Kent School District December 14, 2018
New in the Blue
In our last edition of New in the Blue for 2018, watch a video from Dr. Watts with a holiday message for our students, staff, and families. See photos from our student leadership advisory meeting, and learn about Millennium Elementary earning a School of Distinction Award!

Have a safe and happy holiday season! We'll see you in the new year!
SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE
Happy Holidays and Thank You!
As we wrap up 2018, Superintendent Watts reminds us of winter safety tips and resources, and  wishes students, staff, families, and our community a safe, enjoyable and happy winter break .
HIGHLIGHTING OUR AMAZING STUDENTS
Student Leadership Advisory Members Share Their Perspectives
Student leaders from Kent-Meridian, Kentlake, Kentridge, Kentwood, and Kent Mountain View Academy met with Dr. Watts to discuss goals for this year.
CELEBRATING OUR PREMIER TEAM
Millennium Elementary Earns School of Distinction Award
Congratulations Trailblazers! Millennium was honored as a 2018 School of Distinction for their continued efforts and academic achievements over the past five years!
RECOGNIZING OUR COMMUNITY
Have a Safe and Happy Winter Break! See You in 2019!
Thank you for helping support, educate, and contribute to our students in 2018! Winter break is from December 19-January 1. Enjoy your break and happy New Year!
You're Invited to Board Community Conversations in January
Students, families, and community members are invited to join members of our school board at libraries across our district to engage in meaningful two-way conversation.
SHARING VALUABLE INFORMATION
Save the Date for Graduation!
High school graduation dates are posted on our website. Ticket information and more details will be available in the spring. 
New Year, New Website!
We listened to our community's concerns about equity, accessibility, and consistency on our website. Check out our new website in 2019!
COMING IN JANUARY
National Mentoring Month
One in three American youth will grow up with a mentor in their life. We thank our mentors for supporting our students and helping to close the mentoring gap. Find out how you can make a huge impact in child's life.
School Board Recognition Month
Join us in celebrating the service and contributions of our school board by creating a thank you card or poster to hang in the Board Room. Bring your contributions to the Administration Center before January 9.
Each year, we celebrate the life, achievements and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who championed equality and human rights for all. In recent years, to carry on his legacy, it is increasingly seen to be a "day of service" when Americans are encouraged to volunteer to help others less fortunate than themselves. We encourage our community to follow Dr. King's example and volunteer on January 21, or consider volunteering throughout the year at one of our schools .
Upcoming Events

January: National School Board Recognition Month
January: National Mentoring Month
December 19-January 1: No School – Winter Break
January 2: School and Regular Office Hours Resume
January 2: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
January 9: School Board Meeting
January 9: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
January 16: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
January 21: No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 23: School Board Meeting
January 23: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
January 28: No School – Teacher Workshop Day
January 30: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
Get Involved!
With over 26,000 students, 3,500 teachers and staff, and 4,500 volunteers doing great things across 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