J.F. Burns Elementary School News

Blog Entries - 2017

Kings hosting Supply Drive for Houston on 9/2 from 10-5 at Western Row Plaza.

Knights Host Supply Drive for Houston

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Are you wondering how you can help the residents of Houston? On Saturday, September 2, a Kings Local School District Bus will be parked in the Western Row Center parking lot (corner of Columbia Rd. and Western Row Rd.) from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to accept

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Early Release on First Day of School

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Early Release WILL be observed on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16.  Students will be dismissed from their respective school building one-hour early every Wednesday throughout the entire school year.  Our staff utilizes this time for

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Early Dismissal Thursday, January 5, 2017

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Good Afternoon Knight Nation, We have been monitoring the weather carefully this morning.  It appears that a band of heavy snow will be hitting our area around regular dismissal time.  In order to be sure that all students and staff arrive home

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All Evening Activities CANCELED for 1/5/2017

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Due to inclement weather, all buildings will close at 3:00 p.m. today.  All evening activities are canceled.

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Staff In-Service Day October 13

Posted on: October 11, 2017

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 13, 2017, for a Staff In-Service Day. Classes will resume on Monday, October 16.

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Marco's Pizza Nights

Posted on: October 10, 2017

Please join J.F. Burns on October 11 for our fundraising event with Marco's Pizza in Landen! Marco's is located at 3251 Montgomery Rd near the Columbia Rd intersection and phone is 513-677-1300. J.F. Burns earns 15% of the total sales and every

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Martha Holden Jennings Award Winner, Jill Mohr

Kings Teacher Named Jennings Fellow

Posted on: October 9, 2017

The Kings Local School District would like to congratulate J.F. Burns Elementary First Grade Teacher, Jill Mohr for being named a 2017 Jennings Fellow by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. Jill is only one of 13 chosen from the thousands of public school

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KHS Senior, Drew Dailey Lands Perfect ACT Score

KHS Senior Lands Perfect ACT

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Kings High School is proud to announce our first perfect ACT in many years from senior, Drew Dailey. In March, Ohio students could take the college entrance exam for free as part of new testing requirements from the state. Drew scored his perfect 36 on his

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Bradford Learning Commons Open House Invitation

Bradford Learning Commons Ribbon Cutting/Open House

Posted on: September 28, 2017

The Kings High School Bradford Media Center was renovated over the summer and has a new look and a new name!  Please join us as we host a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Bradford Learning Commons on Tuesday, October 10 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The

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Kings to Lose Tax Dollars Due to Recent Annexation

Posted on: September 27, 2017

On Thursday, September 21, the Village of South Lebanon voted to annex the Peter’s Cartridge Factory property away from Hamilton Township. This decision to annex was made without communicating with the Kings Local School District. Annexation is a legal

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Free and Reduced Lunch Opportunity

Posted on: September 22, 2017

The Kings Food Service Department is a member of the National School Lunch Program. With this program, they offer a Free and Reduced Meal Program. Free and Reduced-price lunches are available to students who qualify and meet the eligibility guidelines.

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Treasurer Announcement of Vacancy

Kings Seeking New Treasurer

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Kings Treasurer, Shaun Bevan has accepted the position of Treasurer for the Mason City School District. Mr. Bevan has served as Treasurer for 3 years, and he will begin his new position at Mason on October 9, 2017. Under Mr. Bevan's leadership, the district

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Kings State Report Card and Quality Profile

Posted on: September 15, 2017

The Ohio Department of Education today released its 2016-2017 report card results for the state’s school districts.  The report card data was collected from state-mandated testing that Ohio students completed last spring.   The ODE uses the

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Rumble for the Ribbon Game 10/20

Posted on: September 15, 2017

On Friday, October 20,  Kings and Loveland will come together for the annual Rumble for the Ribbon Game. This year’s game will be hosted by Loveland. This annual matchup between Kings and Loveland has earned the honor of being the #1 Pink Ribbon

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BOE Work Session Time Change

Posted on: September 7, 2017

The Kings Board of Education will meet for their monthly Work Session on Tuesday, September 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the Kings Education Center.  Please note that the time has changed from previous scheduled Work Sessions.

