From the Middle - March/April
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Young people today are the last generation to meet Holocaust survivors. This reality was one of the reasons that Principal Rich Leprine invited Mrs. Judith Altmann to speak at John Jay Middle School.
“You are about to meet a witness to history,” said Paul Ciancio, eighth grade social studies teacher, as he introduced Mrs. Altmann. MORE.
Greetings John Jay Middle School families! I am honored to be your Principal and a member of the JJMS community. Our motto is "Learn. Care. Lead." We are looking forward to a terrific school year and invite you to join us in helping achieve our school mission.
Drew uses the hot glue guns to strengthen the joints in his alien abduction machine. Ashley and Sydney open bins of netting, buttons, and cardboard tubes, and consider their options for fabricating rain protection for a giant. Morgan and Olivia confer with Mrs. Brady, their Home and Careers teacher, on the miniature tool belt they are designing.
This is a Maker Space pilot program woven into seventh grade Home and Careers—eighteen days of inventing, exploring, and discovering. MORE.
Every student that takes a world language has had a chance to spend time in the new language lab--and both teachers and students say the experience is estupendo! genial! magna!
"Students love that the language lab allows them to control the pace,” said Sue Reiss, middle school French teacher.
“The lab allows for self-correction,” said Kaitlyn Conlan, middle school Spanish teacher. “Students listen to themselves and hear what they’ve done wrong." MORE.
Congratulations to Senna Levy in Ms. Dillon's sixth grade, whose poem, My Grandmother's Tree, has been published in Chronogram and Cricket Magazine! Enjoy it here.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Mayes visited our sixth and seventh graders to help students understand and practice internet safety.
Mr. Mayes began by showing students a fun montage of the best celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Triple H, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and others.
“Why is this important? It shows the awesome power of the internet,” said Mayes. “The Ice Bucket Challenge is a positive story. However, negative things can go viral, too.” MORE.
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We are pleased to report that our email/internet service is restored.
Thank you for your patience.
The official results of yesterday's school budget vote are as follows:
Yes - 1165 - 73%
No - 434 - 27%
In addition, Proposition 2 - Bus Purchase, also passed with 1204 yes votes.
For the Board of Education, Bill Rifkin and Scott Posner were re-elected to serve. We thank Ruth White for her candidacy and her willingness to serve our schools.
We thank the community for your continuing support.
K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and Addiction
We are pleased to announce that after almost two years of looking for a tenant for Lewisboro Elementary School, the KLSD Board of Education has reached a tentative agreement with the Town of Lewisboro to rent approximately 20% of the vacant school's space for use as town offices and police headquarters. MORE.
Please note that the Katonah-Lewisboro School District offices have moved to the John Jay High School campus, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River.
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.
On Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, select students from John Jay Middle School participated in concerts for the 2017 Westchester County School Music Association All-County Music Festival. The All-County Bands, Choruses, and Orchestras perform on the main stage at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center.
"The time working with the conductor and playing with the ensemble is an unforgettable experience that the students can carry with them throughout their musical careers," said music teachers Elena Gambulos-Cody and Jacquelyn Stroffolino. "We are so proud of their accomplishments!" MORE.