STARKE COUNTY'S SCHOOL OF CHOICE!
We appreciate your interest in Knox Community Schools.
The Knox School Community firmly believes that a child should be offered a well-rounded educational experience inclusive of academics, fine arts, and extra curricular opportunities.
Mission Statement of Knox Community Schools
Whatever it takes, Knox students are worth it!
Vision Statement of Knox Community Schools
Knox Schools are schools of choice where all students learn in a comprehensive, rigorous, and technologically current educational environment. Student-centered programs develop leadership skills and the individual interests of the students. Students are supported by personnel with high expectations and integrity.
Effective communication, positive interactions, and transparent, fiscally responsible decisions form a relationship of trust and respect between the school and community. Prioritizing and maintaining a safe, productive learning environment make Knox Schools a source of pride in the community.
2018 Lilly Scholarship Recipient
KHS Senior Elizabeth (Libby) McEntee is the recipient of the Starke County Community
Foundation 2018 Lilly Endowment Scholarship. She is the daughter of Pat and Connie
McEntee of Knox.
Chosen from 29 applicants, Libby will receive a four-year full tuition scholarship to any
Indiana college. She will also receive an annual stipend for payment of books and academic
fees. Libby plans to major in neuroscience at either Indiana University, Bloomington or at
The honors student is a member of National Honor Society, Science Club, and Speech
Team where she was a state qualifier in 2016 and first alternate to state in 2017. She also
placed first in the Discussion division this year at the Elkhart Central meet.
In addition, Libby is a two-year Freshman Mentor and a four-year varsity member of the KHS
softball team. The first baseman has served as captain of the team for the past two years.
She has been participating in a traveling softball league since she was 12-years- old. Lilly has
volunteered her time to tutor a first grader in math and reading fluency. She also worked full-
time at a local summer camp where she taught earth conservation to children ages 6-10.
As part of the selection process, applicants are scored on academic performance, honors
received, involvement in school activities, and involvement in both volunteer and paid work.
In addition, students write essays in the first and final rounds of the selection process. The
independent, non-profit corporation, Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc., selects the
Libby said she is “really honored to be chosen” as a Lilly Scholar. She added, “I definitely
want to make the best of this award through college and through the rest of my life.”
The Knox Community School Corporation congratulates Lilly and her parents on this
prestigious award. “We are extremely proud of Libby and wish her all the best in the future,”
said Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff, KHS principal.
eLearning at Knox
Students will be able to access their work on Canvas using a computer, tablet, or smart phone. All work will be posted by 9 a.m., or by 10 a.m. if school is cancelled following a two-hour delay called earlier. Teachers and Tech Help will be available electronically from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To help prepare for the eLearning implementation, KCSC will have a practice eLearning Day on Friday, September 1. Students and teachers will not attend school that day; however, learning will continue via Canvas.
All students will experience logging in to Canvas prior to the practice eLearning Day. Schools will also provide Canvas training to parents during Back-to-School Night on August 2. For more information, please read the eLearning flyer by clicking here.
School Messenger Notification Service
The notification system will be used primarily for weather related situations such as school delays and closings.
All parents and students that wish to be a part of this system should make sure the school has their current phone number, cell phone number and e mail address.
The automated text messaging system will require the recipient to approve receiving text messages from our system.
If you have not received a text message asking for your permission to receive future text from the school, you should contact the appropiate building office to be included in the texting part of the system.
If you have further questions, please contact your school building principal.
KHS Leads The Way!
Knox Middle School offers its student a diverse educational experience. Students receive instruction in such areas as FACS (Home Ec), Industrial Technology, Computers, Wellness, Art and much more. Student are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. Beginning in 6th grade middle school students can choose to participate in Band and Choir.
The students in Knox Elementary School, in addition to their classroom education, are exposed to instruction in Computers, Music, Choir, Physical Education and Art. Every student in the elementary school has an opportunity to experience education in pool safety and swimming during the school year.
KHS Gift Helps Riley
In the letter, Stephen Bariteau, Vice President of Development for Riley Children's Foundation wrote: "Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child through your gift of $572.00 to Kids Caring & Sharing. We appreciate your understanding the needs of Riley families, for wanting to make their lives better and putting this compassion into action." The money donated came from students.
If you would like to stay informed about Riley, please visit rileykids.org or join them on facebook.com/RileyKids or twitter.com/rileykids.