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                                                                          Electronic Blackboard News
                                                   Upcoming Events                         May 17: Kings Junior High Band Concert, 7 p.m. in
                May 5, 2011
                                                                                           the KHS auditorium.
        www.kingslocal.net
                                   May 5-7: KHS Drama Department presents Children
                                   of Eden, 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.                   May 18: 6-12 Grade Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. in the
                                                                                           KHS auditorium.
                                   May 6: SLE Kids Art Fair, 5-7 p.m.
                                                                                           May 19: Kings Junior High Choir Concert, 7 p.m. in
                                   May 11: CES Art Show, 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                           the KHS auditorium.
                                   May 14: The Kings Kloset is open 9‐11 a.m. This free
                                                                                           May 24: Kings High School Choir Concert, 6 p.m. in
  Wild Knight to Re-               store offers gently used men's, women's and chil-
                                                                                           the KHS auditorium.
  member—May 14                    dren's clothing. It is located at the Kings Education
                                   Center, 1797 King Ave. For more information contact     May 25: District-wide 4th Grade Chorus Concert, 7:30
 Reservations can still be                                                                 p.m. in the KHS auditorium.
                                   Tracy Porcelli at tporcelli@cinci.rr.com or 697‐8263.
 made for our big athletic
                                   May 16: Kings High School Band Concert, 7 p.m. in       May 31: CES Band Concert, 7 p.m. at CES.
fundraiser—A Wild Knight
 to Remember. This year,           the KHS auditorium.                                     June 1: CES Chorus Concert, 7 p.m. in the CES gym.
  there is an open bar 6-7
 p.m. The dinner choices
  are delicious and the DJ
promises to draw you onto
      the dance floor.

 This year’s auction items
   are incredible. They in-
clude dinner and shopping
gift cards, teeth whitening
 services, party packages,
cosmetic and spa services,
 Coach bags and accesso-
 ries, a television, a Kindle
     and so much more!

Game on! We need to raise
 money for our incredible                                                                                                            http://
junior and senior high ath-                                                                                                  www.kingslocal.net/
letic programs. Come join                                                                                                   Lists/Announcements/
   us for a great time that                                                                                                     DispForm.aspx?
  benefits our great kids.                                                                                                          ID=146
 Send your response cards
 in right away. If you need        Mrs. Wittig Wins Outstanding Mentor Award
  information or want an
                                   Congratulations to Mrs. Joyce Wittig of Kings High School. She recently won the Outstanding Mentor Award
  invitation contact: Gina
                                   from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Kings alumni Caroline McDonald nomi-
           Hakes—
                                   nated Mrs. Wittig for the award.
ghakes@cinci.rr.com, 314-
  4654; or Kim Kietterer—          “The committee was impressed by the care and dedication you have shown to your
kimketterer@cinci.rr.com,          students and your achievements in and outside the classroom,” wrote Sriram
          604-3748.                Mohan, Chair of the Honors and Award Committee and Assistant Professor of
                                   Computer Science & Software Engineering.

                                   Congratulations Mrs. Wittig!

                                   Caroline McDonald is a junior at RHIT majoring in Chemical Engineering. She spent
                                   the past two summers at the Air Force Research Lab.
                                                                                    Children of Eden is this weekend! The cast
                                                                                    and production crew at Kings High School
                                                                                    have been working hard on another great
                                                                                    show.

                                                                                    This year you can order Advance Tickets for
                                                                                    the show. Please click the following link for
                                                                                    the order form and more information.

                                                                                    http://www.kingslocal.net/sites/kings/
                                                                                    Documents/KHS_AdvancedTickets.pdf




                                Congratulations to the following students who received awards at last
                               night’s Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) Awards and Reception spon‐
                                                    sored by the Taft Art Museum:

                               Kyle Etter and Grant Leung—$100 Gift Certificate to Plaza Art Supplies.

                                               Brandon Burns—$1,200 college scholarship.

                                               Alex McMahan—$1,500 college scholarship.




