Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Local News

May 9, 2013

Schools host Technology and Art Fair


Knoxville —

The night was not just about technology. 

Students' creativity and artistic talents were on display at every building. Mrs. Davis' folk singing group were playing their guitars and singing at Northstar Elementary. 

At West, a video of the students' singing performance, in honor of National Library Week, was being played in the art room. The video was posted on YouTube, which also integrated the technology aspect of the evening. In the same room, art projects were on display, including clay bowls made by the students. Visitors also had the opportunity to learn about fun art forms they could try at home, including homemade watercolors and marker art. 

Several tumblers and dancers showcased their talents in the Knoxville Middle School auditorium. Others showed how they were able to invent their own game, with given just a few tools to do so, in the KMS gymnasium. 

The Commons area of KHS were full of visual artwork. In the background, KHS singers and instrumentalists showcased their musical prowess. 

"I continue to be impressed with the visual and performing arts displayed and presented by our students.  I think our performing arts will continue to grow when we are using the new auditorium," Flack added. 

The excitement of participating in the event made it difficult to take in every presentation at every school. There was so much participation by staff and students, who had so much to share, the two-and-a-half hour event was not enough. 


"Our teachers and principals put a lot of time into planning informative and entertaining programs for students and parents who were interested in learning more about how technology and the arts are integral parts of our curriculum.  Teachers and students worked together in several buildings to prepare demonstrations of the learning activities that are taking place in our classrooms.  I'm tremendously appreciative of the time and effort our staff gave to prepare for the evening," Flack said. He went on to say, "It's difficult to find a time during the school year when there aren't a lot of activities involving students.  Wednesday evenings are free of school activities but many elementary students and parents are involved with little league baseball, softball, and youth soccer.  I'm confident that those who were able to attend were impressed with what they observed." 

Text Only
Local News
  • library.jpg New library at Auld Park

    The City installed this new library at Auld Park Wednesday afternoon. The Optimist Club helped create this new way for the people of Knoxville to share literature.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • marked bricks.jpg Bricks being marked, intersection to close

    Streetscape Project Manager Richard Brees is going around the square once again, marking bricks that require replacement before the project is accepted.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Republicans.jpg Republicans to hold events
    The Marion County Republicans are holding events in Knoxville and Pella Saturday, July 26. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fawn.jpg Marion County photo contest winners

    Winners of the 2014 Marion County Photo Contest were announced at the Marion County Fair. 

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seusical for web.jpg Seusical opens Friday

    Seussical the Musical will be performed live on stage at the Pella Community Center over the next two weeks. The show will feature some familiar Knoxville faces, including lead character "Cat in the Hat" performed by Knoxville High School student Colby Jones and "Horton the Elephant" played by 3M employee Todd Weber. Other Knoxville actors include Greg May as the General and Liz DeMoss as a Who.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • MINE logo.jpg Drug bust in Pershing

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Pershing last night, leading to one arrest. 

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • MINE logo.jpg Two arrested on drug charges

    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Knoxville last night. A man and a woman were arrested. 

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • new street sign.jpg New sign installed

    A Knoxville crew installed the first of the new downtown street signs Tuesday afternoon. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Work on Robinson Monday morning

    Knoxville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Webb says that traffic may be congested on West Robinson this morning, between Casey's and Kent Street, for some manhole repairs. Be prepared for backed up traffic and single lanes this morning while the project is going on.

    July 21, 2014

  • Addie.jpg Team Addie benefit Aug 2

    Addie Brenden, age 3, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. A benefit for her family is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m., at the North End Lounge in Pleasantville. 

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

     View Results