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King Hosts Ninth El Sistema Residency, Welcoming Musicians From Across the Northeast

Last weekend, King School’s Performing Arts Center reverberated with passion as 160 students, 20 professional musicians, and numerous dedicated parent volunteers convened for the ninth annual El Sistema residency. The beloved event was a testament to King’s commitment to music and its ability to foster connections between communities of different socioeconomic backgrounds, give voice to diverse cultural identities, and amplify lived experiences.

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Vikings Shine to Start Spring Season and College Athletics Night a Success

King spring athletic programs have started the season strong, with three varsity teams yet to drop a contest. Girls Tennis, Girls Lacrosse, and Boys Lacrosse stand a combined 8-0 as of today.

On Wednesday, April 3, King College Counseling and the Athletics Department hosted the annual College Athletics Night. More than 50 families joined the call to learn more about the college recruiting process.

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1,000 Points of Perseverance

When King basketball player Nasir “Nas” Pettigrew `24 recalls scoring his 1,000th point last season, that single moment calls up years of perseverance and resilience. Nasir's path to success was marked by challenges. His journey began when he tried out for King's Varsity Basketball team as an eighth-grade student. He stepped onto the court to see the team display well-honed skills and realized he had a lot to learn. That tryout served as a starting point that culminated in that pivotal point, a career highlight, on February 15.

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Lessons of Astronomical Importance

King’s inquiry-based approach to learning was in full effect during the solar eclipse that swept across North America on April 8. The event offered an extraordinary opportunity for educational engagement at every grade level, fostering a deeper understanding of the cosmos and Earth’s place within it. Students, faculty, and staff across campus donned protective glasses to view the eclipse phenomenon together as scientists and astronomy fans.

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Lower School Students Explore Creativity with Internationally Acclaimed Artist

A whirlwind of color and creativity swept through the Lower School this week. In preparation for and during the visit from internationally renowned New York Times bestselling and award-winning illustrator Rafael López on Wednesday, April 10, students embarked on a journey of artistic expression and exploration.

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Vikings Athletes Flock to Florida!

An annual tradition, the Vikings' spring teams embarked on an intensive week of training in Florida, preparing fervently for the upcoming 2024 season. King Baseball and Softball squads, alongside Boys Lacrosse, capitalized on the conducive environment of Universal Orlando. Meanwhile, Boys and Girls Tennis, as well as Boys and Girls Golf teams, undertook rigorous training at the Saddlebrook Golf and Tennis Resort in Tampa. King Crew, Track & Field, and Girls Lacrosse squads also dedicated themselves to rigorous training, both on and off-campus, ensuring they are primed for success in the upcoming competitions.

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Charlotte Frank ’25 and Connor Neary ’25 Join the Quill and Scroll Society

Last month, friends and family gathered to watch Charlotte Frank ’25 and Connor Neary ’25 fasten pins above their hearts, hold candles of truth, raise their right hands, and take the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society pledge. Charlotte, who works on the King newspaper “The Pelican,” and Connor, who helped found and now contributes to “The Morning Show,” promised to do everything in their power to work for the advancement of the community and live up to the ideals of journalism with impartiality and authenticity.

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Alumni Share Insight and Inspiration During Career Day

Gearing up for the next chapter, the Class of 2024 got a taste of real-world knowledge on Tuesday, March 26, during Career Day. The annual event brought back 24 alumni from diverse fields like finance, law, education, fashion, and sports. These returning graduates offered valuable insights and inspiration to our soon-to-be graduates as they map out their futures in college and beyond.

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Lower School Students Show Off Their Skills During King’s Inaugural STEAM Morning

It was a morning filled with innovation and exploration! King’s inaugural STEAM Morning on Thursday, April 4, was a smashing success. The event, led by science teacher Shevon Morris, brought students and families together for an enriching taste of inquiry-based learning at its very best.

Pre-K through Grade 5 students teamed up with their families to tackle fun, hands-on STEAM activities in their classrooms. These activities showcased how science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics come alive when applied to the real world. 

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Postseason Recognition and Honors for King Athletes

Ten Vikings were recently recognized with League and New England honors for their winter season contributions. Additionally, track standout Anya Anderson ’25 has qualified for the Nike Indoor Track Nationals and Football senior captain Owen Tucker ’24 has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

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Grade 5 Revives the Mystique of Ancient Egypt

Students in Grade 5 revived Ancient Egypt, bringing the mystique of the civilization on the Nile to their classroom and transforming the space into a veritable museum. To the delight of their peers, the students shared what they learned during their weeks immersed in the subject through presentations that reflected their research and discoveries.

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Renowned Author Brings Singapore Math to Life at King School

Math classrooms in the Lower School and Middle School were buzzing with excitement – not just the students, but the teachers too! That's what happened at King School recently when Susan Resnick, the mastermind behind the popular "Math in Focus: Singapore Math" curriculum, came to visit.

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Middle School Students Perform in Eastern Regional Honor Choirs

King’s middle school choir brought harmony to Providence! Thirteen talented students journeyed to Providence, Rhode Island, for the ACDA Eastern Regional Honor Choir. Selected from over 1,800 auditions, they showcased their a cappella skills, made new friends, and wowed the audience. Thanks to Ms. Bach's guidance, our students hit all the right notes. It was a celebration of dedication, friendship, and the power of music! 

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King’s ASPIRE Students Shine

King School’s Advanced Science Program for Independent Research and Engineering (ASPIRE) students are on a winning streak, having earned accolades at the Connecticut STEM Fair and recognition at the Connecticut Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (CT-JSHS). Their success in these competitions bolsters the depth and breadth of the school’s success in fostering intellectual growth through curiosity and research.

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