High School Weekly News | Sept 16

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

First Term PIN
Next Wednesday, September 21st, is our first term “PIN” (Parent Information Night). The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium with some important announcements. Information and details about first term PIN are attached here. We look forward to meeting all of you then!

Come to The River!
For more than seven years a group of students has been gathering from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings to pray for King’s, encourage each other in faith, listen and share testimonies, and sing our hearts out to, and for, Jesus. We’ll be meeting for the first time this school year on Wednesday September 21st at 7:00 a.m. in the High School Music Room. CRISTA’s founder Mike Martin once said: “I am convinced that no work of God can carry on without those who will help carry the load in prayer and that God does nothing except in answer to prayer.” There is a River of prayer flowing under this school. Jump in!!! Email Mrs. Kispert at dkispert@kingsschools.org if you have questions or need more information.

Trip to Mexico With Mrs. McCormick
We are offering a great opportunity for our students to spend a week in Guadalajara, Mexico this fall! Last year a group of Guadalajaran students from the Lincoln School participated with King’s students in the Washington DECA Fall Leadership Conference. They had an opportunity to stay with King’s host families and to attend classes with one of our students. The families in Guadalajara were able to reciprocate and hosted 6 students and myself from King’s. We are offering a similar opportunity this fall in between finals and the beginning of the 2nd term, November 9-16. Students will miss 3 days of classes. The application deadline is Friday, September 23rd. Please find the application here and prayerfully consider enriching your student’s education through this unique cultural exchange. Questions? Please contact Mrs. McCormick at kmccormick@kingsschools.org.

Club Fair
The annual King’s High School “Club Fair” will be held next Friday, September 23rd during lunch. Each club will be represented with a display and student advisors will be at each table to answer questions. Clubs are one of the best ways to get involved so make sure you get connected!

Kaleidoscope
Get your dancing shoes on, Kaleidoscope is coming up!

  • Theme: Knight Fever
  • When: Saturday, September 24th from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: The Critchlow residence in Woodway
  • Cost: $25.00 – you can pay when you get on the bus or at the door
  • Costumes: The Brady Bunch, Earth Wind and Fire, or anything that is linked to the 70’s

Due to limited parking space, students will not be able to park at the event. But don’t worry, we have buses that will leave from the BNC at 6:15 and will make two trips to the dance. Buses will start leaving the dance at 9:30 from the Critchlow’s. Be creative and have groovy night!

Senior Pictures for the Class of 2017
On Wednesday, September 28th we will be taking individual yearbook pictures for Seniors. School will be dismissed at 12:30 that day and our professional photographer, Becca Howell, will be taking the pictures. Each senior will have 5-6 pictures taken and they will get to choose which one they would like to have printed in the Senior section of the yearbook. Watch for your individual appointment time coming shortly.

The Flags In The Library Commons Are Back!
If you or your student are first generation born in a country other than the USA, we want to represent that country’s flag in the Library Commons. Please email Mrs. Shapiro at sshapiro@kingsschools.org or Mrs. Pearson jpearson@kingsschools.org to let us know which country you or your student were born in. We love to celebrate the rich heritage of King’s!

Congratulations!
King’s High School is pleased to announce that senior Daniel Wang has been named a semifinalist in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, Abigail Gilbert, Joshua Gleghorn and Jane Yi have been named National Merit Commended Scholars in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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(National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Daniel Wang with High School Principal Bob Ruhlman)
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(National Merit Commended Scholars Joshua Gleghorn, Jane Yi and Abigail Gilbert with High School Principal Bob Ruhlman)

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.  Our Commended Scholars performed in the top 34,000 students in the nation or top 2.2% of all students! Congratulations Daniel, Abigail, Joshua and Jane!