Principal's Update

September 25th, 2023

Good Evening Karns Families,

We are two weeks out from Fall Break, and the next couple of weeks will be very busy. Please check the newsletters as needed or reach out to us with any questions. Our Bowling Team will begin their season this week and Volleyball Senior night will be on Wednesday.

We are establishing a Principal's Advisory Committee for our parents. Please see the information below and join us next week.

This week's newsletter highlights:

  • Weekly Schedule (College Fair Field Trip, Photo Retakes, Financial Aid Night, Orchestra Concert, Freshman Guest Speaker, Senior Assembly)
  • Principal's Advisory Committee
  • Senior Graduation Schedule
  • Business Partnership - Fundraiser
  • Celebrations!
  • Athletic Schedule


Laicee Hatfield

Executive Principal

Karns High School

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THIS WEEK (9.25 - 9.29)

Tuesday - September 26th - KCS College Fair Field Trip Juniors/Seniors

Tuesday - September 26th - Underclassman Picture Retake

Thursday - September 28th - Financial Aid Info Night for seniors/parents - Library 6:00 pm

Thursday - September 28th - Orchestra Concert - Auditorium - 7:00 pm

Our upcoming Fall Orchestra Concert is on Thursday, September 28th, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium–there is no admission cost. The title of our concert is "An Evening of Score Music" and will feature one arrangement of a video game score, and three arrangements from movie scores. This concert is the debut of the Karns High School orchestra as a solo act under the direction of Mrs. Renshaw. Join us next Thursday to get immersed in video game and movie score music!

Friday - Lady Vols Freshman Guest Speaker

Friday - September 28th - Senior Assembly with Herff Jones (10:15am)


NEXT WEEK (9.25 - 9.29)

Monday (10.2.23)

  • Principal's Advisory Committee (5:30 pm)

Tuesday (10.3.23)

  • ACT (Seniors)

Wednesday (10.4.23)\

  • Army Nat’l Guard - Mission Day Event
  • Kona Ice @ Lunch

Thursday (10.5.23)

Friday (10.6.23)

  • End of the grading period
  • MADE Manufacturing Field trip

FALL BREAK - October 9th - 13th


Upcoming Important Dates

10.9.23 - 10.13.23 - Fall Break (No School)

10.16.23 - 10.18.23 - Senior Picture Retakes (students will receive an appointment time)

10.25.23 - PSAT

10.30.23 - Ghoul at the School




Principal's Advisory Committee

Karns HS wants to establish a Principal's Advisory Committee where parents and administration work together through quarterly meetings.

The first meeting is October 2nd at 5:30 at Karns HS, and all parents are welcome.

The Principal's Advisory Committee will focus on:

  • Establish and work towards goals for KHS
  • Parent volunteers
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Parent feedback

Graduation 2023

Mark your calendar for our senior graduation.

Friday, May 24, 5:30 p.m. - Karns Field

To see the graduation schedule for all high schools in the district, please see the link below.

Partnership with Businesses

Karns High School is excited to announce the opportunity for businesses to advertise their company while supporting their community school at the same time. At Karns High School, we know that strong support by families and businesses brings our community closer together. We look forward to working collaboratively to ensure our students’ educational achievements.

We are selling Business Banners which we will be proudly displayed along the fence at our main entrance. This is a great way to advertise your business and to let the community know that you proudly support our Karns High School!

The banners will be sold in two different sizes. The 4’ x 4’ will be $500, and the 4’ x 8’ banner will be $1000. Each banner will be displayed for a full calendar year. Your donation is 100% tax deductible, and all funds raised will support Karns High School.

Banner Sales end 10.6.23

To purchase a banner, please complete this form.


XC - Cherokee Classic

We had three XC students place in the top of the 5000 meter run. Please congratulate Hannah Kramer, Rowen Moser-Bryan, and Chase Bowin.


Golf wrapped up their regular season and the district tournament is Tuesday. Blake Dawson and Jackson Hawkins are looking to qualify for regionals.

BluZoo Media !!

Announcing BluZoo Media! Outstanding coverage of Karns HS football games from students in the Digital Arts & Design and AV Production programs!

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Counseling - College App Day!

216 KHS seniors completed their TN Promise application today. 93 college/trade school applications were submitted. Class of 2024 is ready! #collegeappweek #tnpromise #iapplied

Friday Night Lights with a win over Fulton!

Athletic Schedule

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