Students attending the Knox Community School Corporation are benefiting from the services provided by Porter-Starke Services.Continue reading
New visitor and reunification procedures are among the highlights of the Knox Community School Corporation’s 2019-2020 student handbooks.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation’s building project is officially moving ahead. Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart says the $20 million project has been approved.Continue reading
The Knox School Board has taken its first officials steps toward financing a potential building project. Board members passed a series of bond-related resolutions Monday.Continue reading
The first official public hearing over Knox Community Schools’ proposed $20 million building project drew no comments during Tuesday’s school board meeting.Continue reading
Knox Middle School was among the top finishers in a recent nationwide math competition. Seventh grade math teacher Amber Clemons told the school board last week that the school placed eighth out of about 250 schools during a recent competition held by Mathspace.Continue reading
No major concerns were raised during a public presentation on the Knox Community School Corporation’s proposed building project Monday. Current plans call for the demolition of the elementary school’s Palmer Wing, and the construction of a new addition extending south from the newer portion of the school.Continue reading
The Knox School Board took another step forward with a potential building project Monday. Board members authorized the publication of notice of the official public hearings set to take place next month. They’re a required step, in order for the school corporation to secure financing for the project.Continue reading
Local residents have a couple chances to learn about Knox Community Schools’ proposed building project this month. Public input sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 9 and Monday, April 22.Continue reading
The Knox Community School Corporation will be training its bus drivers this week on how to spot child abuse and homelessness.Continue reading
Knox School officials are beginning to see some success with updated drop-off and pickup procedures. Previously, cars had been lining up on local roads around the elementary and middle schools. Knox City Police have asked elementary school parents not to arrive to pick up students before 2:20 p.m. Officers say any cars standing on Culver Road will be issued a ticket.Continue reading
Efforts to resolve traffic issues at Knox Middle School continue. During Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. William Reichhart discussed the idea of adding a new parking lot entrance on Main Street. “We’ve been trying to separate car and bus traffic at the middle school,” he explained, “where we could bring in either buses or cars and have them exit right out onto Main Street.”Continue reading
Several parents of students in the Knox Elementary and Knox Middle School joined their students in learning tools on how to advocate for themselves.Continue reading
The threat of Saturday school was apparently successful in helping Knox Middle School students improve failing grades. The number of students with at least one failing grade dropped by nearly three-quarters in a one-week period thanks to the program, according to Principal Jake Skelly.
Knox Middle School will be getting a new “maker space,” thanks to a $25,000 grant from the 1st Source Foundation. 1st Source representatives formally presented a check to Principal Jake Skelly during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
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 upcoming Manufacturing Day events in Starke County will be covered in part by a Purdue IN-MaC micro grant.
Knox Elementary School is rolling out a new student pickup procedure. Principal Michelle Tarnow recently told the school board that the goal is to make the process more efficient and convenient, but above all, safer.