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Daily Announcements

The final blog posting; York 7
Sun, 15 Jun 2014

York 7 Culminating Event to move Indoors
Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Girl’s Lacrosse
Thu, 05 Jun 2014

Baseball/ Softball Postponed
Thu, 05 Jun 2014

Track Festival Postponed
Thu, 05 Jun 2014

Week of June 2; York 7
Mon, 02 Jun 2014

Week of May 26; York 7
Mon, 26 May 2014

Spring Concert Date Change
Fri, 23 May 2014


Upcoming Events

Aug 11 - 14 -- KMS Summer Institute for Teachers

Sept 2 -- First Day of School for Students


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Wishing all of our families a safe and happy summer!

School resumes on September 2nd.

Mark your calendar for Culminating Events and Celebrations May 2014

Houses will be holding expedition culminations during the month of June. Dates and times for culminations, as well as the End of Year Assembly, are listed in the Upcoming Events banner to the right.

King welcomed educators from around the country and abroad to our Site Seminar May 2014

Over 100 educators from the United States and Europe attended King Middle School's two-day Site Seminar: A School for All.

Attendees visited the Celebration of Learning, interactied with students and teachers at King, and attended workshops facilitated by King's faculty. The seminar is co-sponsored by Expeditionary Learning.

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

Windsor 7 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.

And They're Off!
King students are On Expedition
Spring 2014

With standardized assessments out of the way and the weather warming, our students have kicked off learning expeditions in each grade. To get an overview of what's happening around the building -- and in the field -- visit On Expedition.

Culminating events and expedition media now online Winter 2014

KingTV has been updated and now features the latest videos from this fall's expeditions and culminating events. Also available at KingTV are student made videos from the past 15 years.

Culminate, Culminate, Culminate... Dec 2013

Keep your eyes on "Upcoming Events" to find out when your child's culminating event is scheduled.

King students are On Expedition!

In every house, at every grade-level, teams are gearing up for the their fall learning expeditions. See an overview of what's happening around the building and in the community at On Expedition.

Karen MacDonald named Maine Teacher of the Year!
See the Photos from the Event

Karen MacDonald, a teacher at King Middle School, was named Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year at a surprise assembly on September 10. Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen made the announcement to King students and staff, elected officials and other dignitaries who packed the school cafeteria. More

Principal Mike McCarthy explains King's transition to Standards-Based Grading for Fall 2013

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.

Stay in touch with things at King

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

     
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