No-cost school lunches extended

Josh FloryOur Town Kids, Our Town Teens

Friday is School Lunch Hero Day, and we want to say a huge “thank you” to the KCS nutrition workers who provide healthy meals to students every day.


We are also very pleased to announce that all students will continue to receive breakfast and lunch meals at no cost during the 2021-22 school year. This program was made possible by new flexibilities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and we are grateful for the chance to continue supporting students and families next school year.

KCS Students Tapped for Youth Council

Students from eight district schools have been chosen to participate in a new council that will provide insight about public policy and help build connections with young people in Knoxville and Knox County.

The selected students and their schools are:

Austin-East High School
Aaliyah Rice, 12th grade
Kyniya Hutchison, 11th  grade
Maleek Bishop, 11th grade
Yasmine Croom, 10th grade
Tylan Baker, 9th grade

Bearden Middle School
Darian Macon, 8th grade
Farragut High School
Nolan Du, 12th grade
Sam Kittrell, 11th grade

Farragut Middle School
Camilla Mata, 8th grade

Holston Middle School
Deion Moten, 8th grade

Richard Yoakley High School
Aniya McIlwaine, 11th grade
Destiny Laurence, 10th grade

Vine Middle School
Shermija Whitehead, 8th grade

Webb School of Knoxville

Molly Crawford, 10th grade

West High School
Coogie Person, 10th grade
Owen Davis, 9th grade
Henry Foster-Tobin, 9th grade

Congratulations to the KCS students who are participating. We’re proud of your work to improve our community!

Eagle Scout Builds Elementary Lending Library

Green Magnet Academy students can celebrate this week as a new lending library was stocked with books!

The outdoor library was an Eagle Scout project from Bearden High School junior Caleb Timbs, who said it was designed to provide an alternative activity for students during recess. The project was sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, who also helped provide STEAM-themed books for the library.

Thanks to Caleb, the DAR and everyone who supported this project!

Josh Flory is a multi-media specialist with Knox County Schools and writes the blog Hall Pass for the KCS website.

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