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  • Our Karns Middle Cheerleading Tryouts will be the first week of April.  Click here for details!


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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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  • We are VERY proud of the 8th grade KMS students who took the ACT Aspire and averaged above ALL NATIONAL BENCHMARKS!ACT Aspire


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  • Yearbook Sales Tool Kit

    Yearbooks - Order Yours Now!


    We have a fantastic school year ahead of us. As we anticipate the memories, friendships and special times ahead, we’re also looking forward to one of our favorite traditions—the yearbook.

    We will accept yearbook orders in two ways:


    1. You can order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM ID #13578119


    1. You may 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) :)


    There are a LIMITED number of yearbooks, 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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  • National Junior Honor Society will be offering tutoring sessions during the times listed below beginning on October 23rd.  Click here for a permission slip and further details!  

    • Tuesday Morning - 7:30 am - 8:00 am
    • Tuesday Afternoon - 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
    • Thursday Morning - 7:30 am - 8:00 am
    • Thursday Afternoon - 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

    Click here for Spanish version of permission slip



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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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