High School Weekly News | October 28

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

Mission Trip Breakfast
Please join us this Saturday, October 29th at 8:00 a.m. in the Library Commons for the annual Mission Trip Breakfast where all of our spring break and summer mission and culture trips will be introduced. Trips to China, Cuba, Jamaica and Nicaragua are open to all students during spring break and two trips, one to San Diego/Tijuana and a Migrant Worker Outreach, are open to all students this summer.

  • China: Stops will include Beijing where we will visit the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Hutong Square; Xian, where we will visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum; Yantai, to see the Buddhist Temple, the Wild Goose Pagoda, and visit a Chinese high school and an orphanage; and finally, we will visit Shanghai.
  • Cuba: A country that’s been closed to Americans since 1961 has recently been opened to Americans on a limited basis. Come to Cuba to see how God is working there now and how we can participate with Him in His vision for Cubans. Historical, cultural and of course, for ‘Havana Good Time!’ This trip is open to all King’s families.
  • Jamaica: Continuing to build relationships with the Jack’s River Primary School and community through tutoring, sports, crafts, and construction of a sport court.
  • Nicaragua: Serving an impoverished community in Managua, Nicaragua alongside Connect Nicaragua and a local church, Iglesia Jordan.
  • Summer Trip: San Diego/Tijuana: The Immigrants’ Journey Learning Experience is a formational journey that immerses you into the human story of immigration, trains you in the gritty, subversive, and costly work of everyday peacemaking by exposing you to some of the best peacemakers in the world embedded in the borderlands of San Diego and Tijuana.
  • Summer Trip: Migrant Workers Outreach: this summer outreach involves working with the families of migrant workers within Washington State.

King’s Parent Series Event, Thursday, November 3rd
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 related to how often you check RenWeb!) Want to find out how you can be the greatest influence of success for your kids in every area of their lives? Then please join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Commons as we learn from, and are encouraged by, Heather Sund. Heather is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct professor and public educator who speaks throughout the Northwest on relationships and parenting and, she is a featured therapist on Seattle’s Fox Q-13 morning news. In addition to her private therapy practice, she has served as a Chaplain at Fuller Seminary and Seattle Pacific University, and as the Young Life Regional Training Coordinator for the North Los Angeles Country Region and the Western Washington Region. She trains and mentors therapists and has a private practice in Edmonds. You won’t want to miss this event!

Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone that took the time pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Your thoughtfulness will provide hope to a child in desperate need. Next Wednesday, November 2, we will be having a “Christmas Party” from 3:00 to 4:30 in the Bundrant Ness Center, Room 205, to check the shoeboxes and pack them in their shipping containers. Come for some cookies and Christmas music as we pray over the boxes and get them ready to send. We welcome students and parents to come help out. Service hours are available. See Mrs. Archer to sign up.

deca-dinner-2DECA Dinner
The King’s DECA Chapter hosted a fundraiser dinner at Epulo Bistro in Edmonds on Monday night. Thank you to all the parents, families, and faculty that dined with us and supported DECA. This was a successful evening due to the dedication from our community. We look forward to seeing you at the DECA Dinner next year!

Teacher Appreciation – Service Opportunity
The Parent Advisory Council has set up a convenient way to sign-up to provide treats to our faculty and staff. This a wonderful opportunity to get involved with King’s High School as you bless our teachers and staff with your time, treasure, and talents! Simply click on the link below to sign up to provide a tasty treat; you’ll receive an automated reminder two (2) days prior to the date you selected. It couldn’t be easier!! Thanks for helping show our gratitude!!

Boys Basketball Parent Meeting
There will be a meeting for the parents of boys who plan to try out for the basketball team on Sunday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Commons. Try outs will be held on Monday, November 14th.

And Speaking of Basketball …
Both boys and girls basketball tryouts begin on Monday, November 14th. In order for an athlete to participate they need to get a “Clearance Card” from Mr. Skeen or Mr. Blackmer. Athletes who played a fall sport should stop in and pick up a card but do NOT need to fill out all the paperwork again. Athletes who are competing in the first sport of the school year will need to pick up a packet in the main office and complete the paperwork in order to secure a “Clearance Card.”  Remember, physicals are good for one calendar year.

Snacks for Final Exams
From the Parent Advisory Council: Please consider supporting our students with healthy snacks during final exams on Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th. Items can be dropped-off next week with Judy Kelly or cash donations can be given to Nancy White. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E45AFAB23A20-kings

Miracle on 34th Street
The King’s High School Drama Department proudly 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 sales will begin on November 11th. Attached you will find a flyer featuring our very own Mr. Gary Stueckle as Santa!

There’s No Place Like King’s Auction Contest
HAPPENING NOW through November 3rd – All families who provide their 1–2 new auction donations with a total value of $100 or more by November 3 are eligible for entry. One lucky preschool and elementary student will win a classroom pizza party and one junior high school and high school student will win a $100 Amazon gift card!
The Amazon Auction Wish List is and easy and quick way to purchase your donation today:
Thank you for your support!
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Highlights from our Microsoft Visit on Tuesday
Thirty-four team members from Microsoft SWAY were on our campus all day Tuesday. All of our guests emphatically emphasized how much they enjoyed being on our campus and how wonderful our students were the entire day. Here are a few highlights from their visit.

  • Seventy plus students engaged with Microsoft engineers, designers and program managers during lunch.
  • Students had a fantastic introduction from our Executive Vice President and COO, Deb Limb, who effectively stressed the importance of following your dreams in the field of STEM and following God’s call to strengthen and embrace your gifts.
  • Art and photography students were shown new and exciting ways to promote their art work with digital portfolios.
  • Marketing students were able to engage with program directors from Microsoft during lunch.
  • Students had question and answer sessions/panels with technical engineers and discussed mobile tech and how Microsoft can improve on their products.
  • Microsoft teams were able to observe and interact with students who use Office 365 products including SWAY, OneNote, Microsoft Video, Word, Snip, OneDrive and more.
  • Bible students shared their use of mobile devices and note taking in OneNote. This was remarked by the Microsoft staff as very innovative.

From the Library
This is the last week to try the Ebsco databases designed for secondary student research. Want to try it? Login at: 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. For planning purposes, the end-of-term final exams are scheduled for January 25, 26 and 27.

Attendance Appeals
If you have received notification that your student has exceeded the number of allowable absences and you wish to appeal those absences, “Attendance Appeal” forms are available from Mrs. Kelly. The deadline to appeal absences for this semester is November 18th. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered.