Congratulations to the Robotix team for capturing the Judges Award at their competition on Sunday, Jan. 31st.
MLK Basketball vs Chavez - Feb. 9, 4-6pm
Soccer Tryouts - Feb. 8
Valentines Grams Sold - Feb. 8
Minimum Day - Feb. 10, 17, 24
Taco Wednesday - Feb. 10
Honor Roll Assembly - Feb. 11
Valentines Dance - Feb. 11
President's Day - Feb. 15
ELAC/Parent Meeting - Feb. 23, 8:30 AM -10:30 AM
ELAC/Parent Meeting - March 24, 8:30 AM -10:30 AM
ELAC/Parent Meeting - April. 26, 8:30 AM -10:30 AM
Rotary Scholar Award Winners
MLK students Melany Flores and Chris Basco were recognized during the third annual presentation of the Hayward Rotary Scholar awards. These awards go to local youth who demonstrate outstanding performance in school. Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday and Superintendent Stan Dobbs addressed a packed house at the Hayward Rotary Scholar Luncheon on December 7th. This year, Hayward Rotary Club honored four outstanding students who achieved perfect test scores, perfect attendance, and perfect citizenship. Of the four students recognized, two were from ML King Middle School. Melany and Chris received gift cards and other prizes donated by Rotarians. Mrs. Santos would like to give a special “shout out: to Chris Basco who has been designated Rotary Scholar two years in a row. Congratulations to Melany and Chris!
Last week, King Middle School students competed in the annual First LEGO League Robotics tournament. This year the challenge was called the TRASH TREK. The TRASH TREK Challenge is about what happens to things when we’re done with them, or the materials they’re made from. The students were challenged to imagine how we as a society might be able to innovate our way toward ZERO waste one day. The first guiding principle of the robot games is to compete hard against problems, while treating people with respect and kindness. The Robot Game is developed and produced so students can:
Throughout the tournament the MLK team displayed a very positive attitude and continuously worked to improve their robot's programs. As students interacted with several other teams from various schools and youth organizations, they exhibited good sportsmanship and represented King Middle School well. These competitors not only did an outstanding job during their competition, but also conducted themselves in a courteous and gracious manner. MLK would also like to thank Ms. Molina and Mrs. Hanif for all the hard work and dedication that they put into making this team what it is. Their efforts were very apparent during the competition.
Electronic Flyer Delivery Starts January 6, 2016
Our school is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view schoolapproved eflyers, simply click the Peachjar button on the school’s website.
This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school eflyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
This system is used exclusively for distribution of schoolapproved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.
Drama Class Performs Frankenstein
"Being in Frankenstein was like being in a dream. Although it took me about 3 months to memorize all my lines, and while hating the script for being so much work, I still enjoyed being an important actress in so many scenes. This play helped me visualize how it will be like if I ever get an acting career when I get older, but with much harder work. Even though many people got nervous and many forgot their lines, myself included, we still had a great time acting in the play no matter how many tears we shed."
Meet Barbara Meier, New Assistant Principal
Barbara Meier, new Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King Middle School, comes to HUSD by way of Livermore High School, and though she loved being a Livermore Cowboy, she is morphing nicely into a King Cobra. She has over twenty years of teaching experience, including high school, middle school, and even a stint teaching Navy and Marine students out at Moffat, but the energy and enthusiasm that she finds on the King campus bring fun to a whole new level. Ms. Meier grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, just north of Chicago, but has traded Lake Michigan for the Pacific Ocean and the Chicago Bulls for the Golden State Warriors. However, she graduated from Duke University and her one true basketball love will forever be the Duke Blue Devils. She holds a Masters in Education from Stanford University and a Masters in English from San Jose State and is excited to bring her education and experience here to King and to learn from the wonderful students and staff here at King.
Welcome Back Cobras
Welcome Back Cobras!
The new school year has started with some exciting activities including the Million Father March and Superintendent Dobb’s Made in Hayward Pledge campaign. The first week, students were treated to a DJ playing music and the staff providing frozen treats during lunch. Leadership students created a fun atmosphere by holding a water balloon tossing contest. They have many other events planned to keep the King Cobras engaged in their school.
Please join us in the multi-purpose room for Back To School Night on Thursday, September 17th starting at 6:00 pm.
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.”
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.
New Printable 2015-2016 School Calendar | PDF
New Printable 2015-2016 Parent Permission Forms | PDF
Printable Staff/Faculty Contact List | Google Docs
Printable Teacher Help Days and Times | Google Docs
After School Events