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DRAMA: EVERYONE, TODAY be sure to arrive for Costume picking!
Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Knightlife to perform at MLK show at Merrill, Jan. 16
Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Winter Concert, Dec. 17 at 6pm
Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Week of December 15; York 6
Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Windsor 6: Week of December 15th
Sun, 14 Dec 2014

Casco Bay High School’s Open House is THURSDAY, DEC. 11
Mon, 08 Dec 2014

Week of December 8; York 6
Sun, 07 Dec 2014

Deering High School Open House is Thursday, Dec. 4!!!!
Mon, 01 Dec 2014

Upcoming Events

Dec 23 - Students released at 2:25pm for Holidays

Jan 5 - School resumes

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We wish all of our King families a happy holiday season!

December 23 is the last day of school in 2014! Students will be released at 2:25pm.

School resumes Monday, January 5.

Mark your calendar for culminations and celebrations

December is a busy month at King with houses culminating expeditions and holiday concerts. Find out from your student when culminations are occuring. We will announce them in the Upcoming Events section of the website as they are made available.

Extended learning initiative for King students wins $2500 award
Thanks to all who voted online

King's Seize the Day, Extend the Day program won a $2500 award from Farmers Insurance. Thanks to our families and friends for supporting this effort. Read more about the program and award here.

King students are On Expedition!

With the beginning of the year business out of the way, King teachers and students are busy in every house at every grade level in new learning expeditions. To learn about our current expeditions, or look back at expeditions from the past eight years, visit our On Expedition page.

Supeintendent Caulk Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge on Opening Day at King
See the Video

Superintendent Caulk, along with former Portland Education Association President Kathleen Casasa, took the challenge in front or the new 6th grade class at King. Mr. Caulk dedicated the event to Deering Social Worker, Nan Urban, who passed away from ALS, and said that donations were being made to the ALS Association, as well as to eHope.

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 Dahms at dahmsc@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
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“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.

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