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AP English Students Guide Seventh Graders

AP English Students Guide Seventh Graders

Eight JHS seniors studying Advanced Placement English came to Knox on Friday, February 8th, to work with Mrs. Bruno’s seventh grade social studies classes.

Stations with short readings based on early United States history were visited by the students.  The seniors read the passage then helped the seventh graders to compose their answers.  ELA skills, such as use of transition words, plus creating a thesis statement, were emphasized.

Mrs. Bruno expressed pride in how well the seniors, all former Knox students, conducted themselves while helping their younger counterparts. She said “It was a good day for all of us!”.

 

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Attendance Showdown Scoreboard

Attendance Showdown Scoreboard

poster with words #You Matter and columns for 7th & 8th grade

Thank you to Mrs Abel and her student helpers. We now have our Attendance Showdown scoreboard!!

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Sweet-O-Gram Deliveries Feb. 14

Sweet-O-Gram Deliveries Feb. 14

Sweet-O-Gram $1.00
Delivered February 14th Only

candy coated oreo cookies

Send someone Special
a Chocolate Covered Oreos Sweet-O-Gram
for Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Covered Oreos – $1.00 per bag of 3 cookies
Delivered Thursday, February 14th
Order by Tuesday, 2/12

Please return this form to the Knox Main Office with payment

Sponsored by the Knox Yearbook Committee

 

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Knox News February 2019

Knox News February 2019

In addition to the content shared below, a PDF version of the February 2019 Knox News is available to print using the free Adobe Acrobat program.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 1 – Report Cards Distributed & Wear Red Day
  • Feb. 4 – 8 Attendance Spirit Week
    • Monday – Shades Day
    • Tuesday – Hippie Day
    • Wednesday – Hat Day
    • Thursday – Superheroes Day
    • Friday – Rock ‘n Roll Day
  • Feb. 8 – *Valentine’s Day Dance 7 – 9 p.m.
    • *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.
  • Feb. 13 – Knox PTSA Meeting 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
    • Sweethearts & Heroes Assembly
  • Feb. 15 – Half-Day-Students Dismissed at 11 a.m.
  • Feb. 18 – Presidents’ Day Observed – No School
  • Feb. 18 – 22 Winter Break – No School
  • Feb. 28 – Choices Program Begins
  • March 6 – All-City Concert
  • March 7 – Afternoon of Music
  • March 8 – Knox Progress Reports Distributed
  • March 13 – Superintendent’s Conference Day – No School For Students
  • March 14 – PTSA Meeting 6:00pm
  • March 15 – Photo Booth Dance 7 – 9 p.m.

Seventh Grade Math Club

Tuesdays & Thursdays, after school in Mrs. Ipek’s Room 204

Knox Important Information

Learn more here: https://www.johnstownschools.org/knox-important-information/

Congratulations 2018-19 Spelling Bee Winners

Landen Hojohn (2nd Place) and Wyatt Frasier (1st place)

Landen Hojohn (2nd Place) and Wyatt Frasier (1st place)

Our first place winner is Wyatt Frasier and first runner-up is Landen Hojohn

Wyatt will be competing in the Capital District Spelling Bee. It is taking place on Wednesday, February 13, 2019  at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady.  The winner of that spelling bee competes for the national title in Washington, D.C.

GOOD LUCK WYATT

Recycling Boxes Raising Money

Emily Woods gesturing toward recycling canThanks to eighth grade student, Emily Wood, Knox has decorated recycling boxes throughout the building. So far we have raised $128.82! Keep up the recycling!

Please recycle your cans and bottles at C&M (located across the street from ALDI) for Knox. All donations will benefit our students! Thank you!

Congratulations Student of the Week Winners

1/11/19 – Roger Gordon, Nominated by Mrs. Olsen

1/18/19 – Bryant Bargy, Nominated by Mrs. Houtz

1/25/19 – Alex Lopez, Nominated by Mrs. Bernaski

2018-19 Knox Quarter 2 High Honor Roll

Grade 7

Ava Barker, Jena Barker, Jocelyn Bush, Carter Cheney, Abigail Chest, Jaelyn Christman, Colin Cotter, Antonio DeMarco, Lilly Dittmer, Kaleb Dolder, Landon Fosmire-DeRocker, Wyatt Frasier, Anna Giarrizzo, Chelsea Johnson, Parker Klingbeil, Mollie Kortz, Caroline Krempa, Cole Krempa, Abbigail Lewis, Lucy LoDestro, Aaron Lopez, Liam O’Kelley, Mohammed Patel, Mason Rathbun, Jake Ringer, Gianna Rizzo, Holden Rose Caleb Sanjurjo, Emma Smith, Samuel Stearns
Ayden Swedick, Tara Sweeney, Riley Sweet, Zoie Tesi, Marlee Trajlinek, Kelsey Walker, Ashlynn Weaver, Brooke Weaver, Matthew Wheelis, Kurstin Wilson, Marcus Wilson, Hunter Zelich

