The Knox School Board last night applauded the announcement of the receipt by the High School of a “4 Star School” rating from the Indiana Department of Education.
To achieve this designation the school must be in the top 25-percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories, as well as earn the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the IDOE. Continue reading →
A dress code for those attending the Knox High School prom has been drawing criticism from some students and community members. Among the eight guidelines listed for girls’ clothing, are the requirements “Formal Long Dresses,” and “No cleavage, no flesh touching flesh.” Meanwhile, the dress code for boys simply states, “Tuxedos/Suits.” Continue reading →
Those planning to attend Knox High School in the fall have will get a preview of what to expect. The school’s hosting its freshman orientation at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow in the High School Auditorium. Continue reading →
Knox High School had a successful competition last week at the Jobs for America’s Graduates Regional Career Development Conference in Gary. Knox students placed first in five different categories. Continue reading →
Prospective college students and their parents can get a crash course in financial aid from the staff at Ancilla College. They’re hosting financial aid workshops tonight at Knox High School and Monday at Oregon-Davis. Both sessions start at 6 p.m. CST. Continue reading →
High school students and their parents will have the chance to learn more about how to pay for college at Knox High School Wednesday. Financial Aid staff from Ancilla College will give a presentation on where help is available and how to apply. Continue reading →
Hoping to develop successful careers as adults, students from Knox High school and some from the 8th grade will be meeting with college representatives and counselors today at the “Fall Career Fair.” Tomorrow junior high school students will participate in a “mini college fair” during the lunch periods. Continue reading →
Finding a working computer in good condition can be quite a daunting task. Knox High School wants to make that process easier on you. During the first week of June, students, parents and community members have the chance to come down to the high school and purchase a MacBook Laptop for $120. The laptops have been returned to factory settings and have undergone thorough checks by a helpful group of students. Continue reading →
Rather than a senior prank, the Knox High School 2015 graduating class opted for a senior project instead. The deliberation over what to do began back in October as senior project coordinator John Poindexter inquired about what the students would like to do.
Poindexter said, “The students decided to go for the beautification of that lot down there at Main and Lake street. Normally we just do the paper work stuff and figure out that in class but they wanted to do it hands on. So we went through all the permissions of the school board and city council. Then we started fund-raising.”
They received enough donations to purchase seven park benches and two picnic tables. The class succeeded in selling more than 200 personally engraved bricks for $30 each. Flowers and plants were donated by local businesses and various members of the community. The economic development committee paid for a brick gazebo to be installed.
Since construction is still ongoing, some graduating students have volunteered to continue working on the project into June. Poindexter urges other seniors to assist in finishing up. Future senior classes may take on responsibility for replanting flowers and foliage and potential new additions. Currently the city of Knox is responsible for the upkeep of the area which is located behind the Nancy J. Dembowski community center.
Knox High School’s 112 senior candidates for graduation will complete their high school careers in services at the Weinberg Gymnasium, Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff also reported to the Knox School Board Monday that seniors will receive their earned honors in a Friday morning program, the 22nd, at the High School gymnasium. The public is invited to the 8:15 a.m. activity.Continue reading →
Knox High School students will continue work on the Serenity Garden project today. The downtown Knox beautification project is on the north side of the intersection of Main Street and Lake Street.
Benches were installed last Saturday, and the concrete was poured to serve as the base of a gazebo. The gazebo will be constructed using split block, concrete, and wood rafters. It nearly mimics the structure at the Eagle Creek Community Church. A red metal roof will top the gazebo. The labor was donated for the concrete work. Additional labor is donated for other aspects of this specific project.
The Knox City Council agreed to donate funds to build a gazebo for the Serenity Garden project.
Knox High School students will be planting trees, flowers, and other plants in the green space at the corner of Lake and Main Streets in the downtown area. Don White, who is a member of the Starke County Economic Development Board of Directors, presented the council members with an idea for a sturdier structure for a gazebo at that location.
A Knox man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly making threats to harm individuals within the Knox Community High School.
Officers from the Knox City Police Department were notified of the situation after Paul J. Esparza, 20, had entered Knox High School and was escorted from the building by school officials twice. The initial complaint suggested that Esparza was in possession of a handgun, according to a news release. Officers found Esparza in the area of the school shortly after notification and took him into custody. Police say he was not armed at the time.
Engraved name bricks are still for sale to be placed in the Serenity Garden in downtown Knox.
Serenity Garden is a project Knox High School students are eager to start once the weather is nice. The idea behind the project is to beautify an area where an older building was demolished some years ago. A gazebo is planned for construction and benches will be set up in the garden as well.
Two Knox High School students were among several students who were recognized as top finishers in the JAG Career Development Conference.
Approximately 110 students from eight schools gathered to compete for a place in the state competition in one of eight skill categories and outstanding senior nominee. The events included career presentation, cover design, creative solutions, critical thinking, employability skills, public speaking, writing skills and financial literacy.
Get answers to all of your questions about applying for financial aid during an upcoming workshop at Knox High School. Ancilla College Executive Director of Admissions Eric Wignall says filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA makes you eligible for need-based assistance, including student loans and state and federal grants. Continue reading →
At least one of the popular trade programs offered through the North Central Vocational Educational Cooperative could be in jeopardy as participating corporations weigh the pros and cons of a balanced school calendar. Kyle Elliott is instructor for the building trades program based at Culver Community High School. He says students from Knox and North Judson-San Pierre are also enrolled in the program. If the three schools are on different schedules, Elliott says it will put kids and parents in a really tough situation. Continue reading →