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Update from the Principal

Hello King Family and Happy New Year!


We are off and running as we enter our 3rd quarter with a very busy January. I want to first welcome our new counselor, Michele Andrew. She comes to us from Washington Unified School District and is quickly fitting into our school family. Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself as she works to build relationships with your students. Her experience and philosophy are a perfect match for our needs at King.


I also invite you to mark the following on your calendar:


January 16th: No school Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19th: All students attend in the morning

January 19th: An presentation that will give an overview of ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their effect on the body, behavior, and learning. Parents and students (only King students)are invited to attend the 4-6 event.

January 25th: The documentary “Paper Tigers” will be shown at King at 4:00. If you have not seen it, please come check it out. Parents and students welcome (only King Students.) See this for more info http://kpjrfilms.co/paper-tigers/

February 10th: School Site Council meeting 11:30.

February 13th: No School

February 20th: No School


Please also help us embrace our motto. It has evolved very organically and we will be working with students next week to further define what these mean to us at King.


“Be present, productive, and positive!”




Michelle Flowers

How to register at King High School

King High school accepts students on a case by case basis at the beginning of each quarter. An exception to the rule are those students who move into Davis that have been attending a continuation school in another district in California. To enroll at King a student must: 

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Live in Davis
  • Have a referral from their school counselor
  • OR 
  • Have been attending a continuation school

Students who do not currently reside in Davis must contact their home school district office to apply for an IDA (intradistrict transfer). The home district office will contact our district office if it is approved.

Additionally, new students to our district must provide proof of residency if they have moved into Davis, current immunization records, birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other proof of birth-date, a current high school transcript, attendance history, behavior history, and indicate if they are receiving special education services through an IEP or 504 plan.

Students who have been expelled must contact our school district office at (530) 757-5300. 

King High 2016 Graduates!

Graduation Information

The local television station, DCTV, will be taping the ceremony and will show it on Channel 17 following graduation on dates to be determined.  If you do not want your student to be taped, you must notify us by Monday, June 1.  Copies of the ceremony can be purchased by calling DCTV at 757-2419. 

Thanksgiving Feast 2015.2016



This year is the 50th Anniversary of Davis’ Holmes Junior High School! Holmes was founded in 1966, and has been one of Davis’ Junior High schools, teaching thousands of children and contributing to our community. Its mascot is the Patriot. The namesake of the school is Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a well-known American poet and author.


To celebrate, Holmes is holding our 50th Anniversary Open House on April 27th, 2017. We are also collecting artifacts to be placed in a time capsule that will be buried in the grounds of Holmes. If you have any items that you feel could be put in it, bring them to the front office of Holmes. We are also creating a Display Case in the library. The theme of this is “50 years of faces”. Feel free to bring anything that you feel will represent this subject, prior to the event. The deadline for these items is April 21st.


The Open House Celebration begins at 6:00pm, and ends at 8pm. It will be at Holmes. The address is 1220 Drexel Drive, Davis CA. All families are welcome! We would especially like to invite any Holmes alumni from years past or former Holmes students currently attending district schools. Wear any Holmes memorabilia that you own and come ready to have a good time! There will be food vendors, music performances, and activities around campus, so bring your family and get food and sit in the grass to watch students perform. We hope to see you soon!



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King High School History

King High School was established in 1970 by two teachers, Jim O'Keefe and Sharon Reynolds, a secretary; Barbara Martin, and principal, Jack Reinwand. The building was in two trailers on what is now ...more

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Each week students meet for Garden/Cooking club to plan seasonal gardens and learn how to grow their own foods.


Grad Night Information

Happy New Year everyone! The countdown to Grad Night on June 9th begins!


Do you know that all DJUSD students who are eligible to walk their graduation ceremony can attend Grad Night? We hope to see everyone there!


We still need volunteers!


As we’ve noted, it takes a community to create a memorable Grad Night experience for our seniors. And, we’ve also noted that it’s not just senior parents who put the event together. We still need volunteers to fill some important roles, as follows:


We are looking for an awesome sophomore parent to take charge of the stadium activities! The job involves organizing 2 or 3 carnival games in the stadium area as well as coordinating the beverage and candy bar located there.  This position works closely with the area decorators and with the donations coordinator to obtain stuffed animal and other donations to be given as prizes for the carnival games.  Please contact Pam Pacelli at pacellimorgan@gmail.com if you are interested in details or have questions.  


