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Blog Entries - October 2018

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J.F. Burns Receive Overall A Award from ODE

Posted on: December 21, 2018
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Congratulations to the staff and students of J.F. Burns Elementary for being granted the Overall A Award from the Ohio Department of Education!   To earn the Overall A Award, the school's report card shows that their school is demonstrating high

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Kings Schools Receive Over 1 Million Dollars from City of Lebanon

Posted on: December 15, 2018
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The District has been recently made aware of an independent review of the City of Lebanon’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. Over the past 20 years, the City of Lebanon has successfully utilized Tax Increment Financing incentives as an

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Kings Students Chosen for Hope Squad

Posted on: December 14, 2018
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Kings Schools, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Grant Us Hope Organization, has brought Hope Squad to students at Kings High School and Kings Junior High School this year. Hope Squad is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that teaches

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JFB Wins PBIS Award

Posted on: December 3, 2018
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Congratulations to the staff of J.F. Burns Elementary School on being a recipient of the 2018 Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Silver Recognition Award. Only 23 Ohio schools were recognized at this level for their success of

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Kings Head Football Coach Announces Retirement

Posted on: November 20, 2018
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Kings Head Varsity Football Coach, Andy Olds announced his retirement from the Head Football Coach position on Tuesday, November 20, 2019.  Coach Olds held the head spot at Kings for 21 years. Over the last 21 seasons, he led the Knights to over 170

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Kings Athletics Fall Signing Day

Posted on: November 16, 2018
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Ten student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Fall Signing Day on Wednesday, November 14 at Kings High School. Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and teammates attended

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KJH STAFF OMLA Winners

KJH Staff Members Recognized

Posted on: November 16, 2018
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Last month, the Ohio Middle-Level Association (OMLA) held their annual State Conference for over 1,000 attendees in Sandusky, Ohio. Five of our Kings Junior High School staff members received the Ohio Middle-Level Association Team of the Year. Congratulations

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Thoughtexchange #3 Results Are In

Posted on: November 16, 2018
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The results are in from the third Thoughtexchange on the final draft of the Kings Master Facilities Plan. In the latest Thoughtexchange, we asked our community to tell us their thoughts and questions regarding the building draft.   The main takeaways

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Vaping

Posted on: October 29, 2018
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On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Amy Fehrenbach, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Centers talked about the new trend of vapes, e-cigs, hookah pens/JUUL's and offered advice to parents on as a part of the

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Information on Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

Posted on: October 18, 2018
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You may have heard recently on the news about a polio-type disease, Acute Flaccid Myelitis that has affected children all over the country. The Warren County Health District sent out a media release this week with more information. Read here

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Kings Superintendent Receives Leadership Award

Posted on: October 15, 2018
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Kings Superintendent, Tim Ackermann was presented with the 2018 Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) Exemplary Leadership Award.   The BASA Exemplary Leadership Award is presented to an active BASA member who has demonstrated outstanding

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Kings Ski and Board Club Offer Community Discount

Posted on: October 10, 2018
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Kings High School and Kings Junior High Ski and Snowboard Club will begin sign-ups on Monday, October 8. Sign-ups will continue through November 14.   The Club will travel to Perfect North Slopes on 4 consecutive Wednesdays in January and February. The

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Kings Long Range Facilities Planning Educational Series

Posted on: September 28, 2018
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The Kings Local School District is in the master planning process to address the enrollment growth that has begun to affect building capacities. Please watch the first episode of the Kings Long Range Planning Educational Series that is an introduction and

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Hope Squad Coming to Kings

Posted on: September 21, 2018
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Kings Schools, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Grant Us Hope Organization, will be bringing Hope Squad to students at Kings High School and Kings Junior High School this year. Hope Squad is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that teaches

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Kings Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Looking for Members

Posted on: September 20, 2018
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The Kings Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is looking for Kings Community members to join in the efforts of the Task Force. D&I Task Force Coordinator, Jorge Gonzalez is leading the efforts to bring members of the Kings Community to assist in the

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KHS National Merit Semifinalists

Posted on: September 12, 2018
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The Kings Local School District is proud to announce that three Kings High School Seniors have been chosen as Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Jackson Hacker, Caroline Mott, and Dorothy Nie who are among the

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New Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator at Kings

