Kings Junior High School News

Blog Entries - 2016

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Back to School Dates

Posted on: June 28, 2016

The first day of school for the 2016-2017 School Year is Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  We will observe Early Release that day.

For all the important Back to School Dates click here.

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Community Conversations for Kings Future

Posted on: February 22, 2016

The Kings Local School District will host three Community Conversations in March to address the financial future and quality of the district.  The Conversations will take place on March 1 at Columbia Intermediate School, March 2 at South Lebanon

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School CLOSED 2/9/2016

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Due to inclement weather, the Kings Local School District is CLOSED Tuesday, February 9, 2016. ALL evening activities are CANCELED.  Enjoy your snow day!

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Schools Closing One Hour Early

Posted on: January 22, 2016

As we have been watching the weather models this morning, it appears that the district is right on the edge of possible accumulation line. Acting out of caution for the safety of our students and Staff, the Kings Local School District will release students

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No Early Release January 4, 2017

Posted on: December 16, 2016

There will be NO early release on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

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2017-2018 School Calendar Change

Posted on: December 15, 2016

The Kings Board of Education approved a change to the 2017-2018 District Calendar at their December 13 meeting.  An In-Service Day, scheduled for September 29 has been changed to October 13, 2017. Click here for the 2017-2018 District

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Kings Preschool Earn Five-Stars

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Kings Local Schools would like to announce that the Kings Preschool Program has received Ohio’s Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award for providing the highest level of quality for children.   Step Up To Quality is a five–star quality rating

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Kings Board of Education Meeting Change

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Due to the holidays, the Kings Board of Education will only meet once in the month of December.  A Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kings Education Center. There will be no December Work Session.

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Breakfast with Santa, Spiritwear Sale and Bake Sale

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Don't miss all of the holiday fun at Kings!  On Saturday, December 3, Kings Baseball presents Breakfast with Santa in the KHS Cafeteria, featuring a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, milk & coffee for $7/person or $25 for family of 4.

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Kings Looking for Distinguished Alumni

Posted on: November 22, 2016

The Kings Local School’s Distinguished Alumni Award began in 2009 to honor graduates of Kings High School who have made a significant impact in their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Kings Schools. The award is

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Thank You Kings Community

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Dear Kings Community, Yesterday's election was critical, not only for our nation, but for our school district.  I would like to personally thank our Kings Community who supported our request for additional funding.  I am humbled and don't take for

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Kings Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Seven Kings Athletes signed their letter of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level in a ceremony at Kings High School on Wednesday, November 9. Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and teammates attended the signing event to witness

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Breakfast with Santa

Posted on: November 7, 2016

2016 Breakfast with Santa The Kings Baseball Program will, once again, host their annual Breakfast with Santa! It will be held at Kings High School on Saturday, December 3 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. A breakfast including pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee

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Kings Theatre Presents- "Much Ado About Nothing"

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Who knew Shakespeare and Taylor Swift lyrics had so much in common?  Come see a new spin on William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing!  As the Taylor Swift cover band "Tyler Quick and the Scarred Ex-Lovers" returns from tour to their

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Sports Nutritionist Speaks at KHS

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Sports Nutritionist, Dawn Weatherwax will be at Kings High School Auditorium on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. on behalf of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.  Weatherwax will be speaking on the importance of sports nutrition on athletic

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ODE Performs Independent Audit at Kings

Posted on: October 28, 2016

The Ohio Department of Education was in the Kings District on October 10 to conduct an independent financial analysis of the Kings five-year forecast.  Kings Treasurer, Shaun Bevan requested the review of the forecast to verify his

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Kings Operating Levy Information

Posted on: October 20, 2016

  Dear Kings Community, As you may already be aware, a 6.2 mill operating levy is on the November ballot for Kings Local Schools.  There is a special interest group from outside of our community spreading misleading information about our schools

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2016 Kings Homecoming 5K a Success

Posted on: October 5, 2016

It was a beautiful evening for a run through Kings Mills for the 21st Annual Kings Homecoming 5k and Mile Fun Run.  Over 150 runners took advantage of the great weather for some exercise and friendly competition. Overall male winner was Ian Gorley and

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Rumble for the Ribbon

Posted on: October 3, 2016

The annual Kings vs. Loveland Rumble for the Ribbon pink game will be held on Friday, October 21 at Kings Stadium. This annual match up between Kings and Loveland has earned the honor of being the #1 Pink Ribbon Girls Friday Night Pink Game out of all the

