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Boys Lacrosse Wins FAA Championship and Postseason Updates

Congratulations to the Boys Lacrosse Team, who captured the FAA Tournament Championship with a thrilling 12-8 victory over Greenwich Country Day School! The win caps off an undefeated league season and is the first Boys Lacrosse tournament title for the Vikings since 2017!

Other spring teams are also bringing heat to postseason matchups this week. Read more about previous and upcoming games in this week’s update.

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Discovering Self Under the Sea

King Middle School's fabulous production of the classic tale “The Little Mermaid” marked the final theatrical show of the academic year. The play marks the first students-chosen script, an episodic piece that required full cooperation among the 21 actors, 10 student crew members, and four backstage adults to make the magic happen.

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"Artistry in Motion: Strings of Wonder" Combines Visual and Performing Arts

Students in Grades 3 through Grade 5 dazzled the King School community with an incredible display of visual and performing arts on Wednesday, May 15, with the debut of "Artistry in Motion: Strings of Wonder.” The performance culminated a year of research, inquiry, and exploration under the students' O.P.E.N. (Originality, Personal Vision, Experiences, Novel Approaches) art project.

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Grandparents and Special Friends Enjoy Learning in Lower School

The Lower School was filled with warmth and laughter on Friday, May 10, during the annual Grandparents and Special Visitors Day. The event welcomed 160 attendees who traveled from across the globe to join students for a morning of art, music, activities, and education. Activities, including engineering challenges, literary exercises, science experiments, and history lessons, offered visitors insight into the King student experience.

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Dr. William Schpero KLHT'06 To Serve as Commencement Speaker

King School is thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for this year's commencement ceremony will be health economist Dr. William Schpero KLHT'06, an assistant professor in the Division of Health Policy and Economics of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In addition to teaching, Schpero studies Medicaid and co-founded the Medicaid Data Learning Network and the Medicaid Insights Colloquium. His work aims to identify policy levers to address racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health care.

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Upper School Science Fair Culminates Months of Scientific Research

A testament to the science curriculum’s emphasis on inquiry and research, the eighth annual Upper School Science Fair featured 70 projects spanning various scientific fields, showcasing the diverse interests of students from Grade 9 to Grade 12. During presentations to peers, teachers, and family, students demonstrated a profound understanding of their work and the scientific method. Winning projects, including honorable mentions and a single Best-In-Fair award, will be announced at the upcoming STEM Colloquium on Wednesday, May 22.

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Exploring Science in Lower School From Chicks to Squids

In King’s Lower School, science is anything but textbook! Recently, students embarked on two exciting projects. Some are witnessing the marvel of life firsthand, caring for chicks hatching from eggs. Others are dissecting squids and exploring the fascinating anatomy of these invertebrates. Both activities promise to spark curiosity and ignite a passion for science in these young minds.

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Students Host Living History Events for Holocaust Remembrance Day

In commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 6, middle and upper school students took a step into the past, hosting two separate events that brought the harrowing accounts of Holocaust survivors directly to King. Through intimate interviews, the students heard testimonials and considered the unsettling proximity of the historical devastation to our present day.

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Softball and Boys Tennis Honor Senior Vikings and King of Spring Weekend Highlights

Last week, pregame ceremonies recognized King’s softball and boys tennis seniors alongside their families. The games that followed saw impressive wins against The Fredrick Gunn School and Hamden Hall.

On Saturday, April 27, spring athletic teams competed in intense matches against rivals during King of Spring weekend. Friends and families crowded the fields and bleachers in support of the Vikings. Attendees enjoyed Viking Pride spirit wear, a photo booth, and food trucks over the course of the day.

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King Cares Family Day of Service Sees Record Support for Community Partnerships

This year’s King Cares Family Service Day, held on Sunday, April 28, saw a record turnout with over 300 students, faculty, staff, families, and members of more than 15 partner organizations descending upon the campus, making this year's event the biggest one yet. The annual event highlighted King School's commitment to service and community partnerships, showcasing a collective dedication to making a positive impact locally and beyond. 

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Seniors Present Capstone Portfolios at Art Colloquiums

At this year's Art Colloquiums, seniors presented their culminating OPEN capstone portfolios after years of artistic exploration. The presentations at the Performing Arts Center showcased the students' personal growth and creative experimentation throughout their time at King. Themes of personal evolution, societal reflection, and artistic exploration were evident throughout the presentations, highlighting the diverse talents and perspectives of the graduating class.

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Global Fair Celebrates King’s Diverse Community

The lower school gym transformed into a vibrant culture hub during King School's annual Global Fair on Friday, April 26. Hosted by the PA KInD Committee, the event showcased the diverse tapestry of King's community, underscoring the school's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Each table offered a unique perspective, nurturing a sense of global citizenship. Lower school students collected flag stickers and participated in interactive activities, while live music performances added to the festive atmosphere.

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Justina Marque ’27 Wins Prestigious Global Award

On the heels of earning diplomatic recognition at the Harvard Model UN in January, Grade 9 student Justina Marque has won the prestigious Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) Salomon Prize for her essay "The Gift of My Dual Identity." The piece earned her the top and only prize given at the high school level in the prestigious writing competition that included entries from around the world. Her essay, which explores her journey toward embracing her multicultural identity, aligns with the initiative's goal of promoting awareness and understanding of global issues among young writers.

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King Track Star and Ninja Warrior Reflects on Her Success

King athlete Anya Anderson ’25 excels in both track and American Ninja Warrior competitions, and she is getting attention for her skills. Her rigorous training and flawless execution have earned numerous accolades, including league and regional titles and, most recently, being named News 12 Athlete of the Week. With her ability to embrace challenges and grow from setbacks, Anya is poised for success both on and off the track.

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