Kingsbury High School

Kingsbury High School


Has anyone heard anything about the senior pictures. I’ve seen other schools have had theirs done, but nothing from you all.
Our time spent apart
Has left a void in my heart.
As I watched you learn and grow
It saddened me to see you go.

I know you may be confused
And can’t make sense of it all.
Just hold on to your faith
And it won’t let you fall.

Somehow, we will make it through all this
And emerge much better than before.
Although the times we shared will be missed
Our memories will linger long after we close the door.

I Love You🥰😘
V.Y. Loffman
No body knows tommorrow why won't reply
This will prob be deleted but here goes
Dear students,
I am 58 years old, but I have memories of being in high school. I have to admit that things have changed a lot in the 40 plus years that have passed in the meantime. I didn’t have the blessing and the curse of modern technology. I went to a small rural school that taught the students of not one, but two small towns, Wartrace, Tennessee and Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Google those towns or Cascade High School and you can get an idea of what it is like today. Of course, I went to Cascade 40 plus years ago. My graduating class totaled like 28 or 29. Cascade has grown but it is still not an inner city urban high school. Still, humans are humans and share some similar human experiences, regardless of the place or the time.
I can remember being in school and I can remember how much I couldn’t wait to graduate. I also remember doing a seemingly endless amount of homework. I couldn’t wait to be finished with that too! Sometimes, I would lament about the teachers being unreasonable jerks (insert your favorite identifier). I can remember grumbling about how Teacher A must think that her class was the only dang class that I had! She must not know that Teacher B, teacher C, Teacher D…..also assigned homework and also gave projects and exams! In fact, those teachers must have conspired in order to gang up on me and my fellow classmates. Those teachers must be trying to torture me and make my life hard!
The thing is, those teachers were not trying to make my life more difficult. They had been assigned the difficult task of teaching subjects that many students had no interest in, subjects that many students thought they would never ever, ever use again in their lives, students like me who were dreaming of graduating so they wouldn’t have to worry about homework! That is not an easy task and it is not a task for the faint-hearted. Those teachers were busting their butts to try light my little fizzling out flame so that I might be inspired to flame up and not only learn, but to enjoy learning, to seek out learning and to shine!
Those teachers weren’t trying to see how difficult they could make my life or the lives of my friends, they knew that life itself is hard and in their own way, they were trying to prepare me for dealing with those hardships too. I was not only learning algebra and English and chemistry and physics; I was learning how to prioritize my time, I was learning how to discipline myself so that I didn’t pull an all-nighter cramming for a test, I was learning that if I worked hard and studied, I would gain knowledge even if some of that knowledge did not seem worthwhile at the time! I learned that if I had trouble in some subject, I could study harder, I could ask friends who understood what I didn’t to help me to understand. I learned that even when I missed a question, I could later find the answer to that question and if ever asked again, I would know the answer.
I can honestly say that 40 plus years after high school, none of the knowledge I gained has harmed me in any way and most of it has helped me in some way! Even that knowledge that I had thought useless has not harmed me and has often proved useful
So, why is some strange old lady that you wouldn't know from Adam who is almost totally out of touch with your reality telling you these things? I just want you to know that most of your teachers are not busting their butts trying to make your lives hard. Most of your teachers actually care for you and want you to succeed! They have faith in your ability to succeed if you try hard enough. That success may not come easy, but you can do it! Those teachers do not want you to fail. They have probably bent over backward and spent extra time trying to help you succeed so you will not fail. They do not want to make themselves look better by making sure that students pass when they have not passed. That does not help you at all. That only sets you up for failure in life! Oh, many times you will struggle to not fail and sometimes you will fail anyway. You have got to pick yourself up, dust your butts off and get back to work until you do succeed. If you are good in a subject and you see someone struggling, help them out. You guys are all in the same boat and if you help each other your boat will get to shore sooner and in better shape than if you have an “every man for himself” attitude.
Guys, we older folks have done a terrible job with making the world a better place than we were given. In my opinion, we have been abysmal failures. But life goes on and the care of the world is going to pass from our hands into yours. I have confidence that you guys can make this world a better place. That will not come easy because we old folks have almost totally screwed it up. If you are happy with the way the world is, then your education won't be important to you. I am telling you, don’t let parents, coaches, teachers, administrators…..anyone, steal your education from you by allowing you to succeed when you have really failed. Don’t let anyone steal your education from you. If they try, say, “No thank you, Sir/Ma’am. I can do this on my own!” and then do it!
The world is going to be in your young hands. I have faith that you can do a much better job at taking care of this world than us old folks have if you only try! Learning as much as you can will help you to do that. Just know that there are folks that you do not even know who love you and have confidence in you. For those that do not have faith in you, I say, “Give them the finger” by really succeeding even if you have to bust your butt to do it in spite of what they think!
God bless!
Big ups to the class of 03 today makes 15 years since we graduated. May 21st 2003

