PANTHER PRESS

January 2022

KHS Career Week

KHS Career Week Video Recap

Enjoy this short video recap of KHS Career Week! We're grateful to have such a supportive business community that recognizes the value in preparing students with the skills and knowledge they need to fill the well-paying jobs of the future.

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Panthers vs. Cancer a Big Success

The Knoxville Community School District would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended the Panthers vs. Cancer event recently at Knoxville High School.


Additionally, we would like to thank our sponsors, silent auction donors and everyone who placed bids on these amazing items! Through the generosity of the Knoxville community, we were able to raise $23,235.78 from Panthers vs Cancer which combined with $25,353.24 from Cancer Relay brings the total to $48,589.04!


This year, half of the money raised will go toward the American Cancer Society. The other half will be donated to the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics Foundation, which recently received a donation to build a new cancer treatment and infusion center.


If you didn’t get to see the event or want to relive the magic of the event, you can view it on our KHS Activities YouTube page!


Thanks again to our players, donors, sponsors, attendees and the entire Knoxville community for your continued support of the Knoxville Community School District! #KCSDPride

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KHS Student Wins Voice of Democracy District Competition

Congratulations to Hayden Hudson, the winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy District 5 competition!


Hayden received the honor based on a speech she gave. She also finished fourth in the state after competing against more than 1,000 other students!

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KMS Teacher Named VFW Teacher of the Year

Knoxville Middle School Math TeacherJim Uitermarkt has been named the VFW State of Iowa Teacher of the Year!


According to the VFW, Mr. Uitermarkt is receiving this award due to his continuing efforts to educate our youth about history and patriotism. This year was extra special, as students were able to witness the World War II Dream Flight along with seeing the funeral of Colin Powell.

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Sign Up for Alerts from KCSD!

If you haven't signed up for District Notifications, then now is the time! You’ll be able to receive KCSD updates and alerts, including winter weather delays/cancellations.


Please visit this link to register.


Then, follow these steps:


  1. Enter your email address in the field.
  2. Click "Register New User."
  3. On the next page, Enter your first and last name. Click "Register."
  4. On the Portal Edit page, enter your phone number(s) and additional email. Choose the group(s) to which you would like to subscribe.
  5. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Click the Test button if you would like to send a test message to your phone number(s) and email address(es).
  7. You may click "Review Prior Messages" to review messages previously sent.
  8. When you are done, click the OK button to be signed out.


NOTE: You will receive a text message from a 424 area code asking you to opt in to future messages. You can reply to that message with the word YES to be opted in. At any time you can opt in by texting the word YES to the phone number 87569. Once your phone number is opted in, future text messages will be sent from a short code of 87569.

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Inquiries or grievances related to this policy may be directed to the District Equity Coordinator Linda Russell, Director of Human Resources at 309 W Main, Knoxville, IA 50138, (641)842-6551 or linda.russell@kcsd.k12.ia.us. Students who feel they have been discriminated against are encouraged to report it to the school district Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator. The Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator is Linda Russell, Director of Human Resources. The District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Coordinator is Lindsay Rains. Any person having inquiries concerning the District’s compliance with this federal non-discrimination law can contact her at (641)842-3315 or lindsay.rains@kcsd.k12.ia.us. These individuals have been designated by the District to coordinate the District’s efforts to comply with federal and/or state non-discrimination laws. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, (800)457-4416; to the Office for Civil Rights Chicago Office, United States Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, (312)730-1560; or to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago Office, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60661, (800)669-4000. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 East 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.