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May, 2019

Review Sessions & June Regents Exams at JHS

Algebra I Review Sessions in Room A108:

    • Thursday, May 30th  2:30-4:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 4th 2:30 – 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 6th  2:30 – 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 11th 2:30 – 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, June 13th 2:30 – 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 18th 2:30 – 4:00 PM

Algebra Regents Exam Wednesday, June 19th at 12:00 PM

English Language Arts Review Sessions:

    • Tuesday, June 4th 2:45 – 4:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 11th 2:45 – 4:00 PM

English Language Arts Regents Exam Wednesday, June 19th at 8:00 AM

Geometry Review Sessions in Room A103:

    • Friday, June 14th 12:30 – 2:30 PM
    • Monday, June 17th 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Tuesday, June 18th 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Wednesday, June 19th 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Thursday, June 20th By appointment – Please see Ms. Smith in Room A103

Geometry Regents Exam Friday, June 21st at 8:00 AM

Global Regents Review Session in Room A117:

    • Tuesday, June 18th at 12:00 PM

Global Regents Exam Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 AM

Review Sessions (Mr. Litz’s Room):

    • Tuesday, May 28th 2:45-4:45 PM (TOPIC:  Biochemistry and the Cell)
    • Wednesday, May 29th 2:45-4:45 PM (TOPIC:  Mitosis, Meiosis, & Genetics)
    • Tuesday, June 4th 2:45-4:45 PM (TOPIC:  Evolution + Rare Topics
    • Thursday, June 6th 2:45-4:45 PM (TOPIC:  Ecology, Reproduction, and the Immune System)
    • Monday, June 10th 8:00-12:00 AM (Simulated Regents Exam+Review)
    • Wednesday, June 12th 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  (General Review and Student Choice)
    • Friday, June 14th 9:00 – 11:00 AM (Review Session/Review Books Checked!)

Living Environment Exam Tuesday, June 18th at 12:00 PM

This schedule will be updated as more review sessions may be added.  Please check this site regularly.

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Final AR Night A Step Toward Goal

Final AR Night A Step Toward Goal

Thank you to all who attended Pleasant Avenue’s final Accelerated Reader night of the 2018-2019 school year! The students worked hard to push for those last 100 AR points needed to reach our school-wide 2500 point goal! Congratulations to Molly Fennessey who won a FREE book!!!

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Future Women of STEM

Future Women of STEM

Several Knox seventh and eighth grade girls recently joined other middle school girls from across the area for the third annual Women of STEM conference at Fulton Montgomery Community College.

The event provided an opportunity for the students to participate in several interactive workshops focused on science, technology, engineering and math. They also enjoyed lunch, received a free t-shirt and heard from a keynote speaker.

group photo of girls at FMCC

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STEAM Fair and Art Show

STEAM Fair and Art Show

Warren Street Elementary held its second annual STEAM Fair on April 8, 2019, with a range of projects presented. Topics covered included ooblek, magnetic slime, the solar system and volcanoes, among others.

An Art Show featuring student created works was also on display.

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Knox End of Year Calendar

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the May & June 2019 Knox End of Year Calendar is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.


  • Tuesday, May 14
    • i-Ready Math Assessment
  • Thursday, May 16
    • i-Ready ELA Assessment
  • Friday, May 17
    • Qtr 4 Progress Reports Distributed
  • Tuesday, May 21
    • 1/2 Day for Students, Dismissal @ 11 AM
    • Budget Vote 11 AM to 8 PM
    • Evening for Education @ JHS, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24
    • NO SCHOOL – unused snow day – give back day
  • Monday, May 27
    • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 29
    • 8th Grade NYS Science Performance Test
  • Thursday, May 30
    • 8th Grade NYS Science Performance Test
    • Guest Lecturer Ivan Vamos – @ Knox, 1 PM
    • Knox Spring Concert @ JPAC, 7 PM


  • Monday, June 3
    • 8th Grade NYS Science Written Test
  • Wednesday, June 5
    • ELA CBT (computer based testing) Field Testing
  • Monday, June 17
    • Last official day of classes @ Knox
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • Exam Day – All students report to school at regular time
      • 7:45-9:45- Exam 1
      • 9:55-10:55- Spring Concert for students
      • 11:00-11:55- Lunch
      • 12:00-2:00- Exam 2
      • 2:10- Regular Dismissal
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • Exam Day – ONLY Spanish & Algebra students (report during exam time only)
      • 8:00 am- Spanish 1 Advanced Regents
      • 12:00 pm – Spanish 1A Exam
      • 12:00-3:00- Algebra Regents
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Exam Day – All students report to school at regular time
      • 7:45-9:45- Exam 1
      • 9:55-10:55- Locker clean out & return materials
      • 11:00-11:55- Lunch
      • 12:00-2:00- Exam 2
      • 2:10- Regular Dismissal
  • Friday, June 21
    • NO SCHOOL for Knox students
  • Monday, June 24
    • All students report to school at regular time
    • 7th Grade – Glimmerglass State Park
    • 8th Grade – Rosamond Zoo
  • Tuesday, June 25
    • 1/2 Day for students, dismissal at 11 AM
    • Rose Cup Competition
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Last Day of School, report at regular time
    • 1/2 Day for students, dismissal at 11 AM
    • 7:45 am – Awards Assembly, parents welcome to attend
    • Yearbooks
    • 7th Grade Band Rehearsal
    • 8th Grade promotion walk-thru
    • 5:30 PM – 8th Grade Promotion @ JPAC (7th grade band members perform promotion ceremony music)

