Congratulations to Our Second Quarter Honor Roll Students!
The Honor Roll is posted below under "Quick Links."
April 20, 2017
Dear John Jay Community,
Like many schools across the county, state, and country, JJHS is dealing with the rise of student use of electronic cigarettes or “vaping." These products are unsafe and are not permitted at JJHS or any school in the Katonah Lewisboro School District.
Electronic cigarettes are unsafe for students since additives that can be vaporized (hence the term “vaping”) include nicotine, caffeine, cannabis oil, or crystallized forms of hashish, known as “dabs.” These products eliminate the odor normally produced by such substances and are frequently masked by the scent of fruit. Parents are encouraged to visit the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/ to learn more.
Some signs to look for that indicate the use of e-cigarettes:
JJHS faculty have been briefed on vaping. Here is the presentation that Kiri Ryan, our school social worker and advisor to the Prevention Awareness Council (PAC) gave at a PTO meeting today: VAPING.
Depending on the circumstances, student infractions may require increased consequences in accordance with our Code of Conduct.
Please have this important conversation with your son or daughter about the dangers of vaping. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about vaping to our school’s nurses at 763-7205 as we continue working together to keep students safe and whole.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.
On Thursday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., John Jay hosts its annual Science Research Symposium. Guests are invited to attend formal oral presentations and view poster presentations in the school cafeteria. Seniors will present the culmination of three years of research on topics including:
The Friday before Earth Day, the John Jay High School’s Sustainability Club launched a campaign to rewire students to sort their cafeteria waste into recycling and compost, an initiative that is the running for a Greenlight Award from Bedford 2020.
A club at John Jay High School is all about creating a community of acceptance and understanding. It's called A World of Difference (AWOD) and was started a number of years ago through a relationship with the Anti-Defamation League.
Thanks to its work, one of the district’s signature programs at the elementary level—Differences Day—came to John Jay High School. MORE
Reach Out John Jay will be collecting clothes for the Midnight Run, a a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless.
Collection Bins will be placed at each school, now through April 26.
Please bring in:
CLOTHING - new or gently used - sizes M - 3X
TOILETRIES - travel size
Please contact LPISERA@KLSCHOOLS.ORG with any questions.
YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Fifteen John Jay Science Research seniors and three John Jay Science Research juniors participated in the Westchester County Science and Engineering Fair on March 4.
JJHS competitors had a wonderful day presenting their work to the scientist judges and made an impressive showing at the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all! MORE.
(shown above: Awaiting the balloon drop: International Science and Engineering Fair and International Sustainable World Energy Engineering and Environment Projects Fair Finalists; Kailas Amin rear row at left, DeeAnn Guo, rear row 6th from left. Photo credit: Michael Blueglass, president of Westchester Science and Engineering Fair )
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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.
Please see the Athletics site for Driver's Ed information.
JJ for Vets club visited veterans at the VA Hospital, in Montrose, NY, on March 12 for their annual afternoon of Bingo. While there, the students presented the VA Hospital’s canteen service with a check for $1111.11. The money was raised through the Field of Honor, a display of one hundred and fifty American flags on John Jay High School’s front lawn last fall.
Members of the club are shown here with Colonel K, or Kenneth C. Klotzkin, Colonel, USAF (ret.), who was honored at the JJ for Vets’ Field of Honor.
JJHS’ Principles of Engineering class took a field trip to the New NY Bridge in early March to connect what they learned in the classroom to the real world.
The visit began in a fourth floor conference room with panoramic views of the bridges and river. It ended outside at a viewing area just north of the old and new bridges, where strong gusts of frigid air blew off the river.
“I can imagine myself working on this bridge,” said one student, “at a desk job.”
Building a bridge was not all craft labor, the students already knew. The project they had just completed was to design and build a bridge forty-five centimeters long, that could hold fifteen kilograms, using only wood and adhesive. Their investigation, force analysis, design, 3D models and stress analysis took the fall semester, while the final build and test were completed in one week. MORE.