K-12 Weekly: January 19, 2018
Saturday, January 20th at 6:15pm
For the full schedule of events, please see the Activities Updates section (below).
Many members of KCSD’s Digital Intelligence Task Force attended the Digital Literacy and Wellness conference back in November. This task force consists of law enforcement, community members, business partners, and educators.
Probably one of the most shocking slides we saw in all of the presentations was the amount of non-academic screen time children partake in each week. Combined, watching TV and playing video games AVERAGED 44 hours a week (compared to a jaw-dropping THREE HOURS combined alone with parents, which means parents doing something engaging with their kids that didn’t involve a screen). That’s more than a full time job! Advocacy groups and investors are asking tech giants Apple to make it easier to parent screen time by adding features to iPhones that enable parents to set up their children’s phones differently than they would be set up for an adult.
Whether your kids are new to screen time or have had screens in their hands for several years, it might be worth talking to them about how much time they are spending looking at a device or watching tv per day. For questions related to screen time to help you talk to your older kids about it, check out this blogpost from documentarian Dr. Delaney Ruston. Her blog, Tech Talk Tuesdays offers a new topic each week around technology that parents can use to discuss technology with their kids along with many other resources for parenting in the 21st Century.
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year was approved at the January 8, 2018 school board meeting. Please take note to plan ahead for the next school year.
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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we did several activities to learn about this important figure in history. We read books, made a book, and did a writing activity. The kids were able to write what their “dream” for the world was. Here are some of their responses to the sentence starter “I have a dream…”
-that no one fights or hits.
-everyone plays nice.
-everyone shares and is kind.
-everyone gives high fives.
- that kids aren’t naughty.
-that no one argues
-everyone in the whole world is good.
Reminders when attending home events as spectators:
- Please remain in the gym and cheer in a positive manner for players.
- Students are not allowed to be in the hallways or walking around the school building at any time unsupervised by an adult.
Friday, Jan. 19th:
- 9/JV/Varsity G/B Basketball @ Davis County, 5pm
- Varsity Wrestling @ Colfax-Mingo Invite, 9am
- G/B Bowling @ Oskaloosa, 1pm
- Large Group District Speech Contest
- Coaches vs. Cancer Event @ KHS
Silent Auction all day long
Dinner in the HS Commons before the basketball games
Knoxville vs. Chariton Varsity G/B Doubleheader beginning at 6:15 (doors open at 5:15)
Monday, Jan. 22nd:
- SCC Band Day @ EBF High School
- 7th & 8th Boys Basketball vs. Pleasantville at KMS gym, 4:15pm
Tuesday, Jan. 23rd:
- MS Wrestling @ ADM Admin. Gym, 4pm
- 9/JV/Varsity G/B Basketball vs. EBF @ KMS & KHS gyms, 5pm
Thursday, Jan. 18th:
- G/B Bowling @ Creston Pine Valley, Alley Bowl, 4pm
- 7th & 8th Girls Basketball @ Pleasantville, 4:15pm
7th Boys Basketball @ Pella Christian, 4:15pm
8th Boys Basketball vs. Pella Christian @ KMS, 4:15pm
JV/V Wrestling @ Newton (w/ Dallas Center-Grimes), 5:30pm
JV G/B Basketball @ Twin Cedars, 6:30pm
Knoxville High School will stream live the majority of the home boys and girls varsity basketball games via high school cube.
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