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Knox High Honor/Honor Roll, Qtr 3 2018-19

Third Quarter High Honor Roll 90 & Above

Seventh Grade

Ava Barker
Jena Barker
Jocelyn Bush
Carter Cheney
Abigail Chest
Jaelyn Christman
Colin Cotter
Antonio DeMarco
Lilly Dittmer
Shea Donohue
Samantha Dorn
Landon Fosmire-DeRocker
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
Jisela Rodriguez
Kyra Rodriguez
Caleb Sanjurjo
Sarah Shibley
Emma Smith
Samuel Stearns
Ayden Swedick
Tara Sweeney
Lucas Tate-Pettit
Zoie Tesi
Marlee Trajlinek
Ashlynn Weaver
Brooke Weaver
Matthew Wheelis
Kurstin Wilson
Marcus Wilson
PeterYetto Jr.
HunterZelich

Eighth Grade

Claire Anderson
Talia Anderson
Cameron Arminio
Isabella Bermas
Ethan Blood
Shyanne Brownell
Jaidyn Chest
Madelyn Connelie
Alex DeMagistris
Tyler Downing
Vincent Ecker
Jayden Elston
Augustus Fagan
Lillian Fudger
Roger Gordon IV
Amia Hall
Emilia Haverly
Brooklynn Heroth
Braden Jones
Olivia Kilmer
Autumn Kurtz
Donald Long
Alexander Lopez
Mercedes Milby
Trey Naselli
Justin Nawrot
Ally Salamack
Ayaka Sasaki
Nicole Simon
Alexis Smith
Kyle Stegel
Molly Sweeney
Adam Sweet
Nicole Wendolski
Alyssa Whitbeck
Lilia White
Reegan Wilcox
Anthony Zajaczkowski

Third Quarter Honor Roll 85-85.99

Seventh Grade

Anastasia Abete
Skyler Aguilera
Makayla Atwood
Michael Crisafulli Jr
John Freese
Alexis Giuliano
Arden Hammond
Ryan Hoyt
Viktorija Izzo
Dylan Jackson
Jacob King
Maya LaCoppola
Andrew Lake
Trey Loucks
Jack Miller
Collin Myers
D’metrius Negron
Maddox Pedrick
Cole Preston
Kyle Pyristy
Gianna Rizzo
Isabell Ropeter
Holden Rose
Connor Sitts
Ethan Smith
Riley Sweet
Jordyn Tarbox
KelseyWalker
Radcliff Williams

Eighth Grade

Aislinn Ambrosino
Hailey Anderson
Bryant Bargy
Emily Blood
Andrew Cruz
Keegan Elston
Jordan Fox
Julieanna Hisert
Tyler Hutchison
Kelsey Jackson
Robin Kruggel
Hannah Maxson
Sara Parent
Emily Pertell
Vincent Rizzo
Johnathan Sammons
Alera Sarr
Madison Simonds
Makiya Smith
Zachary Tallon
Emily Wood

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Knox Cupcake Wars Winners 2019

Knox Cupcake Wars Winners 2019

group photo of Egg Beaters team members

Winners of Knox Cupcake Wars 2019

Congratulations to the Egg Beaters:
Lilia White, Claire Anderson, Molly Sweeney and Bella Bermas

Ten eighth grade teams competed in the semi-final rounds on April 8, 10 and 11.

The three semi-final winners, the Egg Beaters, Babushka and LAX Life, created Earth Day themed displays for the finals on Monday, April 15th.

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Evening for Education May 21

Evening for Education May 21

Evening for Education
Sponsored by JTA

drawing of a bus in front of a school building

Join us!

May 21st  5-7 PM
JHS Lobby and Media Center

 

 

cartoon of kids conducting science experimentPresenting:

Samples of students’ work from all grades

Science Fair Projects Presented by NGSS PLC

 

 

ice cream cone

Free ice cream cones! Scooped by your teachers!

A chance to win gift baskets and gift certificates!

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Odyssey

Developing Creativity… Shaping Independent Thinkers… Encouraging Problem Solving… Building Teamwork…

Supporting Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind

  • What: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
  • When: Monday, May 13th @ 4:30-6pm
  • Where: Pino’s Restaurant, 326 West Clinton Street, Johnstown
  • Details: Tickets $9 each, take-out only, Includes spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, salad, bread, and dessert!
  • How: Tickets may be purchased at any Johnstown school, now through May 8th. Please return the bottom portion of this form with EXACT CHANGE or a CHECK made out to the Greater Johnstown School District.  Tickets will then be sent home with your child. Questions can be directed to Kristin Meashaw at Warren Street School (kmeashaw@johnstownschools.org)

Since 2015, the Johnstown Odyssey program has continued to grow by leaps and bounds (check out our stats below)!! This fundraiser will help us continue to provide enrichment programing to students from Glebe up through JHS, register Odyssey teams for competition, and send qualifying teams to World Finals.

