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Knox News Mid-May 2018

Knox News Mid-May 2018

The Mid-May 2018 Knox News in PDF format is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Knox students pose for a group photoCongratulations Physical Education Leadership Award Winners

On May 7, 2018, six Knox Jr. High School students were nominated to recieve the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award. at Hudson Valley Community College.  The recipients from left to right are: Jaden Wilson, Sierrah Guyette, Kalena Eaton, Colin Kowalski, Ben Krempa, and Braeton Lawton.

Mark Your Calendar

  • May 22-Knox Spring Concert
  • May 23-JHS Eighth Grade Parent Information Meeting @ JHS at 6:00pm
  • May 24-Knox PTSA 6:30-Knox Library
  • May 28-NO SCHOOL Memorial Day Observed
  • June 4-Grade 8 NYS Science Test (Written)
  • June 8-Honor Roll Ice Cream Social
  • June 12-Last Day of Classes
  • June13-19-Final Exams
  • June 20-Rose Cup Competition
  • June 21- Last Day Awards Ceremony
    • Toast and Jam
    • Eighth Grade Promotion at Johnstown Performing Art Center at 5:30pm

Congratulations Student of the Week Winners

  • Tray Naselli 5/1/18, Nominated by Mr. Lyon
  • Gigi Stefic, 5/11/18, Nominated by Mrs. Bruno

Knox May Dance

The annual Knox May Dance, sponsored by the Student Council, was held on May 11, 2018. The theme this year was Willy Wonka Waltz . A great time was had by everyone that attended. Thank you to all of the students, staff, and parents that helped make the evening such a wonderful memory.

collage of photos of students at the dance

collage of photos of students at dance and entering school

collage of photos of students at dance

Questions and Answers with Sixth Graders

Warren Street sixth graders recently visited Knox. Some of our current seventh graders held a question and answer session and gave them a tour of Knox Jr. High School. It was a nice morning for all of the students and staff.

collage of photos of students investigating Knox

 

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Women of STEM

Women of STEM

Knox seventh and eighth grade girls attended the Women of STEM conference on May 17 at Fulton Montgomery Community College. The event provided an opportunity for area middle school girls to participate in workshops focused on science, technology, engineering and math. They also enjoyed lunch, received a free t-shirt and heard from a keynote speaker.

girls posed for group photo

 

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Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Awards

Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Awards

the honorees pose for a group photoThis past Monday evening, May 7th, 12 students from the Greater Johnstown School District were recognized at the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Leadership Award ceremony held at Hudson Valley Community College.

These students were selected by their physical education teachers for exhibiting sportsmanship, citizenship, and a desire to learn and improve. They lead physically active lifestyles, demonstrate leadership qualities, and are a positive influence on their peers.

The students were accompanied at the ceremony by their parents, family members and Warren Street physical education teacher Justin Roehl.

Congratulations to the following students for earning this tremendous award:

Knox Students: Kalena Eaton, Sierrah Guyette, Colin Kowalski, Ben Krempa, Braeton Lawton, and Jaden Wilson

Warren Street Students: Jena Barker, Cole Krempa, Mason Rathbun, Makenzie Riley, Ethan Smith, and Samuel Stearns

 

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Lemonade Fuels Odyssey Trip

Lemonade Fuels Odyssey Trip

When the Energetic Engineers (one of Johnstown’s Odyssey of the Mind teams) qualified to compete at the Odyssey World Finals, they knew a great deal of fundraising was going to need to be done in a very short period of time. These students are the first Johnstown team to ever advance to the world competition – a huge honor that comes a huge price tag.

Many adults and local businesses have been reaching out financially to help the Knox Junior High seventh graders make the trip to Ames, Iowa later this month, and we are beyond thankful for their support. However, an especially touching story involves a special group of Johnstown elementary students, starting with Warren Street sixth grader Mollie Kortz.

