April 2022

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KHS students will be able to take basic and advanced Certified Nursing Assistant courses next school year thanks to our partnership with Knoxville Hospital & Clinics!

Through the partnership, KCSD will provide classroom space and up to 10 students for the program. Certified KHC staff will instruct the course.

Students who complete the program will receive six college credits for the basic CNA course and five credits for the advanced course. The basic course will be available in fall 2022, with the first cohort of advanced students expected to start the following spring.

To cover the costs, KHC is donating funds to the program and KCSD will apply for state funding.

We are thrilled to partner with KHC to offer this incredible opportunity for students who wish to enter the nursing profession! Students interested in taking CNA courses through the program should speak with their guidance counselor.

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KMS Students Named Finalists in Flag Essay Contest

On the afternoon of March 29, three KMS students were recognized as finalists for the Iowa Flag Essay Contest! Students had the opportunity to write about what the Iowa Flag meant to them. The ceremony took place at T. Waldman William’s book signing at the Knoxville Public Library. Mrs. William’s book is titled, “My Name is Dixie: Designer of the Iowa Flag.”

The KMS finalists included Avery Beal, Elly Arkema, and McKale Clark. Each of the students were able to read their essay to the crowd of people including parents and Marla Suter, state regent of Iowa Society of Daughters of American Revolution (ISDAR), and the great grandnieces of Dixie Cornell Gebhardt, Susan Hicks, and Nancy Johnston Toll.

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KCSD to Shift to Infinite Campus This Summer

This summer, the Knoxville Community School District will transition to a new student information system, moving from JMC to Infinite Campus. While we are excited to make this move, there are a few items our families and students should know as we move forward.

Like you do with JMC, you will log into Infinite Campus to access student grades, attendance information, schedules, assessments, and other demographic and academic information. You will be able to access the platform via parent and student portals, using a web browser on any device or a mobile app.

As a district, we are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible. We are confident that, once we have fully moved to Infinite Campus, our families will be impressed with the enhanced features and access to information it offers.

We look forward to sharing more information soon!

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On April 4, we celebrated National School Librarian Day! Please join us in saying a very special THANK YOU to Cindy Hauschildt (K-12 Librarian), Carol Brown (Library Associate), Tamra Stevenson (Library Associate), and Teresa Stittsworth (Library Associate) for all they do in opening the door to knowledge and imagination. We’re forever grateful!

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A paraprofessional’s role is to assist teachers and provide educational and social-emotional support to students. April 6 was Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, so please join us in saying THANK YOU to all of the paraprofessionals in KCSD schools!
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We celebrated National School Volunteer Week April 18-23! It marked a great opportunity for us to recognize our school volunteers for everything they do to consistently make KCSD a better place. We’re grateful for your generosity and humbled by your integrity. Again, THANK YOU!

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