Knoxville Middle School







Knoxville Middle School – Daily Announcements                        Day 1

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • There is no tutoring after school today. See you after break!
  • Due to conferences and a staff meeting, there will be no GSA club TODAY.
  • We will have a PBIS raffle on TODAY.  Up for grabs will be a Kindle Fire tablet, a KMS shirt, a KMS hat, and a pack of gum.
  • Parent/Student conferences will be held again TODAY from 3:30 to 6:55 PM. We will have a two-hour early dismissal TODAY. No school on Friday, March 13. Spring Break Week is next week. Classes will resume on Monday, March 23.
  • Our KMS Book Fair will be open during the day and during conference times today.

Athletics –

  • KMS Morning workouts for 6-8 grade boys and girls will start again on Tuesday, March 24th, and will go until school ends at the end of May.  Works outs will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays again from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m.  If you are lifting elsewhere on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, please do not come on Tuesdays so we can help prevent injuries.

Birthday  — Today – Lillian Leekley, Kaylee Frederick and Katelyn Frederick

     During spring break – Michael Sparks, Alexus Koos, Natalie Collins, Rylee Davis, Emma Simmons, Jonah Pierson, Mrs. Cole, Arianna McCarty, Carson Cecil, Lillyann Polson, Laney Minard, Ryonni Kitchen, Mason Anderson, Steven Thome and Jocelyn Davis

Lunch — Oven fried chicken or Fiestada pizza, sweet potato waffle fries, crinkle cut carrots, cherry crisp, assorted fresh fruits and vegetables.



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 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES 2 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.