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Kings Board of Education Approve Resolution to Place Bond on March 2024 Ballot

Posted on: December 14, 2023
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The Kings Local School District Board of Education met in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 4. In that meeting, the Board officially approved the Master Facility Plan developed by the Community Advisory Team. Here is a summary of the key points from the

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Looking For Kings Alumni

Posted on: December 19, 2023
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We are looking to bolster our Kings Alumni database. Are you a Kings High School graduate or know someone who is? Please share the form with your fellow graduates. This will help our reunion committees and keep you updated on what is happening at your alma

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Bow Wow Bakery Taking Orders

Posted on: November 30, 2023
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Bow Wow Bakery(formally known as K-Night Dog Bones) is a class-run business at Kings High School that offers students with disabilities the ability to work both independently and together as a team to create healthy dog bones to sell to district staff,

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Kings Volleyball Team Brings Home the First State Championship in Kings History!

Posted on: November 12, 2023
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Amidst a "sea of red," the Kings Lady Knights Volleyball Team crushed Olentangy Orange in the State Final match of the Division 1 OHSAA State Volleyball Tournament with a convincing final score of 25-16, 25-10 and 25-21. Across all four divisions of the

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KHS Named to 2023 AP Honor Roll

Posted on: October 13, 2023
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College Board announced that Kings High School has been named to the Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) School Honor Roll, earning Silver distinction.  The AP School Honor Roll offers four levels of distinction: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum

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Deputy Downs Achieves Master SRO Status

Posted on: October 13, 2023
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Congratulations to Kings School Resource Officer, Deputy John Downs who has achieved the Master SRO level from the Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA). The Master SRO level recognizes the SRO who has met all of the Certified SRO

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KHS 2024 National Merit Commended Students Johnathan VonAllmen and Mackenzie Beck

2024 KHS National Merit Commended Students Named

Posted on: October 4, 2023
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The National Merit qualifying program recently recognized 34,000 commended students throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. We are very pleased to announce that two of those chosen are Kings High School Seniors, Mackenzie Beck and

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Niche Ratings Released

Posted on: October 4, 2023
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Niche.com has again ranked the best school district for 2024. Kings has historically performed well in Niche rankings, which are based on academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education. They also use teacher salaries, racial and

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KHS National Merit Semifinalists Cooper Tinsley and Jessica Earle

KHS Announces 2024 National Merit Semifinalists

Posted on: September 22, 2023
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We are very pleased to announce that two Kings High School Seniors have been named 2024 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Congratulations to Cooper Tinsley and Jessica Earle who are among more than 16,000 Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit

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Kings Begins Master Facilities Planning Process

Posted on: September 20, 2023
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The Kings Local School District has entered into a Master Facilities Planning Process. The Kings Board of Education voted on Tuesday night to utilize the services of SHP, an Architecture and Engineering Design Firm to develop a comprehensive master

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The Future of Education Presentation featuring Dr. Bill Daggett. October 19, 2023 at 7pm at Kings High School

Dr. Bill Daggett to Speak at Kings on the Future of Education

Posted on: September 7, 2023
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The District is excited to host Dr. Bill Daggett on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Kings High School to present - The Future of Education - Preparing Students For Their Future, Not Our Past. Learn how A.I. and emerging technologies are

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Kings to offer Free Adult English Language Classes starting in September

Kings to Offer FREE Adult English Classes for Kings Families

Posted on: September 7, 2023
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The Kings District is excited to be able to offer FREE Adult English Language Classes for parents of Kings students! We will offer 10 classes beginning in September. Childcare will be provided. Register

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KHS Highly Rated as Best High School 2023

Posted on: September 1, 2023
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U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 Best High Schools ranking this week. The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The highest-ranked U.S. public schools in U.S. News

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Kings Facilites Fact Sheet

Kings Facilities UPDATE

Posted on: August 25, 2023
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This week Kings parents received a letter from Superintendent, Greg Sears regarding the state of student growth in enrollment and the challenges of overcrowding in our school buildings. At this time five out of six of our primary buildings are

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ParentStudent Reunification

Posted on: August 9, 2023
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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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Kings Firecrackers Have a New Coach

Posted on: May 25, 2023
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After thirty-three years as head coach of the Kings Firecrackers, Lynn Kelley is retiring. What started as an afterschool activity for kids in South Lebanon, Kelley has grown the team into a national favorite halftime show. She is handing the jump rope over

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Kings Board Hold Special Meeting

Posted on: May 25, 2023
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The Kings Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. for the purposes of employment and bargaining sessions. The Board will immediately enter into Executive Session and no action is expected to be taken. The meeting will be held in Conference Room 2 of the Kings Education Center.