Posted on: September 7, 2018
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In an effort to be more culturally sensitive, Kings has a new Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. Kings High School Spanish teacher, Jorge Gonzalez will take on the additional duty of helping our students, staff, and community to gain more knowledge and

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Kings District Rate Top 10 District in Cincinnati

Posted on: August 17, 2018
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The latest Niche rankings are in, and Kings Local School District, again is rated in the top 10 school district's in Cincinnati!   Niche is an online research resource to find the best schools, communities, and companies. In the 2019 Best School

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Results from Second Thoughtexchange Now Available

Posted on: August 16, 2018
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8/16/2018 Dear Kings Community, We hope you enjoyed your summer!  We are happy to have our students and staff back for this new school year. We are excited to welcome 300 new students to our District this school year! We are definitely growing!

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Kings Joins Ohio Checkbook

Posted on: August 14, 2018
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The Kings Local School District has enrolled in the Ohio Checkbook Program through the Ohio Treasurer's Office.   In December 2014, Treasurer, Josh Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which puts all state spending information on the internet. Kings

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Kings High School Receives Safe Sports Award

Posted on: August 9, 2018
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Kings High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletic training program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student

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Parent/Student Emergency Reunification Protocol

Posted on: August 9, 2018
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The Kings Local School District takes the safety and security of our staff and students very seriously. As a part of an Ohio Revised Code requirement, the District is required to inform students and parents/guardians before the first day of school each

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2018-2019 Athletic Season Passes Now on Sale!

Posted on: July 18, 2018
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The 2018-2019 school year is upon us and so are the Kings High School and Junior High sports seasons! Season Passes for next year are on sale now! If you’re looking for a fast, no hassle way to enjoy watching your Knights this year, buying a Kings

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Back to School Dates

Posted on: June 4, 2018
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The Kings Local School District will begin classes for the 2018-2019 School Year on Wednesday, August 15.  There are many open houses and orientations scheduled.  Check out these important Back to School dates!

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Kings Mourns Loss of Coach Moore

Posted on: June 1, 2018
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The Kings Local School District and Athletic Department are mourning the loss of Joe Moore. Joe was a former teacher, coach, and athletic director for Kings and retired from Kings High School after 34 years.   Since his retirement, he could be found

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Kings Offers FREE Summer Lunch

Posted on: May 25, 2018
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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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Cultural Competency Training Coming to Kings

Posted on: May 15, 2018
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We are excited to announce that Kings has hired a company called Did You KNOW Publishing, Inc. to bring cultural competency training to the district.   We will start our journey in becoming culturally proficient beginning in May when the Kings

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"This is Kings" International Corridor at KHS

Posted on: May 9, 2018
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On Monday, April 30 the Student Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion at Kings High School dedicated the new "This is Kings International Corridor," a line of flags from different countries representing the countries of some KHS students.   The Task

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KHS Ranked Top Public High School in Ohio

Posted on: May 9, 2018
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U.S. News & World Report released their Best High Schools Rankings for 2018 today and Kings High School has again been named among the best high schools in the nation!  KHS ranked #683 out of more than 22,500 public high schools in the nation,

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KHS Receives 2018 College Success Award

Posted on: April 30, 2018
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We are proud to announce that Kings High School has received the first-ever College Success Award !   Launched by GreatSchools, the College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools like ours that go beyond simply getting

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Thoughtexchange Results Available

Posted on: April 20, 2018
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In February, the District sent the Kings Community a link for a Thoughexchange regarding the long-range facility planning for the future of Kings Schools. We have compiled the feedback received and it is now available online.   The site gives a brief

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KHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian 2018

KHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Posted on: April 20, 2018
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Kings High School is proud to announce their top students to represent the Class of 2018 as this year’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian.   This year’s class of 2018 Valedictorian is Spencer Kinkelaar. He is the son of Karin and Mark

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Kings A Best Community for Music Education

Kings Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted on: April 19, 2018
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The Kings Local School District has been honored for the second year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  This year, only 583 school districts were

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Kings Senior Receives Franklin B. Walter Scholarship

Posted on: April 13, 2018
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Kings High School Senior, Faith Shields was presented with the third annual Franklin B. Walter Scholarship from the Warren County Educational Service Center on Friday, April 13.   One student from each Warren County school district received the award