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District Accepting Proposals for UPK Partner

The Greater Johnstown School District is accepting proposals for a preschool provider to serve as a partner in its Universal Prekindergarten Program for 2019-2020.  The Prek program enables school districts and other providers to offer all four year olds an opportunity to participate in a high-quality early education programming at a school or other appropriate community-based facility.  Proposals are available here or in the District Office and must be submitted to the Administration Center by Thursday, May 23, 2019.

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JHS Top 10 Seniors Class of 2019

JHS Top 10 Seniors Class of 2019

Emily WheelisEmily Wheelis

Emily Wheelis, the daughter of Wendy and Chris Wheelis, is the Johnstown High School Class of 2019 Valedictorian. She is president of the Science Club, co-president and captain of MasterMinds, treasurer of Key Club, secretary of Music for the Mind and lights operator for the Drama Club.  During her time at JHS she has participated in several blood drives and highway cleanups, as well as many other volunteer activities.  Emily will attend Binghamton University in the fall to major in Integrative Neuroscience.


Rachel Lee

Rachel LeeRachel Lee, the daughter of Richard and Stacey Lee, is the Johnstown High School Class of 2019 Salutatorian. Rachel is the president of Student Council, Key Club and the JHS Baronet. She is also involved in International Club, National Honor Society, Music for the Mind, the Backpack Program, Drama Club and Advanced Choir. She is very active in the Class of 2019 activities where she previously served as president. Rachel was a senior captain for both varsity field hockey and lacrosse where she was a scholar athlete and recognized with the Most Improved Award for lacrosse and as a Second-Team All-Star for field hockey. Rachel has received the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, the 2019 Youth Leading by Example Award, and the Youth Leadership Recognition Award from the NYS Senate. Rachel is dedicated to her community, as she teaches kindergarten faith formation, mentors for Family Foothill Productions and helps with various other activities. Rachel will attend SUNY Cortland in the fall to major in Early Childhood and Childhood Education with a Concentration in Mathematics.


Augustus D'AmoreAugustus D’Amore

Augustus D’Amore is the son David and Virginia D’Amore. He will attend Union College in the fall. August has been involved in multiple clubs and activities throughout high school. He is president of the William A. Wright Chapter of the National Honor Society, president of MasterMinds, and treasurer of the Science Club. He is an active member in jazz band, marching band, pit band, and the school musicals. August is also a member of the cross country and track and field teams. In his spare time, he volunteers at the Johnstown Public Library and plays in the Veteran’s Day bands.


Taylor VoseTaylor Vose

Taylor Vose is the daughter of Todd and Michelle Vose. She will attend Utica College to study nursing and possibly genetics. Taylor is dedicated to her high school’s National Honor Society and her role as the public relations officer. During her high school career, she was a member of the International Club and Student Council. Freshman year she was part of the JV basketball and soccer teams. She also was a three-year varsity soccer player. Taylor has received the Earth Science, Spanish II and III awards, and the Student of the Quarter Award for health. Junior year she was the recipient of Elmira College Key Award and the Wells College Leadership Award and Scholarship.


Brooke GraceBrooke Grace

Brooke Grace is the daughter of Sandra Hart. She will attend Colgate University to study psychology. Throughout her high school career Brooke has been a member of the cross country and track and field teams. She is an active member of Key Club. In her spare time she is involved in many community service projects in and out of school; including the backpack program for elementary schools, concession stands, and highway cleanups. She also volunteers for activities with the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts.


Molly Lake

Molly LakeMolly Lake is the daughter of Chris and Michele Lake. She will attend Saint Lawrence University where she will play field hockey in the fall. Molly has been involved in varsity field hockey where she received the Most Improved Award, the Coach’s Award and Foothills Second and First team All-Star recognition. As a member of the alpine ski team she received the Most Dedicated Award, the Coach’s Award, the Most Outstanding Award, and was a member of Section II New York State Team. She also participated in track and field and received the Most Improved Award and was a member of the two-time sectional champion 4×800 relay team. Molly was a captain of all three of her sports teams. She was recognized as News Channel 13 Athlete of the week. Molly has been a member of the International Club, Music for the Mind, the Backpack Program, WAW National Honor Society, Advanced Choir and Wind Ensemble. She has previously served as public relations officer for the class of 2019 and secretary of the Student Council.


