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February, 2018

School Safety in the Johnstown School District

The horrific incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was a senseless and tragic event and our sympathies go out to all affected.

One of our primary concerns as a school district is student safety and, when tragedies such as this occur, it forces us to look at the protocols we have in place and to think about what we might do differently.

Some of our reinforced safety and security practices include:

  • Secured, single point vestibule entrance points for all buildings.
  • A requirement for all visitors to sign in at each building via the main office.
  • Surveillance cameras inside and out at all buildings.
  • Regular safety drills for students, faculty and staff.
  • Emergency Crisis Teams in every building.
  • A District-wide School Safety Plan and Building-level Emergency Response Plans (see Board Policy 5681).

Other support and awareness practices include:

  • School counselors and psychologists employed throughout our school district.
  • Counseling and other services provided for students in need.
  • Collaboration and communication with the Johnstown Police Department, and various mental health and social welfare agencies throughout Fulton & Montgomery Counties.
  • Character Education/Bullying Awareness programs throughout our districts’ schools.

Please know that our school administrators and staff will continue to work with law enforcement to investigate any and all situations that could jeopardize school safety.

Please remember that school safety is also a community responsibility. In that regard, students, parents and community members are reminded that, if you see something, say something. Please contact a principal or administrator if you hear or see things that seem questionable.

Resources for parents and children

In addition to people directly affected by tragic events, as media coverage of stories continue, students may have questions or concerns. The following resources offer some guidance:

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Police Determine Social Media Threats Not Credible

The Greater Johnstown School District is aware of social media posts made over the weekend that involved threats to the Gloversville Middle School and possibly extended to Johnstown Schools.

Gloversville and Johnstown Police Departments have investigated the social media posting and the related concerns as shared on various social media outlets. They have found NO CREDIBLE THREATS at this time.

We continue to prioritize the safety and security of our students and our employees, and we appreciate the gravity regarding such threats.

Each of our schools will continue to employ their existing security measures, and the Johnstown Police will increase their school patrols during the day, tomorrow.

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101 Days of School, 101 Dalmatians

101 Days of School, 101 Dalmatians

As Pleasant Avenue students celebrated the 101st day of the school year, some special visitors popped in to join the festivities. Spotted in the hallways: Cruella De Vil and a few of the 101 Dalmatians!

 

 

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Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

Elementary BINGO a Huge Success

The Elementary BINGO Night held at Glebe Street on February 15 was a huge success! Thank you volunteers! We hope everyone had fun!

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Miles Signs Letter of Intent with St. Rose

Miles Signs Letter of Intent with St. Rose

Emily at table to sign letter, surrounded by her parents, Johnstown AD Mr. Robare, and St. Rose swim coaches

Congratulations to Emily Miles, who will further her educational and athletic career at the College of Saint Rose.

Emily has been a member of the Fo-Jo swim team since seventh grade. Her accolades include: Coaches Award, Most Outstanding Player, Most Dedicated, Foothills All-Star selection in the 100 free, 100 breast, 400 free relay, 200 individual medley relay. She was also recognized by WNYT News Channel 13 as a Fidelis Care Athlete of the Week during the 2017-18 season.

Currently, Emily is ranked 16th in her class with an overall average of 90 for all four years.

Congratulations Emily and good luck!

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Appreciation for all Staff Members

Appreciation for all Staff Members

The students in Mrs. Toscano’s class visited each Pleasant Avenue staff member to let them know how special  they are every day – not just on Valentine’s day! Some of the moments are captured below.

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Kindergarten Winterfest 2018

Kindergarten Winterfest 2018

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Super Readers Treated to Super Snacks

Super Readers Treated to Super Snacks

Ten students who have achieved Super Reader Status, by earning at least 23 Accelerated Reader points, were invited to have snacks with our custodian, Mr. Forgette! Keep reading Super Readers!!!

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100 Days Sharper, Wiser, Smarter

100 Days Sharper, Wiser, Smarter

Pleasant Avenue students celebrated the 100th day of the 2017-18 school year by creating hand-crafted posters using a variety of objects and themes. The students recognized that after “storming the way through 100 days of school,” they have “knocked it out of the park” and are “ofishally” 100 days smarter, wiser and sharper. We think their posters are 100% clever!

 

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Knox Second Quarter Honor Roll

Knox High Honor Roll
Second Quarter 2017-2018

Grade 7

Molly Ahrens
Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Evan Baker
Isabella Bermas
Emily Blood
Ethan Blood
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Andrew Cruz
Collin Davis
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Jayden Elston
Augustus Fagan
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Brooklynn Heroth
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Trey Naselli
Emma Richardson
Vincent Rizzo
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Molly Sweeney
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck
Reegan Wilcox

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer
Shawn Ammann
Kaileigh Angus
Dylan Barter
Loryn Blake
Connor Brown
Emma Brown
Abigail Brownell
Roslyn Chapin
Patrick Clemence
Petra Conyne
Alexander Cwiakala
Cecelia D’Amore
Brooke Delgado
Isabella Dittmer
Alexis Dutcher
Kalena Eaton
Natalie Flint
Emily Gelman
Sierrah Guyette
Logan Harvey
Madison King
Benjamin Krempa
Connor Lago
Makenzie Lang
Isabella Lewis
Konner Mancini
Anastasija Morse
Kaidince Nellis
Jesse Norris
Ethan Petrie
Hailey Preston
Hannah Richardson
Damien Roth
Alexa Savage
Luke Solby
Gigi Stefic
Jared Stewart
Zachary VanAernam
Steven VanNostrand
Jaden Wilson
Mickey Winton

Grade 9

Brandon Eiss

Knox Honor Roll
Second Quarter 2017-18

Grade 7

Hailey Anderson
Ethan Angus
Garrett Bobowski
Peyton Bramer
Jordan Fox
Lillian Fudger
Roger Gordon IV
Ian Hill
Julieanna Hisert
Tyler Hutchison
Kelsey Jackson
Olivia Kilmer
Warren Maas II
Phoenix Maxam
Hannah Maxson
Mercedes Milby
Sara Parent
Emily Pertell

Grade 8

Maryann Austin
Garrett Barnett
Natalie Baxter
Jason Beck
Kelsey Bombard
Jaycee Buck
Conner Edel
Lena Fonda
Emma Frank
William Gerlach
Lillie Bell Hawk
Emma Jean Herrick
Braeton Lawton
William Ovitt
Larkin Sardella
Zachary Tierney

Grade 9

Zoey Bailey

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