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  • It was quite the weekend at Karns Middle:

    There is nothing like the weekend representation of #TheKarnsWay from our teachers, students, and community partners!


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  • Attention 7th grade parents:  If your child is attending the Williamsburg field trip, we will have a meeting from 5 - 7 pm on Monday, April 29th.  Email heather.story@knoxschools.org with any questions.  

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  • Check out this awesome video about our own Janet Smith - Knox County Schools Teacher of the Year!


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  • Yearbook Sales Tool Kit

    Yearbooks - It's Not Too Late!


    We still have a FEW Yearbooks available. To reserve your copy, please bring your order to Ms. Harrison during homeroom. (8:00-8:30, everyday)


    Yearbook order forms are available in the box outside Ms. Harrison’s office, located in the 6th grade Locker Alley. (Look for the door with the happy faces) :)


    Again, there are a VERY LIMITED number of yearbooks left, so don’t miss out! Order yours now, before they’re all gone!! 


    Books are $40 each, CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS only!! (NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED)


    If you have any questions, please email Ms. Harrison: nita.harrison@knoxschools.org



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  • We are VERY proud of our Foreign Language Teacher Rachel Pena!  Click here to check out why!


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    Knox County Schools Attendance Policy states  Acceptable (excusable) absences for students being absent from school include:  

    • 1.) Personal illness 2.) illness in the family temporarily requiring help from the child 3.)  death in the immediate family 4.) recognized religious holidays regularly observed by persons of the student's faith 5.) verifiable family emergency  6.) subpoenaed to court with documentation 7.) for students with a parent or guardian who is deployed as member of the United States Armed Forces. Any absence not complying with the reasons above, will be considered unexcused.   (Click here for KCS BOE Policy JB)

    According to Knox County Schools Attendance Policy, a parent or guardian is allowed to write 10 days of parent notes per school year for the above reasons.

    • WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please remind your child to turn in medical and/or parent notes to the office. 
    • If you have any questions, please call Sandra Murrin, Social Worker at 865-539-7732. 


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  • If you're interested in paying your student fees online click here to set up an account.  Student fee amounts are as follows:

    • School Fees: $35
    • Cross Country: $40
    • Orchestra: $35
    • School instrument rental: $50
    • Chorus: $20 (extra $11 for t-shirt)



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  • Resetting your Aspen password:

    1. Go to aspen.knoxschools.org
    2. Click "I forgot my password"
    3. Enter login ID and email address associated with your account
    4. Follow instructions sent to your email address


    Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience!



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