The Knightly News

Kingsman Academy Community Newsletter

Summer 2021 Edition

Knights Logo PNG (1).png
Knight (Transparent Background).jpg

FEATURING

AND 

ALSO

New School Year Changes

BUILD Projects

Meet a Board Member!

 Enrollment FAQs

Wellness Day

Community Meetings

60 Seconds on Virtual Learning: with Ms. Bowlding!
 

...and more!

CONGRATULATIONS

to the Class of 2021! Go Knights!

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0152

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0152

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0150

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0150

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0143

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0143

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0141

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0141

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0140

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0140

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0139

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0139

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0129

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0129

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0117

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0117

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0114

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0114

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0086

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0086

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0092

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0092

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0097

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0097

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0098

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0098

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0104

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0104

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0107

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0107

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0083

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0083

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0079

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0079

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0077

KingsmanAcademy_MiddleSchoolPromotion_0077

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0183

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0183

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0167

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0167

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0138

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0138

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0144

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0144

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0125

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0125

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0134

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0134

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0147

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0147

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0200

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0200

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0119

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0119

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0123

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0123

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0116

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0116

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0117

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0117

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0115

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0115

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0112

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0112

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0113

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0113

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0114

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0114

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0110

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0110

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0165

KingsmanAcademy_HighschoolGraduation_2021_0165

Knight (Transparent Background).jpg
Knight (Transparent Background).jpg

Middle School Promotion

High School Graduation

Big Changes for The New School Year!

Kingsman has made some very big changes this school year! The last day of school for the 2020-2021 School-year was June 25, and  this school year began July 6! That’s because we started a year-round school calendar. The new school calendar has approximately the same amount of school days but gives students consistent resources all year-round. Students will still be able to thrive and excel at their own pace with the Competency Based Education Model that Kingsman offers, and they will also have consistent breaks for assessments, holidays and mental health check-in. The school calendar will have six weeks of learning, one week of assessments and one week off; with no school on Fridays starting October 8! Check out the information Ms. Kelly presented for more information!

Copy of Kingsman shoutouts!.png

In the spring, high school teacher Ms. Seawood initiated shout-outs for students and staff as another excellent way to celebrate the everyday successes of the Kingsman Academy Community! 
Congratulations to all of the students and staff who have received shout-outs so far! 

Ms. Brown, Ms.Aguzie, T. Young, S. Chambers, J. Bishop, Ms. Seawood, A. Bostic,  D. Ford, E. Jack, T. Brown, N. Mathews, C. Harris, S. Hipps,
Kingsman staff, students and families.

The BUILD x Kingsman Partnership was an opportunity for students to learn entrepreneurship skills and understand the human-centered design process. They took on a COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenge, which asked them to create a product to help a client who is experiencing issues in their life due to the pandemic. Kingsman Academy High School and Middle Scholars worked very diligently on their BUILD projects. Students pitched an app to help their client, Muhamed, who suffers from depression due to COVID-19, and others like him.
Check out their pitch video below! 

BUILD Projects

Kingsman Scholars Find Solutions!

We want to send a special Congratulations to all of the students who took the ACT and a Thank You to our staff! 

A Slideshow on
Virtual Learning

 

From the Kingsman Scholar Perspective 

Most%20importantly%2C%20make%20sure%20th

Meet a Board Member

Founding Member Maria Blaeuer

Maria Blaeuer is one of the founding Kingsman Academy Board Members.  She saw the value, the potential and the difference that Kingsman Academy could provide the community. She began fighting to prove that Kingsman was everything that she thought it was and fought to prove its legitimacy. “It’s important that Kingsman exists.” She explained that Kingsman, it’s mission and competency-based education model are very important to the students and the community that it serves. 

Maria Blaeuer is a mother of three students and loves to talk to her chickens, cats and dogs. When she was 

a student, she wasn’t too fond of school. She recalls not liking elementary school, middle school or high school. But she continued toward her educational goals.  She attended Howard University School of Law, where she learned from her professors that everything she had experienced made her valuable and made her who she is today. She thought she needed to learn in a certain way, be from a certain family, or have other life experiences in order to reach her goals. Her professors made her realize how untrue that was. Her ability to bring all of her experiences and be her true self makes her the advocate that she always wanted to be. 

