High School Weekly News | September 20

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

Parent Conferences on October 4th

First-term parent/guardian conferences are planned for Friday, October 4th in the Student Lounge and Learning Commons from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note we have new hours to better accommodate working parents. Scheduling for conference times will be done on-line beginning at 6:00 am Monday, September 30, and will continue through midnight on Wednesday, October 2. There are not enough spaces in the conference schedule for every parent to meet with each teacher so if you are hoping for a specific time, it is recommended that you make your appointments soon after the module opens. Parents are not obligated to meet with each of your student’s teachers. The hope is to reserve as much space as possible for those with student questions or concerns. Instructions for scheduling conferences will be emailed to you next week.

See You at the Pole on September 25th

We are inviting all community members (students, staff, and family members) to join us on September 25th for the annual See You at the Pole National event. We will start at 7:00 a.m. at the seal in front of the high school building. We will then proceed into a prayer walk around campus to pray for our schools and finishing at the seal to pray for our churches, city, state, and country. We will end around 7:50 a.m. so students can get to their buildings. It will be a great time of community prayer and worship. To see what happens around the nation, go to www.syatp.com.

Parent Monitoring App Available

This year we would again like to offer the continued opportunity to monitor your child’s Surface device outside school hours. ClassPolicy (or apParent) parent monitoring allows you to see a screenshot of your student’s device, lock their screen, and see web history. If you would like this capability please click on the link below and simply add your son or daughter’s first and last name. Sign up requests will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 23rd. Then on September 27th, an email will be sent to your email address on file in Renweb with step-by-step directions on how to set up your student device. This program is free and was used by roughly 20% of King’s parents last year. Click Here to sign up.

One Knight Celebration

Please plan to attend our fun-filled carnival on Friday, September 27th from 3:00 to 5:00 with over 30 fun booths and snacks! Tickets can be pre-purchased at a discount using the order form and delivered to your student the week of the carnival. Order forms and cash or check can be dropped off in the school office. Proceeds benefit the King’s Schools class of 2020.

Carnival Cupcakes Needed

YOU get a cupcake! And YOU get a cupcake! And YOU get a cupcake! Help us make kids’ dreams come true as they join us in the Cupcake Walk at the King’s Carnival. It takes a village to provide this many cupcakes. Please consider signing up to donate 2 dozen cupcakes – homemade or store-bought are fine! Cupcakes can be left in the High School office on Thursday (9/26) or Friday (9/27) before 2:00. If your donation is in a container that needs to be returned, please clearly label it. Please CLICK HERE to sign up (this link is for new sign-ups only – some of you may already be providing cupcakes).

Speech and Debate Parents Meeting

Is your student in Speech and Debate? Please make sure to attend the Speech and Debate Parents Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Room 226 in the main high school building on Tuesday, September 24th. There, Mr. Jablon will explain what a Speech and Debate season might look like for you and your student this year! If you have any questions or are not able to attend, please email him at jjablon@kingsschools.org.

Cultural Exchange Program

High School students are invited to join Señora McCormick this fall in her fourth cultural exchange to the Lincoln school in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Below are links to additional information and the application. Applications are due on Wednesday, September 25th.

Exchange Program Information
Application

Moms in Prayer

Everyone is invited to join the Moms in Prayer group that meets every Thursday morning in the Martin Center from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Visit the reception desk to be directed on where to find us.

Announcing Kaleidoscope

Our first dance of the year, Kaleidoscope, will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 21st  from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at King’s High School. There will be games, fun snacks, and dancing!

Parking: King’s Ave for parent drop off, King’s Garden parking and Seniors will be allowed in the Senior lot. We encourage friends and families to carpool!

Theme: “Flavortown”: Dress up as food, your favorite chef, cooking supplies, or anything else related to food!

Price: $20 presale during lunch, $25 at the door

Just a reminder that dress code still applies, this is a King’s event! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Fantastic Opportunity for Sophomores & Juniors

On Wednesday, September 25th at 1:00 pm (early dismissal day) we’ll be hosting a full-length practice ACT exam with our friends at Revolution Prep. Full-length practice exams that simulate the test-day experience are one of the best ways to prepare students for an official exam. And with Revolution Prep, a national leader in test prep tutoring, we’ll give students a great opportunity to get comfortable, get experience, and get a sense of where they stand. Simply Click here to register. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions.