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  • May 23, 2013

    ElectronicElectronicElectronic BlackboardBlackboardBlackboard NewsNewsNews wwwwwwwww.kingslocalkingslocalkingslocal.netnetnet

    Upcoming Events

    May 23 KHS Baccalaureate, 6:30 p.m., Christ

    Church, Mason

    May 23 #theBIGevent, 5:30-8:30 p.m., KJH

    May 24Hoxworth Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., JF


    May 26 KHS Graduation 1 p.m. , Cintas Center

    May 27Memorial Day, No School

    May 30 JFB 4th Grade Chorus/Recorder Concert,

    9:15 a.m., JFB Cafeteria

    May 30SLE 4th Grade Recorder Concert, 2:15

    p.m., SLE Cafeteria

    May 30 Senior Picnic, 1:00 p.m., Landen Park

    May 30Last Day of School

    More event information can be found at: http://www.kingslocal.net/Calendar/Pages/default.aspx

    Congratulations to the fifteen Kings High School athletes who have

    committed to play sports at the collegiate level next year! The KHS

    Athletic Department recognized these students at its Spring Athletic

    Signing Ceremony May 16th.

    This year, 160 seniors participated in sports at Kings High School. A

    total of 17 of those have

    made official commitments

    to colleges. Family, coaches,

    teachers, administrators, me-

    dia, and teammates attended

    the event honoring these ath-

    letes. Congratulations to the

    following students:

    Kennedy Cook-Football-Wittenberg University

    Austin Copeland-Football-Thomas More

    Haley Delaney-Womens Basketball-Waynesburg University

    Kacy Dunn-Cross Country/Track & Field-Cedarville University

    David Hare-Baseball-Baldwin Wallace University

    Jacob Himes-Basketball-Manchester University

    Landon Kirby-Mens Soccer-Ohio Christian University

    Paul Koerbel-Lacrosse-Wilmington College

    Lauren McLennan-Swimming/Cross Country-Rose Hulman

    Matt Schlehr-Swimming-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Joe Shumar-Baseball-Muskingum University

    Kayla Smih-Softball-University of Northwestern Ohio

    Brady Vanover-Football-Wittenberg University

    Natalie Weinrich-Dance-University of Toledo

    Nick Wolf-Football-Carthage College

    JF Burns is host-

    ing a blood drive

    tomorrow, May

    24th from 10 a.m.

    -4 p.m. Theres

    still time to make

    an appointment.

    Call Hoxworth

    Blood Center 513-



  • Page 2 May 23, 2013

    Laps for LiteracyMrs. Montag Walks 24 Miles!

    For the past 13 years J.F. Burns Elementary Principal Cheryl

    Montag has encouraged her students to read with the Laps for Literacy Program. From January

    to April students log every minute of extra-curricular reading they do. Those minutes are

    added up and calculated into laps. This years students, once again, broke the building

    record reading for a total of 1,273,817 minutes. Last years total was 1,121, 922 .

    So this year, Mrs. Montag walked eight laps around Landen Lake 24 miles! On the first

    lap around the lake Mrs. Montag was joined by the top classes and Superintendent Dr.

    Valerie Browning. Mrs. Montag and Dr. Browning wore pink shirts that said 1,273,817.

    Later in the afternoon Mrs. Montag walked with the top readers.

    This years walking event was in support of two J.F. Burns staff members currently un-

    dergoing treatment for breast cancer. The walk also featured a lemonade stand to raise

    money for J.F. Burns preschool teacher, Angie Niemann who was diagnosed with breast

    cancer in November 2012 and has been undergoing treatments and surgeries since that

    time. The lemonade stand raised over $900!

    Top Classes 2013:



    First GradeMrs. Sova

    Second GradeMrs.


    Third GradeMrs.


    Fourth GradeMrs.


    Top Readers 2013:



    First GradeLydia


    Second GradeCody


    Third GradeBlake


    Fourth GradeEmma


    SLE Stewarsdship Fair a Great Success!

