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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Every Student who walks through our doors will be given every opportunity to be successful, both inside and outside the classroom.

    At Dan Knott School we set high expectations for student achievement through a collaborative approach to teaching, partnerships with the community, specialized programming focusing on the unique needs of each student, and many engaging activities to help each student feel part of a happy, productive and caring school. Our supportive environment encourages and provides staff and students opportunities for growth and development, including many student and staff leadership roles within the school and community. We set high expectations for staff and students to be positive members of our community.

     STUDENT CHOICE AND STUDENT VOICE - FLEX THURSDAYS

    We are so excited to have “Flex” Thursdays as part of our weekly timetable this year at Dan Knott.  Every Thursday our school has a special schedule that runs a quick homeroom class followed by four one hour flex sessions that students select using their school zone account.  Students have the option to choose two or more sessions relating to their core subjects and up to two sessions that they are passionate about.  This self-directed learning is a fantastic opportunity for students to become engaged in their learning.  Thursdays at Dan Knott is all about student choice and student voice!  Click on the movie below to learn more about what makes Thursday Flex Days at Dan Knott so wonderful.

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  • Community

    Community

    Dan Knott School is located in southwest Mill Woods. We serve a population of approximately 600 grade seven, eight and nine students and their families. Our students have quite diverse needs and our multiple programming opportunities are designed to meet these. To meet the dynamic needs of our community Dan Knott School is fortunate to be part of the Way In programming which brings services into the school from many community groups including Child and Family Services, Alberta Health Services, Addictions and Mental Health, YMCA, The Family Centre, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kids Up Front, and the Mill Woods Family Resource Centre. These partnerships enable us to support our students and their families academically, socially and emotionally.

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

     

    ‌Dan Knott Leadership allows students to develop their personal leadership skills, develop an understanding of the theory of leadership, and participate in the planning and implementing of whole school events. Students are encouraged to share ideas and to listen to others, and to look back, think and share in meaningful reflection about what it means to be a leader. At all three grade levels, students in Leadership have the opportunity to develop their team building skills, practice conflict resolution strategies, study the characteristics and traits of effective leaders, and work to develop a strong sense of community, both within the school and beyond. At Dan Knott, all students are part of student leadership either as an elective or as part of class challenges through their cross-graded homeroom. We recognize the importance of developing citizenship skills in all of our students.

     

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

     
     
    General Information
     
    Since Dan Knott Junior High School has opened its door there has been a history of excellence in athletics. Our history of excellence is a product of the dedicated efforts of student-athletes, parents, and coaches. An outstanding student body has supported this success.
     
    Dan Knott Junior High School is located within the Knottwood community within the Millwoods area.  It has access to various playing fields and baseball fields. In our back field we also have 8 basketball hoops that students can use after school when there is no gym availability.  
     
    In addition, the school has a large gymnasium that can be subdivided into two smaller units and a north gymnasium so that all types of team sports and instructional groups can be accommodated. Our fitness centre is located in the south wing and it has a full range of equipment for staff and student use.
     
     
     
     
    Philosophy 

    Dan Knott Athletics will provide an opportunity for student-athletes to develop life skills that help them grow into positive and responsible citizens of their community. They will develop their individual athletic ability and teamwork while emphasizing the Dragons Character Virtues of respect, responsibility, fairness, forgiveness, honesty and integrity.

     
    Athletes’ Code of Conduct
    1. It is a privilege and not a right to participate on a Dan Knott Athletic team.
    2. All student-athletes must be prepared to make a serious commitment to the team and their teammates. This includes attendance at all practices, games and other team functions.
    3. Regular classroom attendance and appropriate behavior both inside and outside of the classroom is a priority. Failure to take either of these responsibilities seriously can result in temporary or permanent removal from the team.
    4. All student-athletes will demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to cooperate with all coaching and teaching staff, students, opponents, officials and teammates.
    5. Be proud to be a Dragon!
    6. Uniforms, equipment and facilities must be treated with care and respect. This applies to all situations inside and outside of Dan Knott.
    7. All student-athletes will follow both the Edmonton Public Schools and Dan Knott Codes of Conduct as outlined in the student handbook regarding alcohol, drugs, hazing, bullying, etc. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy and at the discretion of the school administration this type of misbehaviour could result in permanent removal from any or all teams in the Dragons Athletics program.
    Athletes’ Responsibilities
     
    Student-athletes at Dan Knott have a responsibility to demonstrate the qualities of appropriate conduct and good sportsmanship at all times. They must also dedicate themselves to maximizing their performance in all classes by attending classes, completing and submitting all required assignments, writing all exams and tests and making up all work missed. School-generated absences for athletic events will affect each of the above criteria for success.
     

    Student-athletes must accept the responsibility to work closely with each teacher to allow the achievement of personal potential. Athletes’ eligibility to participate in inter-school athletics may be affected by attendance prior to and during the playing season. All athletes will behave in accordance with school and district expectations. All competitions must be conducted with a high standard of courtesy, fair play, and sportsmanship.

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Welcome

 

Dan Knott School is located in southwest Mill Woods. We serve a population of approximately 600 grade seven, eight and nine students and their families. Our students have quite diverse needs and our multiple programming opportunities are designed to meet these. To meet the dynamic needs of our community Dan Knott School is fortunate to be part of the Way In programming which brings services into the school from many community groups including Child and Family Services, Alberta Health Services, Addictions and Mental Health, YMCA, The Family Centre, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kids Up Front, and the Mill Woods Family Resource Centre. These partnerships enable us to support our students and their families academically, socially and emotionally.

Dan Knott also offers a pre-Advanced Placement program for students to help them get ready for Advanced Placement in High School.  To learn more about this program or to get an application form for our pre-AP program, click here.

Principal's Message

Dan Knott is a safe, caring school focused on academics and opportunities. We pride ourselves on being a community of students, parents and partners who share a common philosophy that all students matter. The school code that students and staff live by is one of respect, fairness, honesty, caring, teamwork and responsibility.

Academic achievement is our number one priority and we offer regular programming as well as the Pre Advanced Placement honours program. We believe in a team approach to learning that includes school staff, students, parents and partners working together. Our school also offers students many opportunities to become involved in the life of the school – through lunch hour or after school clubs, through our amazing athletic program and through our student leadership program. We realize the importance of students connecting and being part of the Dan Knott community. I strongly encourage all students to get involved in the life of their school. 

I also believe in student choice and student voice.  It is important that students have a choice in learning what they are passionate about.  Flex Thursdays is all about student choice and student voice.  Visit our school philosophy section to learn more about flex Thursdays at Dan Knott.  

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. The learning environment in our building is enriched with all of us working together. My goal is to ensure that every student that walks through the doors at Dan Knott is welcomed and given every opportunity for success both inside and outside the classroom.

 

Shelley Fenton

Principal