Knox News October 2018

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the October 2018 Knox News is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Important Dates

  • Oct. 1-4- Scholastic Book Fair –  Knox Library
  • Oct. 3- Knox Open House 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Oct. 5- Superintendent’s Conference Day – No School for Students
  • Oct. 8- Columbus Day Observed – School is Closed
  • Oct. 12- Knox First 5-Week Progress Reports Distributed to Students
  • Oct. 18- Knox PTSA mtg. 6:30pm Library
  • Oct. 26-Knox Halloween School Dance 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Nov. 12-Veterans Day Observed-School is Closed
  • Nov. 15-PTSA mtg. 6:30pm Library
  • Nov. 20-Emergency Early Release Drill – Students Released at  1:55pm
  • Nov 21-23  Thanksgiving Recess–School is Closed

Scholastic Book Fair

Knox Library will be having a Scholastic Book Fair held from Oct.1-4. Students, teachers, and staff can visit the Book Fair during periods 1,2,4,5,6,7, and 9.  The Book Sale will also be available during Open House on October 3rd!  All proceeds go to our Library.

Google Mail

We are updating the ways we can communicate with parents and guardians. In order to share Google Docs with you, we need your Google email. Please share your Gmail with us. You can email it to or call the guidance office at (518) 762-3726 for more information.

School Spirit

Knox Student Council recently sponsored a Spirit Week contest. The themes included: pajama day, decade day, twin day, grade color day, and purple and gold day. The students that won the daily prize received a gift from the student council school store.

Additional Spirit Week photos can be seen in the PDF version of the October Knox News.

Thank you to all of the students and staff that participated in Spirit Week! It was a success!

Congratulations to our Student of the Week Winners

  • 9/14/18 – Brandon Frank, nominated by Mr. Jennings
  • 9/21/18 – Madelyn Connelie, nominated by Mrs. McCumber
  • 9/28/18 – Tyler Downing, nominated by Mrs. Sweeney

Reality Check

Knox recently had visitors from Reality Check. The students were invited to sign a banner for a “Campaign to be Tobacco Free.” Information pamphlets were also available for the students to take home.

Reality Check is a youth-led program, funded through the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control. Reality Check’s objective is to expose the tobacco industry’s manipulative and deceptive marketing practices and prevent the youth of New York State from becoming future tobacco users. Because tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the world, Reality Check is working towards making a healthier, tobacco-free generation.

Any student, age 13-18, in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties can join Reality Check HFM and play a vital role in achieving this goal by speaking out against tobacco companies and speaking up for living in a tobacco-free environment. Members will have the opportunity to travel within NY state to speak with local and state legislators, participate in local community events to educate key stakeholders and community members and attend a three-day youth summit. Reality Check members use the power of the youth voice to let big tobacco know today’s youth are not tomorrow’s replacement smokers. If you would like to learn more about Reality Check HFM, please visit