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2017 Open House

Thanks to the students, families and teachers for an amazing Open House/Student Showcase! What a great way to bring our year to a close!

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2017 Comic Con and King Invasion Festival

On Friday, May 26th teachers signed up to bring their classes  to the King Invasion Film Festival and the KSNC Comic Con.  Mr Palayan has been sponsoring the King Invasion Film Festival for over ten years.  Students make films about what would happen if aliens from another planet invaded our school.  Mr. Palayan’s Animation students and Mrs. Rinaldi’s Film students entered films for the festival.  Congratulations to “My Alien” the winning film by Dahlia Kasson, Jennifer Vu, Mayen Chhuy, Nicole Alexsanian, and Lillian Deng.  In addition to watching the top five films and honorable mentions, students viewed a documentary about actual UFO sightings in the United States.  Mr Palayan asked the audience if they believed if the sightings were real and look at the picture, almost everyone raised their hand!

Before and after the film festival, the library courtyard was set up with fun Comic Con themed activities.  There was a Twilight Zone themed maze, a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Scavenger Hunt, a Comic Book Art booth where students were able to create their own covers to win an actual comic book, and in honor of Star Wars: A New Hope‘s 40th birthday the film was shown in room 136 and there was a photo booth set up with Jabba the Hut and his prisoner, Princess Leah.

It was a busy day, but the teachers and students had a blast.  A great way to end a stressful three weeks of testing.
       

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2017 Spring Concert by King Orchestra

King Orchestra, conducted by their fabulous music teacher Mr. Boktor, delivered yet another stellar performance last Thursday, May 4th, for their end-of-year Spring concert. This year, Mr. Boktor tried something really special: King Orchestra played movie sound tracks while projecting the movie in the background.
Kudos to Mr. Boktor and his amazing student musicians who played for the school during periods 3, 4, 5, and 6, plus an additional performance for the parents after school. That was about 6 hours being on stage and playing masterfully. Wow!!
Below are a few clips from the after school concert, or you can watch KSNC’s live recordings period by period HERE. KSNC had several cameras and they did an excellent job recording the concert from various angles.
Also, watch the video message that composer Ramin Djawadi sent Mr. Boktor and the King Orchestra after he heard that they were playing his main title and other selections from his score for HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’!!
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Dazzling performances of The Crucible by King Theater Company!

King’s Theatre Company’s production of, The Crucible was a huge success! Thank you to our talented cast and crew, our amazing theater teacher Ms. Isenberg, and the support of our wonderful King families and staff.

The play, based on the Salem witch trials in 1692, is about  a group of girls who accuse innocent people of witchcraft. King’s Theater Company presented students various acts throughout the day on Friday April 28, with two full performances on Thursday and Friday nights (April 27 & 28).

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7th Grade FAM VICTORIAN TEA PARTY

As a culminating activity to a unit of study, Ms. Castillo ‘s period 5 class (7th grade FAM ALL STARSS) had a Victorian themed tea party last December.  The activity is part of the study of a book called “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters”. The students analyzed life in the mid 1800’s in a Virginia plantation. They looked at multiple perspectives and synthesized information they learned from this text with those others that they’ve read within this unit. It was a memorable experience made even more special because some parents were able to attend the event. Ms. Castillo thanks all the parents who pulled together to help make this event happen, from those who sent food and other necessary items to the parents who joined the class activity. Ms. Castillo also thanks Mr. Naulls, Ms. Milio, Ms. Rogers, and the Main Office staff who supported the event.

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Litter Free Landscape

Litter Free Landscape Campaign kicks off with Grades of Green presentation on Wednesday, Dec 7th

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7th grade ESM activism

Students in Ms Grimaldi’s seventh grade class responded to recent current events in our country with activism by making posters, banners, and fliers to put up around campus to remind all who come to King Middle School that they are welcome regardless of their identity.

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7th grade ESM activism

Students in Ms Grimaldi’s seventh grade class responded to recent current events in our country with activism by making posters, banners, and fliers to put up around campus to remind all who come to King Middle School that they are welcome regardless of their identity.

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7th grade ESM activism

Students in Ms Grimaldi’s seventh grade class responded to recent current events in our country with activism by making posters, banners, and fliers to put up around campus to remind all who come to King Middle School that they are welcome regardless of their identity.

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Toy Company ESM project

Sixth graders in Ms. Jones’s class tested their critical thinking and creative skills when they became “owners” of a Toy Company.  The student owners had a task to design and create a prototype or a blueprint of an action figure, sports equipment, or stuffed animal, then present it to their colleagues.  In designing the toy, students had to research the raw materials used to create the toy.  Students reported on extraction or harvesting method of raw materials used, production of the toy, transportation and packaging of the toy, and what would happen to the toy once it is no longer used.  The enthusiastic student toy company owners participated in a gallery walk to share their toy ideas and products.

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