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Letter to the Editor: Kudos to King Middle School


I have had the good fortune of working in the Education field for 34 years. For the 2012-13 school year, I've been privileged to work via the Project HEART program at King Middle School. King Middle is a great school. Each and every day, its administration, teachers, staff members and students are doing good things. King Middle is a community of people who genuinely care about students and staff.

In addition to the quality teaching that's happening in the classrooms, King also has many other components that constitute an exceptional, well-rounded education. While too numerous to mention them all, here are some of the activities and offerings: interscholastic athletics, orchestra, ensemble, chorus, band, Technology Student Association, Builder's Club, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), National Junior Honor Society, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), school newspaper, yearbook, and many more. King also hosts activities such as: a Student vs. Law Enforcement Basketball game, Faculty vs. West Manatee Fire Department MOTS (Manasota Operation Troop Support) Basketball game, cook-outs for students with straight-A's, and a King Idol talent competition, just to name a few.

I know that each school in the Manatee School District could say similar things about their school. There are many very commendable things happening all across our school system. It is important for all of us to support our school employees and volunteers. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we need to stand behind our young people and the entire School District.

Dave Samler
Project HEART Instructor
King Middle School


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