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DECEMBER 2012
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IN THIS ISSUE

State of the Schools Address

APEX School Awards

Principal for a Day

Magnet Showcase, Open House

School Coupon Book Report

Medal of Honor flag flies high over Cedar Bluff Middle

Inclement Weather Procedure

BMS Math fair is hands-on

KCS marching band members picked for special honors

Dates to Save

2nd Annual State of the Schools Address January 17

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will deliver his second annual “State of the Schools Report and Address” on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. at Powell High School (2136 West Emory Road). The event is open to the public. (Read More)



Five schools receive $10,000 as top APEX schools
Eleven Knox County Schools were recently rewarded as “APEX Award Schools.” APEX (Advance • Perform • EXcel) is the strategic compensation system that recognizes and rewards successful achievement in outcomes. It is a part of the school district’s five-year strategic plan, entitled Excellence for All Children. (Read More)



"Principal for a Day" is success in Knox County Schools

“What I’ve seen today at L&N STEM Academy transcends what I’ve seen in Knox County Schools over the last 30 years in this community,” said Doug White with Lexus & Toyota of Knoxville, who was one of 75 community leaders that had the opportunity to spend one-half of a day as “Principal For a Day” at one of 88 Knox County Schools.

Guests were able to meet school administrators, visit classrooms, interact with support staff, and see the life of a school from inside the school walls.  They adjourned their school duties and met for lunch at Central High School where they discussed their experience and provided feedback to Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools. (Read More)


Magnet Showcase, open house dates set

The annual “Magnet Showcase” will be held at the Knoxville Museum of Art on Tuesday, December 4 from 4:30 – 7 p.m.  Each magnet school will have information available about the school's program, eligibility and more. (Read More)


   
School Coupon report: another successful year


The Knox County Schools held a celebration and appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, November 7 to announce the to-date sales totals, recognize top-selling schools and students, corporate sponsors and coordinators for a successful 2012 campaign for “The Original Knox County Schools Coupon Books.”  (Read More)






Medal of Honor Curriculum flies high at Cedar Bluff Middle School
As a symbol of courage and selfless service, the Medal of Honor (MOH) flag now proudly soars above Cedar Bluff Middle School each day.  The flag was presented to the school at a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 13 where Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Bruce Crandall was the guest speaker.  Cedar Bluff is the first in the nation to fly the Medal of Honor flag which is an honor made possible by the collaboration between the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Character Development Program and Cedar Bluff Middle School social studies teachers, Tim Smith and Amy Melendy.  (Read More)


Bearden Middle School students bring math to life
Teachers, students and parents at Bearden Middle School learn how applying math to active learning opens the door for higher achievement. (Read More)

KCS band members selected for honors
Three Knox County High School marching band members were selected to participate in all-star bands. (Read More)


Inclement weather policy
Winter months mean cold weather. . . and sometimes snow. Before making the decision to delay or close school due to inclement weather, Superintendent Jim McIntyre relies on critical input from a variety of sources. (Read More)
   
Important Dates to Save

December 3: Board of Education Work Session Meeting, 5 p.m.

December 4:  Magnet Showcase at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 4:30-7 p.m.

December 13:  Community Forum at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School,  6-8 p.m.

December 5: Board of Education Regular Session Meeting, 5 p.m.

December 21:  End of second 9-weeks grading period

December 21: Half Day for Knox County Schools’ Students

December 24 – January 4: Winter Break (All Schools are Closed)

 



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