2018 KCS Commencements

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    High School graduations from Knox, Blount, and Anderson County Schools will be held back to back, so when you are coming in – the prior group is leaving.

    Please anticipate traffic congestion at Neyland Dr and             Lake Loudon Blvd.


    FREE parking lot day and night G10 Neyland Parking garage

    Garage Options ONLY after 5 pm M-F

    G5/30 – at Andy Holt Tower                                      G3 – off Lake Loudon Blvd                                        G4 – off Lake Loudon Blvd                                        G16 at Vol Blvd and Pat Head Summitt

    For the safety and security of our students and guests, Knox County Schools will enforce Thompson-Boling’s clear bag policy.

    All bags are subject to inspection.  

    Please familiarize yourself with the policy below. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!



    This policy will limit commencement attendees to:

    • One clear plastic bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches,
    • A single one-gallon, clear, resalable plastic storage bag or
    • A small clutch purse or wallet not bigger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.


    No other bags will be allowed inside Thompson-Boling Arena during commencement ceremonies, so diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must also be carried in a clear bag.


    Medically necessary items that must be carried in a specific bag must be checked and approved at Gates C or D.


    Mobile phones, binoculars, video cameras and cameras (without cases), strollers and radios with headsets are permitted.

    However, all items, including medically necessary items and those meeting the aforementioned stipulations, are subject to search at entry and no items can be left or stored at the gates. No exceptions will be made.


    The following items are expressly prohibited!

    Diaper bags

    Backpacks (of any size)

    Alcoholic beverages

    Cans, bottles, coolers

    Selfie sticks

    Unmanned aircraft

    Weapons, including pocket knives

    Artificial noisemakers, including air horns

    Smoking, including e-cigarettes

    For questions regarding the permissibility of specific items, please contact the Arena Management Office at (865) 974-0953.


    Knox County commencements will be live streamed at www.knoxgrads.com and available for viewing on your PC or mobile device!


    DVD’s of each commencement are available for purchase for $30, (includes shipping and handling) and must be reserved no later than June 1, 2018!  There are several ways to reserve your copy -


    Order online at knoxgrads.com

    Pick up a form from your school

    Graduation night on the concourse at Thompson-Boling Arena


    Thank you to Pack-Man Productions for providing this service.


    Please direct any questions concerning your DVD purchase to  Pack-Man Productions.


Secondary Education

Secondary Education

  • Hickman

    Cheryl Hickman

    Executive Director
    Secondary Education
    Andrew Johnson Building
    14th Floor
    (865) 594-1710 Office
    (865) 594-1715 Fax

    Danny N. Trent

    Secondary Education
    Andrew Johnson Building
    14th Floor
    (865) 594-1710 Office
    (865) 594-1715 Fax

Secondary Support Staff

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    Kim Smith

    Administrative Assistant
    Andrew Johnson Building
    14th Floor
    (865) 594-1710 Office
    (865) 594-1715 Fax