Concert, Dec. 11 - All Welcome!
Please join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 11, in the
Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center for the
annual Johnstown High School Winter Concert.
Tots Drive - Donate Now!
Student Council and Key Club members are teaming up to
ask for donations for "Toys for Tots." Parents who wish
to be involved may send in a donated toy with their high
school student for collection. Donations will be
accepted through December 13.
up Now for JHS Read-a-thon on Dec. 18
Wednesday, December 18, JHS students will have the
opportunity to read for a good cause. The JHS
Read-a-thon is open to all high school students. Money
raised will be used to purchase books and get them into
the hands of parents of new-born children at our local
hospitals, as well as parents of young children
specifically in the Johnstown area. For more information
and to get a sponsor form please see Mr. Thomarie in the
Library or senior Sara Brandow.
Quarter Honor Roll Announced
Click here to see Johnstown High School's High Honor
Roll (90+) and Honor Roll (85 - 89.9) students for the
first quarter. Congratulations!
Sale Fundraiser - Place Your Order by Dec. 4
Band & Chorus students from JHS and Knox, together with
Winter Guard members, will be accepting orders for the
annual Blue Freedom Fruit Sale fundraiser through
December 4. Please see one of these students to order,
for a flyer. Fruit is expected to arrive December 18.
Learning Project on TV
sure to tune in to "WMHT
at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. Johnstown's new
integrated half-day course for seniors, "The
will be one of several innovative Capital District
educational programs highlighted in the broadcast. (Where
to find WMHT on your tv)
Breaks School Record; Will Compete at States
Erica Askew, pictured with her two Sectional Champion
patches, won the 200 yard individual medley and 100
yard breaststroke at the Section 2 Swimming and Diving
Championships at Shenendehowa High School. She also
broke the Johnstown school record of 1:07.57 set by
Betsy Sammons in 1985, with her time of 1:05.89.
Erica’s time also tied the Shenendehowa pool record.
Erica will compete at the New York State Public High
School Athletic Association swimming and diving meet
on Nov. 22 & 23 at Ithaca College.
Class of 2015 Notes
Class of 2015 held a parents' meeting on November 12;
please see the
meeting minutes for important information. Our
biggest community project and fundraiser,
Santa, will take place from 12 - 2 p.m. on December 1.
Any parent who would like to help by volunteering that
day are asked to please contact class advisors Hanz Litz
or Carm Anagnostopulos at 762-4664. Students should sign
up in Mr. Litz' room.
Section II Class B
Congratulations to our Lady Bills Volleyball Team,
winners of the Section II Class B Title for the third
year in a row! Go Johnstown!
Helpful information from the guidance office can be
found by clicking on the "School Counseling" link in the
column on the left side of this page. In addition, the
following issues of our monthly guidance newsletter are also
available to read online:
for the 2013-14
JHS Baronet Yearbook
is available now!
Gold Clothing Sale - Orders & Payment Due by Nov. 5
Purple & Gold Booster Club is currently taking orders
for school spirit apparel! Turn in your
& payment to your physical education teacher by November
5; items will be delivered to school the week of
December 9. Questions? Contact the Johnstown Athletic
Office @ 762-7636.
Wreath Sale November 12 - 25
Members of the Class of 2015 are currently taking orders
for fresh pine wreaths from Goderies Tree Farm.
forms are available here. Junior class members: please
remember that your
tally sheet & all payments must be turned in by
November 25. Wreaths will be available by December 2.
Students Tour UAlbany
Johnstown High School students taking sociology with Mrs.
Cotter and psychology with Mrs. Bagot for college credit
through the University at Albany's University in the High
School Program toured the UAlbany campus on October 31.
While there, they met with representatives from the
admissions and financial aid departments.
of the Week for Oct. 21-25:
Brianne O'Rourke and Meghan LeDoux
have been chosen for the Player of the Week for
Volleyball. During the week of our sectional quarter
final match, both of these seniors greatly impacted the
team with positive energy and tough play in practice and
in our 3-0 victory over Ichabod Crane.
of the Week for Oct. 14-18:
Bobbette, Michaela Brandow, Morganne Dick, Diana
Horning, Sara Kosowicz, Kendra McCoy and Ellen Praught.
October 18 was not only Homecoming, but also Senior Day
for Johnstown Girls Soccer. At our last home game of the
season, we honored seven outstanding young ladies for
their dedication and commitment to the soccer program.
