President’s Email- Week of Nov 13

Dear KCHS Families: As we approach Thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for at KCHS. A special thanks goes out to our students, parents, teachers, staff and all those folks who make Catholic High such a great place to be. So, thank you! Requiem Latin Mass - As we pray for the repose of the souls of our beloved dead this month, an extraordinary form Requiem Latin Mass will be offered for the faithful departed from KCHS at the beginning of lunch this Friday, November 17, in Holy Trinity Chapel. May they rest in peace. KCHS Placement Tests - 8th grade students applying for admission to Knoxville Catholic High School must take a placement test. This test enables us to determine a student’s placement in Knoxville Catholic’s academic program. The placement tests will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 (the make-up test date will be January 20, 2018). Pre-registration is required, and can be completed online at Please contact the Admissions Office at (865) 560-0502 or with any questions. 2018-19 Tuition Support Information - Information, in both English and Spanish, is now available for those Catholic families that would like to apply for tuition support for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline for the first round of tuition support is Friday, December 15, 2017. Please make every effort to meet this deadline, as there are not as many funds available for those who miss this deadline. Please use the following link to access the forms needed for next year, Round Three State Football Play-off Tickets - Tickets for the game at Oak Ridge High School will be pre-sold the All Sports Complex ticket gate on Friday, November 17, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Admission is $8 for students, adults and children. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. Go Irish! KCHS Robotics STEM Night - KCHS Robotics hosted a STEM Night featuring an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, on Thursday, November 9, and served over 200 plates of food. There was an impressive turnout for the event and fundraising was very successful. Special thanks to all those who made this night possible. Latin Fest Results - Congratulations to the KCHS Latin Scholars for winning 3rd place overall at Knoxville Latin Fest this past weekend. Individual awards include: Cassi Jones, 1st place for Mythology Spelling Bee, 2nd place for 3D art and 2nd place for group costume with Caroline Consoli. Nathan Geist, 2nd place on the upper level Latin language test. Matthew Ramos, 2nd place for javelin toss, 3rd place for 3D art and 3rd place for catapult construction. The upper level Certamen team, made up of Lauren McKenzie, Paul Velas, Lindsey Webb and Matthew Ramos, made it to the final round of competition and won 3rd place. Well done! Scholars’ Bowl Results - Congratulations to the KCHS Scholars' Bowl Team, who won their match against Sullivan South, with a score of 550-180 last Thursday in the PBS Regional Competition. With this win, they advance to the Sweet 16 (of 56 teams total). Tournament play resumes this Thursday. Go Irish! All-East Choir Honors - Good luck to senior Kate Cacopardo, who will compete at the All-East Choir Competition on Friday, November 17. Junior Guidance Night: Save the Date: 1/18/18 - Junior parents and students, mark your calendars for KCHS’s Junior Guidance Night on 1/18/18. We have a fantastic group of college representatives arriving to talk with you about various topics related to the college application and financial aid process. Representatives from University of Alabama, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Military Academies, Rhodes College, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Maryville College, TN Tech, Pellissippi, and more will be here to present. Our approach to this night is unique. Rather than having one big presentation, we offer three, 30-minute sessions, so your family can pick the three topics that interest you most. D&B’s Hotdogs Food Truck will be here before (5:00-6:00 p.m.), so come early and get settled in for a great night to learn the information you need to head into the college search and application process with confidence. Registration opens at 5:30 and the first session begins at 6:15. Check out a trailer for the event here: Sports Updates
  • Irish Football: Good luck to the Irish Football Team as travel to Oak Ridge High School on Friday, November 17 in Round Three of the TSSAA State Football Play-offs. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m., and tickets will be $8 at the gate. Go Irish!
  • Mr. Football Finalist: Congratulations to senior Cade Mays on his selection as a finalist in the 2017 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards for Division I, Class 5A. Awards will be presented at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Monday, November 27, 2017.
  • Lady Irish Basketball: Irish Basketball season begins at Home tonight as the Lady Irish Varsity Basketball Team takes on Greenback High School at 6:30 p.m. Come out and support the team. Go Irish!
Dates of Interest:
  • November 16: All School Mass, 10:55 a.m., All Saints Church
  • November 16-18: All-East Choral Competition, Maryville College
  • November 17: Requiem Latin Mass, 11:45 a.m., Holy Trinity Chapel
  • November 21: Out-of-Uniform Day, $2, Benefits: March for Life
  • November 22-24: Thanksgiving Holidays
  • November 30: All School Mass, 10:55 a.m., All Saints Church
  • December 1: First Friday Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Trinity Chapel
  • December 2: Placement Tests, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Commons, A Building Classrooms
Hope you have great week. God bless, Dickie Sompayrac