District Homepage For District-Wide News
Information of importance to all schools in the district
(i.e., stranger-danger tips, health and safety
etc.) is posted to the district homepage of the GJSD Web
site. When checking your individual school’s page,
please remember to check the district homepage, as well.
following editions of the Knox Newsletter are currently
April 2013, March 2013,
December 2012, Oct./Nov. 2012,
date for the Knox Spring Instrumental & Choral Concert
has been changed. The new date is Thursday, May 30, at 7
p.m. in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts
Morley Award Winners Recognized
Twenty-four Greater Johnstown School District Students have
been ecognized by the Capital Zone of the New York State
Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
Dance with the 2013 Sandy Morley Physical Education
Leadership. Over 600 students from 37 school districts were
recognized for excellence in physical education and
outstanding leadership characteristics during a ceremony on
at Hudson Valley Community College on May 6, 2013.
Click here to see names and photos of Johnstown's winners.
Grade 7 & 8 NYS
Testing Tips and Information
York State ELA testing will take place April 16-18 and
math testing will take place April 24-26. Please refer
testing brochure for tips and information about the
Students Only Voting is Open March 25-27
Nominations are in! Now is the time to vote for who you
think is most likely to be on American Idol, be a
millionaire, and much more. You may only vote once. All
votes must be submitted by Wednesday afternoon. As of
2:12 pm on March 27, voting is closed! Thank you!
out this list of Johnstown's
Spring Sports Starting Dates
to find out when varsity, jv and modified
Notice: The start date for modified softball has been
changed to Tuesday, March 19. Thank you!
Kids on Snow - Updated
remaining Kids on Snow program dates are February 6, 7 &
13. Please remember that if there is no school, there
will be no ski/snowboard program.
Founders' Day Nominations
Nominating forms for the Knox Founders' Day Award,
the City-Wide Award or the Mischael Boyer Award should
be completed and delivered to school in a sealed
envelope addressed to the "Knox PTSA Founders' Day
Chairperson" by January 18, 2013. Central Council PTA
will recognize award recipients at its annual Founders'
Day Dinner in March.
Shoppe Open Dec. 18 & 19
On December 18 and 19 Knox will open the doors to its
Holiday Shoppe - a "boutique" where students have the
opportunity to "buy" presents for their family and
friends. The gifts don't cost any money; the students
shop using positive reward tickets they have earned.
Free gift wrapping is also available to every customer!
The inventory in the Holiday Shoppe is new or like-new
items that have been donated by Knox staff. Anyone who
has "merchandise" or gift wrapping materials they would
like to donate may drop it off at the main office.
Student Helps Cleanup After Superstorm
Emily Clizbe and her family recently volunteered to go
to Staten Island to help with the cleanup after
Hurricane Sandy. Emily shared with her social studies
class what she saw there and how her family was able to
help. She said it made her very sad to see how horrible
the devastation was, but it also made her happy to see
how people were helping each other!! This article is
December 2012 Knox News; click the link to read the
whole issue online.
Knox Student Creed
an intelligent and assertive student. My destiny is in
my hands. I will overcome all obstacles which stand in
my way. The decisions I make today will affect the rest
of my life. I will have respect for myself and others. I
will also set a good example for my peers. Education is
my ticket to success. If I say it can be done, I will
achieve my goals. I am a Knox Junior High School
Your Knox student should be able to discuss with you
and explain the meaning of the Knox Student Creed and
Expectations of Knox Students. Ask your child about
Click on the
"Teacher Pages" link in the column on the left to find homework assignments
and classroom expectations posted by several
Student Attire Reviewed
Students and parents are asked to
keep in mind what is and isn't appropriate as school
apparel. Please refer to
Mr. Satterlee's letter to parents for
The Knox Positive Reward Program
The Knox Faculty & Staff is providing an opportunity for
those students in Knox who demonstrate positive and
appropriate behavior to receive special rewards. ALL
Knox students are eligible to receive a positive reward,
but it must be earned. Ways to earn a positive reward
include demonstrating good character, following all
school rules, being helpful to classmates and teachers,
and showing that you care about our school.
So that the faculty and staff can provide you with
rewards that YOU will like, please take a moment to
Positive Reward Program survey. Remember students,
this is YOUR program; please tell us how you would like
to be rewarded!
students are encouraged to report any incident of
bullying. They may talk to any trusted adult in the
school, or anonymously submit a bully reporting form,
available in the Guidance Office. Students may report
for themselves, or out of concern and compassion for
someone else who is a target of bullying. One of the
questions on the form is “Who are you worried about?”
When adults become aware of who the bully’s targets are,
and when and where the bullying is happening, they can
focus their attention on those students who are being
bullied. Ideally, this knowledge will enable adults to
witness the bullying themselves and they can intervene
appropriately, or the bully will cease his/her behavior
due to the adult presence. In all cases, the main goal
is for every student to feel safe in school.
If you have questions
or concerns about bullying, please feel free to contact the main office
at 762-3711 or the guidance office at 762-3726.
Greater Johnstown School District Helping Parents
Realize the Dangers of Blogging and Unsupervised Internet
In the past, children used to keep their deepest thoughts
and secrets in diaries under lock and key — times have
changed. Blogging has become extremely popular among junior
high and high school students — and even among elementary
children. Students may be posting pictures of themselves and
their friends, as well as their full names, their cell phone
numbers and even their addresses.
(Find out more)
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