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October 12, 2018  B-DAY
                            PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

There are many things that are out of our control in life.  Things such are when or where you were born, your height, your hair color, other physical characteristics, or our individual talents.  But here are 10 things that anybody can do, that take Zero amount of talent, but will get you 100% respect. 1. Being on Time. 2. Work ethic. 3. Giving full effort. 4. Body Language 5. Energy. 6. Attitude. 7. Passion. 8. Being Coachable. 9. Doing Extra. 10. Being Prepared.  All ten of these traits can be done by anyone at anytime and the more you practice them, the easier they will become to do.  

  • If you ordered school pictures they are in the office.  Please pick them up at during your lunch, before or after school, our during your free block.   Please do not come during classes, or between classes.
  • We are asking all High School Students to stay in the High school student section during football games.  If you are caught messing around by the concessions or the bathrooms you will be escorted out of the stadium. 
  • Basketball and Wrestling cheer tryout practices will be October 29th-November 1st 3:30-5:30 and Tryouts will be Friday November 2nd starting at 4:00.
  • KHS Drama Dept Spring Musical,  is doing the Little Shop of Horrors! There will be workshops on October 27th from 10am-noon(location TBD) at this workshop I will be available on a first come first serve basis to help you select audition materials if you are needing assistance.
  • Nov 10th we will have a MOCK AUDITION WORKSHOP from 10am-noon in KPAC where you will get the opportunity to run your audition pieces for feedback, you will also be able to have a mock interview if you are interested in a backstage position. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE FROM THIS WORKSHOP.
    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email knoxvillehsdrama@gmail.com or text 515-554-1243

TECH TIPS:

    • If your trackpad doesn’t click right come in and see us in the Tech Office. It’s usually a quick and easy fix.

ACTIVITIES:
Fri, Oct. 12          9/10 FB v. Oskaloosa @Knoxville, 4:45 PM
                            V FB v. Oskaloosa @Knoxville, 7:30 PM – Marching Band, Dance Team performances at half time
Sat, Oct. 13          M BD – State Contest @Pella
                             V VB – Knoxville Invitational @Knoxville, 8:30 AM
                             * Participating schools: Knoxville, ADM, Albia, Iowa Falls-Alden, Pella Christian, Perry, Bondurant-Farrar, Union
COUNSELORS:
  • Thursday, October 11th: Wartburg (Lunch time)
  • Meals on Wheels is looking for some volunteers. It would be for about 30 minutes a day Monday thru Friday delivering meals in Knoxville. Meals would be picked up at around 10:45 each day from the Senior Center and delivered.  Stop in the Counseling office if interested, or if you have questions.
  • Counseling:  2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award:  If you have volunteered during the past year, you are eligible to apply for a 2019 award at spirit.prudential.com.  Deadline is November 6, 2018.
  • Service Opportunity:  The Knoxville Community of Christ Church west of KHS at 714 Willets Drive needs volunteers on Sunday, October 14, at 1:00 pm, to help remove carpet and move furniture.
LUNCH:
Biscuits & gravy with Cheese Omelet, Hot ham and cheese sandwich, Jamwich, String cheese and Scooby snacks, Baked beans, and fresh sliced apples.

 


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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