PANTHER PRESS

May 24, 2019

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Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship


A state-funded program for Iowans who:

  • Are new high school graduates starting college full-time or adult learners starting college at least part-time
  • Have applied for all other available aid
  • Plan to earn a credential for a high-demand job

Credentials include postsecondary certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. The Last-Dollar Scholarship is expected to be available in fall 2019.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/LastDollar.
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Driver Education

Driver Education is offered at Knoxville High School through Triple ‘R’ Driving School. There will be two summer sessions offered:

  • The 1st summer session will begin Monday, June 3rd and conclude on Saturday, June 15th. This session will include classroom hours every day (Mon-Fri) for three hours (8-11am).
  • The 2nd summer session will begin Monday, July 22nd and conclude on Saturday, August 3rd. This session will include classroom hours every day (Mon-Fri) for three hours (8-11am).

Registration forms are available HERE, in the high school office, or can be accessed from the website www.rumpsroadrules.com. Mr. Grimm & Ms. Bolton will be the instructors for this course.

Families who wish to enroll their student should complete the registration form and return the bottom portion to the high school or middle school office, or mail the registration form to the address listed on the form.

For those families who qualify for free or reduced tuition, please indicate that on the bottom of the registration form you turn it (write “free” or “reduced” on form). As a reminder, in order to receive the free and reduced benefit, students must take drivers education through the school affiliated provider (Triple ‘R’).

If you have any questions concerning the summer driver education program at Knoxville High School, please contact Ryan Rump at 319-470-6975, or e-mail triplerdrivingschool@gmail.com.

Kindergarten in the Park

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West Track & Field Day a Success!

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Fifth Grade Treks to Red Rock

The fifth grade classes at Northstar Elementary went on a field trip to Lake Red Rock this month. They got to go through five stations during their day. Students learned about geocaching, water safety, wildlife, pond study, and also got to tour Red Rock Dam. It was a busy day full of outdoor learning.

Little Panther Relays: May 25

The Knoxville Wellness Committee will sponsor a youth track and field meet on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. We are inviting kids from throughout Iowa to compete in five different age groups. Age groups (as of May 25th, 2019), information and entry form are as follows.
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2019-2020 Knoxville CSD Calendar

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The school year is quickly winding down and it’s time to share some timely reminders for fall.


Pre-School Fall 2019 Paperwork

Will you have a Pre-School student in the fall of 2019? Here are the forms required for preschoolers;

  1. Health History Form

  2. Immunization Record with required Preschool vaccines

  3. PreSchool Physical

  4. Optional for those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

  5. Optional for those who need daily or emergency medication at school: Medication Administration Form


Kindergarten Fall 2019 Paperwork

Will you have a Kindergarten student in the fall of 2019? What an exciting and busy time. Just a friendly reminder of all the paperwork required before school starts in the fall:

  1. Health History Form

  2. Immunization Record with required Kindergarten vaccines

  3. Kindergarten Physical

  4. Dental exam (within 1 year of start of school)

  5. Vision exam (within 1 year of start of school)

  1. Optional for those with food allergies: Diet Modification Form

  2. Optional for those who need daily or emergency medication at school: Medication Administration Form


Attention fall 7th GRADERS and fall SENIORS!!

There are immunization requirements for Fall 2019. There is no grace period so:

Up-to-date vaccine records must be turned in before the first day of school in the fall so your student can be in school!


7th grade: in addition to the Tdap requirement already in place for 7th graders, the NEW requirement is for 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine on or after 10 years of age and grade 7 if born after September 15, 2004.


12th grade: Requirement is for TWO doses of Meningococcal vaccine for those entering 12th grade if born after September 15, 1999 OR 1 dose if received when the student is 16 years of age or older.
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Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Accepting Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will be accepting applications for a home in Pella from May 25 – June 25. Late applications will not be accepted.

If you have questions please contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 641-828-8844.

Applications can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity office at 114 W Robinson Street, Knoxville or Crossroads of Pella located at 712 Union St, #301, Pella, IA 50219.

If you would like more information regarding the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact Habitat for Humanity of Marion County at http://hfhmci.org/ or call the office at 641-828-8844.

Marion County Public Health Department

Please note the new income guidelines for eligibility for children for the state Medicaid and Hawki programs in the PDF or link below.


Emily DesPlanque, BA

Maternal Health Coordinator

Hawk-i Coordinator

Marion County Public Health Department

2003 N Lincoln St.

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238 ext 224

Fax: 641-842-3442

Email: edesplanque@marionph.org

https://dhs.iowa.gov/hawki/who-qualifies

KCSD ADMIN. OFFICE

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