NYS ELA & Math Assessment Schedule
Please see the attached NYS ELA and Math Assessments schedule.
Basketball & Fitness Club
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.
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.
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.
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K-L Empowered--Understanding the Path to Substance Misuse and Addiction
All requests for transportation to non-public schools for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted by April 1, 2017.
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.
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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.
Ryan Kaplan, an eighth grader, has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the 2017 National Geographic Bee. The New York State Bee will be held at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY on Friday, March 31, 2017.
When asked the secret to his success, Kaplan said, “I had a placemat with a map of the United States on it when I was little. And my shower curtain was a map of the world." MORE.
Students learned about henna, a plant that has been used as a dye since the Bronze Ages primarily in the Eastern Mediterranean region encompassing Northern Africa, Italy, Spain, and the Middle East. It was also widely used in India where it is still a popular form of temporary body art to this day. In India, henna designs on skin are called mehndi.