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.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lets face it, we all love music.

On the way to work, school, or whatever destination we are going to, we listen to the radio. Suddenly a song pops on and gets stuck in your head, whether its one we hate or one we listen to on our ipods everyday.

Oh, its no big deal now, but

Sometimes you can't escape the grasp that music has on your mind. ALL day, OVER and OVER and OVER, repeating one single lyric. Yeah, it's very annoying....... Then it follows you EVERYWHERE. While mowing the lawn, Justin Beiber's “Baby” haunts you. While “Learning” in Geography class, “Fergalicious” repeats in your head like a séance. In your small office cubical, you jam to“ Rolling in the Deep”.

And It Just got worse.

You start singing out loud. You have now exposed the employees, classmates, and strangers to the musical virus. They begin to sing the exact same song, and it's fueling the devilish fire. Now it's driving you crazy, like when a chubby kid when he can't reach the box of Twinkies on the top shelf. You try to distract yourself, singing different songs, reading random things, but nothing is working. Gosh, the day is almost over, still rattling your brain. The song has tortured you ALL day, and on the way home, the same song plays :I.......and suddenly, after you sing along, its gone. Relief like an exorcism, being freed from an evil spirit. :D


Submitted by Austin Heise...Mrs. Matysak's Class.

Friday, November 11, 2011

KHS First Swim Meet...

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SCILL Students Rake Leaves

On Saturday, October 29 the Starke County SCILL Center, in conjunction with Knox Mayor Rick Chambers, participated in a leaf raking blitz for senior citizens. The SCILL Center is not only dedicated to helping our students acquire a highly needed and highly recruited skill in auto repair, but ingraining the concept of being a giver in our communities. The SCILL Center’s mission is to not only produce future contributors to the work force but also to be key members of their community, giving back when possible.

Students from Culver, Knox, LaVille, and North Judson High Schools volunteered their Saturday morning raking leaves and general cleanup of yards. These student volunteers serviced twenty one yards through midafternoon. Besides Thomas Carey, Brian Fulghum, Chase Greenwell, Caleb Heineman, Tyler Keeton, Nathaniel Mathes, Marcus Monnier, and Brandon Stamper from Knox, Lucas Borg, Hayden Haimbaugh, Todd Kersey, and Cody Klimaszewski from Culver, Tyler Wickizer from LaVille and Dustin McQuarters from North Judson, SCILL instructors Rod Dawson and Mark Anderson, plus SCILL Executive Director Jerry Gurrado were raking right alongside the students.

A special thanks to Bailey’s Discount Store and Rob Neuberg from the Downtown Depot for discounted rakes and lunch respectively.

“I couldn’t have been prouder of our students for not only volunteering their time, but also the way they conducted themselves in a very public setting with the homeowners. The guys had a good time but they showed respect and courtesy for those we served. For those who wonder about today’s youth, they should have spent the day with our guys, Rod, Mark and myself; they would come away with a sense of pride about the next generation.” said Director Gurrado

In photo starting from left side of table front is:

Tyler Wickizer, Chase Greenwell, Nathaniel Mathes, Thomas Carey, Cody Klimaszewski, Todd Kersey, Dustin McQuarters, Marie Neopolitan, and Rob Neuberg In photo starting from right side of table front is: Tyler Keeton, Brian Fulghum, Marcus Monnier, Caleb Heineman, Brandon Stamper, Hayden Haimbaugh, Lucas Borg, instructors Mark Anderson and Rod Dawson

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SCILL Center Student-of-the-Month recipients

The SCILL Center is pleased to announce Student-of-the-Month recipients for the month of October.

Brian Fulghum from Knox High School was an AM class recipient of the award and Anthony Chasse from Knox High School was a PM class recipients of the award. The Student-of-the-Month is chosen by the AutoTech instructors, Rodney Dawson and Mark Anderson, based on the student’s test scores, class participation, attitude, attendance and initiative in the shop.

Monday, November 7, 2011

When You Get the Last Snack Out of the Box

Have you ever had a craving for some type of snack, to the point were you can almost taste it?

You get your lazy butt off of the couch and you happily walk to the snack cabinet. The suspense of getting your favorite snack is getting so intense that you hurry up and reach inside the box. At last, you reach your destination but wait, you look into the box and realize you of all people have gotten the last snack in the box.

Knowing you got the last of your favorite thing to munch on is like winning a first place prize. While your eating you have the satisfaction of chewing your cherished goodies. It's almost like Heaven in your mouth, you savor every single bite of that delicious snack and once you reach the very last bite you don't want to bade the treat goodbye. However, you feel like a champion, knowing that you successfully enjoyed eating every tiny bite and knowing that no one else could have it.


Submitted by Chandra Krueger...Mrs. Matysak's Class.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Drive One 4UR School at KHS

KHS students and Best Ford supported 59 test drives on Saturday in support of Knox High School Student Activities.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Clumsy Custard Horror Show

William Gleason describes his play......King Dumb is ready for his daughter to select a husband and all the Knights of the Realm are anxious to claim her hand. But the sweet Princess Prince has fallen for a gentle yet courageous lad she assumes to be a pauper. Not so! Little does she know that this scruffy stranger is Swashbuck Valpariso, bearer of the magic sword and Master of Fast Feet. With audience participation throughout, the play will leave you breathless with anticipation, reckless with abandon and proud to be a Zobian.
The KHS auditorium was thrilled to a fun and interactive play on Friday performed by the Drama Club. Great Job KHS!