Mollie has been on an Odyssey of the Mind team herself for the past three years.  She and her team also competed at the State Finals in Binghamton, NY, where the Energetic Engineers won their spot at the World Finals. Shortly after returning from the state competition, Mollie decided she wanted to help the Knox Odyssey team.  She recruited her fellow sixth grade friends and neighbors Cole and Caroline Krempa, Lucy LoDestro, and Parker Klingbeil. Other helpers included Pleasant Avenue kindergarteners Madison Kortz and Hope LoDestro. The seven girls took turns working all Saturday, May 5th, selling goodies at their lemonade stand on 4th Avenue. Many Facebook posts encouraged community members to stop by and support the cause. The girls offered delicious homemade cookies, lemonade, and even sold snow cones in the afternoon.

Over the years, Mollie has had many lemonade stands during Johnstown’s citywide garage sale to help those in need.  Her parents report that until this year, the most she and her friends had ever made was around $55. Some of the lucky recipients in past years have included ALS, the Melanoma Research Foundation, and Baby Jax (a local boy needing medical treatment). The girls’ hard work and cheerful service on May 5th brought in about five times the usual profit, allowing them to donate $251.50 to the Knox World Finals Odyssey Team!

Warren Street teacher and Odyssey of the Mind advisor Mrs. Kristin Meashaw said “I know that students and staff recently received t-shirts that read ‘#kindnesscounts’.  I think this is a perfect example of how these girls are living what they have learned both at home and at school. Thank you to all seven girls for their outstanding compassion and for being positive role models for their peers.”

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Spring Concert Series Announced

Come enjoy the following Spring Concert events, featuring performances by our student choral and instrumental groups:

  • Tuesday, May 8: Glebe Street Elementary
  • Thursday, May 10: Johnstown High School
  • Tuesday, May 22: Knox Junior High
  • Wednesday, June 6: Warren Street Elementary

All concerts will be held at the Johnstown Performing Arts Center at 7:00 PM.

Admission is free, although donations will be gladly accepted by the Johnstown Music Support Group to fund this year’s Warren Street Classical Kids field trip to see the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC in August.

In April, students were able to attend an assembly by Bob Cafaro, cellist with the orchestra. Last year, students experienced a visit by members of the NYC Ballet and attended a performance at SPAC in July.

The Classical Kids program allows our students in Johnstown to experience live classical music and ballet every summer for free.  Participants are given a pass which allows them free lawn admission to any classical even at SPAC until they graduate high school!

Thank you for your support!

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Sign up for 2018 Marching Band Team Monday, May 7

Sign up for 2018 Marching Band Team Monday, May 7

graphic spelling out Greater Johnstown School District

free form artwork in purple and gold colors

Be a part of the Purple and Gold Pride!
Sign up for the 2018 JHS Marching Band Team!

The Greater Johnstown School District’s Marching Band Spring Guard program will be signing up and teaching students in grades 4-12 on at 5:30 p.m. on Monday May 7, in the Johnstown High School gym.

Now in its 22nd year, the GJSD’s Spring Marching guard is a combination of the use of flags, mock sabers and rifles set to music played by our spectacular JHS Band*!

We will be marching in the Johnstown and Gloversville Parades this Memorial Day weekend: 6:30 p.m. May 25th in Johnstown, and 9:30 a.m. May 28th in Gloversville.  Practices will be from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at JHS on May 2, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 23rd.

For questions please contact Marching Guard Directors Mrs. Gordon or Mrs. Meyers at 518-762-4661. No experience necessary! Our experienced staff will be teaching basic guard skills set to this season’s patriotic music! Please bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear comfortable gym clothes to practice. Equipment, uniforms and gloves will be provided.

*Please contact JHS Band Director Mr. Andrew LaCoppola or Knox band director Jennifer Casey for marching band instrument questions.

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Knox News May 2018

Knox News May 2018

The May 2018 Knox News in PDF format is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Congratulations to the Cupcake War Winners…
Team Busy Bees!

a conglomeration of photos of students baking, decorating and displaying cupcakesUpcoming Events:

  • May 2&3-NYS Math Testing
  • May 9– 8th Grade Visit to JHS
  • May 11-Qtr.4 Progress Reports Distributed
    • May Dance 7:00-9:30pm
  • May 12-Drive One 4UR School
  • May 13– Mother’s Day
  • May 15-Half-day for Students-Dismissal at 11:00am
    • GJSD Budget Vote and BOE Elections
  • May 17– Future Women of STEM Conference
  • May 22-Knox Spring Concert
  • May 24-Knox PTSA 6:30-Knox Library
  • May 28-NO SCHOOL Memorial Day Observed

