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January, 2018

Student Council Spring Fundraiser

Student Council Spring Fundraiser

poster of "J" with thank you for supporting student council and the Back Pack programThe JHS Student Council is turning its spring fundraising efforts towards supporting the local Johnstown community and is excited to extend an invitation to the entire district to participate.

Pictured to the right you will see a copy of a “Johnstown J,” printed courtesy of The Leader Herald. The club will be selling these during Enrichment at Johnstown High School and during the March 1 District Volleyball Tournament. For a $1 donation, your name will be written on a J and displayed in the main JHS hallway for all to see!

Every dollar donated will be allocated towards needs in the local Johnstown Community (extra donations are always accepted). For the first year of the fundraiser, the Student Council officers have decided to donate the funds raised to the District Back Pack Program!

If anyone would like to donate, please do not hesitate to reach out to either Adam Cox or Heather McGuire.

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JHS/Knox Collaboration a Hit with Students

JHS/Knox Collaboration a Hit with Students

Nine Advanced Placement students from Johnstown High School visited Knox Junior High to teach seventh graders various English Language Arts techniques (in their own unique ways) using social studies materials. In a show of District unity, one senior AP student even wore his eighth grade Knox PTA-sponsored end-of-the year shirt! Thanks to the collaborative efforts between JHS and Knox, it was another great day for the students!

 

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Learning All About Lacrosse

Learning All About Lacrosse

Eighteen first graders have been taking part in an after-school lacrosse program offered for Pleasant Avenue students. As part of this enrichment program, the boys and girls are practicing basic stick skills and learning elements of the game.

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Pleasant Students Enjoy Special STEM Night

Pleasant Students Enjoy Special STEM Night

On January 25, 140 Pleasant Avenue students turned out to participate in STEM Night, a special event designed to encourage Johnstown’s youngest students to discover their love for science, technology, engineering, and math.

Students were asked to pre-register and to pick five break-out sessions they were interested in attending, including arithmetic archery, dry ice, robotic challenges, snow and ice cream, melting snowmen, marshmallow building, electricity, hot air balloons, PBS kids gaming mash up, STEAM art, slingshot rockets, puffy paint, oobleck, and slime.

Judging by the huge turn out, our students are all about tackling STEM!

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Lacrosse Enrichment at Glebe

Lacrosse Enrichment at Glebe

In a program designed for students who have never played lacrosse before, second and third grade girls and boys have been learning basic stick skills and the general rules of the sport. This opportunity is part of an after-school enrichment program offered at Glebe during January and led by volunteers Mrs. Connelie, Mrs. Benton and Miss Collins.

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A Visit with “The Adirondack Kids” Authors

A Visit with “The Adirondack Kids” Authors

Justin, Gary and Carol VanRiper, authors and illustrator of the 17-book series “The Adirondack Kids,” visited Glebe today to share their writing and publishing experiences. Their books document Justin’s Adirondack adventures with family and friends.

In the afternoon the authors  spent time with third grade writers, talking about character development and captivating their audience on the first page. Students were enthusiastic about going back to their classrooms for free write time!

We are readers, we are writers and we will try! #CampGlebe

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Lego Robotics Enrichment at Glebe

Lego Robotics Enrichment at Glebe

Lego Robotics is just one of the seven fun after-school enrichment programs being offered at Glebe with the help of volunteers this winter. Students taking part in the program recently built and coded alligators that chomp! Watch out for those fingers boys!

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Silver Apple Winners December 2017

Silver Apple Winners December 2017

Congratulations to Mrs. Preston’s class – they are Glebe’s Silver Apple Award winners for December! The class was respectful, responsible, and safe at lunch and recess. Keep up the great work!

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Congratulations to Knox Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Knox Spelling Bee Winner

student standing against wall at KnoxCongratulations to Knox seventh grader Ethan Blood. Ethan recently won the Knox Spelling Bee and will be representing Knox Junior High at the 36th Annual Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  All Capital Region Spelling Bee participants are from grades 4-8.

The champion of the Capital Region Spelling Bee will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in June 2018.

The format of the Spelling Bee will include written spelling and vocabulary testing, in addition to oral spelling. In the event that Ethan is unable to attend the Spelling Bee, alternate Natalie Flint will represent Knox Junior High School.

We wish Ethan the best of luck!

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November Box Top Winners at Pleasant

November Box Top Winners at Pleasant

Our collection of General Mills Box Tops for Education (found on most General Mills cereals and other products) continues. Each box top earns our school 10 cents and enables us to purchase new equipment for our school. Your support is most appreciated, so keep those box tops coming!

Congratulations to our November Box Top Winners!

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Students collecting the most Box Tops for November: K. Moss, C. McCumber, C. Bartlett, M. Kraemer, A. Horan and C. Forker

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Mrs. Toscano’s class collected 640 box tops as a class. Students include: S. Amsinger, D. Webb, A. Santiago, L. Harding, N. Humphrey and W. Soto

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