High School Weekly News | April 13

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

Dance Planned for TONIGHT!
The Sophomore Class Council is looking forward to seeing everyone TONIGHT at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The theme is “Out of This World/Space.” There will be a costume contest so come in your best space themed attire. Our own Lewis Going will be the DJ for an experience that will be out of this world! Volleyball and basketball courts are included on the dance perimeter so you can play a game instead of dancing. Sunset is at 7:55 which will be the best time for pictures. Although there is ample parking, carpooling is encouraged. Questions? Contact Mrs. Denton, Sophomore Class Advisor at kdenton@kingsschools.org

Student Council
Are you looking for a way to give back to your school community? Are you looking for opportunities to grow as a leader? Do you enjoy planning events and reaching out to your fellow students? Then Class Council might be for you! Student Council applications are now available here  or from Mrs. White in the main office. Applications must be returned by Wednesday, May 2nd in order to run for class president, vice president, activities, spiritual life, homecoming, administrator, or public representative.

Freshman and Sophomore Girls! Navigate Girls Group
This spring, Navigate Family Therapy is offering a group for Freshman and Sophomore Girls to learn how to navigate the ups and downs of everyday life. For six weeks, girls will have the opportunity to explore key elements of self-awareness, compassion, and stress reduction through engaging group discussions, reflection, journaling, art projects and other fun experiences. The group will run on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. April 18th through May 23rd in Edmonds. For further information, contact the group leader, Hannah Eaton, at: hannah@navigatefamilytherapy.com.

Announcing Junior Senior Ball!
The Class of 2019 is excited to announce this year’s Junior Senior Ball, held in honor of the Class of 2018, onboard the Argosy Cruise Lines brand new ship, the Salish Explorer, on Friday, May 4th. The theme for the cruise is “Illuminate.” Tickets sales will take place during lunch starting Wednesday, April 18th through Friday, April 20th. Tickets prices and lots of additional details are available here. If you are a member of the Class of 2020, save the date for next year’s JSB planned for Friday, May 3, 2019!

Attention Seniors
If you ordered graduation announcements or other items from National Achiever last fall, your orders are here! A representative from National Achiever will be in the Student Lounge during lunch next Friday, April 20th to distribute the orders. If you are unable to pick up your order on Friday, please see Mrs. Kelly.

CyberKnights Win Chairman’s Award and Advance to World Championships
The CyberKnights did it again! They just competed at the FIRST Robotics PNW District Championships where they made it to the semi-finals. They won the Chairman’s Award which recognizes them for bringing robotics to students in Uganda, Vietnam, Hong Kong and to students with special needs. The team is now ranked 8th of 152 in the PNW Region (Washington, Oregon, Alaska) and is headed to Houston next week to compete in the World Championships against teams from all over the world. They will be competing for the Chairman’s Award again at the World Championships! Good luck CyberKnights!

If you are interested in learning more about joining the CyberKnights, they are recruiting for many roles including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software development, business planning, marketing and much more! No experience necessary!  Contact mthompson@kingsschools.org to be added to the recruiting list for an upcoming information session.

Sophomore College Seminar Night
The Sophomore College Seminar Night will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00pm in the Learning Commons. The Counseling staff will provide information on high school course tracking, junior year, and college timelines. Questions about the event? Contact Mrs. Hanson at chanson@kingsschools.org.

Summer Opportunities Fair
Students are invited to stop by the Learning Commons on Friday, April 20th during lunch to learn about summer programs available to them.  Representatives from Peak 7 Adventures (Christian wilderness training program), Experience America (Fashion & Technology camps at UW & USC), The Muscular Dystrophy Association, and King’s Summer Camps (College Essay Writing Workshop, Debate & Speech, Film as Narrative) will be available to answer questions. Summer is a great time to pursue an interest, gain a skill, and build your college resume. So, please stop by to learn more. For more information, contact Mrs. Hanson at chanson@kingsschools.org.

Seattle Spring College Fair
The Seattle Spring College Fair will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00am-1:00 p.m. at Seattle University in the Connolly Center (550 14th Ave, Seattle). This is a great opportunity for students at any grade level to gather initial information on colleges in one location. You are highly encouraged to register in advance for the event at http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/ . By registering early, you will receive a personalized bar code that schools can scan, rather than having to write out your information for each individual school. Questions? Contact Mrs. Hanson at chanson@kingsschools.org.

Father Daughter Dance
King’s High School will be holding its bi-annual Father-Daughter Dance at the Seattle Golf Club on Saturday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Girls, invite your father (or grandfather, uncle, another father-figure in your life) for an evening of dinner, entertainment, dessert and dancing.  This a great chance to dress up (attire is semi-formal) and spend a special evening with your #1 fan. Questions? Please contact Laura Fleming at: lfleming68@hotmail.com

Attendance Appeals
If you have received notification that your student has exceeded the number of allowable absences for this semester 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, April 20th. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interested in Trying out for KHS Cheer?  Mark Your Calendar!! 

  • We will have a mandatory meeting for students at lunch in Ms. Wasson’s room, room 301 in Ella Kay Ness on Tuesday, April 24th.
  • Mandatory parent meeting of students interested in trying out on Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm in room 301 of Ella Kay Ness.
  • Tryouts will be May 8-11. Additional details will be available as the date approaches.