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Knoxville High School Panther Notes

February 16, 2018 B DAY

PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

This week’s Panther Pride Focal Point is about having a positive mindset.  “What is a positive mindset,” you might ask.  A positive mindset is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.  The next question you may be asking yourself is, “Why is this a focal point this week?”  Here’s the reason why:  Having a positive mindset in school and in life will help you achieve what you want to achieve.  A positive mindset will help you stay focused on your goal.  A positive mindset will help you persevere through hard times.  Keeping a positive mindset will help you make friends and be happier in life.  If you find yourself being negative about something or upset about something, switch your mindset to find something positive in the situation and start moving forward.  Don’t dwell in the negative.  Make an effort to stay positive about things.  Give off positive vibes to everyone around you, not negative ones.

 

  • REMINDER THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY – HAVE A GREAT 3-DAY WEEKEND!!

 

Drivers Education will again be offered this spring at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School.  The spring session will begin on Tuesday, February 27th.  Mr. Tom Grimm will be the in car and classroom instructor for this session.  Registration forms are available in the High School office or can be accessed from the website www.rumpsroadrules.com

MESSAGE MONDAY

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE … AND A SEAT BELT

The Beatles may have truly believed that all you need is love, but when you’re in a metal box traveling at 70 MPH down the interstate, buckling up can save your life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, of the 35,092 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2015, 48 percent were not wearing seat belts. In 2015 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 13,941 lives and could have saved an additional 2,814 people if they had been wearing seat belts. That simple click is like a hug that can save your life.

SPORTS:

  • Any 9-12 boy who played football this year may buy your white jersey from this year.  If a 9th or 10th grader did not play varsity and did not have a varsity number, you still may buy one.  The cost is $20.
  • Any boy going out for track can find voluntary workouts posted in the locker rooms. First day of official practice will be February 22nd.

COUNSELING OFFICE:

  • Seniors: Local scholarships are now available in the high school counseling office.  Please stop in and pick up scholarship applications. The due date is March 1.  Most applications are returned to the counseling secretary.
  • Seniors: The Knoxville Panther Scholarship Foundation application is the scholarship where every student who applies receives a scholarship.  Please make sure to complete this application.

PARENTS:

Senior Parents: Local scholarships are now available in the high school counseling office.  Please have your Senior stop in and pick up scholarship applications. The due date is March 1.  Most applications are returned to the counseling secretary.

 

Senior Parents: The Knoxville Panther Scholarship Foundation application is the scholarship where every student who applies receives a scholarship.  Please make sure your Senior completes this application.

 

No school Feb. 19th

 

 


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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