3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    High Honor Roll 90 & Above                     Honor Roll 85 – 89.9

Grade 7

Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Isabella Bermas
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Jayden Elston
Augustus Fagan
Lillian Fudger
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Brooklynn Heroth
Olivia Kilmer
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Trey Naselli
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Makiya Smith
Molly Sweeney
Adam Sweet
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer
Shawn Ammann
Kaileigh Angus
Natalie Baxter
Loryn Blake
Emma Brown
Abigail Brownell
Roslyn Chapin
Patrick Clemence
Petra Conyne
Alexander Cwiakala
Cecelia D’Amore
Kalena Eaton
Conner Edel
Natalie Flint
Emily Gelman
Sierrah Guyette
Logan Harvey
Madison King
Benjamin Krempa
Makenzie Lang
Isabella Lewis
Konner Mancini
Kaidince Nellis
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

 

Grade 7

Molly Ahrens
Emily Blood
Ethan Blood
Garrett Bobowski
Collin Davis
Keegan Elston
Kelsey Jackson
Warren Maas II
Tristan Marlow
Elvis Ramirez-Vasquez
Emma Richardson
Vincent Rizzo
Kyle Stegel
Collin Suchy
Zachary  Tallon
Lilia White
Reegan Wilcox
Emily Wood
Anthony Zajaczkowski

Grade 8

Maryann Austin
Garrett Barnett
Dylan Barter
Kelsey Bombard
Connor Brown
Kaylee Clarke
Brooke Delgado
Isabella Dittmer
Alexis Dutcher
Robert Ellis
Lena Fonda
Emma Frank
Morgan Havlicek
Emma Jean Herrick
Connor Lago
Anastasija Morse
Natalie Palmer
Lyndsey Price
Lorena Trumble

two girls stand next to a cardboard Willy Wonka figureMay Dance: “A Willy Wonka Waltz”

May 11, 2018 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Tickets $5.00

If a Knox student plans on bringing a guest from another school to the May Dance a PERMISSION FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT & TURNED IN BY May 8, 2018. Forms are available in the office.

Congratulations to the “Students of the Week”

  • 4/20/18 Garrett Barnett, nominated by Mr. Satterlee
  • 4/27/18 Loghan Nellis, nominated by Mrs. Senzio

Annual Budget Vote and School Board Elections

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Polls Open 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Johnstown High School Auditorium Lobby

You may vote if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old and
  • Are a US Citizen and
  • Have been a resident of the Greater Johnstown School District for the past 30 days and
  • Are a Registered Voter

Drive one 4UR school logoDrive One 4UR School

When: Sat, May 12, 8am – 3pm
Where: Johnstown High School
1 Sir Bills Circle, Johnstown, NY 12095

Brown's Ford logoBrown’s Ford of Johnstown is pairing up with Johnstown Purple & Gold Sports Booster Club for an exciting fundraising opportunity. For each test drive of a vehicle at JHS, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Johnstown Purple & Gold Sports Booster Club up to $6,000 .(300 test drives) Brown’s Ford will have 10 different models of cars, trucks & SUV’s available at the front of the high school to be test driven. The test drive will last approximately 5-7 min and there will be a short survey to fill out after your test drive. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license (please bring with you). Only one person per household is eligible to test drive. For questions please call the Athletic Office: 518-762- 7636. Appointments are NOT necessary.

From the Guidance Office

JHS Visit…

Groups  eighth grade students will be visiting the high school on May 9th. The students will be divided into three groups and visit throughout the day. The purpose of the visit is to give students a chance to meet some of the faculty as well as get to know the layout of the building. Our hope is that this will help alleviate some of the anxiety students may have about the transition to high school next year. Our students will participate in a tour by current high school students and a presentation by the administration and counseling center.

Teachers  are currently making recommendations for student course selection for the 2018/19 academic year. There will be an eighth grade parent information night at the high school (date to be determined). Please continue to check the district website at www.johnstownschools.org for the most up-to-date information.

Future Women of STEM Conference…

The  annual “Future Women of STEM Conference”  will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at FMCC.  Fifteen girls from Knox were chosen to attend by recommendations from staff.

