September 21, 2020 (KHS)

September 21, 2020 (KHS)


September 21, 2020  B-Day                       


                       PANTHER PRIDE FOCAL POINT

Would you like for your life to be a little more stress free? Would you like to find yourself happier on a more consistent basis? Maybe find yourself being more successful? I’m sure that you wish there was some way for this to happen without you having to do any work, but the truth is that all of this lies in your hands.  Below are 4 agreements that anyone can make with themselves to move in this positive direction.   

Number 1- Be Impeccable with your word, meaning to speak with Integrity.  When you speak, only say what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others, and use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.  

Number 2- Don’t take anything personally.  Nothing others do is solely because of you.  What others do and say is a projection of their own reality.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you will never be the victim of needless suffering. 

Number 3- Don’t make assumptions.  Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want.  Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. 

Number 4- Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment, it will be different from when you are healthy as opposed to sick, but under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid your own self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.  

Think about it. Make the Commitment and Do it! Have a great week Panthers!


Juniors and Seniors: Please check the good standing list with your Advisor's.  If you have a D or an F you will not have an open campus.  This will start on Monday, September 21st.

Pictures have been cancelled and no rescheduled date yet.

KHS Student Senate is selling water bottles as a fundraiser.  Due to Covid, the water fountains are shut off at all schools. The goal of this fundraiser is to help purchase an additional water bottle filler station at KHS. We appreciate your support!! 

All orders will be processed as they ordered.  Please select your student's school if you would like it delivered there, or select to pick up at Ramaeker'son the square. 

Please Ramaekers at or 641-842-4706 with any questions!

Here is the order link!!

Girl's Swim Team:

The IHS Girls Swim Team finished fourth at the Marshalltown Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.

Junior Jorja Culver won the 200 Freestyle and tied for 2nd in the 100 Freestyle

SophomoreKodi Cram finished third in the 500 Freestyle

The team of Olivia Bacon, Ali Borgmeyer, Julian Bacon and Jorja Culver finished third in the 400 Freestyle Relay.

Indianola swims next on Thursday at Marshalltown.  


Nurse Updates:

A friendly reminder from the nurse's office: All students at Knoxville schools have an opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch every day and it's FREE for all students! Eating breakfast and lunch gives you energy for your day and helps prevent headaches and stomach aches, common reasons kids come to the nurse's office. Do your part to stay healthy and well: eat breakfast and lunch every day!

Keep up the good work with masks and face coverings! Bring your mask every day and put a couple extra in your backpack. The school has some extras but we cannot provide masks to students every day. Thanks for being responsible and bringing your own face masks!  

Healthy regards, Nurse, Angie Mitchell

Wanted:  High School News & Sports Writers (1 sports & 1 news)


Who:  Mike Roberts (Marion County Tribune & Marion County Express)

What:  Submit weekly stories representing Knoxville Schools

How:  If Interested please contact Mike Roberts at 641-828-6397


Drivers Ed: 

Any student interested in Fall driver's ed please stop by the office to pick up a form.



It is time to vote for the 2020 Homecoming Court.  You have until Wednesday, 9/23, at 3:15 to vote.  You must use your Knoxville Schools email account to vote.  You may vote for up to 5  Queen candidates and up to 5 King candidates.  If you have any questions or issues, please see Mr. Gibbons or Mrs. McWilliams.  The Homecoming Court will be announced at a ceremony this Friday during Advisory.  Seniors will be attending live in the KPAC while the event is streamed to advisories.  CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR THE LINK TO VOTE.



CONGRATULATIONS! Here is your NEW Jr. Class Officers!

Abby Wadle

Andrew Jackson

Charlee Heffron

Emmett Schmidt

Johnna Leonard



if you plan to go on the football field after the Varsity game this Friday to talk to players - you MUST have your mask on.  Your mask must be on at school events until the conclusion of the event and you reach your vehicle or once you are off school premises.     



Mon, Sep. 21.         7 VB v. Newton @Knoxville, 4:30 PM

                             8 VB @Newton, 4:30 PM (Bus: 3:05 PM)


Tue, Sep. 22           8 FB @Newton, 4:15 PM (Bus: 2:45 PM)

                              MS/JV/V CC @Newton (Westwood Golf Course), 4:30 PM (Bus: 2:30 PM)

                               8/7 VB v. Centerville @Knoxville, 4:30 PM - 8th first, then 7th

                               7 FB v. Newton @Knoxville, 4:30 PM

                               JV2/JV1/V VB v. E-B-F @Knoxville, 5:30 PM


Thu, Sep. 24           7 VB v. Grinnell @Knoxville, 4:30 PM

                               8 VB @Grinnell (High School), 4:30 PM (Bus: 2:45 PM)

                               JV/V G SW @Marshalltown, 5:30 PM 


Fri, Sep. 25.            9 FB @Bondurant, 4:45 PM (Bus: 2:50 PM)

                              V FB @Bondurant, 7:30 PM (Bus: 5:10 PM; Cheer Subs: 5:30 PM)


Sat, Sep. 26            JV1 VB @Indianola, 8:30 AM (Bus: 7:00 AM)

                               V VB @Pella Christian, 8:30 AM (Bus: 7:00 AM)



Toasted Cheese Sandwich or Beef Burger, Tomato Soup & Green Beans.  2nd Choice: Stuffed Breadsticks w/ Marinara.