 

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Niche Ranks Kings Local Schools #7 in Cincy

Posted on: August 24, 2017

The 2018 Niche K-12 rankings have been released and we are thrilled to report that the Kings Local School District is ranked #7 in the Cincinnati Metro Area, up from #10 last year.  Additionally, Kings improved eight places to #30 in all of Ohio! Niche

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District Solar Eclipse Viewing Plan

Posted on: August 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun. This is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United

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Parent Emergency Notification 2017-2018 School Year

Posted on: August 11, 2017

The Kings Local School District takes the safety and security of our staff and students very seriously. As part of an Ohio Revised Code requirement, the District is required to inform students and parents/guardians before the first day of school each year of

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Save the Date for the 22nd Annual Kings Homecoming 5K & Mile Fun Run

Posted on: August 4, 2017

The Kings Cross Country team would like to invite the entire Kings Community to the 22nd annual Kings Homecoming 5K & Mile Fun Run on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, beginning 6:15 p.m. at Kings Stadium. This has grown to be a fun community event! Grab

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School Fee Changes for the 2017-2018 School Year

Posted on: August 4, 2017

In an effort to be fiscally responsible, the Kings Administration reviewed and analyzed school fees for each grade level for the 2017-2018 school year. The fees were calculated based on the consumable supplies (paper, workbooks, planners) that will be used by

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Kings Kloset Back to School Supply Drive

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Kings Kloset Back to School Supply Drive The Kings Kloset will hold a school supplies drive on August 8th during the school packet pick up at KHS. A donation box will be placed near the packet pick-up table for anyone to donate.  Donations will support

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2017-2018 Kings Athletic Season Passes Now On Sale!

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Be sure to get your 2017-2018 Kings Athletics Season Pass!  The pass is good for all HOME athletic events.  There are several purchase options available. Purchase online or fill out this form and either mail or hand deliver to the Kings Athletic

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Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Do your back-to-school clothing and school supply shopping during the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday.  This weekend from Friday, August 4 at 12:00 a.m. through Sunday, August 6 at 11:59 p.m., enjoy sales tax-free shopping! During the holiday, the following

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Bus Routes Available on 8/9/17

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted on Wednesday, August 9.  Please visit Kings Transportation on our website. 

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In Loving Memory of Jonah John Lantz

Posted on: July 31, 2017

Our district is mourning the loss of incoming 8th grader, Jonah Lantz. He passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Jonah will be remembered for his great personality, contagious smile and gift of being known by everyone. Funeral services will be held

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Date Change for July Board Meeting

Posted on: June 21, 2017

The Kings Board of Education will only meet once in the month of July.  There will be no work session and the regular meeting will be held on THURSDAY, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. Please note the day and time change.

The Board will follow its regular schedule in August.

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HOMEARAMA Offers Special Discount for Kings Community

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Don’t miss this year’s Homearama in the Rivercrest Subdivision!  It will take place July 8-23. Homearama® is happy to offer the lowest ticket prices found anywhere with a portion of each sale going back to the Kings Local School

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Kings Wellness Policy and Approved Classroom Snack List

Posted on: May 26, 2017

The Kings Board of Education approved a new Wellness Policy for the District at their May meeting.  This year the District used a committee to evaluate the previous plan and to update the plan for our students.  Additionally, the committee developed

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Kings Offers FREE Summer Lunch Program

Posted on: May 12, 2017

The Kings Local School District, in partnership with the South Lebanon Community Center/Joshua’s Place Community Outreach Organization, is participating in a Summer Meal Program. The program will provide FREE meals to children between 1 and 18 years of

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Important Alert re: Computer Virus

Posted on: May 4, 2017

There is a virus circulating across the country, and also through our domain right now that includes the subject line:(insert name) has shared a document on Google Docs with youThe virus is executed when the link in the email is clicked on. Do not open

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KHS Ranked #20 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on: April 26, 2017

U.S. News & World Report released their Best High Schools Rankings for 2017 this week and Kings High School has again been named among the best high schools in the nation!  KHS ranked #509 out of more than 22,000 public high schools in the nation,

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JFB's Bev Kassner Named OAESA Secretary of the Year

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Congratulations to J.F. Burns Elementary Secretary, Bev Kassner who was named the 2017 Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Secretary of the Year! OAESA selects one school secretary from across Ohio who epitomizes the highest standards of

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Kings Local School District named A Best Community for Music Education 2017.

Kings Named a Best Community for Music Education 2017

Posted on: April 7, 2017

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education. This year, 527 districts across the nation are being recognized with this distinction, and the Kings Local School District was designated as a

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JFB School Dance

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Parents-Just a reminder to please RSVP for the upcoming school dance- please RSVP TODAY- Monday, April 3rd. Reminder we have specific grades for each night. Friday, April 7th is K-2nd, and Saturday, April 8th is 3rd-4th. RSVP- link below to the evite-

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Kings Local Schools Receive Auditor of State Award

Posted on: March 22, 2017

A recent financial audit of the Kings Local School District by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. The Kings Local School District’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award. The Auditor of

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Winter Guard and Drumline Community Night

Posted on: March 9, 2017

The Kings Winter Guards and Drumline will be hosting a community night on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kings High School Gym. This is an opportunity for friends and family, who have not yet seen them perform as well as those who can’t get

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Kings Band BANDcakes

Posted on: March 9, 2017

The Kings Band Program would like to invite you to join them for this year’s Pat Cope Memorial BANDcakes Breakfast. This annual event will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 7:30 a.m.-Noon at Kings High School. Cost is $8 per person, children ages 3

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Knight of Innovation

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Kings High School will celebrate STEAM education at their Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Knight of Innovation on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  This community event will showcase our STEAM projects that will feature interactive booths in the Science,

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State Champion Megan Sichterman

Kings Has a State Champion!

