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KMS Announcements Thursday, April 19, 2018          Day 2

  • Our Panther Focus this week is on behavior during lunch recess time.  We have seen an increase in inappropriate behavior during this time.  Please remember to speak respectfully to others and keep your hands and feet to yourselves.  Treat others the way you want them to treat you.
  • We will have a PBIS raffle on Friday.  Up for grabs will be a $10 iTunes card, a $5 Walmart card, and a fish pass.
  • KMS Student Council Members will have a meeting on Tuesday, April 24 during 9th period.
  • Big project coming up?  Want to review math facts? Want a change of scenery?  Whatever your reasons, come to Study Hall at the Public Library!  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15-6:00 pm. Flyer with more information at the communication corner
  • Job Workshop for Teens– Think of ways to make money this summer, create or polish your resume, prepare for job interviews.  Come to the public library Monday, April 30, 2018 4:00-5:30 pm to talk about these things. Flyer with more information at the communication corner.
  • Driver Education Offerings this Summer! Registration forms are now being accepted for Driver Education this summer at Knoxville High School.  Two summer sessions will be offered and Mr. Grimm and Mr. Rump will be the instructors.  They will accept the first 20 students who register for each session (so we will take 20 in the first session and 20 in the second session).  Registration forms are available in the High School office or at Communication Corner at the Middle School.


  • 21st Century Rehab in collaboration with Knoxville Panther athletics is holding a 2-part speed and agility course. This program will be for 7th-8th grade students. The program will focus on preparing the athlete for high school lifting techniques, flexibility, core strength, and agility speed. Panther Power will be held right after school in the middle school gym at 3:30-4 on Tuesday and Thursdays, spring session will begin May 8th and ending May 26th. Panther Power is offered at no cost to the athlete. Please sign up for part 2 by emailing
  • Good luck to our KMS track teams at their meets today. The girls will be traveling to Grinnell and are to be dismissed at 2:40 and bus leaves at 2:50.  The boys will be hosting their home meet today. Both meets start at 4:30.

Birthday – none today – June 24 – Trenton Kingery

Lunch – Lasagna Roll-Ups OR Chef Salad OR Uncrustables; Cauliflower, Grapes and other assorted fresh fruit and vegetables


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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.