Hello friends,

Yes, it is Summertime, but August will soon be here and the start of another school year.  Before it gets too late, we want to remind everyone that it is through the Parent Partnership that we are able to support the amazing program that is King IB.  With that in mind, we hope you will sign-up if you are the parent of an incoming Freshman, or renew for those who have rising Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores. Please click on the link to show your support for the 2015-2016 school year, and thank you!

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!

Do you have a creative spark?  Would you like to design the 2015-2016 King IB t-shirt?  This is open to all IB students, including the incoming Class of 2019; and you can also receive CAS hours credit!

TshirtPoster

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 gofundme.com/khscarnegie.

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 http://kingib.org/student-shadowing/.

Open House Success

by David Dozier

in Announcement

Greetings IB Parents and Guardians,

We wish to thank all of you who stopped by the King IB Connection table during Open House last night.  Many of you signed up for the Parent Partnership and received a complimentary IB t-shirt, your donation is very much appreciated!  The web site will be updated to list all who donated soon.

BIG “THANK YOU” goes out to the following individuals who helped make the Open House such a great success:

Barb O’Malley (Vice President), Monica Tsun (Treasurer), Sandia Wasserman (Senior Banquet and Fundraising Chairperson, and former VP), Fabiola Morales (Parent Partnership Chairperson), Keya Mukherjee (Sophomore Class Rep), Lin Newlands and Marcia Cubillos

And a special thank you to Mr. James Taylor (Assistant Principal) for some last minute help!

While we had so many sign up last night, 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:  http://kingib.org/parent-partnership/, or http://kingib.org/volunteer-opportunities/ to join us in support role.