K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts

December 5-9


Last day to turn in assignments for Quarter 2 is December 9th

Remember: all missing work and test retakes must be complete by December 9th. When students return from the Thanksgiving break, there will be only two weeks to go before the 1st semester will come to an end on December 16th. Please take this opportunity to discuss grades and progress with your student and have a plan to finish strong. If you have any questions regarding your child's progress in class, please reach out to the teacher for assistance.


KO PARENTS: Please take the District Wide Survey! The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is a vital part of CCSD’s annual self-assessment. Our school must achieve 75% participation so please take a few moments to complete it.

Submit the 2022–2023 Districtwide Parent/Guardian Survey online using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device at https://www.ccsd.net/survey. Any parent/guardian with children in the school is eligible to take the survey.

Winter MAP Testing

All students will take the MAP Assessment in the classes below:

  • Math December 6-8 (class make up 12/12)

December SOT Meeting

Our December SOT meeting will be on Monday, 12/05, at 4pm via Google Meet.

Please use the information below to join:

Monday, December 05 · 4:00 – 5:00pm

Google Meet joining info: https://meet.google.com/uyq-qvsj-roz

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(‪US‬) ‪+1 484-841-8189‬

PIN: ‪‪654 019 271#‬

More phone numbers : https://tel.meet/uyq-qvsj-roz?pin=2656246107667

Nevada’s College and Career Readiness Assessment Stakeholder Survey

The Nevada Department of Education is requesting feedback regarding the selection of a new College and Career Readiness Assessment by Friday, December 9, 2022. Please complete the survey and encourage participation from educators, families, and students. Click on the link below for more information.

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Agar Art National Winner!

Congratulations to K.O. sixth grader Casey Harelik for winning the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest!

Casey's agar art depicted Ruth E. Moore, the first black woman to earn a PhD. in the Natural Sciences, and who chaired the Department of Microbiology at Howard University from 1952-57. To make her art, Casey used a stippling technique to apply Micrococcus luteus bacteria to an agar plate using a 1.5 mm microswab. The bacteria grew into a living work of art!

See the official press release and Casey's winning art by clicking here: https://asm.org/Press-Releases/2022/November/ASM-Announces-2022-Agar-Art-Contest-Winners


Do you know a CCSD teacher who stands above the rest — someone who goes above and beyond to put students first? If so, nominate an outstanding teacher for the 8th Annual Heart of Education Awards! The Heart of Education Awards is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to share the outstanding accomplishments of teachers – and nominating someone is relatively easy and can be done from the comfort of your computer. Nominations can be made by anyone in the community, including parents, students, principals, and even other teachers.

Nominations are due by Jan. 13, 2023. A group of community leaders will judge the applications and selected finalists will be invited to a celebration at The Smith Center scheduled on April 2023. For more information, visit theheartofeducation.org.


Spirit Day is on December 16, students can wear holiday gear or their favorite World Cup jersey. NO pajama pants are allowed on this day as students will be dress coded.

Winter Choir Concert on December 6th

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Winter Orchestra Concert on December 8th

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Winter Band Concert on December 13th

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Modern Music Winter Concert on December 14th

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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


Magnet High School Program

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

Don't miss out on this amazing High School opportunity. Your student has been exposed to this opportunity via an educational video sent to their emails, classroom presentation, and information like the attached brochure and website information. Please discuss with your student this career cluster and pathway opportunity.

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open. Please click "Apply Now" to complete an application. The application deadline is January 10, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

CCSD Website: Magnet.CCSD.net

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Magnet Schools of America Student Poster Contest


Our Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Jensen, will be out of the Office until January 3rd. If you have any questions about our magnet program or the application process please first check our website: knudsonms.org where you can research all of our programs and contact our directors with program specific questions, or you can contact our Magnet Secretary: Ms. Janette Cosby (702)799-7470 extension 4313.


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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.


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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.


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PAPER is here to help!

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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.

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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