By early March, as it became increasingly clear that COVID-19 was going to seriously disrupt the running of the school, the country and the world,
we asked ourselves what to do with Beyond King’s. We’d been working on
the content of the magazine since November, and all of a sudden everything was overshadowed by the virus. Should we proceed with writing all the great stories about student and alumni achievements? Should we convert the whole magazine into a COVID-19 issue? Would we even be able to print and distribute the magazine? Read more
Last week, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF) announced the winners of the 17th Annual Creativity Awards for Children and Youth (Abde’), with King’s Academy student Layan AlKasaji ’21 named as one of 23 overall winners from among the competition’s 745 participants.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and return of students to school this month, King’s Academy student Sara Shibli ’23 led a community service initiative to distribute masks to public school students.
While the fall semester the Middle School has been run virtually due to the global pandemic, remote learning hasn’t stopped students from actively engaging in the latest minimester challenge: to create a socially-responsible restaurant.
Last week, students taking the Arabic Art of Nonfiction course presented their projects about investigative journalism after studying the subject in class.
Last month, King’s Academy launched the first online version of its Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the school’s long-running community outreach program, which usually takes place during the summer break.
The fall semester was undoubtedly a challenging one for everyone as classes began in-person but physically distanced before moving online, then gradually returning to in-person again after a period of quarantine and the establishment of a safe campus Green Zone.