High School Weekly News | November 2

Please contact Theresa Cline at tcline@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Parents!

Fall Finals are November 5 and 6.  PTSA coordinates snacks and volunteers to show appreciation to our students. We can’t do it without your support! Please sign up to donate or share your time and smiles with students next week. http://bit.ly/2EQshH4

Thinking About a Mission Trip?

Please join us tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 3 for our annual Mission Trip Breakfast! The free breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. in the High School Student Lounge. Trip leaders will be available to answer questions and provide details on each trip.

Seattle National College Fair

The Seattle National College Fair will be held on November 3 from 12-4pm at the WA State Convention Center. This is the largest college fair in the Seattle area and will be a great opportunity for students of all ages to gather information on a large number of colleges. Hundreds of colleges will be in attendance, and there will be workshops offered throughout the day, including topics such as college selection, standardized testing, and financial aid.

Varsity Football Advances

Congratulations to the Knights football team who had a big 30-13 road win at South Whidbey last Friday night.  With the win, the Knights clinched second place in the North Sound Conference and secured a home playoff game tonight!.  The Knights will host Lynden Christian at 7 pm at Woolsey Stadium.  With a win, the team will advance to the first round of the state playoffs.  Good luck to our football team!

Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to the boys and girls cross-country teams for their strong showing at the bi-district meet this past Saturday.  The girls won the bi-district championship and qualified for the state meet this Saturday, November 3, at Sun Willows Golf Club in Pasco.  The girls team is currently ranked #1 in state.  The boys also qualified for the state meet by finishing 5th at the bi-district meet.  Good luck to our cross-country runners as they compete in Pasco this weekend.

Girls Soccer District Champs

Congratulations to the Lady Knights soccer team for their win over Lynden Christian this past Saturday to claim the District Championship.  The match was tied after 100 minutes so it was decided on Penalty Kicks with the Knights winning 4-2.  The team advances to the Bi-District Championship this Saturday, November 3, at 5 pm at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.  The Lady Knights will face Overlake.  Win or lose, the girls will host a first round state playoff match on November 6 or 7.  Good luck to our girls soccer team as they continue to defend the gold ball.

Girls Volleyball District Champs

Congratulations to our Volleyball team for their exciting 5 set win against Lynden Christian in the District Championship this past Tuesday! This is the first time since 2013 the Volleyball team has won the District Championship. With the win, the Lady Knights automatically advance to State, but first they will head up to Meridian High School on Saturday, November 3rd for a Bi-District match at 3:00 pm. The State Tournament will take place at the Yakima Sundome, November 9-10th where the team will have the chance to defend their State Title. Go Knights!

Important Final Exam Information

End-of-semester final exams are scheduled for Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. School is dismissed at 12:30 on November 6 and there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. 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. For planning purposes, the end-of-term final exams are scheduled for January 23, 24 and 25.

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. Cline. The deadline to appeal absences for this semester is Wednesday, November 14. Appeals received after the deadline will not be considered. You can find the KHS Attendance Policy in the KnightGuide.

Attention Parents of Boys Basketball Players

There is a mandatory parent meeting for any parents of a boy who is trying out for basketball this year. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, in the High School Learning Commons (formerly known as the Library). Please make every effort to attend the meeting to learn more about the program and the tryout process.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is announcing the launch of a weekly “Math Club” in the Learning Commons.  Top math students will be available to support students with math questions at all levels, from 7th grade math to Calculus!  Students can also drop by if they want to work on their math homework in a collaborative, group study environment.  We are also setting up an online chat room to help with questions outside of these hours.  This support is offered free of charge, Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm.