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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

KHS Volleyball Ends Season With Semi-State Run

The Knox Varsity Volleyball Team finished their season today with a loss to 3rd Ranked Yorktown in the Class 3A Plymouth Semi-State.  Scores: 14-25, 13-25, 14-25.

The Knox Redskins had an outstanding season with an overall record of: 33-5 and with the following accomplishments:

Varsity Overall Record: 33-5

Varsity NSC Record: 7-0
Varsity Tournament Record: 11-3
Varsity Team Accomplishments:
Class 3A Regional Champions!
Class 3A Sectional Champions!
Northern State Conference Champs!
LaPorte Tournament 2nd Place
Tippecanoe Valley Tournament Champions
South Bend Adams Tournament Champions
Undefeated at Home

JV Overall Record: 24-1

JV NSC Record: 7-0
JV Tournament Record: 5-1
JV Team Accomplishments:
Northern State Conference Champs!
Undefeated at Home
LaPorte JV Invitational
Tournament Champs

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Knox Varsity Volleyball Team Won it's first ever Regional Championship!

The Knox Varsity Volleyball Team Won it's first ever Regional Championship tonight by beating Hammond Gavit 3-0 with the scores of: 25-12, 25-10, 25-8.  The Lady Redskins' overall record stands at 33-4.

The Lady Redskins will be back in action this coming Saturday Oct. 30 at the Class 3A Plymouth Semi-State to compete against Yorktown. The match will begin at 10:00 AM CDT (11:00 AM EDT).

We hope to see you there!

Regional Stats:

Kills: Caity Farus - 14, Janyl Zachary - 12, Hannah Folkers - 11, Kaitlin Zachary - 7
Assists: Brittany Tetzloff - 40
Aces: Caity Farus - 7, Kelsy Kajer - 5
Blocks: Caity Farus - 2
Digs: Kierstynn Combs - 17, Kelsy Kajer - 15

Thank You!

Jake Skelly
Knox Volleyball 2010

Semi - State Bracket

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Knox Wins Sectional Championship!

The Redskins beat Andrean in the Sectional Championship Match 3-0 with the scores of: 25-17, 25-22, 25-20.

The Knox Varsity Volleyball Team Won the Class 3A Kankakee Valley Sectional Championship Saturday Night!

The Redskins beat Andrean in the Sectional Championship Match 3-0 with the scores of: 25-17, 25-22, 25-20.  The Lady Redskins started the morning by beating Kankaee Valley 3-1 in the semi-final match with the scores of: 25-10, 25-27, 25-8, 25-15. 

Stats vs. Kankakee Valley:
Kills: Caity Farus - 20, Hannah Folkers - 14, Janyl Zachary - 10, Kaitlin Zachary - 8, Kierstynn Combs - 5
Assists: Brittany Tetzloff - 37
Aces: Caity Farus - 5 Janyl Zachary - 3, Kierstynn Combs - 3
Digs: Kierstynn Combs - 28, Kelsy Kajer - 21
Blocks: Caity Farus - 8

Stats vs. Andrean:
Kills: Caity Farus - 18, Janyl Zachary - 11, Hannah Folkers - 10, Kaitlin Zachary - 5
Assists: Brittany Tetzloff - 36
Aces: Janyl Zachary - 5
Digs: Kelsy Kajer - 21, Kierstynn Combs - 16
Blocks: Caity Farus - 13

The Lady Redskins will back in action this Tuesday Oct 26 at 7:00 PM CDT in the Knox Weinberg Gym to Face Hammond Gavit in the Regional Championship Match!

Please Come out and support the Redskins!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The Knox Varsity Volleyball Team started off Sectional play tonight by beating Griffith High School 3-0 with the scores of: 25-8, 25-12, 25-9.
The Knox Varsity Overall Record stands at 30-4.
Kills: Caity Farus 19, Hannah Folkers 10, Janyl Zachary 7
Assists: Brittany Tetzloff 29
Aces: Kierstynn Combs 5, Hannah Folkers 5
Blocks: Caity Farus 5 Kaitlin Zachary 3
Digs: Kelsy Kajer 15

The Lady Redskins will be back in action for the Sectional Semi-Finals at Kankakee Valley High School Starting at 11:00 am CDT Saturday Oct 23. Come out and support the Redskins!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Redskin Football - A Senior Night Win

The Redskins entered the field through a cheering crowd and a mass of smoke.  The team went on to win the game 6-0.  Pictures Feature:   #53 - Chris Weliczko,  #43 - Korey Stamper, #7 - Christian Terusiak.  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Volleyball Tops North Judson 3-0

Coach Skelly reports that the Knox Varsity Volleyball Team beat North Judson 3-0 with the scores of: 25-18, 25-19, 25-13.

The Knox Varsity Overall Record is: 29-3.
The Knox JV Volleyball Team beat North Judson 2-0 with the scores of: 25-15, 25-14.
The Knox JV Overall Record is: 19-1.

The Knox JV Team will be back in action at the LaPorte Tournament this Saturday.
The Varsity and JV Teams will play their final regular season match on Monday at Logansport.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Spell Bowl Takes 4th in Area Conference.

The Knox High School Spell Bowl team placed 4th in Area Conference competition Monday, Oct. 11, at North Judson-San Pierre High School. The team slipped from 3rd place when near-perfect speller and senior Hayley Windbigler missed the word Rachmaninoff. The team placed behind Lowell (first), Rensselaer (second), and North Newton (third).

With a history as a perfect speller for Knox, Windbigler is the number-one speller on the team. The miss irked Windbigler, who, through gritted teeth commented, "I'll never misspell that again!"
During Spell Bowl competitions, each speller is given nine words to spell. Senior Cassandra Patrick spelled all nine words correctly, earning perfect speller recognition. Windbigler and senior Kaitlyn Betz earned near-perfect speller recognition for spelling eight words correctly.

At Area Conference, the team was missing another top speller, Tiffani Patrick, who will participate with the group in District Competition at North Judson at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18.
Knox High School Spell Bowl team members include Kara Aaron, Kaitlyn Betz, Logan Burchiel, Kelsie Conner, Sara Cooke, Leilanie Diaz, Liberty Flora, Cassandra Glover, Miranda Howard, Cassandra Patrick, Tiffani Patrick, Katelyn Peters, Brandon Pettit, Dakota Salyers, Carole Surfus, and Hayley Windbigler.

KHS would like to congratulate the Spell Bowl team and thank Mrs. Kubaszyk for the information above.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Knox redskins beat the Trojans ... 27 to 0. Way to go team.


Computer Club News

Mrs. Burke is excited that the Computer Club has a record setting enrollment for 2010/2011 school year! Computer Club is proud to announce 25 students are currently participating in various intramural activities.

This year we will host a Spelling Bee on October 20th, in room B122 at 3:10 p.m. Anyone interested in rooting for at team is welcome to come out and cheer them on. Winners for this competition will receive a $10 bucket of goodies.

Other activities occurring throughout the year are; On-site Programming, Speed Contest on PC Assembly, Operating Software knowledge bowl, Computer components Bowl, and Web page development. Event dates are pending. Winners of each event will receive an award to put in their electronic portfolio.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Homecoming Video - New Trick

KHS is working on adding video to our website.  Please enjoy these clips from our Homecoming festivities.