K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts

January 30- February 03


WIDA Testing for 6th Grade

WIDA testing for 6th Grade students will take place on Wednesday, February 1, and Thursday, February 2, 2023. Students required to participate in the WIDA test were notified this week.

There are two sessions and your child will participate in both sessions each day:

Session 1: 8:45am - 10:19am

Session 2: 12:31pm - 2:05pm.

The WIDA assess your child on English language proficiency and they are tested in four domains: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

It is an important test, so please make to do the following:

1. Student comes to school with their Chromebook fully charged.

2. Student eats a good breakfast.

3. Please discuss the importance of this test with your child and encourage them to try their very best. Students with an overall score of 4.5 or higher, will be considered proficient and will not be required to take the WIDA assessment next year.

Please contact Ms. Carrizzo at 702-799-7470 ext. 4202 if you have any questions regarding the WIDA test.

Inappropriate Browsers on Student Chromebooks

Please remember students are not allowed to install any additional software on their school Chromebooks. These are borrowed computers and must only be used for school purposes and approved online programs from CCSD. Please help by checking your child's computer for any software that might have been added.

Students are subject to discipline if they have anything inappropriate on their Chromebook. This includes the browsers listed below.

Thank you for your assistance with this.

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Bus Evacuation Drills Occurring January 30–February 3, 2023

Student safety is a top priority when transporting students to and from school. Bus drivers will conduct evacuation drills in the mornings during the week of January 30, 2023, through February 3, 2023. Per Nevada Revised Statutes 386.820, all the pupils in the school district who ride a school bus must practice the evacuation at least twice each school year. There may be a delay in buses departing the bus loading zone while they are working with the students to complete the drills.

Soccer Tryout

Soccer Tryouts for boys and girls are scheduled for February 21, 2023

A sports physical is a requirement of aktivate.com (previously registermyathlete.com) where final registration to try out for the team will be done. If you are interested in trying out for Soccer Knudson please begin your registration at aktivate.com Once fully registered, your athlete will be eligible to try out for the team. Tryouts do not guarantee placement on a team.

Registration includes but is not limited to: a GPA check, proof of insurance, proof of residence, and a health physical completed by a licensed professional. The medical physical papers the doctor needs to fill out can be downloaded from aktivate.com or picked from the Student Success Center at KO Knudson Middle School during office hours.

K.O. Basketball

Admission to all CCSD middle school basketball games is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Students must have their school id to be able to enter the event without a guardian.

Some away venues may require all student spectators to be accompanied by an adult. We look forward to seeing you in the stands cheering on our KO Basketball players!

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Sports Contact Information

For any sports related inquiries, please contact Ms. Manning in Student Success Center at 702-799-7470 ext 4500.

Knudson Outerwear for Sale!

Now that it is sweater season again , be sure to get your students one of our K.O. Hoodies for sale on our webstore! We have both pull-overs and zippered available. This also makes a perfect holiday gift so get yours before we run out.

KO Hoodies http://bit.ly/3UxN6Jk

KO Pull Overs http://bit.ly/3EftLHo

After School Clubs

Please check our website (knudsonms.org) for a current list of after school clubs. Students should also listen to our student announcements In The Know for more details about when and where clubs meet. If your child is a regular bus rider, they may take the late bus at 4:00pm when staying after for clubs. All other students will need to be picked up NO LATER than 3:45pm.

After School Library Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 2:15pm - 3:00pm


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  • Our schedule of Activities and Events are subject to change anytime. Kindly check for weekly updates.
  • Students who wish to attend one of our performances must have an adult with them at all times and in order to purchase a ticket. For safety purposes, unaccompanied minors will not be allowed.


Family Academy

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Family Engagement Department is inviting families to participate in Family Academy which is an expansion of Super Saturdays to include adult learning sessions as well as family learning sessions.

Please share the attached flyer with your school communities.

February 25, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cimarron-Memorial High School

2301 N Tenaya Way

Las Vegas, NV 89128

Join us for new ways to learn which include sessions for adults or sessions for families learning together. Participants choosing adult-focused workshops may check their students into the supervised Child Activity Room. Students in the Child Activity Room must be enrolled in CCSD PK-12.

If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to email us at familyengagement@nv.ccsd.net or call us at 702-799-0303.

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Walker Furniture invites all CCSD students to submit a call for entry to Reading Reimagined, a literary and visual art competition. Each student is asked to write a short book report and create an illustration based on their favorite or most engaging book read during Nevada Reading Week. Please do not recreate any of the art illustrations from the book. Rather, we invite you to create your unique interpretation of the most intriguing aspect of the book.

Attached are the guidelines for Reading Reimagined competition along with the book report template. Each book report must be created on the two-page template provided – one side for text writing and the other for illustration. All CCSD grade levels are eligible to participate.

  • Each book report must be made on the two-page template provided – one side for text writing and the other for illustration.
  • A printed legible label must be adhered to the back of each submission. The information on this label must include: student name, grade, teacher’s last name, school name.
  • Entries must be received in the Community Engagement Office by Thursday, March 9, 2023.
  • Entries may be sent through school mail (Location 0145) or delivered to:




Please note that submissions will not be returned to the schools.

Winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges within Walker Furniture.

Judging will take place the week of March 13th , 2023.

1st place: $200

2nd place: $100

3rd place: $50

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GEAR UP is providing after school homework help to Knudson Students. In order to sign your student up, please scan the QR code on the flyer attached or click on the link provided below. Please understand that we are limited on tutors so the amount of students accepted will depend on how many tutors we have for that day. An email with what days your student may come to tutoring will be sent out to you and your student at least 24 hours before. Please read the flyer for more information.

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PAPER is here to help!

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Library District

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Parent Volunteers Needed


Please click below to make a donation that will help supply students with items and materials they may need. Thank you for your support.

K.O. Celebrations

We want to celebrate the wonderful things happening at K.O.! If you have a special shout-out for a staff member or would like to share your child's positive experience at an event, please complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Parent Communication

To better assist you, please see the information below on which office to contact when you have a question or concern.

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