National School Lunch Week: Oct. 15-19

We will be having Celebrity Servers again this year: Mayor Hatch, Knoxville Police Chief Losada, Officer Keller, Sprint Car drivers Jon Agan & McKenna Haase, officers from the Marion County Sheriff's Department, as well as KCSD School Board members, to name a few.

We hope our students have as much fun with this week as we do!

Notifications for School Delays & Cancellations

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First Grade Student Teacher

Miss Matt has been a student teacher with Mrs. Hollinrake’s first graders. She incorporated many hands-on and interactive learning experiences for the students. A couple of examples include, making a world map while learning about our world and developing a chart, using students’ hands, to help them learn to count by 10’s. We know that Miss Matt’s future students will be very lucky to have her for a teacher!!

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2018-19 KMS Yearbook

Yearbook is in full swing! We currently have 12 students working on pages from our first week of school, to Homecoming week, to our fall sports! Don’t forget to buy your Yearbooks this fall! Currently they are $26 at

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KHS Spring Musical Audition Breakdown and Participation Rules/Expectations

In the PDF's below, you will find the audition information and a character breakdown for the KHS Drama Department Spring Musical, Little Shop of Horrors!
  • Oct 27th we will have a workshop from 10am-noon(location TBD) at this workshop I will be available on a first come first serve basis to help you select audition materials if you are needing assistance.
  • Nov 10th we will have a MOCK AUDITION WORKSHOP from 10am-noon in KPAC where you will get the opportunity to run your audition pieces for feedback, you will also be able to have a mock interview if you are interested in a backstage position. NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE FROM THIS WORKSHOP.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email or text 515-554-1243.

Looking forward to getting our Drama ON!

Heidi Feldman, KHS Drama Director


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Knoxville Youth Wrestling Club Registration

DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2018

TIME: 6-7 PM


COST: $30 includes a t-shirt with paid registration (form below)

Kids ages Kindergarten through 6th Grade are eligible to sign up for Youth Wrestling Club.

We will have a Parent’s Meeting on November 14th in the High School Commons. We will collect fundraisers and review the program including meets, practice, coaches, etc.

Marion County Food Coalition Calendar October 2018

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NAMI Basics Class Advocates for Mental Illness in Families

The Well is excited to host NAMI Basics beginning on September 25, led by volunteers Bev and Steve Roozeboom. NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The class helps parents and other family caregivers understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the family’s critical role in helping with the treatment of those illnesses.

The Roozeboom’s are passionate about what they teach through NAMI Basics because of their own personal experiences with a child with mental health issues. “As parents of a son with a mental health diagnosis, we often felt lost and alone, not really understanding what he was experiencing or why his behaviors were as they were,” Bev Roozeboom says.

“We wish we would have discovered the NAMI Basics class when our son was younger. It is an excellent resource for parents. In NAMI Basics, parents will learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support their child at home, at school and when they're getting medical care. Equally important, parents will learn they are not alone. We know what they’re going through, because we have been there,” said Bev Roozeboom.

NAMI Basics will run each Tuesday at The Well starting September 25 through October 30th from 6:30-9:00 pm. The class will meet at The Well Resource Center in Pella, Iowa. There are several spots still available to attend the class. If you’re interested in participating, please call 641-621-0164 ext 706, or email The Well is located at 419 E. Oskaloosa Street in Pella, Iowa.

About The Well - The Well’s mission is combining the love of Christ, the help of our communities, and the strength in every person to find hope for life. The Well is an organization of people from area churches, non-profits, businesses and foundations interested in more effectively ministering to those in need in the Pella area. Through volunteers and partnerships with churches and social service agencies, we hope to be a place of encouragement and support that connects people to necessary resources.

For more information, go to:

Or contact: Eden Youngberg, Director of Advancement and Marketing at or call 641-621-0164 Ext 713

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4H Animal Science Club

Please see the information below regarding our Animal Science Club

Lauren Petersen | Office and Horticulture Assistant

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

210 N. Iowa St., Knoxville, IA 50138

(O) 641.842.2014 (C) 515.201.1082

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Haunted House Supporting Your Life Matters


Friday October 19th & Saturday October 20th (7p-10:30p)

Friday October 26th & Saturday October 27th (7p-10:30p)

WHERE: 913 N 7th St, Knoxville

*Storms may cause cancellation of these events

For more information, please contact Tina at (641) 891-9334.


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