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September, 2016

Big turn out for Pleasant Open House

Big turn out for Pleasant Open House

Students and families enjoyed visiting with teachers and seeing what the children have been working on during Pleasant Avenue’s Open House on September 22nd.

Principal Michelle Gabree-Huba said “It’s wonderful to have such a big turn out. It speaks to the partnership we are building with our families as we work together to build a strong educational foundation for the students of Johnstown.”

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School District Lead Testing in Drinking Water

Certificates of Analysis

School District Lead Testing in Drinking Water

On June 21-24, 2016, Fulmont Laboratory & Consultants took water samples from all drinking fountains and kitchen faucets in the district used for potable water. The samples were tested for lead and the District is in receipt of Certificates of Anaylsis dated August 16, 2016.

Five sample points were above the lead levels of 15 parts per billion allowed by the state. Of those five sample points, three fixtures were replaced and two were removed.

On September 12, 2016, Fulmont Laboratory & Consultants returned and resampled the three sample points that were replaced. The results were sent to the district as a Certificate of Analysis dated September 27, 2016, with two of the sites passing. The third site was resampled on September 28, 2016 and additional remediation will be undertaken if needed when results are received.

Further sampling took place at Pleasant and Glebe on September 28; Warren and Jansen on September 29; Knox Junior High on October 5; and JHS on October 6. If any of the test results come back non-compliant, the district will perform remediation as required.

All test results will be posted on the district website as soon as possible.

November 30, 2016 Update

Water samples from Jansen Avenue School, Pleasant Avenue School, Glebe Street School, Warren Street School and the high school Field Houses were collected on September 28 & 29 and October 4, 2016 and tested for lead. The District is in receipt of Certificates of Analysis dated Nov. 28, 2016. A total of 54 fixtures showed results above the levels of 15 parts per billion allowed by New York State. The school district  is following state guidelines to remediate any issues.

Affected sample points are listed below (please note that classroom bubblers are safe to drink from; classroom sinks are not for drinking use):

  • Glebe street has five sample points that were above .015mg/l  allowed by the state. The five points were all classroom sinks.
  •  Jansen Avenue has 24 sample points above .015mg/l. Twenty-three were classroom and restroom sinks. One was the pan sprayer in the kitchen that is not in service.
  • Pleasant Avenue has 16 sample points above .015mg/l. One point is a faucet in the kitchen. One point is the new water fountain that has been labeled and shut off. Fourteen sample points were classroom sinks and custodial room sinks.
  • Warren Street has eight sample points above .015mg/l. Two sample points are restroom sinks and six are classroom sinks.
  • The high school field house restrooms had one sample point above .015mg/l. It is the boys restroom sink.

December 7, 2016 Update

School water sampling results for Johnstown High School and Knox Junior High School were received on December 5, 2016 (Certificates of Analysis Dec. 5, 2016).

The high school had 30 sample points above .015mg/l.

Knox had 19 sample points above .015mg/l.

All non-compliant fixtures have been labeled and will be taken out of service or replaced at a future date.

October 1, 2018 Update

Water samples from JHS, Pleasant Ave., Jansen Ave/PTECH and Glebe Street were collected on September 27, 2018 and tested for lead. The District is in receipt of results dated September 28, 2018 (Certificate of Analysis September 28, 2018). None of the fixtures showed results above the levels of 15 parts per billion allowed by New York State.

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Sir Bills Football – A Comprehensive History

Sir Bills Football – A Comprehensive History

The Johnstown Football Boosters are selling “Johnstown Sir Bills Football – A Comprehensive History” for $20.  This is a great look into the history of the Johnstown Football program. If you are interested in ordering, please contact Lisa VanAernam in the Johnstown High School Library.

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Glebe Someone Special Lunch

Glebe Someone Special Lunch

clip art mother and son               clip art father and daughter

Your child will have the opportunity to invite ONE special person to lunch.

While we understand there may be many special people in your child’s life, each child is only allowed ONE special visitor.

