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Parent Advisory Council Knox County Schools

Parent Advisory Council

To support students with special needs and their families to successfully navigate the support services offered by Knox County Schools and the surrounding community.
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Since it is Summer . . .

Our last issue of the year is a listing of various summer-time activities in the area. Most are educational experiences while including some hands on experimental fun. We wish you a happy and safe Summer Break and look forward to reconnecting this Fall.

Summer Scholars Guide

Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation, but the summer break can also be a time when students lose some of the academic progress they made during the school year.

With that in mind, Knox County Schools has created a Summer Scholars Guide, which is designed to help students avoid summer learning loss and prepare for the upcoming school year.

The Guide includes practice tips and suggested activities that are grade-specific. These activities are not required, but they will help students be ready for the upcoming school year.

The guide also includes a list of academic standards from the grade level a student has recently completed, and a list of standards related to that student’s next grade level.

One of the best things students can do over the summer is read, and the guide includes a list of grade-specific books for students. The Knox County Public Library has 18 locations, and is a great resource to support reading throughout the summer.
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Suggestions Developed by Knox County Schools

TEEN Summer Challenge

Wednesday, May 15th, 8am to Sunday, Sep. 1st, 11:45pm

Plannet Fitness

Got a teenager who’s looking to burn some energy? From May 15 to September 1, Planet Fitness will allow 15- to 18-year-olds to work out for free, as part of the company’s Teen Summer Challenge.

Littler River Watershed Associations's Stream School for Kids

Saturday, June 8th, 9:30am-12:30pm

5050 Old Walland Highway

Walland, TN

Join us for the return of everyone's favorite, Stream School for Kids on Saturday June 8th! This program is put on by the Little River Watershed Association with the help of Conservation Fisheries Inc is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based educational event for kids, geared towards grades 3-8. During the FREE event, kids will enjoy a variety of stations that teach them about what exactly is a watershed, and why we must protect the land just as much as the water systems around it. Other stations include catching and identifying macro-invertebrates in the river as well as learning about water quality and how to measure the 'health' of the river. The highlight of the event includes snorkeling in the beautiful Little River which helps kids learn about organisms under the water as well as above.
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Whisper River Watershed

Knox County Library Program

Reading can take you anywhere! Open your mind to a universe of stories.

May 18-July 31 Summer Library Club is a fun way to help children maintain and improve reading skills through the summer break. Read together as a family and receive an awesome rewards package!

Register now! Conveniently register and log from your computer ( is external)) or mobile phone (App Store(link is external) for iOS or Google Play(link is external) for Android). App provided by Read City USA(link is external).

Explore away! Readers and teens may participate in the Passport Program and log up to 5 adventures or library programs for 5 hours of reading. Admission fees may apply.

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Sponsored by the Knox County Library

East TN Parks Youth Friendly Activities Calendar

Please note that some activities have required fees. Any fees are considered to be the responsibility of the families participating.

Summer Fun Kids Camp Registration (Cancer Support Community)

Wednesday, July 3rd, 4:30-6:30pm

Knoxville, TN, USA

Knoxville, TN

FREE 4-day camp of activities for school aged children who have a loved one with cancer.



PHONE: (865) 546-4661


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92 Days of Summer (Presented by Knoxville Mom's Blog)

A listing of local "Family Friendly" events for each day of summer. Please note that some include fees which are the responsibility of the families. This is not to be considered a inclusive list.