K.O. Knudson Academy of the Arts

October 11 - October 15

Heart of Education Nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Heart of Education Awards. Please visit the website at https://theheartofeducation.org/ for more information. Anyone can nominate a CCSD teacher who goes above and beyond. Please take a few moments to nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life!


We expect all KO students to demonstrate Cougar PRIDE in all they do, both in and out of our school community. Cougar PRIDE means we have make POSITIVE choices to impact our growth, show RESPECT in all of our interactions, we demonstrate INTEGRITY, show DETERMINATION, and apply EFFORT to our academics.

We are asking for parents to engage their children in conversations about proper behavior and the expectations outlined in the CCSD Student Code of Conduct. Behaviors which impact the learning environment and detract from our PRIDE will not be tolerated. We appreciate your co-operation and support in helping make K.O. a school filled with Cougar PRIDE!

Dress Code and School IDs

We have noticed an increase of students out of Standard Student Attire as well as students who do not have their Student IDs. Please have your student review the following information and contact the school if you have any questions.


Please remember that students are expected to be in SSA dress code. Please refer to the images attached for specific examples of what is acceptable to wear to school. Students who come to school out of dress code will be addressed by the Student Success Office.

  • All shirts must have a collar and be in the acceptable colors: Black, forest green, khaki, navy blue, white, gray (dark or light)
  • NO rips or tears in pants above the knee
  • NO leggings
  • NO slide on shoes or slippers
  • Headgear (hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, hair grooming aids, etc.) is not permitted on campus
  • Shorts/Skirts fingertip length
  • Hoodies or jackets are to be CCSD approved and acceptable SSA dress code is to be worn underneath
  • Only KO logos to be displayed on clothing.
  • Any clothing, jewelry, buttons, and/or accessories that promote illegal or violent conduct, or affiliation with groups that promote illegal or violent conduct such as, but not limited to, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats are prohibited.


All students are required to wear a visible K.O. ID at all times when on campus and should have it on as they walk into school every morning. All students will be provided an ID and lanyard for this purpose during school picture day regardless of if parents purchase picture packages. It is important for students to keep track of their ID lanyard, so it is recommended that students store it in their backpack outside of school hours to avoid misplacing the ID lanyard. If you lose your ID or lanyard, you may purchase replacements at the Student Success Office.

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Fall Choir Concert: October 13th

We are SO excited to present our Fall Choir Concert, on Wednesday, October 13th in the K.O. Knudson Theatre! Due to COVID restrictions, our venue is only able to accommodate audience members at half the capacity of the venue. With these restrictions in place, we have decided to split the concert into two sections (First Show and Second Show). Information regarding each show is listed below.

Tickets will be available for purchase online, at www.showtix4u.com. (presale password is: fallkochoir) Tickets are $5.00 per seat, and will be limited to 2 tickets per performer in order to allow all families the opportunity to see the performance. If there are seats available after the pre-sale date starting, 10/11/21, additional tickets will be first come first serve.


Choirs: Lirico, Melodieux, Vocale, and Triple Threat

House Opens: 5:15pm

Concert Begins: 5:30pm

Concert Concludes: 6:15pm


Choirs: Armonia,Vocale, and Triple Threat

House Opens: 6:45pm

Concert Begins: 7:00pm

Concert Concludes: 7:30pm

Girls Flag Football

Come out and support our Girls' Flag Football game this season! See below for our game schedule.

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October SOT Meeting

Our October SOT meeting will be on Monday, 10/18, at 4pm via Google Meet. Please use the information below to join:

Monday, October 18 · 4:00 – 5:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/qeu-yezc-ubv

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 216-815-5227‬ PIN: ‪618 364 900‬#

Picture Day Make-Up: October 19th

Make-Up Picture Day is Tuesday, October 19th. If you did not previously take pictures or if you would like to return your original portraits for a retake opportunity, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity! It is important that all students participate in a School Picture Day regardless of if they plan on purchasing portraits as this is how we generate Student IDs as well as yearbook photos.

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Virtual 5K

We are very excited to start our first ever Fine Arts 5K fundraiser in partnership with Del Sol Academy and their booster club. The race is virtual this year due to COVID but can be run any time from December 1st to January 31st. Please register using the link on the flyer below. All registrations and fees need to be completed and paid by November 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Symes.

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World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser is back!!!!

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NetSmartz Workshop

Please join us for our NetSmartz Workshop on October 19th at 11am in our Cougar Theatre. Brought to you by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and presented by Nevada Child Seekers, NetSmartz offers a free, multimedia Internet safety presentation tailored for specific audiences parents and communities, tweens, teens, and younger children. NetSmartz explores topics such as cyberbullying, online predators, keeping personal information safe. Nevada Child Seekers staff is trained annually by the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas, TX to keep up to date on the current trends and dangers in the digital world.

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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.

Parent Volunteers

We love our parents! Are you interested in volunteering for the school? Please complete the following link to let us know your best fit!

ENGLISH: https://forms.gle/65vSY5QptoKXZaoi9

SPANISH: https://forms.gle/ECZUXWTUKNkoqQNS6

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Parents/Guardians Contact Tracing Information

Please click on the link below for important information to be sent home to parents/guardians and posted on school websites regarding the COVID-19 contact tracing process. The process can be different and determined on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District.