April 20, 2018

March Students of the Month at KHS

Students of the month for March and overall student of the month. Wells Fargo presents the overall student of the month with an award each month. We are proud of these students and the hard work that they put into school at KHS.
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Summer Drivers Education Classes

Driver Education will again be offered this spring at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School. There will be two sessions offered at Knoxville High School in the summer of 2018.

  • The first summer session will begin Tuesday, June 5th and conclude on Saturday, June 16th. This session will include classroom hours every day except Sunday for three hours (8-11am).
  • The second summer session will begin Monday, July 16th and conclude on Friday, July 27th. This session will include classroom hours every day except Sunday for three hours (8-11am).
    • Mr. Grimm & Mr. Rump will be the in car and classroom instructors for these sessions. Registration forms are available HERE, in the High School office, or can be accessed from the website

Families who wish to enroll their student should complete the registration form and return the bottom portion to the high school or middle school office, or mail the registration form to the address listed on the form.

For those families who qualify for free or reduced tuition, please indicate that on the bottom of the registration form you turn it. As a reminder, in order to receive the free and reduced benefit, students must take drivers education through the school affiliated provider (Triple ‘R’).

If you have any questions concerning the summer drivers education program at Knoxville High School, please contact Mr. Rump at 319-470-6975, or e-mail

6th Grade Science : DNA Dogs

To help the students realize what causes different traits to be passed from parent to child during asexual and sexual reproduction, we covered the advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction (i.e. asexual reproduction is faster, sexual reproduction traits help create diversity and differences between family members).

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3rd Graders Explore Objects with Makey Makey

Students in Mrs. Lucas’ class got to explore with the Makey Makey program. Mr. Pearson helped them connect everyday objects like Play-Doh to interact with a computer!

High School FFA Students Bring Agriculture to 2nd Grade Classrooms

Last week, Ms. Johnston's agriculture students taught the second grade students about ducklings, chicks, and dogs.

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Growing Readers at West

Despite the recent snow, we are busy GROWING Farm-tastic readers at West Elementary School. Every teacher and student at West is working hard to improve the reading skills of every kindergartner, first grader, and second grader. We cannot wait to meet our reading goals and see Dr. Abbott kiss a pig!
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2nd Grade & Kindergarten Reading Buddies

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Sign up early to get the session that best fits your schedule. *Morning classes are 8:15 to 11:00, Tues.-Fri. *Afternoon classes are 12:00-2:45, Tues.-Fri.

To register, complete these forms and return to Sue at the West Elementary Office.

A parent meeting for incoming preschool students is set for April 24 at 5:30pm & a parent meeting for 2018-2019 kindergarten students will be held at on April 26 at 5:30pm, both at West Elementary.

Questions? Please contact Sue at 641-842-2185 opt. 1

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Reminder for Upcoming Online Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

In order to register your child(ren) for school this summer, your JMC username and password is necessary to begin the registration process. If you do not remember login information, please contact your child's school office A.S.A.P. (contact information below). School building offices are closed during the summer, so please them know right away if in need of login information.

JMC is a great source of information to stay up-to-date with your child's academics throughout the school year. Parents can utilize JMC year-round to:

  • check progress reports of each child in their household
  • view lunch transactions (link to is available for lunch payments)
  • view/print student report cards
  • bus information (currently being updated)
  • review student health and attendance records
    • view/print student transcripts
    • verify student schedules and advisors
    • verify/update parent/guardian contact information


    West Elementary 842-2185 (Sue)

    Northstar Elementary 842-6527 (Lesa)

    Middle School 842-3315 (Mary or Kendra)

    High School 842-2173 (Pam, Stacy or Rachelle)

    Angie Mitchell, RN, BSN

    Preparing for 2018-19 School Year

    April is here and as school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next school year!

    This is a great time to make appointments for physicals, eye and dental appointments, medication refills, and immunization updates.

    Immunization updates are especially important for PK, K, 7th and 12th grade students.

    Friendly reminders:

    • All students PK-12: Annual Health History Form
    • Grades 6-12 (optional): Tylenol consent
    • 12th grade: NEW requirement is for TWO doses of Meningococcal vaccine for those entering 12th grade if born after September 15, 1999 OR 1 dose if received when the student is 16 years of age or older. REQUIRED before starting senior year.
    • 9th grade: Proof of a dental exam. An exam within 1 year before to 4 months after enrollment in 9th grade is acceptable. Your dentist should have the form.
    • 7th grade: in addition to the Tdap requirement already in place for 7th graders, the NEW requirement is for 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine on or after 10 years of age and grade 7 if born after September 15, 2004. REQUIRED before starting 7th grade.
    • 3rd grade: Proof of an vision exam. An exam within 1 year before and 6 months after enrollment in 3rd grade is acceptable. Your eye doctor should have the form.


    1. Health History Form

    2. Immunization Record with required Kindergarten vaccines: REQUIRED BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL

    3. Kindergarten Physical (and lead test)

    4. Dental exam (within 1 year of start of school)

    5. Vision exam (within 1 year of start of school)

    6. For those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

    7. For those who need daily medication at school: Medication Administration Form


    1. Health History Form

    2. Immunization Record with required Preschool vaccines REQUIRED BEFORE STARTING PRE-SCHOOL

    3. PreSchool Physical

    4. For those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

    5. For those who need daily medication at school: Medication Administration Form

    Healthy regards,

    Angie Mitchell, RN, BSN

    Knoxville School Nurse

    Transportation Reminders

    With Spring upon us, the Transportation Department would like to remind parents and students of the “Hard Surface” stops for the rural riders. Please familiarize yourself with this information and let us know if you have questions. In addition to hard surface routes, information regarding bus expectations & city bus stops are outlined on our website:

    Please remind your student who rides a bus from a City Stop to Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible at all times while waiting at the stop.

    Brenda Dunkin

    KCSD Transportation Assistant Director

    o: (641) 842-3313 m: (641) 780-7648



    Who’s ready to Spring into Parks?!?!?!?

    Volunteers WANTED . . . a FANTASTIC DAY has been planned . . . ALL ages welcome!

    Register TODAY at this link!


    Looking forward to beautiful weather and a day of fun serving together. In case of inclement weather – rain date is scheduled for April 29 (same time/same place).

    The Spring into Parks Committee is excited to announce the addition of 12 trees to the Dog Park. Volunteers will look forward to planting the following: 1 Burr Oak, 1 Sugar Maple, 4 White pines, 3 Red buds, and 3 flowering crabs.

    Also . . .Any K – 5th graders out there? There will be a Reading event held in the shelter house at Auld Park; all kiddos wanting a break are encouraged to make their way over to do some Earth Day reading activities.

    Volunteer check-in begins at Noon at Auld Park. Wear old clothes, bring work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

    Let’s celebrate our hard work by ending the day with a FREE picnic dinner and games. Hot dogs and Root Beer Floats are on the menu. Thanks to Peace Tree Brewing Co. and Kone Korner for their kind donations.

    Bravo! Concert Series @ KPAC

    The Bravo! Concert Series invites you to join us for an evening of hilarious interactive comedy with Broadway's Next Hit Musical coming up on Friday, April 27th at 7:00 pm!

    If you loved Second City, don't miss this performance!

    Date Night, Family Night, Girls Night Out!

    Tickets: $25/adults, $10/students available at the door or at

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    2018-2019 Academic Calendar

    Click on this heading to view the academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

    KCSD Administrative Office

    The Panther Press is a weekly collective newsletter for parents and community members. Do you have an article or flyer to share? Please submit to for consideration.
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