How does the school communicate important information?
- The weekly Parent Post contains information for each school on upcoming events and the latest school information for each site.
- The King’s Junior High Newsletter is emailed home at the beginning of each month. It contains important dates and information related to all aspects of Jr. High life.
- RenWeb is the all-school information website for homework, sports schedules, tuition information, etc.
- Email is the quickest way to communicate with teachers as not all teachers have telephones in their rooms. A complete list of email addresses will be available on Parent Information Night.
What is Parent Information Night?
Parent Information Night is held the first full week of school each semester. Parents meet in Schirmer Auditorium for general information and then go to individual classes to meet the teachers and receive an overview of the class.
How can I check my student’s academic progress?
- Renweb gives parents 24-hour online access to their student’s grades in each class. Please call the office for login information.
- Report cards are e-mailed home approximately one week after the grading period ends.
- Parents can always contact teachers via email at any time if a concern arises.
Are there parent conferences for Jr. High parents?
There are two conference days scheduled per year – one in October and one in February. Conferences are student led and take place on one day, allowing your students and you to meet with all of your student’s teachers in the same time frame.
Why are core classes taught “single gender”?
Research shows and our experience supports the philosophy that we can maximize the learning potential of our students by teaching girls and boys separately. All of our core classes are taught single gender. Electives, chapel and lunch are co-ed experiences.
What is the Armor?
The Armor is the King’s Jr. High mentor program. Students have the opportunity to participate in a small mentor group with an adult leader. Students participate in either the 7th grade Armor Blast or the 8th grade Armor Adventure, mentor meetings and service projects. Mentor meetings focus on spiritual encouragement, leadership training and character development.
What is Armor Blast?
Armor Blast is an extended day retreat for 7th graders where students are challenged and encouraged.
What is Armor Adventure?
The Armor Adventure is the 8th grade kick-off to the Armor mentoring program. It is a three-day camping adventure at Stonewater Ranch in Leavenworth. Students participate in rock climbing, river kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and other team building activities. Students are challenged physically and spiritually. It’s a great time to bond and look ahead to a great 8th grade year.
Are there any social functions for Jr. High students?
The 7th graders participate in the Armor Blast and the 8th graders participate in the three-day Armor Adventure, both held in September. June brings the Gr8 Escape for the 8th graders. The parent council coordinates winter and spring all school socials.
Which sports are offered in Jr. High?
- Fall Sports: football and cross country (boys); volleyball and cross country (girls)
- Winter Sports: Basketball (boys & girls); Soccer (girls)
- Spring Sports: Track (boys & girls)
What opportunities are offered for community service?
- All students participate in the Serve Strong community service program.
- Students may complete their service-hour requirements during the summer. We highly recommend this option, as many students choose to work with their summer church programs. There are some opportunities for earning service hours on campus: sports teams need score keepers, teachers have special projects, CRISTA Nursing Center has some volunteer opportunities and the Armor program allows kids to earn three hours of service. Churches and food banks are other great places to serve. Details related to this project are given in Bible class.
Where can I pick up and drop off my student?
Parents can pick up and drop off their children in front of the main administration building or behind the Jr. High building in the King’s Garden Gym parking lot.
What if I can’t pick up my student by 3:00?
Students can stay in the Jr. High lounge after school. They are not directly supervised, but there are teachers in the building. Students must leave the building by 4:00 p.m. when the office closes.
What are the lunch options?
Students can bring their lunch or purchase a hot lunch. Lunch accounts are set up through My School Bucks. There are several hot lunch menu choices each day. There is also a student store where a la cart items can be purchased for cash. Students can eat their lunch in the cafeteria or outside on one of the terraces. We have a “closed campus” policy, so students are not allowed to leave the campus for lunch.