September 27, 2019

Kitchen News

Reminder: Birthday Treats need to be store bought, or, even better, support your student's school by purchasing HOMEMADE treats from the school kitchen. We take care of the baking, delivery, plates, napkins, etc. Click here to see all options, prices and order information.

Also, please keep in mind that if you would like to send the teachers some love, you can have us make and deliver treats to the teacher's lounge on your behalf.

Thank you for your support, we look forward to working with you!

Jason Swanson, KCSD Child Nutrition Director

641-842-6551, opt. 8

Fresh Salad Bar

Check out all of the colors! Pictured is the salad bar at the high school that is available each day. The options change every day, so that the students can have a variety of fresh fruits and veggies to choose from. Even if they don't care for either of the entrees we offer, they can still fill their bellies with healthy foods. Let's fuel those learning and growing bodies and minds.

Activities Minute

Upcoming home events -

* Tue, Oct. 1: MS/JV/V cross country meet @ Pine Knolls - 415 PM

* Tue, Oct. 1: 7/8 volleyball v. Albia - 430 PM

* Tue, Oct. 1: 8 football v. Centerville - 430 PM

* Fri, Oct. 4: 7 volleyball v. Pella - 400 PM

* Sat, Oct. 5: Homecoming Dodgeball/Movie

Big wins this past week - football over Chariton; volleyball wins the Keokuk tournament and over E-B-F!

* Our volleyball team is now 15-0 and ranked #8 in Class 4A!!!

** Impressive active streaks for our volleyball team - 6 match home court winning streak, 10 match conference home court winning streak, 17 match conference winning streak

* Freshmen Norah Pearson is currently ranked #6 in the Class 3A individual state cross country rankings!!

* Our football team is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1990!


The Knoxville Invitational cross country meet is on Tuesday, October 1 at Pine Knolls Golf Club! The middle school races start at 415 PM with the high school portion of the meet starting just before 500 PM! Over 15 schools will be in attendance so come out and support our runners at this huge meet!

All home events in the Knoxville High School gym and all school concerts in KPAC will be streamed LIVE on the NFHS Network! Go to for more details!

Get schedules for all extra-curricular middle school and high school activities by going to and then clicking on "Activity Calendar". You can even sign-up for email notifications so whenever we make a change to a schedule - you can be notified immediately.

Follow the Knoxville Activities Department on Instagram! @knoxvilleactivities

KHS SPRING MUSICAL: Audition Information

Due to circumstances beyond our control, KHS will not be producing OKLAHOMA as our Spring 2020 Musical. That being said, THE SHOW MUST GO ON, and I am SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW SPRING 2020 MUSICAL...

(click this link) ;)

Please direct any questions to

ROCK ON!!!! :)

Heidi Feldman


KHS Student Senate's Homecoming Parade Entry Form

Parade: Friday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. The theme this year is “Panthers Strike Back”!

From the Counseling Office:

DMACC Career Discovery Days

DMACC Career Discovery Days are open to 9th–12th grade students, educators and parents. Explore career pathways through hands-on activity sessions, learn about educational opportunities by hearing from DMACC instructors, and connect to future careers and professionals by touring related businesses. Click here for more information.

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Driver Education

Driver Education will be offered at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School again this fall. Classes for the fall session will begin Monday, October 28th and conclude on Friday, November 8th. For more information, click here or see registration form below.

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6th Grade Math & Language Arts

The 6th-8th Grade Math students are participating in a new program called Spring Math. The program provides screeners to assess student achievement. Following screeners, class wide interventions are created and implemented throughout the week. The skills are foundational and will help build students’ skills for more advanced concepts studied in class. This program is designed to make students more fluent in their math skills by working on automaticity and builds the foundation for students to tackle algebra concepts.

6th grade students are currently working on adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. When the class wide goal is met, a new intervention will be created and implemented. Students are working with a partner to complete problems in both oral and written form, before completing an independent practice sheet where we monitor their progress. Ask your student who their partner is and how Spring Math is going for them!

The language arts students are fostering a reading community by participating in literature circles. The students are reading novels and meeting once a week to discuss what they have read and what they took away. Each student has a job that they come back to share with the group such as making connections to the story or using drawing apps to draw scenes from the story.

Library Skills

Did you know that there is Science in the Northstar Library? This week’s 5th grade students reviewed what STEM means in Library Skills. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math are all around the Northstar Library. Students interested in STEM can visit the 500 (Science) and 600 (Applied Science & Technology) sections in this library! The lesson was accompanied by a STEM activity where students were given skittles, a paper plate and a bit of water. They then created a pattern with their skittles on the plate and poured water on them. We discussed what might happen when we put these all together. They then created a pattern with their skittles on the plate and poured water on them. The students enjoyed watching this activity and taking pictures of their finished mini science project.

Cindy Hauschildt, District Librarian

TAG and Enrichment

At Northstar, 3rd -5th, I took the iPads and found an app that could be used in a creative way for Social Studies at each level. The app used is called Google Earth.

- Tony Roozeboom, K-5 TAG and Enrichment

Pancakes with Pals

Last week on August 20, the morning preschool families at West celebrated pancakes with pals. We had a fun pancakes and fruit treat, followed by some fun playing in the classroom. The afternoon class was unable to attend due to an early out and we will be rescheduling this soon. Families had a great time exploring the classroom and spending time with their little panthers!

Busy in 1st Grade

First graders have been busy writing!! After reading Curious George at School, our students wrote about things they like to do at school and what they would do to keep Curious George out of trouble.

Students have also been learning and practicing ways to be Bucket Fillers. Kiddos wrote about something they did recently to fill someone's bucket.

Numbers 2nd Grade

Second graders are learning about different ways to write numbers. We did a group activity working with numbers in both standard form and expanded form.

Substitute Authorization Course Information

If you hold a bachelor's degree, obtaining a substitute authorization is easy. Sign up to become a sub today through the Heartland Area Education Agency!

Complete calendar is linked here. (Click on calendar above for one-page format.)

  • Choose your preferred format (week, month or agenda).

Upcoming important dates:
  • Oct. 11: Homecoming, 1 hour early dismissal
  • Oct. 14: No School (Professional Development)

Enrollment Options

KCSD offers enrollment options other than the traditional full-time PK-12 student schedule:

  • Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) is offered to support home school families. If you are interested in this program for the 2020-2021 school year, please email our HSAP Coordinator:
  • Open Enrollment applications must be submitted to the resident AND to the receiving districts. The deadline for filing for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is March 1, 2020 for 1st—12th graders and September 1, 2020 for Kindergarten students.

Notifications for School Delays & Cancellations

Knoxville Schools utilizes GovDelivery to communicate weather cancellations, delays and/or changes to district activities. We recommend all parents/guardians sign up to receive email and/or text notifications. Anyone is welcome to subscribe, including community members interested in schedule changes for activities purposes.

If you signed up in the past for this service, you do not need to sign up again but you will want to adjust notifications if your child changed to a different school building this year.

Screenshots are pictured below of the subscription process.

If you need assistance, please contact: Lisa.Willis@kcsd.k12.ia.usor 641-842-6551 opt 1.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

Neighbor helping Neighbor is every Monday - Wed 1-3pm. It is located at the First United Methodist Church activities center downtown. They have vouchers for food, personal care items, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and diapers at times.
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