Congratulations to Our Third 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.
Free and open to all. JJHS Theatre, 7 p.m.
Monday, May 22: Choral Concert
Wednesday, May 24: Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
Wednesday, May 31: Orchestra Night
Christian McCarthy, the Athletic Director at John Jay High School and the co-chairman for high school baseball in Section 1, spoke at a panel discussion organized by The Journal News and USA Today about pitch count regulations that are being implemented across the country for high school baseball. MORE.
Physics teacher Frank Noschese has been selected as a New York State Master Teacher and is the recipient of a 2017 Fellows Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.
“I speak for all of our colleagues when I express our pride in Frank’s accomplishment and the excellent work he regularly does with our students,” said Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D., Principal of John Jay High School. MORE.
Senior Deeann Guo was honored by the Westchester County Board of Legislators for her performance at the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Guoa Scholar (Semi-Finalist) for her innovative research on "Lucid Dreaming: Its Electrophysiological Correlates and Induction Through Multiple Awakenings." MORE.
All finalists and semi-finalists from Westchester County received a certificate from their respective district legislator. Deeann Guo was honored by Francis Corcoran, District 2 legislator.
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.
Click here for the District's current e-newsletter.
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.
The History of NYC and Architecture classes went on a joint field trip to New York Botanical Garden to see the Dale Chihuly Exhibit (courtesy of ARTSAlive!) followed by an ethnic tour of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.
John Jay Athletics Department is very excited to announce the National Letter of Intent signing of Kathryn Nohilly to George Washington University to run Track & Field. Congratulations Kathryn on this outstanding accomplishment, this is a true testament to your dedication and hard work on the track and in the classroom!