Mrs. Rusnica and Mrs. Yetto will be chaperoning.  This summit is to provide middle school girls with a forum to express their opinions, thoughts and ideas as well as help them explore science, technology, engineering and math. The day will include interesting workshops, fun activities, giveaways, and lunch.

The 6th Graders are Coming…

Welcome to Knox Jr. High School!

The sixth grade students from  Warren Street Elementary School will visit Knox on May 15th for an orientation program in order to help next year’s seventh grade class become acquainted with our school and get a feel for a “day in the life” at Knox.  This should help prepare our new students for their arrival in September. Students will see a Y-Knox (student created) video presentation, meet with Mr. Satterlee, Knox Principal, and Mrs. Yetto, Guidance Counselor, and participate in a student panel question and answer session.

Message from the Principal

May 1, 2018

Parents of Knox Students,

As the weather gets warmer each year student dress becomes an issue.  Please be advised that students should be dressed appropriately for school.  Parents and students are primarily responsible for acceptable student dress and appearance.  The Knox student handbook defines appropriate dress as such:

Be safe and appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.

Recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines and see through garments are not acceptable. Shorts should be of an appropriate length, suggested length would be to the finger tips of the extended arm.

Ensure that undergarments are completely covered with outer clothing.

Include footwear at all times.  Footwear that is hazardous will not be allowed.

Wearing of headgear in the building is not acceptable except for medical or religious reasons.

Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, or libelous that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability.

Not promote or endorse the use, possession, or sale of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs and or

encourage illegal activities or violence.

Please realize that the fashion of the day may not be deemed appropriate in our educational setting. We ask your help to address these issues with your son or daughter.

Students that violate the dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering, removing the offending article or if necessary replacing the offending item.  Failure to comply with such requests or repeated violations shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Satterlee

 

 

 

 

 

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Order Your Yearbook by Friday, May 4

Order Your Yearbook by Friday, May 4

words yearbook! yearbook! with a floral design

Order your Knox Yearbook!

Deadline Extended to May 4

Payment by check or money order
made payable to Knox Yearbook for $10

(online ordering is now closed)

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Knox Third Quarter High Honor Roll

2018 Third Quarter
High Honor Roll
90 & Above

Grade 7

Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Isabella Bermas
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Jayden Elston
Augustus Fagan
Lillian Fudger
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Brooklynn Heroth
Olivia Kilmer
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Trey Naselli
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Makiya Smith
Molly Sweeney
Adam Sweet
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer
Shawn Ammann
Kaileigh Angus
Natalie Baxter
Loryn Blake
Emma Brown
Abigail Brownell
Roslyn Chapin
Patrick Clemence
Petra Conyne
Alexander Cwiakala
Cecelia D’Amore
Kalena Eaton
Conner Edel
Natalie Flint
Emily Gelman
Sierrah Guyette
Logan Harvey
Madison King
Benjamin Krempa
Makenzie Lang
Isabella Lewis
Konner Mancini
Kaidince Nellis
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

2018 Third Quarter
Honor Roll 85-85.99

Grade 7

Molly Ahrens
Emily Blood
Ethan Blood
Garrett Bobowski
Collin Davis
Keegan Elston
Kelsey Jackson
Warren Maas II
Tristan Marlow
Elvis Ramirez-Vasquez
Emma Richardson
Vincent Rizzo
Kyle Stegel
Collin Suchy
Zachary  Tallon
Lilia White
Reegan Wilcox
Emily Wood
Anthony Zajaczkowski

Grade 8

Maryann Austin
Garrett Barnett
Dylan Barter
Kelsey Bombard
Connor Brown
Kaylee Clarke
Brooke Delgado
Isabella Dittmer
Alexis Dutcher
Robert Ellis
Lena Fonda
Emma Frank
Morgan Havlicek
Emma Jean Herrick
Connor Lago
Anastasija Morse
Natalie Palmer
Lyndsey Price
Lorena Trumble

 

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Remember to Keep Recycling for Knox

Remember to Keep Recycling for Knox

crushed bottles and cans

Remember to Keep Recycling for Knox!

Drop off your bottles and cans to:

C&M Bottle Return Center

NEW ADDRESS

293 N. Comrie Ave.

All proceeds will benefit Knox School Climate!

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