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Grass Volleyball Cancelled for Tues., July 17

Grass volleyball will be cancelled for Tuesday, July 17, due to the rain forecast. The group will meet again on Wednesday, July 18, from 12-2 p.m. at Knox field

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Transportation Paperwork Deadline Aug. 17

Parents and guardians are reminded to submit any requests for changes in student pick-up or drop-off locations no later than August 17, 2018. Changes made after August 17 will not take effect until September 17! 

Call the HFM BOCES Regional Transportation Office at 518-775-5788 to confirm or make a change. Please notify your school office too!

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Changes for Sixth Grade in September

Have you heard about the exciting changes coming for sixth graders at Warren Street?

Sixth graders will be working with all teachers in ONE team and be following schedules starting in September 2018. The team is excited to start this adventure as we are confident it will benefit students and families in many ways!

A special Open House for sixth grade families is being scheduled and more information about that will be provided soon.  An informative letter will be sent home the week of July 23rd, and some details can be found in the following links:

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August Orientations and Meet & Greets

Mark your calendar and plan to join us at the following events:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Meet & Greet, 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, at Pleasant Avenue Elementary
  • Pleasant Meet the Principal & Supply Drop Off, 10 a.m. – Noon, Wednesday, August 29, at Pleasant Avenue Elementary
  • Glebe Street Second & Third Grade Meet & Greet, 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, at Glebe Street Elementary
  • Seventh Graders & New Knox Junior High Student Orientation, 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, at Knox.
  • Freshmen & New Johnstown High School Student Orientation, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30, JHS Performing Arts Center

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Student Physicals & Screenings

Effective July 1, 2018, NYS law regarding Health Examinations and Screenings will change. The new regulations for health examinations for attendance are as follows:


New York State law requires that all new entrants and all students entering grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 have a satisfactory health examination conducted by a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner within 12 months prior to the commencement of the school year. Documentation must be provided to the school within 30 days of entry or commencing the grade levels indicated above. In addition, a certificate of physical fitness is required for all athletes prior to their first sport of the school year and for all students who need work permits. The physical examination record form your health care provider must complete for student physicals after July 1, 2018 is available through the  New York State Center for School Health (NYSCSH) website.

Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screenings

  • Vision screening is required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Hearing screening is required within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
  • Scoliosis screening is required for girls in grades 5 and 7 and for boys in grade 9.

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Star Spangled Fireworks New Date – July 21

Star Spangled Fireworks New Date – July 21

Star Spangled Fireworks wording over background of fireworks

Due to the weekend weather forecast, the Star Spangled Fireworks scheduled for the evening of Saturday, June 23, has been postponed. The new date is July 21.

  • Free entrance, entertainment and a fireworks production you won’t want to miss!
  • Festivities begin with the band FLAME performing from 7-9 PM.
  • At 9:10 PM the JHS Barbershop Harmony Vocalists will be singing The National Anthem, accompanied by the Army National Guard.
  • Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 PM. This 20-minute fireworks production will be choreographed to patriotic and current songs.
  • Aside from all of the food vendors that will be along Perry Street, the Johnstown Purple & Gold Athletic Club and the Post-Prom Committee will be setting up separate concessions within the gates of Knox Field.
  • Raffle Tickets will be sold throughout the evening for chances to win prizes from many of our local businesses. Raffle drawings will be just before the fireworks begin. Free glow necklaces to all children/teens!
  • Looking to perform community service? All Clubs, sports teams or any individual, are welcome to help with the cleanup of the Knox Field grounds and surrounding streets on Sunday morning starting at 9 AM.

The Star Spangled Fireworks Celebration of America at Knox Field is presented by the JACC (Johnstown Area Community Center). For questions, please contact Event Organizer/Fundraiser Lisa Brown.

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Summer Recreation 2018

The 2018 Summer Recreation flyer is available to print as a PDF document using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program.

