High School Weekly News | Jan 19

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

From the Parent Council
Please help support our students during their end-of-term final exams 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

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 Friday, February 9th.  Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Lord of the Rings Marathon
The summer UK trip is hosting a fundraiser on January 26th, the last day of the semester, right after school in Schirmer. We’ll be watching all three of the Lord of the Rings films with showings at 1:00, 4:15, and 7:30. Tickets cost $5 at the door for one or all of the movies. There will be yummy concessions, awesome door prizes, and lots of fun! The UK trip students appreciate your support!

DECA Sweeps Area Competition!
King’s High School took 87 students to the DECA Area Competition to compete against nearly 700 other students from 12 high schools. King’s captured 49 of the 87 places to advance to the State competition in March! Our students competed in 13 categories and won 10 first place titles. Congratulations to Junior Drew Brennan who was elected as the Area 2 President! The competition winners are Seniors: Max Buma, Einya Densmore, Cody Huyan, Iris Lee, Amy Li, Nathan Judd, Abby Weeks and Molly Yin; Juniors: Drew Brennon, Rachel Cameron, Cristina Cavero, Josh Cizek, Jamie Edwards, Alex Grimm, Ben Haberman, Nathan Kleppe, Caroline Kulits, Maddy Mustach, Rachel Phelan,  Joanne Yi, Tony Zeng and Jack Zhou; Sophomores: Davis Campbell, Hannah Carrithers, Megan Cooper, Ava Dreon, Ben Gardner, Michael Gabelein, Olivia Hjelle, Mogan Hook, Brock Mehrer, Aim Niamnud, Delaney Peterson, Indee Phelps, Connor Roundhill and Nic Wiseman; Freshmen: Matthew Amano, Lucy Bogen, Isaiah Bullock, Reagan Christensen, Eric Halhjem, Daniel Harbert, Emily Hovig, Elijah Jones, Kat Kirkpatrick, Kathryn Morris, Keenan Schott, Meg Travis and William Pohland. Congratulations to all the winners!

CyberKnights “Power Up” for the New Season
The King’s robotics team is back with a new game and a new robot! The season kicked off earlier this month and the team started designing a robot for this season’s game FIRST POWER UP. Students Madeleine Schwitters and Andrew LaPrade wrote about what the team is doing here.

Congratulations to Girls Soccer
Congratulations to our girls soccer coach, Nicole Gabelein, who was named the 1A All State Coach of the year! Senior Katie Stella was named 1A All State MVP and 1st Team Forward, Junior Emma Culberson made 2nd Team Defender and Senior Emma Fleming was named as Honorable Mention Midfielder as well. Congratulations to our Lady Knights! http://www.heraldnet.com/sports/area-girls-soccer-players-earn-all-state-honors/

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.

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.

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.

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!

Booster Club Looking for Treasurer
If you are interested in supporting the Booster Club and our student athletes, we would love to hear from you! The Booster Club is a parent-run group organized to support the junior high and senior high coaches, their programs, and our athletes with funding that goes beyond the school budget and the coaches’ salaries. Our mission is to work behind the scenes providing support to the King’s athletic program. The commitment for the position of Treasurer is a monthly board meeting, held on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. (August through June), reviews with the King’s Schools accountant, as well as handling incoming and outgoing expenses. We are looking to fill this position immediately. If you would like to join us, please contact Jill Morehead at (206) 769-2222 or sjgm1@comcast.net.

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.

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.

SCRIP News
There is no order deadline on January 22nd as previously published. The coordinator has jury duty and will not be available. The next order deadline for plastic cards will be February 5th  SCRIPNOW and Reloads are available anytime when paying with Presto Pay.

Coordinator needed: The SCRIP program is looking for a new coordinator starting next school year. It only requires a few hours each week (Monday and Thursday mornings when school is in session) and you receive a tuition discount. If you are interested, please contact Val Scheevel at scrip@kingsschools.org.

Stay Informed: Important information or changes about the SCRIP program will be posted on the King’s SCRIP Facebook page and in the Parent Post. Please be sure to check the SCRIP Facebook page often and read the Parent Post each week. The SCRIP section at www.kingsschools.org contains detailed information about how the SCRIP program works.