High School Weekly News | Sept 22

Please contact Judy Kelly at jkelly@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Kaleidoscope is Tomorrow Night
All students are invited to our first mixer, Kaleidoscope, tomorrow evening at the Wright’s home in Woodway from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 (cash required) and can be purchased at the door. The theme is Pajama party. Please remember that the high school dress code does apply and will be strictly enforced at the dance so no spaghetti strap tank tops for girls and appropriate pants/shorts/skirt lengths. There is no parking available at the venue so students must take buses, which will leave from Mike Martin Gym starting at 5:30. Buses will begin taking students back to King’s starting at 8:30. Snacks, candy, other treats, and drinks will be provided. If dancing isn’t your thing, we’ll have competitions, Wii games on a projector and a campfire going as well. Please join us as we look forward to celebrating the start of a new school year!

Attention Freshmen Parents!
Do you have questions about what is happening at Kings High School? Please join our Principal, Bob Ruhlman, and other high school administrators, for a special freshmen parent Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday, September 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Learning Commons. All parents of freshmen are welcome to attend this informal event. We look forward to seeing you then!

Class of 2018
This is a reminder that your Senior Yearbook pictures are scheduled for this Wednesday, September 27th. The location has been changed to Reimer Library in the Martin Center Administration Building. At your appointment time, please enter the Martin Center through the front doors and Reimer Library is down the hallway on your left.

Come Find Your Niche
The annual Club Fair will be held next Friday, September 29th during lunch in the Student Lounge. This a great opportunity to learn about the clubs that are available and how you can get involved. Students will not be able to leave campus for lunch that day but Dick’s burgers will be available for purchase.

National Christian College Fair
King’s will be hosting the National Christian College Fair this year on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to talk with numerous colleges all in one place. About 50 colleges will be present for this event in King’s Garden Gym. For more fair information including a list of registered colleges please visit: Seattle Christian College Fair.

United Robotics Kickoff Was a Big Success
Tuesday night King’s High School students put on a professional two and half hour event at Pacific Science Center involving presentations, workshops, demos and a catered dinner. The event was the season kickoff for the 2017 Unified Robotics national competition. Unified Robotics is a program designed by King’s alumna, Delaney Foster, bringing STEM and robotics to students with special needs. Over 150 people attended including program participants representing 17 schools and many dignitaries including the CTO of Seattle, the CEO of Pacific Science Center, the CEO of Special Olympics Washington, the CEO of Washington FIRST Robotics, Director of STEM for Girl Scouts of Western Washington and the President of the Seattle Public School board. Teams from four other states (Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas and Hawaii) participated via live-stream which is available to watch on https://livestream.com/CRISTAMinistries/events/7722460. Stay tuned for the Unified Robotics Championship event on November 12 at the Pacific Science Center!

Need Service Hours?
If your student enjoys talking on the phone and needs service hours, there is an opportunity for them to volunteer at this year’s Phone-A-Thon, happening October 17, 18 and 19 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. For additional information and to sign up, please contact Christy Wolyniak at cwolyniak@crista.net.

Guadalajara, Mexico This Fall
This fall, join Señora McCormick (King’s High School Spanish teacher) for an unforgettable one week cultural exchange to Guadalajara Mexico! King’s High School students are invited to visit Lincoln School in Guadalajara, to stay with families from the school and to be immersed in Mexican culture. The trip will foster an emerging relationship (3 years now!) between two groups of students, two schools and two nations. Students will stay with Lincoln families and will attend classes with Lincoln students. On the weekend, they will explore Guadalajara and surrounding attractions. The trip is from November 8th through November 15th and the cost is $600. Additional details about the trip can be found here. Need an application? Please click here.

Literary Tour Through the United Kingdom
Calling all curious students who would like take King’s first literary tour through the UK! Coming summer 2018, for nine days, we will be discovering the sights, sounds, and flavors of London, Oxford, Stratford, Wales, and Dublin, Ireland. Parent information meeting will be October 10 at 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons. Email jroddy@kingsschools.org to RSVP.

Volunteer Opportunity
We are looking for several parent volunteers to proctor make-up tests in the Learning Commons. No experience is necessary and we will train you. If you can volunteer 2-4 times a month for about an hour before or after school, please contact Mrs. Parnell at (206) 546-7462 or by email at: kparnell@kingschools.org. 

Fall Family Series
We are very excited to be partnering with local professionals to offer many opportunities for our families this fall. The first Fall Family Series is a parent seminar on September 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Those who attended a similar presentation last spring asked for more and those who missed out wanted another opportunity to hear this fabulous presentation. Heather Sund, and a team from Navigate Family Therapists, will be our guest speakers. Below is a short paragraph about the presentation on September 28th. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Achieving Greatness in Family Dynamics: How to Secure the Best Predictors of Success for Kids
    Do you want to know the keys to offering your kids a solid foundation for better grades, more responsible behavior, strong mental health, and great relationships? Hint: it’s not how often you check Ren Web. Come find out how you can be the greatest influence of success for your kids in every area of their lives.

Building Locked During Chapel
This year we will be locking the High School building during our Chapel times. Most students leave their bags and backpacks in the building during Chapel and with so many electronic devices in those bags, we decided it would be best to secure the buildings. Our Chapels are generally on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 however, that is subject to change. If your student arrives late to school on a Chapel day, they should go directly to Schirmer and can pick up a pass from the main office after Chapel. If you need access to the building during that time, a note with a phone number to call will be posted on the door.

Campus Tours
Ever wondered about how King’s Schools and CRISTA Ministries got started? The son of the founder, Mike Martin, will be giving campus tours twice this fall, on Thursday, October 26th and Thursday, November 2nd. Mike is a marvelous story teller and as part of the tour, will talk about the early years of King’s Garden. Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. in Reimer Library in the Martin Center Building and will end around noon. Please call Janet Screen, CRISTA’s Corporate Receptionist, at (206) 546-7200 or email her at: jscreen@crista.net for details and reservations.