Students at Pleasant Avenue helped Ms. Spencer decorate the Christmas tree in the front hall. This year’s theme is “super heroes”!!!
Congratulations to Warren Street’s Students of the Month for November. The following students were recognized by students and staff for displaying the trait of Cooperation: Lindsay Stanton, Elliot Haverly, Baylee Cooper, Isaac Simmons, Jillian Fudger, Alandra Oddy, Casey Lamori, Sierra Lundquist, Sabrina Stanton, Aubree Zajaczkowski, Jonathon Steenburgh, Jena Barker, Kelsey Walker, Sam Stearns (absent), Brooke Weaver, Marcus Wilson, Kurstin Wilson, and Zoey VanEtten.
Glebe Street Elementary School students raised over $200 during their fall Penny Harvest and now four lucky charities will each receive a $50 check! The money raised will be donated to Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude, the Regional Animal Shelter, and the Brennan Memorial Humane Society. Great job Penny Harvest Committee making tough decisions!
School Related Professionals Recognition Day was celebrated across the Greater Johnstown School District on Tuesday, November 22nd, to acknowledge the contributions of SRP’s in helping to educate the whole student. School Related Professionals perform a variety of key roles in schools, working as bus drivers, school nurses, central office staff, custodians, secretaries, teacher aides, building and grounds staff, and food service workers.
To make this day special for valued coworkers, the Johnstown Teachers’ Association provided gifts, delicious treats, and notes of thanks for the SRP’s in our district. SRP’s are essential to keeping our schools running smoothly, and keeping our kids safe and healthy. We thank all of our School Related Professionals for their tireless efforts.
First graders in Mrs. Lisicki’s classroom have been working on a special Nature Trail project, to provide some cold weather sustenance for our Northeast backyard bird friends.
In order to first build some background knowledge, the students read books about birds, including “Feathers For Lunch” by Lois Ehlert. The Johnstown Public Library provided many other books on backyard birds as well. They also watched a video about wintertime birds in the central and eastern US that included fantastic footage of our winged friends and audio recordings of their bird calls.
The week prior to setting out for a walk on the Nature Trail, the class made special bird food “cookies.” When the day of the walk finally arrived, they were elated to hang their hand-crafted bird feeders on the branches of trees and bushes. They even heard the chickadees say “thank you,” as they reached the end of their nature walk.
Special thanks to the buildings and grounds crew for their upkeep of the Harry and Julia Wilson Nature Trail, as well as to local residents Ryan and Mary Baxter for their recent donation to this treasure that brings so much joy and learning to kids and adults alike!
Pleasant Avenue students gathered in the gym on Tuesday, November 21, to share a Charlie Brown style Thanksgiving meal of buttered toast, popcorn, pretzel sticks and jelly beans. While turkey with the traditional trimmings may have been absent from the feast, there were still plenty of smiles on hand!
Five Johnstown High School students were selected for and performed in the NYSSMA Zone 7 Area All State Music Festival this past weekend, November 17 and 18, in Saratoga Springs. All students were selected based on their Spring 2017 NYSSMA All-State Solo auditions.
Visit the Contact Us page of this website and type “Knox” in the search box for a listing of Knox staff members and their positions. Email addresses for Staff members are generally the first initial of their first name and their full last name @johnstownschools.org.
Remind is a supplemental resource for parents and students that allows you to get information for Knox Junior High right on your phone, not on handouts. Students should not solely rely on this resource; it is NOT a substitute for writing homework assignments and due dates in the agenda provided to students at the beginning of the year. Students are encouraged to write down the homework in each of their classes each day! Sign up now for Team 8 and/or Team 7.
Go to the school website home page or the Knox web page, find Quick Links in the column on the left hand side, then click on “Clever: Johnstown Bookmarks” and log-in to Clever using your Johnstown email address. This allows you to access many sites from home, including the following:
Need help with homework or just a quiet place to work? Come to Room 305 after school, Monday-Friday. Mrs. Blackwood is there daily until 3 p.m.
You can now join a Knox Junior High School GROUP on Facebook to stay connected with important information and events in the middle school. You will be asked a question or two prior to being approved to join the group. We look forward to improving the lines of communication!
Johnstown’s Parent Portal through SchoolTool is available to interested parents as well as to students at Knox Junior High and Johnstown High School.
The portal provides secure access for parents, guardians and secondary students to view emergency contact information and attendance records. Parents of students in grade 3 through high school may access report cards. Parents and students in grades 7 through 12 may access progress reports and student schedules.
Parents use their personal email address and students use their school email address. After first logging into the portal with a temporary secure password, the password can be changed.
Parents who have not submitted an email address but who would now like access to the Parent Portal should complete a Request and Update Form. The form can be found on our Parent Portal information page, together with the Parent Portal Access Guide for basic help and navigation tips.
The Greater Johnstown School District recognizes the importance of ensuring our website is accessible to those with disabilities and, as such, endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. We are committed to making our information accessible to visitors and are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing content on this website, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 518-762-4611.