The deadline to apply for the Knox Police Department’s Women’s Self Defense Class is coming up fast. If you’re interested in attending, the last day to RSVP is Saturday, February 9th.Continue reading
Helping students with developmental disabilities more fully become part of Knox High School is the goal of several programs highlighted during last month’s school board meeting.Continue reading
Local school administrators are looking toward the state’s new Graduation Pathways as a way to help current students struggling to pass the ISTEP. Knox High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff told the school board last week that the initiative provides more options to students planning careers in various skilled trades.
Knox Middle School is reporting success with its new after-school tutoring program. Principal Jake Skelly told the school board last week that between Math and English/Language Arts, about 44 students have been taking part.
Knox High School’s Graphic Arts Department is getting a major equipment upgrade, thanks to a recent donation. Compliance Signs gave the school two Roland wide body printers, valued at $12,500 each. On top of that, CutCardStock of Valparaiso has donated $450 worth of paper. The donations were officially accepted by the school board last week.
The Knox school officials are reporting success with the new alternative high school program. Director of Curriculum and Instruction Peggy Shidaker told the school board last week that 29 students are enrolled in the Redskin Academy. Sixteen of them attend full-time.
Construction is wrapping up at Knox High School. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart told the school board Tuesday that the high school’s new roof is almost complete. “The only thing left is there’s about 5,000 square feet of stone that still needs to go up above the pool area,” he explained. “They delivered stone today, and they hopefully will finish that up this weekend.”
The Knox Community School Corporation is looking to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to help students meet the state’s new graduation requirements. During a recent school board meeting, Knox Schools Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart said that he and a couple other school officials met with representatives from Ivy Tech. He said Ivy Tech is willing to form a partnership with Knox Schools based on Indiana’s new Graduation Pathways. “They really want to get involved with Knox Community Schools,” Reichhart told board members. “They made that quite clear to us. And I believe that we want to get involved with them, as well.”
Knox middle and high school teachers are gearing up for the introduction of the Apex digital learning system. Training sessions were held last week for sixth through 12th grade teachers, according to High School Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff.
The Knox Community School Corporation is making progress with its facility upgrades. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation has set registration dates and times for the 2018-2019 school year. Continue reading
The move of the Knox fifth grade class to the middle school is underway. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation has finalized its list of administrators for the upcoming school year. Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation’s new alternative high school officially has a director and lead teacher. Continue reading
Last month’s Starke County Job Fair was a success. That’s according to Ron Gifford with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. Continue reading
More than 80 people gathered at Knox High School for the 2nd Annual Life Skills Class Color Run, last Saturday.
Event coordinator and Life Skills teacher Tiffany Hoar, or Mrs. H as her students call her, reported that about $1500 was raised for the class during the event! Continue reading