Knox News November 2019

A PDF copy of the November 2019 Knox News is available to print. The full text is also available below:

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 4-One Hour Early Dismissal-Knox Dismissal at 1:10pm
  • Nov. 5-No School for Students-Staff Development
  • Nov. 11-No School Veterans Day Observed
  • Nov. 12-McDonalds Night Fundraiser-5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Drive Thru or Dine In *Benefit for Odyssey of the Mind
  • Nov. 15-Report Cards Distributed
  • Nov. 20-Knox PTSA-6pm
  • Nov. 21-Knox Talent Show-6:30pm
  • Nov. 23-NYC Trip-Seats Are Still Available-Contact Mrs. Sweeney
  • Nov. 26-Emergency Release Drill-Students and Staff Released at 1:55pm
  • Nov. 27-29-School is Closed-Thanksgiving Recess
  • Dec. 2-One Hour Early Dismissal-Knox dismissal at 1:10pm
  • Dec. 13-Knox Dance-6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Dec. 17-PTSA-6pm
  • Dec. 23-Jan3-Holiday Recess-No School
  • Jan. 6 –One Hour Early Dismissal–Knox Dismissal at 1:10pm

Annual Knox Pink Out

The annual Knox Pink Out, sponsored by Student Council, raised $83.

Congratulations to our Students of the Week

  • Oct. 4, 2019 – Meagann McSpirit, Nominated by Mrs. Rusnica
  • Oct. 11, 2019 – Zoie Tesi, Nominated by Mrs. Elliott
  • Oct. 18, 2019 – Tara Sweeney, Nominated by Miss Palladino
  • Oct. 25, 2019 – Avant Rodriguez, Nominated by Mr. Fitzgerald

Plan, Practice, Prepare

Tuesday, November 26, is the annual emergency drill. Knox students will be dismissed at 1:55 pm. This drill is to provide students and parents the opportunity to discuss and practice what should happen when school must be dismissed early in the event of an emergency. Please take the time to discuss with your child:

  • Where your child should go if no one is home?
  • Who should the child call if no one is home?
  • Does the school have accurate information for emergency phone numbers?
  • If your phone number or address have changed, have you notified the school?

On Tuesday, November 26, students are to leave the building promptly and go directly home or to the designated place. Students who need rides should make prior arrangements to be picked up promptly. School personnel will be asked to “Go Home,” so it is very important that you make arrangements for your children.


Knox 5-Week Progress Reports were distributed to all students on Oct. 11, 2019. If your child was failing two or more subjects at that time they are on academic probation until report cards are distributed on Nov. 15, 2019. Students on academic probation, along with their parents, have been sent a Google Doc containing the weekly reports via email . Please open this Google Doc every Friday to monitor student progress. Students may pick up a hard copy each Friday in the guidance office if they are involved in an extracurricular activity. If students have 1 or more U’s they are ineligible to participate in certain events the following Mon.-Sat. If you have any questions please call the guidance office at (518) 762-3726.

Homework Help After School

Need help with homework or just a quiet place to work? Monday-Friday-Help is available until 3 p.m.

PBIS Surprise Afternoon! Lots of fun…

The Marshmallow Challenge

collage of eight photos of Knox students engaged in activities with marshmallows


On Thursday, October 24, Knox students enjoyed a visit from members of the Bridge Arts Ensemble. The day started out with a concert titled “Wonder Woman” featuring female composers. Later, band and chorus students attended workshops including: Choral Spice it Up, Band Clinic and Musician Etiquette. The visiting musicians included a pianist, 2 vocalists, percussionist, violinist and a cornet player. Their visit to Knox and

The Bridge Arts Ensemble is a Teaching Artist organization that brings music to over 50 school districts in the Adirondack Park Region, and impacts 50,000+ students annually.

BAE artists travel from New York City in ensembles of 6 (2 singers, a pianist, a percussionist and 2 additional instrumentalists) for residencies in each school district, ranging between three and five days. Working with individual schools, Bridge Arts Ensemble artists aim to tailor their activities to best support a school’s curriculum and arts education needs. Each ensemble consists of a variety of diverse musicians, exposing students to musical styles including Broadway, Classical, Jazz and World music. BAE’s roster is made up of some of New York City’s finest musicians including graduates of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Mu-sic, Yale School of Music, and Cleveland Institute of Music. As experienced Teaching Artists, our roster contains members of Carnegie’s Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW), the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists, as well as cur-rent and former cast members of Broadway, off-Broadway and National Touring productions.

For more information about the Bridge Arts Ensemble, please visit their website:

collage of six photos of Knox students in auditorium watching musical performers