   The SLE Kids Art Fair is Coming Soon!                                        Kings Spiritwear Spring Sale          Sports Summer Camps

5-7 p.m. Friday, May 6. in the South Lebanon                                  Kings Spiritwear is having a huge         Click the link below for
            Elementary Cafeteria.                                             Spring Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satur-      more information about
                                                                                         day, May 7!                  this year’s Sports Summer
 Your child has just completed their master piece                                                                               Camps!
in class. Please join us to look at artwork from every student at SLE. Each   The Kings Spiritwear Store, located
  artwork will be professionally framed. You may purchase the frame at          in Kings High School, has lots of             http://
  the show. This is an art fundraiser and our school gets a percentage of     items marked down to make room          www.kingslocal.net/sites/
  each frame sold. The price is $29.95. (With tax $31.90) Bring a check,       for new merchandise coming this         kings/Athletics_Main/
  cash or credit card the day of the show. If you do not wish to purchase      fall. This will be the last time the        Documents/
  the frame, please come and join us for the show. It is free to come and     store will be open until next school        SportsSummer-
 look!! Check out all of the amazing artists at SLE!! If you wish to volun-    year, so come stock up on all your         Camps2011.pdf
    teer at the show, please e-mail Miss Shull at sshull@kingslocal.net.      Kings gear—and pickup a bargain or
                                                                                                two!


                               May 5, 2011                                                                  Page 2
         Donate to the Cody Mayo Fund
      Help KJH Students get to Washington DC

Every year the Kings Junior High 8th graders attend
  Washington D.C. This trip can be expensive for
many families, but is so important to our students.

The Cody Mayo Fund was created to offer scholar-
 ships so all students can attend KJH school spon-
  sored field trips. Primarily, this fund assists 8th
graders wishing to go on the Washington D.C. trip
                      in the fall.                                              Things That Make us Smile

 Unfortunately, the economic downturn has hurt           On Thursday, April 28, the South Lebanon Elementary 4th Grade and 1st
this fund. The junior high is asking for donations to            Grade Choruses presented Things That Make us Smile.
  the Cody Mayo Fund—no amount is too small.

 If you would like to make a donation or would like     KJH Students Make Improvements to Nature Trail
more information please contact Brent Allen at 398      For the past five years students in Vonda Fruhwirth’s class at Kings Junior
 -8050 ext. 12009 or ballen@kingslocal.net; or Re-      High have been working on a nature trail behind the junior high and sta-
        becca Vehr at 398-8050 ext. 12000 or            dium. They’ve cleared giant honeysuckle shrubs, laid mulch, built bird
rvehr@kingslocal.net. Checks should be made pay-        houses, a bird blind, and planted native wildflowers.
           able to The Cody Mayo Fund.
                                                        Most recently the students planted trees along the trail thanks to generous
The Cody Mayo Fund was created in honor of Cody         donations from Harris, Lowes, Home Depot, and Natorps. And the Deer-
 Mayo, a KJH student who died from cancer in his        field Township Parks Department donated a lot of mulch.
 8th grade year. Although his cancer was quite ad-
                                                        Harris Broadcast Communications— a business offering products, sys-
    vanced, he went to Washington D.C. with his
                                                        tems, and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for
   friends. The character and strength he showed
                                                        broadcast, satellite and out-of-home networks—recently moved to Kings
  through this ordeal was nothing short of heroic.
                                                        Mills and wanted to work with the junior high on an Earth Day project. Af-
The Washington D.C. trip was one of the last things
                                                        ter talking with Mrs. Fruhwirth, it was decided that they would donate
    Cody was able to enjoy before passing away.
                                                        trees and a sign for the Kings Nature Trail.
The school now collects money in Cody’s name so
                                                        Anne Jacobs with Harris contacted several local business’ to get the trees.
that those who may not otherwise have an oppor-
                                                        Thanks to the donation students were able to plant Dogwood Trees, Ma-
    tunity to take this awesome trip get to go.
                                                        ples and Birch Trees along the trail.

                                                                              Ben Ingling Is
                                                                              pictured plant-
                                                                              ing a birch
                                                                              tree.




                            May 5, 2011                                                           Page 3
                                 Kings Alum Named Outstanding Sophomore at Honors Convocation
An area resident attending Ashland University – Valerie Grosso of Loveland – has been named the Outstanding Sophomore in the Department
of Inclusive Service and Exceptional Learners at Ashland University's Academic Honors Convocation. The convocation was held Sunday, April
                                                      10, at Ashland University's Chapel.
   Grosso is a sophomore Intervention Specialist major. She is the daughter of Ronald and Sally Grosso. She is a 2009 graduate of Kings High
                                                                    School.
      Grosso was chosen from a very prestigious group of students within the department for her academic and personal achievements.
  The purpose of the 2011 Academic Honors Convocation Awards Ceremony is to celebrate academic achievement, promote community and
                                          recognize outstanding students by each Department.
 Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private institution conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Co-
  lumbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of
              strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.



