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  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    Friday, March 27th
    Report Cards Go Home Friday, March 27  

    Picture Day  
    April 9 
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School Announcements

  • 4th Quarter
    Parent-Teacher Conference
    April 9 (5-6:30PM)
    Register Early! Space is limited  
    Click below to register a conference with a teacher 

    Click to register for parent conference

    1. Select the teacher you want to meet with and click “submit.”
    2. Complete registration.  An email will be sent to you with a link to select times.
    3.. Click the link.  Select an available time.  If you wish to add more teachers, click “Register another conference.”

    4. When you are finished scheduling, click “Confirm Selections.” An email will be sent to you with an appointment reminder.​

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    2015-16 Knox County Schools

    Upcoming Recruitment and Career Fairs Information

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    In April and June, the Knox County Schools’ Human Resources Department will host three recruitment fairs for those interested in starting a career with the Knox County Schools:

    Saturday, April 11, 2015: Priority Staffing Schools Recruitment Fair
    Saturday, April 25, 2015: Certified Employees Recruitment Fair
    Saturday, June 27, 2015: Classified Employees Recruitment Fair

    On Saturday, April 11, the Priority Staffing Schools Recruitment Fair will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in employment as a certified employee in a priority staffing school in the Knox County Schools is encouraged to attend and learn more about the positions available.  

    Visit the Knox County School website for a list of the Priority staffing schools.

    On Saturday, April 25, the Certified Employees Recruitment Fair will be held at

    Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Certified positions require a license issued by the Tennessee Department of Education or other accredited state boards of education. Certified staff members require a valid professional license based on training that covers the subjects or grades taught and/or a specialty service area (e.g. school counselor) in accordance with rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

    On Saturday, June 27, the Classified Employees Recruitment Fair will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Classified positions are those positions which do not require certification in accordance with rules and regulations of the Tennessee Department of Education and typically include bookkeepers, clerks, maintenance or custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, and security personnel, as well as many central office administrative services positions and part-time staff.

    For more information about the recruitment fairs, contact Human Resources at 594-1929.


    Science Olympiad Students Win 1st Place!
    at the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
    Science Olympiad     Gold Science Olympiad Medal    
    Congratulations to all of our students who took 1st place at the Science Olympiad Regionals on Saturday at Pellissippi State. Students worked for months and months studying and preparing. A special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Schultz, Mr. Gorman, Mrs. Reed and the dozens of parents and volunteers who literally gave hundreds of volunteer hours to lead, coach, and support our students. Way to go! Our students Won 34 medals in all
    • Team A – Medaled in 19 of the 23 events
    Team B – Medaled in 9 of the 23 events
    • Team C – Medaled in 6 of the 23 events
    - 9 Gold
    -13 Silver
    -12 Bronze
     A detailed list of individual medal winners will be posted as soon as it is made available to our tech team

    ONLINE Yearbook Sales are extended to MARCH 31, 2015. They are only $37 and you can order online at

    Yearbook Sales AT SCHOOL will START IN APRIL with a check written to SDMS (Please put Child's name and homeroom teacher on the check).

     A Very Special Thank You to Mr. Critselous
    Mr. C  
     From all of the students and staff, we want to thank Mr.  Gary Critselous for serving as interim principal while Mrs. Baker has been away on maternity leave. Mr. Critselous became an immediate part of our family here at South-Doyle and quickly earned our respect. We will surely miss having him in our hallways and classrooms. 

    South-Doyle Adds New Technology
    Students using laptops  

    Using technology in our classrooms is nothing new at South-Doyle. Teachers have been integrating technology in their classrooms for years. From computers to interactive white boards, our teachers enhance the learning experience of their students by bringing their lessons alive with technology everyday. But this year is a little different because we have introduced several new levels of technology.  

    1. New and Improved Website: With easier navigation and more improved features district-wide.
    2. Aspen: A student information system that allows students and parents the ability to view student grades in real time 24 hours a day. 
    3. Canvas: A learning management system that makes learning in the virtual world relative and challenging for every student through online project based learning (PBL) allowing students to create and submit projects online for grading without ever using paper or pencil.
    4. Laptops for Students: Our most exciting technology upgrades this year has been the addition of 271 new MacBook Air laptop computers for student use in classrooms. Giving teachers flexibility with research, assignments, assessments, and  Project-Based Learning (PBL) without having to wait for openings in computer lab schedules. 
    With our award winning faculty, and phenomenal student body, our new technology additions have made our school one of the most competitive middle schools in Knox County. Learning has never been more exciting at South-Doyle and we're just getting started!

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Teacher Feature

  • Teacher Feature
    Congratulations to This Week's Teacher-of-the-Week
    Mrs. Pollock  
    Mrs. Pollock  
    Mrs. Pollock is our music teacher. When she asked why she teaches, she smiled and said, "Because I love kids." Everything Mrs. Pollock does points back to that statement. She has an amazing connection with kids and faculty. In fact, Mrs. Pollock loves teaching so much that after retiring as a teacher in Georgia, she came to South-Doyle to continue crafting her career. Now teaching for 36 years, Mrs. Pollock is no stranger to hard work and it shows everyday in the amazing and energetic lessons she teaches. A recent student described her class as a "place to go to see music come alive!"  The students and staff absolutely love her and she is a valuable part of our school and we are thrilled that she chose to be a part of our community. 
    Congratulations Mrs. Pollock 
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KEES Spotlight

  • SDMS Art Showcase
    View and purchase real student artwork
    Click above to browse school page and student artwork 
    View Student Work Slideshow         Meet our Art Teacher
     See Art Slide Show      Meet Our Art Teacher

    Students can earn "KEE" cards for exemplary behavior, being prepared, taking steps beyond usual expectations, showing respect and anything else that supports a positive learning environment. Teachers and administrators are on the look out for you to make a difference at your school.
    What will you do to earn a KEE? 
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