October 9, 2020
The weather has been beautiful, and our community has been busy! THANK YOU to everyone who participated and supported the Knoxville Cancer Relay Team! These efforts are so appreciated and necessary--we are grateful you are willing to make a difference and provide hope for several of our school families that are battling cancer at this moment. Cancer is a horrible disease that touches too many lives. KCSD is proud of our community for taking on this challenge!
Monday we celebrated World Teacher Day and want to give a shoutout to all of our AWESOME Panther Educators! Our teachers have a heart for kids and take our district goals very seriously--be a leader in 21st century learning and be a caring community! Our students are so lucky to have you, and we are excited to watch them grow under your classroom leadership.
Remember there is no school Monday due to professional development. Look for information on our new school picture dates and on upcoming parent-teacher conferences in future editions of the Panther Press.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm weather!
Knoxville Community School District
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Stay Home If You’re Sick. Wash Hands. Wear a Face Covering. Stay 6 Feet Apart.
Let’s review: Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands. Wear a face covering. And the final reminders: Stay 6 feet apart and practice social distancing. Anybody else carrying around a tape measure or using the app on your phone to see what 6 feet looks like? Some ways to estimate: put your arm out, have the other person put their arm out and fingertips should not touch. When I can, I have doorway conversations. When the door needs to be closed for confidentiality, I stay back from my co-workers to make sure we’re at least 6 feet away from each other. Social distancing is another key to stopping the spread of germs. Take care of yourself and your family.
Angie Mitchell, RN, School Nurse
KFD Zooms in for Fire Prevention Week
Did you know that we ordered more 2019-2020 yearbooks?!? Well we did, and we still have 15 extra copies! If you are interested, please bring $30 to the middle school, where Mrs. Miller can help you buy one!
This is also the perfect time to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! My 1st Quarter students have been working extremely diligently to create a stylish and interesting yearbook, so don’t miss out! If you would like to order, please follow the link below.
Note: there is a sale going on for a limited amount of time where you can get free icons with the purchase of a personalized yearbook. Don’t miss out!
What's Happening at KMS
- Panther PBIS Focus
- Meeting information for athletics organizations
- birthday announcements
- activities schedule
Panther Success Program
UPCOMING HOME EVENTS:
* Mon, Oct. 12: 8 VB v. Newton, 430 PM
* Tue, Oct. 13: 7 VB v. Oskaloosa, 430 PM
* Tue, Oct. 13: 7 FB v. Oskaloosa, 430 PM
* Tue, Oct. 13: JV2/JV1/V VB v. Centerville, 530 PM
* Sat, Oct. 17: V VB - Knoxville Invitational, 830 AM
BIG WINS THIS PAST WEEK:
Our Volleyball team is having an awesome season!
Currently ranked #15 in Class 3A
17-3 overall, 5-0 in the conference!
They have won 12 conference matches in a row at home
They have won 25 conference matches in a row overall
The fall season is winding down and postseason competition is just around the corner! Best of luck to our students performing in these upcoming postseason contests:
Varsity Football: State 1st round on Fri, Oct. 16 (opponent and location to be determined)
Varsity Volleyball: Regional Quarterfinal on Mon, Oct. 19 (opponent and location to be determined)
Varsity Girls & Boys cross country: State Qualifying Meet on Wed, Oct. 21 (location to be determined)
Band & Choir: All-State Auditions on Sat, Oct. 24
Varsity Girls Swimming: Regional Meet on Sat, Nov. 7 (location to be determined)
Dance Team: State Championships on Nov. 17-19 in Des Moines
The Knoxville Store
In partnership with Ramaeker Enterprises Inc., we are excited to offer the Knoxville Store - the online apparel store for Knoxville Panther gear!
This link can be found on our school website: https://www.knoxville.k12.ia.us/ and then click on the "Knoxville Store."
This store features apparel/gear with items from our new brand system with logo marks that have never been on the market! These are exclusive Knoxville Panther items you will only find here!
Some items on this store will stay from month to month - some items will change so that there are constantly new items to choose from for Panther fans!
Orders will be processed twice a month - on the 15th and at the end of the month and Ramaeker Enterprises will email you when your order is ready.
Some new items were unveiled on October 1!
There were some malicious links posted on school Facebook pages over the last month advertising livestream events that were not actually valid. For events in our high school gym, we will stream on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com) and then search for Knoxville. This is a subscription-based service, but it is legitimate.
When our team is on the road and the host school offers a livestream - we will post that link on Facebook with the host school spectator guidelines that have been sent to us - this will ensure to our viewing public the post/link is authentic.
We will also stream all concerts in KPAC on there as well.
Get schedules for all extra-curricular middle school and high school activities by going to www.knoxville.k12.ia.us and then clicking on "Activities Calendar". You can even sign-up for email notifications so whenever we make a change to a schedule - you can be notified immediately.
Follow the Knoxville Activities Department on Instagram! @knoxvilleactivities
What's Happening at KHS
- A Day or B Day
- Weekly Panther Pride Focal Point
- Meeting information for clubs and organizations
- activities schedule
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2020-21 KCSD Academic Calendar
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KCSD Admin. Office
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