         CES Students Create Art for Anti-Bullying Campaign
The 5th grade students at Columbia Elementary have been very involved in the
 district-wide and building Anti-Bullying Campaign. In an effort to reach more
              students, CES held an Anti-Bullying Poster Contest.

  All 5th graders had the chance to create a poster. Mrs. Detmer-Bogaert nar-
rowed the selection down to 24 and then the students selected the top 10 post-
        ers. Those posters will now be on display throughout the building.

     Winning artists are: Anna Edman, Kristen Kuntz, Maddie Aruri, Eliza
  Hammond, Jayla Wagoner, Casey Kowitz, Gabi Holland, Madi Schowalter,
 Sophie Carlin, Josie Adams, Amber Mitchell, Karleigh Conner, Mady Gilbert,
                                                                                              The Final Flight of the KME Birds
Alana Alexander, Tracey Edwards, Anthony Harron, Isaac Shunn, Tim Davis and
                             Savannah Mussari.                                       After 10 years of Birds at Kings Mills Elementary, it’s the
                                                                                     end of an era. Students in Katie Heagen’s 4th grade art
                                                                                              classes at KME recently finished creating Paper
                                                                                              Mache birds. Mrs. Heagen has worked with stu-
                                                                                             dents on this project for a decade, with every class
                                                                                            looking forward to the year when they got to make
                                                                                                                  the Birds.

                                                                                            Camryn Hoelle created Sweet Tart the Candy Bird.
                                                                                            She was inspired by her love of candy and her sis-
                                                                                            ter. The colorful bird features long curly hair, bub-
                                                                                              ble gum rappers and a balloon that looks like a
                                                                                             blowing bubble! The birds come in all shapes and
                                                                                                sizes. You can see them on display at KME.

                                                                                            Pictured from left are: Anna Claire Barker (sitting) -
                                                                                              Ronald McDonald Bird, Jeremy Mussari—Santa
                                                                                                 Bird, Cody Cooke (sitting) - Yum Yum, Nick
                                                                                              Schauer—Frosty the Snowbird, Camryn Hoelle
                                                                                            (sitting) Sweet Tart the Candy Bird, Nora Combs—
                                                                                                  The Great Lion Tamer, and Erin Seccia—
                                                                                                            Woodstock.

                                                                                    Mrs. Heagen has a new project lined up for next year and it
                                                                                                 should be bigger and better!



                              May 5, 2011                                                                 Page 4
                                                        Kings “Dream Bowl” to Raise Money for Football Program
                                 The football program at Kings High School has announced plans to host a "Dream Bowl" on Saturday, June 18.
                                 "Dream Bowl" is a fully padded, full contact football game played at Kings High School stadium. The game will
                                 raise money for the Kings Football program. The game is open to friends of Kings Football who are 25 or older
                                 and graduated from Kings, live in the Kings School District or work in the district.
                               "We're trying to make the experience of playing in Dream Bowl as unique as possible,” said Dream Bowl organ‐
                               izer Kerry McKiernan. "We want to give our players a lifetime memory and the feeling they did something
          Andy Olds
                             good for the football program.” Players interested in playing in the Dream Bowl have until May 20 to register.
  Kings High School Football
                             The game is limited to the first 80 players. Players can register online at www.kingsfootball.com. All players will
            Coach
                             complete a registration questionnaire detailing their expectations and experience level. Tickets for the game will
     398-8050 ext. 12021
                             be sold in advance and on game day for $5. Family packages are also available.
    aolds@kingslocal.net
                             More information on Dream Bowl is also available through the Kings Football office at 398-8050 ext. 12021.
                                                                               Dream Bowl Mission
      Kerry McKiernan
                                  The Dream Bowl is a charity football game benefitting the Kings Football Family. Its mission is to strengthen our
  Kings High School Dream
                                football program by providing an opportunity for friends and fans to share a unique football experience. Dream Bowl
            Bowl
                                  makes it possible for those whose prime has passed to play the game they love for the reasons they choose. The
          604-7835
                                     Dream Bowl is sportsmanship, teamwork, pride and respect. It’s one more chance to make one more play.
          kmckier-
  nan@telestarmedia.com                    http://www.kingslocal.net/sites/kings/Athletics_Main/Documents/DreamBowlBrochure.pdf



                         Kings’ Flying Pigs                                                                 JFB.

