School News

  •  KM

    Important Announcement

    Dear KM Parent or Guardian: Yesterday we informed you (via an evening auto-dial message) and your student(s) of a rumor of possible disruptions at Kent-Meridian High School today. The rumors were investigated fully and determined to be without merit. Still, in an abundance of caution we increased our usual strong security presence with local law enforcement and additional KSD Safety Officers on KM’s campus and across the district. We will continue to make every effort to ensure that every one of our students is safe, every day. We are moving forward with safe and calm learning environment at KM, and I promise you that we will continue to be diligent about investigating all rumors and potential threats involving our students or campus. As you know KM serves over 2,100 students each day, and it also hosts over 180 caring and professionally trained adults, including law enforcement safety officers—all committed to keeping your child safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 253-373-7403. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Dr. Wade R Barringer Principal Kent-Meridian High School

    Comments (-1)
  •  The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    KM Drama Presents The Twilight Zone, live on stage. The show features three episodes from classic television series: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, Time Enough at Last, and Living Doll. The show opens November 6th and continues November 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th. Curtain is at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door for $6.00. Children 12 and under are $3.

    Comments (-1)
  •  Credit Recovery Classes

    Credit Recovery Classes

    Students wishing to finish their credit recovery classes from summer school may attend zero hour from 6:30am-7:25am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Portable 8. Students wishing to add credit recovery classes may see Ms McCord in Room 248 or email for more information.

    Comments (-1)

District News



    • Sept 18 Open House 6:00pm PAC
    • Sept 26* Homecoming tailgate Game @7pm *
    • Sept 27 Homecoming Dance 8-11PM West Gym
    • Oct 4*   Drive One for Your School—fundraiser *
    • Oct 10 No School
    • Oct 14 School Improvement meeting-Library-4:30
    • Oct 22 Bring your parent to school day 7:30 am - 2:10 pm
    • Oct 31 Quarter Ends

    *Parents encouraged to participate/ volunteer
    Volunteers needed: 
    Aug 28-7am AND Oct 4th. Call 253-373-7416 or email

    Comments (-1)

    1.The attendance office will gladly accept parent notes or phone calls to excuse student absences. The attendance office cannot accept other notes including doctor notes unless signed by the parent.

    2. If your student has an appointment and needs to leave early, please send a note with them in the morning. Be sure to indicate time of release. Students can fill out an attendance slip upon arrival and be released from class at the time indicated on the slip.

    3. Parents or legal guardians may call to excuse a student from school but they must still check out in attendance before leaving. The attendance office does not contact the student for release.

    4. The alternative to the above is to come into the attendance office to check your student out. Please bring identification.

    5. Students will not be excused if they do not check out in the attendance office before leaving campus. For safety reasons, we need to be able to account for students at all times. Thank you for helping us with this important duty. If a student should become ill during the school day, please have them check out through the health room. They can get parent permission to leave from there.

    Comments (-1)

    Periods 1,2,**3, 4, 5, 6
    **Lunch will always be during 3rd period.
    Warning Bell 9:30 am

    1st – 9:35 – 10:10 am
    2nd 10:15 – 10:53 am
    LUNCHES 3rd Period (10:53-12:23)
    Lunch 1 – 10:53-11:23 – class 11:28-12:23
    Lunch 2 – 11:23-11:53 – class 10:58-11:23 & 11:58-12:23
    Lunch 3 – 11:53-12:23 – Class 10:58-11:53
    4th – 12:28 -1:00pm
    5th – 1:05 – 1:35pm
    6th – 1:40-2:10pm
    Late Start Wednesdays for 2014-2015
    • 9/10/2014
    • 10/1/2014
    • 12/3/2014
    • 1/14/2015
    • 2/4/2015
    • 3/4/2015
    • 4/22/2015
    • 5/13/15
    • 6/3/15

    Comments (-1)
  • New Vision and Mission Statement
    Vision Statement: KM students are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully take on the responsibilities of college, career, family, and citizenship in a diverse and increasingly competitive global society

    Mission Statement: KM staff provides a safe, inclusive, high-quality education that prepares students for college and career success and encourages them to become active life-long learners and responsible members of the community.


    1. Valuing the Belief in Potential: All students can be successful and reach their potential when held to high standards. KM meets students where they are, supports them, and engages them in rigorous content and active and challenging learning tasks.
    2. Valuing Character: Integrity, hard work, and citizenship are important ways to function and contribute to our community. KM promotes a can-do attitude and resilience among our students because we know this allows individuals to overcome setbacks and challenges.
    3. Valuing Inclusion: Each student matters. KM takes pride in our rich diversity and provides a safe and nurturing environment where all students are accepted and valued. Respecting and celebrating diversity allows us to create a better and more peaceful world.

    Comments (-1)
  • National Merit Scholar The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced Kent-Meridian High School Senior Kate Khazoyan as one of two Kent School District winners for its corporate-sponsored scholarships. Kate received a Boeing-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.
    “Growing up with two parents who work in engineering and math was very encouraging to me as I discovered my interest in biomedical engineering,” said Khazoyan. “I am appreciative that my dad's employer, the Boeing Company, has chosen to recognize my achievements and award me with a scholarship that will contribute to my education as an engineer.”
    “Only students with the strongest combination of academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies achieve this special honor. On behalf of the School Board, I extend our sincere congratulations to these young women,” said Superintendent Dr. Edward Lee Vargas.
    Most awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.
    NMSC will announce winners of college-sponsored and $2500 National Merit scholarships later in May.
    Comments (-1)

Featured Video

KM Royals Week in Review

To Report Broken Links or Issues
Call: (253) 373-7030
Help Support KM Athletics

District Featured Video

Cultural Navigators