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.
May 10th was National Bike to School Day and Thomas Starr King celebrated in style.
Thanks to all who made Bike to School Day a success!!!
The Autry Museum held its annual student art exhibition opening for Visions of Technology on April 23, 2017. The following King students were included in this
show: Finnean Dore, Haley Alvarado, Hanora Collier, Janci Zelaya, Juliette Williamson, Katherine Zepeda, Mazie Wong and Silvia Injikushyan. Mazie Wong won the Best Address of Theme award and Janci Zelaya won the Curators’ Choice award. If you missed the show at the Autry, you can view the work in the showcase in the main hallway across from the guidance office. It is a wonderful group of paintings and drawings.
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.
Artfully directed through the Jaxx Theatricals After School program, our King students were simply dazzling in their performance of this most memorable musical and greatest love story! Our Jets and Sharks and two young idealistic lovers conveyed such vitality and meaning in their heart-wrenching struggle for survival, you were sure to chuckle at their wit and shed tears at the dramatic denouement. Bravo!!!
Los Angeles Environmental Fair: Ms. Williams, Mr. French, and Ms. Gardea, along with several wonderful parents, accompanied several sixth grade students when they exhibited their service learning projects at the 38th Annual L.A. Environmental Fair at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Students presented research on the Los Angeles Watershed and their waste reduction projects.
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.