K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts

November 21-25


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There is NO SCHOOL on the following days:

  1. Wednesday, November 23rd for First Contingency Day (Staff).
  2. Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Day.
  3. Friday, November 25th for Family Day.

Classes will resume on Monday, November 28th.

schedule for november 21 and 22

Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22 will be PAWS days.

November 21: Periods 0, 7, 5, 3, 1

November 22: Periods, 0, 7, 6, 4, 2

Winter MAP Testing

All students will take the MAP Assessment in the classes below:

  • Science November 21-22 (class make up 11/28)*

  • ELA November 29- December 1 (class make up 12/5)

  • Math December 6-8 (class make up 12/12)

*Please note that on Monday (11-21) and Tuesday (11-22) will be PAWS days.

KO Magnet Night

Monday, 11/21, at 6pm will be our main recruiting night! Prospective students are encouraged to come to campus for a presentation and to visit our programs to determine if we are the right fit! Please share this information via your social networking platforms. We can't wait to meet our Future Cougars!


KO PARENTS: Please take the District Wide Survey! The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is a vital part of CCSD’s annual self-assessment. Our school must achieve 75% participation so please take a few moments to complete it.

Submit the 2022–2023 Districtwide Parent/Guardian Survey online using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device at https://www.ccsd.net/survey. Any parent/guardian with children in the school is eligible to take the survey.

Last day to turn in assignments for Quarter 2 is December 9th

Remember: all missing work and test retakes must be complete by December 9th. When students return from the Thanksgiving break, there will be only two weeks to go before the 1st semester will come to an end on December 16th. Please take this opportunity to discuss grades and progress with your student and have a plan to finish strong. If you have any questions regarding your child's progress in class, please reach out to the teacher for assistance.


Do you know a CCSD teacher who stands above the rest — someone who goes above and beyond to put students first? If so, nominate an outstanding teacher for the 8th Annual Heart of Education Awards! The Heart of Education Awards is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to share the outstanding accomplishments of teachers – and nominating someone is relatively easy and can be done from the comfort of your computer. Nominations can be made by anyone in the community, including parents, students, principals, and even other teachers.

Nominations are due by Jan. 13, 2023. A group of community leaders will judge the applications and selected finalists will be invited to a celebration at The Smith Center scheduled on April 2023. For more information, visit theheartofeducation.org.

Thanksgiving Super Smash Ultimate Tournament

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Winter Dance Concert

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Instaraise for Dance and Mariachi

Please help our Dance and Mariachi students raise money for performing and classroom supplies! Click on the links below for more information. Thank you!

Mariachi Link:


Dance Link:


Knudson Outerwear for Sale!

Now that it is sweater season again , be sure to get your students one of our K.O. Hoodies for sale on our webstore! We have both pull-overs and zippered available. This also makes a perfect holiday gift so get yours before we run out.

KO Hoodies http://bit.ly/3UxN6Jk

KO Pull Overs http://bit.ly/3EftLHo

After School Clubs

Please check our website (knudsonms.org) for a current list of after school clubs. Students should also listen to our student announcements In The Know for more details about when and where clubs meet. If your child is a regular bus rider, they may take the late bus at 4:00pm when staying after for clubs. All other students will need to be picked up NO LATER than 3:45pm.

After School Library Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 2:15pm - 3:00pm



Our Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Jensen, will be out of the Office until January 3rd. If you have any questions about our magnet program or the application process please first check our website: knudsonms.org where you can research all of our programs and contact our directors with program specific questions, or you can contact our Magnet Secretary: Ms. Janette Cosby (702)799-7470 extension 4313.


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Flag Football End of Season Celebration on November 21st

Hello KO Cougar Players,

We had an AMAZING season! We claimed the title of Northeast Division Champions!!!!

We will have a team meeting on 11/21/22 after school in the Cafe to get details of the banquet/end-of-season celebration and to turn in uniforms.

This is the same day as girls' basketball tryouts so if you miss the meeting, it's ok, you can turn in your uniform on Monday to Ms. Manning in the Student Success Office and receive the banquet information on Tuesday, the day after the meeting.

Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts schedule:
  • The girls basketball team tryouts will be on November 21 and November 22
  • The boys basketball team will have tryouts on November 28 and November 29 from 2:15pm - 3:45pm.

The athlete's account at registermyathlete.com must contain a medical physical, electronic release form, and insurance information to be eligible to participate as of November 14. All components of registration must be cleared prior to being eligible to be officially rostered for the team. Additional registration components include but are not limited to, address verification and GPA requirements.

Sports Contact Information

For any sports related inquiries, please contact Ms. Manning in Student Success Center at 702-799-7470 ext 4500.


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  • Our schedule of Activities and Events are subject to change anytime. Kindly check for weekly updates.
  • Students who wish to attend one of our performances must have an adult with them at all times and in order to purchase a ticket. For safety purposes, unaccompanied minors will not be allowed.



PAPER is here to help!

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GEAR UP is providing after school homework help to Knudson Students. In order to sign your student up, please scan the QR code on the flyer attached or click on the link provided below. Please understand that we are limited on tutors so the amount of students accepted will depend on how many tutors we have for that day. An email with what days your student may come to tutoring will be sent out to you and your student at least 24 hours before. Please read the flyer for more information.

Library District

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Parent Volunteers Needed


Please click below to make a donation that will help supply students with items and materials they may need. Thank you for your support.

K.O. Celebrations

We want to celebrate the wonderful things happening at K.O.! If you have a special shout-out for a staff member or would like to share your child's positive experience at an event, please complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Parent Communication

To better assist you, please see the information below on which office to contact when you have a question or concern.

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