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Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition

Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition

students practicing in Warren gymOdyssey of the Mind is approaching its regional competition this Saturday, March 10, at the Fonda-Fultonville School District! Community members are welcome to come out and support our teams on Saturday; the event is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule for our Johnstown teams is listed below.

Our 14 Johnstown teams (representing Glebe, Warren, and Knox) have been working very hard since the fall to prepare for this big event. We have more teams than any other school in our region, even though this is only our third official year with the program.

The part that spectators can enjoy is the long-term problem. Teams of up to seven students are given an extremely detailed problem to solve over a four to five month period. The students must use creativity and teamwork to orchestrate every part of the solution, also known as their skit. Students create the characters, props, scenery, story line, costumes, and in some cases even a balsa wood structure or driveable vehicle. The second part of the competition is where teams are given a spontaneous hands-on or verbal problem to solve on the spot, demonstrating how they think on their feet and work as a team.

There will be over 60 teams performing throughout the day. Each performance lasts about 10 minutes and will be found at various locations through out the Fonda-Fultonville School. You can spend the whole day, or come and go as you please.  This is a great opportunity to see what the program is all about and support our students.

Johnstown teams will also be holding dress rehearsals from 5 – 7 p.m. on March 6 & 8 at the Knox gym. These are also open to the public, but will be less formal as we are still practicing.

Special thanks to the parents and teachers who have been volunteering as coaches.  We also have a group of administrators, teachers, retirees, BOE members and parents who are serving as judges on Saturday.  We couldn’t provide this program in the Johnstown School District without the help of these volunteers!

Team Problem Division Long Term Time Long Term Location
Rathbun/Nellis – Warren 4 – Balsa Animal House I 9:00 AM Elementary Gym
VonderHeide/Frasier – Glebe 4 – Balsa Animal House 1 9:40 AM Elementary Gym
Kortz Ringer – Warren 4 – Balsa Animal House II 10:00 AM Elementary Gym
Kohout/Russo – Warren 3 – Classics… Mockumentary I 10:20 AM Middle School Choral Room
Maxson/Mass – Knox 5 – Stellar Hangout II 10:40 AM High School Auditorium
Laird/Rising – Warren 2 – Emoji I 11:00 AM High School Gym
Naselli/Downing – Warren 5 – Stellar Hangout I 11:20 AM Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
Elston – Knox 2 – Emoji II 12:00 PM High School Gym
Morse – Knox 3 – Classics…Mockumentary II 12:20 PM Middle School Choral Room
Vandewalker/Ellsworth – Warren 1 – Triathlon I 1:00 PM Elementary Gym
Russo/Leach – Glebe 5 – Stellar Hangout I 1:40 PM Middle School Multi-Purpose Room
Chittenden – Warren 1 – Triathlon II 2:20 PM Elementary Gym
Naselli/Hutchison – Knox 1 – Triathlon II 3:00 PM Elementary Gym
Wing – GLebe We’re Cooking Now Primary 3:20 PM Elementary Cafeteria

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Tang Museum Visit/Warren Kindness Project

Tang Museum Visit/Warren Kindness Project

chalkboard on wall with doodling

Last week educators from Skidmore College’s Tang Museum visited Warren Street to do their suitcase program with the fourth through sixth grade classes in art.

Students learned about Nigerian born artist Viktor Ekpuk, who had an exhibit at the Tang where he doodled with chalk all over the black gallery walls during a two week period. Classes watched this condensed down into a one minute time lapse video. After discussing Ekpuk’s art, they created their own small works in his style.

Now the students are taking what they learned from the visit further and making a display at Warren Street to use as a platform to promote kindness in their school. Our art teacher, Ms. Kelly, got it started Monday with a few quotes and some simple instructions while all the kids were watching the movie “Wonder” at the high school. Warren Principal Mrs. Lent arranged the special movie viewing to show students the power of kindness and to help make it a part of the school environment, something also done through the school’s implementation of the OLWEUS bullying prevention program.

As students arrived back at Warren, they were greeted with the surprise project waiting for them and eagerly began adding to it right away with the crayons left out for them. Stay tuned for more images of the Kindness Project Wall’s progression as it gets filled with uplifting messages and doodles to make us all smile!

