KNOE partners with Monroe City Schools to broadcast lessons for students

Published: Apr. 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM CDT
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To get the channel, you have to attach a TV antenna to your TV and rescan for new over the air TV channels. If you are using a directional antenna, point it toward the KNOE studio from your location.

KNOE (Gray Television, Inc.), in partnership with Monroe City Schools, is offering its broadcast facility and over-the-air signal to support continued at-home learning and provide greater access to educational resources. Monroe City Schools comprises of 19 schools serving 8,500 students.

KNOE 8 News will air lessons prepared by the district’s teacher on the station’s sub-channel KCWL 24.2.

Beginning Monday, April 20th, the daily broadcast schedule will include activities and resources for Pre-K through 6th grade. “The resources are aligned to the same standards and assessments that our students would normally be working on at this point of the school year,” said Monroe City Schools Superintendent Brent Vidrine. The lessons focus on English, math, science, and social studies.

Monroe City Schools has also prepared take-home packets with materials. The district is also providing Chromebooks to students for online access to instructional material for the student. The school district is also communicating with parents and students through the Remind app, school/district website, weekly Zoom schedule from the school with teachers along with Google Classroom for instructional activities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forever impacted our lives,” said Laura Long, KNOE VP, and General Manager. Long said, “We are in this together, and that’s why it’s KNOE’s responsibility and mission to step up and help our younger generation get through this unprecedented time by giving every child the access to keep learning.”

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00 - 8:20a / Story Time
  • 8:20 - 8:40a / PreK – Reading
  • 8:40 - 9:00a / PreK – Math
  • 9:00 - 9:20a / K – Reading
  • 9:20 - 9:40a / K – Math
  • 9:40- 10:00a / 1st – Reading
  • 10:00-10:20a / 1st – Math
  • 10:20-10:40a / 2nd – Reading
  • 10:40-11:00a / 2nd – Math
  • 11:00-11:20a / 3rd – ELA
  • 11:20-11:40a / 3rd – Math
  • 11:40a-12:00p / 4th – ELA
  • 12:00-12:20p / 4th – Math
  • 12:20-12:40p / 5th – ELA
  • 12:40-1:00p / 5th – Math
  • 1:00 - 1:20p / 6th – ELA
  • 1:20 - 2:40p / 6th – Math
  • 2:40 - 3:00p / Science
  • 3:00 - 3:20p / Social Studies
  • 3:20 - 4:00p / Arts (Music, Art, Theater, etc.)
  • 4:00p / Start Second Loop

Monroe City Schools is also making sure its students have access to healthy meals. The district is providing meals at eight school sites, Monday-Friday, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The locations are Wossman High School, Carroll Junior High, Shelling Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Berg Jones Elementary, Madison Foster Elementary, and Barkdull Faulk Elementary.

Vidrine said, “I’m proud of the staff, students, and community partners like KNOE 8 News for rising to meet the needs of our students. I know that we will persevere through this difficult time together."