High School Weekly News | October 14

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

Details for Fall Focus Day on Wednesday
All students are expected to be on campus at 8:10 a.m. and participate with their grade level activities until 3:00 p.m., regardless of late arrivals or early dismissals. Attendance will be taken throughout the day.

9th Grade:  Check in at Mike Martin Gym at 8:10 a.m. A sack lunch is needed and students should dress appropriately to be outside for most of the day.
10th Grade:  Check in to assigned classroom at 8:10 a.m. (assignments will be emailed home on Tuesday). Please bring #2 pencils and a calculator.
11th Grade:  Check in to assigned classroom at 8:10 a.m. (assignments will be emailed home on Tuesday). Please bring #2 pencils and a calculator.
12th Grade:  Check in at Schirmer at 8:10 a.m. to receive the schedule for the day.

christmas-child-logoOperation Christmas Child is Back!
This week in chapel, our students got to hear firsthand how a simple gift can change a life. Anabel Reyes shared about her experience of receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox as a young girl living in the Dominican Republic. You can hear her story at http://video.samaritanspurse.org/anabels-story/. Last year we packed a total of 651 boxes and raised nearly $4,500. With your help, we spread God’s love and provided hope to children in desperate need all over the world. Let’s see if we can go above 700 boxes and $5,000 this year. Once again, there will be a competition between Block 1 classes for the most number of boxes. Collection begins October 17 and goes until October 28. See attached flyer for additional details.


Left: Keynote Speaker Deb Limb; Right: Cyberknights Tammy & Lauren

Women Rock Stem!
Let’s show the world the women can totally rock STEM!  Tomorrow the CyberKnights will be hosting a “Women in STEM” conference in Schirmer Auditorium from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to hear from, and get to know, women who love and are passionate about STEM. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the possibilities for careers in STEM fields, to connect with other like-minded women, and to interact with professionals from a variety of careers. Sign up at http://cyberknights4911.com/womeninstem for free tickets. Who says women can’t rock STEM? Not us!

Principal’s Coffee
Do you have questions about what is happening at Kings High School? Please join our Principal, Bob Ruhlman, and other high school administrators, for the Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Lounge. All high school parents are welcome to attend this informal event. We look forward to seeing you then!

Host Families Needed
Mrs. McCormick is looking for host families to house students from the Lincoln School in Guadalajara, Mexico. A group of students will be coming to King’s and attending a DECA conference the 2nd week in November. Make a friend, practice your Spanish and have a cultural exchange in your own home for one week! Questions? Contact Señora McCormick at: kmccormick@kingsschools.org. Additional details can be found in the attached flyer.

unified-robotics-logoUnified Robotics
Special Olympics Unified Robotics is a club for students with, and without intellectual disabilities, founded by King’s graduate, Delaney Foster. Monday, October 10th was the kickoff to the first ever Unified Robotics season. The event featured keynote speakers who have experienced firsthand the impact of Unified Robotics Club. CyberKnight team coach, Mr. Thompson, introduced the game rules and guidelines for the year. Newport Robotics Team led over ten schools in team spirit activities. Students interested in joining this year’s club learned about building the robot, programming, and how to form their own teams. The event was graciously hosted by Microsoft. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in starting a Unified program at their own school please visit unifiedrobotics.org or contact Noelle Foster at noellefoster@me.com.

Auction Kick Off Party- Monday 10/17 @ 8:15 am or 7 pm, Reimer Library, Administration Building, 1st Floor
Join in the fun, get connected and meet new parents. Hear what’s happening at the most talked about event at King’s Schools! Games, prizes, light snacks and treats will be served. Please pass this invite on to anyone who would like to join in the auction fun.
RSVP: kingsauction@kingsschools.org 

From the Library
Ebsco databases have provided our school community with a one-month free trial of ten databases designed for secondary student research. Please encourage your students to consider using these authoritative sources for their research. The following databases are available as part of this trial:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Complete Online Package
  • eBook Subscription High School Collection Trial
  • History Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • NoveList Plus
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Science Reference Center

Login to the Free Trial: http://trial.ebscohost.com; User ID: kingsschool; Password: ebsco

Important Final Exam Information
End-of-semester final exams are scheduled for Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th. School is dismissed at 12:30 on November 8th and there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Final exams need to be taken on the day and time scheduled. Students are not permitted to take early or late finals except in cases of illness or exceptional circumstances. Exceptions must be pre-approved by the principal. Family vacations do not constitute exceptional circumstances. Non-approved absences result in a “0” grade on the final exam. During final exams, students are required to be in classes like regular school days. The regular school attendance policy will apply to all absences.