Friday, November 23, 2012
It's Friday, November 23 and here are the five things you need to know!
1. Today's Weather From the National Weather Service 2. Toys for Tots Raise Money at KP Football Yesterday at the King Philip/Franklin game, Toys for Tots was able to raise $429 in a two hour time span. Tracey Murphy, who help set up the table would like to thank KP coach, Brian Lee, who kindly agreed to support this initiative. Several families baked muffins that were handed out as a sign of appreciation for each donation the group also received help from the Barros, McDevitt, Sutton, Jutras, Mellman, Pritoni, and Campbell families. 3. Support KP Music at Chili's Going to Chili's in Plainville tomorrow? Don't forget to show this flyer to have 10% of your bill donated to the King Philip Music Association. 4. Christmas Tree Lighting …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
It's Tuesday, October 9 and here are the five things you need to know.
1. Today's Weather From the National Weather Service 2. Romney Continues to Trail Obama in Massachusetts Despite making gains on the national level, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to trail President Barack Obama in Massachusetts in a new poll released by Western New England University. The poll of 440 likely voters taken between September 28 - October 4, shows President Obama up 66% - 33% over Romney. The poll does not take into account the effects of the first debate, as only one night of the poll was done after the debate. Despite the results in Massachusetts, Romney continues to make gains nationally. A new poll from Pew Research taken between October 4 - 7 shows Romney with a 49% - 45% lead over Obama. 3. KP …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The King Philip marching band treated friends, family, and fans to a sneak peek at their 2012 program at their annual preview show.
The King Philip marching band performed their annual preview show Sunday night in anticipation of the upcoming fall competition schedule. A supportive and excited crowd at the King Philip Regional High School football field was treated to a part by part breakdown of the performance followed by a full run-through to end the evening. The program, called "The Other Side," follows a man from another world. Board with his surrounds, he leaves his world for a new one portrayed by the band and the color guard. As the performance goes on, the man realizes that this world is not for him and tries to escape to his home. Whether he makes it back or not will have to wait until the band competes. This year, the Pride and Passion of KP will play …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Patch has you covered for the start of KP High School and Middle School.
With the start of middle school and high school only days away, Patch has you covered with what you need to know for the start of school. From the supply lists to the bus schedules, Patch has what you need to get ready for school. Feel free to leave a comment if you have something to add or if we missed something. 1. Don't Forget It's a Short Week. School for both the middle school and high school will not begin until September 5. Both schools will start at 7:35 a.m. with the high school ringing their warning bell at 7:30 am. 2. Know Your Bus Route The bus routes for both the high school and middle school can be seen on the school district's transportation page. There have been some revision to the routes so please be aware that some of …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Warriors traveled to Norwood to scrimmage with the Mustangs and prepare for the season.
The Warriors traveled to Norwood Tuesday afternoon for the first of their two scrimmages of the preseason. Not playing a traditional game, the scrimmage gave both teams a chance to work on plays and shake out the kinks before the start of the regular season next week. The Warriors will scrimmage again at Walpole on September 1 while the Stallions will also be back on the field the same day to hold a scrimmage with Brockton.
In this edition of Five Things, we take a look at the KP bus schedules.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
1. Sunny and 74 Degrees According to the National Weather Service today should be sunny with a high around 74 degrees. The evening forecast brings a low near 51 degrees on a clear evening. 2. Back to School: Bus Routes The revised King Philip School District bus routes have been posted on the district's transportation page. Click here to see which bus route your house is located on. 3. Barrels and Bins for Sale The Wrentham Recycling Committee is currently selling rain barrels and compost bins. The barrels can be purchased for $75 while the bins are $32. Interested parties can email email@example.com for more information. 4. Revs in Action Tonight The New England Revolution will host Chivas USA tonight at Gillette Stadium at 8 p.m. …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The committee found no major issues as they toured the regional high school and middle school.
No problems were seen as the King Philip School Committee did their annual walkthrough of both the regional high school and middle school last night. Taking a look at the work being done over the summer, both schools appeared to be ready for when students return to school on Tuesday. In the tour of the high school, first year Principal Lisa Oliveira touted the improvements made during the summer break in preparation for the new school year. New to the school this year will be the Academic Student Center. Formerly the school’s library, the area will now be home to 504 Coordinator Kip Lewis who will have an office in the center. The advantage of having Lewis in the area, according to Oliveira, will be the opportunity to take better advantage…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Members of the New England Patriots will be taking part in a charity basketball game organized by the KP Boosters this March.
It may be eight months away, but the KP Boosters are already preparing for their big charity basketball game in March. This is not any ordinary game however. Inspired by a similar event for the Westford Academy, the boosters will be teaming up with the New England Patriots for a game that will feature members of the Pats, KP students, and other members of the KP community. Currently which players will be in the game are unknown and will depend on availability. While the game isn’t until March 19, 2013, preparation has begun as the boosters are already looking to fill the ad pages in the program, obtain sponsors, and are currently phone banking to raise awareness of the event. The boosters will also be launching a website in the fall to …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Recent KP graduate and Maryland freshman Jake Layman recently played for USA Basketball's under-18 team in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship where they took first place.
As teenagers begin to enjoy the days of summer and head out on vacation, chances are it cannot compare to the adventures of recent King Philip graduate Jake Layman. During the month of June, Layman was a member of USA Basketball's under-18 team for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship. It was an invitation that surprised no one more than Layman. The invite meant a chance to play for University of Florida men’s basketball coach Billy Donovan plus Gonzaga coach Mark Few and Virginia Commonwealth University coach Shaka Smart. “I was surprised when I got invited,” Layman said prior to the tournament. “It’s awesome being under coach Donovan, Shaka Smart and coach Few. They’re all great coaches so it’s awesome getting to be coached by them.” To …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Once again, King Philip searches for a high school principal.
With the resignation of its current high school principal, the King Philip school district is once again begining a search process. In an email sent Wednesday, district Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski asked for those interested in taking part in a search committee to step forward. "I am looking for parents to be part of the Search Advisory Committee (SAC) in this selection process," the letter reads. "One parent from each member town (Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham) will be selected by lottery to sit on this search committee." It was announced at Monday night's school committee meeting that Principal Robert Wargo had tendered his letter of resignation, effective at the end of June. Wargo will be taking the position at Scituate High …