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Knoxville Middle School Daily Announcements

Friday, May 26, 2017                     Day 2

  • We will have our last PBIS raffle TODAY. The two prizes up for grabs are I-Tune gift card. KMS shirt and Fish pass for week.
  • Congratulations to the following groups for winning the sportsmanship awards during PBIS celebration time Thursday. 6th grade- Mr. Uitermarkt’s group; 7th grade- Mrs. Finnegan’s group; and 8th grade- Mrs. Downing’s group. Thank you for being positive leaders during our reward time!  We will call you down to sign your trophy for the display case at the end of the day TODAY.
  • Yearbooks were passed out yesterday for those who ordered them. There are some available for purchase in the office for $25.00.
  • Laptop turn in will be Tuesday, May 30. You will report to 1st period for attendance and then go to your advisory teacher at 8:10. After check in is complete, we will resume first period at 8:30.
  • Our KHS Seniors will be coming to the middle school to walk through the buildings in their cap and gowns at Noon today.
  • Any band student interested in taking summer band lessons don’t forget to turn in your form to Mr. McBride by this TODAY.
  • Remember – NO school on Monday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Our last day of school is Friday, June 2.


  • Any 8th grade students interested in trying out for cheerleading next year at the High School take note of this tryout information. Dates for High School Football Cheer Tryouts Practice: Friday, May 26 from 3:30-5:30 in the Middle School Gym, Tuesday, May 30 from 3:30-5:30 in the High School Gym, Wednesday, May 31 from 4:15-6:00 in the High School Gym. High School Football Cheer Tryouts will be held on Thursday, June 1 starting at 3:30 in the High School Gym. Please contact Natasha Boosalis or Kelli Keefer at the high school with any questions.  Thanks!
  • Attention any 6th grade girls interested in playing 7th grade volleyball next year.  There will be a meeting during Panther Time next Wednesday, May 31 in the commons by the office with Coach Downing and Coach Sass.  Please attend if you can.
  • Students interested in participating in Cross Country next fall at the middle school or high school levels, please stop in Mr. Lobdells room to sign up and get the schedule for the summer workouts. You can sign up through the end of the year.
  • Please dismiss the 8th grade girls who are playing HS softball at 2:45 today for their game at Eddyville. Kinsli Cram, Tana Davis, Reilly Finarty, Jordyn Franck, Rachel Garrison, Nathalie Henning, Amber McKinney, Jalen Nelson, Cheyenne Tille, Alyssa Vaske, and Emma Kendall.
  • Please let the MS softball girls know that practice will be at the administration building.

Birthdays – Today – Lexi Hubler                  Saturday – Emma Dunkin

Lunch – Fried Chicken or Mini Corn Dogs, Mashed Potatoes with gravy or potato rounds, baked beans and cheesy broccoli, salad bar and assorted fresh fruit.

FREE Summer LunchFREE Summer Lunch for kids ages 18 years and younger will be served this summer at Knoxville High School! Stop in 11:15 to Noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 through June 29 and again July 24 through August 10. Sponsored by K:FYI (Knoxville: Food/Youth Initiative) and KCSD. Hope to see you there!

Parents please note – we invite you to complete the IDEA Part B survey and it is open through June 30. This survey is from the Iowa Department of Education: Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states to report the percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities. This year, the Iowa Department of Education is gathering these data as a census for both students with and without a disability using a three-question survey.
This is a Parent Letter with a survey link that you are asked to share with all parents via email, website, and/or social media. If you have any questions, please contact Meredith MacQuigg, Data Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, 515.494.5610 or




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

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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.