Dear KCHS Community,

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  And he laid his hands on them and went away (Mt. 19:13-15)

With these words, Jesus reminds us all of our ultimate calling to come to Him.  As we begin this school year, please be assured of my prayers for each of our families during the 2018-2019 school year.

Greetings from Knoxville Catholic High School! The school year has officially begun and we are excited by our first couple of days with students in the building.  For those of you that are new to Knoxville Catholic, each week I will send out an email with important information that is impacting our community, so I hope you find this weekly communication helpful.

Our enrollment is up and our freshmen class is a bit larger than expected (160 students). Our total enrollment is 629 students and classrooms are full and teachers have wasted little time in getting things going in their classrooms.

Spirit Shirt Friday – begins tomorrow. and students may wear any Knoxville Catholic T-shirt. All other uniform policies apply and any new students in need of t-shirt can visit our bookstore during lunch or before or after school.

Blaine Stadium Clean-Up Day – is this Saturday, August 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or whenever the last person leaves. This event is usually annually organized by our football booster club, but any and all or welcome to attend. Students may get up to 3 indirect service hours for helping on this day. Cleaning, pressure washing, weedeating, cleaning press boxes, concession stands, and locker rooms will only be a sampling of the work being done.  All are welcome!

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – is Wednesday, August 15. We will have our first all school mass of the school year at All Saints Catholic Church at 10:50 a.m.  Space is limited but parents are always welcome to attend.

Senior Parent Night – is a week from today, next Thursday, August 16, at 6:30, at the All Saints Parish Hall. Parents of seniors are strongly recommended to attend. Having just gone through this our oldest son, Jack, I can honestly say this night was very helpful in letting parents know what they should be doing to help their seniors during this critical year.

Fall sports – are underway so we want to wish all of our teams good luck this year. Please come out and support Boys and Girls Cross Country and Golf teams, in addition to Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Football.  Please check the RenWeb Calendar for specific times, dates and locations for all sporting events.  Go Irish!

Season Passes – are available in the front office for $200 per family. These passes are good for admission to all KCHS home athletic events including Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball and Wrestling.

Home Opener Vs. Maryville– Next Friday, August 17, Knoxville Catholic will host Maryville High School in the opening game between the 5A and 6A state champions from last year. We are estimating over 4,000 fans for this game and we want to communicate that our gates will be opening at 5:00 p.m. Maryville will be bringing a ton of fans, so we are encouraging our community to arrive early.

Class rotation schedule for Q1 – is attached for parents who wish to have this information. It will always be posted to RenWeb and can be found under resource documents. We encourage parents to access these documents frequently for any pertinent information.

Some other dates of Interest:

  • Friday, August 17 – Freshmen Retreat Day
  • Monday, August 20 – Club Fair in Gym during lunch

Have a great week!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac