In recognition of Fire Prevention Safety Month, firefighters from the City of Johnstown paid a visit to Pleasant Avenue during Morning Program. The students were very excited to see a fire truck up close and to ask questions of the firemen!
Fire safety and prevention should be practiced all of the time. Here are some fire safety tips:
- Place a working smoking detector on every level of your home and test it monthly
- Keep matches, lighters and candles in a secure place and teach children that they are tools not toys
- Choose an escape route and practice it regularly with your family
- If clothing is on fire remember to “Stop, Drop and Roll”
There was a full house for the Odyssey of the Mind Kick-off at Warren Street on October 18! Students met with teammates, brainstormed what makes a good team, decided on what problems to work on for the season, and learned more about the program.
Johnstown’s program is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to Mrs. Meashaw and all our volunteers and coaches! We have seven teams from Warren and two teams from Knox this year!
Some important dates to remember are:
- Spontaneous Night: January 24th , 6pm at Warren(snow date of 1/26)
- Dress Rehearsal: March 9th, TBD at Warren
- Regional Competition: March 11th at Canajoharie all day
- State Competition: April 8th for qualifying teams
Students at Pleasant Avenue enjoyed a performance of “The Elephant Child” by The Puppet People on Friday, October 14. There was lots of laughter throughout the show as students enjoyed the humor of the animal characters. It is through the efforts of our Johnstown Elementary PTA (JEPTA) that we are able to offer our students wonderful experiences like this.
Fourteen members of Johnstown’s varsity cross country team traveled to NYC to participate in the Manhattan College HS Invitational on October 8. The Manhattan Invitational is the third largest cross country meet in the U.S.A., held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. It is a 2.5 mile course.
Leading the boys team, Brandon Mraz medaled with a time of 14:20, placing 58th out of 180 runners. The Sir Bills second runner, Alex Quillan finished with a time of 15:08 (117). Gabe Cole finished as a strong third runner for Johnstown with a time of 15:28 (128). Also running for the Sir Bills, Mike Simone 15:42 (138), Nate Cotton 15:50 (142), Zach Ropeter 16:02 (146) and Mark Cwiakala 16:29 (169).
The Sir Bills finished 22nd in the Varsity G race. Overall, the Sir Bills finished 183th out of 221 teams.
On the girls side, both Julia Sarullo and Aylene Newman medaled in the girls Varsity D race. Julia Sarulla lead the team with a time of 16:59 (42). Aylene ran a time of 17:21 (57). Also running for the Lady Bills, Julia Preston finished with a time of 18:08 (85), Casey VanValkenburgh 18:29 (100), Katie Romano 20:06 (142). Lyndsey Fiore 20:14 (148) and Lauryn Wilson 21:49 (164). There were a total of 180 runners in the girls race.
The Lady Bills finished 16th out of 26 in their respective race. Out of all 177 girls varsity teams, the Lady Bills finished 113th.