Principal's Update

September 26, 2022

Principal's Update

Good Evening Karns Families,

Two weeks till Fall Break!

We are highlighting the new information below in this week's newsletter:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • Homecoming
  • College and Career Updates
  • Testing information (Advanced Placement, PSAT, Senior ACT)
  • Ordering a yearbook
  • Athletic Schedule


Laicee Hatfield

Executive Principal

Karns High School


This Week (9.26.22 - 9.30.22)

Monday 9.26

Tuesday 9.27

  • Underclassman Picture Retakes

Wednesday 9.28

Thursday 9.29

  • Financial Aid Parent Night-Auditorium @6:00p.m.

Friday 9.30


Other Upcoming Important Dates

October 1, 2022 - Homecoming Dance @ Karns HS

October 3 - 7, 2022 - Homecoming Week

October 4, 2022 - ACT Senior Retake (please see below)

October 5, 2022 - EOC for 9-week courses (Government & Economics)

October 6, 2022 - EOC for 9-week courses (Government & Economics)

October 7, 2022 - End 2nd Grading Period

October 7, 2022 - Homecoming Game

October 10 - 14, 2022 - Fall Break

October 19, 2022 - Senior Photo Retake (apt only)

October 20, 2022 - Senior Photo Retake (apt only)

October 20, 2022 FAFSA Help Night for Parents - Library @5:30 p.m

October 21, 2022 - Senior Photo Retake (apt only)

October 25, 2022 - PSAT (see below)

October 28, 2022 - Knox Dough Food Truck

Morning Announcement Highlights

Morning Announcements will be link posted on the Karns HS website home. This button takes you to that website. Visit it regularly to stay up to date on the most current morning announcements.


College & Career

College App Month has been a huge success! 235 seniors applied for their TN Promise scholarship. Many seniors finished at least one college or trade school application. Prizes were given away, including a $250 scholarship and a laptop! We've also had 10 colleges visit KHS this month, meeting with over 100 juniors and seniors in small groups.

Please join us this Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. in the KHS auditorium for a presentation by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation on all things FINANCIAL AID. If you have any questions relating to college & career, please contact Lyndsey Donnell,

Homecoming 2022 for Alumni

This year’s homecoming will be Friday, October 7th.

Please visit the Alumni Tent to get an Alumni Ribbon. It will be setup from 5:30 until game time.

Did you graduate in a year ending in 2? If so we, are honoring you all at the homecoming game. Please be at KHS by 6:10 so we can get everyone organized and on the field to be recognized. Please contact Kim Stair ( if you have any questions.

Homecoming Events

Homecoming Hoedown Dance -

Saturday, October 1 in the Karns HS commons from 7p - 9p. Price $10 per person. Tickets will be on sale the Thursday and Friday prior at lunch or at the door. The price is still $10 at the door.

Dress up days

  • Monday - country vs city
  • Tuesday - decades day
  • Wednesday - anything but a back pack (carry your supplies around in anything but a backpack)
  • Thursday - twins day
  • Friday - class colors

Coupon Books

It's Coupon Book Time, Again!

You are welcome to order a coupon book via this link, and your student can pick it up in the Karns HS front office.


Testing Information

ACT Senior Retake

All seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT for free on Tuesday, October 4th. The ACT is a graduation requirement in Tennessee. We will be doing the ACT as an online test. Seniors do not have to register for this test, they simply come to school. Students should come prepared with their charged chromebook and a calculator. There will be a limited number of calculators for students to borrow. More information about the ACT, including practice tests can be found at the link below.


The PSAT (practice SAT) is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25. This is an optional test for sophomores and juniors. The cost is $20. The deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, October 7. Space is limited. First come, first served. Register and pay at

AP Tests

Students in a FALL AP course must register and pay for their AP test by Friday, November 4. AP tests are optional and cost $97 (AP Seminar and AP Research tests cost $145). Students who receive free or reduced lunch should see the testing coordinator in her office in the Library. All testing will occur in May at Providence Church. Register and pay at

KHS Testing Coordinator

If you have questions about testing at Karns High School, please reach out to Amy Davis either by phone at (865) 539-8670 or email at

News from The 865 Academies

Partner with Us!

The 865 Ready Graduate is one who is ENROLLED in a post-secondary school, ENLISTED in the military, or EMPLOYED in a high-demand, high-paying field.

We are looking for parents, community organizations, and businesses who can give their time and talent to support this mission.

Please take a look at our survey and find out where YOU can support our mission of making our students #865Ready.

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Order a Year Book

You can now order your yearbook online. The school code is 21503, and the cost is $75 if you order before October 31st. Go to or use the QR code provided.

Counseling Department

Please check our website for important information.

If you are on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you can follow us on all three platforms: @KarnsCounseling.



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Football Season Tickets

Football Season Tickets are now on sale for $40 per ticket. You can purchase those in the Karns High School front office or the Karns Byington Solway front office.

Once you have purchased your season pass, you can upgrade to a reserved seat through the Football Booster Club at


Class Schedules

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