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Kings Spring Athletic Signing Participants

Thirteen Kings Student-Athletes Participate in Spring Signing

Posted on: April 11, 2018
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Thirteen student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Spring Signing Day on Wednesday, April 11 at Kings High School.  Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and

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Belinda Atkins, SLE Principal

Kings Hires New South Lebanon Elementary Principal

Posted on: April 11, 2018
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The Kings Local School District is proud to announce the hiring of Mrs. Belinda Atkins as South Lebanon Elementary School Principal. Mrs. Atkins’ contract was approved at the Kings Board of Education Work Session on Tuesday, April 10. She comes to

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Hope Milthaler and Juli Elder, Project Excellence Winners

Kings Project Excellence Winners

Posted on: April 11, 2018
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Congratulations to Kings High School Music teacher, Hope Milthaler and South Lebanon Elementary 3rd grade teacher, Juli Elder who have been named winners of this year’s Project Excellence Award, sponsored by the Area Progress Council of Warren

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KHS Presents - Guys and Dolls

Posted on: April 9, 2018
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Kings High School Theatre presents Guys and Dolls! The show is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game

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District Schedule Changes

Posted on: April 3, 2018
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The Kings Board of Education voted on Tuesday, March 20 to discontinue weekly Early Release and to add a later start time for grades 7-12 for the 2018-2019 school year. Students at the KJH and KHS Campus will begin their day next year at 7:50 a.m. 

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Kings Adds Second School Resource Officer

Posted on: March 27, 2018
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The Kings Local School District today announced that a longstanding partnership between the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Deerfield Township will result in the addition of one full-time school resource officer beginning in the 2018-19 school year

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Kings Athletics 2018 Summer Camp Dates Released

Posted on: March 23, 2018
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Kings Athletics and the Kings Athletic Booster Club has started taking registrations for their ever-popular Summer Athletic Camps.   This is a great opportunity to learn your favorite sports from Kings' coaching staff this summer! The Kings

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SCHOOLS CLOSED 3/21/18

Posted on: March 21, 2018
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Due to the inclement weather, the Kings Local School District is CLOSED on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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Kings Treasurer's Office Earns Award

Posted on: March 2, 2018
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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 for

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J.F. Burns Recognized as Purple Star School

Posted on: February 21, 2018
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Congratulations to J.F. Burns Elementary who has been recognized as a 2018 Purple Star designee by the Ohio Department of Education. The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families

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Five Student-Athletes Participate in Winter Signing Ceremony

Posted on: February 11, 2018
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Five student-athletes made their official commitments to colleges and universities at the Kings Athletic Department’s Winter Signing Day on Thursday, February 8 at Kings High School.    Families, coaches, teachers, administrators, and

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Kings Athletic Hall of Fame 2018

Kings Athletics Hall of Fame 2018

Posted on: February 9, 2018
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The Kings Athletic Department and the Kings Athletic Booster Club welcomed four new members to the Kings Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 3. The Inductees were honored in a ceremony with friends and family at TPC River’s Bend on Saturday

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Kings Board of Education Appoints New Member

Posted on: January 31, 2018
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The Kings Board of Education appointed Mr. Stacie Belfrom to fill the vacancy on the school board created by the resignation of Kerry McKiernan.  Mr. McKiernan served on the Board of Education from January 1, 2016 until his resignation on January 9,

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Kings Board of Education Receives 24 Applications for Vacant Seat

Posted on: January 26, 2018
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The Kings Board Education's application process to fill the vacant seat due to the resignation of Kerry McKiernan closed on Wednesday, January 24.  They received twenty-four applications and will interview candidates on Wednesday, January 31 beginning at

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Kings Board of Education Swears in Three New Members

Posted on: January 11, 2018
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On Tuesday, January 9, the Kings Board of Education welcomed three new members.  Kings Treasurer, Cary Furniss administered the Oath of Office to Deb Cowan, Dan Egan, and Rona Walter. These new Board members will hold office for a four-year term. View

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Kings Releases Statement Regarding Recent News Reports

Posted on: January 9, 2018
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Dear Kings Parents, You may have seen the evening news on Monday regarding a non-school sponsored recreational basketball team with students from Kings Mills, Ohio wearing inappropriate jerseys. While we are terribly disappointed in this news, we will take

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