Open House Update

by David Dozier

in Announcement

We wish to thank all of you who stopped by the King IB Connection table during Open House.  For those who signed up, your student will receive their IB t-shirt as soon as we receive them.

While we had many sign up in person, we know there were some who were unable to get to us because of the crowd, or they could not attend Open House in person. You can still sign up for the Parent Partnership online, by clicking on this link:, or to sign up to support any one of the many activities the IB Connection sponsors throughout the school year.

BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the following individuals who helped during the Open House event:

Monica Tsun (Treasurer, Senior Parent), Hemisha Patel (Carpool Coordinator, Junior Parent), Fabiola Morales (Parent Partnership Coordinator, Senior Parent) and Cindy Kelly (Junior Parent) for helping out at the IBC table. And also, thanks to Karla Edwards (VP, Senior Parent) and Surekha Kolipaka (Senior Parent) for their help in the IB Guidance Office.

Congratulations from IBOThe King IB Connection, Administration and Faculty wishes to congratulate the Class of 2015 on breaking the previous King IB Diploma rate of 96% by achieving a 97%!!! We are all so very proud of you and your accomplishment, and wish you all the best on your collegiate journey.

Mr. Wiggins

The IB Connection wishes to congratulate our very own Mr. Jason Wiggins (IB Math), who received the Samuel Greitzer “Distinguished Coach” Award for his service to the Florida Mathematics Team.  Way to go Mr. Wiggins, we know that everyone is very proud of you!

Congratulations to Dr. Dre Graham and the KHS Music Department! The music department is one of only three bands who have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2016. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Graham and the wonderful group of kids who made it happen.

The KHS Band Booster Club is raising funds to help the kids cover the cost of the trip.  If you are interested, the Band Boosters are hosting a golf tournament on April 10th. For more details, please click here.  If you are not a golfer, you can support the music department’s trip by visiting

Attention all Junior IB students, please visit the Junior section (under Students) of our web site for important info regarding the Extended Essay.

Florida School Grading System

C. Leon King High School has received an “A” grade  on the School Report Card, for the 2013-2014 school year!

Congratulations to Mr. Rowan, Mrs. Myers-Mitchell, Dr. Campbell and the rest of the faculty and administration on achieving an “A” two years in a row!!!

King High School had 20 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year, which was the most in Hillsborough County! Hillsborough High School had 11, and Robinson High School had 9. In all, 14 of the 27 public high schools in Hillsborough County were represented on the list. KHS also had 1 National Achievement finalist.

Hillsborough County Public Schools led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists this year and posted the district’s highest total ever, with 67 students earning the honor. Neighboring Pinellas County had 22, Pasco County had 7, and Polk County had 6.

National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors. To be selected as a semifinalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn an SAT score that confirms the student’s academic achievement. Roughly 1.4 million students across the nation vied for the honor of being among the nation’s most academically talented high school seniors.

Congratulations to all of the winners, we are very proud of you!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their official induction into the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Junior Class celebrated this landmark at their official Pinning Ceremony with their families and friends. Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. Rowan and Robert Levine’s words of encouragement were inspiring! A fun time was had by all.

A special thank you to the wonderful parents who donated their time and contributed baked goods and drinks. We couldn’t have done it without you!!

For prospective students and their parents/guardians, “shadowing” is the opportunity for Eighth grade students to spend a day at King High School and experience firsthand what it’s like to be a student in the IB Programme at King. Students that shadow are paired with an IB student for the day to attend classes and lunch. For more info, please visit



Wear what the Lion wears, and show your Lion’s Pride!  You can get one shirt FREE with your King IB Connection Parent Partnership enrollment.  Each additional shirt is $10, and we will have them available at Open House and other activities throughout the year.

The Parent Partnership form can be accessed at