The game was the perfect ending to the soccer careers of
these seven young ladies and confirmation of their
sacrifice and hard work throughout the years. The team
cruised to an 11-0 victory on Friday with a senior
contributing to 9 of the 11 goals. These seven seniors
have experienced adversity and doubt, yet persevered to
once again define success for Johnstown Girls Soccer.
of the Week for Oct. 7-11:
Austin Vogel and Elijah Hill
had a goal and an assist each in our wins against Glens
Falls and loss to Gloversville this week. In the absence
of our goalkeeper, they both turned it up a few notches
and played very well. Elijah is one of our captains and
does a lot of the behind the scenes stuff we all don’t
see. He has worked hard all year trying to get the team
motivated and helping the younger players get better.
Austin stepped his game up this year and is a pleasure
to have on our team.
Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30 - Oct. 4:
Breanna VanValkenburgh and Alexis Livingston.
Congratulations to these senior athletes, who
demonstrate Character, Scholarship, Leadership and
Responsibility on the field and in the classroom.
Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept. 30 - Oct. 4:
Katherine Cummings and Erica Wagner.
Congratulations to both of these athletes, who
demonstrate Character, Scholarship, Leadership and
Responsibility in the pool and in the classroom.
of the Week for Sept. 23-27: Football
Matt Szurek and Steven Forker. Both players have
shown hard work, leadership and the willingness to
improve on and off the field. They are impact players on
both the offensive side and the defensive side.
of the Week for Sept. 23-27:
Zoe Reid is in her third year as a Varsity
Cheerleader. This year she has stepped up to the plate
and taken on a leadership role. She is always willing to
go the extra mile to help out her fellow teammates.
Cassandra Davis is in her first year as a
cheerleader. She has done an amazing job learning all
the cheers and moves. Coach Walker says she can always
count on Cassandra to step into another teammate’s
position at a moments notice and never miss a beat!
Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept. 16-20:
Swatt has really stepped up to be a vital part of our
team and a wonderful role model to the rest of the
athletes. She is a hard worker, constantly looking to
improve and do the best she can on and off the field.
Skylar always balances her personal life, school and
athletics with grace and has her priorities in place.
The team really looks up to her and admires her.
Aaron Alvarez is constantly looking to improve himself
and his team. He is disciplined and an extremely hard
worker. The team admires his self-striving improvement
attitude and really look to him when they want to
improve themselves. He puts 100 percent in what he does;
often times at a meet you will see him studying and
reading text books when he isn't participating or
cheering for his team. He puts a lot of effort in to
balancing everything in his life and does so
Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept.
Berry, a second year player, has won four matches so far
this year at number one singles. With not much tennis
experience, Alexis has been a sponge on the court just
absorbing knowledge. As her confidence grows, Alexis
could have a very successful end to the season.
Victoria Baker is a first year player and has been
playing number three singles all year. For the first
half of the season, she has already won three matches.
Victoria has gotten better at tennis everyday she is on
the court, and, per Coach McGregor, is one of the
hardest working players he has ever had.
Student-Athletes of the Week for Sept. 9-13:
Geleta, a junior, has led the Sir Bills in scoring
seven of the nine matches this season. His calm demeanor
and quiet confidence helped the team get off to a
positive start, and Chris has performed every role a
team's captain should in the most honorable manner.
Richie Lee, also a junior, has placed in the
team's top three positions in six of their nine matches
and tied for team lead last week at Broadalbin-Perth.
This three year starter will be counted on to qualify
for sectionals and help get his teammates to do the
2017 Announces Slate of Officers
Class elections were held for the class of 2017 and the
winners for the 2013-14 school year are as follows:
Chelsea Cirillo as President, Brandon Mraz as Vice
President, Anna Heroth as Secretary, Jack Truckenmiller
as Treasurer, and Laci Nellis for Public Relations.
with Santa & Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 1
JHS Class of 2015 will be hosting Sundaes with Santa and
a Toys for Tots Drive at the high school from noon to 2
p.m. on Sunday, December 1. Please see our
flyer for more information.
Sports - Team Photos & Meet the Coaches Night Nov. 25
photos for winter sports will be taken at 7 p.m. on
Monday, November 25, in the high school gym. This will
be followed by Meet the Coaches Night at 7:30 p.m.;
attendance by athletes and a parent/guardian is
Sports Start Dates
Follow this link to see the
schedule for Winter Sports starting dates.
Mayoral Debate at JHS - Oct. 25
Twelfth-grade students from the Participation in
Government class will host a City of Johnstown mayoral
debate from 10 – 11 a.m. on October 25 in the Johnstown
High School Performing Arts Center. The public is
invited to this event.
