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Knoxville Middle School Daily Announcements                  Day 1

Friday, April 19, 2019

  • We will have a PBIS raffle TODAY.  Up for grabs will be a Google Play card, a Walmart card, a pair of sunglasses, and a pack of gum.

Athletics –

  • 8th grade girls who will be playing HS softball take note: There will be a parent/player meeting on Sunday, April 28th at 4:00 PM in the high school commons. This is for all 8-12th-grade players.
  • For 6th graders interested in playing middle school softball, there will be an informational meeting TODAY during panther time in Mrs. Willis’s room. If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Willis before Friday.
  • We have a new addition to the high school marching band! Color Guard! Color Guard consists of individuals using flags to add visuals to the band’s music. There will be a clinic and tryouts for any interested 8th graders for this fall going on April 22 through May 2. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ms. Price. A flyer with details is available to pick up at the communication corner.
  • Panther Power Part 2 – Speed and Agility Course. This is open to all KMS students May 7 through May 30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:00 PM at the KMS gym. This is free. Sign up is by email to before Tuesday, April 30.
  • If 8th grade students are interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 High School Knoxville Dance Team, please e-mail or stop in and see Mrs. Dunkin to let her know.  There will be 3 workshops to learn a 30-45 second routine on May 6th, 7th, and 8th followed by tryouts on May 10th.

Birthday – Today – Ezra Schmidt and Connor Willoughby Tomorrow – none – June 20 – Cassie McCormick

Lunch – Skillet omelet, tri potato hash brown, French toast sticks, garden salad0, garden bar and assorted fresh fruit. 2nd choice all week – cheese pizza

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Regular Monday Late Start  Schedule


Regular Tuesday-Friday Schedule2 hour Early Dismissal: drop classes at the end of the day.

Knoxville Middle School Syllabus

I would like to welcome back all returning students and parents in addition to all new students and families. Knoxville is a great place to live and learn.

Knoxville Middle School has a safe, caring, and consistent environment where students learn.
I want students and parents to feel that all staff in the building will do whatever it takes to make the best possible learning environment for their child.

This is accomplished with hard work and reflection on a daily basis with student needs in mind. When talking about student needs, you cannot stop at academic needs. Students need to be listened to, respected, shown compassion, and guided through decision making. This is especially true at the middle school level.

If we can make a connection with all students in some way, they are more likely to find that attachment and belonging to school so they are able to be successful. You never know when you are going to make those connections; therefore, a positive mindset is needed everyday you step in the building both as a teacher and a student.

Please contact your teacher or the office if we can assist you with questions.


Brian McNeill, Principal

KMS Guidance

What do we do as School Counselors?
According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), school counselors create comprehensive school counseling programs that focus on student outcomes, teach student competencies and are delivered with identified professional competencies.

For middle school students, this means the school counselor focuses on academic growth, personal social and emotional development, and future career readiness.  School counselors create an environment where students feel comfortable discussing areas of potential growth and change for their lives.

As the school counselors, we hold confidential sessions with the students, unless a student is threatening harm to themselves or others, or if someone is harming them.  We ask that you respect this private and professional relationship, although guardians do have the right to ask about sessions with minors.  This allows students to be open and honest with the school counselor.

Students are welcome to come see us at any time!  We also hope to talk with parents regularly about any interests or concerns they may have.

Our Mission
The mission of the Knoxville Middle School school counseling program is to help all students reach their full potential by increasing their academic knowledge and skills, encouraging the development of their personal and social skills, and sparking interest in future career potential.  Students are the assets of the future, and this program will support their growth and development to face future challenges alongside teachers, administration, parents, and the surrounding community.

Services Provided
Classroom Guidance (Life Skills)

Each grade level is required to take Life Skills.  A class taught by Mrs. Sass and Ms. Ellerman that covers academics, career exploration, and personal/social development.

Example Classroom Topics
Identity, respecting yourself and others, goal setting, identifying and expressing feelings, identifying strengths and interests, prevention

Small Group Counseling
Students can be recommended or request to join small group counseling on specific subjects.  These groups are typically 4-6 students of a similar age dealing with a similar situation.

Example Small Group Counseling Topics
Divorce, Making Friends, Anger, Grief, Self-Confidence, Study Skills, New to the School, Military

Individual Counseling
Students request or are recommended by a teacher or parent to meet with the school counselor on a scheduled basis for one-on-one counseling about specific needs.