Superintendent Blog

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 district this year.  We are excited about the eleven new developments being built within our district. Our enrollment is climbing close to 4,600 and some of our classes have nearly 400 students!

We will continue to look at our enrollment and how that impacts our building capacities.  We have a Long Range Facility Committee who is working on a Master Plan and we will be asking the community for feedback in the very near future.

Our summer staff completed several projects throughout the district. KME and CIS received a media center update. We added five new preschool classrooms in the  Kings Education
Center.  JFB received a roof repair and new ice tanks.  You should also check out their outdoor classroom rain garden!  We added another “21st Century Learning” math classroom at KJH and SLE received a new sign. Lastly, a complete renovation of the Kings High School Media Center was undertaken this summer.  The new Learning Commons will be a great space for students and teachers to learn and grow in this 21st Century Learning concept.

As we talk about 21st Century Learning, we have developed a new tagline for our district’s #KingsStrong Strategic Plan; Relate. Create. Innovate.  Our teachers and staff will focus on fostering positive relationships with our students that will give the students the confidence to create and be innovative which will help them succeed in their future.

Our Board of Education approved a new Wellness Policy for this school year. In addition, a Classroom Snack List was developed to provide guidance to parents in selecting healthy and nut free snacks for the classroom. 

We are always looking for ways to grow the district as we strive for excellence year after year.  We will continue to research best practices, as well as keeping an eye on district finances and make fiscally responsible decisions. It takes constant effort to maintain quality and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to maintain that for our students!

Have a great school year!