Principal's Update

January 23, 2023

Good Evening Karns Families,


We are entering our third week of school, and the end of the grading period is approaching next week. On Thursday, we will be announcing our 865 Academy structure and opening more opportunities for students. This structure will allow us to develop small learning communities for our students to have an identity, a voice, and preparation for post-secondary opportunities. This week's newsletter highlights the items listed below:


  • Open House
  • Early Release Wednesday
  • Spring Tutoring Schedule
  • 865 Academy update
  • Athletic Calendar


-Best

Laicee Hatfield

laicee.hatfield@knoxschools.org


Executive Principal

Karns High School

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1.16.23 - 1.20.23

Monday 1.23


Tuesday 1.24


Wednesday 1.25

  • Early Release - All students will be dismissed at 1:30


Thursday 1.26

  • Pathway Fair for students
  • Open House 5:30 - 7:00


Friday 1.27

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Other Upcoming Important Dates

February 3rd - End Grading Period


February 7th - Medic Blood Drive


February 8th - ASVAB Testing


February 15th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 6:00


February 15th - Junior Parent Meeting 6:00 - 7:00

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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.

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Open House

We will hold Open House on January 26th from 5:30 - 7:00, but we will still keep our February 15th date for Parent / Teacher conferences and the Junior Parent meeting.


Our Open House will be earlier in the semester, so parents are familiar with 865 Academies and the new courses we are offering prior to their student registering for courses.


Parents will be able to visit the Pathway Fair from 5:30 - 7:00, and Dr. Hatfield will lead the parent meeting at 6:00. This will allow parents to either visit the fair before or after the meeting depending on what is best for their schedule.

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Spring Tutoring Schedule

We offer free after school tutoring with our teachers. Please see the schedule below and contact Mr. Scott Clark (scott.clark@knoxschools.org) if you need more information.
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News from The 865 Academies

Announcement of Career Academies--January 26

The 865 Academies began with the implementation of Freshman Academy. Our next step is to implement career academies that are most aligned with job projections and student interest. KCS will make the formal announcement of Career Academies at Karns High School on January 26 at 9A.


After this announcement, current Freshmen and Sophomores will choose their academy and pathway. Pathways consist of four courses in the same career cluster. Completion of a pathway ensures that students have the opportunity for AP courses, state dual credit, dual enrollment, a national industry certification, and/or a practicum or work-based learning experience.


More information will be communicated in January ahead of registration.

Career Pathway Fair and Open House this week!

With over 70 pathway, college, trade school, and industry professional displays, our first annual Career Pathway Fair will provide students with an exciting opportunity to see themselves in an exciting and fulfilling future.


To prepare students for our 865 Academy roll-out, our Freshmen Seminar teachers have spent January preparing our freshmen for the event. Freshmen will choose their pathway on Friday, January 22.


Sophomores and juniors will have an assembly on Monday, January 23 to discuss the implications of the academy model on spring registration and the remainder of their high school careers. Juniors and seniors have other college and career events scheduled this spring, so their participation in this event will be limited.


Parents are encouraged to attend our Open House from 5:30PM to 7:00PM on Thursday, January 26. Parents may visit the pathway displays before or after the 6:00 Opening session in the auditorium hosted by our administration. This session will provide information about 865 Academies and its impact on building the futures of our students.

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. https://forms.gle/7PwWhoWMUTSspqi38

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Athletics

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