  • 2015-16
    • 45 students
    • 7 teams (from W & K)
    • 2 advanced to States
  • 2016-17
    • 61 students
    • 9 teams (from W & K)
    • 3 advanced to States
  • 2017-18
    • 93 students
    • 14 teams (from G, W, K)
    • 5 to States, 1 to Worlds
  • 2018-19
    • 107 students
    • 15 teams (from G, W, K)
    • 5 to States, 1 to Worlds

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

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Knox News April 2019

Knox News April 2019

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

Knox students on Energetic Engineers Team pose with their trophy at NYS Odyssey of the Mind FinalsGood Luck Energetic Engineers!

Congratulations to Garrett Bobowski, Maddy Connelie, Alex DeMagistris, Tyler Hutchison, DJ Long, Trey Naselli & Molly Sweeney who finished 2nd at the Odyssey of the Mind  State competition and will now be advancing to the World Finals in Michigan.

Upcoming Events

  • April 2&3-NYS ELA State Test
  • April 5-Johnstown vs. Gloversville Faculty Basketball Game-6:30pm at JHS
  • April 11-Knox PTSA-6:00pm
  • 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
  • May 2&3- NYS Math Test
  • May 10-*May Dance
    • 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.
  • May 12-Mother’s Day
  • May 16-Knox PTSA-6:00pm
  • May 17-QTR. 4 Progress Reports Distributed
  • May 21-Half Day for Students-Students Dismissed at 11:00am
  • May 27-Memorial Day Observed-NO SCHOOL
  • May 30-Knox Spring Concert

Order Your Yearbook!

Knox Yearbooks are on sale now through April 18th! Cost is $10, credit or check only. Online orders only: YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM. Yearbook ID Code: 12286219. School: Knox Junior High School.

Cupcake Wars is Coming!

  • Semifinals 2:30 – 3:30, Monday, April 8th & Wednesday, April 10th
  • Finale 2:20 – 2:50, Monday, April 15th

Congratulations “Student of the Week” Winners!

  • 3/1/19 – Shylee Port, nominated by Mrs. Stock
  • 3/8/19 – Marcus Wilson, nominated by Mr. Satterlee
  • 3/15/19 – Jack Miller, nominated by Miss Cordts
  • 3/22/19 – Mason Rathbun, nominated by Mr. Greco
  • 3/29/19 – Abby Chest, nominated by Mrs. Armer

All Music, All People – Music in Our Schools Month

Every year the month of March is dedicated as “Music In Our Schools Month” by the National Association for Music Education. During this time music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. It began as a statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown to encompass a day, week, and in 1985 it became an entire month. The Greater Johnstown School District Music Department held 2 events to observe Music In Our Schools Month!

First, the Knox bands and choruses performed for the All-City Concert on Wednesday, March 6th. This concert featured performing groups from Warren Street, Knox, and JHS. There, Knox performances included: 7th Grade Band- The Incredibles, 7th Grade Chorus- Breaking Free, 8th Grade Band- The Avengers, and 8th Grade Chorus- Dance Evolution.

The second event was the Afternoon of Music. On Thursday, March 7th, 138 Knox band and chorus students traveled to JHS to perform their concert pieces for the other GJSD musicians. It was a fun opportunity for the groups to showcase their talents for each other. During this time Knox students were able to reflect as they listened to the elementary students, and get an idea of where they’re heading as they checked out the JHS ensembles.

We were very excited to take part in this celebration! For more information about Music In Our Schools Month please visit www.nafme.org.

GJSD Volleyball Tournament

Knox Staff , aka New Kids on the Block, competed in the GJSD Volleyball Tournament! They  had a great time while helping JHS Student Council raise some money.

HFM BOCES

Jay A. DeTraglia, Director and Michael DiMezza, Coordinator of HFM Career and Technical Education came to Knox to explain the opportunities currently available to the students of Johnstown.  When JHS students are juniors and seniors the following pathways are an option for them:

Auto Body Repair, Auto Technology, Careers in Education, Cybersecurity & Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Multimedia, Engineering Technology, Environmental Conservation, Foundations of Food Services, Medical Assisting, New Visions Health Careers, Skilled Trades: Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing, and Veterinary and Animal Science.

Did you know about our March Madness Contest at Knox?

