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  • All Early Graduates please stop by the Counseling Office today and see Mrs. McKee to pick up your school withdrawal form. This must be signed by all of your teachers and returned to Mrs. McKee before you leave campus for the semester.
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  • Finals and Make-up Work Schedule. Students and Parents, The schedule Wednesday through Friday is altered to accommodate final exams. Students will be allowed to leave at noon on Wednesday and Thursday if they have a separate parent/guardian permission note for each day. If students currently have a grade between a 60-69 in a class and are missing assignments that can be made up, they need to take this opportunity to get the missing assignments turned into the teacher. On the final testing days of December 17&18 instead of leaving at noon, we are strongly encouraging those students who continue to have a failing grade between 60-69 with the possibility of completing work to get with their 1st and 2nd period teacher on December 17th, and their 3rd and 4th period teacher on December 18th to complete course work. Please be aware that we cannot accept phone calls or fax notes for early dismissal. No student will be permitted to exit campus without an exit pass. Buses will run on regular schedule Wednesday and Thursday so students without a ride and a permission note will remain in class until 3:30. Students that have missed an exam or need to complete class work should attend the ½ day on Friday. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO VISIT ANOTHER KNOX COUNTY SCHOOL AT ANY TIME ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF EXAM WEEK.

     

    Finals and Make-up Work December 17 - 19

    Wednesday

    Finals: 1st & 2nd block classes in the morning.

    Complete 1st and 2nd block class assignments in the afternoon.

    Thursday

    Finals: 3rd block(during 1st period) & 4th block (during 2nd period)

    Complete 3rd and 4th block class assignments in the afternoon.

    ½ day Friday

    Students needing to make-up exams and/or complete classwork should attend

    Wednesday and Thursday Bell Schedule

    1st Period

    8:30

    10:10

    2nd Period

    10:20

    12:00

    lunch

    12:00

    12:30

    3rd Period

    12:30

    1:53

    4th Period

    2:00

    3:30

    ·   No second breakfast will be provided Wed. and Thurs. No food will be served on Friday.

    ·   Students may leave after their final exams with prior written parent/guardian permission slip provided to the 2nd period classroom teacher on test day. A separate note is needed for each day. No phone calls or faxed notes allowed for early dismissal.

    ·   *Exams may not be given prior to the scheduled exam dates.

    ·   Any student missing the exams December 17, 18, or 19 should contact their teacher to schedule a time to take the exam.

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  • ACT Tutoring Opportunity Karns High School is excited to be able to offer a Pilot program by Knox County that will provide an analysis and improvement aimed at improving test scores on the ACT. We are selecting 45 Juniors or Seniors who are interested in making improvements of 1-5 points on their overall composite ACT score. The program is provided by Yercad and they are an independent owned company who is committed to helping students focus their efforts on reducing the errors on the ACT by giving them a clear and effective roadmap to improve their scores. There will be 12 mandatory sessions students will attend after school beginning in late February. They will then take the ACT in April. We will help students register to take the test (vouchers will be given if they have not taken the ACT before, students will be expected to pay for the ACT if they have already used their voucher or taken the test through the school). Students who are interested in attending need to sign up in the counseling office. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kim Towe or Laicee Hatfield.
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  • Support our Girls and Boys Basketball Teams: Our basketball players are raising money for our Boys and Girls Basketball Teams. Please support our teams via Pearup.com. Log into this website and type in Karns High School Basketball and support your teams! Thanks for all your support.! Karns Basketball Coaching Staff 
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  • DECA is sponsoring a Basketball Homecoming Dance "A Night at the Oscars" on January 24th.  Tickets will be $15 for couples, $10 for singles.  Tickets will go on sale January 8th.
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  • The KHS Teacher of the Month for November is Mr. Tucker Jackson!
    Coach Jackson Mr. Jackson is a valuable member of the KHS Social Studies Department and has worked as an important part of the Karns High School football team coaching staff for the last 4 years. He is a wonderful teacher and we are lucky to have him here at KHS! Congratulations Mr. Jackson! 
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  • It's time to NOMINATE the December Teacher of the Month Please click here to nominate your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Month. All are welcome to help us recognize outstanding teachers at KHS. Nominations will close on December 15th. We will vote on the nominees from December 15th - 31st.
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  • No Early Release Wednesdays Until January
    We are now in end of semester prep/testing and will not be releasing students early on Wednesday. Early Release Wednesdays will pick back up in January.
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  • Congratulations to Joe Crookham for being chosen to participate in research at the University of Tennessee Forensic Anthropology Center where Dr. Bass has performed his famous body farm research. Selection for this program was very competitive. Congratulations Joe!
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  • Students who arrive early to school before 8:15 need to stay in the designated locations like the new and old commons. The area in front of the main office must be kept clear.  No students are allowed to go to their lockers or teacher classes before 8:15 without a note from the teacher you are going to see.
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