Mark your calendar for end of the year events and culminations
Culminations are scheduled for every expedition over the next few weeks. Check out the Upcoming Events column underneath the slideshow on this page for information about your child's culminating event.
Also, please join us for our Celebration Assemblies held separately for each grade level:
End of the Year Assemblies
Grade 6 Assembly
9 - 10:30 am
Grade 7 Assembly
9 - 10:30 am
Grade 8 Assembly
9 - 10:30 am
Principal Mike McCarthy explains King's transition to Standards-Based Grading for Fall 2013
With the the weather warming, our students are in the midst of eight learning expeditions in each grade and ELL. To get an overview of what's happening around the building -- and in the field -- visitOn Expedition.
Karen MacDonald nominated for Maine Teacher of the Year
Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen has announced that Karen MacDonald, a teacher at King Middle School, is one of 14 nominees for Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be named at a surprise event in September.
"In my 40 years in education," said King Principal Michael McCarthy, "Karen MacDonald is simply the best educator I have ever known." More
Superintendent Caulk asks for input on the district budget
Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk explains how parents, students, staff and community members can give input about the Portland Public Schools budget for Fiscal Year 2014 in a new video posted on the district’s Youtube channel.
In the video, Caulk gives a brief overview of the budgeting process. He describes the sources of funding for the school budget and the major expense categories. Superintendent Caulk invites the public to share their priorities for spending by emailing email@example.com.
“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.
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.
Welcome letters and information from Principal Mike McCarthy to our families
Please read the letters below for special start times during the first day of school. Thereafter, we resume our regular school schedule from 8:15 - 2:25.