 

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Kings to Offer Free Summer Meal Program

Posted on: May 25, 2023
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The Kings Local School District Food Service Department in partnership with South Lebanon Community Center/Joshua's Place is participating in a FREE Summer Meal Program. The program will provide FREE meals and nutritious snacks to children 18 and younger and

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Kings Treasurer Updates Five-Year Forecast

Posted on: May 12, 2023
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Kings Treasurer Mike Morrow updated the Kings Board of Education on the Five-Year Financial Forecast at the May 9 Board Work Session. The Five-Year Forecast outlines expected revenues and expenses for this school year and the following

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Kings Early Childhood Center Earns Five Star Rating

Posted on: April 28, 2023
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Congratulations to the Kings Early Childhood Center (previously named Kings Preschool) for receiving the Ohio Department of Education's Five-Star Step Up to Quality award. Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and improvement system in the

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Kings Treasurer's Office Receive Auditor of State Award for 7th Year in a Row

Posted on: April 21, 2023
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Congratulations to the Kings Treasurer's Office staff for receiving a clean audit report from the Ohio Auditor of State, awarding them the Auditor of State Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The District also received the Highest Achievement in

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KME Recieves Ohio Purple Star Designation

KME Receives Purple Star Designation

Posted on: April 21, 2023
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This week, the Ohio Department of Education announced that Kings Mills Elementary has received the Purple Star designation and is a member of the Purple Star Class of 2023. This year's class includes 165 schools from across the state. The Purple Star

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Kings BOE Approves New School Start Times for 2023-2024

Posted on: April 21, 2023
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The Kings Board of Education voted to approve new school start times for the 2023-2024 school year.

 

 

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Staggered start schedule for 2023-2024 school year

Staggered Start for the 2023-2024 School Year

Posted on: April 21, 2023
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The Kings Board of Education approved a staggered start schedule for the 2023-2024 school year. You may access important back-to-school information here

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Sarah McDonough and Katie Isaacs Project Excellence Winners

Two Kings Educators Receive Project Excellence Award

Posted on: April 12, 2023
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Congratulations to Kings High School English Teacher, Katie Isaacs and Columbia Intermediate School Fifth Grade Teacher, Sarah McDonough who have been named winners of this year’s Project Excellence Award, sponsored by the Area Progress Council of

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Kings Releases 2023 Quality Profile

Posted on: April 10, 2023
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We are pleased to present the Kings Local School District Quality Profile, which provides a year in review of highlights and accomplishments during the 2022-2023 School Year.   This Quality Profile is a supplement to the Kings state report card

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Kings Transportation Update

Posted on: March 24, 2023
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This week, Kings parents were notified of an update regarding transportation for the 2023-2024 school year. The Kings Board of Education approved a new transportation model at this week's meeting. Beginning in August, the District will be implementing a

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Kings Local School District Weekly Newsletter

Posted on: March 17, 2023
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Did you know that the Kings Local School District publishes a weekly newsletter?

Click here to read this week's news and any archived edition you'd like!

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Update on Tax Bills

Posted on: February 10, 2023
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The Kings Community should have or will be receiving their property tax bills from Warren County.  If you look at your tax bill for this year compared to last, you will see a couple of differences.  School taxes increased. Our community approved

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Several KHS BPA Students Qualify for the State Competition

Posted on: February 10, 2023
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Members of the Kings High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) recently competed in the 2023 BPA Regional competition. Twenty-six KHS students qualified to compete at the State level at the State Leadership Conference on March 9 and 10 in

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2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Posted on: February 10, 2023
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We are proud to announce this year's recipients of the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. This year, Kings High School students received 8 Gold Keys, 8 Silver Keys, and 22 Honorable Mentions. Entries are judged without knowledge of the

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8 KHS Athletes Sign letters of intent to play college collegiately. Pictured Front Row L-R: Michael Braxton, Evan Reppeto, Ainsley Herron, and Jake Murphy.  Back Row L-R: Joseph Tungate, Nick Hoying, Cody Powell, and Jake Cameron.

Kings Athletes Sign to Play Sports Collegiately

Posted on: February 3, 2023
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Eight Kings Seniors participated in National Signing Day by signing letters of intent to commit to competing at the intercollegiate level next year. The ceremony occurred on Wednesday, February 1, at Kings High School. It is an honor to celebrate

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Kings Preschool Has New Name

Posted on: January 9, 2023
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Kings Preschool provides excellent early childhood education and special education services to the Kings’ youngest learners. Most of our educators are licensed to teach both the general education curriculum and early childhood special

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KJH Theatre Presents..."You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Posted on: January 6, 2023
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Kings Junior High School Theatre students will entertain audiences in their production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," on January 26, 27, & 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kings High School Auditorium. They will also offer a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday,

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