High School Weekly News | Jan 12

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

DECA
This week, 87 students competed in 13 categories in the DECA Area 2 Competition at the Lynnwood Convention Center. 48 advanced to State Competition, taking home 10 first place trophies, 3 belonging to freshmen. Junior Drew Brennan won the distinguished title of Area 2 President. Congratulations to all of our terrific DECA students!

Does Your Student Need Service Hours?
We are looking for students to work at the concession stand for home basketball games. This would be a great way to earn several service hours. Help is needed from 4:45 – 8:15 p.m. on January 20, 23, 27, 30, 31 and February 2nd.  Students can sign up with Mrs. White at the high school office.

From the Parent Council
Please help support our students during their end-of-term final exams on January 24th through January 26th by donating snacks (and/or cash toward snacks/drinks). Each year the Parent Council organizes the distribution of healthy snacks, smiles, and encouragement to our students during finals – it’s a great way to keep their bodies and minds focused.  Signing up to help is easy!! – Just click on the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B0D4CADAA22A7FC1-winter

What is the Best Gift You Can Give Someone this Valentine’s Day?
It is the gift of life! The KHS National Honor Society is sponsoring their annual blood drive on Wednesday, February 14th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.  The Bloodmobile will be on the Ave by the clock. To make an appointment please call Nancy White at (206) 546-7241 or email nwhite@kingsschools.org. One donation will save up to three lives. Thank you for being a hero and saving lives.

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!

Social Justice
King’s Social Justice invites you to the El Roi banquet on January 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at North Sound Church in Edmonds. Join the movement of students against the evil of human trafficking in Laos to hear stories and bear witness to the redemptive love of God restoring human dignity in Laotian people. To register, please click here. If your business is interested in sponsoring this event, hosting a table or if you have any questions, please contact Malia Clark at maliaclark3@gmail.com.

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.

Moms in Prayer
Moms in Prayer meets every Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Martin Center. All high school and junior high moms are welcome. Contact Paula Holt for more information paula_j_holt@hotmail.com.

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!

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. 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!

Parents of Juniors
Junior College Seminar Night will take place in the Learning Commons at 7:00 p.m. next Thursday, January 18th.  All juniors and families are encouraged to attend the biggest college informational event of junior year. Mrs. Lewis will be sharing about the junior and senior year college timeline and making use of Naviance (online college planning tool). I will also be joined by Katherine Plommer, Programs Manager from Kaplan Test Prep, who will talk about college entrance exams and students PSAT scores.

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. For additional details, click here.

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.