    The South Lebanon Elementary EClub sponsored their first Environmental Stew-

    ardship Fair on May 20th. Vendors from the area including Dogwood Farms,

    Whole Foods, Wildflower Caf, and Eddie Merlots were on hand to explain their

    impact on influencing the community to think about what they are eating and

    where it comes from. Some

    of the vendors had hands-

    on activities for the students

    to partake in, such as plant-

    ing, composting, and read-

    ing food labels. The Club

    has partnered with the

    Kohls Cares Program in de-

    veloping an Outdoor Class-


  • Page 3 May 23, 2013

    Kings Spanish V Donates to Cooperative for Education

    On Friday, May 17th, the students of Jorge Gonzalezs Spanish V Conversation class

    officially gave a check for $2,500 to Cooperative for Education (CoEd) so that Kings

    can fulfill its promise to sponsor another school in Guatemala. In the last two years,

    Kings has been a school-to-school textbook sponsor by raising $5,000 so that students

    in rural schools in Guatemala can have the four-core textbooks.

    Gina Leiser, a representative from CoEd, came to visit the students who sponsor such

    fund raising activi-

    ties as Jeans para

    Guatemala for

    the teachers and

    staff, and

    Dodgeball para

    Guatemala for

    the students. The

    Spanish V stu-

    dents also hosted

    an informal recep-

    tion for Ms. Leiser

    during her class-

    room visit.

    On Friday, May 31st,

    there will be a webcast

    celebration of the 2013

    Scholastic Art and Writ-

    ing Awards National Cer-

    emony. The ceremony

    will be held at the pres-

    tigious Carnegie Hall and

    will honor the students in

    grades 7-12 from across

    the country who earned

    National Medals. Kings

    own Sam Huber, Jerod

    Allen, and Lauren Lalli

    earned national recogni-

    tion. Click here to sign

    up to take part in the


    Kings Class of 2019 Ready to Cross the Bridge to Junior High

    Transitions are never easy whether it be new homes, neighborhoods, jobs or schools. The Kings School District continues the

    process of evaluating the transitions that our students make from the time they enter Kindergarten until they leave Post-

    Secondary Training to become contributing members of society. With that in mind, the junior high hosted the current sixth grade

    class on Thursday morning to continue their process of crossing that bridge between CIS and KJH.

    Students, in three equal groups of 100, were met in the multi-purpose room to be welcomed by building administrators and

    counselors. Mr. Spinner reminded them that we are all KINGS KNIGHTS. After watching the student created Welcome to KJH

    video; the sixth grade students moved with their homerooms into two equal groups and met up with an equally divided Home

    Base Classroom of 7th Graders. While half of those groups worked on a team-building activity, the other half toured the campus

    stopping at 16 stops. The incoming 6th

    graders also had an opportunity to ask

    questions about what life was like at KJH.

    The students enjoyed lunch together in the

    KJH Caf along with KONA ICE. The day

    concluded with a Scavenger Hunt in the

    Kings Stadium where students were chal-

    lenged with little known facts about Kings

    Mills, the history of Kings Schools and trivia

    about the 7th Grade Teachers.


  • Page 4 May 23, 2013

    Kings Kids Offering 5 Day


    Beginning this fall, Kings Kids, Kings Local

    School Districts preschool and childcare

    program, will offer a new 5 day preschool

    program for four and five year olds. The 5

    day class will be in the afternoon, taught by

    one of the Kings kindergarten teachers.

    Space is still available for the 2013-2014

    School Year. Registrations are currently be-

    ing accepted. For more information call,

    (513)398-8050 ext. 10043 or click here.

    J.F. Burns Raises Money for Autism Speaks

    Students in Mrs. McVays and Mrs. Hulls class and the entire 4th

    grade at J. F. Burns set up tables in the cafeteria to sell puzzle pieces

    for $1.00. With the help of Judy Nekolny, who is involved with Au-

    tism Speaks and also has an autistic son, Scotty, the students also

    posted signs ad-

    vertising the puz-

    zle piece sale. The

    students raised

    $173.10 for Autism.

    Pictured: (L-R)

    Judy Nekolny, Ka-

    ren Nekolny, Chris

    Chapman and Lau-

    ren Lehr.

    Last Thursday evening, 22 seniors, 8 of whom have been a special part of the

    Kings Choral Department for four years or more, took the stage for the final

    time. There were many amazing solos, serenades, and shenanigans as they

    sang farewell. Following three wild and crazy finales choreographed by Lau-

    ren Abernathy, Zack Middleton, Niki Walter, Allison Herndon, and Grant

    Abbott, awards were distributed, which included the National School Choral

    Award/Chuck Mason Scholarship and Fred Waring Directors Award/Jared

    Adamson Scholarship. This years recipients, Zack Middleton and Emily

    Haddix (r