High School Weekly News | Sept 23

Please contact Judy Kelly at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Get your dancing shoes on for Kaleidoscope tomorrow night!

  • 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 a groovy night!

Presidential Debate and the History Department
Monday, September 26th, is the first presidential debate, expected to be the most watched event in American political history. The History Department has banded together to produce a homework assignment for that night, which will ask students to watch the debate and comment on what they learned.  Parents, feel free to watch along with them!

Did You Miss Picture Day?
Picture retakes are scheduled for lunch time on Tuesday, September 27th in the Library. Students who missed getting their picture taken need to make this a priority to get an ASB card and to have your picture included in the Yearbook. If you are unhappy with the pictures that were taken on the second day of school, please bring your pictures with you and show the photographer for retakes.

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.

Congratulations CyberKnights!
On September 10th, the CyberKnights went to Seattle Christian School to participate in the Peak Performance off-season competition. The CyberKnights teamed up with Team 360 from Bellarmine Prep and Team 3238 from Anacortes High School in the FIRST® STRONGHOLD game arena. The three-team alliance valiantly competed during the tournament-style matches, ending as the winning alliance of the event. A total of 17 teams across Western Washington and Oregon participated in Peak Performance. If you are curious to what the FIRST® STRONGHOLD game is, check out a quick introductory video here: https://youtu.be/VqOKzoHJDjA. The CyberKnights are excited for the upcoming 2017 season with the new game, FIRST® STEAMWORKS.

Pilgrim Africa Hosts Free Screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe
On Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 p.m.at AMC Alderwood, Pilgrim Africa is offering King’s families and friends a chance to watch a special screening of Queen of Katwe – a new, critically-acclaimed Disney film that tells the amazing story of a young woman who emerges from one of Uganda’s poorest slums to become an international chess champion – despite gripping poverty, disease, and the full range of challenges facing Ugandan students today. Pilgrim Africa is the ministry that runs Beacon of Hope School in Uganda where King’s has had several mission trips over the last few years. Please join them as they celebrate the achievements of students at the Beacon of Hope School, which now serves close to 700 students from one of Uganda’s poorest regions, and remember tremendous odds they’ve overcome to get where they are today! Register for your free tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=27745574761.

Save the Dates!

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. in Schirmer Auditorium for the King’s Autumn Music Concert featuring Abundant Life, Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra. This is a free concert so plan to come and listen to beautiful music.

King’s High School Drama Department Presents:  MIRACLE ON 34th STREET! Performance dates are Thursday, December 8th, Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. and a 3:00 matinee on Sunday, December 11th. Tickets go on sale in November.

Attention Juniors and Seniors! The Junior Senior Ball (JSB) is planned for Friday, May 5th (there is no school that day). Be sure and mark your calendars now for this highlight event.

From The Counselors

Mrs. Urie will be starting individual meetings with Juniors at the end of September. Watch for an email from her with a signup sheet.

Mrs. Lewis is beginning individual college meetings with Seniors. Watch for an email from her with a signup sheet and more college planning information.

Auction News


This year it’s quick and easy to procure auction items with the King’s Auction Wish List. Click on the link below to purchase one (or two!) items and then choose your shipping preference. Each King’s family is asked to procure items with a value of $100 or more. We’re ready to receive donations today.

Save the Date for the auction kick off parties — Monday October 17. There’s a morning and evening party. Join in the fun, meet new parents and we’ll have few surprises too.

Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Thank you! Suzanne Rettenmier, Stephanie Roberts & Lisa Wiseman
2016-2017 Auction Chairs