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KMS Announcements  Friday, February 16, 2018      Day 2

  • There will be no school on Monday, February 19 – due to the President’s Day holiday. Have a great 3 day weekend.
  • Time to buy a yearbook is almost up! Our final yearbook count has to be turned in February 28th! All sales have to be final by February 28th at 3:00.
  • 8th grade students – The My College – options survey is due to the office today.
  • Our partnership with the Knoxville Public Library and its expansion and renovation project continues. Remember if you bring change for a donation – take it to your Advisory teacher any day. Teacher will turn it in daily and we will post in the office commons the group who has the lead in donations. There will be incentive prizes for the groups who donate the most change.
  • Check out the tables in the office commons for our current pile of lost and found items. Please take any items that are yours.
  • 8th grade choir students: Please bring payment for your dinner for the SCC Vocal Festival, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 26 in Bloomfield.
  • Our next PBIS class competition ends TODAY.  Currently, the 6th grade has a small lead over the 7th grade!
  • We will have a PBIS Raffle TODAY.  Up for grabs will be a Kindle Fire table, a $10 iTunes gift card, and a fish pass that is good for one week. Have a great week!
  • Drivers Education will again be offered this spring at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School.  The spring session will begin on Tuesday, February 27th.  Mr. Tom Grimm will be the in car and classroom instructor for this session.  Registration forms are available at the communication corner or can be accessed from the website


  • Knoxville Shooting club clothing order forms are available at the communication corner and are due to the office with money on March 12. If you missed the meeting last week there is a packet with information available in the office for you to pick up.
  • Knoxville Little League registration is open now through February 24. Pick up a flyer with all the details at the communication corner.

Birthday – Rylie Emerick                       Saturday – Riley Jo Dailey

Lunch – Fish Sandwich w/American Cheese or chef salad or uncrustable, potato wedges, and applesauce, assorted fresh fruit and salad bar.

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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.