Principal's Update - Middle School
Dear Parents and Students
Thank you, again, for a great start to the school year and a successful parent/teacher conference night. We are over half way through the fall semester so please encourage your students to stay focused and finish strong. We have 46% of students on the honor roll and are proud of them.
Our school website will be in operation soon, and we will link the parent newsletters there as well.
We have several important announcements for parents and students:
Pre-ACT testing for 8th grade
Holiday Gift Giving
Thank you for all of your support,
Laicee Hatfield, Principal
Chris Layton, Assistant Principal
Monday November 15th
Picture Day, Textbooks, Clubs, & Games
8:30 - 11:30 at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center
We will have student photos in the Great Room at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center. 801 Tipton Avenue, Knox TN 37920
Clubs will be present for students to sign-up along with games and KCS Virtual Middle School shirts for purchase. All clubs will meet virtually on asynchronous days.
- National Junior Honor Society
- Beta Club
- Future Business Leaders of America
- Theatre & Drama Club
- Book Club
- Current Events / Debates
- Literary Magazine
- Astronomy Club
All middle school textbooks will also be available for parents and students to take home.
Fall Test Dates
The Pre-ACT will be administered to all 8th grade students on December 7th beginning at 8:30am.
PreACT supports 8th graders with an early practice experience for the ACT test. It also provides an early indicator of college and career readiness that helps educators, students, and parents identify areas of academic strength and opportunity.
The Pre-ACT will be given at Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center. 801 Tipton Avenue, Knox TN 37920.
Holiday Needs & Holiday Gift Giving
If your family is in need for a Thanksgiving Basket or Angel Tree gifts, please fill out this form by November 12th.
Holiday Gift Giving (Thanksgiving & Angel Tree)
If your family would like to purchase items for families in need, please use this link. You will be directed to an Amazon Wish list. Once the items are purchased, they will be shipped to our location at the Virtual Secondary Schools, and we get the items to the families in need. The list will be updated as families in need complete the form linked above. The donors and recipients will remain anonymous.
The link below will give you access to the schools fees account. School fees are used to purchase software to increase student engagement in the classroom. Our teachers use programs such as Jamboard, Kami, Kahoot!, Quizziz, etc. to measure student learning and provide feedback. The school fees help us to provide different platforms for engaging students in a virtual setting.
Senior Fees will pay for the diploma and diploma cover.
On Tuesdays, 7th and 8th grade students work independently (asynchronously) on their assignment.
On Wednesday, 6th grade students work independently (asynchronously) on their assignment.
We are beginning to schedule Progressive Truancy Plans for students and parents and we need to get those absences excused. To see which dates your students was marked absent, please look in Aspen under your students attendance tab.
Parents as Observers in Canvas
Follow us on FaceBook
KCS Virtual Secondary Schools
KCS Virtual High School
Follow us on Twitter