High School Weekly News | Nov 17

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

 

King’s is the Greatest School on Earth!
As the holiday season is right around the corner, the auction team is counting our blessings and we want to thank everyone involved with King’s Schools largest fundraiser of the year – the 35th Annual Benefit Auction. Because of the amazing and generous community of families, King’s has been able to provide financial aid for students and the teacher endowment fund continues to increase and grow. We’re excited for another inspiring and fun evening celebrating King’s Schools. Mark your calendars for March 16, 2018.

There are so many ways to help … from donating items from the Amazon or Target wish lists or your favorite local business, donating a delicious dessert or great bottle of wine to helping with big or small auction “tasks”. Find out more at https://kingsschools.org/support/auction/. Thank you for everything you do – we are truly grateful!

State Soccer Final Four!
Girls Soccer Final 4 is today and tomorrow at Shoreline Stadium. The Lady Knights will play Seattle Academy at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday. Come support the Lady Knights.

Volleyball State Champions!
Congratulations to the Lady Knight Volleyball Team for capturing the 1A State title last weekend in Yakima. The team made an improbable and dominating run through the tournament by beating the #1, #2, #4, and #5 teams in the state, two of which were previously undefeated! The Lady Knights only lost 2 sets along the way by a combined total of four points. It is the first volleyball state championship for King’s since 2009. Way to go ladies!

Individual Tutoring
Are you struggling in your English, Spanish or History classes?  Do you need someone to help you with your college essays?  Maybe you need help with reading, writing, or speaking skills?  Mrs. Quick is available for individual tutoring this year. This service is for all students, free-of-charge. Her hours are Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Room 213.

King’s DECA Students Have Had a BIG Week!
Joining 139 high schools nationwide, twenty-nine King’s students travelled to Washington DC and Philadelphia for a DECA leadership conference. Students attended break-out sessions, went to a college fair, visited historic monuments and participated in a DECA role-play competition. Congratulations to Jamie Edwards, Rachel Phelan, Ben Gardner and Eric Haljem for earning medals for top scores.

Tuesday, all eighty-eight King’s DECA students participated in the King’s Holiday Show. These emerging entrepreneurs either created their own micro-business or partnered with a local entrepreneur to fundraise for our DECA chapter. Thank you to all who came and did some Christmas shopping. We appreciate your support!

A Favorite King’s High School Tradition and a Fun Family Outing!
King’s High School Parent Council invites you to join us on Sunday, November 26th to “deck the halls” of our school! Christmas décor throughout the buildings is a special treat for students and faculty as they return from Thanksgiving break and it kicks off the season in a delightful way for all—especially a fun surprise for freshmen and first-time students. Parent Council will provide Christmas music, coffee and cocoa, Christmas cookies, etc. A bonus: students who help decorate will earn service hours. Dads are especially welcome as we have two big, artificial trees that need assembling.

  • What: King’s High School Christmas Decorating
  • Date: Sunday, November 26th
  • Time: Noon-whenever we finish (typically no more than 3 hours)
  • What to bring: We’ll provide all the materials and photos of decorating year’s past
  • Who: Willing volunteers can include moms, dads, students, siblings—just need all to dive in!
  • Service Hours Available: Students please bring your Service Hours sheet and see Kathryn Stenger on site to sign at the end of decorating

Questions? Please contact Parent Council HS Lead Kathryn Stenger at (425) 733-1622 or at kathrynstenger@gmail.com.

Santa Claus is Coming to King’s!
Alumni Help Raise Funds for King’s Missions
Do you love getting professional family photos with Santa? This year, plan to get them at King’s! We are pleased to announce that two of our alumni, Macy’s Santa Karl Beals and professional photographer Becca Howell, will be on campus Wednesday, December 6th from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. for a Santa Photo fundraiser. This event will be one night only and will be held in Reimer Library in the CRISTA Administration Building. Proceeds will benefit King’s High School’s Spring mission trip to Kenya. Please click here to reserve your spot with Santa!

Homestay Info Session
Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 PM at King’s High School
What is it like to host an international student at King’s Schools? How can you speak into the life of a teen coming alone to Seattle, an ocean away from home? Learn more about King’s Homestay Program and how your family can start hosting one of our international students. A good host family is so important for a successful academic and cultural experience—we’d love to add you to our team! Open to King’s families and their friends.

Elf – The Musical
The King’s High School Advanced Drama Freshman Class will be performing Elf-The Musical Jr. on December 7, 8, 9 and 10. Tickets will go on sale through brownpapertickets.com on November 10.  Ticket prices range from $8 for economy seats to $18 for Prime seating.  A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door on each event date so get your tickets early. For more information regarding tickets, please contact Mrs. Hudon, Performing Arts Coordinator at mhudon@kingsschools.org.

Peer Tutoring Available
The website for the King’s Tutoring program is here! On this website, you can sign up to be tutored or, to be a tutor. After downloading the form, copy and paste it, and send to khstutoring18@gmail.com. Here is the link: http://kingsstudoring.org.