April 6, 2018

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Dance Team Showcase

The Knoxville High School Dance Team invites you to attend their 2017-2018 Season Showcase on Saturday, April 7th at the High School Gym at 7PM. The Showcase will include 50+ K-5 Clinic dancers, the dance team's state routines, and the Co-Ed routine! Be sure to attend the fun-filled evening and support the dance team! Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for K-12 Students, and 5 and Under Free (clinic dancers are admitted free to the showcase).

Panther Success Graduates

Abigail Gott and Jeremiah Pickering are the two most recent graduates of the Panther Success program at KHS. Both finished on Wednesday, and they will walk across the stage on May 27th with the class of 2018. Congratulations to these two on this great accomplishment!

Summer Drivers Education Classes

Driver Education will again be offered this spring at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School. There will be two sessions offered at Knoxville High School in the summer of 2018.

  • The first summer session will begin Tuesday, June 5th and conclude on Saturday, June 16th. This session will include classroom hours every day except Sunday for three hours (8-11am).
  • The second summer session will begin Monday, July 16th and conclude on Friday, July 27th. This session will include classroom hours every day except Sunday for three hours (8-11am).
    • Mr. Tom Grimm will be the in car and classroom instructor for these sessions. Registration forms are available HERE, in the High School office, or can be accessed from the website

Families who wish to enroll their student should complete the registration form and return the bottom portion to the high school or middle school office, or mail the registration form to the address listed on the form.

For those families who qualify for free or reduced tuition, please indicate that on the bottom of the registration form you turn it. As a reminder, in order to receive the free and reduced benefit, students must take drivers education through the school affiliated provider (Triple ‘R’).

If you have any questions concerning the summer drivers education program at Knoxville High School, please contact Mr. Rump at 319-470-6975, or e-mail

Career Week

KHS hosted Career Week from April 3rd through April 6th. Over 40 speakers participated throughout the week representing a wide variety of businesses and career interests.


Congratulations to the Knoxville boys soccer team on being crowned champions of the Fort Madison tournament over the weekend! The boys went 3-0 on the day, defeating Burlington Notre Dame, Danville, and Holy Trinity Catholic to claim the tournament title.

The KHS Mock Trial Team recently brought home some prestigious awards from their state competition in Des Moines. Nyan Baker earned All-State Outstanding Attorney. All-State Honorable Mention for Outstanding Witness went to Lane Franck and Samara Staton. Also receiving nominations were Trent Walraven, Tierney Heffron, and Daniel Ramaeker.

Band Solo Contest

On Saturday, March 3rd, the KMS Band held its annual Solo Contest. 90 Students performed a solo in front of a judge and then received a rating. Congratulations to all of the students for their hard work. The following students received special recognition for their performance, earning best of grade. 6th Grade - Treven Stanley 7th Grade - Hannah Kling, Honorable Mention - Norah Pearson and 8th Grade - Angelina DeSocio, Honorable Mention Emmett Schmidt. Jonathan Watson won best performance of the day.
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5th Grade Concert Practice

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Sign up early to get the session that best fits your schedule. *Morning classes are 8:15 to 11:00, Tues.-Fri. *Afternoon classes are 12:00-2:45, Tues.-Fri.

To register, complete these forms and return to Sue at the West Elementary Office.

A parent meeting for incoming preschool students is set for April 24 at 5:30pm & a parent meeting for 2018-2019 kindergarten students will be held at on April 26 at 5:30pm, both at West Elementary.

Questions? Please contact Sue at 641-842-2185 opt. 1

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Reminder for Upcoming Online Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

In order to register your child(ren) for school this summer, your JMC username and password is necessary to begin the registration process. If you do not remember login information, please contact your child's school office A.S.A.P. (contact information below). School building offices are closed during the summer, so please them know right away if in need of login information.

JMC is a great source of information to stay up-to-date with your child's academics throughout the school year. Parents can utilize JMC year-round to:

  • check progress reports of each child in their household
  • view lunch transactions (link to is available for lunch payments)
  • view/print student report cards
  • bus information (currently being updated)
  • review student health and attendance records
    • view/print student transcripts
    • verify student schedules and advisors
    • verify/update parent/guardian contact information


    West Elementary 842-2185 (Sue)

    Northstar Elementary 842-6527 (Lesa)

    Middle School 842-3315 (Mary or Kendra)

    High School 842-2173 (Pam, Stacy or Rachelle)

    Angie Mitchell, RN, BSN

    Preparing for 2018-19 School Year

    April is here and as school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about next school year!

    This is a great time to make appointments for physicals, eye and dental appointments, medication refills, and immunization updates.

    Immunization updates are especially important for PK, K, 7th and 12th grade students.

    Friendly reminders:

    • All students PK-12: Annual Health History Form
    • Grades 6-12 (optional): Tylenol consent
    • 12th grade: NEW requirement is for TWO doses of Meningococcal vaccine for those entering 12th grade if born after September 15, 1999 OR 1 dose if received when the student is 16 years of age or older. REQUIRED before starting senior year.
    • 9th grade: Proof of a dental exam. An exam within 1 year before to 4 months after enrollment in 9th grade is acceptable. Your dentist should have the form.
    • 7th grade: in addition to the Tdap requirement already in place for 7th graders, the NEW requirement is for 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine on or after 10 years of age and grade 7 if born after September 15, 2004. REQUIRED before starting 7th grade.
    • 3rd grade: Proof of an vision exam. An exam within 1 year before and 6 months after enrollment in 3rd grade is acceptable. Your eye doctor should have the form.


    1. Health History Form

    2. Immunization Record with required Kindergarten vaccines: REQUIRED BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL

    3. Kindergarten Physical (and lead test)

    4. Dental exam (within 1 year of start of school)

    5. Vision exam (within 1 year of start of school)

    6. For those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

    7. For those who need daily medication at school: Medication Administration Form


    1. Health History Form

    2. Immunization Record with required Preschool vaccines REQUIRED BEFORE STARTING PRE-SCHOOL

    3. PreSchool Physical

    4. For those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

    5. For those who need daily medication at school: Medication Administration Form

    Healthy regards,

    Angie Mitchell, RN, BSN

    Knoxville School Nurse

    Transportation Reminders

    With Spring right around the corner, the Transportation Department would like to remind parents and students of the “Hard Surface” stops for the rural riders. Please familiarize yourself with this information and let us know if you have questions. In addition to hard surface routes, information regarding bus expectations & city bus stops are outlined on our website:

    Please remind your student who rides a bus from a City Stop to Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible at all times while waiting at the stop.

    Brenda Dunkin

    KCSD Transportation Assistant Director

    o: (641) 842-3313 m: (641) 780-7648



    K-5 Elementary Yearbook ~ Elementary PTO

    Just a few more days to order your child's yearbook with custom pages!

    1. Go to
    2. Enter our passcode:1015064502971783 to order!
    Portion of the sales go back to support our elementary students!


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    Who’s ready to Spring into Parks?!?!?!?

    Volunteers WANTED . . . a FANTASTIC DAY has been planned . . . ALL ages welcome!

    Register TODAY at this link!


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    2018-2019 Academic Calendar

    Click on this heading to view the academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

    KCSD Administrative Office

    The Panther Press is a weekly collective newsletter for parents and community members. Do you have an article or flier to share? Please submit to for consideration.
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