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Graduation announcements, caps/ gowns, senior dues, class rings & yearbooks!

Graduation announcements, caps/ gowns, senior dues, class rings & yearbooks!

 

 

 

 

 

Knoxville High School Panther Notes

November 20, 2017 B DAY

 

PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT: Be THANKFUL AND HUMBLE this week!  Let your friends and family members know how thankful you are to have them in your life.

 

  • Reminder: No school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Have a great Thanksgiving break.

 

  • Jostens would like to remind all Seniors and their parents that the deadline for ordering graduation announcement and cap & gown is December 1st at noon. By ordering before December 1st, it will guarantee you will receive the formal school custom graduation announcements and avoid a cap & gown late fee. You can order online at www.jostens.com

 

  • Order forms for BOYS Basketball gear is in the office. Orders are due back to the office by end of day tomorrow.

 

  • Anyone interested in entering a STATE-WIDE PHYSICS COMPETITION, See Mr. Richardson.

 

  • If you are missing something, be sure to check the lost and found in the office and the cart outside the gym. At the end of every month, the clothing in lost and found will be taken to Goodwill by Coach Kellar.

SPORTS:

  • Boys swimming will be getting out early at 2:30 pm to get to the bus at Indianola which leaves at 3:15 pm.

COUNSELING OFFICE:

  • Seniors and Parents: Please contact Andrea Gotta at Knoxville City Hall to help you fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  She may be reached at 641-840-2026or at ajgotta@dmacc.eduto set up an appointment.

 

  • Juniors and Parents:  Please go to act.org to register for the April 14 or June 9 ACT Test.  Our school code is 162-310.

 

  • Also, junior year is time to begin making campus visits. Register for a campus visit on the college’s website, and then pick up a campus visit form in the counseling office. It is recommended for parents to attend the campus visit with you.

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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