Knoxville High School



March 12, 2020  A-Day                       


                       PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

Big week coming up Panther Nation. Not only is it the week before Spring Break, but we also have Parent/Teacher Conferences this week.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to build a connection between school and home. You all have been doing so many great things here at KHS and now is the time for you to have your parents/guardians come and hear all about you and your academic enterprises. So be sure to get your parents or guardians in the car and come visit your teachers Monday or Thursday night from 3:30-7:00.  See you then!


  • GSA MEMBERS TODAY is the last day to get your Governor’s Conference permission slip to Mr. Jehn. Please deliver to Mr. Jehn’s mailbox by TODAY. If you have forgotten to get your permission slip signed, but would still like to go, please fill out this form.
  • If anyone would like to order girls track clothing there are order forms in the office or orders can be completed online at
  • Any girl interested in trying out for the 2020 Marion County Fair Queen contest can pick up applications in the office.  You must be at least 16 years old to compete.  Applications are due May 8th or before.  Please drop them off at the Extension Office.
SOPHOMORE STUDENTS: Friday, March 27th is Knoxville High School at Southridge Career Day. Be sure to register by Thursday, March 12th with your Advisor. They will provide information and the link to register.
Schedule for Thursday, March 12:
2 hour Early Dismissal
First Block…………………….….…8:00-9:00
Second Block…………………….9:05-10:05
Third  Block……………….…….10:10-11:10

Lunch/Panther Time (PT)…11:10-12:10

                     1st  Lunch…11:10-11:40 (PT 11:40-12:10)

                     2nd  Lunch…11:40-12:10 (PT 11:10-11:40)

Fourth Block…………………….12:15-1:15


  • You can purchase your prom and after prom tickets in the office.  Prom tickets are $25 per person and After Prom tickets are $5 per person.  If paying with check please write 2 separate checks.
  • Out of town date forms are due April 3rd by 3:00.  Any forms turned in after April 3rd will not be accepted.


Tue, Mar. 10      MS BD Concert, 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar. 11      HS FFA Blood Drive, 9:00 AM
Thu, Mar. 12       HS MT – Regionals @Sioux City, 8:00 AM (Departing: 4:00 PM Wednesday)
Sat, Mar. 14        HS SP – State Individual Contest @Grinnell, 11:10 AM (Departing: 9:20 AM)
  • We are looking for a few students who might be interested in providing some activities & supervision for the children of West associates on March 9 & 23 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
  • Contact Allie Emery at or at 641-842-6551


Summer Camp Opportunity: Business Horizons summer camp is open to 9th-12th graders.  Students stay on Central College’s campus, earn a college credit, and participate in innovation simulations and hands-on career exploration.  Apply at
Seniors New Scholarship:  There is a new scholarship for seniors interested in law enforcement.  See your email or stop in the counseling office.

FAFSA Completion Event:  Seniors and parents, now is the time to begin completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  To Create your FSA ID:  Go to to begin the process. Use this link to see a list of needed items: FAFSA Items Checklist

To schedule an appointment for help with the FAFSA, please visit the ICAN site:

Future Ready Iowa Texting Program:  Iowa College Aid is preparing to launch the Future Ready Iowa Texting Program, which will provide support to college-bound students and access to one-on-one coaches.  Students who opt in to the program will receive tips and reminders about applying for college and financial aid and about making a smooth transition from high school to college. Iowa College Aid will customize text messages based on a student’s grade level and location. For instance, high school seniors might receive a reminder that a college fair is coming up at their school.  Students can opt in to the Future Ready Iowa Texting Program at


The deadline to get senior pictures in has passed. If you have not submitted one, you need to see Mr. Massman.


If you ordered graduation announcements and didn’t pick them up on Wednesday, can stop by the office and pick them up.

Senior Parents– Senior Recognition Ads for the yearbook need to be in before March 31. Go to Click the “Shop High School” then “Senior recognition ads” links and create your ad.


Oven Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, Crinkle Cut Carrots, Cherry Crisp, Hot Roll with Butter, 2nd Choice: Fiestada Pizza.



High School and Post-Secondary Planning

CTE – Program of Studies

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Administrative Assistant



Business Management-Administration

Construction Trades

Family & Consumer Science

2019-2020 Syllabus

Silver Cord Program

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  school where all students are issued an iPad 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 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