PANTHER PRESS

November 10, 2017

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Elementary News

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West Winter Programs

Save the Date for West Elementary Winter Programs!

Kindergarten Dec. 4 @7 pm

First Grade Dec. 5 @ 7 pm
Second Grade Dec. 7 @ 7pm.

All programs will be held at the Knoxville Preforming Arts Center.

2nd Grade Election

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Thankful for Veterans

West Elementary students created banners to welcome and thank veterans and active duty personnel to Friday night's concert at KPAC.
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Dental Services from Marion County Public Health

Marion County Public Health I-Smile School program is offering dental services for elementary school children. They will see students at Northstar Elementary in December.
A consent form must be completed, signed, and returned to school by November 27. The form is below and was sent home in backpacks earlier this week. For Questions, please contact Sue Milonas, at Marion County Public Health (641)828-2238 ext 134.
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Middle School News

WRAPPED LIFESAVER OBSERVATION

To prepare for the wrapped lifesaver observation activity, the 6th grade Science students worked to improve their observation and "thinking outside the box" skills

during the week that I was out of town.

This past week, the Science students got the chance to observe the wrapper, as well as, the lifesaver. They were expected to use all of their senses, including "common sense". The students compiled a list of words to describe the wrapper and the lifesaver. Then, the students had to identify whether or not, each of the words, was a fact or an opinion.

The lab is not finished. Very shortly, dissecting microscopes will be used obtain even more descriptive words - by being able to enlarge the wrapper and lifesaver many more times.

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6th Grade PBIS Party

On Friday, November 3rd, the 6th grade students celebrated PBIS for the 1st quarter. All of the amazing 6th grade students qualified for the party. During the party, students were able to choose between three activities. There were technology rooms, a movie room, and a game room. Students in the movie room watched Meet the Robinsons. It is a great movie about never giving up on your dreams. In the game room, Mrs. Schroeder had students playing board games and building structures out of Legos. In the technology rooms, students were able to play online games independently or with friends. In Mrs. Willis's technology room, some students got tired of playing on the computer and spent a majority of the time learning to control pass a volleyball. Check out some pictures of our fun-filled day!

The second quarter party will be swimming or playing at the Knoxville Recreation Center. Please remind your students to do their panther best everyday so they can earn this wonderful opportunity.

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8th Grade U.S. History

Mr. Hudson’s 8th graders are finishing up projects where they researched certain people, events, or structures that impacted U.S. History from the 1600’s to the end of the Revolutionary War. All did a great job presenting their project and enlightening their classmates on the historical significance of their topic.
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High School News

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Knoxville FFA wanted to give back to the farmers in our community that give so selflessly to supply food and fiber for our world. Numerous FFA members went to Smith Fertilizer & Grain and served 100 meals to farmers and their workers to thank them for all they do! We would also like to thank the Marion County Cattlemen for grilling the burgers for the meals!

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In Physics, students are gathering data to create equations and looking for relationships of variables.
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Students last week were learning about the positive benefits of hypnosis first hand and how it can benefit their health in Mr. Gibbon's Intro to Psych class. This course is one of the many college courses that are offered at KHS.

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Knoxville Youth Wrestling Club

Calling all potential K-6 WRESTLERS! Please consider joining Knoxville's Youth Wrestling Program - a parent meeting will be held this coming Monday, Nov. 13 @ 6pm at the Middle School Auditorium. Sign up will be available at the meeting. Coaches will be introduced, a brief overview of the program will be described, and a question and answer session will follow.

To sign up the cost is $30, and includes a t-shirt, to be handed out at a later date. We also have a scholarship program available to aid families in need of financial assistance: this scholarship fund can help with sign up, obtaining wrestling shoes & singlets, and entry fees to tournaments - please contact us and we will gladly help you, or reach out to the family of a child you know.

Questions: Matt Phillips, head coach: (641) 895-5778 - call or text

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KCSD Administrative Office

The Panther Press is a weekly collective newsletter for parents and community members. Do you have an article or flier to share? Please submit to Lisa.Willis@kcsd.k12.ia.us for consideration.

KCSD Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Knoxville Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Equity Coordinator Jill Van Woerkom, Director of Human Resources at 309 W Main, Knoxville, IA 50138, 641/842-6551 or jill.vanwoerkom@kcsd.k12.ia.us. The grievance will then be directed to the appropriate administrator charged with managing the program or department specified in the grievance.

The Board requires all persons, agencies, vendors, contractors and other persons and organizations doing business with or performing services for the District to subscribe to all applicable federal and state laws, executive orders, rules and regulations pertaining to contract compliance and equal opportunity.