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Winter Concerts Scheduled for Dec. 13, 14 & 20

All are welcome to come enjoy the following Winter Concert events, featuring performances by our student  choral and instrumental groups:

  • Johnstown High School Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 13
  • Knox Junior High School Winter Concert, Thursday, December 14
  • Warren Street Elementary Winter Concert, Wednesday, December 20

Shows begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center.

This is no charge for admission, however, we are collecting for the local food pantry and the donation of a non-perishable food item \would be greatly appreciated. Collection boxes will be set up in the lobby.

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Storybook Writing Contest Winners

Storybook Writing Contest Winners

As part of an annual contest sponsored by The Friends of the Johnstown Public Library, Knox seventh graders were challenged last year to create storybooks for children aged three to seven. This year, as eighth graders, the contest winners were invited to read those books to an audience of preschoolers at the library.

Congratulations to the following Knox students, whose entries were selected based on the originality of the story, its appeal to children, and the creativity of the illustrations:

  • First Place Tie
    • Konner Mancini for “The Bunny Named Pickle”
    • Kevin Rankins-Bloom for “The Adventures of Pengie and Jack”
  • Second Place
    • Larkin Sardella for “Jimmy’s Big Fight”
  • Third Place
    • Alex Cwiakala for “Paul the Porcupine Finds Friends”
  • Fourth Place
    • Peyton Bush for “The Spell”
  • Honorable Mention
    • Madison King for “Jake’s Socks”

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Knox News December 2017

Knox News December 2017

The December 2017 Knox News in PDF format is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.


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Congratulations to our student of the week winners for the first quarter!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday SeasonImportant Dates to Remember:

  • Dec. 1-Knox Talent Show
  • Dec. 8-PTSA Semi-Formal Dance 7:00-9:00pm
  • Dec. 14-Knox Winter Concert 7:00pm
  • Dec. 21-PTSA mtg. 6:30pm Knox library
  • Dec. 25-Jan. 1-Holiday Recess-SCHOOL IS CLOSED
  • Jan. 8-Martin Luther King Day Observed-SCHOOL IS CLOSED
  • Jan. 26-Superintendent’s Conference Day-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Make it Monday Friendship Bracelets

3×3 Tournament Winners

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Congratulations to team “Triple B “for winning the 3×3 tournament held at Knox on Nov.3rd. The team players were Kyle Everest, Colin Kowalski, and Jaden Wilson. Thank you to all of the participants, staff, and spectators that supported this fundraiser!

Knox Storybook Contest Winners

Knox storybook contest winners recently read their books to children at the Johnstown Public Library. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Knox Winter Concert – You’re Invited

Please join us on Thursday, December 14th, 7:00 p.m., in the Johnstown High School Performing Art Center.

starCongratulations Student of the Week Winners!

  • Steven VanNostrand
    11/3/17, Nominated by Mr. Fitzgerald
  • Aaron Hazzard
    11/9/17, Nominated by Mrs. Wager
  • Trey Naselli
    11/17/17, Nominated by Mr. Jones
  • Ethan Blood
    12/1/17, Nominated by Mrs. Casey

First Quarter Honor Roll

High Honor Roll 90 and Above

Grade 7

Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Isabella Bermas
Emily Blood
Ethan Blood
Garrett Bobowski
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Collin Davis
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Jayden Elston
Augustus Fagan
Lillian Fudger
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Brooklynn Heroth
Tyler Hutchison
Kelsey Jackson
Braden Jones
Olivia Kilmer
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Hannah Maxson
Mercedes Milby
Trey Naselli
Elvis Ramirez-Vasquez
Vincent Rizzo
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Makiya Smith
Collin Suchy
Molly Sweeney
Adam Sweet
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck
Reegan Wilcox

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer
Shawn Ammann
Dylan Barter
Natalie Baxter
Loryn Blake
Connor Brown
Abigail Brownell
Roslyn Chapin
Patrick Clemence
Alexander Cwiakala
Cecelia D’Amore
Brooke Delgado
Isabella Dittmer
Alexis Dutcher
Kalena Eaton
Natalie Flint
Emily Gelman
Sierrah Guyette
Logan Harvey
Lillie Bell Hawk
Madison King
Benjamin Krempa
Connor Lago
Makenzie Lang
Isabella Lewis
Konner Mancini
Anastasija Morse
Jesse Norris
Ethan Petrie
Hailey Preston
Hannah Richardson
Damien Roth
Larkin Sardella
Alexa Savage
Luke Solby
Gigi Stefic
Jared Stewart
Zachary VanAernam
Steven VanNostrand
Jaden Wilson
Mickey Winton

Grade 9

Brandon Eiss

Honor Roll 85-89

Grade 7

Nevaeh Aguilera
Molly Ahrens
Hailey Anderson
Ethan Angus
Evan Baker
Connor Betts
Hope Cozzolino
Andrew  Cruz
Keegan Elston
Hailey Ferrari
Angelina Festa
Jordan Fox
Brandon Frank
Camille Gray
Aaron Hazzard
Madelynn Heroth
Ian Hill
Julieanna Hisert
Elijah Jones
Warren Maas II
Tristan Marlow
Justin Nawrot
Bradley Oathout
Carleigh Pabis
Emily Pertell
Grace Peterson
Emma Richardson
Johnathan Sammons
Madison Simonds
Kyle Stegel
Nathaniel Stowell
Nathan Waight
Donny Wells
Lilia White
Emily Wood
Anthony Zajaczkowski

Grade 8

Kaileigh Angus
Maryann Austin
Kelsey Bombard
Emma Brown
Jaycee Buck
Kaylee Clarke
Petra Conyne
Conner Edel
Lena Fonda
Emma Frank
Emma Jean Herrick
Colin Kowalski
Braeton Lawton
Kaleigh Murphy
Kaidince Nellis
William Ovitt
Robin Pearce
Lyndsey Price
Vincent Tolleter
Loc Van

Grade 9

Zoey Bailey




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Knox Library Newsletter

There’s lots going on in the Knox Library! Check out our Knox Library newsletter to learn more about the exciting things happening there.

