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Knoxville High School Panther Notes


Friday, March 24, 2017 –
B DAY

 

Panther Pride Focal Point: Welcome back from Spring Break!!  We are almost exactly halfway through second semester.  With that being said, this is an incredibly important time for you to double check and make sure your grades are where you want them to do.  Check in with your teachers and use Panther Time / Homeroom to get additional help, if it is needed.  This is the part of the semester that you still have an opportunity to dig yourself out of a hole, if you are in one.  As the semester gets later, it will become even more difficult to dig yourself out.  If your grades are where you want them to be, keep up the good work and stay on top of your assignments.  Don’t lose the positive momentum you’ve built up during the first half of the semester.  Hopefully, your Spring Break gave you a chance to recharge your school battery to finish off the year on a positive note.  

 

  • Just a reminder that there is a box in our office for donations to go to Helping Hands and/or Backpack Buddies. A list of the items needed are posted on the box in the office.

 

  • After Prom tickets are now on sale in the office for $25.  Please purchase before April 14th in order to guarantee a t-shirt.  The After Prom Party is Saturday, April 22nd from 12:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. at the Knoxville Middle School.  Students will not be allowed to enter the After Prom Party after 12:30 a.m.   The junior class and parents have been working hard to make this a fun and safe event!  A few of the activities at the After Prom Party include inflatables, hypnotist, photo booth, money machine, various “game shows” hosted by a couple surprise staff members, table tennis, spike ball and lots of food which includes unlimited mini doughnuts from Dinky Doughnuts!  Of course there will also be lots of prizes!

 

  • Effective immediately if any student has on a hat, staff members will be taking it and you will get it back at the end of the school day.

 

  • REMINDER that EVERY Monday is Advisory, all students must attend.

SPORTS:

COUNSELING OFFICE:

LUNCH:

Friday, March 24th: French Bread Cheese Pizza w/Marinara Cup, Cheesy Chicken Burrito w/Nacho Cheese Sauce, Broccoli, Diced Peaches or Panther Power Pack

Monday, March 27th: Baked Potato Bar, Chili & Cinnamon Rolls, Baked Beans, Fruit Cocktail or Panther Power Pack

PARENTS:

Our office hours are from 7:15-3:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome to Knoxville High School

Knoxville High School is 9th-12th grade building with approximately 600 students.  The staff of Knoxville High School strives to provide the best educational opportunities for all students.  KHS is a 1 to 1 laptop school where all students are issued a Macintosh Laptop to use 24 hours a day and 7 days a week during the school year.  The high school is located in Knoxville, which is located 35 miles southeast of Des Moines, and it is known as the Sprint Car Capital of the World.

Students attending KHS are required to graduate with 46 credits including eight credits in Language Arts and six each in Social Studies, Science, and Math.  KHS staff prides itself in providing students a wide range of opportunities to meet their academic interests and needs.  We also work very hard to provide students with opportunities to experience some of the most current trends in technology.

Knoxville High School provides students an opportunity to explore interests in several different areas such as our Construction Trades class partners with Habitat For Humanity each to build a home in the community, auto mechanics, welding, and various course in business, and family consumer science.    The Fine Arts Department rates high in state competition.  Vocal and Instrumental departments consistently receive Division I ratings in contests and the Art Department always has award winning artists.

In addition to providing our students opportunities to gain technical skills, KHS prides itself in continuing to provide students opportunities to receive college credit while attending high school. Students have college credit opportunities in Math, Business, Health Occupations, and Science.  DMACC has an evening presence in the building in which many high school students take advantage of.  Other students also have an opportunity to take advantage of Central College by taking classes on campus in Pella.

KHS has a wide variety of opportunities for student to get involved in extracurricular activities.   Boys have opportunities to participate in football, cross country, wrestling, basketball, bowling, swimming, track, tennis, soccer, golf, and baseball.  Girls can participate in volleyball, cross country, swimming, basketball, bowling, soccer, golf, tennis, and softball.   We also have opportunities for all students to participate other activities such as FFA, Debate, Marching Band, Vocal contests, Dance, Cheerleading, Student Leadership, Science Club, National Honor Society, Camera Club, and several other activities.

We continue to put our focus on communication with parents using the parent portal as part of the JMC student management system used in the district.  With a username and password, parents can get updates on student grades, attendance, and lunch account balances.  Sending an email to a teacher using the system is very simple.  In addition to JMC, we will provide parents information using our activities scheduling program at www.knoxville.k12.ia.us by selecting activities schedule and signing up to receive text message or email notifications of all schedule changes.

Please join us on Twitter at @KHS_Panthers where we will be providing current news and updates daily.  We also have a KHS Panthers Facebook page.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students.  Please feel free to come visit us.

Tracy Wilkins, Principal
Knoxville High School


KHS Building Information

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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
Regular Tuesday-Friday Schedule
First Block………………………………….8:05-9:30
Homeroom…………………………………9:35-9:45
Second Block…………………………..9:50-11:15
Lunch/Panther Time (PT)………….11:15-12:15
1st Lunch……..11:15-11:45 (PT 11:45-12:15)
2nd Lunch……..11:45-12:15 (PT 11:15-11:45)
Third Block………………………..12:20-1:45
Fourth Block……………..…….…..1:50-3:15
2 hour Early Dismissal Regular Monday Late Start Schedule
First Block………………………………….8:05-9:10
Second Block……………………………9:15-10:20
Third Block……………………………..10:25-11:30
Fourth Block……………………………11:35-12:40
Lunch……………………………………….12:45-1:15
First Block…………………………………10:05-11:05
Lunch/Panther Time (PT)……………..11:05-12:05
1st Lunch…11:05-11:35 (advisory 11:35-12:05)
2nd Lunch…11:35-12:05 (advisory 11:05-11:35)
Second Block………………………………12:07-1:07
Third Block……………………………………1:11-2:11
Fourth Block………………………………..2:15–3:15

High School and Post-Secondary Planning

2016-2017 Syllabus

CTE – Program of Studies