Kacie AdamsKacie Adams

Kacie Adams is the daughter of Bill and Tara Adams. She will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering. During her high school career, Kacie has been a member of the varsity golf and track and field teams. She is an active member of Key Club and Student Council. Outside of school she enjoys being involved in community service projects, volunteering and helping others. Her recent projects include highway cleanup, Pet-a-Palooza, and the backpack program.


Abigail Gottung

Abigail GottungAbigail Gottung is the daughter of Jill and James Gottung. She will attend SUNY Cortland to study chemistry with a biology minor on a pre-med track. Abby is a four-year varsity soccer player, six-year varsity track and field team member and two-year varsity cross country ski team member. She is a member of Student Council, secretary of Key Club, treasurer of both International Club and National Honor Society, New Visions. Abby took part in multiple highway cleanups, worked fall festival, worked blood drives and collected shoes for Soles for Souls. Her athletic awards include Defensive Player of the Year, Class B Sixth-Team All-State, Section 2 Class B All-Star Team, two years in a row and Most Outstanding Player for both track and field and cross country ski teams. She also received the Most Outstanding and Most Dedicated Awards for girls’ soccer and Second Team All-Star for track and field.


Olivia Weiderman

Olivia WeidermanOlivia Weiderman is the daughter of Eric and Rebecca Weiderman. She will attend St. John Fisher College to study biological sciences on a pre-med track. Olivia was the captain of her varsity soccer team and received the Coach’s Award. She was also captain of her varsity track team and earned the Most Dedicated Award. She is president of the International Club and Key Club and is a member of Student Council. She was the president of the Yearbook Club and is now treasurer of the WAW National Honor Society. She was also on the JHS JV basketball team and was a member of the JHS symphonic band where she received the Most Dedicated Award. In her spare time Olivia volunteers through her church at various events, as well as a retreat team member and a kindergarten teacher. She also volunteers at the Ironman triathlon and other local triathlons.


Zoe BartholomewZoe Bartholomew

Zoe Bartholomew is the daughter of Aaron and Amy Bartholomew. She will attend Utica College in the fall. During her high school career she was a member of Key Club, Student Council, and the Class of 2019. She was also a member of the varsity lacrosse and alpine ski team, where she earned the Coach’s Award. Zoe earned college credits through the University in the High School classes she took at JHS and maintained a 90+ average throughout all four years of high school. She has earned the Spanish IV Award, Math Award and received the RPI Medalist Award.


Academic Excellence List

The following students have maintained a ninety plus average all four years of high school: Allyson Brandow, Alyssa Bevington, Mark Cwiakala, Grace Fitzgerald, Sophia Frenyea, Alexis Houser, Tyler Kortz, and Victor Orsell.

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Students of the Month: Cooperation

Students of the Month: Cooperation

Warren Street congratulates the following students for being Students of the Month for Cooperation:  Andrew Goyette, Keira Sullivan, Heather Rulison, Josephine Eaton, Alyssa McArthur, Nathaniel Solar, Olivia Stramezzi, Adam Blakeslee, Evan Rosa, Brad Columbus, Austin Brown, Allyson Newkirk, Casey Lamori, Kylie Sitterly, Tyler Clemons, and Leighanna Snyder.

group photo of students holding certificates

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Buddy Benches Donated by Faville Fund

Buddy Benches Donated by Faville Fund

Local non-profit organization The Cubby Faville Memorial Fund generously donated seven “Buddy Benches” to be installed at school buildings in our district.

Cubby Faville was a Foundations of Food teacher at HFM Boces and the fund’s primary objective is to promote education and sports among youth. The purpose of a “Buddy Bench” is to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground; a child can sit there when they want someone to talk to and other children will see him or her and invite them to join in.

In the photo below, two Warren Street students admire their building’s new Buddy Bench.

two students stand on either side of a bench

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Marist Summer Pre-College 2019

There are still spots available in Marist’s Summer 2019 Pre-College Programs!

What is Marist Summer Pre-College?

  • An academic program offered to rising high school juniors and seniors
  • 19 different courses offered on our Poughkeepsie campus
  • 2 commuter-based courses offered at Marist’s NYC Executive Center
  • 2 or 4 week options available
  • Students will earn 3 to 6 transferable college credits

Students can get a head start on college and benefit from the following:

  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Meeting like-minded students from around the world
  • Small classroom setting led by Marist faculty

For more information, including a list of programs, visit

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