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    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.

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  • Coupon Books Are BACK!!

     In its 29th year, the coupon book still costs only $10

    but provides over $11,500 worth of savings!!

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     Dress Up on Collection Days for More Chances to WIN!!

    Collection Days – M, W, F


    Collection day themes
    Sept 8 – TN pride day (UT colors or gear)
    Sept 11 - Proud to be an American (wear red, white, & blue)
    Sept 13 - I’m Blue (wear blue)
    Sept 15 – Kick It - crazy socks (socks)
    Sept 18 - I’m With The Band (favorite concert T)
    Sept 20 - Everyone’s A Star (dress like music, TV, movie star)
    Sept 22 - Hat Day (any hat)
    Sept 25 – Star Status (wear yellow)

    Sept 27 - Beaver Believers (KMS gear)

     

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  • Attendance  Pointers  for Parents

     

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    We need your help with an important goal for Karns Middle School this year. We want to ensure that every student attends school every day.

    Attending school regularly has a significant, positive impact on your child's academic success - from  kindergarten through high school. Even as he or she grows older and more independent, you play a key role in making sure your child gets to school safely and on time every day. For  context,  most students  in Tennessee  miss  six or less days  each school year.

    What does the research show?

    Click HERE to continue reading

     

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  • KMS Student Handbook

     

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  • Upcoming Events:

     

    ·       6th Grade Open House:  Thursday, August 10th, 5:30-7:30

                - Family Life Curriculum for 6th Grade Parent Meeting 4:45-5:30**

    ·       7th Grade Open House:  Tuesday, August 15, 5:30-7:00

    ·       8th Grade Open House:  Thursday, August 17, 5:30-7:00

                - Family Life Curriculum for 6th Grade Parent Meeting 4:45-5:30**

    ·       NO SCHOOL:  Monday, August 21, due to complete solar eclipse

     

    ·       6th Grade Dance, sponsored by PTSA:  Thursday, August 24, 3:45-5:45 (Please be prepared to pick up your student by 5:45.)

    ·       7th/8th Grade Dance:  Thursday, August 31, 3:45-5:45 (Please be prepared to pick up your student by 5:45.)

     

    ·       Fall Picture Day:  Wednesday, August 30, 8:30-3:15

            - Click HERE to download an order form (Students will also receive forms in homeroom)

     

    **Click the HeadLine 'Upcoming Events' above, for more information

     

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Guidance Announcements:

  • Interested in the IB Program at West High School?

    Click Here to Schedule a Tour

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  • 6th grade parents: Friday, September 8th is the last day for students to enroll in OR drop band, chorus, or orchestra. Please email your student's counselor with questions!

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  • FOLLOW THE KMS SCHOOL COUNSELORS ON TWITTER!!!!

    @KMS_COUNSELING

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

    L&N School Tours are offered for prospective students and families. Tours are lead by student leaders called Gryphon Guides. Visitors will view both buildings, learn a little history about the school and the historic L&N Station, visit active classrooms, and interact with students. Tours are limited to 25 families. If you register for a tour you are unable to attend, please call to cancel so another family may fill your spot. The following dates are available for tours, but you must click on the link below to register: 

     

    Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm

    Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 am

    Tuesday, October 17, 2:00 pm

    Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 am

     

    Click HERE to register for a tour

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • The KMS 8th Grade Career Fair is Coming!

     
    The annual KMS Career Fair will be held on Friday, November 3rd 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 susan.nalls@knoxschools.org if you have a question about the Career Fair or would like to represent your career at the Fair!

     

     

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