Welcome to the Blog for Dr. Ratliff-Principal of Knox Community High School. This Blog is created to share information with our community, parents and students. Many staff and community members assist with news and pictures for our blog. We thank them for the contributions they make to help us keep the community informed.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Academic Awards Assembly Honors Senior Students - May 21, 2010

And the band played on.....

The Jazz Band played through the night at the Knox Moose Lodge while around 300 fried fish meals were served to the community.  Guests were thrilled by the food, jazz tunes, desserts, and item drawing during the evening.  We would like to thank the band boosters for all they do for the Knox band programs and the community for supporting the students.  Hats off to Mr. Phipps and Mr. Elliott for all the work they do.

Underclassmen Honored at Knox High School

Underclassmen had a chance to shine during their honors assembly today for all their exceptional work they have done during the year.  In the pictures below members of freshman class were honored for perfect attendance.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SCILL Center Graduation

SCILL Center honored students at a graduation program held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the SCILL Center Auto Tech location (Knox Industrial Park).

The top Auto Tech student received a Snap-On manufactured Williams Tool Chest along with a 212 piece set of Snap-On tools. Special awards were given to students for attendance, performance skills, and highest test score average. In addition, several scholarships will be awarded.

Congratulations to all the students!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Athletic News Update.

Knox placed second in the Northern State Conference. Congratulations to Kierstyn Combs and Elisabeth Caudill for being named first team all conference and to Shelby Gilbert for being honorable mention. The baseball team defeated New Prairie. 5-3, and won both games in a double header with North Judson, 13-10 and 7-0. The softball team lost to New Prairie. 6-4. Today, the golf team will travel to Culver at 4. The varsity baseball and JV softball teams will travel to Bremen, and the jv baseball and varsity softball teams will host Bremen, all starting at 4:30. The tennis team will host Renssealer at 4:45. News Release

Friday, May 14, 2010

KHS Students Support Elementary School Carnival

Students from Knox High School were excited to help out at the Elementary School's student carnival, sponsored by the KCES Student Council.  This event was open to the community and included games, food, and four jumping castle activities.

Music student wins top award.

Andrew "Drew" Shearin is the 2010 Winner of the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) Composition Contest in the "Concert Band and Wind Ensemble" class. The contest is open to any student grade 9-12 in the state of Indiana. Entrants must declare one of six classes to enter, provide a complete work for that class, a recording of the piece, and 3 copies of the score. The entries are then adjudicated by Dr. Frank Felice of Butler University, Dr. Don Freund of Indiana University, and Dr. Jody Nagel of Ball State University. Andrew will be assigned a mentor composition professor to help him finalize the piece so it is ready for performance. "Uncertainty," Andrew's composition, will be performed at the IMEA State Convention to be held in Fort Wayne in January of 2011.  News Release

Graphic Arts Department "Wows" the KCES Redskin Riot News

The KHS Graphic arts department highlighted the printing trade for the Redskin Riot newspaper staff. The students from KCES were able to create their own t-shirts, buttons, and completed a variety of other tasks that were geared to educate student on the printing trades industry. The KHS program can be considered a model site for printing trades education in the state.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tech Savy Teachers!

Knox High School teachers received training on Thursday to polish their skills with their interactive technology.  Many classrooms at KHS are currently using the interactive technology with students at all academic levels.  These systems include an interactive white board, student response systems, and presenter tablets in the classroom. Mrs. Buchanan and Mr. Kinzie show their skills with the interactive whiteboard.