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Knoxville Middle School – Daily Announcements                        Day 1

Friday, October 18, 2019

  • We will have a PBIS raffle TODAY.  Up for grabs will be a Fitbit smart watch, a Casey’s gift card, a fish pass, and a pack of mints.
  • Picture retake day has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 29. Order forms are available in the office if you need one. If you family wishes to have retakes, you will need to return the complete package that was purchased to the photographer. New students and staff who missed the first picture day will need to have your picture taken for the yearbook and other identification needs.
  • There will be a Soup Supper Tailgate fundraiser on Friday, October 25 from 4:30 – 7:00 at the First United Methodist Church West Fellowship Hall for Jasmine [14 year old grand-daughter of Lisa and Perry Bell] to help her family with medical expenses. Silent Auction and bake sale will be part of the event.


  • Any 7th grade girl that would like to be part of the basketball team, you can still join.  See Mr. Uitermarkt for information.
  • KMS students interested in participation in wrestling will have a meeting on Monday, October 21 at 2:50 – during Advisory – in the cafeteria.
  • Congratulations to our KMS students who participated in special olympics bowling yesterday.  Avery Moore, Stacia Mason and Caylee Pettyjohn placed in first place.  Timmy McCreery placed in 8th place. They all did a great job and had a lot of fun!
  • KMS students grade 6-8, boys and girls are invited to do workouts on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:55 to 7:30 a.m. starting next week Tuesday, October 22 and finishing November 19th. You will do speed and agility drills and lift. Workouts will be led by Mr. Keller from the high school.

Birthday – today – Ethyn Elliot Tomorrow – none – July 27 – Faith Nelson

Lunch – corn dog or Fiestada pizza, garden salad and tater tots, 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.