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Knoxville High School Panther Note
 
May 30, 2019  B-Day
 
                           PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

So this is it! Panther Pride Focal Point number #37! Way way back in this year’s very first Panther Pride Focal point we discussed setting a tone for the year and transforming yourself into the person you wanted to be. It was about setting a goal for yourself for this year.  Here’s something I didn’t tell you, setting the goal is the easy part. Here’s the hard part; reflecting on that goal and on yourself. It is not an easy task to be truly honest with yourself. However, think about it this way; Sometimes we have to step back, to be sure that we are moving in the right direction.  So here’s your final challenge. Take a step back, reflect on yourself and get yourself pointed in the right direction moving into the summer and next year! Have an amazing summer Panther Nation!

 
        All Students
  • There will be a pep bus available for high school students that will depart from KHS at 1:15 PM.  The cost for the pep bus is $10 per student (which covers the cost of admission into the game) and this must be paid at the time of sign-up.  The sign-up sheet for this is in the high school office and the deadline to sign-up is 3:00 PM on Thursday.  The sign-up is limited to the first 48 students and 2 adult staff members that will chaperone.  The first 48 students to sign  up get in for free, thanks to an anonymous donor.
  • The list for the 2019-2020 members of Student Senate will be up by 1st lunch on Tuesday on Mr. Gibbons’s door.  There is a mandatory meeting for all new members at 7:30 on Thursday in Mr. Gibbons room.  If you cannot make it please see him ASAP.
  • The food pantry will be running in the summer months the first and third Monday of the month from 12:30-2pm.  
  • There will be no more intramural the rest of the year.  We will only be using the gym for both Panther Time for make ups.  Thank you Rhonda
  • If you are interested in signing up for Summer Driver’s Ed pick up the registration forms in the office.
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  • Hospital Career Boot Camp: 
      DEADLINE DATE COMING SOON!  (Incoming seniors 2019/20) Knoxville Hospital Career Boot Camp applications DUE JUNE 3RD, 2019 with limited spots available and only complete applications accepted. See Mr. Wallace if interested and you can turn applications into Mr. Wallace by Thursday, June 30, and they will be turned into the hospital for consideration.  DON’T DELAY!
 
Sophomores: 
Nominations have ended for Jr. Class Officers for 2019-2020 school year and those who have responded to the e-mail as of 3:30 on May 29th are listed on the Voting form. Please choose wisely and vote for NO MORE than 5 students that you think would represent you best by THURSDAY MAY 30th. Congratulations to the ones that were nominated and Good Luck!
ACTIVITIES:  
Tue, May 28      G GF – State Meet @Ankeny, 9:00 AM (Sub: 6:45 AM)
                          V G SC – Regionals @Williamsburg, 5:00 PM (Bus: 2:30 PM)
                         
 
Wed, May 29    G GF – State Meet @Ankeny, 8:30 AM (Sub: 6:30 AM)
                        V SB (DH) @Washington, 5:00 PM (Bus: 2:50 PM)
                         G TN – State Meet @Iowa City, 10:00 AM 
                         V BSB (DH) v. Oskaloosa @Knoxville, 5:30 PM
 
Thu, May 30
                         V SB @Centerville, 7:30 PM (Bus: 5:35 PM)
          
Fri, May 31       9/JV/V SB v. Albia @Knoxville, 4:30 PM
                         MS SB (DH) @Eddyville, 5:00 PM (Bus: 3:30 PM)
                         V BSB (DH) v. Albia @Knoxville, 5:30 PM
                          V B SC – State Quarterfinal v. Cedar Rapids Xavier @Des Moines, 2:30 PM (Bus: 12:10 PM)
 
Sat, June 1       9/V SB @Oskaloosa, 9:15 AM (Bus: 7:55 AM)

COUNSELING OFFICE:.

Juniors:  Consider registering by June 14  at www.actstudent.org for the July 13 ACT test.  Our school code is 162-310.  Send your scores to potential colleges and to KHS. There are practice tests on the ACT website at www.actstudent.org.
For students planning to attend DMACC after you graduate next year, consider taking DMACC’s ACCUPLACER and ALEKS tests this summer at a DMACC testing center.  Newton’s testing center is the closest.
Create or update an Activities Resume over the summer to help you get ready for senior year scholarships.  You may use ICANSUCCEED.org’s template at https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/the-resource-zone/materials-library/activities-resume
Summer is another opportunity to visit college campuses.  Please take advantage of this time to visit campuses you are considering.
LUNCH
Breaded Alaskan Pollock, Onion Rings, Tossed Salad, 2nd Choice all week=Mozzarella Sticks.

 


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………………………………..8:05-9:13
Second Block……………………………9:19-10:27
Third Block………………………………10:33-11:41
Fourth Block…………………………….11:47-12:55

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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2019-2020 Syllabus

CTE – Program of Studies