Night - Wednesday, Oct. 23
colleges and universities will have representatives
present to speak with students and parents during the
Association College Night from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the FMCC physical education
building. The evening will also include workshops on
choosing a major, college survival tips, and financial
aid planning. Please mark your calendar and plan to join
Guard Tryouts Oct. 24
The Greater Johnstown Winter Guard program will hold
tryouts and training for students in grades 5-12 on
Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the
Warren Street gymnasium. Participants should bring a
water bottle and wear sneakers and dark, comfortable
clothes. Please see the
Winter Guard flyer for more information.
/ Homecoming Activities Announced
Spirit Week will take place Oct. 15-19, with the bonfire
on Thursday evening, a Pep Rally on Friday afternoon and
a Homecoming Dance on Saturday night. The most spirited
seniors will be chosen by faculty for Spirit Court, to
be announced at the Pep Rally. Students attending the
dance on Saturday will choose the King & Queen. All
students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate in
Spirit Days as follows:
Tues., Oct. 15: Professional Day - What I want to be
when I grow up
Wed., Oct. 16: Wacky Tacky Wednesday
Thurs., Oct. 17: Twin Day
Thurs. Oct. 17: Cookout 6:45 p.m., Bonfire
Fri., Oct. 18: Purple & Gold Day
Fri. Oct. 18: Pep Rally 9th period - at the end, students
will be able to Duct Tape the AD for $1 per strip of tape;
proceeds go to Student Council
Fri. Oct. 18: Varsity Football Game 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 19: Homecoming Dance (semi-formal), 7 - 10
p.m., JHS Gym, $8 admission
Attend an athletic event and support our student-athletes.
home & away sports schedule for Homecoming Week for times &
Follow this link to see the
schedule for Fall Sports starting dates
Yearbook supplements have arrived and may be picked up
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, in the
lobby at JHS. This extended-edition was included in the
original price of the yearbook and includes spring
sports, prom and graduation photos. Students who
purchased yearbooks may also pick-up the supplements
from Mrs. Miller in the office after August 8.
Integrated Half-Day Course to be Introduced for
Johnstown High School will offer an integrated half-day
course to seniors
during the 2013-14 school year called "The Learning Project."
Participating students will have an opportunity to earn credit for English, math,
science, Participation in Government and economics, all in
a collaborative, project-based setting.
Real-world learning will be prioritized, with rich field trip
experiences and with technology. College credit for The
Learning Project is being explored.
Additional information can be found in
The Learning Project brochure.
Green Fiber Community Recycling at JHS
The Class of 2015 is participating in the Green Fiber
Community Recycling program. A bin is located at the high
school and all community members may place paper items such
as newspapers, cereal boxes, etc. in the bin for collection.
Please refer to this
list of acceptable bin items.
on February 25, 2013, the front doors at JHS will be locked
and people will need to be buzzed-in.
Students are currently allowed to carry book bags and/or
backpacks to and from class at JHS.
Click on the
"Teacher Pages" link in the column on the left to find
homework assignments and classroom expectations posted
by several JHS teachers.
JHS Bugle Has Its Own Web Site
To read articles
written by the talented and insightful JHS student
newspaper staff, please visit
Through Price Chopper Tools for Schools - Fill Out a New
The Price Chopper Tools for Schools program has begun
for the 2011-12 school year and the JHS PTSA is asking
for your help. Price Chopper is requiring a new
registration form to be filled out and we are asking you
please print out this form and fill it in with your
Price Chopper Card Number (and the number for anyone
else you know who may want to help us). This will NOT
affect your gas reward points--actually, you will have a
chance to win one of four $20 gas cards between
September and March. Please help - we use these free
points from Price Chopper to buy supplies and equipment
STOP and Pick Up a Book at Johnstown High School’s
in Mrs. Bacon’s World Literature class have established
Johnstown High School as a BookCrossing zone. The World
Literature class has partnered with School Librarian Dylan
Thomarie, to register Johnstown High School’s library as a
zone for people to acquire traveling books.
The idea behind BookCrossing is to read a book, register it
www.bookcrossing.com, journal a review of the book, and
then release the book anywhere for others to enjoy.
Sometimes books are left in coffee shops, on park benches,
or stationary places such as Johnstown High School.
(Find out more)
Earning College Credit at Johnstown High
There are three ways to earn college credits for courses
while attending Johnstown High School: advanced placement
courses, University in the High School and early admission to
FMCC. Contact the guidance office for more information.
District Homepage For District-Wide News
Information of importance to all schools in the district
(i.e., stranger-danger tips, health and safety
etc.) is posted to the district homepage of the GJSD Web
site. When checking your individual school’s page, please
remember to check the district homepage, as well.
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