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Knoxville High School Panther Notes


September 18, 2017 A DAY

 

PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT: This week’s Panther Pride Focal Point is about making academic goals and tying them to your future plans after high school.  Without a plan or goal, how do you know where you are going?  What are you working towards?  Starting thinking about what your goals are.  Start having conversations with your parents, family members, and counselors about what you might be interested in.  Being able to identify a direction will help you make connections to your current school work.  It will help motivate you to see your bigger picture.  Look beyond the now and try to envision what your goal is four years down the road, or, for you seniors, one year down the road.

 

  • Knoxville High School will be offering a drivers education class this fall for those students who need drivers education.  The class will begin on October 17th and registration forms are available in the high school office.  If you have any questions about the drivers education class, please see Mr. Rump in the activities office.

 

  • Student Senate is now accepting entries for the 2017 Homecoming Parade. The electronic form can be found on the District Website. Entries are due 9/21.

 

  • Here is the link to the official Homecoming shirt for the 2017 school year.  Shirts are $10 each (including tax) for sizes S-XL and $12 each (including tax) for sizes XXL and above.  If you have difficulty paying for your shirt online please see Mr. Gibbons (room 128) about paying at the HS.  Unlike in past years, you can order different grades shirt at the same time instead of creating separate orders.  Also share the link with your parents if they would like to order a Homecoming shirt as well!  Deadline to order shirts is Sunday September. 24th. GO PANTHERS!! https://khshomecoming2017.itemorder.com/

 

  • Reminder that School pictures will be Wednesday. All 9th-11th grade students need to have their picture taken. If a Senior would like to have their picture taken, make sure you have a picture packet. The order form along with payment needs turned into the photography that day or you do not need to return the form if you place an online order.

 

  • The Coaches vs Cancer Relay Team are selling shirts. The order forms will be handed out during Advisory and need to be returned to the office with payment by end of the day on Sept. 22nd. There are extra order forms in the office if you did not get one.

 

  • Freshman: Please check your email from Mrs. Wright. Youth Frontiers is next week Tuesday, September 26th. A sack lunch will be provided for every student. Please sign-up if you DO NOT want lunch that day. If you sign-up for no lunch, you will need to bring your own. There will be extras if you forget.  You need to sign up by Wednesday morning if you DO NOT want a school sack lunch.

 

  • Intramural will start tomorrow.

 

  • Duffy will be selling candy bars in the student entry after school tomorrow and Wednesday.  Cost is 2/$1. There are limited quantities so get them while you can.

 

SPORTS:

  • The Indianola High School Girl’s Swim Team placed 3rd in the Marshalltown Invite on Saturday. Our Knoxville teammates’ standout swims included: Taylor Purvis, 3rd Place, 100 Backstroke (1:04.31), Taylor Purvis, 3rd Place, 200 Freestyle (2:04.43), Wynter Knowler, 7th Place, 500 Free (6:08.68), Kinsli Cram, 9th Place, 100 Butterfly (1:10.48)

 

  • JV football players will be dismissed at 2:50 today.

 

COUNSELING OFFICE:

  • DMACC will be holding the following Career Discovery Days.  Please pick up campus visit forms in the counseling office if interested in attending.  Register at dmacc.edu/careerdiscovery
    • 22       Auto and Diesel Day

Sept. 29       Ag & Bio Sciences Day

Oct. 13         Engineering Tech

Nov. 9           IT Day

Nov. 10         Creative Technologies Day

 

  • Any Junior Male who is interested in American Legion Hawkeye Boys State sponsored by the American Legion please stop in and see Mr. Hatch. See Jeremiah Dilliner or Trevor Poundstone with any questions.

 

  • 9th-12th Grade:  Please visit spirit.prudential.com to apply for a $1000 award for community service. The deadline is November 7.

 

  • Seniors:  The AXA Achievement Scholarship opportunity has begun. Deadline for students to apply is December 15,2017.  Visit axa.com/achievers for further details.

 

  • 9th-12th Grade:  The largest college and career fair in Iowa is coming up.  Please consider attending the Golden Circle College and Career Fair: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Iowa Center for Higher Education, 2500 Fleur Drive – Des Moines, Iowa

 

  • The application deadline for the next DMACC welding training session at Vermeer is November 2.  Interested applicants may apply at dmacc.edu.

 

LUNCH:

Monday, September 18th: Cheese Pizza or Bistro Chicken Sandwich or Panther Deli Shoppe, or Strawberry Spinach Salad w/Chicken & Pecans, Blueberry Muffin, Baby Whole Carrots w/ Ranch, Kiwi or Panther Power Pack

Tuesday, September 19th: Breaded Chicken Sandwich or Pasta Bar, Garlic Twist Breadstick or Strawberry Spinach Salad w/Chicken & Pecans, Tossed Greens w/Fresh Veggies, Fresh Pineapple or Panther Power Pack

 


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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