We need a Clean Up & Recycling Manager! This person works in close coordination with the Sea Crates Manager, Decorating Chair, Activities Chairs and others. It requires setting up contracts with DWR for waste bins and with Emerson custodian. Basically, we need to return Emerson to its original state following the festivities that includes coordinating the grounds cleanup volunteers before and after the event. Coordinate with Emerson custodian, DJUSD facilities and arrange for simple hospitality (for volunteer refreshments). Contact Lori at 82skygirl@gmail.com for more information or to volunteer for this important role!


And we’re still looking for donations of stuff!


The decorating crew needs a large amount of bubble wrap and they are still looking for one more broken or torn market umbrellaContact Cindy at bruchcraft@comcast.net if you have the goods to donate.

Need a copy of your school records?

School transcripts are an official record of your high school career and they can be requested from the last school of attendance. King High School has all transcripts for students who have attended King. You can request your transcripts: 

  • Call the school at (530) 757-5425 
  • Email the school registrar- kspivey@djusd.net 
  • Stop by the school office during business hours

Transcripts are free and can be mailed, faxed or emailed. Diplomas are not an official school document and are not able to be duplicated. 



The King High Bike shop is closed for the summer! We will reopen after August 24, 2016. In the meantime, please like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/King-High-Bike-Shop-1482188598702146/?fref=ts Untitled1.png

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Common Core

DJUSD provides resources to parents about the Common Core Standard state tests that will be implemented soon at the DJUSD website: http://www.djusd.net/ccss



King High School in the NEWS:

The following is from The Davis Enterprise: 



For King High grads, a diploma’s all the sweeter

By Jeff HudsonFrom page A1 | June 10, 2016


Twenty-two graduates crossed the stage in caps and gowns at Wednesday’s commencement ceremony for Martin Luther King High School, held at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High.

Graduation ceremonies are always celebrations, and the annual rites at King High, a continuation school, are particularly so. Students who graduate from King High typically have an academic “turnaround” story — improving their attendance, doing well in a course that had given them problems in the past, and completing all the required coursework in order to graduate.

Receiving a diploma is that much sweeter as a result.

Teacher Theo Buckendorf — himself a graduate of King High several decades ago, and now a long-serving teacher at the school — told the audience, “There was a time when King High didn’t exist … but I don’t think there was ever a time when the need for King High didn’t exist.” 


Buckendorf — along with fellow teachers Blair Howard, Dianna Huculak, Sharon McCorkell and Wes Ruff,  plus counselor Uta Russell, school secretary Karey Spivey and Principal Michelle Flowers — called the graduates forward, one by one, greeting each with a personal message before presenting a diploma.


Many of the teachers praised the students for working hard, enrolling in college or finding a job.  Hugs, handshakes and high-fives were exchanged. Flowers also presented a fresh red rose to each graduate; Carlos Islas, walking with the assistance of crutches, smiled broadly and held his rose between his teeth like a tango dancer.

Barbara Archer, vice president of the Davis school board, greeted the new graduates on behalf of the trustees. Turning at the podium so she could face the grads, rather than the audience, Archer said, “We are proud of you and we celebrate you as you go on to your next step. We believe with all our hearts that you are the future of this country. We are rooting for you to achieve your dreams.”

Several scholarships were awarded. Angeles Rubio received the Soroptimist Scholarship, Evelyn Wang and Manuel Ramos received Odd Fellows scholarships and Roberto Garcia received the Davis Waste Removal/Rotary Club of Davis Scholarship.

Manuel Ramos received the Davis Sunrise Rotary Scholarship. Mario Chavez, Mirna Engkabo and Roberto Garcia received Concilio of Yolo County scholarships, and Karen Espitia received the Rosie Gonzales Scholarship.

Mario Chavez received the Hardenbrook/Davis Teachers Association Scholarship, Maxwell Landy received the Jack Reinwand Memorial Scholarship and King High School scholarships went to Anthony Brewer, Scott Garcia and Amber Basinger.

The ceremony featured music by the King High School Band: Mario Aguilera, James Kinter, Carson Lavalee, Mackenzie Ray, Eric Torres, Isabel Rueda, Elijah Arispe and Sam Read, with director McCorkell.

Members of the King High Class of 2016 are: Asher Allen, Amber Basinger, Anthony Brewer, Mario Chavez, Alona Chess, Peter Curlis, Mirna Engkabo, Karen Espitia, Scott Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Jeremy Gibbs, Emilio Gonzales, Syche Hackett, Carlos Islas, Liz Jimenez, Maxwell Landy, Gabriel McKinney, Manuel Ramos, Jonah Ridgley, Angeles Rubio, Ziyun Wang and Zoe Woo.

Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8055. 

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