High School Weekly News | Jan 5

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

Parents of Juniors
Save the date for our Junior College Seminar Night on January 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. This evening is extremely important for junior students and their families to attend. Mrs. Lewis will be sharing about what to expect in the college process from here on out. We will also be joined by a test prep expert from Kaplan who will help interpret the PSAT scores as they will be returned that night.

Students to View the Movie “Angst”
Statistically, each of us is (or will be) impacted by anxiety. Whether it is you personally, or you see its effect on someone you care for, it is important that we begin to unravel the mystery and stigma surrounding the topic. In the fall King’s Schools partnered with Parent Map to show the movie “Angst” which explores anxiety, its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. This was a powerful film and we would like to offer the opportunity to see it once again. Students will be viewing the movie during Chapel on Friday, January 19th and another screening will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Learning Commons for anyone interested. Please join us as we open dialogue once again!

Alpine Club is Up and Running
Students are invited to hop on a King’s van and join us Friday nights through February at Stevens Pass. The cost for round trip transportation is $25. If you are interested, visit https://tinyurl.com/KHSski to reserve your spot. Vans depart from school at 3:15 and we ski until 10:00 p.m.  We would love to see you there!

Winter Ball
Winter Ball, A Knight in the Garden, is planned for Saturday, February 3rd at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish. Winter Ball is a semi-formal dance for couples or groups of friends. The dance will begin at 7:00 and end at10:00 p.m. Lord Hill Farms is located at 12525 Old Snohomish Monroe Road in Snohomish. Tickets will be on sale at lunch in the Student Lounge on Tuesday January 9th, Wednesday January 10th and Thursday January 11th. The cost is $50.00 per person and dinner is included. A late fee of $10.00 per ticket will be assessed for tickets purchased after January 11th. Please turn in table group sheets to Mrs. White (each table seats 10). We can’t wait for this exciting event!

Donations for REST
January is Human Trafficking and Slavery Prevention Month so to bring awareness to these issues we will be collecting full size toiletries for women and girls experiencing human trafficking for the rest of the month of January. Donations can include full size shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes, and toothpaste. All donations will be brought to REST (Real Escape From the Sex Trade), an organization which strives to provide freedom, safety, and hope to women and girls exploited by the sex trade. Donation bins will be in all student common areas and toiletries will be accepted until the end of January.

Parents of Freshmen
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming parent social on Friday, January 19th. This is an opportunity to match faces with names, make new friends from King’s, and enjoy a few hours with other parents all while eating delicious appetizers! Join us at the 190 Sunset Restaurant in Edmonds from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please RSVP before January 12 to NikkiChristophilis@frontier.com. Click here for additional details.

Feeling Ill?
As you may know, there is a good deal of illness in our community. If your son or daughter has a fever, or has been experiencing symptoms of the flu, please keep them home from school. With the end of the term and final exams approaching fast, we want to keep our community as healthy as possible.

And Speaking of Final Exams….
The end-of-semester final exams will be held on Wednesday, January 24th, Thursday, January 25th and Friday, January 26th. School is dismissed at 12:30 on January 26th and there is no school on Monday, January 29th and Tuesday, January 30th. 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.

ACT/SAT Tutoring
Has your family had a good experience with a test prep tutor or agency? If so, we would love to share their contact information with others in our community. Please email Mrs. Urie at hurie@kingsschools.org with any great resources!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

January:

  • No school Monday, January 15th, Martin Luther King Day
  • Final Exams January 24, 25 & 26
  • No School on January 29 & 30, Teacher In-Service Days
  • Wednesday, January 31st, Second Term begins

February:

  • Saturday, February 3rd, Winter Ball
  • Friday, February 9th, School out at 12:30, CRISTA Prayer Week
  • Tuesday, February 13th, Principal’s Coffee, 8:30 a.m. in the Learning Commons
  • Thursday, February 15th, Second Term PIN (Parent Information Night)
  • No school, Monday, February 19th, President’s Day

March:

  • Friday, March 2nd, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, March 14th, School out at 12:30, Teacher In-Service
  • Final Exams March 29 & 30