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Meet the Coaches Night March 26

All spring sport athletes, from Modified – Varsity levels, must attend.  All athletes must be accompanied by his/her guardian.

We will start with pictures for the high school teams only at 6:45 p.m., followed by Meet the Coaches Night at 7:15 p.m.

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JHS Musical March 23, 24 & 25

JHS Musical March 23, 24 & 25

cast and crew pose on stage for group shot

There’s comedy this weekend. Stephen Sondheim’s 1962 Broadway smash “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” plays at Johnstown High School this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sondheim’s score – filled with exquisite ballads (“Love, I Hear”), cunning commentaries (“Everybody Ought to Have a Maid”), and a perfect opening number (“Comedy Tonight”) is balance by its vaudeville style and witty buffoonery.

The plot is as old as the seven hills of Rome: Scheming slave Pseudolus wants his freedom in return for uniting his master’s son, Hero, with his true love, Philia. However, this being a farce, there are a lot of complications, including a house of ill repute, a Roman soldier who has been promised Philia as his bride, Hero’s parents (who won’t stay out of town as expected), a next-door neighbor (who also won’t stay out of town as expected), and Hysterium, a slave who attempts to solve all of these problems, only ending up at the center of chaos.

Hunter Hill plays the wily Pseudolus, the mischievous trickster who will stop at nothing to make his dream of freedom a reality in “Free.”  With his dynamic voice and wacky antics, Hill leads this strong cast in a series of farcical schemes and comic exploits.

four characters hold fingers to lips in "shushing" motionThe secondary characters delight and amaze. Jeff Salatel brings to life the befuddled Senex with aplomb in “Impossible,” juxtaposed with Katie Ammann as his shrewish wife Domina, who delights with “That Dirty Old Man.” Cameron Polidore and Rachel Lee as the young lovers Hero and Philia, are splendid in “Lovely.” Polidore exudes naivety with a quirky enthusiasm, while Lee delivers a plucky, but absent-minded portrayal. Jacob Frenyea dons a proper “pillar of virtue” persona as Hysterium, the head house slave. His worrisome tendencies are exposed in the hysterical “I’m Calm.”

And the show allows a bunch of scene-stealing supporting players to get time in the spotlight, including Zack Hayes as the gullible and senile neighbor Erronius, Conner Edel as the self-indulgent swaggering captain Miles Gloriosus, Jordyn Stoutner as Marcus Lycus, the greedy, yet cowardly courtesan merchant, and Julia Airey, Anna Crouse and Alex Shepherd as the ever useful Proteans.

The ensemble consists of the alluring courtesans: Emily Barker, Madison Collins, Gina Franko, Emily Long, Hannah Kosiba and Bella Collar, with Anastasija Morse and Isabella Dittmer as Eunuchs.

four students in costume, three are holding up one pretending to faintThe production is directed by Michael S Burnett; music direction – Cynthia Fiorenza; choreography – Wood and Emily Barker; costume coordinator – Darlene D’Onofrio; costume designer – Diane Dillenbeck; costume assistant – Pam Baran; tickets- Linda Panthen; and set design and technical director – Burnett.

Stage Crew members are: Maddie Willett (Sound), Cece Radalin (Stage Manager), Emily Wheelis (Lighting), Jillian Martelle and Grace Osborne (Follow spots), Katie Diener (Curtain), Alexx Fountain and Emily Dingman (Stage Assistants).

Band members include: Alison Wallace – piano, Lillian Nevins – flute, August D’Amore – percussion, Morgan Hotaling – trumpet, Emily Gelman – tenor sax, Cece D’Amore – trombone, Ava Trimarchi – clarinet, Michael Bevington – bass.

Tickets are available at the door, $12 adults and $8 students.

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Johnstown Track & Field Apparel Sale

Johnstown’s track & field program is running an apparel sale fundraiser through March 21st, offering gear that can be seen, ordered, and paid for online. Access the online store at this link:


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Fundraiser: 8 Pin-No Tap Bowling April 21

The Sir Bills lacrosse team is hosting their second Annual 8 Pin-No Tap Bowling Fundraiser.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m. at Perry Lanes. Teams will be made up of four or five bowlers at a cost of $15 per person.