Grade 8

Claire Anderson, Talia Anderson, Ethan Angus, Cameron Arminio, Isabella Bermas, Ethan Blood, Shyanne Brownell, Jaidyn Chest, Madelyn Connelie, Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing, Vincent Ecker, Jayden Elston, Augustus Fagan. Jordan Fox, Lillian Fudger, Amia Hall, Brooklynn Heroth, Olivia Kilmer, Robin Kruggel, Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long, Alexander Lopez, Mercedes Milby, Trey Naselli, Ally Salamack, Ayaka Sasaki, Nicole Simon, Alexis Smith, Kyle Stegel, Molly Sweeney, Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck, Lilia White, Reegan Wilcox, Anthony Zajaczkowski

2018-19 Knox Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Grade 7

Anastasia Abete, Skyler Aguilera, Adrianne Airey, Makayla Atwood, Michael Crisafulli Jr, Shea Donohue, Mathew Ferrara, Alexis Giuliano, Lein Goodemote
Arden Hammond, Ryan Hoyt, Viktorija Izzo, Jacob King, Andrew Lake, Trey Loucks, Jack Miller, Allison Nevins, Maddox Pedrick, Cole Preston, Jisela Rodriguez, Kyra Rodriguez, Sarah Shibley, Ethan Smith, Benjamin Stramezzi, Jordyn Tarbox, Lucas Tate-Pettit

Grade 8

Aislinn Ambrosino, Bryant Bargy, Emily Blood, Peyton Bramer, Alexander Cordone, Roger Gordon IV, Camille Gray, Emilia Haverly, Kelsey Jackson, Braden Jones,, Hannah Maxson, Jessica McDermott, Sara Parent, Vincent Rizzo, Madison Simonds, Makiya Smith, Adam Sweet, Zachary  Tallon, Dakota Witzke, Emily Wood

Vape Escape Challenge

HFM Prevention Council  presented the Vape Challenge at Knox during the week of January 14-18th. The students participated in several hands on activities that educated them about the risks associated with vaping and how to develop skills that would allow them to escape the vape.

Did you know E-cigarettes continue to be the most commonly used tobacco product among middle school and high school students?

Did you know E-cigarette use among New York youth has doubled from 2014 to 2016 and is now triple the rate of E-cigarette use among New York adults?

collage of 4 photos of students working on posters

Students created posters after completing the Vape Escape Challenge

 

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Knox 2nd Qtr High Honor/Honor Roll 2018-19

2018-19 Knox Quarter 2 High Honor Roll

Grade 7

Ava Barker, Jena Barker, Jocelyn Bush, Carter Cheney, Abigail Chest, Jaelyn Christman, Colin Cotter, Antonio DeMarco, Lilly Dittmer, Kaleb Dolder, Landon Fosmire-DeRocker, Wyatt Frasier, Anna Giarrizzo, Chelsea Johnson, Parker Klingbeil, Mollie Kortz, Caroline Krempa, Cole Krempa, Abbigail Lewis, Lucy LoDestro, Aaron Lopez, Liam O’Kelley, Mohammed Patel, Mason Rathbun, Jake Ringer, Gianna Rizzo, Holden Rose Caleb Sanjurjo, Emma Smith, Samuel Stearns
Ayden Swedick, Tara Sweeney, Riley Sweet, Zoie Tesi, Marlee Trajlinek, Kelsey Walker, Ashlynn Weaver, Brooke Weaver, Matthew Wheelis, Kurstin Wilson, Marcus Wilson, Hunter Zelich

Grade 8

Claire Anderson, Talia Anderson, Ethan Angus, Cameron Arminio, Isabella Bermas, Ethan Blood, Shyanne Brownell, Jaidyn Chest, Madelyn Connelie, Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing, Vincent Ecker, Jayden Elston, Augustus Fagan. Jordan Fox, Lillian Fudger, Amia Hall, Brooklynn Heroth, Olivia Kilmer, Robin Kruggel, Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long, Alexander Lopez, Mercedes Milby, Trey Naselli, Ally Salamack, Ayaka Sasaki, Nicole Simon, Alexis Smith, Kyle Stegel, Molly Sweeney, Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck, Lilia White, Reegan Wilcox, Anthony Zajaczkowski

2018-19 Knox Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Grade 7

Anastasia Abete, Skyler Aguilera, Adrianne Airey, Makayla Atwood, Michael Crisafulli Jr, Shea Donohue, Mathew Ferrara, Alexis Giuliano, Lein Goodemote
Arden Hammond, Ryan Hoyt, Viktorija Izzo, Jacob King, Andrew Lake, Trey Loucks, Jack Miller, Allison Nevins, Maddox Pedrick, Cole Preston, Jisela Rodriguez, Kyra Rodriguez, Sarah Shibley, Ethan Smith, Benjamin Stramezzi, Jordyn Tarbox, Lucas Tate-Pettit

