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November, 2015

JHS First Quarter Honor Roll

JHS First Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our Johnstown High School Honor Roll students for the first quarter of the 2015-16 school year:

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Visitor Takes 6th Grade on Virtual Field Trip

Visitor Takes 6th Grade on Virtual Field Trip

The students in Mr. McCullough and Ms. Flanders’ ELA and social studies classes had a visit from Mr. Ray Ettington of Rochester, NY, who is a very special friend of Ms. Flanders. Mr. Ettington has a hobby creating virtual field trips using the internet and PowerPoint software. During his visit he shared his presentations “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” “The Seven Wonders of the Natural World,” and “A Tribute to Glen Curtiss.”

Recently, the sixth graders read a story called “Back to the Drawing Board,” in which the Wright Brothers were depicted as the sole inventors of the airplane. Mr. Ettington shared the life and accomplishments of a young man named Glen Curtiss, from Hammondsport, NY, who actually held the first pilot license and helped create the motor for the first airplane. Many people have never heard of Glen Curtiss and Mr. Ettington, who gives tours of The Glen Curtiss’ museum in Hammondsport, wants everyone to know about the accomplishments of Mr. Curtiss.

Mr Ettington sits at desks among students

Mr Ettington shows PowerPoint presentation

Letter from Mr Ettington

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Warren Stem Club “Tapes” on a Challenge

Warren Stem Club “Tapes” on a Challenge

Come to Room 3 at Warren Street on Tuesday mornings and you might just see some sweat, tears, and tape….A LOT OF TAPE! Our STEM Club’s sixth graders have been losing sleep over their first STEM challenge:

The Challenge – hold a textbook (or the record of forty!) one inch off of a desk using ONLY one sheet of 8 x 11 computer paper.

Supplies – one sheet of paper, a ruler (only to measure the 1 inch rule), tape, scissors

Madison King, Patrick Clemence, Konner Mancini, Garrett Barnett, and Zach Tierney worked relentlessly to solve this seemingly impossible STEM task. They persevered through many trials and even more errors! After two full rolls of tape, Mrs. Ferrari and Mrs. Swartwout had to give some hints and have some focusing discussions about structure and support systems. Then it all started to click!

Last week a club record was set! Madison King and Konner Mancini stacked 13 textbooks to hold the initial record, although it was short-lived. Patrick Clemence broke their record minutes later with 19 textbooks on top of his paper support structure.

We are looking forward to our next “egg”cellent STEM challenge! ​

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Class of 2019 Collects Toys for Tots

Class of 2019 Collects Toys for Tots

The Class of 2019 held a Sundaes with Santa event at Johnstown High School on Sunday, November 29, where kids could come have their picture taken with Santa, decorate a Christmas cookie and make their own sundae. Admission was free for children, but parents were asked to bring a toy to donate to the Toys for Tots collection box. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously!

Class members pose by tree with Santa and toys

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Commissioner Elia Supports NYS P-TECH

Commissioner Elia Supports NYS P-TECH

In her first visit to a P-TECH school since taking office in July, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia spoke to students and educators at Hamilton Fulton Montgomery P-TECH, one of 26 P-TECH programs in New York.

In this video from her visit to the HFM P-TECH campus at Johnstown’s Jansen Avenue School, Commissioner  Elia underscores her strong support for the “Pathways in Technology: Early College High School.”

Commissioner Elia with 2 students at Jansen Ave.photo provided courtesy of HFM BOCES

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Pleasant Donates to Trees for Troops

Pleasant Donates to Trees for Troops

This morning New York State Assemblyman Marc Butler, his assistant Dottie MacVean, and Belle Bruse from the VFW Auxiliary attended morning program at Pleasant Avenue to accept a donation for Trees for Troops. This program sends Christmas trees to soldiers overseas and to military families. Since 2005, more than 157,000 real Christmas trees have been provided.

Kindergarten teacher Mari Jo Quinn organized the drive at Pleasant Avenue. Principal Michelle Gabree Huba said “We not only teach our students academics but try to instill good character as well. We hope our youngsters will grow into adults that give back to the community.”

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Puppet People Perform at Pleasant Ave.

Puppet People Perform at Pleasant Ave.

Pleasant Avenue students enjoyed a performance of “The Firebird” by The Puppet People on November 20. The show featured handcrafted puppets and vivid scenery. It explored themes of cooperation, friendship, and responsibility.

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Holiday Cards for Parisian Hospital Patients

Holiday Cards for Parisian Hospital Patients

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Student Council members making holiday cards for the people in the Parisian hospitals! Vive la France!

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Knox Students of the Week, First Quarter

Knox Students of the Week, First Quarter

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Congratulations Knox Students of the Week for the first quarter of 2015-16!

Top row, from the left:
Lucas Montgomery eighth grade, nominated by Mr. Chamberlain week ending Sept. 18
Randy Sweet eighth grade, nominated by Mr. Jennings week ending Oct. 2
Julia Norris eighth grade, nominated by Mrs. Brower week ending Oct. 23
Emily Fleming seventh grade, nominated by Mrs. VonderHeide week ending Oct. 30
Sydney Swedick seventh grade, nominated by Mrs. Bernaski week ending Oct. 8
Jennifer Cronin seventh grade, nominated by Mrs. LaMena week ending Nov. 13

Bottom row, from the left:
Malachi Mathews eighth grade, nominated by Mr. Ritter week ending Oct. 16
Madison Delgado eighth grade, nominated by Mrs. Froschauer week ending Sept. 25
Gabrielle Palmer eighth grade, nominated by Mr. Fitzgerald week ending Nov. 6

Students of the week receive a certificate, a student of the week pencil, free entrance to a school dance, and a free pizza from Pino’s Italian Restaurant!

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Fall 2015 Foothills All Stars

Fall 2015 Foothills All Stars

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First Team Football All Stars

Congratulations to these athletes for working hard and earning spots on the Foothills All-Star Team for Fall 2015:

Cross Country
Honorable Mention – Brandon Mraz, Aylene Newman and Julia Sarullo.

Girls Swim
Second Team-200 yard freestyle-Erica Wagner
Second Team- 200 yard individual medley – CeCelia Mowrey
First Team- 100 yard freestyle – Emily Miles
Second Team – 500 yard freestyle – Cecelia Mowrey
Honorable Mention – 200 free relay – Emily Miles, Emma Rizzo, Erica Wagner, Cecelia Mowrey
Honorable Mention – 400 freestyle relay – Erica Wagner, Emma Rizzo, Cecelia Mowrey, Emily Miles

Boys Soccer
First Team – Jacob Cerrauolo
Second Team – Jacob Billa
Honorable Mention – Austin Heroth

Girls Soccer
Second Team – Courteney Hill
Honorable Mention – Kaitlyn Pica, Payton Sardella

Golf
First Team – Ben Wager

Field Hockey
First Team – Chelsea Rodecker, Kaitlyn Serpa
Second Team – Madison Etherton, Emma Gottung
Honorable Mention – Alex VanAernam, Christina Bridge

Tennis
First Team – Victoria Baker

Volleyball
First Team – Jordan Rose
Second Team – Claire Guzielek, Mia Franko
Honorable Mention – Raina Danylak, Ashlin Cosselman

Football
First Team – Jack Fitzgerald, Hunter Livingstone, Jamal Vazquez
Second Team – Peter Wilson, Ray Nellis, Sam McInnis, Austin Dingman

 

 

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