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Congratulations to Mrs. Moore, recipient of the Human Rights Award

pennies for patients - MLK Raised $5,200 for Pennies for Patients

Field Day & Carnival - 7th & 8th - June 9

Promotion Ceremony - June 10

Final School Dance - June 5th

TEXTBOOKS must be turned into the Librarian this week (June 1 - 5)


Minimum Day - June 8, 9, 10

Teacher Workday - June 11

STEM at King Middle School

Right up to the last day of school the teachers and students at MLK continued their practice of teaching and learning every day, every period. Oftentimes when educators discuss implementation of STEM programs, the first things that come to mind are computers and technology. At King Middle School the seventh graders in Mrs. Wells’ class studied STEM the old-fashioned way—through biology, anatomy and physiology. For their final project, students dissected fetal pigs. This hands-on project kept the students engaged until the final bell rang to start summer vacation. MLK students had many things to share.


Iliana said, “I like looking at the insides of things."

Destiny stated, “It was a fun experience and a great way to learn about animals and yourself.”

End of Year Events 2015

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

26890 Holly Hill Ave, Hayward, CA 94545-3535 Telephone (510) 723-3120 Fax (510) 781-6129


Dear Parents/Guardians,


The year is quickly coming to a close.  There is much to be done before the school year is over. Please check your child’s grades and if he/she is not performing well, please take this opportunity to remind him or her that poor grades and excessive discipline referrals will prevent students from participating in the end of the year events and activities.   It is important to remember that final grades are one of the most important factors in determining your child’s academic program in the next school year.  During these final few weeks, students are expected to come to school every day, be on time, work diligently, and do their best.


Promotion Ceremony

This year our promotion ceremony for the 8th grade students will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM on the Martin Luther King, Jr. campus at 26890 Holly Hill Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545.  The promotion ceremony will start promptly at 11:00 AM.  Students are to sit in the marked areas.  Seating for parents and guests is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.   


Each student will be provided with 2 free tickets.  If additional tickets become available, they may be purchased for $5.00. Each guest must have a ticket.  Please note that seating is limited, so please do not invite guests who do not have tickets.  The ceremony will take place outdoors. Parking will also be limited, so please plan to arrive early and carpool if possible.  Tickets will be distributed to students starting on Friday, May 29, 2015.


Please follow these guidelines to ensure that we have a pleasant and respectful ceremony: no gum chewing or candy.  Students are to dress appropriately: no formal attire and no sportswear such as shorts and tank tops, and lastly, please be on time.  Please remain in your seat during the event. Balloons, tripods, food, horns and noisemakers are not allowed and will be confiscated by the campus supervisors and the administrators. 


Note that students who are not being promoted are not eligible to attend the ceremony or participate in other year-end activities such as the Cobra Carnival.  Please make sure that your child has cleared all debts: overdue books, outstanding projects and assignments, detentions in order to participate in any of the end of the year activities.


Please feel free to call the school at 510-723-3120 with any questions.




Important dates to remember:


May June

22: Minimum Day, dismissal at 12:50 pm

25: Memorial Day, National Holiday: Schools Closed

29: All textbooks and library books are due

29: Promotion tickets available

5: 8th Grade Dance, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

8: Promotion Practice for 8th grade

9: Cobra Carnival 7th & 8th graders

10: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, King MS @ 11:00

10: Last day for students, dismissal at 12:50 pm

11: Last day for teachers

18: School Office closes



Estella Santos



Estimados Padres,


El año está llegando rápidamente a su fin. Hay mucho por hacer antes de que el año escolar se acabe. Por favor,  revise las calificaciones de su hijo/hija, si ella o el no está muy bien en la escuela, por favor tome esta oportunidad para recordarle que las malas calificaciones y referencias de disciplina excesivas pueden evitar que los estudiantes participen en los eventos y actividades de fin de curso. Es importante recordar que las calificaciones finales son uno de los factores más importantes para determinar el programa académico de su hijo en el próximo año escolar. Durante estas últimas semanas, se espera que los estudiantes vengan a la escuela todos los días, lleguen a tiempo, trabajar con diligencia y hacer lo mejor.


Ceremonia de Promoción: 


Este año la ceremonia de promoción para los estudiantes del grado 8  se llevará a cabo el miércoles, 10 de junio del 2015 a las 11:00AM. en la escuela Martin Luther King, Jr. 26890 Holly Hill Ave., Hayward Ca. 94545. La ceremonia de promoción comenzará exactamente a las 11:00AM. Los estudiantes deben sentarse en las áreas marcadas. Los asientos para los padres e invitados están limitados, los primeros que lleguen obtendrán los asientos primero.


Cada estudiante obtendrá 2 boletos gratis. Si hay  boletos adicionales disponibles, se podrán comprar por $5.00.  Cada invitado debe tener su boleto. Tengan en mente que los espacios son limitados, por favor no traigan invitados sin boletos. La ceremonia se llevará a cabo afuera, el estacionamiento también será limitado, así que por favor planee llegar temprano y comparta el viaje si es posible. Los boletos serán distribuidos a los estudiantes comenzando el viernes, 29 de mayo del 2015.


Por favor, sigan estas indicaciones para asegurarnos de tener una agradable y respetuosa ceremonia: no masticar chicle o comer dulces. Los estudiantes deben vestirse apropiadamente: no trajes formales y no ropa deportiva como; pantalones cortos, y camisetas sin mangas y por último, por favor sea puntual. Por favor, permanezcan en sus asientos durante el evento. Globos, comida, cornetas y maracas no están permitidas y serán confiscados por los supervisores del plantel y los administradores.


