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November, 2017

A Super Hero Themed Tree

A Super Hero Themed Tree

Students at Pleasant Avenue helped Ms. Spencer decorate the Christmas tree in the front hall. This year’s theme is “super heroes”!!!

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Warren Students of the Month Nov. 2017

Warren Students of the Month Nov. 2017

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.

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Art Assistant

Art Assistant

Art Assistant is the title you could earn if you are the Soar for 4 weekly winner! Congrats to this friend who assisted Mrs. Fisk last week!

girl holding badge with title art assistant

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Penny Harvest Raises Money for Charity

Penny Harvest Raises Money for Charity

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!

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JTA Honors School Related Professionals

JTA Honors School Related Professionals

Cake decorated with words "Thank you School Related Professionals"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. school nurse holding gift from JTA

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.

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A Feast for our Feathered Friends

A Feast for our Feathered Friends

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!

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A Charlie Brown Style Thanksgiving Meal

A Charlie Brown Style Thanksgiving Meal

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!

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Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

Students Selected for NYSSMA Festival

five students pose for group photo

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.

Chorus:

  • Emily Barker, Alto 1
  • Sandra Trueworthy, Alto 1
  • Jordyn Stoutner, Alto 2
  • Hunter Hill, Bass 2

Band:

  • Lillian Nevins, Flute

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Foothills All Stars Fall 2017

Foothills All Stars Fall 2017

group photo of student athletes on lecture hall stage

Golf

  • Foothills Council Champions
  • Foothills League Tournament Champions:
  • Ethan Wager – First Team and State Qualifier

Football:

  • Najon Subik – First Team
  • Austin Fullington – First Team
  • Trey Stover – First Team
  • Thomas Lizio – Second Team
  • Adam Wilson – Second Team
  • Tanner Fahr – Second Team
  • Trevor Porter – Second Team

Boys Soccer:

  • Christian Solby – Honorable Mention
  • Matthew Boyle – Honorable Mention
  • Charlie Brown – Honorable Mention
  • Andy Sitterly – Honorable Mention
  • Alex VanDeusen – Honorable Mention

Field Hockey:

  • Madison Etherton – First Team
  • Emily Fleming – First Team
  • Taryn Ringer – First Team
  • Molly Lake – Second Team
  • Paige Stewart – Second Team
  • Kayla Wesley – Second Team
  • Isabella Caruso – Honorable Mention
  • Abbey Hollister – Honorable Mention
  • Josephine Mowrey – Honorable Mention

Volleyball:

  • Janay Douglas – First Team
  • Mackenzie Ward – Second Team
  • Alexys Hutchins – Second Team
  • Amber Tesi – Honorable Mention
  • Zoe Petrie – Honorable Mention

Girls Soccer:

  • Abigail Gottung – Second Team
  • Grace Fitzgerald – Second Team
  • Carolyn Fitzpatrick – Honorable Mention
  • Jenna Thompson – Honorable Mention
  • Madison Delgado – Honorable Mention

Cross Country:

  • Julia Sarullo
    • Second Team
    • Section 2 Class CC Champion
    • 10th in NYS Cross Country Meet
  • Gabe Cole – Honorable Mention
  • Mark Cwiakala – Honorable Mention
  • Mike Simone – Honorable Mention

Girls Swim:

  • Emily Miles
    • 100 Freestyle – First Team
    • 100 Breaststroke – Second Team
    • 400 Style Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
    • WNYT Channel 13 News Athlete of the Week
  • Emma Rizzo
    • 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
  • Sophia Frenyea
    • 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
    • 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention
  • Abigail Rizzo – 400 Freestyle Relay – Second Team
  • Angelina Atwood – 200 Medley Relay – Honorable Mention

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A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade Staff Directory

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.

Sign up for Remind

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.

Clever: Johnstown Bookmarks

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:

  • GMail
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Khan Academy
  • Kurzweil Education
  • Noodle Tools
  • SchoolTool

Homework Help

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.

Knox Junior High Facebook Group

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 School District Parent Portal

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.

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