Field Hockey

Age Groups & Times:

  • Grades K-6, 6 – 7 pm
  • Grades 7-12, 6 – 8 pm

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 28 – July 24

Location: Knox

Instructors: Coaching Staff

Girls Soccer Workout Sessions

Age Groups & Dates:

  • Grades 7 -12 on Tuesdays, July 3 – August 2
  • Grades 3-6 on Thursdays during month of July

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: JHS JV Fields

Instructors: Coaching Staff

Volleyball – Outdoor Grass/Sand

Age Groups: Grades 7 – 12

Dates: Tues/Wens, July 10 – 25

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: TBA – check the Google Classroom posts

Instructors: Coaching Staff


Age Group: Grades 6 -12

Dates: July 7, 14, 21 & 28 and August 4 & 11 (Fridays)

Time: 5 pm

Location: Perry Lanes

Cost: 2 games with hot dog & soda for $8; shoes free

Softball Clinic

Grades: Girls entering grades 3-6

Dates: August 6 – 9 (four days)

Time: 6:30 – 8 pm

Location: On the varsity field

Instructors: Modified, JV & Varsity Coaches

Football Team Install

Age Group: JV & Varsity Football Team

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 10 – 11 am

Location: JHS

Instructors: Football Staff

Varsity/JV Football Team Camp

Dates: July 30 – August 2 (Monday – Thursday)

TIme: 5:30 – 8 pm

Location: Broadalbin-Perth

Call for information: 518-774-5272

Free Johnstown Youth Football Clinic

Age Group: Grades 1st – 6th

Dates:  August 6 & 7 (Monday & Tuesday)

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: Knox

Questions: Call 518-774-5272

Free Modified Football Day Camp

Age Group: Rising 7th & 8th Grades

Date: Wednesday, August 8

Time: 5 – 7 pm

Location: Knox

Instructors: Football Staff

Strength Training

Age Group: Grades 7th – 12th

Dates: Monday – Friday, June 25 – July 27

Time: 9 – 10 am

Location: JHS Weight Room

Instructors: JHS Football Coaches

Girls Lacrosse

Age Groups & Times:

  • Grades K-6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Grades 7 -12, 5:00 -6 :00 pm

Dates: Tuesdays, July 5 – August 2

Location: Knox

Instructors: Lacrosse Staff

Run Johnstown

Age Group:  Youth, Middle/High School, and Adults

Weekly Runs:

  • Tuesdays 5-6 PM
  • Other days will be posted on Twitter and Remind
  • Meet at back of JHS

Track and Field Meet and Cross Country Course Run (Back of JHS):

  1. Track Meet: Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 PM
  2. XC Meet: Wednesday July 25th 6-8 PM (XC Course back of JHS)
  3. Track Meet: Wednesday August 8th-6-8 PM

Basketball – Boys

Open Gym

  • Grades 7th – 12th
  • Wednesdays, July 11 – August 8
  • 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Warren Street Gym
  • Instructors: Coaching Staff

Basketball Youth Clinic with Mr. Hale at Warren Street July 9 – 13

  • Grades 2 & 3, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Grades 4, 5 & 6, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Basketball – Girls

Age Group: Grades 7th – 12th

  • Dates: Mondays – July 9,16, 23 & 30
  • Time: 6 -8 pm
  • Location: Warren Street Gymnasium
  • Instructors: Coaching Staff

Age Group:  Grades 3rd – 6th

  • Dates: Mondays – July 9,16, 23 & 30
  • Time: 9 -11 am
  • Location: Warren Street Gymnasium
  • Instructors:  Varsity Players


Due to construction, the pool will be closed for the summer

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Knox Fourth Quarter Honor Roll 2018

Knox High Honor Roll
90% and Above
Fourth Quarter 2017-2018

Grade 7

Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Isabella Bermas
Emily Blood
Ethan Blood
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Augustus Fagan
Lillian Fudger
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Olivia Kilmer
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Mercedes Milby
Trey Naselli
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Makiya Smith
Molly Sweeney
Adam Sweet
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck
Lilia White
Anthony Zajaczkowski

Grade 8

Kaileigh Angus
Dylan Barter
Natalie Baxter
Loryn Blake
Abigail Brownell
Roslyn Chapin
Alexander Cwiakala
Cecelia D’Amore
Kalena Eaton
Natalie Flint
Lena Fonda
Emily Gelman
Sierrah Guyette
Logan Harvey
Madison King
Benjamin Krempa
Connor Lago
Makenzie Lang
Isabella Lewis
Konner Mancini
Anastasija Morse
Kaidince Nellis
Jesse Norris
Ethan Petrie
Hailey Preston
Hannah Richardson
Larkin Sardella
Alexa Savage
Luke Solby
Gigi Stefic
Jared Stewart
Zachary VanAernam
Jaden Wilson
Mickey Winton

