Category Archives: Our Campus

King Lions Behavioral Expectations

Last month, King MS adopted new Behavioral Expectations (with input through our Magnets and SDM). There will be activities such as Poster Contests, Door Decorating Contests, and input from student groups such as Leadership, Peer Mediators, and GSA, etc to flesh out what this looks like in the day to day.


King Lions are Respectful.

I treat others the way I want to be treated.

I respect laws, rules, and school authority.

I treat people fairly and respect their rights.

I respect private and public property.


King Lions are Responsible.

I take responsibility for my actions.

I choose how I respond to others.

I return what I borrow.


King Lions are Appreciative of Differences.

I look for the good in others.

I respect each other’s right to be different.

I see cultural diversity as an opportunity for learning.


King Lions are Life-Long Learners.

I come to school prepared to learn.

I give my best in everything I do.

I am open and alert to solutions.


New Design Lab – Work in Progress…

Parents, teachers, and students came together on the last Friday of the holiday break to apply some elbow grease to our upcoming Design Lab. These volunteers painted, sawed, hung, and assembled throughout the morning, making strides in creating our dream lab. Check out the hard work of these volunteers. Other work days are needed–stay tuned for your opportunity to help our magnet build this amazing makers’ space.


Film and Media Lab



Over the summer, a former classroom used for storage and copy machines was set aside to be revitalized and used as a creative space and interactive Film Lab at Thomas Starr King Middle School this year. One of our very own FAM parents Rani Ben-Ezra and his company, Basix Designs Remodeling, donated paint and time to breathe new life into the classroom with a beautiful coat of Beacon Blue.

The Film Lab will contain 10 editing bays, each with iMac computers donated from Nickelodeon, stop-motion animation hardware, microphones, and advanced editing software. The Film Lab will also have 10 brand new Canon Vixia cameras, a green screen, and screening wall. Announcements will be made when the Film Lab is fully operational and include a community open house. Stay tuned and be ready for innovative student projects this school year.  Again, thank you Basix Designs Remodeling and Nickelodeon for help making this possible.