Last weekend, many Kings staff members and students participated in        Peggy Allen from SLE ran the full marathon and finished with a time of
the Flying Pig Marathon. Many ran the half marathon, and some even           4:45! Peggy said she ran to celebrate her 50th birthday this year!
                    completed the full marathon.
                                                                           Jessica Sattler, also from SLE, ran the half marathon and finished with
At Kings Junior High Dave Barta, Chris Boylan and Julia Cabral ran the                                 a time of 1:54:07.
half marathon. Chris shaved 7 minutes off last year’s time and came in
                                                                           For the first time ever Matt Jenkins from KME ran the Flying Pig Half-
 at 2:39:13. Mr. Barta finished with a time of 1:50 and Mrs. Cabral fin-
                                                                           Marathon. He finished with a time of 2:05:10. The half marathon was
                      ished with a time of 2:15:43.
                                                                            also a first for Hope Milthaler from KHS. She ran with a group from
                                                            Robyn Ber-     Vineyard Community Church in support of a young man trying to lose
                                                             sani from                          weight and change his lifestyle.
                                                             KME ran a              Ben Tilton from KHS ran the half marathon as well.
                                                             relay with
                                                            Stacey Ver-    Every year a group of students from KME participate in the Flying Pig
                                                            mette from              Kids Marathon. Congratulations to those students!




                                                                                                          Calamity Days Makeup Plan
                                                                                                  Kings Local School District will need to extend
                                                                                                   its school year to make up calamity days. Due
                    KJH Football 2011 Registration And Sign-up                                      to several winter storms this year the district
                                                                                                     has used seven calamity days. Recent state
         Who: All 6th and 7th Grade Boys interested in playing KJH Football
                                                                                                     legislation has increased the number of ex-
                          Where: KJH Multi-Purpose Room
                                                                                                     cused calamity days from three to five. The
            When: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 ,and Thursday, May 26
                                                                                                  district will need to make up two calamity days.
Why: Complete Participation Documents will be available as well as Spirit Pack Ordering,
        KJH Football Camp Registration and Red Helmet Club Memberships.                             As established on the district calendar, we
                                                                                                    will make up our two additional calamity
Please make checks payable to Kings Football. If you cannot attend one of the sign-up eve-
                                                                                                   days on Friday, June 3, and Monday, June 6.
             nings, please contact Coach Karabinus at 398-8050 ext. 12030.




                               May 5, 2011                                                                  Page 5
                Northern Cincinnati Basketball Camps                                         3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser
                        at Kings High School                                       On May 21st the Kings High School Community Service Commit-
                                                                                      tee will be hosting a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to raise
Camps are conducted by Mike Stevens- Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach and
                                                                                        money for their 9/11 National Day of Service Project.
           John Karabinus- Women’s Varsity Basketball Coach
                                                                                     Grades 5 through 12 are invited to participate. Games brackets
           For additional information or a camp application visit                    are divided by school. Games begin at 10 a.m. for 5th and 6th
                      www.northerncincyhoops.com                                     grade teams, 12 p.m. for the Junior High School Teams, and 2
                                                                                                         p.m. for High School.
                             Boys: June 20-23
                                                                                             All games will be played at the Columbia Gym. The cost
                     All Day Camp/League:                                                    per team is $20. Winners will receive gift cards and cash
            Entering Grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                        prizes. Student drop off and team sign in will begin at
                                                                                                    9:30 a.m. in the Columbia side gym door.
                        Girls: June 27-30
            Entering Grades 4-8, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                        Feel free to bring a few extra dollars to buy some re-
                                                                                              freshments. Questions? E-mail khs3on3@yahoo.com
                  Little Dribblers: June 27-30                                                 for additional information about the tournament. Be
                      Boys & Girls Entering Grades K-3                                          sure to have all forms and money turned into your
                                                                                                          school’s office by May 6.
                           12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
                                                                                     Click the link below for the 3 on 3 Sign up and Liability Waiver
                       Shooting Camp: July 11-14                                                                   form.
                 Entering Grades 4-7, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
                                                                                         http://www.kingslocal.net/sites/kings/Athletics_Main/
                Entering Grades 8-12, 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                                         Documents/3on3Waiver.pdf
      All Camps are held at Kings High School and Kings Junior High


