High School Weekly News | Sept 15

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

Come to The River!
For more than eight 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 20th at 7:00 AM in Mrs. McCardle’s drama room in the Ella K. Ness building, bottom floor. 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 [email protected] if you have questions or need more information.

Attention Freshmen Parents!
Do you have questions about what is happening at Kings High School? Please join our Principal, Bob Ruhlman, and other high school administrators, for a special freshmen parent Principal’s Coffee on Tuesday, September 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the new Learning Commons. All parents of freshmen are welcome to attend this informal event. We look forward to seeing you then!

National Christian College Fair
King’s will be hosting the National Christian College Fair this year on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to talk with numerous colleges all in one place. About 50 colleges will be present for this event in King’s Garden Gym. For more fair information including a list of registered colleges please visit: Seattle Christian College Fair.

New Traffic Flow Procedures
The new traffic flow procedures are going extremely well! As a reminder, please let kids out after the circle, on the high school side of the Ave so they aren’t crossing the Ave with cars traveling in both directions. Remember it is a right turn only on Fremont and 195th onto campus is ONE WAY ONLY – NO exit onto 195th. The cell phone lane is working out great at pick up!

Fall Family Series
We are very excited to be partnering with local professionals to offer many opportunities for our families this fall. The first Fall Family Series is a parent seminar on September 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Those who attended a similar presentation last spring asked for more and those who missed out wanted another opportunity to hear this fabulous presentation. Heather Sund, and a team from Navigate Family Therapists, will be our guest speakers. Below is a short paragraph about the presentation on September 28th. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Achieving Greatness in Family Dynamics: How to Secure the Best Predictors of Success for Kids
    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 how often you check Ren Web. Come find out how you can be the greatest influence of success for your kids in every area of their lives.

Building Locked During Chapel
This year we will be locking the High School building during our Chapel times. Most students leave their bags and backpacks in the building during Chapel and with so many electronic devices in those bags, we decided it would be best to secure the buildings. Our Chapels are generally on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 however, that is subject to change. If your student arrives late to school on a Chapel day, they should go directly to Schirmer and can pick up a pass from the main office after Chapel. If you need access to the building during that time, a note with a phone number to call will be posted on the door.

First Fall Dance – Kaleidoscope
All students are invited to our first mixer, Kaleidoscope, on Saturday September 23rd at the Wright’s home in Woodway from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 (cash required) and can be purchased at the door. The theme is Pajama party. Please remember that the high school dress code does apply and will be strictly enforced at the dance so no spaghetti strap tank tops for girls and appropriate pants/shorts/skirt lengths. There is no parking available at the venue so students must take buses which will leave from Mike Martin Gym starting at 5:30. Buses will then begin taking students back to King’s starting at 8:30. Snacks, candy, other treats, and drinks will be provided. If dancing isn’t your thing, we’ll have competitions, Wii games on a projector and a campfire going as well. Please join us as we look forward to celebrating the start of a new school year!

Guadalajara, Mexico This Fall
This fall, join Señora McCormick (King’s High School Spanish teacher) for an unforgettable one week cultural exchange to Guadalajara Mexico! King’s High School students are invited to visit Lincoln School in Guadalajara, to stay with families from the school and to be immersed in Mexican culture. The trip will foster an emerging relationship (3 years now!) between two groups of students, two schools and two nations. Students will stay with Lincoln families and will attend classes with Lincoln students. On the weekend, they will explore Guadalajara and surrounding attractions. The trip is from November 8th through November 15th and the cost is $600. Additional details about the trip can be found here. Need an application? Please click here.

Literary Tour Through the United Kingdom
Calling all curious students who would like take King’s first literary tour through the UK! Coming this next summer, 2018, for nine days, we will be discovering the sights, sounds, and flavors of the London of Peter Pan and Sherlock Holmes, of Dickens, Chaucer, and Kipling. We’ll also see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the British Library and Trafalgar Square. Then on to Shakespeare’s home Stratford-upon-Avon, to Lewis’s Oxford, and finally to Dublin, Ireland for a family folk dinner night and evensong at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, visiting Ha’penny Bridge, and Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. It will be an unforgettable experience, and spots will no doubt fill up quickly. We need to begin sign-ups early, so see Mrs. Roddy or Ms. Platter before October 1st if you are interested in this amazing opportunity!

Unified Robotics Kickoff
Mark your calendar for the Unified Robotics Kickoff planned for September 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pacific Science Center. Join us for an informational and social night learning about this special program, founded by a King’s alumna, that is spreading across the nation! The event is free and will include a complimentary dinner. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

One Knight Celebration!
Fun, food and football! There is no better combination for a Friday night in September. This year our One Knight Celebration is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd. The BBQ and entry to the football game are free but we are asking each family to help us support “Clothes for Kids” by bringing new socks and underwear (youth through teen sizes) to the BBQ.

  • Fun! The Passport to Knighthood carnival starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Woolsey Stadium area. Festivities include food, games, bouncy house, crafts – fun for all! Senior parents sponsor the carnival to help finance the Graduation Party for the Class of 2018.
  • Food! The All-School BBQ (catered by Longhorn BBQ) will be held on the elementary campus from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Football! Follow the crowd to Woolsey Stadium to watch the King’s Knights battle the Cedarcrest Red Wolves at 7:00 p.m.

Knight Under the Big Top Auction Kick Off Parties!
Come one, come all and join in the fun of planning King’s Schools biggest fundraising event – the 35th Annual Auction Tuesday September 26 at 8:30 am in the Arbor Deli OR 7 pm in the Reimer Library in the Administration Building (see invitation below). Hear all the auction details, get involved and meet new parents. To donate an item to King’s Auction via the Amazon or Target Wishlists click on the links below.