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Evelyn Hernandez has increased her reading level by four grade levels and will be exiting out of RTI2 this semester.

KHS Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts 09/28/2021

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Happy birthday to the faculty members celebrating birthdays in September!

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Kingsbury High School 2021-2022 School Supply List.


Greetings Falcon Family!
ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR! We will be hosting Registration Night on Thursday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 8 from 4pm-6pm at Kingsbury High School if you need assistance. You may register from home by selecting the link on your child's device to direct you to the registration site. If you are in need of your PowerSchool account information, please feel free to contact the main office at 416-6060.

Photos from Kingsbury High School's post 06/03/2021


Check out these important dates!

June 4: Last day to bring devices to your school for repairs.

June 5: Last day to register for 2021-22 and keep your student device this summer and for next school year!

June 16: Last day to return a Dell or Lenovo loaner laptop (& hotspot if assigned with a laptop) to your school.

June 16: Last day to return your device to your school if you are not returning to SCS in the fall.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Contact your school for the scheduled device return date.


We need all of our students enrolled in State Tested Courses to be present this week and next week for testing on your scheduled test day.
English I- May 3-4
English II- May 6-7
Algebra I- May 10
Geometry- May 11
Algebra II- May 13
Biology I- May 12
US History- May 14

If you are unsure what day(s) you are testing, please contact the office at (901) 416-6060. Don't forget your mask. We look forward to seeing you on test day.


Show your school pride and dress up for testing this week!


Thank you to the great teachers at KHS and to those who sponsored them this week!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Photos from Kingsbury High School's post 12/10/2020

10 days of Holiday Days 10-8

Photos from MSCS En Español's post 12/09/2020

Photos from MSCS En Español's post


Think Pink Week! Pink Explosion!


Virtual Open House -Thursday, August 27, 2020

Photos from Kingsbury High School's post 07/15/2020

Tune in to the virtual graduation this Saturday evening at 5 p.m. as we celebrate the Class of 2020!

Photos from Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS's post 07/06/2020

Parents, you have the choice to pick virtual learning or to send your child back to school. Use the link in the original post to make your selection. The full reopening plan is available at


Join us in welcoming Ms. Martinez to the Falcon family!

New Teacher Spotlight of the Week: Karla Martinez

Karla accepted an English as a Second Language teaching position at Kingsbury HS.

Thank you for choosing SCS!


Info on the 1:1 technology that will be provided this upcoming school year.

With the recent approval of our 1:1 Digital Device Plan, we know parents and students have many questions. Please visit for all of the latest information and answers to frequently asked questions.


Class of 202 Drive-Thru Salutes, Part 1

Check out this awesome video from senior drive-thru where we’re featured!

Balfour 06/10/2020


2020 has already been a year for the history books. Don’t miss your chance to purchase a copy of the Kingsbury High School 2020 Yearbook! This is one you’ll want to pull off the shelf time and time again in the future.

Yearbooks can now be purchased online.

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