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Free Flu Vaccines for Kings Students

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Health Heroes  Flu Vaccination Clinic for Students – October 20, 2016 For the health of all of our students, staff, and your family we encourage you to obtain a flu vaccination for your child and your family through your healthcare provider or

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2017 National Merit Commended Scholars

Posted on: September 22, 2016

The National Merit Scholarship Program has released their list of Commended Scholars for 2017. Five of those students are Kings High School Seniors!  Congratulations to Ethan Cain, Brenden Guerin, Kelly Hock, Jillian Krynock, and Megan McMahon. More

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Kings Local Schools Among Top for Return on Investment for Homebuyers

Posted on: September 19, 2016

The Cincinnati Business Courier released a report this week that ranks Greater Cincinnati school district’s for their property values and return on investment. In a new ranking by RE/Max of Southern Ohio, Kings was ranked #2 only behind Forest Hills.

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Kings Releases Quality Profile

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Kings Local Schools joined approximately 70 school districts throughout Ohio in releasing a Quality Profile, a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the state’s Local Report Card. The profile includes additional accountability measures that

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NO SCHOOL September 16

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Due to Staff In-Service on Friday, September 16, there will be NO SCHOOL for students.

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2 KHS Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Posted on: September 14, 2016

The Kings Local School District is proud to announce that 2 students from Kings High School have been chosen as Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Kings Seniors Hannah Rasmussen and Anders Wikum. These

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Kings Board of Education Goal Setting and Communication Work Session

Posted on: September 14, 2016

The Kings Board of Education met on Tuesday, September 13. with Steve Horton, Board Services Consultant from the Ohio School Boards Association, in a Work Session to discuss Goal Setting and Communication. Mr. Horton talked about the roles and

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Military Week at KHS

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Monday, September 12, Kings High School will host their inaugural Military Week. They will honor a Branch of Service each day of the week leading up to their 2nd Annual Military Night on Friday, September 16 when the Knights host Anderson.  Before the

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KLSD Wants to Reduce Student Testing

Posted on: September 6, 2016

It is a call – again – for more local control. The Kings Local School District is joining other area districts that are members of the Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network (GCSAN) in voicing concern that state edicts continue to provide for

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Kings Homecoming Parade

Posted on: September 2, 2016

The annual Kings Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 7 at 5:30 p.m. starting at KME and ending in the KJH Parking lot.  All groups are welcome to walk in the parade. Anyone interested in participating will need to submit a permission

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Homecoming 5K and Mile Fun Run

Posted on: September 2, 2016

The Kings Cross Country team would like to invite the entire Kings Community to the 21st annual Kings Homecoming 5K and Mile Fun Run on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. This has grown to be a fun community event! Grab your friends and family for an evening of

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Talks with Tim

Posted on: August 31, 2016
Tags: Levy, Superintendent

Do you have questions about the upcoming operating levy that is on the ballot on November 8, 2016? Kings Local School District Superintendent Tim Ackermann has planned a number of "Talks with Tim" to ensure the Kings Community understands the importance of

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Kings BOE Adds Work Session

Posted on: August 29, 2016

The Kings Board of Education will have a Goal Setting and Communication Work Session on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the Kings Education Center, 1797 King Avenue, Kings Mills, OH  45034. They will also

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Immunization Clinic

Posted on: August 1, 2016

The Warren County Combined Health District Immunization clinic will be holding an immunization clinic on Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. They will also offer clinic hours on Tuesday, August 16 from 3:00-5:45 p.m.

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New KHS Women's Varsity Basketball Coach Named

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Katelyn Haralamos, was approved on Tuesday, June 21st at the Kings Board of Education meeting to become the next Women’s Varsity Basketball Coach at Kings High School. She is a former Kings High School Women’s Basketball player and a graduate from

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Kings Athletics/KABC Golf Outing

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Please join the Kings Athletic Department for the Kings Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing presented by Bucks Tavern and Performance Honda, on Sunday, August 14 at Walden Ponds Golf Club. Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. and shotgun

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Kings Offers FREE Summer Lunch Program

Posted on: May 9, 2016

  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

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KHS Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on: April 22, 2016

U.S. News & World Report released their Best High Schools Rankings for 2016 this week and Kings High School has again been named among the best high schools in the nation!  KHS ranked #460 out of more than 28,000 high schools in the nation, earning a

