KLSD Learning Cafe: Talking about Diversity
Our next Learning Cafe is on April 2nd at 7:00 pm in the JJMS Dining Room. To learn more about it and to register, click here.
District Office, Conference Room
Dear John Jay Community,
It seems the winter is trying to hang on but we all know, as do our students, the inevitability and promise of springtime. As we look forward to warmer days, more hours of sunlight, and still much to accomplish, let us first reflect upon what our students have accomplished since January.
Our Fine and Performing Arts programs, for example, again showcased award winning talent as the high school’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble took first place at the Berklee Jazz festival in late January. Many of our competing students have graced the stage at John Jay since their Freshman year and it was wonderful validation of so many hours of practice and preparation with each other and our talented staff. Many of the same students will also be featured in the upcoming musical Guys and Dolls this coming April. Order your tickets and see an amazing show!
In addition, our Science Research students most recently competed and performed extremely well as part of the Westchester/Putnam Science and Engineering Fair. Fourteen Science Research seniors and one Science Research junior competed and obtained second, third, and fourth place finishes, as well as receiving recognition in the categories of engineering, medicine, ecology, and biology. A fine showing indeed and credit to our students’ commitment and quality of instruction received.
Furthermore, our winter athletic season continued a most successful year with multiple teams competing and achieving at high levels. Our basketball and volleyball teams had impressive seasons, including playoff runs that made themselves and their school community proud. Wrestlers, skiers, swimmers, and our ice hockey team earned berths to state final competitions and area coaches selected one of our student-athletes as the Westchester-Putnam Player of the Year for his football performance this past fall.
Our community is also encouraged to stay connected and informed this spring as our students continue to demonstrate their learning in all areas both during the day and at our numerous night events. As you are able, please attend Board of Education meetings, Superintendent’s Coffees, PTO meetings, or contact the high school if you have any questions regarding plans for next year.
John Jay High School is proud of its culture of student success and never takes its success for granted. It is a daily labor of commitment and connections among students, staff, and the community that nurture the outcomes all want for our students. We continue to work so all of our programs remain beacons of opportunity, connection, growth, learning, and positive memories for all our students.
Thank you for your continued support, feedback, and involvement in this ongoing process.
Steven T. Siciliano Ed.D.