K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts

September 19-23


End of Quarter Reminder

The end of Quarter 1 is October 7th. All work, including test retakes, must be completed by September 30, 2022.

K.O. School Organizational Team (SOT) Parent Ballot

The K.O. Knudson School Organizational Team (S.O.T.) Parent/Guardian Ballot may be accessed at the following link: https://forms.gle/2SFK9hGwyw6NwC8J6 until 12:00 PM on Friday, September 23rd. You may also access the link from the school website.

Each parent/guardian of a current K.O. Knudson student may vote one time for up to four (4) of the nominated parents. Nominees have supplied a statement in their own words as to why they are interested in serving on the SOT and what they offer to the team and school. Casting more than one ballot or voting for more than four nominees will invalidate all your submissions. Thank you for your support and participation.


Voting is now open for the 2022 Best of Las Vegas awards and we need your votes! K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts is proud to have been nominated as Best Middle School in Las Vegas! You can vote once a day now through Thursday, September 22nd. Thank you in advance for your support of our K.O. PRIDE!

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Encore Yearbook Formal Photo Schedule Sep 21-22

All photos will be taken in the K.O. Gym. Please see your director for specific instructions on what to wear for the photograph.

  • Make sure students are in Standard Student Attire (KO Spirit Shirts are okay) and that they are NOT wearing jackets/hoodies in the photo.
  • The following groups should be dressed in appropriate uniforms for their department:
  1. Mariachi (Pumas)
  2. Folklorico (Performing Group)
  3. Dance (all classes).
  • If your class is not listed here, you are still welcome to dress for the photo in a uniform of your choosing.
  • Instrumental groups may bring their instruments, and other groups may bring simple props.

Picture Make-up Day on September 27, 2022

All students should receive their school pictures by the week of September 12th. If students would like to retake their picture, they MUST return their picture packet on September 27th for Picture Make-Up Day. If students do not return the unwanted pictures, they will not receive a new packet. Please contact the Activities Office at 702-799-7470 ext. 4202 if you have any questions.

Student 22-23 SOT Nominations -EXTENDED until September 21, 2022

If a student would like to nominate themselves or a friend to run for the student position on our SOT team, they must complete the nomination form below and have parents sign for permission before it is turned in to the front office or the Google Form. We will collect nominations until September 21. The Student SOT Election will be held during PAWS on September 28.

Panorama Survey

CCSD uses Panorama as a tool to gage social emotional wellbeing for students. Students will take the initial survey on the following dates during PAWS:

  • 8th graders = 9/7
  • 7th Graders = 9/14
  • 6th Graders = 9/21

After School Library Hours

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


After school clubs will be starting soon. 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.

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Panda Express every Friday

Let us support the Junior International Thespian Society's fundraiser every Friday. They are selling Panda Express during both lunches for just $7.


Cheerleading Practice

Intramural practice for Cheerleading will be on September 20-22. If you would like to officially try out for the team, registration at registermyathlete.com must be complete prior to tryouts on September 26-29. Registration includes obtaining a medical physical, proof of insurance, and other requirements.

Updated Flag Football Schedule

See below for the UPDATED Flag Football schedule. Please check the school calendar for updates on a week-to-week basis.
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Health Insurance

Parents looking for health insurance for students to participate in athletics can complete the online application here: https://www.myers-stevens.com/enrollment-page/ . For more information you can go to www.myers-stevens.com

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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Activity Reminders

  • 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 in order to purchase a ticket. For safety purposes, unaccompanied minors will not be allowed.


"What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up" Contest


The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office – College Savings Division is proud to announce its 2nd annual “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up” Art Contest.

The Contest encourages Nevada students in Pre-K through 12th grades to use their artistic skills and creativity to produce a work of art demonstrating what they’d like their future career to be, all while getting them and their families excited about post-secondary education.

Prizes will be awarded for each grade level. Three winners from each grade level will receive a $1,000, $500 or $250 prize deposited into an SSGA 529 college savings account.

Submissions for the Contest are being accepted now through Friday, October 14th.

To hear from last year’s winners and to learn more about the contest, please watch this short video.

To learn more about the contest, see the flyer below or visit www.nvigate.gov/contest.

Homework Help Headquarters

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K.O. Parent Engagement Center

Please look through the course offerings that we are offering on our campus all this month. We look forward to meeting and working with you!
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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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