Fort Knox Community Schools

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By Sandy Ashlock

Macdonald hosting
5k run, walk Saturday
Macdonald Intermediate School’s third annual 5k run/walk will be held Saturday at 8 a.m. The route starts at school, loops around the post, and finishes back at Macdonald, Bldg. 7729, 128 McCracken St.
You may obtain a registration form in any Fort Knox Community School and in Gammon, Natcher, and Smith gyms. Registration cost $20. If three or more Family members participate, then the cost is $15, if all registration forms are turned in at the same time.
Return the completed form(s) to the office in Macdonald School. The awards in the run/walk will be medals for first, second and third place winners in each age group, both male and female.
For more information or to get a registration form via email, contact Donna Haag at 624-5650 or email donna.haag@am.dodea.edu.

Contact the Knox
Board of Education
via web mail
Fort Knox Community Schools
Parents and guardians of students attending Fort Knox Community Schools are invited to contact the Board of Education via its web-based email system.
Established in Oct. 2008, the system aims to inform the board members and the superintendent of specific issues in a timely fashion.
Dr. Frank Calvano, the Kentucky District Superintendent, said that the web-mail system would give the board time to address the issues—questions, comments, and concerns—before the next monthly board meeting.
“All board members will see the emails,” he said.
Calvano also said student sponsors could use the Web page link to submit a proposed agenda item.
“We prefer use of the email system so we can prepare to answer at the board meeting.”
Using the system would not replace public participation at a board meeting, he said, “but the board might have to get back to them the subsequent month rather than being able to answer questions immediately.”
The web link is www.am.dodea.edu/knox/fkcsco/Pages/BoardofEducation.

Download the FKCS
Information Guide
The new Fort Knox Community Schools Information Guide is available online.
Guide contents include the calendar for school year 2012-2013, key programs and services, policies, immunization requirements, and much more.
You can download a PDF version of the guide (274KB), to print out and keep. Go to www.am.dodea.edu/knox/fkcsco/and then click on FKCS Guide.

KES employees share love of music, food
Kingsolver Elementary’s Ms. Springer and Ms. Lozada’s preschool classroom had two recent visitors who shared about their jobs. Scott Austin, our school custodian, not only talked about all the important things he does around our school, but he shared his love of music and the instrument he plays! Eda Holman, our cafeteria manager, shared all the special things she does to prepare breakfast and lunch foods for the students.

Walker students win ‘state championship’
Walker Intermediate School has won the state championship for the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. Walker is one of three Kentucky schools to receive this award for last school year. The school’s PE teacher is Jeff Davis. Principal Dr. Todd Kreider said that Walker has won the award for 13 of the past 14 years.
Students are tested in their abdominal strength and endurance, leg strength and agility, flexibility of the lower back, cardio-respiratory endurance, and arm and shoulder strength. These areas are tested through activities such as the mile run, curl-ups, pull-ups and the shuttle run. Students are tested in each area at the beginning and the end of the school year so they can measure their improvement in these fitness areas as they participate in the many activities offered in Davis’ PE classes.
This is the last year that “State Champion” recognition will be awarded. It will be replaced by a new recognition system from the Presidential Fitness Program, which Walker School plans to participate in once the details are announced.