                                                           KJH Cheerleading Tryouts
                             Clinics for KJH Cheerleading Tryouts will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 10-13 in the KJH gym.
              The actual tryouts will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in the KJH gym. Click the links below for important information.

                         http://www.kingslocal.net/sites/kings/Athletics_Main/Documents/CheerTryoutsEvaluation.pdf

                            http://www.kingslocal.net/sites/kings/Athletics_Main/Documents/CheerTryoutsForm.pdf


                            KJH Soccer                   You can be part of an award-winning                         sium
                                                          team! Join the amazing Kings High               What to bring: yourself in
                   Attention all future 7th and 8th
                                                                 School Color Guard!                     some comfortable clothing
                       Grade Boys and Girls…
                                                                                                         Why: just to see if you might
                    Kings Junior High will have           Open to ALL students grades 9 thru 12!          like being in color guard!
Boy’s and Girl’s soccer teams for the fall of 2011.    No previous experience is necessary! Even a       Then, if you find that you like it and want to
 If you are interested in playing, please e-mail the    senior can be a ‘newbie’! Express yourself          join there will be 2 “try out” days—
appropriate coach with the following information:      through dancing…or tossing a flag…or spin‐
                                                            ning a sabre…or catching a rifle!                 When: 6-9 p.m. May 23 and 26
1. Name; 2. Contact information (including e-mail
                                                                                                          Where: Kings Junior High School Gymna-
    and phone number); 3. Soccer experience (no           Be a major part of the visual effect of the                       sium
               experience is needed!).                    Marching Band…make new friends… go              Why: to find out where you best fit in the
There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m.                           places!                                         guard!
  Monday, May 16, in the KJH Multi-Purpose                Still not sure if color guard is your thing?    Remember: ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS
                      Room.                                     Here’s your chance to find out:            EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO JOIN
    Boys should contact Coach Doug Moon at                One day of “open clinic” that you may at‐                 COLOR GUARD!!!
          dmoon@franklynnusa.com.                        tend with absolutely no obligation to join…      Questions? E-mail the color guard director
Girls should contact Coach Crystal Roman-Shively           When: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 18                      at: jmaegly@kingslocal.net
           at speedy3941@yahoo.com.                       Where: Kings Junior High School Gymna-


                                May 5, 2011                                                                    Page 6
                                                       Kindergarten and New Student Registration
Kings Local School District
                                  If you were unable to attend the April 12 Kindergarten Registration please contact Central Reg-
                                   istration to make an appointment to register your child. For more information contact Tammy
1797 King Ave.                               Schnetzer in Central Registration at 459-2932 or tschnetzer@kingslocal.net.
PO Box 910
Kings Mills , Ohio 45034           You’ll also need to see Mrs. Schnetzer if you are registering a new student or need to change
                                                                     any of your information.
Lindsay Braud
Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: 513.398.8050 ext. 10014
Fax: 513.229.7590
E-mail: lbraud@kingslcoal.net

                                                                                                                Students at CES
                                                                                                                learned to dance
www.kingslocal.net                                                                                              from the best.
                                                                                                                Shaun Hamilton, a
                                                                                                                world champion
                                                                                                                jump roper, and
   Kings is on Facebook!
                                                                                                                Willie Ames, world
     Find us at: http://                                                                                        champion jump
   www.facebook.com/                                                                                            roper and former
    pages/Kings-Local-                                                                                          Chicago Bears
           School-                                                                                              football player,
 District/153808451339104                                                                                       taught students to
                                                                                                                shake their grove
                                                                                                                thing John Tra-
                                                     volta style. Students learned several line dances, how to count their moves
                                                     with the beat and more! Emily Flecker, Lauren Goslee and Jessica Bilbrey
                                                     are pictured.

				
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