To Our KCHS Families,

Greetings from Knoxville Catholic! As we approach the homestretch of Spirit Week, I want to send out a big thank you to our students and staff for the awesome participation that we have seen thus far.  Colors Wars, Junior Olympics, Theme Day have all gone great to this point. People often ask, how do you get all of the kids to participate?  The simple answer is, we don’t know, they just do!

As we approach the weekend and homecoming and the community tailgate, we do pause to pray for all of the folks in the Carolina’s that are bracing for Hurricane Florence. I’ll never forget exactly 19 years ago today, when Jeni and I along with Jack, who was only three days old (he was born on 9/9/99) had to evacuate Charleston, SC, due to Hurricane Floyd. It was quite an adventure and fortunately, the damage was very minimal back then.  This storm apparently has the potential for unprecedented damage. Please continue to pray for all of the communities who might be affected.

National Merit Semi Finalists and Commended Scholars – Congratulations to the following three seniors who are among the top 1% of high school seniors in the State of Tennessee based on their PSAT score from last October, and are thus National Merit Semi Finalists:

  1. Haley Cionfolo
  2. Cady Kupfner
  3. Olivia Ricche

Congratulations to the following seniors who are named as Commended Scholars and are among the top 5% of all seniors in the State of TN:

  1. Liza Barre
  2. Riley Belt
  3. Alex Carter

MobileServe – this year KCHS will be tracking service hours through MobileServe. Students recently received an email with instructions on how to set this up. Students, please make sure you take the time to get this properly set up on your phone or computer..

Mass on Thursday – our Spirit Week Mass is tomorrow at 10:55, as always visitors are welcome to sit in the back.

Athletics –

 Girls Soccer:

  •      Thursday, Sept 13th – Home vs. South Doyle 6pm Varsity Only


  •       Wednesday, Sept 12th – at Farragut 4:30pm and 5:30pm JV, and 6:30pm Varsity


  •      Congratulations to both boys and girls golf teams for placing runner-up on the District Golf   Tournaments on Monday.
  •      Both team advance to the Region Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.

Cross Country:

  •      Saturday, Sept 15th – Trinity Cross Country Classic in Lousville, KY

 Football: (Homecoming)

  •      Friday, Sept 14th – Home vs. Soddy Daisy 7:30pm
  •      Monday, Sept 17th – Home JV vs Soddy Daisy 6pm

Upcoming dates

  • Thurs, Sep 13 – Spirit Shirts
  • Friday, Sep 14 – Green and Gold Day
  • Friday, Sep 14 – Community Tailgate 5:30 , Homecoming Dance (after game til 12 midnight)
  • Tuesday, Sep 18 –  Out of Uniform $2, Ladies of Charity

Happy Spirit Week – Go Irish!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac