The Katonah-Lewisboro Learning Commitment
In the KLSD, we will strive to create learning experiences for all students that are engaging, relevant, and take place in an active learning environment.
6:45 p.m. - Anticipated Executive Session
7:30 p.m. - Public Session
John Jay High School, Library
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Polls Open - 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Polling Locations - Elementary Schools
Congratulations, Valedictorian Joseph Klettner and Salutatorian Oliva Blank!
August 29, 2022
Dear JJHS Community,
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
New beginnings are always exciting and we’re looking forward to connecting and re-connecting with all our students. JJHS has fun events planned to knit our school community together as soon as possible.
The Importance of the high school years cannot be understated. We all share personal memories of triumphs, challenges, and the life-long effects of belonging to something greater than ourselves. Many years after graduation we often find a song, a picture, or a familiar smell of the season, for example, immediately transporting us back in time. We can all hope such reflections bring smiles to our faces and elicit affirmative nods of our heads.
However, even under the best of circumstances, growing up can still be hard and happy memories of school are not the reality for everyone, especially as we emerge from a pandemic. Yet schools are much more conscious of this and are working hard to affect the student experience in ways that affirm the best in all of us. The staff of JJHS has reflected deeply upon this and especially the lessons of the past couple years, as the pandemic affected all students in different ways.
In addition to receiving engaging instruction by passionate teachers designed to challenge and guide, students must feel they are seen and valued. A deliberate emphasis on growing a “culture of care” is paramount to the KLSD mission and will be emphasized at JJHS. Teachers have received and will continue learning approaches to building community at the classroom level, in addition to our time-honored approaches which provide opportunities for students to connect, explore personal interests, and build community.
JJHS again offers all students a wide array of clubs, athletics, fine and performing arts, and community engagement opportunities that enable them to explore who they are, what they value, and who they wish to become. We encourage all students to engage as many of these activities as is appropriate. We want them to have new experiences, make new friends, and push the boundaries of their comfort zones!
We will do all we can to ensure good experiences and success now and ensure good memories later. And yes, it will take all of us to make it happen. I’m looking forward to partnering with you on this wonderful and important journey.
Steven T. Siciliano, Ed.D.
Principal, John Jay High School