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KHS Hires New Varsity Basketball Coach

Posted on: April 22, 2016

The Kings Board of Education approved Nick Molz, current Wilmington High School Men’s Varsity Assistant Coach, to be the next Men’s Varsity Basketball Head Coach for the 2016-2017 school year. Nick is a graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School

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KHS Athletes National Day of Signing

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Fourteen student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Spring Signing Day on Wednesday, April 13. This year, 124 seniors participated  in sports at Kings High School. The national

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KHS Top of the Class Announced

Posted on: April 8, 2016

This week Kings High School is proud to announce that they have 4 top students to represent the Class of 2016 as this year’s Co-Valedictorians and Co-Salutatorians.  This year’s class of 2016 Co-Valedictorians are Gabriella Griffen and Julia

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Project Excellence Educators of the Year

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Congratulations to Columbia Intermediate School Teachers Tracy Kleis and Holly Mueller, winners of this year’s Project Excellence Award, sponsored by the Area Progress Council of Warren County. ‚ÄčEvery year, two teachers from each Warren County school

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KHS Art Show

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Kings High School will host their annual Art Show on Thursday, April 21 in the Bradford Media Center from 5:00-8:30 p.m. with the Senior Reception beginning at 7:30 p.m. This year's Art Show features Senior Portfolios and Visual Art from grades 9-11. This

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KHS 2016 Niche Best High School Sports

Posted on: April 1, 2016

  Niche for Education released their latest rankings for 2016 Best High School Sports.  Kings High School ranks #2 out of 468 in Ohio with the best high school sports! The rankings are based on student and parental reviews of athletics, student

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Salva Dut Will Visit Kings on 3/29

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Columbia Intermediate is excited and honored to announce that Salva Dut, founder of Water for South Sudan, Inc. and real-life character in the New York Times bestseller, A Long Walk to Water by Newbery Award winner Linda Sue Park, will be visiting our school

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New Virtual Backpack

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Our school buildings have been inundated with flyer requests to place in the weekly newsletters, causing the newsletters to be extremely long. In order to make the newsletters more efficient and building centered, we have added a new feature to our website

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KABC Knight to Remember

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Don't miss this year's A Knight to Remember, the Good Ole Days! This is the Kings Athletic Booster Club annual Fundraiser which benefits Kings Athletics! This is your exclusive invitation for this year's event! NEW FOR 2016-this year's Knight to Remember will

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Kings Band Bandcakes

Posted on: March 9, 2016

The Kings Band will host the Pat Cope Memorial Bandcakes Breakfast on Saturday, March 12th from 7:30 to noon in the KHS Cafeteria. Admission includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, as well as sausage, coffee, milk, and juice. In addition, you will be able to enjoy

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Social Media Safety Presentation

Posted on: February 29, 2016

On Thursday, March 3, Stephen Smith, Director of Educational Leadership for Cincinnati Bell Technology Systems, will be at Kings Junior High School presenting to students and families regarding the importance of safety when using social media. He will present

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Kings 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame

Posted on: February 8, 2016

The Kings Athletic Department and the Kings Athletic Booster Club are pleased to announce the 2016 Kings Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.  Three alumni and one former coach and educator make up this year’s class.  Inductees were recognized at

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State Report Card Released

Posted on: January 27, 2016

The Ohio Department of Education released a part of the 2015 report card last week. The results show district Graduation Rate, K-3 literacy and “prepared for success” data. This year the results do not use a letter grade for the the

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Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Posted on: January 20, 2016

The Kings Theatre department would like to invite you to their upcoming production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." Showtimes are January 21-23 at 7:00 p.m. and January 23 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are just $8 for adults and $6 for students.  Tickets can

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2016 Scholastic Regional Award Winners

Posted on: January 15, 2016

2016 Scholastic  Regional Award Winners The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., as well as the largest source of scholarships for young artists and

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Follow Us on Social Media

Posted on: January 8, 2016

You can keep up-to-date on what’s going on around the Kings School District by following us on social media!  All of our schools now have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.  You can “like” us on our Facebook page and follow us

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Kings Preschool Registering Now

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Kings Preschool & Childcare Registering Now! Kings Preschool, located in the Kings Educational Center in Kings Mills, is now accepting registrations for the fall 2016-2017 school year. Class Offerings include: • 3-year-old Preschool: Two or three

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