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Literacy Night 2018 – Wednesday, March 21st

Literacy Night 2018 – Wednesday, March 21st

Banner with school district logo, Olympic rings, words Literacy Night 2018

When: Wednesday, March 21st

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(*you may come anytime during these hours*)

Where: Warren Street School

Come join us for a night of learning and fun! Warren Street School will be open to students and their families on Wednesday, March 21st, for an Olympic themed Literacy Night.

Browse through our Olympic village, eat snacks from different cultures, and learn about ways to support your child’s reading and writing development.

Want to bring food to the event? We are looking for various snacks that reflect countries from around the globe. If you wish to bring food, please fill out this form and return it to school by March 14th.

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Warren Street News March 2018

Warren Street News March 2018

PDF copy of the March 2018 Warren Newsletter can be printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Mark Your Calendars…


  • March 6&8 – Odyssey of the Mind Dress Rehearsal, 5 -7 pm @ Knox Jr. High
  • March 7 – JEPTA Meeting 6 pm @ Pleasant Ave.
  • March 7 – All City Concert 7 pm @ JHS PAC
  • March 8 – An Afternoon of Music, Grades 5-12
  • March 8 – Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • March 9-10 – NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Saratoga Middle School
  • March 10 – Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition @ Fonda Fultonville School
  • March 11 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14 – Superintendent’s Conference Day No School for Students
  • March 21 – Literacy Night @ Warren St.
  • March 22 – Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • March 27 – Talent Show Tryouts After School
  • March 30-April 5 – Spring Break!  NO SCHOOL!


  • April 10-13—Kindergarten Registration @ District Office
  • April 11—JEPTA Meeting 6:00 pm @ Glebe St.
  • April 11-13—NYS ELA Testing for Grades 3-6
  • April 13—Third Marking Period Ends
  • April 17—Talent Show 6:30 pm @ Warren St.
  • April 19—Special BOE Mtg. 5:00 pm @ JHS
  • April 19 – Facilities Committee Mtg. 5:30 pm @ JHS
  • April 25—BOE Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
  • April 26—STEAM Fair @ Warren St. 5:30-7:00 pm=
  • April 27—Report Cards Distributed

March is “Music In Our Schools Month”

Congratulations to the students chosen to participate in the All County Festival that was held in February.  Students were able to sing in a large choir comprised of students throughout the county.

The All City concert will be held on Wednesday, March 7, and will showcase the performing instrumental and vocal ensemble of the Johnstown School District in celebration of March as national “Music in our Schools” month.  The concert will be held at the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.

On March 8, our fifth and sixth grade band and chorus students will participate in “An Afternoon of Music,” sponsored by the Johnstown Music Department.

Have YOU Considered Serving on the Board of Education?

On May 15, 2018, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

In order to serve as a board member, an individual must be at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, able to read and write, and must reside in the school district for one year before the election. Board members cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school website: Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 25, 2018.

If you would like more information, please call the District Clerk at 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind teams have been working hard to be ready for competition on March 10, 2018, at Fonda-Fultonville Central School.  Teams are made up of 5-7 students, and they have been working most of the school year to prepare for the upcoming event. Students will perform a skit no longer than eight minutes, which they created to solve the problem they chose to work on.  On March 9, watch for team members to be wearing their Odyssey of the Mind shirts.  When you see an Odyssey member, please wish them good luck at competition!

Warren Street STEAM Fair

By: Tara S., Natalie W., and Ms. Cordts

We are so excited for the first Warren Street STEAM Fair! The STEAM Fair will be held in the gymnasium on April 26th from 5:30-7:00 pm. We will also have a session in the afternoon so all students can view the projects! Students can choose any topic they would like to learn about and research to find information on it. This can include: science, technology, engineering, an artist, music, a time in history, math, or geography. We hope everyone will participate in some way! Once you have a topic, start with a question (hypothesis), search to find the answer and display what you have learned. Students from all grades can work on their own or in a group. We are excited for you to share your research!

Accelerated Reader Update

By: Anonymous

Accelerated Reading has been very fun. Each month, we have an assembly where the top reading classes compete in Olympic-style games. Each class represents a different country and we begin each assembly with a parade of nations. In February, the competitions were very close. Everyone did an amazing job reading and competing!

