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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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Testing Begins

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope you had a fun and relaxing time. This week begins testing for many of our students.  Please encourage your student to get a good night's rest and a nutritious breakfast on testing days.  Studies show

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Action Needed on Graduation Requirements

Posted on: January 23, 2017

January 17, 2017 Dear Kings Schools Family, This week, a small committee hand-selected by the Ohio Department of Education gathered in Columbus to determine what to do because nearly a third of Ohio’s Class of 2018 students are at risk of not

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Kings Board of Education Organizational Meeting Date Set

Posted on: December 20, 2017

The Kings Board of Education will hold their Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. During this meeting,  three new Board members will be sworn in and meeting dates and times will be set. 

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Help Us Support SB 216 and Restore Local Control

Posted on: December 14, 2017

A Step to Restore Local Control: Proposed SB 216 As a school district, we understand the need for accountability measures to make sure our students are making progress. Newly introduced Senate Bill 216 (Deregulation Bill) allows for more time to be focused

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Kings Superintendent, Tim Ackermann with University of Cincinnati Dean of Education, Larry Johnson

Kings Partners with UC School of Information Technology

Posted on: December 11, 2017

The Kings Local School District has recently entered into an agreement with the University of Cincinnati School of Information Technology.  This agreement will give Kings High School students the opportunity to complete the first year of the UC

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Kings Transportation Seeking Bus Drivers

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Be a part of our growing community – Become a Kings Bus driver! The Kings Transportation Department is seeking to hire bus drivers. Starting pay is $18.25/hr. Now offering a sign on bonus and paid training.  No experience necessary! For more

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Kings Preschool Registration for 2018-2019

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Preschool registration for next year is just around the corner for the Kings District! The Kings Preschool & Childcare will be accepting registrations from the general public for the 2018-2019 school year beginning January 16. There have been some

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December Board of Education Meeting Date

Posted on: December 5, 2017

The Kings Board of Education will only meet one time in the month of December.  Please join us on December 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the Kings Education Center as we say farewell to three outgoing Board members.

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Newly Elected Kings Board of Education Members

Posted on: November 27, 2017

The Kings Board of Education will be welcoming three new faces in January. Out of the four candidates vying for three open positions, Deb Cowan, Rona Walter, and Daniel Egan were named winners of the November 7 election. Cowan and Walter were the balloted

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2017 Kings Holiday Concert Schedule

Holiday Concerts 2017

Posted on: November 27, 2017

You're invited to our Kings Holiday Concerts! There are eight opportunities to get into the holiday spirit with our talented Kings musicians! DEC. 5 | 7 PM | KHS BAND CONCERT @ KHSDEC. 7 | 6:30 PM | SLE 4th GRADE CHORUS CONCERT @ SLEDEC. 7 | 7 PM | KJH BAND

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Kings Theatre Presents "She Kills Monsters"

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Don’t miss the next production by Kings Theatre called, “She Kills Monsters.” The story is set in  Athens, Ohio, 1995, Agnes Evans goes on a journey.  She travels into the world of Dungeons and Dragons to reconcile with the spirit

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Kings Baseball Presents...Breakfast with Santa

Posted on: November 9, 2017

The Kings Baseball Program will, once again, host their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Kings High School! A breakfast including pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee will be available for $7/person or

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NO SCHOOL Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Posted on: November 4, 2017

There is NO SCHOOL on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  While our students enjoy a day off, our staff will be participating in an In-Service Day. School will resume on Wednesday, November 8.

 

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Kings BOE Hires New Treasurer

Posted on: November 2, 2017

The Kings Board of Education hired a new treasurer for the district. During a Special Meeting on November 2, the Kings Local Board of Education hired Mr. Cary Furniss as the District’s Treasurer. Furniss replaces Shaun Bevan, who was hired last month as

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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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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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Back to School Message

Posted on: August 25, 2017

Hello, Kings Community. Welcome back to school!  It’s going to be another exciting year for the Kings School District.  We continue to grow and have seen a large increase in enrollment. We have welcomed over 200 additional students to our

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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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Eclipse!

Posted on: August 22, 2017

What an exciting day yesterday!  It was so thrilling to watch the students and adults reactions to the solar eclipse.  This was an experience that couldn't happen in the classroom.  The event also created another great outcome, community

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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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1st Day!

1st Day of Kindergarten!

Posted on: August 18, 2017

The first day of Kindergarten is one of the most exciting days of the school year!  Seeing those smiling faces, and yes they were all smiling, eager and excited to learn.  Our job as teachers is to continue to foster that love of learning for the

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Opening Day!

Posted on: August 14, 2017

This is the first time in a long time that I have been this excited for school to begin!  Our staff has worked tirelessly to have our buildings ready for our learners!  One of the many exciting things that happened this year was the renovation of

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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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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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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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Thanks For a Great Year!

Posted on: June 13, 2017

School’s out for the summer!  At least for our students, it is. However, the staff is busy at work already preparing for next school year. The custodial and maintenance crews are in many buildings cleaning out classrooms and fixing up the

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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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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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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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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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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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8 students sign National Letters of Intent

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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