Complete this sign up form ASAP (as spots fill up quickly) and deliver to Coach Scott Petrie or Joyel Richardson (518) 332-1152. Money Due by April 13th.

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JHS PTSA Officer Openings for 2018-19

The Executive Committee of the Johnstown High School PTSA will have several Officer openings for the 2018-2019 School Year and we need your help to fill them.

All positions (President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary) will be vacated as many of the current Officers have students that are graduating or have fulfilled their 2 year commitment.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, April 9th. Please contact any member of the JHS PTSA Executive Committee should you have any questions or want to submit your name for consideration. You can also send a nomination note to JHS Main Office to the attention of the PTSA.

Elections will take place at the JHS PTSA meeting in May (Date TBA due to conflict) in the JHS Small Cafeteria.

If you are a PTSA member and would like to vote, we will have the website updated with a scheduled date determined at our April meeting. Please check the website for the new date.

Note:  you must be present to vote. (Voting by phone or proxy is prohibited under PTSA rules.) You must be a PTSA member to nominate or be nominated for an Officer position.

The newly elected Officers will participate in the JHS PTSA meetings starting in June 2018 and taking official office effective July 1st.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference and assist the PTSA and students of the Johnstown High School community.

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Foothills All Stars Winter 2018

Foothills All Stars Winter 2018

group photo of students on stage in lecture hall

Girls Basketball

  • Anna Lee- Honorable Mention

Boys Basketball

  • Matthew Boyle – Third Team

Alpine Ski

  • Emily Fleming – First Team and Member of the Section 2 All State Team


  • Ethan Hadcock – First Team
  • Andrew Sitterly – First Team
  • Garrett Way – Second Team and Member of the Section 2 All State Team
  • Hunter Meher – Second Team
  • Mickey Winton – Second Team
  • Samuel Miller – Sportsmanship Award


  • Na’jon Subik – FIrst Team WAC Conference

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Wilson Selected for Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Wilson Selected for Scholar-Athlete Dinner

Coach Hall & Adam Wilson with plaqueJHS senior Adam Wilson has been selected to represent Johnstown High School and the Sir Bills football program for the 30th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner hosted by the Capital District Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

The purpose of the Chapter’s National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame awards dinner is to honor the top young high school and college Scholar-Athletes in the Capital District, bringing recognition to young men who have excelled on the playing field, in their classrooms, and in their communities.

Wilson was accompanied by family members and JHS head football coach Tyler Hall for the awards dinner on March 5, 2018 at Albany’s Radisson Turf Inn.


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District-Wide Volleyball Winners 2018

District-Wide Volleyball Winners 2018

winning student volleyball team poses in the gym

Student Volleyball Champs

JHS Student Council would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the fifth Annual Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, March 8.

Specifically, thank you to the entire building and grounds department, especially those crews at JHS and Warren Street, for working so hard to make everything happen. They are the true MVPs here and deserve a standing ovation! Also, thanks should be given to the over 50 students who either donated concessions or time to the planning and running of the tournament. These JHS students are the product of our district, and for the fifth year in a row they were awesome.

staff volleyball champs

Staff Volleyball Champs

Congratulations also go the teams who won: student team “I’d Hit That” and staff team “Highly Effective.” They took home the coveted t-shirts – well done!

We also raised over $100 for the backpack program through the sale of “Js”, so thank you to everyone who donated!


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Free Spaghetti Dinner for JHS Families

UFO (Understanding for Others) with Heart invites all JHS students and their families for a FREE Spaghetti Dinner and Community Agency Night on March 22, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the high school large cafeteria.  Come have dinner with us and meet the different organizations in Johnstown that help families.

Donations of spaghetti pasta and sauce are welcome.  Please bring any donations to the JHS Main Office.

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Johnstown Baseball Apparel Sale

Johnstown’s baseball program is running an apparel sale fundraiser through March 16th.  The apparel can be seen, ordered, and paid for online. A percentage of the sale proceeds will go directly to the Sir Bills athletic account to benefit our baseball team.

The link to access the online store is:

All apparel that is ordered will be delivered by the week of April 11th at the very latest.

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