 for the 2019-20 kindergarten Dual Language lottery.
Kindergarten School Readiness Program
Families at Title 1 elementary schools may register for free Kindergarten Ready! classes .
COMING IN MAY
You're Invited! Board Community Conversations in May
Join members of our school board at libraries across our district  to ask questions and engage in meaningful conversations.
Upcoming Events

May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May: Jewish American Heritage Month
May: Better Hearing and Speech Month
May: Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May 1: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
May 1-7: National Physical Education and Sport Week 
May 6-10: National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
May 8: Donate to Kent Schools Foundation for Give Big!
May 8: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
May 12: Mother's Day
May 15: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
May 22: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
May 27: No School – Memorial Day
May 29: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
Get Involved!
With more than 25,000 students, 3,500 teachers and staff, and 4,200 volunteers doing great things in our 42 schools, there are thousands of stories to share. We want to hear about the incredible people, events, and things happening in your corner of KSD! Please share your news with us by emailing communications@kent.k12.wa.us