Kent School District January 31, 2019
New in the Blue
In our first 2019 edition of New in the Blue, watch a video of students pledging to prepare for their futures, congratulate students being accepted to college, and learn about grant opportunities from the Kent Schools Foundation.
HIGHLIGHTING OUR AMAZING STUDENTS
Breaking Down Barriers to Success
45 Kent-Meridian seniors were admitted to four-year universities at on-the-spot admission events.
I Promise...
The KSD Promise is a short statement about the role each of us play as part of the KSD community.
Study Abroad For Free!
The Washington World Fellows , a no-cost study abroad and college-readiness fellowship, is accepting applications until February 6.
Looking for College Scholarships?
Now is a great time to apply for scholarships. Have you checked out the scholarship page on our website or talked with your college counselor?
CELEBRATING OUR PREMIER TEAM
Want a Grant For Your Classroom?
Applications for the Kent Schools Foundation 's Classroom Enrichment Grant are due today by 5 p.m.
Learn More About Careers in KSD!
You're invited to our career fair on Saturday, February 9 . Come learn about opportunities in KSD.
RECOGNIZING OUR COMMUNITY
Students honored his legacy of racial justice and equality during school assemblies and community events.
SHARING VALUABLE INFORMATION
Time for Kindergarten Registration!
Know a child who will be five years old by August 3 1 , 2019 ?
Over the past two weeks we have received local, national, and social media attention regarding one of our elementary schools. We take these complaints very seriously, and we also understand this news can be unsettling for students and families alike. Please understand that, due to individuals’ privacy rights and legal concerns, we may only share limited information.  

We are very concerned for the well-being of those who have been impacted by this event. To provide the necessary supports, dedicated leaders will continue to work with our students, families, staff, and investigators. While we are committed to this process of improvement, our focus remains on the core business of teaching and learning, with an emphasis on learning for each and every student in Kent School District.
COMING IN FEBRUARY
Kent Film Festival
Students in Kent-Meridian's IB Film class are organizing a film festival on February 28. Submit your film today!
Exploring Future Paths
Look for stories throughout Career and Technical Education Month about our CTE students and programs.
Upcoming Events

February: Black History Month
February: Career and Technical Education Month
February 4-8: National School Counseling Week
February 6: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
February 11-15: Elementary Conferences
February 13: School Board Meeting
February 18-22: No School – Presidents' Break
February 27: Early Release Wednesday – All schools dismissed 2 hours early
February 27: School Board Meeting
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