Principal's Update

March 6, 2023

Good Evening Karns Families,

One week till Spring Break! We have a busy week this week with ACT & Pre-ACT testing and a Junior field trip to the College & Career Expo.

This week's newsletter highlights:

  • Weekly Schedule
  • School Board Representative Applications
  • Youth Leadership Knoxville Applications
  • Tutoring Schedule
  • Academy Ambassadors
  • Pre-ACT & ACT Information


Laicee Hatfield

Executive Principal

Karns High School

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3.6.23 - 3.10.23

Monday 3.6

  • Boys Basketball vs. Sevier County @ 7:00 (Substate)

Tuesday 3.7

  • Junior ACT
  • Sophomore Pre-ACT

Wednesday 3.8

  • College & Career Expo for Juniors

Thursday 3.9

  • Special Olympics Volleyball
  • 8th Grade Visit

Friday 3.10

  • End of the Grading Period
  • Knox Dough Food Truck

Student Opportunities

Youth Leadership Of Knoxville - Rising Juniors

Youth Leadership of Knoxville is designed to connect area high school students, enhance their knowledge of Knoxville, develop leadership skills, and expose students to our community leaders and opportunities for engagement. Our partnership with Pellissippi State Community College allows students who participate to gain 3 hours college credit. The application deadline is March 31st.

Student Representative for KCS Board of Education

The KCS Board of Education is seeking a student representative for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Rising seniors with strong communication and organizational skills are encouraged to apply. Uf you student is interested, please let us know, and we will. work with him/her on their application and interview skills.

Paper applications are available in the KHS front office. For more information and the electronic application, please see the link below.

The deadline for applications is on or before Friday, march 10th, 2023 at 4:00 pm.


ACT Testing

**All juniors will take the ACT for FREE on Tuesday, March 7th. The test is online. Students will need a charged Chromebook on the day of the test. More information will come home with students regarding creating an account with ACT. More information about test prep can be found at the link below:

**All sophomores will take the Pre-ACT on Tuesday, March 7th. This test is on paper and will be great practice for the ACT. Note: The school will not be able to provide calculators for sophomores on this date. The pre-ACT can be done without a calculator, but it is suggested to use one if you have one. More information can be found here:

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.


Spring Tutoring Schedule

We offer free after school tutoring with our teachers. Please see the schedule below and contact Mr. Scott Clark ( if you need more information.
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News from the Academies

Congratulations to our Freshman Academy Ambassadors!

Congratulations to the following students who will serve as our official ambassadors for Freshman Academy for the 2023-24 school year:

Joanna Brooks

Amberly Buffaloe

Caroline Crawford

Avery Davis

Jailyn Foulks

Ocean Gillette

Alexis Griffin

Camden Morris-Hill

Dream Ottinger-Lusk

Elliot Patty

Claira Posadas

Jessica Rader

Ryleigh Wade

Olivia Walsh

Kenley Workman-Long

The following students have been named Lead Ambassadors:

Jason Bullock

Lucy Clifton

Emma Conover

Zoie James

Grace Schoenfelder

Garrett Swartz

Students will receive training at the district and school training in the coming weeks. These students will also be involved with our 8th grade visit, Regions partnership with Freshman Seminar, and Math Field Day.

Partner with Us!

The 865 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.

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