Posted on: March 2, 2017

Congratulations to Kings Senior, Megan Sichterman who brought home her second State Championship at the OHSAA State Swim Meet in Canton, Ohio on February 25, 2017! Sichterman placed first in the 50 Freestyle, as well as runner-up in 100 Butterfly.

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March Board of Education Meeting Date Changes

Posted on: February 27, 2017

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Kings Board of Education has made a change to their March Work Session date. The Work Session will be moved from Tuesday, March 14 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  

Please make a note of it.

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Kings Mourns Loss of Beloved Employee

Posted on: February 24, 2017

The Kings Local School District is mourning the loss of beloved longtime employee, Mary Anderson.  Mary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was an employee of the Kings District for over 30 years in the Kings High School

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JFB Outdoor Classroom Receives Certification

Posted on: February 24, 2017

J.F. Burns Elementary School was recently named an Official Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF is America’s largest conservation and education organization. The NWF celebrates the efforts of J.F. Burns’

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Start With Hello Week

Posted on: February 15, 2017

“Start With Hello Week” is a program designed by The Sandy Hook Promise and teaches children the importance of connecting to others.  We know that young children who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, or depression. 

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Hannah Rasmussen and Anders Wikum National Merit Finalists

KHS National Merit Finalists Announced

Posted on: February 15, 2017

We just received word that our two National Merit Semi-Finalists have now advanced to the Finalist standing of the 62nd Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Kings Seniors Hannah Rasmussen and Anders Wikum will now compete with 15,000 other finalists for

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KJH Mattress Sale

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Kings Junior High School will host a one of a kind fundraising event on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  Their 5th Annual Mattress Sale will take place from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the KJH Gymnasium. Brand name mattresses by Simmons Beautyrest,

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KHS Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Day

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Eight student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Winter Signing Day on Wednesday, February 1 at Kings High School.  Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and teammates

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Youth Awareness Program Coming to Kings

Posted on: January 30, 2017

The Kings School District, in partnership with the Loveland Police Department, Loveland Drug Task Force, and the Warren County Sheriff's Office will present a unique drug awareness program, “Right Under Your Nose” on Monday, February 27 at 6:30

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Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Posted on: January 23, 2017

Due to changes in graduation requirements, nearly a third of Ohio's Class of 2018 students are at risk of not graduating.  Approximately 20% of our current Junior Class at Kings High School is in jeopardy of not graduating. Our district strongly

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Nominate a Teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Do You Know an Excellent Educator? The Project Excellence Committee of the Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc. seeks to recognize and honor innovative or excellent teachers within the public schools in Warren County. In their 30th year, the Area

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Thank You Kings Board of Education (VIDEO)

Posted on: January 18, 2017

In a new video, we asked students around the district to tell us what they think a school board member does.  We heard some very insightful, and sometimes funny responses!  Watch it here

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KABC Knight to Remember

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Knight Nation, it is that time again! Join us for A Knight to Remember! This is the Kings Athletic Booster Club's annual Fundraiser which benefits 97 Kings athletic teams, grades seven through twelve! This is your exclusive invitation for this year's

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Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on January 23  and run through February 10, 2017.  Registration will take place by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call Amy Andrews in Kings Central Registration at 513-459-2932.

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Kings Jr. High Theatre Presents School House Rock LIVE! Jr.

Posted on: January 11, 2017

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most musicals to ever hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. Our Kings Junior High School Theatre will entertain you with

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Kings Preschool Now Registering

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Kings Preschool, located in the Kings Educational Center in Kings Mills, is now accepting registrations for the fall 2017-2018 school year. Class offerings include: 3-year-old Preschool: Two or three day programs designed for children 3 years old by

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Kings Schools Ranked Top Ten in Cincy Metro

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Kings Local Schools Highly Rated Again! The latest Best School District rankings have been released by Niche K-12. We are thrilled to report that the Kings Local School District  is ranked #10 in the Cincinnati Metro Area and #38 in all of Ohio! Niche

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School Boards Make a Difference

Posted on: January 10, 2017

January is School Board Recognition Month. School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring efforts. Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school

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Kings Football Team Earns Academic All-Ohio

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Congratulations to our Kings Football Team for being recognized 2017 Academic All-Ohio.  The Knights have the 9th highest ranking GPA out of over 716 high school football teams in the state. . This year, the team posted an impressive overall cumulative

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