Knox News March 2019

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Upcoming Events

  • March 5-PTECH Presentation 11:15am- Parents are Welcome to Attend
  • March 6-All-City Concert at JPAC 7:00pm
  • March 7-Afternoon of Music at JHS
  • March 8-Knox Progress Reports Distributed
  • March 12-Dodgeball Tournament 6:00pm
  • March 13-Superintendent’s Conference Day
    • No School For Students
  • March 14-PTSA Meeting 6:00pm
  • March 15-*Photo Booth Dance 7:00-9:00pm
    • *Students must be in good academic standing in order to attend the dance. If the student is on academic probation, they must receive all satisfactory grades on their weekly report in order to attend the dance. Students must also be in good behavioral standing.
  • March 28-Founders Day Banquet – Hales Mill Country Club 5:30pm
  • March 20-8th Grade Students Visiting JHS
    • Happy Spring!
  • March 21-HFM Career & Tech Presentation 11:15am
  • April 12-Report Cards Distributed
  • April 18-Half Day for Students– Students Dismissed at 11:00am
  • April 19-26-Spring Break-No School
  • April 29-School Resumes

AHA kids heart challenge logoKnox Students Recently Raised $209 for the American Heart Association

This was a fun and exciting event where students learned about their heart while helping others. Thank you to all of our students who participated by donating and playing in the Pay to Play Dodgeball Tournament.  All students should feel proud that their actions are changing lives of people in and beyond our community.

Candidates Needed for Board of Education

On May 21, 2019, voters in the Greater Johnstown School District will have the opportunity to elect three individuals to serve three-year terms on the district’s nine-member Board of Education. We need good people to step forward to help shape the future!

Board members must be at least 18 years old, qualified to vote in the school district, able to read and write, and a resident of the school district for at least one year before the election. They cannot be employees of the school. There can only be one board member in a household.

In order to appear on the Greater Johnstown School District ballot, candidates must file a nominating petition with the School District Clerk, signed by 100 qualified district voters. You do not need to be affiliated with a political party. Nominating Petitions are available in the District Business Office and on the school Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 1, 2019.

If you would like more information, please call the School District Clerk at 518-762-4611 ext. 3119.

PE Fun

Please Join Us…

PTSA Annual Founders Day Dinner Celebration, Hales Mills Country Club, March 28th. Social Hour 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m. Cost is $27/person. Basket raffles available. Sign up in the Knox Office.

Mayor Jackson speaking in Knox AuditoriumA Meeting with the Mayor

Eighth grade students had the pleasure of meeting City of Johnstown Mayor, Vern Jackson. The students prepared questions for the mayor and he answered them. Thank you  Mayor Jackson for visiting  with the students and faculty at Knox.

Congratulations “Students of the Week!”

  • 2/1/19 – Emily Wood, nominated by Mrs. Yetto
  • 2/8/19 – Dylan Jackson, nominated by Mr. Jeffers
  • 2/15/19 – Kelsey Jackson, nominated by Mrs. Brower

Seventh Graders Create Games Based on Constitution

Mrs. Bruno’s, seventh graders, worked hard to create games to teach facts about the Constitution. They invited staff and students to play their original games.  This was a very successful educational event. Thank you to Mrs. Bruno and her students!

sweethearts & heroes logoSweethearts & Heroes

On February 14th, two motivational speakers brought a message of Sweethearts and Heroes to educate Knox students about the impact that bullying has on all of our schools, our neighborhoods, and individuals. Tom and Rick provided an energetic and interactive presentation focusing on the bystanders and empowering the students to make a difference. The crux of the Sweethearts and Heroes presentation are five specific “Bully Buttons” that combine to form a call to action against bullying. Rick a retired sergeant with the U.S. Army injured in Iraq with burns over most of his body, gave a message about overcoming adversity and turning a negative situation into a positive one. Rick is their h.o.p.e expert.

Heart and Health

Knox Heart and Health Day was held on February 15th.  The students had five different rotations. The topics included; My Plate Online Games, Heart Attack Warning Signs, Blood Pressure “The Silent Killer,” C.P.R. Basics, and How to Take Your Pulse /What Does it Mean?  Students also participated in the Pay-to-Play Dodgeball event and raised $209.00 for the American Heart Association.

Dodgeball Tournament to Benefit the American Heart Association

collage of photos from the dodge ball tournament

second collage of photos from dodgeball tournament