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February, 2016

JHS Student Selected to NYSBDA Honor Concert Band

The Greater Johnstown School District Music Department is proud to announce the selection of Ciara Solby to the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) High School Honor Concert Band.  This highly selective group will rehearse during the 35th Annual NYSBDA Symposium in Syracuse, NY,  March 4-6, culminating with a concert on March 6.  This is the second year in a row that Ciara has been chosen for this honor.

Ciara was selected based on her audition at the Spring NYSSMA Solo Festival held in Queensbury last May.  A clarinet player since fifth grade, she flawlessly performed Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie at the All State level, the most challenging level of performance.

Over 350 students from school districts across New York State applied for the Honor Band.  From these applications, 117 students were selected to participate in the Honor Band, with 22 students designated as alternates.

Ciara toured Europe this past summer with American Music Abroad, spending two weeks performing at various venues throughout France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria.  Ciara studies privately with Stephanie Boice, of Boice’s Woodwind Studio in Hagaman.  She also performs with the Mohawk Valley Chamber Groups and Wind Ensemble.

This past November, Ciara was selected for the NYSSMA Zone 4 Area All State Band in Little Falls.  She plans on studying clarinet performance in college, in preparation for a career in music. Ciara has auditioned at Fredonia School of Music, Ithaca College School of Music, The Crane School of Music (Potsdam), and the Bard Conservatory (Annandale, NY).

Ciara is the daughter of Richard and Stacey Solby of Johnstown.

 

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Winterguard Ranked in Top 10; Home Show March 12

Congratulations to Johnstown High School’s varsity Winterguard team! In the South Brunswick, New Jersey WGI Regional competition they placed second in finals out of 23 guards in the Scholastic A class. They are currently ranked 10th in the world!

Johnstown’s guard will be hosting its annual Artistry in Motion Home Show in the Johnstown High School gymnasium on Saturday, March 12.

 

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Limo Ride & Pizza Lunch for Top Six Sellers

Limo Ride & Pizza Lunch for Top Six Sellers

Pleasant Avenue’s six top sellers from the JEPTA fall fundraiser were treated to a limo trip and pizza lunch on Thursday. The were amazed by the fancy limousine and  enjoyed their fill of pizza. It was a great experience for all of them! Congratulations to Lila Malatino, Adam Wieczenski, Anthony Cristiano, Brok Duesler, Peyton Schuyler and Luis Baez!

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Spring Sports Make-Up Physicals March 2

Spring Sport make-up physicals will be offered on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in the JHS nurse’s office and 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. in the Knox Junior High nurse’s office.

If you plan on playing a spring sport and you need a physical please see Mrs. Ellsworth for sign-ups for make-up physicals.

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Johnstown v Gloversville Staff Basketball Game

The Johnstown High School PTA is hosting a fundraiser basketball game between Johnstown and Gloversville school staff members at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 29 in the Johnstown High School gym. Spectator admission is $3/person and proceeds will be shared by the two schools.

Come out and support our Johnstown staff as they battle it out on the ball court!

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Second Quarter Achievements Recognized

Second Quarter Achievements Recognized

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Recognition of second quarter academic achievement was celebrated during an assembly in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 24.

The names of all JHS students who earned honor/high honor roll distinction for the second quarter were read out loud and they were invited to pick up their certificates and a special treat from Mr. Hale and Mrs. Cotter during Enrichment on Thursday in the main lobby. Their names were also placed in a drawing to win the Student Council Award – a $100 Amazon gift card. Students who achieve Honor Roll status for three quarters during the 2015-16 school year will have their names entered in a drawing for a large prize at the end of the year.

Ben Lake was the winner of the Student Council Award – a $100 Amazon gift card.

Curtis Bartlett received the Freshman Award, given to a freshman who has shown improvement in effort and attitude.

Gino Young, Corey Germain and Brandon Snell received the Principal’s Award, given to students who have shown significant growth in their academics.