 

If she could give one piece of advice to the students of Kingsman Academy it would be “Be proud of who you are and what you’re doing.” She believes mistakes are how you get better at life. Her philosophy is that it’s not about the mistakes that you make, but what you do with those mistakes and what you learn from them. Once you learn from your mistakes, you can figure out how to do something better.

We're Enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Find out how to earn YouEarnedIt points when referring new students to school year 2021-2022!

Kingsman Academy is currently enrolling for all Academic Programs for the 2021-2022 school year! Find out more about our academic programs on our website. Current Kingsman Academy students have the opportunity to take advantage of many opportunities to get YouEarnedIt Points when referring new students! Students can earn 1500 YouEarnedIt Points when a new student lists their name as a referral source on an application and an additional 2500 points when that student begins the first day of school! In addition to referring new students, Kingsman students  can earn 5000 YouEarnedIt points for completing their own re-enrollment paperwork. Refer a student and re-enroll today! Enrollment support and assistance is available weekly at Wellness Day and via each program’s Intervention Coordinator! 

ENROLLMENT FAQ'S.png

Wellness Day

Returning to Thursdays at 3pm... Soon!

giphy.gif

There’s always so much fun at Wellness Day! Every Thursday, since Kingsman began operating virtually,  we host Wellness Day, where students and their families can safely visit campus to access many of the resources that Kingsman provides! In addition to grilled burgers and hot dogs, students can pick up PPE and school supplies. They are greeted by staff with Breakfast & Lunchboxes that contain enough food for the week. They get tech support for any issues that may have with their school-issued technology. Students have the opportunity to receive counseling and even a rapid COVID-19 test! Wellness Day offers so much to the Kingsman Academy community, come and check it out before the end of the school year. Wellness Day is Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm. Students get YouEarnedIt points just for attending!

60 Seconds on Virtual Learning

with Ms. Bowlding

“I am a STEM teacher. I have taught at KA for 4 years. Virtual learning has definitely been a challenge, especially being a mother of one school-aged child and a toddler. Finding balance was very important for me. I was able to accomplish that with the continued support of Kingsman Academy. My advice to students and their families is to just be encouraged. I understand that being at home has its distractions,  but it's important to stay focused and get the job done. I enjoy every day that my students show up for virtual learning. My first concern is their well-being, so being able to touch base and communicate with them is a highlight. Then, ultimately making sure that my students are learning and getting what they need from me as their teacher."

Capture.PNG
Capture.PNG
Capture.PNG
Capture99.PNG

Kingsman Academy Community Meetings

Celebration of Learning

Earlier this year, Kingsman Academy hosted the Trimester 1 Celebration of Learning. Students and their families were invited to this virtual event to celebrate all of the milestones students have surpassed so far. Every program had students receive awards that ranged from Most Improved, Knight PRIDE, and attendance allstars! 

The Celebration of Learning for Trimester 2 and 3 is July 22, 2021

Community meetings  are a special opportunity for students and staff to celebrate accomplishments, learn about new opportunities, and prepare for the rest of the day, in an inclusive and supportive environment. Community Meetings at Kingsman are always filled with something wonderful! From presentations to inspiration, the Kingsman community meetings work very hard to expand scholars' knowledge in as many ways as possible. Below are three presentations that have taken place during Community Meetings this spring.

Capture1.PNG
Capture2.PNG

C. Stiney's World Language Presentation

S. Henderson's World Language Presentation

Capture33.PNG

K. Stuckey's Frederick Douglass Presentation

Trimester 1 began July 6

Celebration of Learning  July 22
Marking Period 1 ends August 16

Marking Period 2 begins August 17

Hybrid Learning begins August 30

Wellness Day returning to Thursday afternoons soon! 
 

Now enrolling! Kingsman Academy is enrolling new students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Important Links

Follow Kingsman Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Learn more on the school website

Subscribe to The Knightly News

Have questions or feedback? Reach out with the KAPCS contact form.

Get The Knightly News in your inbox

 

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive news and other important information about Kingsman Academy