Knox March Attendance Madness

The Rules: (Started the week of March 4th)

  • Each Check In will choose a team name
  • Each round will last one week
  • Team with the highest attendance percentage wins
  • Being tardy counts against your team
  • Attendance will reset at the beginning of each week
  • There will be 4 rounds
  • All teams that lost round one will be placed in the Second Chance Bracket. The team in this bracket with the best attendance in week 2 will be put back in the tournament

Prizes:

  • Weekly- Winning Grade will be able to leave early on Fridays (No Check Out)
  • Monthly-Winning Grade will have a cell phone lunch period while being served by available staff

March Attendance Madness Grand Prize

  • The winning team/Check In will be able to dress Mr. Kraemer for a day

Mr. Jennings & Mrs. McCumber signing into phone receiverSpecial Friday Afternoon Announcements

During March Madness, Friday afternoon announcements have included special announcers such as our PE teachers. Coach Jennings and Coach McCumber sang the theme song from “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

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New Date for Knox Spring Concert

New Date for Knox Spring Concert

Please mark your calendar:

(date change)

Knox Spring Concert

Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m.

please mark your calendar, date change, Knox Spring Concert Thursday May 30th at 7:00 p.m., images of musical notes

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Odyssey Team Headed to World Finals Again!

Odyssey Team Headed to World Finals Again!

Odyssey of the Mind 40 Years PosterThe Johnstown Odyssey of the Mind program has more good news to share!

This past weekend, five Johnstown teams competed in the New York State Finals. The students all did a great job and represented our school district very well. Qualifying for the state competition in Binghamton is an accomplishment in and of itself! At the state level, some of our teams were up against schools that have been competing in this program for many years.

Johnstown Odyssey Coordinator Kristin Meashaw reported that our students and their families spent the morning supporting each other by attending other Johnstown long term problems. She says that it was great to see everyone showing their Johnstown spirit and cheering each other on.

Eighth grade team in costumesThe Knox Junior High eighth grade team, known as the Energetic Engineers, made another impressive showing this year at States. After qualifying for World Finals last year and competing at Iowa State University last May, they again placed second out of 17 teams. Since all first and second place teams advance to the World level, this group of outstanding students will be making a repeat showing. This May they will be traveling to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Mrs. Meashaw said, “Not many teams can say they have gone to World Finals. Hardly anyone gets to say they are returning for the second year in a row! This very talented group of Johnstown students are wonderful role models and mentors for the program.”

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Great American Fundraiser Sale

KNOX JR. HIGH PTSA
ORDERS DUE MARCH 25th

Welcome to our Annual Great American Fundraiser Sale! Over 1200 products are available online at www.gaschoolstore.com! Use ID #2629459.

Students:

Remind your family/friends to enter your name when shopping the online store, so you can earn individual credits towards the cost of your field trip! (approximate trip cost is $40).

Thirty percent of  your sales will be credited towards the cost of your trip. Sell $120 and your trip is free!

  • Sell  2 items …earn a Roman Atwood Smile More Lanyard
  • Sell  5 items … ADD Sunglasses
  • Sell 10 items …ADD an Cell Phone Disco Ball
  • Sell  16 items…ADD Beachcomber Hat
  • Sell  25 items…ADD a Jumbo Plush
  • Sell 35 items…ADD Lumosphere Lamp

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PTECH Application Deadline Wed., March 20

A reminder to all eighth graders that PTECH applications are due by Wednesday, March 20th. Remember, if you plan on applying to any programs, you must meet with Mrs. Yetto to discuss your program and application prior to the March 20th deadline.

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Odyssey Teams Advancing to State Finals

Odyssey Teams Advancing to State Finals

Johnstown’s Odyssey of the Mind program had another very successful year at the Regional competition held Saturday, March 9, at Fonda-Fultonville Central School. Our district was well represented by 15 teams, who should all be proud of their hard work.

Five Johnstown teams are now advancing to the New York State finals in Binghamton on March 23. First place teams include The Energetic Engineers from Knox Junior High, coached by Mr. Joe Naselli, and the Warren Street fifth grade team coached by Mr. Dave Downing. Both teams competed in the “Omer to the Rescue Again” problem, with the Downing team winning Division I and the Naselli team winning Division II.

Second place teams receiving a wild card advancement slot include Glebe Street’s Wing team (second and third grade); Warren Street’s Vandewalker team (sixth grade); and the Knox Elston team (eighth grade).

We are very grateful for the approximately 30 volunteer coaches, as well as the support received from our community this past weekend.  It was great to see so many families, teachers, administrators, and Board of Education members at competition.

Odyssey of the Mind members and their families are invited to attend our end of year celebration from 6 – 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, in the Warren Street cafeteria. We will be recognizing our student competitors at this time.

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