News and Announcements

Safe Routes to School

Friends of King encourages you to incorporate some active transportation into your commute to and from school, or if you are visiting Thomas Starr King for popular events, like our TS King Theater Productions or New Student Orientation. Consider these benefits of walking and biking to school: * Safer streets * Less traffic * Reduced pollution * Healthy habits * Increased concentration * Social time * Joy *.
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Testing Bell Schedule

The testing bell schedule is in place from May 1st to May 27th. Please note that during this time school is out on Tuesdays at 2:54 PM, while on Fridays school is out at 1:24 PM.
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Thomas Starr King Middle School Wins 2017 Scholar Dollars Grant Program

The efforts on the part of parents, teachers and community members who voted for our school everyday last month have paid off putting King on the list of winners of a generous $25,000 ScholarShare grant. This grant money will be used to send students on field trips to enrich the curriculum, and also to enhance science, technology, and math instruction. Kudos to everyone who voted!
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LACER Afer-School Program Enrollment Period Begins May 1st

We will be starting our online enrollment for 6th and 7th grade students currently enrolled in one of our classes who wish to continue in our program next academic year (2017-2018). The online application now will be available on May 1st , 2017 on the LACER Learning website ( on the Special Topics menu.
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Thomas Starr King Middle School Honored as a California Gold Ribbon School

The announcement was made today by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, which included Thomas Starr King as one of the best 275 middle schools and high schools in the State of California. Our school made the list due to "excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, and also highly successful school climate efforts“. According to Torlakson, "these terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.” In addition to the California Gold Ribbon School, our school received an award for being a Title I Academic Achieving School.
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ESM 6th Grade Students, Parents and Teachers Attend Environmental Fair

Students presented their service learning projects at the 38th Annual L.A. Environmental Fair at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. They presented research on the big ideas of sustainability and the Los Angeles River Watershed, as well as showcased their projects which dealt with issues such as recycling, reducing waste, composting and how to save energy.
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VOTE FOR KING TODAY! March 1st - March 24th

Thomas Starr King MS is competing for a $25K grant to send students on field trips to enrich the curriculum, and also to enhance science, technology, and math instruction. Be sure to vote every day for our school by visiting starting on March 1st until March 24th and help us secure these funds! Click on Vote Now, Pick Thomas Starr King Middle School and Vote! You will be prompted to enter your first name, email and zip code.
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A Special Thank You to our Students and History Teachers!! Free Dress Day Feb. 27th!

King Middle School was credited with over a 94% percent participation rate! We are the highest rated middle school and also the highest rated secondary school in all of Local District Central! Thanks to all of our students and History Teachers for the tremendous job in completing these surveys. As a show of our appreciation, we will be offering our students a free dress day for this Monday, February 27th, 2017!
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Meet Thomas Starr King's Granddaughter, Ms. Ginny King!

Our own Ms. Allison Ceasar met with Thomas Starr King's granddaughter at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Seen in the picture, from left to right, Ms. Allison Caesar, teacher, Ms. Ginny King, Thomas Starr King's granddaughter, and Albert Valdez, Director of Education at LACMA.
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New Middle School Culmination Activity and Certificate Completion Policy

The Los Angeles Unified School has adopted a new Middle School Culmination Activity and Certificate Completion policy effective starting with the class of students culminating in 2017. This policy defines the criteria for issuing a Middle School Certificate of Completion and for students to participate in the Middle School Culmination Activity. It supports student achievement and guides students in preparing for matriculation from middle school to high school. Download a copy of the entire policy on PDF by clicking on the title above.
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