Panther Press

K-12 Weekly: December 1, 2017

High School A La Carte: Upgrade begins Dec. 4th


We have upgraded our Ala Carte menu in a big way. Starting Monday, 12/4, you can now CHARGE your Ala carte purchases to your lunch account!

There ​are guideline​s, however, so please take note:

  • If your lunch account balance is NEGATIVE ANY AMOUNT, you will not be allowed to charge Ala carte to your account. You must pay cash.
  • Your parents CAN block you from charging Ala carte to your account simply by contacting me to let me know.​

Julie Miller, KCSD Child Nutrition Director

(641) 842.6551, ext. 8


Propel®=Grape or Watermelon=$1.50 each

Envy® Sparkling Juice=Apple or Fruit Punch=$1.50 each

Tropicana® 100% Juices=Orange, Apple, or Strawberry Kiwi=$1.50 each

G2®=Glacier Freeze, Grape, Orange, or Lemon Lime=$1.50 each

Nestle Pure Life® 24 oz. Bottled Water=$1.00 each

Snapple® Diet Tea=Peach or Raspberry=$1.75 each


Triple Chocolate Cookie=$0.75 each

Blueberry Muffin=$0.75 each

Rice Krispie® Treat=$0.75 each

Fruit Roll-Ups®=$0.75 each


Cheetos® Puffs=$0.50 each

Doritos®=$0.75 each

Funyuns®=$0.75 each

Jack Link’s® Beef Jerky=$1.75 each

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KHS agriculture students had the opportunity to create agriculture related lessons and teach 2nd graders this week!

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Our winter sports recognition assembly honored our fall accomplishments as well as introducing our winter activities. We are excited for the State Dance Competition, both boys and girls basketball teams, wrestling, boy's swimming, our bowling team, and our cheerleading squad! Winter sports/activities are officially kicked off now!

Knoxville MS/HS Activities

Friday, Dec. 1st

  • State Dance Competition @ Iowa Events Center (Pom Routine @1:45; Kick Routine @ 3:25; Jazz Routine @ 4:28)

Saturday, Dec. 2nd:

  • 9/JV/Varsity B/G Basketball vs. Oskaloosa 2:00 (KHS gym)
  • Varsity Wrestling @ Newton Invite 10:00am
  • Varsity G/B Bowling @ Newton Invite (Cardinal Lanes) 9:00am

Monday, Dec. 4th:

  • 7/8th Girls Basketball vs. Pella Christian 4:15 (KMS gym)
  • 7/8th Boys Basketball @ Davis Co 4:15
  • MS Wrestling @ Grinnell 4:30

Tuesday, Dec. 5th:

  • 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Indianola 4:15 (KMS gym)
  • 9/JV/Varsity G/B Basketball @ Clarke 5:00

Thursday, Dec. 7th:

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Grinnell 4:30 (KMS gym)
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Grinnell 4:30
  • JV/Varsity Wrestling @ Pella High School 6:30

Friday, Dec. 8th:

  • MS Wrestling @ PCM High School 4:30
  • 9/JV/Varsity G/B Basketball @ Chariton High School 5:00

8th Grade U.S. History

Mr. Hudson’s 8th graders are finishing up projects where they researched certain people, events, or structures that impacted U.S. History from the 1600’s to the end of the Revolutionary War. All did a great job presenting their project and enlightening their classmates on the historical significance of their topic.
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Missing Books & 3-D glasses

  • The West Elementary Library currently have 42 students with overdue library books. Have you seen one at your house? Please ask your student if they have any books out that they are missing. Your help with this is greatly appreciated!
  • We also have lost many 3-D glasses this year. If you have any spares laying around, please consider donating them to the library. Our students love the 3-D books!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jeanne McCombs at the West library.

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Knoxville Schools Cancellation/Delay Alerts

If you haven't already, please sign up to receive cancellations and/or delay notifications through GovDelivery. Choose to receive email and/or text messages. Directions to sign up are located here.

Winter Coats Available

Does your child need a winter coat? The Knoxville community has blessed KCSD with donations of new and gently used winter coats. Please let the school nurse, counselors or secretaries at your child's school know if your child needs a coat and we will work to find one.

Help Wanted

Our current vacancies are listed below:

  1. Substitutes (teacher and teacher associates)
  2. Associate / Para-Educator (Full Time, West)​
  3. ​Volunteers (district-wide, variety of needs)
  4. Varsity Girls Soccer, Assistant Coach
  5. Softball, Middle School Asst. Coach

  6. Softball, 9th Grade Coach

  7. Varsity Girls Golf Coach
  8. 8th Grade Volleyball, Head Coach (2018-19 school year)
  9. 9th Grade Volleyball Coach (2018-19 school year)

Apply online at: or inquire at the administration building (309 W. Main).

Call or email Lisa (641-842-6551 opt 1; with any questions.

KCSD Administrative Office

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