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December 10, 2018  A-Day

                            PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

Surprise, Surprise. This week’s Panther Pride Focal Point will focus on the importance of attendance.  Not just overall attendance, but the importance of making it to school on time each and every morning. It may seem like you are not really missing anything when you show up just a little late. However, it is more than just what you miss in those few minutes. The real importance has to do with the habits you gain when you show up on time.  Arriving late to school on a consistent basis can lead to a habit that tardiness is acceptable behavior. This belief can negatively impact future work ethic and employment opportunities. When you build the habit of showing up on time, whether it be school, work, or other commitments, you begin to prove that you can be relied on and have a good sense of personal responsibility.  So when the alarm clock goes off this week I want you to think not about what you might miss by being late, but rather what you will gain by being on time. Have a great week! And GO PANTHERS!!

  • A group of students are organizing a Winter Wonder Run. All of the money goes towards Helping Hands. You can sign up on the Facebook page, or contact Johanna Leonard, Caroline Woodle, or Riley Newendorp. It is on the 15th of December at 9 am at the High School. It costs $20 and if you register early you get a t-shirt!

TECH TIPS:

  • If you leave your laptop in the car during freezing temps it could cause liquid damage and/or damage your battery

ACTIVITIES:

Mon, Dec. 10         8/7 GBB v. Albia @Knoxville (Administration Building), 4:15 PM – 8th grade games first, then 7th grade games

8/7 BBB v. Albia @Knoxville (Middle School), 4:15 PM – 8th grade games first, then 7th grade games

JV WR – Knoxville Tournament @Knoxville (High School), 5:00 PM

* Participating Schools: Knoxville, Albia, Des Moines Roosevelt, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, Wayne, Winterset, Southeast Warren, Chariton, Interstate 35

Tue, Dec. 11          MS WR @Oskaloosa, 430 PM (Bus: 3:15 PM)

JV G/V G/ V B BB @Bloomfield, 500 PM (Bus: 2:45 PM & 4:15 PM)

JV/9 B BB @Bloomfield, 500 PM (Bus: 2:45 & 4:15 PM)

B SW @Ankeny, 5:30 PM

2nd Grade Concert @Knoxville (KPAC), 7:00 PM

Thu, Dec. 13         G/B BW @Pleasant Hill, 3:15 PM (Bus: 1:40 PM)

JV/V WR @Eddyville, 530 PM (Bus: 3:00 PM; Cheer Sub: 3:30 PM)

MS Winter Band Concert @Knoxville (KPAC), 7:00 PM

Fri, Dec. 14           8 GBB @Newton, 4:30 PM (Bus: 3:10 PM)

JV G/V G/V B BB v. E-B-F @Knoxville (High School), 5:00 PM

JV/9 B BB v. E-B-F @Knoxville (Middle School), 5:00 PM

JV WR @Indianola, 5:15 PM (Bus: 3:15 PM)

Sat, Dec. 15         G/B BW @Centerville, 9:00 AM (Bus: 7:15 AM)

V WR @Story City, 10:00 AM (Bus: 6:15 AM; Cheer Sub: 7:45 AM)

9/JV/V BBB @Monroe, 3:00 PM (Bus: 1:50 PM)

COUNSELING OFFICE:

An admissions rep from Ellsworth Community College will be here during lunch December 11.

PARENTS:

Seniors and Parents:  FAFSA Ready Iowa Financial Aid Made Easy.

Receive professional help filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  You may set up an appointment with Andrea Gotta, and she will assist you with the FAFSA at Knoxville City Hall.  Her contact information is ajgotta@dmacc.edu or call 641-840-2026. Plan to bring copies of your taxes to the appointment.

Important:  Once you complete the FAFSA, you must also complete the Iowa Financial Aid Application to be considered for many state-administered grants and scholarships for Iowa students. The Iowa Financial Aid Application links to information reported on the FAFSA.  The Iowa application can be accessed at https://www.IowaCollegeAid.gov

LUNCH:

Pizza Crunchers, Marinara, Cheeseburger, Steamed Broccoli, Pears, and Cherries.


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……………………………………1:09-2:09
Fourth Block………………………………..2:15–3:15

 

2 hour Early Dismissal

First Block………………………………..8:05-9:10
Second Block……………………………9:16-10:21
Third Block………………………………10:27-11:32
Fourth Block…………………………….11:38-12:43
Lunch………………………………………12:43-1:10

Regular Tuesday-Friday Schedule

First Block………………………………….8:05-9:30
Homeroom…………………………………9:34-9:42
Second Block………………………………9:46-11:11
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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