Grade 9

Brandon Eiss

Knox Honor Roll
85 – 89%
Fourth Quarter 2017-18

Grade 7

Molly Ahrens
Ethan Angus
Garrett Bobowski
Andrew Cruz
Collin Davis
Jayden Elston
Jordan Fox
Roger Gordon IV
Brooklynn Heroth
Kelsey Jackson
Tristan Marlow
Phoenix Maxam
Hannah Maxson
Justin Nawrot
Sara Parent
Emma Richardson
Vincent Rizzo
Johnathan Sammons
Madison Simonds
Kyle Stegel
Zachary Tallon
Reegan Wilcox
Emily Wood

Grade 8

Carter Ackerbauer
Shawn Ammann
Maryann Austin
Kelsey Bombard
Emma Brown
Kaylee Clarke
Patrick Clemence
Petra Conyne
Brooke Delgado
Alexis Dutcher
Conner Edel
Emma Frank
Morgan Havlicek
William Ovitt
Natalie Palmer
Robin Pearce
Lyndsey Price
Damien Roth
Steven VanNostrand

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June 19 Budget Revote Passes

District residents approved the 2018-2019 budget proposition on June 19 by a vote of 924 in favor and 399 opposed, achieving 70% voter approval and exceeding the 60% supermajority required.

The Board of Education and Administration would like to thank the Johnstown community for continuing to support our students!

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JHS Top 10 Seniors of the Class of 2018

JHS Top 10 Seniors of the Class of 2018

TOP 10 SENIORS of the CLASS of 2018

K WesleyKayla Wesley, the daughter of Greg and Stacy Wesley, is the Johnstown High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian. She is a member of the William A. Wright Chapter of the National Honor Society and the International Club. She has played trumpet for spring marching band since sophomore year. Kayla is proud to have played for the Johnstown Field Hockey team throughout high school, where she served as a captain her senior year. She has been recognized in field hockey with the Coach’s Award and made Foothills All-Star second Team. Kayla has won several academic awards throughout her high school career, including the Spanish 3 Award, Global and English 10 Honors Awards, Advanced Composition Award, Student of the Quarter for Physics and Health, and the Rensselaer Medical Award. Kayla will attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the fall to pursue her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences.

Lauryn Wilson, the daughter of Christopher Wilson, Candy Wilson and Colleen Snell, is the Johnstown High School Class of 2018 Salutatorian. Lauryn was the secretary and is now the vice president of Student Council. She is an active member in International Club, and also participated in Key Club, Yearbook Club, Jazz Band, Marching Band and Acapella. She also enjoyed playing the oboe in band, where she received the Woodwind Performance trophy, and singing in choir, where she received the Most Improved trophy. She was the captain of the Nordic Ski Team, where she received the Most Improved Award. She also participated in soccer and cross country.  In track, Lauryn received the Most Improved and the Coach’s Awards. Lauryn has spent time performing community service at Sacandaga Bible Conference, the Humane Society and the Wells House. Lauryn will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to major in Psychology.

J MartelleJillian Martelle is the daughter of Jennifer Martelle-Mahon and William Martelle. She will attend SUNY Oneonta to study Biology with a Pre-Veterinary Concentration. Jillian has been involved in many clubs and activities. She is a member of Student Council and the Backpack Program. She is the public relations officer of both National Honor Society and Key Club, and is the current president of the school newspaper. She participated in soccer for most of her high school career and loves to stay active. Jillian participated in choir in the beginning of high school and is a past recipient of the Most Dedicated Award. She has played violin since she was seven years old and participated in NYSSMA for two years. Jillian’s volunteer work includes helping with the NOAH program, volunteering in various triathlons, assisting at the fall festival and helping clean the highway with the Key Club. Jillian would like to thank her family for their constant support and encouragement.

P BlakePatrick Blake is the son of Trina and William Blake. He will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College to study mathematics.  Patrick has been involved in JV and varsity football throughout his high school career. He received the Geometry Award as a freshman and the Chemistry and Trigonometry Awards as a sophomore. During his senior year, he was named Student of the Quarter for Health. From time-to-time, he does community service at the North Bush United Methodist Church.



