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, March 19, 2012

Knox High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble

The Knox High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble closed out their season on Saturday, March 17 at the Indiana Percussion Association State Prelims in Avon.  Their 2012 production, entitled "The Dark Knight", featured music from the movie soundtrack of the same name.  The group started the season in Percussion Scholastic Class AA, but was quickly identified by the IPA Board of Directors for promotion to Class A.  The entire ensemble was recognized in a special ceremony at a contest earlier in the year, and was recognized again at State Prelims for their outstanding achievement.  "Promotion is one of the highest honors IPA can bestow on an ensemble," stated percussion director Andy Rice.  "It is a recognition that the students have accomplished everything that is asked of them at a certain level, and they have demonstrated that they are prepared for a new challenge.  Only four groups in the state were promoted to Class A this year.  The kids and community should have lot of pride in this program."  Although the ensemble did not advance to State Finals, the students had an outstanding performance and were noted for their creativity and training.  It was an enjoyable conclusion to a successful season, and everyone is looking forward to the upcoming fall and next winter.

Seniors Dillon Button and John Howard (Batman and The Joker) rehearse their roles on Saturday before the IPA State Prelims in Avon.  Other senior members of the Knox Indoor Percussion Ensemble include Devon Gentry, Evelyn Hyrczyk, Jacob James, and Brenden Owens.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Winter Sports Night - March 14, 2012

The 2011-2012 Winter Sports Awards recognizes students from Wrestling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Cheerleading and Swimming.

Blanket Awards

Elliott Coad has received two varsity letters in boys tennis, three varsity letters in boys basketball, and three varsity letters in boys track.

Hannah Folkers has received two varsity letters in volleyball, one varsity letter in girls swimming, and three varsity letters in girls track.

Logan Short has received three varsity letters in boys football, four varsity letters in wrestling, and one varsity letter in boys track.

Winter Sports Night

Winter Sports Night

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Winter Guard 2012

Winter Drum Line 2012

Thanks so much to all of you for your TERRIFIC work this season! It has a been an incredible success, and there is so much to look forward to for the fall and the next winter season. The show (as a complete package now!) really looks impressive. Let's give it our best effort on Saturday! By the way, there will be another webcast of the contest from Avon HS on Saturday. Spread the word....Knox performs at 9:00 our time! Here's the link to the Indiana Percussion Association homepage that will direct you to the webcast (it goes live on Saturday morning): www.indianapercussion.org

Mr. Elliott

Monday, March 12, 2012