News & Announcements

Board of Education Meeting Thursday, Jan. 21

The meeting will take place online at 6 p.m. and will be available to the public by livestream, using the following link:

ABCD Award Nominations for the 2nd Quarter Due Friday, February 12!

ABCD Award Nominations for the 2nd Quarter Due Friday, February 12!

The Greater Johnstown School District highlights district employees who make a positive impact on the school community by honoring them with ABCD Awards — an acronym that stands for Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. Any district employee is eligible for the award and nominations can come from anyone in the community – fellow […]

GJSD launches the Johnstown Learning Partnership Program

GJSD launches the Johnstown Learning Partnership Program

Inaugural event, “College Admissions Panel Discussion,” featuring reps from five local colleges, scheduled for 6:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13 The Greater Johnstown School District has launched the “Johnstown Learning Partnership Program” (JLPP), an initiative meant to facilitate a stronger relationship between the district, its students, and their families. The program will serve Johnstown students […]

GJSD Adds Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Pleasant Avenue and Warren Street

GJSD Adds Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Pleasant Avenue and Warren Street

Karyn Watson will assist families and work directly with K-6 students to address social and emotional well-being Licensed Clinical Social Worker Karyn Watson joined the Greater Johnstown School District this past fall as a school social worker, in a year when her work takes on a whole new meaning and her services are needed more […]

How YOUR Family Can Benefit from Participating in the National School Lunch Program!

How YOUR Family Can Benefit from Participating in the National School Lunch Program!

There are important family benefits for those who participate in the Free & Reduced-Price Lunch Program. Please apply for the program now, if you haven’t already done so. We are very fortunate that, due to provisions by the Federal Government, ALL students are receiving FREE breakfast and lunch for the entire 2020-21 school year. In […]

Cubby Faville Memorial Foundation donates a book to every elementary student at the Greater Johnstown School District

Cubby Faville Memorial Foundation donates a book to every elementary student at the Greater Johnstown School District

Representatives from the Cubby Faville Memorial Foundation recently donated 950 books to elementary students at the Greater Johnstown School District, with each student in kindergarten through sixth grade receiving a book as a holiday surprise. “We are beyond grateful to the Cubby Faville Memorial Foundation for their continued support of the students at The Greater […]

Board of Education Corner – December 2020

A communications initiative by the Board of Ed to keep stakeholders up to date on our work in the district

Key Club Thirst Project – Virtual Fundraising Event

Key Club Thirst Project – Virtual Fundraising Event

Make a donation to help END the global water crisis

Pleasant Avenue Literacy Program Goes Virtual to Encourage Daily At-Home Reading and Family Engagement

Pleasant Avenue Literacy Program Goes Virtual to Encourage Daily At-Home Reading and Family Engagement

K-2 students tasked with reading 10,000 books this year, with JEPTA kicking off the initiative by donating a book to each child Pleasant Avenue Elementary Principal Cory Cotter, the K-2 teaching staff at Johnstown and JEPTA (Johnstown Elementary Parent Teacher Association) are all working together to promote a very consistent message to their students and […]

Lead Testing in Drinking Water Results 2020

In accordance with NYS public health and education law, GJSD has begun sampling water outlets throughout the district.

A Closer Look at Remote Learning at The Greater Johnstown School District

A Closer Look at Remote Learning at The Greater Johnstown School District

Remote Learning at GJSD Pleasant Avenue Elementary Teachers Say Creativity and Patience are the Key to Making Connections with their Remote Students A picture gallery has been posted on the GJSD Facebook page:  https://bit.ly/36d1bpa One week before Thanksgiving break, GJSD Superintendent William Crankshaw sent a note to district families letting them know what steps have […]

Tackling the issue of chronic absenteeism – a message from Dr. Crankshaw

Tackling the issue of chronic absenteeism – a message from Dr. Crankshaw

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more days of school (about 18 days) — and in Johnstown, it’s an issue that affects more students than you might think. GJSD Superintendent, Dr. William Crankshaw, has a very important message for both parents and students, about the importance of school attendance for both in-person and […]