High School Newsletter 2/26/2021

Please contact Jin You at jyou@kingsschools.org if you have any questions.

Chinese New Year Celebration
On Friday, February 19th the International Club hosted a first time-ever Virtual Chinese New Year Event. International students presented the history of Chinese New Year while sharing personal stories from their home and demonstrated, via video, how to make homemade dumplings and Chinese lanterns made of oranges; they also encouraged guests to share their own stories, play games and by the end of the night, several students had won prizes for participating. It was a very wonderful opportunity for our community to be a part of this special International event.

Pet Food Drive
Hello King’s Parents and Students! ASB would like to inform everyone that there is a Pet Food Drive happening next week, March 1st through March 5th, for all those who want to donate. A lot of owners are struggling to maintain their pet’s upkeep because COVID has left a lot of people without steady revenue. So, let us give owners a helping hand by bringing unopened packs of wet or dry cat and dog food to collect and donate to Seattle Humane Society’s open-door food drive, where owners can get what they need for free!
Just remember, students: Drop off your donations in your first-block classrooms for your class to be considered for a prize, given to the class who collects the most food!
Thank you, everyone, and God Bless us all during COVID.

College Corner

Juniors
Junior College Counseling Meeting: Starting in December through March, all junior families are invited to make an appointment to discuss individual college plans. Please use this link to select a time to meet on Teams. https://signup.com/go/FTZcxgN
April/May College Planning Workshop: Juniors are invited to join a college planning workshop. We will meet for five sessions on Wednesday afternoons. The dates are April 14, 21, 28 and May 5 and 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. This workshop will be low stress! It is designed to give you a better understanding of what will be expected on college applications. We will review application requirements, college deadlines, scholarship strategies, and college essay requirements. The goal is to help you to feel more confident. Please use this link to sign-up. https://signup.com/go/MkbhkFA
Junior College Counseling Team: Please check our Team weekly to learn about interesting opportunities. For example, I recently posted college opportunities for virtual enrichment classes being offered for high school students. Check it out!

Sophomores
Sophomore College Counseling Meeting: Starting in March through May, sophomore families are invited to make an appointment to discuss individual college and academic plans. Please use this link to select a time to meet on Teams. https://signup.com/go/FepqADL

Freshman
• Freshman Family College Night March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will focus on academic and extracurricular planning for college. This will be a Zoom meeting and a link will be sent closer to the date.

Grades 9 – 11

• Virtual College Fairs https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events: This is a great opportunity to meet with college admission representatives to learn more about their campus and programs.
• Revolution Prep is excited to offer our families a 3-night webinar series hosted by Peter Van Buskirk, a veteran of the selective college admission process with 35 years of experience — 12 of them as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Franklin & Marshall College. Peter travels the country speaking to groups of students and parents to help families find student-centered solutions in college planning. His high-energy, interactive programs bring much-needed transparency into the selection process, and provide students the tools to identify and be admitted to colleges that are the “best fit” for them. We hope you will join us for these exciting and informative events by registering here https://www.revolutionprep.com/webinars/