Students of the Quarter were recognized with Certificates:

  • Art – Hannah Mellis
  • Social Studies – Christian Germany
  • Technology – David Malagisi
  • Music – Ciara Solby
  • Math – Charlie Osborne
  • Foreign Language – Rachel Lee
  • Science – Taylor Griffith
  • English – Emily Barker
  • Career & Tech Center – Noah Weiderman
  • Physical Education – Molly Morrison
  • Business – Ariana Snell
  • Health – Kayla Wesley

High Honor Roll – 90% + average, with no grade below 65%

  • Seventh Grade – Brandon Eiss
  • Eighth Grade – Caroline Beck, Shakeera Myers, Abigail Rodecker
  • Ninth Grade – Kacie Adams, Zoe Bartholomew, Allyson Brandow, Mark Cwiakala, Augustus D’Amore, Madison Etherton, Grace Fitzgerald, Sophia Frenyea, Abigail Gottung, Brooke Grace, Nolan Hayes, Alexis Houser, Colby Kaczor, Emma Kilmer, Tyler Kortz, Molly Lake, Rachel Lee, Julian Martes, Lillian Nevins, Victor Orsell, Zoe Petrie, Alexander Quillan, Altreyvious Stover, Jenna Thompson, Brady Vanaernam Taylor Vose, Olivia Weiderman, Emily Wheelis, Lindsay Yesse
  • Tenth Grade – Abigail Baker, Victoria Baker, Emily Barker, Jessi Beauregard, Kerry Blackwood, Patrick Blake, Heidi Chamberlain, Emily Clizbe, Christian Germany, Hunter Hill, Candace Kelly, Benjamin Lake, Abigail Levin, Jillian Martelle, Hannah Mellis, Emily Miles, Josephine Mowrey, Emma Rizzo, Ashley Ruehle, Julia Sarullo, Christian Solby, Sara Stortecky, Alison Trajlinek, Sandra Trueworthy, Kayla Wesley, Maddie Willett, Adam Wilson, Lauryn Wilson
  • Eleventh Grade – Nathan Ackerknecht, Mallory Baldwin, Lindsay Blackwell, Michael Brown, Chelsea Cirillo, Katherine Cummings, Raina Danylak, Mallory Defrancis, Claire Hayes, Anna Heroth, Jordan Herron, Daniel Jarabek, Sarah Martelle, Nateesha Mcclarren, Cecelia Mowrey, Brandon Mraz, Laci Nellis, Aylene Newman, Madisyn Orsell, Robert Osborne, Jacob Petrie, Alexander Pratt, Hannah Putman, Chloe Salisbury, Laura Scharpou, Molly Sear, Tyler Spaid, Patrick Sprouse, Ryan Stegel, Tia Thompson, Jack Truckenmiller, Casey Vanvalkenburgh, Samantha Wright
  • Twelfth Grade – Victoria Baker, Jonathan Bearden, Samuel Bobbette, Logan Brandt, Colin Bump, Jacob Cerasuolo, Mattie Clough, Emma Crouse, Trevor Day, Theadora Dingmon, Miranda Ernst, Adam Ferrari, John Fitzgerald, Mia Franko, Courteney Hill, Tanner Hlozansky, Reily Kotwasinski, Aurora Latourrette, Miranda Loucks, Kaeleigh Lozier, Jacob Morgan, Molly Morrison, Priya Moudgil, Raymond Nellis, Allison O’Connell, Kaitlyn Pica, Lindsey Salamack, Joseph Salatel, Cassandra Saltsman, Felicia Smith, Ciara Solby, Alexandra Vanaernam, Erica Wagner, Whitney Western

