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    Summer Fun and Fitness set to begin June 13

    The Knox County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are set to kick off a Summer of Fun and Fitness at the Barbourville Water Park starting June 13th. Every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks starting June 13 the Knox County FRYSCs will provide free admission for students and one adult per family to enter […]

    Celebrating 1st place and 35 years of Odyssey

    Students at Flat Lick Elementary are celebrating a first place win and 35 years of Odyssey of the Mind following the regional competition on February 25, 2017. The organization is celebrating its 35th year of offering students the opportunity to compete in problem-solving, spontaneous, hands -on atmosphere.  For students in Knox County, that means an […]

    Local realtor donates book to elementary libraries

    It was “The Day The Crayons Quit” and the day Century 21 realtor Sandra Hubbs visited school libraries that has students talking in Knox County. The visit was part of the agency’s effort to give back to local schools, with the first donation being a copy of the book “The Day The Crayons Quit”, by […]

    Search underway for principal at Girdler

    The school based decision making council (SBDM) at Girdler Elementary is currently seeking feedback from stakeholders as they begin the search for a new principal. Students, staff, parents/families, and community members of Girdler Elementary are invited to complete a survey expressing their desired characteristics in the next leader.  The survey will be open until January […]

    Knox roars past the competition in regional robotics

    Students became allies of the animal kingdom and showed off their robotics skills during the regional Lego Robotics competition held in Hazard on Saturday, December 10. The problem “Animal Allies” is challenging students to build a robot and solve a real-world problem that relates to our furry, feathered, and finned friends.  In addition to building a […]

    Academic League celebrates successful season

    The elementary academic season went down to the buzzer, and for several teams ended ties, as students competed to win top bragging rights in the county. The Knox County Academic League celebrated their success this fall during an awards ceremony held on Friday, December 9.  Players, MVPs, and overall top teams were recognized during the awards […]

    Results from annual Sixth Grade Showcase

    Sixth grade students from across Knox County were in the spotlight Saturday as they demonstrated their skills and knowledge in the annual Sixth Grade Showcase. The Sixth Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders, who are sometimes “lost” between elementary (4-5) and middle grades (6-8) Governor’s […]

    From A to Z, vocabulary parade held at Girdler

    Words of knowledge and wisdom lined the hallways of Girdler Elementary on Tuesday, November 22, as students brought vocabulary from their recent classroom lessons to life. The event was a magnificent (impressive, splendid) parade of costumed words. Classroom teachers in the fourth and fifth grades planned to both astound (overwhelm and stun) students and bring […]

    Count Me In! during high attendance week

    Can the Knox County Public Schools count you in? September 19 through 23 marks the annual High Attendance Week in the school district, and this year the district is wanting to make sure that you come prepared to succeed as part of the team. Each day will highlight a different focus on the importance of […]