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Update from the Principal


Hello King Family,


              It is hard to believe that we are into the fourth quarter of the school year. What a great year it has been thus far! I wanted to ask that you note the following important dates as we will blink, and the school year will be over!


  • TODAY, April 12th: The Wellness Center is officially open. It will be free to students and will provide the following services:
    • Basic first aid
    • Care for minor illnesses
    • Reproductive health services: birth control, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment
    • Educational resources
    • Referrals
    • Open Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • CAASPP testing will be April 18-21st and April 25-26th. If you have questions, please contact us.
  • Day on the Green is May 26th!
  • Graduation meeting will be mid-May (more info to come.)
  • Graduation is June 7th at 6:30 at the Performing Arts building at DSHS.


Please encourage your student to work hard for these final weeks! Thank you again for sharing your student with us.






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

Today: 4/24/17

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


Grad Night Information

A call out to moms, dads, and community members!

Please lend a hand to help make grad night a success! There are numerous volunteer positions that need to be filled. Check them out here and signup:



Note that there are a lot of tabs across the top of the sign-up – something for everyone! Also, there are policies regarding who can volunteer, as follows: Students graduating during the current academic year may not volunteer for event setup or cleanup.  Anyone else who can provide assistance may volunteer to assist with setup and cleanup for the event.  Only adults over 22 years old may volunteer during the event (9:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m.).


We’re looking for your donations too!

We need items for the Grad Night raffles and games. Sign up via the link below:

DONATIONS: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4aaeaa2d6-davis1

RAFFLE PRIZES: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054dadae2ba13-davis


The decorating committee is looking for some specific donations and loans:

·       Loan of 2-3 park benches

·       Maps of any kind

·       Rolls of silver duct tape (partial or full)

·       Loan of old suitcases, classic look

·       Donation of printing services: oversized black & white prints


Email gnightmail@gmail.com, if you can assist with any of these requests.


Cash sponsorships are welcome too!

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the 2017 Grad Night, please contact Ahna Heller (ahnakrishna@yahoo.com) for information about sponsorship benefits.


Don’t forget - Davis Grad Night is now on Instagram and Twitter!  Follow to keep up with Grad Night news:             Instagram: davisgradnight                Twitter: davis_grad


Other questions?  Please contact info@davisgradnight.org

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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