Honor Roll – 85% – 89.9% average, with no grade below 65%

  • Ninth Grade – Benjamin Blackford, Noah Bowne, Matthew Boyle, Sydney Bruce, Sydney Darling, Conner Diviyak, Janay Douglas, Joseph Matthews, Shaelyn Oathout, Alan Peck, William Phillips, Taylor Small, Bracie Vose, Maggiejean Waddle, Ethan Wager
  • Tenth Grade – Julia Airey, Hannah Ball, Schuyler Claes, Ryan Crooker, Abby Davis, William Dickson, Alexys Hutchins, Griffin Klena, David Malagisi, Christopher O’Connor, Benjamin Poitras, Matthew Salamack, Alex Thiessen, Peter Vandenburgh, Jesse Vannostrand, Hailey Vidulich
  • Eleventh Grade – Ashley Ackernecht, Jarrett Anderson, Jacob Billa, Nicholas Delmedico, Lyndsey Fiore, Nicholas Frasier, Brittany Freese, Emma Gottung, Kassandra King, Brandon Laboy, ,Derek Lee, Samuel Mcinnis, Grace Michienzi, Tatyana Rosario, Jordan Rose, Benjamin Russo, Aareanna Snell, Ariana Snell, Jordan Spaid, Christopher Vanhoesen, Benjamin Wager, Kaila Young
  • Twelfth Grade – Lauren Adams, Kevin Bentley, Salena Bleyl, Alexia Brunetto, Stephen Camarra, Jaclyn Claburn, Alexis Darling, Emily Day, Taylor Hill, Alexander Lawrence, Lukas Levin, Sadja Montesir, Zachary Morton, Sean Neuls, Zachary Sitterly, Trevor Sweet, Haylee Vanvalkenburgh, Jamal Vazquez, Peter Wilson III

 

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Johnstown Nursing Staff Keep Up to Date

Johnstown Nursing Staff Keep Up to Date

During an afternoon of Professional Development on February 23, Johnstown School District nursing personnel Marilyn Fariello (Pleasant), Deb Ruggeri (Glebe), Kathy Salls (Warren), Bobbie Jo Senzio (Knox), Stephanie Ellsworth (JHS) and Dianna Periard (Floater), worked on CPR with instructors Julie Popp and Kristy Lynch. The nurses do a wonderful job with Johnstown students and staff!

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You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail

Students in Mrs. Meashaw’s and Ms. Collins’ fourth grade classrooms heard about the mail program at Pleasant Avenue School.  They decided to use the Pleasant Avenue address directory and write some good old “snail mail.”  The fourth graders chose former teachers, siblings, cousins and even the new principal to write friendly letters to.  The class will be sending the letters to Pleasant Ave. later this week.

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Glebe’s Got TALENT!

Glebe’s Got TALENT!

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Glebe Street performers Elliot Haverly, Travis Tallon, Kaiden Heroth, Emma Buttler, Yesenia-May Crisafulli, Lindsay Sweet, Maria Ganzharina, Ayla Naselli, David Bornt, Becky Sear, Abigail Ward, Andrew Hemstreet, Oliver Tomchick, Jacob Maas, Chloe Parillo, Cameron Pigott, Madison Kollar and Natalie Williams proved Glebe’s got TALENT!  A big thanks to MC Mr. Ammann and organizers Mr. Ritter, Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Ammann. Hats off to all of the performers who stepped onto the stage and into the spotlight on February 23 for our Glebe’s Got Talent Show held at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center!

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Students Create New Strive For Five Videos

Students Create New Strive For Five Videos

Sixth graders worked very hard recently to create “Respect” and “Self Control” videos, doing everything from storyboarding each one to filming them. Respect and Self Control are two of the important “Strive for Five” qualities that are encouraged both in and out of the classroom at Warren Street School. In addition to Respect and Self Control, the Strive for Five qualities include: leadership, cooperation and responsibility. We hope you enjoy these student-created videos!

link to Respect Video

Respect Movie

link to Self-Control video

Self Control Movie

In case you missed it and would like to see it now, our students also created a Leadership Video (another Strive for Five quality), earlier in the school year.

 

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