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Our Mission: 
The mission of Karns Middle School is to provide a collaborative learning environment that promotes academic excellence for all students and empowers them to be self-directed critical thinkers and responsible citizens.


KMS Announcements

  • Parent Portal UPDATE

    Parent Portal information was mailed/emailed to parents in September of 2014. If you have forgotten/lost your information, you will need to contact the Help Desk at .  

    If you are NEW to the school district, please be sure to include your email address as part of your child’s enrollment information. The Help Desk will email you your login information within the next couple of weeks.

    The Help Desk has asked that parents please be patient. They have assured us that you will receive your information before the first grading period ends.


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  • Student Supply Lists

    What you need for next year...
    These are general grade level supply lists. Individual teacher/class supply lists will be sent home during the first week of school.

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Guidance Announcements:

  • The Knox County Schools Magnet Showcase is Thursday, October 15 from 6:00-7:30 at The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Ave, Knoxville 37902. All magnet programs will be represented and there will be several student performances/demonstrations.  This is a great way for students and parents to learn more about KCS magnet options.  It's always a wonderful night full of excitement!  

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  • Are you an 8th Grade Student Interested in the L&N STEM Academy?

    Check out the Magnet Showcases on the following dates to learn more about the academy!


    Fall STEMposium/Magnet Showcase: December 8, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Winter STEMinar/Magnet Showcase: February 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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  • ACT Explore Information

    For more information about the ACT Explore, please click HERE.

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  • The KMS 8th Grade Career Fair is Coming!

    The annual KMS Career Fair will be held on Friday, October 30 in the Gymnasium. Eighth Grade students will have an opportunity to meet with business leaders from many different types of organizations and companies to discuss various careers.Business Beaver
    Parents of the 8th Grade students are invited to attend!
    Important: 8th Grade Parents!
    Several High Schools will have representatives at the Career Fair. Hardin Valley Academy and Karns High School will have School Counselors available to talk to students and parents. Knox County has 5 Magnet High Schools and all of them have been invited to send a representative. The following are the Knox County Magnet High Schools: West High School’s IB program, L&N STEM Academy, Career Magnet Academy, Fulton High School's Communications Academy, and Austin East High School. The Magnet High Schools will provide information concerning the transfer process to parents and students.
    We would like for the Career Fair to be anchored by our own business and parent base in Karns.  There are a variety of business and career opportunities represented by KMS parents, and our students could greatly benefit from their expertise and willingness to share information. 
    Please call Susan Nalls at 539-7732, or e-mail at if you have a question about the Career Fair or would like to represent your career at the Fair!



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