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March, 2016

Apply Now for Next Year! Student IT Group

Apply Now for Next Year! Student IT Group

The IT Department is looking for students to join a new Student IT Group for the 16-17 school year!  You must be attending Johnstown High School next year to apply.  See poster below for more details.

Are you interested?  Fill out the online application by April 22nd by clicking on this link.

After the application deadline, we will select finalists and schedule interviews.

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Cinderella the Musical Live at JHS

Cinderella the Musical Live at JHS

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There’s magic to be held at Johnstown High School’s stunning production of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Cinderella this Friday and Saturday (April 1 & 2) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (April 3) at 2:00 p.m.

Price Topher and EllaThe beloved musical was given a new book in 2013 and yet remains at its foundation a bit of fairy-tale magic with a vibrant score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Performing the role of Ella is Emma Crouse, balancing just the right amount of sweetness with irony. She explores the recesses of Ella’s imagination to shelter herself against a cruel world in her signature song, “In My Own Little Corner.” Her chemistry with Kyle Polidore as Prince Topher treads a poignant edge between innocence and burgeoning romance, captured touchingly in their duet, “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful.”  Polidore plays the prince with a boyish optimism who falls for Ella less for her physical charms than for her charitable spirit and kindness.

stepmother and stepsistersAs the vain and frivolous stepmother Victoria Fish plies her comedic skills, along with Aurora LaTourrette and Sarah Martelle as the woeful stepsisters. LaTourette is brassy, especially in “The Stepsister’s Lament” and Martelle gives us a conscientious girl pining for Jean-Michel, a nerdy social crusader acted by Gabe Cole.

Carl Parslow plays the devious and manipulative regent Sebastian, who tricks the naïve prince into signing bills that repress and rob his people. fairy godmother consoles cinderellaMia Franko benevolently embodies the role of Marie, the forest beggar woman who turns out to be Ella’s fairy godmother, with her solo, “There’s Music in You”.

Noted songs as “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Impossible” and “The Prince is Giving a Ball” highlight the talents of Samuel Miller, Hunter Hill, Steve Camarra, Alexia Brunetto, Grace Michienzi, Heidi Chamberlain, Katie Ammann, Meghan Baldwin, Julia Airey, Lillian Nevins, Jordyn Stoutner, Rachel Lee, Emily Barker, and Gina Franko.

actors performing on stageThe production is directed by Michael S Burnett, music direction – Cynthia Wood, choreography – Ashley Polidore, Mia Franko, Cindy Wood, costume coordinator – Darlene D’Onofrio, costume alterations – Diane Dillenbeck.

Stage Crew members are Julia Bevington (Stage Manager), Alexandra VanAernam (Lighting), Maddie Willett (Sound), Angela Wolff and Taylor Darling (Follow spots) and Deesha Mohan (Properties).

Band members include Sophia Hayes – piano, Ciara Solby – clarinet, Katt Cummings – alto sax, Alex Pratt – trumpet, Ashley Ackernecht – flute, Isaac Smith – trombone, Mike Tuttle – Bass, Zach Hayes and August D’Amore – percussion.

Tickets are available at the door, $10 adults and $5 students.

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Glebe Street Authors’ Night

Glebe Street Authors’ Night

Glebe Street student authors shared their own short stories, poems and Google slides at the first annual Authors’ Night on March 21st. Students walked the red carpet, got their picture taken, and were treated to a reception before the big event. Thank you to our student authors and volunteers!

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“New” Stories Found at Book Swap

“New” Stories Found at Book Swap

As part of Parents as Reading Partners, Glebe students had the opportunity to bring in one or two books between March 1 to 17, then swap them for a book of their choice during lunch last week.  The students were thrilled to trade out their old books for new-to-them stories!

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Much More Chill Performs at Glebe

Much More Chill Performs at Glebe

Students at Glebe Street Elementary were surprised by a concert on March 23 by SUNY Fredonia’s premiere all-male a cappella group “Much More Chill!”

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Slime Time for Warren Teachers

Slime Time for Warren Teachers

As part of an Accelerated Reader challenge, fifth grade teacher Mr. Frenyea and fourth grade teacher Mrs. Ringer were recently SLIMED by a group of Warren students!!! Thank you for being such good sports!

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Elementary Students Preview JHS Spring Musical Cinderella

Elementary Students Preview JHS Spring Musical Cinderella

Glebe and Warren students were treated to a preview of the JHS spring musical “Cinderella” on March 23. The elementary students visited the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center to see the high school cast perform live on stage.

Public performances will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, as well as a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 3, in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center.

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Pleasant Students Charmed by Cinderella

Pleasant Students Charmed by Cinderella

Pleasant Avenue students were treated to a preview of the JHS spring musical “Cinderella” by the high school cast. Public performances will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, as well as a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 3, in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. The Pleasant students were engaged in the performance and enjoyed some Cinderella trivia as well.

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JHS National Honor Society Inducts 22

JHS National Honor Society Inducts 22

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Twenty-two students from Johnstown High School were inducted as member of the William A. Wright Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school on Wednesday, March 16.

Members were selected by the Faculty Council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Students inducted were Jacob Billa, Michael Brown, Chelsea Cirillo, Raina Danylak, Trevor Day, Taylor Griffith, Anna Heroth, Jordan Herron, Sarah Martelle, Grace Michienzi, Brandon Mraz, Aylene Newman, Robert Osborne, Alexander Pratt, Hannah Putman, Jordan Rose, Lindsey Salamack,Chloe Salisbury, Molly Sear, Tia Thompson, Jack Truckenmiller, and Casey VanValkenburgh.

Steve Camarra, president of the NHS, served as Master of Ceremony, while other officers and members, Erica Wagner, Logan Brandt, Ciara Solby, and Lauren Adams gave speeches on the four tenets of the society.  Senior members Victoria Fish and Mia Franko also participated in the formal presentations.  NHS members honored their parents for their support and guidance and presented them with a rose.  They also honored JHS psychologist Dr. Michael Frasier (“Doc”), for his encouragement and compassion for everyone in the building.  He was presented gifts.

After the ceremony guests and members enjoyed cake and punch at a reception in the lobby.

The National Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for high school students.  Chapters exist in more than 60 percent of the nation’s high schools and since 1941 millions of students have been selected for membership.  Millions of dollars in scholarships have been awarded to senior members since 1945 by the sponsoring organization, The National Association of Secondary School Principal’s (NASSP).

 

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CSI: Freshmen Academy

CSI: Freshmen Academy

Students in Freshmen Academy are currently learning about DNA and how it is used to assist in solving crimes. Officer Eric Johnson from the Johnstown Police Department came to visit and shared with students how crime scenes are treated. He was able to provide them with information about the technologies used when scenes are processed by officers.  The students are now assuming the roles of creative writers such as in shows like CSI. They will be creating their own realistic fiction stories that include how DNA is collected and used to solve crimes.

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