On behalf of the students, administration, Ms. Stalnaker and Mr. Mills, King IBC wants to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kai Coshow Rains and MaryAnn Vance for planning and pulling off this year’s Sophomore Sweet Endings event.  Thanks also go to Cathy Padgett, Marcy Plunkett, Champ Sekar, Deanna Boss, Shari Cardozo and Cyndi Mohler for their superb help with logistics, decorating the cafeteria, preparing the smoothies and cookies/brownies for our students! The event was a big hit with the students; especially after finishing the AP Euro exam Friday afternoon!


Here is a picture of the whole Sophomore Sweet Endings team:


From left to right: Marcy, Kai, Cathy, Deanna, Champ, MaryAnn, Shari and Cyndi

A huge “THANK YOU” to Austin Craven and Smoothie King – Temple Terrace at 5207 E Fowler for donating the smoothies (a big hit with the students)!!!


A special thanks to the following parents for donating cookies and brownies for the event: Thuy-Van Chau, Chamila Rajapakse, Elisa Schwartz, Holly Carapella, Jui Vora, Catriona Comb, Raquel Carvallo, Marcia Cubillos, Amy Stuart, Maria Hyden, Tess Pena, Champa Dhanashekar, Aditi Patidar, and Elizabeth McCullough.

Thanks to all of the parents who have already signed up to serve as exam proctors!

There are still a few slots open as of May 6th, so please go to the link below and consider signing up:


The location of the exams will be at King for AP and USF for IB exams, and you will be contacted for more info on where to report on exam day. The only tests you CANNOT volunteer for are the tests that your student will be taking. If you know of any other adults who might help, please forward the link to them as well.

On behalf of the entire King family, thank you for volunteering your time!

The King IB Connection is in need of current parents/guardians to help fulfill roles on the Board and key chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Without your involvement, support of the IB Programme at King would be almost impossible. If you are interested, please contact David Dozier at president@kingib.org or Nishira Mitchell (Assistant Principal – Magnet Curriculum) at nishira.mitchell@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

The Class of 2016 International Baccalaureate Senior Banquet will be held at the Embassy Suites (USF) on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016; and starts at 6 PM. Please join us as we celebrate the culmination of a 4-year journey in the IB Programme at KHS!

For more info, please visit: http://kingib.org/seniors/senior-banquet/. You can order your tickets by choosing one of the forms under the Forms Repository (scroll down and look to the right).

We couldn’t support the IB Programme without people like:

Rick & Cheryl Rogers • Keya Mukherjee • Susmita Chatterjee • Sylvie Wittmann • Joseph & Jennifer Dolan • Cyril Spiro • Prabs Sakamuri • Olusolabomi & Olukemi Olusanya • Kiran Mahajan • Rita Wielatz • Chavara & Shiby Antochen • Xiao Fang Song • Craig & Karla Younger • Bi Ying Jiang • Suvarma Harshe • Beat Calderon • Mike & Ruth Akwue • Dakshesh & Sangeeta Patel • Eddie Vance • Sandra Oros • Virginia Santesteban • Pamela Goldin • Yumi & Harold McIver • Lara Barone • Daisy Mathew • Misty Bersten • Vijaya Gudala • Winnifred Hunter • Joy Dziopala • Patricia MacMartin • Thuy-Van Chau • Albert & Candice Boholst • Steve & Jackie Scott • Patricia Moore • Susan Aspray • Anna Rivera • Matthew Lee • Deanna Boss • Cesar Barrios & Monserrat Viteri • Hope & David Buksbaum • Peter & Catriona Comb • Raquel Carvallo • David & Jin Dozier, III • Marcia Cubillos • Maria Hyden • Elizabeth & Brett Kasenetz • Debora & Cesar Luzey • Elizabeth McCullogh • Binod Nair • Kip & Karen Niswonger • Sandy Orman • Christine & Rudy Panganiban • Maria Teresa Pena • Robert & Marcy Plunkett • Kai Rains • Deb Saxton • Elisa & Charlie Schwartz • Amy Stuart & Jeff Cunnigham • Sundar Subbarama & Vidhya Ananthanarayanan • Helen Zheng • Xiao Wang • Cyndi Mohler • Theresa Anderson • Fabiola Morales & Ernesto Ayala • Brian & Nicole Edwards • John Fleming • Cindy Kelly • Milda Segu • Hemisha Patel • Gilda Burg • Shiva Razavi • Brad & Jennifer Thomas • Stacey Thomas • Marina Navia • Deborah Aiello • Lorena Madrigal • Regina Carlton • Shyh-Fen Chung • Audre Cook • Cosmas (Pat) & Karla Edwards • Helene Geller • Yolanda Garcia • Beth Johnson • Sharon Persaud • Tom & Monica Tsun • Kim & Brad Stone • Radha Bhatta • Jodine Brown • Ian & Maria Jo Buchanan • Anne Marie Cancio • Sandhya Srinivasan • Siva Chennupati • Vani Shimoga • Durga Chintakayala • Stephanie Clark • Yi Curtin • Dimple Desai • Vicki Driesse • Pilar & Joseph Gluskin • Anu & Ragu Gummaraju • Tony & Lynette Hathaway • Maritza Kalanta • Momina Qazi • Haritha Kolli • Kiran Kommireddy • Edward Matura • Alice Montalto • Young Park • Astrey Parwani • Kanmoni Sundararaj • Beatriz Rocha • Joan & Michael Rosenblum • Jennifer He • Ji Hye Lee • Shashirekha & Vijayan Nair • Chitra Mahesh • Beth Cory • Maria & Steve Hyden • Delesa Rockwell • Lynne Hansen • Margaret Plunkett • Nagadhar Baviriseaty • Ralph Pritchard • Samapth Chapyala • Elizabeth Wood • Isabel & Jonathan Ellis • Siddharth & Sharmila Kamath • Lorender Lowder • Sheela Yadav • Camilla Twinamaani • Kanmoni Paul • Melinda Carlson • Charisse Willis


We hope you enjoy the King IB t-shirt designed by Erin Schwartz, Class of 2018!

If you haven’t joined yet, please click here to help support the best academic program around.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 on their official induction into the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Junior Class celebrated this landmark at their official Pinning Ceremony with Mr. Rowan, Mrs. Mitchell and Ferguson, and their families.

Thank you to Bob LeVine (the former Chairman of the Harvard Schools Committee for the West Coast of Florida) for his words of encouragement and inspiration!

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

Congratulations to Dr. Dre Graham and the KHS Music Department! The music department is one of only three that have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They will be traveling to NYC on Saturday and will be performing in the prestigious hall on Monday, April 4th. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Graham and the wonderful group of kids who made it happen!

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.

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

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!