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Athletic Information
Fri, 29 Aug 2014

Check Here for House News and School Announcements
Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Upcoming Events

Sept 2 -- First Day of School for Students (please see start times listed to the left)

Sept 12 -- Beginning of the Year Student Forms Due

Sept 17 - Open House for 7th and 8th Grade at 6:30 pm

Oct 15 - 17 -- 7th Grade Retreat at Leadership School at Kieve

Nov 24 - 25 -- Student-Led Conferences

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Welcome to all of our new and returning students

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 2nd. We will be running a staggered schedule as follows:

Grade 6: 11:15 - 2:30
Grades 7 - 8: 8:15 - 9:30

We begin our regular school schedule, 8:15 - 2:30, on Wednesday.

Stay in touch with things at King

  • Please Update Your Contact Information:
    If you are a returning King family with new contact information, please send an email with changes to Caroline Dhams at dhamsc@portlandschools.org, or call 874-8140.
  • Visit the website every day. Parent and Student Links are always available in the right column of this homepage, including:
  • For house specific info, click on the house links at the top of every page.
  • Early Release Starts in the Last Week of September
    As was the case last year, students will be dismissed at 1:25 on Wednesdays, beginning on the last Weds in September.
  • For student stories, breaking news, and expedition updates, check out News from the Blog in the center column of this page.
  • If Your Child Will be Absent:
    Please call our absent line at 874-8141.
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Safely
    The school traffic circle is for buses only during drop off and pick up times. Please do not drop children at the entrance to the back parking lot. Be sure to observe the 15 MPH speed limit to avoid tickets in excess of $300.

About our enrollement

Total Enrollment 510 students
6th Grade Enrollment 155 students
Total Out of District 75 students
6th Grade Out of District 27 students

Karen MacDonald - Maine Teacher of the Year- meets with the President in Washington May 2014

Windsor 6 LA Teacher Karen MacDonald is in the capitol this week, with her couterparts from 49 other states, in recognition and celebration of her role as Maine Teacher of the Year. The week culminates in a ceremony at the White House hosted by President Obama, which will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov at 2 pm on Thursday.

Follow Karen this week, and throughout the year, on her blog.

Principal Mike McCarthy explains King's transition to Standards-Based Grading

View the Video Presentation

Sports and Clubs Information August 2013

Nearly all King students participate on teams or clubs during the year. Sports and club information is always available at the Sports & Clubs link in the left column of every page.

PBS Newshour features King learning expedition
See the broadcast

“PBS Newshour” featured King Middle School this week as part of its national nightly news program.

A “Newshour” crew began taping the Windsor 8 expedition at King in the early fall. The segment is the first of two parts describing an eighth grade learning expedition titled “reVOLT.” The second part will be broadcast at a date to be announced.

Link to history of kms blog articles



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