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December, 2015

NYOH Donation in Honor of Knox Teacher

NYOH Donation in Honor of Knox Teacher

DSC_0580When Knox students learned early in the school year that teacher Becky Hart had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be undergoing treatment, they wanted to show their support for her and others fighting the disease.

Aided by the PTSA, they sold  pink “GJSD Has Hart” magnets (many of which were used to decorate their lockers) and sold pink “GJSD Strong” bracelets and special t-shirts that are often spotted being worn around the district. The modified football team also played a special “Pink Out” game on Knox Field during October, with players sporting bright pink socks. In all, over $500 was raised.

Noticing that other patients at New York Oncology Hematology were in need, Mrs. Hart asked that the students consider donating the money, in the form of gift cards for gas and groceries,  to the NYOH Riverfront Center where she received treatment.

During a holiday assembly on December 23, with Mrs. Hart on hand to share in the moment, students proudly presented the gift cards to NYOH physician Dr. Karen Tedesco and office manager Karen Diamond, together with nearly 50 heart-shaped pillows sewn by students in Life Sciences classes, and encouraging notes to be delivered to patients at NYOH.

In addition to Mrs. Hart, fellow Knox staff members and survivors Rebecca Wager and Ann Blackwood were also recognized at the assembly.

Thank you Knox students, staff and community for your thoughtfulness and support!

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Fourth Grade Hosts Ugly Sweaters Contest

Fourth Grade Hosts Ugly Sweaters Contest

Warren Street’s fourth graders held their first “Ugly Sweater Contest” on Wednesday, December 23.  Nearly half the grade level came all decked out, and the creativity was wonderful!  The competition was challenging to judge with all of the incredible talent, but our judges (Mrs. Lent, Mr. Kraemer, Mrs. Swartwout and Mr. Westman) finally narrowed it down to four winners.

The fourth grade teachers would like to thank our judges and all of the students and parents who got into the festive spirit! Happy Holidays!

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Productions Systems Class Builds Podiums

Productions Systems Class Builds Podiums

The Productions Systems Class at Johnstown High School recently completed its class project. The class designed and built table top podiums for all of the high school departments. A total of 18 podiums were produced by the students in the class, taught by Mr Savoie. The students learned about design, estimating materials, and the production process of a product from start to finish!

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CPA Visits Glebe Math Club

CPA Visits Glebe Math Club

Johnstown High School graduate Ellen Robinson visited the Glebe Street Math Club recently to tell the students about her occupation.  Ellen is a Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Ernst & Young in Zurich, Switzerland. She spoke with the students about the auditing field of accounting. The students were given an example of what their own financial statements might look like, including an X-box, bike, and piggy bank for assets! The students enjoyed learning what an auditor does and hearing about the interesting places that Ellen has worked and traveled.

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Top AR Classes Earn Craft & Cookie Party

Top AR Classes Earn Craft & Cookie Party

Mrs. Hartlieb’s, Mrs. Ringer’s and Mr. Frenyea’s classes earned a holiday cookie decorating and craft party for having read the most in Accelerated Reader this month.

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Warren St. Class Duct Tapes the Principal

Warren St. Class Duct Tapes the Principal

Students in Mrs. Paul’s learning center at Warren Street earned enough Strive for Five bucks to purchase the right to duct tape the principal. They earned the $1,400 Strive for Five bucks needed by being respectful, being leaders, following directions, and demonstrating responsibility.

On December 22, the students enjoyed the fruits of their labor by securely taping Mrs. Lent to a classroom door!

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Pleasant Students Enjoy JHS Concert

Pleasant Students Enjoy JHS Concert

Pleasant Avenue students were treated today to a lovely holiday musical performance  at Johnstown High School.  The kindergarteners and first graders enjoyed the talents of the high school musicians. It was a great experience for all involved.

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Third Graders Helping Animal Shelter

Third Graders Helping Animal Shelter

The third graders at Glebe Street School have been getting into the holiday spirit by learning about community service.  Throughout the month of December, they have been collecting dog food, treats, toys and other items to donate to the Regional Animal Shelter in Gloversville.  Mrs. Haverly from the shelter visited the students and spoke to them about the needs of the shelter and what it means to be a volunteer.  They learned that even a child can make a difference in his/her community!  Students will continue to accept donations until December 23.

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Sweet Treat for Students of the Month

Sweet Treat for Students of the Month

Congrats to the students of the month in second and third grade! They enjoyed dessert with the principal today for being respectful, responsible, safe, and ready to learn each and every day last month. Students of the Month were also recognized at the morning program assembly last week.

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Game Jam at JHS

Game Jam at JHS

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JHS Game Jam is an opportunity for students in the Gaming & Coding class to build their portfolio by making a playable video game from scratch. They start with an idea and then code all day until the deadline – at which point they should have a playable game.The JHS Game Jam on Saturday, December 5, ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the maze style game dominated this year’s creations.

The games are now public for anyone to play and you can check them all out at: http://www.libraryjhs.com/game-jam-dec15.html

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