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Knoxville High School Panther Notes


Friday, May 26, 2017 –
A DAY

 

Panther Pride Focal Point: The countdown is on!  Time is ticking away in terms of late assignments and assessments.  If you have things that you need to get done and turned in, do it now.  Make a plan and prioritize what you need to do first.  If you keep thinking, “I’ll eventually get it done,” it may be too late.  Ben Franklin is quoted as saying, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”  If you are in good shape with assignments, assessments, and grades, keep focused until the last day of school.  Finish off the school year on a strong note!

 

  • Reminder that there is no School on Monday.       Have a great Memorial Day and long weekend.

 

  • FREE Summer Lunch for kids ages 18 years and younger will be served this summer at Knoxville High School. Stop in 11:15 to Noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 through June 29 and again July 24 through August 10. Sponsored by K:FYI (Knoxville: Food/Youth Initiative) and KCSD. Hope to see you there!

 

  • Mrs. Duffy and Drama students will be selling candy bars at 3:15 all this week.  Buy 5 at $1 each and get a sixth one for free!

 

  • The end of the school year is fast approaching.  The last week of school is a week full of final projects and tests along with the last time students have to improve their grades prior to the end of the semester.  Students in grades 9-11 will be attending regular classes on May 30th through June 1st.  June 2nd will be a day for retakes, make-ups, and individualized reteaching.  The only students that are required to attend school on June 2nd will be those students assigned by the teachers for make-up work, retakes, and individualized reteaching.  If a student is not requested or assigned, they do not need to attend school on June 2nd.  Beginning on May 30th and throughout the week, teachers will notify parents and students if students are assigned for time on June 2nd.

 

  • Summer Drivers Ed dates are June 5-June 16.       Registration Forms are available in the Media Center.
  • Dates for High School Football Cheer Tryouts Practice:

May 26 from 3:30-5:30 in the Middle School Gym

May 30 from 3:30-5:30 in the High School Gym

May 31 from 4:15-6:00 in the High School Gym

High School Football Cheer Tryouts will be held on Thursday, June 1 starting at 3:30 in the High School Gym. Please contact Natasha Boosalis or Kelli Keefer at the high school with any questions.

SPORTS:

  • June 1st at 5:30 in the Media Center there will be an informational meeting for any boy who is interested in going out for basketball next year. This meeting is for the parents also.

COUNSELING OFFICE:

 

LUNCH:

Friday, May 26th: End of Year Picnic! Fried Chicken, Baked Beans, Assorted Chips, Assorted Fruit, Oreo Fluff or Panther Power Pack

Tuesday, May 30th: Lynette’s Choice, Veggies, Fruit 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


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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