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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


Friday, February 24, 2017 –
A DAY

Panther Pride Focal Point: “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else,” Ben Franklin is quoted as saying.  What he means is that if people spend all of their time complaining and making excuses, they won’t have the time or energy to be positive and get things accomplished.  Instead of focusing on negative things, focus on what can or should be done.  For example, what behavior/ attitude can you have to make the best of a situation.  Making excuses doesn’t improve a situation, it makes it worse and gives a person a reason to not accomplish or succeed.  Stay positive, don’t make excuses for yourself or for something, and get to the task at hand.  Excuse makers and complainers are energy suckers.  They zap all of your positive energy.

 

  • Attention Seniors:  College is expensive! Submitting scholarships is one of the best ways to lower the cost of higher education, but many scholarships require an accompanying essay.  This is where Mrs. DeWitt comes in. Mrs. DeWitt will be offering scholarship essay help after school in her room (126) from 3:30 – 4:30 on the following days: February 27th, & 28th

 

  • The Knoxville FFA will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 1st in the gym.  If you are interested in donating please contact Miss Johnston or an FFA member.

 

  • MEDIA CENTER IS CLOSED TODAY!!

 

  • Effective today, All students who ride Bus 11 will ride Bus 3.  Bus 11 will be out of service for some routine maintenance.

 

  • This week is FFA Week!  Each day there will be a trivia question for staff and students to answer. The first 5 people to send Miss Johnston an email with the correct answer will get a prize!  Today’s Trivia Question:  What are the six parts of the FFA emblem?

 

  • Conferences will be held at the high school on March 13th and 14th from 3:45-6:55. There will be a 2 hour early dismissal on the 14th and no school on March 15-17.

 

  • High School Dance Team is holding Tryouts for the 2017/18 Season. TEACH for Routine will be Monday March 6th from 7:30am-9am in the Administration Building Gym and Wednesday March 8th from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Administration Building Gym. Thursday March 9th at 4pm TRYOUT at KHS GYM. Contact knoxvilledanceteam@gmail.com for any questions. You must be entering 9th-12th grade in the Fall to tryout.

 

  • Effective Monday, February 27, 2017 the following City Bus Stop changes will be made: Auld Park stop will be Bus 10 (formerly Bus 2) and Bus 7 Spruce and Robinson stop will be Bus 2 (formerly Bus 10) and Bus 1. All the pickup and drop off times will stay the same at both stops.  This change will only affect the students at these stops who attend Northstar. If you have any questions please contact the Transportation office at 641-842-3313 or check the website at City Bus Stops

 

  • REMINDER that EVERY Monday is Advisory, all students must attend.

SPORTS:

  • There will be a meeting Monday Feb. 27 after school in the Commons for any girl interested in going out for tennis.
  • Anyone interested in going out for Boy’s Golf should meet in Mr. Barkey’s room Wed., March 1st right after school. It will be a short informational meeting.

COUNSELING OFFICE:

  • Friday, Feb. 24th: A Rep from DMACC will be here during lunch times.
  • The Esther Browne Scholarship is now available in the counseling office. This scholarship is available to students with a medical or science goal in mind.
  • Juniors and Seniors:  The next ACT registration deadline is March 3 for the April 8 test.
  • Seniors:  Pick up local scholarship applications in the Counseling Office. Scholarships are due back BY MARCH 1ST.
  • Seniors and Parents:  Please be sure to fill out the FAFSA, the free application for federal student aid.   You may schedule an appointment with Andrea Gotta at Knoxville City Hall, ajgotta@dmacc.eduand she will assist you, or email ICAN at org/apt.

LUNCH:

Friday, February 24th: Waffle Sticks w/Frittata or Omelet, Classic Meatball Sub, Sweet Potato Fries, Strawberry-Mango Sidekicks or Panther Power Pack

Monday, February 27th: Chicken Nuggets, Lynette’s Choice, Baked Beans, Oregon Berry Blend or Panther Power Pack

PARENTS:

Our office hours are from 7:15-3:45

 

Conferences will be March 13th and 14th. The 14th will be a 2 hour early dismissal. There will be no school March 15, 16 and 17.

 

SENIOR PARENTS: If you ordered Graduation Announcements from Jostens, you or your student may pick them up on March 20th during the lunch times (11:00-12:00) in the HS Commons.

 

STAFF:

Feb. 24th: Please DO NOT send students to the Media Center today – it is closed.

 

 


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

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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