PANTHER PRESS

March 8, 2019

Knoxville CSD Make-Up Days

In case you missed it: Here is our plan for make-up days as of 2.26.2019. All calendars have been updated on our website to reflect the schedule changes:


As a reminder, our 2019-2020 Academic Calendar is also posted to help you plan for next year.


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa @ the district office at 641-842-6551 opt. 1 or lisa.willis@kcsd.k12.ia.us.

Student Teacher Signs Off

Hello Panther Nation,


As my last week student teaching comes to an end at Knoxville High School, I would like to thank everyone for giving me such a good experience. My experience here has taught me many important lessons that have prepared me well for when I have my own classroom one day. I have had a blast getting to know all the students and staff I had the pleasure to work with. I hope everyone continues to have a great school year and finish strong. I wish everyone the best!


Thank you,

Daniel Coovert

Senior Alert - Upcoming Scholarships

List of scholarships due in March in order of deadline:

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, or any other part of your journey, give us a call at 877-272-4692 or email ICAN@ICANsucceed.org.

7th Grade ELA

The 7th grade English Language Arts classes are currently doing a unit on characterization and point-of-view. This unit emphasizes the different ways a writer presents a character to the reader. We learn how the author describes a character physically while also showing the actions, thoughts/feelings, and, speech mannerisms of the character. We also look at how an author gives information on a character based on the interactions the character has with others in the story. We also look at the differences between 1st person, 3rd person, and 3rd person omniscient point-of-view. The major work we read during this unit is "Ghost" by Jason Reynolds, a story about a young boy who is a naturally talented runner and troublemaker that is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential. This story leads to many discussions about middle school life situations including the blessings and struggles. Students will learn about the different types of life experiences and talk about how the character of Castle changes throughout the story. We discuss the impact his life situations have on his demeanor, character and his relationship with others. Along with this, we will use the book to dig deeper into our understanding and ability to apply our knowledge of the standards of characterization/ point-of-view through hands-on projects and writing.
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School Library News

Our school book fairs are coming soon! We hope to see you there: March 8th-14th.

Second Grade Updates

Mrs. Leedom's second grade students enjoyed planting pencils on Wacky Wednesday!
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Students enjoyed time spent reading Dr. Seuss books with friends during Dr. Seuss week.



Our high school friends helped us

celebrate Dr. Seuss week.

Soup Can Drive

The students at West Elementary had a Soup Can Drive! The soup donation helps many families that go to the Knoxville Helping Hands. These little "Panthers" are showing how we can help others by being kind. Mr. Klein and the students presented the donations to Chuck Galeazzi of the Knoxville Helping Hands. What a special way to show "Community Pride" in helping others and being caring toward others in need!

Notifications for School Delays & Cancellations

In order to receive notifications regarding weather cancellations and/or delays or changes to district activities, please subscribe to the GovDelivery service. Signing up is easy at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU3375/subscriber/new. Screenshots are pictured below of the subscription process. If you need assistance, please contact: Lisa.Willis@kcsd.k12.ia.us or 641-842-6551 opt 1.

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Flu Guide for Parents

Click the graphic below for influenza information provided by the CDC.

Information and Happenings from our Community Partners

Elementary PTO

To Purchase & Customize Your Yearbook

Must be a parent or student 13 years or older.

  1. Go to www.treering.com/validate

  2. Enter your school’s passcode: 1015064502971783

Regular Price: $18.00 Deadline: Apr 9

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The City of Knoxville will be hosting a free, 6-week leadership course that gives city residents an opportunity to learn more about their local government, encouraging individuals to be more informed and inspired to effectively become more involved in our community.

The Knoxville Leadership Academy is limited to 15 participants and applications are due by 12:00 pm Thursday – March 21, 2019.

Application forms are available on the city website http://www.knoxvilleia.gov or can be picked up at city hall. If you have questions or would like to obtain an application form, please contact Heather Ussery at 641-828-0550.

Marion County Public Health

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KCSD ADMIN. OFFICE

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