E ClizbeEmily Clizbe is the daughter of Angela and Christopher Clizbe. She will attend Quinnipiac University to study Nursing. Emily is co-vice-president of Student Council, secretary of the Class of 2018, captain of the Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team and a member of the National Honor Society. She was chosen to attend HOBY as a sophomore and she is currently a part of the New Visions program at Nathan Littauer through HFM BOCES. Emily has been heavily involved in her community. She has volunteered with Rise Against Hunger for the last four years, which lead to her own service project. She has also taken part in delivering holiday meals, as well as working at the Friday’s Table Soup Kitchen at the Church of the Holy Spirit. She continues to be an active participant in the First Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin’s fundraising activities and events.

Christian Solby is the son of Stacey Jacques and Richard Solby. He will attend Siena College to study Mathematics, where he has been awarded the Siena College Presidential Scholarship and the St. Francis Scholarship. Christian has been a member of the Varsity Soccer team for four years, receiving the Coaches Award in his sophomore and senior years, as well as Foothills Honorable Mention. As a member of the track team he received the Most Improved and the Most Outstanding award and Foothills Honorable Mention recognition. Christian was the 2018 recipient of the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Award. He has been involved in class activities, serving as president his freshmen year. He has also written for the JHS school newspaper “The Bugle”, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Christian is a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Johnstown and volunteers as a coach for the Fulton United Youth Soccer League.

J SarulloJulia Sarullo is the daughter of Joe and Juanita Sarullo. She will be entering the United States Marine Corps on July 16, 2018. As a high school student she has been an active member of many clubs and sports. Julia was recognized as Athlete of the Week for Cross Country in both her freshmen and senior year. She has been an active member of Masterminds since ninth grade. As a junior, she broke a 13 year record in girls 200m steeplechase by three seconds. Julia also joined girls cheerleading for basketball. During her senior year she joined science club, yearbook and spring guard.  She also placed 10th at states for cross country as a senior.

A LevinAbigail Levin is the daughter of Jim and Lesa Levin. She will attend Marist College in the fall. She is a student in the New Visions Program at Nathan Littauer Hospital through HFM BOCES and is a member of both National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She has maintained a ninety plus average all four years of high school, while being a four year, three sport athlete. Abbie’s awards include: four years of Scholar Athlete for Soccer, Basketball, Nordic Ski, and Lacrosse; Student of the Quarter for Biology; Leadership Award from Clarkson University; captain of both Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse; Most Dedicated Soccer Award; and the 2018 Capital Zone NYS For Health and Physical Education Leadership Award. She is also an active member in International Club and Captains Council, and has served as class treasurer throughout her four years at Johnstown High School. She would like to thank her family for their constant encouragement.

A RuehleAshley Ruehle is the daughter of Laura Ruehle. She will attend the University of Tampa to study Biochemistry and Spanish. Ashley has been involved in International Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, Masterminds, Student Council and Key Club. She was treasurer and then president of the Science Club. She was also treasurer and divisional executive assistant for Key Club. Ashley was honored with the Spanish II award and CASDA recognition. Ashley is very involved in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Johnstown. She was a Youth Deacon for her junior and senior years. She is also very active in community service. Ashley travels to NYC to attend charity events, where she participates in raising money for the Honey Bee Conservancy, World Vision and many more.  Ashley and her friends planned and hosted a dinner at her church which raised over $1,200 for disaster relief.  Ashley also gives back to her community by helping at her local soup kitchen.

A BakerAbigail Baker is the daughter of Charles and Maritza Baker. She will attend Cedarville University to major in Communications. When Abigail was inducted into the National Honor Society, she showed a passion for the people in her community. She volunteers at 3:16 Youth & Community Center and Sacandaga Bible Conference, as well as her church, Perth Bible Church.  Abigail has been a member of the Varsity Masterminds team, which earned second in regional championships. She is involved in Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Collective, frequently attending the All-County Music Festivals. She was also treasurer for the Music for the Mind organization that aimed to raise awareness for mental illnesses. Abigail was also awarded the Fulton County 2018 Youth Lead-By-Example Award. She would like to thank her parents, sister, and grandparents for their faithful love and support.

Academic Excellence List

The following students have maintained a ninety plus average all four years of high school: Katherine Ammann, Emily Barker, Kerry Blackwood, Heidi Chamberlain, Christian Germany, Emily Miles, Josephine Mowrey, Emma Rizzo, Zachary Ropeter, Sara Stortecky, Alison Trajlinek, Sandra Trueworthy, Peter VanDenburgh, Maddie Willett, and Adam Wilson

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