Tenga en cuenta que los estudiantes que no se están promoviendo,  no son elegibles para asistir la ceremonia o participar en otras actividades de fin de curso tal como el Carnaval de Cobra. Por favor, asegúrese de que su hijo/a aclare o pague todas sus deudas; de libros vencidos, proyectos y tareas pendientes y detenciones con el fin de participar en alguna de las actividades de fin de año.


Si tiene preguntas puede llamarnos al 510-723-3120.



Mayo Junio

22:  Día Mínimo, salida a las 12:50p.m.              

25:  Día Conmemorativo, Fiesta Nacional: Escuela Cerrada              

29:  Todos los libros de contexto y de la biblioteca se deben entregar

29:  Boletos de la promoción están disponibles                 

5:  Baile del Grado 8, 7:00 – 9:00pm 

8:  Practica de Promoción para el grado 8

9:  Carnaval Cobra para el grado 7 y 8

10:  Ceremonia de Promoción para el grado 8, escuela King 11:00am

10:  Ultimo día de clases para los estudiantes—salida a las 12:50pm

11:  Ultimo día de trabajo para los maestros

18:  Cierra la Oficina de la Escuela King


Estella Santos


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We would like to congratulate our MLK Cobra Concert Choir, which earned an "unanimous superior rating" at their performances at the Napa Valley Choir Festival at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco, and then again this past Friday evening at the CMEA choral festival at Acalanes High School in Lafayette.

Upcoming Dates

  • April 30th - All-Saints Church in Hayward
  • May 26th - MLK Spring Concert

Bell Schedule Letter

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April 22, 2015


Dear Parent/Guardian:

On May 1, 2015 the students at ML King Middle School will begin their annual state academic testing—CAASPP. This year students will be using computers to complete most of their assessments. Staff and students at MLK are excited to start the computer administered tests and are ready for the challenging new types of test questions.


In order to test over 820 students in both Math and English/Language Arts, the school will have to go on a variety of different bell schedules during the entire month of May. Although the schedules appear to be complicated, the administration and staff are organized and prepared for this important event. All of the testing will take place in the morning, so, if possible, please don’t schedule any appointments for the children during the morning hours. Also we have several additional minimum days. The dates for the minimum days in May are: 5/6, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/20, 5/22 and 5/27. On minimum days, testing will start at 10:20 am and end at 12:50 pm. Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. There will be no school on that day.


For the rest of the regular school days, the students will go on a special testing bell schedule. School will start at the regular 8:20 am time and end at the regular 3:04 pm time. Regular day testing will start at 9:30 am and end at 12:01 pm. There will only be one lunch period starting at 12:01 pm and ending at 12:48 pm. As always, we appreciate the support and cooperation of our MLK community. Copies of the weekly bell schedules will be posted on the ML King website and will be available in the office. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have further questions.



Estella Santos


Estella Santos


ML King Middle School


» Bell Schedule Letter English (PDF) » Bell Schedule Letter Spanish (PDF)

Student Ambassador

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Saturday afternoon Hamm presented to members of the HUSD school board and Superintendent Dobbs. He did an outstanding job and really showcased what an amazing community we have here at King. He did share some of the issues students say they face at our school, but he also spent time outlining all of the positive things he and other students see here. His presentation made me proud to be a King staff member.

The Experience of Student Ambassador Hammaad

The Student Ambassador program was exhilarating and fun. The experience consisted of working with an amazing teacher and staff to survey students to find out where they see room for improvement on our campus. The information allowed me to better understand the work of administrators and needs of schools. I hope this information will allow teachers, staff, and our Superintendent to better understand student behavior and needs. This will create a better environment for students and teachers all around.

MLK Students Shine at Oratorical Fest

On Friday the 2lst of March King Middle School students not only made us proud, they scored big for MLK with an exceedingly strong performance at the annual Oratorical Fest. The Cobras took first and second place at the public speaking completion held at Chabot College. 8th grader Shyh Saenz won first prize, and 7th grader Darius Smith won second prize in the middle school category. 7th grader Kaitlyn Duff persevered over her shyness and stage fright by completing a compelling speech on what she loves about the city of Hayward. All three contestants delivered impassioned and articulate speeches. Our own AP, Marlon Simpson, did a spectacular job emceeing the ceremonies. Overall, it could not have been any better for the Cobras!

Read Across America Day

Principal Estella Santos and Jacob Cote participate in Read Across America Day on March 2nd.  Mrs. Santos and Jacob practiced a CLOSE reading activity using The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss.  ML King teachers and staff incorporate many reading strategies throughout the year to support the implementation of the Literacy strand of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

African American Student Achievement Initiative


The African American Initiative group has a dinner honoring Black History on Wednesday, February 4th starting 5:00 in the MPR

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month as a community.  There will be live entertainment, good food, and student acknowledgements for honor roll and perfect attendance.  Come break bread with people of various backgrounds and be better informed, and connected, as the village it takes to raise, and educate, our children.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

Today we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Congratulations Chris Aaron Basco "Hall of Fame, Rotary Scholar"

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MLK would like to congratulate Chris Aaron recipient of the "Hall of Fame, Rotary Scholar" award.  This highly prestigious award is designed to recognize students that have performed at an exemplary level.  This year only 4 awards have been given to Hayward Unified School District students, and it is a great accomplishment for Chris to be chosen.

In addition to being recognized by the school district, Chris will also be recognized by the Rotary Club of Hayward, the City of Hayward, representatives of local government, and the state legislature.

MLK Made In Hayward Pledge

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Event Calendar

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Important Dates/Information

New Printable Student Handbook | English, Spanish

New Printable Staff/Faculty Contact List | Google Docs 

New Printable Teacher Help Days and Times | Google Docs

New Printable Schedules | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4


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