This month, Mrs. Peck announced that there would be a special Wildcard game at the assembly. For classes to participate, all students in a class need to have two AR points earned. There is much mystery about this event, so read a lot so that you can participate! Additionally, don’t forget to stop by the Library and pick up a Gold Medal Book Review form to be entered into the monthly drawing!

Be the Nice Kid

Credit: Bryan Scavnak, author of “Happy Golf Starts Here”

globe with smiley face on it and words circling it "just be nice" "good goes around"Some kids are SMARTER than you,
Some kids have cooler clothes THAN YOU,
Some kids are better at sports THAN YOU.
You have your thing too.
Be the kid who can GET ALONG.
Be the kid who is generous.
Be the kid who is happy for other people.
Be the kid who does the RIGHT THING
Be the nice kid!






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Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

The Elementary BINGO Night held at Glebe Street on February 15 was a huge success! Thank you volunteers! We hope everyone had fun!

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Founder’s Day Dinner March 28

Founder’s Day Dinner March 28

words "The Founder's Day Dinner" in scriptFounder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role PTA & PTSA’s have played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families.  It is a time to take pride in our accomplishments, renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, be a relevant resource for parents, and be a strong advocate for public education.

Dinner March 28

JEPTA will be hosting the annual Founder’s Day Banquet on March 28th at Harold’s Restaurant and Lounge, 176 W. Fulton Street, Gloversville (social hour 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.). If you would like to attend the banquet, please sign up at the main office in your building. The cost is $25/person.

Nominating Deadline February 15

Each year, in recognition of service to our students and district, several awards are presented during a special Founder’s Day dinner. If you know of someone who fits the criterion for one of the awards and would like to nominate him/her, please give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person using one of the forms available below. Please return the nominating form to your school office, in a sealed envelope marked “Founder’s Day,” no later than Thursday February 15, 2018.

Awards to be Presented

Pleasant Avenue School Founder’s Day Award
Glebe Street School Founder’s Day Award
Warren Street School Founder’s Day Award
Knox Junior High Founder’s Day Award
Johnstown High School Founder’s Day Award

These awards are given to an individual who unselfishly gives their time and energy to the children of our school above and beyond what is expected. Up to two awards will be given each year. Individuals selected may be teachers, staff members, PTSA members (including students), or anyone who gives their time and energy to help students at our school.

City-Wide Award

This award is given to an individual who has distinguished him/herself in service to the children of the Johnstown community.  This honoree is given State PTA Honorary Membership.

Mishael Boyer Award

This award is given to a community member who has specifically helped raise the self-esteem among the youth of the Johnstown community.

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Warren Street News February 2018

Warren Street News February 2018

PDF copy of the February 2018 Warren Newsletter can be printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Mark Your Calendars…


February 2—Report Cards Distributed
February 2-3—FCMEA All County Festival @ Gloversville Middle School
February 6—JEPTA Meeting 4:00pm @ Warren St.
February 8—Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
February 15—BINGO Night 6:00 pm @ Glebe St.
February 16—Staff Development Day, 11:45 DISMISSAL FOR STUDENTS!
February 19-23— Winter Break-NO SCHOOL!


March 6—JEPTA Meeting 6 pm @ Pleasant Ave.
March 6&8—Odyssey of the Mind Dress Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00 pm @ Knox Jr. High
March 7—All City Concert 7 pm @ JHS PAC
March 8—Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
March 9-10—NYSSMA Solo Festival @ Saratoga Middle School
March 10—Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition @ Fonda Fultonville School
March 11—Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 14—Superintendent’s Conference Day No  School  for Students
March 22—Board of Ed. Mtg. 6:30 pm @ JHS
March 27—Talent Show Tryouts After School
March 30-April 5—Spring Break!  NO SCHOOL!

Pre-K and Kindergarten 2018-2019

Forms for the GJSD annual pre-k round up and kindergarten recruitment for the next school year will be sent home in our students’ report cards on Friday, February 2. If you know of someone eligible, please pass the appropriate form along to them and have it sent back to school as soon as possible.

Please, please, please!

If your address or phone number changes, please be sure to let the school office know. It is  imperative  that we have students’ current  contact information on file in case of an illness or emergency.

