Kings Local School District 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com, 314- 4654; or Kim Kietterer— “The committee was impressed by the care and dedication you have shown to your firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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- email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!! email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com 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.