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Knoxville Middle School Daily Announcements                  Day 2

Monday, December 10, 2018

  • Mark your calendar for the upcoming Knoxville Booster Club Jamboree on this Friday — December 14 at the KHS basketball games verses Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont. Middle School and High School students are invited to attend for $1.00 or your student activity cards. Admission gets you into all 3 games, a meal of Hot Dog and drink for the first 150 students and an entry for a chance to win some “fan”tastic prizes. You do need to be present to win a prize. Prizes include meal certificates to local resturants in town, movie certificates, gift cards to retail stores, visa gift cards, a 32” smart TV, wireless beats, an IPad 9.7, mini Bose speaker, Echo Dot, and Fitbit Versa.
  • Our Panther Focus this week is on choosing your words carefully.  Remember, the words you use can have a significant impact on others.  Whether you are talking to someone, talking about something, or posting on social media, the words you choose may have an impact on others.  Think before you act- what do you want your impact to be?
  • We will have a PBIS raffle on Friday. Up for grabs will be a pack of gum, a fish pass, and a Casey’s gift card.
  • This Week’s TECH TIP — If you leave your laptop in the car during freezing temps it could cause liquid damage and/or damage your battery
  • Any 6th grade students interested in participating in Little League this coming spring – registration information is available at the communication corner.

Athletics –

  • Good luck to our KMS basketball teams in their games today. Both will be playing Albia at home. The boys will be playing at KMS and the girls at the administration gym. Girls take Bus 9 to get to the administration gym. The bus will come at 3:25 right after the first round of buses. For both boys and girls the 8th grade will play first, followed by the 7th Start time for both is 4:15.

Birthday – Sunday – Katelynn DeJoode                 Today – Mr. Kuiper

Lunch – Pizza crunchers with marinara or chef salad, steamed broccoli, pears, cherries and assorted fresh fruit and vegetables.



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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.