Spring 2017
Lost Art: Reading as a pastime

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Matt Knott, the science teacher on Team 8 White at Kings Junior High, has always made a unique request on his student’s class supply sheets. He asks that kids bring a book or some kind of reading material to class with them that they can turn to when there’s a lot of downtime.

Why? Knott says it’s all part of an program he came across from a previous Language Arts teacher. The goal? Teachers simply want their students to “get caught reading.” Along with Team 8 White Language Arts teacher Nicole Hindersman, the two developed a plan to reward their students for silent reading.   Continue reading

Spring 2017
Best of the Class: 2017

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With Graduation Day coming up for the class of 2017, the students representing the class as Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been announced.

Hannah Rasmussen, Valedictorian, will be leaving high school with a GPA of 4.689 and an ACT score of 34.   Continue reading

Track & Field
Incline To The Finish Line

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The 2017 Kings Track and Field team volunteered at the annual Incline to the Finish Line on Saturday, April 22 at Saint Joseph’s home in Cincinnati. The 5K event has been a Track and Field tradition for years and helps benefit those in the area with disabilities. Full gallery of the team and participants inside.

photos by Evan Warner

Winter 2017
 Krazy Karnival 2017

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The JF Burns PTO Krazy Karnival returned this year on Saturday March 4.

Students and families could enjoy fun activities that included a cake walk, face painting, carnival foods, a used book sale, an art show showing off the work of students, a vendor fair, and games with prizes in every classroom.   Continue reading

Winter 2017
 A Kings mother shares her story

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Kings High School will be hosting the “Right Under Your Nose” program on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kings High School auditorium. This presentation is for parents only and will be showcasing a realistic model of a teenager’s bedroom. This model will allow parents to see first-hand is the hazards of over 60 items related to drug abuse that could be hidden in a child’s room.

At the meeting, parents will hear information on topics such as violence, crime, technology, and substance abuse. Parents, coaches, teachers and caregivers will also have the opportunity to hear from Beth Renner, a Kings parent who will share a personal story about her son and his tragic story of substance abuse.   Continue reading

Winter 2017
‘Kindness to all’

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Last month, students all over the King’s District participated in the Great Kindness Challenge. It was a week centered around the idea of spreading and teaching the ways of kindness. Last year the Great Kindness Challenge influenced 8 thousand schools and over 5 million students in over 60 countries around the world. Together achieving over 250 million acts of kindness.  Continue reading

Winter 2017
Teen Alliance Council encourages outreach

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The Teen Alliance Council of Warren County is a group of students representing local schools such as Carlisle, Springboro, Waynesville, and Kings, working together to make positive influences in their school and local community. The branch of Teen Alliance Council at Kings is called Act Now.

“The Teen Alliance Council meets monthly with members from all schools and professionals across Warren County.” says Katie Mosure, Kings High School Counselor. “Students then take these skills to their schools and apply them to school-based activities through an outreach like Red Ribbon Week in October, Teen Dating Violence Awareness month in February, and the Youth Summit in March.”   Continue reading

Winter 2017
Care-packages for the troops

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The “J.F. Burns Loves the Troops Care Package Drive” is kicking off a new effort to help Kings High School graduates currently-deployed overseas.

The drive begins Monday, Feb. 13 and ends March 3. Volunteers are accepting donations anytime during school hours. A collection box located in the school’s main hallway is also available for after-hours donations.

The drive was launched six years ago by Hope Cantrall, the parent of a first-grader at J.F. Burns and son, Bartt Albarado, a 2009 KHS graduate, deployed to Kuwait with the Army Reserves.

Cantrall said she knew several other families at J.F. Burns with family members deployed. With the help of the PTO and Principal Cheryl Montag, the group launched the drive.   Continue reading

Winter 2017
Hands-on science at Columbia

Crystal Clear Science continues its long history at Columbia Intermediate School this week as Michele White, more commonly know as “Crystal Clear,” shows off her incredible science skills. After a 30-minute presentation, White introduces the hands-on science stations kids will be visiting, staffed by Kings High School students. Stations include Elastic Energy, Electricity, Static Electricity, Magnetic Energy, and Matter and Forces.

By Amber Mitchell