Your child’s guest has two choices:

  1. Eat the school lunch offered that day. There will be no charge for lunch for your child’s special visitor.
  2. Come to school and sit with the student while he/she eats his/her lunch. We cannot permit fast food or outside food to be brought into the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

If your child is interested in bringing someone special to lunch, please fill out the form that comes home with your child and return it to the office by October 6th.

Reservations ARE required and we will be unable to accommodate any “walk-ins”. 

October 24:

Mrs. Cox’s Class – Someone Special Lunch 11:15-11:40
Mrs. Preston’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 11:45-12:10
Mrs. Park’s Class – Someone Special Lunch 12:40-1:10

October 25:

Ms. O’Keefe’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 11:15-11:40
Mrs. Ammann’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 11:45-12:10
Mrs. Wood’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 12:15-12:40

October 31

Mr. Mylott’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 11:20-11:45
Mrs. Rubscha’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 12:45-1:10

November 1

Mrs. Caputo’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 11:40-12:10
Mrs. Frenyea’s Class – Someone Special Lunch 12:15-12:40
Mrs. Porter’s Class- Someone Special Lunch 12:45-1:10

 

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Pleasant Students Love New Playground

Pleasant Students Love New Playground

As part of an on-going Capital Project approved by voters, all Johnstown School District playgrounds were renovated and brought up-to-code over the summer. Pleasant Avenue students love the new equipment and have been enjoying playing in their new space during recess under sunny September skies!

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Students at Glebe are SOARING for 4!

Students at Glebe are SOARING for 4!

Students at Glebe are SOARING for 4 by being responsible, respectful, safe, and ready to learn! They are sharing ways to be bucket fillers and are earning coupons towards incentives and prizes!

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All the Colors of the Rainbow

All the Colors of the Rainbow

During a September 12 assembly, Glebe students learned about an upcoming Color Run fundraiser sponsored by the Johnstown Elementary PTA.  Mrs. North modeled the prizes the students can earn depending on how much they raise.

The Color-Run will take place on Saturday, October 15; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race kicks-off at 10 a.m. Pledge envelopes were sent home with elementary students in all three buildings today and are due back by September 26

The Color-A-Thon race fundraiser will help support the Johnstown Elementary PTA (JEPTA), which in turns provides programming in all three of our elementary buildings. Color-A-Thon is a fun event for students and adults of all ages. Students get donations from friends and families, earn rewards according to the amount of money they raise and then get to participate in a 3k race/walk that ends in a blast of color…the Color-A-Thon event!  Questions? Contact JEPTAColorRun@gmail.com

Mrs. North models rainbow apparel

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Color Run Kick-off at Warren Street

Color Run Kick-off at Warren Street

During a September 12 assembly, Mrs. Lent modeled all of the race gear students can win and then wear during a Color-A-Thon™ race set for Saturday, October 15. The Color-A-Thon race fundraiser will help support the Johnstown Elementary PTA (JEPTA), which in turns provides programming in all three of our elementary buildings. Color-A-Thon is a fun event for students and adults of all ages. Students get donations from friends and families, earn rewards according to the amount of money they raise and then get to participate in a 3k race/walk that ends in a blast of color…the Color-A-Thon event! Pledge envelopes were sent home with elementary students in all three buildings today and are due back by September 26. Questions? Contact JEPTAColorRun@gmail.com

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Introducing Tech-Know!

Introducing Tech-Know!

We are thrilled to welcome these ten JHS students as interns for the IT department!

Top row: Noah Champlin, Mike Simone, Zack Hayes, Jack Truckenmiller, Zach Vosburgh Bottom row: Alex Fountain, Bailey King, Jesse Ferri, Robert Henry, Shain Krutz

Top row: Noah Champlin, Mike Simone, Zack Hayes, Jack Truckenmiller, Zach Vosburgh
Bottom row: Alex Fountain, Bailey King, Jesse Ferri, Robert Henry, Shain Krutz

They call themselves “Tech-Know.” (Cue the imaginary techno music clip.)

These students will be assigned with IT tickets and other projects to support our district’s technology initiatives.  They will perform this work during study halls and/or enrichment.

Keep an eye out for these tech savvy students at JHS, and remotely responding to tickets district-wide.  Their work starts Monday, September 12.

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