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May, 2018

Odyssey Posts Amazing Results at Worlds

Odyssey Posts Amazing Results at Worlds

The Knox Junior High Odyssey of the Mind team performed wonderfully in their first experience at a world level competition. There were 69 teams in their problem and division, and they finished very respectably in 18th place overall.

The main part of the competition revolves around an 8-minute skit created and performed completely by the seven team members. This long term problem is the part that the team worked on for most of the school year.  When looking at their scores on this part alone, the Energetic Engineers came in third in the WORLD! They were only beat by Poland and Japan, making their long term problem first in the United States. That is amazing for our small Johnstown School District, which has only been participating in the program for three years.

A huge shout out to the fantastic Johnstown community for supporting the team on their trip to Iowa last week. Not only did community members help the team raise the $13,000 needed for travel and competition fees, they cheered the students on every step of the way. We are ​so proud of the way this team represented Johnstown and how the whole community rallied behind this special group of students!

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Peer Reading Fun at Glebe

Peer Reading Fun at Glebe

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Thank you for “An Enchanted Evening”

The Johnstown High School Class of 2019 would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in helping to make the JHS 2018 Prom, “An Enchanted Evening,” a success:

  • Mike Millias at the St. Patrick’s Masonic Lodge for allowing us to use such a beautiful facility,
  • JHS principal Scott Hale,
  • Interim Assistant principal Michael Beatty,
  • GJSD custodian Jon Pyne who always goes above and beyond for our district,
  • Johnstown High School teacher chaperones,
  • Open Lenz Photography, Christina VanValkenburgh and Kelly Etherton,
  • DJ Brad Hayner of Twisted Tunes,
  • Tara Adams for donating the prom invitations.
  • All of the parents, grandparents and friends of the Class of 2019 who donated the refreshments,
  • Class of 2020 students who helped with prom walk and serving at the prom,
  • Class of 2019 prom committee and students who worked so hard to make their prom such a memorable event in their high school career.

If we have forgotten anyone, we sincerely apologize.

Tracey Hildebrandt and Lisa VanAernam
Class of 2019 Co-Advisors

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Second Grade Supply List 2018-19

Dear Parents and Second Grade Students,

Welcome to second grade!  This is a quick note to let you know what supplies you will need to begin the year in September.

All students are responsible for having:

  • (2) 24 count packages of Ticondaroga pencils
  • (2) packages of pencil top erasers
  • (1) zippered pencil pouch for crayons
  • (1) pencil box for pencils, glue sticks, etc.
  • (2) 2-pocket folders of choice (plastic)
  • (1) pronged plastic folder
  • (2) packs of 3×3 Post-it Notes
  • (1) four pack of Expo low odor dry erase markers
  • (2) 24 count Crayola crayons
  • (1) box of colored pencils
  • (10) Elmer’s glue sticks
  • (2) boxes of tissues
  • (1)  pair child scissors
  • (1) container of Lysol-type disinfecting wipes
  • (1) pair of ear buds or headphones

If your child has supplies from previous years, feel free to use (e.g. a pencil box or scissors). Please remember to label all supplies with your child’s name. There will be a Welcome Back to School available on Wednesday, August 29th, from 10-12. If you choose, you may do a self-guided tour and/or drop off your supplies.  We look forward to meeting you in September!


Your Second Grade Teachers

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School Museum Opens for Season on Sat., June 2

The Johnstown School Museum, located at 501 Glebe Street, Johnstown, NY (in the “white house” behind Knox Junior High), will open for the season on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Stop by and visit between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

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Second Grade Trip to Aquarium

Second Grade Trip to Aquarium

The second graders had a fun trip to the aquarium last week. Learning about different habitats!

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Glebe – Mrs. Paul – Supply List 2018-19

Glebe Street  12:1:1 Mrs. Paul

We are blessed to have mostly returning students. There are some supplies that I would like your child to bring with them on the first day of school. The items are as follows:

12 count Colored pencils or 18 count crayons
10 Glue sticks
2 boxes of Kleenex
Dry erase markers (2 packages of 5)
4 pocket folders
2 large containers of clorox wipes
2 composition notebooks
Sandwich bags
Endust  screen wipes

We will also have a snack each day in our classroom. Please provide a snack for your child.  You can send snacks in for a week or more at time if you wish. Thank you and I look forward to working with you and your child this year.

If you have any questions please email me at

Mrs. Paul

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Third Grade Supply List 2018-19

June 2018

Dear Students,

Hello!  We hope you are looking forward to being a third grader.  It will be a great year! The following is a list of the supplies you will need in September.

  • 4  packages of Ticonderoga brand wooden pencils (sharpened)
    • Please no mechanical or fancy pencils as they ruin sharpeners
  • 1 box (24 count) of crayons or colored pencils
  • 2 packages of glue sticks
  • 4 pocket folders  (SOLID colors, one each of red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • 1 marble composition notebook
  • 1 package of wide-ruled loose leaf paper
  • 4 (4 count) packages of black Expo markers
  • 1 package of yellow highlighters
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 2  single packages of post-it notes
  • 1 container of disinfecting wipes
  • 1 one-inch binder
  • 1 set of headphones  *please, no earbuds*
  • 1 pair of scissors

In the fall, you will be provided with a communication folder.  Your assignment during the summer is to READ daily !


Your third grade teachers

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College Bound: Online Workshops for Parents

Is the college application process making your family crazy? Learn how to manage this stress, and get answers to your most pressing financial and admissions questions with Kaplan’s free live online event series starting June 20. Learn more at

Inside College Admissions, Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
Admissions experts from Drew University, University of Maryland, and UC Irvine give the inside scoop on what makes a great applicant, how to create a stand-out essay, and more.

College Transition: How to Manage the Stress, Wednesday, July 11, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
Kaplan guest panelist Ali Hoke, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Board Certified Counselor, will teach parents important strategies to minimize the stress for everyone.

College Tuition: How to Pay Less and Get More, Wednesday, July 25, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
Kaplan’s special guest Sabrina Manville, co-founder of Edmit, will explain how families can get the most for the their money when it comes to paying for college.

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Athletes to Attend Chamber Sports Awards Dinner

The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will be host its 30th Annual Sports Award Banquet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6,  at the Johnstown Holiday Inn.

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to represent Johnstown at the dinner:

Jesse VanNostrand
Emily Miles
Julia Sarullo
Trevor Porter
Adam Wilson
Andrew Sitterly

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