Grade 8

Aislinn Ambrosino, Bryant Bargy, Emily Blood, Peyton Bramer, Alexander Cordone, Roger Gordon IV, Camille Gray, Emilia Haverly, Kelsey Jackson, Braden Jones,, Hannah Maxson, Jessica McDermott, Sara Parent, Vincent Rizzo, Madison Simonds, Makiya Smith, Adam Sweet, Zachary  Tallon, Dakota Witzke, Emily Wood

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AHA American Heart Challenge

AHA American Heart Challenge

AHA American Heart Challenge logo

Get ready for some fun! Knox students get to participate in some throw back elementary PE games all next week (2/11-2/15). Students will be playing with parachutes, scooters, and even playing tag games. Our school is participating in a program called #AmericanHeartChallenge sponsored by the @AmericanHeartAssociation.  We’ll be learning about heart health while raising critical dollars towards research for cardiovascular disease and stroke. All students were sent home with their fundraising packets today. To learn more, visit american.heart.org/americanheartchallenge. Thank you for your participation.

 

 

 

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Knox Important Information

Chromebooks

Starting February 4th every student at Knox Jr High School will have their own Chromebook to use during the day. Please look for the permission/agreement paper that will be coming home with your child. Please sign and return as soon as possible.

i-Ready Lessons for Math are now open for all 7th and 8th graders!!

Students will be allowed to go on i-Ready and practice the skills that they have learned throughout the school year. This is not mandatory or homework, just extra practice!! These lessons can be completed during study halls, AIS Math Class or at home. Every lesson that is completed and passed will earn them a positive reward ticket. Tickets will be given out on Fridays and can be picked up in the main office.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home on Friday, February 1st.  Any student failing two or more subjects will be placed on academic probation. These students and their parents will receive weekly progress reports by email and hard copy.

Knox Dance

The next Knox dance will be on Friday, February 8th from 7-9 pm. Students that are on academic probation after receiving their report card will need to have all S’s on their weekly progress report for that week to attend.  Students also need to be in good behavioral standings with the school. Any referrals can impact their ability to attend.

Attendance Battle 2019

Knox will also be starting Attendance Battle 2019.  Please ask your child about #YOUMATTER. A Spirit week to kick off this battle will be the week of February 4th.  Each day will have a new attendance theme.

Community Circle

Knox Junior High School is now offering a community circle opportunity for students to share ideas, develop positive peer interactions and strengthen relationships between students and staff. Specifically, community circles bring students, teachers, support staff and administrators together to develop strong communication skills, listening skills, and empathy. The goal of the community circles are to strengthen relationships in the school setting, provide students a platform to discuss their interests or concerns, and to create strong connections to the school community. You will receive a letter when your child will start this great opportunity.

Math Club

Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in Mrs. Ipek’s room 204

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Attendance Spirit Week, Feb. 4 – 8

Attendance Spirit Week

Monday, February 4 – Shades Day
Attendance is so bright, you’ve got to wear shades!

Tuesday, February 5 – Hippie Day
Be hip, stay all day, EVERY DAY.

Wednesday, February 6 – Hat Day
Head for success by arriving on time.

Thursday, February 7 – Superheroes Save the Day
Save the school day by scheduling appointments after school.

Friday, February 8 – Rock ‘N Roll Day
Thanks for rolling in on time every day.

Dress up and your name will be entered into a contest
to win a prize every day of Spirit Week!!!

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After School Math Homework Club

After School Math Homework Club

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday starting Tuesday, February 5th

Where: Mrs. Ipek’s Room 204

Time: 2:10 – 2:40 p.m.

Tuesdays: Challenge Questions

Thursdays: Homework Help/Test Prep

Remember, students who ride a bus that stay after school can get a late bus from Glebe Street Elementary School @ 3 p.m.  Students must get a pass from Mrs. Houtz in the main office before going to the after school club.  

**Any questions please call us at (518) 762-3711**

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Founder’s Day Nominations Due Feb. 8

The Knox PTSA will be hosting the annual Founder’s Day Banquet on March 28 at Hales Mills Country Club.  Founder’s Day is a reminder of the substantial role PTA & PTSA’s have played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It is a time to take pride in our accomplishments, renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, be a relevant resource for parents, and be a strong advocate for public education.

Each year we award three different awards at Founder’s Day.  The awards and a description regarding them are as follows:

Building Level Founder’s Day Award

This award is given to an individual who unselfishly gives their time and energy to the children of our school above and beyond what is expected.  Up to two awards will be given each year. Individuals selected may be teachers, staff members, PTSA members (including students), or anyone who gives their time and energy to help students at our school.  If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form posted below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

City-Wide Award

This award is given to an individual who has distinguished him/herself in service to the children of the Johnstown community.  This honoree is given State PTA Honorary Membership. If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form posted below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

Mischael Boyer Award

This award is given to a community member who has specifically helped raise the self-esteem among the youth of the Johnstown community.

If you know of someone who fits this criterion and would like to nominate him/her, please use the form below to give us their name and a brief description of why you are nominating this person.

Nomination Form

Please print out and complete this nomination form, then return it to your school office in a sealed envelope marked “Founder’s Day”, no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

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