Knox Middle School

February 2023

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Knox Middle School Newsletter!

Hello Knox Community!

We have some great news!! Knox has exited our Program Improvement CSI status as a school.

We are very proud of this, and all of our growth in academics and student success. As a school, we are currently working to achieve a Level 3 Marzano certification as a High Reliability School.

February was an amazing and fun month at Knox! Check out the pictures below from some of our awesome events.

We held our ASB Starry Night Dance and Semester 1 Pep Rally. Our Health students had the opportunity to get CPR training and also had the opportunity to talk with firefighters and EMT's from the Lincoln Park Station 12 about future careers.

Students that are enrolled in our Journalism elective had the chance to visit the iHeart radio station 93.3. Students were able to record SHOUT OUTs that were aired on the radio and to learn more about broadcast Journalism.

Academic Focus:

Knox teachers participated in a Professional Development to prepare our students for i2 STEM week. During this week, students will participate in project-based learning opportunities. Knox teachers are also continuing with their Action Research Projects, preparing for the next steps in conducting a lesson study as teaching teams.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Criteria:

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Attendance focus:

We are open for Saturday and Sunday school to clear absences. Students are encouraged to clear all days they miss. We are open from 8-12pm.

This month at Knox we have many awesome events happening on campus. These include:

  • 7th grade students will take 4 swimming lessons at the Jackie Robinson YMCA

  • Flag Football begins

  • STEM Week Project-based learning

  • IAB testing in Math and English classes continues

  • Spring Break- last week of March

  • Health students will visit Fire Station 12 (Lincoln Park)


  • Our Parent Circles and Food Pantry events will continue for our Knox families. We hope you will join us. These events are also open to our 5th grade families.

  • 8th grade students must pass all of their classes Second Semester by the cut off date (May 22nd) to participate in the Knox promotion ceremony held at Lincoln. Students that have F's at the cut off date must follow the appeals process to be considered for participation in the ceremony.

Please also follow us on Instagram: knox_middle

Parents- please continue to monitor Power School Parent Portal for your students grades and attendance.

Thank you for your continued support of Knox and our students.


Principal Potter

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ASB Semester 1 Pep Rally

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ASB Starry Night Dance

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Journalism Students Visit 93.3 Radio Station!

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Health Students Get a Visit From Fire Station 12

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6th Grade History Students Visit The King Tut Exhibit

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Health Students Get CPR Trained!

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Student-led Conferences April 6th 8:15-9:05

Parents, save the date! You will be invited to join your student in their Advisory class for our Student-led conferences. Students are currently working on their portfolios and goal setting.
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STEM Week Is COMING!! March 20-24 in all Knox classrooms

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Vertex Scientists Teach Us About STEM Careers (videos linked below)

Knox Professional Development-STEM Week

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Knox Soccer Team

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About Knox!

Knox Parent Website

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Feeding America Food Pantry

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Knox News Archives

Click here to see all of our Knox newsletters, with details about our programs and events!

Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter-

Assistant Principal (Beginning 1/12)- Lourdes

Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Cruz-

Counselor- A-L- Mary Shirley-

Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford-

Registration-Leticia Alva Sanchez-

Attendance- Iliana Castaneda

Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti-

Admin Assist-Linda Dozier-

Health Tech-Monica

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