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Knoxville High School Panther Notes

April 19, 2018 B DAY

PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

With a little more than a month left in the semester, this is a time that you need to hunker down and stay focused. With the weather getting nicer, graduation getting closer, activities ramping up and the idea that summer break is now within view, it easy to get distracted.  Keep in mind the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year or the beginning of the semester. If you shut down the last month of the school year, it will have an impact on your grades. Stay focused on your goals!

 

  • Congratulations to the following students for being the Student of Month for March: 9th – Keegan Cox, 10th – Taylor Moore, 11th – April Olson and 12th – Bailey VandeKamp. Bailey was also chosen for the Overall SOM.

 

  • Driver Education Offerings this Summer! Registration forms are now being accepted for Driver Education this summer at Knoxville High School.  Two summer sessions will be offered with 20 participants in each session. Mr. Grimm and Mr. Rump will be the instructors for both sessions.  Registration forms are available in the High School office or at Communication Corner at the Middle School.

 

  • SENIORS: Reminder that photos for the Senior Video are due to Ms. Douglas and Mrs. Keefer on Friday. If there are not enough photos, there will be no Senior Video at Graduation this year.

 

  • Marion County Fair Queen Applications are available in the office. Applications are due May 4th.

 

  • KACT will be presenting “The Trouble with Cats” at the Knoxville Performing Arts Center on April 19-21 at 7:00pm and April 22 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Door. Support some of our KHS students who will be performing.

 

  • Students interested in being a member of Student Senate from 2018-2019 should stop in and talk to Mr. Gibbons, room 128, about getting on the ballot.  You have until April 26th to get on the ballot.  Voting will happen in early May.

SPORTS:

  • 4/19/18: The following girls need dismissed at 11:00 for golf (Amy Sullivan, Maddi Graves, Taylor Wyss, Ashlynn Niday, Faith Hatch and Abbi Gingerich)
  • 4/19/18: Boys Tennis will be dismissed at 2:30 today.
  • 4/19/18: Girls track team need dismissed at 2:45 today.
  • There will be a short softball meeting for all high school students considering going out for softball at 3:15 on Wednesday 4/25. If you still have your jerseys/pants from last year, please bring in each number, size and condition of all of them. Also please bring a writing utensil.  The meeting will be completed by 3:30 so that spring sports athletes may get to their practice.

 

COUNSELING OFFICE:

  • The 2018 Robert D. Blue Scholarship application is now available online at org.  Students who wish to apply for the scholarship are required to complete the application online by visiting rdblue.org. Any Iowa student who plans to attend an Iowa college or university is eligible for this award. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. The deadline for submission is Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Juniors:  If you have not yet signed up to take the ACT test, please go to ACT.org and scroll down to register for the June 9 test: Our school code is 162-310. Send your scores to Knoxville High School and all colleges you are thinking of attending. Start creating an Activity Resume.  Go to ICANSucceed.org/materials, scroll down to College Planning, then download the Activity Resume Builder.  You will find it helpful to have this completed and updated for senior year when applying for scholarships. Continue to visit colleges and explore their websites. If you plan to play college sports, go to NCAA.org and register as a future student athlete. If you have any type of disability, you may consider calling Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services at 828-6982 for career services.
  • Seniors: You will be receiving award letters from each college to which you’ve been admitted and that has received your FAFSA results. Read all instructions carefully. Some colleges will ask you to sign and return the award letter by certain dates.  Some colleges will complete this process online through the college’s online student portal system. If you have questions regarding your award letter(s), contact the college’s financial aid office.

Sign the award letter of the school you have selected to attend. If you applied to multiple colleges, notify the schools that you will not be attending.

PARENTS:

 

 

 


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

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
Regular Monday Late Start  Schedule

First Block…………………………………10:00-11:00
Lunch/Panther Time (PT)…………..11:00-11:58
1st Lunch……..11:00-11:28 (PT 11:30-11:58)
2nd Lunch……11:30-11:58 (PT 11:00-11:28)
Second Block………………………………12:03-1:03
Third Block……………………………………1:11-2:11
Fourth Block………………………………..2:15–3:15

 

2 hour Early Dismissal

First Block………………………………..8:00-9:10
Second Block……………………………9:16-10:26
Third Block………………………………10:32-11:42
Fourth Block…………………………….11:48-12:58
Lunch……………………………………….1:00

Regular Tuesday-Friday Schedule

First Block………………………………….8:00-9:25
Homeroom…………………………………9:32-9:39
Second Block………………………………9:46-11:15
Lunch/Panther Time (PT)……………11:11-12:11

1st Lunch……..11:11-11:41 (PT 11:41-12:11)
2nd Lunch……..11:41-12:11 (PT 11:11-11:41)
Third Block………………………..12:18-1:43
Fourth Block……………..…….…..1:50-3:15

 

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