High School Weekly News | December 14

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

Senior Parent Social

Please save the date for a Senior Parent Social at the home of Greg & Susie Wright, hosted by the King’s Parent Council, on Thursday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30. More information to follow.

 Junior College Seminar Night

Junior College Seminar Night is right around the corner. Please save the date for Thursday, January 17 at 7pm in the Learning Commons. This is the biggest informational event of junior year – both students and parents are invited. We encourage someone from each family to attend. The Counseling staff will discuss junior and senior year timelines and college preparation. We will be joined by Representatives from Kaplan Test Prep as well as the University of Washington to discuss standardized testing and the college admissions process.

DECA Chapter Public Relations Project

The King’s DECA Chapter is starting a campaign this week to introduce a new approach toward mental health challenges on campus. Once a taboo subject, mental health at King’s has broken out of the stigma of the past. Adapting to the rest of the world, more people on campus are aware of mental health setbacks and illnesses, but the biggest step still poses a challenge to every student and teacher on campus: speaking up.

Through the use of social media, promotional flyers, and other Public Relations methods, the chapter is encouraging students to “Seize the Awkward” when it comes to mental health. They are spreading the important message that it doesn’t matter how you ask — all that matters is that you do. In the coming week and into early January, students will have many opportunities to learn more about this topic and to get involved and in learning more about personal mental health. By starting conversations about mental health now, the chapter hopes to prepare students for the challenges they may face after King’s High School and into their college years.

When it comes to mental health, awkward silences don’t have to be a bad thing. Learn how you can #SeizetheAwkward with someone you care about at SeizeTheAwkward.org a campaign sponsored by the Ad Council, and help the King’s DECA Chapter begin to change how we address mental health on campus. Students can keep an eye out for more this week at school, and they can check out @keepinupwithkhs and @decakings on Snapchat.

King’s Auction

At this busy time of year, it can seem like your to-do list just keeps getting longer and more complicated…if you have “donate item for the King’s Auction” on your list, we have tried to make it as easy as possible!  Just click this link for the Amazon wishlist and select an item to donate – it will be shipped directly to the school, so it’s an easy one to cross off your list! The 36th annual Benefit Auction is on Friday March 15 and it truly takes our whole King’s village to make this spectacular event come together.  We so appreciate every family’s efforts in contributing and thank you for thinking of this during your holiday shopping!

Homecoming!

King’s Families, ASB is hard at work planning fun activities for Homecoming next week.  Could you help by providing a specific snack, Fruit-by-the-Foot?  Please deliver by 12/17 to Mrs. White.  Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084AACAC2CA3FF2-asbhomecoming

Freshman and Sophomore Parent Social

Parents of Freshmen and Sophomores, mark your calendars for the 9th and 10th Grade Parent Social on Saturday January 12th!  This parents-only night is a great time to catch up with old friends and make new ones!  Join us at  A Very Taki Tiki Bar & Grill  518 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020 · in  downtown Edmonds anytime from 7-11 pm. Kindly RSVP 9th grade –tericlowers@gmail.com 10th grade- nikkichristophilis@frontier.com

*Note to parents of both Juniors and Freshmen or Sophomores:  The 11th Grade Parent Social is also being planned for January 12.  Recognizing there are several families with students in multiple grades, venues were chosen within a short walk of each other so you can catch up with friends from both classes! Hope to see you there!