The Greater Johnstown School District recognizes the importance of ensuring our website is accessible to those with disabilities and, as such, endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing content on this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 518-762-4611.

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Sign-up Now for Kids on Snow Program

Royal Mountain Ski Area is once again offering a five week Kids on Snow program for Johnstown students in grades 2 and up.

Beginning January 3, 2018, students enrolled in the program may ski or snowboard at Royal Mountain from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for five weeks. The program includes three free lessons and a lift ticket to be used during the program hours, plus the option of ski or snowboard and helmet rental. Costs are as follows:

  • Lift ticket and three lessons, $50
  • Lift ticket, three lessons, plus ski or snowboard rental, $90
  • Lift ticket, three lessons, ski or snowboard rental, & helmet rental, $100

At the end of the five week program, all participants will also receive a one day complimentary all area lift ticket and a $10 rental voucher to use on a day of their choosing (not valid Feb. 18, 19 & 20).

All participants must pre-register. Registration forms will be sent home with students or can be printed from this page. The completed form must be returned to your school office, with payment, no later than December 21, 2017. Checks should be made payable to Royal Mountain.

The school district does NOT provide transportation for the Kids on Snow program.

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A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Eighth Grade

The booklet “A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Eighth Grade” can be printed using the Adobe Acrobat program. Information contained in the booklet is available below:

Eighth Grade Staff Directory

Visit the Contact Us page of this website and type “Knox” in the search box for a listing of Knox staff members and their positions. Email addresses for Staff  members are generally the first initial of their first name and their full last name

Sign up for Remind

Remind is a supplemental resource for parents and students that allows you to get information for Knox Junior High right on your phone, not on handouts. Students should not solely rely on this resource; it is NOT a substitute for writing homework assignments and due dates in the agenda provided to students at the beginning of the year. Students are encouraged to write down the homework in each of their classes each day! Sign up now for Team 8 and/or Team 7.

Clever: Johnstown Bookmarks

Go to the school website home page or the Knox web page, find Quick Links in the column on the left hand side, then click on “Clever: Johnstown Bookmarks” and log-in to Clever using your Johnstown email address. This allows you to access many sites from home, including the following:

  • GMail
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Khan Academy
  • Kurzweil Education
  • Noodle Tools
  • SchoolTool

Homework Help

Need help with homework or just a quiet place to work? Come to Room 305 after school, Monday-Friday. Mrs. Blackwood is there daily until 3 p.m.

Knox Junior High Facebook Group

You can now join a Knox Junior High School GROUP on Facebook to stay connected with important information and events in the middle school. You will be asked a question or two prior to being approved to join the group. We look forward to improving the lines of communication!

Johnstown School District Parent Portal

Johnstown’s Parent Portal through SchoolTool is available to interested parents as well as to students at Knox Junior High and Johnstown High School.

The portal provides secure access for parents,  guardians and secondary students to view emergency contact information and attendance records. Parents of students in grade 3 through high school may access report cards. Parents and students in grades 7 through 12 may access progress reports and student schedules.

Parents use their personal email address and students use their school email address. After first logging into the portal with a temporary secure password, the password can be changed.

Parents who have not submitted an email address but who would now like access to the Parent Portal should complete a Request and Update Form. The form can be found on our Parent Portal information page, together with the Parent Portal Access Guide for basic help and navigation tips.

The Greater Johnstown School District recognizes the importance of ensuring our website is accessible to those with disabilities and, as such, endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing content on this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 518-762-4611.

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Get Your Sir Bills Sunglasses Now

Get Your Sir Bills Sunglasses Now

The Class of 2019 is selling
Sir Bills Sunglasses
$11 each

sunglasses with words "1980's style"

Please return order form and money to Lisa VanAernam at the JHS library.
Checks should be made out to the JHS Class of 2019.
Orders will be filled as supplies last.
Thank you for your support.

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Leadership-Skills Building

Leadership-Skills Building

The JHS Student Council recently visited Knox to talk to the junior high students about leadership. They then conducted some leadership-skills building activities, including “Trust Building” and communication skills with “Human Knots.”

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Make It Monday – New Dates Added

Make It Monday – New Dates Added


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Stop by and try something  new!

Make It Monday is an enrichment club that is open to all Knox students. This Fall there will be cool crafts to try two Mondays each month. No need to sign up to attend; come to one session or come to them all!

Location: Mrs. Rusnica’s – Room 113
Time: 2:15-3:00


  • September 11: T-shirt Tote Bags
  • September 25: Magnetic Locker Pencil Holders
  • October 16: Upcycle – Washer Necklaces
  • October 30: Button Art
  • November 20: Friendship Bracelets
  • November 27: Scented Candles
  • December 4: No Sew Pillows
  • December 11: Salt Dough Ornaments
  • December 18: Honey Oatmeal Soaps
  • December 21 (Thursday): Oreo Devil’s Food Cake Truffles

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Order Your Knox Yearbook Online

Order Your Knox Yearbook Online

Order your 2017-18 Knox Yearbook online now by visiting and entering yearbook ID code 12286218 for Knox Junior High School. Yearbook purchases can only be made online with a credit card.

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