K-12 Weekly: February 2, 2018
Knoxville Counselors Celebrate School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 5–9, 2017, to celebrate the unique contribution of professional school counselors in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; working with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today's world; focusing on positive ways to enhance students' social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves. Professional school counselors are certified, experienced educators with a master's degree in guidance and counseling. The combination of their training and experience makes them an integral part of the total educational program.
The Knoxville counselors would like to thank the students, families, and teachers for their support of our K-12 Counseling Program. Knoxville staff will be celebrating by wearing kindness shirts on Monday, February 5th.
Your KCSD counselors are:
Carolyn Jones & Doug Hatch- High School
Deb Ellerman & Corrie Sass- Middle School
Traci Lee - Northstar Elementary
Ruthan Burkman - West Elementary
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year was approved at the January 8, 2018 school board meeting. Please take note to plan ahead for the next school year.
100th Day of School Celebration
Mrs. Thomas' class received the kindergarten Golden Bucket for earning the most Class Balls for showing good citizens at the January PBIS Celebration. Our school worked together, to make the number 100 at our celebration. We have 100 days of learning down and 80 to go, amazing things are happening!
8th Grade Language Arts
KMS Vocal Music
The KMS vocal music concert was held Dec. 14, 2017 at KPAC, directed by KMS Vocal & General Music teacher Megan Phillips. Each individual grade performed three pieces. To close, all three grades combined to form a mass choir and also performed three pieces. Along with the choral performances, there were multiple individual and small group performances that students prepared outside of the school day. Rehearsals for extra performances included evenings, weekends, and other personal times. Solos and small group pieces were performed before the concert, and during stage changes. There were multiple student greeters and concert orators as well. For a piece by Mozart,we were fortunate to have several instrumentalists prepare and perform with the mass choir: cellist Lyn Schuck, and flautists Reagan Cook & Olivia Maasdam.
Mark your calendar: The KMS Spring Vocal Concert is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 7pm in KPAC.
Panther Success Graduate
Knoxville Activities: week of Feb. 2 - 8
Reminders when attending home events as spectators:Please remain in the gym and cheer in a positive manner for players. Students are not allowed to be in the hallways or walking around the school building at any time unsupervised by an adult.
Friday, Feb. 2nd: No Events Scheduled
Saturday, Feb. 3rd:
Wrestling Sectionals @ Williamsburg, 12pm
9/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball @ Grinnell, 3pm
G/B Bowling @ Norwalk, 11am
State Jazz Band @ Pella, 3:35pm
High School Honor Band @ Iowa State University
Large Group State Speech Contest
Monday, Feb. 5th:
- JV Boys Basketball vs. Twin Cedars, 6pm @ KMS gym
- JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ Carlisle, 6pm
Tuesday, Feb. 6th:
- JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Fairfield, 6pm @ KHS gym
- Wrestling Regional Duals: TBD
- SCC Speech Contest @ Clarke
- JV/Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Winterset, 6pm @ KHS gym
South Central Conference Champions
The Knoxville FFA has the opportunity to host a Meals From the Heartland community service project on March 1, 2018! The mission for Meals From the Heartland is to empower people to save the starving by having different organizations in Iowa volunteer to package meals for delivery. Numerous Knoxville FFA members have had the opportunity to help package meals for Meals From the Heartland at Iowa FFA State Convention the past 5-6 years. This year's Knoxville FFA officer team decided their area of focus for our chapter is service projects. Their challenge is for our chapter to do at least one service project per month. So far this year, we have been right on target with some months even doing numerous service projects. Our chapter felt that packaging meals for Meals From the Heartland at the high school would be a great way to involve not only all high school students, but also our community. One package can feed a family of six, and we plan to include the entire high school student body to pack 50,000 meals. The opportunity to help feed 300,000 people will cost $5,000 after we subtract the funding we could potentially receive through a youth assistance program.The financial responsibility to host an event such as this will require assistance from people in our community. Partnership is very important within the Knoxville FFA chapter and school district, and we always appreciate the continued support our community demonstrates. The Knoxville FFA would like to ask local businesses to please consider partnering with us to help fund the expense of this event. We certainly do not expect any business to fund the entire event, and appreciate any amount businesses are willing or able to donate. We would also like to invite anyone interested to stop by the high school and witness this event take place or even help package meals on March 1st. We plan to start packing from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m-2:30 p.m. If you are able to help financially assist or package meals for this incredible event, please feel free to contact the Knoxville FFA Advisor, Tiffany Johnston via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (641) 842-2173(school). Thank you for your consideration.
The KCSD Wellness Team will be hosting a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" at KPAC on March 19. This is a FREE event THANKS to our friends at Iowa State Savings Bank!