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses…

When a student is absent, tardy, or must leave school early, parents are required to provide a WRITTEN excuse that is signed by the parent or guardian.  This is a NY State Education Law and excuses may be used in court if a situation warrants.

Therefore, please send an excuse with your child on the day he/she returns after an absence, the morn- ing of a tardiness, or an early dismissal.  Please make every effort to have your children in school daily and in class on time.  If your child is late, you must bring the student into the office & sign him/her in with the reason they are late.

Students of the Month – January

group photo of students in lobby holding certificates

Students of the Month for the month of January are shown above. These students were nominated for representing the Strive for Five character trait of Self-Control. Congratulations!

We’re Moving Full STEAM Ahead!

Save the date! Join us April 26, and see the students’ amazing projects showcasing the connection between science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind Raccoon Logo

Odyssey of the Mind is in full swing in Johnstown!  Teams of 5-7 students have been working since November to create 8-minute skits for competition on Saturday, March 10. Johnstown will have 14 teams at the competition at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, seven of those teams are from Warren Street! The competition is open to the public, free to attend, and runs from 9 am—4 pm.  Come check out the program and see what fun it is!

Accelerated Reading Olympic Games

Kid in doorway with paper flag for England; kids in gym with flags, kids with another flag

By: A. Walters, A. Ackert, K. DeRonda, L. Getwright, A. Jaquish

The Warren Street Accelerated Reading theme is great this year!  The theme is the Olympics. Each class has a different country, which they have been studying.  Every month, we have an as- sembly in the gym to recognize the top readers from each country and grade.  The top grades compete in an Olympic game in the gym! It is fun to watch the students race as fast as they can and have fun!

Also, students can win a prize each month for filling out a Gold Medal Reading Form. You can complete yours any time! Just write your opinion about the book you read and give it a one to five-ring (five rings being the best!) rating. Then, you can turn it in to the library and Miss Cordts will post it on our Accelerated Reading bulletin board.

This past month was a particularly exciting Olympic game.  The classes walked down to the gym in a parade while their country was called over the loudspeaker. The Olympic theme song played in the background.  All three grades had relay races that were really close! Great job to all students; you all were fantastic and did a great job!

Indoor Walking Program

Warren Street Elementary School will be open for community walking from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday evenings, excluding holidays and vacation days. This program will run January 2 – March 29, 2018.


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Portable Museum Visits Warren Street

Portable Museum Visits Warren Street

student on bicycle powering lightThe Warren Street Elementary School gymnasium was essentially transformed into a state-of-the-art children’s museum on Monday. Students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities through Mobile Ed’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Museum. By rotating between a dozen stations, students programmed robots, saw a 3D printer at work, built an ancient Roman arch through teamwork, and even powered a light bulb by riding a bicycle – just to name a few of the activities.

students line up around panelSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education is a nationwide initiative that creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Students were encouraged to explore the museum at their own pace and manage their time between stations that appealed to their individual interests. Adult supervision was provided by Mobile Ed presenter A.J. Kohn, and parent volunteers were present at some of the stations to focus the students and to positively enhance the experience with small group instruction.

robot on tableStudents were also able to see a cutting-edge humanoid robot in action. The NAO robot kicked off each visit to the STEAM Museum, introducing himself and his wide-range of human-like abilities. NAO ended each session with a group workout/dance.

“Special thanks to The Connelie family, JEPTA,  Benjamin Moore, and all the parent volunteers for making this unique opportunity possible for our students,” said Mrs. Nikki Lent, Warren Street principal. “Our students were super excited and engaged during this experience, all while working on their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.”

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Warren Students of the Month Dec. 2017

Warren Students of the Month Dec. 2017

Congratulations to Warren Street Students for exhibiting the character trait of Responsibility. Students nominated include Tierra Farrell, Tara Sweeney, Carter Cheney, Lilly Dittmer, Makniya McDonald, Radcliff Williams, Allyson Newkirk, Patrick Cronin, Kylie Sitterly, Leighanna Snyder, Nicholas Valachovic, Kayden Buyce, Emily Anderson, Soria Hock, David Jarabek, Madisin Winney, Ayla Naselli, and Dylan Fuller.

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